Researcher in Political Science

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Nov 2020

The Department of Political Science hereby announces a vacant position for a researcher (SKO 1108 or 1109). The position is associated with the project “Energy Transition in Oil-Exporting Countries: Discourses on the Green Shift and Climate Change in Norway and the Gulf (Oil in Transition)” based in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages and Department of Political Science. The position is funded by UiO:Energy, which focuses on advancing new ways of using energy to tackle global climate change and environmental challenges.

The project is looking for a quantitative political scientist to study changing attitudes and discourses relating to environmental politics, climate change, and renewable sources of energy, in one or more oil-producing Gulf state, e.g. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who can use quantitative text analysis to examine trends and topics in Arabic-language media reporting and/or candidates with experience in analyzing survey data from the MENA region. This research will result in a project report, as well as one or more article-length manuscripts to be submitted to international peer reviewed journals.

The position is available for a period of 18 months and does not involve teaching. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Neil Ketchley in the Department of Political Science. They will also coordinate with the other project members (PI: Professor Brynjar Lia; Co-I Albrecht Hofheinz; both based in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages) working on comparisons between Norway and the Gulf.

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