Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

Postdoc position in Chromatin replication and Functional genomics

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with the expertise in chromatin replication and functional genomics to unravel molecular mechanisms governing genome function maintenance in dividing cells for a fixed 2.5-year position to start in November 2021. The position will be based at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) in Chromatin replication and Epigenome maintenance research group headed by Prof. Anja Groth.  

More information on the CPR can be found at: https://www.cpr.ku.dk

Our research
The focus of the Groth group is to elucidate how chromatin organization and function is propagated during mitotic cell division to maintain genome and epigenome stability. Our goal is to understand how these mechanisms that underpin epigenetic cell memory impact on cell fate decision in development, cellular reprogramming and epigenetic changes that are prolific in cancer. We take a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to break new grounds in this field. To this end we are applying innovative proteomic and genomic approaches in combination with cutting-edge cell biology, advanced high-content imaging, single molecule analysis of replicating DNA, biochemistry and structural biology. We are a diverse and highly multidisciplinary group with many renowned scientific collaborations both nationally and internationally. We put high value on idea sharing as well as collaborations within the group and externally, and implement Creative Problem Solving as an innovative tool to develop our research projects.  

Your job
You will join a multi-disciplinary research team working on how epigenetic information is transmitted in proliferating cells. In particular, the lab has developed a panel of functional genomic tools to interrogate the impact of DNA replication on the epigenome.
Your tasks will include designing experimental strategies, as well as  generation and analyses of different functional genomics data sets. Other tasks will include dissemination of your discoveries on internal seminars, active participation on international workshops and conferences and writing of scientific manuscripts.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Life science or related
  • You are highly experienced in Chromatin biology, Epigenetics, or Epigenomics
  • You have an active interest in gene regulation or developmental biology
  • You have documented expertise in Next-generation sequencing (NGS) data workflow and analysis of functional genomics data sets (e.g., ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, Hi-seq)
  • Good organization and flexibility
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Place of employment
The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), a Novo Nordisk Foundation center of excellence established in 2007 and embedded in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the- art facilities within protein science and genomics. CPR is an interdisciplinary international environment with English as the main language. We are located in central Copenhagen, a city with one of the highest qualities of life in the world and a vibrant and highly interactive research environment. The University of Copenhagen has a strong focus on balancing professional life with a family-friendly working environment https://www.ism.ku.dk/faq.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2.5 years. Starting date is 1 November 2021 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,622 DKK approx. 4,656 euro (April 2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Anja Groth; anja.groth@cpr.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, other skills relevant for the position, and names and contact details for 3 references.

3. Copies  of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 29 June 2021, 23.59pm CET

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.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at 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.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

 

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow in language education related to LANGUAGES – Comparing language use across contexts

Postdoctoral fellow in language education related to LANGUAGES – Comparing language use across contexts

Job description

A position as postdoctoral fellow is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research. The position will be affiliated with the research project Comparing language use across contexts (LANGUAGES) funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2021–2025).

The position is a fulltime position for a period of 2 years devoted to research.

The main purpose of the fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

We invite interested applicants to an information meeting on 24 June 2021 at the University of Oslo. In the meeting, further information will be given about the LANGUAGES project, the available data, and the methods of analysis used in the project. Please register your participation HERE. You can also contact associate professor/project manager Lisbeth M. Brevik, l.m.brevik@ils.uio.

More about the position

LANGUAGES aims to investigate students’ language proficiency and classroom language instruction in Norway, France and the UK over time, within and across the school subjects English and French. The LANGUAGES research team comprises researchers at the University of Oslo, University of Bergen, École normale supérieure de Lyon, University of Exeter and University of Oxford. LANGUAGES will collect large-scale data (language tests, videos and surveys) and case study data (video-stimulated interviews and student texts) in secondary schools (age 14–15). It involves interdisciplinary research in English and French across the three countries. Applicants are expected to fit their proposed research project with the goal, methodology and overall design of the LANGUAGES project.

We ask for candidates that are interested in different theoretical approaches, frameworks and methodologies. The candidates will participate in data collection of language test data, classroom video data, student surveys and interviews from all three countries. The comparative subjects in focus will be English and French language education.

The post doc will work closely with the LANGUAGES team in the data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings, across languages and contexts. Experience with school research, classroom observation and use of observation protocols (e.g., PLATO), language tests, interviews, questionnaires, video- and/or audio-based research approaches will be an advantage. In addition, we welcome candidates with experience in coding of video data, and/or experience with quantitative analysis. Good oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are necessary. Communication skills in English and French are also required. Formal competence in both school subjects will also be an advantage. 

It is expected that the applicant is affiliated with the research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO).

