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Postdoctoral position in the didactics of modern languages

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before 2020-10-18

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
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  • Umeå

The Department of Language Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the didactics of modern languages with a focus on French, Spanish or German. These subjects are offered within the upper secondary school teacher program and as main areas for degrees at the undergraduate and advanced level.

The position is a two-year full-time employment starting on the 1st of November 2020 or upon agreement.

The Department of Language Studies conducts research in linguistics, Nordic languages, modern languages, the literature of modern languages, Sami languages and Sami studies, as well as language didactics and pedagogical work with a focus on language and learning. For more information, please visit: https://www. umu.se/en/department-of-language-studies/research/

Qualifications and eligibility requirements
Applicants who have been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate in, or relevant to, one or more of the advertised research areas, qualifies for employment as a postdoctoral fellow.

A precondition is that the applicant has not previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at Umeå University for more than a year within the same or equivalent discipline. The doctoral degree must be completed no more than three years before the closing date of the application. Candidates who have completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances.

In the assessment of qualified applicants, primary consideration will be given to research expertise. Particular emphasis will be placed on research publications and the outlined project.

Great emphasis will be placed on the planned project’s potential to positively contribute to the research environment at the Department of Language Studies and the existing possibilities of the research environment to positively contribute to the execution of the planned project.

Good writing and oral communication skills in English, as well as good ability to work with others, are requirements for this position.

Job description
The postdoctoral fellow will primarily engage in their own research. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take an active part in the development of the research environment. The position may involve teaching up to a maximum of 20 percent of the full-time employment.

Application
A complete application must contain the following documents (in English or Swedish):

(1) A cover letter in which the applicants describes their interest in starting a job as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Language Studies (1-2 pages)
(2) A Curriculum Vitae
(3) A transcript from the Ladok student registry, and/or equivalent attested copies of academic transcripts and a copy of the degree certificate
(4) A complete list of publications
(5) Electronic copies of selected research publications
(6) A concise research plan – must not exceed 30,000 characters incl blank spaces. The research plan must contain descriptions of:
– purpose and problem area
– previous research
– implementation, i.e. method, material, theory and timetable
(7) A list of two reference persons incl. their contact information


Applications are to be submitted through the University’s e-recruitment system Varbi no later than October 18th, 2020

Additional information
The postdoctoral fellow position is a two-year temporary employment starting on the 1st of November 2020, or upon agreement.
The position is placed in Umeå, and presence at the Department to a high extent is a requirement.

Further information about the employment is provided by Deputy Head of Department (research) Marlene Johansson Falck (+4690-786 60 04, marlene.johansson.falck@umu.se) or Head of Department Daniel Andersson (+4690-786 57 08, daniel.andersson@umu.se).

More information about the Institute of Language Studies can be found here: https://www.umu.se/en/ department-of-language-studies/

We look forward to receiving your application!

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1172-20

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

ST

090-786 54 31

SEKO

090-786 52 96

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before 2020-10-18

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Sunday October 18th, 2020

Doctoral student in general linguistics

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

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

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

The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden’s largest university department for languages, linguistics, literature and area studies. SOL provides a wide range of freestanding courses complemented with an increasing number of first and second cycle degree programmes. Housing 33 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD programmes, SOL is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research, characterised by national and international visibility. SOL is managed by a board chaired by the Head of Department. The management also includes two assistant heads of department with special areas of responsibility. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students, including around 100 PhD students, conduct their studies at SOL.

The position is placed within the project Based on a true story? How to differentiate between invented and self-experienced narratives through comparing linguistic processes in speaking and writing, which is financed by Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The part of the project that is relevant for the doctoral position aims at investigating linguistic processes in language production in speaking and writing, and to compare these. Particularly, the project’s purpose is to describe and compare the differences in language production between intended and self-experienced narratives.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Within the project, the narratives are collected by means of keystroke logging, eye-tracking and audio recordings, and the participants will be speaking Swedish.

Admission requirements

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

In addition, documented knowledge of a Scandinavian language is required.

Meriting for the position is a psycholinguistic background, especially concerning aspects of collecting and analyzing language production.

Assessment basis

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

The application must include:

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

– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

– a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

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

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

– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)

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

Type of employment

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2933
ContactVictoria Johansson, manager of doctoral studies, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, faculty officer, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date15.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

Doctoral student in neurolinguistics

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

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

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

The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden’s largest university department for languages, linguistics, literature and area studies. SOL provides a wide range of freestanding courses complemented with an increasing number of first and second cycle degree programmes. Housing 33 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD programmes, SOL is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research, characterised by national and international visibility. SOL is managed by a board chaired by the Head of Department. The management also includes two assistant heads of department with special areas of responsibility. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students, including around 100 PhD students, conduct their studies at SOL.

