Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

Doctoral studentship in English, literature

Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The English department at Karlstad University offers a wide range of courses at all levels. These include courses within the university’s teacher training programmes, freestanding course and courses in English for specific purposes. The English department conducts research in both linguistics and English literature, and several teachers are involved in the strong research group KuFo (Research Group for Culture Studies) and CSL (Centre for Language and Literature in Education), which is tied to the strong research group ROSE (Research on Subject-Specific Education).

The doctoral studentship

The doctoral studentship involves four years of full-time study and leads up to a doctoral degree. Doctoral students should have the ability to work independently and also be prepared to contribute to the work of the English department in different ways, for instance through completing teaching-related or administrative tasks. You are also expected to be based at Karlstad University and contribute actively to the research environments of the English department and within the research group KuFo.

Eligibility

For admission to doctoral studies, the applicant must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility and be assessed as generally capable of completing the study programme (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification with completed courses of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in English requires at least 30 ECTS credits in English at second-cycle level, including an independent project of 15 ECTS credits.

Admission

Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s qualifications and capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully. Special emphasis is placed on previous study results and the quality of previous independent, written assignments. Assessment is also based on the research plan, which provides an account of the planned thesis project, language proficiency, and the intention to be present and contribute actively to the research environment. The applicant should have good social skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a group.

Terms of employment

The doctoral studentship comprises four years of full-time study, or five years at 80% if the position includes 20% of teaching or other tasks at the department. The salary for this doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University. Starting date is 1 September 2020, or by agreement.

Application

Submit the application no later than 26 April 2020, via the University’s web-based recruitment tool (see below).

The application should include:

  1. A list of qualifications (CV) with certified copies of grades, degree certificates and so on
  2. Copies of degree projects and other publications
  3. A brief cover letter which describes the applicant’s background, experiences of relevance for the position, and research interests
  4. Brief research proposal (1,000–2,500 words)
  5. Any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to

If possible, include references and/or letters of recommendation.

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. 

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 September 2020, or by agreement
SalaryAccording to agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/43
ContactMaria Holmgren Troy, professor, 054-700 1418Åke Bergvall, professor, ämnesföreträdare, 054-700 1581
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Last application date26.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Research fellows in Learning, Digitalization and Media

The School of Education and Communication

The School of Education and Communication is one of four schools within Jönköping University (JU). We offer education and interdisciplinary research in media and communication, international work, human resources and education. We have extensive activities towards professional training and skills development. Through working with us you will experience a creative environment with excellent opportunities for influence and personal development.

The project LeaDMe – Learning, Digitalization, and Media 2018-2021 – calls applications from research fellows specialized in one of the following areas: language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad perspective) and technology, digital media and storytelling, human-computer interaction related to languaging, culture, and diversity. The project seeks to improve the implementation of digital tools in educational settings, focus upon communicative practices across and within digital-analogue learning environments, and work on culturally empowering education through a focus on language, literature and multilingualism (broadly). The project is situated at The School of Education and Communication which has strong profiles in learning and languaging – see the research group profile of CCD – and media and communication studies, as well as a broad contact network of international partners.

LeaDMe is a strategic investment initiative within the network-based national and international research group CCD – Communication, Culture, and Diversity with a node based at The School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University. In the CCD@JU node, interdisciplinary [A1] research is conducted on learning, language and literacy (in a broad sense), multilingualism, and literature focusing on excluding/inclusive communicative practices. Digitalization, globalization and learning in a media dense society are central themes, which include issues of multilingualism and power structures locally and globally based on what is called decoloniality.

Job description
The research work will focus on the challenges and development potentials related to digitalization processes in learning and education, with a particular focus on one or more of the following keywords: language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad sense), globalization, communication, media, cultural diversity and decoloniality. The assignments may include individual teaching activities in the form of lectures or seminars at the master´s level. The applicant is expected to work collegially with other researchers in the LeaDME team.

Qualifications
You have been awarded a Doctoral Degree. The position requires research experience that has focused on technology, digitalization and learning, and/or on language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad sense) in a media dense society. Good communication and collaboration skills and multilingual skills are additional requirements. It is meritorious if you have experience working in teacher training programmes. In the selection process, we will place great value on your personal qualities matching our needs in the discipline and overall for The School of Education and Communication. For full eligibility requirements see Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University.

Employment conditions
The position is temporary, and the scope of employment is part-time 30-50 %. The position is placed at the Department of Language and Communication which conducts activities within the teacher programmes, the media and communication studies programme, and independent courses (that include preschool, subject teacher, media and communication studies, Swedish, Swedish as a second language, English and Literature). The employment starts on 1 August 2020 or as agreed upon. Working conditions for all employees are decided jointly between Unions and University management.

How to apply
We welcome your application via our recruitment system no later than 15 April 2020. Applications are accepted through our web-based recruitment system. Attachments should consist of files in PDF-format.

  • A cover letter in which you explain why you have applied for this position
  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified diploma of your doctoral degree
  • Description of research plan
  • A complete list of publications
  • Your most important studies, published in peer-reviewed journals and relevant to the applied-for position, should be submitted in full text. Note that no more than 5 texts may be submitted
  • Language competencies
  • Names and contact details of three independent referees whom the university may contact and who have also agreed to act as your referees

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typePart-time
First day of employment2020-08-01 t o m 2021-12-31
SalaryMånadslön
Number of positions3
Working hours30-50 %
CityJönköping
CountyJönköpings län
CountrySweden
Reference number2020/997-221
ContactFredrik Ebefors, +46 36-10 1386Marie Öhman, 036-101500Ylva Lindberg, +46 36-10 1495
Last application date15.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Department of Psychology with the research group of cognitive neuroscience.

This Postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of a duration of three years. Appointment to the positon of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions.

It is a prerequisite that the applicant be able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The project’s field of research

The Department of Psychology at UiT  has nearly 100 employees in total. The department is organized in ten research groups, covering all major fields of psychology. The Research Group of Cognitive Neuroscience consists of ten members (6 in permanent positions and 4 PhD candidates), and focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive functioning.

While a basic-science approach is the basis of our work, we are also interested in the translation of basic findings into clinical applications (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, depression, ADHD). Our lab applies different neuroimaging and psychophysiological methods, among others, EEG, fMRI, tDCS, TMS, eye-movement recordings, startle-reflex and skin conductance measures.

The research group is involved in projects across a large range of topics, such as the neural basis of mind wandering, value-based decision-making, pain perception, placebo effects and fear conditioning.

Responsibilities

The post-doc will work in the project “Influencing mind-wandering/attentional control with non-invasive brain stimulation”, which has the goal to study the behavioural and neural effects of non-invasive brain stimulation protocols (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, rTMS, and transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS) to reduce the frequency of mind-wandering episodes and improve cognitive performance in humans. We plan to delineate the neural characteristics of spontaneous attentional lapses, and target brain networks underlying poor executive control using our novel experimental setup in healthy individuals and adults with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The candidate will be required to contribute to study preparation, participant recruitment, data collection and analysis (behavioural measures from clinical/neuropsychological tests and cognitive tasks, structural and functional MRI, delivering brain stimulation with tDCS and rTMS) and preparation of manuscripts. Because the project encompasses both experimental and clinical aspects, candidates from a wide variety of different backgrounds can be relevant for the position. This includes, but is not limited to, experimental psychologists, clinical psychologists or cognitive neuroscientists.

