Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 08.11.2023

PhD Research Fellow in Political Science

University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

Bewerbungsfrist: 30.12.2023

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The candidate will be affiliated with the Research group European Integration and Transnational Governance.

The research group has a particular focus on European integration, and studies, among other things, the European Union's multi-level administrative structure, its decision-making processes and implications for democracy, European politics as well as the EU's role in the world. The candidate should link the project to research in the research group.

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The candidate must have completed their master’s degree within political science (public administration), with an average of grade B or above (including master thesis). For more information, see: Regulations relating to the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD) in artistic development work at the University of Agder Regulations related to PhD. - Universitetet i Agder (

Good command of English, both written and oral, is required.

Personal qualities

Our PhD research fellows are expected to work goal-oriented, focused and independently. Skills such as personal suitability and motivation, and willingness to work in a team will be emphasized.

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting, and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive, and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link "Apply for this job"

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis
  • Other academic work and R&D projects, as well as a list of these (if available)
  • References
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 10 pages, including references.

The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theoretical perspectives, and a progress plan. An essential part of the assessment of applicants is the quality of the project description.

The university is committed to ensuring good guidance and supervision for successful applicants. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.


For questions about the position:

  • Jarle Trondal, Ph.D.-program coordinator and Research group leader, mobile + 47 91 38 00 83, e-mail jarle.trondaluiano

For questions about the application process:

  • Kari Nordstoga Hanssen, Senior advisor. + 47 38 14 16 30, mobile +47 41 63 72 64, e-mail: kari.n.hanssenuiano