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Postdoctoral Fellow in Dramaturgy – 2047

Job profile
The Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology within the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a fixed-term, 30-month postdoctoral fellowship, connected to the research project “Reconfiguring Dramaturgy for a Global Culture: Changing Practices in 21st Century European Theatre” under Professor Peter M. Boenisch (project manager), funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.

The position is full-time, and available from 1 March 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The place of employment is the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, Langelandsgade 139, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all candidates regardless of their personal background.

Research context
The project “Reconfiguring Dramaturgy for a Global Culture: Changing Practices in 21st Century European Theatre” interrogates the fundamental reconfiguration of the field of European theatre (and the arts more widely), as arts institutions and artistic practices lose their traditional grounding within a predominantly middle-class ‘enlightenment’ culture of Bildung. The challenges posed by globalisation and digitalisation, by demographic changes, but also by ecological threats, societal ruptures, the relativisation of a fact-based ethics of knowledge and community and the spread of populism also require a new approach to the research of dramaturgic practice that is responsive to the debates and issues in the profession. The research team, consisting of the postdoctoral researcher described in this advertisement, a PhD student and a student helper, and headed by Professor of Dramaturgy Peter M. Boenisch, will investigate the resulting transformations at institutional and aesthetic level through trans-European comparative studies. A specific focus will be placed on the contextual analysis of ‘second cities’, such as Aarhus, where the situation poses notably different issues and challenges compared to global cosmopolitan centres such as London, Paris, Berlin and Copenhagen, which typically are at the forefront of academic attention. The project’s three work strands are dedicated to reconfigurations of institutional dramaturgies, of dramaturgies of production, and of dramaturgic pedagogy. The project team will also lead a newly formed research group within Aarhus University’s “Cultural Transformations” programme, an interdisciplinary research cluster within the School of Communication and Culture that comprises 16 research groups which examine aspects of the changing social roles of the arts and culture. The working language is English.

Research profile – purpose and tasks of the position:
Within the context detailed above, the postdoctoral researcher will work as a key member of the small project team. S/he will take on the self-directed responsibility to define and lead a specific sub-project concentrating on the intersection of institutional dramaturgy and aesthetic practices of creation. The successful applicant will undertake empirical research on a comparative, European dimension. S/he will scope, document and present relevant current case studies, and critically analyse them with a view to modelling adequate, innovative theoretical and conceptual frameworks as well as their pedagogic implementation. The researcher will interact with theatre institutions, artists and various publics locally as well as abroad. S/he will generate primary case study material through interviews, on-site visits and analysis, and archival work and documentation. The researcher will be supported in publishing their research findings in essays, book chapters and possibly a monograph, as well as representing the research group at national and international conferences. The researcher will also contribute to the organisation of public events, symposia and the publication of an edited book collection, as well as playing a central role in the generation of knowledge transfer and public engagement materials, initiatives and activities.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in theatre studies, dramaturgy, or a cognate discipline.

Applicants must be able to document expertise in the following areas:

  • The interdependence of artistic creation and its institutional production.
  • Current discourses and critical approaches in theatre studies, institutional critique, and the wider field of art and culture.
  • The productive exchange between academic research and artistic work.
  • The articulation and communication of original ideas and methodologies, demonstrated above all by an outstanding and innovative doctoral dissertation, ideally in an area related to and relevant for the project, and potentially a track record of research publications of a high international standard, as commensurate with the length of the applicant’s academic career.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate experience in the self-directed management of research projects, preferably including fieldwork.
  •  S/he will also demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and institutions.

Applicants should also have experience in engaging in their research with comparative, trans-cultural and/or trans-national contexts in the performing arts.
It will also be regarded as an advantage if applicants can document:

  • Experience of knowledge transfer, public engagement, and the use of digital dissemination media.

In addition to the standard application documents, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A concise description of their research profile and experience (max. two pages).
  • A research proposal for a sub-project to be undertaken within the stated framework of the funded research project (max. three pages).

The researcher will be based at the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology at Aarhus University. On-site presence and engagement with the research team is a requirement. While undertaking periods of fieldwork abroad, the applicant will also be expected to engage with local, regional and national partners and stakeholders in Denmark. Proficiency in academic English is a prerequisite; and if the successful applicant does not speak Danish, s/he must be willing to acquire a working knowledge of this language. It will also be regarded as an advantage if applicants have additional language skills and proficiency in at least one other European language. This is with a view to undertaking comparative, trans-European case study work.

