Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in environmental history

About the position

A fixed-term 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in environmental history, affiliated to the Department of Religion, Ethics and History, for a period of 3 years. The position is located, at present, at Campus Kristiansand.

The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

Responsibilities

The post doctor position shall design and carry out the co-project The Plastification of everyday life and working life along the coast. Life, practices and perspectives on plastics, over three generations, 1945-2020.

The Postdoctoral position will be part of the research project Deadly Dreams – The Cultural History of Poison, 1840-2020. The project investigates the cultural history of environmental poisons in a generational perspective, at different areas of society and over time. The project focuses on humans’ everyday experiences with harmful substances that, whether known or unknown at the time, caused degraded living conditions and harm to human- or environmental health.

The project is part of an international research network in environmental humanities. It analyses the historical background for The Toxic Epidemic, one of the present day´s major challenges for the environment, health, living conditions and sustainability. The person who is engaged must join in close cooperation with the project leader and the rest of the research group.

The postdoc researcher must work within the joint theoretical and methodical framework of the research project, and design and carry out a sub-project within this joint project. The postdoc position will also involve some research-administrative tasks, and it will be expected that the candidate contributes in the development of the research group and the training environments around the PhDs and MA-students in the research group.

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as Post-doctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

  • PhD in history with a thematic focus after 1840.
  • Experience with social, cultural or environmental historical research perspectives.
  • Experience with working with historical primary sources, including hand-written material in different types of public archives.
  • A five page project description as basis for discussion of the postdoc´s own  sub-project.
  • Candidates must have defended their PhD-thesis prior to the application deadline.

The working language of the research group is Scandinavian and English. The person employed must be fluent in Scandinavian and / or English, oral and written.

Desired qualifications

  • It is hoped that applicants will have presented their thesis during the last five years.

Emphasis will be placed upon the project description and the relevance it has with regard to the subject in question and the research environment at the Faculty.

Personal qualities

  • Good cooperative skills, enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Motivation to contribute to the development of results, coherence, theoretical advancements and progress within the joint research project
  • The motivation for and ability to help develop the research competence of the junior researchers in the project. 
  • Ability to adopt and apply relevant theoretical perspectives.
  • Good skills in communication and dissemination of research.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

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We offer

  • participation in an innovative and international research group.
  • Mentoring by the project leader in the process of building competence and qualifications in the postdoc position.
  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers  
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 552 800 – 573 100 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • List of publications
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the thesis question that the applicant wishes to work on, and its relevance for the advertised position. A brief overview of relevant research pertaining to the design of assignments and relevant issues for research should also be included here
  • Project plan
  • Any other relevant documentation

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 15.08.2020

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Seniorrådgiver Sevleta Memic, sevleta.memic@uia.no, tlf. +47 38 14 20 94, mobil +47 951 83 570

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

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

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

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Deadline

15th August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position: Disturbance ecologies and the social organisation of past anthropogenic landscapes

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The position is full-time and is expected to begin on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will be based in Aarhus at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard.

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Research context
The postdoc will be part of the research project ‘Anthropogenic Heathlands: The Social Organization of Super-Resilient Past Human Ecosystems’(ANTHEA), headed by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Mette Løvschal and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Across the planet, pastoral regimes are currently transforming into other types of land-holding, while privatisation processes are rapidly turning former large-scale, collectively governed pastures into parcelled-up areas. This increases the need for knowledge about the long-term resilience and vulnerability of human-nature entanglements and (common forms of) land governance. A northwest-European pendant, the anthropogenic heathlands, emerged more than 4,000 years ago, when small-scale agropastoral communities in Northern Europe began the first fire-based management of naturally occurring heather. Some of these grazing regimes, spanning thousands of hectares, existed until the 18th-19th century. Without frequent disturbances, anthropogenic heathland will turn into dwarf shrub or forest. So the survival of these areas suggests the existence ofhighly specialised forms of human-nature entanglements and social organisation with the unique capacity to persist. This project envisages a new understanding of the social organisation of past grazing and fire-management regimes, and seeks to radically alter our knowledge of emergent, long-term human-nature entanglements and ecologies thriving on disturbance.

The position
For this particular assignment, we are looking for an intellectually flexible and dedicated researcher with strong analytical skills related to philosophy, social anthropology, history or archaeology – and with interests in disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and social governance.

The successful applicant and the PI will share responsibility for Work Package 3 of the project, which is aimed at the first-ever examination of the forms of social organisation and human/non-human entanglements in past anthropogenic heathlands responsible for their extremely long-term persistence. Essentially, the work package will investigate which forms of social organisation were so resilient that they were capable of sustaining the same ecosystem over more than four thousand years.

The work package is partly based on case study areas in Northern Europe (2800 BC-AD 1000) shared with the project team. The applicants should therefore be prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with the project team members, including landscape archaeologists and palynologists, and be willing to acquaint themselves with these kinds of data.

Applicants are asked to submit a three-five-page research proposal in which they present an anthropological and/or philosophical perspective on the social dynamics of heathland organisation, and propose ways to expand this sub-project, focusing particularly on epistemological issues of interest, key theoretical approaches and relevant literature and analytical objects.

In addition, applicants should submit:

  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position (maximum one page) 
  • publications (maximum five)

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded, in cooperation with the PI
  • conduct fieldwork and data collection in Denmark
  • present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals (minimum four publications) in a timely fashion
  • contribute to the organisation of research workshops and an international conference by the end of the postdoc period
  • teach at BA and/or MA level (maximum 20%, by agreement)
  • work both independently and collaboratively with the PI, experts and other postdocs from other disciplines, in particular archaeology and paleoecology in terms of presenting and discussing empirical data, ideas and results

Qualifications and job requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in philosophy, social anthropology, ethnography, history, archaeology or similar subject fields.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant research profile of high research quality, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.

Applicants must also document:

  • an interest in human-landscape interactions over longer time-spans
  • doctoral level experience of studies of spaces and landscapes, time and temporality and/or social governance
  • knowledge of anthropological and philosophical debates about disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and commoning
  • fluency in written and spoken English, and the willingness to acquaint themselves with Danish if they do not speak Danish 

Applications must be uploaded in English.

Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed; a list of publications or cover pages will not be sufficient. Applications that are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed.

References or recommendations should not be included with the application. Applicants who are selected for a job interview may be asked to provide professional references.

Members of academic staff at Aarhus University are expected to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and cross-disciplinary work environment, and we emphasise the importance of participation in the daily life of the department.

For further information about the position and the ERC project (including a project description), please contact ANTHEA Principal Investigator Mette Løvschal by e-mail lovschal@cas.au.dk.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn by e-mail mbb@au.dk

The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

–  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
–  From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
–  From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
–  From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

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 also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: https://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 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 and the Danish School of Education. 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 withsociety.
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.

Questions about the position?

Mette Løvschal Associate professor, School of Culture and Society – Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies lovschal@cas.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Arts Administrative Centre – Arts HR emply.ar.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 3 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Monday August 3rd, 2020

Doctoral Research Fellowship – Science Fictionality

Job description

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Global Culture Studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The PhD fellow will take part in the NFR funded project SCIENCE FICTIONALITY, led by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay. The project studies contemporary science fiction and speculative fiction (SF) from a global perspective. The project collaborates with and shares the principles of the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.

The PhD fellow will be connected to a specific work package within the project and will be supervised by the project leader. The PhD will contribute to the main project through their particular case study. The PhD fellow can choose one of these options for their research topic: a) a Nordic SF tradition; b) a non-Anglophone SF tradition; or c) a comparative study of multiple European SF traditions.

Applicants working on Nordic SF materials may be given preference. Transmedial and interdisciplinary research may also be given preference.

Proposals for the position should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary theoretical developments in SF research. Ideally, applicants should have been engaged in SF arts, SF community or SF fandom work. Knowledge of Digital Humanities methods and/or other innovative methods of analysis may be considered a plus. Applicants can work on any media, including literature, film, video games, and other arts.