The doctoral position is included within the project A double complexity gradient theory for speech processing in the brain, financed by the Swedish Research Council. More information about the project can be found at https://portal.research.lu.se/portal/sv/projects/a-dual-complexity-gradient-theory-of-speech-processing-in-the-brain(1d7fa88a-5788-47c6-b247-93dfe2abf9f7).html

The part of the project that is relevant for the doctoral position will investigate how brain structure and function are related to the interface between phonological and syntactic processing.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Admission requirements

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

Documented knowledge of theoretical syntax and phonology is required.

Experience with neurolinguistic method, programming and/or artificial languages is meriting.

Assessment basis

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

The application must include:

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

– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

– a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

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

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

– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)

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

Type of employment

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

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

To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2934
ContactMikael Roll, manager of doctoral studies, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, faculty officer, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date15.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

2020-224-03062 Post-doc in personalized job recommender systems

The Department of Communication and Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-CPH) is offering a three-year post-doctoral position in personalized job recommender systems</strong>. The position is to commence December 1, 2020</strong> or as soon as possible thereafter (contingent on the negotiation of the final details of the external agreement with the funding agency, but to be fixed by the application deadline).

Job description

The AAU appointment will be a full-time research position as a post-doctoral researcher for a fixed term of 3 years. Supervision and teaching are encouraged, but not required. Travel funding and computing resources are covered.

Description of the scientific environment
The post-doc will become part of the Science, Policy and Information Studies (SPIS, https://www.communication.aau.dk/research/knowledge_groups/spis) knowledge group, which studies, among other topics, intelligent information access (recommender systems, information retrieval), data visualization, information behavior, academic and societal network analysis, and information ethics. SPIS is part of the Department of Communication & Psychology (https://www.communication.aau.dk/) at the Faculty of Humanities at Aalborg University. The post-doc will be based at the Copenhagen branch of Aalborg University.

The post-doc will also be embedded in the JobMatch project along with the Machine Learning section of the Department of Computer Science at Copenhagen University and JobIndex. Close collaboration with and between these project partners and the candidate researchers will be expected as part of the project.

Formal requirements

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research area, such as recommender systems, machine learning, or natural language processing. The candidate is expected to have a professional research record as witnessed by publications in top conferences in at least one of these fields.

During the employment as post-doc, the ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake research and publish research output of an internationally recognized quality
  • Engage in external research networks and collaborations
  • Engage in knowledge collaboration within the portfolio of the position
  • Participate positively and constructively in the day-to-day activities of the Department of Communication and Psychology.
  • Demonstrate great written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Danish (or similar languages) is an advantage, but not required for the position.

Terms of employment

The post-doc will be a full-time employee at the Department of Communication & Psychology at Aalborg University, and will be based at the Copenhagen branch of Aalborg University. The research project is carried out in collaboration with the other JobMatch project partners. Research publications and presentations will be under the auspices of the Department of Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University.

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

Copenhagen is a lively and beautiful city with a central location in Europe. It is also a very international city where almost everybody speaks English, so candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.

Post Doctoral position
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University. Appointment at Postdoc level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark, however max. six years at Assistant Professor level – which includes Postdoc – at the same institution.

The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV 
  • A complete publication list and markings of the attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. No more than five publications may be attached.
  • In case you attach joint, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors. Template co-author declaration
  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications Guidance Teaching portfolio
  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 

Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

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

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

Expectations in connection with employment as academic staff.

Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Associate Professor, Toine Borgers at Toine@hum.aau.dk or phone: +45 31 44 42 84

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on email hs-hr@adm.aau.dk.

Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 5 October 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Monday October 5th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Drama in Context

About the position

The University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts, invites applications for up to two positions as PhD Research Fellow in Drama in Context, affiliated to the Department of Visual Arts and Drama, for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. The position is located, at present, at Campus Kristiansand with a duty of residence. Starting date by appointment.

The Faculty of Fine Arts is comprised of three departments, The Department of Visual Arts and Drama, The Department of Popular Music, and The Department of Classical Music and Music Education. The Faculty has approximately 550 students and 90 members of staff employed in academic positions.

The Department of Visual Arts and Drama offers the PhD specialisation Art in context, an interdisciplinary master’s programme, the two bachelor’s programmes Visual Arts and Art Education and Contemporary theatre, a couple of one-year studies, as well as a number of subjects within the teacher education programs. The study offers a combination of didactic,  and performing / artistic practices. The department applies a broad and open concept of theater (including performance).

Responsibilities

The position is part of the faculty’s R&D platform “Art in Context” (KiK). A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is admitted into UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts. For more information, see PhD programmes in Fine Arts, study plan for KiK PhD specialisation and Supplementary rules for the PhD programme.

The PhD specialisation allows for two types of theses: an academic thesis or a combined artistic-academic thesis. Applicants for the position must state in the application which dissertation format they want to work with.

