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PhD Fellow in Gender Research at the Centre for Women´s and Gender Research

    UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    Educational sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    30/09/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Tromsø

The position

A PhD position is available at the Centre for Women´s and Gender Research, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. The position is affiliated with the research group Contemporary Gender Research (ConGender). The daily workplace will be at UiT, campus Tromsø.

The Centre for women`s and gender research is a strategic university unit for building competence in gender research and on gender perspectives in research and education. The Centre is administered by the Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education, but its activities include and target all faculties. We aim to strengthen the identification and inclusion of gendered thematic across disciplines, among students and staff.  

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distrubuted as 25 % each year, and will consist of teaching and other duties for the Faculty.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor

(PhD) are available here.

The position's field of research

The PhD fellow will work within the thematic area gender perspectives in education, and explore gender and diversity as a practice and a vision i contemporary higher education. The PhD study will be an integral part of the project ”Democracy in education” (DIA). The aim of DIA is to map education practices at UiT the Arctic University of Norway, and contribute to the democratization of disciplines and topics selected for investigation. The fellow is expected to map and analyse teaching methods and content in selected education programmes, to explore how gender, power and difference matters in higher education. The provisional research question: Can the research and education at UiT The Arctic University of Norway be described as inclusive and democratic? (How) can these aspects be improved?  

The empirical field work is to be conducted at UiT. The project methodology is based in critical theory. (Critical) pedagogy, feminist theory and indigenous perspectives would be particularly relevant as disciplinary points of departure

 The applicants must submit a project proposal of 5 – 10 pages together with the application.



For further information about the position, please contact Professor and project leader Katrin Losleben:

              - Phone:   +47 776 20 871

              - E-mail:    katrin.losleben@uit.no

or Head of Department Hege Kristin Andreassen:

              - Phone:   +47 776 45 313

              - E-mail:   hege.k.andreassen@uit.no

 We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues 
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 


More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!



 A minimum of 5 years higher education (equivalent to 300 ECTS), including a two year master`s degree with a minimum average grade B. The applicant must have a Master’s thesis evaluated equivalent to 30 ECTS or more, with a minimume grade B. Qualification with a Master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position

Candidates with knowledge of, or experience from, the Norwegian university system and/or knowledge of research on gender and diversity in academic work would be ideal.  

Candidates with competence/experience in gender research, indigenous studies, critical pedagogy, teaching and/or research will be preferred. 

Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required. A good knowledge of Norwegian or other Scandinavian language will be considered an advantage.

Emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position. 

The position requires admission to the Faculty's PhD programme. Information about requirements  is available here ("Fakultet for humaniora -> "Ph.d. ved HSL" -> "Supplementary regulations...").


The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation on English proficiency. This website states how English profiency shall be documented.
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works 
  • Project proposal of 5-10 pages. Please find template here ("Fakultet for humaniora" -> "Opptak" -> "Krav til opptakssøknaden" -> "Mal for prosjektbeskrivelse - English)


All documentation has to be certified and traslated to an English or a Scandinavian language.

Edvard Kristiansen


 General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow 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.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional abilit

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

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