Applicants should frame their project proposals within the overall framework of the SCIENCE FICTIONALITY project and be familiar with the overall project’s contents and objectives. For more information about the project and the different work packages, see the project website. If you have any questions, please contact the project leader, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (bodhisac@uio.no)

The fellow is expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their individual work, the fellow will take part in group activities including seminars, workshops, and research excursions. The fellow will have access to the UiO’s SF library, the largest public collection in the Nordic countries, and to the Holodeck, the project’s state of the art Games and Interactive Media Research Lab. The fellow is likely to work closely with the SF library, the Nordic SF collection, and the collection librarians during their PhD period.

The PhD fellow appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral dissertation that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The PhD fellow will start on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD fellows who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in ANY discipline but applicants should be conversant with relevant theories in SF studies. Preference may be given to candidates with empirical knowledge or personal engagement with SF arts or SF fandom communities. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and fluency in the languages of the materials they will research on.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • 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 or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship 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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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

Contact information

Project Leader: Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
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

15th August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Money and its use in the Middle Ages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) on the subject Money and its uses in Medieval Northern Europe (c.950-1350) is available at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.

The Museum of Cultural History manages the largest archaeological and ethnographic collections in Norway, including finds from prehistoric times to the reformation, and with ethnographic and numismatic objects from all parts of the world until modern times.

Numismatic is part of the Department of Ethnography, Numismatics, Classical Archaeology and University History, and curates a large collection of coins, banknotes, and medals, spanning from some of the first coins minted to modern paper money. It boasts a large numismatic library and is a part of the research infrastructure of the University of Oslo, which provides access to a wide network of university libraries. Research at the Coin Cabinet has traditionally centered on the Norwegian and Northern European Medieval and late Viking Age coinage, of which it contains world class collections, especially Norwegian, Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon and German coins.

The project proposal for the position shall be an independently formulated research proposal, related to one of the following thematic areas:

  • Administration of Coinage and monetary regimes
  • Money and Religion in Urban and Rural Societies
  • Money and its uses in commercial, cultural and social relations

The successful candidate is expected to join the Museum’s existing research milieu and contribute to its development.

Kulturhistoriske objekter

More about the position

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The doctoral research fellows will follow the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities.

The applicant must fulfill the requirements for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, and is responsible for applying for admission within the given deadlines. 

PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment, along with a written recommendation from their supervisor, within 3 years after the start of their PhD position will be offered a 12 months completion grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Medieval History, Numismatics, Archaeology, Historical Anthropology or closely related fields such as Religion, Economy, Sociology or equivalent. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance, proposed use of the Museum’s numismatic collections, and a innovative approach
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600,- to  523 200,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description, including progress plan for the project (4-6 pages)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of reference persons: 2 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

Master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship 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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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

Contact information

Section Manager Olav Hamran, phone: +47 22845779, e-mail olav.hamran@khm.uio.no

Professor Svein Gullbekk, phone: +47 22859946, e-mail: s.h.gullbekk@khm.uio.no

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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 Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo is one of Norway’s largest museums of cultural history and, in addition to being a museum, it is a university department equal in status to UiO’s faculties. It houses Norway’s largest archaeological collection of artefacts from pre-history and the Middle Ages, including the Viking ships at Bygdøy, a considerable collection of medieval ecclesiastical art, a collection of antiques from the Mediterranean region and an archive of runic inscriptions. Furthermore, the museum possesses a comprehensive ethnographic collection of artefacts from all continents, as well as Norway’s by far largest collection of historic coinage

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Deadline

1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Postdoctoral position at the Institute for Urban Research Malmo

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About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Department of Urban Studies
The department of Urban Studies is characterised by three core features: dynamic interdisciplinary research; a professional organisation; and a highly qualified faculty. The department comprises around 95 researchers and teachers, as well as 2000 students. We have a strong emphasis on theory-driven empirical research and teaching informed by the social and behavioural sciences.

We are building collaboration within four main intersecting themes: Housing, Real Estate and Urban Renewal; Transport, Mobilities and Urban Business Development; Risk Management and Urban Ecology; and Work and Organisational Psychology and Organisation Studies. Across these themes, we unite around cultural, economic, material, social and discursive processes of change.

Furthermore, we collaborate with our well-established networks within the public sector, the corporate sector and civil society. Read more here.

About the Institute for Urban Research
The Institute for Urban Research is a university-wide research centre that brings together all urban research at Malmö University. The IUR is the first institute for urban research in the Oresound region – the region with one of the highest urban growth rates in Europe. It seeks to consolidate urban research at Malmö University and make Malmö University grow into one of the most prominent places for urban research in Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe. The IUR aims at shaping a collective identity for urban research at Malmö University and creating a research body that adds quality to our research activities. It seeks to create a research infrastructure that clearly meets the research priorities of both the Swedish government and the European Union. The IUR is open to all urban research but has a specific focus on housing and urban renewal, urban economics, mobilities, urban ecology, urban economics, migration and social sustainability. You can find our website here.

Content and work responsibilities
The successful candidate will work in the project ‘Revisiting Allmänningar & Stråk. Spatial Justice in the 21st Century Urban-Rural Land Regime’.

Abstract of the research project
Densification, privatisation and polarisation in the post-industrial urban-rural landscape, risks leading to unsustainable, unequal and unjust access to and distribution of valued public spaces in support of recreation, health, democratic influence and freedom of movement. In contrast to this development, the aim of the project is to investigate spatial justice by analysing usage and planning of allmänningar [commons] and stråk [pathways], i.e. public spaces that connect urban and rural environments and socio-economically and ethnically segregated neighbourhoods.

The project investigates commons and pathways in Malmö, Lund and Staffanstorp in three inter-related work packages.

  • Historical Traces. Comprises analysis of historical definitions and a regional mapping showing significant commons and pathways still in use.
  • Comprises analysis of regulations, rules and economic incentives showing the relation between planning of commons and pathways and socio-economic and ethnic segregation.
  • Comprises ethnographic work and critical mapping on paper and in apps; workshops; interventions and walk-alongs showing use and access of different user-groups to nine commons and pathways.

The project evolves in close collaboration with users, artists, the three municipalities, national and international research- and teaching environments. Results will be presented in research articles a co-written book and an exhibition. The long-term goal is to counteract fragmentation and support an environmentally and socially sustainable city/landscape. For more information see presentation on the IUR homepage.

The successful candidate will execute the following tasks:

Main tasks:

  • Familiarise him/herself with the project and the research work carried out so far.
  • Conduct ethnographic work, including interviews and observations.
  • Identify maps of relevance to the research in map archives. Co-create, analyse and compile maps developed throughout the research (by planners, artists and residents, and, from walks and go-alongs).
  • Participate in writing publications.
  • Present work in public seminars, lectures and at a conference.

Additional tasks

  • Assist in preparing and organizing an exhibition of the research.

Qualifications
A postdoc is primarily employed to conduct research and will have completed a PhD or an international degree considered equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of urban studies or any related field (for example architecture, design, ethnography, geography, history, planning, sociology, and other related disciplines). This employment is primarily relevant to people who have completed their doctoral degree no less than three years before the application period for the position of postdoc has expired. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree may have been completed at an earlier date. Special circumstances constitute time off because of illness, parental leave, clinical practice, union duties or other similar circumstances.

Specific requirements for this position:

  • Fluency in Swedish and very good communication skills in English, in both speech and writing

The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Proven ability to co-operate with colleagues in other disciplines.
  • Experience of mapping, for example drawing, using G.I.S. or other relevant digital and/or physical-material mapping tools and practices.
  • Experience of qualitative research and interview techniques.
  • Experience of software for layout, such as InDesign or similar.

Assessment criteria

  • The quality and focus of the doctoral thesis
  • Research activities within fields relevant to the appointment in question
  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a sufficient standard
  • Reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a connection to education and research

Further information
For Malmö University: Karin Grundström, Associate Professor and Principal Investigator, k.grundstrom@mau.se
And Kerstin Sandell, Head of the Department of Urban Studies, kerstin.sandell@mau.se
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Rebecca Nordh, Human Resources, rebecca.nordh.@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application
You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than September 15.

