Senior Researcher/Researcher in European Studies

University of Oslo
Opportunity Type
February 15, 2018
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The research field (or expertise) for the permanent position (or scholar) is the relationship between knowledge and democracy in a transforming Europe. The position is announced within ARENA's broader research fields, but in particular the Research Council of Norway-funded Democracy and Expert Rule: The Quest for Reflexive Legitimacy (REFLEX) project (2016-2021).

ARENA is primarily looking for a researcher at a senior level. Our employees do not have teaching obligations, but contribute to the centre's portfolio of externally funded projects including new research initiatives.

ARENA is a highly renowned centre for research on the transformation of Europe, in particular on the processes of political change. It aims at theoretically founded and innovative research. ARENA offers a stimulating intellectual environment for cooperation and scholarly debate. The centre and its research projects generally receive excellent evaluations. ARENA hosts several nationally and internationally funded research projects and is engaged in a series of international networks. Oslo offers fantastic opportunities for outdoors activities, and is ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live in.

How to Apply

The application must include:
•application letter including a statement of motivation which summarizes scientific work and states research interests, theoretical perspectives, aims for future research and publication strategies (3-5 pages)
•CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
•a complete list of publications
•Submission of 5-7 academic works
•Copy of PhD diploma
•List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.