University of Oslo Religious Studies/Islam (Associate Professor)
University of Oslo
Religious Studies/Islam (Associate Professor)
A position as Associate Professor in Religious Studies with specialization in Islam is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages from 01 January 2012.
The holder of this position will teach Islam-related courses at the BA and MA levels, participate in exams at both levels, and supervise research students. The holder of this position is expected to initiate and lead research and carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.
The successful candidate will play a central role in the further development of high-quality research and teaching in the study of Islam at the Department in collaboration with colleagues.
Requirements applicants must be able to document:
• PhD degree, or corresponding doctoral degree or equivalent academic qualifications documented by scholarly production
• Strong academic qualifications in disciplines that employ historical and/or synchronic perspectives on the study of Islam
• Familiarity with theoretical approaches to the study of religion and ability to teach courses in Comparative Religion
• Peer-reviewed contributions, in international publications, on the study of Islam in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, or Europe
• Sufficient knowledge of at least one of the languages of Muslim majority societies taught at the Department (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu) to be able to use it in research.
• Ability to initiate, manage and work within research networks
• Competence in external fund raising
Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating:
• Solid communication and outreach skills
• Good teamwork skills, experience from collaboration across disciplinary boundaries and initiative in launching activities
• Qualifications in leadership, administration and team building
• Pedagogical training and experience
• Motivation for the post
Applicants who cannot document basic pedagogical qualifications will be expected to acquire these within two years.
The teaching language is mainly Norwegian. On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within two years to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
• salary level 57-64 (NOK 448 400-510 200), depending on level of expertise)
• a stimulating working environment
• attractive welfare arrangements
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
• letter of application describing qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae
• a list of published and unpublished works
• An outline (3-5 pages) of one or more relevant research projects. The Department aims to strengthen its research profile in area studies through the study of religion, culture, language and history. Applicants are required to outline one or several research projects and show how these tie in with existing research and scholarly interests at the Department. The outline should also include themes for possible MA and PhD theses and for study courses that reflect the research interests of the applicant. For further information about research and teaching at the Department, please visit our homepage.
As a general rule an interview and a trial lecture will be part of the assessment process.
An application committee will invite selected candidates to submit educational certificates and scientific works for further assessment.
See also Rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.
For further details, and to submit an application, please visit:
http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/479113/62042?iso=no. Application deadline: February 15, 2011.