PhD Research Fellowship in Psychology on the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence, 2017

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In collaboration with the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) the Department of Psychology will open one vacant position as PhD Research Fellow. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

The purpose of the appointment is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The successful candidate will be admitted to the PhD-programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences when appointed for the position.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Applicants must have psychology, or a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) preferably in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification within a relevant field of discipline, qualifying for admission to the PhD programme at the Department of Psychology.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for the PhD research program at the University of Oslo.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Psychology on the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence at the University of Oslo.

Scholarship Award: They offer

  • Salary NOK 432 700 – 489 300 per annum (depending on competence).
  • Comprehensive PhD programme
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: They are looking for a highly motivated candidate with the following qualifications:

  • A Cand. Psychol, or a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) preferably in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification within a relevant field of discipline, qualifying for admission to the PhD programme at the Department of Psychology.
  • The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in research methodology.
  • Applicants must submit a project description of up to 3000 words outlining the research topic, the research questions, the sources of data to be used, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule that details how the project will be completed within the fellowship period.
  • In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications. Successful candidates must document top grades and a MA Thesis of the highest quality. Personal suitability will also be an important factor.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have psychology, or a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) preferably in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification within a relevant field of discipline, qualifying for admission to the PhD programme at the Department of Psychology.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests

  • TOEFL– Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • IELTS– International English Language Testing Service
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • Applicants to the program for the Ph.D. degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

Norway Scholarships

How to Apply: The electronic application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Project description (in English or Scandinavian language)
  • CV
  • Copy of Master’s dissertation.
  • Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master’s degree Diploma and transcript(s), preferably together with a class distribution of grades. This documentation must be in English or in a Scandinavian language (or translated into English/Scandinavian by a certified translator). The transcript must specify the grade achieved on the Master’s thesis.
  • Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university (if not Norwegian), preferably translated into ECTScredits.
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • Applicants with relevant publications may include one of these.

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruitment 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.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 October 2016.

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