Monday, October 31, 2016

PhD Fellowship in (post-)Yugoslav literature, University of Oslo

Deadline: November 30, 2016
To apply: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1697957/62046?iso=no

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in (post-)Yugoslav literature and culture is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.The successful applicant is expected to investigate the links between nation building, literature/the arts, and cultural memory in the Yugoslav (1918-1941, 1945-1991) or post-Yugoslav (1991-present) context.

Project proposals should relate to one (or more) of the following three strands:

(1) Artistic and literary practices of transnationalism in the Yugoslav and/or post-Yugoslav context: explore the role of the arts (literature, comics, visual art, film, or music) in fostering or imagining transnational communities

(2) Transnational memory in the post-socialist Balkans: examine the role of cultural practices in representing the past in ways that move beyond the nation as the ‘natural’ container of collective memory

(3) Imperial legacies in the post-Habsburg or post-Ottoman Balkans: explore the work of writers/intellectuals who interrogate imperial legacies and probe the limits of nationalism and cosmopolitanism on the Balkans

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the research project “Post-Imperial Fictions: Literature Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in the Balkans”.

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 candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualifications

A Master's Degree or equivalent in Slavonic Studies/East European Studies or Comparative Literature.
The Master's Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
Excellent knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English
Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
The applicant's ability to complete research training
Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer
salary level NOK 432 700 - 489 300, depending on qualifications
a professionally stimulatinging working environment
attractive welfare benefits

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