Two PhD Research Fellowships in History of Art/Design/Architecture

Deadline: 1 September 2015
Open to: applicants with MA or equivalent in a relevant discipline and field
Fellowship: NOK 430,500 – 475,400 per annum (approximately EUR 48,870- 53,970)


University of Oslo, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, is inviting applications for two PhD Research Fellowships in the History of Art/Design/Architecture. The positions are part of the art history section’s research cluster Art, Technology and Design: Media Theoretical and Historical Perspectives. Two fellowships will be awarded to projects exploring the following areas:

  • Media technologies and media materialities in 20th and 21th century art;
  • Mediation processes or media technologies in the history of design and/or architecture.

The successful candidates are expected to affiliate with the existing research milieu or network and to contribute to its further developement. Candidates who are accepted must participate in the Faculty of Humanities’ researcher education programme (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty’s researcher education) and must also engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis. The designated aim of the project is to complete a doctoral thesis to be defended at a public disputation for the degree of PhD.


To be eligible for the position, applicants must have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and field;
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the application, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific and innovative merits;
  • The project’s relevance for the main research areas;
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications to execute the project within the given time frame;
  • Good collaboration skills and the ability to contribute to interdisciplinary academic communities.


The position is remunerated by salary of the level 50 – 56 NOK 430,500 – 475,400, (approximately EUR 48,870- 53,970) depending on qualifications. Moreover, research fellows will obtain attractive welfare benefits.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2015. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Letter of application;
  • List of publications;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions).

For more information please visit the official website.

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