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PhD position in Humanities, Social sciences – Uni of Bergen, Norway, 2022


The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities is inviting applications for a PhD position at University of Bergen, Norway, 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

University of Bergen (UiB), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • Prospective candidates must hold a Norwegian master's degree or an equivalent foreign degree in a discipline that is relevant for the PhD project (as mentioned above). Applicants who do not have a Norwegian master’s degree will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), and the documentation may be sent to NOKUT for evaluation. It is a condition for employment that the master's degree has been awarded at the time of application.
  • The minimum requirement for applicants is normally grade B, or equivalent, both for the master's thesis and for the master's degree.
  • The applicants must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have documented collaboration skills.
  • Must have a high proficiency in written and oral English.

Applicants who have already held a PhD position at the University of Bergen are not eligible for employment.

In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations, motivation, and the applicant’s personal eligibility will be taken into account.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is advertised in one of the following research fields:

  • The relationship between science and the major current societal challenges
  • The science/society interface
  • The relationship between science, values ​and ethics
  • The philosophy of social science
  • The philosophy of the humanities
  • Science and technology studies
  • Social theory and political philosophy

Applicants with a background from across the sciences and the humanities/social sciences are welcome to apply. Applications with projects involving detailed "case studies" are encouraged.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: -

Application Procedure

  • A 5 page project outline (max.).
  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and the motivation to apply for the position.
  • Names and contact information of two reference persons, one of whom must be the main supervisor from the master's thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV.
  • Grade transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees, alternatively a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates.
  • List of publications.

Applications and attachments with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

About the Department/Section/Group

The SVT is an interdisciplinary, interfaculty centre at the University of Bergen. The unit is responsible for research, education, and dissemination within the field theory of science, broadly understood as including both internal and external perspectives on science, including the philosophy of science, history of science, science and technology studies, science- and research ethics and other perspectives to the extent that science, across research areas, is their research object. Information about the centre here: https://www.uib.no/en/svt

The prospective candidate's main supervisor will be among the centre’s permanent academic staff. The applicant must have established contact with a supervisor before applying for the position, and the application must contain a confirmation of the supervisor’s willingness to assume that capacity.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Further information about the appointment process here.

We can offer

  • A highly qualified interdisciplinary and collaborative work environment.
  • Wages according to pay grade 54 (code 1017 / Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This amounts to an annual salary of NOK 490 800 gross p.a. Salary increments in accordance with normal service regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

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Contact details

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Rasmus Slaattelid, Director of the SVT (tel. +47 482 24 658; email: [email protected]) or Tone Lund-Olsen, Head of Administration (tel. + 47 55583312; email: [email protected])

Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to: [email protected].

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