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PhD position in Egyptology specialising in archaeology, cultural history, and material culture

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Archeology and Antiquity is a multi-disciplinary institution that works for greater cooperation between the disciplines involved. At the department there is teaching and research in the subjects of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archeology, Osteology, Egyptology and Global Environmental History. The department is located both in Uppsala and Visby (Campus Gotland). Egyptology is included as a natural part of our bachelor’s program and in the research environment. A master’s program in Egyptology is being set up. More information about the institution’s activities can be found at www.arkeologi.uu.se

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University invites applications for a doctoral position in Egyptology specialising in archaeology, cultural history, and material culture available from January 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is September 16, 2019.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

The department has an active, integrated research culture with expertise in a series of cross-cutting themes that include the archaeology of cult; urban societies; war, conflict and force; historical ecology; and critical heritage studies. The department is also a leading centre for GIS-based landscape analysis, and has strong research links with many other departments, e.g, Department of Philology ans Linguistics, as well as with the Museum Gustavianum, (the University museum).

The department’s research profile in Egyptology encompasses all areas of study in the subject. Staff members lead and participate in international archaeological projects in Egypt, particularly in the area of ancient Thebes. The subject practises and seeks to develop further collaboration with the Museum Gustavianum, which houses a large collection of Egyptian antiquities as well as the core material of the Scandinavian Joint Expedition to Nubia in the 1960s. These collections represent a major pedagogical asset as well as provide challenging research opportunities for scholars. In addition to archaeology and the study of material culture, staff members in the subject carry out extensive Egyptological philological and linguistic research on written material spanning the entire length of Egyptian language history from earliest times to the Coptic period.

Duties: PhD training encompasses four years. PhD students are expected to study full-time and to actively participate in the activities of the department. Administrative or teaching duties up to 20% at the department may be included, in which case the employment period will be extended.

Requirements: Basic qualifications has one who a) has passed a degree at advanced level; b) completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 at advanced level, and c) have passed awards for 120 credits in Egyptology at the Bachelor level. Competent is also the one who, in another order within or outside the country, acquired essentially equivalent knowledge. For special qualifications, the applicant is required to meet the requirements for the advanced level in Egyptology.

Application: The application documents must include a completed application form (that you find here), digital copies of a master’s thesis or equivalent, a short CV, diploma, possible publications, and names and contact details of two reference persons. The application should also include a short description (3-4 pages) of the applicant’s proposed research project and dissertation plan (comprehensive questionnaire, research, material and methodological questions and the relevance of the dissertation project) and why the applicant applies for postgraduate studies.

For information and regulations, see:
The Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, 8 and 9,
• The guidelines for PhD education of Uppsala University,
General information and the guidelines of the Faculty of Arts, and
• Information on the PhD education program at the department.

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

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 01-01-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: (name + phone number + email).

Please submit your application by 16 September 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2099.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2099

Last application date: 2019-09-16

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PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems. The position is for 4 years and 25 % of the time is compulsory duties at the department.

About the project/work tasks:

We are especially looking for candidates who want to work on the research frontiers of behavioral data science with an application to recommender systems; project proposals on online data mining and predictive modelling with an application to recommender systems are particularly welcome, but the position is also open for other qualified applicants within other areas of data science and recommender systems research.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the newly to be established Behavioral Data Science & Recommender Systems research lab which is part of the Semantic and Social Information Systems research group of the Department of Information Science and Media Studies.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Information Science, Informatics, Cognitive Science or equivalent
  • The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • Background within data science and recommender systems is an advantage
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • Experience from scientific work (e.g., previous publications) is an advantage
  • Great motivation for research, interest in the topic and good knowledge of relevant theory and methods
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training:

As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

Project proposal:

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479 600,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department, Professor Leif Ove Larsen, e-mail Leif.Larsen@uib.no  phone (+47) 55 58 41 16 or Associate Professor Christoph Trattner, e-mail Christoph.Trattner@uib.no, phone (+47) 45 39 61 80.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to senior officer Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: bodil.hagland@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. 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 successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

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 seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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25th September 2019

Post expires on Wednesday September 25th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellows (1 – 2) in Sociology, Demography or Behavior Genetics

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) in Sociology, Demography or Behavior Genetics. The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or fire years with compulsory work (primarily teaching duties).

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More about the position

The position is funded by the European Research Council and is dedicated to the newly established research project OPENFLUX. The project lies at the intersection of social science and genetics. Using both behavior and molecular genetic data linked with register data, we will examine social change across birth cohorts, change across the life course and transmission across generations in demographic and socioeconomic outcomes. In these efforts we will draw upon statistical methods from social sciences and genetics.

