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Doctoral Research Fellow

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

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and/or ethics.
AOS categories Epistemology
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Mind
Decision Theory
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Social Science
Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Blindernveien 31, Oslo, Norway
Start date Fall 2019
Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The applicant’s project description should be within philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and/or ethics. The project should make a contribution to the philosophy of attention. We especially encourage applications with a focus on ethics of attention or the epistemology of attention. The post will be supervised by Assoc. Prof. Sebastian Watzl (a secondary supervisor is possible). The PhD fellow should be motivated to be part of an active and integrated research group. 

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 successful candidate is expected to join the existing research group and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

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.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in Philosophy. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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:

  • 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.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications 
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A professionally stimulating environment with a good placement record in philosophy

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master's degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university's grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)
  • Writing sample (maximum 4000 words)

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, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Deadline: 31 January 2019

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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.

Contact information

For questions about the position: 
Associate Professor Sebastian Watzl

For questions on how to apply: 
HR-Officer Julie Tøllefsen

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/160...
Hard deadline January 31, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/160...
Contact name Sebastian Watzl
Contact email
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