Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities and the Dead Sea Scrolls

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Department of Health and Nursing Science, as a PhD Research Fellow in “Clinical decision making at the point of care”, for a period of three years. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

This position is related to the Centre for eHealth, whose vision is user-centred research for evidence-based, high-quality research in health and technology. The Department of Health and Nursing Science provides teaching and research at the intersection of health and technology. 

Responsibilities

Increased digitization of healthcare services implies a large scope of patient-generated health data. Patient-generated health data are data collected from patients to help address a health concern (e.g. in the use of sensors and in remote chronic disease care management). However, the current state-of-art of these patient-generated health data for point of care shows that there are gaps related to the handling of the data.

The Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences offers a PhD position that will address some of these challenges. The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of PhD candidates connected to the Centre of e-health working with health-generated data from different perspectives. This PhD candidate will be affiliated to the faculty’s PhD- program in health science and will study patient-generated data from a clinical perspective.

Use of health data in clinical settings raises several questions, e.g.: How can patient-generated data best support health care decision-making processes? How can the use of patient-generated data contribute to patients’ participation in decisions related to the treatment process? What are the challenges and possible solutions to safeguard patients’ privacy and consent competence when health personnel use, share and re-use patient-generated data?

Applicants for this PhD project is to prepare a project outline to accompany the application, focusing on one or more clinical issues that can be linked to patient-generated data (not limited to the examples presented above). According to the e-health centre’s vision of co-creation, a user-centred approach in the research design will be emphasized. The quality of the project proposal will receive a high level of consideration during the application assessment process.

Required qualifications

The applicants must qualify for admission to the faculty PhD Programme in the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, with a specialisation within eHealth, and must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area of study, with an average grade of “B” or better. 

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

Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite.

Desired qualifications

Knowledge of Norwegian, or a Scandinavian language, is desirable.

During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work.

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

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

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

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

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

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

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) need to be sent electronically. Please, use the link “Apply for the position”.

The following documentation must be sent electronically:

  • Bachelor and Master Certificates with grades
  • A copy of the Master’s thesis
  • Referees
  • A complete list of publications
  • Academic work, participation and contribution in research and/or development projects when applies)
  • PhD research project description (maximum 10 pages). The project is to be structured after the  “Template-PhD projects”  

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the deadline. All the documentation must be written in English.

Application deadline: 23 March 2020.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor Elin Thygesen, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 915 715 15, email: elin.thygesen@uia.no
  • Associated Professor Santiago Martinez, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 37  23 34 72, email: santiago.martinez@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

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

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

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Deadline

23rd March 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Monday March 23rd, 2020

5 Postdoctoral Researcher fixed-term positions (TIAS) at the faculties of Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and the Turku School of Economics

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

The Turku Institute for Advanced Studies promotes cutting-edge university research in the humanities and social sciences including studies in arts and literature, cultural studies, history, archaeology, languages, linguistics, speech and language pathology, business studies, economics, education, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology and research methodologies. TIAS is supported by the faculties of Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and the Turku School of Economics and its researchers span these disciplines.

TIAS invites applications for five (5) Postdoctoral Researcher positions for a three-year period starting from 1January2021. Postdoctoral is defined as being within five (5) years of applicants having passed their PhD. Persons appointed must have successfully completed their doctoral degree by the end of the application period.

TIAS selects researchers through an international call for applications and welcomes applications from all disciplines within its five constituent faculties (Economics, Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences). TIAS researchers are located in departments which act as hosts to the research. Selected applicants will benefit from being hosted within departments in the University’s faculties, while also being part of the vibrant TIAS research community. They will be required to attend regular TIAS meetings and events which are designed to promote interdisciplinary working and researchers’ continuing professional development.

Selection of successful applicants will be on the basis of academic excellence, with the intention that each of TIAS’ constituent faculties will host one researcher recruited from this Call. In their motivation letter, applicants should state how their work supplements existing work at the University of Turku, identifying both the department within which they wish to be located and relevant members of staff whose work aligns with their own.

Applicants are also requested to demonstrate a linkage between their research and one or more of the strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku for 2021–2030:  1) Biodiversity and sustainability 2) Future technologies and digital society 3) Cultural memory and social change 4) Children, young people and learning 5) Health, diagnostics and drug development 6) Sea and maritime studies.

TIAS recruits researchers on the basis of external evaluations. Reviewers are asked to provide assessments of the applicant’s previous academic achievements, the quality of the research plan, the theoretical and methodological framework and the proposed outputs plan and also to provide an overall ranking of the proposal.

TIAS researchers’ salaries are determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel.  The salary for Postdoctoral Researcher positions corresponds to a requirement level 5 and the pre-estimated personal performance percentage of 17% (euro-dominated salary 3 434.59 €/month).  Progress in the researcher’s personal performance can be taken into account when determining the salary during employment.

The University of Turku is a responsible employer and educator and follows The Equality Plan of the University of Turku approved by the University Board. The European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University’s commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for Researchers.

The closing date for applications is 30 March 2020 (23.59.59 Finnish time, GMT +3). Applications must be submitted via the University of Turku’s electronic application form, a link to which can be found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).

For more information on applying, please contact the TIAS Director, Professor Martin Cloonan martin.cloonan@utu.fi or the TIAS Coordinator, Jenni Kankaanpää, TIAS-haku@utu.fi. For further information on TIAS please see http://www.utu.fi/tias.

Instructions and guidance for applicants can be found here: https://www.utu.fi/sites/default/files/public%3A//media/file/Instructions-for-applicants-TIAS-2020_0.pdf.

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Post expires on Monday March 30th, 2020

Postdocs within the field of Early Modern Architectural History

Postdocs within the field of Early Modern Architectural History at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies in association with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises one or two fully funded postdoc positions within the field of early modern Architectural History in association with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The postdocs will be enrolled at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Institute of Architecture and Design, but will work on a daily basis at the center at UCPH.

