Call for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship candidates at the Museum of Cultural History

Are you a talented and ambitious postdoc thinking about your next career move? Would you like to spend the next two years developing your research in Oslo, at Norway’s largest university museum?

The Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo is seeking talented and ambitious postdocs for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2022.

The Museum of Cultural History is looking to host MSCA Postdoctoral Fellows who will work with our staff activating the enormous potential of our collections and developing innovative techniques and approaches to studies of objects and landscapes. The fellowship offers exciting possibilities to boost your career through research, advanced training and international/ intersectoral mobility. Applicants need a doctoral degree at the time of call closure to apply. As this will be the first MSCA call of the new framework programme Horizon Europe we are still waiting for confirmation on some details regarding the application process and eligibility criteria, but signals suggest there will be adjustments only. The deadline for MSCA-PF in 2021 is expected to be 15. September.

The Museum of Cultural History is located at the heart of the capital of Norway, just a short walk from the beautiful Oslo fjord and the green parks and forests that surrounds the city center. The Museum of Cultural History is a university museum and belongs to the University of Oslo. The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest university, the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway - and one of the World's Top 100 universities.

We offer the right candidate comprehensive support and guidance throughout the application process. The Museum of Cultural History will invite relevant incoming candidates to a MSCA-PF Master Class from 18. May  to 20. May, 2022. Places are limited and participants will be selected based on relevance and potential for excellence.

The Museum of Cultural History manages the largest archaeological and ethnographic collections in Norway, including finds from prehistoric times to the reformation, and with ethnographic and numismatic objects from all parts of the world until modern times. The collections of the museum include the iconic Viking ships, ecclesiastical art from the Middle Ages, the Coin Cabinet with more than 20.000 coins from the Viking Age and Middle Ages, the national Runic Archive, a large ethnographic collection and advanced conservation labs. With a large scientific staff, the museum has expertise that covers most periods and subject matters, with a particularly large academic community within the fields of Mesolithic/Neolithic and Viking/Medieval research.

The Museum of Cultural History promotes research of high quality and innovation, in close interaction with public outreach and the management of culture and cultural heritage. Please familiarize yourself with our research areas and potential research groups/ supervisors that might be a good fit for your research interest and ambitions.

Please contact our research advisors at to express interest and for further information.


Published Mar. 5, 2021 2:50 PM - Last modified May 29, 2022 10:34 AM