3 PhD research fellowships - in Art History, Digital Culture, or Theatre
UiB - Knowledge that shapes society
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on knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Do you want to take part in shaping the future?
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 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 Art History, Digital Culture, or
Theatre Studies. 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 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 can 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.
Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's
A short summary of the master's thesis or equivalent thesis (up to 3
A project proposal (up to five pages). The project proposal should
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 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.
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of
Department, Anders Fagerjord on email email@example.com or telephone +47
55 58 36 53 or Head of Administrative Staff, Siri Fredrikson on email
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2nd January 2022
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