Postdoc position in Arts Management/Creative Industries Management

Updated: 2 months ago

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The Department of Communication and Culture offers a two year postdoc position. The position gives research opportunities within the area of Arts Management/Creative Industries Management, and is linked to the research project “Digitization and Diversity” at Centre for Creative Industries. The project is funded by the  Research Council of Norway, the KULMEDIA program (https://www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-kulmedia/Home_page/1253998102173 ).

The research project “Digitization and Diversity” (DnD) examines the impact of public and private digitization initiatives on diversity, and concentrates on four industries: the library and book sector (e-books), museums (digital collections), film (digital cinema and movie files), and the press, especially local newspapers. Diversity deals with content production, the user, patterns of digital consumption, private and public distribution and dissemination channels as well as the new technological production conditions relating to interfaces, software (algorithms) and new methods of analysis (Big Data).

We welcome applicants to submit a short project proposal, which reflects their area of interest.  The successful applicant must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, when entering the period. Some formal education within at least one of the four industries in the DnD project is required, as well as skills in advanced statistics. We are looking for candidates with strong research capabilities and ambitions to advance the field of Arts Management/Creative Industries Management with publications in leading international journals.

The position offers membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. Salary on agreement.

The project proposal will be evaluated by the Department of Communication and Culture. Applicants may be called for an interview, trial lecture, or seminar presentation. The position will only be filled if qualified candidates are identified.

The following documents must be submitted electronically; a project proposal 3-5 pages (including a proposed time schedule), an updated CV (including a complete list of publications and doctoral course work), formal documentation of highest obtained academic degree and other particularly relevant education. Any additional information and/or documentation of other activities that may be of significance for evaluating the applicant’s qualifications can be submitted.

Work and/or documentation may not be submitted after the deadline.


Additional information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Head of Department of Gillian Warner-Søderholm or Project leader Professor Anne-Britt Gran.


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