University of Oslo: 2 PhD Research Fellowships in Social Anthropology

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Job description

The Department of Social Anthropology invites candidates to apply for two Ph.D. Research Fellowships, with starting date in January 2022.

The Department wishes to recruit two Ph.D. candidates with excellent research qualifications within Social Anthropology. Applicants should relate to one or more of the Department’s research activities. Information about research groups and projects can be found on the Department’s website. The successful candidates are expected to strengthen the research area(s) they relate to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department. The successful candidates are expected to take residence in Oslo, except for the period of fieldwork for up to 12 months.

The appointment is for the duration of three years; the contract may be extended by an additional year for the PhD candidate to be involved in teaching and other administrative tasks at the Department of Social Anthropology (depending on performance and availability of teaching duties).

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent (120 ECTS) in social anthropology; degrees in related disciplines (e.g. human geography or qualitative sociology) can be considered. The minimum grade on the thesis should be B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include ethnographic fieldwork and a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Applicants must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

We offer

  • Salary at pay rate 54-59, NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, position code 1017.
  • Academically stimulating work environment
  • Funds for research, travel, conference participation and dissemination, books and equipment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

More about the positions and how to apply at the University of Oslo website >>>

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