Applications close 15 October 2020. Apply here.

The University of Oslo are seeking applicants whose research and public engagement support and complement OSEH’s core commitments of building a strong environmental humanities research community at UiO, promoting interdisciplinary research and teaching on environmental topics including the climate crisis, and engaging with a wider public.

Applicants with research and teaching interests in interdisciplinary approaches to environmental humanities, including postcolonial and Indigenous approaches; multispecies and extinction studies; Anthropocene studies; environmental histories; blue (aquatic) humanities; or energy humanities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should complement the research conducted at OSEH on the interrelationship between environment and society, applying tools and methods of the humanities. Applicants should have an environmentally-focused research background in the humanities and/or social sciences in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, area studies, literature, history, art history, philosophy, media studies, heritage studies, urban studies, science and technology studies and/or political ecology.

OSEH seeks to recruit candidates with excellent academic qualifications who are open-minded, creative, well-organized, and have strong collaboration skills. The candidate is expected to conduct their own research 60% of the working time, and to publish at an international level within the field of environmental humanities. As part of this research, the candidate will be expected to develop an interdisciplinary research project to be submitted as an OSEH-affiliated research grant application to Norwegian, EU (and potentially other relevant) funding agencies. The candidate will work together with the OSEH director and working group, and 40% of their time will be committed to assisting with the tasks of OSEH. Specifically, we are seeking a candidate who will take a significant role in planning relevant public and academic events and forging collaborations that strengthen OSEH’s emerging research profile and community.

This includes:

  • Co-organizing and participating in the weekly lunchtime seminar series, workshops and conferences
  • Forging strong links across UiO and with other environmental humanities centers
  • Co-teaching in the newly established postgraduate Honours Certificate in “Environmental Humanities and Sciences” (EHS), on a relevant 5 ECTS credits course
  • Being an active part of the research environment at OSEH