2015 PhD Research Fellowship in Social Psychology/Social Cognitve Development, Norway

University of Oslo is inviting applications for a PhD research fellowship in social psychology/social cognitve development. The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement) or for a period of four years with a 25 % teaching requirement. Applicants must be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale A-E on their Master’s Thesis will be qualified for admission to the PhD program. The application deadline is 15 June 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in social psychology/social cognitve development at the University of Oslo.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD research program at University of Oslo.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway

Eligibility:
-Seek motivated individuals holding the equivalent of an MA in psychology or another relevant discipline.
-Applicants must be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale A-E on their Master’s Thesis will be qualified for admission to the PhD program
-The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the general research program and experience with relevant research fields. The research group values enthusiasm and teamwork that also makes room for new, creative ideas and individual initiatives, and we are looking for candidates who match this spirit.
-Applicants with experience from relevant research methodology will be given priority

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from Norway can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The Department of Psychology is seeking 1-3 PhD research fellows in social psychology / social-cognitive development. The positions are part of the research program “A Relational Grammar of Social Forms”. The project has funding from the research councils in Norway and Denmark and is led (and hence advised) by Dr. Lotte Thomsen. Please contact the project leader. The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 % teaching requirement. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position. The research program integrates social, political, developmental and evolutionary psychology and focuses on basic, relational building-blocks of social life – such as communion/”fellesskab”, hierarchy, equality, and proportionality.

Number of award(s): The Department of Psychology is seeking 1-3 PhD research fellows in social psychology / social-cognitive development.

Duration of award(s): The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 % teaching requirement. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

What does it cover? Fellowship includes:
-Good training possibilities in experimental psychology within a stimulating academic environment.
-Salary based on salary grade 50-57 (NOK 429 700-482 800 per annum). Normally starting salary grade 50 (depending on competence).
-Comprehensive PhD program
-Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
-Good welfare benefits
-The Department covers a personal research stipend of NOK 15.000 pr year.

Selection Criteria: In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be given to the quality and relevance of the project description, and the candidate’s academic and personal prerequisites to complete the project within the given time frame according to the rules and regulations for admission to the Department’s PhD program.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. The application must include:
Application letter
-Statement of research interests and how they relate to the overall research program (max 5 pages).
-CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
-Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation
-List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. If publications are available, please attach PDF versions and descriptions of your contribution to them.
-Application form for admission to PhD program
-References (max. 3)
The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University’s grading system and are advised to apply for NOKUT’s general recognition of higher education. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 June 2015.

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