Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

10 postdoc­toral re­searcher po­s­i­tions in edu­ca­tional sci­ences

The internationally esteemed and highly successful Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is the leading unit of research and teaching in Educational Sciences and Teacher Education in Finland. Research at the Faculty of Educational Sciences focuses on human growth, development, behavior and learning. Researchers examine their topics from various perspectives, including the social, communal and individual. Research objects are educational systems, learning environments and learners. Our research aims towards the realization of cultural and social possibilities for the wellbeing of an individual and a society in a changing world.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic, inspiring and international working and studying environment that has invested in state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage our staff to make bold and creative decisions while exercising high standards of ethical conduct in research, teaching and community relations.

We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education that qualifies students for both the teaching profession and other positions requiring general academic expertise. Some 600 students complete an undergraduate degree at the Faculty each year. We also offer the pedagogical studies required to qualify as a teacher to students majoring in other faculties’ disciplines.
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-educational-sciences

The Faculty of Educational Sciences invites applications for

10 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

The successful candidates’ research will focus on educational sciences. The position will require both independent and collaborative scientific publishing nationally and internationally, and active seeking for research funding. The faculty also expects that the postdoctoral researcher contributes to its teaching programs and supervision of under-graduate and doctoral students.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research, and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed should has obtained his/her doctoral degree within the last five years. Applicants who have completed their doctoral degree in the last three years will be given priority in the assessment process.

The duration of the positions may vary from 2-3 years and the faculty may decide to appoint less than 10 persons.

The salary for the positions will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart or teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary is EUR 3,100-3,800 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period for the position.

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:
•CV (according to the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
• List of publications
• Certificate of the doctoral degree
• Research plan for the intended postdoctoral research activities, including i) a brief description of previous research experience ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct at the Faculty of Educational Sciences iii) a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation with the staff of the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The proposed research project should focus on the focus areas of the research at the faculty. These areas are 1) educational research on teaching and learning and 2) educational research on schooling, society and culture.

Further information on the positions may be obtained from Vice Dean of Research Kristiina Kumpulainen, Kristiina.kumpulainen(at)helsinki.fi.

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Tiina Kärki, tiina.karki(at)helsinki.fi.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki
Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki
are requested to send their application via the SAP HR portal. The closing date for applications is
Monday, 1 October 2018.

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

Due date

01.10.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship in Privacy Data Practices, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Information Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship in privacy data practices. The candidate is expected to begin on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will become a member of the research project ”’Don’t Take it Personal’- Privacy and information in an algorithmic age”, funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark. Please see the project website for more information about the project: http://donttakeitpersonal.net/. Applicants are requested to situate their proposed PhD project both within the research project’s overall research question, and within one or more of the following work packages: II (Privacy), III (Users), IV (Platform providers). It is expected that the candidate will formulate an independent PhD project that contributes the ”Don’t Take it Personal” project’s goals and aims.

Qualification Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background within one or more of the disciplines relevant to the ”Don’t Take it Personal” project – incl. humanities, social sciences, technical science, and law. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic research team that spans several disciplines, and the candidate must thrive in such an interdisciplinary environment.. It is expected that the successful candidate takes part in the research team’s activities and contribute the development of the overall research project.

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

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 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 considered necessary.

Application requirements

Please include the following in your application package:

A: Cover letter

Please outline the reason for applying for this position and describe how your experiences and skills match the requirements for this position, and how you may contribute to the ”’Don’t Take it Personal’- Privacy and information in an algorithmic age” research project.

B: CV

CV including a list of publications, if you have any.

C: Project description

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Make sure to situate your proposed PhD project both within the ”Don’t Take it Personal” project’s overall research question, and within one or more of the following work packages II (Privacy), III (Users), IV (Platform providers). Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

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

D: Diploma and transcript of records

The 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, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

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

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD 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.

For more information:

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 here:

http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/

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. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

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

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

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 PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis in order to document your research effort.

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

For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective 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: https://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.

Contact

For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.