At the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, the project is part of the research group in Social Inequalities and Population Dynamics (SIPD). The Fellow will work closely with the principal investigator Professor Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, other members of the project staff, the project’s international collaborators, as well as other members of the SIPD group.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in sociology, demography, behavior genetics, or related field. The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing application date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Applicants must have the capacity for independent academic research at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals.
  • Competitive applicants will have expertise in one of more of these fields/issues:
    • theories of social stratification and mobility and demographic change
    • statistical methods for behavior and molecular genetics
    • statistical methods for social sciences
    • administrative register data, twin/family data or molecular genetic data
    • open science practices and standards
  • Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

Residence in Norway is expected during the appointment, but Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter. Please describe your motivation for applying for this position and explain how your background, research and experience is relevant to the research project.
  • CV summarizing education, positions, research experience, and other activities.
  • A complete list of publications 
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only) 
  • Up to five academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process (a doctoral dissertation or a monograph will count as three publications). 
  • A list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal capacity of the candidate to contribute to the project within the given timeframe, to interact within national and international networks, and to be part of a dynamic research group. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on the Department’s budget situation and teaching needs as well as an evaluation of the overall qualifications of the successful candidate.

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 and 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

Faculty of Social Sciences

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 Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

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Deadline

15th September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Researcher in comparative-historical linguistics of North Germanic with a focus on plant names

About the position

A one-year full-time researcher position in North Germanic comparative and historical linguistics is available at the Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo (UiO).

The position is available from January 1st 2020.

The announced position is part of the Nordic People and Plants project (https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/projects/people-and-plants/). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and runs from November 2018 until October 2021.

Nordic People and Plants investigates the development of Nordic biodiversity through human interference from the Viking age until today. The project aims to rediscover and understand the evolution of Nordic plant traditions, by explaining the origins of diversity of selected plants. People have always been dependent on plants, using them as food, animal fodder, medicine, or as materials for clothing, tools and buildings. Throughout history, plants have shaped how people build, dress, and cure diseases. In turn, people have influenced biodiversity by cultivating and introducing new plant species, but they have also caused plants to go extinct. Currently, a decline in plant diversity world-wide threatens our well-being and the ecosystems we depend on, making it all the more pressing to better understand these human-plant relationships. In this project, plant names, archaeobotanical sources, iconographical sources and textual descriptions will all be systematized and analyzed. The project is based on close collaboration between the humanities and natural sciences. This cooperation will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of human relationships with plants and contribute to safeguarding Nordic plant traditions for the future.

The candidate’s work for the project will be to improve quantitative phylogenies of the North Germanic language family, then study the diversity of plant names. Detailed qualitative classifications already exist, as well as formal representations such as: https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/nort3160 . These are not formally quantitative or time-calibrated, however, as needed to combine such language trees with phylogenetic analyses on other levels in this project, beyond linguistics. Specifically, the improved phylogeny will be used for comparative phylogenetic analyses of cultural and ethnobotanical data. Current phylogenies are not expressed in terms of probability distributions, so that instances of conflicting ancestry signals, contact or dialect continua, all prevalent within North Germanic, can still be tractable for those further quantitative analyses. The candidate’s work improving quantitative phylogenies of the North Germanic language family will contribute to addressing these issues.

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Work tasks

The candidate’s tasks will be as follows:

1) To improve the resolution of existing Glottolog data-set of cognacy in basic vocabulary for a range of North Germanic languages (and some other Germanic languages), by adding a range of new meanings, both general and specifically vernacular botanical terms. Additional meanings and sets of vocabulary will be decided in discussion with other team members. (Dedicated software and training will be provided by other team members.)

2) Expand the Glottolog data set also by covering additional North Germanic languages such as Elfdalian and Norn (as far as surviving data permit).

3) Determine the cognacy (or loanword) relationships between all lexemes in these general and botanical meanings across all languages covered.

4) In conjunction with other team members including experts in language phylogenetics, set up and run the phylogenetic analyses of the new, much extended data-set.

5) Analyse the results, in combination with the methods and findings of qualitative comparative-historical linguistics on North Germanic, to help understand the evolution and borrowing (vertical and horizontal transmission) of plant names through the historical divergence of the North Germanic languages.

The candidate will work in the research group of associate professor Anneleen Kool at the Plant Evolution and DNA Metabarcoding group (PET), Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. The PET group addresses cutting-edge research questions in plant evolution and biogeography using genomic and DNA metabarcoding data from modern and ancient samples and state-of-the-art phylogenetic methods. The Kool group within the PET group combines ethnobotany with studies on historical human influence on plant distribution using comparative phylogenetic methods. The candidate will also work closely with Paul Heggarty and Simon Greenhill at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) and is expected to spend some time at their lab.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD-level education within the field of linguistics.
  • Documented strong quantitative and database skills.
  • Ideally a specialist in the history of the North Germanic languages and/or a native-speaker of one of those languages.
  • Experience with phylogenetic analyses is an advantage.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • The candidate will work in an ambitious interdisciplinary setting which will require high flexibility and excellent social skills.

Candidates who will have completed their PhD degree before 1.10.2019 are eligible to apply.

