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Doctoral Student, Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET)

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community with 16,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees. The strengths of the University include wide multidisciplinary education/research interests, a modern research and learning environment, and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes.

Two Doctoral Student Positions in Learning and Educational Technology for the period from February 2019 to January 31, 2021

Both doctoral student positions are related to a large research project conducted in LET aiming to understand and support the regulation of complex learning processes in collaborative learning groups. In the doctoral thesis study, the focus will be on cognitive, motivational, and/or emotional learning processes grounded in the learning sciences. The applicant is expected to understand what is meant by process-oriented analysis and to develop skills to implement various multimodal sources in the analysis of the learning process (i.e., 360° video, log data, heart rate, skin conductivity, self-report).

LET (http://www.oulu.fi/let/) is located at the Faculty of Education and contributes to Understanding Humans in Change and Digital Solutions in Sensing and Interactions,the two strategic research areas of the University of Oulu in working to understand how to increase human learning competence for the 21st century needs. LET focuses on understanding the learning and interaction processes at individual and groups levels and studying how digitalization can make these processes adaptive for ongoing learning in various contexts. Researchers use technology and multimodal data to study and make visible these mental and interactive processes, but also to support them for efficient and effective learning. LET is actively working within the University of Oulu profiling theme Generation Z and beyond: Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century (GenZ).

We are looking for a candidate who has a strong background in learning research, and whose research interests are related to the themes of the LET. Ability to conduct independent scholarly research in English is required. The appointee to the position must hold a higher university degree.

The salary of the appointed researcher will be based on the demand level (levels 2-4) chart for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition to the basic salary, an additional salary component (not more than 50% of the basic salary level) will be paid based on personal achievement and performance. A separate agreement will be made on the teaching duties connected with the position within the framework of an annual work plan of 1624 hours, with the maximum being 5 % of the annual working hours as per the existing collective agreement. The position is subject to a trial period of 6 months.

The applications shall be submitted using the online application form on December 31st, 2018 at the latest.

The application should include the following documents (in English or Finnish):

  • CV (with education/previous degrees obtained, prior work/research experience, information on received research funding)
  • list of publications
  • motivation letter indicating personal interest and background for PhD studies
  • names of 1–2 referees

The assessment of an application is based on the quality of the motivation letter, scientific merits and other academic qualifications of the applicant, and the compatibility of the research interest in relation to the research themes of LET.

Further information:
Associate Professor Hanna Järvenoja, hanna.jarvenoja (at) oulu.fi and Professor Sanna Järvelä, sanna.jarvela (at) oulu.fi

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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

PhD in Strategic Health Communication – The Patient Experience Journey

The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a salaried PhD position in Strategic Health Risk Communication from 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years of full-time study.


Description of the PhD project

The PhD project is part of a collaboration between Videncenter for Knoglesundhed (VK), Zealand University Hospital, and DCA aimed at understanding and improving the role of communication in relation to detection and treatment of osteoporosis in Denmark. Over 500.000 Danes live with osteoporosis, making it one of the eight endemic diseases in Denmark, yet only 20% have been diagnosed. A primary reason for this is that information and communication about the condition does not reach at-risk groups, calling for an intensified effort in examining and developing better strategies for informing and communicating about osteoporosis.

Current research in strategic, health and risk communication question the effect of broad public awareness campaigns, and instead point to targeted and tailored information and communication efforts as potentially more successful in achieving long term effects.

DCA and VK hence invite project proposals for a study of the ‘patient experience journey’ – that is the communicative experience a patient has from when she/he receives the diagnosis, via the communication provided during training and life adjustment, to communication provided whilst living with the condition. The project should, from a patient perspective, map and analyse the role of communication in how a patient experiences and copes with osteoporosis, with the aim of identifying problems and suggest improvements on how to develop better communication strategies in relation to detection and treatment of the disease.

The project should include both qualitative and quantitative empirical research, e.g. by surveying large patient groups in tandem with observational studies and interviews with selected patients and practitioners, or by harvesting digital traces of large-scale communications in tandem with examinations of concrete uses of information technology.