The application must include:

  • A motivation letter including a suggestion of potential contribution to the project
  • Signed curriculum vitae
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Educational letter of intent
  • A brief account of scientific, educational and other activities relevant to the position to which the application pertains, including a description of how the applicant envisions their future research and teaching.
  • List of scientific and educational work
  • The primary scientific and educational work being cited (maximum five of each)
  • References

The educational qualifications may be documented with guidance from Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University. See also Appointment Rules at Malmö University.

Books and any other documents, such as publications, that cannot be sent electronically should be sent in triplicate in an envelope marked with reference number REK 2020/156 and posted to the HR Department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they should be sent to the delivery address: HR Department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2020/156.

Miscellaneous
The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment for 2 years.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date
Autumn 2020 or early 2021.

Union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se
ST/OFR, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

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PhD fellow: The Novels of the Modern Breakthrough

The Department for Nordic Studies (NorS) at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a PhD fellowship within the subject of Scandinavian literature to be filled by 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for three years.

The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS) provides the setting for international research and education from BA- to PhD studies within linguistics and language technology, literature, media, culture and gender studies, cf. https://nors.ku.dk.

The fellow will join the collective research project MeMo – Measuring Modernity: Literary and Social Change in Scandinavia 1870-1900, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Job contentIn the latter part of the 19th century, Scandinavian societies underwent profound structural changes, encompassing numerous, interlocking areas: demography, infrastructure, politics, morals, culture, etc. Scandinavian literature represented a cultural reflection of these transformations, echoing or engaging with them. The aim is to explore this so-called ‘Modern Breakthrough’ and to foster new understandings of the dynamics of literary and social change. The project will base this co-ordination of the literary and the social on a digital corpus comprising some 900 Danish and Norwegian novels 1870-1900, which includes rich metadata on texts and authors. We will approach the task through the development of computational techniques for literary analysis. To make sense of the statistics, we intend to combine the digital interventions with critical interpretation, based on theoretical and historical expertise. Hopefully, this allows for the capturing of robust literary and sociological trends and patterns and for new insights into the processes of modernization in a formative period in the cultural, social and political history of Scandinavia.

The PhD fellow proposes a sub-project within the overall framework. It is recommended to contact project leader Jens Bjerring-Hansen in regard to the preparation of a specific sub-project.

The PhD fellowship involves a research stay at a leading international university.

Research environmentThe PhD fellow will work in close collaboration with the project group led by Jens Bjerring-Hansen. The interdisciplinary team consists of researchers from NorS as well as partners from Danish and international universities (US and Russia). The collaboration involves participation in regular group meetings, co-publication, as well as the organization of conferences and seminars etc. Hereby, the fellow will be integrated in the local research environment as well as in an international network.

Qualification requirementsApart from the formal requirements and competencies (see below) the following will be taken into account in the assessment:

  • A master’s degree with good grades within the fields of Danish/Nordic Studies, Scandinavian Studies/Skandinavistik, Literary/Cultural Studies.
  • Experience with traditional areas of literary studies as well as in contextual approaches to literature and culture.
  • Skills in scholarly communication, popular or scientific.
  • Scientific publications.
  • Oral presentations at conferences or seminars.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Administrative qualifications.
  • The desire and ability to collaborate.

Digital competencies, including experience with quantitative methods for text analysis, is not required, but will be regarded as an advantage.

The applicant’s qualifications for the position are evaluated by the applicant’s general educational and academic background. Grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications, and other academic activities will be taken into account.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated with regard to originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to present research activities at the department.

For further information please contact Jens Bjerring-Hansen, e-mail: jbh@hum.ku.dk / telephone: +45 35 33 19 05

Admission requirementsApplicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.

Applicants must send pre-approval of their thesis if it is not completed at the time of the application deadline.

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 that their 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

Communication skillsExcellent communication skills in English are essential and applicants must speak and write academic English. The administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time in the recruitment process, if considered necessary.

Application requirementsThe application must be sent electronically via the link “Search online” at the bottom of the page in Adobe PDF or Word format. ZIP files may not be used.Please note that each field in the applicant form can only contain one file of max 20 Mb.

The application must include:

Project abstract(1,200 characters)

Project description
(12,000 characters)See below.

Cover letter
(3,000 characters)A cover letter explaining the motivations for the application and the match between the applicant and the content and the qualification requirements of the job must be attached.

CV
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, where relevant.

Diploma and transcript of records
Applicants must upload the following documentation:

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

If the master 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 or approved by a state-authorized translator and interpreter or at the embassy/a Danish consulate/ or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made.The 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. Find more information at this page: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate. Read more at this page: http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

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

Project description
The project description should outline the overall objectives, method and design of the project, as well as a schedule for its implementation.

The project description should account for how the subproject relates to the overall project objectives, including the digital and quantitative aspects. A possible empirical demarcation of the sub-project could be a focus the subset of novels of from the Modern Breakthrough written by female authors.

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). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration.

Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:´https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

Other relevant material
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc. Do not upload or submit recommendations, publications or your Master’s thesis.

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

Afterwards, a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. The interviews will be held at the beginning of the summer holiday. 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 University of Copenhagen’s website: http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

EnrolmentAs 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 PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.

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

For more information about the PhD School read more at this page: 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 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.

Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.

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

Contact information
For any further questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR employee Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0443/20-2H.

Application deadline
Applicants must submit the application electronically no later than 1 August 2020 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

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Deadline: 1 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: NorS
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Postdoc in Archaeology and Ancient History with focus on Material Studies

Lund University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

In recent years, the link between humanities research questions and methods from the natural sciences has become increasingly clear. At Lund University, this has been illustrated by a geoarchaeological collaboration within LINXS (www.linxs.se), which coordinates research and research strategies connected to MAX IV and ESS. However, the research commenced in this field so far has been mainly initiated from the science side with a primary focus on developing methods and techniques, whereas more far-reaching interpretations and analyses of the past have played a lesser role.

Duties

The postdoc is to develop strategic archaeological research questions by utilising the technical and methodological possibilities that analyses using, for example, synchrotron light or neutron radiation (MAX IV, ESS) can contribute to the field of archaeological research. Other scientific appraches may also be relevant. The ultimate focus of the position, i.e. which research questions will be posed and which scientific methods will be used, is up to the candidate to decide. In addition to working on their own research project, the postdoc is expected to work on strategic research applications during the second year.

The kind of research questions that may be relevant are those that are linked to archaeological materials in a broad sense. These can be artefacts but also other archaeological source materials, such as osteological, biological and geoarchaeological. The position is therefore open to applicants from several disciplines. The focus is on materials from archaeological excavations or museum collections and the use of new analytical methods, rather than on a specific chronological period or geographical area. The applicant may thus have a PhD in archaeology, historical archaeology, historical osteology or classical archaeology and ancient history, or in a closely related discipline concerned with the analysis of cultural history and interpretation of artefacts and materials.

Teaching, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20 % of the position.

Qualifications

The candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. or an international degree deemed equivalent not more than three years before the application deadline. If the degree was awarded earlier, the candidate must provide certificates of parental leave, illness or similar reasons for leave in the application. Applicants must be able to document advanced proficiency in English.

Assessment

The grounds for assessment are a good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research, and teaching skills. The main criterion for a postdoctoral fellowship is research expertise. In all other respects, the assessment will be based on the requirements specified for the post. As documentation for the assessment of qualifications, applicants are to submit a project plan of the research they intend to carry out during their appointment. Only applicants whose research plan and previous work could strengthen the research environment will be considered for the position of postdoc.

Specific qualifications are, in order of priority:

  • Documented experience of combining humanistic research with methods and techniques from the naturalsciences.
  • Documented experience of using and processing laboratory data in order to obtain an understanding of cultural history.
  • Interest in, and experience of, developing humanistic research in different scientific researchenvironments.
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate with others.

