A permanent position of Associate Professor of the Study of Religion with a specialisation in religion and politics is available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo.
We are looking for candidates with competence in the study of religion (religionsvitenskap) and with research interest in the field of religion and politics. The successful candidate will lead the department's commitment to developing the study of religion and politics and stimulate inter-disciplinary collaboration. The position is equally divided between research and teaching.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of research and initiate and lead research projects. The research focus of the present staff includes studies in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam and clusters thematically around changing authority structures, ethnic and national identity politics, gender construction, covering contemporary, historical and comparative perspectives.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching MA courses in religion and politics as well as other courses where there is ample room to integrate one's own research interests. Additionally, the candidate will teach basic courses in the study of religion, such as introductory courses in Buddhism (REL2230), Christianity (REL2210), Hinduism (REL2220), etc.
The position also includes supervising MA students and PhD candidates, exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department. The language of teaching, assessment and administration is mainly Norwegian.