Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and IdeasDoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy 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 position will be in the area of philosophy of life sciences, focusing on more recent developments in the life sciences, addressing a topic within philosophy of bionano science, molecular biology, biophysics, and or/related areas, such as questions of explanation, scale, modeling, causal selection, explanatory competition/integration, or interdisciplinarity/convergence.
The application must contain a project description relating to any of these topics.
The person appointed will be connected to The Centre of Philosophy and the Sciences (CPS) and will work with Gry Oftedal on the life science component of CPS.
Applications are welcomed from candidates with an interest, and preferably a background, in philosophy of science, and it can be an advantage to have some educational background in the natural sciences in addition to philosophy, although this is not a requirement.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
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:
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:
Senior Lecturer Gry Oftedal
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
31st January 2023Employer
University of OsloMunicipality
Fulltime (1 stillinger) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service