Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

PhD student in Human Computer Interaction

Published: 2021-09-15

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University conducts education and research in Uppsala and at Campus Gotland in Visby. The Department’s faculty studies various aspects of the conditions, opportunities and consequences of the use of digital technologies, in relation to individuals, organizations, and societal institutions. See the Department’s website for more information about the research profile (www.im.uu.se ).

The fully-funded PhD is placed in the unit for Human-Computer Interaction and in the project Controlling the Uncontrollable: Experiences and Consequences of Reproductive health apps. Digital smartphone applications or apps for reproductive health (RHA) are today a huge market. A large majority of first-time child-bearers use these for medical information and health check-ups. These apps are mainly developed by private actors, often so-called FemTech entrepreneurs, who operate outside state-funded and controlled care. Women’s sexual health has and is surrounded by stigma and social control; something this new industry, often driven by women, is actively working against. At the same time, FemTech is an industry with many players where the medical sector faces competition from venture capital-funded start-up companies and the alternative medicine movement, with women’s health as a game plan and consequence. The PhD will study the FemTech industry from several perspectives and link this to how these apps are used and operate.

Duties/Project description: Doctoral studies comprises a set of PhD courses and a comprehensive research project that is to be reported and publicly defended in the form of a doctoral dissertation. Successful fulfilment of the course work and the research project will be awarded by a PhD degree in Human Computer Interaction, from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University. Additionally, the doctoral student will be enrolled into Sweden’s National Research School on Management and Information Technology. This enrolment will provide the student with a set of additional benefits such as the access to specific PhD courses, mandatory participation in bi-annual research student conferences, and the access to a large network of junior and senior researchers. The PhD student will be supervised by two senior researchers.

Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student, with a genuine interest in the theme focused: Reproductive health and the FemTech industry. The following is formal requirement for the successful applicant: Master’s degree level qualification at the start of the PhD, or equivalent, that has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (ECTS) of which at least 60 credits (ECTS) were awarded at the master’s level, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. A suitable background is a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction or in other relevant social science disciplines. A general specification of the doctoral education may be retrieved at: http://www.samfak.uu.se/.

Additional qualifications:

(i) university-level courses in Human-Computer Interaction (in case the applicant holds a Master’s degree in another discipline,

(ii) experience from the research process, including writing papers, their presentation in conferences and publication in journals,

(iii) experience of qualitative methods for research,

(iv) professional work experience from industry and/or governmental organizations,

(v) Swedish language proficiency,

(vi) demonstrable knowledge of feminist methods and theories.

Required application documents:

  1. Full C.V.
  2. A motivation letter that specifies why the applicant wants to pursue PhD studies in the here announced position (max one page)
  3. A research proposal that targets the here specified research domain, (max one page, excl. possible references)
  4. Verified copies of academic degree(s)
  5. Copies of (co-) authored research papers (if applicable)
  6. Verified certificates of work experience (if applicable)

All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school), university studies, or equivalent.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 01-12-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7, and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1 .

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Lina Eklund e-post: lina.eklund@im.uu.se, Annika Waern, e-post: Annika.waern@im.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2864.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Informatics and Media

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoctoral position within the research project ‘Constructing the Ocean’ at the School of Culture and Society

The School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year fixed-term postdoctoral position within the research project ‘Constructing the Ocean: Indian Ocean Infrastructures and Thick Transregionalism’.

The position is full-time and expected to begin on 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

Place of employment: Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-5

Research context

We are looking for an innovative scholar with an academic background in anthropology, global studies, the sociology of religion or similar fields, preferably with a specialisation in India or the Indian Ocean world and/or the study of Islam and Muslim communities.

The pos.doc-position is part of the research project ‘Constructing the Ocean: Indian Ocean Infrastructures and Thick Transregionalism’ (CO-OC), headed by the principal investigator, associate professor Uwe Skoda (global studies), with associate professor Thomas Fibiger (study of religion) as co-PI. There are two postdoc-positions in the project, but the other has already been filled. The project is funded by the Independent Research Council Denmark.

Focusing on community-led infrastructure projects, CO-OC will investigate how transregional relations play out in the everyday lives and social imaginaries of one of the Gujarati Muslim communities residing in the port cities of Mumbai, Dar Es Salaam and Dubai. Furnished by monsoon winds, connections of all kinds – economic, religious, material, aesthetic, social, political – have crisscrossed the Indian Ocean for millennia. Today, the region has re-emerged as an increasingly important focus of geopolitical strategy. By way of ethnographically rich analyses of community-led Muslim infrastructural initiatives, CO-OC aims to advance the study of what has been called ‘thick transregionalism’. Studying the social life of infrastructures of a heterogeneous religious community in three littoral locations, this project hopes to unpack the links within and between Indian Ocean regions.

The position

The successful applicant is expected to carry out ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai, with a focus on the involvement of Muslim transregional communities in urban redevelopment projects such as the Bhendi Bazaar. Moreover, the applicant will participate in project activities such as workshops, conferences, and meetings, including departmental research meetings. The fieldwork includes visits to other field sites in Dar Es Salaam and Dubai. A number of individual and co-authored publications should result from the project.

Applicants are asked to submit a research proposal (2-3 pages) in which they present their ideas for the sub-project and fieldwork.

In addition, applicants must submit:

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

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • develop their research within the framework provided by the project (a full project description is available, see contacts below).
  • independently carry out fieldwork in Mumbai, within the framework of the project.
  • present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals, including co-authored publications with other project participants.
  • contribute to the organisation of research workshops and a final / concluding  international conference.

Teaching

The position may involve some teaching as agreed upon with the head of the department and the project PIs.

Knowledge exchange

The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and to contribute actively to public debate in areas related to the position.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree or have equal qualifications in anthropology, area Studies, the study of religion or a related field.

Applicants must document:

  • doctoral-level experience of ethnographic fieldwork, preferably with Muslim, Indian and/or Indian Ocean communities.
  • an international research profile, research network and the willingness to engage with a collaborative research project and colleagues within the project and at the university.
  • fluency in written and spoken English, and the willingness to acquaint themselves with Danish if they do not already have the necessary Danish skills.

