Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and IdeasDoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy - SalientSolutions Job description
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas at the University of Oslo.
The Doctoral Research Fellowship is associated with the project «SalientSolutions: responding ethically to the attention crisis» funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
The candidate is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application. We are looking for candidates whose planned project falls broadly within at least one of the following areas: Ethics, Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Psychology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political Philosophy.More about the position
The candidate's PhD project will contribute to the SalientSolutions project, which develops and applies ethical and philosophical tools to the threats and societal problems that arise in the context of the novel attention economy and new politics of attention.
Click here to read about the project and click here to read about the research associated with the project.
We advise candidates to look at the project's websites. We invite candidates from any of the areas of philosophy listed above. The candidate's proposed PhD research need not be directly about the topics of the SalientSolutions project. Candidates should, though, in their research description and application letter address how it may relate to them.
The candidate will be situated in a strong, lively and supportive research environment, both at SalientSolutions and the related ERC-funded GoodAttention project; they will also have the opportunity to be integrated in relevant research networks, such as the Practical Philosophy Group, the Oslo Mind, Language and Epistemology Network, and the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences.
The candidate will have the opportunity also to make use of the international advisory board associated with SalientSolutions, for research interactions, research visits, or other forms of collaboration.
The person appointed will participate in the Faculty of Humanities' 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 community 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.Qualification requirements
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:
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.We offer
The application must include:
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, jobbnorge.no.
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.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.
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 aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.Contact information
For questions about the position:
Associate Professor and Project Manager Sebastian Watzl or Principal Researcher Katharine Browne
For questions about how to apply:
HR Officer Anders RykkeAbout 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 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 110 employees.Deadline
15th January 2023Employer
University of OsloMunicipality
Fulltime (1 jobs) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service
Blindern, Oslo, Norway