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Doctoral/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Complex/Experimental Musical Rhythms

Doctoral/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Complex/Experimental Musical Rhythms

RITMO – Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO1017) or a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO1352) in Complex/Experimental Musical Rhythms is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

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

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

More about the position

The main goal of the project is to examine complex/experimental rhythms in popular music (e.g. jazz, EDM, hip-hop, etc.), including the listening experience and performers’ motivations. The methodological approach should include music analysis (auditory, transcription-based and/or computer-based), preferably in combination with qualitative interviews, field studies/ethnography, philosophy/phenomenology, and/or music cognition/psychology.

The project will be part of an overall thematic area focused on timing, expectations, and attention in complex rhythmic contexts.

Applicants should upload a research outline, with research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches.

The candidate will be supervised by Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen.

The appointment is for a period of three years, starting 1 February 2023. The candidate will be enrolled in RITMO’s Career Development Programme.

For applicants to the Doctoral Research Fellowship

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

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

For applicants to the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The appointment is for a period of three years, starting 1 February 2023. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. There might be a possibility to extend to four years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the departments’ needs for teaching, and the centre’s need for assistance.

The successful candidate is expected to be part of the research environment of RITMO and contribute to strengthening the links between different research areas within the centre. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualifications

Qualifications/requirements Doctoral Research Fellowship

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in musicology, music studies, music theory, or another relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The degree must have been obtained by the time of application. Competence in experimental research and statistics.
  • Competence in music analysis (auditory, transcription-based and/or computer-based).
  • Experience with one or more of the following is an advantage: music practice, philosophy/phenomenology, music cognition/psychology, qualitative interviews, field study/ethnography.
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

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

Qualifications/requirements Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • A PhD degree or equivalent in musicology, music studies, music theory, or another relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.
  • Competence in music analysis (auditory, transcription-based and/or computer-based).
  • Experience with one or more of the following is an advantage: music practice, philosophy/phenomenology, music cognition/psychology, qualitative interviews, field study/ethnography.
  • The candidate’s proposed research project must be closely connected to RITMO’s research profile
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

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

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

  • The applicant’s academic qualifications.
  • The quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame and contribute to the research objectives of RITMO.
  • For the Doctoral research Fellow: The applicant’s ability to complete research training.
  • Collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position (specify whether the application is for the Doctoral or Postdoctoral Research Fellowship).
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to the full version of published papers).
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see the template for research outline).
  • For Doctoral Research Fellowship: 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.
  • For Doctoral Research Fellowship: Documentation of Language requirements
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

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

Diplomas, certificates, master/doctoral thesis, and other academic works may be requested later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. The application must be submitted by the deadline September 1 2022 (23:59 Central European Summer Time).

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process (Doctoral Research Fellowships) and appointments to research fellowships.

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Head of Administration Pia Søndergaard, e-mail: pia.sondergaard@ifikk.uio.no, phone number: +47 22 85 44 89

HR Adviser Tonje Olsen

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 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme.

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

 

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Education/pedagogy

About the position

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences (TNM) has a vacancy of one or two positions as Postdoctoral Fellow within the frame of simulation training, maritime learning, the unforeseen and risk education. 

The position is located at the Department of Maritime operations and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is campus Vestfold, Bakkenteigen.

Information about the position

The position will be connected to the SFU-coast and other research projects at the department.

Pedagogical research description can be in line with one of the following research topics:
Evaluation (i) of the current state-of-the-art training and assessment practices in Maritime
Education and Training (MET). The development (ii) of novel simulator training and
assessment methods by considering technological advances. Develop tools (iii) for
estimating transfer effectiveness ratio (TER). Curriculum research (iv) related to development of creativity and improvisation within the realms of the unforeseen and risk-education.

The appointment is for a term of two years

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent in education or within the
frameworks of learning and/or simulator practices. The successful applicant must have gained the degree before the start of her/his tenure.

A good command of Norwegian or other Scandinavian language is demanded from start,
since the working language is Norwegian. 25 % of the allocated time will be related to
teaching and mentoring of students, and also courses in university pedagogy (UH-PED) will
be encouraged.

Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the
University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a
proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and
realize common objectives.

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

Forskning

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

Postdoctoral Fellow (postdoktor) (code 1352): NOK 563 900 –  702 100 a year, depending on seniority. 

A statutory contribution to the state pension plan will be deducted from the employee’s salary.

Other information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for the appointment to academic positions at University of South-Eastern Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. The candidates deemed best qualified will be invited to an interview.

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

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the
community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender
status. All appointments are made on merit.

Pursuant to section 25, 2nd paragraph of the Freedom of Information Act, information on the applicant may be disclosed even if the applicant has requested not be included on the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified if such requests are not allowed.

Contact information

For more information about the position, please contact:
Head of Department Atle Martin Christiansen, phone: +47 922 08 2929

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:
HR Advisor Kari L. Foss-Pedersen, email: kari.foss-pedersen@usn.no

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side –  “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

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

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

The application will be assessed on the basis of the attached documentation as requested above. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application deadline.

The University has been awarded a Charter & Code certificate by the European Commission, and is entitled to use the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) logo. The University is also a member of the EURAXESS network, which contributes to good working conditions for mobile researchers.

About USN

The University of South-Eastern Norway, USN, is one of Norway’s largest higher education institutions, with around 18,000 students and 1,900 employees across eight different campuses.

We offer studies, research and knowledge dissemination, all targeting various professions and working life and with a high level of quality internationally. Our goal as a University is to create value both for the individual student and for business and commerce, the public sector and society in general. We achieve this by utilising the best tools we have: education and research.

USN is a University with a strong social commitment where studies and working life are integrated. At USN, we focus on practice-relevant, profession-oriented and applied research and education.

The students shall benefit from innovative educational methods and challenging studies closely associated with society’s requirements and needs. They will learn how to adapt to a society and working life that is constantly changing. The University shall meet major social challenges with knowledge and expertise, helping to promote practical solutions, structural changes and new ways of thinking. USN’s academic activities shall be embodied by a clear dedication to the UN’s sustainable development goals. The University aims to realise this main profile in close cooperation with society and working life.

For more information on USN, please go to www.usn.no

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Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

PhD position in Design foresight related to Sustainability at Design School Kolding

Design School Kolding hereby invites proposals for a PhD research project that focus on Design foresight in relation to sustainability and circular economy. The project is expected to contribute to design research and designing for sustainability.  

Design School Kolding has EU funded projects and National funded projects within this focus for at least the next three years. The successful applicant will be able to make use of the network and activities within these projects to have strong peer-researcher and practitioner contacts from the beginning as well as opportunities to gather empirical data within these. 

The PhD student will be part of one of the three laboratories at Design School Kolding, the Lab for Sustainability. Lab for Sustainability has a rich research history in relation to sustainability and circular economy, and the PhD student can expect to be part of a diverse, dynamic group. However, as some of the projects are also cross-field related the student can choose to also participate in activities in the other labs at Design School Kolding when these are related to the study.

It would be an advantage for applicants to relate their proposal to one or more established directions within design research with examples such as research-through-design; co-design and/or participatory design; design programme/design programmatic research or design-based action research. As the funded projects also include a high degree of community building, open partnership innovation and similar, the applicant can choose to point to this as a key focus or sub-focus in the proposal.

The applicant is expected to – as part of the project team – to contribute to Project Workpackages (WP) in relation to deliverables such as interviews, focus groups, contextual inquiries, scenario development, co-design workshops, community-building and similar.

The PhD student will be teaching at the BA/MA educations at Design School Kolding especially in courses related to design foresight, futures studies, plausible and preferred futures and in general in relation to sustainability. A suggestion and overview of how the PhD student suggests to do so, will be a preparation for what to present if selected for an interview for the PhD position.

Applicants with industry experience, project management, design management skills or project facilitation skills will be preferred, and if the applicant can demonstrate experience in moving from one organizational context to another, this will be a plus.

The proposed PhD project must follow the general rules for the doctoral program (see: https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/sites/default/files/rules_for_the_joint_phd_programme_of_aarhus_school_of_architecture_and_design_school_kolding_rev._2021.pdf ). We will prioritize proposals specifically pursuing an article-based dissertation consisting of a plurality of components or articles that are related in content and/or method, which is unified by a summary of the three general aspects mentioned in section 5.2 in the guidelines.

