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PhD Research Fellowship in Philosophy – University of Bergen, Norway,  2022


At the Department of Philosophy, a position as a PhD research fellow in philosophy is available at University of Bergen, Norway,  2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Research Fellowship
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Nov 1, 2022
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Department of Philosophy

University of Bergen (UiB), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master's degree or an equivalent foreign degree in philosophy. It is a prerequisite that the master's degree is obtained before the application deadline expires. Applicants that document education other than a Norwegian Master’s degree are assessed in accordance with requirements from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) and the guidelines of the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have good collaboration skills.
  • Applicants must master English, written and oral.
  • Competence in Norwegian is an advantage.

Applicants will be evaluated according to admission requirements in The Faculty of Humanities’ PhD Program pt. 2.1.

In assessing the applications, the greatest emphasis is placed on the scientific quality of the project, but the professional qualifications of the applicants will also be considered. The project must fit within one of the research groups at the department. In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations will be considered. The applicants’ motivation and personal eligibility will also be considered.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main goal of PhD positions is to complete a PhD degree, which qualifies for independent research activities and for other forms of employment that requires special competence. The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, where 25 % of the time is compulsory work related to teaching, dissemination and administration. A substantial part of a possible compulsory work period will include teaching, guidance and assessment work at the Examen philosophicum and/or other introductory courses at the Faculty of Humanities. A plan for this part of the position is developed in collaboration with the Department at the very beginning of the employment period.

Candidates who have previously had a doctoral scholarship at the University of Bergen are not eligible for employment.

The employment period can be reduced if the person who has been hired previously has been employed in a recruitment position.

Appointment to the position requires that you have your daily workplace at the University of Bergen and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any given time.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 22/5859

Application Procedure

The application must be sent electronically via the link "Apply for this job". The applicant must use the electronic CV-form. The application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and the motivation for applying for the position.
  • CV.
  • The name and contact information of two referees, one of whom must be the main advisor from the master's thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • Grade transcript and diploma for bachelor's and master's degree.
  • A short summary of the master's thesis or equivalent thesis (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages / 12,000 characters).
  • A progress plan for the project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any scientific work (up to 3).

Applications and attachments must be in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. Documentation in other languages ​​must be accompanied by certified translations. The attachment can be in Word- or pdf-format and must be uploaded in Jobbnorge before the application deadline.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Philosophy has about 70 full-time and part-time employees, including about 10 PhD and postdoctoral positions. The department offers teaching at the bachelor's level in philosophy and rhetoric, and at the master's and PhD level in philosophy. In addition, it is responsible for running all the University of Bergen's Examen philosophicum courses. The research at the department spans a wide area. An overview of the research groups at the department can be found here: Research groups at FoF.

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Contact details

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department Steinar Bøyum, e-mail [email protected] or tel. +47 55 58 25 51.

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