For further information about the position, please contact the project manager, Professor Peter M. Boenisch, e-mail peter.boenisch@cc.au.dk

Institutional context
The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for interdisciplinary research and education in the humanities in Northern Europe, dedicated to the investigation of cultural and social forms of expression and practice. Situated within the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, part of the School of Communication and Culture, and based on the AU Kasernen Arts campus, the dramaturgy programme, with its dedicated BA and MA courses in dramaturgy (as distinct from purely theoretical theatre studies), celebrated its 60th anniversary in September 2019. It has developed a distinct profile in research and education combining theoretical and practical exploration with strict scientific rigour. The programmes cover all aspects of dramaturgic education, from theatre history to performance analysis, arts management, theatre pedagogy and community work, with ample opportunities for students to ‘do’ dramaturgy in the department’s own theatre facilities as well as to engage with professional partners as part of their education. The dramaturgy programme benefits from many long-standing partnerships with local, national and international artists and institutions, not least Eugenio Barba’s Odin Teatret, based in nearby Holstebro, and the vibrant local theatre, dance and performance scene in Aarhus. It was recently closely involved in the delivery and evaluation of the Aarhus European City of Culture 2017 programme. Core research topics address immersive and participatory dramaturgies and institutional dramaturgy. Since 2019, and alongside the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and the University of Kent at Canterbury, the department has been a managing partner of the European Theatre Research Network (ETRN), to whose activities the department has contributed as an affiliated partner for many years.

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: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

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

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

Deadline
28 November 2019



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


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

Post expires on Thursday November 28th, 2019

Phd position within science and technology studies (STS) – “Integrating consumer (end-user) knowledge in demand-response technology and service design”

PhD position within science and technology studies (STS)

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of study programmes in the humanities, and is Norway’s second largest faculty of humanities measured in the number of students. We develop leading academic groups in the action-oriented humanities, as well as innovative and inquiry-based teaching and learning. The Faculty consists of six departments as well as a Faculty administration.

About the position

A 3-year temporary position as PhD candidate in STS at the department of interdisciplinary studies of culture: Integrating consumer (end-user) knowledge in demand-response technology and service design

At NTNU, dept. of interdisciplinary studies of culture (www.ntnu.no/kult), there is a 3-year vacancy in science and technology studies (STS). The PhD will be part of the centre for technology and society and the research group on energy and environment. The candidate will focus on challenges and opportunities of integrating social scientific insights into the design and implementation of smart energy technologies across the energy system. A particular focus will be given to the epistemic, technological and practical foundations of what is often called flexibility in the power system.

The PhD is funded by the Centre for intelligent electricity distribution (FME CINELDI, www.cineldi.no), where the candidate will be part of WP3 (Interaction TSO-DSO). CINELDI is a multidisciplinary research centre focusing on future intelligent electricity distribution grid. The PhD will work closely with other PhDs/PostDocs and researchers within CINELDI and other projects on energy transitions at the department. The candidate will also participate in activities organized through FME NTRANS (www.ntrans.no).

This PhD will focus on what is called Demand Response technologies and services. These typically seek to influence the timing and intensity of energy demand and the potential for offering so-called flexibility to the power system. Flexibility can both be implicit (indirect response) and explicit (direct response),and include examples such as time of use (TOU) tariffs, critical peak pricing, feedback technologies and automated demand controllers. Such solutions represent technological and economic interventions explicitly targeting energy related practices and social order across sectors and scales. However, despite the clear social ambitions and contingencies of such solutions, their construction, design and implementation tend to be guided primarily by insights from techno-economic sciences.

