09 February 2015

University of Oslo, Faculty of Law
Doctoral Research Fellowship in Law
Deadline for application: 2 March 2015

The Faculty of Law in Oslo is the leading educational and research institution in law in Norway, with some 90 PhD students. 4-6 PhD Fellowships within legal research are available at the Faculty of Law. The purpose of the Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The selected candidates will automatically be admitted to the faculty’s approved PhD programme.

The Fellowships are for a period of up to 4 years, with teaching constituting 25 % of the workload. Alternatively they are for 3 years without any teaching duties. A 4 year Fellowship requires the candidate to meet current teaching needs at the Faculty. The Fellowship period may be reduced within the framework of pertaining regulations based on previously held research fellowship positions.

Applicants are asked to write a PhD project description of 5-10 pages outlining the research issue, the choice of scientific theory and method, as well as its importance and relevance to Norwegian legal science. The candidate is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period as determined.

The PhD candidate must hold a Norwegian master degree in Law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education is relevant to the conduct of a project in Law. The candidates are required to master or learn Norwegian or any other Scandinavian language.

The candidate’s grades, previous works in legal science, the project description, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the applications. Of importance is also the project's relevance to research plans of the departments and the research groups, the faculty’s research strategy and to the faculty's recruitment needs. Applicants may be called for an interview.

The University of Oslo offers:
• Salary based on salary level 50 - 57 (NOK 429 700 - 482 800 per year)
• An inspiring and friendly working environment
• Favourable pension arrangement
• Position in an Inclusive Workplace
• Attractive welfare arrangements

The application should include:
• A letter of application
• Project description (5-10 pages)
• Curriculum vitae with documentation of education, former positions, and academic work.
• Certified copies of certificates, diplomas, and a complete list of publications. Foreign diplomas (Master, Bachelor, and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian translation.
• It is required to attach an explanation of foreign university grading systems.
• Up to 3 scholarly publications. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted.

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Detailed information can be found here.

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