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Doctoral Research Fellow

University of Oslo

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS decision theory, philosoph of social science, philosphy of action, philosophy of science, philosophy of economics, social and political philosophy, meta-ethics
AOS categories Philosophy of Action
Decision Theory
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Social Science
Meta-Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Start date Spring or Summer 2022 (exact start date tbd)
Job description

Job description

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

The Doctoral Research Fellowship is associated with the project GOODATTENTION.

The candidate’s project will be specifically situated in subproject 3, which investigates formal models of rational decision making that incorporate attention as an independent factor. Subproject 3 studies how to integrate such decision theoretic models with research on the role of attention in action. It connects with philosophical work on frame-dependent, context-dependent, and situational reasoning.

More about the position

The candidate will be situated in a strong, lively and supportive research environment, both at the GOODATTENTION project itself, the related SalientSolutions project, as well as relevant research groups, such as the Oslo Mind Group, or the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences, or the Logic Group at the University of Oslo.

The candidate is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application. 

The candidate will have the opportunity also to make use of the international advisory board associated with GOODATTENTION, for research interactions, research visits, or other forms of collaboration.

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 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.

More about the position

The candidate will be situated in a strong, lively and supportive research environment, both at the GOODATTENTION project itself, the related SalientSolutions project, as well as relevant research groups, such as the Oslo Mind Group, or the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences, or the Logic Group at the University of Oslo.

The candidate is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application. 

The candidate will have the opportunity also to make use of the international advisory board associated with GOODATTENTION, for research interactions, research visits, or other forms of collaboration.

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 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.

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How to apply

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
  • Documentation of Language requirements 
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)
  • An academic writing sample of up to 8000 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, jobbnorge.no.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

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.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/211...
Hard deadline November 15, 2021, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/211...
Contact name Sebastian Watzl
Contact email
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