PhD Research Fellowship in Experimental Social Psychology

Deadline: 1 February 2016
Open to: applicants with a master’s degree or equivalent in psychology
Scholarship: salary of the level 50 – 57 NOK 430,500 – 483,700, (approximately EUR 48,870 – 53,736)


A PhD research fellowship in experimental social psychology is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The fellowship is part of the research project “Phenomenology and outcomes of feeling touched or moved.” The project aims to study subjective experience, appraisals, physiological correlates, and motivational outcomes of the emotion of being moved, a frequent but understudied emotional experience. The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25% teaching requirement. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.


The department is looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates with the following requirements:

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in psychology, or a cand. psychol. degree, qualifying for admission to the PhD programme at the Department of Psychology (note the requirement of a 2 year MA or equivalent);
  • Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will normally be qualified for admission to the PhD programme;
  • Knowledge and experience in experimental social psychology and solid knowledge of its standard statistical methods are required;
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of emotion research are highly valued;
  • Knowledge and experience with online data collection, programming, and psycho-physiological measures are highly valued;
  • Excellent written or spoken English language skills;
  • Norwegian language skills or the readiness to acquire an adequate level quickly. Courses and seminars that are part of the PhD programme will normally be held in Norwegian.


The position is remunerated by salary of the level 50 – 57 NOK 430,500 – 483,700, (approximately EUR 48,870 – 53,736). Moreover, research fellows will obtain attractive welfare benefits and pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2016. The electronic application must include:

  • An application letter that includes (1) details how the candidate fulfils the stated requirements and (2) a concise statement of research interests and how they relate to the research programme;
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work);
  • Copies of educational certificates;
  • Letters of recommendation (max. 3);
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. If publications are available, please attach PDF versions and descriptions of your contributions to them.

For more information please visit the official website.

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