Senior Researcher (Medieval Studies) – Oslo University

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 will be linked to 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 August 2022.

The successful candidate will become a senior member of the project team. S/he will examine undigitized pre-900 Latin codices in smaller manuscript collections in France, the Low Countries, northern Italy, Germany, and Austria with the aim of identifying and recording early medieval minuscule texts (“guest texts”/”microtexts”) added to the manuscripts’ blank spaces before c. 1000. 

S/he will analyze independently such texts’ codicological contexts and paleographic characteristics for the purposes of dating and tracing their provenance. In close collaboration with the project leader and other team members, s/he will systematize these and other relevant data for the project’s database.

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within medieval studies with a specialization in areas relevant for the project
  • Competence in medieval Latin
  • Training in Latin paleography and codicology and academic experience of working with early medieval Latin manuscripts
  • 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 tasks and contribute to the main project
  • Academic qualifications and academic production in the field of medieval manuscript studies
  • Relevant academic experience in early medieval Latin manuscript culture (c. 700–c.1000)
  • Experience with digital databases of medieval manuscripts
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and 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.

The deadline for applications is 10 April 2022. Please apply through the website.