It is a basic requirement in the application:

  • to demonstrate an understanding of the fields of design foresight and design futures studies and design for sustainability.
  • to indicate a specific focus of interest within sustainability related foresight, circular economy, community building and open innovation.
  • to have a plausible and clearly expressed research question. You are welcome to add a few sub-research questions as well.
  • to have a clear description of the design research process by which the question(s) might be answered (what are you going to do to answer the question(s)?).
  • to include a preliminary research plan.

Applications will be assessed, among other factors, according to the richness and interest of the topic; the clarity of the explanation of how it might be explored; its relation to design research and practice, and especially the fit with the projects and teaching at DSKD.

The application must have the following sections:

  1. Introduction to the PhD project
  2. A positioning according to the fields to show familiarity with the field; indication of theory of research in design and sustainability.
  3. The research question clearly indicated including how it intends to contribute to the fields such as co-design/participatory design and/or design for sustainability.
  4. Proposed design research methodology.
  5. An account of the nature of the empirical data to be generated and whom to collaborate with.
  6. Bibliography/references

The Facts

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

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

The applicant must further have a fluent oral and written English communication skills.

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is Sunday July 31 at 23.59 PM, and the assessment will happen shortly thereafter.

The position is to be filled by August 15 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For further information, please contact Secretary of research Christina Stind Rosendahl, phone +45 91 33 30 04 or mail: csr@dskd.dk or Associate Professor in strategic co-design Sune Gudiksen, skg@dskd.dk

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

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Application due: 31/07/2022

Start date: 15/08/2022 Workplace: Designskolen Kolding

Position category: Full time position

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Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Readvertisement – Postdoc position in Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) at the Department of Technology and Innovation (ITI), Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a Postdoc position to work in the field of circular women entrepreneurship for a period of 2.5 years. The Postdoc position is connected to the project “Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship for the UN SDGs (CEWE-UN SDGs)” funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Expected starting date is 1st September 2022 or soon after.

Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE)
SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) focuses on doing cutting-edge research within the field of supply chain management under the theme of sustainable / green supply chain, digital supply chain, blockchain applications in supply chain, supply chain information technologies, circular economy, climate change, life cycle assessment focusing on sustainable supply chain, corporate sustainability, sustainable development goals, and digital circular supply chain.

Furthermore, in collaboration with TEK innovation, CSSCE offers substantial support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

About the project
The CEWE-UN SDGs project is a research project (2022-2025) primarily funded by Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowships category. The project will be led by Associate Professor Devika Kannan together with a team of a Post-Doctoral researcher, a PhD student, and few student / research assistants. For a brief description about the project, please refer to the webpage at the Carlsberg Foundation.

The main objective of CEWE-UN SDGs is to launch a new research agenda exploring the nexus of women entrepreneurship (WE) and circular economy (CE). The project also aims to develop a novel toolkit for women entrepreneurs to perform circular business, which contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Hence, this project focuses on the following research questions:

  • What role will CE and WE play in living up to the UN sustainable development goals?
  • What relationships exist between CE and WE to achieve UN sustainable development goals?
  • How do women entrepreneurs run their businesses to achieve UN SDGs? Does CE play a role there and if it does play a role, what does that look like?
  • How can the sustainability impact of the Circular Economy-Women Entrepreneurship (CEWE) nexus be measured?

Responsibilities and qualifications
A highly motivated, results-oriented person who can engage constructively in an international and interdisciplinary team will be a strong applicant. The candidate must be a team player and, at the same time, be able to work independently and to plan and execute complex tasks.  

Responsibilities

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Participate in active research environments
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals

Qualifications:

  • Hold Master’s degree and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering with relevance to Sustainable Supply chain/Circular Economy, Sustainable/Circular Entrepreneurship, Technology entrepreneurship with sustainability focus or similar
  • Advanced knowledge of theory on circular economy / sustainable entrepreneurship studies
  • Systematic literature reviewing, theoretical data analysis, exploratory, qualitative and qualitative research
  • Advanced experience in contributing to scientific journal writing and publications at international journal level
  • Relevant work experience
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in circular / sustainability, entrepreneurial and innovation processes
  • Excellent at English communication (i.e., both oral and written).
  • Other relevant professional activities

The Post-Doctoral researcher will work closely with Devika Kannan (ITI). For further information about the project and position, please contact the principal investigator (PI) of the project, Associate Professor Devika Kannan (deka@iti.sdu.dk). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the PI to discuss their initial ideas related to the above-mentioned research questions to prepare a strong project description.

Application procedure
The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university. Applicants may be called for interview as part of the overall assessment.

The application deadline is 10. August 2022.

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae: if possible, including publications and teaching experience
  • A certified copy of your master’s and PhD degree certificates including all examination results, and a copy of your Bachelor diploma
  • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list).
  • A project description (max. 5 pages excluding appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Copy of your Master’s and PhD thesis  
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 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
  • Information on previous teaching experience; please attach as a teaching portfolio
  • Reference letters
  • Any relevant information indicating experience in research management, industry cooperation, and international cooperation
  • Other relevant qualifications may also be included

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Application and all appendices must be in English. Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

To English-speaking applicants, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website to receive further information in English.

We only accept files in pdf format no more than 10 MB per file. If 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. An assessment committee will assess applications, and the committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Engineering 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.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link "apply online." 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.

Conditions of Employment

Employment as a postdoc researcher requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

The Postdoc position is a 2.5-years (i.e., 30 months) project employment with a starting date on 1st September 2022 (or according to mutual agreement).

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. CSSCE determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

Deadline: 2022-08-10 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural History Museum in Oslo (NHMO)

About the position and work environment

With this competitive two-year postdoctoral fellowship, the Natural History Museum in Oslo (NHMO) aims to bring in a talented researcher to enhance our STADIS Hub. STADIS is an emerging hub at NHMO with the long-term goal of establishing a Norwegian Centre of Excellence. STADIS focuses on stability and discontinuity in and between different biological system levels, such as genomes, phenotypes, species, communities, and ecosystems. The hub encompasses empirical and theoretical research as well as method development. Please contact us for further information (see the contact information below). The successful candidate for this position will work in close collaboration with staff members of at least two of NHMO’s research groups. The position comes with an independent research budget of 100,000 NOK per year.

NHMO has approximately 160 employees and is located in the Botanical Garden, which is very close to both the city centre of Oslo, which is wonderful to live in, and to nature parks and mountains. NHMO consists of nine research groups that pursue research and education within basic and advanced biosystematics and biodiversity as well as geological studies. The improvement, maintenance and use of scientific collections is central to our work. The herbarium and fungarium comprises more than 1,4 mill and 600.000 plant and fungal (including lichens) specimens, respectively, of which about 2/3 are Nordic specimens. The zoological collections jointly comprise more than 2 mill objects. The museum also houses rich palaeontological and geological collections, of which some are displayed in our newly opened exhibitions. The museum has relevant inhouse research infrastructures, including various molecular- and microscopy laboratories. The NHMO DNA bank holds several hundred thousand tissue samples and DNA extracts.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

The fundable project, expectations and hosts

The fundable project should
●       be innovative
●       enhance the STADIS hub
●       focus on bio- and/or geo-diversity
●       be hosted by at least two of NHMOs research groups
●       enhance and/or use NHMO’s physical and digital collections

Expectations of the postdoc:
●       Carry out the project proposed in the application
●       Participate actively in the STADIS Hub

Hosts:
●       Primary and secondary hosts must be from different research groups at NHMO
●       The primary host provides office space and administrative support

Qualification requirements

The candidate must:
●       have a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD). For candidates not having finished their doctoral degree, the doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date of the call. An appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral dissertation being approved
●       have excellent communication skills (including written and spoken English)

It is preferable that the candidate has (and can document):
●       a strong academic track record
●       experience in collection-based research
●       team- and networking skills

Personal skills:
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and structured candidate with excellent collaborative qualities

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a dynamic and friendly working environment
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include the following six elements as separate documents:

●       Five-page research proposal (2 cm margins; main text at least 11 pt; references at least 9 pt). The first page should place the project into the larger context of the current state of research and cite up to five references; this page should be understandable by all researchers at NHMO. The remaining four pages should clearly contain the research questions, methodologies, timeline, and references. (This proposal format follows the style of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship)

●       Up to one page detailing who are the primary and secondary hosts, and how the project is thematically aligned with the research directions of the STADIS Hub

