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.
Do you want to take part in shaping the future?PhD position
The Department of Government at the University of Bergen is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate with strong quantitative skills and a keen interest in the WarEffects project. The project is a five-year research initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC, 2022-2027) that aims to examine the micro-level effects of civil wars on multiple dimensions of women's empowerment. More information about the project is available at www. wareffects.eu.
As a PhD Candidate, you will work closely with the project team, which includes two postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, and the project's Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Carlo Koos. Together, you will combine survey experiments, administrative and archival data, GIS, and qualitative field research in Colombia, DR Congo, and Sri Lanka to significantly advance research at the intersection of peace and conflict, gender, and political behaviour across disciplinary boundaries.
This PhD position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 75% will be dedicated to research and 25% will be dedicated to teaching. Teaching-related duties translate into approximately one course per year. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.Responsibilities:
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:
To apply, please submit the following documents:
Short-listed candidates will be invited i) to demonstrate their quantitative methods skills in a small assignment, and ii) will be invited for an interview.
The application and appendices must be uploaded in English at Jobbnorge.
The closing date is June 18th, 2023. The application has to be marked with: 2023/6516
The successfull candidate is expected to work and live in the Bergen area.
Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.General information:
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Carlo Koos, PI of the project is [email protected]
Practical questions about the application process should be directed to HR adviser Gudrun Horvei at [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.Life as a PhD candidate at UiB
Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.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
18th June 2023Employer
University of BergenMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service