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PhD Fellowship in Criminology and/or Sociology of Law

Deadline: 20.12.2019

Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.


The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law is situated at the Faculty of Law. The Department is Norway's only department for research and education in Criminology and Sociology of Law. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are at the highest international level. The Department has about 30 employees and 500 students.

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Job description

1-2 positions as PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017) are available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. The department is the leading research and educational institution in criminology and sociology of law in Norway.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. Applicants must present a proposal (not exceeding five pages) for a research project with relevance to the development of criminology and/or sociology or law. The proposed project should combine theoretical and empirical ambitions with feasibility. The selected candidate will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme of the Faculty of Law. The candidate is expected to be an active participant in and contributor to the research environment at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law and take part in one of the many multidisciplinary research groups at the Faculty of Law.

The fellowship runs for three or four years. A four-year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs at the department (teaching constituting 25 % of the workload). The department would in particular welcome applicants that can take on teaching obligations connected to our compulsory courses. Teaching must be done in a Scandinavian language, or, in a limited number of courses, in English.

Qualification requirements

The applicant must hold a five year master's degree of high quality in criminology, sociology of law or in an equivalent discipline that covers training in relevant theories and methods.

In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the quality of the research proposal in addition to the candidates’ academic and personal qualifications, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.

We offer

  • salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per year
  • Inspiring and friendly working environment
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application and motivation
  • Project description (maximum 5 pages). The project description must include a demonstration of knowledge about the topic and presentations of relevant theories, as well as a description of the research design and plan for carrying out the research, including a publication plan
  • Curriculum Vitae (giving an overview of education, previous positions, academic accomplishments and teaching experience)
  • Complete list of academic publications
  • Certified copies of certificates and academic diplomas (if the original language is not English or a Scandinavian language, an English language translation must be provided in addition to a copy of the original).
  • Up to three publications (if these are co-authored, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted)
  • A list of up to three references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail address and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruitment system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to interview for the position, either in person or via Skype.

Please remember that both the application, project proposal and other materials must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

Applicants from countries outside the Nordic countries where English is not the official language must attach a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 unless they have a diploma from a university in an English-speaking country.

See the guidelines concerning appointments to research posts at the University of Oslo for more details.

The University of Oslo has an agreement in place for all employees that aims to secure the rights to research results.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act § 25 (Offentleglova), information about the candidates may be included in the public applicant list, even if they have requested non-disclosure.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of, for instance, gender or ethnicity.

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