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PhD Research Fellowship in Political science, security, nuclear weapons

About the position

Applications are invited for excellent candidates for a doctoral fellowship focusing on political and strategic challenges associated with nuclear weapons. The appointment is for a fixed term of 4 years with a 25% teaching requirement.

Applicants must formulate a research proposal that lays out a promising doctoral project that can be completed in the course of 4 years. This proposal must combine strong methodological and/or theoretical foundations with a policy-relevant research question. Topics can include the global nonproliferation regime, emerging threats, challenges to deterrence, and arms control.

This doctoral project will be part of Oslo Nuclear Project, headed by Dr. Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, and the successful candidate will join the PhD program in the Department of Political Science.

Oslo Nuclear Project (ONP) is a new research program focusing on political and strategic challenges associated with nuclear weapons. ONP is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by the Department of Political Science.

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Qualifications

The successful candidates must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) in Political Science. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in research methodology. In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other general qualifications. Successful candidates must document excellent academic results and a MA thesis of high quality.

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 3000 words outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the sources of data to be used, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule that details how the project will be completed within the fellowship period. See also the Regulations on terms of employment for Research Fellowship positions

Applications

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • Project proposal (5-10 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in the budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work. The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (University degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis
  • Complete list of publications and academic works
  • List of referees: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

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).

 

We offer

  •   Salary NOK 449 400 – 497 000 (51-57) per annum depending on qualifications
  •   A pleasant and stimulating working environment
  •   Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly  environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

About the evaluation process

An application committee will review the applications before the top candidates are further assessed by an evaluation committee. The evaluation committee’s report is expected to be ready by 1 October. The report will be sent to all applicants. The short-listed candidates will then be called for interviews in October or early November. The departmental board will make its final decision by early December.

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.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Title: Head of Department, Professor Anne Julie Semb

Title: Assistant Head of Department, Associate Professor Jostein Askim

For technical question about the recruitment system, please contact: Adviser Anita Øien

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About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff

members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six assistant professors (postdoctoral fellows) and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

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PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science

About the positions

The Department of Political Science hereby announces two vacant positions as PhD Research Fellow. The persons appointed may choose between a three year-appointment with no teaching requirement, or an appointment 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.

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Qualifications

To be appointed to the position, the successful candidates must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) in Political Science. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in research methodology. In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications.

Successful candidates must document top grades and an MA Thesis of the highest quality. Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants may be called for interview.

Applicants must submit a project description of up to 3000 words outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the sources of data to be used, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule that details how the project will be completed within the fellowship period.

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 497 000 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • A pleasant and stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • a project description, including progress plan (max. 3000 words)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • 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, translated into ECTS-credits.
  • a complete list of publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.
Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

About the evaluation process

An application committee will review the applications before the top candidates are further assessed by an evaluation committee. The evaluation committee’s report is expected to be ready by 30 November. The report will be sent to all applicants. The most promising 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.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

With reference to Section 1-3 (1) of the Regulations, the Ministry of Education and Research has confirmed that a person who has obtained a doctor’s degree in a specific field cannot be appointed again to a position aimed at carrying out a doctoral programme in the same field.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

 

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About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff

members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six assistant professors (postdoctoral fellows) and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

 

Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

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Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The successful applicant should have an interest in philosophical logic broadly construed, including formally minded research in areas of theoretical philosophy such as metaphysics, the philosophy of language, epistemology, and the philosophy of mathematics and logic, as well as purely logical research in areas relevant for philosophy such as modal logic, higher-order logic and non-classical logic. The main supervisor of the PhD fellow will be Peter Fritz.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

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 their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

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Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in philosophy or logic. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

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How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) demographic information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

For questions about the position:
Associate Professor Peter Fritz; peter.fritz@ifikk.uio.no

For questions on how to apply: HR-Officer Julie Tøllefsen

Application deadline: September 23, 2018

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About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 140 employees.

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