The University of Agder invites applications for a three years full-time, fixed-term position as a PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History. The position is within the PhD-specialization in religion, ethics, history and society. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand, and the starting date is 1 January 2019.
Agder University is an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level. The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields.
- Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD Research Fellow degree program.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History.
- Scholarship Award: The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017, salary NOK 449 400- gross per year.
- Number of Scholarships: Number not given.
- Nationality: The scholarship is available for Norway citizens.
- Scholarship can be taken in Norway
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: The scholarship is available for Norway citizens.
- Entrance Requirements: To be regarded as eligible for the position applicants:
- Must hold a master’s degree in archaeology, history, religious studies, criminology, law, political science, social sciences or related fields graded A or B.
- With PhD projects to be included in the research project “The Lying Pen of Scribes: Manuscript Forgeries and Counterfeiting Scriptures in the Twenty-First Century”.
- The successful applicant will work in particular with issues related to trade in cultural objects and manuscripts, for instance, questions related to forgery and authentication, ownership and origin, or reception and curation.
- Applicants are asked to prepare a project description that must follow the application. The project description must be 6–10 pages, including bibliography, and present and discuss research questions, theoretical approaches, work schedule, and methods.
- English language requirement: For English speaking applicants, a high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results:
- TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT);
- IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.0.
How to Apply: The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017, salary NOK 449 400,- gross per year. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
Submit your application and CV online. The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the online application:
- CV, including a list of publications and up to three references.
- Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including master´s degree
- Master’s thesis
- Up to 8 scientific publications
- Project description
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation within the deadline. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.