PhD at Department of Sociology

University of Bergen
April 11, 2023
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PhD at Department of Sociology UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

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PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Sociology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department. The work location for this position is Bergen.

The Department of Sociology is part of an extensive social science environment at The Faculty of Social Sciences and collaborates with other sociology departments nationally and internationally. The comprehensive teaching programs include a one-year sociology program; a Bachelor-; a Master-, and an integrated Teacher Programme with master in sociology. The current research at the department represents a broad profile that is based on long term research traditions. Applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with the research profile of the department in the design of the project: https: // www. uib.no/en/sosio/143577/research-profile

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • Master's degree in sociology. The degree must be completed by the application deadline
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the master's thesis and for the master's degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research
  • Able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

    About the PhD position:

    The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

    About the PhD training:

    As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must normally have an educational background corresponding to a master's degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor's degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master's degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master's degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is expected that the topic of the master's degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

    We can offer:
  • Salary as PhD (code 1017) NOK 501 200, - per year. Automatic salary increases for up to 4 years with a 3% annual increase
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Project proposal:

    A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. Admittance to the PhD programme will be based on the research proposal.

    Your application must include:
  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master's thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications (including your master's thesis)
  • The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

    Closing date: April 11, 2023.

    The application must be marked: 2023/2443.

    Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

    General information:

    Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department: [email protected]

    Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser – HR: [email protected]

    Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD: [email protected]

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

    Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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    About UiB

    The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

    There are seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

    Deadline

    11th April 2023

    Employer

    University of Bergen

    Municipality

    Bergen

    Scope

    Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

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