Associate Professor of Cultural History of Nature
A permanent position as Associate Professor of Cultural History of Nature is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The successful candidate will join the Cultural History and Museology section and will be responsible for developing and running the Heritage and sustainability subfield within HEI. The project plan is available here.
Starting in 2019, HEI endeavours to develop critical heritage research in close collaboration with the heritage sector, and to experiment with new teaching models. Also engaged in the initiative are the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History and the Norwegian Institute in Rome, both part of the University of Oslo.
The successful candidate will join the core group of HEI and will initiate, facilitate and administer research and educational activities related to questions of how natural heritage is produced, conserved and entangled in culture, historically and today. Of particular importance is how cultural historical perspectives and approaches to the study of nature can illuminate contemporary global issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, cultural and environmental sustainability etc.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to normal duties at the Department, including teaching at BA and MA levels, initiating and leading research, supervision of PhD candidates, exam setting and assessment at all levels, and administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.
- PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in cultural history (preferably ethnology, folklore, museology, or heritage studies)
- Documented experience from projects relevant to the heritage sector
- Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience, see How to document your pedagogical skills)
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
- Documented potential for project acquisition
- Personal suitability and motivation for the position
The following skills and qualifications will be considered in the assessment:
- Academic qualifications and academic production in cultural history of nature, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be given more weight than quantity
- International peer-reviewed publications
- Scandinavian language skills at the… read more