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at The Doctoral School of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University.


The Doctoral School for Communication and Arts (ARTS-PHD) offers a doctoral programme in Communication and Arts in an active, dynamic and cross-disciplinary research environment. Read more here https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-communication-and-arts


Responsibilities and tasks

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



Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background and a completed master’s degree (kandidatuddannelse) within one of the following or related cross-disciplinary research fields: Media Studies, Communication, Sociology, Anthropology, Health care.


Applicants should motivate their application in relation to the outline above, as well as their given interests and expertise, as part of the required project description (max. 5 pages double-spaced, references not included). In the project description you must position the suggested project in relation to current relevant literature within the fields of risk communication, health communication and strategic communication. Moreover, you must outline your intended empirical and methodological approach, as well as include a suggested timeline for the completion of the project.

The PhD candidate is expected to:

  • Complete an article-based, PhD dissertation (as opposed to a monograph) within the three-year project period. This will require producing international journal articles and/or book chapter publications, of which some may be written with other members of the project team, including the project supervisors.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative empirical research.
  • Participate actively in at least one relevant research group at DCA.
  • Participate actively in the establishment and development of VK, with particular focus on strategic health risk communication.
  • Participate actively in PhD activities at the doctoral school.

In addition, they are expected to demonstrate:

  • Excellent command of Danish (as a prerequisite of doing fieldwork in Denmark).
  • Good command of English (oral and written) is necessary, and experience writing academically in English is considered an asset.
  • Excellent academic record (as shown by a list of MA-grades and timely completion of MA-education).
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other members of the project team.
  • Interest in being part of an international research community.


You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.



In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;


  • Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).
  • Any additional academic requirements stated in the job advertisement.


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


  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications.
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent.
  • Quality and relevance of the project description mentioned above, including the quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices.
  • Ability to complete the PhD project.



For further information about the position, please contact Associate professor Ib T. Gulbrandsen (ibtunby@ruc.dk) or Associate professor Pernille Almlund (almlund@ruc.dk).


Terms of employment

The employment is on full time 37 hours per week and you will refer to head of department Hanne Løngreen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than 16 December 2018. 
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Post expires on Sunday December 16th, 2018

Postdoctoral fellowship in modern culture 1016777

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for an 18-month postdoctoral fellowship in modern culture.

The position is full-time and available from 1 March 2018.

Place of employment: Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
The position is associated with the research project “Data Wastelands”, supported by an AUFF Starting Grant.
Research context
Data Wastelands is a research project that pioneers the notion of data waste to focus on the waste-related dimensions of software and hardware in both metaphorical and material terms. This includes topics and issues such as data reuse, data cleaning, bit rot, data maintenance and legacy data, content moderation, toxic data, Garbage In Garbage Out, e-waste, data deletion, data sanitisation, data centre energy consumption, data infrastructures etc. The project will establish an interdisciplinary research group at the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology with the objective of conceptualising and addressing data waste and the challenges lawmakers, corporations and citizens face in their understanding and handling of data waste. Through an innovative approach, combining the humanities, arts, law and social and computer sciences in processes of thinking and making, the group will forge a fundamentally new and theoretically informed approach to the material, cultural and ethical dimensions of data waste.
The project liaises with computer technologists, sociologists, contemporary art practitioners and policy makers to forge theoretically informed approaches to the technical, environmental and ethico-political implications of data waste.
The project seeks a postdoc who wishes to work on these issues in an interdisciplinary fashion. In particular, we encourage applications that build bridges between cultural theory and computer science.
The successful applicant will be a member of a core team of three researchers. The project will moreover be in liaison with a number of larger research projects at both Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen, including the Uncertain Archives research collective (KU), DataLab (AU) and Netlab (AU).
The project is coordinated by Assistant Professor Nanna Bonde Thylstrup at the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology, and will run from 2019 until 2021.
The fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology at Aarhus University.
Research profile
The research tasks of the postdoc will centre on studying and conceptualising different data waste ecologies. The postdoc will use these studies as a base for experimentally exploring, designing and implementing prototypic data waste infrastructures and their cultural, ethical and environmental dimensions. The postdoc will work closely together with the PI and the data developer of the project on both theoretical and practical issues related to these prototypes.
It is expected that all the project members help with the tasks that are already defined in the proposal as well as contributing additional research ideas. The successful applicant will be expected to partake in the day-to-day research of the core group, to publish in international high-profile journals and help co-organise a series of workshops that use the platform developments for broader discussions on the cultural, ethical and environmental dimensions of data waste raised in the proposal.
The successful applicant should be capable of presenting and critiquing theoretical and empirical foundations of data waste and data wasteland imaginaries, and should have experience of working in highly interdisciplinary teams. Interest in research communication that moves beyond traditional academic channels is valued. Proficiency in academic English is a prerequisite.
For further information about the position, please contact the project manager, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, email: nanna@cc.au.dk.
Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications.
The successful applicant must document the ability to produce research publications of a high international standard (can be in process).
Excellent communication skills in English are considered essential, and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently.
Applicants should – apart from the demands listed further below – submit:
  • a concise description of their research profile (max. two pages)
  • a research proposal in the area of data wastelands (max. three pages).
The description and the proposal must be uploaded together with the application.
The application must be submitted in English.
For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, mail: hsi@au.dk
The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice.
For more information on the research activities of the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, see:

