University of Oslo - Department of Social Anthropology
December 21, 2017
517700.00 - 722400.00
The Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway, invites applications to 1-2 permanent positions of Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in Social Anthropology.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the long-term development of the research and teaching community at the Department.
The Department wishes to recruit a candidate with excellent teaching and research qualifications within Social Anthropology. The applicant should contribute to and/or complement one or more of the Department's core research areas. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the research area she/he relates to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department.
The applicants’ academic research and international publications over the past three to five years will be given particular weight, as well as the potential for future research.
High quality teaching is essential to the Department, and the applicant will be expected to teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We particularly welcome applicants who wish to contribute to the Department’s continuous work on developing new teaching and examination methods.
More information about research strategies and areas, as well as study programmes and courses, can be found on the Department's website.
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.
Since its establishment in 1964, the Department of Social Anthropology has been a leading international Department as well as an exponent for the Norwegian anthropological tradition. The Department is one of the largest university environments for social anthropology in Europe, and the largest in the Nordic countries. Approximately 400 students are currently enrolled in the Department, including the doctoral programme with approximately 30 students.
salary NOK 517 700 – 722 400 per annum depending on qualifications
the opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage
How to apply
The application must include:
cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research and teaching interest)
CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities)
a complete list of publications
List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
Student evaluations or other proof of teaching excellence, if available.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
A selection committee will invite a limited number of candidates (“short list”) to submit up to 5 publications/academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process. Academic texts shall therefore not be enclosed with the application.
Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lecture.
PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in Social Anthropology
Outstanding research qualifications within Social Anthropology
Personal suitability and motivation for the position
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.
The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee lacks sufficient skills in a Scandinavian language, the appointee is required within a two-year period to obtain this skill.
According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
Additional Salary Information: Salary in NOK (Norwegian Kroner)
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About University of Oslo - Department of Social Anthropology
The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Since its establishment in 1964, the Department has been a leading anthropological research and teaching environemnt internationally. It is one of the largest university departments for social anthropology in Europe and the largest in the Nordic countries, offering a broad and creative work environment. Approximately ...400 students are currently enrolled in the Bachelor and Master programmes at the Department. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a PhD program, with 330 students currently enrolled. Of these, about thirty are currently following the study track in Social Anthropology.