Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at ConceptLab

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at ConceptLab at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo (UiO).

Job description

The department is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow whose research will contribute to the research theme “theoretical framework” and who will contribute to the research environment of ConceptLab in general. For information about this particular research theme and the research profile of ConceptLab in general, please see

The candidate will be expected to have her or his residence and work place in Oslo, to participate in the various workshops and conferences organized by ConceptLaband to be an active member of the research team.

The position is available for a period of up to three years. There is a 10% component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD with a specialization in philosophy or another relevant background (the dissertation should be successfully defended by the start of the contract)
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the research theme “theoretical framework”
  • Good English language skills

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • the project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and to contribute to the main project
  • the quality of the project description
  • the candidate’s international experience and network
  • good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We are looking for a strongly motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidate, with high academic qualifications in the relevant area of research.

We offer

  • salary NOK 490 900 – 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement

How to apply

The application must include

  • application letter with an expression of interest and specification of how the project will contribute to the research theme “Theoretical frameworks”
  • project description, including progress plan (3 – 5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • a writing example (maximum 7000 words)
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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 specified period at the same institution.
According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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 a.o.

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

Deadline: August 30 2017

Apply here

Contact persons:

For questions regarding the position:
Professor Herman Cappelen

For questions regarding how to apply:
HR-Officer Julie Tøllefsen

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