Place of work is Tromsø

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact:

Associate professor Gábor Csifcsák

Head of department Ingunn Skre

Head of office Trine Krane

Qualifications

To be awarded the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a Norwegian doctorate degree is required, or a corresponding internationaldoctorate degree which is recognised as being equal to the Norwegian doctorate degree.

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline and attach a statement from your supervisor concerning termination of your PhD studies.

We seek candidates who have a strong academic record and enthusiasm in conducting research involving psychiatric patients, neuroimagingand non-invasive brain stimulation.

Experience with structural/functional MRI data and/or with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as any form of transcranial electricalstimulation (tDCS/tACS/tRNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS/TBS) will count in favour of the candidate. Previous clinical/experimental work involving patients with psychiatric/neurological conditions is an advantage. Good skills in programming (Matlab,Python or R) and statistical analysis are also desirable.

Applicants must be fluent in English in both spoken and written form, whereas good skills in Norwegian is favourable. If the applicant is not fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at the time of application, (s)he must be willing to learn Norwegian within two years ofemployment.

During the assessment, importance shall be attached to personal suitability, motivation for the position and potential for research. Good communication skills, resourcefulness, flexibility and willingness to collaborate with members of the research team are required for this position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cver letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and contact details of 3 reference persons
  • Diplomas and transcripts from Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees
  • list of academic works
  • Up to 10 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work.
  • Description of the attached works, and a short description of other works to show breadth of output.
  • Documentation of the level of language proficiency in English and in Norwegian

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations.

UiT is seeking to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions. If two or more applicants are found to be generally equally qualified, the university will prioritise a female over a male candidate.

We offer

  • Working in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating environment with dedicated colleagues
  • An excellent national and international network including leading groups in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working and payment conditions

Working hours will be set aside for research, research-related activities and research administration.

The successful candidate must also be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole. A detailed development plan will be prepared within three months after the appointment contract is signed.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

UiT’s HR policy objectives emphasises diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. UiT is an will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

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. 

UiT – Developing the High North 

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research.

Wework closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

PhD Fellowship at the Department of Design and Communication

A fully funded 3-year PhD position is available in one of the two areas below from September 1, 2020 at the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), campus Kolding.

Virtual Reality training systems
The fast-paced progress of technologies that enable Virtual Reality (VR) applications, in combination with the increasing number of low-cost VR devices are part of the arguments used to suggest that VR will be among the next stepping stones of technological innovation. In areas such as Education, Science, Health, Travel, Industry, etc., common Virtual Reality applications are training systems that allow users to explore and learn in simulated environments that are safe and low cost in comparison to the real-life equivalents. We invite project proposals that include analysis of the current state of VR training systems with the identification of their weaknesses, strengths and effectiveness to achieve the training goals. Furthermore, the project should use the analysis results on a design framework and apply it on the implementation of an optimized VR training system.

Research program: Information, Technology and Innovation (http://infotechinno.sdu.dk/)

Contact: Head of program, Associate Professor Rocio Chongtay (rocio@sdu.dk)

Tourism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Ph.D. fellow is expected to contribute to SDU’s mission to work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and ongoing collaborative research at the Centre for Tourism, Innovation and Culture (TIC). Applicants with a background in tourism studies are preferred. The selected candidate should be able to critically explore the SDGs regarding practices and meanings in contemporary tourism. We welcome applications in the areas of tourism co-design, innovation and sustainability. We expect applicants to communicate a passion for your subject, deliver research of high international standard and be able to engage with our progressive teaching and learning environment.

Further information is available from Professor Janne Liburd +45 6550 1576, Email: liburd@sdu.dk

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) of 10 November 2015, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.
The application should include:

Special PhD-application form found here
Curriculum Vitae
Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages
Examination certificates
A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.
Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

 

Deadline: 4 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Monday May 4th, 2020

Doktoral student in Archaeology within the project “Mesolithic mobility, territory and land use in southern Scandinavia”

Lunds universitet, Humaniora och teologi, Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University is one of the oldest and largest archaeology departments in Sweden, and one of the top 100 in the world according to the QS World University Ranking. We provide a lively environment for research and teaching and have done so since 1805.

The department covers four subjects: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology, Historical Archaeology and Historical Osteology. The subjects cooperate with each other, while having different backgrounds with respect to history of ideas and are working partly with different source materials, methods and theoretical perspectives. This is the department’s strength from both a research and education perspective. Our students therefore often choose to combine our different subjects in their studies in order to obtain a personalised degree.

The doctoral student will be working within the research project Hunting a notion of gathered motion – Mesolithic mobility, territory and land use in southern Scandinavia. The project is funded by the Swedish research council and aims at discovering the mobility of stone age hunter-gatherers by way of analysing strontium isotopes in teeth.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Lithic analyses on mesolithic scandinavian flint. Strontium isotope analysis on mesolithic teeth through laser ablation and development of strontium isotope baseline map covering southern Scandinavia.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at https://www.ht.lu.se/en/education/phd-studies/general-syllabi/

Additionally, the following is required for the position:

– documented knowledge of South Scandinavian mesolithic lithic technological analysis

– previous work with strontium isotope analysis

Assessment basis

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. This is assessed from the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance.

The application must include:

– records of first- and second-cycle studies (Ladok transcript or other transcript of courses and grades)

– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

– a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

– scholarly journal articles, reports or papers of relevance for the subject

– where applicable, documented skills in a language of relevance for the research studies

– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)
The proposed project should be related to the research project Hunting a notion of gathered motion.

Please note that you need to upload all documents (theses/degree projects, articles, project plan etc.) with your application, in the pdf-format.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2020-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1061
ContactAdam Boethius, PhD, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, faculty officer, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date01.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD Position in Scientific Collaboration

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a PhD position in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie network Train2Wind to be filled by 1 September 2020. The position is fully funded for 3 years.

Job content
Are you eager to study how scientific collaboration among researchers impacts the green energy transition?

Train2Wind is a PhD and researcher training network analyzing entrainment in offshore wind farms with computer models and experiments. But it is also a testbed for the study of how researchers collaborate in a  network of young and senior researchers.

The aim of this PhD project is to study scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing in the Train2Wind network, which is a cutting-edge example of a long-term, distributed research collaboration. In such collaborations, access to shared data and services is an increasing challenge. The challenge arises, among other things, due to cross-disciplinary differences in terminology and traditions among researchers. Collaboration and data access is also shaped by the information-management systems applied to support collaboration and data access. With a network of 15 senior researchers, 12 PhDs, and 8 short-term fellows distributed across 4 European countries, Train2Wind will only be successful if collaboration is handled well.

The specific focus of this PhD project is to generate new knowledge about technology-supported collaboration in a distributed research environment. This also includes analyzing and understanding the impact of collaborative technologies on information management and providing new insights into the influence of long-term system usability on user acceptance of collaborative technologies. You will also do secondments at the participating partners in Train2Wind.

Train2Wind is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 861291.

Information
For further information you may consult the Train2Wind project description: http://www.train2wind.eu/. You are also welcome to contact Professor Morten Hertzum (hertzum@hum.ku.dk) Phone: +45 3532 1344 or Associate professor Haakon Lund (hl@hum.ku.dk) Phone: +45 2513 6343.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the position, applicants need to have:

  • A two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) in Information Science, Computer Science, or a similar topic
  • A strong interest in understanding scientific collaboration and its technology support
  • Experience in collecting empirical data by means of for example interviews and observation

In addition, you must fulfil the EU eligibility criteria for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers. That is, you have:

  • Less than 4 years of equivalent research experience (i.e. working as a researcher after obtaining your master’s degree)
  • Not been awarded the title of PhD
  • Not resided or carried out your main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en

Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.