●       CV summarising education, positions held, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activity

●       A complete list of publications

●       One letter of recommendation and statement of support signed by the primary and secondary hosts at NHMO For an overview of our researchers, see https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/about/organization/research-collections/index.html

●       Name, academic relation, and contact information of two references not currently affiliated with the University of Oslo

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, the excellence of the proposed research, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Online interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

About the fellowship:
Professors Mika Bendiksby: mika.bendiksby@nhm.uio.no,  Torsten Hugo Struck: t.h.struck@nhm.uio.no, Micah Dunthorn: micah.dunthorn@nhm.uio.no (they can also provide information on the STADIS hub and the proposal for a Norwegian Center for Excellence)

About the recruitment system: HR-Adviser Thomas Brånå: thomas.brana@nhm.uio.no 

About the University of Oslo and the Natural History Museum

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 Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, specimens of animals, fungi, plants, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. The museum is located at Økern and in the beautiful Botanical Garden, which is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

Deadline: 14 August 2022
Unit: Natural History Museum
Campus:
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Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022

PhD Research Fellowship in Philosophy

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

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PhD position

At the Department of Philosophy, a position as a PhD research fellow in philosophy is available. The planned starting date is no earlier than 1 November 2022. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

The Department of Philosophy has about 70 full-time and part-time employees, including about 10 PhD and postdoctoral positions. The department offers teaching at the bachelor’s level in philosophy and rhetoric, and at the master’s and PhD level in philosophy. In addition, it is responsible for running all the University of Bergen’s Examen philosophicum courses. The research at the department spans a wide area. An overview of the research groups at the department can be found here: Research groups at FoF

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master’s degree or an equivalent foreign degree in philosophy. It is a prerequisite that the master’s degree is obtained before the application deadline expires. Applicants that document education other than a Norwegian Master’s degree are assessed in accordance with requirements from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) and the guidelines of the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have good collaboration skills.
  • Applicants must master English, written and oral.
  • Competence in Norwegian is an advantage.

Applicants will be evaluated according to admission requirements in The Faculty of Humanities’ PhD Program pt. 2.1.

In assessing the applications, the greatest emphasis is placed on the scientific quality of the project, but the professional qualifications of the applicants will also be considered. The project must fit within one of the research groups at the department. In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations will be considered. The applicants’ motivation and personal eligibility will also be considered.

About the PhD position:

The main goal of PhD positions is to complete a PhD degree, which qualifies for independent research activities and for other forms of employment that requires special competence. The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, where 25 % of the time is compulsory work related to teaching, dissemination and administration. A substantial part of a possible compulsory work period will include teaching, guidance and assessment work at the Examen philosophicum and/or other introductory courses at the Faculty of Humanities. A plan for this part of the position is developed in collaboration with the Department at the very beginning of the employment period.

Candidates who have previously had a doctoral scholarship at the University of Bergen are not eligible for employment.

The employment period can be reduced if the person who has been hired previously has been employed in a recruitment position.

Appointment to the position requires that you have your daily workplace at the University of Bergen and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any given time.

About the research training

The research fellow must participate in the faculty’s educational program for a PhD degree within a time frame of 3 years, which among other things includes a training part of 20 credits, requirements for annual progress reporting and a mid-term evaluation halfway through the research fellowship period. Click here for more information about the content of the PhD program at the Faculty of Humanities.

It is a prerequisite that the applicant meets the requirements for admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Humanities.

We offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging work environment.
  • Salary corresponding to pay grade 54 (code 1017 / range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 490.800 gross. Further promotion takes place according to service seniority in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Employment in an inclusive workplace (IA) enterprise.
  • Attractive welfare benefits (e.g., parental leave, subsidized child-care, health care, etc.)

How to apply for the position:

The application must be sent electronically via the link “Apply for this job”. The applicant must use the electronic CV-form. The application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and the motivation for applying for the position.
  • CV.
  • The name and contact information of two referees, one of whom must be the main advisor from the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • Grade transcript and diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • A short summary of the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages / 12,000 characters).
  • A progress plan for the project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any scientific work (up to 3).

Applications and attachments must be in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. Documentation in other languages ​​must be accompanied by certified translations. The attachment can be in Word- or pdf-format and must be uploaded in Jobbnorge before the application deadline.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department Steinar Bøyum, e-mail Steinar.Boyum@uib.no or tel. +47 55 58 25 51.

Public sector workforce shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The best qualified candidates for the positions will be invited to an interview.

Questions or queries about the electronic application procedure can be directed to the Faculty of Humanities: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

Further information about the application here.

Further information about the appointment process here.

Application deadline: 10 August 2022

UiB id: 22/5859

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

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About UiB

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

10th August 2022

Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022

Ph.D Fellow in Artistic Research: Contemporary Dance

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D Fellowship in Artistic Research: Contemporary Dance at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production. The position is vacant from 1. October 2022.

Our institute in dance started to offer education in 1998, and today consists of a diverse set of expertise with a high artistic level; including one Professor and three Associate Professors, and where all employees have expertise in both artistic and academic research. In addition to similar colleagues in jazz and classical music, as well as a continuous influx of visiting artists from the international field, the faculty as a whole represents a diverse, inspiring and solid supervisor competence at Ph.D level.

We are now looking for a performing dancer who wants to complete a Ph.D program in artistic research. The dancer will be employed in a full-time position as a research fellow for a period of three years.

Specificallly we seek a performer who wants to investigate, develop, and reflect on his/her own artistic practice. The finished Ph.D portfolio culminates in an artistic outcome, supported by a reflection material in the form of a text or another suitable medium. The person appointed will be admitted to the doctoral program in artistic research that the university has established in collaboration with the University of Agder. The position is meant to qualify for artistic work and artistic research both at a national and international level.

Artistic research has been equaled to scientific work according to Norwegian law since 1995, and can be found in the national qualifications framework’s descriptions of skills and knowledge.

The Ph.D program in artistic research is the arts subjects’ equivalent to research education, in which artistic practices should be the core of the doctoral work. At the same time, the artistic practice must be followed by an explicit reflection which, when presenting the project, makes it possible for others to take part in this particular way of working and the insight that the artistic research generates.

In accordance with good academic practice and research ethics standards, the doctoral degree program shall qualify for artistic research of international standard and for other work in society where high demands are placed on artistic insight and competence.

The candidate must be at the knowledge forefront when it comes to relevant practices, directions, and ongoing discussions within the arts field. After graduating the candidate must also be able to develop, articulate and carry out artistic projects with high complexity and professional relevance, as well as convey and share this in a way that generates awareness around the topics covered by the work. Through the doctoral education the candidate must also be able to identify relevant ethical issues and practices with professional integrity.

Read more about the Ph.D education at our website.

Possible projects

We are looking for a dancer who wants to explore innovative practices through his/her own artistic work. It is up to the candidate to design a project description related to innovative practices in dance, or, alternatively artistic projects which include dance practices in one way or another. The project description must contain the main goals of the artistic work, in addition to a plan foractivities and artistic projects that will be appropriate for the stipulated goals.

The dance discourse at the faculty revolves around societal and cultural contexts, in which we seek toimplementcontemporary movements and express what it means to be human today. This again places clear demands and expectations on the practitioners at the faculty to develop a high level of reflection on their own role in a changing society, and a Ph.D position will be an important contribution to this.

The Ph.D project can be linked to improvisational knowledge, performance practices, and/or audience relations, preferably with a broad understanding for contemporary dance.

In addition to the professional and personal qualifications, the project description will be central in the assessment of the application. We ask that you in the project description give a good picture of the most important artistic activities and results in the project and the aspects of the artistic practices that will be of particular interest for reflection in the Ph.D work. It is important to us that the candidates develop projects which complement their own professional strengths, interests and artistic profile.

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment.

During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the Ph.D-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

To qualify for the Ph.D program, one must normally have completed a master’s degree in a relevant field at a Norwegian or foreign institution. Prior artistic experience and production, may, after special consideration, provide a basis for admission to the program.

The academic relevance of the master’s degree (or equivalent) will be assessed against the proposed project, and documentation (text, artistic production etc.) relevant to the master’s degree must therefore be attached to the application.

