There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) in Sociology. The position is for a period of up to 4 years with 25 % compulsory work (primarily teaching at the Department).
The position forms part of Prof. Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund's research project "Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Market (GEMM)" funded by the European Research Council (Horizon 2020). The project will analyze obstacles to the successful incorporation of migrants, and assess ethnic inequality in the labour market. The project includes about 30 researchers within 8 European countries and aims to deliver a set of policy recommendations on how migrants can contribute to the economy and society. Empirically the project will utilize register and survey data, and a large field experiment conducted in Norwegian. Knowledge of simulation techniques would also be relevant. More information on the project, including project description, can be obtained here.
Applicants must have a master's degree/second-level degree in Sociology. The master's thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. The applicant must provide a tentative description (approx. 5 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he wants to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an account of how the project relates to GEMM. The person who is hired will be co-responsible for carrying out the field experiment, and must therefore be fluent in spoken and written Norwegian. 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 Sociology. 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. Reference is also made to the applicable guidelines for appointing research fellows at the University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published even though the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.
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.
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 3 July 2015
Reference number: 2015/6077
Home page: http://www.sv.uio.no/
Head of Administration Inger-Lise Schwab
Telephone: +47 22 85 52 55
Head of research in sociology Arne Mastekaasa
Telephone: +47 22 85 67 57
Professor Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund
Telephone: +47 22844051