April 15

Doctoral Research Fellowship in The Biopolitics of Disability


A Doctoral Research Fellowship in “The Biopolitics of Disability, Illness, and Animality in Literary and Cultural Texts” is available in the Department of Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages, University of Oslo.

The appointment is for a duration of three years. All Ph.D. Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within three years or 3 ½ years after the start of their Ph.D. position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6-month Completion Grant.


  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in English-language literature or cultural studies. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance, and innovation, specifically concerning the theoretical and methodological framework of the BIODIAL research project
  • The applicant’s relevant research experience and publication record
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete research training and to finalize the project within the time frame
  • Excellent collaboration skills and an estimated ability to contribute to interdisciplinary academic communities generally and the ILLREP research group specifically.
  • Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Fellowship Value

  • Salary level NOK 432 700 – 489 300, depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits


University of OsloRequired documents:

Applicants for the doctoral research fellowship should submit the following documents electronically and preferably in PDF format:

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 your 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

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

Region: Oslo

Job type: Contract

Working hours: Full-time

Application deadline:18 April 2017






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