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.

The Department of Media and Communication's (IMK) main purpose is to conduct research, education and dissemination on the modern media, their importance for society and for people. IMK has approximately 65 employees, of which around 15 are doctoral candidates and some 1,100 students are sitting for exams here every year. The department offers one-year study program on the Bachelor's level and a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies and Master's degrees in Media Studies, Nordic Media and Journalism. IMK is a multidisciplinary department, based on the academic traditions of the humanities and social sciences.
Department of Media and Communication
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within Media Innovation in Streaming Media Services


A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO1352) in Media Studies in the area of Media Innovation, connected to the ongoing research project on streaming media services (STREAM), is available at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo see The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a work package 3 in the ongoing research project STREAM (pdf). The work package is titled "The business models and value networks in streaming media services," and its aim is to examine the business models of streaming media services and the actor-networks they are part of. Applicants must submit a project description detailing how they wish to research this question.

The candidate will be part of the Media Innovation research group at the department, which is an area of media studies that includes research on how changing technologies, and changing modes of usage and engagement with media bring about media innovation and transformation of the media sector with perspectives ranging from institutional and structural conditions, to genres and expressions.

The candidate is also expected to become part of the research environment of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

The position is available for a period of four years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.


  • PhD or similar qualifications within Media Studies with a specialization in Media Innovation
  • The candidate's research project must be closely connected to the main research area, and the research questions and methods employed in the STREAM project
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • the project’s scientific or scholarly merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • the applicant’s experience with research on business strategy and business models and/or value networks in new digital media services
  • the applicant’s experience with the methods and theories used in the STREAM project
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to the main research area
  • the applicant's co-operative skills and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

We offer

  • Salary level NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, depending on level of expertise
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Project description (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic work will be requested later.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or a video conference.

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

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

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 6 March 2017
  • Expected Start Date:
  • August/September 2017
  • Location:
  • Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/1628