A permanent position of Associate Professor of Chinese history is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo, starting in August 2022 or as soon as possible.
The person hired will divide her or his time equally between research and teaching. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of research, both individually and in collaboration with others in the department. The main research areas of the present staff cover broad areas of Chinese studies, such as language and literature, religion, contemplative history, environment, education, migration, ethnic minorities, Taiwan, and China’s global relations.
The successful candidate will, furthermore, participate in teaching, such as in BA courses on Chinese history, classical Chinese, and MA courses on Chinese culture and history, Chinese studies, particular research topics, and research methodology. There is ample opportunity to integrate one’s own research in most courses. The position will also include supervising MA students and possibly PhD candidates, exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.
The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.
Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritised in this order. The selected candidate is expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.
The successful candidate should demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, she or he is expected to reach proficiency equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within two years. Within three years the appointee is expected to, in Norwegian, be able to actively participate in all functions the position may involve, including teaching. The Faculty of Humanities will aid and facilitate the appointee in reaching said proficiency.
The application must include:
Do not include Letters of Recommendation at the initial stage.
Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language, either in the original or in translation. University diplomas in Chinese can be submitted in the original.
Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.
As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Writing samples and publications should, therefore, not be enclosed with the application. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last 5 years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio of 3-6 pages that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration). Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture (Covid contingencies may apply).
Please see the rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.
The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period. Please see the rules for practicing the requirement for basic university pedagogical competence at UiO.
Within her/his normal duties and in accordance with her/his academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her the Department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department.
According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
For questions about the position: Head of Deparment Rune Svarverud
Professor Halvor Eifring
For questions on how to apply: HR-Officer Natali Helgesen
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages(abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department's 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.Leer más
|Título||Associate Professor of Chinese history|
|Employer||University of Oslo|
|Job location||Problemveien 7, 0313 Oslo|
|Publicado||septiembre 17, 2021|
|Fecha límite de solicitud||noviembre 1, 2021|
|Tipos de trabajo||Profesor Asistente / Asociado,   Aspirante a contrato indefinido  |
|Campos||Historia Cultural,   Historia Moderna  |