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 Sociology and Human Geography is Norway's leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor's and three Master's programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.
PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography
There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow (SKO 1017) in Human Geography. The position is for a period of three years (with no compulsory work).
The position is linked to the research project “Smart Mobility Suburbs (SMS)”, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The PhD fellow will be part of a consortium of researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, the Institute for Transport Economics and the Department of Sociology and Human Geography (project leader is at this department). Within this research project, the position will mainly be related to the work package 1. The main objective is to develop a better understanding of residential choices and travel practices, based on fieldwork and qualitative interviews with persons living in suburban “minicities” (or suburban towns) in Greater Oslo. More information on the project, including project description, please see our website.
Applicants must have a master's degree/second-level degree (120 ECTS) in Human Geography or equivalent, as well as documented skills in qualitative data collection and analysis. The master's thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree. The successful applicant must be able to carry out interviews and workshops in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. Residence in the Oslo‐vicinity is expected.
The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences' organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Human Geography. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme.
The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master's thesis.
- salary NOK 436 900 - 490 900 per annum, depending on qualifications
- an academically stimulating working environment
- attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
How to apply
The application must include:
- A letter of application
- A project proposal (approximately 5 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period.
- CV with full summary of education, practice and academic employment. The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master's study programme must be specified.
- Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
- Copy of Master's degree diploma
- Master's thesis.
- Complete list of publications and any academic work
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
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: 9 November 2017
- Søknadsfrist9. november 2017
- ArbeidsgiverUniversity of Oslo
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