This PhD project will probe opportunities and challenges for interdisciplinary work in developing demand response technologies and services. The candidate will a) study the institutional context and conditions for such interdisciplinary work, b) study the practical strategies of innovation and implementation within and beyond CINELDI, and c) work practically to integrate knowledge about societal processes into technology and service development in order to ensure inclusive forms of transition, and through this increase the chances of realizing the flexibility potential in the power system.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant must

  • Conduct empirical data collection through qualitative methods such as interviews and focus groups, potentially in combination with quantitative methods.
  • Be able to analyse such data through theories and concepts from science and technology studies
  • Complete the obligatory coursework in the ph.d.-program for interdisciplinary studies of culture
  • Produce a PhD thesis, preferably based on peer reviewed articles published in key international journals
  • Present and disseminate work at relevant national and international venues
  • Be an active participant in the day-to-day activities at KULT, the centre for technology and society and in relevant research groups at the department including FME CINELDI and NTRANS

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a MA or equivalent in Science and technology studies (STS), or another other relevant social scientific or humanities background. Examples are sociology, anthropology, political science or human geography. Candidates with a different academic background might be considered if they can document relevant research experience from related research activities.
  • We will emphasize completion of the MA on time, and with good results.
  • Applicants should have knowledge of or interest in social scientific studies of energy, the power system, demand response technology and service design, and interdisciplinarity.
  • The applicant should have an interest in, and experience with qualitative research methods
  • We emphasize the documented ability to collaborate with others e.g. through co-authoring research papers, as well as individual ability to conduct independent research.  
  • Fluency in a Scandinavian language will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent English skills (written and oral)

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Science and technology studies (STS) or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The employee must complete the PhD in interdisciplinary studies of culture within three years. The appointment period is divided with ½ year for compulsory course work and 2 ½ year for completion of the PhD project.

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Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600,- per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in interdisciplinary studies of culture (https://www.ntnu.no/kult/forskerutdanning). As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The appointed candidate is required to have dept. of interdisciplinary studies of culture as a daily working place.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

CINELDI works closely with key players in the Norwegian electricity supply sector, who manage critical infrastructure. A comprehensive risk assessment of the candidates’ research interests and potential activities related to national threat assessments will therefore also form basis for the final selection of candidates.

About the application

The application should contain:

  • CV
  • A short letter of motivation describing your scholarly profile (1-2 pages).
  • References
  • A list of publications (if any)

The application with attachments should be marked HF 19-035 and must be sent electronically via Jobbnorge. For relevant applicants we will gather references and conduct interviews.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

CINELDI works closely with key players in the Norwegian electricity supply sector, who manage critical infrastructure. A comprehensive risk assessment of the candidates’ research interests and potential activities related to national threat assessments will therefore also form basis for the final selection of candidates.

More information can be obtained by contacting prof. Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, email: tomas.skjolsvold@ntnu.no, or prof. Marianne Ryghaug, email: marianne.ryghaug@ntnu.no

Application deadline: 01.11.2019

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Deadline

1st November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD position in audience analysis, news and media consumption

Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD in audience analysis, news and media consumption from February 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

The PhD students will be part of VELUX funded project DATAPUBLICS at Roskilde University. The DATAPUBLICS project examines what the ever-increasing amount of data available in our society means to Journalism, and thus sheds light on the changes in the relations between the news media and the news users. In recent few years, big tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon have taken on an increasing role in news distribution, and their increased importance is changing not only the journalism as we know it today, but also the news media ecosystem itself. At the same time, news organizations have big data sets about the behaviour of the news user, just as the news user can partly personalize his news consumption through filters and partly subject to filtering through various algorithms. In other words, the data affirmation has fundamentally changed the news journalism, and this project examines what it means and what consequences it has for the democratic conversation and public connection.

For this specific PhD position, we are looking for a candidate who are qualified to undertake largescale audience analysis and is interested in sociological and statistical approaches to analysis of news and media consumption. The candidate must be fluent in Danish/Scandinavian in order to conduct the required field work.  Knowledge of the research field of Audience Studies is an advantage but not a necessary qualitication.

The PhD project is located at Roskilde University in the Department of Communication and Arts.

In the Department of Communication and Arts change and communication in a globalized knowledge society are recurring themes in a substantial part of the research conducted at the department, where the actor perspective and practice orientation are core values. In addition, the department’s research is characterized by a broad expertise in the humanities, centred on a series of theoretical and analytical approaches in the fields of history, philosophy and science studies, cultural encounters and research into literature, media and language.

The successful candidate will be associated with the research groups Audiences and Mediated Lives and the group Journalism and Democracy. The teaching obligations of the PhD student will be fulfilled at the Department of Culture and Arts and most likely in the areas of Journalism and Communication.

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at Doctoral School for Communication and Arts.

The PhD programme in Communication and Arts offers a range of activities from international PhD courses and timely master classes with international researchers to writing retreats, frequent writing-in-progress seminars and extra curricular activities.

