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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Political Science, Norway

The Department of Administration and Organization Theory is providing the Postdoctoral Fellowships with expertise in peace and conflict research or Political Science offered by the University of Bergen. The position is open for the academic year 2022-2023.

The successful candidates will be part of the research project “War Effects – Micro-Level Effects of Civil Wars on Multiple Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment,” funded by the European Research Council. Both positions are for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 75% for three years will be dedicated to research within the project, and 25% (1 year) will be devoted to teaching and administrative tasks in the field of political science.

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The University of Bergen is a research-intensive state university in Bergen, Norway. The university today has over 4,000 employees and 18,000 students. It was established by parliament in 1946 based on several older scientific institutions dating back to 1825 and is Norway’s second oldest university. It is consistently ranked in the top one percent of the world’s universities.

Why study at the University of Bergen? UiB offers excellent facilities: well-equipped auditoriums, laboratories, and computer labs. The university conducts research, artistic development work, and teaching within various subject areas. The University of Bergen is still ranked as one of the 200 best universities in the world; the University of Bergen is an international research university dedicated to advancing research, science, and higher education.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by 14th August 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Bergen
  • Department: The Department of Administration and Organization Theory
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: NOK 563 900
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic or International
  • The award can be taken in Norway

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Political Science, Norway


  • Eligible Countries: Colombia, Central South America, and DR Congo or Central Eastern Africa.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Postdoctoral Research in political science.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Research focus on peace and conflict, development, gender relations, or related field.
  • Excellent publication record in highly ranked international journals or demonstrated proof thereof.
  • Strong quantitative methods skills or willingness to acquire these at the beginning of the fellowship (basic qualitative skills required)
  • Ability and willingness to work independently as well as in a larger team
  • Conduct and publish high-quality research within the WarEffects project (3 years)
  • Teaching and related duties (1 year)
  • Co-responsibility in overall research design, data collection, and analysis
  • Responsibility for conducting research either in Colombia or DR Congo (indicate preference)
  • Close collaboration within the project team (1 PI, two postdoctoral researchers, 1 PhD student, and one research assistant)
  • Present research findings at international conferences and workshops, and departmental seminars
  • Participation in research administration and the organization of project-related events (e.g., conferences, workshops, webinars)
  • The position provides ample opportunities to advance the candidate’s research agenda within the broader scope of the project and develop project management skills.
  • Starting date: preferably between October and December 2022
  • Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as postdoctoral research fellows at the same institution.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The students must first submit an online admission application. Information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Carlo Koos; the PI of the project is [email protected]. All international students will be considered based on their eligibility.
  • Supporting Documents: You submit all the required documents in the following manner:
  • A cover letter (max two pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research plan for one article (maximum 1,500 words excluding references) includes an introduction, theoretical approach and hypotheses, data and methods, causal identification, and a publication plan. The research plan should focus on a question(s) related to violence in civil wars and its potential effects on women or gender relations. You can look at the project website, but original ideas are more than welcome.
  • A CV is summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities. Career breaks, including parental leave noted in the CV, will be considered when evaluating applicants’ academic production.
  • A complete list of publications (can be part of the CV)
  • Copies of educational diplomas and academic transcripts (PhD, MA)
  • A copy of what you consider your best academic English work to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, you must submit a co-authorship declaration specifying your individual contribution and signed by your co-author(s).
  • Your PhD dissertation (English, French, Spanish)
  • Applicants who have not yet submitted their PhD dissertation must include a letter from their first supervisor providing an assessment of the dissertation.
  • Names and contact details for three reference persons (name, relationship to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters are not needed.
  •  Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a doctorate/PhD in political science, development economics, social psychology, or a related discipline (completed or close to submission).
  • Language Requirement: The application must have required at least essential fluency in French (DR Congo) or Spanish (Colombia) with certified translations into English, or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.


The university will provide all the following:

  • A position with significant space and resources to develop your research profile
  • The university will provide NOK 563 900 per year Salary or pay grade 62 of the government salary scale upon appointment.
  • Significant funding for conferences and methods training
  • A great team and professionally challenging research environment in an excellent department.
  • Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with access to spectacular nature (successful candidates are expected to move to Bergen)
  • Access to university welfare benefits (including cabins, cultural events etc.)
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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