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4 Doctoral Research Fellowships within literary studies – UiO, Norway 2022

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

Four Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) in literature are available in the Department of Literature, Area studies and European languages, University of Oslo – Norway 2022


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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 4
Research Field:
Joining Date: Sept 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in a literary field
  • The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • The successful candidates must have excellent knowledge of the language(s) relevant for the project.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

Further qualifications

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We seek innovative, curious and scientifically strong candidates who want to pursue a doctoral degree in one of our areas of research. The successful candidate should join at least one of our existing research groups. It should be made clear in the application what research group the applicant wants to be part of, and the applicant must demonstrate how the project fits into the group’s profile. Supervision capacity at the Department will also count in evaluating the applications.

Literary researchers participate in the following research groups at the department:

The doctoral project designed by the applicant is expected to explore ideas or topics related to at least one of the groups. This should be specified in the project description, which should be submitted with the application (see below).

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position as well as what research group the applicant wishes to be part of.
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master's degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university's grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). It should be made clear how the project relates to the research conducted within the relevant research group(s).

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system,

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

About the position

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

About the Employer: University of Oslo, UiO

Note or Other details

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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Contact details

Head of Department, Christine Meklenborg Nilsen,

Administrative head of Department, Karina Kleiva,

HR Adviser, Evian Nordstrand, (for questions on electronic application)

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