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Do you want to take part in shaping the future?Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Political Science
The Department of Government at the University of Bergen invites applicants for a four-year postdoctoral research fellow position. The successful candidate will be part of a research team who will collect extensive amounts of survey data and survey experimental data in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and France, and will participate in the research project “Inclusive Politics” (INCLUDE). The call is open to any theme or research question in political science that the candidate wishes to pursue. It is however a requirement for the candidate to have a strong background in survey and/or experimental methodology/ analysis, and that their postdoctoral project will make use of the opportunity to collect survey and survey experimental data.
The Department of Government covers political science, studies of public policy, public administration, political behaviour, democracy and participation, and political institutions and organisation. Research at the Department is organized in research groups. Applicants are advised to consult and make themselves familiar with the general teaching and research profile of the department, the department's research infrastructure DIGSSCORE, and the data collection plans of the Inclusive Politics Project.Qualifications:
Potential candidates may be invited to the Department for an interview, and to present their research proposal.
The appointed candidate is expected to live and work in the Bergen region and contribute actively to activities at the department.About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:
The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is four year(s). The equivalent of three of the four years (75%) will be dedicated to the candidate's self-defined project. One of the four years (25%) will be dedicated to project work, such as preparation of surveys, project meetings, and public dissemination of results, or teaching at the department.
Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.We can offer:
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
The closing date is March 31st, 2023. The application has to be marked with 2023/188.
Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.General information:
Detailed information about the position and the data-collection plans of the INCLUDE-project can be obtained by contacting: Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, [email protected]
Practical questions about the application process should be directed to HR adviser Gudrun Horvei, [email protected]
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 always apply to the position.
Further information about our employment process can be found here.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 seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.Deadline
31st March 2023Employer
University of BergenMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service