The application must include:

  • A signed complete CV and attested copy of the Ph.D. degree.
  • A list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers).
  • A signed plan of no more than 1500 words (not including list of references) of theresearch project the candidate intends to pursue during the fellowship.

*with signature, name in block letters and telephone number of two people who have no conflicts of interest with the applicant and who can confirm that the copy corresponds with the original.

The research plan is to contain a description of:

  • Aim and research question.
  • Theory and method.
  • Relation to the international research front including the most important internationalwork in the field of research.
  • Schedule and expected results.
  • The applicant’s qualifications and competence to conduct the project.

NB! The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above, that all documents are scanned (as a single PDF file) and that the file has reached the University through the e-recruitment portal no later than the application deadline.

Conditions

The appointment is a fixed-term position for a maximum of two years and is full time in accordance with “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc” between labour market parties dated 4 September 2008 (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, OFRs, SACO-S and SEKO).

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
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 November or by agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1525
ContactMartin Hansson, Head of Department, www.ark.lu.se/en/person/MartinHansson/Lena Kandefelt, Head of HR, www.ht.lu.se/en/person/LenaKandefelt/
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date01.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD fellowship – Total Devotion – Passions and Plots in Radical Religion in the Ancient World

1 PhD fellowship is available at the Study of Religion, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, starting January 1, 2021. The successful candidate will work within the project Total Devotion – Passions and Plots in Radical Religion in the Ancient World funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The fellowship runs for 3 years and candidates are expected to hold an MA in the study of religion, Jewish/Judaic studies, or another relevant discipline, with a specialization in the ancient world (e.g., based on courses taken or MA thesis subject). The fellowship is fully salaried and wage levels are excellent for PhD-students in Denmark (cf. below).

The successful candidate will work on Jewish texts from the 2nd to the 6th centuries CE, the formative era of Rabbinic Judaism. The PhD candidate is expected to develop his/her own project on radical religion, relating to the framework of the collective project and working in close cooperation with project leader Laura Feldt, who will supervise the project and collaborate closely on related 2nd Temple era texts. A presentation of the framework of the collective project is available at this website: https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/ih/forskning/forskningsprojekter/radrel.

A required area of research in the proposed PhD-project is narratives / texts about total devotion ideals, but a more specific focus should be more closely delimited by the applicant – e.g., martyrdom, the bond of suffering, the command to love God, etc. Possible directions of research include mapping relevant sources from the 2nd-6th centuries CE and a more detailed analysis of a selected set of sources, tracing the reception and transformation of total devotion ideals from earlier Jewish literature (e.g., Maccabees, Deuteronomy), specific emotion expressions and scripts for totalizing devotion, gender issues, or narrativity and ritualization.

The successful candidate will be attached to the section for the Study of Religion, University of Southern Denmark, but we will also collaborate with the vibrant research milieu at the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML). CML is a Danish centre of excellence founded in 2012, based jointly at SDU and at the University of York, with expertise in literary approaches and Classics, as well as late antique and medieval literature.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Laura Feldt, The Study of Religion, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense, email: lfeldt@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.

As the candidate will be working from the texts in the original language, the applicant is expected to document sufficient philological skills (Hebrew/Aramaic).

The application must include:

Special PhD-application form found here
A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
Detailed CV, including personal contact information
A research proposal/description of your approach to the project outlined above (max two pages excluding references)
Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades 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
One or two signed reference letters. Should your referee/s wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: raabe@sdu.dk (Marie-Louise Wethje-Raabe) mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.

The expected requirements must be clearly documented in the submitted CV, otherwise applications will not be considered. The candidate should be independent, possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate efficiently in English both orally and in writing (as the language of the dissertation will preferably be English).

The application and all appendices must preferably be in English, but Danish, English, German, French, or one of the Scandinavian languages are also accepted. 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: 1 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Ph.D fellowship in pedagogics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in pedagogics at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Early Childhood Education and Centre for Research in Early Childhood and Care FILIORUM. The postition is vacant from 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, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The position is connected to an ongoing project Politics of Belonging, and will be part of a research fellowship within FILIORUM, Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Project proposal

The PhD fellowship will provide opportunities to analytically explore how play can be both a challenging and exciting meeting place between children, and between children and employees, in a culturally and linguistically diverse kindergarten. Norwegian society has increasingly gained a population characterised by diversity. This requires the rethinking and development of the pedagogical practices in our educational institutions. For most children, the play environment in the kindergarten will be their first encounter with a culturally and linguistically diverse peer group. The experiences the children gain here appear to be very central to their growing understanding of democracy and equality, and for their experience of their own place and value in the community. Studies from Scandinavia show that the majority culture often also has a dominant position in kindergartens with diverse groups. This situation may entail that, while some children feel their knowledge, values ​​and experience are considered interesting and important in the environment, others may experience that what they bring to the community is not seen or appreciated. This situation may also affect how children meet each other in play.

Relevant questions that can be further developed and studied in the PhD study may be: How does inclusion in the play environment work in peer groups characterised by cultural and linguistic diversity? What role does play have for the inclusion of newly arrived children in the group? What do children relate about their experience and friendships from playing in culturally and linguistically diverse peer groups?

The study can shed light on issues within the current theme using various theoretical and disciplinary approaches, in relation to different policy levels and institutional levels, as well as different types of relationships (child-child or child-staff).

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.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within pedagogics in the ECEC field or a comparable education programme, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger 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.

Applicants must have a good command of both oral and written Norwegian

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • knowledge about the Nordic field of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • 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 University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women 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 Anne Kristine Solberg Runestad, tel: 51834069, e-mail: anne.k.runestad@uis.no or to associate professor Berit Zachrisen, tel: 51833493, e-mail: berit.zachrisen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from Grete Marnburg, tel: 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. 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 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.


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

9th August 2020

Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

PhD Fellow in Social/Cultural Anthropology

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Social Science (ISV), Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) within social/cultural anthropology. The position is affiliated with the research project “Arctic Silk Road: Imagining infrastructures and Community Boundaries in Sápmi and the Russian North” funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The PhD fellow appointed will be located at the department in the unit for social anthropology.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The project seeks a PhD researching the social lives of materials, and their intersections with infrastructures broadly conceived (for example craft/ duodji, art, design, heritage sites, built or “natural” environments, etc.). We are especially interested in relationships between the material world and Indigenous and decolonial transformation. In addition to completing a doctoral thesis on a topic of their choice connecting to these themes and those of the Arctic Silk Road project, they will undertake one of the tasks of the project best suited to their experience.

The appointed doctoral research fellow will have his/hers daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) are available at the following address:https://uit.no/phd-en.

Department of Social Sciences

The positions are placed at the Department of Social Sciences (ISV). The Department of Social Sciences has approximately 65 faculty and PhD positions in the fields of sociology, political science, social anthropology and community planning. The department is additionally served by six administrative positions.

Research approaches are both theoretical and applied, and include the development of themes that have been part of our long-standing and core research establishment as well as contributing to recent and leading edge research. The Department of Social Sciences offers the full range of degree programs from bachelor to master and PhD, as well as provides a number of multidisciplinary courses and an extensive range of continuing education programs.

Research Group

The PhD candidate will join the Arctic Silk Road research project group, which follows the social and material lives of global infrastructures across time and space. “The Arctic Silk Road” refers to infrastructure plans that would facilitate the flow of goods between northeast China and markets in Europe through a northern sea route and melting sea ice. It features plans for an Arctic railway traversing the transnational Indigenous Sámi homeland (Sápmi) from Rovaniemi in Finland to the major shipping port of Kirkenes in Norway, and the build up of Arctic sea port and railway infrastructure along the Russian coast. International preparations have fostered local uncertainty and collective mobilization against the plans through art and new alliances along the envisioned routes. This is weaving new relations between Sámi communities practicing subsistence and duodji lifeways, residents of precarious northern industrial centers, state governments, and international organizations. At the same time, it has raised memories of past industrial developments to bear on the present moment–the effects of state incursions on self-sufficiency and local production.

