Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap (SAM), Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.


Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business.

The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

The Department has around 600 students and 40 employees and is located at the OsloMet Pilestredet Campus in Oslo. Multiple programs are offered through the department, including Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor’s program in Archivistics and Records Management.

About the position

The Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science currently has available one PhD fellow position affiliated With the PhD program in Library and Information Science.


The PhD Fellow position is based in the research group Information and Society (INFOSAM), which has had several large projects funded by The Research Council of Norway. The overarching research focus of the group is on the social role of the archives, libraries and museums (aka, the ALM institutions) and their related professions. Further research specializations within the group include how the ALM institutions affect and respond to technological and social developments, knowledge and cultural policy, research and education, as well as the institutions’ role in supporting democracy and democratic processes in a digital and globalized time.

Applicants must prepare a project proposal with a research topic of relevance to the research areas of the group. The successful applicant will be an integrated member of the INFOSAM research group, which holds regular meetings and seminars where participants can present and receive feedback on their Research.

The duration of the PhD fellowship is three years.

Qualifications and requirements

Required qualifications:

  • Education at Master's degree level in a relevant field
  • Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and be goal oriented
  • Passion for the subject area

Desired background:

  • Relevant research experience
  • Experience in publishing academic works and participation in international seminars/conferences


  • The PhD position requires admission to the PhD Programme
  • A final plan for the PhD scholarship shall be approved and made contractual no later than 3 months after commencement of the fellowship

When assessing applicants, the project description and the project’s relevance to the PhD program’s research area will be emphasized. The proposal must indicate that the project will realistically lead to a doctoral degree within the three-year period.

The proposal should consist of a maximum of 10 pages and include the following elements:

  • Research questions, theory and method
  • Relevant knowledge within the research area
  • Schedule for the educational and research plan

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

OsloMet is an IA (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise and operates in compliance with the Norwegian IA agreement.

We offer

  • The opportunity for academic support and development in a large and comprehensive educational and research environment
  • An active research group with regular meetings, seminars and support networks
  • A pleasant working environment
  • Good loan terms and pension benefits from the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1017, wage level 54 (NOK 479 600).

Expert Committee

Your application will be assessed by an expert committee. You must upload the following documents together with your application before the submission deadline:

  • CV and copies of diplomas and References (all pages)
  • Your second degree/master's degree thesis
  • Project description/proposal (max. 10 pages, including list of references)
  • Relevant scientific works
  • Summary of relevant publications/research experiences

We use an electronic recruitment system. If you wish to apply for the position, register your Application and CV by clicking the button “login and apply”. If you need technical support, please contact Mette Sandberg: mette.sandberg@oslomet.no.

Your application will not be considered unless these attachments are uploaded. The documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. You must display originals at any interview. OsloMet Carries out checks on documents, so that you as a candidate will get a real evaluation and fair competition.

Contact information

For more information about the position, please contact:

Last Application date: 23.08.2019.

Type of employment Stipendiat
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 01.01.2020
Salary NOK 479 600
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/06652
Published 19.Jun.2019
Last application date 23.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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