The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture represents ten years of groundbreaking research, education and research communication in science and technology studies and innovation studies.
The centre is home to about 35 staff members and offers postgraduate education (Masters and PhD) including the European Masters in Science and Technology Studies, ESST.
Faculty of Social Sciences, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
PhD Research Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies

Applications are invited for a three year Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate (SKO 1017) of Science & Technology Studies to be based at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture represents nearly twenty years of groundbreaking research, education and research communication in science and technology studies and innovation studies. The centre is home to some 40 staff members and offers postgraduate education (Masters and PhD) including the European Masters in Science and Technology Studies, ESST.

Job Description

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites candidates to apply for a three-year PhD Research Fellowship. The candidate's work will be situated within the Centre's research programme "Science, Technology and Culture".

The Science, Technology and Culture-programme analyses the relations between science, technology and society; how scientific knowledge and technologies emerge and how science and technology are employed in different social contexts, and with what social and political implications. Research within the programme is situated within the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies (STS). The programme has a strong tradition for combining empirical research spanning across the humanities and the social sciences and is open to the study of both historical as well as contemporary issues and materials.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty's approved PhD programme and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. For more information, please see the Faculty of Social Sciences' web site.

In addition to their own research work, fellows may be required to participate in teaching and/or administration activities connected to research and teaching at the Centre. All such work will be compensated with an equivalent extension of the research fellowship. The total duration of the extension may not exceed twelve months.

Requirements

Applicants must hold a two years Master's degree or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities and meet the requirements to be enrolled in the PhD-programme.

In addition, the PhD candidate must have

  • fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language
  • extensive knowledge of Science & Technology Studies/STS
  • demonstrated research capabilities
  • strong interest in the development of STS research both theoretically and empirically

Evaluation of the application

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant's project description for his/her proposed PhD project, as well as the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites to carry out this project. A good match between the candidate's proposal and the research profile, strategies and activities within the STS programme at the center will be given weight along with the quality of the proposal and the qualifications of the candidate.

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How to apply

The application must include:

  • cover letter (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • CV (summarising education, positions and academic work)
  • project proposal and progress plan (5 to 10 pages) for the work to be undertaken during the course of the term of appointment
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • list of publications and academic work (if applicable)
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit, please follow the link "send application". International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 26 February 2017
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/1376