PRIVACY was launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and runs for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church His­tory at the Faculty of Theology, UCPH, in association with the Faculty of Law, UCPH and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Ar­chitecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen. Professor Peter Thule Kristensen from KADK is core scholar at Centre for Privacy Studies and will supervise the postdocs within the field of architectural history.

The research team currently consists of nine postdocs and four PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars. 

About the position

The position as postdoc will consist of research and, to a minor extent, administrative work.

Your tasks will include research within Centre for Privacy Studies in relation to eleven cases in Early Mod­ern Europe. This research will be conducted in interdisciplinary case teams where you will represent the architectural historical perspective.

The postdocs will have responsibility for a range of duties, which require arrangement and forward planning of research activities, and will show initiative to ensure that the research is conducted in accordance with the project timeline. You will be expected to plan your own work and the work in the case teams, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and to facilitate effective publication and dissemination of the project outcomes. In addition, the postdocs are to a minor extent expected to teach courses and participate in teaching related to their discipline mainly at KADK.

Centre for Privacy Studies 

PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Mod­ern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an inte­grated approach in which a team of schol­ars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of privacy.

The aim of PRIVACY is to develop

  1. systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society
  2. an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics
  3. a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy. 

PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisci­plinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: let­ters, laws, manuals, newspa­pers, sermons, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, commu­nity records etc. for no­tions of privacy, analyzing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(per­son/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as bounda­ries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and com­munity; de­crees regarding individ­uals’ bodies, or the idea of the household’s (oeco­no­mia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and politi­cal power over ‘hereti­cal’ mind­sets; and architectural demarcation of the household in the community and the individuals’ place in it.

Scholars funded by PRIVACY are required to join two or more case-teams. For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the homepage: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), founded in 1754, hosts three of the leading schools within architecture, design and conservation in Europe. The academy, placed in the center of Copenhagen, includes world-class research environments engaged in a series of EU and nationally funded research and innovation projects. The academy employs 230 academic staff including architects, designers, conservators, technical specialists, artists, historians, chemists and engineers, and it has currently enrolled 1700 PhD, graduate and undergraduate students. KADK’s schools work in accordance with OECD’s definitions of research, and KADK’s education is rooted in academic research.

The postdocs will be enrolled at KADK’s Institute of Architecture and Design (IAD). IAD is a cross disciplinary teaching and research environment including both architecture and design students. The institute consists of three bachelor programs and four master programs constituting the framework around teaching and research including both designers, architects and scholars from humanities. The teaching and the research focus on architecture, entrepreneurship, spatial and interior design, furniture design, textile design and fashion design. In addition, the institute runs a department for ceramics and glass at Bornholm (one of the bachelor programs), workshops at the School of Design and the IT teaching facilities of the School of Architecture.

Within IAD, the postdocs can among others teach at the master program Spatial Design, headed by Professor Peter Thule Kristensen. This program bases parts of its teaching within spatial and interior design on research from Centre for Privacy Studies.

For further description of KADK, IAD and Spatial Design, please visit following homepage: https://kadk.dk/en.

Research areas at Centre for Privacy Studies

PRIVACY launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history. The research team brings to­gether four sets of field-inherent skills and ap­proaches to privacy:  

Architecture: Urban plans, buildings and rooms frame privacy, creating secrecy and shelter; chapels and cabinets stage prayer, study and intimacy, and are amplified by interiors and furnishing; alcove beds and privies (toilets) wall off bodily needs; rural retreat offset urban life.  

Re­ligious cul­ture: Early Modern believers favour privacy­ (material and/or mental retreat) as a site for pious fo­cus, and privacy is often presented as place particularly fit for prayer and insight. But privacy also evades control and prompts suspicion of heresy or sin, leading to efforts to regulate the private sphere by means of church discipline.  

Law: Early Modern law defines conditions for property, sexual conduct, mar­riage, inheritance and rulers’ claims to their subjects’ work, property and lives (conscrip­tion, mo­nopoly of vio­lence within penal law).  

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

Qualifications 

Applicants must have a relevant education at Master’s degree level, and a PhD degree within the fields of Architecture, Architectural History or related disciplines. Relevant research experiences related to interdisciplinary collaboration is considered a qualification. The research language is English. The research team work on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important; just as vital is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration on a broad array of different sources and the ability to work in a team.

Applicants must have knowledge of design processes, architectural history and theories, patronage, pat­terns of use, materiality and tectonics.  

The Postdocs employed are expected to teach courses related to their discipline. Ability to teach broadly and in different formats is considered a qualification. 

Recruitment seminar 

A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 19 February, 2020. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as to expectations regarding applications.  

Deadline for applications for participation in the recruitment seminar is 31 January, 12.00. Please send an email including a letter of motivation and a CV to Head of Administration at Centre for Privacy Studies Maj Riis Poulsen, mrp@teol.ku.dk.

A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available.

Terms of employment 

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

All Postdocs will be employed at KADK in Copenhagen.

The Postdoc position is a full time temporary employment for the duration of two years with the possibil­ity of a one-year extension. The employment will be in accordance with the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and a number of organisations under the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) for academics in public service. It will be possible to negotiate qualification supplements depending on your competences and experience.

Employment will also be in accordance with the applicable job structure for artistic and scientific staff at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Aarhus School of Architecture and Design School Kolding.

Application procedure  

The application with appertaining appendices should be forwarded electronically via the button ‘Søg stillingen‘ (Apply for position) below.  

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

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

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

Submit the application no later than 22 March, 2020. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

The ideal starting date would be 15 June 2020, but this is negotiable. 

