Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

PhD Fellowship at the Department of Design and Communication

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a PhD position. The position is at the campus in Kolding and available from September 1, 2019.

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 http://www.sdu.dk/idk

The PhD fellowship is open to research projects within the following areas of the department’s research profile:

  1. Organizational narratives and organizational change

We invite project proposals with focus on organizational narratives under the broad umbrella of organizational change in the public sector (e.g. health care and higher education), NGO’s and private organizations (small, medium and large-sized organizations). We are especially interested in PhD project proposals that contribute to research within the study of narratives applied in various organizational contexts (NGO’s, private organizations, public institutions) with specific focus on organizational change

Research program: Center for Narratological Studies (https://www.sdu.dk/en/narratologi)

Contact: Head of program, Associate Professor Marianne Wolff Lundholt (malu@sdu.dk)

  1. Data Modelling and Information Visualization

The ever-growing amounts of data has been a driving factor for the constant improvement in data analysis and modelling areas. As a result, tools are continuously created to facilitate the extraction of useful answers from data, however there is a noticeable gap between the results from these areas and the ability to present the derived information in meaningful ways. We invite project proposals to be carried out between Data Science (areas including data analysis, modelling and interactive visualization techniques to support exploratory data) and concepts analysis that can, in turn, help to represent and communicate more effectively information in different domains of knowledge.

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

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

Further information about the position is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: +45 6550 1451, email: pkha@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 2015 (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 committee will assess whether you are qualified or not. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, 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.   

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.

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.

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: 15 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Doc­toral Stu­dent, learn­ing research (The Centre for Uni­versity Teach­ing and Learn­ing HYPE)

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE) carries out and supports research in the field of university pedagogy. The Centre’s multidisciplinary research focuses on learning, teaching, learning environments, and practices in higher education. Therefore, the Centre cooperates closely with pedagogical experts from universities nationally and internationally. The Centre fosters research on learning and teaching in higher education and supports field-specific development efforts on all campuses.
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/centre-for-university-teaching-and-learning-hype

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning and particularly the CELLS project requires:

DOCTORAL STUDENT

for a fixed term period 1.4.2019-31.12.2021.

The PhD student will conduct research aimed at completing a dissertation within Cultivating Expertise in the Learning of Life Sciences – Advancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CELLS) project. There could also be some teaching as well as other duties within the project.

The aim of the CELLS project is to investigate the development of expertise in the life sciences (particularly in biology and pharmacy) utilising various methods, such as eye-tracking and virtual reality environments. The results of the project support the advancement of university learning and teaching, particularly in life sciences.

You can read more about the project here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6fco7k

The successful candidate needs to have the capacity to conduct independent research as a member of a research team, have excellent collaboration skills, have an interest in learning of life sciences, as well as multimethod research and an appropriate degree for conducting research into learning (a master’s degree or equivalent in education, educational psychology or subject teaching in the life sciences). Skills seen as advantageous for the position include: Studies in natural sciences and experience about utilizing eye-tracking methodology. One needs to have good oral and writing skills in English.

The appointee must hold the right to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki. If the appointee does not hold this right, he or she must obtain it within the trial period of six months. In such a case, the employment contract may initially be concluded under the title of research assistant for the duration of the trial period.

The salary will be based on the Finnish universities’ salary system, being €2 300 – €2 500 per month depending on the experience of the successful candidate. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The following information needs to be provided as a single document in PDF format (in either Finnish or English):
• Open application; please read the project description at https://tinyurl.com/yd6fco7k and tell us why you are applying for this position. Please describe your motivation and personal research interests in this research project and tell us about the aspects that are especially important to you in your work (max. 800 words)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Degree certificate

Please name the document yoursurname_CELLS

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is 25 February 2019.

Informal inquiries about the position and the research project may be directed to Dr. Ilona Södervik, 050-3176375, ilona.sodervik(at)helsinki.fi or Dr. Nina Katajavuori, 050-3175495, nina.katajavuori(at)helsinki.fi.

Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Anna-Maija Kostiainen, anna-maija.kostiainen(at)helsinki.
For technical support regarding the recruitment system, please, contact rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling, generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the happiest country in the world. The University of Helsinki is ranked in the top 100 universities in most ranking lists.
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

Due date

25.02.2019 23:59 EET

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion

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.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion

The University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term appointment for a period of two years as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History, Faculty of Humanities and Education. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

Description of the position

The position is associated with the research group Religious Minorities and Religious Diversity. The group’s activities focus on advanced research on majority and minority relations, and the proposed postdoctoral project should be framed within the scope of (one or more of) the core themes and empirical areas of interest of the group. See: https://www.uia.no/en/research/humaniora-og-pedagogikk/religious-minorities-and-religious-diversity for additional information on the research group’s thematic areas of research and ongoing projects.

