Ph.D. Research Fellowship within Biblical Studies, Norwegian School of Theology, Norway

Publish Date: Feb 18, 2016

Deadline: Apr 01, 2016

MF Norwegian School of Theology is an accredited specialized university in Oslo. MF offers research and study programs in Theology, Religious Studies, Religious Education and Social Studies – at Bachelor-, Master-, and Ph.D.-levels. We have 1150 students, 57 in the Ph.D.-program, and about 110 faculty and staff members. MF is a member of the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions and Nordic Universities Association, as well as the Global Network of Research Centers for Theology, Religious and Christian Studies.

Ph.D. Research Fellowship within Biblical Studies

At MF a Ph.D. research fellowship within Biblical Studies is now available. The starting date for the fellowship is September 1st 2016.

The primary goal of the fellowship is the completion of a Ph.D. degree.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must meet the formal requirements for admission to the Ph.D. program at MF. MF requires the equivalent of a master’s degree (i.e. 3 years bachelor and 2 years master, 300 ECTS altogether). Applicants must have completed their master’s degree at the time of application.

Applicants are asked to present a project which must be placed within the confines of MF Norwegian School of Theology’s research portfolio and competence.

Admission into the doctoral program at MF requires participation in the organized research education offered by the institution. The schedule of the doctoral program as well as the mandatory work required of research fellows indicate that residence in Oslo is required.

The position is reserved for younger applicants.

A basic requirement for admission is the level set by a master’s degree or cand.theol./cand.philol. within the fields of study relevant for the doctoral project.

In addition to this formal academic requirement, creativity, the ability to co-operate, and the necessary capacity to complete an independent doctoral thesis within the time set for the position will be taken into account.

The person hired for the position is expected to work in accordance with MF’s aim and profile.

The candidate's main supervisor will normally come from the permanent academic staff of the relevant MF department.


Salary will be in accordance with level 50 (code 1017/20.8) on the Norwegian government salary scale. In addition, research fellows will receive up to 20.000 NOK yearly for expenses attached to the project itself.

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About the position

The research fellowship is awarded for a period of four years, provided progress is satisfactory. Mid-term evaluations of Ph.D. projects are compulsory. The research and educational part of the fellowship is 75 %, while the last 25 % is dedicated to teaching and/or other obligations at MF. An agreement concerning the actual work load must be made with the department at the time of employment.

For more information, contact Ph.D.-coordinator Nils Aksel Røsæg, tel- +47-22590553,, or Dean of Research Jan-Olav Henriksen, tel. 047-22590534,

Mandatory attachment: A presentation of the proposed project (5-10 pages) with a plan of progress, preliminary disposition of the thesis and relevant accompanying documents.

MF will also make use of interviews in the nomination process.

Application, presentation of project, Curriculum Vitae, and accompanying documents with attestation may be sent electronically trough present webscheme by April 1st 2016. The final decision on the appointments will take place in June 2016.

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