One PhD fellowship or Postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law to undertake research as part of the project Private knowledge, public issues: Digitalization and private economies of knowledge in criminal justice (CRIMKNOW). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The candidate will be able to work on cutting-edge research topics and get access to an international and interdisciplinary network of high expertise. The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct long-term fieldwork and to go on research stays abroad.
Digitalization of policing has been intimately connected with the rise of so- called knowledge- and evidence-based policing. The project will empirically trace the development and spread of evidence-based policing from its US origins to a global crime policy template (WP2). Applicants can develop their individual empirical and methodological approach within this framework. Applicants can read more about the general project here. The entire CRIMKNOW project description can be accessed on request from project leader prof. Katja Franko. Interested candidates are strongly advised to consult these before writing their project description. Applicants are not expected to have in- depth and interdisciplinary knowledge about this topic beforehand.
The PhD fellowship appointment runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with 25% teaching duties, depending on the candidate's qualifications. Applicants for the position of PhD fellow must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law.
The Postdoctoral fellowship appointment runs for either three years or four years. Postdoctoral candidates in four-year appointments must acquire basic university pedagogical competence as part of the 25% teaching duties. Postdoctoral candidates in three-year appointments are required to have 10 % teaching duties.
For both the PhD and the Postdoctoral fellowship , a four-year appointment requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs at the Faculty of Law.Qualification requirements and other qualities
For all candidates:
For applicants to the PhD fellowship:
For applicants to the Postdoctoral fellowship:
The application must include:
The candidate is expected to complete the project by the end of the fellowship period.
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”.
The tentative starting date is spring 2023.Evaluation of the applicant
Candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board that will rank the candidates on the basis of the above criteria, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.
If the relative strengths of the applicants for the respective positions as PhD fellow or Postdoctoral fellow are identical, the former will be preferred.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, either in person or digitally.
The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Law will make the final decision about the hiring of the candidate.Formal regulations
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to research fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Fellowship or Postdoctoral Fellow period 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.
If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.Contact information
For questions concerning content: Professor and project leader Katja Franko, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For administrative questions: HR-officer Andreas Mobråthen, e-mail: email@example.comAbout 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 40 employees and 500 students.Deadline
1st March 2023Employer
University of OsloMunicipality
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