Qualifications and terms

The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in Sociology of Religion, Sociology, Religious Studies, Theology or equivalent fields. To be considered for the position, applicants must have an approved dissertation by the time of the deadline. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, and any previous research. The position places great demands on the successful applicant´s capacity to carry out cutting-edge research and independent goal-oriented work. Documented publications beyond the PhD degree and experience from externally-funded research projects (application work and implementation) will be emphasised, as well as personal suitability and good teamwork skills. Short-listed applicants may be invited for interviews.

Applicants must submit a project description and a progress plan for the proposed postdoc project including a publication plan for the postdoctoral period. An essential part of the assessment of the applicants is the quality of the project description.

The working languages are Norwegian or English. A high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required.

Further provisions relating to the position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow 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.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-doctor, gross salary per year NOK 544 400 – 607 700. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with current regulations for the public service and the position.

Application

Applicants must submit their application form and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • CV and complete list of publications
  • Copy of selected scientific publications (no more than 10; including the Ph.D. thesis)
  • Project description

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies before the closing date. The application and all documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 17.03.19

For further information please contact professor Ida Marie Høeg, tel. +4738141322, e-post ida.m.hoeg@uia.no

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name 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 text, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

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About this job

  • DeadlineSunday, March 17, 2019
  • EmployerUniversity of Agder
  • Website
  • MunicipalityKristiansand
  • Jobbnorge ID163781
  • Internal IDRef. 13/19
  • ScopeFulltime
  • DurationTemporary

Post expires on Sunday March 17th, 2019

PhD candidate within the area of Reinforcement Learning and Optimal Control

About the position

Are you passionate about engaging in doctoral level research to solve scientific problems within the area of Reinforcement Learning and Optimal Control, a topic with great industrial significance? If yes then this position may be for you. This exciting research project will be carried out at the Department of Engineering Cybernetic (https://www.ntnu.edu/itk), in close collaboration with the NTNU Artificial Intelligence initiative, and the Dept. of Computer Science. The research will be performed under the supervision of Prof. S. Gros and his colleagues.

Job description

Machine Learning (ML) is increasingly used in control applications. E.g. the early successes in Autonomous Driving are partially due to substantial progresses in ML. A number of other applications, mostly in robotics and autonomous systems are benefitting from these developments. Within ML, Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a specific class of techniques that deals with the optimal control of dynamic systems. RL has attracted a lot of academic and public attention lately by beating masters in Chess and Go games. Despite its early successes, the current state-of-the-art in RL suffers from some drawbacks, making it difficult to introduce in industrial applications. In this PhD project, we will investigate and develop novel ideas combining RL, optimal control and Model Predictive Control in order to address some of the deficiencies in the field. You will carry out research on this topic in collaboration with Prof. S. Gros and his colleagues. The focus will be on theory and simulations, but some laboratory experiments are possible.

Qualification requirements

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 Control, Optimization and Machine Learning 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 appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Other required qualifications:

  • Strong background in MPC, Optimal Control, and Reinforcement Learning
  • Strong mathematical skills (systems dynamic, probability and statistics, optimization theory)
  • Excellent Matlab or Python programming skills
  • Excellent written and oral English skills

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills, synthetic, capable of handling and expressing complex ideas easily
  • Strong capabilities for abstract and mathematical thinking
  • Resilient and ambitious, self-motivated
  • Team player, good at collaborating, respectful
  • Resourceful, autonomous and independent

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a period of 3 years, with possible extension to a fourth year if the candidate undertakes teaching related duties.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Eng. Cybernetic (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phtk). 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.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. S. Gros, e-mail sebastien.gros@ntnu.no , grosse@chalmers.se .

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/4040 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.04.2019.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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.

Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)

Engineering cybernetics is the study of automatic control and monitoring of dynamic systems. We develop the technologies of tomorrow through close cooperation with industry and academia, both in Norway and internationally. The Department contributes to the digitalization, automation and robotization of society. The Department of Engineering Cybernetics is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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Deadline

01.04.2019

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Rhythm and Temporality in Audiovisual Narrative Media

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Rhythm and Temporality in Audiovisual Narrative Media is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

More about the position

The doctoral fellow will work on a project dealing with a topic in the interdisciplinary area of rhythm and temporality in audiovisual narrative media. There are no restrictions in relation to historical period, but the project should investigate a topic within narrative media or media practices such as film, opera, pervasive drama, music video, or video game music. The research methodology should be anchored in a willingness to engage with both empirical and theoretical material and approaches, leading to novel analyses of the role of rhythm and temporality in audiovisual narrative media. Projects related to immersion, absorption, subjectivity, pleasure, cognition, ethics, and/or embodiment are particularly encouraged, but other topical areas will be considered too.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities’ organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty of Humanities with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. All PhD Candidates at the Faculty of Humanities 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 musicology, music theory, music and philosophy, or other relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Experience with one or more of the following methodologies and traditions: audiovisual musical analysis, embodied cognition, phenomenology.
  • Academic expertise in audiovisual narrative media is an advantage.
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

  • The applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Very good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

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 with links to full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • 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
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

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

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

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand, evian.nordstrand@hf.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.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of

Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

Deadline

15.03.2019

Employer

University of Oslo

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Research Assistant


Ref. No. SU FV-0264-19ShareShare

at the Department of Psychology. Closing date: 15 February 2019.

The Department of Psychology is a great and creative work environment, which provides education in psychology at all levels. Over 1000 people are studying at our various training courses in everything from undergraduate to the doctoral level, including the psychologist program, psychotherapeutic programs and specialized training. We also conduct successful research.

Main responsibilities
Preparation and execution of behavioral and EEG experiments regarding the sense of smell, cognitive and social processes by the use of smells, questionnaires, EEG and reaction-time-based test to measure implicit social cognition. Data organization and analysis.

Qualification requirements
We are looking for someone who is fluent both in Swedish and English, written and spoken. You are experienced with recruiting and working with different groups of participants. Further you are an open, communicative, flexible and thorough person.

Experience with experimental settings involving the preparation of odorants, EEG methodology and the use of R as a statistical programming language is highly valued.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, temporary position for four months with the possibility of extension. Start date 1 March 2019. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Jonas Olofsson, telephone: +46 8 16 38 40, jonas.olofsson@psychology.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview. 

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/02/2019

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Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies

Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (2 years with the possi­bility of a one-year extension)    

Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises three fully funded Postdoc positions within the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and History. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen.    PRIVACY was launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and runs for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church His­tory at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, in association with the Faculty of Law, Uni­versity of Copenhagen and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Ar­chitecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen.    The PRIVACY research team currently consists of six postdocs and three PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars.   

Centre for Privacy Studies 
PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Mod­ern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an inte­grated approach in which a team of schol­ars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of a common set of cases. Shared re­sponsibil­ity across aca­demic hierarchies is a token of PRIVACY’s vision for in­teractive research education.   

The aim of PRIVACY is to develop 1) systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society; 2) an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics; and 3) a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy.    PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisci­plinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: let­ters, laws, political manuals, newspa­pers, sermons, vis­ual representations, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, commu­nity records etc. for no­tions of privacy, analysing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(per­son/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as bounda­ries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and com­munity; de­crees regarding individ­uals’ bodies, e.g., during epidemics, or the idea of the household’s (oeco­no­mia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and politi­cal power over ‘hereti­cal’ mind­sets; and architectural demarcation of the household in the community and the individuals’ place in a household.   Scholars funded by PRIVACY are required to join two or more case-teams. The postdocs recruited in this round will be required to work on the German cases, just as we invite applications focusing on the cases of La Rochelle, Chatsworth, Glasgow and Arc-et-Senans.  For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the project homepage:   http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/ 

Research areas 
PRIVACY launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history. The research team brings to­gether four sets of field-inherent skills and ap­proaches to privacy:    
Architecture: Urban plans, buildings and rooms frame privacy, creating secrecy and shelter; chapels and cabinets stage prayer, study and intimacy, and are amplified by interiors and furnishing; alcove beds and privies (toilets) wall off bodily needs; rural retreat offset urban life.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of design processes, architectural history and theories, patronage, pat­terns of use, materiality and tectonics.  

NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship. This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.   Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link

Re­ligious cul­ture: Early Modern believers favour privacy­ (material and/or mental retreat) as a site for pious fo­cus, and privacy is often presented as place particularly fit for prayer and insight. But privacy also evades control and prompts suspicion of heresy or sin, leading to efforts to regulate the private sphere by means of church discipline.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of religious doctrines, prac­tices and institutions across confessions, ability to work with different genres, media and forms of archival material.    

