Two PhD positions in History of Philosophy 600 BC - 1800 AD research project, The University of Oslo

Doctoral Research Fellow positions in History of Philosophy 600 BC - 1800 AD
The Faculty of Humanities/ The University of Oslo

Two PhD positions in History of Philosophy till 1800 are vacant at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK). The research training will be associated with the project History of Philosophy 600 BC-1800 AD: Research Training. Priority will be given to strong applicants in ancient philosophy.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years and the doctoral thesis is expected to be completed within the given time frame.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work must 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 developement.


-A Master degree or equivalent. The master degree or equivalent has to be achieved by the time of application.

Qualifications and personal skills
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on

-The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications in order to execute the project
-The applicant’s ability to complete research training
-Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities
-The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may also be given preference.

We offer:

-Pay grade 50 - 56 (NOK 416 600 - 460 400 per year, depending on qualifications)
-Professional development in a stimulating working environment
-Good welfare benefits


Applicants must submit all of the following attachments with the electronic application, in a word- or pdf-format: 

-Application letter - what is your motivation for applying to Faculty of Humanities?
-Curriculum Vitae
-A list of published and unpublished work, if applicable
-Transcript of records of your master degree. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system.
-Research proposal (see below)

Our electronic recruitment system will ask you to upload the attachments in the above mentioned order. Transcript of records should be uploaded as 'Attachment' under 'Other'. Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Research proposal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
The research proposal must not exceed 14,000 characters including spaces and is expected to answer the following seven areas:  

-Main objective and summary of the project
-Background of the project
-Theoretical framework
-Research question(s) and expected findings (hypothesis)
-Proposed dissemination
-Progress Plan

All research proposals must be based on this template and applications with a research proposal longer than 14,000 characters will not be considered. A list of publication no longer that 3000 characters can be submitted additionally. 

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.

Interviews will be part of the application process.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

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


Application Deadline: September 1, 2012

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