4 PhD-scholarships, Universitetet i Bergen

4 PhD-scholarships in Medieval Studies (16/5193)

Universitetet i Bergen

Application deadline: 1st August 2016

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bergen is pleased to announce 4 PhD-scholarships in Medieval Studies available from 1 January 2017.

The announcement is part of the strategic work of the Faculty to develop Medieval Studies as a strong and broad area of research at the University of Bergen. For the same reason, the Faculty envisages a broadly composed group of PhD candidates representing a range of disciplines. Applicants should propose research projects that have relevance for the study of the Middle Ages in Northern Europe, though their main focus may lie elsewhere. The project should be within one of the disciplines or fields of study in the Faculty where Medieval topics are covered and a supervisor is available.

To be qualified for the scholarship, applicants must have the equivalent of a Norwegian MA degree (i.e. 3 years bachelor and 2 years master, 300 ECTS altogether) that is relevant for the PhD project. The degree must have been obtained at the time of the application.

In the ranking of the applicants the following criteria will be applied

  • the quality and significance of the research project
  • the applicant’s academic qualifications and training

In the ranking of similarly qualified applicants, strategic considerations will be given weight. There will be emphasis on personal characteristics such as the ability to work independently and structured and have good cooperation skills.


Salary will be in accordance with level 50 (code 1017/20.8) on the Norwegian government salary scale, currently NOK 430.200 – gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.

A compulsory 2% contribution to the State Pension Fund (Statens pensjonskasse) will be deducted from gross salary.

About the research training

As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

About the positions

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

The successful applicants will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen and conform to the regulations that apply to the positions.

Further information about these fellowships can be obtained from the Vice Dean Einar Thommassen, tel. +47 55 58 24 50, e-mail: einar.thommassen@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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 will be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Nominated candidates will be invited to an interview.

How to apply for the job

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The following information must be enclosed (please upload in pdf or word format):

  1. Dissertation proposal (max 5 pages, excluding bibliography)
  2. A time schedule for the completion of your project
  3. Bibliography
  4. A short summary of the master thesis (max 3 pages). If your master’s degree is not from a Norwegian university you may be asked to send us the complete master thesis.
  5. List of academic publications (if any)
  6. Copies of higher education certificates and diplomas
  7. Name and contact details of two referees, one of whom must be the main supervisor from the master thesis or equivalent paper.
  8. Name of the main supervisor for the PhD project

All documents must be in Word or pdf-format. Copies of higher education certificates and diplomas must be accompanied by a translation into English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish if not written in any of these languages. Translations of diplomas and academic work must be received by the department within the application deadline.

Applicants are asked to follow the steps as described in the Guidelines for electronic applications at the Faculty of Humanities.

Any queries or problems concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities by e-mail: fakadm@hf.uib.no.


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