A new position has been established as researcher at the Narvik War and Peace Centre. The mandate of the Narvik Centre is to further knowledge about and understanding for peace, international humanitarian law and human rights through research, documentation and dissemination with a particular focus on the WWII-history of the Northern region. To fill the vacancy, we are looking for a researcher with a scientific background related to our field of expertise, e.g. the history of the 20thCentury, political science or humanitarian law. The successful applicant will hold a Ph. D. within one of these fields, speak (or be willing to learn) a Scandinavian language and have a talent for dissemination.

The ongoing research at the Narvik War and Peace Centre is focused on the Second World War in Northern Norway and the Centre has an ambition to be the leading center of knowledge in that field.  However, the mandate of the Centre gives the opportunity to widen the scope of the research both geographically and periodically.

Core tasks:

  • Research
  • Development of new research projects.
  • Dissemination of research projects and results.
  • Professional guidance and support on projects and activities.

Qualifications:

  • A Ph. D. within the relevant field. The applicant is asked to provide three manuscripts from the publication list that is regarded as particularly relevant to the application. These should be attached as an electronic copy, or as an excerpt in paper (max. 100 pages).
  • The application must contain a suggestion for a project description that can be solved with the time-frame of three years.
  • Research interests that corresponds to the mandate and subject of the Centre.
  • Command of a Scandinavian language will be beneficial for the applicant, but applicants without will be taken into consideration.

Terms:

  • 3-year tenure-track position.
  • The Narvik War and Peace Centre adheres to the collective agreements for government employees. We offer public pension, presently through KLP.
  • The position is paid after agreement as researcher according to the collective agreement for government employees (minimum pay grade 59, currently NOK 523.200,-)
  • The successful candidate must be present in Narvik and to help build the team here.
  • Possibility to establish relationship with the University of Tromsø or Nord University.

Application and details

To apply, please send the application by email to soknader@narviksenteret.no including an application letter and CV by August 19th -19. The applicant is asked to provide three manuscripts from the publication list that is regarded as particularly relevant to the application. These should be attached as an electronic copy. For further information, please contact director Eystein Markusson, phone +47 450 35 418 or email: em@narviksenteret.no.