Offre d’emploi – Post-Doctoral research fellowship attached to the project « The Nordic ‘Civil Wars’ in the High Middle Ages

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in the project: The Nordic ‘Civil Wars’ in the High Middle Ages from a cross-disciplinary and a comparative perspective, is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The project will from a cross-disciplinary approach study the conflicts, often called « civil wars », in all the Nordic countries, as well as in large parts of Europe in the period 1100-1300. The project will be conducted on three different levels: a regional level, a national level, and a Nordic / North European level.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project.

The position is available for a period of two years.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in senior academic positions within their disciplines.



  • A PhD in medieval history, or in another discipline related to the field.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the main project.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • the project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to the main project
  • good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

We offer

  • Salary 486 100 – 567 100 NOK per year, depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf-format:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed
  • List of publications
  • Project description (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

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.


Head of Administration Katrine Randin
Telephone: +47 22 85 67 69

Professor Jon Vidar Sigurdsson
Telephone: +47 22 84 19 55
Mobile: +47 97 14 99 14

Source : Universitetet i Oslo

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