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

Responsibilities and tasks

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

Qualifications

You must hold a master’s degree. Qualifications within the following areas are required

  • You must hold a recognized master’s degree or equivalent.
  • You must have previous experience in statistical methods
  • You are required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills and to be a visible, active participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Assessment

In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

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

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Considerations regarding e.g. ethical aspects shall be included in your project description
    • Your project description shall be no more than 5 pages
  • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact project coordinator, associate professor Jannie Møller Hartley, email jath@ruc.dk or on tel. (+45) 4674 37 53.

Terms of employment

The employment is full time, and you will refer to Head of Department, Hanne Løngreen. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application   
Only applications in English are accepted.   

Applications must include:   
1. Project description (no more than 5 pages)
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
5. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 1 November 2019. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.    Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background

Application due date
01-11-2019
Department
Institut for Kommunikation og Humanistisk Videnskab

Contact
Jannie Møller Hartley Lektor, 4674-3753

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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD position: Big data analytics in Communication and Culture

Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD working with Big data analytics in Communication and Culture from February 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.


In the Department of Communication and Arts change and communication in a globalized knowledge society are recurring themes in a substantial part of the research conducted at the department, where the actor perspective and practice orientation are core values.

In addition, the department’s research is characterized by a broad expertise in the humanities, centred on a series of theoretical and analytical approaches in the fields of history, philosophy and science studies, cultural encounters and research into literature, media and language.

The PhD student will be part of the cross-disciplinary Centre for Big Data at Roskilde University. The Centre for Big Data (CeBiDa) is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on big data analytics, methodologies, modelling, big data learning and visualisations of big data in different contexts. It combines research across natural science, humanities, social science and technical sciences.  For this scholarship, we are looking for a PhD student who is interested in and qualified to as a part of the Ph.D. carry out applied data science and data management of big data within the field of communication and culture, for example network analysis, social simulation, text mining/language processing, and/or machine learning.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Big data analytics and AI in media or other cultural organizations
  • Big data in NGO’s or other civil society organisations
  • Sentiment analysis in communication and language
  • Big data analysis in the field of political communication or organisation communication
  • Data journalism using big data

The teaching responsibilities of the PhD student will be fulfiled in both the Department of Communication and Arts and at the Centre for Big Data.

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at Doctoral School for Communication and Arts.

The PhD programme in Communication and Arts offers a range of activities from international PhD courses and timely master classes with international researchers to writing retreats, frequent writing-in-progress seminars and extra curricular activities.

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

As a PhD student you will be associated with the research areas, Journalism and Communication.

Responsibilities and tasks

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

Qualifications

 Qualifications within the following areas are required

  • You must hold a recognized master’s degree or equivalent.
  • You must have previous experience in data science or from adjacent fields and have knowledge of relevant techniques used for big data analysis.
  • You are required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills and to be a visible, active participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Assessment

In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

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

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Considerations regarding e.g. ethical aspects shall be included in your project description
    • Your project description shall be no more than 5 pages
  • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Head of The Big Data Centre, associate professor Jannie Møller Hartley, email: jath@ruc.dk  or on tel. (+45) 4674 37 53 or head of the Doctoral School, professor MSO Ida Willig, email: idaw@ruc.dk or on tel. (+45) 4674 3751.


Please also feel free to contact researchers at the Department of Communication and Arts for qualification of your project ideas: Researchers and research groups can be found at the department’s website.

Terms of employment

The employment is full time, and you will refer to Head of Department, Hanne Løngreen. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application
Only applications in English are accepted.   

Applications must include:
1. Project description (no more than 5 pages) 
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent 4. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
5. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 1 November 2019. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.    Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application due date
01-11-2019
Department
Institut for Kommunikation og Humanistisk Videnskab

Contact Jannie Møller Hartley Lektor, 4674-3753 Ida Willig Professor (MSO), 4674-3751

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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship at the Department for the Study of Culture

As of 1 February 2020, one fellowship will become available at the Department for the Study of Culture (IKV), the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark in one of the subject areas of either Philosophy, Cultural Studies or Literature.

IKV carries out research, teaching and knowledge dissemination in Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies and Education. Information about IKV is available at https://www.sdu.dk/en/ikv

The project will be related to one of the department’s research groups. A link to the research groups and their programmes can be found here: https://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Ikv/Forskning/Forskningsgrupper
Heads of research or any proposed supervisors may be contacted for guidance in relation to the application.