Clear advantages are:

  • a documented interest in the study of transregionalism, diaspora studies and/or the study of religion.
  • knowledge of Gujarati or other relevant language.

The research activities of applicants will be evaluated in relation to the actual research time available to them. We therefore encourage applicants to specify any periods of leave they may have had without research activities (e.g. maternity/paternity leave), so we can subtract these periods from the span of their academic career when evaluating their productivity.

Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

The application must be submitted in English.

For further information about the position, please contact Uwe Skoda (skoda@cas.au.dk) or Thomas Fibiger (thomas.fibiger@cas.au.dk).

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

The work environment

The research project is a collaboration between the departments of Global Studies, the Study of Religion, and Anthropology, and the exact workplace may be negotiated with the successful applicant. All departments are part of the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, and the successful applicant as well as other project participants may participate in various activities at all three departments, which are all thriving, international research communities.

Read more about the research programs of the School of Culture and Society here: https://cas.au.dk/en/

School of Culture and Society

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

–  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
–  From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
–  From local questions to global challenges.

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

For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/.
 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

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

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline: 2021-09-27 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:skoda@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587162325

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday September 27th, 2021

Postdoc in digital health at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in digital health. The postdoc position is affiliated with the research project ‘PeerCare – Producing continuity of care in peer-led online communities for patients with chronic conditions’ (2021-2023), funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The postdoc position is a full time, one-year position and begins on 01 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.

Project

Many Danish patients increasingly experience a lack of care continuity – they feel they meet too many different health professionals and that their treatment is coordinated ineffectively. The aim of PeerCare is to understand if and how peer-led online communities (PLOCs) are important for the way in which chronic patients experience and deal with (dis)continuity of care. The project will focus on exploring two claims: 1) PLOCs function as spaces for articulating and responding to personal experiences of a lack of care continuity. 2) PLOCs enable peer-based continuity of care that can compensate for the lack of continuity in the healthcare system. Empirically, the project will focus on quantitative and qualitative material from two different types of online communities for patients with chronic conditions. PeerCare will seek to provide new knowledge and a new approach to continuity of care by exploring if/how continuity of care is negotiated and produced outside healthcare institutions through the (media) practices of active, self-organising patients. This will be a significant contribution to digital health research and health research on continuity of care.
 

Postdoc profile

We are looking for an applicant who is able to collaborate closely and effectively in a small interdisciplinary project group connecting perspectives from the humanities and public health. The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in e.g., cultural studies, media studies, public health, (medical) anthropology, sociology or any other relevant discipline. Experience of various qualitative – and potentially also quantitative – methods (e.g., text sampling, interviews, surveys) will be an advantage. Previous experience of research on digital health-related issues, e.g., involving vulnerable research participants, is also an advantage, but not a demand. In terms of language requirements, all the empirical material is in Danish, but the research should be written in English. So applicants need to be able to understand Danish and write in English.

Your main tasks will consist of

  • being responsible for the collection of empirical material (digital texts, interviews, surveys) in close collaboration with the other participants
  • being the first author of at least two research articles, and the co-author of two other research articles, in close collaboration with the project participants
  • taking an active part in developing and carrying out the different processes, meetings and events related to the project in close collaboration with the project participants

Teaching and supervision

As a postdoc in digital health your position is primarily research-based, but it will also involve a small amount of teaching and supervision. To that end, the successful applicant will be expected to take part in teaching and supervision activities and to teach and supervise on BA and MA levels at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy and/or the Department of Public Health.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to digital health. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:

  • an internationally oriented research profile within digital health, qualitative health research (or another relevant field), as documented by a PhD dissertation and/or research publications
  • experience of the self-directed management of research projects and various qualitative research methods
  • the ability to understand Danish and write in English
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and partners

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document

  • a track record of research publications of a high international standard, commensurate with the length of their academic career
  • an innovative doctoral dissertation in an area related to and relevant for the project
  • relevant teaching experience at university level
  • experience of participation in national and international research networks

Finally, applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project (max. 1-2 pages). This could include ideas for relevant articles dealing with the intersection between ‘(dis)continuity of care’ and peer-led patient communities on social media.

Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.

Please do not include references or letters of recommendation with the application. Applicants who are invited to an interview may be asked to provide references.

Work environment

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. You can read more about family and work-life balance in Denmark.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to read about the attractive working conditions and other benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a wide variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. You can also find information about the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

The department

The place of employment is the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
The department’s main focus is Danish culture, traditionally divided into language, media and literature, but it also has a long tradition for interdisciplinary theoretical practice and development. The department’s researchers are currently working on topics such as narrative theory, rhetoric, the use of language in social media, Danish dialects, globalisation and genre studies.
Prospective applicants are invited to view the department’s website.

School of Communication and Culture

The school is a part of the Faculty of Arts. You will find information about the school and its research programmes, departments, and diverse activities on its website.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact the principal investigator, associate professor Carsten Stage, by email norcs@cc.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Arts HR support by email: hsi@au.dk.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

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

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: School of Communication and Culture
Email: mailto:norcs@cc.au.dk
Phone: +4587163175

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

PhD Fellowship in Educational science and Humanities

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Educational science and Humanities associated with the SELMA research project at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education.

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

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Educational science and Humanities. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The position is funded by Research Council of Norway.

Research topic

The Ph.D. candidate will be associated with the research project SELMA. The project aims to develop and test an intervention for social and emotional learning in kindergarten, with a focus on three areas 1) social competence, 2) joy of life, and 3) mastery. The team consists of researchers at the University of Stavanger (Centre for Learning Environment and UiS Business School) and a scientific advisory board with researchers from Pennsylvania State University, UiO, FHI, NUBU, and HVL. Kindergarten employees and researchers will collaborate to develop pedagogical approaches to promote children’s development in these areas.

Through the project, an online resource bank will be developed that will contribute to professional development for employees. The project will collect large quantitative datasets. The effect of the intervention will be tested through a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) including approximately 150 kindergartens. To conduct this RCT, a large test battery for children and employees in relevant areas is needed. The Ph.D. research fellow in SELMA will contribute to the development and piloting of tests within social and emotional learning among children in kindergarten, with the aim to apply these tests in the RCT. The work will take place in close collaboration with supervisors and the rest of the research team. It is expected that the applicant adapts his proposed research project with the goals, methodology, and general design of the test development and piloting work package in the SELMA project.

