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University of Oslo Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy in Norway

Deadline : April 3, 2020 .  

The University of Oslo is inviting applications for a full time 2 year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in philosophy, to be employed at the Institute of Basic Medical Science of the University of Oslo and to be based at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The University of Oslo is a leading European university and Norway’s largest. UiO is home to outstanding research and offers a great variety in many areas of study to its students who wish to develop their careers at one of the best universities in Europe. The University of Oslo is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with a background in philosophy (preferably applied ethics or bioethics) and experience of conducting qualitative interviews.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with scientists who are engaged in complex multidisciplinary projects in digital life sciences, to ascertain the ways in which different team members understand and respond to ethical and social challenges in their work. Rather than applying ‘top down’ ethical principles, the successful candidate will take an exploratory approach. He or she will elicit, rather than impose, the goals of the scientists both in terms of their scientific aims, and in the socio-ethical challenges that these may raise


The successful candidate will receive the following benefits:

  • salary NOK 532 300 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities


To be eligible, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Philosophy (or in exceptional cases, a PhD in Sociology may be acceptable). The Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

You have an added advantage if you have the following personal skills

  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking qualitative research
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivation and capacity to work independently


To apply, you must provided the following required documents and attachments which must be delivered in the electronic recruiting system:

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • Preliminary project description, including progress plan (max. 4 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Please note: Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

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