Associate Professor in the History of the Long 19th Century

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Department of Historical Studies

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Department of Historical Studies (IHS) invites applications for a permanent full-time position as Associate Professor in the history of the long 19th century (the period from circa 1780 to 1914).

The Department of Historical Studies is part of the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU and is located at Dragvoll. The Department currently has 31 permanent academic staff members and 25 PhD candidates/postdoctoral fellows. The Department is responsible for the following teaching programmes: bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in archaeology, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in history, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in cultural heritage management, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in classical studies, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in European studies, and five-year integrated master’s programme in teacher education in history. More information about the department’s academic profile is available at

The position includes responsibility for research and teaching as well as academic supervision (Norwegian and international history) at BA, MA, and PhD level. The position will consist of teaching and research in approximately equal proportions, as well as administrative duties related to teaching and research. The successful candidate will participate in efforts towards further development of the discipline and the teaching programme, including continuing and further education. The position will primarily be linked to the Department's history programmes.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in history.

The person appointed to the post must have a strong research profile in the history of the 19th century (ca. 1780s-1914). Research skills in Norwegian history during this period will be given special emphasis in the assessment of applicants. Academic works from the past five-six years will be emphasized.

The person appointed must have excellent teamwork skills. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and the applicant’s ability and interest related to initiating and participating in research and development work.

The application must be submitted electronically via (ID search 146288) and marked HF 17-052.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Deputy Head of Department, Professor Erik Opsahl (tel.: +47 992 29 128, email:, or Head of Department Tor Einar Fagerland (telephone: +47 411 44 702, email: If you have questions about the application process, please contact the administrative executive officer/HR advisor at the Faculty of Humanities, Hege Kissten (telephone: +47 73 59 76 84, email:

Deadline for applications: January 31, 2018.

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