For more information about the LANGUAGES project, please contact associate professor/project manager Lisbeth M. Brevik, l.m.brevik@ils.uio.no.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in English/English didactics, French/French didactics or language arts/language arts didactics, educational sciences and/or psychometrics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the application deadline. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language as well as in English and French
  • Project relevance to the LANGUAGES research ambition  

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

  • The quality of the project description
  • The project’s contribution to the LANGUAGES research
  • Experience with school research, classroom observation and use of observation protocols (e.g., PLATO), language tests, interviews, questionnaires, video- and/or audio-based research approaches
  • The applicants’ academic and personal qualifications for conducting the project within the allotted time frame
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Good ability to collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community

We offer

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A stimulating and attractive working environment
  • A unique possibility to become a part of a wide Nordic/international network
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application
  • CV that also includes an overview of any previously published academic/scientific works
  • Certified copies of diplomas, grade transcripts and any other testimonials
  • Project description of 8-10 pages (cf. Guidance) and PhD thesis
  • Any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge.no.

The application must be written in English. 

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidate´s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries where English is not the official language must attach a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 unless they have a diploma from a university in an English-speaking country.

Formal regulations

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

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact information

Associate professor Lisbeth M. Brevik

Professor Eva Thue Vold

Head of administration Astrid Waaler Kaas

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 Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo.

ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway’s first Centre of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Equinor.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

Deadline: 12 July 2021
Unit: The Department of Teacher Education and School Research
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday July 12th, 2021

Doctoral Research Fellow

Doctoral Research Fellow

Transcendence and Sustainability: Asian Visions With Global Promise

Job description

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

The fellowship is part of the research project Transcendence and Sustainability: Asian Visions with Global Promise. The project currently engages 13 junior and senior scholars based in Norway, China and India, and is financed by the Research Council from 2021-2027. Transsustain explores spiritually and religiously inspired environmental movements in Asia. It is largely based on fieldwork studies of selected cases that may exemplify how religious and spiritual practices and beliefs are put in motion to mobilize people’s active involvement in addressing and solving problems of environmental degradation or climate change.

The new doctoral research fellow will carry out an individual sub-project as part of the larger Transsustain team in the context of Vietnam. Vietnam is of particular interest to Transsustain  because it has a political system that is comparable to China’s but has kept a much more open attitude towards religious practices. It is heavily influenced by climate change and has seen a surge of environmental activities among various religious groups, connected to temples, indigenous peoples, etc. The doctoral candidate should formulate and implement an individual project based on   fieldwork in one or several sites in Vietnam, focusing on one or several spiritually inspired environmental movements. The candidate will join the Transsustain team and engage in general theoretical and methodological discussions, share findings and experiences from fieldwork, engage in joint publications in the team, etc. Other members of Transsustain are doing anthropological fieldwork in China, Taiwan and India and the candidate must therefore rely entirely on his/her own connections in Vietnam to ensure that fieldwork is possible.

The position is defined within the broader interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities and while based at the Department of IKOS, the candidate will also be affiliated with the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.

The person appointed will further be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized PhD research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis (preferably article based) that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. 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 3½ 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 one of the social sciences or humanities. 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 Vietnamese
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with ethnographic or other forms of social science fieldwork in Vietnam
  • 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 and research-related relevance to the Transsustain project
  • The applicant’s ability to gain access to doing the necessary fieldwork in Vietnam
  • The applicant’s 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 take part in the interdisciplinary academic communities of Transsustain and Oslo School of Environmental Humanities

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, maximum 14,000 characters. 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, jobbnorge.no.

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 and PI of Transsustain: Mette Halskov Hansen

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

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: 1 September 2021
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral position in Indo-European Linguistics

The department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Indo-European linguistics to be filled by September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is for 12 months.

The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS) provides the setting for international research and education from BA to PhD studies within linguistics and language technology, Indo-European studies, literature, media, culture, and gender studies. At NorS we do research, dissemination and teaching in the areas of Nordic cultural heritage and in modern sociolinguistic and technological approaches to language. We work with philological disciplines such as manuscript and literature studies, with name research, language change, computational cognitive modelling, and human language technology.

Job content

The Postdoc will participate in the research project Connecting the Dots: Reconfiguring the Indo-European family tree (2019–2023), funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project seeks to determine the higher-order branching structure of the Indo-European language family on the basis of a refined methodological approach to linguistic subgrouping. The principal investigator of the project is Associate Professor Thomas Olander.

The postdoctoral position involves research in the higher-order phylogenetics of the Indo-European language family, including methodological problems as well as problems regarding the position of individual branches with respect to other branches and to the over-all branching structure of the family tree. Since Anatolian and Tocharian, possibly the two first branches to separate, are not the primary focus of the project, the postdoctoral researcher should focus on the non-Anatolian and non-Tocharian branches.

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the research center Roots of Europe, which currently includes nine researchers from Denmark and abroad.

The applicant is expected to collaborate closely with the members of the Connecting the Dots project and with the researchers associated with the Roots of Europe center, and to participate in conferences and meetings arranged by these projects and the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics.

