Faculty of Law, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law: Postdoctoral research fellowship

Universitetet i Oslo
Postdoctoral research fellowship
Frist utløpt
Bli kjent med Universitetet i Oslo
Job description

A position as postdoctoral research fellow is available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. The position is for two years.

A postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO 1352) in the project ?Criminal justice, wildlife conservation and animal rights in the Anthropocene" (CRIMEANTHROP) is available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. 

CRIMEANTHROP is an interdisciplinary project run by Professor Ragnhild Sollund, and a core group from the disciplines of political science, law and criminology, doing case studies in Norway, Germany, the UK and Spain. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to actively participate in this research consortium.  

The project will investigate human-animal relationships with a focus on wildlife conservation. Attention will be paid to the legal and ethical foundations for, and political practices of, wildlife conservation and its converse, wildlife exploitation. The project will use and develop theoretical approaches and concepts from green criminology such as harm, speciesism, species justice and eco-justice.

The postdoctoral fellow will be placed in a work package that aims to establish the efficiency of wildlife management and protection in Norway, through exploring the implementation and enforcement of CITES and the Bern Convention, socio-legal norms, enforcement effectiveness, and ambiguities. The postdoctoral research fellow must engage in the following research: First, assess the normative foundations of the supranational framework concerning wildlife management through a critical legal discourse analysis of CITES and the Bern Convention. Second, examine the preparatory work related to the implementation of CITES and the Bern Convention, as well as the legislation in Norway. Third, interview stakeholders, such as from NGOS, and politicians.  The postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to publish findings in three articles in high-impact English language journals, co-author one article with CRIMEANTHROP colleagues, contribute with a chapter to an anthology and to disseminate CRIMEANTHROP results to end users.

More about the position

The appointment is for 2 years and may, in special circumstances, be extended to 2,2 years, with teaching, supervision duties and research assistance constituting 10 % of the overall workload. A prerequisite for such an extension is that the appointee meets the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in criminology, sociology of law or law. The degree should preferably include a combination of criminology and law.

To be eligible, the applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled researcher with a background that qualifies her or him for performing an empirical and theoretical investigation.  Relevant expertise for the position is experience within green criminology, environmental law, and/or studies into human-animal relations. The candidate must also be skilled in qualitative methodologies, including discourse analysis, since s/he will be expected to do qualitative interviews and examine the CITES and Bern convention, legislation and legal history. The purpose of the postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines, while contributing to the goals of CRIMEANTHROP.

Applicants are requested to write an approximately five page long project description including information on how they aim to pursue their part of the project, which must fit within the framework established in the CRIMEANTHROP, please refer to the full project description which will be provided upon request.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description and how it contributes to CRIMEANTHROP's research plan, and on the demonstrated academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame.  

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

A good command of written and spoken English and Norwegian is required.

We offer
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Salary based on salary level 524 200-586 500 NOK per year
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, with all documents as PDF-files:

  • A 5 page description of the 2 years research to be undertaken, including a description of the aims, methodologies and theoretical ambitions, as well as a list of planned publications. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the goals of CRIMEANTHROP.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Applicants with grades from outside Norway must attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Up to 5 examples of academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. In the case of work written by more than one author, a statement by the coauthor(s) must be enclosed explaining the extent of the contributions by the various people involved.

Please note that both the application and the project outline must be in English.


Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

The University of Oslo has an agreement in place for all employees that aims to secure the rights to research results.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act § 25 (Offentleglova), information about the candidate may be included in the public applicant list even if the candidate has requested non-disclosure.

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of, for instance, gender or ethnicity.


Contact information

Professor Ragnhild Sollund ragnhild.sollund@jus.uio.no

HR-officer Siri Martenson +47 22850013 siri.martenson@jus.uio.no



Om arbeidsgiveren

The University of Oslo is Norway?s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law is situated at the Faculty of Law. The Department is Norway's only department for research and education in Criminology and Sociology of Law. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are at the highest international level. The Department has about 30 employees and 500 students.

St.Olavs plass 5,
0130 Oslo
Forskning, utdanning og vitenskap,
Offentlig administrasjon,
Museer, gallerier og kulturminne

Rapportér annonse

Sist endret
27. mar 2019 13:14
Følg firma
1463 følger dette firmaet

St.Olavs plass 5, 0130 Oslo

Stort kart Hybridkart Flyfoto

Rapportér annonse

Sist endret
27. mar 2019 13:14