2015 University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology, Norway

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The Department of Social Anthropology at University of Oslo invites applications for a two year postdoctoral research fellowship. The successful candidate will have a main focus on publications, using materials from earlier projects and field works. The candidate might be asked to do some teaching, supervision and examination. Time spent on such activities will be added to the period of employment. The application deadline is 10 March 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of Social Anthropology.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral program.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway

Eligibility:
-Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in social anthropology.
-Applicants must have good spoken and written command of a Scandinavian language and/or English.
-Applicants must provide a project description (approximately 5 pages) outlining the work to be undertaken for their proposed project. The project description must include the theme of earlier projects that this work will build on, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a detailed progress plan for publications.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Norwegian applicants are eligible for this postdoctoral research fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The Department of Social Anthropology invites candidates to apply for a 2 year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. The successful candidate will in this two-year period have a main focus on publications, using materials from earlier projects and field works. The Department of Social Anthropology has as its overall thematic priority “Globalisation and Localisation”. The Department wishes to recruit a candidate with excellent research qualifications within Social Anthropology. The applicant should within the overall thematic research priority relate to one or more of the Department’s core research areas. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the research area she/he relates to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department. The candidate might be asked to do some teaching, supervision and examination. Time spent on such activities will be added to the period of employment.

Number of award(s): One postdoctoral research fellowship is available.

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for a period of two years.

What does it cover? Fellowship includes:
-Pay grade 57-64 (NOK 482 800 – 549 400), depending on level of competence/length of service
-Academically stimulating working environment
-Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
-Good welfare benefits

Selection Criteria: When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the project description, as well as the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. A good match between the candidate’s proposal and the Department’s activities and areas of competence is a main selection criterion, along with the quality of the proposal and the qualifications of the candidate. Interviews will be held during the appointment process.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. The application must include:
-Application letter
-Project description and progress plan (approximately 5 pages) for the work to be undertaken during the course of the term of appointment
-CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
-A complete list of publications
-Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation and references
Note! Actual publications should not be included at this time. After the first stage of the review process an expert committee will invite the most appropriate candidates to submit up to three publications that the applicant wishes to be considered in the assessment process.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 10 March 2015.

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