Furthermore, it is emphasized that you:

  • dance at a professional level; which means that upon completion of a three-year Ph.D program in artistic research, you perform at a high international level
  • have the ability and willingness to reflect on your own artistic activities and to collaborate in an artistic and academic professional environment
  • are motivated and have the prerequisites to complete the doctoral degree program during the employment period
  • can work independently and in a community, and be innovative and creative
  • are structured and have a strong work ethos
  • have good command of both oral and written English

Marie von Krogh/UiS

UiS dans

We offer

  • a PhD education in artistic development work at a large, exciting and socially important educational organization
  • 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 organizational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favorable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organization 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 program
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

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

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

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Vice Dean for Research and Innovation Hagit Yakira, e-mail hagit.yakira@uis.no or Professional leader of the program Petter Frost Fadnes, e-mail petter.f.fadnes@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved., tel: +47 51831558, e-mail: helene.e.figved@uis.no.

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Application

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

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

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here. 
  • CV with a full summary of your education, experience and artistic work, with a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, Youtube or similar
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant

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

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

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

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

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

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

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

Campus Bjergsted

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

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

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

The Faculty of Performing Arts offers higher art education, research and artistic developmental work within the performing and creative disciplines. The faculty educates performing musicians and dancers, instrumental and dance educators. This is done through practical bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as annual units and further education. Currently, the faculty has approximately 260 study places and approx. 65 employees divided into sections within classical music, jazz / improvised music, dance, conducting, pedagogy and art didactics, and a unit of music production and recording technique. The Faculty of Performing Arts is active in national and international networks in its fields of expertise, and has a regional responsibility for the national talent development program. With a high frequency of concerts, performances and dissemination activities in several performers’ arenas and close to the region’s arts and cultural environment, the Faculty of Performing Arts is also a profiled cultural actor in the region. The Faculty is strategically located with its campus near its primary competence- and professional environment, practice fields and regional contact networks in the Bjergsted Cultural Park.

Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production is a heterogeneous mix of professional groups. The department consists of approximately 30 employees inhabiting a high level of expertise within a diverse subject portfolio, where the educational programs, artistic developmental work, supervision of Ph.D. fellows and research reflect a large academic span based on very specialized disciplines.

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Deadline

4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

PhD Fellow in Artistic Research: Jazz and Improvised Music

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Artistic Research: Jazz and Improvised Music at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production. The position is vacant from 1. October 2022.

We are looking for an experienced performer who wants to complete a PhD program in artistic research. The successful candidate will be employed in a full-time position as a Research Fellow for a period of three years.

Specifically we seek a performer who wants to investigate, develop, and reflect on his/her own artistic practice. The finished PhD portfolio culminates in an artistic outcome, supported by a reflection material in the form of a text or another suitable medium. The person appointed will be admitted to the doctoral program in artistic research that the university has established in collaboration with the University of Agder. The position is meant to qualify for artistic work and artistic research at a national and international level.

Artistic research has been equaled to scientific work according to Norwegian law since 1995, and can be found in the national qualifications framework’s descriptions of skills and knowledge.

The PhD program in artistic research is the arts subjects’ equivalent to research education, in which artistic practices should be the core of the doctoral work. At the same time, the artistic practice must be followed by an explicit reflection which, when presenting the project, makes it possible for others to take part in this particular way of working and the insight that the artistic research generates.

In accordance with good academic practice and research ethics standards, the doctoral degree program shall qualify for artistic research of international standard and for other work in society where high demands are placed on artistic insight and competence.

The candidate must be at the knowledge forefront when it comes to relevant practices, directions and ongoing discussions within the arts field. After graduating the candidate must also be able to develop, articulate and carry out artistic projects with high complexity and professional relevance, as well as convey and share this in a way that generates awareness around the topics covered by the work. Through the doctoral education the candidate must also be able to identify relevant ethical issues and practices with professional integrity.

Read more about the PhD education at our website.

Recent jazz research (so-called ‘new jazz studies’), improvisational research, and the field of artistic research in general, have in recent years raised the level of knowledge, increased our understanding of diverse practices, and lifted the overall discourse considerably. At the same time, we see the need for a more thorough study of improvisational practices, especially how the improvising musician develops in relation to aspects such as learning, process, communication and technology. Based on the idea of ​​improvisation practice as an auditory-based ‘language’, we want the candidate to develop new approaches, for example in relation to tradition, repertoire, culture, education, technology and instrumentation.

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal that involves innovative practices in improvisation or artistic projects in combination with improvisation in one form or another. The proposal must contain the main goals of the artistic work in addition to a plan for activities and artistic projects will be appropriate for the stipulated goals.

The list below is not exhaustive, and is only intended to illustrate examples of possible innovative practices that could run in parallel with the faculty’s strategic goals. You are free to suggest concepts beyond this list.

  • Exploration of dramaturgy in improvised music, and how a greater focus on musical dramaturgy affects musical result.
  • Exploration of technology, and how new technological solutions affect the improvisation space.
  • Explore auditory-based structures, and how self-learning, composition, communication, and identity are shaped from auditory processes.
  • Explore standardized types of repertoire, and how canon and tradition can be used in new, innovative ways.

Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

Performers in all forms of jazz and improvised music, where performance is the core of the project, are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for the PhD program, one must normally have completed a master’s degree in a relevant field at a Norwegian or foreign institution. Prior artistic experience and production, may, after special consideration, provide a basis for admission to the program.

The academic relevance of the master’s degree (or equivalent) will be assessed against the proposed project, and documentation (text, artistic production etc.) relevant to the master’s degree must therefore be attached to the application.

Furthermore, it is emphasized that you:

  • play music at a professional level; which means that upon completion of a three-year PhD program in artistic research, you perform at a high international level
  • have the ability and willingness to reflect on your own artistic activities and to collaborate in an artistic and academic professional environment
  • are motivated and have the prerequisites to complete the doctoral degree program during the employment period
  • can work independently and in a community, and be innovative and creative
  • are structured and have a strong work ethos
  • have good command of both oral and written English

Marius Vervik/UiS

Studentmiljø bjergstedparken UK

We offer

  • a PhD education in artistic development work at a large, exciting and socially important educational organization
  • 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 organizational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organization 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 program
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

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

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

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Vice Dean for Research and Innovation Hagit Yakira, e-mail hagit.yakira@uis.no or Professional leader of the program Petter Frost Fadnes, e-mail petter.f.fadnes@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved., tel: +47 51831558, e-mail: helene.e.figved@uis.no.

UiSrektorkjede

Application

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

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

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here. 
  • CV with a full summary of your education, experience and artistic work, with a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, Youtube or similar
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant

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

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

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

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

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

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

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

Campus Bjergsted

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

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

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

The Faculty of Performing Arts offers higher art education, research and artistic developmental work within the performing and creative disciplines. The faculty educates performing musicians and dancers, instrumental and dance educators. This is done through practical bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as annual units and further education. Currently, the faculty has approximately 260 study places and approx. 65 employees divided into sections within classical music, jazz / improvised music, dance, conducting, pedagogy and art didactics, and a unit of music production and recording technique. The Faculty of Performing Arts is active in national and international networks in its fields of expertise, and has a regional responsibility for the national talent development program. With a high frequency of concerts, performances and dissemination activities in several performers’ arenas and close to the region’s arts and cultural environment, the Faculty of Performing Arts is also a profiled cultural actor in the region. The Faculty is strategically located with its campus near its primary competence- and professional environment, practice fields and regional contact networks in the Bjergsted Cultural Park.

Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production is a heterogeneous mix of professional groups. The department consists of approximately 30 employees inhabiting a high level of expertise within a diverse subject portfolio, where the educational programs, artistic developmental work, supervision of Ph.D. fellows and research reflect a large academic span based on very specialized disciplines.

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Deadline

4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

Two doctoral studentships in Romance languages

Two doctoral studentships in Romance languages

Ref PAR 2022/955

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Languages and Literatures (SPL) is the Faculty of Humanities’ largest department with around 120 employees and around 1200 full-time equivalent students. For more information about the Department, go to: https://www.gu.se/en/languages.

Research in Romance languages involves language, literature and culture within Romance languages. At the University of Gothenburg, research is conducted primarily in the subjects French and Spanish. The department can thus provide supervision in these two languages. The main research areas are literary studies, linguistics and cultural studies, as well as language learning and teaching.

