Post-Doc Position at Oslo (CSMN) | Applications Due 9/1

Post-Doc Position at Oslo (CSMN) | Applications Due 9/1

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas


A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is vacant at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo (UiO).

The post is available for a period of three years, preferably starting in the autumn of 2014. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Preference may be given to applicants working in areas in which the Department has particular research strengths, including the History of Philosophy (especially Ancient and Early Modern), the areas associated with the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), and the Philosophies of Logic and Mathematics.

The successful candidate will be expected to have his or her residence and work place in Oslo, and to be an active member of the philosophical community in Oslo.

The appointment entails a 10% compulsory workload per year of teaching and supervision duties.


  • A PhD in philosophy (dissertation must be successfully defended by the start of contract).
  • Good English language skills are required.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

  • We are looking for a strongly motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidate, with high academic qualifications in the relevant area of research.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description, the candidate’s international experience and network, and on the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidate to complete the project within the given time frame.
  • Personal suitability and co-operation skills will receive special attention in the selection process.

We offer

  • salary level 57 – 65 (NOK 482 800 – 559 600, depending on level of expertise)
  • a challenging and stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare arrangements


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • A letter of application with a description of qualifications and an expression of interest (maximum 2 pages)
  • A project description (maximum 1 500 words). The project description must clarify how the applicant will approach the post-doctoral project theme theoretically and methodically, and render evidence that the project will be completed within the given time frame.
  • Writing example (around 7000 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae including list of publications.

Two letters of reference should be sent separately, by e-mail, to Karoline Farbrot ( within the closing day for applications.

Please note that all documents should be in English.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview, either in person or via skype.

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 1 September 2014
  • Expected Start Date:
  • Autumn 2014
  • Location:
  • Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2014/6408

Photo: Moyan Brenn