Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion

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Дедлайн: 17.03.2019



The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively. 

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level. 
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion 
The University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term appointment for a period of two years as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History, Faculty of Humanities and Education. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

Description of the position

The position is associated with the research group Religious Minorities and Religious Diversity. The group's activities focus on advanced research on majority and minority relations, and the proposed postdoctoral project should be framed within the scope of (one or more of) the core themes and empirical areas of interest of the group. See: for additional information on the research group's thematic areas of research and ongoing projects.

Qualifications and terms

The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in Sociology of Religion, Sociology, Religious Studies, Theology or equivalent fields. To be considered for the position, applicants must have an approved dissertation by the time of the deadline. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, and any previous research. The position places great demands on the successful applicant's capacity to carry out cutting-edge research and independent goal-oriented work. Documented publications beyond the PhD degree and experience from externally-funded research projects (application work and implementation) will be emphasised, as well as personal suitability and good teamwork skills. Short-listed applicants may be invited for interviews.

Applicants must submit a project description and a progress plan for the proposed postdoc project including a publication plan for the postdoctoral period. An essential part of the assessment of the applicants is the quality of the project description.

The working languages are Norwegian or English. A high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required.

Further provisions relating to the position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant, and Resident .

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-doctor, gross salary per year NOK 544 400 - 607 700. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Appointment is made by the University of Agder's Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with current regulations for the public service and the position.


Applicants must submit their application form and CV online. Please click on the link "Apply for this job".

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • CV and complete list of publications
  • Copy of selected scientific publications (no more than 10; including the Ph.D. thesis)
  • Project description

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies before the closing date. The application and all documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 17.03.19

For further information please contact professor Ida Marie Høeg, tel. +4738141322, e-post 

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University's intention to exercise this right.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English text, the Norwegian text takes precedence.


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