The Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law, invites applications for two positions as doctoral research fellows in the field of Internet Governance. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and UNINETT Norid AS. The period for each fellowship may be extended up to four (4) years, with teaching,
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.
Course Level: Fellowships are provided for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: Fellowships are tenable in the field of Internet Governance are available at the Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law.
Worth of Award: They offer

  • Salary based on salary level 50 to 57 (NOK 430 500 to 483 700 – gross per year)
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

Eligibility: Fellows should meet the following criteria in order to be eligible

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education is highly relevant to the subject matter and remit of the SIGNAL project. Admission to the PhD programmerequires the candidate to have excellent grades.
  • As the project leader will define more precisely the research agendas of the doctoral research fellows, applicants do not need to submit an extensive project proposal. However, applicants are requested to submit a short proposal (maximum 5 pages) sketching how they would tackle the prongs of the research project as outlined above, in light of the methodological challenges they envisage the research will present.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ assume academic and personal ability to complete their parts of the project within the given time frame, taking particular account of the interdisciplinary and inter-jurisdictional requirements of the SIGNAL project.
  • The project language is English and the applicants should, therefore, have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for these fellowships.
How to Apply:  The applicants should include

  • A letter of application (English)
  • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae with documentation of education, former positions, and academic work (English)
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas with all grades, and a complete list of publications. Foreign diplomas (Master, Bachelor, and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian translation.
  • An explanation of foreign university grading systems.
  • A full publication list (in English).
  • Up to three scholarly publications, with an overview indicating their relevance for this application. The submitted publications must be in English or in a Scandinavian language unless otherwise specifically agreed upon beforehand. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted.

Deadline: The application deadline is August 15, 2016.
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