Through a material lens, the project 1) compares competing visions of the Arctic Silk Road along its anticipated routes, and 2) investigates how infrastructures in these regions have shaped social and territorial relations through time. Through collaboration with local communities, artisans, and museum curators, project findings will contribute to ongoing discussion of infrastructural impacts and self-determination in Sápmi.

Project members include partners at Giellagas Institute (Oulu University), Sámi Allaskuvla, and affiliated researchers at the University of Cambridge, Sámi Museum Siida (Inari), Harvard University, and local Sámi organizations.

A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged for all PhD fellows.

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 Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Natalia Magnani:

              – Phone: +4777 66 02 52
              – E-mail: natalia.magnani@uit.no

Head of Department Anne Britt Flemmen:

              – Phone: +4777 64 43 39
              – E-mail: anne.britt.flemmen@uit.no

or Head of Office Rita Johansen:

              – Phone: +4777 64 43 03
              – E-mail: rita.johansen@uit.no

 We offer

  • A close-knit academic environment that brings together colleagues specializing in ethnographic, visual, and community collaborative methodologies in different locations around the world
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 
     

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

 Qualifications

The position requires a Master’s degree in social science or similar field. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position. 

Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage. Applicants with proficiency and familiarity with Sami language will be preferred. An interest and willingness to learn the language spoken in the community of research is expected.

Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s potential for independent and collaborative research, motivation, and personal suitability for the position.

The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here: https://uit.no/phd-en

 Application

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

  • letter of application describing research experience and proposed PhD project as it relates to the PhD call and the Arctic Silk Road research group
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and Master’s degree or equivalent, and/or record of other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency (if not from an English-speaking country or education system).This websitestates how English profiency shall be documented
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, email address and phone number)
  • master’s thesis (or link to the thesis) and optionally, other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these. The list of works should contain the following information:
    • author(s), title of work
    • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
    • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

All documentation must be certified and translated into English, a Fenno-Scandinavian language, or a Sami language.

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

Only applications submitted through Jobbnorge will be evaluated, applications sent by e-mail or submitted in other forms will not be evaluated.Edvard Kristiansen

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by:

  • master’s thesis or equivalent
  • other academic works
  • project description

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience in public communication and experience/education in other types of dissemination.

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.

 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.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. 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 will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. as well as questions about the PhD programme may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

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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30th September 2020

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Postdoc in Archaeology and Ancient History with focus on Material Studies

Lund University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

In recent years, the link between humanities research questions and methods from the natural sciences has become increasingly clear. At Lund University, this has been illustrated by a geoarchaeological collaboration within LINXS (www.linxs.se), which coordinates research and research strategies connected to MAX IV and ESS. However, the research commenced in this field so far has been mainly initiated from the science side with a primary focus on developing methods and techniques, whereas more far-reaching interpretations and analyses of the past have played a lesser role.

Duties

The postdoc is to develop strategic archaeological research questions by utilising the technical and methodological possibilities that analyses using, for example, synchrotron light or neutron radiation (MAX IV, ESS) can contribute to the field of archaeological research. Other scientific appraches may also be relevant. The ultimate focus of the position, i.e. which research questions will be posed and which scientific methods will be used, is up to the candidate to decide. In addition to working on their own research project, the postdoc is expected to work on strategic research applications during the second year.

The kind of research questions that may be relevant are those that are linked to archaeological materials in a broad sense. These can be artefacts but also other archaeological source materials, such as osteological, biological and geoarchaeological. The position is therefore open to applicants from several disciplines. The focus is on materials from archaeological excavations or museum collections and the use of new analytical methods, rather than on a specific chronological period or geographical area. The applicant may thus have a PhD in archaeology, historical archaeology, historical osteology or classical archaeology and ancient history, or in a closely related discipline concerned with the analysis of cultural history and interpretation of artefacts and materials.

Teaching, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20 % of the position.

Qualifications

The candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. or an international degree deemed equivalent not more than three years before the application deadline. If the degree was awarded earlier, the candidate must provide certificates of parental leave, illness or similar reasons for leave in the application. Applicants must be able to document advanced proficiency in English.

Assessment

The grounds for assessment are a good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research, and teaching skills. The main criterion for a postdoctoral fellowship is research expertise. In all other respects, the assessment will be based on the requirements specified for the post. As documentation for the assessment of qualifications, applicants are to submit a project plan of the research they intend to carry out during their appointment. Only applicants whose research plan and previous work could strengthen the research environment will be considered for the position of postdoc.

Specific qualifications are, in order of priority:

  • Documented experience of combining humanistic research with methods and techniques from the naturalsciences.
  • Documented experience of using and processing laboratory data in order to obtain an understanding of cultural history.
  • Interest in, and experience of, developing humanistic research in different scientific researchenvironments.
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate with others.

The application must include:

  • A signed complete CV and attested copy of the Ph.D. degree.
  • A list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers).
  • A signed plan of no more than 1500 words (not including list of references) of theresearch project the candidate intends to pursue during the fellowship.

*with signature, name in block letters and telephone number of two people who have no conflicts of interest with the applicant and who can confirm that the copy corresponds with the original.

The research plan is to contain a description of:

  • Aim and research question.
  • Theory and method.
  • Relation to the international research front including the most important internationalwork in the field of research.
  • Schedule and expected results.
  • The applicant’s qualifications and competence to conduct the project.

NB! The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above, that all documents are scanned (as a single PDF file) and that the file has reached the University through the e-recruitment portal no later than the application deadline.

Conditions

The appointment is a fixed-term position for a maximum of two years and is full time in accordance with “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc” between labour market parties dated 4 September 2008 (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, OFRs, SACO-S and SEKO).

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
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 November or by agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1525
ContactMartin Hansson, Head of Department, www.ark.lu.se/en/person/MartinHansson/Lena Kandefelt, Head of HR, www.ht.lu.se/en/person/LenaKandefelt/
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date01.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in China’s, Japan’s, and/or Korea’s contemporary society (1–2 positions)

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Department of History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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 History is one of the eight departments within the Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology. It is a large department consisting of three divisions: the Division of history, the Division of human rights and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies. Around 70 teachers and researchers work at the department. They undertake teaching within the BA programmes in history and human rights, the masters programme in history and the international masters programmes in human rights and Asian studies. The department also has a large post-graduate programme with Ph.D. students in history and human rights, as well as a research school in history.

The Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies was founded in 1997 as a result of a government initiative. The Centre’s task is to develop expertise and understanding of contemporary societal, political and economic development in East and Southeast Asia. The Centre conducts education at the Master’s level as well as research. It features the largest library of its kind in the Nordic area and regularly organises visiting lectures, seminars and conferences.

Duties

The person employed is expected to work independently but should also cooperate with other researchers at the Centre. The postdoctoral fellow should participate in, and contribute to, the research environment through active participation in research seminars and other research-related activities, contribute with their own research, as well as contribute to the general development of the research environment in East and South-East Asian Studies. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take part in organising workshops, be in charge of seminars, and contribute to the development of research applications. The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to take part in teaching at the undergraduate and master’s levels. These tasks require the postdoctoral fellow to have a high level of presence at the workplace

Teaching, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20 % of the position.

Qualifications

The candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. or an international degree deemed equivalent not more than three years before the application deadline. If the degree was awarded earlier, the candidate must provide certificates of parental leave, illness or similar reasons for leave in the application.

The candidate needs to have written a Ph.D. thesis with a focus on contemporary society in China, Japan, and/or Korea. Very good and documented knowledge of English is required as well as relevant knowledge in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, depending on the research project.

Assessment

The grounds for assessment are a good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research, and teaching skills. The main criterion for a postdoctoral fellowship is research expertise. In all other respects, the assessment will be based on the requirements specified for the post. As documentation for the assessment of qualifications, applicants are to submit a project plan of the research they intend to carry out during their appointment.

