A fixed-term 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in environmental history, affiliated to the Department of Religion, Ethics and History, for a period of 2 years. The position is located, at present, at Campus Kristiansand..
The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.
The Postdoctoral position will be part of the research project Deadly Dreams – The Cultural History of Poison, 1840-2020. The project investigates the cultural history of environmental poisons in a generational perspective, at different areas of society and over time. The project focuses on humans’ everyday experiences with harmful substances that, whether known or unknown at the time, caused degraded living conditions and harm to human- or environmental health.
The project is part of an international research network in environmental humanities. It analyses the historical background for The Toxic Epidemic, one of the present day´s major challenges for the environment, health, living conditions and sustainability. The person who is engaged must join in close cooperation with the project leader and the rest of the research group.
The postdoc researcher must work within the joint theoretical and methodical framework of the research project, and design and carry out a sub-project within this joint project. The postdoc position will also involve some research-administrative tasks, and it will be expected that the candidate contributes in the development of the research group and the training environments around the PhDs and MA-students in the research group.
Further provisions relating to the positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.
The working language of the research group is Scandinavian and English. The person employed must be fluent in Scandinavian and/or English, oral and written.
Emphasis will be placed upon the project description and the relevance it has with regard to the subject in question and the research environment at the Faculty.
Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.
The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 552 800 – 573 100 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.
The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.
In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.
The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link "Apply for this job".
The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.
Application deadline: 15.08.2020
For questions about the position:
For questions about the application process:
Senioradvisor HR, Sevleta Memic, tlf. 0047 951 83 570, e-post. firstname.lastname@example.orgMehr
|Titel||Postdoctoral Research Fellow in environmental history|
|Employer||University of Agder (UiA)|
|Job location||Gimlemoen 25, 4630 Kristiansand S|
|Veröffentlicht||Juli 6, 2020|
|Bewerbungsschluss||August 15, 2020|
|Jobart||Post Doc  |
|Fachbereiche||Umweltwissenschaften,   Kulturgeschichte,   Wissenschaftsgeschichte,   Geschichte der Neuzeit  |