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PhD Research Fellow in Gender Research – University of Oslo (UiO), Norway – Dec 2021

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

Applications are invited to apply for a 4 year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in Gender Research to be based at the Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Research Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 491 200 – 534 400 NOK/Year

Centre for Gender Research (STK)
University of Oslo (UiO)

Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • A Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification, minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Centre may accept a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language as well as  English

Personal skills

When reviewing applicants, we will look for candidates that have the right scholarly and personal prerequisite for completing the PhD Research Fellowship as well as the candidate’s research project. The project description will have particular emphasis when reviewing candidates.

Responsibilities/Job Description

STK does not have its own PhD program, so the successful candidate will need to apply for a program located elsewhere at UiO once the hiring process is complete. Admission to a PhD program is a requirement for the position. The research fellow is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor, within 3 months after employment, have worked out a complete project description, attached it to the application for admission to a doctoral program and been admitted to a doctoral program.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests (max 2 pages)
  • a project description, including progress plan (max. 3000 words including references). The description should include research question(s), theoretical angle, research design, method, contribution to existing research, and a timeline.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • your Master Thesis. If the thesis is not in English or in a Scandinavian language, please also submit a summary in English.
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • 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 (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

About the Department

Centre for Gender Research (STK) at the University of Oslo (UiO) is the largest centre in Norway for women’s studies and gender research and among the leading women’s and gender studies institutes of its kind in the Nordic region. STK is a stand-alone research unit within UiO that cooperates closely with other faculties, departments and institutes at UiO.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

We offer

  • salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

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Contact details

Professor Inger Skjelsbæk, +47 93802492,

Head of Office Andrew Feltham, +47 90520426,

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