Recruitment process 

Please note that the position is being advertised and will be filled in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Culture’s ‘Executive Order no. 1208 of 12 October 2010 on the employment of artistic/scientific staff at certain educational institutions under the Ministry of Culture’. The appointment as postdoc will therefore be based on a concrete assessment by an expert assessment committee.

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

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by a committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview in Co­penhagen. We aim to interview qualified candidates in April or June 2020. 

Additional Information 

For information about PRIVACY, please see: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/about-privacy/.

For questions regarding research, please contact Centre Director, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (mbb@teol.ku.dk); for practical questions, please contact Head of Administration Maj Riis Poulsen (mrp@teol.ku.dk). For questions concerning the enrolment at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and research, please contact core scholar Professor Peter Thule Kristensen (pthul@kadk.dk).

Information about the application process and the e-recruitment system can be obtained by contacting HR Officer Ellen Kruse Jacobsen by email: ekj@kadk.dk or by tel.: +45 4170 1539.

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark at https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The University of Copenhagen and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background. 

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Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

PhD scholarship within the project: “PREDICTING RESPONSE – AI FOR 3D PRINTING BIOPOLYMERS IN ARCHITECTURE”

PhD scholarship within the project: “PREDICTING RESPONSE – AI FOR 3D PRINTING BIOPOLYMERS IN ARCHITECTURE” at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, posts vacant PhD scholarship as of 1 February 2020

The PhD scholarship is posted in the following project:

“PREDICTING RESPONSE – AI FOR 3D PRINTING BIOPOLYMERS IN ARCHITECTURE”

FRAMEWORK

Predicting Response is  a 4 year project funded under Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) Thematic Research on Digital Technologies.  The research project assembles a cross disciplinary team drawn from architecture and chemical engineering and includes: CITA (KADK), School of Architecture (University of Reading) and Department of Chemical Engineering (DTU).

This call is for a 3 year PhD Scholarship that is fully integrated within the project. The PhD will examine the predictive modelling of material behaviour of slurry printed biopolymers. By interfacing design integrated fabrication strategies based on 3D extrusion the aim will be to gather data and design and train models by which to steer fabrication of materials undergoing large state changes under printing and curing. The PhD student will be enrolled at CITA. It is our ambition that the PhD will start in July of 2020.

The position will be situated at CITA as part of the Institute of Architecture and Technology (IBT).

General Project Summary

This project investigates the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for creating predictive models for unpredictable material practices in architecture. AI and the use of advanced generative, search and predictive models are established parts of contemporary architectural modelling. They are mainly used for searching the design space and optimisation of given design solutions. However, new demands for sustainable design is challenging current practice and creating new opportunities for extending existing paradigms for design representation with methods of prediction. This project hypothesises that machine learning can be employed to develop new bio-based graded material practices for architecture informed by material performance and integrated with intelligent fabrication. With a special focus on biopolymer composites, the project examines how machine learning can be used to predict behaviour and grade these with versatile non-standard robotic 3D printing. It examines the use of machine learning in three interconnected enquiries: Predictive modelling of material behaviour in viscous biopolymers (subproject 1), Predictive modelling for grading of biopolymer composition (subproject 2) and Design integrated intelligent adaptive control for biopolymers (subproject 3). The three subprojects support and inform the overarching enquiry through a set of synergy-based activities that interfaces findings with architectural design performance criteria.

The project supports UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.4 (Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation) by developing new methodologies for sustainable production. The four-year research project is interdisciplinary and establishes new collaborations between Centre for IT and Architecture, Department of Chemical Engineering, (DTU) and University of Reading (UR).

The PhD will be associated with the UIA2023Cph. research network. The UIA2023Cph. research network is supporting the UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) world conference “Sustainable Futures” which is to be held in Copenhagen in 2023. The network will provide a research study framework, structured around research led workshop seminars and common colloquia. The PhD student is expected to take part in and support these events.

PhD Focus

The PhD supports the research effort of subproject 1. Designing with biopolymers necessitates solid understanding of material behaviour both as a finished material and during setting. These states are radically different; where wet setting states are highly pliable and thixotropic, dry states are structurally rigid. Subproject 1 develops models that predict material transformation during setting and final structural performance. Based on input from external sensing (LIDAR scanning and machine vision), the use of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) will be investigated to predict the complex geometric transformations that result from material grading and the configuration of fabrication parameters.

The PhD assembles suitably wide and informed datasets to train the models and examines a broader array of shallow and deep machine learning algorithms against which the performance of the CNN methods can be assessed. It will examine their capacity for prediction and integration into design workflow.

The PhD student will work directly and primarily with the tasks outlined above together with the support of the other project members. There is also a reciprocal obligation to contribute to other work-packages for the project where necessary. CITA’s participation in the project is led by Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen who will act as primary PhD supervisor. The project also includes Associate Professors Paul Nicholas and Martin Tamke.   

A degree and masters in architecture or other degree of equivalent relevancy is required. Mature skills in appropriate computational modelling, machine learning and robotic control are expected and must be demonstrated in the application.

Center for Information Technology and Architecture  https://kadk.dk/CITA

CITA [Center for Information Technology and Architecture] is an innovative research environment that explores the intersections emerging between architecture and digital technologies. By exploring central research questions of how space and technology affect one another, CITA aims to identify how the current emergence of a digital practice impacts architectural thinking and design.

CITA places special focus on the use of IT as a tool for the design, production and communication of architecture with particular attention placed on material performance. CITA employs a practice based research method focussing on design-led physical experimentation and full scale prototyping. The physical experiments act as material research inquiries by which the concepts and technologies of the investigations are tested and evaluated. The centre has an international profile, extensive experience of running funded research projects and has initiated numerous international collaborations, exhibitions, conference presentations and workshop exchanges.


