Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

Postdoctoral position at the Department of Modern Languages

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 Modern Languages has around 60 employees who conduct research and education in several languages and literatures. There are four main research areas: Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages, and Slavic languages. Both earlier and later language stages are studied and the theoretical and methodological scope is wide. Information about research at the department can be found here.

The Department of Modern Languages announces a postdoctoral position oriented towards linguistics or literature.

Duties: The applicant is expected to do mainly her/his own research, including applications for external funding. In addition, 20 % of the duty includes duties at the department (e.g. teaching). As an employee at the department, you are expected to participate actively in the department’s seminar series and in other ways, by being present, to contribute to the research environment at the department.    

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in one of the department’s research subjects, Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages or Slavic languages. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

Selection: Following the qualitative holistic assessment of competence and expertise, the applicant who is judged to have the best potential to carry out her/his research project and to apply for external funding will be selected.

Application: The application should, in addition to your application letter and CV, contain a list of your publications, a brief description of your research project and your doctoral diploma, and possibly a list of your external research funding.

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: Individual salary.
 
Starting date: 01-10-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Director of third cycle studies Torbjörn Söder, +46 18 471 1320, torbjorn.soder@moderna.uu.se

Please submit your application by 1st of August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2214.

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.

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

Placement: Department of Modern Languages

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 2019/2214

Last application date: 2019-08-01

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Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

PhD position in Psychology

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.

Fully funded PhD student position: Developmental psychopathology (autism research).

Applications are welcome for a 4-year PhD position at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala university is highly ranked internationally, and is the oldest university in the Nordic countries. Uppsala is located just 30 minutes north of Stockholm and has a population of 200,000 (40,000 students).

Duties/Project description: The PhD student position is embedded in the SAPIENS consortium, a European Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, in which 15 PhD students investigate how the dynamics of early social interactions support the development of the social brain. SAPIENS combines advances in ecological, mobile real-time brain and behaviour measurement, data modeling and artificial intelligence to study early social development and to train a new generation of researchers in these ground-breaking approaches.  The other nodes in the network are well-reputed research institutes located in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, and Italy.

The PhD student will be working at the Uppsala Child and Babylab at the Department of Psychology (www.babylab.se), with Dr Terje Falck-Ytter (https://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N5-1496) as the main supervisor. The Uppsala Child and Babylab is a highly ranked infant research laboratory devoted to the study of sensory-motor, cognitive, and social development in both typically and atypically developing infants. We employ novel research methods and make use of both experimental and longitudinal designs to examine group-level development and individual differences. While based at Uppsala University, several research visits are planned to collaborators at other research sites within the SAPIENS network.

This particular PhD student project will be based on existing large datasets of infants at risk for autism (Early Autism Sweden; EASE). EASE is a part of the world-leading autism consortium AIMS-2-TRIALS (www.aims-2-trials.eu) and the EUROSIBS network (www.eurosibs.eu), and is very well connected internationally. The student will be analyzing this rich dataset to increase our understanding of early development in children with autism. More specifically, the PhD student will analyze data from live eye tracking studies of social interaction (e.g. between infant and experiment leader or between infant and parent; see example below). In addition, several other possibilities for analyses are available; we try to take the particular strengths and interests of the PhD candidate into account when formulating the individual study plan. The EASE study includes behavioral data (e.g. eye tracking, motion tracking, pupillometry) and brain imaging (MRI) and electrophysiological data (EEG). Recent examples of publications from the EASE study:

  • Nyström, P., Gliga, T., Nilsson Jobs, E., Gredebäck, G., Charman, T., Johnson, M., Bölte, S., and Falck-Ytter, T., Enhanced pupillary light reflex in infancy is associated with autism diagnosis in toddlerhood. Nature Communications, 2018. 9(1).
  • Nystrom, P., Thorup, E., Bölte, S., and Falck-Ytter, T., Joint attention in infancy and the emergence of autism. Biological Psychiatry, in press.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD positions offer a highly competitive salary from an international perspective. Uppsala university (and Sweden in general) offers many opportunities for building an independent line of research. These include world-renowned training courses and many grant opportunities tailored for junior researchers. The supervisory team will be supportive and keen to maximize opportunities for the potholder’s career development.

