Postdoctoral position in Philosophy

University of Bergen
December 11, 2022
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Postdoctoral position in Philosophy UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

The Department of Philosophy has a vacant Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy. The starting date for the fellowship is 1 August 2023. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, but an additional fourth year devoted to teaching and supervision may be negotiated.

The Department of Philosophy has a staff of around 70 people, including around 10 PhD- and postdoctoral fellows. The department offers a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a PhD-degree in Philosophy. Research at the department spans a wide area. An overview of the research groups at the department can be found here: Research groups.

About the project/work tasks:

The position will be within political philosophy, though other fields of philosophy relevant to a PPE program (Philosophy, politics, and economics) may also be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to take an active part in the department's research environment.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • The position as postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in philosophy, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application and it is a condition of appointment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • The applicant must provide a project proposal within political philosophy, or another field of philosophy relevant to PPE, including a progress plan for the project's main activities, and a plan for publishing results in recognized international channels.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a well- structured way and have good cooperation skills.
  • In the assessment, the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and relevant experience, and to the project proposal. The relevance of the project for PPE may also be given weight.

    Strategic considerations, motivation, and the applicant's personal suitability will also be taken into account.

    About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

    The position as postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment for three years with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The successful applicant will prepare a plan for qualifying for top academic positions in cooperation with the Head of Department. It is a requirement that the postdoctoral project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

    If a fourth year of teaching is included in the position, this may be connected to the development of and teaching on a PPE program. Teaching, supervision, and assessment in the department's Examen philosophicum-course offer may also be included.

    The successful applicant will be expected to conform to the regulations that apply to the position and must accept that their primary residence will be in Bergen for the full term of the appointment.

    We offer:
  • A thriving and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 62 (Code 1352) in the state salary scale, currently approx. NOK 573 500 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits
  • How to apply:

    Applications must be sent electronically via the link on this site: “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The applicant must use the electronic CV-form, and the application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be a supervisor for the PhD thesis.
  • CV.
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees, and diploma for the PhD or documentation showing that the thesis has been submitted for assessment.
  • A short summary of the PhD-thesis (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages, excluding the bibliography).
  • A progress plan for the proposed project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Up to three academic works, of up to a total of 75 pages, that are to be given special consideration in the assessment of your academic qualifications. This may include articles or selected parts of the PhD- thesis.
  • Applications and attachments must be in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. Documentation in other languages ​​must be accompanied by certified translations. Attachments can be either in Word of PDF-format.

    General information:

    Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department Steinar Bøyum, e-mail:

    The public 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 best qualified candidates for the position will be invited to an interview.

    Questions or queries about the electronic application process can be directed to

    Further information about the appointment process here.

    Application deadline: 11 December 2022

    UiB-id: 22/16778

    About The University of Bergen (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 four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments.


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