Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy
University of Bergen Department of Philosophy

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy



Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

The Department of Philosophy has a vacant three year Postdoctoral Fellowship in philosophy. The starting date for the fellowship is 1 January 2020. However, if the person hired is interested, both an additional fourth year devoted to teaching and supervision and/or a later start date may be negotiated.


Qualification requirements:

Applicants must have completed a Norwegian PhD degree or equivalent in philosophy by the application deadline. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application and it is a condition of appointment that the PhD has been awarded.


The applicant must provide a project proposal with a progress plan for the project's main activities, and a plan for publishing results in recognized international channels.


Academic quality is the main criterion for assessing applicants. If two or more applicants have equivalent qualification, the academic needs of the department can be decisive when applicants are ranked and recommended.


Consideration will only be given to candidates whose research projects fit within one of the established research groups at the Department.


About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 or 4 years.


Applicants shall put forward a proposal for a project for qualifying work. The proposal shall include a progress plan. It is a premise that the selected candidate will complete the project within the stipulated period of employment.


An optional fourth year consists mainly of teaching, supervision, tutoring and examination work for the mandatory first year philosophy course ”Examen philosophicum”, which all students at the University of Bergen must complete. To qualify for the optional forth year the candidate must master Norwegian when this work starts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


The successful applicant is expected to have the University of Bergen as his or her regular workplace and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.


Candidates cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.


We offer:

A good and professionally challenging working environment.

Salary at pay grade 59 (Code 1352/Pay range 24) in the state salary scale, currently approx. NOK 514.800 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.

Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).

Good welfare benefits.

How to apply:

Applications must be sent electronically via the link «APPLY FOR THIS JOB» on this site. The applicant must fill in the CV-form, and the application must include:


1. A brief account of relevant research interests and experiences, and motivation for applying


2. A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages excluding the bibliography)


3. A time schedule for the completion of the project


4. A bibliography for the planned research project


5. A short summary of the PhD thesis, maximum 5 pages


6. Higher education certificates and diplomas relevant for the application (scanned versions of originals or certified copies)


7. Relevant certificates/references


8. CV including list of scientific publications


9. A selection of scientific papers, maximum 3


10. Name and contact information of three referees


The enclosures can be submitted as Word- or pdf-files.


Copies of academic publications (if any), higher education certificates and diplomas must be accompanied by a translation into English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish if not written in any of these languages. The documentation and translations must be uploaded within the deadline of application.


The best qualified applicants will be invited to an interview before the final recommendation. They may also be asked to give a trial lecture.


Any queries or problems concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to The Faculty of Humanities by email:


Application deadline: 16 June 2019


Reference no: 19/4018


General information:

Further information about the fellowships can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Reidar Lie, tel. + 47 55 58 94 37, email:


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.


We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.


Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


Further information about our employment process can be found here.



About The University of Bergen (UiB)

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.


There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments.


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