Law: Early Modern law defines conditions for property, sexual conduct, mar­riage, inheritance and rulers’ claims to their subjects’ work, property and lives (conscrip­tion, mo­nopoly of vio­lence within penal law).   Qualifications required: Knowledge of legal procedure, laws, charters, their usage and changes.    

History: Historians may focus on Early Modern notions of privacy within a scholarly span ranging from political theory to social practice. In Early Modern society, privacy is seen both as a threat and as a positive value. A new ideology of marriage and family favours intimacy and domesticity, but also enforces state and community control. In politics, privacy often equals secrecy: it is a latent threat to civic stability and vital for the ruler. In society more generally, a broad array of social and societal conditions delineate access to and notions of privacy.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of political/legal structures, education, and social and cultural dynam­ics.   

Qualifications
  Applicants must have a PhD degree within the fields of Architecture, Church History, History, Legal History or related disciplines. Relevant research experiences related to interdisciplinary schol­arship and academic collaboration will be considered a qualification. The research language is English. The research team work on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important; just as vital is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration on a broad array of different sources and the ability to work in a team to­wards an inte­grated methodology for interdisciplinary privacy studies.    

The Postdocs employed are expected to teach courses related to their respective disciplines. Ability to teach broadly and in different formats will be considered a qualification.   

Recruitment seminar 

A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 5-6 March 2019. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as a presentation of expectations regarding applications.     The number of participants is restricted. A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available. For more information and registration, please see the homepage: https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/events/2019-events/recruitment-seminar/

Job Description 

Postdocs at PRIVACY are required to be present at the centre for the duration of their employment. All members of the PRIVACY research team will have office space at the centre. They will participate in weekly meetings, field trips and workshops and be required to contribute to joint publications and publish research on selected cases in international peer-reviewed journals where appropriate.    

All Postdocs will be employed at one of the following institutions:  

  • Department of Church History at Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen,  
  • The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and  
  • the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen. NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship (adjunkt). This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.  

Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link.  Teaching will generally be carried out at the institution where the Postdoc is employed.   

Institutions 
The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty is non-confessional. Its research covers Biblical Studies, Church History and Systematic Theology as well as Quranic Studies, Jewish Studies and African Studies. The Faculty is home to a number of high-profile international interdisci­plinary research projects. PRIVACY is associated with the Department of Church History which has a strong Early Modern research focus.   

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty of Law works towards cre­ating greater knowledge of national and international law. Through a research-based education the Fac­ulty ensures that its legal graduates have the skills needed to analyse and contribute to interdisciplinary and problem-oriented tasks in private and public sectors at home and abroad. The Faculty offers a strong inter­national environment.     

School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Con­servations (KADK), Copenhagen. KDAK was founded in 1754 and hosts three leading schools in architec­ture, design and conservation. The School of Architecture has educated internation­ally renowned architects for centuries. The Masters programme Spatial Design at Institute of Architecture and Design has ca. 60 architecture and design students and a focus on spatial design from among others, a historic, anthropo­logic and tectonic/material-based point of view.    

Terms of employment 
The Postdoc position is a full time temporary appointment for the duration of two years with the possibil­ity of a one-year extension. The candidate will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Cen­tralor­ganisation, AC). In additional to the basic salary, you will receive an annual increment of DK 52.996,08 (as of 1 Oct 2018) and a total contribution to your pension fund, equal to 17,1 % of your salary and annual incre­ment.    

Application procedure  
Submit the applications online. Click on the link provided below to be taken to the online application form.   

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

  • a motivation letter, including a plan for your employment at Centre for Privacy Studies (1 page), please specify which institution you are applying for 
  • CV with documentation of degrees, highlighting experience with interdisciplinary and collaborative re­search, teaching and language skills 
  • a complete list of publications, with a commented highlighting of publications that you  consider rele­vant in relation to the research programme of the centre 
  • a presentation of your plans for your contribution to the PRIVACY research programme, including a pre­liminary description of potential source material and proposed methodology as well as a list of the five PRIVACY cases you are most interested in working on (max 3 pages in all) 
  • teaching portfolio, portfolio with design works 
  • three samples of writing (articles or book chapters) 
  • co-author declarations. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declara­tion, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate the precise status of each publication.   

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

Application deadline and start date 
Submit the application no later than 15 April 2019. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.   

The ideal starting date would be 1 September 2019, but this is negotiable.   

