*** Forwarded on behalf of Hanne Svarstad – apologies for cross-posting ***

*PhD Fellowship: Political Ecology, Greenmentality and Education in 

Section for Development Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University

Candidates are invited to apply for a doctoral fellowship starting 
September 1st 2018. The fellowship is fully funded for three years. In 
addition, there might be possibilities to extend the position up to one 
more year with academic and administrative work at the Section for 
Development Studies. Here is the full announcement: 


*Area of research* 

The theme of the PhD fellowship is *Political Ecology, Greenmentality and 
Education*. Applicants must submit a research proposal for data collection 
in northern Tanzania. See additional information here concerning the 
research proposal. The PhD fellow will be part of the project *Greenmentality: 
A Political Ecology of the Green Economy in the Global South*, which is 
funded by the *FRIPRO **Toppforsk* program from the Research Council of 
Norway, led by Noragric at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) 
and with participants from several universities and research institutions 
in Tanzania, India, the UK and the USA, in addition to NMBU and OsloMet in 

*Deadline:* 14. March 2018 11:59 PM CET


· A research-based Master’s degree in social or educational sciences

· Talent and interest for research

· Knowledge and skills of one or more of the following fields and topics: 
Political ecology, development studies, education, power and governance, 
knowledge of Africa South of the Sahara

· Proficiency in oral and written English

· High working capacity

· Ability to work independently as well as to communicate and co-operate 
with research colleagues

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the research 
proposal, the academic qualifications of each applicant, research 
publications if any, and oral communication skills for candidates 
shortlisted for interviews.

*We offer*

· Opportunity to be a part of dynamic professional environments and 
networks on political ecology, development studies, and education studies.

· Internationally competitive salary for PhD students.

· Budget for field work, travel expenses and running costs totalling NOK 
75,000. The PhD Fellow might also apply for additions.

· International competitive pension benefits under the Norwegian Public 
Service Pension Fund scheme.

· Internationally competitive welfare benefits.

· Office located at OsloMet’s campus in Pilestredet in the centre of Oslo.

Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 
1017, *wage scale 50-54 (NOK 436,900 – 466,500 annually)*. 2% of the salary 
is deducted to the State Pension Fund.

The successful candidate will be required to enrol in the PhD programme at 
the Faculty of Teachers’ Education and International Studies at OsloMet. 
More information can be found here. Applicants for the PhD position will 
receive information about the application procedures for admission to this 
PhD program after they have applied. In addition to a 10 credits PhD course 
at the Faculty, the candidate will be encouraged to cover the additional 
requirements of 20 course credits at suitable PhD courses offered at other 
universities in Norway and abroad.

*Submission of the application*

The application shall include:

1) A cover letter

2) Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications

3) Draft research proposal (see information in the first link above)

4) Copies of diplomas and certificates

5) Applicants with education from abroad are required to enclose 
explanations of the grading system of their diplomas/certificates.

Applications must be submitted electronically by clicking «Login and 
apply». All documents must be uploaded by the applicants. Applicants are 
recommended to start their uploading of files in due time before the 

Documents 1 – 3 must be in English, while document 4 and 5 might be in a 
Scandinavian language or English. If diplomas and certificates originally 
are in other languages, they must be translated to English or a 
Scandinavian language. OsloMet performs document inspections of the 
shortlisted candidates.


The applications will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. 
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews conducted by an 
internal committee at OsloMet. Interviews will be held in English. For 
candidates outside the Oslo region, interviews will be conducted via the 
web (Skype or similar).

*Contact information*

· Professor Hanne Svarstad – hanne.svars...@hioa.no 

· Head of Department Gunn Bjørnsen – gunn.bjorn...@hioa.no 
Phone: +47 90090962


*Dr. Connor Joseph Cavanagh*

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric),

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU Staff Profile <https://www.nmbu.no/ans/2766> | Google Scholar  
<http://goo.gl/KXP03j>| ResearchGate <http://goo.gl/EIuhdR> | Twitter  
*Latest publications:* *Cavanagh, C.J. *and A. Chemarum, P. Vedeld, and 
J.G. Petursson. (2017). Old wine, new bottles? Investigating the 
differential adoption of ‘climate-smart’ agricultural practices in western 
Kenya <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016716304697>. 
of Rural Studies *56: 114-123.

*Cavanagh, C.J. *(2017). Anthropos into humanitas: civilizing violence, 
scientific forestry, and the ‘Dorobo question’ in eastern Africa 
. *Environment and Planning D: Society and Space* 35(4): 694-713.

*Cavanagh, C.J.* and T.A. Benjaminsen. (2017). Political ecology, 
variegated green economies, and the foreclosure of alternative 
<http://jpe.library.arizona.edu/volume_24/Greeneconomiesintro.pdf>. *Journal 
of Political Ecology *24: 200-216.

*Cavanagh, C.J.* (2018). Land, natural resources, and the state in Kenya's 
Second Republic 
<https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-62443-3_6>. In A. 
Adeniran and L. Ikuteyijo (eds),* Africa Now! Emerging Issues and 
Alternative Perspectives.* New York: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 119-147.

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