CITA is headed by Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, PhD, and is further staffed by 3 associate professors, 4 PhD students and 4 research assistants.

Institute of Architecture and Technology     https://kadk.dk/en/institute/architecture-and-technology

IBT combines architecture with studies of the importance of digital technologies in the development and use of materials, the design and performance of building structures and their fabrication. The institute focuses on how technologies in critical interaction with architectural design can enrich society and tackle global challenges – both in the Danish and international context. It researches material studies, building physics and tectonic innovation. The institute’s research and artistic development work often takes place in close interdisciplinary collaborations with relevant institutions and companies all over the world.

Terms of employment

Enrolment takes place with a view to obtain a PhD degree, and leads to salaried employment for a period of three years in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC, protocol on graduate fellowships (annex 5). The salary consists of a seniority-based base salary and a non-pensionable allowance.

The PhD Program is structured under the provisions of Ministerial Order on the PhD Programat the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (PhD Order) no. 1039 of 27 August 2013 issued by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education regarding PhD programs and PhD degrees. This executive order is available on the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture’s website (https://kadk.dk/en/regulatory-basis).

If you have completed a degree abroad, it will be assessed by the Danish Agency for International Education before employment can take place. Practical information can be found at http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/recognition-and-transparency/recognition-guide.

Application requirements

There are no application forms. Applications must be written in English and submitted as one pdf-file by clicking the link in the call. Please upload a blank page, if you are asked to upload more than one document

Applications must include:

  • A reflection on the stated architectural aims of the project in the form of proposed theoretical orientations, comparison to existing research, preliminary syllabus and a proposal of the principle methods to be employed in project development  (max. 5 regular standard pages).   
  • CV.
  • Documentation of educational merits, other qualifications and previous activities.
  • A list of published papers/publications (if applicable).
  • A list of anticipated publications and dissemination venues for the project.
  • A portfolio of previous works and studies completed.

Please submit applications electronically following the link below no later than Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 12.00 noon.

For further information, please contact Ditte Dahl by telephone at 4170 1532 or by e-mail at ditte.dahl@kadk.dk

Anyone who meets the requirement of an academic degree at a graduate level is encouraged to apply for the scholarship regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity.

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Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Culture and Society

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a 2-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Culture, and Society at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. The position is vacant from August 1, 2020.

The position is part of the project «Back to Blood: Pursuing a Future from the Norse Past» (BTB), funded by the Research Council of Norway FRIPRO and led by Professor Anne Kalvig. The project includes team members from the University of Stavanger, the University of Oslo and Linköping University, Sweden. The project is based in the division of Religion, Culture, and Society and in The Greenhouse, a program area in environmental humanities at the University of Stavanger.

The objective of the position is to produce research for the externally funded project, strengthen research within the department, and to give a researcher/scholar holding a doctoral degree within the relevant academic field(s) the opportunity for further qualification toward top academic positions.

About the project

The project BTB as a whole seeks to map how and explain why current concerns with sustainability, identity and citizenship lead to increasing cultural and spiritual demand for Vikings and the Norse past, and the consequences of various cultural actors supplying that demand. 

Within the larger project, this postdoctoral fellow will focus, through fieldwork, on Viking related martial arts and explore how this relates to topics like embodiment, gender, dignity and belonging, spirituality, sacred space/place, landscape and nature, and its borders towards nationalist agendas. In the project proposal for BTB this task was presented like this (excerpt):

Combat as a fight for dignity and belonging.
A substantial part of the field of Viking reenactment and living history, as well as the popular interest in Nordic Heathenism, focuses on combat, martial arts and weaponry. In this study, we investigate how the martial arts within mediations of the Norse past relate to ideas of embodiment, gender, dignity and belonging, and to political nationalist agendas. The task maps the backgrounds of Norse fighting and combat enthusiasts and participants, and analyzes 1. How specific notions of body, gender, dignity and belonging are related to fighting and combat, 2. How and why the Norse fighting milieus and Viking re enactment and/or Norse Pagan groups are related, 3. Whether the combat milieus are characterized by inclusiveness and diversity, or represent more closed, streamlined groups, and 4. How combat is related to notions of (sacred) place, landscape and nature.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to produce three peer-reviewed international journal articles. Candidates are encouraged to design projects building on prior experiences, language competencies, and interests. 

The research project will be carried out at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community at the faculty and university. 

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Competencies

The applicant must submit a description of and a plan for the completion of the research project. In the plan, the applicant should identify what topics they wish to focus on and potential actors/groups and places/sites they will research. The plan should also contain a preliminary time schedule and a publication plan. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add to the applicant’s competence. 

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD within subject(s) relevant to the project, like religious studies, cultural studies, anthropology 
  • The PhD must be completed no later than date of application 
  • Good command of both written and oral English

In the assessment of applicants, the following criteria will be emphasized:

  • Relevance, quality and feasibility of the project plan 
  • Quality of prior scientific work
  • Good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units 
  • Personal skills and motivation for the position

Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialization of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the university. 

We offer

  • interesting work in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 500.000-600.000 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits favourable membership terms in a gym and at the company sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Home-work-home, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in the event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

General information

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

In addition to an evaluation of their submitted project plan and scientific work, potential candidates will be invited to an interview. 

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

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

Contact information

Further information about the project and the position can be obtained from Professor Anne Kalvig, tel: +47 51 83 13 49, e-mail: anne.kalvig@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor, tel: .+47 +47 51 83 31 49, e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

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

  • research proposal (max 3 pages) 
  • certificates/diplomas
  • list of all publications 
  • up to 4 publications
  • any other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

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

The Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Education, is responsible for the University’s new teacher MA programme “Advanced teacher education for leves 8-13” and practical pedagogical education. The Institute also offers programmes in Nordic, English, Religion, History, Norwegian for international students as well as Master’s programmes in History and History Didactics, Nordic with Literacy Studies, English Literacy Studies and Religion, Culture and Society. In cooperation with other departments of the faculty, the Department of Cultural Stud are currently 60 employees and 1100 students at the department.