The PhD project will contribute to the field of theater in context. The research fellow must relate to the field of tension between theatrical, social, and philosophical-aesthetic perspectives and practices. The PhD project should focus on contemporary theater’s potential to investigate or intervene in political, cultural, or psychological processes relevant to contemporary complex societies. The department wants to strengthen research on Scandinavian contemporary theater and dramaturgy, and PhD projects relevant to this field can be prioritised.

The following research groups are part of the KiK research platform: Art and young people, Art and conflict, Art and social relations, or REMP (Reconfiguring Early Modern performance). In the application, the applicants must explain the project’s relevance to at least one of these research groups. For further information, see the research groups’ presentation.

Required qualifications

Applicants must hold a master’s degree/second-degree level, or the equivalent, in relevant master’s studies within the field of theatre/performance. The degree must be obtained and documented by the application deadline.

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

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. Applicants must understand Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. A high level of proficiency in both oral and written English is required. The dissertation may be written in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language, or English.

Regarding English skills, please check the guidelines https://www.nokut.no/en/surveys-and-databases/nokuts-country-database/GSU-list/) to see if an English test is required. Possible categories of applicants from particular countries may be exempted. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other tests will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace a test. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.0.

Additional evaluation of English language skills may be done during an interview.

Desired qualifications

  • An educational background combining didactical, academic, and artistic elements, is an advantage, but not a formal requirement
  • Relevant experience

Personal qualities

  • Good teamwork skills
  • The ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner

In the assessment process, considerable emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s project description. In addition, emphasis will be placed on examination results, and possible published work and documented development work. Personal qualities and suitability for the position will also be emphasised.

A prerequisite for an appointment, is that The Faculty of Fine Arts has the supervision resources and infrastructure necessary to facilitate the PhD project.

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We offer

  • A developing professional environment, and possibilities of competency- and career development
  • A good working environment
  • Participation in Research groups
  • The opportunity to build a network, nationally and internationally
  • The opportunity of cross aesthetic- and cross-institutional- collaboration
  • In relation to the contemporary extended and cross aesthetic art field, the Faculty of Fine Arts offers possibilities to work and do research both within, and across the various art fields (visual arts, music and drama)
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

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

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

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

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

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

Application

Applicants must submit a project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including the reference list. The project description will present the research area, possible research questions, theoretical perspectives, and research methods. The project description must include a progress plan, budget, and information about the necessary infrastructure. In addition, it will present the project’s originality and relevance for the field.

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

●     Curriculum Vitae (use the “standard CV” in the electronic application)

●     A full list of Academic work and/or Artistic development work (academic published material, artistic work, dissemination work)

●     Project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including the reference list

●     Possible published academic work

●     Documentation of possible Artistic development work

●     The Master’s thesis

●     Certificates/official transcripts with grades for all education exceeding upper secondary level

●     Certificate/official transcripts from graduate studies, including a list of courses completed

●     If the Master’s degree is cross-aesthetic, the concentration in the field of music must be documented

●     For education from institutions outside of Norway, please include the official description of the grading system of the institution

All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be certified. The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation within the closing date. The application will not be considered if the necessary documentation is not submitted.

Application deadline: 20.10.2020

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor and Head of the PhD programme at the Faculty of Fine Art, Anne Haugland Balsnes, mobile +47 481 87 108, e-mail anne.h.balsnes@uia.no
  • Head of Department at the Department of Visual Arts and Drama, Merete Elnan, tel. + 47 38 14 14 81, mobile +47 926 52 807, e-mail merete.elnan@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

  • Senior Adviser Tone E. Furre, tel. +47 38 14 19 65, mobile +47 911 00 030, e-mail tone.e.furre@uia.no
Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

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

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

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Deadline

20th October 2020

Post expires on Tuesday October 20th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Music in Context

The University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts, invites applications for up to two positions as PhD Research Fellow in Music in Context, affiliated to the Department of Classical Music and Music Education, for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. The position is located, at present, at Campus Kristiansand with a duty of residence. Starting date by appointment.

The Faculty of Fine Arts is comprised of three departments, The Department of Classical Music and Music Education, The Department of Popular Music, and The Department of Visual Arts and Drama. The Faculty has approximately 550 students and 90 members of staff employed in academic positions.

The Department of Classical Music and Music Education offers a PhD-specialisation in Art in Context; a Bachelor’s Programme in Music Performance – Western Classical Music; a Master’s Programme in Music Performance – Western Classical Music; Music Performance – Western Classical Music; 1-Year Supplementary Study; and Music, 1-Year Programme.

Responsibilities

The position is part of the faculty’s R&D platform “Art in Context” (KiK). A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is admitted into UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts. For more information, see PhD programmes in Fine Arts, study plan for KiK PhD specialisation and Supplementary rules for the PhD programme.

