Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

Postdoctoral researcher in psychology

Faculty of Education

Position: Postdoctoral researcher in psychology

Time period: 1st February 2019 – 30th April 2020 (15 months)

The multidisciplinary research project “How Early Psychosocial Environment Affects Compassion: A 31-years Long Prospective Cohort Study on the Development of Dispositional Compassion” hires a Post doctoral researcher beginning in 1st February, 2019 (There is some room for negotiation regarding the starting date). The project examines childhood and adulthood factors affecting the development of compassion and whether genes moderate the effects of psychosocial factors to adulthood compassion. The project also investigates associations of compassion with well-being and health. The project uses population-based longitudinal data from the Young Finns Study. The data collection began in 1980 and included over 3500 Finnish children and adolescents from different parts of Finland. Several follow-ups have been conducted over 31 years.

The Postdoctoral researcher hired to the project will examine the research questions defined in the research plan using large multidisciplinary quantitative prospective data. The researcher analyzes the data with quantitative methods suited to the longitudinal data (e.g. regression analyses and multilevel modeling). The studies will be published in high quality international peer reviewed journals in English. The researcher will write the articles together with the project leader and with the project collaborators. There will also be possibilities to present the results in national and international scientific conferences.

The Postdoctoral researcher is expected to have suitable doctoral degree and ability for independent scientific work as well as teaching skills relevant for the position. However, the position is focused on research and amount of teaching duties are minor. The work is conducted in collaboration with other group members and collaborators with the support of the project leader.

Good skills in English are required as well as experience in writing scientific articles in English and publishing in high quality international peer-reviewed journals in the area of psychology. Finnish language skills are seen as advantage but not as a requirement for the position. The researcher is required to master quantitative methods suited to longitudinal data analysis. Knowledge on the research themes of the project, such as dispositional compassion, personality and developmental psychology, including longitudinal development of personality over developmental transitions is also seen as a merit. In addition, knowledge related to stress, health psychology and behavioral genetics are seen as advantage.

The project has wide multidisciplinary and international collaborative networks, so ideal applicant is flexible and has excellent collaborative skills. The position is placed in the Psychology Research Team in the research unit of Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education at the Faculty of Education at University of Oulu. However, there is a possibility for telecommuting which enables working the majority of time elsewhere in Finland. That is, relocating to Oulu is not required. Currently, our group members are situated in Oulu and Helsinki and we have collaborators in all large university cities in Finland.

The salary is based on levels 5-6 of the demand level chart for university-level teaching and research staff at Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). For more information on the salary system at Finnish universities, please see http://www.sivistystyonantajat.fi/tiedostopankki/684/University_CA_period_2017___2018.pdf

A trial period of six months is applied to the position, according to the regular practice at Finnish universities.

Apply online latest on 30th November, 2018. The applications should be written in English. Please include the following attachments in your application:

1. A brief curriculum vitae (max 4 pages) using the structure used by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
2. Complete list of publications (ten most important ones marked) compiled in accordance with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/). Included should also be the total number of citations and h-index of the applicant based on Web of Science.
3. A short description of the most important research merits relevant for the open position (max 2 pages)
4. Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant PhD degree(s). If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes)
5. It is recommendable to attach contact details of 2 to 4 persons available for recommendation
6. Other documents the applicant sees relevant for the position

Further information: Professor of Psychology, Mirka Hintsanen, +358 50 569 5243, mirka.hintsanen(at)oulu.fi, http://www.oulu.fi/university/researcher/mirka-hintsanen

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Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

PhD fellowship on the topic of “bullying and the learning environment in higher education”

 The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

PhD fellowship on the topic of “bullying and the learning environment in higher education”

At the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, a temporary, 100% position, is available as a PhD-fellow in special education with emphasis on the theme of bullying and the learning environment in higher education. The location is the Kristiansand campus of the University of Agder. Starting date will be determined in agreement with the faculty.

The Department of Education currently has approximately 50 employees in academic positions and approximately 10 PhD students. The core areas of the department are practical-pedagogical education (upper secondary teacher qualification), elementary school teacher education and kindergarten teacher education, pedagogy and special education as 1-year study, bachelor’s degree and further education, counselling/mentoring, bachelor program in bilingual education, master programs in education and special education, as well as the phd-program in education.

The fellowship will participate in a collaborative project between the Faculty of Humanities and Education and the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences concerning the higher education learning environment. Applicants must themselves propose a project and research design within a thematic and empirical framework described here:

https://uiano-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/peran_uia_no/EclnbCEKqLVJhPuoqWMnARQBvGBtldByjnLJXE54B9VEkA?e=C8Plz7

Applicants must have a master’s degree or equivalent in special education/pedagogy or a related area. It is a prerequisite for employment that the PhD student is admitted to the University of Agder PhD program at the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

More information can be found here:

https://www.uia.no/en/studies2/phd-programmes/specialization-in-education

The University of Agder cooperates with national research schools in educational science.

The position is regarded as a recruitment position, and it requires the ability to work purposefully, efficiently, and independently. In assessing applicants, emphasis will be placed on the quality and relevance of the project description, obtained educational qualifications and results, the relevant academic background, any previously published work and documented development work in addition to relevant practice, personal suitability and cooperation skills.

