Norway Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Politics

For the academic year 2022/2023, the University of Bergen invites international applicants to apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in Comparative Politics in Norway.
The goal of the program is to assist students who are interested in applying for a postdoctoral research position at the University of Bergen.

The University of Bergen is a research-intensive state university in Bergen, Norway, that was founded in 1946. Today, the university employs over 4,000 people and has over 18,000 students. In several scientific sciences, such as marine research and climate research, it is also one of Norway’s top institutions.

What are the benefits of studying at the University of Bergen? Bergen University is Norway’s largest marine university, and it is part of the Hjort Centre, a marine cluster that performs interdisciplinary research into changes in marine ecosystems. All international students receive specialized education and high-quality instruction.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2022.

Brief Description
  • University or Organization: University of Bergen
  • Department: Department of Comparative Politics
  • Course LevelPostdoctoral
  • Award: NOK 553 500
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Norway
  • All nationalities are eligible to participate.
  • Eligible Courses or Subjects: The institution is offering a postdoctoral research position in comparative politics.
  • Criteria for Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:
  • Should have prior familiarity with quantitative approaches, as well as creating and analyzing large-scale datasets using standard statistical software.
  • Should be able to operate both alone and collaboratively.
  • The candidate should have research experience in at least one of the project’s subjects, such as intergovernmental relations, federalism, local and regional governance, multilevel governance, institutions, policymaking, and policy implementation.
  • Is capable of working with others on a global scale and contributing to a global collaborative network.
  • Is willing to share study findings with those outside of academia.
How to Apply
  • To apply for Postdoctoral Research admission, applicants must first log in to the university portal. All eligible students who apply will be automatically considered.
  • Documents to Support: The following is how you submit all of the required documents:
  • A cover letter outlining the applicant’s research interests and reasons for applying for the job (1-2 pages).
  • CV
  • a proposal for research (up to 3 pages).
  • A list of five articles that will be taken into account throughout the evaluation.
  • A list of all scientific works is included in the reference list (e.g., PhD-thesis, blogs, etc.).
  • Two references’ names and contact details.
  • Diplomas and transcripts (or official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted).
  • Certificates and references that are relevant.
  • Applicants must have a PhD in social sciences or have submitted a doctoral thesis for review to be considered.
  • Language Requirement: Written and oral English proficiency is required for all overseas applicants.

The following services will be provided by the university:

  • Working in a pleasant and professionally demanding atmosphere.
  • On the government salary scale, pay grade 61 (code 1352) at the time of appointment (equivalent to NOK 553 500 per year). Additional promotions are awarded based on the length of time spent in the post. For an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, a larger wage may be considered.
  • Welfare benefits are excellent.
Now is the time to apply.