We offer

  • an exciting research environment with opportunities for academic development
  • salary NOK 523 200 – 563 700 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Researcher, position code 1109
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered through our electronic recruiting system — please follow the “apply for this job” link. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

If invited for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide originals of educational certificates, diplomas or transcripts of records.

Formal regulations

Information about guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at UiO.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

Pursuant to section 25, subsection 2, of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

Contact information

Dr. Anneleen Kool, e-mail: anneleen.kool@nhm.uio.no

Dr. Paul Heggarty: heggarty@shh.mpg.de

Dr. Irene Teixidor, e-mail: i.t.toneu@nhm.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR-Adviser Thomas Brånå: thomas.brana@nhm.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

The Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, preserved plant specimens, animal specimens, 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.

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15th September 2019

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Postdoctoral position in Art History in collaboration with KØS Museum of art in public spaces

Postdoctoral position in Art History in collaboration with KØS Museum of art in public spaces

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies (IKK), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position to be filled by 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The main subjects covered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies are cultural production and art, cultural theory, cultural history, politics and cultural dissemination. The Department conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD level.

The research at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies addresses on the one hand the individual art forms within the disciplines Art History, Visual Culture, Comparative Literature, Modern Culture, Musicology, Dance Studies, and Theatre and Performance Studies, and on the other hand the mutual interactions between the art forms and their interrelations with defining tendencies in culture and society.

Further information about IKK can be found at https://artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk/

Job content
The three-year fixed-term position is a collaboration between KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces and the University of Copenhagen / IKK. It is financed by the New Carlsberg Foundation in order to strengthen the museum’s research. KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces defines the postdoc project:

“Building-related art: a dynamic discipline?” The postdoc will undertake an artistic and curatorial rethinking of artistic formats within building-related art and contribute to the future-oriented development and quality assurance of this discipline.

The postdoctoral position will result in an exhibition project at the museum and an accompanying publication. The project must be carried out in close collaboration with the museum. The postdoc will have a permanent office space at KØS with periodically stays at IKK.

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

Candidates with practical, curatorial and theoretical knowledge of building-related art and art in public spaces will be preferred.

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

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Mette Sandbye, email: sandbye@hum.ku.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Mathilde Lyngkvist (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0164/19-2I.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34,079 (EUR 4,565) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH. Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2019 23.59 CET.

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Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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

Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researchers – Mobile Device Use in Social Interaction

 

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees. The strengths of the University are its wide multidisciplinary study and research interests, its modern research and study environment, and its good cooperation with international research and education institutes. The Faculty of Humanities ( https://www.oulu.fi/humanities/ ), especially the COACT research community ( https://www.oulu.fi/coact/ ), provides a stimulating environment for research focusing on social interaction in various languages and settings. COACT is an active community that encompasses approx. 30 researchers (including 6 PIs, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students) from different disciplines in human sciences working at the University of Oulu. COACT members carry out research on how talk, language and (other) multimodal resources feature in the complexity of social action and interaction, and how people skilfully manage their conduct at complex sites of learning, work and everyday life.

The following positions are open at the Faculty of Humanities, Research Unit of Languages and Literature:

2 x 2-year postdoctoral researcher position (100%) in the project “Smart Communication: The situated practices of mobile technology and digital literacies” (Academy of Finland, 2019-2023).

Description of the position 
The ”Smart Communication” project is interested in mundane technology use and possible changes in social skills brought about by new communication technologies ( http://www.oulu.fi/university/node/52132 ). Based on video recordings and multimodal conversation analysis, it suggests an empirical and micro-analytic approach to the situated use of mobile technologies (smartphones, tablets, etc.) in everyday face-to-face encounters. The project aims at the comparison of two different stages of digital socialization, i.e., deep digital socialization (young adults), and late digital socialization (elderly adults), in order to grasp possible age-related differences in technological skills and practices, as well as to describe how people engage with new technologies, regardless of their age or culture.

The successful applicants are invited to develop a research project focusing on everyday uses of mobile devices and related social practices in various types of face-to-face encounters. In close collaboration with the team members (currently the principal investigator, Florence Oloff, and one doctoral researcher), the applicants will contribute to the systematic study of linguistic, embodied and material resources that participants mobilize when using mundane technologies in co-presence. In the spirit of a cross-generational and cross-linguistic approach, the project team is to build up a comparable data set. Therefore, the postdoctoral researchers’ projects will ideally complement the already ongoing research as regards specific age groups and/or languages (currently, the project comprises one ongoing doctoral dissertation on young adults / Russian).

The earliest starting date for the first position is 1 November 2019, for the second position 1 March 2020, but both positions will remain open until filled. Candidates should state their preferred starting date in their cover letter. Top candidates will be interviewed (face-to-face or remote). The duration of each contract is 2 years, a trial period of 6 months is applied in each position.