For questions regarding the ”Don’t Take it Personal” project, please contact Professor Jens-Erik Mai, email: jemai@hum.dk.dk

For questions regarding the Department of Information Studies’ research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD coordinator, Associate Professor Laura Skouvig, e-mail: laura.skouvig@hum.ku.dk

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 24 September 2018 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: 24 September 2018
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Informationsstudier
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Post expires on Monday September 24th, 2018

(Re-advertisement) PhD scholarship in digital media research

The Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship to be filled by November 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidates will be affiliated with the ‘Personalizing the professional’ project sponsored by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Description of the project 

The widespread adoption of mobile media such as smartphones enable us to be ‘always on’ – reachable regardless of our physical location and social activities. The perpetual availability of our relevant social contexts via the smartphone entails an increased interlacing of formerly separate social contexts, perhaps most significantly: personal life and work life. ‘Personalizing the professional: changing genres at the work/life intersection’ will undertake empirical studies of communicative practices and genre colonies emerging at the intersection between work life and personal life, departing from contemporary developments within organizational communication: social media-based intranet solutions and corporate health tracking programs via smartphone applications and wearables. The project advances scholarly understanding of how these professional-personal communicative practices reflect peoples’ experiences and efforts to draw or dissolve contextual boundaries and manage the relationship between work and personal life.

The PhD candidate will be an integral part of the research environment in Communication and IT and work in close collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principle Investigator of the project, Associate Professor Stine Lomborg. The successful candidate will participate both in formal project events and in informal deliberations throughout the project; he or she will have the opportunity both to pursue personal research interests and to contribute to the overall theoretical and methodological framework of Personalizing the professional. The candidate will join a wider interdisciplinary research environment centered in the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Communication and Computing and its research group on Digital Communication and Aesthetics. In addition to coursework and other institutional obligations, the PhD candidate will undertake the following main activities:

•Nine months of ethnographic fieldwork in 3-4 organizations, mainly in Denmark

•review of regulatory regimes and existing research in their fieldwork area

•participation in analyses of emerging genre colonies and participants’ experiences of the interlacing of work and personal life

•contributions to the dissemination of project findings and other outreach.

The successful PhD candidate must be fluent in spoken and written academic English and Danish. Prior experience with empirical fieldwork in professional organizations and/or digital media research within media and communication studies will be considered an advantage, but is not a requirement. It is expected that the successful candidate will be present, part of the research group, and engaged in the activities of the project on a daily basis.

Departing from the Personalizing the professional project framework, the PhD project description must include:

•a main section outlining preliminary research questions, theoretical ideas, methodological considerations, and a time schedule for a nine-month ethnographic fieldwork covering the use of social media-based intranet solutions in Denmark

•a section identifying preliminary issues to be addressed in a review of regulatory issues pertaining to organizational communication and digital media

•a section discussing how insights from the fieldwork may inform and complement the self-tracking and genre components of the project.

Please note that the project proposal must lie within the overall framework of Personalizing the professional. For further information, including a copy of the project framework, please contact the Principal Investigator of the project, Associate Professor Stine Lomborg: slomborg@hum.ku.dk

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.

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

 

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 description 

The 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.

Please note: The project description must not exceed 12,000 characters (including title, table of content, punctuation, spacing, study plan, figures, footnotes, and references etc., but excluding bibliography). If the extent is exceeded your application will not be taken into consideration. Please specify the amount of characters used at the top (left/right) of your research proposal. Please send the research proposal in an editable format.

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:

CV

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

Statement of consent 

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.

Recommendations and publications 

Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.

Diploma and transcript of records 

The 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.

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

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD 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. For more information, click here.

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate. Read more here.

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website.

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: .

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:

For more information about the PhD School, click here

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.

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.

Contact 

For any further questions, please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk

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 30 September 2018 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.

APPLY NOW

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: 30 September 2018
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

PhD Research Fellow in landscape and sustainability

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

PhD Research Fellow in landscape and sustainability

The Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science  has a vacancy for a position as PhD Research Fellow in landscape and sustainability from 01.01.19.

The place of employment is either Department of Visual and Performing Arts Education or Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies.

The place of employment will be campus Vestfold or campus Notodden.

Qualifications
Applicants to the PhD position must have a Master’s degree or equivalent higher education qualifications in cross- or interdisciplinary studies of arts, culture and/or society, early childhood education or educational sciences, or similiar disciplines. A Master´s degree in combination with relevant artistic practice or work experience is also relevant.The applicant must have gained the degree within the application deadline.

It is a requirement that the successful applicant is granted admission to the university’s doctoral programme in culture studies.

The staff at the faculty work within teams to a large extent, and the candidate must be motivated to share his or her knowledge and cooperate. The applicant must also be willing to collaborate across disiplines and contribute to interdisciplinary knowledge development. We are looking for a candidate that is curious, open-minded and creative. The candidate’s personal suitability, engagement and motivation to invest efforts in the project  will be emphasized in the selection process. The quality and feasibility of the project description, as well as credibility and sincerity of the applicants voice, will be important in the selection process.

