A fixed-term 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in History and Critical Heritage Studies: (Post)colonial Norway (Denmark-Norway and/or Sweden-Norway and/or the independent nation-state Norway) affiliated to the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History for a period of two years. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The preferred starting date is March 1, 2022.
The position is linked to the Claimed Pasts: Critical Knowledge and Heritage Production research group, an interdisciplinary group comprised of scholars from the history of science, archaeology, critical heritage studies, religious studies, and the natural sciences.
Our research revolves around the wider societal and historical backdrops against which texts, artefacts and archives are used for making claims about the past. Claimed Pasts thus contributes to the growing research in the field of history of knowledge.
Applicants are invited to suggest an empirically and theoretically sound case study on (post)colonial Norway. We are looking for histories of institutions (archives, private and public collections, museums, among others), epistemologies (texts, images, taxonomies, etc.), and relevant actors. The successful candidate will explore Norway’s historical entanglements with imperial and colonial projects. The successful applicant can choose a longer or shorter time period from ca. 1700 to the present.
This successful postdoc project will form part of the Claimed Pasts ongoing research.
The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 553 500 - 574 700 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.
We especially encourage women and ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities to apply
The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before the appointment. Read more about the employment process.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.
The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.
The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.
In assessing the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
The quality of the project proposal and its suitability within the overall project
The likelihood that the project can be completed in the time allotted
Personal suitability and motivation, including the willingness to be physically present in Kristiansand
Application deadline: November 15, 2021
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|Título||Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in History and Critical Heritage Studies: (Post)colonial Norway|
|Employer||University of Agder (UiA)|
|Job location||Gimlemoen 25, 4630 Kristiansand S|
|Publicado||septiembre 24, 2021|
|Fecha límite de solicitud||noviembre 15, 2021|
|Tipos de trabajo||Postdoctorado  |
|Campos||Arqueología,   Museología,   Antropología Histórica,   Historia Cultural,   Historia de la Religión,   Historia de la Ciencia  |