Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (comparative public opinion/political behavior)
There is a vacant position at the Department of Political Science for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) in Political Science.The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years. The appointee will have a 25% teaching requirement. This means that 75% of the working time over 4 years is devoted to research.
We are looking for a fellow with a specialization in comparative public opinion/political behaviour broadly conceived. The fellow is expected to contribute to the research agenda and milieu of the WELTRUST project, “Welfare State Support and Political Trust: Integrating Economic, Cultural, and Policy Explanations”. Here, it is foreseen that the fellow contributes to the design and analysis of the various primary survey panel and experimental data collected by the project. Importantly, the fellow is also expected to actively contribute to the collective research environment established by the WELTRUST project.
More about the position
The appointee will have a 25% teaching requirement. Successful applicants must therefore be prepared to teach Bachelor's and Master's level courses within the Department's course portfolio as well as tutor Master's students.
The Department organizes teaching into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, and research methods.
The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
A comprehensive assessment of the applicant's scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s scientific qualifications including publication record as well as the quality and relevance of the research proposal. Emphasis will also be given to the applicants' documented teaching skills and formal qualifications, teamwork skills and personal suitability for the position.
Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire “basic pedagogical competency” in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.
How to apply
The application must include all of the following items:
Application deadline 15 May 2020.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
The best qualified candidates will be interviewed.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure 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.