Information about the position
United Nation´s sustainable development goals stress education as one of the most important premises to develop more sustainable societies globally. It is an explicit intention of the project to build bridges between different disciplines and knowledge areas to promote integration and neutralize fragmentation of learning processes and understanding of knowledge as discipline-based. The purpose of the project is to develop new research-based knowledge and understanding of 1) landscape as a cross-disciplinary knowledge theme and 2) learning processes in relation to landscape in early childhood education which promote sustainable development. Landscape is a core theme both in design, arts and crafts AND social studies in early childhood education, and can be defined as an area whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors. Core issues concern  development of new values and attitudes for sustainability and for new pedagogical practices at the individual educational institution. Relevant research questions can be to investigate teachers ´experiences with uses of landscape, in combination with investigation of potential and new possibilities and implement these to facilitate change.

Different forms of aesthetic, arts-based approaches are relevant in all phases of the research project and in both social studies and design, arts and craft. In design, arts and craft landscape can be investigated through creative processes through drawing, photography, land art, or other creative work with locally available materials. In a similar way, different methodical approaches from the social sciences such as cultural analysis are relevant in both social studies and design, arts and crafts, with the investigation of landscapes as both a historical and contemporary phenomena where human beings invest meaning in landscapes through aesthetic and embodied activities.

The project can deal with diversity of methods. Case studies, comparative studies and intercultural studies are made possible through already existing collaboration between USN and educational institutions in other countries. The project should seek to engage young children, early childhood settings and local communities with purpose to support long-term sustainable solutions, contributing to better quality of life for people, communities, landscapes, resources and living organisms that cohabit our planet. The PhD-project could include university students.

The doctoral project will be placed in the research group LETS (Learning and Teaching Sustainability) with supervisors from both design, arts and crafts and social science/cultural analysis.

The appointment will be for a term of four years with 25% teaching duties or for a period of three years without teaching duties.

For further information concerning the position please contactGeir Salvesen, head of department, tel. 31009172 / 95230715 at Department of Visual and Performing Arts Education, Biljana C. Fredriksen, associate professor, tel. +47 92615984, at Department of Visual and Performing Arts Education, or Inger Birkeand, professor, +4792656236, at Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies .

We offer
• A professionally stimulating working environment.
• Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
• A good social environment
• Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
• Opportunity for physical activities within working hours

Salary
PhD Research Fellow (code 1017): NOK 449 400 a year. Further promotion will be based on service in the position. In special cases, employment in code 1378 may be considered. Salary NOK 449 400 – 600 200 a year. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Additional information
Appointment to the position will be carried out by The Appointments Board for PhD Research Fellows. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.

It is an aim of personnel policy that the academic staff of University of Southeastern Norway should reflect the composition of the general population. It is therefore a personnel policy objective to achieve a balanced age and gender composition on the faculty and to recruit people from ethnic minority backgrounds. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

How to apply
University of Southeastern Norway uses online applications. We therefore ask applicants to register their application and CV online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right. The application must include the following documents:

1. Certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
2. Master’s thesis
3. A 5-10 page (maximum) project description
4. Any scientific publications and a list of these
5. Three references (contact information)

Please note that all documents must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language by an authorized translator.
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Post expires on Monday October 15th, 2018

PhD Research Fellow within the theme “Sports, Outdoor Life, Technology and Policy”

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

PhD Research Fellow within the theme “Sports, Outdoor Life, Technology and Policy”

The Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Sciences has a vacancy from 01.11.2018 for a position as PhD Research Fellow within the theme “Sports, Outdoor Life, Technology and Policy”.

The position is located in the Department of Sports, Physical Education and Outdoor Studies and reports to the Head of Department. The desired campus of employment is Bø, followed by Notodden or Vestfold (Bakkenteigen).

Qualifications
Applicants to the PhD position must have a Master’s degree or equivalent higher education qualifications in Sports, Outdoor life, Physical Education, Culture Studies, Sociology, Philosophy or equivalent. The applicant must have completed his or her degree by the time of application, with a grade of B or better.

The successful candidate’s employment will be contingent upon admission to the university’s doctoral program in Culture Studies within three months from commencement of the position.

The candidate must have the ability to work independently and focused, and at the same time be motivated to share knowledge and work as a part of an active research team. The faculty’s staff work to a large degree within thematic teams. As part of such a team, the candidate must be motivated to share his or her knowledge and work cooperatively. Good interpersonal abilities will therefore be emphasized. Good written and oral presentation skills in Norwegian and/or English are a prerequisite.

