Post-doctoral position — Department of Religion, Philosophy and History, University of Agder

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Post-doctoral position

The University of Agder invites applications for a fixed term 100% position for a period of three years as a post-doctoral fellow. The position is linked to the department of Religion, Philosophy and History, and is located in Kristiansand, Norway. The starting date is July 1st 2016 or by agreement.

The post-doctoral position is a key part of a 36-month research project titled “Modeling Religion in Norway” (MODRN), which is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. A full project description can be obtained from Prof. LeRon Shults ( The MODRN project aims to create cutting-edge computer simulations that enable “virtual” social experimentation – for example, testing alternative social policy proposals. The key to such simulations is the integration of empirically validated theories from the scientific study of religion and secularization with massive Norwegian datasets. This work will be guided by national and international experts in the fields of computer modeling, religious and secular diversification, and Norwegian public policy. MODRN will produce important new tools for evaluating hypotheses about – and policies for – religious and socio-political change in Norway, Northern Europe and beyond.

More details here:


Dr. Jonathan Lanman
Assistant Director
Institute of Cognition and Culture
School of History and Anthropology
Queen’s University Belfast

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