The PhD specialisation allows for two types of theses: an academic thesis or a combined artistic-academic thesis. Applicants for the position must state in the application which dissertation format they want to work with.

The PhD project should contribute to the perspective ‘Music in context’. ‘In context’ suggests a dedicated focus on, for instance, various kinds of musical practices, artistic performances and theory. The Research Fellow will, through the research project, relate to the tensions between artistic performance-, society-, philosophy-, aesthetic- and pedagogical perspectives and practice. The PhD project may present itself with footholds in, for example, interdisciplinary, historical, political, cultural, pedagogical, health-related, philosophical and/or artistic perspectives. We offer the possibility to base your work in your, or others’, practice or artistic activities. Issues may also relate specifically to cultural heritage and cultural sustainability, social cohesion and welfare, artistic innovation or education.

The following research groups are part of the KiK research platform: Art and young people, Art and conflict, Art and social relations, or REMP (Reconfiguring Early Modern performance). In the application, the applicants must explain the project’s relevance to at least one of these research groups. For further information, see the research groups’ presentation.

Required qualifications

Applicants must hold a master’s degree/second-degree level, or the equivalent, in relevant master’s studies within the field of music. The degree must be obtained and documented by the application deadline.

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

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. In this position, Norwegian language skills are not required at the time of the application, but you must learn Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of appointment. A high level of proficiency in both oral and written English is required. The dissertation may be written in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language, or English.

Regarding English skills, please check the guidelines https://www.nokut.no/en/surveys-and-databases/nokuts-country-database/GSU-list/) to see if an English test is required. Possible categories of applicants from particular countries may be exempted. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other tests will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace a test. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.0.

Additional evaluation of English language skills may be done during an interview.

Desired qualifications

  • An educational background combining didactical, academic, and artistic elements, is an advantage, but not a formal requirement
  • Relevant experience

Personal qualities

  • Good teamwork skills
  • The ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner

In the assessment process, considerable emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s project description. In addition, emphasis will be placed on examination results, and possible published work and documented development work. Personal qualities and suitability for the position will also be emphasised.

A prerequisite for an appointment, is that The Faculty of Fine Arts has the supervision resources and infrastructure necessary to facilitate the PhD project.

Bilde 1

We offer

  • A developing professional environment, and possibilities of competency- and career development
  • A good working environment
  • Participation in Research groups
  • The opportunity to build a network, nationally and internationally
  • The opportunity of cross aesthetic- and cross-institutional- collaboration
  • In relation to the contemporary extended and cross aesthetic art field, the Faculty of Fine Arts offers possibilities to work and do research both within, and across the various art fields (visual arts, music and drama)
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

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

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

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

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

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

Application

Applicants must submit a project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including reference list. The project description will present the research area, possible research questions, theoretical perspectives, and research methods. The project description must include a progress plan, budget, and information about necessary infrastructure. In addition, it will present the project’s originality and relevance for the field.

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

●     Curriculum Vitae (use the “standard CV” in the electronic application)

●     A full list of Academic work and/or Artistic development work (academic published material, artistic work, dissemination work)

●     Project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including the reference list

●     Possible published academic work

●     Documentation of possible Artistic development work

●     The Master’s thesis

●     Certificates/official transcripts with grades for all education exceeding upper secondary level

●     Certificate/official transcripts from graduate studies, including a list of courses completed

●     If the Master’s degree is cross-aesthetic, the concentration in the field of music must be documented

●     For education from institutions outside of Norway, please include the official description of the grading system of the institution

All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be certified. The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation within the closing date. The application will not be considered if the necessary documentation is not submitted.

Application deadline:20.10.2020

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor and Head of the PhD programme at the Faculty of Fine Art, Anne Haugland Balsnes, mobile +47 481 87 108, e-mail anne.h.balsnes@uia.no
  • Head of Department at the Department of Classical Music and Music Education Birte Myhrstad, tel. 38 14 13 70, mobile +47 977 46 220, e-mail birte.myhrstad@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

  • Senior Adviser Tone E. Furre, tel. +47 38 14 19 65, mobile +47 911 00 030, e-mail tone.e.furre@uia.no
Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

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

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

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Deadline

20th October 2020

Post expires on Tuesday October 20th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in digital media/communication and/or digital humanities

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in digital media/communication and/or digital humanities as part of a H2020-project on the societal values of culture to be filled by January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is for up to 30 months.

Job content
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc who will conduct research and take on coordination, organisational and communicative tasks (80%) in the context of an international research project funded by the European Commission, and teach (20%) at the Department’s BA and/or MA programs.

