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University of Oslo Doctoral Research Fellowship - Energy Law, Norway

Publish Date: Sep 22, 2016

Deadline: Oct 12, 2016

Doctoral Research Fellowship - Energy Law

A position as a PhD research fellow within energy law (electricity) is available at the Department of Petroleum and Energy Law at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law.

The applicant is expected to do research on an area of law of specific relevance to the electricity sector and to submit a research plan for that purpose. The project may comprise any area of law of particular interest and importance to the electricity sector, including public law, private law and/or international law (such as EU and EEA law) related topics. The research may focus on any stage (or stages) of the electricity sector resource chain, from development and generation to transmission, distribution, supply and consumption of electricity. The research project must be relevant to the Norwegian electricity sector.

The fellowship is for a period of up to four years, with teaching constituting 25% of the workload, or for three years without any teaching duties. The teaching duties require that the candidate be able to fulfill the current teaching needs of the faculty. The fellowship period may be reduced within the framework of the relevant 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 Norwegian master's degree in law or a law degree at the same level.

Candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. The PhD thesis must be written in English or in one of the Scandinavian languages.  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 in Oslo but is not a condition for this position.

The candidate's grades, previous works in legal science, professional and personal qualifications, and in particular the project outline will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the applications.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo in person or through electronic means.

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:

  • A letter of application
  • Project outline (5–10 pages)
  • CV
  • Certified copies of certificates and diplomas with all grades. Foreign diplomas (master’s, bachelor’s, and the like) in languages other than English or a Scandinavian language must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian language translation.
  • An explanation of the foreign university’s grading system
  • A complete list of publications
  • A copy of the applicant’s master’s thesis, along with a maximum of 50 pages from other academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered by the evaluation committee. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship as well as the contribution(s) of the candidate should be submitted.

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

See the guidelines concerning appointments to research posts at the University of Oslo for more details.

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.

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.

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