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PhD Research Fellowship in Religious and Moral Education in Norway

The University of Oslo is delighted to offer a PhD research fellowship in the field of religious and moral education for 2016/2016 academic year. Either Norwegian and overseas students are welcome to apply. The selected fellows will receive a competitive salary amounting NOK 429 700 – 482 800,- per annum. Other benefits may also be given. To apply, all of the required documents must be received no later than 31 May 2015.

Scholarship Description
A position as research fellow is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research in the subject area Religious and Moral Education Religious and moral education is a complex research area that comprises knowledge from several subjects (religion, theology, philosophy, and ethics) in addition to perspectives from educational and social science. In the Norwegian state run school system, religious and moral education is taught in two compulsory, secular, pluralistic subjects, one named Religion, Philosophies of Life and Ethics (RLE) at the lower secondary level, and another named Religion and Ethics (RE) at the upper secondary level. This is the context in which a research fellow is to investigate educational issues relevant for the teaching and learning in religious and moral education.

Award Value
One best applicant will be awarded a range of benefits as follow:
-Salary in line with pay grades 50 – 57 (NOK 429 700 – 482 800,- per annum).
-A positive and challenging working environment
-Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
-A position in an inclusive working life enterprise
-Attractive welfare arrangements
-The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD research program in Religious and Moral Education.

Place of Study
The research can be taken at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all candidates are expected to meet the criteria as follow:
-Successful complete of a Master’s degree program or a similar in the relevant subject.
-Has minimum B grade or equivalent for the Master’s degree (ECTS grading scale).
-Familiar with the Norwegian school system and experience in teaching religion and ethics will be considered an asset.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction

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Application Instruction
To apply, applicants are required to provide all of the compulsory documents below:
-Letter of application
-Project description
-Master’s thesis and other academic works that may be of relevance to the application.
-The application may be written in English or Norwegian.
-Proof of English proficiency.
-Completed application form for admission to the doctoral degree program
-Certified copies of diplomas, grade transcripts and any other testimonials
-In the event of diplomas from other countries: printouts of prospectuses or similar that describe the content and framework of the courses of study on which the application is based.

Submission Deadline
31 May 2015.

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