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


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

Please apply here


All applications must be made online and received by:


Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.

With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it at au.dk/work/en


Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.



Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 3 January 2019
Unit: School of Communication and Culture
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Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher – Learning and Learning Processes

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Our ambitious and talented science community forms an international research hub that is striving towards a more sustainable and intelligent future. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes. 

The position is located in the research unit “Learning and Learning Processes” in the Faculty of Education. The research carried out in this unit produces understanding on and solutions to how to cope with change while an increasingly central role is being occupied by continuous learning. Special characteristics of this research include technology in support of learning and teaching, interaction, and the learning of individuals and groups in various learning environments. Through familiarization with the processes of learning and interaction among individuals and groups, we can provide them with new kinds of solutions for the increasingly technological future. In this way individuals and groups can make use of technology to support intelligent activity and learning in both studies and everyday life. The data produced by the research carried out in the unit also helps to develop human technology, which is connected with multidisciplinary research cooperation and the utilization of the Leaf space (http://www.oulu.fi/leaf/) in research. The focus in the research methods is on process-oriented methods and utilization of technology in data collection.

The person to be appointed is required to show evidence of a strong research orientation and high-level publication activities as well as participation in the development of national and international research cooperation. The appointee is expected to show active involvement in the acquisition of research funding.

The research work shall be relevant to the themes in the job description for the current position, thereby integrating into the focal areas research in the faculty (see http://www.oulu.fi/edu/research).

The teaching responsibilities involved in the position focus on educational studies in the various degree programmes of the faculty, with an agreement on them made as part of the annual work plan covering 1624 hours.

The language of teaching and degrees in the University of Oulu is Finnish. It is also possible to provide teaching in English. The current vacancy requires a good command of English.

The position is aimed to be filled as of March 1st, 2019, and the employment will continue until February 28th, 2021. The position is subject to a trial period of 6 months.


The salary will be set on levels 5 to 6 of the demand level for teaching and research staff in Finnish universities. In addition to the job-specific salary component, a personal work performance component is also paid amounting to not more than 50 % of the job-specific component.


The eligibility criteria for the position of a postdoctoral researcher include an applicable doctoral degree, ability to do independent scientific research, and teaching skills needed in the post.


The applications shall be submitted using the online application form on December 31st, 2018 at the latest.

Appendices to the application

  1. Brief curriculum vitae in English, not more than 3 pages.
  2. List of publications classified as follows: (1) articles in international peer-reviewed journals; (2) articles in international peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and in peer-reviewed conference proceedings; (3) articles in domestic peer-reviewed journals; (4) articles in domestic peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and in domestic peer-reviewed conference proceedings; (5) scientific monographs, and (6) other scientific publications such as articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings with no peer-review process, and publications in university and department series.
  3. Short account in English of significant research merits relevant for the vacancy, and a brief research and action plan (max 3 pages) in English.
  4. In electronic form, a maximum of 10 publications or other works chosen for assessment that the applicant thinks should be taken into account when his or her eligibility and merits are considered.

