Associate Professor, history of the ancient world

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    University of Bergen
    HistoryAncient history
    Established Researcher (R3)
    27/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Bergen


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Associate Professor, history of the ancient world

The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion invites applications for a permanent position as associate professor of history, specializing in the history of the ancient world.

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 23 permanent academic positions in History at the department.

Qualification requirements and work tasks

The successful applicant must have research competence on the level of a Norwegian PhD within the history of the ancient world, delimited chronologically to the period from the first millennium BCE until c. 650 CE. In the evaluation, publications from the last five years will be emphasized.

The position has teaching, research, dissemination and administrative components. The applicants must be able to teach and supervise at all levels, both within and transcending traditional limits of Greco-Roman antiquity and Mediterranean history. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching in history didactics for teacher students, which includes tutoring of students in practical teacher training.

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

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.

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 68 (code 1011/frame 24) on the State Salary Scale (currently NOK 618.200 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.

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 Teemu Ryymin, by e-mail, Teemu.Ryymin@uib.no or telephone +47 55 58 38 79.

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.

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

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Guide for application, click here.



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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