3 PhD research fellowship - in Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Literature, or Classical Philology

University of Bergen

Norway

January 2, 2022

Description

3 PhD research fellowship - in Comparative Literature, Scandinavian

Literature, or Classical Philology

UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

PhD position

There are vacancies for 3 PhD positions at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, to start 1 April 2022 or by agreement. The positions are for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies encompasses a broad range of academic subjects dealing with Classical Philology, Comparative Literature, Digital Culture, Linguistics, Art History, Scandinavian Studies, Old Norse Philology, Norwegian as a Second Language, and Theatre Studies. The Department has around 80 permanent academic staff members, along with approximately 35 PhD candidates, 10 postdoctoral fellows, and 15 administrative members of staff

About the project:

The positions are open to applicants within Classical Philology, Comparative Literature, or Scandinavian (including Old Norse) Literature. The applicants may define their own projects, but the project must be embedded in one of three above mentioned disciplines at the Department. Cross-disciplinary and/or didactic projects are also welcome.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

The applicants must hold a Norwegian master's degree or an equivalent foreign degree in a discipline that is relevant for the PhD project. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded at the time of application. Applicants will be evaluated according to the regulations of The Faculty of Humanities (Programme plan - PhD at the Faculty of Humanities).

The applicants must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.

Applicants must have contacted a supervisor permanently employed at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, and the applications must include a confirmation from this supervisor. In case of questions, contact the Head of Department Anders Fagerjord, e-mail anders.fagerjord@uib.no or phone +47 55 58 36 53 or Research Coordinator Pär Sandin, e-mail Par.Sandin@uib.no or phone +47 55 58 24 41.

In assessing the applications, both the academic quality of the project and the applicant's qualification will be considered. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant's motivation and personal eligibility.

In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations, will be taken into account.

Applicants who have already held a PhD position at the University of Bergen, are not eligible for employment. The employment period may be reduced for candidates who have previously been employed in a recruitment position at other institutions.

About the PhD position:

The main purpose of the PhD position is to complete a doctoral thesis, which qualifies for independent research and for other forms of employment that demand specific competency. The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching, dissemination of results and administration. The plan for this part of the position is developed in collaboration with the Department at the very beginning of the employment period.

The PhD position demands that the applicant has his or her regular workplace at the University of Bergen, Department of Foreign Languages and complies with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

About research training

The PhD Candidates must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. It is a condition that applicants satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen (Programme plan - PhD at the Faculty of Humanities).

We offer:
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 490 800 gross p.a. Salary increments in accordance with normal service regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these must be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • A short summary of the master's thesis or equivalent thesis (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A project proposal (up to five pages). The project proposal should include:
  • A short abstract summarizing the project
  • Background. Where does the project situate itself in current research, and how will it contribute with new knowledge?
  • Main objectives/research questions and, if applicable, hypotheses
  • Theoretical approach and methodology
  • A progress plan
  • A bibliography.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.
  • A confirmation letter from your main supervisor at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.
  • The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Attachments can be either in Word or pdf-format.

    Applications must be sent electronically via the link on this site: “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The applicant must use the electronic CV form.

    General information:

    Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, Anders Fagerjord on email anders.fagerjord@uib.no or telephone +47 55 58 36 53 or Head of Administrative Staff, Siri Fredrikson on email siri.fredrikson@uib.no or telephone +47 55 58 22 95.

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

    Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

    Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

    Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

    About The University of Bergen

    The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

    There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments.

    Deadline

    2nd January 2022

    Employer

    University of Bergen

    Municipality

    Bergen

    Scope

    Fulltime (3 jobs) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

    Place of service

    Similar Jobs

    University of Bergen

    Norway Nov 26, 2021

    Add to favorites Read more...

    3 PhD research fellowships - in Linguistics, Norwegian as a Second Language, or Scandinavian Languages

    3 PhD research fellowships - in Linguistics, Norwegian as a Second UiB - Knowledge that shapes society There are vacancies for 3 PhD positions at the Department of Linguistic, positions are for a fixed-term period...

    University of Bergen

    Norway Nov 26, 2021

    Add to favorites Read more...

    3 PhD research fellowships - in Art History, Digital Culture, or Theatre Studies

    3 PhD research fellowships - in Art History, Digital Culture, or Theatre UiB - Knowledge that shapes society There are vacancies for 3 PhD positions at the Department of Linguistic, positions are for a fixed-term...

    Add to favorites Read more...

    PhD Research Fellowship within Climate Economics - Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021

    resource and climate economics; and work on a new project on value chains for PhD Research Fellowship within Climate Economics About the position The NMBU School of Economics and Business (Handelshøyskolen) has a vacancy for...

    Technical University of Denmark

    Denmark Nov 23, 2021

    Add to favorites Read more...

    PhD positions

    Apply no later than 16 December 2021 Apply for the job at DTU Compute by DTU Compute invites applications for a PhD scholarship within our core topics, will be carried out in collaboration with another...