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PhD Candidate in Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Jul 14, 2015

Deadline: Aug 10, 2015

About the Program

The PhD position is linked to the research group in Work and Organizational Psychology. Research in this group covers areas such as organizational climate and work environment, organizational change, team effectiveness, employment relationships, human-technology-organization research and Human Resource Management practices. The research groups aims to publish in international journals, but also produces studies that reflect a Norwegian tradition in work and organizational psychology. Mainly used research designs apply both quantitative and qualitative methods.

The appointment is for a period of four years with 75 % research and 25 % teaching requirement. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position

The purpose of the appointment is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The successful candidate will be admitted to the research training program at the Faculty of Social Sciences when appointed for the position.

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We are looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates with the following requirements:

• The successful applicant holds a Master degree in Psychology or the equivalent, with a specialization in Work and Organizational Psychology, or in a related field, qualifying for admission to the Department's PhD program.

• Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale on their Master's Thesis will be qualified for admission to the PhD program.

• The candidate is able to document knowledge in internationally oriented Work and Organizational Psychology.

• In addition the candidate has good skills in scientific English, in spoken and written form, and strong competences in either qualitative or quantitative methods, applied in Work and Organizational Psychology.

We offer

The application must include:

  • Motivation letter
  • A project proposal for the PhD studies with a scientific argumentation, schedule and budget (5-10 pages).
  • A supervisory agreement with a Professor or Associate Professor at the Department.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates.
  • List of publications.

The proposed project should be feasible within the four years of employment and the annual project costs should not exceed NOK 20 000,- unless the applicant can prove funding from other sources.

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University's grading system and are advised to apply for NOKUT's general recognition of higher education. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Evaluation of the application

The applicants are assessed based on the documented qualifications. Particular emphasis will be given to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the project proposal, and the candidate's academic and personal prerequisites to complete the project within the given timeframe according to the rules and regulations for admission to the Department's PhD programme: 

Applicants may be invited for an interview during the selection process.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions (English translation). For further information, we refer to Guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at the University of Oslo.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions.
Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.


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