The position will be associated with the research group working on modern political and economic history at the Department of Historical Studies. In its research, the group is especially focusing on the political economy of natural resources in a global perspective. A key aim is to develop systematic historical knowledge about the role of natural resources in economic and societal development. The Department hosts several research projects on natural resources, and the Onsager Fellow will thus be a part of a research team of 12-14 historians.
To further strengthen the work of the group we are seeking a candidate working on the global political economy of natural resources in the modern period (ca. 1870-2000). The new position will be at the level of associate professor. Applicants should hold a PhD in history or related fields and have a strong publication record within political, economic, and/or business history.
Besides doing research, the successful applicant is expected to give courses and supervise students at bachelor, master and PhD level. It is expected that the successful applicant will contribute to key research and educational activities at the Department. Research activities are expected to have a strong international profile and impact.
During the tenure track period of 6-7 years, the successful applicant will receive professional guidance, training and advice by mentors appointed by the faculty to build a successful academic career. In addition, the candidate will have no teaching load for the first year of employment. The candidate will be subject to a mid-career assessment after 3 years, and a final tenure assessment after no more than 6 years. It is expected that the candidate will qualify for a full professorship at the end of the tenure-track period.
The appointee will be given the opportunity to recruit a Ph.D. student to a three-year full-time doctoral stipend within two years of appointment.
The call for applications explains the specifications of the position at much greater length, but among the most important details are the deadline (September 2, 2016), the pay scale (starting at the equivalent of around $68,000 USD), and how to apply (electronically through the website Jobbnorge, and be marked with the file number for the position, HF 16-032.)