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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Climate History - Oslo, Norway

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Climate History - Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway
A two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Archaelogy, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.
Salary NOK 575 400 – 657 300 per annum depending on qualifications
A professionally stimulating working environment
Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Attractive welfare benefits
A two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Archaelogy, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with NORCLI (Nordic Climate History. Using the past to envision the future): .
The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project.
NORCLI is an interdisciplinary project jointly run by the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (Prof. Dominik Collet) and Department of Geosciences in Meteorology (Prof. Kirstin Krüger) and is financed by UiO: Energy and Environment. It investigates what happened when Nordic societies faced abrupt climate change during the past 1000 years, aiming to contribute to and broaden contemporary discussions." NORCLI progresses from reconnecting and integrating data from historical and natural archives as well as climate models to narrating the result to a wider societal audience. The project collaborates closely with several other current projects (CLIMCULT, NORLIA, VIKINGS, CLIMCRIS, Force-VOL) in the field of climate history.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to pursue a research project within this framework. As the candidate will be working closely with the second NORCLI postdoc based in the climate sciences, the department asks for potential areas of collaboration to be highlighted in the application. During the first year the position is connected to an international research group on Nordic Climate history at the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo. Previous documented experience with the approaches of climate or environmental history, interdisciplinary designs and the historical archives on climate is appreciated. The prospective candidates are welcome to contact the NORCLI project leaders ahead of submission of the job application.

The position is available for a period of two years.

The successful candidate is expected to be based in Oslo during the project period. Preferred starting date is August 2024.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in history, climate and environmental history or a related historical discipline
The candidate's research project must be closely connected with the central objectives of the project
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably a Scandinavian language
Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
The research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance, and innovation
The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and to contribute to the main project
The potential to integrate and develop interdisciplinary approaches and to work in multi-disciplinary teams
Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
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The application must include:

Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
List of publications
Project description (appox. 3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It should highlight potential areas of interdisciplinary cooperation with the corresponding postdoctoral fellowship in the climate sciences. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system,

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Preferred starting date is August 2024.
Application deadline
Further information
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For questions about the position:
Professor Dominik Collet
Professor Kristin Krüger
For questions about how to apply:
HR Adviser Mira Kramarova
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