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PhD Fellow in Feminist Philosophy / Political Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Feminist Philosophy and Political Philosophy with special focus on migration/integration, democratic theory and/or structural injustice
AOS categories Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy
AOC categories Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Tromsø, Norway
Job description

A PhD position is available at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. The position is affiliated with the Feminist Philosophy Research Group (FEMPHIL) and the Pluralism, Democracy and Justice research group (PDJ) in political philosophy.

The central research areas for FEMPHIL are normative analyzes of conditions for gender justice, equality and diversity, as well as critical studies of the development of philosophical theories and concepts. The PDJ research group focuses on contemporary political philosophy, especially questions relating to the challenges of pluralism, democratic theory, global justice, and migration and integration. PDJ is a well-established research group with high publication rate and a solid international network available for the PhD candidate. FEMPHIL is a relatively new group, established with the view of strengthening philosophical research on gender and sexuality. The now hired PhD candidate is expected to participate in both groups. The main working language of FEMPHIL and PDJ is English.

The daily workplace will be at UiT, campus Tromsø. A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distrubuted as 25 % each year, and may consist of teaching and other duties for the Faculty.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. More information can be found here.

The position's field of research

The project is in feminist philosophy and political philosophy and should be at the intersection of these fields. The research proposal should relate to one or more of the research areas of FEMPHIL and PDJ: democratic theory, migration and integration, and structural injustice. Relevant research questions may include:

- Normative philosophical analyses of how issues of epistemic injustice relate to democratic theory and/or how they relate to equality of opportunity. Relevant research topics include questions relating to the gendered nature of the definitions of reasonableness and the public/private division, the ways in which they affect access to and effective participation in public discourse and decision-making processes, and how structural injustices embedded in epistemic and social practices affect women and/or sexual minorities’ participation in the wider society.

- Normative philosophical analyses related to the gendered elements of migration and integration, including questions relating to social cohesion and aims and values of successful integration. Topics of interest include gendered vulnerabilities, e.g. in the context of refugee camps, human trafficking and intersectionally vulnerable minorities (e.g. LGBTQ refugees), as well as the social constructions of gender and sexuality as they apply, for example, to immigration and integration policies.

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Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/186...
Hard deadline September 30, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/186...
Time created June 29, 2020, 9:46am EST
Scheduled expiry date September 30, 2020, 11:59pm CET
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