You are on page 1of 2

University of Bergen

Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six
faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide
range of disciplines.
The Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, has a vacant PhD position. The scholarship period is set to 4 years, 25% of which must be
dedicated to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department.

Applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with the research profile of the department in the design of the project (

Applicants must hold a masters degree in sociology. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
The requirements are generally a grade B on the Master dissertation and for the Master degree in total.
As an applicant you should be independent, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research.

The University can offer
Salaries start at level 50 (code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 416.600, - per year).
A good academic and social environment with high research quality.
A good pension and insurance.
Training and welfare facilities.

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory
and methods. The project must be based on one or more of the research profile areas of the department. The proposal should also include a progress plan
for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program
is available on the webpage

Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Yngve Brynjulfsen, e-mail: or phone + 47 55 58 90 68.

We kindly ask the applicants to follow the guidelines for applicants to PhD positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences closely. The guidelines are
obtainable by contacting

Applications containing all attachments must be submitted electronically by the link on this page marked Apply for this job. Applications must
contain project description, CV, diplomas/certificates, scholarly works (not masters thesis) and a list of such.

The application has to be marked: 13/10879

Closing date: November 1, 2013

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only attached documents will be subjected
to an expert assessment.

Additional information
Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department, professor Karen Christensen, e-mail:, phone: +47 55 58 91 42.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to senior officer Beathe Moldestad, phone + 47 55 58 90 56, email:

Utlysningstekst (97244).pdf - Generert fra den 2. oktober 2013 kl. 17:25 Side 1 / 2
The teaching language at the Department is usually Norwegian.

Time used in earlier recruitment positions will be deducted from the applicants total scholarship period.

State employment should to the highest possible degree reflect the diversity of the population at large. We have therefore adopted a personnel policy
objective to ensure that a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons with disabilities and of various ethnic backgrounds are
achieved. Persons with disabilities and minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will
be notified if his/her request is not respected.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public transparency when recruiting staff to scientific positions.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

Jobbnorge ID: 97244, Deadline: 01.11.2013, Internal ID: 13/10879
Utlysningstekst (97244).pdf - Generert fra den 2. oktober 2013 kl. 17:25 Side 2 / 2