The intended start date is September/October 2019.

Requirements: 

Candidates should have completed 4 years of university-level studies, of which at least 1.5 years should be within psychology (if it is unclear whether these formal requirements are fulfilled one should argue why ones training should be considered equivalent). Demonstrable experience with different quantitative data analysis and statistical approaches relevant for the project is highly desirable (e.g. time series analysis, mixed linear models, general computer programming skills). As the project focuses on analysis of longitudinal, multilevel data, you should enjoy working with quantitative data and be able to learn new analytical/statistical techniques quickly. Due to the international and interdisciplinary nature of the research group, good collaborative and communication skills are essential. Excellent English writing skills are a requirement.

In addition, the following applies (Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN requirements):

  1. Mobility Rule: candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where the position is based for more than 12 months in the last 3 years (short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account).
  2. Early Stage Researcher: the candidate is in the first four years* of his/her research career and has not been awarded a doctoral degree.

* measured from the date when the candidate obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the candidate is recruited, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • Application for admission to postgraduate studies http://uadm.uu.se/digitalAssets/81/a_81624-f_ansokan_forskarniva_eng.pdf 
  • A letter describing why you are interested in and suitable for the position, with explicit reference to the criteria stated above (no more than one page)
  • Attested degree certificate/s that confirms eligibility Record of completed courses included in your degree/s Master thesis in psychology or equivalent Research proposal, maximum 5 pages (see: http://psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies/application; it is strongly recommended that applicants contact PI Terje Falck-Ytter before starting to write the proposal).
  • Contact information to academic references are desirable
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

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: Year 1-3 it is a fixed salary based on Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks budget. Year 4 it is based on Uppsala universities local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: September/October 2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Terje Falck-Ytter, terje.falck-ytter@psyk.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 29 July, 2019. UFV-PA 2019/2029.

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 Psychology

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2029

Last application date: 2019-07-29

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Postdoc Researcher to the ERC project “Explaining Transnational Jihad“ (re-announcement)

DIIS invites applications for a temporary and project specific 2-year position as postdoc researcher starting on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The researcher will be part of the larger research project “Explaining Transnational Jihad – Patterns of Escalation and Containment” funded by the European Research Council.

The Project

The overall project that the postdoc researcher will be part of aims at advancing an understanding of how jihadist conflicts become transnational and under what circumstances they can be contained. The project also aims at developing an interdisciplinary analytical framework, which combines micro- and macro level approaches to jihadism, drawing from both Religious Studies, Security Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies. With its focus on macro-level conflict structures,  the ambition is to develop a new framework for thinking about containment, providing an alternative to both the micro-level countering discourses embraced by much of the radicalization research, and the containment thinking that stems from the treatment of jihadist conflicts as civil wars in the peace and conflict literature.

The overall project has four main components 1) a quantitative examination of transnationalization processes drawing from among others the Religion and Armed Conflicts (RELAC) dataset/UCDP hosted by  Uppsala University, 2) comparative case studies of the mechanisms of escalation and de-escalation of jihadist conflicts in Syria/Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Mali/Niger, Pakistan/Afghanistan focusing particularly on the movements of Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the Taleban, and Boko Haram, 3) securitization analyses of the macro-level conflict structures that transnational jihadist movements tap into, and finally 4) sociotheological worldview analyses of potential changes in jihadist conflict imagery during transnationalization processes.

The applicant is particularly expected to contribute to component 2 and 4 with an emphasis on investigating the escalation and containment dynamics that relate to theological interpretations and religious worldviews. The applicant must have obtained a PhD degree in a relevant field – applicants with a background in theology, religious studies and/or Middle Eastern Studies as well as linguistic skills in Arabic will be preferred. Proficiency in written and oral English is required.

