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University of Oslo Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy, Norway

Publish Date: Oct 12, 2016

Deadline: Nov 01, 2016

Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Philosophy within the project "What should not be bought and sold?" is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The post will be associated with the project “What should not be bought and sold?”, a SAMKUL project funded by the Research Council of Norway. The person appointed will join a project team led by Ole Martin Moen.

The successful candidate must participate in the research training program organized by the Faculty of Humanities and must engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis. The purpose of the Doctoral Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation (monograph or article-based) to be defended at a public defense for the doctoral degree. The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work must result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The successful candidate will be expected to have his/her residence and workplace in Oslo, and to be an active member of the philosophical community in Oslo.

The post is available for a period of three years starting January 1, 2017.


  • A Master's Degree or equivalent in in philosophy or in another area relevant to the topic of the doctoral dissertation. The Master's Degree must have been obtained by the time of application
  • A project description relevant to the “What should not be bought and sold?” project

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

  • The scientific merit, relevance and innovation of the proposed project
  • The applicant's academic and personal qualifications necessary in order to execute the project
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities
  • Experience with societal impact in the relevant fields
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

  • salary level NOK 432 7000 - 480 900 (depending on qualifications)
  • professional development in a stimulating work environment
  • attractive welfare benefits

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

  • Application letter describing background and qualifications (maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 6 pages, see Template for project descriptions)  
  • Transcripts of grades. Foreign applicants should attach an explanation of the grading scheme used by their university
  • Names and contact details of two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

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

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