University of Bergen

Centre for fhe study of the Sciences and the Humanities

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen. The researcher position will be associated with the Horizon 2020-funded project “Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security” (MAGIC), see . MAGIC aims to improve the knowledge base for the governance of and in the water-energy-soil-climate nexus by interdisciplinary integration of the Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) method with science and technology studies (STS) and policy studies, within the theoretical framework of post-normal science.


The position is for a period of 2 years, 1 June 2018-31 May 2020.


About the project/work tasks

The postdoctoral research fellow is expected to take part in all research tasks pertaining to the University of Bergen in the MAGIC project. Our major task is a comparative study of the role of technological innovations in the governance of the nexus. Other tasks include nexus policy studies and the development and maintenance of an interface for science-policy dialogue between the project and European stakeholders. The tasks will involve day-to-day collaboration with other researchers at the University of Bergen but also the project coordinator at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and other partners.



In order to be considered for the position the applicant should comply with the following criteria:

  • The applicant must have relevant research competence on level of a Norwegian PhD degree within academic fields, such as environmental social science, science and technology studies, or sustainability science.

  • The applicant must have prior work experience with the MuSIASEM method and post-normal science approaches.

  • Solid mastery of the English language (written and spoken)


Potential candidates will be called for an interview at the University of Bergen or an interview by Skype.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:
The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 2 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.

  • Salary at pay grade 57 (code 1352) according to the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 490 500 gross annually). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.

  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).

  • Good welfare benefits.


How to apply for the position

Please apply electronically in the online system Jobbnorge via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.


The applicant must complete the electronic CV-form. In addition the application must include:

  • An account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.

  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme

  • Your PhD dissertation

  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted

  • Relevant certificates/references

  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)

  • Any publications in your name


The application and appendices with certified translations into English, Spanish or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at the recruitment portal Jobbnorge. Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.


General information:

  • Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting the project leader, Professor Roger Strand, email:, phone + 47 55 58 34 36 (work) / + 47 480 74 017 (mobile).

  • Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Head of Administration Tone Lund-Olsen, e-mail: , or phone: +47 55 58 33 12.


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.


The department will be conducting interviews with the shortlisted candidates prior to the final decision being made.


More about the appointment process:


Questions about the electronic application procedure should be directed to



Reference number: 18/3042

Application deadline: 30.04.2018



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