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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental History 2020, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Nov 18, 2019

Deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Environmental History is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The candidate is expected to pursue an independent research project in the field of Environmental History. It should explore the historical entanglements of natural and social environments within the period of 1500-2000. The research can be interdisciplinary in scope and is expected to relate to the methodologies of the Environmental Humanities, Climate History, History of Science or Material Culture Studies. The project will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Dominik Collet and is funded by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo. The candidate will be based in Oslo.

The expected start date is August/September 2020.

More about the position

The person appointed will be part of the Faculty's organized research training and the Norwegian Graduate School in History. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in History or a discipline related to the Environmental Humanities. Applicants without a degree in history should explain how their proposed project relates to historical research. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Competence in a Scandinavian language is desirable
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

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