Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Political Science
Applications are invited from excellent candidates from all parts of political science, including public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory and international relations. The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years. The appointee will have a 25% teaching requirement. Successful applicants must therefore be prepared to teach Bachelor's and Master's level courses within the Department's course portfolio as well as tutor Master's students. The Department organizes teaching into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, and research methods.Applicants must formulate a research proposal that lays out a promising research agenda that can be fulfilled in the course of four years
Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
Applications should be written in English and submitted electronically with the following:
- Letter of application
- CV including a complete list of publications
- A research proposal -planned research for four years, if you take up the position. The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to the existing literature, theoretical approach, methodology, and publication plans (maximum 3.000 words incl. references; do not use footnotes or appendixes)
- Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best publication to date (one publication only!), preferably a single-authored article published in an international political science journal. If a co-authored work is uploaded instead, the applicant's individual contribution must be clarified and confirmed by co-authors.
Other publications should not be submitted with the initial application. The 10-15 most promising candidates will be invited to submit more publications along with educational certificates and diplomas and any letters of reference about four weeks after the initial application date.Three to six short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview and may be asked to do a trial lecture.We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic formal teaching competence, must acquire such competence within two years by completing a mandatory pedagogical course provided by UiO.The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.Pursuant to section 25, of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.As a state institution, we have a personnel policy goal of a balanced age and gender composition of our staff and to recruit persons with an ethnic minority background.