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Four (04) PhD Research Fellowships at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, available from 1 January 2018. The positions are for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

Department’s subject areas:

  1. Archaeology
  2. History
  3. Cultural Studies (Ethnology/Folklore)
  4. Religion

Contact the Head of Research at the Department for questions regarding supervisor, Leidulf Melve, e-mail: leidulf.melve@uib.no.

Qualifications and Qualities

  1. The applicants must hold a Norwegian master’s degree or the equivalent in a discipline that is relevant for the PhD project.
  1. A master’s degree (i.e. 3 years bachelor and 2 years master, 300 ECTS altogether) has been awarded at the time of application.
  2. The applicants must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.
  3. In assessing the applications, both the academic quality of the project and the applicant’s qualification will be considered.


  1. A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  2. Salary at pay grade 50 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the state salary scale, currently approx. NOK 432.700 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
  3. Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  4. A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  5. Good welfare benefits.

Duration: 4 years,

Workplace: University of Bergen, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion.

How to apply

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”, and must use the electronic CV form. The following information must be enclosed and uploaded:

  • Dissertation proposal (no more than 5 pages, not counting bibliography)
  • A time schedule for the completion of your project
  • A short summary of the master’s thesis (no more than 3 pages). If your master’s degree is not from a Norwegian university you may be asked to submit the full master’s thesis.
  • Copies of higher education certificates and diplomas (scans)
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Name and contact information of two referees. One of the referees must be the main supervisor of your master’s thesis or an equivalent thesis.
  • A conformation letter from your main supervisor at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion.
  • The documents may 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.

Any queries should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities by e-mail: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

Further information about these fellowships can be obtained from the department’s Head of Research Leidulf Melve e-mail: leidulf.melve@uib.no or PhD Coordinator Trygve Svarstad e-mail: trygve.svarstad@uib.no.

Deadline: 1 September 2017

Quick Overview———
Organization University of Bergen
Level PhD
Country Norway
Subject areas Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion
Salary As per University norms
Eligibility Masters, Open for International students
Deadline 1 September 2017



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