Deadline: 18 April 2016
Open to: applicants who hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Japanese Studies, Religious Studies, Cultural Anthropology, or a related discipline and with advanced Japanese and English language competence
Fellowship: salary level 50 – 56 (NOK 430 500 – 475 400, depending on level of expertise)
A PhD Research Fellowship in Japanese Studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. IKOS seeks to recruit a PhD candidate with excellent research qualifications who will investigate issues of heritagisation in contemporary Japan.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful applicant will address issues related to the project: Sacred heritage? Secularisation, sacralisation and the production of heritage in contemporary Japan.
- A Master’s degree or equivalent in Japanese Studies, Religious Studies, Cultural Anthropology, or a related discipline;
- Advanced Japanese and English language competence is required;
- The Master’s Degree must be obtained at the time of application, and the Master’s thesis should be on a relevant topic;
- Candidates who have already obtained a PhD degree or submitted a PhD thesis in a similiar field will not be considered for this fellowship.
- Salary level 50 – 56 (NOK 430 500 – 475 400, depending on level of expertise);
- A professionally stimulating working environment;
- Attractive welfare benefits.
How to Apply?
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in PDF format latest by 18 April 2016.
- Letter of application;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- List of publications (if applicable)
- Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
- Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)
Educational certificates, Master’s theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
For more information, please visit the official website.