Application requirements

Project description
The application must include a detailed project description containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project mentioned above.

The project proposal must not exceed 6 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 12,000 characters (including curriculum, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography / bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration.

General guidelines on how to make a research proposal are available here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

CV
CV including a list of publications, if available, must be submitted with the application.    

Cover letter
Please, state your motivation for applying for the PhD position.

(Do NOT upload recommendations, publications or your Master thesis)

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the Master’s degree diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made by or approved by either:

  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter  
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made  
  • A Danish consulate/embassy  

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework. For more information, click here.

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate. Read more here.

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/  

Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.

The recruitment process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are passed on to assessment or not. Whereafter, the Assessment Committee is appointed by the Dean and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

Afterwards selected qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

For further information on the recruitment process please see Copenhagen University’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Enrolment
Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities’ PhD School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar.

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete courses totaling approximately 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program you must submit a PhD thesis in order to document your research effort.

Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD student via this link: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, click here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.  These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

As Early Stage Researcher (ESR) member of the Train2Wind network the PhD must also participate in international secondments (internships as visiting researcher) to other partners in the Train2Wind network, attend the Train2Wind training programme as well as other PhD courses, and actively participate in outreach activities aimed to promote your own scientific research as well as the Train2Wind network activities to a wider audience.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.590 DKK /approx. 3.695 EUR (April 2020-level). In addition to the salary paid directly, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to the pension fund.

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Please read more here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

Contact
For any further questions, please contact HR South and City Campus via this e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-0034/20-2G

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 17th of May 2020.

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 17 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Department of Communication
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Post expires on Sunday May 17th, 2020

PhD Reseracher Fellowship at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies

UiB – Kunnskap som formar samfunnet

Gjennom eit sterkt og tett samspel med omverda – globalt, nasjonalt og lokalt – skal vi medverke til eit samfunn bygd på kunnskap, ferdigheiter og haldningar.

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PhD Fellowship

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies,  planned to start 1 August 2020 or by agreement. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years. The position is associated with the project Norwegian across the Americas: New Perspectives on Heritage Languages, and is funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The project Norwegian across the Americas deals with the structural properties (morphosyntax) of Norwegian as a heritage language. A heritage language is acquired at home as a first language, but it is not a dominant language of the larger (national) society. In recent years, heritage Norwegian as currently spoken in North America (USA/Canada) has recieved considerable attention. The project Norwegian across the Americas has two main objectives: One is to extend the study of heritage Norwegian to an area in which the contact language is not English, namely Latin America, where the contact language is Spanish. The other objective is to provide new, diachronic perspectives on heritage Norwegian in North America by making use of freshly transcribed and tagged recordings from the first half of the 20th century.

The PhD project must be in the field of morphosyntax and relate to one or both of the main project objectives. For more information about the project and suggestions for specific research topics, see the https://www.uib.no/en/lle/134611/norwegian-across-americas. Applicants are required to submit a description of their proposed PhD project (see further details in the section How to apply).

Required qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian master’s degree or the equivalent in Linguistics, Language Studies or a related field. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded at the time of application. 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 Department can send documentation of foreign education to NOKUT in order to evaluate whether this degree is equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently in a well-structured way, have good collaboration skills and be flexible
  • The applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English
  • The applicant must have sufficient knowledge of Norwegian to work on this language at a scientific level
  • The applicant must have a strong research interest in grammar and should be familiar with/interested in formal approaches to language

In addition, the following qualities/skills will be considered an advantage:

  • Experience with data collection (in particular, field work)
  • Experience with data management
  • Knowledge of Spanish
  • Knowledge of/interest in morphosyntactic variation and diachronic change

In assessing the applications, both the academic quality of the project, and the applicant’s qualifications will be considered.

In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations, motivation and the applicant’s personal eligibility will be taken into account.

About the PhD position

The main purpose of the PhD position is to complete a doctoral degree, which qualifies for independent research and for other forms of employment that demand a specific competency. The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 % of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching, dissemination of results, and administration.

Applicants who have already held a PhD position at the University of Bergen are not eligible for employment.

The employment period may be reduced if the selected candidate previously has been employed in a recruitment position.

The PhD position requires that the applicant has their regular workplace at the University of Bergen, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

About the research training

The PhD candidate must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 4 years. It is a condition that the applicant satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD program at the University of Bergen.

About the department

The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies encompasses a broad range of academic subjects dealing with linguistics, aesthetic forms of expression, classics and digital dulture. Tuition is offered in more than 200 courses each year, in a wide range of programmes at the bachelor and master degree level.

The department has approximately 65 academic faculty members, 25-30 PhD candidates and post-doctoral candidates, an administrative staff of 15 and three technical/archive personnel. 18 research groups and a number of externally financed research projects are also connected to the department.

We can offer :

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 479.200 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. The application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • A CV
  • The name and contact information for two referees. One of these must be the candidate’s main advisor for their master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • The applicant’s master’s thesis or equivalent thesis and a short summary thereof (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A project proposal (up to five pages); please cf. the project webpage for relevant background information: https://www.uib.no/en/lle/134611/norwegian-across-americas. The project proposal should include:
    • A short abstract summarizing the project
    • Background. Where does the project situate itself in current research, and how will it contribute with new knowledge?
    • Main objectives/research questions and, if applicable, hypotheses
    • Theoretical approach and methodology
    • A progress plan
    • A bibliography
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (list of publications)
  • Any scientific work in your name (up to 3)

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

Generell informasjon:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Kari Kinn, phone 55 58 30 34, email: kari.kinn@uib.no or Head of Department Anders Fagerjord, phone 55 58 36 53, email: anders.fagerjord@uib.no

The state labor force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. 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 best qualified candidates for the position will be invited to an interview.

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

Further information about the application here.

Further information about the appointment process here.

Livet som ph.d.-kandidat ved UiB

Astrid Nybø forteller om livet og arbeidshverdagen som ph.d.-kandidat ved UiB.

General information

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

10th May 2020

Post expires on Sunday May 10th, 2020

Postdoctoral position, The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3 year postdoctoral position for the project ”Value conflicts in a differentiated Europe: The impact of digital media on value Polarisation in Europe (ValCon)” (funded by Volskwagen Foundation) to be filled by 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is for 36 months

Job content
ValCon is coordinated by Prof. Monika Eigmüller (Flensburg), Prof. Hans-Jörg Trenz (Copenhagen), and Prof. Juan Díez Medrano (UC3M). The project will examine the role of digital social & news media in creating political value polarization among citizens & in promoting the rise of populism in Europe. It includes a comparative survey in 6 countries & qualitative analysis of debates conducted through social media.

The overall aim of our proposed research is to explain the growing tendency in and across Europe to contest the core values that anchor the European project, and clarify how this new trend relates to digital media usage. At a broader level, ValCon addresses the challenges posed by a deep crisis of liberal democracy in Europe and the world. This crisis, we assume, is a manifestation of increasing conflicts over liberal values, which—we further argue—social media both drives and amplifies.

