PhD Research Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Norway, 2017

  • Deadline: January 12, 2017
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The University of Oslo is inviting applications for PhD Research Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Fellowships are available within the project “Nordic hospitalities in a context of migration and refugee crisis (NORDHOST)” are available at the Faculty of Theology.

The main purpose of Research Fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in senior academic positions within their disciplines.

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.

Eligibility

The PhD candidate should have a competence relevant to the project field from their master thesis. Experience from relevant civil society practices will be an advantage. The research project must address religiously relevant migration issues within a Nordic context. Nordhost will be especially interested in interdisciplinary projects that have both an empirical and a theoretical ambition, addressing the paradox of the guest/host binary mentioned above. Topics related to citizenship, space, ethics, anthropology and gender could be the focus.

Formal requirement:

  • A cand.theol.-degree or Master degree in a research area relevant to the Faculty

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The quality of the project description
  • Academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted timeframe and contribute to the NORDHOST project
  • good  co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

Applicants should have a competence relevant to the project field from their PhD thesis. Experience from relevant civil society practices will be an advantage. The research project must address religiously relevant migration issues within a Nordic context. Nordhost will be especially interested in interdisciplinary projects that have both an empirical and a theoretical ambition, addressing the paradox of the guest/host binary mentioned above. Topics related to citizenship, space, ethics, anthropology and gender could be the focus.

Formal requirement:

  • PhD in a research area relevant to the Faculty

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The quality of the project description
  • Academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted timeframe and contribute to the NORDHOST project
  • good  co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

The Postdoctoral Fellow shall spend 10% of the workload as a project secretary in cooperation with the project leader and the core group. Relevant experience from academic project development will be an advantage.

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Benefits

  • Salary level NOK 432.300-457.200 per annum for PhD Fellow and salary level NOK 494.400-546.000 per annum for Postdoctoral Fellow, depending on qualifications
  • Professional  development in a stimulating working environment
  • Favorable pension benefits
  • Attractive employee benefits

Application

The mode of applying is online.

**PhD: **The application:

Applicants must submit the following attachments, in pdf format, with the electronic application:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications)
  • Project description (approximately 5 pages), including a progress plan

Diplomas, certificates etc. might be requested at a later stage. Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of the PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month completion grant.

Postdoctoral: The application:

Applicants must submit the following attachments, in pdf format, with the electronic application:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications)
  • Project description (approximately 3 pages), including a progress plan

Diplomas, certificates etc. might be requested at a later stage. Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

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