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The Fredrik Barth - University of Bergen Fellowship in Social Anthropology

PhD Fellowship in Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

Professor Fredrik Barth
Fredrik Barth

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A position as doctoral fellow in social anthropology is available at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway. The fellowship has been established in recognition of the distinguished contribution of Professor Fredrik Barth, the Department’s founder, to anthropological knowledge. The position runs for a fixed term of 3 years from the date agreed, including a year of ethnographic fieldwork in a region of the successful candidate’s own choosing.

Applicants must have achieved a Master's degree in social or cultural anthropology by the closing date for applications. The fellowship is open to citizens of countries outside the USA, Canada, Japan, the European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

The successful candidate must meet the formal requirements for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Bergen. A proposal for the PhD project (not exceeding five pages) must be submitted with the application.

Information about the University of Bergen's PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences is available at http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education and http://www.uib.no/en/svf/39585/applications-and-processing-them

The scholarship is NOK 15 000 a month, covers travel to and from Bergen and travel and research maintenance in the field. The candidate is expected to complete the PhD programme within the 3-year period of the fellowship. Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Olaf Smedal (e-mail Olaf.Smedal@uib.no) and adviser Anne-Kathrin Thomassen (e-mail Anne-Kathrin.Thomassen@uib.no).

The Department’s web site is at https://www.uib.no/en/antro

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The application with a project proposal (not exceeding five pages), a cover letter, a complete overview of education and professional activities (CV), scans of diplomas and transcripts, copies of scholarly works, and a separate list of publications must be submitted by e-mail to: Anne-Kathrin.Thomassen@uib.no

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019.