ValCon asks the core question: to what extent can value conflicts, as expressed in polarized opinions and extremist political views among the public, be attributed to patterns of social media communication? To answer this question, we analyse the dynamics of online value conflicts and how they affect the legitimacy of political order. Is the EU as a community of value drifting apart? And if so, how is this “drifting apart” related to the erosion of value consensus at national level?

In this context, our proposed project addresses two major challenges to European societies today: digital media’s rapidly increasing contribution to political polarisation, and the emergence of new social cleavages within and across European societies.

ValCon’s main hypothesis is that one key factor to explain these new observable social cleavages within European societies lies in a mediatized logic of value contestation. To investigate this mediatized logic of value contestation, ValCon designs an innovative research methodology that bridges the fields of media framing and reception studies.

This allows us to analyse how values contestation engages political actors, the media, and audiences in new ways. Beyond simply focusing on top-down mobilisation efforts by new populist parties and their impact on political preferences and attitudes, we further explore how broader audiences and the media engage in values contestation through a bottom-up dynamic of political mobilisation.

This mediatisation perspective helps us to understand how value conflicts are not only channelled through the media, but also constituted by the media.

Our team of renowned international researchers will use its multidisciplinary expertise to develop a sound theoretical framework on a broad empirical basis. Moving beyond a standard country comparison by asking for trans- and crossnational trends in value contestation, the study combines and synthesizes public opinion surveys and media content analysis for three core value conflicts (freedom of speech; independence of judiciary; gender equality) in six EU member states (Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Spain).

In this way, ValCon allows us to shed new light on the complex question of how value conflicts resonate across national public spheres and come to be diffused through the media transnationally, where they challenge political order and democratic legitimacy at the national, European, and global levels.

This will help us to draw implications for the future of democracy in Europe and its member states. The output generated by the project will enhance the ability of EU- and national government institutions to meet important challenges in political communication as well as of practitioners in media and education to critically assess the usage and influence of digital and social media.

Qualification requirements

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within the field of media and communication studies, sociology or political sciences.

The following professional qualifications and personal competences are furthermore required:

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding, along with deeper theoretical knowledge of the core literature in public sphere theory and theory of democracy with a focus on Europe and processes of transnationalisation
  • have proven interests in comparative European culture and identities, value pluralism and diversity in Europe and the world,
  • demonstrate the capacity to deal with contemporary challenges to diversity, especially in relation to questions of populism and new nationalism
  • have advanced competences in qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methods
  • demonstrate a capacity to develop a postdoctoral project within the parameters of ‘ValCon’
  • demonstrate interest and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary context
  • show potential to deliver high quality peer-reviewed research publications
  • fluency in English, Danish or other Scandinavian languages required, optional: knowledge of another language (Polish, Italian, German, Spanish)

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Hans-Jörg Trenz (trenz@hum.ku.dk)

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdoctoral positions, please refer to Circular no. 9427 of 13 June 2007 concerning the job structure for academic staff https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=6039 (only in Danish)

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Application

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description (3 pages)
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.
     

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0403/20-2I.

Salary and conditions of employment

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 33,600 (EUR 4,507) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.

Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm

and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 27 April 2020 at 23.59 CET,

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Post expires on Monday April 27th, 2020

Research assistant (fixed-term contract) – Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet)

The research project Northern Emporium: The Archaeology of Network Urbanism in Ribe, affiliated with the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is looking to recruit a full-time (37 hours/week) research assistant for the period 1 June 2020 – 31 December 2020.

Place of employment: UrbNet at AU Campus Moesgård.

The position
The successful applicant is expected to support the project director, Professor Søren M. Sindbæk, in completing the publication of the project’s results. Tasks include:

  • Checking documentation and results
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Basic graphic work (e.g. maps)
  • Assisting in the organisation and coordination of collaborative work and workshops

Qualifications
Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • a Master’s degree within the Humanities
  • a professional level of English(spoken and written)
  • excellent attention to detail (especially in relation to written texts)
  • basic skills in GIS, Illustrator and Excel (preferably)
  • a methodological and structured approach to work and good organisational skills
  • good time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • good interpersonal and collaborative skills.

A background in Archaeology or a related discipline is an advantage but not a requirement.

The application must be uploaded in English.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Søren M. Sindbæk (farksms@cas.au.dk).

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

About the project
The Northern Emporium project is an archaeological research project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The project is affiliated to the Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) at Aarhus University and carried out in close collaboration with the Museum of Southwest Jutland.

The Northern Emporium project aims to explore the evolution and dynamics of the earliest urban network in Scandinavia and the transition to the maritime-based network society in the Viking Age. It issues from new, significantly improved data based on a comprehensive, stratigraphic excavation of settlement and workshop layers in a central part of the earliest Ribe, one of the richest archaeological sites of the North Sea trading world, which emerged in the eighth century CE.

Urbanism, commercialisation and globalisation
The general culture-historical aim of the project is to shed light on urbanism as a network dynamic and the significance of events, conflicts and flows on economic and cultural processes.  This will be performed through High-Definition archaeology, which will clarify how the site and its connections changed as well as the possible dynamics behind these changes, cf. the approach propagated by the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), which reflects its status as one of the three field-archaeological focus projects of the centre.

The analytical aims of the project focus on the interrelationships between processes and actors in urbanisation, the scope and organisation of commercial exchange, and the dynamics and impact of global flows. By combining detailed data on context and chronology with a programme of scientific analysis on find materials, the project aims to determine how – and to what extent – urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the Nordic world on the threshold of the Viking Age.

Learn more: https://projects.au.dk/northernemporium/

Formalities
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Deadline
14 April 2020

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Ph.D. fellowship in Middle English

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Middle English at the Faculty of Arts and Education Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. The position is vacant from the 1st of August 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The project should relate to and build upon the work on the Corpus of Middle English Local Documents (MELD), produced at the University of Stavanger, and have a sociolinguistic/pragmatic focus.

Possible directions include the study of text communities and networks, text types, literacy practices, orthographic developments and the sound-spelling interface.

The project is part of a long-term research undertaking at the University of Stavanger, the Middle English Scribal Texts Programme (MEST). For more information, see http://www.uis.no/mest

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Project proposal

As part of the application, the applicant must write a short research proposal of 5-7 pages. The proposal does not need to define the project in detail, but should outline the applicant’s interests with regard to research questions and directions, as well as their qualifications for undertaking the study. It should also demonstrate their knowledge of the field of study, including theoretical and methodological issues. The preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. 

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year masters degree (3+2) within a suitable subject, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

The appointee should have a reasonable knowledge of the History of English, including Middle English, and ideally some experience of reading medieval and/or ealy modern texts in manuscript/facsimile. Other meriting areas/skills are: historical dialectology and sociolinguistics, manuscript studies, paleography, Latin, digital corpora, historical literacy studies and pragmatics.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your masters thesis and the weighted average grade of your masters degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply, but applicants who have already completed the masters degree are prioritized.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should provide documentation that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work in a structured way and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • research training in an active and international environment
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available for the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of department Ingrid Nielsen, tel: +47 518 33 243, e-mail: ingrid.nielsen@uis.no or Professor Merja Stenroos, tlf: +47 518 31 365, e-post: merja.stenroos@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: +47 518 33 149, e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • names and addresses of three possible referees
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.
 