Qualification requirements
To be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have

  • A PhD degree or equivalent in the field of Indo-European Linguistics

It is an advantage if the applicant has

  • Previous experience with research in linguistic phylogenetics.
  • Knowledge of computational linguistic phylogenetics, including knowledge of one or more relevant programming language(s) (R, Python, RevBayes, BEAST / BEASTling)
  • A basic knowledge of the archaeology at the relevant time depth (Late Neolithic and Bronze Age

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

For further information about the position, please contact Head of department Anne Jensen (annejensen@hum.ku.dk) or Associate Professor Thomas Olander (olander@hum.ku.dk).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further information about the application procedure is available from Mette Christensen (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-0783/21-2I.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34,899.55 + 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 read more here: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/

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/

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

The closing date for applications is 25 June 2021 23:59 *CEST.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

*(Central european summertime=CEST/CET = normaltme)

Deadline: 2021-06-25 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

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Post expires on Friday June 25th, 2021

PhD scholarship: Maintaining Slavery in the Lesser Antilles c. 1650 – 1850

The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship in the inter-island history of slavery in the Lesser Antilles c. 1650 – 1850. The position is available from October 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is part of the research project In the Same Sea: The Lesser Antilles as a Common World of Slavery and Freedom, funded by the European Research Council. In the Same Sea investigates the shared history of the Lesser Antilles from the 1650s to the 1850s. The research team explores how the islands of the Lesser Antilles were shaped by inter-island connections that transformed separate islands in different empires into a common world of slavery and freedom.

The successful candidate will carry out independent research on how slavery was maintained across imperial borders in the Lesser Antilles. The PhD research project begins from the assumption that slavery in the Lesser Antilles was maintained by island elites who drew on the administrative and managerial knowledge gleaned from islands belonging to other European empires. Tracing the trans-colonial connections that shaped the regime of slavery in the long eighteenth century, research topics may include, but are not limited to, the ways by which colonial administrators, elite planters, and merchants compared island conditions and competed to obtain the most efficient means of reproducing slavery. The mapping of significant events and developments – such as the introduction of a legal limit on the number of lashes inflicted upon slaves, and the introduction of mandatory letters of freedom to free people of color – may serve as tools to unearth possible flows between islands. Likewise, the project can examine how island elites gained knowledge of measures designed to control the enslaved population – such as urban design, prison construction, plantation layouts, and legal and punitive procedures – by looking towards those implemented on other islands.

In addition to conducting independent research, the candidate will participate in the team’s research activities, including the construction of databases and maps. For more, see IN THE SAME SEA

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Dr. Gunvor Simonsen. Dr. Simonsen will also act as supervisor.

For questions about the Saxo Institute and the PhD-program, refer to Associate Professor Søren Rud.

Qualification requirements
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written. In addition, candidates will master French and/or Dutch allowing them to conduct research in the archives of more than one imperial power.

Admission requirements
Applicants should hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent in history or a similar discipline. If the MA-thesis is not completed at the application deadline, applicants must send pre-approval of their thesis.

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

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:

  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter  
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made  
  • A Danish consulate/embassy  

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

Application
The application should include the following:

1. Cover letter
(2,400 characters)

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

3. Writing sample
Please include an example of your academic writing in English, such as an article or a MA-thesis chapter.

4. Diploma and transcript of records 
Please include the following documentation:

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

5. Research proposal
The research proposal (12,000 characters, excl. bibliography) should outline:

  • The research topic
  • The research question/s
  • The historiographical state of the art / how does the project relate to previous research?
  • The methodology of the proposed study
  • The archives and/or material to be consulted
  • A realistic research plan, setting aside one semester for teaching and one semester for coursework.

Recruitment process
Applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of an Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified of the decision of the Appointment Committee. Following shortlisting, an Assessment Committee is appointed. Shortlisted applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Applicants have the opportunity to comment on the assessment of their own application. Following assessment, a number of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

For further information on the recruitment process: Recruitment, UCPH.

Enrolment
As a PhD student at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.

For more information: PhD studies, Faculty of Humanities, UCPH.

Terms of Employment
PhD students 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.

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

Contact information
For any further questions regarding recruitment please contact HR officer Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0766/21-2H #1.

Application deadline
Applicants must submit the application electronically no later than July 31, 2021 at 23.59 (CET).  

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

Deadline: 2021-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

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Post expires on Saturday July 31st, 2021

PhD-position – Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene

The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a 3-year PhD-scholarship on the topic of Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene. The scholarship is fully funded for three years and will be filled on February 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: September 1, 2021.

Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene

Buddhist practices can be detrimental to the health of ecosystems at pilgrimage sites through the dispersal and discard of mass-produced religious items or consumer goods. However, not all discarded items produced on Buddhist pilgrimage are considered littering. Prayer flags degrading in the wilderness, for instance, are not necessarily seen as polluting. We seek a PhD-fellow working within ecological anthropology, with an expertise in Buddhism, who is able to design and undertake a research project on Buddhism in the Anthropocene with a particular emphasis on Buddhist relationships with discarded materials. This project might, for instance, investigate waste practices along a commoditized tourist pilgrimage. What, how and when is something considered waste?

