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Doctoral Research Fellowships in History of Ideas/Intellectual History , Oslo University, Norway

Publish Date: Jul 02, 2015

Deadline: Sep 01, 2015

Two PhD Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) in History of Ideas, within the field of Norwegian/Nordic intellectual history/history of ideas, are vacant in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas at the University of Oslo (UiO).

The candidates will be affiliated with interdisciplinary research groups at the Faculty of the Humanities connected to the Nordic initiative at UiO (“Unpacking the Nordic Model”). Applicants must present an independent project that lies within the areas of these research networks. Preference may be given to applicants whose research projects are related to the following:

The successful candidates must participate in the research training program organized by the Faculty of Humanities (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty’s researcher education) and must engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis. The persons who are appointed will be enrolled in the Faculty’s organized researcher training. The academic study will terminate in a doctoral thesis which will be defended at the Faculty of Humanities, leading to a PhD-degree. The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieus or networks and contribute to their development. Read more about the doctoral degree here.

The successful candidates will be expected to have their residence and workplace in Oslo, and to be active members the academic community at the History of Ideas section.

The posts are available for a period of three years starting late autumn 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Currently, PhD fellows who successfully submit their thesis within the three year period are granted an additional fellowship year.

Qualifications and personal skills

  • A Master's degree in History of Ideas/Intellectual History or in related disciplines which are relevant to the topic of the doctoral dissertation
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In assessing the application, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific and innovative merits
  • The project’s relevance for the main research areas
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications to execute the project within the given time frame
  • Good collaboration skills and the ability to contribute to interdisciplinary academic communities

The application may be written in English or in any of the Scandinavian languages.

Incomplete applications will under normal circumstances not be assessed.

As a rule, interviews will be conducted as part of the appointment process.

We offer

  • the salary level 50 - 56 (NOK 430 500-475 400 depending on level of expertise)
  • professional development in a stimulating work environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • letter of application describing qualifications (maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae that includes an overview of previously published academic/scientific works
  • project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)
  • Completed application form for admission to the doctoral degree program
  • Certified copies of diplomas, grade transcripts and other testimonials
  • In the event of diplomas from other countries: printouts of prospectuses or similar that describe the content and framework of the courses of study on which the application is based
  • names and contact details of two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone)

See also Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships at the Faculty of Humanities.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.

Pursuant to section 25, paragraph 2 of the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be included in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out of entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo also aims to recruit more individuals with an immigrant background to academic positions. Candidates with an immigrant background are encouraged to apply.

  • Application deadline: 1. September
  • Reference number: 2015/6534

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