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Deadline

8th March 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Sunday March 8th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellowship (-s) at DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research 2770

The Department of Media and Journalism at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applicants for one or two postdoctoral positions at DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research for up to two years. These positions offer applicants an exciting opportunity to join the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) research project ‘AI in Digital Sociology’ and the EU H2020 research projects ‘SOMA’ and ‘NGI Forward’, which focus on social media and collective behaviour, next generation internet technologies and human values.

Each postdoc position is a full-time and fixed-term position and begins 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

The research projects
As postdoctoral fellow at DATALAB, you will be working closely with three research projects: AI in Digital Sociology, funded by AUFF, and Next Generation Internet Forward (NGI Forward) and Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis (SOMA), both funded by Horizon 2020 under the European Commission.

The project AI in Digital Sociology aims to investigate how the bridging of learning methods and the focus on complexity in digital sociology can improve the way we analyse digital datasets and thereby enhance our understanding of mobile and social media behaviour. We work primarily with large-scale Facebook datasets from Denmark and South Korea to mirror the national Facebook population in order to understand social patterns and differences in the algorithmic communication spaces and potentially harmful patterns for democratic societies.

The European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative aims to develop a future internet that better supports European values such as democracy and human rights. The purpose of NGI FORWARD is to articulate the vision for the internet of the future and set out the next steps towards achieving this vision through technology development, policy roadmaps and stakeholder engagement. DATALAB will help identify the key technologies and issues that will be significant in the development of a future internet by providing insights into internet-related topics discussed on social media. The work consists in developing a model for detecting innovative topic predictors as a decision support tool to detect innovative technologies and stakeholders. DATALAB’s contributions will be essential in the development of policy roadmaps and policy recommendations that will help the EU achieve a more human-centric and democratic internet in the future.

The purpose of SOMA is to aid the work against online disinformation by understanding logics, predicting behaviour and developing new tools and services for citizens and experts alike to better understand, measure and combat disinformation and its impacts on democracy. In this project, DATALAB will investigate current and potential methodological setups (e.g. social media data access and potential safe space solutions) and evaluate analytical tools (e.g. disinformation detection and cascade prevention) that can be used in the work against disinformation. It will also suggest optimal solutions for the centres and the observatory that will be established as part of the project. DATALAB acts as one of two EU Centres of Excellence for research in social media and information disorder (EU ReMID).

The position
As postdoctoral fellow, you will act as first author of academic articles in collaboration with, among others, the centre director in the area of social media and collective behaviour-predicting patterns. You will also measure effects of experiments and analytically scrutinize challenges to democracy and/or next generation internet technologies and human values (based on existing and future data access/corpuses available in DATALAB). Furthermore, you will lead, administer and execute DATALAB’s contributions to the two EU projects (e.g. craft reports for the EU Commission, participate in consortium meetings in the EU, and administer the two projects by reporting on deliverables, time tables and hourly reports, etc.) The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • identify central next generation internet topics by the means of social media debate mapping (Reddit and Twitter) to understand the most relevant topics in a given period, potential controversies, and the legal, economic, social and political context surrounding these topics
  • analyse safe space solutions for social media data exchange, conduct analysis on data available in for instance the Ad Libraries of platforms, help map existing outlier (disinformation) detection solutions, and predict and prevent disinformation cascades at scale (primarily using Facebook and Twitter data e.g. designing and implementing quasi-experiments through agent-based modelling)
  • help further develop and fund the EU Centre of Excellence for research in social media and information disorder (EU ReMID)
  • work with large-scale Facebook datasets from Denmark and South Korea to mirror the national Facebook population in order to understand social patterns and differences in the algorithmic communication spaces and potentially harmful patterns for democratic societies

Research will primarily be carried out collaboratively with other project members, but, to some extent, there will be opportunities to pursue independent work within the focus of the projects that could inspire the centre to move into new and novel directions (i.e. advancing research questions, building new theories and applying new methods). The projects include funding for research and student assistants, data collection, travel and workshops.

You will join and work closely together with the teams of international researchers from several disciplines across Europe that are connected to the projects. You will be expected to travel to and represent DATALAB at meetings in Brussels and at stakeholder meetings primarily in Europe (approx. 3-4 meetings a year). You will also work with DATALAB’s centre director and co-director, PhDs, assistant researchers and student workers and collaborate closely with data scientists. You will also be expected to program for cluster analysis, topic modelling and social media data collection.

Qualifications
At the time of employment, applicants for each position must hold a PhD degree in data science, communications, media studies, political science, social science, information studies, computer science or related fields relevant to the position.
In addition to an interest in conducting collaborative research within the focus area of the project and having an excellent command of spoken and written English, applicants must

  • document knowledge of social media research or related field and data
  • document the ability to conduct computational analyses of social data (e.g. applying predictive models and agent-based models)
  • document prior use and knowledge of statistical learning, neural networks and/or other big data models using e.g. Caffe, Python and R
  • document experience of publishing as first author in international peer-reviewed journals.

Interested applicants should provide a short research proposal (max. 3 pages), outlining potential avenues for research related to the focus of the position. Please see the section below about the application procedure for the further formal requirements for the application.

The DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research
The position will be affiliated with DATALAB – the Center for Digital Social Research (www.datalab.au.dk). With an interdisciplinary team, the centre is based on the vision that technology and data systems should maintain a focus on people and society and support the principles of democracy, human rights and ethics. The centre is led by Professor Anja Bechmann under the Faculty of Arts. You can find further information about DATALAB at http://datalab.au.dk/ and more information on NGI at https://ngi.eu and SOMA at http://www.disinfobservatory.org/.