The PhD-position is opened in the framework of the international, collective research project Waste: Consumption and Buddhism in the age of garbage, which is funded by Veluxfonden (September 2021 – August 2025). The PhD-fellow will join a research team of six scholars working within the project Waste and will be supervised by the project manager, Associate Professor Trine Brox. This project will generate new understandings of how Buddhist communities and individuals generate and interpret waste, and how waste practices are intimately related to cultural imaginaries. In particular, the project is interested in Buddhist consumption practices, waste regimes, value, affect and aesthetics as they are connected to the waste imaginaries and waste trajectories that we study. The project asks: how do Buddhists define and sort waste from non-waste? What are the effects of increased consumption practices and waste production on ecological systems, cultural practices, social relations, rituals, and customs? Team members will collectively and through their individual ethnographic studies respond to these research questions.

The PhD-fellow will work in the interdisciplinary research environment at the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. As part of a team of researchers coming from language-based area studies, religious studies, and anthropology, the candidate must be willing and able to participate in regular research and outreach activities where we engage in cross-disciplinary discussions. The candidate is expected to actively participate in weekly meetings and reading groups, and a monthly waste excursion. The candidate should be aware that there is a mandatory three-year plan for the PhD-program that also includes 30 ECTS of PhD-courses and one semester of teaching obligations.
 

Project description

The candidate should submit a detailed project proposal in which they include:
(1) project description
(2) the intended theoretical framework and analytical concepts,
(3) the questions asked and the methods applied in order to answer these questions,

(4) the site/sites for the study,
(5) the selection and access to data,
(6) ethical considerations,
(7) work plan for the project, including milestones for the three-year period,
(8) expected results and plan for the dissemination of results,
(9) the candidate’s qualifications for undertaking the study.

The project proposal must not exceed five standard pages, corresponding to approx. 12,000 characters (including title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration. Guidelines on how to write a PhD-project proposal intended for the University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

Other relevant material
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives or agreement of exchange at an international university, etc. Do not upload your Master thesis.

Admission requirements
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must send pre-approval of their thesis if it is not completed at the time of the application deadline.

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

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

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

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

Application requirements
The application must be sent electronically via the link at the bottom of the page in Adobe PDF. ZIP files may not be used.

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

The application must include:

Project abstract: Maximum 1,200 characters

Project proposal: Maximum 12,000 characters

Cover letter: Please write a motivated application.

CV: Complete CV, including a list of publications if relevant.  

Diploma and transcript of records: Applicants must upload the following documentation:

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

If the master diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application. The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by a state-authorized translator and interpreter or at the embassy/a Danish consulate/ or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made. 

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

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

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

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

The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. An Assessment Committee are appointed and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application. The assessments are expected to be complete at the beginning of November 2021.

Afterwards, a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. The interviews will be held in December 2021. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

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

Enrolment
As a PhD-fellow, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD-courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD-program, you must submit a PhD thesis.  

Read more about the structure of the PhD-program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD-fellow 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-fellows are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

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

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

Contact information
For any further questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR employee Mette Christensen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0759/21-2H.  

Questions regarding the PhD project within the research project Waste: Consumption and Buddhism in the age of garbage can be directed to the project manager Associate Professor Trine Brox, e-mail trinebrox @ hum.ku.dk.

Application deadline
Applicants must submit the application electronically no later than 1 September 2021 at 23:59 (11:59 pm) (CEST).  

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy

Dynamic Territory: A Normative Framework for Territory in the Post-Holocene (DynamiTE), Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

Job description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the European Research Council and is associated with the project Dynamic Territory: A Normative Framework for Territory in the Post-Holocene (grant agreement number 948964). 

More about the position

The successful candidate will examine the dynamics of territorial occupation and territorial displacement in the context of climate change, with a focus in peasant and indigenous communities affected by drought and crop failure. Candidates are expected to deliver a project proposal showing how it will contribute to Dynamic Territory’s research plan.

Among the questions to be explored by the postdoctoral fellow are: What are the territorial strategies being used by peasant and indigenous communities affected by changed climatic patterns? How to think of the distribution of land and natural resources in agricultural territories that are or will be affected by desertification? What role are indigenous communities playing in the conservation of Global Systemic Resources and what role should they play in their governance? For more detailed information on Work Package 3, directly connected to this position, check the project’s website.

The research will apply methodology from the fields of philosophy, political theory, geography, or a relevant related discipline (e.g. anthropology, environmental history). Preference will be given to applicants with an interdisciplinary background in the above-mentioned fields. The successful candidate is expected to produce at least 4 peer-reviewed articles during the three-year period.