Applicants must prepare a project description to be submitted with the application. The project description shall have a maximum of 5 pages, excluding literature list, and present and discuss the background for the topic, theoretical perspectives, research questions and methods within the given framework. A progress plan for the coursework component and the completion of the doctorate within the prescribed period will also be presented in the project description.

Potential candidates will be invited for interview. References will be checked in coordination with the candidate. Criteria for appointment in doctoral fellowships are stated in the Regulations on employment conditions for positions such as postdoctoral, fellowship, scientific assistant and special candidates:

https://www.uhr.no/_f/p1/i83a1e613-4f72-4e3a-9852-5289d556871b/regulations_post_doctoral_and_research_fellow.pdf

The dissertation can be written in English, Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. A good knowledge of English, written and oral is required.

The state labor force shall as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population. It is a policy goal for the University of Agder to achieve a balanced staff composition. We therefore encourage all qualified individuals to apply regardless of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Appointment is carried out by the Employment Committee for teaching and research positions at the University of Agder. The hired person has rights and duties according to the guidelines that apply to the position at any given time. The position is guided by the state wage regulation plan 17.515, fellowship, code 1017, NOK 449,400, -. Statutory contributions to the Government Pension Fund are deducted from the salary.

The application must be submitted electronically. Please use the link “Submit application

The following documentation should be attached to the electronic application:

–       CV with publication list,

–       any professional certifications, a list of at least 3 references, as well as a copy of the applicant’s diploma with grades for master’s work and thesis.

–       a maximum of 8 publications or other scientific work (in addition to the master’s/equivalent thesis)

–       doctoral project description of max. 5 pages.

The applicant is personally responsible for submitting complete documentation digitally within the application deadline. We wish to point out that we cannot conduct the evaluation if attachments are lacking in the application. All documentation must be submitted in a Scandinavian language or in English.

In accordance with the Public Procurement Act §25.2 an applicant can request not to be named on the public applicant list. The university can however determine that the name of the candidate shall be made public. The applicant will receive notice prior to any potential publication.

Application deadline: December 1, 2018

Additional information about the position can be obtained by contacting David Lansing Cameron, Department of Education, david.l.cameron@uia.no or HR advisor, Sevleta Memic; sevleta.memic@uia.no.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English text, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Agder
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Kristiansand
  • Jobbnorge ID
    157672
  • Internal ID
    Ref. 190/18
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Temporary

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Standard CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, tools and al­gorithms in sup­port of hu­man­it­ies/​so­cial sci­ences research

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the top 100 multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The Faculty of Arts is Finland’s oldest institution for teaching and research in the humanities and the largest in terms of the structure and range of disciplines. It is also a significant international community fostering research, education and cultural interaction.

HELDIG (http://heldig.fi/), recently founded as a major strategic profiling initiative at the university and the Faculty of Arts, is the university’s centre for digital humanities. One of the objectives of HELDIG is to develop cutting edge interdisciplinary research groups, where computer scientists collaborate with researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop tools and algorithms capable of tackling the complexity of humanities data and research questions.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN COMPUTER SCIENCE / DIGITAL HUMANITIES

for a three-year fixed-term period (the starting date of which can be negotiated) in the area of human computer interaction / interaction design, data science, or digital humanities. An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, as well as have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. We particularly appreciate applicants with a proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and an aptitude for applied research and development.

The successful candidate will become part of a multidisciplinary research group that interacts with multiple national and international projects inside the remit of digital humanities/computational social sciences, investigating the complexities in data and process the projects encounter, and then devising tools and algorithms capable of tackling that complexity (please see more at http://heldig.fi/hssci).

The main duties will include full-time research and participation in external funding applications. The post will require both independent and collaborative scholarly publishing, as well as teaching (5-10% of the annual working time) and other tasks. All candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English.

The salary for the position is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The annual gross salary range varies between 40,000 and 50,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period for the position.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file which includes the following documents in English:

1) A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
2) A list of publications
3) A statement (max 3 pages) outlining how the applicant’s expertise could contribute to the specified research area
4) A summary (max. 2 pages) on the applicant’s previous scholarly activities including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
5) Sample publications or other samples of scholarly writing

Further information on the position can be obtained from professor Eetu Mäkelä, eetu.makela@helsinki.fi.

For information on the university as employer, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2018.

In case you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

Due date

12.11.2018 23:59 EET

Post expires on Monday November 12th, 2018

Doctoral position in English specialising in English Linguistics

Post expires on Friday November 2nd, 2018

Doctoral position in Practical philosophy

Doctoral position in Practical philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Arts has about 100 staff members and a student body corresponding to about 350 full-time equivalents. It is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programs for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science, historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers. The Department also arranges doctoral education and development work in its various academic domains.

Practical philosophy at the University of Gothenburg offers a wide selection of research and supervision competence, including applied and normative ethics, free will and moral responsibility, history of moral philosophy, metaethics and political philosophy. More information: https://flov.gu.se/english/research/research-areas/practical-philosophy

Subject area

Practical philosophy

Specific subject description

Practical Philosophy addresses questions of norms, values and ideologies. Central research areas include moral philosophy (ethics), social philosophy (political philosophy and legal philosophy), philosophy of religions and aesthetics.