The research and organizational tasks will be part of the H2020-project, INVENT: European inventory of societal values of culture as a basis for inclusive cultural policies in the globalizing world (2020-2023). The INVENT consortium conducts large-scale empirical research in nine European countries on how conceptions and values of culture are constructed across different socio-economic groups. Special attention is paid to European citizens’ perceptions and evaluations of how trends such as globalization, digitalization and increasing social inequalities have impacted culture. The project is based on a mixed-method research design (incl. surveys, a smart phone study with experimental stimuli, data scraping of online content, focus groups, case studies, and individual interviews).

INVENT is coordinated by PI Professor Susanne Janssen (Rotterdam) and a board consisting of Predrag Cveticanin (Serbia), Professor Tally Katz-Gerro (Haifa), Professor Nete Nørgaard Kristensen (Copenhagen), Professor Frederich Lebaron (Paris), Professor Semi Purhonen (Tampere), Professor Jordi López Sintas (Barcelona), Professor Inga Tomic-Koludrovic (Croatia), Associate Professor Marc Verboord (Rotterdam), Postdoc Sebastian Weingartner (Zurich). For more information about the project and team: https://inventculture.eu.

The postdoc will be affiliated with the entire project but especially one of its work packages (WP5), focusing on digitalization, led by Professor Nete Nørgaard Kristensen (Copenhagen).

Main duties

  • Conducting research within the framework of the INVENT project, as outlined in the grant agreement (especially WP5 on digitalization);
  • Contributing to the project’s data collection and data analysis (survey data, smartphone study, data scraping, focus group and individual interviews, case studies, etc.);
  • Publishing and presenting research results in the form of policy briefings, reports, articles in international peer reviewed journals, and papers at international meetings and conferences;
  • Participating in and contributing to project meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences;
  • Coordinating and contributing to the organisation and dissemination of project activities and findings to a wider academic and non-academic audience, among others via social media, the project’s website, workshops and conferences
  • Teaching at the Department of Communication’s BA and/or MA programs (20%)

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

The following professional qualifications and personal competences are furthermore required:

  • Research interest in cultural identity, cultural policy, European culture and research skills in digital media/communication and/or digital humanities
  • Interest in cross-disciplinary cooperation
  • Teaching experience within the domain of digital media/communication and/or digital humanities
  • Strong methodological and analytical skills, in particular advanced knowledge about and experience with quantitative and digital methods (e.g. data scraping and analyses of large datasets) but preferably also with qualitative methods (e.g. interviews and analysis of interview data)
  • Proven affinity for empirical research, as evidenced by your research work, publications, research plans and other projects;
  • Strong organisational experience and skills;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Danish and English. Non-English speakers have to meet the C2-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF).

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Nete Nørgaard Kristensen (netenk@hum.ku.dk)For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Application
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further information about the application procedure is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0534/20-2I.

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

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

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

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

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

and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 11 October 2020.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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

Deadline: 11 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Institut for kommunikation

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Two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships – Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500

Job description

Two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500 are available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

The two successful candidates will pursue postdoctoral research as part of the €2m European Research Council-funded project, BENEDICAMUS: Musical and Poetic Creativity for A Unique Moment in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500. The candidates will work as part of a team lead by Principal Investigator Catherine A. Bradley, alongside doctoral researchers, an international Advisory Board, and the performing ensemble Sequentia. The postdoctoral fellows are expected to publish both independently and in collaboration with the BENEDICAMUS team, to present research papers at workshops and international conferences, and contribute to wider public communication of the research results.

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More about the position

We seek candidates whose work intersects with at least one of the specilised areas of the BENEDICAMUS project as well as its broader themes. BENEDICAMUS pursues a transformative focus on creative practices surrounding a particular moment in the Western Christian liturgy: the exclamation Benedicamus Domino (“Let us Bless the Lord”), which sounded in song several times a day from c.1000 to 1500. BENEDICAMUS undertakes the first longue durée study of musical and poetic responses to an exceptional liturgical moment, using this innovative perspective to work productively across established historiographical and disciplinary boundaries. The project encompasses half a millennium of musical and ritual activity, hundreds of musical compositions, poetic texts, and manuscript sources. It engages with the beginnings of musical and poetic genres and techniques that were crucial in shaping practices still current today, reflecting on music’s enduringly complex relationship with spirituality, ritual, and the sacred.

Successful candidates may have a disciplinary background in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, or theology. Ideally, candidates would already have experience in at least two of these fields.

Candidates are asked to provide a Project Description, in which they outline how their research record, interests, and skills align with the BENEDICAMUS project (see detailed proposal here).

 The Project Description should explain exactly how candidates would undertake one of the specific postdoctoral projects sketched in the BENEDICAMUS proposal. Candidates may suggest ways in which they would tailor or adapt one of these postdoctoral projects to better suit and develop their existing expertise. Alternatively, they are free to design a project that may differ in the specific methodology, reportorial focus, or disciplinary orientation of the postdoctoral projects stipulated in the BENEDICAMUS proposal, but which must still fall within the purview of and further the overall aims and outputs of either Work Package 1 or Work Package 3.

