University of Bergen, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion
Associate Professor, History of the Middle East and Muslim Africa
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At the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR) there is a vacant permanent position as Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) in the history of the Middle East and Muslim Africa.
Historical research and teaching at all levels, from BA to MA and PhD, are the primary tasks for the historians at the department. The department emphasizes breadth in both research and teaching, and offers research-based courses in all historical periods, from antiquity until the present, on a variety of levels, from the local to the global, and in a variety of fields, such as economic, social, cultural and political history. In addition to the vacant position there are 21 permanent research positions in History.
Middle Eastern studies is a multidisciplinary and interfaculty research area at the University of Bergen, and is a central element of the research and teaching in non-European history at the department. A particular research focus has been the history of Muslim Africa and in particular the Sudan. The teaching of Middle Eastern history at the Bachelor level takes places within the Study Current Middle Eastern History within the Bachelor programme in History, as well as on the Master’s level.
In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on research competence and teaching experience. Successful applicants must have research competence in history on the level of a Norwegian PhD. The research competence can be from anywhere within the indicated geographic region (the Middle East and Muslim Africa). Applicants who can demonstrate research competence in sources in Arabic language, or in Persian or Turkish, will be preferred. Relevant teaching and administrative experience will also be stressed.
The position has both a teaching and research component. The successful candidate will have to teach and supervise at all levels, Middle Eastern history across all periods from the rise of Islam until today.
Basic training in teaching is a requirement. The successful candidate will be offered appropriate courses if this requirement is not met on appointment.
Norwegian is the language of instruction and administration. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or one of the other Scandinavian languages within two years of his/her appointment. The university provides suitable courses in Norwegian.
Reference is made to the University's General Regulations which state that as part of the normal duties of the position, the successful applicant may also be required to undertake teaching, supervision and work in connection with examinations in his or her particular field outside the organisational unit to which the appointment belongs.
Nominated candidates will be invited to an interview and asked to give a lecture.
The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen, work and participate in the running of the Department on a daily basis. The successful applicant has to conform to the regulations that apply to the position.
Salary will be paid in accordance with pay level 57 (code 1011/24.1) on the government salary scale (currently NOK 473 400,-), following ordinary meriting regulations (wage range 57-65). From the gross wage a 2 % law-enforced membership in the State Pension Fund (Statens pensjonskasse) is deducted.
Higher initial placement may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.
Application deadline: 30 June 2014
Further information and application details at:
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Jan Heiret, per e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +47 55589762, or from the co-ordinator of History, Professor Teemu Ryymin, per e-mail, email@example.com or tel. +47 55583879.
|Primary Category:||Middle East History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Islamic History / Studies
Arabic History / Studies