The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) is a cross-disciplinary center for the study of the extreme right, hate crime and political violence. The center was established in early 2016 and is a joint collaboration with five of the leading Norwegian institutions and three of the leading international universities on extremism research. The research focuses on both ideological and behavioral aspects of the extreme right, hate crime and political violence. Geographically, the center mainly concentrates on Norway, the Nordic Region and Europe.

Faculty of Social Sciences
Center for Research on Extremism: the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence

Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) on the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence

About the position
Applications are invited from excellent candidates with a background within the Social Sciences, Humanities or Law, who are interested in doing high quality research on the extreme right (ideology, activism, violence etc.) or hate crime.The project might use qualitative or quantitative methods (or both), but in terms of geographical scope it should include one or several European countries.

The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 3 years. The appointee will have no teaching requirements.

Applicants must formulate a project description that lays out a promising research project that can be fulfilled in the course of three years.

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant's scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment. Successful applicants must have handed in their PhD thesis for evaluation before the application deadline, and must have achieved a relevant PhD degree before taking up the post. In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description. Emphasis will also be given to the applicants' qualifications, teamwork skills and personal suitability for the position.

See also the regulations regarding the terms of employment for Postdoctoral Fellow positions and Guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at the University of Oslo

We offer

Applications should be submitted electronically with the following:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Project description (maximum 3000 words)
  • A complete list of publications

Note! Publications should not be submitted with the application; the most promising candidates will be invited to submit their publications, as well as their educational certificates and diplomas, later in the process.

Short-listed candidates for the job will be invited to an interview.

Please note
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.

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Deputy Director, Anders Ravik Jupskås
Telephone: +47 22857642

Director of C-REX, Professor Tore Bjørgo
Telephone: +47 22845850

Questions regarding the electronic application form: HR Consultant Mette Frydendal

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