PhD Fellowship position in Library and Information Science

PhD Fellowship position in Library and Information Science

Norway 15 Apr 2021


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15 Apr 2021
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The Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science currently has available one PhD Fellow position affiliated with the PhD program in Library and Information Science, which currently has around 15 research fellows.


For this position, PhD fellow applicants can choose a topic related to one of the department’s four research groups:

The department is a member of the international iSchools network, which means that the study programs and research should focus on the relationship between people, information/culture and technology. It is a prerequisite that the PhD project should do the same.

Applicants must prepare a PhD project with research questions and methods for data collection and data analysis. The project proposal should state how the project is relevant to one or more of the research groups at the department.

The duration of the PhD fellowship is three years.

Qualifications and requirements

Required qualifications

Advantageous qualities


When assessing applicants, the quality of the project proposal and the relevance of the proposal to the PhD program’s research area and at least one of the research groups at the department will be emphasized, as well as the quality of the applicant’s master thesis. The proposal must indicate that the project will realistically lead to a doctoral degree within the three-year period.

The proposal should consist of a maximum of 10 pages and must include the following elements:

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

You must upload all of these documents before the application deadline.

All documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized.

Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

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Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

Contact information

For more information on the position, please contact:

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. State salary wage scale 54, 482 200 NOK per year.

Deadline for applications: 15.04.2021

Ref.: 21/01541

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