University of Oslo Four-Year Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in Norway, 2018

Scholarship Description:

The University of Oslo is offering 1-2 four-year postdoctoral fellowships in Educational Assessment and Measurement. The available positions are full time and with a duration of four years (25 % of which is devoted to teaching).

The main purpose of the fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Host College/University:

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.

Degree level:

Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Field of Study:

Fellowships are awarded in Educational Assessment and Measurement.


 International students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  •  1-2 positions are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Scholarship Award:

Salary NOK 499 600 – 569 000
A professionally stimulating working environment
Attractive welfare arrangements and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Qualification requirements

  • Doctorate in education/psychology/social sciences with a thesis applying advanced quantitative methods or doctorate in quantitative methods/psychometrics/statistics (the thesis must be submitted by the application deadline; an appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral thesis being approved)
  • Publication record of high quality (how recent the PhD has been finished will be taken into account)
  • Plans for high-quality research in one of the areas outlined above. Research in the intersection between the two areas is also possible
  • Preferably some teaching experience
  • Personal suitability and willingness to collaborate with other team members at CEMO
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates, the full range of these criteria will be assessed. Emphasis will be given to high quality in terms of publications. A research profile related to the field of education is an advantage. However, applicants with a background from other fields are also welcome.

English Language Requirements: 

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

The application must include

  • Cover letter including a brief outline of the motivation for the application
  • 3-5 page description of research plans and/or interests related to the outlined research strands
  • a brief outline of teaching interests within CEMO’s Master program
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, research experience, teaching experience and other qualifying activities, such as experience with supervision of Master students)
  • A list of publications

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

May 15, 2018

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