Associate Professor in Comparative Politics

University of Bergen - Department of Comparative Politics

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

The Department of Comparative Politics offers an exciting place for research and education on political institutions, organizations, processes, and behaviour at local, national, and international levels. The Department offers bachelor's and master’s programmes in comparative politics, as well as a bachelor's programme 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 are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile at the Department. The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Bergen and participate in common activities at the Department.

We offer:

  • An innovative and stimulating international work environment.
  • A full range university with first-rate administrative and technical support.
  • Salary at pay grade 65 - 70 (code 1011/Pay range 24). This currently amounts to an annual salary NOK 568 600 – 623 500, before taxes. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • 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 application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded electronically at the recruitment portal The application must include all information to be taken into consideration in the assessment of the academic qualifications.

The closing date is January 28, 2018.

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