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies
Furthermore, the position will be rooted at department of Media and Journalism Studies at School of Communication and Culture. Grounded in its historical blending of research traditions within the humanities and social sciences, the department carries out research and teaching which examines interactions, content, organisation, functioning and uses of media and journalism in current and historical perspectives in private, public, national and international contexts. The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University is one of the nine departments that make up the School of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Arts. The research environment is characterised by extensive participation in international research projects, well-established international research networks as well as participation in international conferences. In the QS World University Ranking system, communication and media studies at Aarhus University has consistently ranked in the top 50 since 2012 and is currently ranked 35 in the world.

Prospective applicants are invited to view the department’s website: https://cc.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/media-and-journalism-studies/

School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school, its programmes, departments, and diverse activities on its website.

Further information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Anja Bechmann, Email: anjabechmann@cc.au.dk prior to submitting their application to learn more about the tasks.

If you need help uploading your application or have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter, Helle Sindal, e-mail: hsi@au.dk.

Place of work
The place of employment is DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research at Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

International applicant?
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

Deadline
3 March 2020

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

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Postdoc in the area of World Literature: Genre Fiction, Global Crises, and the Future

The Department for the Study of Culture hereby announces a vacant 2-year postdoctoral position set to begin 1 September 2020.

Project proposals shall investigate the role contemporary literature plays in addressing the globalized crises that grip the popular imagination today. A key point of analysis shall involve the comparison of specific genres or novelistic forms as they appear in different national literatures. Critics have pointed to the growing popularity of climate fiction (or ‘cli-fi’), for example, as evidence of genre fiction rising to the occasion to address a number of complex yet pressing problems related to anthropogenic climate change. But critical attention so far has tended to focus on cases from the US and the UK. In this light, more work remains to be done to determine how the ‘turn to genre’ appears in different national contexts. This work is all the more essential given that the worst effects of global problems like climate change and precarity have been distributed unequally between the global north and the global south. 

– All candidates should demonstrate a publication record in the area of global or world literature and genre fiction (e.g. speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, etc.).

– Experience publishing in English on the subject of non-English literature is preferred. 

– A PhD in literature or equivalent relevant area required.  

– Candidates with demonstrated experience in applying a comparative methodology and innovative research in literature and sociology or genre theory encouraged to apply. 

– Once appointed, the postdoc is expected to contribute to collaborative work (in English) that may include co-authoring academic essays, co-organizing conferences or seminars, and contributing to an edited collection. 

The jobdescription will be mainly research, additionally will be teaching to a certain extent and other tasks to a limited extent. The university will determine the distribution between the various tasks. The extent of the tasks can vary over time.

Further information is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: 65501451, email pkha@sdu.dk or assistant professor Bryan Yazell at phone 65508714, email Yazell@sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period. An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for the position you must have completed a PhD-degree by the application deadline. 

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

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

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 26 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday April 26th, 2020

PhD position in Philosophy

The Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS), Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a PhD position in philosophy to be filled by September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is fully funded for 3 years.

Information about CFS can be found at https://cfs.ku.dk/

Job contentThe successful candidate will be part of a project entitled Who are We? funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Prof. Dan Zahavi.

The larger project investigates what it means to feel, think, and act as part of a we. Its guiding hypothesis is that a systematic account of the we must be embedded in a more comprehensive investigation of selfhood and social cognition. The project will systematically develop this hypothesis by combining cross-disciplinary theorizing with historical scholarship. In particular, it will draw on seminal contributions from classical phenomenology. In addition to philosophers, the project will also involve social scientists (from social anthropology, sociology, social psychology and political theory).

The specific focus of the PhD project is to investigate the relation between the I and the we. What does the existence of we-experiences tell us about the structure of the first-person singular perspective? What is the relation between personal identity and collective identity? Is selfhood only something that can be achieved as part of a community, is individual selfhood linked constitutively to we-membership, or does the latter on the contrary require some pre-existing form of selfhood? In engaging with these questions, the PhD student will be expected to draw on discussions found in contemporary philosophy of mind and social ontology as well as on contributions found in classical phenomenology (e.g., Husserl, Stein, Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre).The successful candidate will be working in close cooperation with philosophers and other social scientists and is expected to partake in the activities of CFS on a daily basis.

Information For further information regarding the project, please contact the director of CFS, Professor Dan Zahavi, zahavi@hum.ku.dk

Admission requirements Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.   

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

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

Application requirements

Project abstractPlease fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.

Project descriptionThe application must include a detailed project description containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project mentioned above.

The project proposal must not exceed 6 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 12,000 characters (including curriculum, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography / bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration. Furthermore, please note: Text in additional application documents (e.g. a CV) which could be considered as supplementary text to the project description will be included in the calculation of the characters in the project description.

General guidelines on how to make a research proposal are available here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

CVIncluding a list of publications, if available, must be submitted with the application.    

Cover letter

Diploma and transcript of recordsThe following documentation must be submitted:

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

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

(Do NOT upload recommendations, publications or your Master thesis)

The recruitment process After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are passed on to assessment or not. Whereafter, the Assessment Committee is appointed by the Dean and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.  

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

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

Enrolment Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities’ PhD School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar.

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete courses totalling approximately 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD programme you must submit a PhD thesis in order to document your research effort.

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

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

Terms of employment PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.  

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Please read more here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/ 

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

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR South City, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-0365/20-2H

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1 April 2020 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CEST).  

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

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

Deadline: 1 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Department of Communication
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Post expires on Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Postdoc in Intercultural Danish-German Communication 2721

The School of Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position in Intercultural Danish-German communication.

