The position is affiliated to the project: Waiting for an uncertain future: The temporalities of irregular migration (WAIT). WAIT is a three year multidisciplinary project funded by the Research Council of Norway, which explores the condition of waitinghood for irregular migrants in three European migration hubs (Marseille, Stockholm, Oslo) and through a series of theoretical investigations of time in migration. The PhD candidate should design his/her project as a case study within the overall theme and comparative frames of the WAIT-project.

The candidates should have a Norwegian master's degree or equivalent qualifications in gender studies and/or migration studies and/or other relevant disciplines and experience with ethnographic or other qualitative/research. Alternatively, the one applying must have a master’s degree in another relevant discipline, with gender and migration theory or gender and migration as a topic in their master thesis. Their projects must be designed to include qualitative methodology such as ethnographic fieldwork and interviews.

The assessment will place a strong emphasis on formal qualifications, the planned project’s academic strength and originality, and its contribution to the overall WAIT-project and the SKOK research environment. Mastery of one or several languages relevant to the fieldwork is an advantage.

SKOK has a clear international profile, and it is desirable that the candidate has an international orientation in his/her research.

Application deadline: 26 September 2016.

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