Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology – University of Oslo

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology – University of Oslo

Deadline: August 1, 2016

A Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo. It is required that the themes of the proposed projects are relevant for ongoing research at the Department within Nordic Prehistory (Neolithic to Early Iron Age) or Mediterranean archaeology (Iron Age to Roman Republic).

Central research topics in the Department include the societal transformations, economy, settlement archaeology, social organization, technology, burial practices and identity. The project description must be theoretically and methodologically sophisticated. It is an advantage if the proposed project is interdisciplinary in scope and approach (e.g. towards science, ecology, geography, technology or anthropology).


  • Salary level 50 – 56 (NOK 430 500 – 475 400, depending on qualifications).
  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits.


  • Applicant should possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent in archaeology. The Master’s Degree has to have been achieved by the time of application;
  • They should show personal suitability and motivation for the position;
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
    • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation;
    • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame;
    • The applicant’s ability to complete research training;
    • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.
  • Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in PDF format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system;
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions).
  • Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.


For more information, visit Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archeology.