Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Research Fellowships in Economics at the University of Oslo, Norway

Job Description
4 – 7 Research Fellow positions are available at the Department of Economics.
The appointments are for a period of 3-4 years, depending on the teaching load. Fellows with 4-year appointments will have 75% of their working hours available for research training and 25% for performing mandatory work (mainly teaching) for the Department.

1-3 of the research fellowships are related to ESOP (Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance). Candidates for these positions should have a research interest in areas such as comparative welfare state arrangements, mechanisms of social mobility, studies of institutional arrangements, forms of redistribution and labor organization. For more details about ESOP, see http://www.esop.uio.no/

The other research fellowships (3-4) are not linked to specific topics or research projects, and the students can choose their own projects freely.

A Master’s degree, the degree of cand. oecon, a Norwegian hovedfag or an equivalent qualification in economics is required. Candidates completing their master’s degrees (or equivalent) in the spring semester 2012 before August 1, 2012, may apply. Candidates will be expected to take part in the Faculty's PhD programme and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in economics. For further information, please see: http://www.sv.uio.no/econ/english/research/doctoral-degree/doctoral-studies-phd/

For candidates with education from an institution outside the European economic area/the European Union or Switzerland a recent score from the general GRE test is required as part of the documentation of qualifications.

We offer
• Pay grade 48-56 (NOK 391 300 - 448 300 per annum) for Research Fellowships ("Stipendiat SKO 1017")
• Academically stimulating working environment
• Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
• Good welfare benefits (e.g. maternity leave)
• Students will be provided with their own office space and will have access to all the facilities of the department

Evaluation of the application
When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project and to the project description. For further information, please see: http://www.sv.uio.no/english/research/doctoral-degree/phd-programme/application/explanation.html

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

The application must include:
• Application letter
• Project description of 5-10 pages
• CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
• Copies of educational certificates (diploma and transcripts) and letters of recommendation (if any)
• List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
• Research papers, including master’s dissertation. Where research work is coauthored, the relative distribution of work should be specified

Candidates should indicate which position(s) they are applying for.
Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions (english translation): http://www.admin.uio.no/admhb/reglhb/personal/tilsettingvitenskapelig/regulationstermcondition.xml

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender representation in the workforce and to recruit individuals with an immigrant background.
• Region:Oslo
• Job type:Contract
• Working hours: Full-time
• Application deadline:01.03.2012
• Location: Blindern, Oslo
• Reference number: 2011/14742

• Home page:  http://www.sv.uio.no/

• Contacts:
Head of Administration Merethe Aase
Telephone: +47 22 85 51 25

• Head of Department Nils-Henrik von der Fehr
Telephone: +47 22 85 51 40

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