Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with the UiO:Norden funded Interdisciplinary Research Project "Living the Nordic Model" University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication Norway

Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with the UiO:Norden funded Interdisciplinary Research Project "Living the Nordic Model"

Job description

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available with the interdisciplinary research project "Living the Nordic Model". The successful candidate will be employed by the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

"Living the Nordic Model" is an interdisciplinary research project established and part-funded by the University of Oslo’s UiO:Norden initiative. The project is led by Professor Elisabeth Staksrud. The project explores institutions, ideals and practice related to childhood, family and growing up in the Nordic region. The project has research funding from 2018 to 2021.

The project so far includes researchers from the Faculty of Humanities (Department of Media and Communication and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas), the Faculty of Educational Sciences (Department of Education), the Faculty of Social Science (Department of Psychology) and the Centre for Gender Research. For more information about this project, please see our website.

We encourage applicants from all disciplines working with thematic, theoretical and methodological approaches relevant to "Living the Nordic Model" to apply.

It is expected that the successful candidate will engage in activities and collaboration of relevance to the "Living the Nordic Model" project. This includes in particular participating in project workshops and research collaboration, as well as publishing research of relevance to the project. The postdoctoral research fellow will work with other project employees at a shared office facility at the Department of Media and Communication.


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More about the position
The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.


The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of "Living the Nordic Model" 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.


Estimated starting date is expected to be spring 2019.


Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in (an) area(s) closely connected to the research profile of "Living the Nordic Model". This includes, but is not limited to, media and communication, history of ideas, educational science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and/or gender research. 
  • The candidate's research project must be closely connected to one or more of the themes outlined in "Living the Nordic Model"’s project description.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. For candidates who have not publicly defended their PhD thesis, appointment will be dependent on the approval of the doctoral thesis for defense. The public defense must be approved before the position is taken up.

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

  • The project’s scientific merit
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to "Living the Nordic Model"’s interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Excellent co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
  • The extent to which the project description complements the "Living the Nordic Model" project overall will also be emphasized in the ranking of qualified applicants.


We offer


  • Salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description (5 - 10 pages) including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches. 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.
  • One digital copy of the applicant’s doctoral thesis (PDF or Word)
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email address and telephone number)

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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.


Formal regulations
See also Regulations concering Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.



No one can be appointed for more than one postdoctoral period at the University of Oslo.



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



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.



Contact information
Questions concerning the position:


  • Professor Elisabeth Staksrud
  • Researcher, Project Coordinator Niamh Ní Bhroin

Questions concerning application process:


  • HR Officer Karoline Farbrot

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About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is 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 60 employees, including 10-12 doctoral candidates. 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. The IMK is ranked as one of the top 50 media and communication departments in the world (QS Ratings).



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