Associate Professor for the Department of Comparative Politics

University of Bergen

The Department of Comparative Politics, the University of Bergen, is currently advertising a tenured position as Associate Professor. 

The Department of Comparative Politics offers an exciting place for research and education on political institutions, organizations, processes and behavior at local, national and international levels. The Department offers degree programs in comparative politics at graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as an undergraduate program in European studies. The staff participates actively in national and international cross-disciplinary research. Research at the department is organized in three research groups: challenges in advanced democracies; democracy and development; and citizens, opinion and representation. The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) is an infrastructure for advanced social science data collection and multi-disciplinary research at the University of Bergen and is a part of the Department of Comparative Politics. 

We seek a candidate who will strengthen and expand the current research and teaching portfolio at the Department of Comparative Politics. The candidate should have an excellent record of research and collaboration and be committed to teaching and supervision. 

Applicants must hold a PhD in comparative politics or political science, or the equivalent. The evaluation of the applicant’s publications will focus on research published within the last five years. The applicant’s record of and plan for future research projects will also be emphasized. The successful applicant must be able to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Basic pedagogical training is a requirement. Appropriate training will be offered if this requirement has not been met prior to appointment. The teaching language is one of the Scandinavian languages or English. The successful applicant will be required to be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile at the Department, please see

We offer

  • An innovative and stimulating international work environment.
  • A university with first-rate administrative and technical support.
  • Salary at pay grade 62 - 70 (code 1011/Pay range 24). This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 532 400 – 598 200,- before taxes. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).
  • Good sports facilities and welfare benefits.
  • The city of Bergen – a welcoming and well-connected European city with a unique mix of vibrant cultural life and extraordinary nature.  

The closing date is 12 February, 2017. 

The application has to be marked with: Reference 17/131 

General information:
For more information about the position, and about how to apply, please see: 

We kindly ask the applicants to follow the guidelines for applicants to intermediate level positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences closely. For a copy of the guidelines, please contact

For further information about the position, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Gunnar Grendstad, phone: (+47) 5558 9486. 

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Senior officer Beathe Moldestad, or phone (+47) 5558 9056.

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