Recruitment process 
After the application deadline, the Director of Centre for Privacy Studies selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. This selection is based on the applicants’ educational quali­fications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the research agenda of the centre as well as other relevant qualifications. All applicants are immediately notified whether their appli­cation has been accepted for assessment.   

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by an interdisciplinary committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview in Co­penhagen. We aim to interview short-listed candidates in the second half of May 2019.   

Additional Information 
For information about PRIVACY, please consult: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/about-privacy/ For questions regarding research, please contact Centre Director, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (mbb@teol.ku.dk); for practical questions, please contact Centre Administrator Maj Riis Poulsen, e-mail: mrp@teol.ku.dk    Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 13822.   

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc) at http://ism.ku.dk/   Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.   

Deadline: 15 April 2019   

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.    Publisher: Centre for Privacy Studies, Faculty of Theology / Faculty of Law / School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.   

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PhD scholarship in Religious Studies

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in Religious Studies to be filled by 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application deadline: 4 March 2019
Job content 
This PhD project will be carried out as a subproject within the collective research project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, which is funded by the VELUX FOUNDATION. The research project as a whole will explore how a new generation of Muslim religious leaders in Scandinavia rearticulate Islam through their preaching, teaching, education, and engagement with society. This particular subproject seeks to answer the following overarching question: Why do young Scandinavian Muslims pursue Islamic education abroad, what kind of universities and schools are they attending, and what impact does this education have?
The PhD candidate will employ qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews and textual analysis. Project descriptions need to show awareness of the relevant research literature, provide a suitable theoretical framework, and convincingly show the methodological and practical feasibility of the imagined PhD project. Documented language skills in the key language(s) used in the educational institution(s) in question are highly meriting. Project descriptions may focus on individuals from either one or several Scandinavian countries.
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Simon Stjernholm (stjernholm@hum.ku.dk), who will supervise the PhD project.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.  
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.
 
Application 
Please include the following in your application package:
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent 
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.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description   
The application must include a detailed project description written in English containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, in particular the subproject described above.
Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
 
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA 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 either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
 
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. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee 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. 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete 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: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).  Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/ 
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.
 
Contact 
For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 4 March 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents

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Deadline: 4 March 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
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Post expires on Monday March 4th, 2019

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Al­gerian Culture and His­tory

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

The project “VoCAL Articulations of Identity and Empire (CALLIOPE)” at the University of Helsinki will run from March 2018 – February 2023 and is directed by Dr. Josephine Hoegaerts. It is funded by the European Research Council (ERC-Starting Grant 2017). The project studies how audible performances of public speech have influenced political decision making in the 19th century. It shows how voices helped to define diverse identities and contributed to practices of political and cultural transfer during the colonial period. In viewing political representation through the lens of audibility, the project will offer a new perspective on citizenship and colonialism by reframing how authority was embodied – through performances that were heard, as well as those that could be seen.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ALGERIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY

to the CALLIOPE project for a fixed-term of three years, from September 2, 2019 (negotiable) onwards.
An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the project (such as history, cultural studies, political science, language, or anthropology), as well as have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. We particularly appreciate applicants with a proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and an aptitude for methodological innovation.

Candidates will be expected to take charge of research on one geo-political area or axis of ‘exchange’ covered in CALLIOPE, and focus on vocal practices of political representation within that area:
‘French’ Algeria (ca. 1830-1920)
The candidate will study rhetorical and vocal norms in in the region (as presented e.g. in religious, educational and judicial texts), and the links and tensions between political (Franco-) Algerian speech and other forms of rhetoric, taking responsibility for the ‘sub-project’ in CALLIOPE concerning the evolution of public oratory (religious, rebellious or otherwise) in its exchange with rising colonizing powers -a project necessitating fluency in French, and ideally also familiarity with Arabic. (for a full project description, contact the project director).

The main duties will include full-time research and participation in the activities of the project. The post will require both independent and collaborative scholarly publishing, as well as teaching (5-10% of the annual working time) and other tasks. All candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English as well as French.
The salary for the position is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The annual gross salary range varies between 41,000 and 50,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file which includes the following documents in English:
1) A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
2) A list of publications (max. 3 pages)
3) A statement (max 2 pages) outlining the applicant plans to shape the sub-project applied for
4) A summary (max. 2 pages) on the applicant’s scholarly activities including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
6) A sample of scholarly writing (not more than 10,000 words)
5) Names and contact details of 2 or 3 referees

Please name the pdf file with your last name and the initial(s) of your first name(s).

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

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019.

