PhD Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology at University of Oslo

Deadline: 4 June 2016
Open to: at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology
Fellowship: pay grade 50 – 57 (NOK 430,500 – 483,700 per annum), academically stimulating working environment, pension and welfare benefits


One PhD fellowship in social anthropology is vacant at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway as part of the project Materializing Kinship: Cycles of life at the Norwegian ‘hytte’ (MATKIN), directed by Prof. Marianne Lien. The successful applicant will design and undertake an independent sub-project based on fieldwork situated in selected hytte areas in Norway, with a focus on material and landscape practices, kin relations, everyday life and mobility in relation to the life at the hytte. The PhD candidate will form part of a project research group and will take part in workshops, conferences and an exhibition convened as part of the project.

The position is for three years. A four-year position with 25% teaching, supervision and examination can be offered to candidates where the Department has suitable work load, depending on teaching abilities and language.


  • Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology;
  • Applicants must provide a detailed project description outlining the work to be undertaken for their proposed project (maximum 5 pages – not including reference list). The project description must include the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan;
  • The successful candidates are expected to complete their projects before expiry of the PhD position;
  • Applicants must have good spoken and written command of a Scandinavian language and of English.


  • Pay grade 50 – 57 (NOK 430,500 – 483,700 per annum, approx. 46,350 – 52,065 EUR);
  • Academically stimulating working environment;
  • Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme;
  • Good welfare benefits.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should fill in the online application form including the following documents:

  • Application letter, including a short description of the applicant’s academic profile, how the applicant sees his or her academic orientation fitting in with the core areas of the project and how the applicant wishes to contribute to the project;
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities);
  • Project description and progress plan (maximum 5 pages) for the work to be undertaken as part of the MATKIN project;
  • A complete list of publications;
  • Names and contact details of 3 persons for references.

For more information please visit the official webpage.

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