The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to be based in Oslo during the project period, starting the 1st of January 2022. They will actively collaborate with the project’s team, and participate in the Practical Philosophy Group and other departmental activities.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in philosophy, political theory, geography or a relevant related discipline (e.g. anthropology, environmental history), or PhD with an interdisciplinary profile in some of the above-mentioned disciplines.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to Work Package 3 of Dynamic Territory.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

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

  • The research project’s scientific merit and novelty, and its relevance for Work Package 3 of Dynamic Territory.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame.
  • The interdisciplinary background of the candidate and/or their willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research.
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Project proposal (maximum 3 pages) showing how it will contribute to Dynamic Territory’s research plan, and a time schedule for the planned work. It is expected that the applicant will produce at least four peer-reviewed articles during the period of appointment.
  • CV in English (maximum 2 pages), summarizing education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities.
  • Complete list of published and unpublished works. If a co-authored work is included, the applicant’s role must be made clear.
  • Copies of grades and transcripts. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
  • A sample of published or unpublished academic work that the applicant regards relevant for the position (max 40 pages). If the publications are co-authored, the applicant’s role must be documented with a coauthor declaration.
  • Names and contact details of three references.

The doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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. 

Contact information

For questions about the position:
Professor and PI Alejandra Mancilla, e-mail: alejandra.mancilla@ifikk.uio.no 

For questions about how to apply: 
HR Adviser Julie Tøllefsen

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 embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.

Deadline: 15 August 2021
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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PhD Candidate within the area of philosophy of language (experimental semantics)

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You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

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About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate at The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU, within the area of philosophy of language (experimental semantics).

The last 15-20 years have seen a proliferation of experimental work on semantic reference – an area of philosophy of language that has traditionally been dominated by thought experimentation and other ‘armchair’ methods. With few exceptions, this work has employed survey methods, probing test subjects’ judgments concerning the reference of terms or the truth values of sentences including the expressions under study. A number of such studies have been carried out, on proper names and natural kind terms, but so far the results remain unclear and inconclusive. At the same time, more refined experimental methods, such as elicited production, self-paced reading, and ERP measurement, have been used with considerable success in psycholinguistics, to study the processing of referential expressions such as pronouns and names.

Very few attempts have been made to apply such methods to the central problems concerning theories of reference in philosophy of language.

The PhD candidate will seek to employ advanced experimental methods on theories of reference and perform interdisciplinary research in experimental semantics, supervised jointly by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Department of Language and Literature. The experiments will be carried out at the Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab, NTNU.

You will report to Professor Jussi Haukioja and Professor Giosuè Baggio.

Duties of the position

  • perform and publish excellent research in experimental semantics
  • complete the required coursework and submit a doctoral dissertation

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirements are

  • A completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in philosophy, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.
  • Good familiarity with theories of reference
  • Interest in interdisciplinary work and experimental methods. Previous experience with experimental work is not required, as training in the relevant experimental techniques will be provided as part of the supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills

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

Personal characteristics

  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work both individually and collaboratively
  • Good communication skills

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Historical and Cultural Studies within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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 NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

The position is subject to the condition that the candidate start the PhD study by the end of 2021.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • A document (maximum 3 pages) that describes:
    • The candidate’s academic background and interests, with emphasis on factors relevant for the position
    • The candidate’s views concerning the application of experimental methods in philosophy of language, and theory of reference in particular
  • Name and contact information of three referees

If relevant, you may include academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 

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As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

In accordance with The Public Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Jussi Haukioja, email jussi.haukioja@ntnu.no.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number HF 21 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.07.2021

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

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Deadline

1st July 2021

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

Researcher within Literature, Cognition and Emotion

Researcher within Literature, Cognition and Emotion

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

Job description

A temporary Researcher position (SKO 1109) for 3 years is available at the Department of Literature, European Languages and Area Studies, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with “Literature, Cognition and Emotions” (LCE), a strategic research and teaching priority at the Faculty of Humanities. LCE is an interdisciplinary hub, connecting literary studies, linguistics and psychology in shared research and teaching. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research environment with numerous ongoing research activities, postdoctoral and doctoral projects. The candidate will be expected to contribute with a research project of their own design, to participate actively and regularly in reading group meetings, guest lectures and other LCE events, and to engage in the group’s on-going development of proposals for external funding.

We seek applicants with a strong research track-record who will support and complement the existing expertise in the LCE group. The candidate is expected to contribute to the group’s outreach and public engagement activities, and to assist with the planning of guest lectures, reading group sessions, etc.

In the application, the candidate is expected to present a research project on the interaction between literary texts and processes in authors’ and/or readers’ minds. The chosen approach can be based on cognitive literary theory, textual analysis or empirical studies.

The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the research environment of LCE and contribute to its building a legacy beyond the initial funding period (2019–2023).

Expected start date: 1 January 2022

Qualification requirements

  • PhD with a specialization in any area of literary studies, literary linguistics or psychology (with demonstrated experience in empirical approaches to literature / arts)

At least one of the following backgrounds is required:

  • Cognitive literary studies: cognitive poetics, cognitive narratology, applied to texts from all periods and all literatures
  • Corpus-based approaches to textual analysis within cognitive literary studies
  • Empirical methods from psychology (behavioural methods like experiments, surveys, interviews, etc.) in connection to literature

Further requirements are:

  • Excellent research track record; ideally with demonstrated excellence in research (commensurate with career stage) in the last five years
  • Experience with working across disciplines
  • The candidate’s research project must support and complement the on-going research activities at “Literature, Cognition and Emotions”
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Further qualifications

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to Literature, Cognition and Emotions
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
  • Experience with grant-writing and securing external funding
  • Experience with outreach activities

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (3–5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters, excluding references). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Writing samples may be requested at a later stage in the application process.