Further information on the position and on the CALLIOPE project can be obtained from director Josephine Hoegaerts (josephine.hoegaerts@helsinki.fi)

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

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

Due date

15.03.2019 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

4 PhD scholarships at the Saxo Institute

The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for four, 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships to be filled by September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Saxo Institute at the Faculty of Humanities includes study and research activities within the subject areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin and History

Please read more about the department at: https://saxoinstitute.ku.dk/about/

For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Niklas Olsen,

e-mail: nolsen@hum.ku.dk

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

The position includes teaching obligations.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.

Qualification Requirements

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

Admission requirements 

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

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

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

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

Please include the following in your application package:

CV

Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.

Statement of consent 

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.

Recommendations and publications

Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.

Project description 

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA 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 either of the following:

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:

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 here:

http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

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

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. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee 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. 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Enrolment 

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete 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: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

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

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

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.

Contact

For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

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

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Saxo-Instituttet
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

Two doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies

Ref no: ORU 2.2.1-06685/2018

Two doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies

Örebro University seeking doctoral student for the doctoral programme in Media and Communication Studies at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences commencing September 2019.

Department of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University is a thriving research environment of recognised international standing. The announced positions should be linked to at least one of the department’s three research groups.

The group of Discourse and Communication Studies specialises in such areas as critical discourse studies, analysis of broadcast talk and media language. Studies focus on communication in contemporary public debates and analyse traditional as well as web-based/social media. The group of Film and Visual Communication Studies works on various aspects of visual and multimodal communication, film history and on critical approaches to film and visual culture. The research in the third group, Strategic communication, conducts research on business, public sector and the wider public sphere including politics. Studies follow a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives on concepts such as branding, organizational communication, political communication, public relations, and on risk-, crisis- and environmental communication. For more on the research in Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, please visit the department’s web-page:

https://www.oru.se/english/research/research-subjects/media-and-communication-studies/

Information

Information on admission regulations, the general syllabus for media and communication studies, a regulations handbook for doctoral studies and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for information on doctoral education on www.oru.se. Information on what documents to attach to your application can be found by clicking “How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

More information about the programme and the doctoral studentship can be provided head of subject, Professor Göran Eriksson (goran.eriksson@oru.se).

The programme

The programme concludes with the Degree of Doctor. The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave or parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. If this is the case, the working hours spent on such duties, as well as the corresponding funding, will be added on to the four-year study period.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

General entry requirements

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for doctoral studies if they:

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The University may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in the subject if they have received a passing grade in courses of at least 120 credits, including an independent project on both the advanced course level and on the second cycle, in media and communication studies or in an equivalent main field of study. Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

Ability to benefit from the course or study programme

The assessment whether an applicant has the ability to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant.

Selection 

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the doctoral studies shall be taken into account (see the University’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). Applicants whose proposals are aligned with the ongoing research and expertise of members of staff at the department will be viewed favourably. In particular applicants showing a strong alignment with the research expertise of members of staff If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the doctoral study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application to the programme and for a doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure. For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form “application for/decision on admission to research studies”
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and programmes, if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project (independent project, e.g. MA thesis)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references

In addition to the documents above, the following document shall be attached to the application:

  • Preliminary project description (3-5 pages)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed. Documents in other languages shall be translated to Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (www.kammarkollegiet.se).

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.

The application deadline is 15 February 2019. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Doktorand – phD at the Department of Psychology

Lunds universitet, Institutionen för psykologi

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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 Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Psychology combines education with research and has in recent years been very successful in the competition for external research funds. Central research areas include occupational and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, cognition, neuropsychology, personality and social psychology and developmental psychology.

Many of our courses are developed in connection with research projects, and students are given the opportunity to gain access to current research findings from teachers who themselves are active researchers in their respective areas. Our education environment has long been highly internationalized.

The doctoral programme amounts to 240 credits, the equivalent of four years of full time studies. The programme formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending her/his published doctoral thesis.

The primary obligation of the holder of a limited tenure doctoral position is to successfully fulfill her/his third cycle education ending with an approved Ph.D. thesis.
Regulations for limited tenure employment as a doctoral student are found in Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 5, 1-7§§). Only those persons who have been formally accepted to doctoral studies by the department can be eligible for limited tenure employment as a doctoral student.