The overall goal for the Ph.D. is an article-based dissertation that evaluates the psychometric properties of selected tests. The SELMA research team searches for candidates who are interested in and have experience with quantitative research methods, development, and validation of tests and have a general interest in early childhood development. The candidate will participate in the development, piloting, data collection, and analyses of the tests and assessments. The position will provide excellent opportunities for professional development within research on developmental psychology and education, working with experts in the field, and for national and international collaboration and development of networks.

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 and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year masters degree (3+2) within psychology, pedagogy, education, 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, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • has an interest in research related to early child development and the influence of kindergartens on this development.
  • has interest and experience with quantitative research methods
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • 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

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country
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We offer

  • a PhD education 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 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • 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
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more men within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, male applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position and the project description for SELMA can be obtained from Head of department Dag Jostein Nordaker phone no: 51 83 40 23, e-mail: dagjostein.nordaker@uis.no or Project leader Ingunn Størksen, phone no: 51 83 29 34, e-mail: ingunn.storksen@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.UiSrektorkjede

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

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

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

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.

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. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

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 you have a residence which enables you 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.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.
The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Faculty administration, Department of Early Childhood Education, Department of Education and Sports Science, Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, Reading Centre, Learning Environment Centre and Knowledge Centre for Education.

The Center for Learning Environment and Behavioral Research in Education is a nationwide center and one of eleven national centers in education. The Center assists national education authorities in the process of realizing the national education policy. It additionally works with self-initiated assignments within research and development competence development for kindergartens and schools, as well as teaching an counseling within the university. The Center’s vision is to be a national driving force in the promotion of safe and good learning environments in kindergartens and schools. The Center for Learning Environment has two departments – in Stavanger and in Porsgrunn; with 95 employees affiliated to the center.

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Deadline

3rd October 2021

Post expires on Sunday October 3rd, 2021

PhD in Digital Communication of Health

The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a salaried PhD position studying digital communication of health from 1 February 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD fellow is limited to a period of 3 years of full-time employment with DCA as the daily workplace.

Description of the PhD project
The PhD position is part of the research project Algorithms, Data and Democracy (the ADD-project) funded by the Villum and Velux Foundations. The PhD position is located at Roskilde University, and the successful applicant will be associated with the research group Organizing Communication and Digitalization, Centre for Digital Citizenship and the Digital Media Lab at the Department of Communication and Arts. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with the project leader, Professor Sine Nørholm Just, as well as the other members of the ADD-project at Roskilde University and at the five other partner universities.

The ADD-project studies the increasing datafication and digitalization of public opinion formation and decision-making, focusing on two interrelated consequences of these developments: Data and algorithms are foundational to the infrastructure of public debate, but they are also issues of public concern. In other words, current technological developments are becoming controversial. With the ADD-project we diagnose current developments and ask how they can be turned to the better: how can algorithms and data be used to enlighten and engage citizens and to strengthen democratic institutions? We search for digital solutions to digital problems by studying controversies about digitalization as they play out on digital platforms and are shaped by digital technologies. A short description of the project can be found here: https://veluxfoundations.dk/en/content/dkk-100-million-new-research-and-knowledge-dissemination-project

In alignment with the goals of the overall project, we invite original proposals for a PhD project focusing on how issues of the digitalization and digital communication of (personal/public) health. The PhD student will, in collaboration with the other members of the project team, use digital and other methods (qualitative/quantitative) to collect relevant data; beginning with a common corpus of controversies concerning algorithms and data, in general, and zooming in on particularly relevant cases of controversial uses of/controversies about data and algorithms in health communication.  

The ADD-project is conducted in close cooperation with five partners from other Danish Universities and collaborates with Mandag Morgen to enhance outreach and ensure impact. Within the project, the successful applicant will have the opportunity for close collaboration with researchers from very different disciplinary backgrounds and will partake in the development of new interdisciplinary perspectives. Further, the project offers the possibility to be actively involved in public communication and outreach. Finally, there will be opportunities to attend international conferences and workshops as well as to participate in media and methods training.

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/phd-roskilde-university.

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

Qualifications
Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background and a completed master’s degree (or equivalent)

from the social sciences and the humanities for instance Media and Communication Studies, Political Science, Organization Studies, Sociology/Anthropology, Digital Humanities or related disciplines.

The ideal candidate should have an interest in digital communication and be willing to acquire skills in digital methods within the project.

Applicants are asked to submit a PhD project description (max. 5 pages double-spaced). The project description should outline the project proposed by the applicant and specify how the project relates to the research objectives of the overall project. The project description should also specify how the proposed PhD project can be accomplished theoretically, methodologically and empirically.

The PhD candidate is expected to:

  • Complete an article-based, PhD dissertation 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 supervisor.
  • Participate actively in the ADD-project and relevant research activities at the DCA
  • Participate actively in PhD activities at the doctoral school.

 

In addition, they are expected to demonstrate:

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

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

Assessment
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.
  • Grade of Master’s thesis or equivalent.
  • Quality and relevance of the original PhD project proposal, including the quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices.
  • Ability to complete the PhD project.

We expect job interviews to be held in week 51, 2021 and PhD enrollment seminars to be held in week 5, 2022.

Questions
For further information about the overall project, please contact PI Sine Nørholm Just on tel. +45 2077 4039 or e-mail: sinenjust@ruc.dk. For questions about the PhD programme contact the head of the PhD school at the DCA, Ida Willig on +45 4674 3751 or e-mail: idaw@ruc.dk.

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to Dean Julie Sommerlund.

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 Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

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

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

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

Application
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/ 

Only applications in English are accepted. 

Applications must include: 

1. Project description (max. 5 pages including time scedule)
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications. 

Please submit your application no later than 7 October 2021
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. 

