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University of Bergen
March 06, 2023
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Stipendiat 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 is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Social Anthropology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department.

The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen is one of Europe's largest in the discipline of anthropology. It currently has 16 professors and associate professors, 5 post-doctoral fellows and 17 PhD candidates. Long-term research and fieldwork are carried out in most parts of the world, and several major research projects are based at the department. Further details can be found on the Department's web pages, https:// www. uib.no/antro/en . The department offers degree studies at the levels of Bachelor, Master and PhD.

Project proposal:

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. Admittance to the PhD programme will be based on the research proposal.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • The applicant must hold a master's degree or the equivalent in Social Anthropology.
  • The degree has to be completed by the application deadline
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the Master degree in total.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills
  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

    The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of the teaching is given in English.

    About the PhD position:

    The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

    We can offer:
  • Salary NOK 501 200,- (code 1017, pay grade 54 in the state salary scale). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master's thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master's degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master's degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed
  • The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

    Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

    Application deadline: March 6, 2023

    General information:

    Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department Synnøve Bendixsen, [email protected]

    Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser – HR, Bodil Hægland, [email protected]

    Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD: [email protected]

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. 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.

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    About UiB

    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 seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

    Deadline

    6th March 2023

    Employer

    University of Bergen

    Municipality

    Bergen

    Scope

    Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

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