Camilla Serck-Hanssen studied philosophy, logic and cultural anthropology at the University of Oslo. After completing her BA she moved to the US and in 1996 she completed her PhD in philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. From 1997 she became associate and later full Professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo were she has also served as Head of Department, member of the University Senate and Dean of research. She is currently on leave from her position at the university of Oslo and to serve as Scientific Director at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Serck-Hanssen has extensive administrative experience within and outside of academia. She is presently Head of the Portfolio Board for the Humanities & Social Sciences, at the Research Council of Norway and previous Vice President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2017-2018). From 2012-2020 she served as the first leader of the Ethical Council for the Defence Sector.