The qualification requirement is a relevant master’s degree completed with good grades. Applicants must attach a project description (see below).

The research fellow is enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities’ research school – for more information see https://www.sdu.dk/en/Forskning/PhD/Phd_skoler/Phd_humaniora – and, as part of the PhD programme, will undergo an individually organised educational programme with PhD courses, seminars and active participation in conferences, as well as a study abroad for the duration of 3-6 months. In addition, the PhD student shall acquire experience with teaching and dissemination, cf. the ministerial order on the PhD programme http://static.sdu.dk/mediafiles//1/2/4/{124991A6-7783-4723-9757-E17589068BEC}Bekendtgoerelse Phd 2013.pdf

Further information about fellowships can be obtained from Vice Head of Department Anders Engberg-Pedersen by calling +45 65504037 or sending an e-mail to engberg@sdu.dk

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

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

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

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

The application should include:

    • Special PhD-application form found

here

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

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

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanities can be found here.

Deadline: 4 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday November 4th, 2019

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships in multilingualism

Job description

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) are available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, starting January 2020. Two of them are financed by the Faculty of Humanities, and one is financed through the Research Council of Norway.

MultiLing is a Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and opened in June 2013. The Center successfully completed the Midterm Evaluation to secure funding for the second period of five years, until May 2023. MultiLing aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Theme 1 Multilingual competence, Theme 2 Multilingual practices, and Theme 3 Multilingualism, ideologies and language policies (for more information, see http://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/). MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan (MRSP) for the Second Five Year Period (2018 – 2023) can be found here.

MultiLing seeks to recruit doctoral candidates with excellent research qualifications who will work with MultiLing researchers collaborating on research as addressed in MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan (MRSP). The three announced positions are devoted to studies of multilingualism in Norwegian contexts, with a special focus on formal and/or informal language learning and development, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Multilingualism in educational and institutional settings (see section 1.1and 2.3 in MRSP)
  • Linguistic practices among youth in multilingual urban spaces (see section 2.2 in MRSP)
  • Multilingualism and mediated communication (for instance use of minoritized languages and/or non-standard varieties)  (see section 2.4 in MRSP)
  • Multilingualism in public spaces (see section 3.3 in MRSP).

Applicants are expected to present an independent research project proposal. The candidates must articulate how the proposed project fits in MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan.  

The successful candidates are expected to become part of MultiLing’s research environment and contribute to its development. The successful candidates are expected to strengthen the relevant research areas addressed above, to contribute to and participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by MultiLing, and to be an active member of the MultiLing team in Oslo.

The positions are available for a period of three years, starting January 1, 2020. All PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment, along 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.

The successful candidates must participate in the research training program organized by the Faculty of Humanities (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty’s researcher education) and must engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis. The purpose of the Doctoral Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation (monograph or article-based) to be defended at a public defense for the doctoral degree. The successful candidates will be automatically accepted for the research-training program (PhD program) at the Faculty of Humanities, UiO. Read more about the doctoral degree.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidates must have an MA degree or equivalent in Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Rhetoric and Communication Studies, or some other relevant discipline related to MultiLing’s work (note the requirement of a minimum 2-year MA or equivalent and that the Master’s degree must have been obtained by the application deadline at the latest).
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English

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

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

Good knowledge of a Scandinavian language will be an advantage.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A challenging and stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

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

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to 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 description)

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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

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

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to 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 and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position: Professor and Center Director Elizabeth Lanza

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

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About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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Deadline

21st October 2019

Post expires on Monday October 21st, 2019

PhD Fellowship at the Department of Design and Communication

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding invites applications for a PhD fellowship. The position is available from 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD fellowship is open to research projects within either Design or Learning & ICT. The projects are expected to contribute to one or more of the research environments of the Department: Design Cultures, Design & Participation, or Learning, Design & Digitalization.

The Department of Design and Communication comprises research, study programs and knowledge dissemination within the fields of Design and Design Culture, Information Science, International Business Communication, Library Science, Tourism, Interaction and Technology among others. For more information, please visit www.sdu.dk/idk.