 

 

Deadline: 2021-10-07 at 23:59
Unit: Institut for Kommunikation og Humanistisk Videnskab

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Post expires on Thursday October 7th, 2021

Doctoral Research Fellowship – Bodies in Translation: Science, Knowledge and Sustainability in Cultural Translation

Doctoral Research Fellowship

“Bodies in Translation: Science, Knowledge and Sustainability in Cultural Translation”

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in cultural history and cultural translation is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

Cultural translations in early modern descriptions of the «New World»

The person appointed will form a part of the research project “Bodies in Translation: Science, Knowledge and Sustainability in Cultural Translation”, funded by the RCN. In this project, we investigate various cultural and epistemic translation practices where the sustainable health and the human body serve as a boundary object between natural and cultural inquiry. By experimenting with different models of translation, we hope to devise new approaches to the problem of commensurability between cultures and epistemic orders. We aim to reach this objective by analyzing a sample of early modern and cross-cultural cases designed to explore the historiography and translatability of the nature-culture distinction. Our cases thus revolve around cutting-edge issues in the history of knowledge, cultural history, cross-cultural studies and translations studies. The person appointed will work closely with the PI John Ødemark on WP 1, which explores early modern cultural encounters with the “new world”, and assist the PI in WP 2.1, which relates early modern history to contemporary cultural theory. Applicants must develop their own research project within the larger framework of WP1. Applicants who work with European encounters with indigenous America along the lines sketched in the main research proposal can be preferred.  Please find instructions and template for an obligatory project description in the link under “How to apply”.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty 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 3 years. All PhD Candidates 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 cultural history, intellectual history, translation studies or the history of science or other relevant fields. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The projects relevancy for the main project
  • Applicants who work with European encounters with indigenous America along the lines sketched in the main research proposal may be preferred
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

For questions about the position:
Professor John Ødemark

For questions on how to apply:
HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo

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

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Deadline: 17 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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PhD Fellowship in Educational Sciences

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in in Educational Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Center for Learning Environment and Behavioral Research in Education (Centre for Learning Environment).

The position is vacant from January 1st 2022.

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

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Educational science and Humanities. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The position is externally funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Research topic

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the INTERACT research project (2021-2025). INTERACT is a collaboration between the Center for Learning Environment, Møre og Romsdal County Council, and Rogaland County Council, and is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The INTERACT project aims to improve teacher-student interaction and students’ social and academic learning in upper secondary education. The research fellow will be part of the INTERACT project team. The topic for the position is teachers’ emotional support and the impact of teachers’ support on students’ motivation and learning. The project will use data from systematic observations in the classroom and student surveys. Other data in the project may be included, but the study will build on the observation data. A fuller description of the topic of the study, to be used as the basis for developing the project description, is available from the INTERACT project leader. The PHD thesis will be article-based, including articles suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

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 and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within educational sciences, psychology, or special education, 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, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • knowledge and experience of quantitative research methods
  • hands-on experience with the analysis of data from systematic observations (training will be provided if required)
  • 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
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We offer

  • a PhD education 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 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • 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
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more men within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, male applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position and description of the topic of the phd-study for developing the project description can be obtained from project leader Professor Sigrun K. Ertesvåg e-mail: sigrun.ertesvag@uis.no or Head of department Dag Jostein Nordaker e-mail: dagjostein.nordaker@uis.no.

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

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

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

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

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.

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. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

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 you have a residence which enables you 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.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.
The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Faculty administration, Department of Early Childhood Education, Department of Education and Sports Science, Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, Reading Centre, Learning Environment Centre and Knowledge Centre for Education.

The Center for Learning Environment and Behavioral Research in Education is a nationwide center and one of eleven national centers in education. The Center assists national education authorities in the process of realizing the national education policy. It additionally works with self-initiated assignments within research and development competence development for kindergartens and schools, as well as teaching an counseling within the university. The Center’s vision is to be a national driving force in the promotion of safe and good learning environments in kindergartens and schools. The Center for Learning Environment has two departments – in Stavanger and in Porsgrunn; with 95 employees affiliated to the center.

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Deadline

3rd October 2021

Post expires on Sunday October 3rd, 2021

Doctoral position in Literature in the National Research School “Culturally Empowering Education through Language and Literature” (CuEEd-LL)

Ref PAR 2021/1083

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The department has approximately 100 employees, 20 PhD students and 1,000 students. For more information about the department see: https://www.gu.se/en/literature-history-of-ideas-religion.

Research in Literary studies covers a wide range topics, from literary history to the contemporary period. The department has developed strong research areas including gender and literature, popular fiction, children’s and youth literature, literary didactics, life writing, eco-criticism, and transmedial studies. Researchers explore Nordic and international literatures, including transcultural perspectives. The researchers participate actively in interdisciplinary areas such as digital humanities, medical humanities and environmental humanities.

In addition to PhD students in literary studies, the department host affiliated PhD students from the Center for Educational Science and Teacher Research. The department arranges a number of specialized seminars such as a “Literature and Didactic Research Seminar” and an interdisciplinary seminar on “Learning, Text, Language” (LTS).

Information about the research school CuEED-LL

The national research school “Culturally Empowering Education through Language and Literature” (CuEEd-LL) is funded by The Swedish Research Council during 2021–2026 and accepts nine PhD positions during the autumn 2021. CUEEd-LL is led by Jönköping University in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, Malmö University and Stockholm University.

CuEEd-LL Research Themes

The overarching purpose of the CuEEd-LL research school is to strengthen teacher education by studying and developing culturally empowering education through language and literature. Regardless of their school placements, disciplines and teaching levels, all teachers must be competent in using language and literature to develop communicative practices and create inclusive environments in heterogenous educational contexts. CuEEd-LL’s research themes are informed by the fields of Southern Multilingualism and Diversities, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and Decoloniality. These fields view language and literature as critical for shaping and articulating cultures and (inter)cultural understanding. With these fields as a point of departure, CuEEd-LL research aims at illuminating how language- and literature-based pedagogical interventions can culturally empower pupils and help them understand and confidently participate in complex and diverse cultural contexts.

Communication is a meaning-making enterprise that builds on the entanglement of resources from singular/multiple language modalities and embodiments: reading, writing, signing, seeing, listening, speaking, etc. Literature is also understood as communicative and an aesthetic and multilingual expression in different genres and media, that gives voice to human experiences and emotions. According to the current steering documents (in Sweden), practising language teachers shall adopt a holistic view of language and literature. The CuEEd-LL research school explores how language and literature can support cultural understanding, literacy, and core values in today’s digitised (Swedish) school. Focussing on the different school levels and subjects, the PhD candidates will investigate how language and literature are used in meaning-making, communication, and identity work. CuEEd-LL aims to support equitable, high-quality education and participation in a globalised and digitised world. We welcome applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds of relevance to teacher education who are interested in combining language and literature perspectives in their research. 