The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Department of Education and Sports Science, the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, the Reading Centre, the Learning Environment Centre and the Knowledge Centre for Education.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Religious Studies

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the project “The Governmateriality of Indigenous Religion(s)” is available at the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 3years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The project/position’s field of research

The position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is part of the collaborative research project “The Governmateriality of Indigenous Religion(s)” (GOVMAT), which examines contemporary materializations of indigenous religion(s) and their political roles. Applicants must propose a case study and a research plan that fit in the thematic, methodological, and theoretical framework of GOVMAT.

A project description (max 5 pages) should describe: (1) a relevant local case that the applicant will study ethnographically; (2) how this case is entangled in international networks and how it might be presented at relevant international venues; (3) the methods the applicant will use to study this case; and (4) the applicant’s qualifications for studying this case and using these methods. A case study from somewhere in Russia will be preferred if there is one among the best proposals. The postdoc must be prepared to do both individual research (the case study) and joint research with other GOVMAT researchers (at select international venues and elsewhere). Up to 20 % of the position will consist of research coordination in the larger GOVMAT project.

Contact

For further information about the GOVMAT project and the position, please contact Professor Bjørn Ola Tafjord, e-mail bjorn.tafjord@uit.no, tlf. 47 776 45 289 and John McNicol, e-mail john.mcnicol@uit.no, tlf. 47 776 44 361.

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Qualifications

This position requires a PhD or equivalent in religious studies.

Applicants must be fluent in English and speak both the colonial and the indigenous languages relevant for the case study. Basic Norwegian language skills are also required.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

If you recieve a personal overseas research grant from NFR it is possible to apply NFR for an extension of the fellowship period corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum three months, maximum 12 months).

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Project proposal
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to five. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants. 

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for Postdoctoral Research Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

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.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!

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UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

The sounding history – A Ph.D project based on the phonographic collection at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound

About the position

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in music (Artistic Research) at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Department of Classical Music. The postition is vacant from 01.08.2020

The research theme is the development of artistic knowledge based on the phonographic collection at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree. The Candidate will be admitted to the Ph. D program in Artistic Development Work. 

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

Background

For more than a hundred years, phonography has been part of musicians’ and listeners’ everyday-life. Material studies have long since documented a substantial change in performance practice within classical music. At the start of the 1900s, interpretation traditions were relatively varied, and often geographically bound. The record’s emancipation of performance as a here and now, has through record companies’ international distribution contributed towards a reduction of these variations. The material based at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound is particularly suitable for studies on the sounding history, both based on the content of the collection and its availability. 

The project may have two alternative research paths:

1.     A study of performative traditions through artistic research: mapping, analysis and contextualisation.

2.     Translating knowledge of historically informed performance: a realisation and reinterpretation of historical ideals and practices.

Both alternatives will utilize the material within the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound as an essential source; whether as research objects in themselves, or as stylistic models and comparative references. By building on methods and knowledge from the established research on historical recordings, the candidate will contribute by continuing to develop this type of artistic knowledge.

Both research paths are particularly relevant for classical instrumentalists, singers and conductors. An advanced performance level, and good analytical/reflective abilities are preconditions for being accepted. Due to the practical nature of the call, documentation of performances will count for a significant part of the research outcome.

Additional information on the alternative research paths

Research path 1 should result in an artistic project containing three essential components; research, digitalization and mediation. The research dimension will include mapping and analysis of sounding material in a performative perspective, as well as developing and contextualising the biographical material. There is today an increased interest for individuality and idiosyncrasy within the artistic expression. Within that, knowledge of the sounding history is a precondition for developing innovative and good performance traditions of the highest quality. The mediation of this will include distribution of the research outcome, as well as facilitate artistic activity, paper recitals, seminars and digital platforms. 

The starting point for Research path 2 is that the focus of artistic research mainly deals with either studying and reconstructing historical practices (e.g. on the original instruments) as well as traditions tied to national, geographical and cultural determinants, or explore new instrumental practices within new repertoire, including a more contextual/conceptual understanding of performance. Less explored are the interventions of historic-methodologically-based interpretations in a modern setting. Examples of this would be to explore the validity of a rhetorical performance style on modern instruments, or a conscious interpretation of figure and affects theory within a modern practice. It can also be about the relationship between language and music in Romanticism and new linguistic analysis, and declamational performance style within the orchestral repertoire, or to import, translate and archive other performative idiosyncrasies.    
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Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. A project proposal template can be found here.

Based on the abovementioned project proposal (about 10 pages), the applicant must be able to describe a research project/artistic development project with a socially relevant context.

Based on the development of your own musical projects, relevant themes can be dissemination, collaboration/co-creation, integration, audience development, environmental creation, innovation/technology development, cultural policy/management of public resources, and knowledge exchange.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants who have documented recognized artistic activity/development work of a certain extent, and have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) or corresponding education that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate, preferably acquired recently. 

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programme, both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on:

  • your interest in working interdisciplinary
  • having a personal desire to develop high-level music, as well as be able to draw clear lines between your own practice and music in the public space.
  • your motivation and potential for research within the field
  • your ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • your ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Assistant Dean of Research, Petter Frost Fadnes tel: 51834036, e-mail: petter.f.fadnes@uis.no 

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR adviser Janne V. Endresen, tel: 51831216, e-mail: janne.v.endresen@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • documented recognized artistic activity/development work
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Performing Arts offers higher art education, research and artistic developmental work within the performing and creative disciplines. The faculty educates performing musicians and dancers, instrumental and dance educators. This is done through practical bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as annual units and further education. 

Currently, the faculty has approximately 220 study places and approx. 65 employees divided into sections within classical music, jazz / improvised music, dance, orchestral conducting, pedagogy and didactic art, and a unit of music production and recording technique. The Faculty of Performing Arts is active in national and international networks in its fields of expertise, and has a regional responsibility for the national talent development program.

With a high frequency of concerts, performances and dissemination activities in several performers’ arenas and close to the region’s arts and cultural environment, the Faculty of Performing Arts is also a profiled cultural actor in the region. The Faculty is strategically located with its campus near its primary competence- and professional environment, practice fields and regional contact networks in the Bjergsted Cultural Park.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Professional relations related to medical initiatives

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Professional relations related to medical initiatives, at the Department of Caring and Ethics, Faculty of Health Sciences. The title for the PhD-project is ‘Relational ethics in technology-mediated medical practices.’ The position is vacant immediately.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with 75% research education and 25% compulsory work, or in a part-time course with at least 50% research education per year. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The candidate will be supported by the interdisciplinary research group at UiS, Professional relations (http://www.uis.no/professional-relations), which is concerned with developing new knowledge in order to improve the quality of relational work in welfare professions such as medicine, nursing and other areas in health, care and social work.

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PhD-project theme:

As part of a larger research project, the research group has identified a current knowledge-deficit concerning the relationship between care-ethics and technology-mediated healthcare practice, at a time of increased focus on the potential of new technology to meet society’s future needs for efficiency within medicine, healthcare and welfare. This ethical deficit constitutes a substantial societal, cultural and scientific challenge, meriting interdisciplinary research approaches. The PhD candidate will be associated with this research project.

To practice medicine requires many knowledges and skills, including the use of technology. A crucial aspect of medical practice concerns the relational work that takes place in human encounters between physicians and patients. Relational medical care practice, as an ideal and a reality, is informed by the physicians’ self-understanding, in turn shaped by personal life and work experiences, as well as institutional and societal contexts. When physicians’ practices are mediated by technology, ethical dilemmas may arise between instrumentalism and caring relationships.