Duties, eligibility and evaluation criteria
The successful candidates will conduct research related to the project topic. The selected candidates are expected to collect and analyse video data and other types of empirical data in specific languages, age groups and / or settings, so as to contribute both to their individual research focus and to the comparative approach of the project. Focusing on German, French, Russian, Czech or English / English as a Lingua Franca will be an asset. The candidates are expected to carry out research, to publish and to contribute to the project dissemination strategy both independently and in cooperation with the other team members. Funding for project-related mobility, training and fieldwork is available. The position may involve some teaching and supervision duties (max. 5% of the total working time).

Both early and experienced postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed their doctoral dissertation (PhD) in a relevant field (e.g. linguistics, languages, communication, sociology, education) by the time of appointment. Expertise in conversation analysis, interactional linguistics and/or multimodal analysis is required (e.g. in form of a doctoral dissertation, publications, and/or previous work experience). Familiarity with collecting and editing video data as well as experience in research on elderly adults, younger adults or children will be considered an asset. Experience in working in international environments is considered a merit. Excellent command of written and spoken English is required; a good command of German, French, Russian or Czech is considered a merit.

Salary
The salary will be based on the level 5 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities (currently 2935€/month). In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). In practice, the gross salary for an early postdoctoral researcher is about 3493€/month, corresponding to a performance component of 19%. For an experienced postdoctoral researcher the performance percentage will be raised according to her/his career stage and experience. In order to get an estimate of your net salary, please use the tax percentage calculator provided by the Finnish Tax Administration: https://www.vero.fi/en/individuals/tax-cards-and-tax-returns/tax_card/tax-percentage-calculator/ .

The employed person will be insured by the university and provided occupational healthcare. Please note that the University of Oulu does not pay possibly arising costs for moving to/from Finland, for commuting, or for registration/residence permits ( https://migri.fi/en/home ) for its employees.

Application and enclosures
Applications must be submitted using the electronic application system of the University of Oulu by Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 23:59 (Finnish local time).

Applications sent by email and incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include the following attachments in your application (PDF files):
1.       Cover / motivation letter describing the applicant’s experience and suitability for the position, an outline of her/his research plans with respect to the “Smart Communication” project as well as her/his career plans (maximum three (3) pages).
2.       Curriculum vitae formatted according to the template of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity ( http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae ).
3.       Full list of publications formatted according to the template of the Academy of Finland ( https://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/list-of-publications/ ). Please clearly mark 2-5 publications that are most relevant to the position and provide links to abstracts or full texts whenever possible.
4.       A copy of the applicant’s doctoral diploma, or, if not available at the time of application, a statement from the applicant and her/his supervisor(s) regarding the expected completion date.
5.       Contact information of two senior/experienced researchers who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate.  

Further details are available from Dr. Florence Oloff (PI Smart Communication project) Assistant Professor in Multimodal Interaction and Discourse Faculty of Humanities, Research Unit of Languages and Literature University of Oulu / P.O. Box 1000 / FI-90014 Oulun yliopisto Email: florence.oloff[at]oulu.fi

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Post-doctoral Researcher in the School of Languages and Translation Studies

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

School of Languages and Translation Studies is an active, diverse and international centre for teaching and research on language studies. The areas of strength of the School of Languages and Translation Studies are the following: cognitive linguistics, digital linguistics, research on interaction and variation, postcolonial literary studies, book history, study of Finnish and other Finno-Ugric languages, translation studies, changes in language and writing at cultural turning points, language learning and teaching, research on grammar and vocabulary, philology and history of learning.

Applications are hereby invited for the position of post-doctoral researcher in the School of Languages and Translation Studies in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku. This position will be filled through a fixed-term employment for two years.

The employment period of the appointed post-doctoral researcher is 1.10.2019–30.9.2021.

This position is situated within one of the following thematic frameworks:
a) Digital interaction
b) Children, young people and learning
c) Cultural memory and social change.

General Information

This Post-doctoral researcher position both supports and strengthens the research that is conducted on the university and school’s areas of focus. This post falls under the authority of the school, and it primarily provides for the needs of its disciplines. The suitability of an applicant’s research to the school’s research profile is significant in the selection process.

The person selected for this post should have a strong history of research contribution, be active within international publications, write joint publications, organize science-related events, and participate in applications for outside research funding. To a lesser degree, the post-doctoral researcher will be required to teach within the field of their special expertise, as well as supervise theses on various academic levels. This post requires an active presence at the school.

Persons applying for this post should be researchers in language and/or translation studies, who have already demonstrated their research ability. An eligible applicant must be a researcher with no more than five years of experience since his or her PhD completion. An applicant who has completed his or her doctoral degree more than five years ago will be considered only for special reasons (maternity, paternity, parental or childcare leave, military service or non-military service, or long-term illness). If you plead one of these special exceptions, please justify your reasons within your application documents. If your reasons are strictly confidential, please contact the Head of the School of Languages and Translation Studies.

