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University of Oslo Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography or Equivalent, Norway

Publish Date: Oct 21, 2016

Deadline: Dec 01, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography or Equivalent

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO1352) in Human Geography or Equivalent. The position is for a period of 3 years.

The position forms part of the project 'Smart Mobility Suburbs' (SMS), funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project is in cooperation with several institutions, and the postdoctoral fellow will be a member of a research group led by Professor Per Gunnar Røe at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography.

Desired qualifications and personal skills

Applicants must hold a PhD in Human Geography or equivalent disciplines. Only candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis prior to the application closing date may apply for the position. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a doctoral degree.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be placed on the applicant's academic and personal competence to carry out the project. Applicants must also have the capacity for independent academic work at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals. The position requires competence in quantitative (analysis of register data and/or survey data) and/or qualitative research methods. Candidates that propose post-doctoral research based on qualitative interviews must have language skills in Norwegian or other Scandinavian languages. Moreover, applicants must have a good basis in theories on urban mobilities and/or urban geography/urban studies. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal suitability of the candidate to contribute to the project within the given timeframe.

Interviews will be held with potential candidates.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English and (if the applicant proposes a qualitative project) in Norwegian (or other Scandinavian language).

We offer

  • A starting pay of NOK 486 100 - 567 100, depending on level of competence
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Focus on working conditions for academic staff and researchers
  • Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
  • Good welfare benefits

The electronic application should include

  • Application letter (please write a few paragraphs about your motivation to apply for this position and in what way your background and experience is relevant to this research project, and what your contribution might be. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. The post doc project should reflect the aims of "Smart Mobility Suburbs" as described in WP1: Energy-smart mobility practices in suburbs.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, research experience, and other qualifying activity)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Up to five academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process (a doctoral dissertation or a monograph will count as three publications).
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)

The letter of application and all supporting documents must be in either English, Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.

Please also refer to the Guidelines concerning appointment to postdoctoral and research posts at UiO.

According to Section 25 of the Norwegian Freedom of Infomation Act, information about the applicant can be published even when the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.

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.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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