Further information is available from Head of Department Marianne Wolff Lundholt at phone: +45 6550 1339, email: malu@sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

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

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

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

The application should include:

    • Special PhD-application form found

here

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

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

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

PhD-scholarship in Philosophy of Health and Wellbeing

The Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Department of Clinical Research. The position is available starting 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD position, which is in the field of the philosophy of health and health ethics, is embedded in the research program ”Health and Wellbeing Assessment, Health Communication and User Involvement” under the interfaculty project Human Health. The PhD-student is expected to develop a PhD-project related to new indicators and methods for, or practices of, human health assessment. Relevant fields of research include, but are not restricted to

•      Wellbeing theory
•      The value of health
•      Theories of health equity
•      Subjective vs. objective health
•      Philosophical theories of health and illness

The PhD research could focus on the normative implications and practical consequences of indicators and methods, and/or the possibility of developing indicators or assessment tools that are sensitive to a broader range of factors in human wellbeing or concerns for health equity. Applications – including detailed descriptions of specific research interests and ideas – are invited from candidates holding masters’ degrees in relevant fields. Some experience with philosophy or ethics is expected.

Further information is available from the Vice Head of Department Anders Engberg-Pedersen at phone: +45 53440771 , email: Engberg@sdu.dk or Professor Søren Harnow Klausen at phone: +45 65503334, email: Harnow@sdu.dk

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

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

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

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

The application should include:

    • Special PhD-application form found

here

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

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

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship on industrial change and sustainability transitions

Job description

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture offer a four-year postdoctoral positon to work on research on sustainability transitions and industrial transformations. The position is funded by two research centers – INTRANSIT and NTRANS.

INTRANSIT is an eight-year research centre funded by the FORINNPOL-program. The centre focuses on smart and green industrial transformations in core Norwegian industries. The Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (NTRANS) is an eight-year research Centre on environmental friendly energy focuses on transition strategies in energy sectors.

The candidate recruited for this position will work on conceptual and empirical studies of the linkages between sustainability transitions and technological and industrial change.  Relevant research questions focuses on development and diffusion of sustainability-oriented innovations, the role of established business sectors in transitions and the role of innovation policy to support acceleration of change. The empirical context will be energy sectors.  

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Qualification requirements

The preferred candidate for this position will fill the following criteria:

  • A PhD degree in a social science discipline, with relevance for the area of innovation studies (innovation studies, economics, management studies, sustainability transitions studies, etc).
  • Only candidates who have submitted their PhD to defense before the closing date for this position are eligible for the position.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant theories and methods for studies of sustainability transitions and industrial transformation is preferred.
  • Some mastery of a Scandinavian language is an advantage for performing parts of the empirical work, but is not required
  • High-level proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
  • The ability to perform high impact work, demonstrated by previous publications in relevant journals, will be positive.

Here, it is expected that the applicants have reviewed the research programs of INTRANSIT and NTRANS, and can describe how their research will contribute to the work performed and the goals set for these centers. This position will contribute to Research stream 2 in INTRANSIT and research area 2 in NTRANS. The webpages and project descriptions of the two centres need to be reviewed thoroughly before applying. The project descriptions are available on request from contact persons (below).

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • 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

  • An application letter
  • A letter of motivation that includes a description of the applicant’s academic and professional background and qualifications, ideas about theoretical perspectives and empirical strategies to be employed, link to INTRANSIT and NTRANS research programs and how this position will contribute to it, and other relevant information (maximum 5 pages)
  • A detailed academic CV listing education, prior employment, academic experience, other relevant experiences and qualifications, detailed list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Up to three publications that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • A list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. 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).

In assessing applicants, we will emphasize each candidates’ academic background and potential, as well as motivation and match with the project. Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Faculty of Social Scienses

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.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture is a cross disciplinary unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. TIK is home to 40 staff members working in research, education and research communication in innovation and science and technology studies (STS). A major part of TIK’s activity is externally funded research. TIK also offers postgraduate education; a PhD-programme and two Master programmes. The Centre also hosts OSIRIS – Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact.

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Application deadline

1. november 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

Researcher in comparative-historical linguistics of North Germanic with a focus on plant names

About the position

A one-year full-time researcher position in North Germanic comparative and historical linguistics is available at the Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo (UiO).

The position is available from January 1st 2020.

The announced position is part of the Nordic People and Plants project (https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/projects/people-and-plants/). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and runs from November 2018 until October 2021.