The individual selected for this position must possess an applicable doctoral degree, the ability to complete independent research, and teaching skills. In order to succeed in this position, good command of the English language and good social interaction skills are also important. Good command of Finnish is also an asset. The best applicants may be invited to participate in an interview.

The qualification requirements are prescribed in the regulations of Turku University. This position is subject to a six-month trial period.

Salary

This post-doctoral researcher position is a second-level post, according to the university’s salary structure. The task-specific salary component for teaching and research staff, which includes this post-doctoral researcher position, is 2,935.55 euros per month (according to the fifth level of the job demands chart). In addition, a personal work performance component of a minimum of 6% and maximum of 50% of the task-specific salary component will also be paid to this post-doctoral researcher.

Application

1)      Curriculum vitae

2)      Academic portfolio in accordance with university practice

3)      List of publications

4)      Research plan (up to 5 pages)

5)      Other documents that may be relevant to the fulfillment of this position

The necessary application documents must be written in either Finnish or English. In addition, the applicant must give information about how to reach himself or herself during the recruitment process.

All applications must be submitted via the electronic eRekry system by Thursday August 22, 2019. The link to this electronic application system is located at the beginning of this application description (“Apply for the job”) and at www.utu.fi/careers.

Further Information

Enquiries: Head of School, Professor Marjut Johansson, phone number: +358 29 450 3318 or +358 50 328 9207, email: marjut.johansson@utu.fi

For further information on the procedure, contact HR Specialist Maija Österlund, email: maija.osterlund@utu.fi.

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PhD position in Egyptology specialising in text and language

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Archeology and Antiquity is a multi-disciplinary institution that works for greater cooperation between the disciplines involved. At the department there is teaching and research in the subjects of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archeology, Osteology, Egyptology and Global Environmental History. The department is located both in Uppsala and Visby (Campus Gotland). Egyptology is included as a natural part of our bachelor’s program and in the research environment. A master’s program in Egyptology is being set up. More information about the institution’s activities can be found at www.arkeologi.uu.se

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University invites applications for a doctoral position in Egyptology specializing in text and language available from January 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is September 16, 2019.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

The department has an active, integrated research culture with expertise in a series of cross-cutting themes that include the archaeology of cult; urban societies; war, conflict and force; historical ecology; and critical heritage studies. The department is also a leading centre for GIS-based landscape analysis, and has strong research links with many other departments, e.g, Department of Philology and Linguistics, as well as with the Museum Gustavianum, (the University museum).

The department’s research profile in Egyptology encompasses all areas of study in the subject. Staff members lead and participate in international archaeological projects in Egypt, particularly in the area of ancient Thebes. The subject practises and seeks to develop further collaboration with the Museum Gustavianum, which houses a large collection of Egyptian antiquities as well as the core material of the Scandinavian Joint Expedition to Nubia in the 1960s. These collections represent a major pedagogical asset as well as provide challenging research opportunities for scholars. In addition to archaeology and the study of material culture, staff members in the subject carry out extensive Egyptological philological and linguistic research on written material spanning the entire length of Egyptian language history from earliest times to the Coptic period.

Duties/Project description: PhD training encompasses four years. PhD students are expected to study full-time and to actively participate in the activities of the department. Administrative or teaching duties up to 20% at the department may be included, in which case the employment period will be extended.

Entry requirements: Basic qualifications has one who a) has passed a degree at advanced level; b) completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 at advanced level, and c) have passed awards for 120 credits in Egyptology at the Bachelor level. Competent is also the one who, in another order within or outside the country, acquired essentially equivalent knowledge. For special qualifications, the applicant is required to meet the requirements for the advanced level in Egyptology.

Application: The application documents must include a completed application form (which you find here), digital copies of a master’s thesis or equivalent, a short CV, diploma, possible publications, and names and contact details of two reference persons. The application should also include a short description (3-4 pages) of the applicant’s proposed research project and dissertation plan (comprehensive questionnaire, research, material and methodological questions and the relevance of the dissertation project) and why the applicant applies for postgraduate studies.

For information and regulations, see:
The Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, 8 and 9,
The guidelines for PhD education of Uppsala University,
General information and the guidelines of the Faculty of Arts, and
• Information on the PhD education program at the department.

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

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 01-01-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Head of Department Susanne Carlsson, susanne.carlsson@antiken.uu.se phone 018-471 2086, Docent Sami Uljas, sami.uljas@egyptologi.uu.se phone 018-471 2897.

Please submit your application by 16 September 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2098.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2098

Last application date: 2019-09-16

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Postdoc in Science Education

The Department of Science Education, The Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) seeks a postdoc to focus on science teaching and learning in laboratories.

