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University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science

University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science

Deadline: 5 January 2021
Open to: Master’s degree students in political science or closely related discipline
Benefits: salary EUR 45446.88 – 49574.99 (NOK 482 200 – 526 000) per annum


Applications are open for the University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science 2021/2022. The Department of Political Science is offering two vacant positions for PhD Research Fellowships. The appointment is for a period of four years with a 25% teaching requirement. In the Department, teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods.

The successful applicants will work as PhD Fellows on the project “ResilienceBuilding: Social Resilience, Gendered Dynamics, and Local Peace in Protracted Conflicts”, funded by the European Research Council. Candidates will be part of the Faculty’s PhD program, and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science.

About the ResilienceBuilding Project

The ResilienceBuilding project investigates the causes and consequences of social resilience in protracted armed conflicts, with a focus on Nigeria, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Kenya. It asks how civilians and communities develop social resilience and adapt to conflict dynamics in ways that prevent or mitigate violence, how they maintain resilience and prevent renewed vulnerability to conflict re-escalation, and how social resilience impacts peacebuilding and development.

The project further focuses on interlinking national and local dynamics of communal conflict and civil war to study the potential and limitations of international and local peacebuilding efforts and barriers to sustainable peace. The research into social resilience and multi-level conflict dynamics integrates a gender perspective. This means that research examines gendered coping mechanisms, variation in gender relations across areas differently affected by conflict, and women’s movements and peacebuilding agency on the national and local level.



In addition, candidates with some of the following qualifications will be at an advantage:


How to apply

The application must include:

For more information, please visit the official web page.