Information about the position
The theme for the positions research project is “Sports, Outdoor Life, Technology and Policy.” Technology seems to play an ever more important role in sports and outdoor life: GPSs, pulse watches and treadmills; recognition technology such as Facebook, Strava and Instagram is increasingly being incorporated into people’s sporting and outdoor activities. Technology can be both disciplining and empowering, guiding an individual’s actions in a variety of ways. At the same time, research generated by sports technology and measuring apparatus is used as a point of reference when health policy guidelines are formed. Health policy guidelines are again mediated through users, with the help of technology as training apps on smart phones, pulse watches etc., which tell us if we have been active enough. Technology can be seen both as an actor that plays a part in creating health policy and as a follow up to health policy. A watch that tells when “it is time to move” can be seen as a way of wearing “health policy on one’s wrist.”

This PhD project should provide new knowledge on the nexus between sports/outdoor life, technology and policy. Further, the project should point to how technology can be both disciplining and empowering at the same time as technology contributes to create knowledge-based policy. Health plays an ever more important role in the political legitimation of physical activity and sports. Hence, it is important to understand the processes behind political decision making in this field, and the role technology plays in the implantation of the politics of health.

The PhD research fellow will determine him- or herself the project’s theoretical and methodical framework. The project must include perspectives that provide in-depth understandings of the role technology plays in sports/outdoor life and that take into consideration how technology influence both individual and political actions.

The PhD Research fellow will be associated with the research group “sports and cultural policy,” although other research groups located at the university might also be relevant.

The applicant’s written project description should contain precise research questions, with justification provided for the theoretical and methodical approaches chosen. A detailed description of the project can be requested from Tommy.Langseth@usn.no.

The successful fellow must be admitted to the PhD program in Culture Studies at USN. A short description of the program can be sent upon request from Nils Asle Bergsgard, nils.asle.bergsgard@usn.no. We also encourage our applicants to familiarize themselves with the Program’s areas of research, https://www.usn.no/english/research/postgraduate-studies-phd/our-phd-programmes/culture-studies/.

The candidate will be appointed for a period of three years. The position has no teaching duties associated with it.

For further information concerning the position, please contact Associate Professor Tommy Langseth (Tommy.Langseth@usn.no, phone number +47 35952760), or the Head of Department Annette Bischoff (Annette.Bischoff@usn.no, phone number +47 35952787).

We offer

  • A stimulating and growing research environment, with good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
  • Opportunity for physical activities within working hours

Salary
PhD Research Fellow (code 1017): NOK 449 400 a year. Further promotion will be based on time served in the position. In special cases, employment in code 1378 may be considered. A statutory contribution to the state pension plan will be deducted from the employee’s salary.

Additional information
The Appointments Board will ultimately appoint the PhD Research Fellow. A panel of scientific experts will assess the applicants, and those short-listed for the position will be called in to interview and to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.

The University of South-Eastern Norway aims to reflect the composition of the general population, and has therefore as a personnel policy objective to balance the composition of its personnel by age, gender and ethnicity. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public listing of applicant list, even when the applicant has requested that this not be disclosed at the time of application. The applicant will be informed if his/her request for non-disclosure has been declined.

How to apply
The University of South-Eastern Norway uses online applications. We ask applicants to register their applications and CVs online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right. The application must include the following documents:

  1. Certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
  2. Master’s thesis
  3. A 5-page (maximum) project description
  4. Any scientific publications and a list of these
  5. Three references (contact information)

Please note that all documents must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language by an authorized translator. Requested attachments must be uploaded along with the application/CV for an application to be considered.

The application deadline are 15.09.2018, 23:59, Norwegian (local) time.

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Employer
    University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bø, Horten, Notodden
  • Place of service
    Studiested Bø, Notodden eller Vestfold
  • Jobbnorge ID
    154946
  • Internal ID
    Ref. 18/110
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

Post expires on Saturday September 15th, 2018

PhD position within the field of Psychology and Gender Studies

Post expires on Sunday August 19th, 2018

2 postdoctoral researchers in area and cultural studies

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world
Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the top 100 multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The Faculty of Arts is Finland’s oldest institution for teaching and research in the humanities and the largest in terms of the structure and range of disciplines. It is also a significant international community fostering research, education and cultural interaction.