Job assignments

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be to write a doctoral dissertation in the area mentioned above, and to complete obligatory course work. He or she may also undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to her or his dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly. The candidate is expected to participate in the department’s activities, such as workshops and seminars.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements. The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programs are: a second-cycle qualification/degree or at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second-cycle; or equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

Admission to the third-cycle program in Practical Philosophy also requires:

  1. 30 higher education credits in Practical Philosophy as a second-cycle subject, at least 15 of which must be from a degree project or equivalent knowledge,
  2. the type(s) of Swedish and English skills needed to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities.

For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link: https://hum.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner

Assessment

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the course or study program shall be taken into account in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. To facilitate the selection process, the applicant must submit:

– Theses, degree projects and any publications. These are assessed based on the following five quality criteria, of which the final two have the heaviest weighting: Suitable subject definition, relevant questioning, suitable command of the subject and structuring of the thesis, suitable use of language, formalities, academic quality and independence.

– A project draft no more than 2,500 words in which the applicant stipulates a research domain that he/she would like to develop, justifies its relevance and discusses which theories, methods and materials would be relevant. The project draft is assessed on the basis of the following four criteria: whether the draft displays familiarity with previous and current research within the field, whether the research questions are viable and grounded in current research, whether the draft is judged to be realistic, as regards its implementation at third-cycle level, and whether the draft shows that it is likely the applicant will make a valuable contribution to research in the field. The project draft also provides supporting information for assessing the Department’s supervisor competence within the research domain stipulated.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg

First day of employment: 2019-01-15

Apart from his or her own third-cycle education, the successful applicant may also be expected to do service in education, research (unrelated to the thesis) and administration. The employment is for one year. It can be extended with a maximum of two years at a time. The total employment cannot exceed four years third cycle education, full time.

Employment Procedure

Selection, interviews and assessment is made by a recruitment group at the department. A list of top-ranked applicants is then presented based on the information provided by the applicants (based on merit, quality of submitted works, quality of research proposal, and availability of qualified supervisors). The top-ranked candidates may be invited to interviews (in Gothenburg or via video link).

For further information please contact:

Ragnar Francén Olinder, Deputy head of research, Senior lecturer in Practical philosophy, Tel: + 46 (0)31-786 4837, ragnar.francen@filosofi.gu.se

Helena Bjärnlind, HR Administrator, Tel: + 46 (0)31-786 4570, helena.bjarnlind@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in two copies to the following address and marked with reference number. University of Gothenburg, Att: HR Administrator, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

For the application to be considered complete it must include:

1) An introductory letter of 500 words maximum (approx. 1 page). The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order: a) a short presentation of yourself, b) a short presentation of your merits, c) a short presentation of the intended research project and d) a short account for why the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science is of interest to you.

2) A CV, including a list of publications (if applicable).

3) Master thesis and a maximum of 4 other publications that the candidate want to submit as proof of merit, such as other theses, or research publications.

4) A description of the intended research project of at most 2500 words (including abstract, excluding bibliography), indicating the applicant’s research interests and planned focus area of his/her thesis and research. As well as a plan for its execution, describing how it can be discharged in a series of articles.

5) Verified copies of academic transcripts and possibly evidence of other relevant qualifications, if applicable.

In addition, candidates may submit any other documentation they want to be considered, such as recommendation letters.

Applications should be written in English.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final.

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday November 8th, 2018

Doctoral position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

Doctoral position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Arts has about 100 staff members and a student body corresponding to about 350 full-time equivalents. It is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programs for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science, historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers. The Department also arranges doctoral education and development work in its various academic domains.

The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10 year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP see http://flov.gu.se/clasp

Subject

Computational Linguistics

Job assignments

The successful candidate is expected to devote her or his time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and to write a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, also undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to her or his dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly. As the position is funded in part by a research grant from the Swedish Research Council the successful candidate should write her or his doctoral thesis within one of the CLASP’s core areas and the research should fit in within the research programme of the centre. People working on one or more of this areas as well as their interface, are strongly encouraged to apply.

More specifically, people in CLASP are currently conducting research in linguistics and computational linguistics using ideas from the following research areas:

 

  • Type Theory (or logics) and probability
  • Machine Learning including Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Theorem Proving and Bayesian Reasoning
  • Formal Models of Dialogue and Linguistic Interaction
  • Combining logical and Machine Learning/Deep Learning approaches
  • Models combining language and perception

Applicants with interests in these or related domains are encouraged to apply. The doctoral student is also expected to participate in the department’s activities, such as workshops, seminars and conferences.

 

Eligibility

The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programs are: a second-cycle qualification/degree and at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second-cycle; or equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programmer in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg also requires:

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, or equivalent qualifications,

or

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second level courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing) or subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic, or Mathematics), or equivalent qualifications

or

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic or Mathematics), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second-level courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science) or subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), or equivalent qualifications.

The necessary English skills that are needed in order to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities, are also required.

