Associate Professor in Medieval Archaeology

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    University of Bergen
    Established Researcher (R3)
    18/04/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Bergen


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Associate professor

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

The Department values a broad approach in both research and teaching, and carries out archaeological research on all periods. It offers study programs at the undergraduate (Bachelor), Master and PhD levels. In addition to the position in Medieval Archaeology, there are currently 7 permanent full-time positions in Archaeology at AHKR.

Medieval archaeology in Bergen has a long tradition with a diverse range of research foci, both within urban and rural areas and comprising studies of material culture and landscapes. Archaeology at the department is closely connected with Bryggens Museum and the University Museum. The Medieval period is a priority research area at the University of Bergen and the Faculty of Humanities, demonstrated by the establishment of the multidisciplinary Medieval Research Cluster as one of the university’s knowledge clusters.  The archaeologists at the department are furthermore part of the multidisciplinary research groups “Humans and Materiality and “Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies”.

Qualification requirements and work tasks

The successful applicant must have relevant research competence in medieval archaeology corresponding to the level of a Norwegian PhD. Competence in Nordic medieval archaeology will be an advantage. In the evaluation, publications from the latest five years will be emphasized.

The position includes teaching, research, dissemination and administrative components. The successful applicant must be able to teach and supervise Nordic medieval archaeology at all levels. The successful candidate is also expected to cover broader topics in their teaching, for example methods and theories relevant to historical archaeology and European medieval archaeology. The ability to document an active and broad interest in developing pedagogical resources and teaching strategies is considered an advantage. To distinguish between otherwise equally well qualified candidates, broad teaching competence in field methods, statistics or digital archaeology (e.g. GIS) will be taken into account.  

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

Basic teaching training and experience in the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor. This implies completed formal pedagogical training, as well as basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Relevant courses in combination with actual teaching experience could replace a university pedagogy program. Should the successful applicant not have such competence at the time of appointment, they will be required to document such training within two years of the date of appointment.

Pedagogical training must be documented in a pedagogical portfolio which should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant’s own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of their own teaching in relation to their knowledge of students’ learning at a higher education level. For further information on how to document pedagogical training, please click here.

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 three years of being appointed. The university provides suitable courses for learning Norwegian.

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

We can offer

  • Salary in accordance with pay grade 64 (code 1011/frame 24) on the State Salary Scale (currently NOK 575.200 gross p.a.). From the gross wage a 2 % law-enforced membership in the State Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse) is deducted. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. 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 should be sent electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”/”SØK STILLINGEN”.

The application must include:

1.      Cover letter

2.      CV

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

4.      Pedagogical portfolio and reflection statement (more information here)

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 reference persons

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. 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.

Questions about the online application procedure may be sent by email to the Faculty of Humanities: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

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 co-ordinator of the Archaeology Program, Associate Professor Daniela Hofmann, by e-mail, daniela.hofmann@uib.no or telephone +47 55 58 22 06.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore an aim. 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 further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Guide for application, click here.

Application deadline: 18 April 2021

UiB-ID: 2021/2379



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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