General Information

The position is aimed at applicants who have obtained their PhD within the past three years. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances (such as sick leave, parental leave or similar). Furthermore, the applicant must have demonstrated an ability to publish and communicate research in accordance with the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

DIIS is a leading public institute for independent research DIIS is an independent public research institute. Researchers contribute to the ambition to be at the cutting edge of multi- and interdisciplinary research, policy analysis and communication on global affairs. The postdoc will be based at DIIS’ address in Nordhavn.

Terms of employment 

The expected start date for the postdoc researcher is 1 October 2019. The employment is limited to two years and expires automatically at the end of this two-year period.

Remuneration and other job conditions follow the general agreement between AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) and the Danish Ministry of Finance as well as local collective agreements at DIIS.

Depending on seniority, the starting yearly basis salary ranges between 375,724 DKK and 398,578 DKK, including pension contributions. Furthermore, a yearly research supplement of 53,486 DKK will be added. Depending on your personal qualifications, a qualification supplement may also be negotiated.

Candidates from abroad may under certain conditions be eligible for a special researcher tax scheme, when working as a postdoc researcher in Denmark.

The application

All qualified applicants – regardless of national, ethnic or religious background, gender, age or sexual orientation – are encouraged to apply.

The application must include the following items in order be considered:

A cover letter with your motivation for applying for the position

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications
  • Documentation of academic qualifications, including Master’s and PhD diplomas
  • Up to five central scholarly works must be enclosed – either uploaded electronically or sent by mail in three copies each (see more about this below).
  • A statement of max. 1000 words describing your research idea, methodology and how it will contribute to the overall ambition of the ERC project.

The application, including all the above-mentioned documents, must be uploaded in DIIS’ electronic recruitment system (HR Manager) no later than 12 August 2019 at 12.00 noon (CET). The position can only be applied for electronically through the link on the right.

If you will be sending scholarly works by letter/parcel, please note that your electronic application must also include a list of the up to five works sent to DIIS in physical form. It is possible to upload some works electronically, while others (e.g. books) can be sent in physical form (three copies each). Any material sent to DIIS in physical form must be marked “ERC postdoc” and addressed to HR, Danish Institute for International Studies, Østbanegade 117, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. The letter/parcel must reach DIIS no later than 12 August 2019 at 12.00 noon (CET). Also, please note that DIIS will only return books and non-copied materials, and only if the return address is clearly noted in HR Manager.

Assessment

Qualified applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee before selected for interviews. The applicants sent for assessment will be notified about the composition of the assessment committee beforehand. The committee will only assess applicants who meet the requirements listed above. When DIIS receives the assessment results, we invite selected candidates for an interview as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information

For further information about this project, please contact the Principal Investigator on the project, Senior Researcher Mona Kanwal Sheikh at mosh@diis.dk.  

For further information about the general terms of employment at DIIS, please contact HR at hr@diis.dk.  

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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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20th September 2019

Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

Researcher in Semantic Web

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 Linguistics and Philology is an international environment with more than 80 employees. We conduct education and research in classical languages of Europe, Asian languages and cultures, as well as computational linguistics and linguistics. Education is offered at undergraduate and graduate levels in over 20 languages to our 1,400 students, as well as at postgraduate level.

The department has a broad research profile and we have many externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation.

Project description: This position is part of an international and interdisciplinary research project (Re)constructing a Bible. A new approach to unedited Biblical manuscripts as sources for the early history of the Karaim language (Acronym: KaraimBIBLE) led by Michał Németh (Jagiellonian University, Poland). The project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC).

KaraimBIBLE is a research project the main goal of which is to create a critical edition of the entire Karaim Bible based on carefully selected sources from the 15th–20th centuries. The sources will receive grammatical and palaeographical descriptions. To achieve the research objectives the research team will create an on-line digital critical edition equipped with a lexicographical database. The platform will be a complex research instrument providing an interconnected network of data based on the technologies commonly referred to as Semantic Web.

