PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science at University of Oslo, Norway | 2013-14
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PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science is offered at University of Oslo, Norway. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country):University of Oslo | Norway

Level: PhD Research

Field(s): Political Science

Deadline: 1 September 2013

Funded By: University of Oslo

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): PhD Research Fellowship is open for applicants with a Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in Political Science.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: 3 years

Scholarship covers: fellowship of NOK 421 100 – 449 900

  • Salary according to "SKO 1017 stipendiat", pay grade 50-54, NOK 421 100 – 449 900
  • A pleasant and challenging work environment
  • An attractive pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position at an inclusive workplace enterprise
  • Excellent staff welfare schemes


‣ The PhD Research Fellowship project will be linked to the Centre of Excellence PluriCourts.

The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyse and assess the legitimate current and future roles of the international courts and tribunals in the international and domestic order. For more information about PluriCourts, see:

PluriCourts is a Centre of Excellence based at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

The research fellow is expected to contribute to the Centre’s research and academic activities and to share her/his time between the Department of Political Science and PluriCourts.

The research fellowship will be part of the Faculty of Social Sciences’ PhD programme, and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in political science.

The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods.


‣ To be appointed to PhD Research Fellowship position, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (preferably 120 ECTS credits) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science.

In evaluating the applications, academic qualifications together with the project description will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications.

Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants will be called for interview.

Applicants must submit a project description of up to five pages outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule for the study.

It is a prerequisite that the candidate is able to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

See also the Regulations regarding the terms of employment for Research Fellowship positions

Scholarship Application Method

The electronic application must include:

Application letter

A project description which shows how the project will contribute to PluriCourts’ research plan. The proposal should include research question(s), choice of theoretical framework, research design, sources and methods.


Copy of Master’s dissertation

Copies of transcripts

List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (Questions regarding the electronic application form should be addressed to HR consultant Berit Trondsen, tel. 22855218)


Ass. Head of Department Jostein Askim

Telephone: +47 22855169

For questions regarding PluriCourts Centre of Excellence: Professor Andreas Føllesdal, Director of PluriCourts Centre of Excellence

Telephone: +47 22842036/+47 22842001

Head of Department Dag Harald Claes

Telephone: +47 22857857

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