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PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography, Norway

Publish Date: Dec 18, 2015

Deadline: Jan 18, 2016

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 up to 4 years with 25 % compulsory work (primarily teaching).

Job description

The position forms part of the research project "Shared Mobility for Innovative and Inclusive Green Cities (Sharming Cities)" funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The PhD fellow will be part of a research group comprising of two researchers at the Institute for Transport Economics and two-three researchers at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. The project's empirical content will be drawn from a survey as well as register data. Empirically the project will utilize interviews and workshops with users and service providers conducted in Norwegian. More information on the project, including project description, can be obtained here.


Applicants must have a master's degree/second-level degree in Human Geography or equivalent that might be relevant for the project, as well as skills in quantitative data analysis. The master's thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. The successful applicant must be able to carry out interviews and workshops in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.

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. If the person who is hired has a disciplinary background in a field other than Human Geography, additional courses in Human Geography might be required.

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. Reference is also made to the applicable guidelines for appointing research fellows at the University of Oslo.

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The electronic application should include:

  • A letter of application
  • Project proposal (appr. 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. Please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading your thesis in the electronic application. Your thesis must therefore be registered as an "Attachment"
  • Complete list of publications and any academic work.
  • Names and contact details of 3 persons for references.

The application and any supporting documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Pursuant to section 25, subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.


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