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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See Rules for the use of research posts at UiO.

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

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

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

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

Project leader, professor Karin Kukkonen (e-mail)

Head of Administration Karina Kleiva (e-mail)

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand (for questions on electronic application) (e-mail)

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 Literature, Area Studies and European Languages is involved in extensive research, teaching and outreach in the fields of literature, area studies and linguistics within European languages apart from the Nordic ones. The Department has an active research environment with a wide range of international collaboration. Many of our researchers play a part in giving the general public insight into the results of this research. The Department has about 130 members of staff: approximately 80 in academic posts, approximately 30 Ph.D. fellows and postdoctoral fellows, and 18 in administrative posts. The Department has approximately 300 master students and 1000 bachelor students.

Deadline: 2 August 2021
Unit: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Campus:
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2,5 year Postdoctoral Position to examine aspects of the development of intelligence testing in Norway

2,5 year Postdoctoral Position to examine aspects of the development of intelligence testing in Norway

Job description

The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo offers a two-and-a-half-year position as postdoctoral fellow with the project Historizicing Intelligence: Tests, Metrics and the Shaping of Contemporary Society. This three-year research project is funded by The Research Council of Norway, and the postdoctoral position starts in October/November 2021.

The overall goal of the research project is to shed light on the interplay between social, cultural and scientific aspects in the development of intelligence testing in Norway from around 1990 to the present. The position is devoted to the project’s Work Package 1 (WP 1), which deals with the development and use of the most common IQ tests in Norway from 1990 to the present, and focuses on the tests’ role as scientific and technological tools for diagnosing intellectual disability.  

The postdoctoral fellow will develop an individual project. It will address research questions described in the project description of WP 1, and contribute to the overarching themes of the whole project. The postdoctoral project will be developed in close collaboration with the other participants in the project. The application must contain a preliminary and non-binding project sketch of a maximum 1000 words. This will be taken into account when assessing the application. In addition to carrying out their own project, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to joint activities for WP 1 and in the overall project. This includes contributing to the project’s ambitious dissemination plans. 

More about the position

The employment period is two and a half years. The position will be organizationally affiliated with the Department of Ethnography, Numismatics, Classical Archaeology and University History (SENKU), with a workplace at the Museum of University and Science History (MUV) at the University of Oslo´s Blindern campus.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) within a field of history and/or the social sciences that is relevant to the project. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved
  • fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) and English 
  • the applicant must be able to read source material in Norwegian

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • experience in historical and/or social science research on science, technology and society
  • experience from interdisciplinary collaboration
  • experience with and interest in dissemination across disciplines and to the public
  • the applicant’s academic and personal qualifications to complete the project on time
  • good collaboration skills, motivation for the position and ability to work independently 
  • knowledge of languages such as German and/or French is an advantage

We offer

  • salary NOK 526 000 – 586 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • a research outline (max. 1000 words)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom 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 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

Associate Professor Jon Røyne Kyllingstad, phone +47 48 22 82 53, e-mail: j.r.kyllingstad@khm.uio.no

Administrativ Manager Bjørn Vidar Johansen, phone +47 93 49 53 03, e-mail: b.v.johansen@khm.uio.no

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 museum of Cultural History is one of Norway’s largest cultural history museums and, in addition to being a museum; it is a university department equal in status to UiO’s faculties. It houses the largest archaeological, ethnographic and numismatic collections in Norway. The museum also includes the Viking ships on Bygdøy, medieval ecclesiastical art, antiquities from the Mediterranean region, Egyptian collections, and an archive of runic inscriptions.

Deadline: 31 July 2021
Unit: Kulturhistorisk museum
Campus:
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PhD student in Language and Culture – Linkoping

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Culture and Society is devoted to education and research within the humanities, arts and social sciences. Our work is often pursued in inter- and multidisciplinary environments where language, culture and society are in focus. As a department we aspire to strengthen the position of the humanities and social sciences in society, and we view collaboration between education, research and the world around us as a prerequisite for success. The department is based in both Linköping and Norrköping.

We are looking for a PhD student in Language and Culture.

Your work assignments
This PhD is based around research on the WASP–HS PhD project “Autonomous cars as social agents”. Autonomous cars are one of the most promising, but also most challenging, application areas for artificial intelligence. The PhD offers the opportunity to work with Professor Mathias Broth, and Professor Barry Brown, two leading scholars in the fields of interactional analysis and human computer interaction. The PhD project will focus on understanding road interactions between experimental autonomous cars and other road users, from a sociological and interactional perspective. You will conduct video analysis of the interactions between vehicles and other road users, informing the design of future robotic vehicles, but also how we should regulate and control their use. It is planned that you will work with designers and researchers building experimental autonomous cars. The project is framed within an ethnomethodological multimodal analysis perspective – characterized by close analysis of real-time interaction. As a doctoral student, you will devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

This PhD position is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS), which aims to realize excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for humanity and society. This 10-year program is initiated and generously funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) with 660 million SEK. In addition to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and from participating universities. Major goals are more than 10 new faculty positions and more than 70 new PhDs. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS please visit http://wasp-hs.org/.