The postdoc position is a full-time, fixed-term position, which begins on 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and ends on 31 January 2022.

Place of employment: Department of German and Romance Languages, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C Denmark.

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

The position
For the position, funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant, we are seeking an applicant who will contribute to the research in the project “Intercultural Danish-German communication”, in close cooperation with the Interreg 5A project kultKIT. The successful applicant will carry out research on Danish-German intercultural communication in close collaboration with principal investigator Erla Hallsteinsdóttir. The successful applicant must be prepared to participate in and contribute to the research activities (data collection and analysis as well as publication and dissemination activities) as they are defined in the project application.

The focus of the research will be on aspects that are fundamental to intercultural understanding in international strategic communication in a broad sense, with special focus on aspects of intercultural understanding, intercultural competences or linguistic aspects of interculturality. The project is linked to the research programme Communication in International Business and the Professions at the School of Communication and Culture.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a background in intercultural communication. We are particularly interested in applicants with both research expertise and practical experience in communication in a Danish-German context.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a field of intercultural communication or strategic communication. Applicants must furthermore be able to document:

  • An internationally oriented publication profile in topics of relevance to interculturality (e.g. intercultural understanding and intercultural competences, stereotypes), intercultural linguistics, strategic communication and/or Danish-German cooperation
  • Experience of participation in collective research projects and excellent teamwork skills
  • Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation and of cooperation with non-academic partners
  • Language skills (minimum B2) in Danish and German.

Finally, applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project (max. three pages).

Research qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality and the academic output.

Work environment
Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.
We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See Family and work-life balance for further information.

International applicant?
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school, its research programmes, departments, including the Department of German and Romance Languages, and diverse activities on its website.

Contact
For further information about the position, please contact Erla Hallsteinsdóttir, e-mail: ehall@cc.au.dk.

Interviews will be held in May 2020 in person or via Skype.

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

Deadline
31 March 2020

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

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Two-Year Postdoc Position: Gods, Games, and the Socioecological Landscape

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of religion. The position is full-time, and is available from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Research context
This position is funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant awarded to the supervisor, Associate Professor Benjamin Purzycki at the Department of the Study of Religion. The fellowship is available as of 1 September 2020 for a period of two years.

The position is located at the Department of the Study of Religion, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Benjamin Grant Purzycki (bgpurzycki@cas.au.dk).

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

Research and postdoctoral project
In spite of the continued growth in evolutionary approaches to religion, there remains a curious lack of formal theory and models to address local, functional resolutions to social dilemmas in the form of religious beliefs and practices. While the field is saturated with indications that religion resolves local challenges to cooperation, and many are testing hypotheses based on informal theories, only a handful of formal models exist that actually generate testable hypotheses. This position will involve propelling the field towards a better appreciation of formal models and their application, particularly in small-scale societies. Rather than designing experimental economic games, the position will entail the use of evolutionary game-theoretical models to simulate real-world scenarios and to push the boundaries of their utility in ethnographic contexts. To facilitate discussion, applicants should be prepared to discuss aspects of scenarios detailed here throughout the application process:  https://bgpurzycki.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/scenarios_doc.pdf.

Qualifications, job requirements and preferences

  • PhD in anthropology, economics, ecology, biology, or any related field that addresses problems in evolutionary game theory
  • Expertise in evolutionary game theory, in particular with preferences for: a) specialisation in mathematical modelling generally, b) specialisation in social learning specifically, and c) experience with agent-based modelling
  • Readiness and willingness to learn from and apply models to real-world scenarios
  • Readiness and willingness to teach models about real-world scenarios
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Willingness to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and friendly work environment
  • The ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and PhD students.

Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications which are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed. Please see further below under the headline ‘Formalities’.

Institutional context
The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice.
See the School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts for more information on its research activities.

Research environment
Aarhus University’s Department of the Study of Religion is a friendly working environment. It is recognised as a major hub for the cognitive and evolutionary sciences of religion and has students at all levels. As the department is committed to transdisciplinary research, the intellectual atmosphere is enriching and vibrant. For more information, please see the department’s website: https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/the-study-of-religion/

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

– From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
– From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
– From Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
– From local questions to global challenges

The school’s ambition is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of the highest quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society as a whole, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.
For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/
Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline
Thursday 12 Mar 2020 at 23:59 CET

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Post expires on Thursday March 12th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Practical Philosophy

Ref. No. SU FV-0155-20

at the Department of Philosophy. Closing date: 21 February 2020.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be attached to the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, which is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and part of the Philosophy Department at Stockholm University. The Stockholm Centre is directed by Professor Helen Frowe, and aims to produce cutting-edge research in the ethics of war and peace, foster international collaboration with scholars, policy-makers and military practitioners, and improve public and policy debates concerning the ethics of war and peace. The Department of Philosophy is Sweden’s largest philosophy department, and is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving research community and hosts regular visiting speakers and conferences. Please note that there is no requirement to speak Swedish to hold this post. The Fellow will be expected to undertake research in English.

Main responsibilities
In light of Frowe’s recent promotion to Wallenberg Scholar, the Stockholm Centre is looking to deepen and broaden its research profile, especially with regards to the grounds, scope and nature of the duty to rescue. This includes, for example, work on our duties to refugees fleeing war and natural disaster, our duties in the face of climate change, and the ethics of immigration policy, as well as the ethics of direct and indirect humanitarian intervention. The Stockholm Centre aims to reflect the fact that the best work in moral and political philosophy is informed by research across philosophy, as well as other cognate disciplines. We thus welcome applications from researchers from a range of backgrounds (for example, those working on causation, moral responsibility, rights, collective action, philosophy of action, authority, as well as those already working directly on the duty to rescue, war, climate ethics and immigration). The Fellow will be expected to produce and publish high-quality analytic, philosophical research, disseminate their research via international conferences, and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. To this end, a generous research stipend is attached to the post. 

