Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 02.07.2024

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science

Universität Oslo, Oslo, Norwegen

Bewerbungsfrist: 10.09.2024

Beginn: 01.02.2025

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Formal qualifications 

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in Political Science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post. 
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their PhD degree, the Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.

Other qualifications

  • Applicants must have a very good command of English (written and oral).
  • Previous research into and familiarity with one or more of the topics covered by CRISPOL project is an advantage.
  • Applicants are required to possess robust empirical research expertise within the realm of political science. They should be proficient in conducting quantitative or qualitative analyses.
  • Alongside developing own research ideas, applicants should be capable of turning those ideas into well-structured and coherent scholarly papers. This involves possessing strong writing abilities and the capacity to see a writing project through from the planning stages to completion.
  • The evaluation of applicants is based on documented, academic qualifications.Personal suitability, motivation, and compatibility with the rest of the project team are also considered. The most promising candidates are invited to an interview.

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1352 postdoktor”,  NOK 594 500-657 300 per year
  • Personal research funds that can be used for e.g. travel and research assistance (currently NOK 45,000 per year)
  • A stimulating and international research environment with multiple research groups and seminar series
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace allowing for a good work-life balance
  • Access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the university’s kindergartens)
  • Norway’s capital with its rich cultural life and easy access to beautiful nature
  • Financial and practical support for international staff moving to Norway (international staff may also benefit from tvax cuts in their first years)
  • The university’s mentoring programme for female postdocs 

How to apply

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. All documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system. 

The online application must include the following items, which are to be submitted before the deadline:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A CV summarising education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities. Career breaks, including parental leave, that are noted in the CV will be taken into consideration when evaluating applicants’ academic production.
  • A complete list of publications
  • Copies of educational diplomas and academic transcripts (PhD, MA)
  • A copy of what you consider to be your best academic work to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, you must additionally submit a declaration of co-authorship specifying your individual contribution and signed by your co-author(s).
  • Your PhD dissertation (any language)
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relationship to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters are not needed
  • Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation must include a letter formally confirming that the dissertation has been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline. The exact date it was submitted should be noted in the cover letter

The application deadline is September 10th, 2024. The screening and evaluation of candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer being made, to take 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. The expected start date is February 1st, 2025.  We aim to increase diversity in our staff, and especially encourage women to apply. 

Contact information

Associate Professor Yves Steinebach 

Head of Research, Professor Tobias Bach