For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link:
http://flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/postgraduate-subjects

Assessment

Following the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme and on the Department’s resources to supervise them.

To facilitate the selection process, applicants must submit:

  1. Thesis and degree projects
  2. A project draft describing the applicant’s desired focus of research as well as which theories, methods and material they are planning to use.

Admissions and selections are conditional on the Department’s resources to supervise within the doctoral student’s focus of research as well as the compatibility of the candidate’s project proposal with CLASP’s areas of research. In addition to the assessment of the submitted application the process may also include interviews. For a more detailed account of the selection process please refer to the study syllabus above.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg

First day of employment: 2019-01-15

Apart from his or her own third-cycle education, the successful applicant may also be expected to do service in education, research (unrelated to the thesis) and administration. The employment is for one year. It can be extended with a maximum of two years at a time. The total employment cannot exceed four years third cycle education, full time.

Employment Procedure

Selection, interviews and assessment is made by a recruitment group at the department. A list of top-ranked applicants is then presented based on the information provided by the applicants (based on merit, quality of submitted works, quality of research proposal, and availability of qualified supervisors). The top-ranked candidates may be invited to interviews (in Gothenburg or via video link).

For further information please contact:

Lena Eriksson, Associate head of department, +46-31-786 4184, lena.eriksson@theorysc.gu.se

Helena Bjärnlind, HR Administrator, + 46 31-786 4570, helena.bjarnlind@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in two copies to the following address and marked with reference number. University of Gothenburg, Att: HR Administrator, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

Applications should be written in English.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Wednesday December 5th, 2018

PhD fellowship on climate adaptation

University of Bergen

Centre for the study of the Sciences and the Humanities

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD fellowship on climate adaptation

There is a vacancy for a PhD fellowship on the social and human aspects of climate adaptation at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen. The position is associated with two research projects; 12 months on the CoCliServ Project (Co-development of place-based climate services for action), and 36 months on the CALENDARS Project (Co-production of Seasonal Representations for Adaptive Institutions).

These projects are at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary work on how communities think about and cope with changes in the climate in the places they live. CoCliServ works with Bergen’s people to co-develop climate science that is concrete and meaningful for their adaptation. It collaborates with European partners on creative approaches like art-science, citizen science and scenario workshops. CALENDARS studies the ideas of seasons steering key institutions in communities in Norway and New Zealand, and asks if our ideas of seasons are in sync with the seasons we actually experience under climate change?

This position will provide valuable experience, expertise and qualifications for people embarking on a career in research, or other careers in local adaptation.

The position is for a fixed-term period of four years, starting 1 January 2019.

Job description:

The candidate will work as a research assistant on the ERA4CS-funded CoCliServ project (http://www.cocliserv.cearc.fr) for the first 12 months to help implement project tasks in the Bergen study site, under the guidance of Dr. Scott Bremer and Prof. Jeroen van der Sluijs. This gives the candidate hands-on experience with research methods and concepts for tailoring climate science.

The CoCliServ work prepares the candidate for undertaking their PhD as part of the prestigious ERC-funded CALENDARS project, over the following 36 months. The candidate will be expected to develop their own original PhD research project within the overall theme and comparative frames of the CALENDARS project, with a preference for qualitiative methods. Their main PhD supervisor will be Dr. Scott Bremer.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or equivalent from a relevant discipline in the social sciences or humanities. The degree must have been awarded prior to the application deadline. Applicants with an interdisciplinary background and experience are encouraged to apply. Those who already hold a PhD degree should not apply. Applicants who do not have a Norwegian master’s degree will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). The Centre can send documentation of foreign education to NOKUT to evaluate if this degree is equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree.
  • Experience with qualitative research methods, including ethnography, interviews and discourse analysis, is an advantage, as is experience with climate-related topics.
  • Applicants should show they can work independently in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with a team from different disciplines and cultures.
  • Applicants should be proficient in written and oral English, and have a good command of a Scandinavian language.

 

About the fellowship:

The fellowship position is for a fixed term of four years, and is 100% research-based. There are no teaching or administrative duties beyond the research projects themselves.

Most of the candidate’s work will be based in Bergen, Norway, and it is expected that he/she will have their main residence in Bergen to participate in the daily activities at SVT and the CALENDARS research team. The candidate will also need to spend approximately one month each year visiting the study site in New Zealand.

About the research training:

As a PhD Candidate, applicants must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after the candidate has commenced in the position. It is a condition that the candidate satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 449 000 gross p.a.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

 

How to apply for the job:

Please apply electronically in the online system Jobbnorge via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

Your application must include:

  • A comprehensive 4 – 5 page cover letter outlining: (i) your motivations for applying; (ii) what contributions you bring to the CoCliServ and CALENDARS projects; and (iii) your research interests, and the specific ways they can fit into the CALENDARS project frame. Contact Dr. Scott Bremer for more information on CALENDARS.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • One or more scientific writing samples, in English or a Scandinavian language.

 

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the CALENDARS project and more information about the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. Scott Bremer (scott.bremer@uib.no).

