University of Oslo Doctoral Research Fellowship 2017 - Nordic Hospitalities, Norway

Publish Date: Jan 11, 2017

Deadline: Jan 27, 2017

Doctoral Research Fellowship - Nordic hospitalities      

A PhD Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) within the project “Nordic hospitalities in a context of migration and refugee crisis (NORDHOST)” is available at the Departement of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. The project is part of the program UiO:Norden.

NORDHOST is an interdisciplinary project run by a project leader and a core group from the disciplines of theology, criminology, philosophy and social anthropology at the University of Oslo, and with participating Nordic researchers. The project shall research the impact of migration in the context of Nordic countries where, on the one hand, there are increasingly prominent politics of restriction and, on the other hand, there are practices which are developing more explicit traditions of hospitality in public discussions and in civil society. NORDHOST intends to develop new knowledge and interpretations of these and other contradictory social trajectories. One important ambition is to contribute to a critical discussion on the traditional guest/host binary.

Candidates are expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project. The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD.

The research project should address criminologically relevant migration issues within the Nordic context. The PhD candidate should preferably have a competence relevant to the project field from their master thesis, although this is not a must. Nordhost will be particularly interested in comparative projects that have both an empirical and a theoretical ambition, addressing the paradox of the guest/host binary mentioned above. Topics related to citizenship, rights, social exclusion, penal culture, border control, ethics and justice could be focused on.

The appointment is for a duration of up to 4 years, with teaching constituting 25 % of the workload. Alternatively, it is for 3 years without any teaching duties. A 4-year Fellowship requires the candidate to meet current teaching needs at the Department. The Fellowship period may be reduced within the framework of pertaining regulations based on previously held research fellowship positions.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The selected candidates will automatically be admitted to the faculty's PhD program.


The PhD candidate must hold a master's degree of high quality in criminology, sociology of law or equivalent field. An equivalent field can include a degree in a social science or other discipline which covers theories and methods that are relevant to criminology and migration.

he project language is English, and candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language, or alternatively a willingness to learn during the fellowship period, is an advantage for working at the Faculty of Law in Oslo but is not a condition for this position.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The quality of the project description;
  • Academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to the NORDHOST project;
  • good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

We offer:

  • Salary NOK 432 700 to 489 300 per year (salary levels 50 to 57)
  • An inspiring and friendly working environment
  • A favorable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

The applicants should include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications)
  • Certified copies of certificates and academic diplomas. ( If the original language is not English or a Scandinavian language, an English language translation must be provided in addition to a copy of the original.)
  • Project description (approximately 5 pages), including a progress plan
  • A complete list of academic publications
  • Up to 3 publications. (If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted.)
  • A list of up to 3 references. (Name, relation to candidate, e-mail address and telephone number)

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

Please remember that both the application and the project outline as well as all other documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Applicants from countries outside the Nordic countries where English is not the official language must attach a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 unless they have a diploma from a university in an English-speaking country.

The University of Oslo has an agreement in place for all employees that aims to secure the rights to research results.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act § 25 (Offentleglova), information about the candidate may be included in the public applicant list even if the candidate has requested non-disclosure.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of, for instance, gender or ethnicity.

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