Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open to: applicants with MA or equivalent in social anthropology
Fellowship: NOK 430,500 – 483,700, (approximately EUR 47,261 – 51,113) per annum
The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo invites candidates to apply for up to 3 PhD Research Fellowships, with starting date in January 2016. The Department wishes to recruit up to three PhD candidates with excellent research qualifications within Social Anthropology. Applicants should relate to one or more of the Department’s core research areas. Information about the core areas can be found on the Department’s website. The successful candidates are expected to strengthen the research area(s) they relate to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department. Each position is for four years and will include 25% teaching, supervision and examination.
Applicants must provide a detailed project description outlining the work to be undertaken for their proposed project (recommended total length, including the list of references: 7-10 pages; 10 pages is an absolute maximum). The project description must include the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan. The successful candidates are expected to complete their projects before expiry of the PhD position.
Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology. The successful candidates must participate in the research training organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences (the PhD programme) and undertake research that will lead to the award of a PhD in social anthropology. Applicants are referred to the Guidelines for appointment as a PhD candidate at a university or university college. The candidates who are offered the PhD positions will automatically be accepted for the PhD programme. Applicants must have good spoken and written command of a Scandinavian language and/or English.
The position is remunerated by salary of the level 50 – 57, NOK 430,500 – 483,700, (approximately EUR 47,261 – 51,113 per annum) depending on qualifications. Moreover, research fellow will obtain an attractive pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and good welfare benefits.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2015. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application:
- Application letter;
- Project description for the work to be undertaken during the course of the term of appointment, including the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan (recommended total length, including list of references: 7-10 pages; 10 pages is an absolute maximum);
- CV (complete list of education including grades, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities);
- A complete list of publications;
- Names and contact details of 3 persons for references.
Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation may be required from the shortlisted candidates, but should not be included in the application. The application/CV must include a list of education, with grades. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
For more information please visit the official website.