PhD positions within Social Work and Social Policy, Norway

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy has currently three vacant positions as PhD Candidates. The nominal duration of the scholarship is three years.

The Department has 1200 students and 85 staff members and has the leading academic environment within social work in Norway. The Department is situated at Pilestredet Campus in Oslo.

Working area
The PhD positions are affiliated with the PhD Programme in Social Work and Social Policy. As a PhD Candidate you will be involved in the department’s research group.

It is preferable that the research project is related to perspectives within social work and social policy.

Qualifications and requirements
Required qualifications:
  • Education at second degree level/master’s degree level within social work, child welfare or other relevant education within social sciences
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently and goal-oriented
  • Academic committment
Desired background:
  • Relevant experience from research and development work
  • Experiences from publishing academic papers and participation in international seminars/conferences
  • The PhD positions presuppose admission to the PhD Programme in Social Work and Social Policy
  • The final plan for the PhD scholarship shall be approved and contractual no later than 3 months after the commencement.
The outline of the PhD project will be emphasised in the assessment of the applicants. The outline must show that the project will lead to a doctoral degree within the three-year period.  The project’s relevance and current interest to the research area will also be emphasized. The outline of the project may be written in a Scandinavian language or in English. The outline should consist of maximuim10 pages and include the following elements:
  • Research questions, theory and method
  • Relevant knowledge of the research area
  • Schedule for the PhD work
We offer:
  • An opportunity for academic development in a large and inspiring academic- and research environment
  • An active research group with regular meetings and seminars
  • A good working environment
  • Good loan and pension terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Benefits such as flexible hours and various welfare schemes
 Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1017, wage scale 50-54 (NOK 416 600-445.100).
 HiOA uses an electronic recruitment system. To apply for this position, please register your application and CV by clicking the link "send application".

Expert Committee
As an applicant you will be assessed by an expert committee. In addition to the online application, you must within the set date of application submit threecopies in paper format of:
  • Application, CV and copies of diplomas and certificates
  • Project description/proposal (Max. 10 pages including list of references)
  • Thesis at Second Degree Level/Master’s Thesis
  • Other scientific works you want the expert committee to assess
  • Overview of your publications
Please mark the envelope with ref. no: 13/2126 and forward your documents to:
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Section for Human Resources, attn. Tore Vogt
P.O. Box 4, St. Olavs plass
N-0130 Oslo

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position. HiOA is an IA (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise and operates in compliance with the Norwegian IA agreement. Questions about adaptation and the working environment may be directed to, Section for Human Resources. 

Click here to go to the official scholarship website


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