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

Any queries or problems concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities e-mail: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

Reference number: 2018/11569

Application deadline: 4 November 2018

Read the job desrciption at the university homepage

About this job

  • Deadline
    Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    158590
  • Internal ID
    18/11568
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Permanent

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Post expires on Sunday November 4th, 2018

At least one Postdoc in Cognitive Hearing Science formally based at the Department of Behavioural Studies and Learning Linkoping

At least one Postdoc in Cognitive Hearing Science formally based at the Department of Behavioural Studies and Learning Linkoping

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

At the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning we provide education and perform research in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, disability research, education, pedagogic practices, didactic science, adult learning, sociology and popular education. Graduates from our courses and degree programmes are well prepared for the challenges of the workplace and our research makes a strong contribution to knowledge of human behaviour and learning processes.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ibl

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

At least one Postdoc in Cognitive Hearing Science
formally based at the Department of Behavioural Studies and Learning

The Disability Research Division conducts groundbreaking theory-driven research in disability research in collaboration with Örebro University and Jönköping University within the framework of the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR). Spearhead research in Cognitive Hearing Science is conducted at Linnaeus Center HEAD, part of SIDR. The HEAD research core consists of a multidisciplinary team of senior researchers, postdoctoral and doctoral students, as well as national and international partners.

Duties
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time. The focus of the research is Cognitive Hearing Science. The postdoc is expected to investigate mechanisms behind sensory and cognitive aging. This will be achieved by analyzing existing cross-sectional and longitudinal data from large databases such as UKBiobank, the Betula Study of Cognitive Aging, and our own N200 database on aging, hearing loss and cognition as well as by collecting and analyzing new data. Design and implementation of experimental studies in the field of cognitive hearing science may also be required. Therefore, the applicant must have a doctorate in cognitive hearing science, cognitive psychology, audiology, hearing science or related field. Furthermore, the applicant must be able to demonstrate scientific skill in quantitative methods, in particular statistical processing of large amounts of data. Experience of statistical processing of brain imaging data is preferred as well as publication in the field of disability science.

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date
By agreement

Salary
The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 5th november.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities

Equal gender distribution is present in this appointment.

 

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Jerker Rönnberg

Professor

013 – 28 21 07

jerker.ronnberg@liu.se

Karin Saindon Jarheden

HR-partner

013-28 47 55

karin.saindon.jarheden@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday November 5th, 2018

PhD Position in Journalism Studies and News Audience Research

At Department of Communication and Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, a position as PhD Fellow in Journalism Studies and News Audience Research is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University Copenhagen, invites applications for a 3-year, fully-funded PhD scholarship to study the public consumption of journalism and development of audiences’ news habits in a digital era. The PhD is part of a collaborative research project, ‘Beyond the Here and Now of News’, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which will be conducted both at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen campus (AAU-Cph) and Roskilde University (RUC). One PhD position will be located at AAU-Cph, the other at RUC. Accordingly, interested applicants are highly encouraged to submit the same application to this post and the related PhD advertisement on Roskilde University’s website, at: https://ruc.dk/en/vacant-positions-roskilde-university.

The successful candidates will be part of a collaborative research team, headed by Associate Professor Chris Peters (AAU-Cph) and Professor Kim Christian Schrøder (RUC), looking to study the social, cultural, technological, and material processes that influence how people consume news and what leads them to change their habits. One PhD project is expected to centre around the theme of ‘Developing News Repertoires in Everyday Life’, while the other will focus upon ‘News Habits across The Lifespan’, although applicants are encouraged to suggest alternatives they feel fit within the project’s aims and directions.
Both PhD candidates are expected to begin on January 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

A press release explaining the project is available at: https://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/nyheder/Nyhed/nyhedsvaner-saettes-under-lup-.cid357700

For a summary and longer academic description of the project, please contact Associate Professor Chris Peters (cjpeters@hum.aau.dk).

In terms of teaching, the position is primarily affiliated with the bachelor programs in Communication and Digital Media. 

Expectations
Applicants are urged to motivate their application in relation to the documents mentioned above, as well as their given interests and expertise. The PhD candidates are expected to: 

  • Complete a PhD dissertation, preferably article-based, within the three-year funding period (an article based-dissertation requires producing international journal articles and/or book chapter publications, which can be written with other members of the project team, including the project supervisors).
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative empirical research (data collection and analysis of news use).
  • Collaborate on a regular basis with the project team, participate in a relevant research group at the home university, and actively participate in advisory board meetings (comprised of international academic experts and leading members of Denmark’s journalism industry).
  • Participate actively in PhD activities at the doctoral school

Qualification requirements
PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree, or expect to have obtained the Master’s degree before January 1, 2019 (Statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, thesiscontract and documentation of the date of the exam must be enclosed). According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Specific Qualifications
Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background and a completed master’s degree (kandidatuddanelse) within one of the following or related disciplines: Media Studies, Communication, Journalism Studies, Audience and Reception Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Digital Humanities, or Computer Science. In addition, they are expected to demonstrate:

  •  Excellent command of Danish (as a prerequisite of doing fieldwork in Denmark).
  • Good command of English (oral and written) is necessary, and experience writing academically in English is considered an asset.
  • Excellent academic record (as shown by a list of MA-grades and timely completion of MA-education).
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other members of the project team.