In addition to their own doctoral studies doctoral students can be required to perform departmental duties such as teaching, research and administrative work in accordance with the terms of the regulation, amounting to 20 percent of full time.
Information regarding doctoral studies in psychology are available at the following site: http://www.psy. lu.se/en/study/phd-programme

Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in psychology if he or she has passed at least 30 second-cycle credits in the main field of psychology, including a second-cycle degree project worth 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4379
Contact Hannah Stén, HR-coordinator, +46462228769Robert Holmberg, Head of Department, +46462228768
Last application date01.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD scholarships in Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships.  The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (http://mcc.ku.dk) offers research-driven educational programmes within Film and Media Studies, Communication and IT, Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. The Department focuses on the fundamental aspects of human cognition and communication as they are manifested in various institutions and media, and in various historical and social contexts.
 
Qualification Requirements
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background.  The successful candidates will be part of a dynamic department that spans several disciplines, and the candidates must thrive in such an interdisciplinary environment.  It is expected that the successful candidates take part in the department’s daily life and activities, and contribute to the development of the overall research milieu at the department.
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en 
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
Cover letter 
Please outline your motivation for applying for this position, describe how your experiences and skills match the requirements for this position, include a short summary of your project description and explain why you want to do your PhD studies at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen. The cover letter should not exceed one page.
 
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Project description 
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project.  Make sure to situate your proposed PhD project within one or more of the research groups at the department and/or align your research project with one or more individual faculty members in the department. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
 
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA 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 either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
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. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee 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. 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Enrolment
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete 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: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
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.
Contact 
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk.
For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the Head of department, Professor Maja Horst, e-mail: horst@hum.ku.dk
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling
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PhD scholarships at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships. The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD level in art history, visual culture, musicology, comparative literature, theatre and performance studies, and cultural studies.
Further information about the department can be found at www.artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk 
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Qualification Requirements 
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en 
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent 
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.
Recommendations and publications  
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
Short summary of project description 
Max 300 words or 2,000 key strokes incl. spaces.
 
Diploma and transcript of records
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA 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 either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
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. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee 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. 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete 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: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/ 
 
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
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.
Contact 
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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

Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab
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Phone:
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PhD scholarships in Cross-Cultural an Regional Studies

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships. The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies is concerned with those cultures, languages, religions and societies that lie outside Western Europe and North America. Information about the department may be found at https://tors.ku.dk/.

For information regarding the Department’s research profile, relevant researchers and the PhD program, please go first to https://ccrs.ku.dk/phd/ and https://ccrs.ku.dk/research/.

For any further questions please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Professor Catharina Raudvere, e-mail: raudvere@hum.ku.dk or relevant researchers within the field of interest.

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.

Qualification Requirements 

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

Admission requirements

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

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

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

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

Please include the following in your application package:

CV 

Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.

Statement of consent 

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.

Recommendations and publications

Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.

 

Project description 

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

 

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA 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 either of the following:

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:

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 here:

http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

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

 

Supervisor

An acceptance from a Professor or Associate Professor, within a relevant research area at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, to function as a potential supervisor. The applicant is required to take direct contact with the potential supervisor.

 

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. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee 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. 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Enrolment 

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete 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: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

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

Terms of employment

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

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

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.

 

Contact

For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Information Studies, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Information Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships.  The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The PhD scholarships are open-area; we are looking for applications in all of the department’s areas of strength.  We are especially interested in PhD project proposals that augment the department’s strong, international research profile in new ways and areas.  It is expected that the PhD scholars will take active part in the department’s research activities and it is a plus if the proposed research project is situated between multiple areas of research within the department’s research profile.  As a minimum we expect that the proposed research project is clearly situated within the department’s research strengths and activities, and that it is clearly connected to the expertise or interest of individual faculty members or research groups in the department.
Please read more about the department at: www.ischool.ku.dk
Qualification Requirements
Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background.  The successful candidates will be part of a dynamic department that spans several disciplines, and the candidates must thrive in such an interdisciplinary environment.  It is expected that the successful candidates take part in the department’s daily life and activities, and contribute to the development of the overall research milieu at the department.
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
Cover letter 
Please outline your motivation for applying for this position, describe how your experiences and skills match the requirements for this position, and explain why you want to do your PhD studies at the Department of Information Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
CV
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Project description 
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project.  Make sure to situate your proposed PhD project within one or more of the research groups at the department and/or align your research project with one or more individual faculty members in the department. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If your MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, 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 either of the following:
A state-authorized translator and interpreter
The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
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. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee 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. 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete 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: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/ 
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/ 
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
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.
Contact 
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk.
For questions regarding the Department of Information Studies’ research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Laura Skouvig, e-mail: laura.skouvig@hum.ku.dk
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Informationsstudier
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD position in English teachers’ professional development and multilingualism

About the position

A position as PhD fellow in English teachers’ professional development and multilingualism is available at the Department of Teacher Education. The successful candidate will be employed on the project Acquisition of English in the multilingual classroom funded by the Research Council of Norway. The post is a fixed-term position from 1 July 2019 for three years.