CuEEd-LL is interdisciplinary and involves several disciplines of relevance to language and literature studies. The candidates will be admitted into one of the following third-cycle subjects:

–        Pedagogy with the specialisation in language and literature (JU)
–        Swedish as a Second Language (GU)
–        Literary Studies (GU)
–        Language and Literature Didactics (MAU)
–        English (SU)
–        Bilingualism (SU)

The following lists possible examples of research themes that can be explored within CuEEd-LL:

  • Language and literature in school and other educational contexts, and in teacher education;
  • Culture through language and literature in different teacher education programmes;
  • Opportunities and challenges of using language and literature in school and other educational contexts, and in teacher education;
  • Historical and contemporary perspectives on multilingualism, literacy and literature;
  • Reading and writing processes in children and adults;
  • The impact of digital processes on communication, culture, and diversity in different fields of education.

CuEEd-LL constitutes a dynamic, multilingual and international research environment formed by senior researchers from five continents. CuEEd-LL plans to organise several retreats and a study trip to South Africa. Moreover, CuEEd-LL offers the following, collaboratively developed compulsory courses:

  1. Culturally Empowering Education for a Global 21st Century: Research and Practice (5 credits)
  2. Decolonizing and Southern Theories: Implications for Swedish Education (7.5 credits)
  3. Rethinking Methodology in Language and Literature Educational Research (7.5 credits)
  4. Ethical Research Design for a Post-digital and Globalized Era (7.5 credits)
  5. Guiding and Mentoring Practitioner Research (2.5 credits)

Job assignments

A doctoral (PhD) student is expected to conduct research and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline. Expectations of a doctoral student include the capacity to develop independent ideas and communicate research results in oral and written form. The aim of the doctoral position is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within Literature and Didactics, and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim is for the doctoral student to develop an ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other qualified professional work.

Doctoral student will be expected to be physically present at the Department and actively interact in the programme environment, which includes active participation in the Department’s third-cycle and research seminars and the activities within the research school CuEEd-LL. While the Department’s working language is Swedish, the PhD programme may be conducted partly in English. However, in order to be admitted to the doctoral program the applicant requires sufficient knowledge in Swedish and English to complete compulsory course elements and actively participate in seminars. Non-Swedish PhD students are expected to learn Swedish during their PhD programme. Doctoral theses may be written in Swedish or English. The University offers introductory courses in Swedish on an as-needed basis.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements. An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle (PhD) studies if he/she has obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.39):

  1. a degree at the second-cycle level (MA level, or equivalent),
    2. at least 240 higher education (university) credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level, or
    3. equivalent knowledge acquired in other ways in Sweden or abroad.

The specific qualifications for postgraduate education in Literature requires at least 30 higher education credits in Literature at advanced level, of which at least 15 higher education credits consist of independent work (e.g., MA thesis) or equivalent knowledge. The applicant should, where relevant, motivate how the qualifications are equivalent to the general and specific credit requirements.

Assessment

Selection among applicants who meet the requirements for basic and special eligibility is based on the ability to successfully complete the education at the doctoral level.

Employment

Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral positions. Those appointed to doctoral positions will primarily devote themselves to their studies. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total employment period may not exceed the time corresponding to full-time studies for four years. The position includes teaching at the teacher training program  20% of a full-time post over the course of study. The appointment will be extended accordingly.

Type of employment: 4 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: The Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-02-01

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated by a local agreement at the University.

Appointment procedure

The appointment procedure involves two stages:

1) A shortlist is made based on material included in the application. 
2) The shortlisted candidates will be called to an interview.

For further information regarding the position

Questions regarding the PhD position.

Anna Nordenstam, Professor in Comparative Literature, anna.nordenstam@lir.gu.se
Jong Ho, HR administrator, jong.ho@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Please enclose the following documents with the application:

  1. A personal letter in which you explain why you are applying to the position and reflect on the progress which you consider can be traced in your degree projects. Here you should also, if relevant, motivate how your qualifications are equivalent to the general and specific credit requirements. If it is evident from the certificates that it took you a very long time to complete the degree projects, you may wish to comment on this fact. This text may not exceed 500 words and may be written in Swedish or English.
  2. Curriculum vitae / CV containing contact information, education, work experience and other relevant qualifications.
  3. Degree projects (from second cycle and first cycle, if any) and any publications you find relevant. You may submit up to five texts excluding the degree projects (which should also be attached as a pdf); any additional texts can be listed in a separate document. Submitted texts will be assessed primarily based on the following criteria: originality, difficulty of the topic addressed, and precision in the use of methods and the overall presentation of the work.
  4. Degree certificates and/or a certificate of enrolment from Ladok, or equivalent system, specifying your completed coursework. The certificates must demonstrate that you meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies as well as the specific entry requirements specified in the respective programme syllabus https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1576/1576434_asp-fd-litteraturvetenskap-2015-eng.pdf
  5. A description of your intended thesis project. This description should identify the purpose and aim of the project, the problem(s) addressed, material that will be used, and how the project relates to previous research. The project draft should also include a discussion on which theories and methods you may utilise. The project must be in connection to the area of CuEED-LL research themes. The draft will be assessed based on the following criteria: originality, scholarly relevance and rigor, and feasibility. The draft can include a preliminary outline or list of different phases and components of the thesis project, as well as a general timetable for the project. The draft may not exceed 2500 words (including notes and references).
  6. References

Closing date: 2021-10-15

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Funded PhD position in Nordic languages

Ref PAR 2021/1043

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to devote his or her time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and the writing of a doctoral dissertation. The main research profiles within Nordic Languages at the University of Gothenburg are Grammar, Lexicology, lexicography and phraseology, but we also welcome applications focusing on other relevant areas, such as language didactics/educational linguistics etc.

He or she may, however, undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to his/her dissertation topic.

