domingo, 5 de fevereiro de 2012

PhD Fellowship


The University of Bergen (UiB) is situated in the centre of the city of Bergen. The university has about 14.300 students and about 3.300 faculty and staff members. The UiB is known for its high European research standard and houses a number of centres of excellence. We have a strong international profile and cooperate closely with other universities all over the world.


At the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, a funded PhD position is vacant. The total scholarship period is 4 years, 25% of which shall be dedicated to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department.

The Department of Comparative Politics offers an inspiring research environment for the study of political institutions, organizations, processes and behavior at the local, national and international level. Our research covers Asia, Africa, Latin America, the US and Europe. The faculty and students at the department are active in academic debates nationally and internationally. Currently the Department administers a bachelor and master program in Comparative Politics and a bachelor program in European Studies.

The research in the Department of Comparative Politics is organized in research groups and the proposed PhD project is expected to be related to one of the research groups at the Department:

l Welfare and Democracy
l Democracy and Development
l Research Methods
l European Politics

The announced PhD fellowship is tied to the University of Bergen’s strategic focus on Development
Studies and may include a wide range of comparative political themes empirically linked to the global
south. Before writing the research proposal, applicants should consult and make themselves familiar with the Department’s research profile, see:

Qualificationsl Applicants must hold a master’s degree in political science and the applicant must be able to document proficiency in research methodology. The master degree must be completed by the application Deadline. The requirements for grades are normally B on the Master’s dissertation and for the Master’s degree in total.

The University can offer
  • l Salaries start at level 48 (code 1017) on the government salary scale (corresponding to NOK 391.300, – per year).
  • l Good academic and social environment with high research quality.
  • l Good pension and insurance.
  • l Good training and welfare facilities.

University of Bergen
Institutt for sammenliknende politikk
A brief research proposal (5-8 pages) is required together with the application. The research proposal must present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a plan for the development of the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admission to the PhD-programme is based on the research proposal upon being hired.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Eirik Dalheim, e-mail: or phone             + 47 55 58 90 68      .

A guideline for applicants is available on the same webpage or by contacting

Applications with all attachments must be submitted electronically by the link on this page “Apply for this job”. Applications must contain project description, CV, diplomas/certificates, scholarly works and a list of such.

Closing date: February 29, 2012.
The application has to be marked: 12/562.
Applications sent by email will not be evaluated.

For information
Additional information about the position is obtainable from: Head of the Department, Professor Lise
Rakner, email:, phone:             +47 55 58 90 75      .

Practical questions regarding the application procedures can be directed at the contact person in the Social Sciences Faculty Administration, senior officer Beathe Moldestad, phone             +47 55 58 90 56      , email:

Time used in earlier recruitment positions will be deducted from the applicants’ total scholarship period.

The teaching language in the Department is Norwegian and English.

State employment shall to the highest possible degree reflect the diversity of the population at large. We have therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds are achieved. Persons of minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected. The University of Bergen applies the principles of public transparency when recruiting staff to scientific positions.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

domingo, 29 de janeiro de 2012

Peace and Conflict Studies

The University of Kent and University of Marburg are now accepting applications for the international double degree programme Peace and Conflict Studies for the 2012-2013 year.

This international double award is jointly offered by the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and the Centre for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be awarded an MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kent University and an MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Marburg. The two year full-time programme encompasses 120 ECTS credits (240 Kent credits). The programme includes a mandatory internship of at least 10 weeks. The Master dissertation is jointly supervised and marked by academic staff at Kent and Marburg.

This multidisciplinary programme features compulsory modules on theories of conflict, conflict resolution, research methods/methods of conflict analysis and intergroup conflicts. Optional modules cover a wide range of topics including negotiation, mediation, diplomacy, development, critical approaches to peace and conflict studies, international political economy, foreign policy, human rights and terrorism. Modules are taught by political scientists, IR experts, sociologists and social psychologists.

Students will spend the first year at Kent University and the second year at Marburg University where courses are taught in English. Thus, international students do not need to speak German to study in Marburg. Alternatively, fluent German speakers can opt to spend the first year in Marburg where compulsory courses will be taught in German and spend the second year in Canterbury. Starting in Kent is the more convenient option regarding the internship, because the Spring Term at Kent University ends in early April which allows you to do the internship between April and September. We therefore recommend starting at Kent University. The universities do not operate on a system of deadlines for applying to this programme. We do recommend submitting applications by the end of June 2012. Nonetheless, applications received after this date will still be accepted.

Tome Sandevski
Peace and Conflict Studies
International Double Degree Programme
Zentrum für Konfliktforschung/Centre for Conflict Studies
Philipps-Universität Marburg/University of Marburg
Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
Fax. +(49)6421-2824528