The project’s primary objective is to examine acquisition of English by multilingual language learners in Norwegian schools. The secondary objectives include examining the acquisition patterns of English L3 in Norwegian classrooms.

The main focus will be on language awareness and language development, in particular the contrastive/comparative elements between the learners’ L1 and English for both spoken and written language at different age groups/levels of proficiency. We will also define ‘standards’ or levels of what should be expected at the different levels of proficiency/ages to fulfil the learning outcomes in the curriculum for English. We will examine teachers and learners’ cognitive awareness of the language learning process and we will examine how students on the Master program in English education can best contribute to professional development and carry out their own research projects in multilingual classrooms. Read more about the project here.

The PhD fellow’s project and doctoral dissertation will focus on pedagogies for teaching multilingual learners of English, and how teachers use multilingualism as a resource in their teaching.

Job description

The PhD fellow will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Collect and analyze data that consist of classroom/teaching materials, observations and recordings of classroom interaction between students and teacher, teaching methods and strategies, and interviews with teachers
  • Present project results at conferences and co-author reports and publications
  • The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research project and network and contribute to its development

The PhD fellow’s 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.

The successful candidate is obliged to follow the regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at NTNU.

Qualification requirements

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 a relevant field 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 regulations for PhD programs at NTNU state that a Master’s degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the two last years of the Master’s degree is required. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Desired qualifications

  • Proficiency in Norwegian and another language in addition to English
  • Experience from working with multilingual learners of English

Personal characteristics

  • Ambitious, self-motivated, and able to work independently
  • Proactive and able to work collaboratively in teams
  • Flexibility and adaptability

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. 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 program in Educational Sciences at NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phuv).

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD program during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD program within three months.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

The successful candidate is required to live within commuting distance from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

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.

Further information about the position is available by contacting Principal investigator Professor Eivind Nessa Torgersen, email eivind.torgersen@ntnu.no or Co-investigator Dr Anna Krulatz, email anna.m.krulatz@ntnu.no

or HR Consultant Aaste Line strand, aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no

About the application:

The application should include:

  • A letter of motivation
  • An independent research proposal for a PhD project (between 6 and 10 pages) firmly grounded within the aims of the research project, Acquisition of English in the multilingual classroom, mentioned above, and relevant to the specific focus of this PhD position. The research proposal should consist of the following sections: 1) Background and theoretical framework, 2) Objectives, research questions and hypotheses, 3) Methodology, 4) Dissemination and progress plan
  • CV with information about education, previous relevant work experience and full list of publications
  • Authorized documentation of certificates, diplomas and other records of study (unauthorized documentation will not be accepted)
  • Relevant sample publications (maximum 5), including the Master’s thesis
  • Name and contact information of at least two academic references

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at NTNU.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SU-286 when applying.

Application deadline: 1 March 2019

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Department of Teacher Education

We are Norway’s largest academic community in teacher education and research on education, and we offer a complete portfolio of teacher education for primary and secondary schools. Our research and our performing art and educational development work are focused on the school, classroom and workshop. We develop knowledge about learning and education in a lifelong perspective. The Department of Teacher Education is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entrainment and Pleasure

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Entrainment and Pleasure is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

More about the position

The doctoral fellow will carry out experimental research into the phenomenon of entrainment in the context of music listening. Entrainment can be understood in broad terms, as it can take place on multiple levels, and at different time-scales (ranging from perceptual attuning to motor synchrony, for example). In particular, the affective and social effects of entrainment (e.g., pleasure and social bonding) would be relevant areas of investigation. Possible methodological approaches include motion capture (motor entrainment), EEG (neural/perceptual entrainment), and/or behavioural/self-report experiments.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities’ organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty of Humanities with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. All PhD Candidates at the Faculty of Humanities 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 music psychology, musicology, psychology, or other relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Experience with one or more of the following methodologies: experimental design, motion capture (optical or inertial), EEG
  • Academic expertise in music psychology/music cognition and statistics is an advantage
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

  • The applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Very good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

 

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

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 with links to full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • 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
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

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

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

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Mira Kramarova, mira.kramarova@hf.uio.no

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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.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

 

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
2 January 2018.

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 2 January 2018
Unit: School of Culture and Society
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Post expires on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018