The project “VoCAL Articulations of Identity and Empire (CALLIOPE)” at the University of Helsinki will run from March 2018 – February 2023 and is directed by dr. Josephine Hoegaerts. It is funded by the European Research Council (ERC-Starting Grant 2017). The project studies how audible performances of public speech have influenced the course of political careers and political decision making in the 19th century. It shows how voices helped to define diverse identities and contributed to practices of political transfer during the colonial period. In viewing political representation through the lens of audibility, the project will offer a new perspective on citizenship and colonialism by reframing how authority was embodied – through performances that were heard, as well as those that could be seen.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the positions of

2 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN AREA AND CULTURAL STUDIES

to the CALLIOPE project for a fixed-term of three years, starting in 2019.

An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the project (such as history, cultural studies, political science, or anthropology), as well as have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. We particularly appreciate applicants with a proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and an aptitude for methodological innovation.

Candidates will be expected to take charge of research on one geo-political area or axis of ‘exchange’ covered in CALLIOPE, and focus on vocal practices of political representation within that area.
Post-Doc 1: London and Kolkata
The candidate will study vocal practices of political representation transfer in English and Bengali in the nineteenth century, taking responsibility for the ‘sub-project’ in CALLIOPE concerning the British-Bengali axis of travel and exchange, researching the interplay between debating political elites in Kolkata, public speech by British officials in India and speech in Westminster (a project necessitating fluency in Bengali in addition to English).
Post-Doc 2: Algiers and ‘beyond’
The candidate will study rhetorical and vocal norms in Algeria, and the links and tensions between (Franco-)Algerian speech and other forms of rhetoric in Arabic, taking responsibility for the ‘sub-project’ in CALLIOPE concerning the evolution of ‘Muslim’ oratory in its exchange with rising colonizing powers (a project necessitating fluency in Arabic as well as, ideally, familiarity with Urdu).

The main duties will include full-time research and participation in the activities of the project. The post will require both independent and collaborative scholarly publishing, as well as teaching (5-10% of the annual working time) and other tasks. All candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English as well as respectively, (PD 1) Bengali or (PD2) Arabic.

The period following the completion of doctoral degree must not exceed five years, excluding family leave and equivalent periods of absence.

The salary for the position is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The annual gross salary range varies between 41,000 and 50,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file which includes the following documents in English:
1) A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
2) A list of publications (max. 3 pages)
3) A statement (max 2 pages) outlining the applicant plans to shape the sub-project applied for
4) A summary (max. 2 pages) on the applicant’s scholarly activities including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
6) A sample of scholarly writing (not more than 10,000 words)
5) Names and contact details of 2 or 3 referees.

Please name the pdf file with your last name and the initial(s) of your first name(s), as well as which position you are applying to.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. Deadline for applications is August 20, 2018.

Further information on the position can be obtained from director Josephine Hoegaerts (josephine.hoegaerts(at)helsinki.fi)

For information on the university as employer, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

In case you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

20.08.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

Postdoc

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a 2-year position as postdoc with teaching responsibilities within the field of Informatics teaching and learning. The position is placed at the Kolding campus of the University and is available from October 1st or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Design and Communication is a humanistic department which encompasses Design, International Business Communication, Information Studies, Tourism, Chinese and Library Science. We welcome applicants with an interdisciplinary orientation, who are prepared to participate in the cross-disciplinary cooperation at the department. The department offers bachelor and master study programs in humanistic IT and comprises corresponding research activities, particularly within informatics, computational thinking, designs for learning with ICT, web communication and web technologies. The selected applicant is expected to strengthen the department’s profile within the area of Informatics teaching and learning as concerns the study programs as well as the research areas. Applicants with qualifications within programming will be preferred.
The applicant is expected to have qualifications within at least two of the following five areas:

  • Computational thinking
  • Teaching computational thinking
  • Designs for learning
  • Design for motivation with ICT
  • Practice-based research within the field of informatics teaching and learning

The position involves, among other tasks:

  • active participation in the department’s ongoing research activities, with special focus on computational thinking and designs for learning programming;
  • contributing to the development of research perspectives within the area of informatics teaching and learning;
  • active participation in the development of the ICT design profile of the department
  • teaching, particularly in subjects within the area of computational thinking, programming, and teaching programming

Candidates are invited to contact Head of Department, Per Krogh Hansen (pkha@sdu.dk) for further information.
Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
The applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. within the fields of Informatics, Design for learning, or a related field by the application date.
Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty. As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.
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 2015

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”.

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per 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.

