UiB - Knowledge that shapes society
Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally,
nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based
on knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Do you want to take part in shaping the future?
There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Sociology. The
position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated
to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department. The work
location for this position is Bergen.
The Department of Sociology is part of an extensive social science environment
at The Faculty of Social Sciences and collaborates with other sociology
departments nationally and internationally. The comprehensive teaching
programs include a one-year sociology program; a Bachelor-; a Master-, and an
integrated Teacher Programme with master in sociology. The current research at
the department represents a broad profile that is based on long term research
traditions. Applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with the research
profile of the department in the design of the project:
https: // www. uib.no/en/sosio/143577/research-profile
Qualifications and personal qualities:
The applicant must hold a master's degree or the equivalent in sociology.
The degree must be completed by the application deadline
The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis
and for the Master degree in total
As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a
considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research.
Fluent in written and oral Norwegian and English
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.
The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of teaching is given in
About the PhD position:
The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time
comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and
dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate
may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.
About the PhD training:
As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the
Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of
three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must
normally have an educational background corresponding to a master's degree
with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor's degree with a
scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master's
degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master's degrees must
normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is
expected that the topic of the master's degree is connected to the academic
field to which you are seeking admission.
We can offer:
Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government
salary scale (equivalent to NOK 491 200 per year). Further promotions
are made according to length of service in the position
A good and professionally challenging working environment
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Good welfare benefits
A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal
should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and
methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different
parts of the project. Admittance to the PhD programme will be based on the
Your application must include:
A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and
motivation for applying for the position
The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them
must be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's
A list of academic publications
Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including
your master's thesis or equivalent)
If you have a master's degree from an institution outside of the Nordic
countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master's degree (or the
equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the
application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit
an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a
Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this
page marked “Apply for this job”.
Closing date: October 17, 2021.
The application must be marked: 2021/12112
Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as
e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to
an expert assessment.
Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of
Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to
Adviser – HR: Hanne.Cappelen@uib.no
Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the
Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the
greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore
a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People
with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to
apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information
when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has
asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant
must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the
position at all times.
For further information about the recruitment process, click here.
Life as a PhD candidate at UiB
Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.
About The University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution,
organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic
centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at
Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.
There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences.
Read more about the faculty and departments.
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