General entry requirements

 To meet the basic entry requirements of doctoral programmes at the University of Gothenburg, applicants must have obtained a second-cycle degree, have completed studies of at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, have completed a corresponding programme in some other country or be able to demonstrate the possession of equivalent qualifications.

Specific entry requirements, Nordic languages: At least 120 higher education credits are required for admission to the third-cycle programme in Nordic languages. At least 30 credits must be from the advanced level courses and include a research paper of at least 15 credits. Applicants must have good reading skills in the languages necessary for the completion of obligatory course work and in order to be able to participate actively in department seminars.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1998: 80.

Employment

 Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Basis: 100%
Location: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-02-01

For further information regarding the position

Stina Ericsson, Director of postgraduate studies, (stina.ericsson@svenska.gu.se).

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply 

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services

https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

See also the document Practical information to applicants: https://www.gu.se/en/swedish/practical-information-to-applicants-for-phd-position-in-nordic-languages 

Closing date: Friday, October 1 at 24:00 is the last time to send in the application.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Contact person
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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

Funded PhD position in Swedish as a second language

Ref PAR 2021/989

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Job assignments

The successful candidate is expected to devote his or her time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and the writing of a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to his/her dissertation topic.

General entry requirements

To meet the basic entry requirements of doctoral programmes at the University of Gothenburg, applicants must have obtained a second-cycle degree, have completed studies of at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, have completed a corresponding programme in some other country or be able to demonstrate the possession of equivalent qualifications.

Specific entry requirements, Swedish as a second language: At least 120 higher education credits in Swedish as a second language, Nordic languages, General and/or Applied linguistics are required for admission to the third-cycle programme. At least 30 credits must be from the advanced level courses and include a research paper of at least 15 credits. Applicants must have good reading skills in the languages necessary for the completion of obligatory course work and in order to be able to participate actively in department seminars.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1998: 80.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Basis: 100%
Location: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-02-01

For further information regarding the position

Sofie Johansson, Associate professor in Swedish as a Second Language, +46 31 786 4203 (sofie.johansson@svenska.gu.se)

Stina Ericsson, Director of postgraduate studies, (stina.ericsson@svenska.gu.se).

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services

https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

See also the document Practical information to applicants: 

https://www.gu.se/en/swedish/practical-information-to-applicants-for-phd-position-in-swedish-as-a-second-language

Closing date: Friday, October 1 at 24:00 is the last time to send in the application.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral Positions in Medieval Philosophy

The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for two 2-year postdoctoral positions in medieval philosophy. The positions are for a fixed term from January 1, 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until December 31, 2023.

The postdoctoral researchers will work as members of the research project Exploring Twelfth-Century Philosophy: Alberic of Paris and his School, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project investigates the philosophical writings stemming from the milieu around the logician Alberic of Paris, who is still a relatively unknown figure in the history of philosophy, but according to contemporary sources was the most formidable rival of one of the greatest and most famous of all medieval philosophers, Peter Abelard. The project aims to identify, analyze and synthesize the core philosophical positions of Alberic and his school and to assess the role of this school of thought in the wider context of twelfth-century philosophy.

JOB DESCRIPTION
One of the two successful candidates will work on the medieval Latin source material and focus especially on select twelfth-century commentaries on Porphyry's Isagoge with the aim of establishing the distinctive views of Alberic and his followers as regards some of the main philosophical themes arising from this text (e.g. the nature and ontological status of universals).

The other of the two successful candidates will work on the medieval Latin source material and focus especially on select twelfth-century commentaries on Aristotle's De interpretatione with the aim of establishing the distinctive views of Alberic and his followers as regards some of the main philosophical themes arising from this text (e.g. the theory of meaning).

The candidates are expected to conduct research at a high international level and to publish the results of their research in high-ranking international journals and/or book series. The candidates are also expected to work closely together with the other members of the research team and to partake in organizing a number of research activities involving the project's substantial network of international scholars (e.g. workshops and conferences; research stays and trips to libraries; visits from visiting scholars; editing of a volume of conference proceedings).

QUALIFICATIONS
To be eligible for the positions, the candidate must have research qualifications at least corresponding to those achieved through a successfully completed PhD in a field of study relevant to the project (philosophy, history of ideas, Latin philology, or similar). The PhD degree must have been obtained a maximum of 4 years before the application deadline (maternity, paternity and certain other forms of leave may be added to this). The candidate must also have documented experience in working with Latin philosophical texts in the original language, proven ability to present and publish research at a high international level, and excellent English communication skills. Previous experience in working with medieval manuscripts will be considered an asset. For further information about the position, please contact PI of the research project Associate professor Heine Hansen (hhansen@hum.ku.dk).

SALARY AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
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 34,899 (EUR 4,680) 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 here: http://ism.ku.dk, ​​http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk

Further information on qualification requirements as postdoc can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities 2019 here: Bekendtgørelse om stillingsstruktur (in Danish) and Ministerial Order on Job Structure (in English).

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON 15 OCTOBER 2021, 23:59 CEST
CEST = Central European Summer Time

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page and fill in the application form. The application must be in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) specifying how your qualifications and experiences match the overall research project and which of the two subprojects mentioned you would prefer to work on
  • Curriculum vitae (with email and phone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates, PhD diploma, etc.)
  • Complete list of publications. Enclosed publications must be marked with *
  • 1-3 enclosed 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 no. 1 to 3.

Should any of the submitted publications 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 indicated. 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, German, French and English can be expected to be assessed.

APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE
After the application deadline, the Head of the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen selects applicants for assessment on the advice of an 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 211-0852/21-2I #1.

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

The closing date for applications is October 15, 2021 at 23:59 CEST. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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.

Application deadline: 15-10-2021
Employment start: 01-01-2022
Department/Location: Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixen Plads 8, 2300 Copenhagen, DK-Denmark

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

PhD Fellowship as part of the research project ‘English and Globalisation in Denmark: A Changing Sociolinguistic Landscape’, funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark

Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP) at the University of Copenhagen is offering a fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarship commencing 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to undertake doctoral research as part of a four-year collaborative project funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark and headed by Associate Professor Dorte Lønsmann.