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.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
Only publications in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.
The application shall include the following:

  • documentation for scientific and high-level research within the field of ICT, teaching and learning;
  • Documentation for pedagogical skills and teaching experience (teaching portfolio);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • university diplomas, including documentation for the Ph. D degree;
  • research plan for the postdoc period;
  • a complete list of publications;
  • up to three research publications, which the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the assessment of his/her scientific qualifications (including statements from co-authors where applicable)

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: August 30 at 12 p.m.

Deadline: 30 August 2018
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday August 30th, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher in Arts-based research with a special focus on societal change

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious international universities of art, design and architecture in the world. The school is a strong source of social influence. Key areas of its research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and design. The school’s history dates back to 1871.

The Department of Art is looking for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in Arts-based research with a special focus on societal change

The applicant’s research should focus on arts-based research, contemporary art, and societal change in a transdisciplinary context. Research and artistic practices may focus on areas such as disability studies, critical community practices, diversity, critical animal studies, or migration. The work should address urgent questions regarding ethics, justice, and/or human and non-human agency.

The position is fixed-term for two-years. The starting date is preferably as soon as possible but is negotiable.

Main tasks and requirements

The postdoctoral researcher will work with the Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy, along with a research group, to produce research. It is expected that the postdoctoral researcher seeks for external funding possibilities and plans and develops new transdisciplinary and transnational projects and events.

The main duties of the postdoctoral researcher include

–          Taking part in creating research projects, events and networks

–          Seeking for funding possibilities and applying funding

–          Publishing research results in high-standard venues

–          Taking part in organizing and maintaining a research group

Qualified candidates for the postdoctoral have an earned doctoral degree and have excellent knowledge on one of the relevant fields in the department of art, such as art education or contemporary art research. Applicants are expected to be at the early stages of their academic careers and show potential for academic development. Excellent skills in English is required. Applicants are expected to live in Finland and work at Aalto University.

How to apply

The applications for the postdoctoral researcher position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on August 20, 2018.

The application for the position should contain (in pdf format):

  • Motivation letter (max. two pages)
  • CV
  • List of publications (and artworks if applicable)
  • Research plan for the postdoctoral researcher period (max. five pages)

All material should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned.

The evaluation is based on the total assessment of a candidate in each main dimension: research, teaching, and activity in research community. The main weight is put on research. Short listed candidates will be invited for an interviewand they may be asked for supplementary materials such as publication samples.

Salary and working time

Salary will be determined upon competence and experience of the applicant following the salary system of Finnish universities. Teaching personnel belong to the total working hours system, working 1624 hours annually. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland´s comprehensive social security.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Professor Mira Kallio-Tavin, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi or in recruitment process related questions HR-coordinator Päivi Niemi, firstname.j.lastname@aalto.fi.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

About Finland and Helsinki area

Finland has a high standard of living, a world leading education system, and a vibrant commercial and cultural life. It enjoys a robust economy and political stability. It has excellent transport links to the major cities of Europe and beyond. Helsinki is one of Europe’s leading capital cities and a vivid center of scholarship. As a living and working environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. More information is available at: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

In Helsinki June 12th, 2018

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

Two research software engineers for the Department

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The successful applicant should have an interest in philosophical logic broadly construed, including formally minded research in areas of theoretical philosophy such as metaphysics, the philosophy of language, epistemology, and the philosophy of mathematics and logic, as well as purely logical research in areas relevant for philosophy such as modal logic, higher-order logic and non-classical logic. The main supervisor of the PhD fellow will be Peter Fritz.

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

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

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Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in philosophy or logic. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position:
Associate Professor Peter Fritz; peter.fritz@ifikk.uio.no

For questions on how to apply: HR-Officer Julie Tøllefsen

Application deadline: September 23, 2018

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About the University of Oslo

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

The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 140 employees.

Post expires on Sunday September 23rd, 2018

Postdoc: Design Literacy for K12 Students in the field of computational empowerment 985009

The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Center for Computational Thinking and Design, invites applications for a fully funded 2-year postdoc position in Design Literacy for K12 Students in the field of computational empowerment.

The position is full-time and begins on 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The position
Computational empowerment is an emerging field of research that focuses on how citizens, especially children and adolescents, with a deeper understanding of technology and computation, can engage actively in the design and use of digital technology to support their personal agency in a digitalised society. We are interested in learning activities that include design, computational thinking, digital making, critical reflection, understanding user contexts and the societal impact of digital technology as contributing to computational empowerment. Design competences have previously been described in the research literature within design studies and design thinking for professional designers. However, little is known about how to develop design literacy among children and adolescents, who do not necessarily have a professional interest in the design of digital technology.
 
