2016 Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arctic Governance at UiT Norges Arctic University, Norway

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Applications are invited for one Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arctic Governance at the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning. Norwegian, as well as international applicants, are eligible to apply for these positions.

The purpose of the Ph.D. Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publicly.

The University of Tromsø is the largest research and educational institution in northern Norway. The main focus of the University’s activities is on the Auroral light research, Space science, Fishery science, Biotechnology, Linguistics, Multicultural societies, Saami culture, Telemedicine, epidemiology and a wide spectrum of Arctic research projects.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in political science with a B/B+ (North American grading system) or above average grade, or the same grades in another relevant social science.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Doctoral research program.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Arctic Governance at the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning.

Scholarship Award: The normal period of employment is four years. The nominal length of the Ph.D. program is three years. The fourth year, distributed as 25 % of each year, is reserved for teaching or other academic duties within the university. The position will especially be assigned teaching duties within international relations/security studies/Arctic governance. Remuneration for the position of Ph.D. Candidate is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship:

  • The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in political science with a B/B+ (North American grading system) or above average grade, or the same grades in another relevant social science.
  • The candidate must be proficient in English (excellent written and spoken skills). Ideally, the background of the candidate will be one or a combination of governance/security studies; international/regional governance; Arctic; legal reform; indigenous studies. The candidate will ideally have a command of the Russian language (fluent enough to read, write, and converse). This is not a firm requirement though Russian skills will be preferred.
  • Personal suitability will be emphasized.

Nationality: Norwegian, as well as international applicants, are eligible to apply for this position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in political science with a B/B+ (North American grading system) or above average grade, or the same grades in another relevant social science.

English language Requirements: The candidate must be proficient in English (excellent written and spoken skills).

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How to Apply: The application must be submitted electronically via the application form. Applications by e-mail are not accepted. The application must include the following attachments:

  • letter of application
  • project proposal. Please see further information concerning the template for project proposal
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • diploma and transcript of records from Master’s degree or equivalent
  • diploma supplement for other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to the applicant, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Master`s Thesis
  • other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these.

The list of works should contain the following information:

  • author(s), the title of work
  • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
  • for a book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, the number of pages

All documentation must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language in order to be assessed.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is 11 September 2016.

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