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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Institute of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Political philosophy
AOS categories Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Start date 1st January 2023, at the latest
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 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the European Research Council and is associated with the project Dynamic Territory: A Normative Framework for Territory in the Post-Holocene (grant agreement number 948964).

We are looking for candidates whose planned project broadly contributes to Work Package 3 of Dynamic Territory. The main aim of Dynamic Territory is to lay down a normative framework for territory in a global context where geographic, climatic, and demographic conditions are not stable, predictable, and fixed, but constantly changing.

Possible questions that the postdoctoral fellow might explore relate to the dynamics of territorial occupation and territorial displacement in the context of climate change, for example, in peasant and indigenous communities affected by drought and crop failure: What are the territorial strategies being used by peasant and indigenous communities affected by changed climatic patterns? How to think of the distribution of land and natural resources in agricultural territories that are or will be affected by desertification? What role are indigenous communities playing in the conservation of Global Systemic Resources and what role should they play in their governance?

The research will include the fields of philosophy, political theory, geography, or a relevant related discipline (e.g. anthropology, environmental history). Preference will be given to applicants with an interdisciplinary background within the above-mentioned fields. The successful candidate is expected to produce at least 4 peer-reviewed articles during the three-year period.

The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to be based in Oslo during the project period, starting on the 1st of January 2023 at the latest. They will actively collaborate with the project’s team, and participate in the Practical Philosophy Group and other departmental activities.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in philosophy, political theory, geography or a relevant related discipline (e.g. anthropology, environmental history), or PhD with an interdisciplinary profile in some of the above-mentioned disciplines.
  • The candidate's research project must be broadly connected to Work Package 3 of Dynamic Territory.
  • 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 defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

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

  • The research project’s scientific merit and novelty, and its relevance for Work Package 3 of Dynamic Territory.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame.
  • The interdisciplinary background of the candidate and/or their willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research.
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
How to apply
Application type Online
You can check the project's webpage here: https://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/projects/dynamic-territory/index.html
Web address to apply https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/205...
Hard deadline April 1, 2022, 12:00pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/205...
Contact name Alejandra Mancilla
Contact email
Time created January 26, 2022, 9:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 1, 2022, 12:00pm CET
Expired on April 2, 2022, 12:46pm CET
Last updated April 2, 2022, 10:46am UTC
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