The PhD position is part of Rievdan, a major research programme at Sámi University College, which is funded by the Research Council of Norway and will last three years, commencing on 1 January 2016.

The main topic for this work package is to increase sustainability in Sámi reindeer husbandry by focusing on traditional knowledge and science concerning the food culture of reindeer husbandry and herding. The project will study the knowledge of reindeer husbandry with regard to slaughtering, meat production and preservation to find out if different spheres of knowledge influence the reindeer owners’ ability to adapt to change. 

The applicant must be qualified to study traditional knowledge related to the food culture of reindeer husbandry and herding with the use of a cross-disciplinary approach. The applicant must also have experience from the documentation of traditional knowledge, insight into co-production of knowledge and socio-ecological resilience and have experience from Sámi and/or Nenets reindeer husbandry and herding. The candidate is expected to immerse himself/herself in the Sámi terminology of reindeer husbandry and herding.

For more information about the position: PhD position at Sámi University College

Application deadline: 16.11.15


Contact person: Project Manager, Professor Nils Oskal

tel.: + 4778 44 85 28