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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy


The University of Oslo is offering a doctoral research fellowship in political philosophy.The Ph.D. position is open for projects that investigate the normative grounds of sovereign claims and claims over natural resources in Antarctica, as well as the normative elements that should give internal and external legitimacy to the Antarctic Treaty System.

The award is part of a three-year project funded by the Polar Research Programme of the Research Council of Norway.The selected fellow 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.

The appointment is for a duration of three 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.


  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in philosophy or other relevant discipline. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • During the assessment of the the application,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 interdisciplinary academic communities
  • Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Doctoral research fellowship offer

  • Salary level NOK 432 700 – 489 300 (pay grade 50-57, depending on qualifications).
  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits.
Doctoral Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy
Doctoral Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy

Required documents

  • The applicants should submit the following documents electronically and preferably in portable document format (PDF).
  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of the applicant’s Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages)

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.

Location: Oslo

Job type: Fixed term contract

Working hours: Full-time

Application deadline: 01/May/2017

Expected Start Date: Autumn 2017

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