We suggest that a central theme of the PhD project may be relational medical practice related to life-death issues and the use of technology when life is at stake. For example, the project can be linked to relational medical practice in a neonatal ward where technology is crucial to the life or death of the baby, and where parents form a very vulnerable group in this situation. Another example of a possible empirical field for the PhD project may be relational medical practice in ventilator treatment of patients at home. However, the candidate is free to prepare a project proposal within the framework of our research topic; Relational ethics in technology-mediated medical practice. The research topic should preferably be studied qualitatively.

Qualification requirements

The position is intended for applicants with a medical university degree and Norwegian authorisation. Applicants with medical education are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the Norwegian health service is required.

For admission to PhD education at UiS, applicants must normally have a five-year master’s degree. The grade of the master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of the master’s degree programme must individually be equivalent to or better than a grade B. Candidates with a medical university degree without letter grades will be admitted after special assessment.

The applicants should have qualifications and/or interests in qualitative methods. It is a requirement for the position that the person employed can speak and understand Norwegian fluently because of the qualitative methods to be used.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project outline of up to 5 pages for a doctoral project within the outlined area, explaining the research question, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project sketch will be included in the competence assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project outline will be further developed in collaboration with the supervisors and formulated for the final project description.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Ellen Ramvi, tel: +47 51834179, e-mail: ellen.ramvi@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved, tel: +47 51831558, e-mail: helene.e.figved@uis.no

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers  bachelor’s programmes in Nursing and Paramedic, master’s programmes in Health Sciences with specializations in Public Health Nursing, in Midwifery, in Drug Abuse and Mental Health, in Prehospital Services and in Nursing with specializations in Anesthesia, Intensive Care or Surgical Nursing, and a continuing education programme in Cancer Nursing. The faculty further offers research education (PhD) in Health and Medicine and the research school PROFRES – National Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has the following main research areas: Professional Relations in Welfare Professions, Health Promotion in Chronic Ailments, E-learning, Health Technology and Simulation, Life Phenomena and Caring, and Participation in School and Work. The research centre SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Health Care and Network for Health Technology are also part of the faculty. There are currently 180 employees including students and postdocs, and 2000 students at The Faculty of Health Sciences.

The department of Caring and Ethics aims to develop and disseminate interdisciplinary knowledge of care and ethics, to assure high quality, sound practice and considerate help in health services. The department contributes to educating reflected and highly qualified professional practitioners, and shall be an arena where questions and dilemmas relevant to care and ethics are explored and challenged. There are currently 36 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, at the department. The department has competence spanning theoretical and clinical specialization, interdisciplinary, critical and innovative approaches to care and ethics, and method development.

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Deadline

19th April 2020

Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Science Fictionality

Job description

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and is associated with the project SCIENCE FICTIONALITY (Link coming soon. For now, see related project “CoFutures” or contact project leader for more info). The project studies contemporary science fiction and speculative fiction (SF), and how these deal with environmental issues. For more about Environmental Humanities focus at the faculty, please see the pages of our project partner, Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.

The Postdoctoral fellow (PD) should ideally have a training in museum studies or related disciplines, with awareness of contemporary exhibition practices related to environmental humanities. They will be closely linked to the Work Package (WP) dealing with Environmental Humanities integrations. The focus of this WP is national and international dissemination of the project ideas and it has a strong practical component.

The position carries three main tasks. First, the PD will co-conceptualize a museum exhibition with the PI that can interface directly with the public and communicate or develop project ideas. Second, they will write one research article based on their project related tasks. Third, the PD will also participate in general organizational tasks within the project during their employment term, including helping with workshops and conferences that are part of the project.

The position is available for a period of 2 years.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

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Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Museum Studies or similar disciplines, with awareness of contemporary exhibition practices related to environmental humanities. Since the exhibition’s focus will be the Nordic region, candidates with practice based interdisciplinary background in the Nordic context, for instance in curation and communication (for instance exhibition management and outreach), may be given preference.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the main project
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame an contribute to the main project
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (3 – 5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment. Since a primary task is to develop an SF themed exhibition, the project plan should contain the idea of an exhibition suitable for the project.  
  • Up to two academic works (book chapters or journal articles) that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • Exhibition curation portfolio, if any

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For questions about the position: Project Leader: Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

For questions on how to apply: HR-Officer Steffen Remvik

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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 Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

PhD-student at The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen in cooperation with The Danish National Museum (3 years)

Research area
The Danish National Museum wishes in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology at University of Copenhagen to examine how visual art and decoration has developed within the Danish Lutheran Church, ‘den danske folkekirke’, from the beginning of the twentieth century and up until today, where large sums are spend on ambitions decorations of the church interior.

Traditionally art and furnishings have supported the sermons preached from the pulpit and the ceremonies, but during the 1900’s a growing wish for a more contemporary furnishing and decoration of the church and its liturgy has become apparent.

Today contemporary art often aims at the activation of the whole of the church interior; from the explicit and literal to the subtle and abstract. The common ground is a tension between the new art, the historical architectural setting and the traditional iconography. In the middle of this encounter we find both the churchgoer as an individual and the congregation as a whole.

The project is to uncover the relations and hierarchies between church art, space and the personal spiritual and pastoral life of the ‘den danske folkekirke’. The project is to be rooted in the disciplines of art history and church history and anchored in a large source material found from throughout Denmark.

The project is funded through Ny Carlsbergfondet.

Qualifications
Applicants must have an MA-degree within the fields of Art History, Theology or the equivalent. Research languages are Danish and English. Specialist knowledge of visual art, aesthetics and theology is important. Central is readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and work towards an integrated methodology for interdisciplinary studies in art and theology.

Job Description
The PhD-student will participate in meetings, teaching and scholarly workshops at both the Faculty and the Museum and be required to contribute to joint publications and publish research in international peer-reviewed journals where appropriate.

The PhD-students will be employed and enrolled at:

  • Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen

Institutions

The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.
The Faculty is non-confessional and dates from 1479. Its research covers Biblical Studies, Church History and Systematic Theology as well as Quranic Studies and African Studies. The Faculty is home to a number of high-profile international interdisciplinary research projects. The Department of Church History has a strong and vivid tradition for research in Luther and Lutheran theology and in Christianity and the arts.

The Danish National Museum. The museum has a long tradition to research into church art and church architecture and employs a large number of specialists within this field, not in the least the corpus publication Danmarks Kirker, published since 1933. The museum also houses archival materials concerning church art and architecture reaching as far back as the seventeenth century.

Terms of employment
The successful PhD candidates will be offered a full-time PhD position for a period of three years. The candidates will be employed and paid in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application procedure
Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system. Click on the link provided below to be taken to the online application form.

The application can be in Danish or English and should include the following enclosures:

  • a motivation letter (1 page)
  • CV
  • a copy of BA and MA-degree certificates and transcripts of records
  • a list of publications
  • a research proposal which develops the project idea (max 3 pages in all)
  • a short abstract of your MA-thesis or equivalent
  • one sample of writing (an article or a chapter from your MA- thesis)
  • name, e-mail address, telephone numbers and postal address of two academic referees

We advise you to have the documents ready before you begin your online application.

Application Deadline and Start
must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2020. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

The ideal starting date would be September 1, 2020, but this is negotiable.