Only applicants whose research plan and previous work could strengthen the research team will be considered for the position of postdoc.

Special additional qualifications, in order of priority:

  • previous research and/or a project plan related to the prioritized research areas of the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, in particular domestic politics and social issues, civil society, sustainable development, digital developments, and popular culture,
  • experience of arranging seminars and different public events.

The application must include:

  • A signed complete CV and attested copy of the Ph.D. degree.
  • A list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers).
  • A signed plan of no more than 1500 words (not including list of references) of theresearch project the candidate intends to pursue during the fellowship.

*with signature, name in block letters and telephone number of two people who have no conflicts of interest with the applicant and who can confirm that the copy corresponds with the original.

The research plan is to contain a description of:

  • Aim and research question.
  • Theory and method.
  • Relation to the international research front including the most important internationalwork in the field of research.
  • Schedule and expected results.
  • The applicant’s qualifications and competence to conduct the project.

NB! The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above, that all documents are scanned (as a single PDF file) and that the file has reached the University through the e-recruitment portal no later than the application deadline.

Conditions

The appointment is a fixed-term position for a maximum of two years and is full time in accordance with “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc” between labour market parties dated 4 September 2008 (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, OFRs, SACO-S and SEKO).

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
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 October 2020, or by agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours40 h/week
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1726
ContactDirector of Studies Marina Svensson, ace.lu.se/about-the-centre/staff/marina-svenssonHead of Department Henrik Rosengren, www.hist.lu.se/en/person/HenrikRosengren/Head of HR Lena Kandefelt, www.ht.lu.se/en/person/LenaKandefelt/
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date10.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD in Social Design at Design School Kolding

Design School Kolding is looking for a PhD student to strengthen the design research environment in the field of Social Design.

Design for People

Design School Kolding has worked with social design, social innovation and social inclusion in research, education and development projects for more than 20 years. We believe that a social strategy must be part of the efforts  in solving challenges in relation to for example welfare, healthcare and democracy.

The PhD student will be situated in the Lab for Social Design at Design School Kolding which serves as a catalyst for cultural and social change. The lab contributes to creating an open school where design students and lab members design and facilitate change processes in close collaborate with various external actors. The overall aim is to designing better, more sustainable and inclusive futures by engaging with complex social and societal matters of concern through participatory design and co-design practices.

In September 2018, Design School Kolding launched the new MA program Design for People educating highly specialized designers with social design as a fundamental mindset. Design for People is aimed at educating designers capable of designing more socially sustainable futures through participation. We focus on developing more equitable and dignified societies for people to live in.

PhD in Social Design

We hereby invite proposals for PhD projects focusing on Social Design.

We expect this PhD project to explore new roles and practices of design through design research relating to the overall focus of the Lab for Social Design, for example by addressing one or more of the following research themes:

  • Agency and Citizenship – participation, democracy, welfare, healthcare
  • Togetherness – communities, integration, social mobility
  • Ongoingness – transitions in life e.g. pension, illness, ageing, 
  • Relations between humans and non-humans – e.g. artefacts, technologies, rituals, cultural heritage.

About us

Design School Kolding is an independent institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. We offer high quality BA, MA and PhD Degree Programs with teaching based on innovative practice and research in close collaboration with the community. We also offer postgraduate courses and consultancy services. Our BA program comprises four study programs, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion & Textile Design, and Accessory Design, including interdisciplinary courses within critical thinking, design methods, aesthetics, design history, the history of science as well as form studies. Our MA program is an international, cross-disciplinary program that supports and challenges the above-mentioned design fields and allows students to specialize in one of three areas: Design for Play, Design for Planet and Design for People to which we also dedicate our research and development activities.

Design School Kolding has approximately 100 fulltime employees. The school offers a dynamic work environment with dedicated colleagues from many different backgrounds. The atmosphere enriches daily work and brings life to the old factory building, which is constantly changing to suit the school’s needs. With the three strategic areas of social design, sustainability design, design for play, Design School Kolding dedicated to improving the world through design. This also means that Design School Kolding has a strong focus on creating an education that is relevant and aimed towards future employability.
Another way of strengthening the education is by having research aimed towards the four directions of the BA-programs, as well as towards the overall strategic areas. The research thus supports and develops the teaching while ensuring that there is cross-pollination between research and teaching with the researchers often using the student projects as data for their research. We offer a dynamic, internationally oriented education and research environment with close collaborations with external actors and research environments.

The Facts

The position is a full-time position and salary is according to the current collective agreement that regulates the Danish labor market. For the application to be considered, all three points listed below must be addressed with all mentioned materials enclosed:

  • Research project description of 4-6 pages. The project description should contain a letter of motivation, an account of the empirical knowledge/data which the applicant expects to generate, research questions, a theoretical base, methodical aspects and a brief overview of existing knowledge, and finally a preliminary research plan.
  • CV of maximum 1 page.
  • Diploma or alternatively a complete transcript of records (for BA and MA degrees).

In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must have, as a minimum, a two-year MA degree or have earned 120 ECTS points achieving a similar degree prior to the date of appointment.

The applicant must further have:

  • A relevant MA level degree preferably from a design program
  • Outstanding oral and written English communication skills
  • Familiarity with design research literature
  • Familiarity with contemporary design practices

The application and materials must be in English.

After the application deadline, a shortlist of the most promising applications will be made, which will then be assessed. When the committee has finished its review procedure, each shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment of his or her application.

We welcome both national and international applications. Design School Kolding wishes to reflect its surrounding community and encourages anyone to apply for the position, irrespective of personal background.

The application deadline is August 15th 2020, and the assessment will happen shortly thereafter.

The position is to be filled by November 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For further information, please contact secretary of research and development Christina Stind Rosendahl, phone +45 91 33 30 04 or mail: csr@dskd.dk or professor Eva Brandt, mail brandt@dskd.dk

Also, please read Design School Kolding’s Research Strategy https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/sites/default/files/download/videnstrategi_61.pdf or pay a visit to the school website www.designskolenkolding.dk

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PhD in Design and Sustainability at Design School Kolding

Design School Kolding is looking for a PhD student with a special interest in sustainability to strengthen the design research environment in the field of Design and Sustainability.

Design for Planet

Design School Kolding has worked with sustainability in research, education and development projects for more than 20 years. We believe that a sustainable strategy must be part of the efforts to solve global problems with regard to resources, working conditions and pollution.

The research and development in sustainability at Design School Kolding aims to raise the level of sustainability in all sectors of society. Our goal is to contribute with new knowledge rooted in design processes that will tie together more closely the production and consumption, thus reducing the waste of resources.

In September 2018, Design School Kolding launched the new MA programme Design for Planet educating highly specialized designers with sustainability as a fundamental mindset. The program encourages the students to engage design to promote sustainable cultures of consumption and production through products and services that are valuable and meaningful to users, along with new business developments within for instance circular economy and sharing economy.
 

PhD in Design for Sustainability

We hereby invite proposals for PhD projects focusing on Design and Sustainability

We expect this PhD project to explore new roles and practices of design through design research relating to the overall focus of the Lab for Design and Sustainability, for example by addressing one or more of the following research themes:

  • Design and the precarious and entangled body
  • Shifting orientations in design: from use to care and maintenance
  • Citizenship and participation in transition design facing climate changes
  • Material narratives and new modes of householding and circulation

About us

Design School Kolding is an independent institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. We offer high quality BA, MA and PhD Degree Programs with teaching based on innovative practice and research in close collaboration with the business community. We also offer postgraduate courses and consultancy services. Our BA program comprises four study programs, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion & Textile Design, and Accessory Design, including interdisciplinary courses within methods, aesthetics, design history, the history of science as well as form studies. Our MA program is an international, cross-disciplinary program that supports and challenges the above-mentioned design fields and allows students to specialize in one of three areas: Design for Play, Design for Planet and Design for People to which we also dedicate our research and development activities.

