Scholarship Description: PluriCourts is delighted to offer up to two 2 year postdoctoral fellowships in political philosophy or legal theory, studying international courts and tribunals (ICs). International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
About University: The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees.
Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.
Available Subject: Fellowships are awarded in political philosophy or legal theory, studying international courts and tribunals (ICs). The postdoctoral researchers will study ICs in one or more of the issue areas addressed by PluriCourts: human rights, trade, international criminal courts, the environment, law of the sea, or the International Court of Justice.T
Scholarship Benefits:Fellowships will cover the following:
- Salary based on salary level (NOK 490 900 – 569 000)
- An academically stimulating working environment
- Favorable pension arrangement
- Attractive welfare arrangements
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in law or a PhD in philosophy or political theory. To be eligible, the applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. The doctoral degree must have been received prior to taking up the position.
- Proficiency in English is required. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
- In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on
o the quality of the project description and how it contributes to PluriCourts’ research plan, and
o the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame, as evidenced by the application.
- Applicants are requested to submit the PhD dissertation or equivalent academic material and up to 50 pages of other published works if the applicant regards these as relevant. If the publications are written by more than one author, the applicant’s role must be documented with a co-author declaration.
- The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Oslo during the project period and participate in common activities at the Centre, such as book editing, writing grant applications, lecturing at seminars among others.
Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
Application Procedure: Submissions
• A letter of application
• A project proposal (maximum 3 pages) which shows how the project will contribute
to PluriCourts’ research plan and a time schedule for the planned work.
• CV in English (maximum 2 pages) summarizing education, positions, pedagogical
experience, administrative experience, and any other qualifying activity.
A complete list of published and unpublished works. If a co-authored work is
included, the applicant’s role must be made clear.
• Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Foreign diplomas must be provided
in the original language as well as in an English translation. Foreign applicants are
advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system.
• The PhD dissertation or equivalent academic material and up to 50 pages of other
published works if the applicant regards these as relevant. If the publications are
written by more than one author, the applicant’s role must be documented with a coauthor declaration. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a
Scandinavian language, if no other agreement has been made by the Faculty of
• Copies of grades and transcripts. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an
explanation of their university’s grading system
• Names and contact details of at least two references.
Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is November 1, 2017.