The postdoc’s duties will primarily include research within the project ‘Improving Quality of Laboratory Learning at University Level’ (IQ-Lab) which is a collaboration between Department of Science Education at the Faculty of Science and Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Health. IQ-Lab aims at providing teachers, researchers and curriculum designers with in-depth knowledge about

A. which competences students acquire from laboratory work,

B. how they best acquire these competences, and

C. how these competences are used and developed beyond laboratory courses.

The project is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The project will provide the overall context of the postdoc’s research. The postdoc will become part of a vibrant, creative and open project team collaboration consisting of three senior researchers, two PhD fellows, one research assistant and one technical administrative assistant. A copy of the project description is available at https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk/project-description/

The postdoc will become responsible for parts of the project under guidance of the senior researchers. The specific research tasks for the postdoc will depend on the competences of the successful candidate and the tasks will be decided in a dialogue with the senior researchers. Parts of the project can be molded to fit the candidate’s competences and interests.

The project applies several different research methods:

  • interviews with students and teachers
  • analysis of tasks and students’ products
  • Video analysis of teaching situations

One or more of these should be generally familiar to the candidate.

Other duties include obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within science education.

Qualifications

The candidate must be able to document experiences with conducting empirical science educational research.

Applicants must be able to communicate fluently (written and orally) in English. 

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/ . Inquiries about the position can be made to head of section Jan Alexis Nielsen (+45 3532 0361). It is strongly advised that interested parties contact Jan Alexis Nielsen prior to applying.

The position is open from October 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a temporary position lasting until September 30st, 2022.

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

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • A short (1 page) document that outlines the applicant’s experiences with participation in science educational research
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is September 1th 2019, 23:59 CET.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held on selected dates in the beginning september 2019.

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

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

2–3 Postdoc­toral Re­search­ers in the pro­ject The Sep­tuagint and Its An­cient Ver­sions

The University of Helsinki – Among the best in the world
The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University is an international scholarly community of 40,000 students and staff, which operates on four Helsinki campuses and in 15 other localities in Finland. High-quality research at the University generates new knowledge that serves as a basis for educating diverse experts in a variety of fields and benefits public decision-making as well as business and industry.
The Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-theology) is the largest of the three academic theology units in Finland. In addition, it is one of Europe’s largest units in the field of theology and religious studies in terms of student numbers. The Faculty is a non-denominational academic community.
The Faculty of Theology invites applications for

2–3 Postdoctoral Researchers in the project The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions

The Faculty of Theology in the University of Helsinki is searching for 2–3 Postdoctoral Researchers for a period of 2–3 years for the Academy of Finland funded research project The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions (PI: Dr. Tuukka Kauhanen) to carry out research connected to:
• Textual criticism of the Septuagint version of 2 Samuel (2 Kingdoms)
• The ancient translations of the Septuagint
The research will be related to Kauhanen’s project on the critical edition of 2 Samuel (2 Kingdoms) for the series Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. (See https://blogs.helsinki.fi/tekauhan/the-septuagint-of-2-samuel/) The project aims at establishing the closest-to-original text of the ancient Greek translation of that book. The research group includes computer experts and has a wide range of international collaboration partners. Researchers in The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions will work in close collaboration with the PI and his associates. Their duties include:

• Collation and text-critical analysis of an ancient translation of the Greek 2 Samuel,
• OR text-critical analysis of portions of the Greek 2 Samuel utilizing at least one ancient translation.
• Sharing and processing the textual data on an electronic platform.
• Publishing their analytical findings on the text(s) they study in first-rate journals.
• Teaching and related duties in the Faculty of Theology (5–10%).

Doing research in The Septuagint and Its Ancient Versions will offer a chance for inspiring, creative team-work in a modern, research-oriented institution in the heart of Helsinki. The researchers will develop their expertise in the field of textual studies of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. In addition, they will acquire (basic) skills needed in the ever-growing field of Digital Humanities.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in biblical studies or a related field in ancient/classical philology. The following skills are necessary:
• Excellent skills in Greek (koine or Classical) and in Biblical Hebrew
• Good command of at least one other ancient language related to the research project: Latin, Coptic, Ethiopic, Syriac/Aramaic, Armenian, Georgian
• Experience in the study of the Septuagint or in textual criticism / textual history of the Hebrew Bible
• Good English language written and oral communication skills.
Skills or experience in any of the following is considered an advantage: knowledge of the textual history of the Septuagint, especially of the Historical Books; experience in text-critical work on any ancient document; and experience in Computer Science or Digital Humanities.
The positions will be filled for 2–3 years, starting November 2019 at the earliest, and September 2020 at the latest. The salary will be based on the Finnish university salary system (YPJ), 3300–3800 €/month (40,000–46,000 €/year) depending on the merits and experience of the appointee. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Application (in a single pdf-file) must contain:
• motivation letter, describing the previous research experience (1 page max.)
• CV incl. list of publications (2 p. max.)
• certificate of Ph.D. degree
• names and contact details for two references
• proposal for a research topic in the project (1 p. max.), naming the ancient translation(s) and/or 2 Samuel passage(s) to be investigated and the most important primary sources and research literature
The closing date for applications is 1 September. Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply for the position link below. Applicants employed by the University of Helsinki must submit their application through the SAP HR portal (https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal).
For more information, please contact Dr. Tuukka Kauhanen tuukka.kauhanen(at)helsinki.fi
Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

01.09.2019 23:59 EEST

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3 PhD Fellowships at the Faculty of Theology

Job description

Applications are invited for up to 3 positions in a Research Fellowship as a PhD Candidate to be based at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo. Starting date is 1st February 2020.

