The Department of Political Science aims to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor) with a background from Political Science or a closely related discipline. The successful applicant will work full time on the project ‘Climate Politics During Recessions: Examining Drivers of a Green Economic Recovery (CLIMREC)’, funded by the Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO).
The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of four years with a 25% teaching requirement.
CLIMREC comprehensively analyzes climate-related post-pandemic stimulus spending in G20 economies and identifies drivers of such spending by combining cross-national comparative analysis of spending packages with in-depth case studies of four advanced and four emerging economies. The unique nature of the current recession and the universal use of stimulus packages to aid economic recovery allow us to revisit debates about the trade-offs between environment and growth and to develop cross-national explanations that address gaps in existing research. CLIMREC thus fills both an empirical and a theoretical void in the literature on climate politics.
The project is led by Professor Jon Hovi and runs from the 1st of December 2021 to the 30th of November 2025. The postdoc period might end a few months later, depending on the starting date. The project will be part of the Department’s research group on the Politics of Energy and Climate Change. We encourage applicants to read more about the project here.
The postdoc will contribute to:
The postdoc should have a background (with a record of publishing) in research on environmental policy/politics, economic stimulus policies, or other relevant field.
The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. Appointed postdoctoral fellows are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period.
A comprehensive assessment of the applicant's scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment.
The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications and the relevance of research ideas for CLIMREC. In addition, personal suitability and motivation are considered. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.
The online application must include the following items:
The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “Apply”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.
The application deadline is November 1, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. The position will be awarded from early 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).
We aim to increase the diversity of backgrounds in our staff, and we especially encourage female researchers to apply.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.
If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.
|Location:||Oslo - Norway|
£44,183.47 to £51,088.19 converted salary* per annum, pay grade 59-67
|Placed On:||17th September 2021|
|Closes:||1st November 2021|
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