at the University of
Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law (http://www.jus.uio.no/ifp/english/).
postdoctoral positions are available, each for two years, to do legal-empirical
research as an important part of the project “Sustainable Companies”, funded by
the Norwegian Research Council.
general objective of the project is to examine how to integrate the overarching
goal of sustainable development and especially its environmental dimension as a
decisive factor in the decision-making in companies. The main goal is at the end
of the project period to be able to present workable and realistic proposals for
necessary changes in the regulation of companies, which may function as models
for legislators and researchers. Read more about the project here: http://www.jus.uio.no/ifp/english/research/projects/sustainable-companies/.
important part of this project, legal-empirical research into the role and
position of board members in companies is to be undertaken. The two postdoctoral
researchers are to carry out this research under the guidance of the core
project team, led by Associate Professor Beate Sjåfjell. The postdoctoral
researchers will disseminate their project results at project workshops,
conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. This project offers the
opportunity to become a part of a vibrant new research group on Companies,
Society and the Environment at the Faculty of Law in Oslo, and an integrated
part of an international research team, working towards a common
must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD/doctoral degree, in law or in
social sciences. Candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis for
evaluation at a Norwegian research institution before the closing date for the
application, may also apply. For candidates writing their doctorate at a foreign
research institution, the doctoral thesis must be submitted before the closing
date and the doctoral degree must be completed within five months after the
closing date. The doctoral thesis as well as letter of confirmation from the
research institution must be submitted together with the
with legal-empirical research is an advantage, but not a condition, as guidance
will be given with the structuring as well as the carrying out of the empirical
research. The language of the project is English, and the applicants should
therefore have a good command of the English language, written and spoken. A
good command of a Scandinavian language is an advantage and may be made a
condition for one of the postdoctoral positions, but not for both. Qualified
applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply.
main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships in general is to qualify
researchers for work in higher academic positions. For this project, a
significant aim is also to provide a legal-empirical basis for the project as a
whole. In assessing the applications, special emphasis will therefore be placed
on the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to
complete their projects within the given time frame. As the project team will
define the legal-empirical research projects of the postdoctoral researchers, a
project description is not required. Rather, applicants are requested to write a
short proposal (maximum 5 pages) indicating their ideas on how to structure
research into the role, position and motivation of board members. For this
purpose, the complete project plan will be sent to all potential applicants who
declare their interest by contacting project leader Beate Sjåfjell (email@example.com).
applicants may be invited for an interview at the University of
successful candidates may start in August 2010 or as soon as possible
Applicants are requested to submit a
complete overview of their education, former positions and other relevant
experience, a complete publication list, and up to three scholarly publications.
accordingly, within the closing date, submit four copies
· A letter of application (in
· A proposal for the
methodology of the postdoctoral projects, maximum 5 pages (in
· A CV (a complete overview
of the applicant’s education, former positions and other relevant experience; in
· Expanded applicant form, http://www.admin.uio.no/opa/ledige-stillinger/english/sokerskjema_GBR.rtf
· Copies of certificates,
diplomas and recommendations (in English or Scandinavian, or with certified
translations into English). Foreign applicants are advised to attach an
explanation of their university’s grading system.
· A full publication list (in
English, with titles in other languages than English or Scandinavian translated
· Up to three scholarly
publications, with an overview indicating their relevance for this application.
The submitted publications must be in English or in a Scandinavian language
unless otherwise specifically agreed upon beforehand. If the submitted
publications are co-authored, the division of work between the authors must be
confirmed in the form a co-author statement.
appointments to postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo may
be obtained at http://www.uio.no/admhb/reglhb/personal/tilsettingvitenskapelig/regulationstermcondition.xml.
positions are for two years each, there are no teaching obligations.
of Oslo is an equal opportunity employer and particularly seeks to recruit more
women and more ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Both women and
ethnic minorities are therefore encouraged to apply.
The University of Oslo
has an agreement for all employees aiming to secure rights to research
further information please contactthe project leader, Associate Professor
(+47) 22 85 93 81, or Vice-Dean Inger
Johanne Sand, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.
(+47) 22 85 94 50.
Grade: 57-64 (from NOK 438,500 to NOK 499,500) depending on qualifications and
date for applications: May 11, 2010
application, marked with reference number 2010/3938 and including the requested
attachments should be sent in quadruplicate to:
Faculty of LawP.O. Box 6760 St. Olavs plass 5NO-0130
papers may instead be sent via e-mail to: email@example.com, with publications
sent separately to the postal address.
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