Presentation of the host project
‘English and Globalisation in Denmark: A Changing Sociolinguistic Landscape’ is a sociolinguistic research project that investigates the current role of English in Denmark. In recent decades, the linguistic landscape in Denmark has changed. Danish remains the dominant national language, but new forms of linguistic diversity have emerged as a result of migration, and English has become widespread as a lingua franca – in the educational sector, in the workplace, in popular culture, in social media and in many other aspects of everyday life in Denmark. These developments have generated increasingly complex and sometimes conflicting attitudes related to English and the sociocultural changes the language is associated with.

Combining a large-scale survey, focus group interviews and a linguistic ethnographic case study, ‘English and Globalisation in Denmark: A Changing Sociolinguistic Landscape’ will analyse 1) the presence of English in the everyday lives of people in Denmark, 2) language attitudes and ideologies in relation to English, and 3) the use and symbolic meaning of English among young Danes. Thanks to the availability of data from a previous study (Danskerne og det engelske sprog, Preisler 1999), the project also includes a longitudinal comparative perspective.

Theoretically, the project aims to develop the notion of sociolinguistic change (see e.g. ‘Sociolinguistic Change, Vernacularization And Broadcast British Media’, Coupland 2014) by theorising the interconnections between social change, changing language practices and changing language attitudes and ideologies. We hypothesise that Denmark has seen a polarizing language ideological development over the last decades in relation to English. For some, English has increasingly come to be associated with opportunities for the individual and for Danish society in general; for others, English represents a barrier for participation in society and a possible threat to the national language and culture.

Job description
The work to be undertaken by the successful PhD candidate is an independent PhD research project designed to fit the overall research agenda of ‘English and Globalisation in Denmark’. More specifically, the PhD candidate will be expected to design and conduct a linguistic ethnography of a community of practice in Denmark, or a comparative study of multiple such communities. The exact community/communities will be chosen in collaboration with the PhD supervisor, based on the specific case(s) proposed in the successful candidate’s PhD project description. The only fixed criterion is that the community/communities in question should be composed by (or at least include as prominent members) young people in Denmark, allowing the PhD candidate to explore in detail how and with what symbolic value English is used by young Danes as part of their everyday interaction online and offline, e.g. how English is deployed as part of constructing specific styles, personas, social relationships and communicative genres, in combination with other semiotic ressources, including Danish.

PhD candidates are expected to outline a research design for the case study as part of their application. The project should fall within the general framework of linguistic ethnography. We welcome projects that include participant observation, recordings of social interaction in offline and online environments, as well as ethnographic interviews and feedback sessions with participants, but the exact approach will be determined on the basis of the successful candidate’s proposal. Theoretically, the PhD project should contribute to the host project’s overall understanding of sociolinguistic change and ‘English and Globalisation in Denmark’ in the nexus between changing language practices, changing language attitudes and ideologies and ongoing societal change.

The PhD student will be supervised by associate professor Janus Mortensen and co-supervised by associate professor and project PI, Dorte Lønsmann. The thesis can take the form of a monograph, or it can be article based, depending on the nature of the proposed project and the successful candidate’s preferences.

Key criteria for the assement of applicants

  • Applicants must have a relevant master’s degree (120 ECTS), possibly with a specialization (speciale) within the areas of linguistic antropology, sociolinguistics or applied linguistics. 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
  • The successful applicant will have advanced analytical skills and be a strong communicator in English. We expect the PhD thesis to be written in English.
  • Since the case study will involve data in Danish as well as English, applicants must also have advanced knowledge of Danish.
  • Due to the collaborative nature of the host project, it is essential that the candidate has excellent collaborative skills and a strong interest in being part of a close-knit research team.

Additional critera for the assement of applicants

  • Exam results
  • The time taken to complete previous degrees (taking any periods of leave into account)
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience

Key criteria for the assessment of the PhD project description

  • Relevance of the proposed PhD project for the host project
  • Intellectual originality
  • Theoretical contribution
  • Research design
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

Place of employment
The place of employment is Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, and the succesful candidate will be part of the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, attached to the PhD coordinator and group of PhD students at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. 

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the applicant’s successful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. 

Questions
For further information and specific questions about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal investigator, Dorte Lønsmann (dloensmann@hum.ku.dk), or the PhD project supervisor, Janus Mortensen (jamo@hum.ku.dk).

Further information about the host project is available at this web page: https://engerom.ku.dk/english/research/centres_projects/english-and-globalisation-in-denmark/#

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Humanities is available at the PhD Studies’ website: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents:  

  1. Project abstract (max. 1,200 characters)
  2. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  3. A detailed project description (max. 12,000 characters)
  4. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  5. Diploma and transcript of records  

Applicants must also upload the following documentation:

  1. A copy of master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted) 
  2. A copy of master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)  
  3. A copy of bachelor’s degree diploma  
  4. A copy of bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  5. Publication list (if any) 

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.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements. 

Project description
Project descriptions should outline the overall objectives, as well as design and timeline of the project and include

  • presentation of state of art
  • presentation and motivation of the theoretical framework
  • presentation and discussion of choice of methods and research design
  • a description of the project itself and how you see it fitting in with the larger research project and contributing substantially to it
  • a working plan for the project

The project description must not exceed 6 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 12,000 characters (excluding bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration. 

Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

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

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 is 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

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

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 programme, you must submit a PhD thesis.  

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

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

Terms of employment
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective 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, not be considered for the application process.   

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,409 DKK /approx. 3.480 EUR.

Contact information
For any further questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR employee Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0819/21-2H #1

Application deadline: 24 September 2021, 23:59 (CET)
 

Deadline: 2021-09-24 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

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Post expires on Friday September 24th, 2021

Postdoc in Christianity, Populism and Nationalism

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Lund University, Centre for Theology & Religious Studies (CTR)

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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 around 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (CTR) has existed under various names in Lund ever since the University became operational in 1668. CTR conducts teaching in the specialisations of history of religions and religious behavioural science, biblical studies, church and mission studies and studies in faith and world views. Research is carried out within all the disciplines of religious studies and theology.

About the subject

The research area “Christianity, Populism and Nationalism” covers questions related to the interchange, relations and overlapping between Christianity and the two political-ideological phenomena of populism and nationalism in the past as well as the present.

