PRIO invites applications from highly competent researchers at the beginning of their academic career for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship on defence and security policy.

This postdoctoral research fellowship is supported by a stipend from the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, aimed at contributing to the generation of increased knowledge and understanding of security policy challenges and international conditions confronting Norway in years to come.

Deadline for applications is 24 February 2014.

The applicants are invited to present a 2-5 page proposal for a postdoctoral research project that is of relevance to both PRIO and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Information about research themes of particular interest to the Ministry of Defence is available on the Ministry’s webpage.

Applicants are required to possess the following qualifications:

  • A PhD within a relevant subject area
  • An excellent scientific publication record
  • Experience in network-building and project development
  • Strong writing skills

PRIO offers salary according to qualifications, Group Life insurance and membership in Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Applications should be written in English and include:

  • Letter of application
  • A 2-5 page proposal for a postdoctoral research project
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • Copy of certification of university degrees
  • Name and contact details of two or more references

Applications must be submitted by way of an online form.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Research Professor Pavel Baev (, tel. +47 225 47 739. For further information about the recruitment process or the submission of your application please contact Cathrine Bye (, tel. +47 225 47 715. More detailed information is available at