The WASP-HS graduate school provides foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD students, researchers and practitioners in the field. It thus provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with societal relevance.

Your workplace
The doctoral position is located in the research environment Language and Culture, a meeting place for linguistic and literary research, which is unified by an interest in the interplay between language and culture in everyday, literary, media, artistic and professional contexts (read more: https://liu.se/en/research/language-and-culture). As this PhD project is part of the WASP-HS project ”AI in Motion: Studying the social world of autonomous vehicles”, headed by Professor Brown at Stockholm University/KTH and Professor Broth at Linköping University, you will also have the opportunity to work with the Stockholm Interaction & Research group (http://stir.dsv.su.se).

Your qualifications
You will have graduated at master’s level or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be advanced-level courses. Alternatively, you will have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way. 120 credits, or the equivalent, of your total credits should be in a subject of central importance to the research environment Language and Culture.

For this position, we will be looking for candidates with a background in either sociology, linguistics, or human computer interaction, with some familiarity in studying human-machine interaction. We are particularly looking for candidates with an interest in robot-human interaction, autonomous vehicles, the societal impacts of technology and critical perspectives on technology development. You should be able to provide evidence of your understanding of the research process, the sought-after skill set and your previous academic achievements. A familiarity with conversation analysis and ethnomethodology would be a particular advantage. Furthermore, you should also have a good command of English, and preferably also of other languages.

Applicants will be assessed primarily on the basis of their ability to successfully carry out doctoral studies as part of the above-mentioned projects, primarily as indicated by the submitted documentation. The following will be taken into consideration in selecting a successful candidate: a topical and methodological fit to the research projects; study results that display creativity, personal maturity, the ability to make independent judgements and carry out critical analyses; as well as any specialised knowledge and experience that the applicant possesses, such as professional experience, which may be of relevance to successfully carrying out doctoral training.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available here.

The appointment has a duration of four years’ full-time employment. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed by a maximum of two years at a time, depending on your progress according to the study plan. The appointment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted under special circumstances.

Starting date
January 1, 2022

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received by August 30, 2021 at the latest. Applications and documents received after that date will not be considered.

To apply for this position we ask that candidates provide 1, a letter of intent (an account of why the applicant wishes to do a doctorate degree) no longer than one page and 2, essays of merit for the appointment, including master dissertation(s), or the equivalent. The most qualified applicants will be called to an interview.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD-students within the Department of Culture and Society are women, which is why precedence will be given to men in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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Contact persons

Mathias Broth

Professor

+ 46 (0)13-281851

mathias.broth@liu.se

Petra Winsa

HR-partner

013-282437

petra.winsa@liu.se

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Researcher within Literature, Cognition and Emotion

Researcher within Literature, Cognition and Emotion

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

Job description

A temporary Researcher position (SKO 1109) for 3 years is available at the Department of Literature, European Languages and Area Studies, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with “Literature, Cognition and Emotions” (LCE), a strategic research and teaching priority at the Faculty of Humanities. LCE is an interdisciplinary hub, connecting literary studies, linguistics and psychology in shared research and teaching. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research environment with numerous ongoing research activities, postdoctoral and doctoral projects. The candidate will be expected to contribute with a research project of their own design, to participate actively and regularly in reading group meetings, guest lectures and other LCE events, and to engage in the group’s on-going development of proposals for external funding.

We seek applicants with a strong research track-record who will support and complement the existing expertise in the LCE group. The candidate is expected to contribute to the group’s outreach and public engagement activities, and to assist with the planning of guest lectures, reading group sessions, etc.

In the application, the candidate is expected to present a research project on the interaction between literary texts and processes in authors’ and/or readers’ minds. The chosen approach can be based on cognitive literary theory, textual analysis or empirical studies.

The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the research environment of LCE and contribute to its building a legacy beyond the initial funding period (2019–2023).

Expected start date: 1 January 2022

Qualification requirements

  • PhD with a specialization in any area of literary studies, literary linguistics or psychology (with demonstrated experience in empirical approaches to literature / arts)

At least one of the following backgrounds is required:

  • Cognitive literary studies: cognitive poetics, cognitive narratology, applied to texts from all periods and all literatures
  • Corpus-based approaches to textual analysis within cognitive literary studies
  • Empirical methods from psychology (behavioural methods like experiments, surveys, interviews, etc.) in connection to literature

Further requirements are:

  • Excellent research track record; ideally with demonstrated excellence in research (commensurate with career stage) in the last five years
  • Experience with working across disciplines
  • The candidate’s research project must support and complement the on-going research activities at “Literature, Cognition and Emotions”
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Further qualifications

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to Literature, Cognition and Emotions
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
  • Experience with grant-writing and securing external funding
  • Experience with outreach activities

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (3–5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters, excluding references). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Writing samples may be requested at a later stage in the application process.

