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At the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR) there is a vacant permanent position as Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) in the history of the Middle East and Muslim Africa. Historical research and teaching at all levels, from BA to MA and PhD, are the primary tasks for the historians at the department. In addition to the vacant position there are 21 permanent research positions in History. Middle Eastern studies is a multidisciplinary and interfaculty research area at the University of Bergen, and is a central element of the research and teaching in non-European history at the department. A particular research focus has been the history of Muslim Africa and in particular the Sudan. The teaching of Middle Eastern history at the Bachelor level takes places within the Study Current Middle Eastern History within the Bachelor programme in History, as well as on the Master’s level.

In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on research competence and teaching experience. Successful applicants must have research competence in history on the level of a Norwegian PhD. The research competence can be from anywhere within the indicated geographic region (the Middle East and Muslim Africa). Applicants who can demonstrate research competence in sources in Arabic language, or in Persian or Turkish, will be preferred. Relevant teaching and administrative experience will also be stressed. The position has both a teaching and research component. The successful candidate will have to teach and supervise at all levels, Middle Eastern history across all periods from the rise of Islam until today. Salary will be paid in accordance with pay level 57 (code 1011/24.1) on the government salary scale (currently NOK 473 400,-), following ordinary meriting regulations (wage range 57-65). Application deadline: 30.6.2014. Further information and application details are at:

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