Associate Professor in Medieval History

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    University of Bergen
    HistoryMedieval history
    Established Researcher (R3)
    14/02/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Bergen


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Associate Professor:

The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor in Medieval History.

The discipline of History deals with human society through the ages. The historians at the department carry out research and teaching at all levels, from undergraduate to graduate and post-graduate, including history didactics for students at the teacher education program. The department covers a wide range of fields in both research and teaching, and offers courses on all historical periods, from antiquity until the present, from the local to the global, and in a variety of areas, such as economic, social, cultural and political history. There are currently 22 permanent academic positions in History at the department.

The department has a long tradition of research in Norwegian, Scandinavian and European medieval history. This includes political history, urban history, Hanseatic history, global history, historiography and intellectual history.

Work tasks and research field:

The position has teaching, research, dissemination and administrative components. The applicants must be able to teach and supervise at all levels within medieval history. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to/participate in the teacher education program. In the evaluation of the applicants, competence in history didactics will be considered an asset.

The successful applicant will have the right and the duty to conduct research within his or her specialty and will also be assigned some academic administrative work.

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to Bergen and participate in the activities of the department on a daily basis, conforming to the regulations that apply to the position.


The successful applicant must have research competence at the level of a Norwegian PhD within history. Priority will be given to applicants who have done comparative research across culture areas and/or historical periods. A research profile that intersects with or complements established/existing research areas in medieval history at the department will also be considered an asset. In the evaluation, publications from the last five years will be emphasized.

Personal aptitude will be of great importance. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to work collaboratively, on the applicant’s research in progress, as well as on the potential to strengthen the department’s academic profile over the coming years. Experience in attracting external funding will also be given emphasis.

Norwegian will normally be the language of administration and teaching. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years after appointment. The university provides suitable courses for learning Norwegian.

Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for the position. The successful applicant will be offered appropriate training if this requirement is not met at the time of appointment. 

We can offer:

  • Salary in accordance with pay level 64 (code 1011/frame 24) on the State Salary Scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 572.700 before tax. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority in the position. A higher initial placement may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

How to apply for the job:

Applications must be sent electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”/”SØK STILLINGEN”.

The applicant must fill in the electronical CV form, and the application must include:

1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Scanned versions of original or certified copies of all academic diplomas and transcripts

4. Information about and documentation of pedagogical experience and qualifications

5. Information about and documentation of administrative experience and earlier work

6. A complete list of publications (may be attached)

7. Up to five publications (which may include dissertations, other monographs or articles) to be included in the assessment.

8. Name and contact information of three referees

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. The documents may be in Word or pdf-format.

The expert committee can in special cases ask for additional documentation.

Publications that are not available electronically may be submitted in three - 3 - copies by mail to the Department at this address: University of Bergen, AHKR, PO Box 7805, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.

Nominated candidates will be invited to an interview and asked to give a lecture.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Jan Heiret, by e-mail, jan.heiret@uib.no or telephone +47 55 58 97 62, or from the coordinator of the History Program, Professor Gunnar Winsnes Knutsen , by e-mail gunnar.knutsen@uib.no or telephone +47 55 58 31 58.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Candidates with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

For questions regarding the online application process please contact fakadm@hf.uib.no.

For further information about the appointment process, click here.

Guide for application, click here.

Applicationsite: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/179695/associate-professor-in-medieval-history

UiB-ID: 19/26001

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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