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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See Rules for the use of research posts at UiO.

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

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

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

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

Project leader, professor Karin Kukkonen (e-mail)

Head of Administration Karina Kleiva (e-mail)

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand (for questions on electronic application) (e-mail)

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 Literature, Area Studies and European Languages is involved in extensive research, teaching and outreach in the fields of literature, area studies and linguistics within European languages apart from the Nordic ones. The Department has an active research environment with a wide range of international collaboration. Many of our researchers play a part in giving the general public insight into the results of this research. The Department has about 130 members of staff: approximately 80 in academic posts, approximately 30 Ph.D. fellows and postdoctoral fellows, and 18 in administrative posts. The Department has approximately 300 master students and 1000 bachelor students.

Deadline: 2 August 2021
Unit: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
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PhD-student in Ancient Greek or Byzantine Studies

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 Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department’s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and contribute to and participate in the department’s activities. Teaching and/or administrative tasks may be involved up to a maximum of 20%, which is carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.

Project description: Doctoral students in Greek at Uppsala university work in a lively research environment devoted to the study of the Greek language and Greek culture from antiquity to the Byzantine period. For this position we are looking primarily for a candidate who is interested in working in the research group “Ancient Values and Emotions”. This includes projects on the following themes:

  • Conceptual history. Historical research involving analysis of specific evaluative and emotional terms, concepts and categories in ancient Greek texts.
  • The Language of evaluation. Analysis of appraisal/evaluation/stance or expression of emotion on all levels of linguistic description in ancient Greek.
  • Rhetoric, poetics and narratology. How and why values and emotions are represented, expressed or evoked in ancient Greek texts.
  • History of value- and emotion theorization. Reconstruction, exegesis, evaluation and contextualization of ancient Greek theories about value or emotion (or specific values or emotions).

Applications for projects that fall outside the scope of this research group are also welcome, but should fall broadly within the areas of expertise available at the department. The proposed doctoral project must be described in a research plan attached to the application. Particular consideration will be given to the project’s quality and feasibility within the stipulated time frame, as well as to the candidate’s fitness and qualifications for the task.

Requirements: To qualify for a doctoral position a candidate should hold a master’s degree in Greek or Byzantine Studies or equivalent.

Additional qualifications: Solid and broad language skills are a merit, as is experience from international study environments.

The application should contain:

  • A letter of intent describing your research interests and motivation for PhD studies and joining the group Ancient Values and Emotions (maximum one page)
  • A CV containing (i) a description of your education in Ancient Greek/Byzantine Studies and other relevant areas including a transcript of finished courses and their grades/dates, (ii) a list of any academic publications, (iii) professional experience relevant to academic research (maximum four pages)
  • A copy of your MA thesis (or equivalent)
  • A tentative research proposal which (i) states a research question which falls within the field described above, (ii) describes the methodology and work plan, and (iii) contextualises the expected results in relation to the state of the art
  • Other documents which the applicant would like to adduce
  • The application may be written in English or Swedish

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1 and at https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/research/phd-studies/.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 2021-08-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Eric Cullhed (Eric.Cullhed@lingfil.uu.se), director of graduate studies Professor Christer Henriksén (Christer.Henriksen@lingfil.uu.se), phone + 46 (0)18 471 6845, senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg (Lars.Hagborg@uadm.uu.se), phone +46 (0)18 471 1907.

Please submit your application by 9th April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/988.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/988

Last application date: 2021-04-09

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Two doctoral students in History, within the National Graduate school in History

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

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

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

The Department of History is one of the eight departments within the Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology. It is a large department consisting of three divisions: the Division of history, the Division of human rights and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies. Around 70 teachers and researchers work at the department. They undertake teaching within the BA programmes in history and human rights, the masters programme in history and the international masters programmes in human rights and Asian studies. The department also has a large post-graduate programme with Ph.D. students in history and human rights, as well as a research school in history.

The National Graduate School of Historical Studies is located at Lund University. Through the Graduate School, doctoral students are able to interact with other doctoral students and academic staff engaged in historical research at Lund University, the University of Gothenburg, Linnaeus University, Malmö University and Södertörn University. About 80 doctoral students and about 100 supervisors are taking part. Subjects included are History, Human Rights, History of Ideas and Sciences, Ethnology, Art History and Visual Studies, Book History, Musicology, Historical Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. The working language of the Graduate School is Swedish, and most subjects included in the Graduate School require a prospective doctoral student to be able to comprehend texts in Swedish.

For more information about the National Graduate School of Historical Studies, see: https://www.hist.lu.se/forskarskolan/in-english

Please Note!

The National Graduate school in History is a Swedish speaking PhD programme.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Admission requirements

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

Assessment basis

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

The application must include:

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

– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

– a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

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

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

– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)

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

Type of employment

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment1st September 2021
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/167
ContactKristina Arnrup Thorsbro, Faculty Secretary, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/Maria Småberg, Ass. Director of Studies, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date01.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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