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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Psychology

Deadline: 10.12.2019

Section for Health-, Developmental-, and Personality Psychology

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 Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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Job description

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Psychology is open at the Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology at the Department of Psychology. The Section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional (Clinical) and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology. It has around 50 national and international permanent and non-permanent staff.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of 3-4 years (with up to 25 % of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities) depending on the Department’s needs and the qualifications of the candidate.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

The appointee will have to contribute to the Section’s research in developmental psychology (basic or applied).

The evaluation of the applicants will be based on their educational background, research record, research project quality, teaching experience, personal suitability and motivation. Academic achievements will be weighed against career stage.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Doctoral degree in psychology or equivalent. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date. The appointment is dependent on the doctoral degree being granted. A PhD degree in developmental psychology or equivalent will be considered as an advantage.
  • Applicants must provide a research project proposal (max. 5 pages, excluding references). The research project should be original, interesting and within the field of developmental psychology (basic or applied). It is expected that the research project will be completed in the course of the period of employment. The research project should also be relevant for the research in developmental psychology taking place at the Section (current or upcoming).
  • Applicants are encouraged to contact at least one of the Section’s permanent academic staff in developmental psychology to discuss their research project and future cooperation.
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience (e.g. lecturing, supervision, examination, course organisation, teaching prize), especially in the field of developmental psychology or equivalent, will be considered as an advantage. Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching covered by the section.
  • Applicants must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Skills in Norwegian will be considered as an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, and be highly motivated.

We offer

  • A professional working environment. The position will offer the opportunity to develop high-quality teaching competences and competitive international research record.
  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A generous pension agreement

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application explaining the motivation for applying and how the applicant’s qualifications are relevant for the position, as well as any other relevant information.
  • A research project description of max. 5 pages including background, objectives, implications, method, plan and budget as well as the applicant’s contribution to the research project.
  • A CV summarizing personal information, educations, positions, teaching experiences, research record and any other qualifying information.
  • A complete list of publications and communications (including scientific knowledge dissemination).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds. We encourage women and people with ethnic minority backgrounds to apply for the position.

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