The advertised doctoral studentships will be part of a broad and dynamic research environment, where research is conducted in languages and literatures based on a broad cultural contextualisation and a broad spectrum of theoretical foundations and methodological applications. The Department has four major research areas: Literary studies, Language in Society, Language Learning and Teaching, and Linguistic Structures. Read more here: https://www.gu.se/en/languages/our-research

Duties

A doctoral student is to spend their time on their doctoral studies in accordance with the general syllabus for the subject area in which they are admitted. The ultimate goal of the study programme is a Degree of Doctor. The doctoral student carries out research and is expected to contribute to the development of knowledge within the subject area. This includes developing their own ideas and communicating research results both orally and in writing. The doctoral student is required to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be able to conduct independent research in the subject area through the production of a scholarly thesis. The doctoral studentship also aims to develop the doctoral student’s ability to utilise their acquired research skills and knowledge in future research projects or other qualified professional work.

As a doctoral student, you are expected to be physically present at the workplace and contribute to the doctoral education environment. This includes participation in subject area and other research seminars at the Department. In addition to your third-cycle study programme, a maximum of 20 per cent department duties (e.g. teaching) is included in the position, which will extend the doctoral studentship proportionately. The working language of the Department is Swedish and, if required, the University can offer introductory courses in the Swedish language.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for admission to doctoral studies, the applicant must meet the general entry requirements according to Sweden’s Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 7 Section 39) and the specific entry requirements. A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  1. Has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  2. Has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded at second-cycle level, or
  3. Has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

For specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in the subject area, see the general syllabus for the degree of Doctor in Romance languages:

https://www.gu.se/en/study-gothenburg/general-syllabus-for-third-cycle-study-programmes-in-romance-languages

How you satisfy both the general and specific entry requirements must be clearly stated in your application.

The applicant must also have a good knowledge of English and the languages relevant for conducting the selected research project.

Selection criteria

The selection is made from among those applicants who fulfil the general and specific entry requirements and is based on the assessed ability of the student to benefit from third-cycle courses and study programmes. The selection criteria for third-cycle studies in Romance languages are described in the general syllabus (https://www.gu.se/en/study-gothenburg/general-syllabus-for-third-cycle-study-programmes-in-romance-languages).

The selection takes into account in particular the applicant’s ability to independently benefit from third-cycle studies, the quality of the submitted research papers, and the project plan.

Appointment

Start date: 16 January 2023. The position is limited to four years full-time. The provisions governing doctoral studentships can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1998:80). Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Department duties, such as teaching, may be part of the position up to 20 per cent of full-time determined in relation to the entire study period. Where such duties are included, the doctoral studentship is extended proportionally.

The University applies local agreements when setting the salaries of doctoral students.

Appointment process

The appointment process is in two stages:

  • Selection on the basis of submitted documentation.
  • A shortlist of candidates are invited to an interview and a short oral presentation of their research project. Referees for the shortlisted candidates are contacted.

The availability of a suitable supervisor is taken into account.

Please note that decisions on employment as a doctoral student cannot be appealed.

Application

Your application should include:

  • A personal letter written in Swedish or English. The letter should state why you wish to pursue doctoral studies in the subject area, how your project can contribute to the Department’s research profile, and what expectations you have of the Department’s research environment. The maximum length of this text is 3000 characters (including spaces).
  • CV containing contact details, your education, work experience and other relevant qualifications.
  • Degree certificate and Official Transcript of Records from Ladok, or equivalent, of completed courses. The certificates must show that you fulfil the general entry requirements as well as the specific entry requirements or equivalent in accordance with the general syllabus for the degree of Doctor in Romance languages (https://www.gu.se/en/study-gothenburg/general-syllabus-for-third-cycle-study-programmes-in-romance-languages). Foreign degree certificates must be submitted in both their original version and an authorized/certified translation into English.
  • A project plan where you describe your project by formulating the project’s purpose and justifying this purpose, formulating the problem, describing the material to be used and your project’s relationship to previous research, and by discussing which theories and methods might be used. The project plan must include a schedule. The text may be written in Swedish or English. The maximum length of this description is 20,000 characters including spaces, notes, and references.
  • Publications (Master’s thesis and any other publications, no more than 5). Any publications beyond those submitted may be listed separately. Theses written in other languages than French, Spanish, Swedish or English should be submitted both in the original language and in English.

Your application must have been received by no later than 11 August 2022. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that their application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that it is received by the University at the latest by the deadline for applications.

Additional information

Submit your application electronically via the recruitment portal. (See https://www.gu.se/en/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply).

For information about third-cycle studies, see: https://www.gu.se/en/languages/doctoral-studies.

An information meeting on doctoral studentship appointments will be held in English via Zoom on 8 August 2022, 1 PM to 2.30 PM. At this meeting, third-cycle studies at our Department will be presented and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Contact details for the advertisement

Linda K. Hammarfelt, Assistant Head of Department for doctoral education

Linda.Karlsson.Hammarfelt@sprak.gu.se

Human Resources Officer

personalhandlaggare@sprak.gu.se

Unions or professional associations

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:

https://www.gu.se/en/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Ukrainian Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Ukrainian Studies

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages 

Job description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

The Department of literature, area studies and European languages (ILOS) aims at strengthening its portfolio on Ukraine. We therefore seek a scholar who specializes on topics related to literature, language or area studies focusing on Ukraine or Ukrainian. The successful candidate must develop a project that is anchored within the above-mentioned fields of research. Comparative and interdisciplinary work is welcome, but it is required that Ukraine/Ukrainian be the major focal point of the project.

The University of Oslo does not currently have a permanent position linked to Ukraine but offers classes on Ukrainian language, literature, and history/politics. It is expected that the successful candidate should work with the section for East European and Slavic studies in order to develop the curriculum. We seek a candidate who is passionate about teaching as well as research.

In order to apply for the position, the candidate must present a project description and explain how their profile fits into the main profile of the department. Only projects that thematically are linked to the department’s portfolio (language/literature/area studies) will be taken into consideration. It is required that the applicant as a minimum can read Ukrainian.

Research projects pertaining to modern or contemporary aspects of Ukrainian civilization, literature, or language may be given priority. 

More about the position

The position is available for a period of 4 years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Ukrainian literature, language or area studies (history/politics/civilization)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Good working knowledge of Ukrainian, reading skills at a minimum
  • Interest in teaching and outreach
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the approval of the doctoral thesis.

Further qualifications

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

  • The research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame.
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

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

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

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

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

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

 Head of Department, professor Christine Meklenborg Nilsen, email  

Head of Administration Karina Kleiva, email

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand, email

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Campus:
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Postdoctoral fellows in cultural history perspectives (PA2022/1210)

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

About the subject

The Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University is a multifaceted disciplinary environment for research and higher education, with around 90 employees and approximately 1700 students per year. The Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences runs several research environments and study programmes in the first, second and third cycles, distributed over nine divisions and two specialised centres.

Duties

Lund University hereby announces vacancies for three two-year employment positions for postdoctoral research fellows in cultural history perspectives, one specialising in the media, one specialising in aesthetics and one specialising in the study of knowledge and science, all based at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences.

Required qualifications

A person is qualified for employment as a postdoctoral research fellow mainly if they have completed a doctoral degree, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree, no more than three years before taking up the employment position. If they completed their degree more than three years prior to employment, their application is to include certification of parental leave, sick leave, assignment as an elected representative of an employee organisation, military service or similar circumstances, or of duties or assignments of relevance to the subject area.

The positions require good written and oral English language skills. As Swedish is the official language of public authorities including Lund University, the ability to speak Swedish or another Scandinavian language is desirable.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria are a good ability to develop and implement research of high quality, and teaching ability. For employment as a postdoctoral research fellow, research ability will be the main criterion. As grounds for assessment of their qualifications, the applicants are to attach a research plan for the research they intend to implement during their employment. Only applicants whose research plan and previous work are deemed capable of reinforcing the research environment at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences will be considered for employment as postdoctoral research fellows.

Desirable qualifications 

Additional qualifications for employment are a research plan and previous research of clear relevance for, and links to, at least two of the research subjects at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences.

Instructions for application and reserach plan

Applications are to contain the following:

  • a signed, comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) and a certified copy of the applicant’s doctoral degree,
  • a list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers),
  • a signed research plan of no more than 1500 words (excluding lists of relevant literature) describing the research project that the applicant intends to carry out during their postdoctoral research fellowship and
  • a declaration of intent of no more than 500 words in which the applicant presents their contribution to developing two or more of the department’s research subjects.