The successful applicant will be expected to participate in research-based project activities, lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as in supervising students.
 
Research
This project examines how we build and sustain computational empowerment among K12 students. The postdoc should build on current research on design thinking and conduct experimental design research in Danish primary and secondary schools to establish a framework for developing design literacy.

Teaching
The position may involve some teaching as agreed upon with the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies and the Center for Computational Thinking and Design.
 
Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent in child-computer interaction, interaction design, design studies or a similar field, as well as strong technical, theoretical and experimental proficiency. 
 
Applicants are expected to document excellence in research through publications in international journals and conference proceedings within child-computer interaction, design studies or interaction design. Applicants with documented research experience in design with/for children will be preferred. 
 
As part of their application, applicants should provide a research statement describing their ideas for the research they will do and explaining how their research relates and contributes to the thematic research frame of the computational empowerment project. Please keep these statements to a maximum of three pages.
 
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, which will contribute to the School of Communication and Culture’s goal of establishing one of the best research environments in the Nordic countries.
 
Language
The application must be submitted in English. It will be considered an advantage if the applicant can understand Danish in written and oral form.
 
For more information about the position, please contact Professor Ole Sejer Iversen: tel. (+45) 8716 1996 or email oiversen@cavi.au.dk
 
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies is one of the strongest academic IT environments in Europe and attracts visiting scholars and PhD students from all over the world. We focus on information technology as a feature of people’s everyday lives and futures. As a result, we have a strong connection between theory and practice and play a role in a great number of national and international collaborations. Read more at http://cc.au.dk/en/ddinf
 
The Center for Computational Thinking and Design (CCTD) is a new interdisciplinary centre at Aarhus University. The primary actors of the centre are the School of Communication and Culture, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Management.
The vision for the centre is to further develop the research and educational perspectives on basic IT competences – the “21st century learning skills”. This work is ongoing, and focuses on all levels of education in Denmark, from primary education to university level. This work calls for new perspectives on IT education within programming, digital fabrication, digital innovation, design studies and digital methodology, amongst others. The centre works with these perspectives across educational contexts within the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. Read more at http://cctd.au.dk/about-cctd/
 
School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school and its many activities here on our website

The School of Communication and Culture offers a broad range of research and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s), information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics. Read more about the school’s academics.  

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Unit: School of Communication and Culture
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

PhD Research Fellowship in Music Therapy or Musicology at the Grieg Academy – Department of Music

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD Research Fellowship in Music Therapy or Musicology at the Grieg Academy – Department of Music

At the Grieg Academy–Department of Music there is a vacant four-year position as PhD Research Fellow in either musicology or music therapy, with the start date of 1 January 2019.

The Grieg Academy–Department of Music is housed within in the Faculty for Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) at the University of Bergen. The faculty has approximately 600 students and 180 staff and offers research-based education at bachelor, master and PhD levels. The Grieg Academy has a dynamic professional milieu in performance and composition, ethnomusicology and musicology, music therapy and music pedagogy. We are concerned with creating meeting points between these traditions and other humanistic subjects.

Qualification requirements

The applicant must have a Norwegian master’s degree or equivalent education from abroad within music therapy or musicology. Applicants with degrees in other relevant fields can be assessed if their project is within music therapy or musicology.

The project proposal should fall within either music therapy or musicology and will be assessed with reference to existing research milieus and available competence within the department. The candidate’s main supervisor will normally come from the permanent academic staff of the department. The proposed supervisor must have confirmed his or her willingness to supervise the project, and the name of the supervisor must be stated in the application.

About the subject areas

Musicology in the Grieg Academy–Department of Music emphasizes knowledge about music and musical understanding related to cultural and social theory, as well as newer approaches in musicology and media studies. The BA study program in musicology has a broad international orientation, and the course offerings provide the possibility for specialization within, for example, folk music, world music, classical music, popular music and jazz, as well as the study of musical institutions and musical practice as social phenomena.

Music therapy at the Grieg Academy–Department of Music is defined as the interdisciplinary study of music and health, and connects with a humanistic and community-oriented music therapy tradition. The five-year integrated Master’s Programme in Music Therapy at the Grieg Academy offers both a practical and a scientific approach, and explores focus on relationships between music and health in clinical situations and everyday contexts. Research activities are organized in GAMUT – the Grieg Academy’s Centre for Music Therapy Research. GAMUT includes researchers from both UiB and Uni Helse.