Christianity has a close, complex and multifaceted relationship to nationalism as well as political populism. While the origins of nationalism and the role of Christianity in the emergence of nationalism are debated, there is and has been significant ideological interchange between the two. In a similar way, political populism interacts with Christianity: populist movements draw on Christian identity, and Christian symbols and narratives are laid claim to in the rhetoric of populist movements. Both nationalism and political populism have mostly been studied by political scientists, sociologists and historians, which means that the theological and religious studies side of the topic has remained a less charted terrain. This post-doctoral position addresses this research gap.

The position will be related to the interdisciplinary research platform “Christianity & Nationalism” at the CTR (www.ctr.lu.se/christianity-and-nationalism), and relates to research that is today conducted in all disciplines at the CTR. Research proposals pertaining to any of these disciplines are welcome, and there is no specific geographical, cultural or denominational focus assigned to the position.

Duties

The employed person is expected to contribute to the research environment through active participation in research seminars and other research-related activities at the CTR (e.g. organising workshops and seminars, and contributing to the development of research applications). The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to take part in teaching at B.A. and master’s levels. These tasks require the postdoctoral fellow to have a high level of presence at the workplace. Teaching, supervision, and other administrative tasks comprise a maximum of 20% of the position.

Qualifications

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

Assessment criteria

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

Specific additional qualifications

  • Significant knowledge of Christian theology, practice and history documented by a degree, an academic thesis and/or publications.
  • Significant knowledge of political studies or related fields documented by a degree, an academic thesis and/or publications.
  • Previous research on Christianity and populism and/or nationalism.
  • Documented skills in interdisciplinary and international research cooperation.

The application must include:

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

The research plan is to contain a description of:

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

NB! The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above, that all documents are submitted to the University through the e-recruitment portal Varbi no later than the application deadline.

Conditions

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 December or by agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/1952
ContactJayne Svenungsson, Professor, www.ctr.lu.se/person/en/JayneSvenungssonAlexander Maurits, Head of Department, www.ctr.lu.se/person/en/AlexanderMauritsLena Kandefelt, Head of HR, www.ht.lu.se/person/en/LenaKandefelt
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date30.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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PhD-position in universal design

PhD position in Universal Design at Design School Kolding

We hereby invite proposals for PhD research projects that focus on Universal Design within industrial design/product design. It is a prerequisite that the project a) contributes to the field of Universal Design (UD) or its cognates, Inclusive Design and Design for All by involving people challenged by certain physical disabilities, and b) is based upon approaches and methods of artistic design research which means it is based on a body of new, creative design.

Universal Design is a relatively new research field in Denmark, and as a PhD-student you will play a prominent role in building up this important field. The PhD project is part of Design School Kolding’s new strategy that focuses on development of Universal Design in our research and teaching. The work is partly funded by a grant from the Bevica Foundation. The successful applicant will be able to make use of Bevica´s extensive and well established network in disability support and advocacy. You will also be part of the Bevica Foundations National Network for PhD-students and Post Doc’s working in the field of Universal Design in Denmark.

The PhD student will be part of one of the three laboratories at Design School Kolding, the Lab for Social Design to which theme the work is ultimately related. Lab for Social Design conduct research and artistic research with the aim to create social and cultural change. We explore social sustainable and inclusive futures within social design, social innovation and welfare design. We do this through democratic design experiments that uses material oriented- and visual approaches and methods. The overall collaborative design (co-design) approach is empathic and performative.

The ambition is that all children and adults can unfold their full potential in all phases of life – also when life hurts.

The proposed PhD project must follow the general rules for the doctoral program (see https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/sites/default/files/download/rules-for-phd-programmes-2016.pdf). We will prioritize proposals specifically pursuing artistic research and leading to ‘A dissertation based on a body of work’ (“Works to be understood as creative productions, design objects, experiments with fabrication, etc.”).

It is a basic requirement in the application:

  • to demonstrate an understanding of the field of Universal Design generally,
  • to indicate a specific sub-area of interest within Universal Design which addresses people with some kind of physical disabilities,
  • to have a plausible and clearly expressed research question (yes/no questions and long, multi-clausal abstract questions are undesirable). You are welcome to add a few sub-research questions as well.
  • to have a clear description of the universal design research process by which the question(s) might be answered (what are you going to do to answer the question(s)?).
  • to include a preliminary research plan. Applicants are encouraged to clearly outline a practice-based approach with focus on Universal Design within the field of product design/industrial design based on specific experiments.

Applications will be assessed, among other factors, according to the richness and interest of the topic; the clarity of the explanation of how it might be explored; its relation to design research and practice. You must relate the application to existing practices of design research e.g. research through design and also to research design in general.

The application must have the following sections:

  1. Introduction to the Ph.D. project
  2. Literature review of Universal Design to show state of the art and familiarity with the field; indication of theory of research in design and also research in general.
  3. The research question clearly indicated including how it contributes to the field of Universal Design or its cognates, Inclusive Design and Design for All.
  4. Proposed design research methodology.
  5. An account of the nature of the empirical data to be generated and whom to collaborate with.
  6. Bibliography/references

About Design School Kolding

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

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

The Facts

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

  • Ph.d. research project description of 4-6 pages. The project description should contain a letter of motivation including thoughts on the kind of artistic design research to be pursued, overview of existing knowledge, a theoretical base, research question(s) clearly expressed, research methodology, an account of the empirical material/data which the applicant expects to generate, and finally a preliminary research plan.
  • CV of maximum 1 page. It is also possible to send a 5 pages portfolio.
  • Diploma or alternatively a complete transcript of records (for BA and MA degrees). In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must have, as a minimum, a two-year MA degree, preferably from a design program, prior to the date of appointment.

The applicant must further have a fluent, fault-free oral and written English communication skills.

The application and materials must be in English or Danish.
Our school has the policy that if we employ a person unfamiliar with the Danish language, then the person is obliged to develop skills to communicate in Danish society within three years.

Please apply through Design School Kolding’s recruitment system which you find on the advertisement at the school’s website.

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

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

The application deadline is October 1st 2021, and the assessment will happen shortly thereafter.

The position is to be filled by December 1st 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

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

Application due: 01/10/2021

Start date: 01/12/2021

Workplace: Designskolen Kolding

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