PhD Fellow in Art History

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Sep 2020

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK), Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is affiliated with the research project Arctic Voices in Art and Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century (Arctic Voices) and the UiT research group Arctic Humanities .

The appointed fellow will have her/his daily workplace at UiT in Tromsø.

The position is for a period of three years and is a full-time research position without additional work duties. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years.

A 6-12 month stay at a university or research institution abroad is encouraged.

The project

Funded by the Research Council of Norway and UiT, Arctic Voices is a cross-disciplinary project comprising local and international researchers within the humanities. The project starts up in August 2020 and runs across four years. It is an archive-oriented project that seeks to uncover and analyse histories about the Arctic that foregrounds the presence of Arctic Indigenous peoples and animals. 

The thematic content of the PhD thesis is not predetermined, but it must fit within the overall project of Arctic Voices with regards to the choice of empirical material (texts and images, archival and published sources), theoretical framework and analysis, and the geographic and temporal parameters. For more information about the project, see the full advertisement at .

The Department of Language and Culture

The Department of Language and Culture (ISK)  consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows. Additionally, the department has approximately 35 temporary research and teaching positions. The department’s core activates are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.


The position requires an MPhil/MA-degree (120 ECTS credits) in Art History, or related subjects in the humanities.

If you are near completion of your MPhil/Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position.

Documented knowledge of English as stated here  is required. We encourage applications from candidates who understand Sámi or languages of other Arctic Indigenous people of relevance to the PhD project.

The applicant’s PhD project proposal and personal suitability will be emphasised.

The position requires admission to the Faculty's PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here:


The application must be submitted electronically via  and should include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation on English proficiency. This website  states how English profiency shall be documented.
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • MPhil/Master thesis, and a maximum of 3 other academic works
  • Project description template for project description can be found here : "Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning" -> "Opptak" -> "Krav til opptakssøknaden" -> "Mal for prosjektbeskrivelse" -> choose 'english'

The documentation has to be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

All documentation has to be uploaded within the stipulated deadline of 30 September 2020.

Please consult the full advertisement at before submitting your application.

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