[H-verkko] Työtä: Professor of Climate/Environmental History

agricola at utu.fi agricola at utu.fi
Ke Helmi 1 09:31:32 EET 2017

Agricolan työpaikkailmoituksiin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Professor of Climate/Environmental History
Department of Archaeology, Conservation and HistoryProfessor of
Climate/Environmental HistoryA position as Professor of Climate/Environmental
History (SKO 1013) is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation
and History, University of Oslo.

The holder of the position will be responsible for developing the field of
climate/environmental history within the Department. The successful candidate is
also expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates,
participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to
carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.


Academic qualifications equivalent to two doctoral degrees, with ongoing
research being carried out in both.
The scientific production should be of a high quality and demonstrate both
thematic and chronological breadth and depth within the field of
climate/environmental history.
The scientific production should reflect an independent research profile, an
ability to discuss new issues, and preferably a cross-disciplinary approach.
Documented pedagogical skills, (either a teaching course certificate or based
on teaching experience), see How to document your pedagogical skills
Qualifications in communication and public outreach and qualifications in
leadership and administration, beyond the normal performance of duties in two of
these areas.
Documented potential for project acquisition
Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

Academic qualifications and academic production in climate/environmental
history, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Breadth,
depth, originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than
quantity. Cross-disciplinary approaches will be appreciated.
International peer-reviewed publications.
Experience with the acquisition and leadership of research projects.
Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and
research environment at the Department.
Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students.
Interest and ability in leadership and administration.
Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration.
Experience with and ability to build international networks.
Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation.

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria
will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this
order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in
the University of Oslo's strategic plan to 'strengthen its international
position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction
across research, education, communication and innovation'.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic
teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a
two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the
Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a
Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period
to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all
functions the position may involve.

We offer

Salary level 680 200 - 857 700 NOK per year, depending on qualifications
A professionally stimulating working environment
Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Attractive welfare benefits


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic
application form, preferably in pdf format:

Application letter describing qualifications
Curriculum Vitae
List of published and unpublished works

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of
qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with
concrete examples.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the
Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess
all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio
of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which
should not exceed 1000 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who
are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published
within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position.
In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant
pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more
research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also
asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public
outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a
trial lecture.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence,
the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department. The
appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject
area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department.

See also Rules for appointments to Professorships.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2,
demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of
applicants even if the applicant opts out of entry in the public application

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of
securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including
research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the
workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


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Application deadline:
1. June 2017


Reference number:

Company homepage:

Head of Administration Hanne Katinka Solhaug 
Telephone: +47 22844734
Head of Department, Professor Tor Egil Førland 
Telephone: +47 22 85 48 93

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 2.6.2017

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