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and have access to dedicated funds for research and conference travel. They will participate actively in and assist with BENEDICAMUS’s international conferences, workshops, and publications. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to live in Oslo, to engage with wider research networks in the faculty of humanities and the department of musicology and to contribute to their development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to better qualify researchers for future academic positions.

The postdoctoral fellowships are available for an appointment period of four years. The posts are available from February 1st 2021 (candidates must take up the posts before September 1st 2021).

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, theology, or other fields that can be demonstrated to offer a solid foundation for research into Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500
  • Doctoral dissertations must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline
  • Strong skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scholarly merit and relevance of research proposal for the BENEDICAMUS project
  • Knowledge and experience of the study of music, Latin poetry, liturgy, and ritual in the period c. 1000-1500
  • The candidate’s track-record and their potential to complete the proposed project within the time frame and to contribute actively to the BENEDICAMUS project
  • Good team-working and communication skills and the ability to collaborate within and across disciplines.

We offer

Submissions

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

  • Application Letter describing the candidate’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)
  • Project Description (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must include a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will complete the project during the period of appointment.
  • Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.

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

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

Formal regulations

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

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, 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 Department Peter Edwards, peter.edwards@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 99 52 64 75

HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, h.k.sletner@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.

The Department of Musicology teaches musicology at all levels and participates in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, popular music and cultural analysis, and music cognition and technology. The Department has approximately 50 employees, including PhD and postdoctoral students, and admits a total of 90 bachelor- and master students each autumn.

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Deadline

1st October 2020

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD Fellow position in Library and Information Science within the research project Political Dynamics in the Culture Sector (POLYCUL) funded by the Reserach Council of Norway

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • September 26, 2020

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.  

About the position

The Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science currently has available one PhD fellow 3-year fixed-term position affiliated with the PhD program in Library and Information Science. The position is associated with the research project Political Dynamics in the Culture Sector (POLYCUL) funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science (OsloMet), the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (OsloMet), the Department of Art, Design and Drama (OsloMet), the Norwegian Academy of Music, University of Borås (Sweden), Lund University (Sweden) and Åbo Akademi University (Finland).   

Profile

The POLYCUL project puts the spotlight on the struggles for financial and symbolic support from public authorities to actors in the culture sector in the Nordic countries. We are interested in how these struggles are asserted among actors in the sector, in the patterns the struggles assume, and in the outcomes they have in the culture sector – what we in the project refer to as political dynamics. One goal of the project is to develop our understanding of the political dynamics in different parts of the culture sector, and the consequences these have for the distribution of resources between actors in the sector. Another goal is to develop our understanding of how these political dynamics affect the possibilities for achieving changes in cultural policy. Empirically, the project will approach these issues through studies of relations between political and administrative decision-makers and actors in the sector, and through studies of political processes where the interests of culture sector actors are put into play. Project participants will study the regional reform in the Norwegian culture sector, political processes related to questions about book laws and e-books, the trend of investments in houses of culture and political processes related to private donations to culture organizations. The PhD project should be an empirical project that relates to the overall theme for POLYCUL. The PhD research fellow will be part of a team of senior researchers and another PhD fellow to achieve the overall goals of the project.

Applicants must prepare a project proposal of relevance to the overall goals of the POLYCUL project. The successful applicant will be an integrated member of the POLYCUL research team and the research group Information and Society (INFOSAM) at the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, at the Faculty of Social Sciences at OsloMet.

The PhD fellowship period is three years without teaching obligation.

Qualifications and requirements

Required qualifications:

  • Education at master’s degree level in a relevant social science field
  • Ability to communicate fluently in either of the Scandinavian languages, both verbally and in writing, with excellent comprehension of Norwegian
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently and goal oriented
  • Good cooperation skills

Advantageous qualities:

  • Enthusiasm for the subject area
  • Good knowledge of the culture sector and cultural policy in Norway or another Nordic country
  • Relevant research/work experience

Conditions

  • The PhD position requires admission to the PhD Programme in Library and Information Science
  • Final project plan for the fellowship period is required completed and acknowledged within 3 months after accession

When assessing applicants, the quality of the project proposal is emphasized. The relevance of the proposal must be distinct to the funding research project, and the proposal must indicate that the project will realistically lead to a doctoral degree within the three-year period.

The proposal should consist of a maximum of 10 pages and must include the following elements:

  • Research questions, theory and method
  • Relevant knowledge within the research area
  • Schedule for the research plan

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements
  • Free Norwegian classes to employees
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Professor Håkon Larsen, e-mail: hakon.larsen@oslomet.no, phone: +47 67 23 72 26
  • Head of Department Tor Arne Dahl, e-mail: tor-arne.dahl@oslomet.no, phone: +47 67 23 83 07

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, position code 1017. State salary wage scale 54, 479 600 NOK per year.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess the applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed
  • a project description/proposal
  • your master’s degree/second degree thesis and any other scholarly work that you wish the expert committee to take into consideration
  • a list of your publications (if relevant)

The project description must be written in English or a Scandinavian language.

