PhD Position within Revolutionary Opéra-Comique

Dragvoll, Norway
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

The Department of Language and Literature offers 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.

Project 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

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 eighteent-century French Literature or music  with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale.

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 successfull applicant must be comfortable with working with French source material.

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

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

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

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Martin Wåhlberg, e-mail

About the application:

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates.The application must also include a three- page research project outline in English or French.

Please refer to the application number 19-013 when applying.

Application deadline: 12.06.2019

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Deadline 10. June 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service NTNU Dragvoll