Doctoral Research Fellow (EXPIRED)
Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo
|Job category||Graduate fellowship / Fixed term|
|AOS||History of political philosophy around Kant|
History of Philosophy
|AOC||Legal and political philosophy|
|Location||Oslo, Oslo, Norway|
|Start date||1. August 2022|
The Doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is associated with the project The Kantian Foundations of Democracy, 324272 - FORSKER21. The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project.
Kantian Foundations of Democracy aims to provide the first large-scale analysis of the theory of democracy of the neglected "Kantian School". These were philosophers active in Germany in the 1790s, and included Erhard, Maimon, Heydenreich, Bergk, Reinhold, Tieftrunk, Feuerbach, Jakob, Reimarus, Schlegel, and the early Fichte. Their theories are notable for bringing out fully the Kantian concepts of right, equality, autonomy, and popular sovereignty; for their sophisticated analysis of enlightenment in the public sphere, and their support for popular revolutionary movements. The aim is not just to gain new historical knowledge, but to contribute to improving our understanding of Kant's basic principles, as well as those of democracy more broadly.
More about the position
The research will apply methodology from the field of philosophy, and it can be combined with methodology from political theory, legal theory, and intellectual history. An interdisciplinary background in the above-mentioned fields is an advantage.
The successful candidates are expected to be based in Oslo during the project period, starting 1. August 2022. They will actively collaborate with the project’s team, and participate in the Practical Philosophy Group and other relevant departmental activities.
The person appointed 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 thesis can consist of one continuous work or several smaller works. A thesis based on several smaller works or articles shall normally consist of at least 3 works, as well as an introductory chapter/’kappe’.
The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.
The appointment is for a duration of 3 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.
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.
How to apply
The application must include:
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.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic 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.
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.
For questions about the position: Professor and Project Leader Reidar Maliks
For questions about the application process and how to apply: HR Officer Anders Rykke
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|Hard deadline||April 19, 2022, 11:59pm CET|
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|Contact name||Reidar Maliks|
|Time created||March 28, 2022, 5:42pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||April 19, 2022, 11:59pm CET|
|Expired on||April 21, 2022, 12:46am CET|
|Last updated||April 20, 2022, 10:46pm UTC|
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