You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact mette.sandberg@oslomet.no.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

Deadline for applications: 2020-09-26

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion.    

Type of employment: FELLOW

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: By agreement

Salary: NOK 479 600

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

City: Oslo

County: Oslo

Country: Norway

Reference number: 20/07149

Last application date: Sep 26, 2020, 11:59 PM

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Ph.D fellowship in Educational sciences

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Educational sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research. The position is vacant from October 2020.

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

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

The position is connected to a cross-disciplinary research team that develops interventions to enhance motivation and learning in education. Interventions are tested in randomized controlled trials.

The PhD-student will work with statistical issues related to the measurement of treatment effects. Of particular interest is projects that investigate individualized treatment effects in models with latent variables.

Professor in statistics at the Norwegian Reading Centre, Njål Foldnes will be main supervisor. The candidate will also have a co-supervisor from the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education.

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Project proposal

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • experience with educational research and/or statistical issues with relevance for educational research
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English. A good command of the Norwegian/Scandinavian language is desirable, but not essential.

We offer

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

Other information

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

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

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

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

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Njål Foldnes, e-mail: njal.foldnes@uis.no or Oddny Judith Solheim, tel: 51 83 31 36, e-mail: oddny.j.solheim@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: 51 83 31 49, e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

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

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

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

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

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

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

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

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Deadline

15th October 2020

Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD in Russian Linguistics – Language of perceived threats in Russian Media

The Department of Language and Culture (ISK)

The position is affiliated with the Department of Language and Culture (ISK). The Department consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows. Additionally, the Department has approximately 35 temporary research and teaching positions. The Department’s core activates are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world’s most excellent research communities in linguistics with the AcqVA Aurora Center on language acquisition and multilingualism, as well as research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH) and sociolinguistics. The Department’s research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as «Health, Art and Society» (HAS), Russian Space (RSCPR), Libraries, archives, museums, in the community (LAMCOM), Arctic Voices in Art and Literature (ARCTIC VOICES), Just Literature (JUL), Interdisciplinary Phenomenology (IP) Worlding Northern Art (WONA) and Multilingual North, Diversity, Education and Revitalisation.

ISK offers one-year programmes, as well as full Bachelor and Master programmes in the following fields: General linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD programmes in linguistics, cultural/literary studies, art history, as well as media and documentation studies.

 The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK) which belongs to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project which explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that can be used in hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian national security.

The successful candidate will:

  •  Assemble a so-called “seed” vocabulary of dominant words and collocations that are symptomatic of news articles/broadcasts that highlight threats in Russian
  • Learn to use functions such as semantic vectors and word embeddings in resources such as the Russian corpus in the Aranea Family of Gigaword Web Corpora and Collocations Colligations Corpora for Russian, with the aim of enhancing the seed vocabulary
  • Further enhance seed vocabulary by extracting texts for analysis and comparison with reference corpora
  • Identify texts with prominent threat-related content that can be tracked for connectivity in social media
  • Identify texts with alternative messages for comparison
  • Assist others in assembling and enhancing similar seed vocabularies and identifying texts for English, Norwegian, and North Saami
  • Write up results in dissertation/articles for scholarly journals
  • Assist in production of a webpage and podcast series to disseminate results
  • Assist in organizing conferences and outreach activities


Work place is Campus Tromsø.

The position is for a period of three years.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD Fellow shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor
(PhD) is available at our website.

The project

THREAT-DEFUSER is a multi-disciplinary project that combines state-of-the-art tools from political science, linguistics and media studies to forge new methodologies. Whereas academic disciplines tend to be disproportionately focused on the English-speaking world, THREAT-DEFUSER breaks away from that narrow view and focuses instead on Russian and two official languages in Norway: Norwegian and North Saami. Three cultural perspectives are opened up: 1) a major international language, since Russian is the second most-used language on the Internet; 2) a majority national language (Norwegian); 3) a minority indigenous language (North Saami). The tools created by THREAT-DEFUSER are portable to other languages, cultures, and domains, and will be shared open source with the international research community.

THREAT-DEFUSER actively disseminates research findings to political authorities (via evidence briefs and closed workshops), to academics (via high-quality open access scholarly journals), and to the public at large through a dedicated, regularly updated website, podcasts, school visits and an app that facilitates rapid response to the dynamic landscape of news and social media.

