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University of Oslo Doctoral Research Fellowship — Faculty of Law Arctic Program, Norway

Publish Date: Aug 05, 2016

Deadline: Sep 15, 2016

Doctoral Research Fellowship — Faculty of Law Arctic Program

A position as a PhD research fellow is available to conduct research as part of the University of Oslo Arctic Programs and the Faculty of Law Artic Program called Cold Pursuit.

The applicant is expected to do research on the law of the sea and to submit a research plan for that purpose. The specific focus areas of the faculty are the legal possibilities of states implementing and enforcing their policies in different parts of the Arctic. The research should preferably be designed to involve researchers from other disciplines such as the social sciences, economics, anthropology, or the natural sciences. For more information, please contact Professor Erik Røsæg,

A possible topic within this framework could deal with the legal aspects of the engagement of the European Union (EU) in the Arctic. To what extent is there community competence based on the community's ratification of the UNCLOS, and to what extent do Member States have competence? How does this work in respect of Greenland, which is not a member of the EU? Furthermore, how do other EU policies influence Arctic activities, such as the free movement of services?

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.

The candidate must have received excellent grades.

The project language is English, and candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. The PhD thesis must be written in English. 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 432,700–489,300 per year (salary levels 50–57)
  • 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.


Professor Erik Røsæg
Telephone: +47 22859752
Mobile: +47 48002979

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