PhD Position within Revolutionary Opéra-Comique

Dragvoll, Norway
13 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

We offer a full time 3-year PhD position as part of the “Revolutionary Opéra-Comique” project, funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR). This is a fully funded opportunity to complete a PhD on French eighteenth-century culture.

The PhD position is part of a larger research project that explores the genre of opéra-comique during the French Revolution. The successful applicant will hold a Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualification in French or Comparative Literature or Music, or in a related discipline, with a specialization relevant to the project, for instance in eighteenth-century French literature or music. The successful applicant must be comfortable with working with French source material.

Job description

The project is based at NTNU, Trondheim, and is part of the The Classical Ages research group, which nurtures extensive research activities in a thriving international environment, with PhD candidates specializing in classical literature and art from Antiquity through the early nineteenth century. Activities include international conferences, seminars, workshops and regular lectures by world-leading visiting scholars. 

The project involves extensive collaboration with scholars at other universities, especially at Université Paris-Sorbonne and Oxford University. The applicant will spend part of their research time at NTNU, and part of the time at a collaborating university within the project network. Additional mobility funding is available through the Research Council of Norway.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in French or Comparative Literature or Music, or in a related discipline, with a specialization relevant to the project, for instance in eighteenth-century French literature or music with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale.

The successful applicant must be comfortable with working with French source material.

Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

We offer

Salary and conditions

Phd candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The successful applicant's workplace will be at the Department of Language and Literature.

The period of employment is 3 years . Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Humanities and the Arts   

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

 Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants that are shortlisted for the position will be called in for an interview. Please note: applications that are not sent through Jobbnorge and/or are sent after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Please refer to the application number HF18-050 when applying.

Questions about the position can be directed to Martin Wåhlberg, e-mail Questions about the application process can be directed to the administrative consultant, Hege Tverå Nilsson

Application deadline: 14.12.2018

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Department of Language and Literature

We conduct research and teaching in comparative literature, English, French, Spanish, German, Scandinavian studies, linguistics, phonetics, applied linguistics, sign language and interpreting, and cultural history. We are also responsible for the five-year master’s programmes in teacher education (lektorutdanning) in language subjects. The Department has an active research environment with responsibility for several large research projects. The Department of Language and Literature is one of six departments in the Faculty of Humanities.

Deadline 14.12.2018
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service NTNU Dragvoll