Postdoctoral position in Middle Eastern Religion, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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Postdoc position at the Department of Philosophy and Religious studies
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology invites applications from qualified individuals for a 3-year, full time postdoc position.

The Department
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies has 21,2 full-time academic staff, 6,2 of whom are in Religious Studies.

The department teaches and supervises philosophy and religious studies at bachelor-, master- and PhD-level. In addition it holds responsibility for the introductory course in philosophy, Examen Philosophicum, for the whole university, and offers a number of other courses available to the whole university.

We have several active research groups, and a number of active research projects. The academic staff shows high activity in research and publication as well as in communicating to the public, both individually and in groups.

The position
Applicants must hold a phd, and they must have documented research qualifications within the study of religion in the Middle East.
The postdoc position is not tied to a specific, ongoing research project. Applicants will be free to follow their own research plans, and they must present a clear plan (maximum 5-6 pages) for their own, ongoing and planned projects.
Teaching is a central part of the position, calculated at 1/3 of the position, and following the needs of the department. The amount per semester will vary over time.

Applicants ought to be able to teach broadly within the history of religions. They must be able to teach Judaism and Islam at the introductory level, and some theory and method at all levels. Part of the teaching duty will be devoted to developing teaching and learning support on digital platforms.
In assessing applicants, the committee will stress the quality of research and the research plans. Formal pedagogical competence, teaching experience and experience in developing teaching on digital platforms may be taken into account.

The application must be sent electronically through the website Jobbnorge (, and be marked with the file number for the position HF17-014.
The application must contain information about education, exams and previous employment. The application must further include:
– Motivation letter
– CV
– a list of all relevant publications
– certified copies of certificates and testimonials
– details of their pedagogical qualifications in accordance with the relevant guidelines (“Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications”) which can be downloaded from the following Internet address:

Applicants that are considered for the position, will be asked for references and called in for an interview. Please notice that applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.
Please note: Applications that are not sent through Jobbnorge and/or are sent after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Terms of appointment
The position of postdoc is placed within code 1198 of the State salary regulations, and is remunerated according to salary level 57 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 488.900 – per year. Two percent of the gross salary is deducted and paid into the State Pension scheme.

Preferred start up is early autumn 2017. Work place is NTNU Dragvoll, Trondheim.

The appointment will be made in accordance with regulations for fellowship appointments at universities, and with regulations concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. A contract will be drawn up detailing the period of appointment and required duties.
It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labor force and to recruit persons with a diverse background. Candidates who fit the latter description are encouraged to apply.
You may request to have your name withheld from public access. If you wish to do so, you must explain why your application should be treated as confidential. If you request that your name be withheld from public access, your request will be considered in relation to the Open File Act § 25. If your request to have your name kept from public access is denied, you will be so informed and you will be given the opportunity to withdraw your application.

For further information:
Head of department Bjørn Myskja ( or Professor Asbjørn Dyrendal (

Questions about the application process can be directed to administrative consultant Hege Tverå Nilsson (email:

The application deadline is 29.03.2017

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