Two PhD Research Fellowships in History of Art/Design/Architecture (Oslo)

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
University of Oslo, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, is inviting applications for two PhD Research Fellowships in the History of Art/Design/Architecture. The positions are part of the art history section’s research cluster Art, Technology and Design: Media Theoretical and Historical Perspectives. Two fellowships will be awarded to projects exploring the following areas:

  • media technologies and media materialities in 20th and 21th century art. For further information regarding this position, contact Ina Blom, Professor of Art History.
  • mediation processes or media technologies in the history of design and/or architecture. For further information regarding this position, contact Kjetil Fallan, Professor of Design History, or Espen Johnsen, Associate Professor of Architectural History.

Our aim is to hire one fellow in each area. The successful candidates are expected to affiliate with the existing research milieu or network and to contribute to its further developement.
Candidates who are accepted must participate in the Faculty of Humanities’ researcher education programme (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty’s researcher education) and must also engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis. The designated aim of the project is to complete a doctoral thesis to be defended at a public disputation for the degree of PhD.
Qualifications and personal skills

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and field
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In assessing the application, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific and innovative merits
  • The project’s relevance for the main research areas
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications to execute the project within the given time frame
  • Good collaboration skills and the ability to contribute to interdisciplinary academic Communities

We offer

  • the salary level 50-56 (NOK 430 500-475 400, depending on level of expertise)
  • a challenging and stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits

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

  • letter of application
  • list of publications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Educational certificates, master’s theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
See also Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships at the Faculty of Humanities.
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 even if the applicant opts out of entry in the public application list. 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.
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