Appointed candidates will be included in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages affiliated with the organized research training in their faculty. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis. The appointment is for the duration of three years. In their research proposals, candidates should address issues related to religious and/or political authority in the Middle East, from a macro or micro perspective. Of special interest are proposals in two topics: re-conceptualization of authority within political Islam; and post-patriarchy, youth autonomy and the politics of protest.
A Master’s Degree or equivalent in Middle East studies, or in a relevant discipline in social sciences or humanities, with the precondition that the master thesis has an explicit Middle East specialization. The Master’s Degree has to have been achieved by the time of application. It is an absolute requirement that the applicants have proficiency in one of the major languages of the Middle East.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Application deadline: 15 September 2015