Recruitment process
After the application deadline the authorized recruitment manager select applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. This selection is based on the applicants’ educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal as well as other relevant qualifications. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment.

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by an interdisciplinary committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields of Theology (espec. Church History) and Art History. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview. We aim to interview candidates in June 2020.

Additional Information
or questions regarding research, please contact Head of Section, Assoc. Prof., PhD Anna Vind (av@teol.ku.dk) or Editor, Dr. Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen (martin.w.jurgensen@natmus.dk); for practical questions, please contact HR South City, hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk Please refer to ID 211-0404/20-2H

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) at http://ism.ku.dk/

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 1 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Theology
Campus: Det Teologiske Fakultet
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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Second-language communication: Poles in Norway

Job description

2 three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1352), financed by the Research Council of Norway, are available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, starting August 2020. The fellowships are part of one of MultiLing’s research projects, which is entitled Second-language communication in workplace settings – the case of Polish migrants in Norway (NorPol).

MultiLing is a Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway (2013-2023). The Center is located at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies. MultiLing aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Theme 1 Multilingual competence, Theme 2 Multilingual practices, and Theme 3 Multilingualism, ideologies and language policies (for more information, see http://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/). The Research Strategy Plan for MultiLing’s Second Five-Year Period (2018 – 2023) can be found here.

MultiLing seeks to recruit postdoctoral candidates with excellent research qualifications who will work with members of the research project Second-language communication in workplace settings – the case of Polish migrants in Norway (NorPol), a project that draws on perspectives from all three of MultiLing’s research themes (see above) and involves both senior and junior researchers. The project investigates socio-cultural, interactional, and linguistic factors that enhance or inhibit communication in workplace interaction between Poles and Norwegians. A description of the NorPol project can be found here.

Applicants are expected to present an independent research project proposal and articulate how the proposed project fits into the NorPol project. We particularly welcome projects relating to the role of interactional factors affecting mutual understanding in L2 communication, and projects relating to the role of grammatical, lexical and stylistic aspects in L2 communication; however, other projects relating to second-language communication in workplace settings involving Polish speakers of Norwegian will also be considered. The successful candidates are expected to contribute to data collection; hence, experience with fieldwork and/or data collection in workplace settings is an advantage.

MultiLing engages innovative methodologies and scrutinizes critical concepts and theoretical approaches in studying multilingualism, as emphasized in the Research Strategy Plan, and the successful candidate is expected to become part of MultiLing’s research environment and contribute to its development. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the research areas addressed in the NorPol project, to contribute to and participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by MultiLing and the NorPol project, and to be an active member of the MultiLing team in Oslo, and of the research environment of the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian studies. The duration of the fellowships exceeds the Center’s period of operation by a few months in 2023, and the finalization of the projects will take place in direct affiliation with the Department.

The position is available for a period of three years, starting August 2020. There is a 10% duty component devoted to teaching or other qualifying work. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

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Qualification requirements

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description and its relevance for the NorPol project and MultiLing’s research strategy. We seek strongly motivated, competent candidates, with high-ranking academic qualifications in the relevant area of research.

Requirements

  • The candidate should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Linguistics, Scandinavian languages, Second Language Acquisition, Rhetoric and Communication, Linguistic Anthropology or some other relevant discipline related to the NorPol project
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline
  • Experience in working on bilingualism or multilingualism, preferably involving Polish and/or Norwegian
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English

In the assessment of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s international experience and network of relevance to the project
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications to carry out the project within the allotted time frame
  • Good cooperative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines, as an active member of the NorPol project group
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Good knowledge of Norwegian and/or Polish will be an advantage, as will experience with fieldwork and/or data collection in workplace settings.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A challenging and 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

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position and a specification of how the proposed project relates to the NorPol project (maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English.

Publications, MA theses or PhD theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works at a later date.

The short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For questions about the position:

Associate Professor Toril Opsahl (NorPol project leader)

Professor and Center Director Elizabeth Lanza

For questions on how to apply: HR-Officer Steffen Remvik

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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.

Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) is a Center of Excellence (CoE) under the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, financed through the Research Council of Norway’s CoE scheme. The center also has status as one of five world-leading research communities at the University of Oslo, and is currently building a socio-cognitive laboratory. MultiLing’s vision is to contribute to the knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan for the individual and for the society. Through this the center aims to shed light on the opportunities and challenges represented by multilingualism for the individual in the family, school, other institutions, and in the society as a whole. The staff consists of 40 employees from 15 different countries. Moreover, MultiLing has an extensive network of national and international collaborative partners working on multilingualism at various research institutions.

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Two Postdoc positions in computational sociology with a focus on science of science

Applications are invited for two PostDoc positions at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The positions are available for three years from July 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research. Other duties (e.g., research administration) may have to be performed to a limited extent. The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time.

The Postdocs will collaborate with Associate Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen on the project “Quantifying institutional and country-related Matthew effects in science”. The Carlsberg Foundation finances the project. A project description is available here: https://www.carlsbergfondet.dk/en/Forskningsaktiviteter/Bevillingsstatistik/Bevillingsoversigt/CF19_0566_Mathias-Wullum-Nielsen). As part of a small research team, the postdocs will help lead efforts in developing and maintaining large-scale relational databases of science-related data, designing and conducting quasi-experiments, survey experiments, and carrying out various forms of quantitative data analysis. The selected candidates will be expected to contribute substantially to publications in the research group, both as first and secondary authors.

Qualifications

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD. The ideal candidates will have a PhD in sociology, political science, economics, education, biostatistics or related fields. We seek applicants with strong statistical skills and experience with managing large datasets and relational databases. Familiarity with commonly used scientific scripting languages (e.g. SQL, R, or Python) and/or survey experiments will be a plus. We also seek candidates with good communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

For further information about the position, please contact Mathias Wullum Nielsen (mwn@soc.ku.dk)

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Salary and conditions of employment
Salary and terms of appointment will be in accordance with an agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412.000 – 434.000 (EUR 55,000 – 57,900 app.). The University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible.

An agreement between The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk​​http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

Application
The application should be in English and must include the following enclosures:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages). The cover letter should specify how the applicant’s qualifications and experiences match the project’s focus on studying processes of social stratification in science using quantitative and computational methods.
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment and the PhD thesis (if applicable). The selected publications must be uploaded as attachments. Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Application procedure
Applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the appointment committee. All applicants are subsequently notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant. 

The University of Copenhagen encourages everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  

Further information about the application procedure or salary is available from HR-officer Salma Schou, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0396/20-2I.

Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online not later than April 24, 2020. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Workplace: Sociologisk Institut
Work hours: Full time Hiring type: Fixed-term employment

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Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

PhD student in Translation Studies with a focus on Interpreting (2)

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at the Departement of Swedish Language and Multilingualism. Closing date: 15 april 2020.

The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of the Humanities at Stockholm University with about 150 employees and 2,000 students. Within the department, The Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies (Tolk- och översättarinstitutet; TÖI) forms a special unit, which teaches and researches translation and interpreting. The main Translation Studies research areas are thus translation and interpreting, using methods from sociology, linguistics, communication, cognition, etc.

Subject area
The dissertation work will be carried out within the subject area of Translation Studies, which has two branches: interpreting and translation. We are now looking for two PhD students in Translation Studies with a focus on interpreting. The main research areas of the Translation Studies branch interpreting are conference interpreting, public service interpreting, and sign language interpreting (including deafblind interpreting), but also other interpreting research areas, such as audio description and speech to text interpreting. The place of work is at TÖI in Stockholm. This call is open to all forms of interpreting and all language combinations; however, projects that investigate interpreting into and/or out of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Sign Language will be prioritized, as will projects relating to existing research at TÖI (see www.tolk.su.se for more information).