Applicants must develop a project that is thematically relevant to one or more of the research groups at the Faculty: https://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/groups/.

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More about the position

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment 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.

The research fellows must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

A research stay abroad during the employment period is expected, but relative to funding available.

Qualifications

  • Theology, or a corresponding type of degree or education. The degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • Emphasis will also be placed on the following in the assessment of the applicants:
    • The quality of the project description
    • Academic and personal ability to complete the project within the given timeframe
    • Ability to cooperate and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479.600-513.600 per annum, depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • a project description, including progress plan and any plans for a stay abroad (max. 5 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • evt. documentation of english proficiency
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • a list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Tittel: Anders Runesson, phone number: +47-22850305, email: anders.runesson@teologi.uio.no

Tittel: Rigmor Smith-Gahrsen, phone number: +47-22850311, email: rigmor.smith-gahrsen@teologi.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

The Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo has a total of 68 staff and ca. 350 students. The faculty conducts research in the fields of biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, practical theology, diaconal and interreligious studies and offers programmes for the theological education for clerical ministry as well as a number of other academic study programmes within the field of religion.

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1st September 2019

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2 Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Faculty of Theology

Job description

Applications are invited for up to two 3 year positions as Postdoctoral Fellow to be based at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.

Each applicant must develop a project that is thematically relevant to one or more of the research groups at the Faculty: https://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/groups/.

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More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position, 10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities.

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

Applicants are asked to develop a focused research project with clear aims and research questions, and an appropriate methodological approach. The postdoctoral project should be well positioned in the international research field, and novelty in methodological approaches is a strength.

Experience in international publishing of high quality in the relevant research field is an advantage, as is international research experience. The successful candidate has the ability to conduct independent research of high quality, while at the same time taking an interest in collaborating with colleagues and contributing to the further development of one or more of the research groups at the Faculty.

The position offers good opportunities for advancing an internationally oriented research career. A research stay abroad during the employment period is expected, but relative to funding available.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in the relevant field. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523.200-573.100 per annum, depending on qualifications in a position as Postdoctor (position code 1352)
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • project description, including progress plan and any plans for a stay abroad (max. 5 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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

Professor Anders Runesson, phone number: +47-22850305, e-mail: anders.runesson@teologi.uio.no

Senior Advisier Rigmor Smith-Gahrsen, phone number: +47-22850311, e-mail: rigmor.smith-gahrsen@teologi.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

The Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo has a total of 68 staff and ca. 350 students. The faculty conducts research in the fields of biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, practical theology, diaconal and interreligious studies and offers programmes for the theological education for clerical ministry as well as a number of other academic study programmes within the field of religion.

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1st September 2019

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Postdoc in the mediated cultural history of Viagra

The Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position within the research project Medicine Man: Media Assemblages of Medicalized Masculinity, starting Jan 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Job description
The selected candidate will do research within the subproject of “Pleasure and desire” concerning the medicalization that middle-aged men undertake in order to enhance their sexual performance.

He/she is expected to;
1) contribute to the internet history of male medicalization by tracing the rise of Viagra through a content analysis of an archive of spam mails (e.g. https://archive.org/details/untroubled_spam_archive) and 2) to investigate changes in discourse in mentions of Viagra in Danish and American news outlets. An outcome of two articles in internationally acknowledged journals is expected.

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

An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.  Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

Required qualifications
Major requirements
 A PhD-degree in gender, digital media, cultural studies or similar.
– A proven interest in the fundamentals of gender studies and/or research on medicalization.
– A detailed research plan including a description of the suggested analytical approach to the subject matter and publication strategies.

Further information about the position is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: 6550 1451, email pkha@sdu.dk or Associate Professor Karen Hvidtfeldt at phone: 6550 3466, email hvidtfeldt@sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015. Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period. 

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

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.
  • Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. 

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

    Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be a postdoc.  An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.  

    The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that if shortlisting is used in the process, not all applicants will receive an assessment.

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

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

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

    Deadline: 15 September 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Humanities
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

    POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN LINGUISTIC EXPLORATIONS BEYOND LANGUAGE

    Job description

    A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in Linguistic Explorations beyond Language is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo.

    The position is associated with the Super Linguistics Research Group (https://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/research/groups/super-linguistics/index.html) and is funded by the faculty of Humanities.

