Job description

A temporary position of Senior Researcher (SKO 1109) in Medieval Studies is available at the Department of Conservation, Archaeology, and History, University of Oslo.

The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and associated with the NFR FRIPRO project 324308 “Voices on the Edge: Minuscule Texts in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c. 1000),” led by Professor Ildar Garipzanov. The position is available for a period of 2 years starting from December 2022.

The successful candidate will become a senior member of the project team. S/he will examine musical additions and pen trials written, before c. 1000, in the margins and blank spaces of pre-900 Latin codices. S/he will analyze independently the music and text of these additions and pen trials, placing them in their broader musical, notational, and liturgical manuscript contexts. In close collaboration with the project leader and other team members, s/he will produce and systematize relevant data for the project database.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within musicology, liturgy, palaeography, ormedieval studies
  • Competence in medieval Latin
  • Training in Latin paleography and academic experience in early medieval manuscript studieswith expertise in medieval musical notation (and preferably notation before 1000)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out his/her research tasksand contribute to the main project
  • Relevant academic experience working with medieval musical notations (preferably before1000)
  • Academic qualifications and academic production in the field of medieval music, liturgy, orpalaeography
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with digital databases of medieval liturgical music
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration withinand across disciplines on an international level

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising academic work, relevantqualifications, and suitability for the announced position), maximum 2 pages
  • Curriculum Vitae (educational background, academic positions, list of publications, researchcollaboration, project coordination experience, administrative experience, and other relevant activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts
  • List of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Professor Ildar Garipzanov, phone number: +47 22841937, e-mail:

Head of Department Jon Vidar Sigurdsson, phone number: +47 22841955, e-mail:

Head of Administration Katrine Randin, phone number: +47 22856769, e-mail:

HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, e-mail:

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

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