The University of Oslo is Norwayâs largest education and research institution with 28 000 students and 7 000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.
The Department of Political Science currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 12 research fellows studying for PhDs, three assistant professors (postdoctoral fellows) and nine administrative employees. The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in political science. About 1 200 students are currently enrolled in Bachelorâs, Masterâs and PhD study programmes in political science. The department is also responsible for interdisciplinary Bachelorâs degree programmes in International Studies, European Studies, and Public Administration and Leadership, as well as a Masterâs degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies.
Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science
PhD Research Fellowships in Political Science, two positions
About the position
The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods. Candidates will be part of the Faculty’s PhD programme and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science.
To be appointed to the position, the successful candidate must have a MasterÂ´s degree (preferably 120 ECTS credits) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science. In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications. Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants will be called for interview.
Applicants must submit a project description of up to five pages outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule for the study. It is a prerequisite that the candidate is able to complete the project within the set fellowship period.
See also the Regulations on terms of employment for Research Fellowship positions
- salary according to “SKO 1017 stipendiat”, pay grade 50-54, NOK 421 100- 449 900
- a pleasant and challenging working environment
- an atractive pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- a position at an inclusive workplace enterprise
- Excellent staff welfare schemes
The electronic application must include:
- Application letter
- Project description
- Copy of Masterâs dissertation
- Copies of transcripts
- List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
(Questions regarding the electronic application form should be addressed to HR consultant Berit Trondsen, telephone 22855218)
About the evaluation process
A sorting committee will review the applications before the top candidates are further assessed by an evaluation committee. The evaluation committeeâs report is expected to be ready by 30 November.The report will be sent to all applicants. The shortlisted candidates will then be called for interview. The interviews are expected to take place in December. The departmental board will then make its final decision in January.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.
Pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.
As a state institution, we aim for a balanced age and gender composition of our staff and to recruit persons from ethnic minorities.
It is only permissible to hold one fixed-term position at the same institution.
1 September 2013
Ass. Head of Department Jostein Askim
Telephone: +47 22855169
Head of Department Dag Harald Claes
Telephone: +47 22857857