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Two Permanent Professorships (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS One of the professorships pertains to climate/environment/sustainability, the other to democracy.
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Job description

IFIKK already has considerable research competence within climate/environment/sustainability as well as democracy. Applicants must show how their profile will fit into the existing faculty, and also in what way they will provide additional qualities and competences to the department. Applicants must further show their potential for contributing to current strategic initiatives at UiO within, respectively, climate/environment/sustainability and democracy.

The successful candidates are expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.  

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within the department’s disciplines: philosophy, classical languages (Latin and Greek), art history and visual studies, and history of ideas. In addition, considerable scientific production beyond the doctoral degree, both quantitatively and thematically.
  • Continuous, high-quality research activity pertaining to climate/environment/sustainability or democracy
  • Documented potential for project acquisition and experience in leading big, transdisciplinary projects
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see how to document your pedagogical skills
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Academic qualifications and academic production pertaining to climate/environment/sustainability or democracy, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • Capacity to acquire research funding and lead big, transdisciplinary projects
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the department
  •  Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and ability to inspire students
  •  Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  •  Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  •  Experience with and ability to build international networks
  •  Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation
  • 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 candidates are 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, xe 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.

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How to apply
Application type Online
The application must include: Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interest) Curriculum Vitae (list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other relevant qualifications) Complete list of publications List of reference persons: 2–3 references (name, position, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number) Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language), either in the original or in translation. 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”.
Web address to apply https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/243...
Hard deadline June 12, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/243...
Contact name Tor Egil Førland
Contact email
Time created May 15, 2023, 4:57pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 12, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on June 14, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated August 13, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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