For more details, contact Sanna Järvelä (sanna.jarvela at oulu.fi), Head of the Research Unit

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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

PhD position in English teachers’ professional development and multilingualism

About the position

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

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

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

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

Job description

The PhD fellow will be responsible for the following tasks:

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

The PhD fellow’s academic work is to result in a doctoral dissertation that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD.

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

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

Desired qualifications

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

Personal characteristics

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

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD program in Educational Sciences at NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phuv).

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

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

About the application:

The application should include:

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 1 March 2019


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Department of Teacher Education

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

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entrainment and Pleasure

Job description

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

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

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

More about the position

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

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

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. All PhD Candidates at the Faculty of Humanities who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

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


We offer

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

How to apply

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

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

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

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

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About the University of Oslo

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

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

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


Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Four doctoral candidates at the Department of Art

The Department of Art is looking for Four Doctoral Candidates.

The positions are fixed-term and will be filled for 4 months. The starting date is 1st of February 2019.

This position is for doctoral students who study through the Department of Art, to support the final stages of their dissertation preparation, for pre-examination. The position duties are working full-time on the dissertation, so that within, but not later than, the end of the four month work period, the Head of Research in the Department of Art will make a proposal to the Doctoral Programme Committee confirming that the dissertation is ready to be submitted for pre-examination. The progress of the dissertation will be checked after two months (in April 2019) and the work contract is continued only if the dissertation has been progressing as planned.


The salary is 2600€ per month. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities.

How to apply

Please apply through Aalto University eRecruitment system. Applications for the position require:

  1. Written statement from applicant that includes overview of the research, schedule and time-line for completion. This must include a written statement declaring that the applicant understands their dissertation will be ready to be submitted for pre-examination within the six month work period.
  2. Full CV from applicant
  3. Most recent academic transcript from Aalto University

Letters of recommendation from the supervising professor and advisor(s) will be sent to HR Coordinator Elina Säkki-Anttila elina.sakki@aalto.fi

  1. Letter of Support from the Supervising Professor including a statement confirming their confidence that full-time work on the dissertation will allow the applicant to be ready to submit the dissertation for pre-examination within six months.
  2. Letter(s) of Support from the Advisor or Advisors including a statement confirming their confidence that full-time work on the dissertation will allow the applicant to be ready to submit the dissertation for pre-examination within six months

All materials are to be in English. An interview or participation in an information session may be required, and will determined by the committee.

The applications for the positions are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than on 15th of December, 2018.


For additional information, please contact Professor Mira Kallio-Tavin, email. mira.kallio-tavin@aalto.fi.



Post expires on Sunday December 16th, 2018

PhD student in Human Geography

Ref. No. SU FV-3550-18

at the Department of Human Geography. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals and is characterised by openness, innovation and collaboration. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe’s leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science. Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world and active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision. Currently, the university has 33,000 students, 1,600 doctoral students, and 5,500 members of staff.

The PhD-student will work within the EU Horizon 2020 funded project CICERONE (Creative Industries Cultural Economy Production Network) and will be based at the Department of Human Geography, which has around 50 staff who conduct research and teaching across a range of topics within human geography, geography and planning. This thematic PhD-project will study particular aspects of global production networks and creative and cultural industries in Europe with a focus on the music sector and the archive sector (including libraries and cultural heritage), and how the value creating chains in these networks are linked to place and policy on various levels of scale, from the local to the European level. The PhD-project could thus broadly be placed in the emerging field of the geographies of the cultural economy.

The PhD-student will work on his/her doctoral thesis and fulfill an important role in the project as a whole. The successful applicant will work closely with leading researchers based at Stockholm University as well as with members of the 9 nation CICERONE project. Candidates must be self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic about working with qualitative and collaborative research in the field of this position. For more information about the particular aspects of the PhD-study, please visit www.humangeo.su.se/cicerone.