Nordic People and Plants investigates the development of Nordic biodiversity through human interference from the Viking age until today. The project aims to rediscover and understand the evolution of Nordic plant traditions, by explaining the origins of diversity of selected plants. People have always been dependent on plants, using them as food, animal fodder, medicine, or as materials for clothing, tools and buildings. Throughout history, plants have shaped how people build, dress, and cure diseases. In turn, people have influenced biodiversity by cultivating and introducing new plant species, but they have also caused plants to go extinct. Currently, a decline in plant diversity world-wide threatens our well-being and the ecosystems we depend on, making it all the more pressing to better understand these human-plant relationships. In this project, plant names, archaeobotanical sources, iconographical sources and textual descriptions will all be systematized and analyzed. The project is based on close collaboration between the humanities and natural sciences. This cooperation will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of human relationships with plants and contribute to safeguarding Nordic plant traditions for the future.

The candidate’s work for the project will be to improve quantitative phylogenies of the North Germanic language family, then study the diversity of plant names. Detailed qualitative classifications already exist, as well as formal representations such as: https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/nort3160 . These are not formally quantitative or time-calibrated, however, as needed to combine such language trees with phylogenetic analyses on other levels in this project, beyond linguistics. Specifically, the improved phylogeny will be used for comparative phylogenetic analyses of cultural and ethnobotanical data. Current phylogenies are not expressed in terms of probability distributions, so that instances of conflicting ancestry signals, contact or dialect continua, all prevalent within North Germanic, can still be tractable for those further quantitative analyses. The candidate’s work improving quantitative phylogenies of the North Germanic language family will contribute to addressing these issues.

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Work tasks

The candidate’s tasks will be as follows:

1) To improve the resolution of existing Glottolog data-set of cognacy in basic vocabulary for a range of North Germanic languages (and some other Germanic languages), by adding a range of new meanings, both general and specifically vernacular botanical terms. Additional meanings and sets of vocabulary will be decided in discussion with other team members. (Dedicated software and training will be provided by other team members.)

2) Expand the Glottolog data set also by covering additional North Germanic languages such as Elfdalian and Norn (as far as surviving data permit).

3) Determine the cognacy (or loanword) relationships between all lexemes in these general and botanical meanings across all languages covered.

4) In conjunction with other team members including experts in language phylogenetics, set up and run the phylogenetic analyses of the new, much extended data-set.

5) Analyse the results, in combination with the methods and findings of qualitative comparative-historical linguistics on North Germanic, to help understand the evolution and borrowing (vertical and horizontal transmission) of plant names through the historical divergence of the North Germanic languages.

The candidate will work in the research group of associate professor Anneleen Kool at the Plant Evolution and DNA Metabarcoding group (PET), Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. The PET group addresses cutting-edge research questions in plant evolution and biogeography using genomic and DNA metabarcoding data from modern and ancient samples and state-of-the-art phylogenetic methods. The Kool group within the PET group combines ethnobotany with studies on historical human influence on plant distribution using comparative phylogenetic methods. The candidate will also work closely with Paul Heggarty and Simon Greenhill at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) and is expected to spend some time at their lab.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD-level education within the field of linguistics.
  • Documented strong quantitative and database skills.
  • Ideally a specialist in the history of the North Germanic languages and/or a native-speaker of one of those languages.
  • Experience with phylogenetic analyses is an advantage.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • The candidate will work in an ambitious interdisciplinary setting which will require high flexibility and excellent social skills.

Candidates who will have completed their PhD degree before 1.10.2019 are eligible to apply.

We offer

  • an exciting research environment with opportunities for academic development
  • salary NOK 523 200 – 563 700 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Researcher, position code 1109
  • 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 applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered through our electronic recruiting system — please follow the “apply for this job” link. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

If invited for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide originals of educational certificates, diplomas or transcripts of records.

Formal regulations

Information about guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at UiO.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

Pursuant to section 25, subsection 2, of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

Contact information

Dr. Anneleen Kool, e-mail: anneleen.kool@nhm.uio.no

Dr. Paul Heggarty: heggarty@shh.mpg.de

Dr. Irene Teixidor, e-mail: i.t.toneu@nhm.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR-Adviser Thomas Brånå: thomas.brana@nhm.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 Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, preserved plant specimens, animal specimens, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. The museum is located at Økern and in the beautiful Botanical Garden, which is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

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Deadline

15th September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019