Interest in being part of an international research community.¨

General information
It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at Doctoral School of the Faculty of the Humanities, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 (PhD Order). Please visit the website of the doctoral school  for further information on the PhD programme, application procedure, and admission requirements. The application must include the following and be written in English or Danish

  • Application form
  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Project description
  • List of written work (optional)
  • A certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL test result (please see admission requirements for details on language requirements)
  • Sample of written work, e.g. Master’s thesis (optional)

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean will make a decision for allocating the stipend. Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism.

The application can only be submitted by using the link below. Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files

Contact

For further information on the doctoral research programme, please visit the webside of PhD-Programme in Human Centered Communication and Informatics (HCCI) For further information on the PhD stipend, please contact contact Associate Professor Chris Peters (cjpeters@hum.aau.dk) or Professor of Communication Kim Christian Schrøder E-mail: kimsc@ruc.dk, phone: 40 98 53 78
For general information about the application process etc., please contact Mette Bjerring, e-mail: mb@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9591.

 AU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Deadline: 18 November 2018
Unit: Department of Communication and Psychology
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday November 18th, 2018

PhD Scholarship: Problem-oriented Project Learning

Research Centre for Problem-oriented Project Learning, RUC-PPL, and the Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invite applications for a PhD project on problem-oriented project learning, commencing January 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. The position is 3 years fixed-term (see AC-overenskomsten).

General description of the PhD project aims

The title for the PhD project is: Problem-oriented project learning (PPL) in a contemporary educational philosophy and learning theoretical perspective.

PPL was developed as a pedagogical approach at Roskilde University in the early 1970s. The approach can be considered a composite pedagogy, which brings together various educational philosophies and learning theories. This philosophical and theoretical backdrop was not always explicit in the foundational texts. The aim of this project is to untangle the philosophical and theoretical roots of PPL and relate the approach to contemporary questions and problems in educational philosophy, learning theory and university pedagogy,

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD student in the Doctoral School of People and Technology in the PhD programme Learning, Working life and Social innovation, see https://ruc.dk/en/phd-programme-learning-working-life-and-social-innovation

You will be part of the Research Centre for Problem-oriented Project Learning, where you will be located and undertake your day-to-day activities, see https://ruc.dk/en/centre-research-problemoriented-project-learning

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks in the position are defined as follows in accordance with the Executive Order on the PhD programme at universities and certain artistic educational institutions (PhD Executive Order), currently Executive Order no. 1039 of 27/08/2013:

 

• Implementation of an independent research project under supervision (the PhD project)

• Completing PhD courses or other similar educational elements comprising the equivalent of approx. 30 ECTS credits.

• Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, primarily foreign, research institutions, private research companies, etc.

• Obtaining experience with teaching activities or other forms of knowledge dissemination related to the PhD project in question.

• Preparation of a PhD thesis based on the PhD project.

Qualifications

You must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent within pedagogy, educational studies or other relevant field. You need to document qualifications within:

  • Educational philosophy and/or learning theory
  • Document analysis

 

Desirable qualifications include

  • Experience with problem-based learning
  • Ability to read Danish (as PPL foundational texts are in Danish)

 

In addition, we expect you to be able to work independently, that you are proactive and have good collaborative skills. We expect you to partake in the daily life and activities of the centre.

Assessment

In the assessment the panel will consider:

  • The relevance of the Master’s Degree or equivalent (see Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).
  • Other academic qualifications as described

 

In addition, the panel will consider;

  • Educational background and other professional qualifications
  • Grades in the Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project proposal
    • In your project proposal you need to outline your consideration of the overall project aims as described above, which questions you find most relevant and interesting and how you might approach them.
    • The project proposal should not exceed 5 pages
  • Relevance of the project for RUC-PPL
  • Qualifications and experiences related to being able to successfully complete a major project

 

Questions

For further information about the position please contact director for RUC-PPL Prof. Eva Bendix Petersen on (+45) 4674-2536 or email evabp@ruc.dk, Head of PhD programme, Associate Professor Niels Warring on (+45) 4674-2918 or email warring@ruc.dk, or PhD coordinator Mikael Meldstad on (+45) 4674-2732, mdm@ruc.dk.

Terms of employment 

This is a full-time position, reporting to the head of department, Anders Siig Andersen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than October 22, 2018. 
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application due date
22-10-2018
Department
Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi
Category
Ph.d. stillinger
Contact
Niels Warring
Lektor
4674-2918
Mikael David Meldstad
Akademisk medarbejder
4674-2732
Eva Bendix Petersen
Professor (MSO)
4674-2536

Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
Postboks 260
4000 Roskilde
https://ruc.dk

Post expires on Monday October 22nd, 2018

PhD in Journalism Studies and New Audience Research

The Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, invites applications for a salaried PhD position in Journalism Studies and News Audience Research from 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years of full-time study.

Description of the PhD project

The title of the PhD project is: “The public consumption of journalism and development of audiences’ news habits in a digital era”.

