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Postdoctoral position in the project Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models

Deadline 05.04.2019

Job description

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 Private Law (IFP) was established in 1955 and is one of the five departments that together comprise the Faculty of Law. The department is the largest Norwegian academic milieu working directly with private law subjects.

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A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the UiO:Nordic funded Research Group Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models. (Futuring Nordics) is available at the University of Oslo, Department of Private Law. The Department of Private law, Futuring Nordics is a part of the Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability.

More about the position

The position is for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position that is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The aim of Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models is to address the great challenges of globalization, digitalization, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Nordic businesses through (i) an interdisciplinary analysis of the development and transformation of Nordic business models in the era of globalization and digitalization, (ii) an inquiry into the possibilities and challenges globalization, digitalization and the SDGs create for Nordic business models today, and (iii) the proposition of policies for innovating Nordic business models for sustainability.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow strengthens Futuring Nordics’ and Research Group Companies Markets and Sustainability’s multidisciplinary expertise, participating personally to research and supervising junior researchers.

As Futuring Nordics’ research topics require cooperation with Nordic experts from all five countries, especially in history, economics, business management, and Nordic exceptionalism, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow should have knowledge in these fields.

Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.

Qualification requirements

PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in all disciplines relevant to Futuring Nordics’ research areas, including law. We will consider applications both from candidates wishing to do interdisciplinary research and those wishing to do their work within one discipline.

The working language of Futuring Nordics is English and candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. Publications must be written in English. A good command of a Scandinavian language, alternatively willingness to learn during the fellowship period, is an advantage for working at the Faculty in Oslo, but is not a condition for this position. Knowledge of other languages spoken in the Nordic countries is an asset.

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. For candidates who have not publicly defended their PhD thesis, appointment will be dependent on the approval of the doctoral thesis for defense. The public defense must be approved before the position is taken up.

Personal skills

  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • For the successful candidate, the postdoctoral project will be shaped through discussions with Futuring Nordics leadership. The project proposal is nevertheless important in the assessment of the applications, to see which research questions the candidate selects, which methodology is chosen, and the candidate’s understanding of and knowledge within the chosen topic.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 524 200 - 586 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description (5-10 pages)
  • Up to 3 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail address and telephone number)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description, and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability.It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo, personally or through electronic means.

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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.

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