The research plan is to specify:

  • the aim and research issue
  • theory and method
  • how the project relates to the international research front including the most internationally significant works in the field
  • a schedule and expected results, and
  • the applicant’s conditions and expertise to successfully complete the project.

N.B: The applicants are responsible for ensuring their application is complete in accordance with the instructions above and that all documents have been scanned and made available to the University through its recruitment portal within the stated application period.

Conditions

The postdoctoral research fellowships have a fixed term of two years unless special circumstances apply and the positions are for full-time employment pursuant to the “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral research fellow” between the labour market parties dated 19 November 2021 (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, Public Employees’ Negotiation Council’s affiliated unions collectively, SACO-S and SEKO employee organisations). The University applies individual salary-setting. Applicants are welcome to state their salary expectations in their application.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-10-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/1210
Contact
  • Johanna Johansson, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/person/JohannaJohansson/
  • Thomas Kaiserfeld, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/person/ThomasKaiserfeld
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Last application date 31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoc in the development of a pedagogy of world-care for green transition and sustainability in early childhood education and care

The Department of Educational Psychology at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research project: Green Transition and World-Care in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The postdoc position is full time (37 hours a week) and is expected to begin on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, and to end 30 months later on 30 June 2025. The position is based at DPU Copenhagen Campus.

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

The research context

The overall project investigates the challenges of the green transition and sustainability as a new pedagogical task in early childhood education and care (ECEC). In this project we address these challenges as a question of developing and practising world-care. The project is financed by the Danish Research Council (FKK), See more details at:
https://dpu.au.dk/om-dpu/nyheder/nyhed/artikel/dagtilbud-skal-skabe-verdensomsorg  

The guiding research questions are:

1) How can we encourage and foster a caring attitude towards the non-human world, including biodiversity and sustainability, without overburdening young children with eco-anxiety and a sense of powerlessness?

2) What narratives of nature and the human-natural environment relationship (incl. sustainability and green transformation) are 2-5 year-old children introduced to in ECEC by professionals, parents and cultural products (like books, film and programs directed at children)?

3) What professional resources are needed to provide better world-care in ECEC?
 

The position

The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with the project team at DPU, consisting of Associate Professor Ditte Winther-Lindqvist (the PI), Associate Professor Anne Maj Nielsen and Associate Professor Dorte Kousholt, and also in close collaboration with pedagogical practitioners in the project’s ECEC institutions. Apart from empirical investigation, analysis and dissemination in relevant international journals, the postdoc is expected to take part in coordinating the project on a daily basis with the PI. The methods used are qualitative and participatory, focusing on professional development through the method of research circles and ethnographic fieldwork. The theoretical sources of inspiration comprise phenomenological, cultural-historical, developmental, ethical and dialectical approaches to children’s being and becoming through participation in pedagogical activities and relationships in ECEC.

Research tasks

The postdoctoral project will contribute various points of focus to the overall research agenda. One of the tasks in the fieldwork is to identify the cultural and symbolic resources involved in addressing sustainability and world-care in ECEC. In combination with participatory research through research circle work and workshops with management and practitioners, the project investigates the way in which professionals perceive the task of creating more sustainable habits and routines in their practice and how they receive and understand this as an effort of taking care of the world (world-care) together with children. The postdoc will document and analyse the way in which understandings of the human-non-human environment relationship are communicated to children, and what characterise this pedagogy. These issues are explored in research circles and in daily practices, which in turn give rise to locally situated initiatives for change and for continuing or breaking habits in ECEC. This includes the analysis of practices in ordinary activity settings (mealtimes, circle-time, play time), and of the ways in which sustainability and the green transition are present in these situations. However, in pedagogical projects, children’s books and popular culture about nature children are also exposed to narratives about nature, human and non-human relationships and sustainability which strongly influence their appreciation and understanding of these phenomena. The postdoc will identify and analyse the ways in which nature, living beings and the environment are understood by professionals – and how they are communicated to children in pedagogy and cultural products in ECEC.

The successful applicant for the postdoc position will be expected to contribute substantially to the research project by taking part in theoretical and conceptual development within the field, and to work independently and in close collaboration with the senior researchers. Applicants are therefore encouraged to suggest a research plan as part of their application

Qualifications

The successful applicant for the postdoctoral position must have a PhD or equivalent qualifications in psychology, education or anthropology (or a related field). Applicants must be able to document:

  • Experience of participatory research methodology
  • Excellent English writing skills.

It is an advantage if applicants can also document prior professional experience in and/or knowledge of:

  • ECEC
  • Sustainability and education
  • Embodied education
  • Developmental psychology
  • Relational care ethics
  • Professional development.

Due to the nature of the research methodology, the applicant must be able to publish in English as well as working in close collaboration with professional practitioners in Danish.

For further information about the position, please contact the PI, Ditte Winther-Lindqvist. email: diwi@edu.au.dk

You can read more about the Department of Educational Psychology here:
https://dpu.au.dk/om-dpu/organisation-og-strategi/afdeling-for-paedagogisk-psykologi

The application must be submitted in English.
 

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, or at least weekly, basis.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. For further information, visit
https://international.au.dk/life/lifeindenmark/familyworklife/.

International applicants

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, international applicants are encouraged to visit https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/. 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, check the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by 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).

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

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

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

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction 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: 2022-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: Danish School of Education
Email: mailto:diwi@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4530139323

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Post expires on Thursday September 29th, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural studies

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural studies

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural Studies is available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The doctoral project, designed by the applicant, is expected to explore the relationship between Arabic literary/cultural production and social and political changes in the Middle East and beyond. We encourage projects that focus on the influence that societal changes have exerted on Arabic literature and cultural practices (including novels, poetry, visual arts, tv-series, movies, music, blogs, comics and graphic novels, digital performances, and translation practices), and vice versa how such practices may inform or contribute to societal change. The project may for example explore the effects of social and political uprisings taking place in the modern and contemporary era, from the rise of nationalist movements in the 19th -20th century to the Arab Spring and its aftermath, as well as global developments like climate change, diaspora, and exile. The project might also study the relationship between literature/culture and gender struggles, ecology, migration, and media transitions. We also encourage projects that explore the social reality of artistic and literary worlds, combining methods and theories from social sciences (fieldwork research, interviews) to close-reading and discourse analysis of literary and artistic works; and/or projects that open up for comparative and transnational perspectives across the Middle East, East Asia and Europe. The project description must be submitted as part of the application. Proven language competency in Arabic and excellent writing skills in academic English are required. The Project will be supervised by Associate Professor Teresa Pepe.

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Middle Eastern studies, comparative literature, or other related fields relevant to the project’s research profile. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English (see Language requirements)
  • Fluency in Arabic. Competency in other Middle Eastern or East Asian Language (es. Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese) is required when relevant to the project.
  • 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
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position: 

Associate professor Teresa Pepe

Head of Research Jacob Høigilt

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

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

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

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

The fellowships are part of the Religion and Politics Research Initiative (https://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/research/groups/religion-andpolitics/index.html). This initiative asserts that the political implications of religions and the religious aspects of politics make it increasingly important to think of religion and politics together. Relevant issues range from religious nationalism and identity politics to conspiracy theories including vaccine resistance, pro- or anti-democracy activism, disputes over political, judicial or religious authority, responses to climate change and environmental activism, blasphemy controversies, and much more. Globally, several of these phenomena have a significant potential for conflict as well as connections, which makes it an important part of society’s mission to understand them.

The project description must be submitted as part of the application. The proposed project needs to be thematically relevant to research interests in the Religion and Politics Research Initiative; prospective applicants may approach potential supervisors or a member of the Religion and Politics Research Initiative before submitting their application.

The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their own research, they will take part in ongoing research related activities at the department or the relevant section.

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (study of religion, history, cultural studies, area studies, social anthropology, political science or other). The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements. Other language requirements may apply when relevant for the applicant’s project.
  • 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 academic 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 (one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications if any)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 14,000 characters). See Template for project descriptions (all points except dissemination).

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position: 

Professor Anne Stensvold

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

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

Deadline: 15 August 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Two-year postdoctoral position: Past social networks, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions

The School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions. The position is full-time and is expected to begin on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be of limited duration until 31/12/2024.

Place of employment: Aarhus University, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Campus Moesgaard, Denmark.

