Doctoral Research Fellowship in History of Ideas 

University of Oslo
January 31, 2023
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Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

Doctoral Research Fellowship in History of Ideas Job description

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

Applicants must submit a project description. The proposed project must be relevant to the department's ongoing research within the history of ideas and to one of the research groups in which tenured academic staff take part. For information about ongoing research and research groups, see the department's website: History of Ideas - Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

More about the position

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 candidates are expected to join a 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.

Qualification requirements
  • A Master's degree in the history of ideas or equivalent. 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, please see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must 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.

    We offer
  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. 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, 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 Head of History of Ideas Håkon Evju

    For questions about how to apply:

    HR Officer Anders Rykke

    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 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

    31st January 2023

    Employer

    University of Oslo

    Municipality

    Oslo

    Scope

    Fulltime (1 stillinger) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

    Place of service

    Blindern

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