Call for postdoc candidates interested in applying for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Law, Indigenous Law via EURAXESS

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Tromsø, Norway 🇳🇴

Job Information

Organisation/Company: UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Department: Department of Research and Development

Research Field: Juridical sciences » Environmental law, Juridical sciences

Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)

Country: Norway

Application Deadline: 17/02/2023 – 23:59 (Europe/Oslo)

Type of Contract: Temporary

Job Status: Full-time

Hours Per Week: 37,5

Offer Starting Date: 1/6/2024

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?: Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?: No

Offer Description

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has established «The Arctic MSCA-PF program» ( to recruit excellent young researchers planning to apply for a Marie Skƚodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) to pursue a career in research. We invite applications from promising young researchers within the field of environmental law and/or Indigenous law. The selected candidate will write a proposal for a 24-month MSCA-PF at UiT together with Prof. Margherita Poto. This is an opportunity to accelerate your research career while living in the urban research city of Tromsø, uniquely located at the top of the world surrounded by some of Europe’s last pristine wild nature.

This call is one of 33 from pre-selected supervisors at UiT The Arctic University of Norway through the “Arctic MSCA-PF program” ( Successful postdoc candidates will be invited for a three-day MSCA-PF symposium June 6-8, 2023 (hybrid physical/digital event, see details at At this event, the candidates will present their past research achievements, discuss future plans with their potential supervisor and learn how to write a successful MSCA-PF application. The selected candidates will, jointly with the supervisor, write the MSCA-PF application by the deadline of September 13, 2023.

In this call we search for talented, young researchers within the field of environmental law and/or Indigenous law as presented by Prof. Margherita Poto:

Margherita Poto focuses her research and academic activities along internationally acknowledged research lines, moving from a unidisciplinary approach (law) to cross-disciplinary, co-created, and community-based research. Her work critically reflects on the colonialism of knowledge production, explores the integration of knowledge systems with a specific focus on knowledge co-creation as a way to address the sustainability challenges of the Agenda 2030. The main thematic pillars of her research in 2023 are: 

  • Co-creation of knowledge in research, education and practice 
  • Water literacy and education for sustainability 
  • Water governance and the ecology of participation 
  • Nature rights and human rights in a perspective of integral ecology 
  • Environmental governance through the intersectional lenses of indigenous law and ecofeminisms 

Since 2021, dr. Poto has been coordinating the Project: An Exchange Program on Empathy, Compassion, and Care in Water Governance, from the Perspective of Integral Ecology | UiT

Please send your CV (max 3 pages) and describe a research project that will strengthen and complement the presented research (max 2 pages) to by Feb 17th 2023. Mark your application “Arctic MSCA”. Successful candidates will be contacted in late March 2023.


Research Field: Juridical sciences

Education Level: PhD or equivalent


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Supported fellows must be in possession of a doctoral degree at the time of the call deadline. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree are also eligible to apply.
  • At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not count towards the amount of research experience. Find Self-Assessment Tool to calculate your eligibility here.
  • Recruited researchers must comply with the following mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline. 

Languages: ENGLISH

Level: Excellent

Additional Information

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 1

Company/Institute: UiT – The Arctic University of NorwayCountryNorway

Where to apply



City: Tromsø

Street: Hansine Hansensvei 18

Postal Code: 9019





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