    The candidate is expected to present a research project with clear relevance for the emerging field of ‘Super Linguistics’, defined as the application of formal linguistic methodology (and methodology inspired by formal linguistics, especially from the perspective of syntax, semantics and the syntax-semantics interface) to diverse non-standard objects (such as gestures, music, dance, non-verbal pictorial representations, animal calls, etc.). Of specific interest are interdisciplinary proposals that combine formal linguistic approaches with approaches from areas such as (but not limited to) musicology, psychology, ethology, cognitive science, human movement science, robotics, or informatics. We seek strongly motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidates, with high-ranking qualifications in their relevant area of research.

    The position is available for a period of 2 years.

    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 linguistics, philosophy, musicology, psychology, biology (ethology), cognitive science, human movement science, robotics, informatics, or other relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post.
    • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the Super Linguistics Research Group, including experience with research in formal linguistics (syntax, semantics, the syntax-semantics interface, and/or related fields)
    • 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 (or equivalent)  being approved.

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

    • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
    • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to the Super Linguistics Research Group
    • The quality of the project description
    • The applicant’s research suitability for the Super Linguistics Research Group, as documented by relevant manuscripts and/or publications
    • Documented experience with methodology (e.g., experimental and/or statistical) that is relevant for the proposed research project
    • Documented skills with software/analysis tools that are relevant for the proposed research project, including programming skills in Matlab, Python and/or similar environments
    • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
    • Interest in areas such as animal communication (especially primate linguistics), body movement (especially gestures or dance), multimodality, music and/or audio-visual media is considered an advantage.

    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 and unpublished works
    • Project description (3 – 5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan and clarify how the applicant will approach the postdoctoral project topic empirically, theoretically and methodologically. 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. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

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

    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.

    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:

    Head of Administration: Jan Halvor Undlien

    Head of Department: Piotr Garbacz

    Contact for the Super Linguistics Research Group: Pritty Patel-Grosz

    For questions about the recruitment process:

    HR Adviser: Tonje Olsen

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    About the University of Oslo 

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

    The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) is one of seven departments at The Faculty of Humanities (HF). The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in general linguistics, Nordic languages (Scandinavian linguistics and Norwegian as a second language), multilingualism, medieval studies (Norse philology and Celtic), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), and rhetoric and verbal communication. The Department hosts a socio-cognitive laboratory offering powerful equipment for various types of experiments and studies

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    Deadline

    20th September 2019

    Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

    Postdoc in Human-Robot interaction

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

    Job description

    We are looking for a postdoc to conduct research in a multidisciplinary expedition project funded by Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research program, addressing compelling research topics that promise disruptive innovations in AI, autonomous systems and software for several years to come.

    The project combines Formal Methods and Human-Robot Interaction with the goal of moving from conventional correct-by-design control with simple, static human models towards the synthesis of correct-by-design and socially acceptable controllers that consider complex human models based on empirical data. Two demonstrators, an autonomous driving scenario and a mobile robot navigation scenario in crowded social spaces, are planned to showcase the advances made in the project.

    The focus of this position is on the development of data-driven models of human behavior that can be integrated with formal methods-based systems to better reflect real-world situations, as well as in the evaluation of the social acceptability of such systems. 

    The candidate will work under the supervision of Assistant Prof. Iolanda Leite (https://iolandaleite.com/) and in close collaboration with another postdoctoral researcher working in the field of formal synthesis.

    This is a two-year position. The starting date is open for discussion, but ideally, we would like the selected candidate to start in April 2019.

    Qualifications

    Candidates should have completed, or be near completion of, a Doctoral degree with a strong international publication record in areas such as (but not limited to) human-robot interaction, social robotics, multimodal perception, and artificial intelligence. Familiarity with formal methods, game theory, and control theory is an advantage.

    Documented written and spoken English and programming skills are required. Experience with experimental design and statistical analysis is an important asset. Applicants must be strongly motivated, have the ability to work independently and possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

    We look for candidates who are excited about being a part of a multidisciplinary team.

    Trade union representatives

    You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s web page.

    Application

    The application shall include the following documents:

    1. Curriculum vitae.
    2. Transcripts from University/ University College.
    3. A brief description of the candidate’s research interests, including previous research and future goals (max 2 pages).
    4. Contact of two references. We will contact the references only for selected candidates.

    Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

    Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

    Others

    Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

    For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

    We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

    Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

    Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
    Contract
    type
    Full time
    First day of employmentIn agreement with supervisor
    SalaryMonthly salary
    Number of
    positions
    1
    Working hours100%
    CityStockholm
    CountyStockholms län
    CountrySweden
    Reference
    number
    J-2019-1496
    ContactIolanda Leite, Assistant professor, iolanda@kth.se Sarah Kullgren, HR Officer, sarahku@kth.se
    Last applica
    tion date
    02.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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    Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019