Research context
The post.doc. will be part of the research project ‘The Past Social Networks Project: The first open online repository for network data of ancient social relationships’, headed by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Tom Brughmans and funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

The Past Social Networks Project is an interdisciplinary project that draws on classical archaeology, network science, history and computer science. How do present-day social networks differ from those in the past, and how have these structures changed over centuries? The key to these important questions lies with archaeological and historical network research, offering the material and textual sources that document interactions between past individuals. But answering such questions is currently hampered by a number of challenges: past social network data are rarely being made open access and a methodological pipeline for comparative studies of centuries-long change in past social networks is missing. The Past Social Networks Project aims to address these challenges.

The position
We are looking for an intellectually flexible and dedicated researcher with a background in digital humanities, computer science, archaeology, classics, ancient history, or classical archaeology, preferably with a specialisation in network science or data management, and with strong interests in computational methods in the humanities.

The successful applicant and the PI will share responsibility for the project’s work package concerning the development of a computational modelling framework for centuries-long changes of social networks, and uncertainty quantification of fragmentary archaeological and historical sources. This work package will develop computational models informed by empirical past social network data, that describes past social networks and explores how they evolve over long time periods. It also concerns the application to empirical past social networks of statistical techniques to represent uncertainties and unknowns in the data, and the sensitivity of data analysis results on these uncertainties. The applicant will review literature and computer code on these models and statistical techniques. They will design computational simulation experiments to explore the plausibility of theories of the long-term evolution of human social networks. This work will be supervised by the PI and Prof. Tim Evans (Complexity Science, Imperial College London). She/he is expected to collaborate on disciplinary and interdisciplinary publications with project team members on the topic past social networks. The successful applicant needs good social and communication skills in order to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with project team members.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop their research within the framework provided by The Past Social Networks Project, in cooperation with the PI and other project members
  • Develop the project’s computational social network models and hypothesis testing, in cooperation with the PI
  • Develop uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis frameworks for past social network data
  • Lead code development for simulation and statistical modelling, as well as their documentation and deposition following Open Science principles
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with the PI, experts and other postdocs from other disciplines, in particular classical studies, archaeology, computer science and history, with a view to presenting and discussing simulation models, empirical data, ideas and results
  • Present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals
  • Contribute to the organisation of networking events, research and educational workshops and an international conference hosted by the project
  • Teach at BA and/or MA level (maximum 20%, by agreement, in English or Danish)

Teaching
The position will involve limited teaching (maximum 20%), as agreed upon with the Head of the Department and the project PI.

Knowledge exchange
The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and to contribute actively to public debate in areas related to the position. In particular, he/she will be encouraged to contribute to knowledge exchange opportunities at Aarhus University (in particular UrbNet and Classical Archaeology), and to present at international inter-disciplinary conferences.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in digital humanities, computer science, archaeology, complexity science, ancient history, classical archaeology, history, geography, network science, or similar subject fields.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant research profile of high research quality.

Applicants must also document:

  • Research experience of network studies, preferably in the humanities or social sciences, and specifically classics, history, or archaeology.
  • Experience of independent code development for computational or statistical modelling (e.g. using either Python, R, Netlogo, Java, or C++)
  • A strong interest in or expertise with humanities or social sciences
  • Experience of the open publication and detailed documentation of computational methods
  • Experience of publication of simulation-based or data analysis research
  • Familiarity with data management, data analysis and statistics
  • Familiarity with critically approaching empirical data in the humanities
  • An interest in uncertainty quantification
  • An interest in developing humanities skills (including humanities data collection and critique, literature review, theory development, results publication)
  • An interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary work. Applicants need good social and communication skills in order to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with project team members and establish external collaborations
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Applications must be uploaded in English.

Applicants must submit:

  • A concise statement of their motivation for applying for the position (maximum two pages)
  • A CV (maximum four pages)
  • A maximum of five publications. Please note that only submitted publications will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications to which no publications are attached will not be assessed
  • Teaching portfolio

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

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

For further information about the position and project MINERVA, please contact the Principal Investigator Tom Brughmans by email: t.b@cas.au.dk

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

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

The work environment
The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) directed by Prof. Rubina Raja was founded in 2015 as a groundbreaking archaeological research initiative exploring the evolution of urbanism and urban networks from the Hellenistic Period to the Middle Ages. The centre is based at Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society, and is funded as a Centre of Excellence by the Danish National Research Foundation.

UrbNet aims to compare the archaeology of urbanism from medieval Northern Europe to the ancient Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean World, and determine how – and to what extent – urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the past. The centre is firmly rooted in the humanities but enjoys close, collaborative ties with the natural sciences.

UrbNet aims to advance the understanding of the historical process of urban evolution, and it does so by developing the ability of archaeology to characterise the scale and pace of events and processes. Recently developed scientific techniques afford the potential for archaeology to refine the precision of dates, contexts and provenance ascribed to excavated materials. UrbNet’s key ambition has been to integrate these new forms of data as a new, high-definition approach to the study of global and interregional dynamics.

UrbNet’s work comprises projects that intersect questions and problems concerning urban development and networks in the regions from Northern Europe via the Levant to the East Coast of Africa. It involves elaborate work on empirical material from a number of existing excavation projects, and the centre aims to make substantial contributions to theoretical and methodological developments in the field.
Read more (UrbNet).

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

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

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

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

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to check  family and work-life balance and 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
 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

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

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

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction 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: 2022-08-08 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:t.b@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587162546

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 8th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Construction in the Formal Sciences 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Construction in the Formal Sciences 

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas 

Job description

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

The position is associated with the ERC Advanced Grant project Construction in the Formal Sciences (C-FORS).

More about the position

The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to this project. We seek a candidate who can strengthen the philosophical components of the project. Relevant areas include the philosophies of logic or mathematics, as well as more formal parts of metaphysics and the philosophy of language.

The position is available for a period of 4 years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Philosophy
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the project C-FORS
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

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

  • The research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to C-FORS
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (approx. 3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
  • Two academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered (these can be dissertation chapters)
  • Names and contact information of three references  

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

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

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

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

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position:

Professor and Project Leader Øystein Linnebo

For questions about how to apply:

HR Officer Anders Rykke 

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 15 August 2022
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral positions in Journalism, Media and Communication

Ref PAR 2022/741

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Doctoral positions in Journalism, Media and Communication at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG). JMG is a nationally leading and internationally renowned center for research on journalism, media and communication. The department’s research profile covers fine areas including Crisis communication, Journalism, Media institutions and audiences; Organizations and communication as well as Political communication. For more information about the department’s research please see https://www.gu.se/en/jmg/our-research/current-research-agenda-and-groups-at-jmg 

The aim of the doctoral studentship is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research independently and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a thesis. The doctoral student is also expected to develop capacities to pursue continuing scholarly work or other types of qualified professional tasks when the studies are finalized. 

The positions are limited to 4 years and carried out on a full-time basis. Exceptions from the latter can granted but the pace of study must never be less than 50 %. The positions may include departmental duties, including teaching, corresponding to up to 20% of full-time over the course of study. If such tasks are performed, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly.  

Eligibility   

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet the entry requirements for third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.40). This is done if (s)he has fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • a degree on advanced level
  • 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS), of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level.
  • acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. 

The degree or studies on advanced level should be in journalism or media and communication studies or, if the applicant has studied other subjects, include a thesis on advanced level with a clear connection to research on journalism, media or communication.    

The applicant must be proficient in English at a level that will enable her/him to fully benefit from scientific literature and courses at doctoral level and to actively participate in the doctoral seminars, and international conferences.

Applications

To begin the application process for the doctoral program, the candidate must register an account in the university’s recruitment system. The documents are thereafter uploaded in the system. The application must include 

  • A personal letter in which the applicant outlines his/her interest in research and what s(he) want to accomplish throughout her studies and afterwards. If the applicant invokes qualifications other than a degree at the advanced level, this must be stated and justified in the personal letter.
  • A CV and copies of academic transcripts verifying that the entry requirements stated above have been met. Evidence of other relevant qualifications.
  • A copy of the applicant’s thesis on advanced level
  • A research outline where the applicant presents the research problem s(he) want to deal with. The outline must include research questions, a theoretical framework and a suggestion for the most suitable method(s) to answer the questions. The text must not exceed 3 000 words including references.
  • If available, academic papers and other relevant works.
  • Two letters of recommendation or contact details to two references who can vouch for the applicant’s merits. 

