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University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship on the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence, Norway

Publish Date: Jun 24, 2016

Deadline: Sep 01, 2016

PhD Research Fellowship on the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence

The Department of Political Science hereby announces a vacant position as PhD Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX). C-REX is a cross-disciplinary center for the study of right-wing extremism, hate crime and political violence. C-REX is a joint collaboration with five of the leading Norwegian institutions and three of the leading international universities on extremism research.

The person appointed may choose between a three year-appointment with no teaching requirement, or an appointment for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods. Candidates will be part of the Faculty's PhD programme and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science.


To be appointed to the position, the successful candidate must have a Master's degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science.  The Master's degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in research methodology.  In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications. Successful candidates must document top grades and an MA Thesis of the highest quality. Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants will be called for interview.

Applicants must submit a project description of up to 3000 words outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the sources of data to be used, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule that details how the project will be completed within the fellowship period.

We offer

  • Salary according to "SKO 1017 stipendiat", pay grade 50-54, NOK 430 500 – 459 700
  • A pleasant and stimulating working environment
  • An attractive pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Excellent staff welfare schemes

The electronic application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Project description
  • CV
  • Copy of Master's dissertation
  • Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master's degree Diploma and transcript(s), preferably together with a class distribution of grades. The transcript must specify the grade achieved on the Master's thesis
  • Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university, translated into ECTS-credits
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Please note: All documentation, the Master's dissertation included, must be in English or in a Scandinavian language (or translated into English/Scandinavian by a certified translator).

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.

Pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

As a state institution, we aim for a balanced age and gender composition of our staff and to recruit persons from ethnic minorities.

It is only permissible to hold one fixed-term position at the same institution.


Ass. Head of Department Jostein Askim
Telephone: +47 22855169

Director of C-REX, Professor Tore Bjørgo
Telephone: +47 22845850

Questions regarding the electronic application form: HR Consultant Mette Frydendal

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