As a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities you have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty’s Doctoral School, which offers themes and courses characterized by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subject borders. The Doctoral School also gives you the chance to improve the quality of your education thanks to the interchange provided by the community of PhD students from other subjects and departments.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Translation Studies stipulates that applicants must have passed courses on second cycle courses of at least 30 credits in Translation Studies, linguistics, bilingualism, or modern languages, including a graduate thesis corresponding to 15 credits. The requirements can also be met by an applicant who has otherwise acquired equivalent competence, in Sweden or elsewhere.

The entry requirements must be met by the date of the application deadline.

Selection
The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training. The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on the following criteria:

Previous merits
1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.
2. Scientific production. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered according to:

  • critical ability,
  • analytical ability,
  • creativity,
  • independence.

Research plan
The applicant must enclose a research plan, which should cover the applicant’s planned research project. The plan must contain identification of a research problem, theoretical grounding and ideas on methodology for data collection and data analysis. The research plan is assessed according to:

  • relevance,
  • originality,
  • completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).

Available supervision competencies

Ability to collaborate
The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

The general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Translation Studies is available here: www.tolk.su.se/polopoly_fs/1.151882.1580823095!/menu/standard/file/ASP_oversattningsvet_antagen_2018-10-16.pdf

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact Professor Cecilia Alvstad, Director of Study, cecilia.alvstad@su.se, and Jan Pedersen, Director, TÖI, jan.pedersen@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s 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.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 15/04/2020

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Ph.D. fellowship in Middle English

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Middle English at the Faculty of Arts and Education Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. The position is vacant from the 1st of August 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The project should relate to and build upon the work on the Corpus of Middle English Local Documents (MELD), produced at the University of Stavanger, and have a sociolinguistic/pragmatic focus.

Possible directions include the study of text communities and networks, text types, literacy practices, orthographic developments and the sound-spelling interface.

The project is part of a long-term research undertaking at the University of Stavanger, the Middle English Scribal Texts Programme (MEST). For more information, see http://www.uis.no/mest

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Project proposal

As part of the application, the applicant must write a short research proposal of 5-7 pages. The proposal does not need to define the project in detail, but should outline the applicant’s interests with regard to research questions and directions, as well as their qualifications for undertaking the study. It should also demonstrate their knowledge of the field of study, including theoretical and methodological issues. The preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. 

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year masters degree (3+2) within a suitable subject, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

The appointee should have a reasonable knowledge of the History of English, including Middle English, and ideally some experience of reading medieval and/or ealy modern texts in manuscript/facsimile. Other meriting areas/skills are: historical dialectology and sociolinguistics, manuscript studies, paleography, Latin, digital corpora, historical literacy studies and pragmatics.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your masters thesis and the weighted average grade of your masters degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply, but applicants who have already completed the masters degree are prioritized.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should provide documentation that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work in a structured way and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • research training in an active and international environment
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available for the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of department Ingrid Nielsen, tel: +47 518 33 243, e-mail: ingrid.nielsen@uis.no or Professor Merja Stenroos, tlf: +47 518 31 365, e-post: merja.stenroos@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: +47 518 33 149, e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • names and addresses of three possible referees
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.
 

The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Department of Education and Sports Science, the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, the Reading Centre, the Learning Environment Centre and the Knowledge Centre for Education.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Performing Arts and Aesthetics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a 2 year Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Performing Arts and Aesthetics at the Faculty of Art and Education Department of Early Childhodd Educaion. The position is vacant from August 2020.

Information about the project/field of study

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree within relevant academic fields the opportunity for further qualification toward full professorship.

The appointment is for two years of research duties exclusively. Some compulsory duties within teaching and supervision can be included in the employment periode. The appointment period will then be extended corresponding to the scope of this work. This must be clarified during the recruitment process.

The postdoctoral position is linked to FILIORUM – Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education and Care, a national research centre funded by the Research Council of Norway. The centre started in August 2018 and focuses on research related to quality in the diverse ECECs. FILIORUM’s overall goal is to promote belonging, communication and play for all children. The centre will contribute innovative research on quality for diversity, innovation and policy design. FILIORUM will be a national hub for the ECEC sector, and communication at all levels has a high priority.

The position will be a part of the democratic project “Performing Arts to ALL young children” and develop data related to this project. In this project, over 2000 kindergarten children are invited to an artistic encounter in the spring of 2020 and throughout 2022. The postdoctoral position will study the youngest children’s (under three years) construction of meaning in such meetings, non-verbal communication, and investigate how this project can relate to the ECECs practice. There is an ongoing discussion concerning artistic experiences and the Kindergartens in the Art field, and this democratic project is in its nature an important contribution into the discussion of Art for this audience. The applicant must submit a description and plan for the implementation of the postdoctoral project including a plan for publishing. The project description for the postdoctoral work must relate to “Performing Arts to ALL young children” and to questions in FILIORUM’s project description.

The research project will be carried out at the university. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community.

About the project Performing Arts for ALL Young Children:

This is a democratic Performing Arts project rooted in the University, including Faculty of Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Early Childhood Education and FILIORUM. The project is based on the article 31 of The Convention on The Rights of the Child, “the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts”. The project places itself in the discourse about the place of the arts in kindergarten, school and in the society at large. The aesthetic subjects are under pressure and we believe that this democratic project, that involves a large volume of kindergarten children, ECEC teachers, professors and researchers, can be placed in the present discourse, be of broad relevance and most important contribute with new knowledge.

Qualification requirements

The applicant must submit a description of a research project and a plan for its completion. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add to the applicant’s competence.

Qualifications requirements:

  • PhD with a specialisation in the area of art pedagogical subjects is preferred, but applicants specialising in related areas will also be considered
  • the PhD must be completed no later than by the application deadline
  • good command of both oral and written English

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

  • relevance, quality and feasibility of the project plan
  • submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe 
  • international experience and network
  • submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
  • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units.
  • personal skills and motivation for the position

Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the University.

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We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 530.000 – 590.000 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the university sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

General information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

UiS has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female postdoctoral researchers within the academic field in question, and women (or men) are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Head of Department Anne Kristine Runestad, tel: +47 51834069, e-mail: anne.k.runestad@uis.no or associate professor Kirsten Halle, tel: +47 40008486, e-mail: kirsten.halle@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advicor Grete Marnburg, tel: +47 51833545, e-mail: grete.marnburg@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • up to 10 publications
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Jobbnorge ID: 181075, Deadline: Continuously

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Early Childhood Education, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Education, has responsibility for early childhood education (bachelor), master of education in kindergarten science, doctoral course and lifelong learning activities for early childhood teachers. The department has responsibility for a semiannual study for exchange students, Comparative Educational Studies. The department´s vision is to be innovative in research and education within the subject area. The activities at the department should be characterized by qualities and values related to the field, such as openness and curiosity, exploration urge and learning, play and creativity, relationships characterized by responsibility and respect, as well as a distinct social commitment. The department will educate competent, motivated and socially committed early childhood teachers. There are currently 60 employees and 700 students at the department.

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Deadline

27th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Monday April 27th, 2020