Postdoctoral position in Philosophy

University of Bergen
March 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary NOK 573 500 gross p.a.
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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 invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy commencing from August 1st 2023. The position is for a fixed-term period of four years.

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.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • The position as postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree in philosophy. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application. The PhD degree must be obtained prior to appointment.
  • The applicant must provide a project proposal, 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 placed upon the quality of the project proposal as well as the candidate's academic qualifications, publications and relevant experience. The relevance of the project to the research groups at the department will also be given weight. Strategic considerations, motivation, and the applicant's personal suitability will also be taken into account.

    The successful applicant will be expected to take an active part in the department's research environment.

    About postdoctoral positions:

    The position as postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment for four years with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The successful candidate 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 during the period of employment.

    25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching, dissemination of results and administration. Candidates may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

    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 NOK 573 500 gross p.a. (Code 1352) pay grade 62 in the state salary scale, 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 cover letter giving a brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position. This should address the qualifications and personal qualities listed above.
  • A summary of the proposed project (up to five pages / 2500 words, excluding the bibliography).
  • A progress plan for the proposed project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • 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.
  • Other relevant certificates/references.
  • A short summary of the PhD-thesis (up to three pages).
  • 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.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be a supervisor for 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 in either Word of PDF-format.

    General information:

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

    The public sector 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 The Faculty of Humanities: [email protected]

    Further information about the employment process here.

    Application deadline: 26 March 2023

    UiB-id: 23/2516

    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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