The texts must be submitted in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text. 

It is incumbent on the applicant that the application is complete. Additions after the deadline will not be considered. 

Assessment criteria   

According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the doctoral program. The assessment will particularly focus on the applicant’s thesis and her/his research proposal. To what extent the applicants will pursue research in any of the department’s research groups (see above) and the department’s supervisory resources as well as other scientific outputs produced by the applicant will also be considered. 

The application period for the doctoral program in Journalism, Media and Communication commences in May 2022 and the final date for submitting an application is 30th of August, 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews early in October, the final decision on admissions is made late in October, and the new doctoral candidates typically start the program in January 2023. 

All applicants will be assessed by a committee headed by the Director of graduate studies. The final decision is made by the Head of Department. The decision cannot be appealed. 

Contact information 

For more information about the program or the admission requirements, please contact the Director of doctoral studies:
Magnus Fredriksson
+46–31–786 1196
magnus.fredriksson@jmg.gu.se

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university’s doctoral student pages. 
https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/doktorand/?languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true     

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande     

Applications must be received by: 30th of August, 2022    

Information for International Applicants 

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

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

  

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Tuesday August 30th, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellowship in image sonification

Doctoral Research Fellowship in image sonification

RITMO – Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in image sonification is available in the project AUTORHYTHM – the role of autophagy in healthy aging, funded by the UiO:Life Science initiative. The doctoral fellow will be employed at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion and will also be affiliated with CanCell Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming.

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

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

More about the position

The AUTORHYTHM Convergence Environment is currently being established to decipher the spatiotemporal nature of autophagy: the way cells clean out damaged components to regenerate new parts, resulting in healthier cells and prolonging the health span of the organism. The research team will work highly interdisciplinary, combining machine learning, sonification strategies, mathematical modelling, and experimental cell biology and ageing mechanisms.

The doctoral fellow will explore how different sonification methods can be used to turn microscope images of autophagy into audible sound. The starting point is a large dataset of time-series images of autophagy processes. The aim is to see how parameter- or model-based sonification methods can be used to reveal new patterns in the data. It will be particularly relevant to develop strategies and tools for exploring the spatiotemporal nature of the data. Both real-time and non-real-time sonification methods will be investigated and evaluated in scientific and artistic contexts.

The candidate will be supervised by Alexander Refsum Jensenius (Professor at RITMO and Department of Musicology) and co-supervised by Jorrit Enserink (Group Leader at Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biosciences, UiO) and Marie E. Rognes (Chief Research Scientist at the Department for Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Simula Research Laboratory). The candidate will work closely with the other early career researchers recruited to the team: one doctoral fellow in biology, one postdoctoral fellow in machine learning, and one postdoctoral fellow in mathematical modelling.

Applicants should upload a research outline, with research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches that match the aims of the AUTORHYTHM project.

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

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2022. All PhD Candidates at the Faculty of Humanities who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in music technology, sound and music computing, computer science, or another relevant field. The applicant must document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s degree must have been obtained, and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Experience with one or more of the following methods: sonification, sound and music computing, sound synthesis, image analysis, computer vision, machine learning, interactive (sound/music) systems.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

  • The applicant’s academic qualifications.
  • The quality of the research outline and its relevance to the AUTORHYTHM project and the research objectives of RITMO.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame.
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training.
  • 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

Applications must include:

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, e-mail: a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22 85 44 89

HR Adviser Tonje Olsen

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 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme.

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

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in cultural history and museology

Doctoral Research Fellowship in cultural history and museology

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in cultural history or museology with emphasis on indigenous knowledge in cultural historical archives and/or museums is available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. Applicants must develop a research project that investigates how indigenous knowledge has been classified, represented, or exhibited in specific cultural historical archives and/or museums. Projects may address themselves to archive or museum, past or present, and explore any aspect of their relationship to indigenous knowledge: from colonial collections to contemporary digital preservation efforts. The research could for instance focus upon themes such as how the knowledge systems of indigenous peoples have been incorporated and represented in cultural historical archives or museum – or how indigenous peoples have used museums and archives as platforms for cultural self-presentation and preservation. The geographical and historical focus for the project is open, as are the methods and theoretical framework. Critical and innovative approaches are encouraged, and so are projects that explore or re-theorise archives and/or museums from indigenous vantage points. The appointed person will be a part of the section of cultural history and museology and take part in the development of the section’s innovative research in the history of knowledge. The project description must be submitted as part of the application.

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in cultural history, museology, or other relevant disciplines for the topic of the proposed project. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position: Professor John Ødemark
For questions on how to apply: HR-officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and among the best in its field in Scandinavia.

The Faculty has approximately 6000 students and offers 14 BA programs, 22 MA programs, 18 one-year courses and more than 70 subjects encompassing language, culture, history, media, literature and ideas. Over 700 people are employed at the 7 departments and 2 centres and in the Faculty administration. The Faculty of Humanities also hosts the new inter-disciplinary UIO: Nordic initiative and has two centres of excellence.
 

 

Deadline: 15 August 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
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PhD Fellow in philosophy

The position

A Ph.d position is available at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) at UiT: The Arctic University of Norway. The position is affiliated with the Environmental Philosophy Research Group (EPG) at the Department.

The Environmental Philosophy Group is a small but active research group whose members are interested in a broad range of questions of human relationships to the natural environment. Main research themes include ontological questions about “nature”, links between philosophy and biology, questions of ethics and justice relating to new technologies, just responses to climate change, and natural resource justice. In terms of philosophical approaches, the analytic tradition, the Frankfurt School and phenomenological tradition are all represented within the group. Engagement with other research groups at the Department and the UiT will also be encouraged. The group has an international outlook and a six-twelve month stay at a university abroad is also encouraged.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3,5 year, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme here.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The project

The dynamic linkages between climate change and biodiversity (two of nine “Planetary Boundaries, according to the Stockholm Resilience Centre) have been increasingly acknowledged in science-policy discussions, but remain under-explored, both in conceptual and practical terms.

The PhD project will be focused on the interlinkages between climate change and biodiversity and the philosophical implications of taking them seriously. The overarching theme will be “how does acknowledging the value and role of biodiversity affect the form and content of responses (practical or phenomenological) to climate change”. The project will engage with literature in environmental philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy concerning climate change and justice, although the precise weighting of these may vary. It will also engage with relevant literature from other disciplines necessary to support the philosophical research. The output will be an in-depth and original conceptual and/or normative analysis which gives an account of the relationships between climate change and biodiversity and the philosophical and/or practical implications of this account.

Possible research questions may include, but are not limited to:

  • How can different understandings about the concept, role and value of biological diversity contribute to the debates between “degrowth” and “green growth”.
  • How does, or how should, the concerns for biodiversity affect the globally endorsed climate target of limiting warming to 2 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures and or responses to climate change? If there is a trade-off between climate concerns and concerns about biodiversity – how can that be managed in an ethical manner?
  • How are concepts such as “limits to nature”, “planetary boundaries”, “ecological limits” to be understood? What kinds of knowledge or inquiry are needed to understand them? What does it mean, in an existential or practical sense, to be constrained or to transcend such limit/boundary?

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Head of DepartmentTor Ivar Hanstad: 

or Professor Clare Heyward

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Qualifications

The position requires a Masters’ degree or equivalent in philosophy or other relevant disciplines.

The candidate must demonstrate substantial knowledge and understanding of philosophical debates in environmental philosophy and/or climate justice. Priority will be given to those with an MA in Philosophy or demonstrable academic background in philosophy, but other relevant subject areas can be considered.

Applicants must document fluency of in English and be able to work in an international environment. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma.  

The candidate must present a description outlining the academic basis of the PhD project. It should contain a description of the theme, research questions, an explanation of their philosophical relevance and indicate the intended methodology. It should also include a proposed timeline for completion within four years. The final project description will be developed in co-operation with the PhD supervisor(s).

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. 

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

All applicants should have a grade point average of B (or equivalent) on their master’s degree in order to be admitted to the PhD programme. The grade point average also applies to 300 ECTS points integrated five-year master’s degrees, in which all courses are to be included in the grade point average. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.UiT

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • 2-3 references with contact information
  • Master’s thesis
  • Academic works (published or unpublished) he/she wishes to be taken into account in the assessment
  • Project description (5-10 pages)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022