 

The PhD is part of a collaborative research project, ‘Beyond the Here and Now of News’, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which will be conducted both at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen campus (AAU-Cph) and Roskilde University (RUC). One PhD position will be located at AAU-Cph, the other at RUC. Accordingly, interested applicants are highly encouraged to submit the same application to this post at RUC, and to the related PhD position at Aalborg University: https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/phd-stillinger/

Both PhD candidates are expected to begin on February 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidates will be part of a collaborative research team, headed by Associate Professor Chris Peters (AAU-Cph) and Professor Kim Christian Schrøder (RUC), looking to study the social, cultural, technological, and material processes that influence how people consume news and what leads them to change their habits. One PhD project is expected to centre around the theme of ‘Developing News Repertoires in Everyday Life’, while the other will focus upon ‘News Habits across The Lifespan’, although applicants are encouraged to suggest alternatives they feel fit within the project’s aims and directions.

A press release explaining the project is available at: https://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/nyheder/Nyhed/nyhedsvaner-saettes-under-lup-.cid357700

To obtain an academic description of the project and a journal article written by the two project leaders, please contact Professor Kim Christian Schrøder (kimsc@ruc.dk).

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD student in The Doctoral School of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University.

 

The Doctoral School for Communication and Arts (ARTS-PHD) offers a doctoral programme in Communication and Arts in an active, dynamic and cross-disciplinary research environment.

Read more here https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-communication-and-arts

As a PhD student at Roskilde University you will be associated with the research group Journalism and Democracy.

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)

Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background and a completed master’s degree (kandidatuddannelse) within one of the following or related disciplines: Media Studies, Communication, Journalism Studies, Audience and Reception Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Digital Humanities, or Computer Science.

 

Applicants are required to motivate their application in relation to the project documents mentioned above, as well as their given interests and expertise. This should take the form of a Project Description (max. 5 pages double-spaced), in which you position yourself in relation to the overall project area and to one or both of the two PhD positions, reflecting on ways in which you could be a participant, theoretically and empirically, in bringing the project objectives to fruition.

The PhD candidates are expected to:

  • Complete an article-based, PhD dissertation (as opposed to a monograph) within the three-year funding period. This will require producing international journal articles and/or book chapter publications, which can be written with other members of the project team, including the project supervisors.
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative empirical research (data collection and analysis of news use).
  • Collaborate on a regular basis with the project team, participate in a relevant research group at the home university, and actively participate in advisory board meetings (comprised of international academic experts and leading members of Denmark’s journalism industry).
  • Participate actively in PhD activities at the doctoral school.

In addition, they are expected to demonstrate:

  • Excellent command of Danish (as a prerequisite of doing fieldwork in Denmark).
  • Good command of English (oral and written) is necessary, and experience writing academically in English is considered an asset.
  • Excellent academic record (as shown by a list of MA-grades and timely completion of MA-education).
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other members of the project team.
  • Interest in being part of an international research community.

You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

 

Assessment

In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

  • Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).
  • Any additional academic requirements stated in the job advertisement.

In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:

 

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the Project Description mentioned above, including the quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices
  • The fit of the Project Description with the overall project aims, as described in the documents mentioned above.
  • Ability to complete the PhD project


Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Kim Christian Schrøder: email kimsc@ruc.dk, or tel. (+45) 46743808 or (+45) 40985378

Terms of employment

The employment is on full time 37 hours per week and you will refer to head of department Hanne Løngreen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than 15-11-2018. 
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

PhD Research Fellowship in Human Geography

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) in Human Geography. The position is for a period of three years.

The position is linked to the research project “WAGE: Work, Labour and Greening the Economy”, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project will investigate how workers in the oil and gas sector understand their role in transforming the carbon-emitting societies in which they work.

The PhD fellow will be part of a consortium of researchers at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, York University (Toronto) and the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo (project host). The PhD research contribution will be related to one of three Work Packages in the project, WP2, which has as its main objective to study how climate literacy can lead to climate solidarity between oil workers, trade unions, community-based organisations, activists and educators. The PhD project is expected to generate fieldwork data in Norway and Canada. For more information on the project, including project description, please contact the project leader (see Contact persons).

Young people working together

Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree (120 ECTS) in Human Geography or equivalent. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of Human Geography. Candidates must have documented skills in qualitative data collection and analysis. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree. The successful applicant must be able to carry out interviews and focus groups in English. Oral fluency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is preferable due to fieldwork requirements, but not an absolute prerequisite.

Applicants should have research interests within one or more of the main areas of research within Human Geography at the Department: Urban studies and planning, Climate adaptation and transformation, Development and politics or Economic and labour geography. The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he plans to carry out during the fellowship period.

The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Human Geography. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. For general information on the PhD program, please see the Faculty of Social Sciences` web site. Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis.

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 515 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • an academically stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (approximately 5 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic employment. The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis.
  • Complete list of publications and any academic work
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Faculty of Social Sciences

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

Postdoctoral position at the Department of Foreign Languages

University of Bergen

Department of Foreign Languages

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Postdoctoral position

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting 1 January 2019 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years

The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish Language and Latinamerican Studies. Teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics (http://www.uib.no/en/fremmedsprak). The postdoctoral postition is open for applicants from all these subject areas and disiplines, cross-disciplinary projects included.

