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Friday, February 15, 2013

Fellowship at Uni-Oslo

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Doctoral Research Fellowship in Ancient Greek (Papyrology)
A PhD Research Fellowship (position code 1017) in Ancient Greek (2013-2015) is available at the University of Oslo’s Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas from 1 June 2013.
The fellowship will be attached to the research project Strengthening Research Capacity in the Papyrus Collection of the Oslo University Library (2012-2015), led by Associate Professor in Greek Anastasia Maravela and funded jointly by the University of Oslo and The Norwegian Research Council. This project continues and expands the scope of the project Editing Papyrus Texts from the Collection of the Oslo University Library(2008-2011). For detailed information on the project see.
The aims of the project are: i) to prepare editions of unpublished papyrus texts from the collection of the Oslo University Library and ii) to carry out research on the papyrus texts witnessing Greek medicine or early Christianity and their contexts. We are inviting project descriptions about:
  • Early Christian texts on papyrus and their contexts, or
  • The language of Greek medicine in light of medical papyri (preferably projects addressing the development of medical vocabulary)
The position is available for a period of three years. Candidates who are accepted must participate in the Faculty of Humanities’ researcher education program (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty’s researcher education) and must also engage in the designated research activities on a 100 percent basis. The designated aim of the project is to complete a doctoral dissertation to be defended at a public disputation for the Ph.D.-degree.
For further particulars contact the project coordinator, Associate Professor Anastasia Maravela, anastasia.maravela@ifikk.uio.no
  • A Master degree or equivalent in Ancient Greek or in  related fields such as Classical Philology, Classical Languages, and Ancient History. Depending on the project knowledge of Latin and/or Egyptian (Demotic or Coptic) will be considered as an asset
Personal Skills
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description and on the academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the dissertation within the given time frame.
  • The candidate must demonstrate good cooperative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic partnerships across disciplines.
We offer
  • salary level 50 - 56 (NOK 416 000 - 460 400, depending on level of expertise)
  • academically stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare arrangements
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
  • letter of application describing qualifications (maximum 2 pages)
  • project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 5 pages, see Guidelines for project descriptions)
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades explicitly stated
  • list of publications
Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
See also Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships at the Faculty of Humanities.
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.
  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 15 April 2013
  • Expected Start Date:
  • 1 June 2013
  • Location:
  • Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2012/6467
  • Contacts:
  • Associate Professor Anastasia Maravela (Project Coordinator)
    Telephone: +47 22856843
  • Reseach Coordinator Zhanna Saidenova
    Telephone: +47 22857890