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Associate Professor in Russian Area Studies at the University of Oslo

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Application deadline 10 January 2012.

http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/602048/62046?iso=gb

A position of Associate Professor in Russian Area Studies is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages from August 2012.

The person appointed must be able to initiate and lead research, supervise research students and must be prepared to take part in exam work and paper grading and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department. Teaching will be at both BA and MA level.

 

Normally the person appointed will be asked to teach classes in modern Russian politics (domestic and foreign) and society, but he or she must be prepared to teach also Russian history, culture and history of ideas.

Requirements

● PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in a social science with a specialization in Russian area studies
● Pedagogical skills and qualifications in leadership and administration
● Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The assessment of the applicants will focus on:

● academic competence and academic works in Russian area studies with a social science orientation, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking are preferred to quantity.
● Publishing through international peer-reviewed channels
High level of Russian language skills written and oral
● Potential to contribute to a long term development of the academic and research environment at the department
● Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students
● Interest, ability and experience in management and administration
● Collaborative skills and willingness to initiate joint projects
● Experience with collaboration across established academic environments and ability to build international networks
● Communication and public outreach skills

A selection committee will assess and explicitly consider the applicant's whole range of qualifications. They will be assesed and prioritized in the following order: quality, development and scope

Applicants who cannot document basic pedagogical qualifications will be expected to acquire such skills within two years.

On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within reasonable time to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve. Classes will be taught in English or Norwegian.

• Salary level 57-63 (455 900 - 509 100 kr per year, depending on level of expertise)
• The possibility to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage
• An professionally stimulating working environment
• Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
• Attractive welfare benefits

Submissions

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

* An application letter specifying qualifications
* Curriculum Vitae
* A list of academic publications
* Description of one or more relevant research projects
* Prospective MA-thesis proposals

As a general rule an interview and a trial lecture will be part of the assessment process.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit certificates, diplomas and academic works (up to 10 works up to 500 pages) for further assessment. The applicants will be asked to select three works (published within the last five years) which in they opinion are particularly relevant for the position. These academic works will be given thre greatest importance in assessing the academic qualifications. In larger monographs the applicants may point out which pages are relevant. In addition, applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio documenting their qualifications in the following areas: communication, teaching and guidance, and/or management and administration).

Within his/her normal duties, and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be directed to work outside his/her department. It is a condition of the appointment that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.

See also Rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

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

* Contacts:
* administrativ leder Jan-Børge Tjäder
Telephone: +47 22 85 68 94
* instituttleder Kjersti Bale
Telephone: +47 22 85 69 73

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