The Department has slightly more than 50 permanent academic staff members, along with four post-docs, around twenty PhD candidates and eleven administrative members of staff.

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • The position as postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in one of the subject areas at the department or another relevant field, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application and it is a condition of appointment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • The applicant must provide a project proposal with a progress plan for the project’s main activities, and a plan for publishing results in recognized international channels.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.

In the assessment, the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and relevant experience, and to the project proposal. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience in communication/dissemination of research.

In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations, motivation and the applicant’s professional eligibility will also weigh in.

About postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions and the main goals of the positions are to qualify the successful candidate for academic top positions. The duration of the postdoctoral position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching, dissemination of results and administration.

Applicants shall put forward a proposal for a project for qualifying work. The proposal shall include a progress plan. It is a premise that the selected candidate will complete the project within the stipulated period of employment.

Candidates cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

The postdoctoral position demands that the applicant has his or her regular workplace at the University of Bergen, Department of Foreign Languages and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

We offer

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (Code 1352/Pay range 24) in the state salary scale, currently approx. NOK 514.800 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

How to apply

Applications must be sent electronically via the link on this site: “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The applicant must use the electronic CV-form, and the application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
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  • CV.
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  • A short summary of the PhD-thesis (up to 3 pages).
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  • A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages, excluding the bibliography).
  • A progress plan for the proposed project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Maximum 5 relevant academic publications.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Attachments can be either in Word of pdf-format.

General information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Research Coordinator Åsta Haukås at the Department, email asta.haukas@uib.no or telephone (+47) 55 58 24 88 or Research Advisor Jan A. Johansen, email jan.johansen@uib.no or telephone (+47) 55 58 93 78.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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Further information about the appointment process here.

Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

 

Application deadline: 31 October 2018

Reference no: 18/10601

About this job

  • Deadline
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    157292
  • Internal ID
    18/10601
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Position in Ethnographic Research on Social Trust, Social Capital, and the Romanian Welfare State 952424

Department of Global Studies, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year postdoctoral position that will start 1st July 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter), to research ethnographically social capital and trust in the Romanian welfare state context.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The research project
The funding for this two-year post has been generously made available by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond), through the project entitled “
Observing social trust in the everyday workings of welfare states – Romania and Denmark compared (OSTWEL)”. More information can be found here: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/jeremy-morris(075b3bed-2a7a-4c07-af5c-9632de377b6e)/projects.html

The successful applicant will join the Department of Global Studies (School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University) and a small research team led by associate professor Jeremy Morris. The project proposes an empirically-grounded approach to analyse and understand social trust by examining citizen–street-level bureaucrat (SLB) analogous interactions in two ‘polar-opposite’ trust societies (Denmark + Romania).

Aarhus University has a solid research infrastructure that includes close collaboration between area and historical studies, in the Department of Global Studies, and the Department of Anthropology – both in the School of Culture and Societies.
  
Research and postdoctoral project

The project envisages the Postdoc undertaking ethnographic fieldwork (4-6 months) focusing on social welfare access; parallel in-depth interviews with bureaucrats and claimants in Romania, and analyses of existing national and European social attitudes survey data focusing on social trust. Hypotheses and detailed research questions are necessarily grounded and inductive.

The conceptual problem of trust (whether ‘generalised’ or ‘particularised’) is compounded by the lack of empirical grounding in existing research. The project therefore proposes a methodological departure in examining trust from an ethnographic perspective, triangulated with existing survey data and interrogating existing theory, thus resulting in a multi-level/multi-approach analysis.

To do this, the project focusses on micro-level trust in Street Level Bureaucrat – applicant encounters which entail discretion, flexibility, and uncertainty. Therefore, they are a natural lab for the manifestation of social trust and capital(s), and a test of how they work in practice, particularly in ‘low trust’ societies like those in former-Eastern Bloc countries.

Qualifications and job requirements
Applicants for the position must hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (sociology, social anthropology, social policy or equivalent) and should also document:
•    Experience of field-work driven qualitative social research leading to international publications
•    More specifically, skills and a track record in initiating qualitative fieldwork in bureaucratic contexts (public-sector, MGOs, municipalities) related to the state provision of social security or a similar context (e.g. housing)
•    an international research profile, as well as excellent research quality
•    the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration within a research team
•    excellent spoken and written Romanian language skills. Hungarian skills desirable, as research planned in Transylvanian regions.

The successful candidate will be expected, under the guidance of the team leader (Principle Investigator) to develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded and while some of the tasks and research frames are pre-defined, the Postdoc will be expected to contribute original research ideas. In addition the candidate will collaborate in research analysis and publications together with the team leader and Danish-context PhD; be expected to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed international scientific journals in a timely fashion.

The application must be uploaded in English, and must elaborate in 1-2 A4 pages (less than 1000 words) how the applicant would theoretically approach, methodologically plan for, and anticipate their research findings for this project. The proposal must be uploaded together with the letter of application.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Jeremy Morris (jmorris@cas.au.dk).

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (mbb@au.dk).

Deadline
2 January 2018.

Institutional context
The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education
in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice. For more information on the research activities of the School of Culture and Society, please see: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/school-profile/.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 2 January 2018
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018