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

The language used at the programme is either English or Swedish. Accordingly, the specific entry requirements are excellent knowledge and skills in either the Swedish or the English language, and a minimum of 90 credits in Human Geography, or equivalent, including a degree project of at least 15 credits. More details can be found at www.humangeo.su.se/education/.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection among the applicants is made with regard to the candidate’s ability to complete the postgraduate programme. The most important reason for the selection is the conditions the applicant has for achieving the goals of the education. Special emphasis is placed on (ranking criteria):

  1. The scientific ability shown by the applicant in essay work from advanced and basic level, as well as in the preliminary research plan in relation to relevant work packages of the CICERONE-project.
  2. Independence in analysis and critical thinking in previous work
  3. Problem formulation and rigour in previous work and research plan
  4. Previously demonstrated ability to hold to given time frames
  5. Methodological and scientific maturity
  6. Communication and collaboration skills
  7. Applicant’s academic prerequisites in relevant areas of knowledge
  8. Applicant’s ability to contribute to and benefit from the research environment at the Department of Human Geography and from the research project CICERONE.

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

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

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

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

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Borén, thomas.boren@humangeo.su.se or Prof. Dominic Power, dominic.power@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents:

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/01/2019


Read the job description at the university homepage



Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

Postdoc in Literary Studies on Aging and Population Dynamic

Applications are invited at the Department for the Study of Culture in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark in Odense for a 2-year Postdoc in Literary Studies on Aging and Population Dynamics (with the possibility of up to a 2-year extension).

The post doc will be attached to CPop – The SDU Interdisciplinary Center on Population Dynamics and will be a member of the Uses of Literature research group at the Department for the Study of Culture in the Faculty of the Humanities. The Department for the Study of Culture carries out research, teaching and communication in Cultural studies, Education, Literature, Media Studies and Philosophy. Further information about the department can be found on http://www.sdu.dk/ikv

Job description
The selected candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research team counting Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences as well as Humanities and most of his/her research activity is expected to focus on interdisciplinary research to be published in interdisciplinary journals.

Applicants with projects that in addition can strengthen the research strategy and future development of the Uses of Literature research group will be preferred. Special focal areas of the Uses of Literature group are health, aging, society as well as the development of new methods of literary studies to investigate those focal areas. Applicants are especially encouraged to include methodology inspired by digital humanities in their research proposal and/or to consider the topic of grandparenthood in the light of its present cultural transformations.

The position involves research, teaching, supervision and communication, and participation in external collaboration. It also involves administration, as negotiated.

Required qualifications
Major requirements
– A PhD-degree in European and/or North American literary studies.
– A proven interest in the fundamentals of literary and cultural studies and/or aging research
– A detailed research plan with emphasis on interdisciplinarity and a vision for research dissemination and impact also beyond the academic context.

Candidates should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising students and researchers.
Other requirements
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Excellent analytical abilities
– Fluent English language skills
– Capable of working independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams
– A strong team player

Further information about the position is available from Head of Department, Anne Jensen, phone: +45 60113145 – email: anne.jensen@sdu.dk or Professor Peter Simonsen, phone +45 30134773 – email: petsim@sdu.dk.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessment panel. All applicants will be informed of the panel’s assessment individually.
An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.
The appointment is made in accordance with contractual agreements between the Ministry of Finance and AC, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2012

Applications should be sent electronically via the link ‘Søg stilling online’ (‘apply online’) at the bottom of this page. Attached files should be in Adobe PDF or Word format.
Each block of the application form can contain one file of no more than 20 Mb.

The application should include:
• Cover letter
• CV
• Examination certificates
• Publications list with statement of which academic work is attached
• Up to three most relevant works. A pdf file is attached for each publication.
• A detailed research plan

Any declaration of co-authorship should be part of this pdf file.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice.

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.

Place of employment:
Deadline for application:
December 20, 2018

Deadline: 20 December 2018
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 January 2018.

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 2 January 2018
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018