Research Fellowship connected to "Collecting Norden"
A Research Fellowship (SKO 1109) is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.
The position is associated with the UiO:Nordic research group Collecting Norden. The Research Fellowship is funded by UiO:Nordic.The candidate is expected to present a research project connected to the main project.
"Collecting Norden" is a transdisciplinary research, pedagogical and outreach project, including researchers and museum professionals from the humanities and the natural sciences. It investigates objects – nature, human-made, physical and sensory – that were collected on touristic tours and scientific expeditions in the North of the Nordic countries, focusing on the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main aim is to provide critical and alternative interpretations and explanations of contemporary notions of Norden.
The applicant is asked to propose a research project of relevance to Collecting Norden, preferably with a focus on travel literature. The proposal has to include reflections on how to communicate the research findings to a wider non-academic community, a central component of Collecting Norden.
The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the research group through participation in seminars and through contributions to the project’s outreach activities, and to become part of the research environment of the department and contribute to its development.
The position is available for a period of 17 months. The start date for the position is expected to be August 2021.
- PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in areas relevant for the project
- The candidate's research project must be connected to the main project
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language, and preferably reading skills in a further language
- Personal suitability and motivation for the position
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
- The research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
- The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to “Collecting Norden”
- Experience with co-operation with non-academic institutions such as schools, libraries or museums
- Good collaboration skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
- Salary from kr 526 000 to kr 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications
- A professionally stimulating working environment
- Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Attractive welfare benefits
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