Department of Political Science PhD Research Fellowship in Norway, 2017

  • Phd
  • 31 January 2017

The Department of Political Science hereby announces a vacant position as PhD Research Fellow in conjunction with the Centre for Research Quality and Policy Impact Studies, R-QUEST. Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.
The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from Norway.
The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.
To be appointed to the position, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) in Political Science or a closely related discipline.


 To be appointed to the position,
  • The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) in Political Science or a closely related discipline.
  • The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The successful candidate must document top grades and an MA Thesis of the highest quality. Personal suitability will also be an important factor.
  • The quality and promise of the project outline, and how this fits with the larger R-QUEST project, will be of great importance for evaluating the candidates. As such, displaying knowledge of one or more of the topics relevant to R-QUEST and having strong methodological skills are important factors. Further, given the expected contributions of the successful applicant to the larger project, the following skills and competencies will be given weight: a) administrative and organizational skills; b) collaborative and communication skills; and c) command of English and a Scandinavian language (command of a Scandinavian language is a plus, but not an absolute requirement).


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  • Salary according to “SKO 1017 stipendiat”, pay grade NOK 432 700 – 489 300
  • A pleasant and stimulating working environment
  • An attractive pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Excellent staff welfare schemes


 The electronic application must include:
  • Application letter
  • Project description
  • CV
  • Copy of Master’s dissertation
  • Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master’s degree Diploma and transcript(s), preferably together with a class distribution of grades. The transcript must specify the grade achieved on the Master’s thesis
  • Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university, preferably translated into ECTS-credits
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Please note: All documentation, the Master’s dissertation included, must be in English or in a Scandinavian language (or translated into English/Scandinavian by a certified translator)

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