Design School Kolding has approximately 100 fulltime employees. The school offers a dynamic work environment with dedicated colleagues from many different backgrounds. The atmosphere enriches daily work and brings life to the old factory building, which is constantly changing to suit the school’s needs. With the three overall strategic     areas of social design, sustainability and design, and design for Play, Design School Kolding is dedicated to improving the world through design. This also means that Design School Kolding has a strong focus on creating an education that is relevant and aimed towards future employability. Another way of strengthening the education is by having research aimed towards the four directions of the programs, as well as towards the strategic areas. The research thus supports and develops the teaching while ensuring that there is cross-pollination between research and teaching with the researchers often using the student projects as data for their research. We offer a dynamic, internationally oriented education and research environment with close collaborations with external actors and research environments.

The Facts

The position is a full-time position and salary is according to the current collective agreement that regulates the Danish labor market. For the application to be considered, all three points listed below must be addressed with all mentioned materials enclosed:

  • Project description of 4-6 pages. The project description should contain a letter of motivation, an account of the empirical knowledge/data which the applicant expects to use, research questions, a theoretical base, methodical aspects and a brief overview of existing knowledge, and finally a preliminary research plan.
  • CV of maximum 1 page.
  • Diploma or alternatively a complete transcript of records (for BA and MA degrees).

In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must have, as a minimum, a two-year MA degree or have earned 120 ECTS points achieving a similar degree prior to the date of appointment.

The applicant must further have:

  • A relevant MA level degree preferably from a design program
  • Outstanding oral and written English communication skills
  • Familiarity with design research literature
  • Familiarity with contemporary design practices

The application and materials must be in English

After the application deadline, a shortlist of the most promising applications will be made, which will then be assessed. When the committee has finished its review procedure, each shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment of his or her application.

We welcome both national and international applications. Design School Kolding wishes to reflect its surrounding community and encourages anyone to apply for the position, irrespective of personal background.

The application deadline is August 15th 2020, and the assessment will happen shortly thereafter.

The position is to be filled by November 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For further information, please contact secretary of research and development Christina Stind Rosendahl, phone +45 91 33 30 04 or mail: csr@dskd.dk or Professor Thomas Binder, mail tb@dskd.dk

Also, please read the Design School Kolding Research Strategy: https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/sites/default/files/download/videnstrategi_61.pdf or pay a visit to the school website: www.designskolenkolding.dk

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Postdoc­toral Re­searcher, ANEE (“Ancient Near Eastern Empires)

The Centre of Excellence in “Ancient Near Eastern Empires” (ANEE) at the University of Helsinki runs from 2018-2025 and is directed by Dr. Saana Svärd. ANEE asks: How do changing imperial dynamics impact social group identities and lifeways over a millennium? ANEE covers the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, and early Roman / Parthian Empires. ANEE engages with methodologically varied yet integrated research on the long-term processes by which social group identities and lifeways were negotiated. Taken together, the innovations of ANEE are the integrated longue durée approach and the methodological innovativeness of each team (both separately and in collaboration). There will be several recruitment calls for fixed term positions during ANEE’s lifespan (doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and university researchers).

ANEE is now recruiting a member for Team 2. Each of the three teams has a methodologically specific approach yet collaborates on four work packages.

Applications are invited for

A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (1)

for a fixed term of 2 years, preferably starting on 1 January 2021 to work in the University of Helsinki. The successful candidate’s research projects will focus on the goals of team 2. The appointed postdoctoral researcher will have proven expertise in one of the areas of interest of ANEE. Their main duties will include full-time research in their respective fields. As ANEE is deeply multidisciplinary, competence in more than one field and/or proof of successful scientific collaboration will be considered an advantage. The post will require both independent and collaborative scientific publishing, as well contributions to the organization of an international workshop on migration in 2021 and a workshop on lifeways in 2022.

Team 2 “Social Scientific Theory & Applications” tests and refines theoretical models from the social sciences for ancient evidence, integrating anthropological approaches to archaeology with sociological readings of textual and archaeological evidence. Team 2 seeks social scientists (anthropologists, sociologists, economists, or political scientists) with expertise in migration, forced labor, and/or identity studies, and ancient historians of any of the relevant empires with similar profiles. Willingness to work with future PhD candidates and for multiple work packages is desirable. Team 2 is led by Dr. Jason Silverman (jason.silverman@helsinki.fi). For more information on team 2, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/ancient-near-eastern-empires/r…. For more information on the three teams and the work packages, please see www.helsinki.fi/anee.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field. The year of graduation and previous postdoctoral experience do not exclude the applicant from consideration. The appointee must have the ability to conduct independent scientific research, and possess the teaching skills required for the position. Teaching or teaching-related tasks will form 5-10 % of the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not required. Relocation costs can be negotiated, and ANEE will offer help and information for the practicalities, if needed.

ANEE is functioning in the Faculty of Arts (Teams 1 and 3) and in the Faculty of Theology (Team 2), located in the City Centre Campus. The city of Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, with a population of ca. 600 000. It has been consistently ranked amongst the top cities in the world for quality of living. Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations.

The salary for the position will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary scale is EUR 3,145–4,000 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:
(1) CV (max. 3 pages) and a list of publications
(2) Contact information for two referees
(3) A research statement (max. 2000 words) consisting of
i) a brief description of previous research experience
ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct in ANEE which references Team 2 research goals (including suggested dates for the project)
iii) a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation within ANEE, preferably specifying relevant cross-team potentials and work packages.

Further information on the position may be obtained from the team leader (see above) or the director Saana Svärd (saana.svard@helsinki.fi).

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to send their application via the SAP HR portal. Deadline for applications is 31st of July, 2020.

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

Due date

31.07.2020 23:59 EEST

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PhD position in English Literature

Uppsala University, Department of English

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of English is a well-established research community with scholars working in the fields of English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, North American Studies (SINAS), and Irish Language and Literature.

Central areas examined by scholars in the English Literature section of the Department of English include the following: the making and unmaking of Englishness in English literature; the politics of gender and of race in British writing; the global flows and distribution of English Literature (in the times of the British empire and in the post-colonial and trans-national present); and literary ethics and aesthetics. Recent and current research includes work on the colonial and post-colonial dimensions of literary culture and reception, Joseph Conrad, William Shakespeare, the literary history of sub-Saharan African writing, the literary history of terrorism, the cultural history of the modern period in Britain (1700–), and the history of science.

Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students in the English Literature specialisation have also joined national and international networks by attending conferences and summer schools, as well as spending periods as visiting scholars at universities abroad. Abstracts of recently-completed doctoral theses are available online.

Uppsala University invites applicants for a doctoral position in English, specialising in English Literature. We are looking for a dynamic and committed scholar who works well independently and who is willing to cooperate in and to contribute to the community of researchers working in the department. We particularly encourage proposals on a topic in the period 1700–1850 from candidates with research interests in colonial and post-colonial dimensions of literary culture and reception.

Qualifications: To be eligible to apply for the doctoral position, the applicant must have completed a Master’s Degree in English before the application date. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. The doctoral dissertation is to be written in English.

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree in English at the time of application is a prerequisite.

Position: The successful candidate will pursue doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and will be expected to participate actively in departmental activities including, e.g., work-in-progress seminars, workshops, personnel meetings, etc.

The position is a 4-year full-time employment, which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally). All doctoral students have dedicated office space and are expected to be present full-time in the Department. The Department of English homepage (https://www.engelska.uu.se) provides further information about the doctoral programme in English. To locate this information on our homepage, select the link to “Research” and then follow the link to “PhD Programme in English.”

Application: Your application should be written in English. The list of the required application materials for a complete application is found at https://www.engelska.uu.se/education/phd_level/

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, §§ 1–7; Chapter 6, Sections 25–36; Chapter 7, Sections 34–41, and in Uppsala University’s Rules and Regulations at https://regler.uu.se/ (the English-language version is available at https://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1).

