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Researcher / senior researcher in cultural heritage

NIKU are looking for two researchers for the Department of Cultural Heritage and Society at NIKU's head office in Oslo.

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Researcher / senior researcher in cultural heritage

The applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in subject areas related to cultural heritage, cultural heritage management or cultural heritage in environmental/spatial planning.

Candidates should have experience working with topics related to ‘uses of the past’ applied for present and future societies. Relevant academic background may include, but is not limited to, archaeology, ethnology/ethnography, cultural studies, sociology, political science, architecture, human geography/landscape studies, social anthropology and history.

Successful candidates must have solid research skills, have strong publication capacity and should demonstrate a potential for attracting research funding.

Main tasks

  • Scientific publishing and dissemination
  • Participate in and lead research projects, nationally and internationally
  • Develop and contribute to developing prposals for relevant research programs
  • Participate in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Society’s R&D, commissioned research and public consultancy service


  • Ph.D. in relevant subject
  • Experience from participation in research projects
  • Experience from application development directed towards the Norwegian Research Council, EU and EEA programs or other relevant research programs
  • Experience from multi. and transdisciplinary research
  • Knowledge of critical heritage theory, heritage politics and digital heritage
  • Good written and spoken skills in a Scandinavian language, fluent English. Foreign-language candidates are expected to write and have excellent communication skills. Eventually, we expect you to learn written and spoken Norwegian within the first two or three years of employment and relevant courses will be offered.
  • Other qualifications such as skills with qualitative interviews, surveys (incl. online), analysis based on workshop methodologies, social theory/methods (e.g. discourse analysis, conceptual analysis), scenario analyses, evaluation analysis.

Personal characteristics

  • Proactive and innovative
  • Proven collaborative skills
  • Good implementation and delivery capability
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to structure and organize own work
  • Strong publication record
  • Top-level research profile, which includes broad academic network within relevant research fields

We offer

  • A strong professional working environment.
  • Good opportunities for an academic career development.
  • Research time.
  • Competitive salary and working conditions.
  • Good insurance schemes.
  • Membership in ‘Statens pensjonskasse’ (the Government Pension Fund)


Read more about the positions and apply here (Webcruiter)

Application deadline: September 1, 2019

Read more about the positions and apply here (Webcruiter)

Application deadline: September 1, 2019