Postdoctoral Fellowships at Department of Public and International Law, Oslo

Deadline: 21 March 2016
Open to: Norwegian and foreign applicants holding PhD degree in law, philosophy or political theory willing to undertake postdoctoral programme
Fellowship: NOK 483 700 – 560 700/ approx. 51 100 – 59 240 EUR


University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law at PluriCourts is offering up to three 3 year fellowships. University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway. The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.


  • Norwegian and foreign applicants;
  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian master and doctoral degree (PhD) in law or a PhD in philosophy or political theory;
  • 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, as the work will be conducted in English;
  • 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);
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description and how it contributes to PluriCourts’ research plan, and on the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame.


  • Salary based on salary level 57-65 (NOK 483 700 – 560 700/ approx. 51 100 – 59 240 EUR );
  • An academically stimulating working environment;
  • Favorable pension arrangement;
  • Attractive welfare arrangement.

How to apply?

The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  1. A letter of application;
  2. A project proposal;
  3. CV in English (maximum 2 pages) summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and any other qualifying activity;
  4. A complete list of published and unpublished works;
  5. Copies of educational certificates and diplomas;
  6. The PhD dissertation or equivalent academic material and up to 50 pages of other published works;
  7. Copies of grades and transcripts;
  8. Names and contact details for at least two references.

All materials should preferably be delivered electronically. However, the PhD dissertation and the other published works may be submitted in 4 hard copies.

More information on the official website.

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