PhD Fellowship in Criminology and/or Sociology of Law

University of Oslo
April 27, 2023
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PhD Fellowship in Criminology and/or Sociology of Law Job description

1 position as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017) is available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. The Department is the leading research and educational institution in criminology and sociology of law in Norway. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law. Read about the PhD programme here.

The selected candidate will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme of the Faculty of Law. The candidate is expected to be an active participant in and contributor to the research environment at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law and take part in one of the many multidisciplinary research groups at the Faculty of Law

More about the position

The fellowship runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with 25 % compulsory teaching duties. A four year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.

The Department would in particular welcome applicants that can take on teaching obligations connected to our compulsory courses. Teaching must be done in a Scandinavian language, or, in a limited number of courses, in English..

Qualification requirements and personal skills
  • The applicant must hold a five year master's degree of high quality in criminology, sociology of law or in an equivalent discipline that covers training in relevant theories and methods
  • Normally, the applicant's grades should place the candidate in the top 10-15 % of their class. This requirement also applies to the master's thesis
  • The candidate must have a good command of English
  • Applicants must be able to work in an independent and structured manner
  • Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the potential to contribute to the development of criminology or sociology of law
  • Applicants must take an active part in the development of a good work environment
  • Assessment

    Applicants must present a proposal for a research project of 5-10 pages, with relevance to the development of criminology and/or sociology of law. The proposed project should combine theoretical and empirical ambitions with feasibility.

    In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the quality of the research proposal in addition to the candidates' academic and personal qualifications, particularly in relation to their ability to conduct the proposed project within the allotted time.

    Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview for the position, either in person or via a digital platform.

    The candidates are evaluated by an assessment committee. The committee ranks the applicants based on the criteria indicated above and interviews with short-listed candidates. A separate interview committee may be set down. The final decision is taken by the Faculty's appointment board.

    We offer
  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements
  • How to apply

    The application must include

  • Letter of application and motivation
  • Project description (5-10 pages). The project description must include a demonstration of knowledge about the topic and presentation of relevant theories, as well as a description of the research design and plan for carrying out the research, including a publication plan
  • Curriculum Vitae (giving an overview of education, previous positions, academic accomplishments and teaching experience)
  • Complete list of academic publications
  • Certified copies of certificates and academic diplomas (if the original language is not English or a Scandinavian language, an English language translation must be provided in addition to a copy of the original).
  • Up to three publications (if these are co-authored, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted)
  • A list of up to three references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail address and phone number)
  • The application with attachments must be handed in via our electronic recruitment system, see the “Apply for this job”-link.

    Please remember that both the application, project proposal and all other materials must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

    Formal regulations

    Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo.

    According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

    The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.

    Inclusion and diversity are goals in the Faculty's strategy. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

    If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

    Contact information

    For information about the position: Head of Department Helene O. I. Gundhus, phone: + 47 41 52 33 51, e-mail: [email protected]

    Regarding questions about recruitment system and process: HR Adviser Andreas Mobråthen, e-mail: [email protected]

    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 of Criminology and Sociology of Law is situated at the Faculty of Law. The Department is Norway's only department for research and education in Criminology and Sociology of Law. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are at the highest international level. The Department has about 45 employees and 500 students.


    27th April 2023


    University of Oslo




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