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 2021-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Angela Hoffman, Director of PhD Studies, angela.hoffman@engelska.uu.se. For further information on eligibility requirements, contact Lars Hagborg, lars.hagborg@uadm.uu.se, or Dimitrios Iordanoglou, dimitrios.iordanoglou@uadm.uu.se, who are the Senior Faculty Administrators at the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University.

Please submit your application by 31 August 2020, UFV-PA 2020/936.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2020-09-01
SalaryFixed salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityUppsala
CountyUppsala län
CountrySweden
Reference numberUFV-PA 2020/936
Union representativeSeko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.seST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.seSaco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Last application date31.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD Fellowship in Literacy

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in literacy at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Reading Center. The position is vacant from October 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a joint doctoral degree conferred by the University of Stavanger, Norway and Trnava University, Slovakia.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

Vegg Kjølv Egelands hus

About the ELIT Training Network

The scientific goal of ELIT is to train a new generation of innovative researchers in the empirical study of literature.

As there are currently no inter- and transdisciplinary doctoral programs available across Europe within this thematic field, ELIT provides a new program offering comprehensive and integrative training that emphasizes the multidimensionality of reading.
ELIT stimulates true transdisciplinary research: our doctoral candidates combine theory-driven approaches with various empirical methods, and we are collaborating closely with a range of non-academic partners to draw in valuable insights about how reading can fulfil certain societal needs. ELIT consists of nine European Universities that are at the forefront of the empirical study of literary reading literature.

In addition, the network includes twelve non-academic partners from domains such as literacy (i.e., literacy associations, reading foundations, educational policymakers), bibliotherapy (i.e., reading groups, libraries), production (i.e., publishing houses), and research (i.e., eye tracking companies, international research networks).

ELIT comprises 10 PhD positions in three Work Packages (WPs): WP1 Fundamental processes underlying literary reading, WP2 Narrative empathy during literary reading, and WP3 Effects of literary reading on well-being.

This announcement is for ELIT ESR 9 which is a project in WP3, titled “Shared literary reading and mental well-being in the digital age”

Project objectives and Academic Secondment

This project will explore ways in which literary reading may positively affect aspects of mental well-being. The goal of the project is to assess the short-term effects of the shared reading program carried out in selected samples in and around Stavanger. Combining experimental methods and concepts from psychology (e.g., rating scales, working memory tests) with perspectives from literary text analysis (e.g., perspective-taking), the proposed project will carry out an empirical study of shared reading sessions over an extended period (approx. one year).

Focus will be on the interplay between the literary texts, the discussion/dialogue in the group, and participants’ experiences of the texts and the dialogues, during and after reading. Plausible methods include rating scales, memory tests, observation, surveys and interviews, in addition to qualitative text analysis.

Main supervisor at University of Stavanger is Prof. Anne Mangen.Co-supervisors: Prof. Frank Hakemulder and Assoc. Prof. Erin McTigue.

Planned Secondments:

Second supervisor and Academic Secondment at TRUNI: development, implementation and evaluation of shared reading programs in educational settings. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Zuzana Petrová.  Length: 12 months (months 19-30)

Non-academic Secondment hosted by Læseforeningen: collaboration in identifying clinical and non-clinical samples to assess short-term effects of shared reading programs. Development of materials used to promote reading in reading groups, planning and implementing shared reading programs, and facilitating discussions and reflections about texts in the shared reading practice. Mentor: Dr. Mette Steenberg. Length: two months (months 32-33).

Enrolment in Doctoral Programmes: University of Stavanger (UIS) and Trnava University (TRUNI).

Project proposal

Part of your application packet is a short document/project proposal (max. three pages) describing how you would approach the research. This document is meant to reflect your writing ability, creativity and grasp of theory and research. It is therefore crucial that you make your best effort toward making the document reflective of your true abilities. When composing your proposal you may want to consider:

  • Which aspects of literary texts do you consider most relevant in nourishing mental well-being?
  • Why do you consider these textual aspects important?
  • How would you approach, define and operationalize such features/variables in an empirical/experimental setting?
  • What are your thoughts and perspectives on associations between literary reading, mental well-being and digitisation? 

You may find the following texts useful to help you draft your proposal:

  • The ELIT proposal (the academic parts) with special attention to WP3.

The following articles/book chapters/books:

  • Bálint, K., Hakemulder, F., Kuijpers, M., Doicaru, M., & Tan, E. S. (2016). Reconceptualizing foregrounding. Scientific Study of Literature, 6(2), 176-207.
  • Billington, J. (2016). Is Literature Healthy? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Billington, J. (Ed.). (2019). Reading and Mental Health. (In particular, Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15). Springer Nature.
  • Koopman, E. & Hakemulder, F. (2015) Effects of Literature on Empathy and Self-Reflection: A Theoretical Empirical Framework. Journal of Literary Theory, 9(11): 79-111.
  • Kuzmičová, A. and Bálint, K. (2019) Personal relevance in story reading: A research review. Poetics Today, 40(3), 429–451.

Qualification requirements and eligibility

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a Master degree (normally, five-years) master degree within relevant SSH disciplines (e.g., psychology, literary studies, media studies, literacy, linguistics, educational science) or cognitive science.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger, 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. If you finish your education (Master’s degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale in English 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 in the field of empirical literary studies
  • ability to work independently and in a team
  • ability to work structured and to handle a heavy workload
  • good command of English, both orally and written

Oral and written fluency in one of the Scandinavian languages is preferred. Eligible applicants who lack such skills are expected to acquire basic skills in Norwegian during the first year of their PhD.

The call is open to applicants of any age and nationality who meet the abovementioned local qualification requirements, as well as the following requirements at the recruitment date:

  •  Must hold a (Research) Master’s Degree (e.g., Master of Science or Master of Arts) which would grant them access to doctoral level studies in the country where the degree was conferred.
  • Must not already hold a doctoral title and must have less than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience. Full-time-equivalent research experience is measured starting from the date the applicants obtained their Master’s degree or equivalent qualification entitling them to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (Mobility Rule).

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
  • 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. The salary is according to Norwegian regulations, and is guaranteed to fulfil the regulations of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for Early Stage Researchers.
  • 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 during the Academic and Non-Academic Secondments.

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.

Applications are invited for full-time Early Stage Researcher (ESR) / PhD student positions in the ELIT (Empirical study of LITerature) Training Network. These positions will be funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, Grant Agreement no. 860516. For more information, please visit https://www.elitnetwork.eu.

Are you interested in applying for more than one position? You can apply for a maximum of three ESR positions. In case of multiple applications, applicants should submit one application with a separate research statement for each position and specify the priority order in their personal statement.

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

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Prof. Anne Mangen (main supervisor), tel: +47 518 33 264 / +47 902 91 022, e-mail: anne.mangen@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:

  • Personal statement detailing the applicant’s motivations and goals within the program
  • Detailed CV (max 2 pages) with emphasis on academic achievements
  • Project proposal/research statement (max 3 pages) detailing how the applicant would approach the research project (please refer to the respective suggested reading to prepare your project proposal/statement)
  • Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree certificate and transcript of records
  • Diploma Supplement or List of courses, grade/rank, teachers (optional) 
  • A reference letter by the MA supervisor and one other academic (or professionally relevant) reference
  • Copy of ID document

The documentation must be available in English. For certificates and other official documents in any other language, an English translation of each one must be provided. 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 Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research (The Reading Centre) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Stavanger. The Reading Centre is involved in research, Ph.D. education, teaching and academic supervision at the Faculty. The Reading Centre has a National mandate from the Ministry of Education and Research to contribute to improving the overall quality of reading education in Norway; by supporting both work with language, text and communication in kindergartens and the teaching and learning of reading as a basic skill in all subjects in school. The Reading Centre is the country’s leading professional environment in the fields of reading and reading education. The Centre leads and participates in a number of large research and development projects – closely linked to the field of practice, and in collaboration with national and international actors. The Reading Centre has around 60 highly competent and dedicated employees forming an ambitious and creative working community.

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Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020