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 in the Department of Geography. The
position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated
to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks in the Department.
The position is linked to the Department of Geography´s focus area on
environmental sustainability and societal change. Research issues within the
broad theme of human-environment interactions, global environmental change
ecology and consequences for nature protection and food production are
welcome. Candidates with theoretical interests in environmental geography
fields such as political ecology, sustainable land-use, socio-ecological
systems and environmental governance, are very welcome to apply.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
Master's degree in geography or a related field of study. Candidates who
submit their master's thesis in Spring 2022 are welcome to apply. It is a
condition for employment that the master has been awarded.
Norwegian B grade-equivalent or better on the master's thesis and for the
master's degree in total.
Teaching experience is an asset
Proficiency in written and oral English
As an applicant, you should be able to work independently, have a
considerable work capacity as well as have an enthusiasm for research.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Department for an interview.
The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of the teachings are
given in English.
About the PhD position:
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, University of Bergen. The
programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to a 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 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.
Project proposal: A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the
application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s)
and the 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 research proposal.
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 the length of service in the position
A good and professionally challenging working environment
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Good welfare benefits
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 references. 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
Relevant certificates and references
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: August 12, 2022. The application has to be marked: 22/6180
Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as
e-mails will not be considered. Only documents submitted via Jobbnorge will be
subjected to an expert assessment.
Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of
Department Peter Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to
Adviser – HR, Bodil Hægland at email@example.com
Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the
Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to
Adviser-PhD: Hanne Widnes Gravermoen at Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the
greatest extent possible. 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.
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 at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the
faculty and departments.
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