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University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Experimental Social Psychology, Norway

Publish Date: Dec 28, 2015

Deadline: Feb 01, 2016

University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Experimental Social Psychology

A PhD research fellowship in experimental social psychology is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The fellowship is part of the research project "Phenomenology and outcomes of feeling touched or moved."

The project aims to study subjective experience, appraisals, physiological correlates, and motivational outcomes of the emotion of being moved, a frequent but understudied emotional experience. In general, the project investigates this emotion as regulating communal relations. It features a variety of measurement approaches and a cross-cultural component. Data collection is planned in Norway, the US and China, and will include laboratory work, online data collection, and interviews in the field.

Further details of the project can be requested from Associate Professor Thomas Schubert (

The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25% teaching requirement. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. Candidates must have completed higher education equivalent to a Norwegian Master degree in Psychology or a Cand. psychol degree. Admission to the research training program at the Faculty of Social Sciences is required. For more information please see:

The research fellow must take part in the Department's approved PhD programme and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

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We are looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates with the following requirements:

  • A master's degree or equivalent in psychology, or a cand. psychol. degree, qualifying for admission to the PhD programme at the Department of Psychology (note the requirement of a 2 year MA or equivalent).
  • Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will normally be qualified for admission to the PhD programme.
  • Knowledge and experience in experimental social psychology and solid knowledge of its standard statistical methods are required.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of emotion research are highly valued.
  • Knowledge and experience with online data collection, programming, and psycho-physiological measures are highly valued.
  • Excellent written or spoken English language skills.
  • Norwegian language skills or the readiness to acquire an adequate level quickly. Courses and seminars that are part of the PhD programme will normally be held in Norwegian.

We offer

The electronic application must include:

  • An application letter that includes (1) details how the candidate fulfils the stated requirements and (2) a concise statement of research interests and how they relate to the research programme.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work).
  • Copies of educational certificates.
  • Letters of recommendation (max. 3).
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. If publications are available, please attach PDF versions and descriptions of your contributions to them.

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University's grading system and are advised to apply for NOKUT's general recognition of higher education. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Evaluation of the application

The applicants are assessed based on the documented qualification. Particular emphasis will be given to the application letter and personal qualifications such as ability and willingness to collaborate with team members and capability to contribute to the project within the given timeframe according to the rules and regulations for admission to the Department's PhD programme.

Applicants may be invited for an interview during the selection process.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions (English translation). For further information, we refer to Guidelines concerning appointment to Post doctoral fellowships and research posts at the University of Oslo.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. 
Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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