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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2021 at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, Italy

Publish Date: Jan 31, 2021

Deadline: Mar 15, 2021

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo from September 2021.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Norwegian Institute in Rome and is associated with the Institute’s ongoing research, teaching and outreach.

The position is within art history, intellectual history, cultural history, literature, philology or equivalent. The proposed research project must deal with theme(s) chronologically within the time span from the medieval to the early modern period, and geographically within the Mediterranean region with relevance to Italy and Rome. A clearly defined empirical scope is required, and a theoretical focus on materiality is encouraged. The successful applicant will participate, where relevant, in courses in Rome and in Oslo.

More about the position

The position is available for a period of 3.5 years.

25 % of the position is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the Institute’s research environment and networks and contribute to their further development.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

It is required that the post-doctoral fellow is based at the Norwegian Institute in Rome for the designated period.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD within art history, intellectual history, cultural history, literature, philology or equivalent, preferably with a specialization in medieval and/or early modern studies
  • The candidate's research project must deal with theme(s) concerned within the medieval to early modern era of the Mediterranean region and with clear relevance to Rome and Italy
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Command of a Scandinavian language and/or Italian is an advantage
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and level of theoretical and methodological sophistication
  • An assessment of the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame, and potential for contributing to the Institute’s academic development
  • Weight will be ascribed to documented pedagogical qualifications acquired through education and experience, outreach experience, previous projects (including acquisition of funding) and administration
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

  • Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A challenging and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits

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