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 Public and International Law is part the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. Our researchers cover a great number of fields in public and international law and thereby related fields, such as constitutional law, administrative law, public international law, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, environmental law, labour law, legal history, legal theory, refugee & asylum law, social law, tax law and women’s law.
PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals
Up to two 2 year postdoctoral fellowships are available at PluriCourts, a Centre for the
Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order.
The postdoctoral researchers will study international courts and tribunals (ICs) in one or more of the issue areas addressed by PluriCourts: human rights, trade, international criminal courts, the environment, law of the sea, or the International Court of Justice.
The research should apply methodology from the fields of philosophy and/or law, with a slight preference for applicants in political philosophy.
PluriCourts is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. The multidisciplinary Centre is based at the Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law of the University of Oslo. Co-Directors of the Centre are Andreas Føllesdal (professor in political philosophy) and Geir Ulfstein (professor in international law).
The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyze and assess the legitimate present and future roles of ICs.
For important detailed information about the research agenda and PluriCourts, visit PluriCourts' research plan.
More information at the PluriCourts web site.
Qualifications and Personal Skills
- Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in law or a PhD in philosophy or political theory.
To be eligible, the applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. The doctoral degree must have been received prior to taking up the position.
- Proficiency in English is required. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description and how it contributes to PluriCourts’ research plan, and the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame, as evidenced by the application.
- Applicants are requested to submit the PhD dissertation or equivalent academic material and up to 50 pages of other published works if the applicant regards these as relevant. If the publications are written by more than one author, the applicant’s role must be documented with a co-author declaration.
- The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Oslo during the project period and participate in common activities at the Centre, such as book editing, writing grant applications, lecturing at seminars among others.
- The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
- Salary based on salary level (NOK 490 900 - 569 000)
- An academically stimulating working environment
- Favorable pension arrangement
- Attractive welfare arrangements
- A letter of application
- A project proposal (maximum 3 pages) which shows how the project will contribute
to PluriCourts' research plan and a time schedule for the planned work.
CV in English (maximum 2 pages) summarizing education, positions, pedagogical
experience, administrative experience and any other qualifying activity.
- A complete list of published and unpublished works. If a co-authored work is
included, the applicant's role must be made clear.
- Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Foreign diplomas must be provided
in the original language as well as in an English translation. Foreign applicants are
advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system.
- The PhD dissertation or equivalent academic material and up to 50 pages of other
published works if the applicant regards these as relevant. If the publications are
written by more than one author, the applicant’s role must be documented with a coauthor declaration.
Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language, if no other agreements has been made by the Faculty of Law.
- Copies of grades and transcripts. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system
Names and contact details for at least two references.
All materials should preferably be delivered electronically.
- Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.
- According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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 a.o.
- The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
Deadline: 1 November 2017
- Søknadsfrist1. november 2017
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- ArbeidsstedSt. Olavs plass 5, 0165 Oslo
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