About the position

The successful applicant must carry out his or her project within the indicated fields. It is expected that the successful applicant will complete the project within the period of appointment. The successful applicant will be accepted into the doctoral programme at the University of Bergen. The programme’s main goal is to lead to a PhD degree, which qualifies for independent research activities, and for other work that requires particular qualifications.

The research and educational part of the position is 75%, while the other 25% is allocated to teaching and other obligations.

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

About research education

The Grieg Academy is also a partner in the regional Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies, which brings together doctoral candidates from a broad interdisciplinary music field. Research fellows will also be connected with relevant research groups at the department.

We can offer:

  • An annual salary of NOK 436.500 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the government salary scale on appointment. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position.
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Employment in an inclusive workplace (under the IA scheme)
  • Good welfare benefits

How to apply

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page. The applicant must use the electronic CV form. The following information must be enclosed (uploaded):

1. Dissertation proposal (max 5 pages), mentioning also the name of the proposed supervisor

2. A time schedule for the completion of your project

3. A bibliography connected to the PhD project proposal

4. A short summary of the master’s thesis (max 3 pages).

5. Copies of higher education certificates and diplomas

6. List of academic publications (if any)

A committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The primary criteria in the evaluation are the applicant’s research potential as indicated by the research proposal, master’s thesis and other available scientific work.

Additional information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Randi Rolvsjord tel. +47 97514878, email randi.rolvsjord@uib.no.

State employment is to reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. We have therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition.  Persons with different ethnic backgrounds and persons with disability are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the public list of applicants. In such cases the applicant will be notified.

Post expires on Saturday September 15th, 2018

Two PhD Fellowhips at the Faculty of Theology

Subject to available grants, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hearby announces that one three-year PhD scholarship and one friplads within all research areas of the Faculty will be available from 15 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. (A friplads entails a position in which all tuition/administrative costs are covered by the Faculty, but no additional funds are available.) The granting of a scholarship or friplads carries with it enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of the Faculty of Theology.

Deadline for applications 15 September 2018.

To be considered, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Theology or any other relevant Master’s degree including African Studies or similar qualifications. Besides attention to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, the assessment will put emphasis on the talent for independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master’s thesis or similar.

The granting of the PhD scholarship will take place under the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC. Under this agreement, a PhD scholarship holder is entitled to carry out relevant duties amounting to a total of 840 hours over the three-year period. The scholarship holder must also be prepared to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment.

Application 

The application must be submitted using a special form (see link at bottom of page). The application must be accompanied by the following appendices (scanned electronically):

  • Documentation for the Master’s degree
  • A short CV
  • A project description
  • A draft outline of the study programme and
  • A budget for the three years of study.

If available, the following documents should also be submitted as appendices:

  • Master’s thesis (including thesis assessment) and
  • list of publications.

Application and documentation can be submitted either in Danish or in English.

The project description must contain a description of the planned research project (max. 5 pages/12.000 key strokes incl. spaces), and the draft outline of the study programme must be a realistic plan for the fulfillment of requirements under the Ministerial Order on PhD degrees with regard to participation in courses and periods of study at other institutions.  The Faculty expects the project to be kept within the usual annuum for a PhD fellowship, but any other major expenses must be mentioned explicitly in the application (e.g. travelling, field work, equipment, or external expert assistance necessary for the project).

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

Application procedure  

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment

  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project description.
  • Quality and feasibility of the project.
  • Qualifications in relevant disciplines.
  • Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
  • The Faculty can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question.

All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.

The Ministerial Order on PhD degrees and other relevant documents can be downloaded from the faculty homepage at:  https://www.teol.ku.dk/ or by contacting the Faculty of Theology, Købmagergade 44-46, DK-1150 Copenhagen K. If you have questions concerning the PhD scholarship/the friplads, please contact Head of the PhD school Carsten Pallesen (cp@teol.ku.dk). If you have technical questions concerning your application, please contact Birgitte Boas Hein (bibh@hrsc.ku.dk).

How to Apply  

Application deadline: 15 September 2018. Please, submit the application with documentation for Master’s degrees, CV and other appendices via the link below.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned, and collected into one file. Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account. 

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Deadline: 15 September 2018
Unit: Det Teologiske Fakultet
Campus: Faculty of Theology
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Post expires on Saturday September 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
2 January 2018.

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 2 January 2018
Unit: School of Culture and Society
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Post expires on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018