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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Polish and/or Russian Studies

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Polish and/or Russian Studies
A position as a postdoctoral fellow is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) at the University of Oslo. The position will be attached to the Department’s section for Slavic and Eastern European studies. Slavic and Eastern European studies is a prioritized research area at the Faculty of Humanities.
The successful candidate must have a research project with a focus on language-based Polish and/or Russian area studies. Projects must include analyzes of primary texts in Polish and/or Russian. Projects that relate to research done by the Department's permanent academic staff in Slavic and Eastern European Studies will be given priority.
The position is available for a period of two years.
  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in Slavic and Eastern European studies
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
Doctoral dissertation must be 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 academic and personal qualifications to carry out the project within the allotted time frame an contribute to the section for Slavic and Eastern European studies at ILOS
  • good cooperative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
We offer
  • Salary level 57-63 (482 800 - 539 200 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 describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Project description (approximately 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
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
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. 
·        Region:
·        Oslo
·        Job type:
·        Contract
·        Working hours:
·        Full-time
·        Working days:
·        Day
·        Application deadline:
·        16 November 2015
·        Reference number:
·        2015/12184
·        Home page:


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