The Fellow will also undertake administrative work related to the running of the Centre, such as organising conferences and workshops, undertaking editing work and submitting funding applications, and will be expected to attend and participate in the Centre’s various events. They will also be responsible for running the Centre’s website (training can be provided if necessary). They may engage in some teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, to be agreed with the Philosophy department. 

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country, or be expected to attain such a degree no later than August 2020. Those without doctoral degrees at the time of application should submit a letter from their supervisor confirming the expected date of their viva as part of their application.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to produce high-quality research, as evidenced by publications and / or their doctoral thesis, conference presentations and letters of reference. Priority will be given in the selection process to research potential. However, the post should partly serve to enable the Fellow to secure a permanent or tenure-track position after the Fellowship, and thus some weight will be given to teaching proficiency and administrative skills.

Terms of employment
The duration of the Fellowship is two years, with a possibility of prolongation due to special reasons, such as an absence from work due to illness, parental leave, etc. The start date is negotiable, but will be no later than August 2020. This is a pensionable position, subject to the favourable conditions of standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave. The Fellow will be expected to reside in Stockholm.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Helen Frowe, helen.frowe@philosophy.su.se

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Important: Recommendation letters should not be submitted by the applicant.They should be e-mailed directly by the referees. The academic referees should send recommendation letters via email to: FV-0155-20.refletters@philosophy.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-0155-20 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter, outlining how you would contribute to SCEWP’s research and engagement goals
  • CV, detailing degrees and other completed courses, teaching and administrative experience, grants and awards, and a list of publications and works in progress.
  • Research proposal (no more than 1500 words) describing:
    – your previous relevant research
    – the research that you would undertake during the fellowship
  • Copy of PhD diploma, if applicable
  • Writing samples in support of your application (no more than 2 files)

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 21/02/2020

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Post expires on Friday February 21st, 2020

Ph.D Fellowship in Archaeology

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in archaeology at the Museum of Archaeology. The postition is vacant from July 1st 2020. 

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

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

Applicants are kindly requested to prepare a project proposal that addresses one of the following two themes: Iron age settlement archeology or the Medieval Town of Stavanger. Marte Pupe Støyva

Arkeologisk Museums bibliotek

More information on project proposal themes 

IRON AGE SETTLEMENT ARCHAEOLOGY 

The county of Rogaland has an extensive archaeological record from both the early and late Iron Age. This project will explore questions pertaining to the long term relationship between these two phases either by a stronger focus on selected periods or as continuity or discontinuity across periods, thus investigating settlement and society in a long time perspective. The project proposal should focus on methods for synthesising this material in order to investigate change and societal transformations. 

THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF STAVANGER 

In 2025 the city of Stavanger will celebrate its 900 anniversary. On this occasion, new research that synthesises the archaeology of medieval Stavanger is sought. The project should join the archaeological record with historical sources and records on the standing monuments such as the cathedral and rural Medieval churches. While written sources and standing monuments mainly give information about the development of the bishopric, the archaeological record holds the potential to give an insight into trade, crafts and the lives of the commoners. Several excavations have been undertaken on Stavanger’s medieval layers, and these will form the empirical basis for the research. Currently, the Museum of Archaeology are restoring the cathedral, and research is being done on skeletal remains from the crypt. By combining field documentation with medieval monuments and road systems, the structure of the medieval town can be reconstructed. Research questions should aim at themes such as the development of the town, living and working conditions, crafts, trade and the relationship between the town and the surrounding rural areas. 

Project proposal

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

If you finish your education (masters degree) in the fall/winter of 2019 you are also welcome to apply.

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

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

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

Other information

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

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

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

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Research Kristin Armstrong Oma, tel: +47 51 83 26 01, e-mail: kristin.a.oma@uis.no 

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR adviser Janne V. Endresen, tel: +47 51 83 12 16, e-mail: janne.v.endresen@uis.no.

Application

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

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

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

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

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Arkelogis museum

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The museum has an academic staff with researchers in archeology, conservation, various natural sciences and more recent cultural history. The staff covers several fields within conservation, laboratories, photographic services, archives and scientific collections, management tasks under the Cultural Heritage Act, exhibition production, graphic design, school service and public involvment. The museum publishes two series of writings which are point-giving in CRIStin. The museum currently has a total of 75 permanent employees in four departments and in the museum administration.

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Deadline

1st March 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

PhD scholarships at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

The PhD-school at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen invites applications for 2 or 3 PhD scholarships at each of the departments mentioned below:

Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies (2 PhD scholarships)

Department of Communication (3 PhD scholarships)

SAXO Institute (2 PhD scholarships)

Department of Arts and Cultural Studies (2 PhD scholarships)

Proposed PhD projects must relate to or enhance a research field at one of these departments. To read more about the department research areas, please click on the relevant links above.

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

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

The scholarships are fully funded for 3 years and will be filled on 1 September 2020.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application must include:

Project abstract(1,200 characters)

Cover letter

CV  

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

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

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

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

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

The administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework. Find more information at this page: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

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

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

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

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

Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

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

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

The recruitment process

After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. An Assessment Committee are appointed and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application. The assessments are expected to be complete at the beginning of May 2020.

Afterwards, a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. The interviews will be held at the beginning of the summer holiday. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information
For any further questions regarding the recruitment process please contact HR employee Mette Christensen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0196/19-2H.

Application deadline

Applicants must submit the application electronically no later than 25 February 2020 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET). 

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

Deadline: 25 February 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
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Post expires on Tuesday February 25th, 2020