There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow (SKO 1017) in Human Geography. The position is for a period of up to three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).
We are seeking candidates with the potential to contribute to the development of Human Geography as a discipline. Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Human Geography or equivalent. Candidates are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of Human Geography at the department. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum Grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.
Applicants should have research interests within one or more of the main areas of research within Human Geography at the Department: Urban studies and planning, Climate adaptation and transformation, Development and Politics or Economic and labour geography. Questions regarding the scope of the thematic areas may be addressed to Professor Hege Knutsen (see below). The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he plans to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an account of how the project relates to the mentioned research areas.
The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Human Geography. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.
Applicants must be proficient or near-proficient in English or a Scandinavian language.
The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis as well as the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project.
The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on a consideration of the Department’s budget situation. In addition, teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate will be taken into consideration.
- Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications
- An academically stimulating working environment
- 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