THREAT-DEFUSER assesses Russia’s increasingly important role in matters of foreign and security policy, particularly with regard to hybrid warfare. The same tools are implemented also to analyze Russian attitudes to Europe that have a direct bearing on Norwegian-Russian relations.

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 Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Laura A. Janda:

              – Phone: +47 77645680
              – E-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

 We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Affiliation with both the CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) and Sami language technology (Giellatekno) research groups
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
     

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

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field for the position, such as Russian language and or linguistics
  • Knowledge of corpus linguistics
  • Documented knowledge of English is required as stated here
  • Knowledge of Russian
  • Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable

Qualification with a Master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position.

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

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

 Application

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

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation on English proficiency. This website states how English profiency shall be documented
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works 
  • Project description

The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.Edvard Kristiansen

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 General information

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

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

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

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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

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

UiT – Developing the high north

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Philosophy of Mind/Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for one PhD scholarship. The scholarship is fully funded for 3 years and will be filled on 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible after that.

Job content

The 3-year position is funded by the DFF Project grant “The Functional Role of Perception of Movements”. The PhD student will be employed to work on the subproject ”The function of sense of agency” and supervised by Associate Professor Thor Grünbaum. The aim of the subproject is to analyse and rationally support assumptions concerning the function of conscious access to motor signals and their role in motor learning in the light of recent philosophy of consciousness and skills. The successful applicant will have formulated a PhD project that fits the general project description of the grant and the current research of Thor Grünbaum.

The PhD student will be part of the research group CoInAct (https://psychology.ku.dk/coinact/) and the Section for Philosophy at the Department of Communication (https://comm.ku.dk/research/philosophy/). The student will be expected to actively participate in regular research group meetings and other research actvities in CoInAct and the Section of Philosophy.

For further information about the position, please contact Thor Grünbaum, tgr@hum.ku.dk

Admission requirements

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

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

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

Qualification Requirements

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

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

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

Communication skills

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

Application requirements

The application must be sent electronically via the link “Search online” at the bottom of the page in Adobe PDF or Word format. ZIP files may not be used.

Please note that each field in the applicant form can only contain one file of max 20 Mb.

 

The application must include:

Project abstract

(1,200 characters)

 

Cover letter

CV  

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

Diploma and transcript of records 

Applicants must upload the following documentation:

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

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

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by a state-authorized translator and interpreter or at the embassy/a Danish consulate/ or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made. 

The administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework. Find more information at this page:

https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

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

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

Applicants can amend their application after submission up until the application deadline.

Project description

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

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

Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

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

Other relevant material

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

The recruitment process

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

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

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

 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: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School read more at this page: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

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

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

Contact information

For any further questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR employee Mette Christensen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0458/20-2H.

Application deadline

Applicants must submit the application electronically no later than 2 November 2020 at 23.59 (11.59 pm, CET).  

  

 

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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: 2 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk
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Post expires on Monday November 2nd, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application must include:

Special PhD-application form found here
A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
Detailed CV, including personal contact information
A research proposal/description of your approach to the project outlined above (max two pages excluding references)
Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file
One or two signed reference letters. Should your referee/s wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: raabe@sdu.dk (Marie-Louise Wethje-Raabe) mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.

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

The application and all appendices must preferably be in English, but Danish, English, German, French, or one of the Scandinavian languages are also accepted. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. 

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

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.  

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD Fellow in Social/Cultural Anthropology

The position

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

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

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

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

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

Department of Social Sciences

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

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

Research Group

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

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

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

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

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 Contact

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

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

Head of Department Anne Britt Flemmen:

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

or Head of Office Rita Johansen:

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

 We offer

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

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

 Qualifications

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

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

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

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

 Application

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

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

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

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

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

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Assessment

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

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

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

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

 General information

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

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

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

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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

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

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

UiT – Developing the high north

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD Fellowship in Literacy

Job description

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

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

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

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About the ELIT Training Network

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

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

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

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

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

Project objectives and Academic Secondment

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

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

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

Planned Secondments:

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

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

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

Project proposal

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

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

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

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

The following articles/book chapters/books:

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

Qualification requirements and eligibility

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

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger, both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (Master’s degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.

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

Emphasis is also placed on your

  • motivation and potential for research in the field of empirical literary studies
  • ability to work independently and in a team
  • ability to work structured and to handle a heavy workload
  • good command of English, both orally and written

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

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

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

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479,600.- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. The salary is according to Norwegian regulations, and is guaranteed to fulfil the regulations of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for Early Stage Researchers.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

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

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad during the Academic and Non-Academic Secondments.

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

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

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

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

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Prof. Anne Mangen (main supervisor), tel: +47 518 33 264 / +47 902 91 022, e-mail: anne.mangen@uis.no.

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

Application

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

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

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

The documentation must be available in English. For certificates and other official documents in any other language, an English translation of each one must be provided. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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

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

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Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020