Postdoc Researcher Position in University of Oslo Norway

Postdoc Job in Philosophy – Construction in the Formal Sciences at Uni of Oslo, Norway 2022


Postdoc Job in Philosophy – Construction in the Formal Sciences is available for doctoral degree candidates in Philosophy at Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Philosophy
  • The candidate's research project must be closely connected to the project C-FORS
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The research 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 contribute to C-FORS
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

Responsibilities/Job Description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with the ERC Advanced Grant project Construction in the Formal Sciences (C-FORS).

More about the position

The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to this project. We seek a candidate who can strengthen the philosophical components of the project. Relevant areas include the philosophies of logic or mathematics, as well as more formal parts of metaphysics and the philosophy of language.

The position is available for a period of 4 years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (approx. 3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). 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
  • Two academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered (these can be dissertation chapters)
  • Names and contact information of three references

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.

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Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

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

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Contact details

For questions about the position:

Professor and Project Leader Øystein Linnebo

For questions about how to apply:

HR Officer Anders Rykke

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