Duties:

  • Ontology creation, management and alignment in philology and historical linguistics
  • Conducting an extensive literature review on the state of the art of the Semantic Web
  • Development of software components for a web-based digital critical edition
  • Writing papers within the scope of the project
  • Some teaching may be required

Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent within the field of Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or other for the position relevant fields
  • Experience with programming (PHP, Python, JS) and web development technologies
  • Experience with database management and related technologies (eXist-db)

Additional qualifications:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English

Application:

The application should be written in English including:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • Degree certificate

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicants experience and skills complement and strengthen the research project.

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: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-10-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Permanent position, probationary period may be applied.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor László Károly, +46(0)18-471 1089, Laszlo.Karoly@lingfil.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 16 August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2058.

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 Linguistics and Philology

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual 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 2019/2058

Last application date: 2019-08-16

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Research Fellow in Artistic Research

At the Grieg Academy – Department of Music there is a vacancy as a research fellow (100%) in artistic research within the professional area of music composition. The appointment is for a fixed-term period of four years, of which 25 per cent comprises required duties. The required duties may be in the form of teaching, exam work or supervision, according to the needs of the department.

About the project/work tasks:

The candidate who receives the position will take part in a cross-disciplinary research project entitled “Sounding Philosophy” in the music composition area at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. This research project has an interdisciplinary focus, expanding the research field of music composition as a social and interdisciplinary discipline. For more information about the project see https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/634973/634974

Applications will be assessed in light of the artistic activities and research competence at the department and appropriateness to the research project. Applicants are requested to familiarize themselves with the profile of artistic research at the department and faculty in the design of the project, see: https://kmd.uib.no/no/forskning.

Prosject Description:

The advertised position as an artistic research fellow is intended for an artist and researcher who will integrate musical composition, music technology as well as a secondary research field i.e. from the natural sciences or the humanities. The application should propose artistic research in the area of music composition and music technology that explores relationships between artistic expression, scientific discovery and philosophical exploration.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in music composition or corresponding education. The degree must be completed within the application deadline.
  • Applicants must have experience in artistic practice and production at a high national or international level.
  • Applicants must demonstrate competence in the field of music technology, and demonstrate insight within a secondary field of knowledge, i.e. from the sciences or the humanities.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have good written and verbal English skills
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. Ambitions and potential will also be considered when assessing candidates.

The following conditions apply for the appointment:

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

About the research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational program for an artistic PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have started work in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 472.300 before taxes. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position. Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • Project description of maximum 3,000 word 
  • Documentation of relevant artistic production in the form of audio and/or video recordings.
  • Documentation of formal professional competence 
  • Timetable 
  • Budget (see our website)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Detailed information about this appointment may be obtained by contacting: Head of Department Randi Rolvsjord at tel. + 47 – 55 58 73 00/+ 47 975 14 878 or the research project leader Dániel Péter Biró at tel. +47 905 68 135.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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.

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Fakultet for kunst, musikk og design - Collage

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

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 three departments at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

11th August 2019

Post expires on Sunday August 11th, 2019

Three PhD positions at the Department of Modern Languages

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 Modern Languages has around 60 employees who conduct research and education in several languages and literatures. There are four main research areas: Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages, and Slavic languages. Both earlier and later language stages are studied and the theoretical and methodological scope is wide.

We now announce three PhD positions at the Department of Modern Languages. An applicant who has been accepted for one of PhD positions will be active in one of the department’s four third-cycle subjects – Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages, or Slavic languages, the syllabi of which you can find here.

Conditions/Project: Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and to participate actively in the department’s activities. Students are encouraged to combine the position with teaching responsibilities up to a maximum of 20%, which is to be carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.

Qualifications: For employment as PhD-student it is required that the holder is admitted or will be admitted to the PhD education programme. To qualify the applicant must meet the requirements for general and the special eligibility. A general eligibility of 240 ECTS credits is required, 60 of which are obtained at advanced level (= one-year master’s degree). An applicant may also be considered qualified if s/he has acquired the corresponding competence in other ways.

The applicant must have at least a one-year master’s degree in one of the following third-cycle subjects or equivalent to fulfil the special eligibility requirements:Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages, Slavic languages.  

The department will apply for exemption from the language requirements in Swedish if an applicant otherwise is assessed to have the best qualifications. However, knowledge in Swedish is a qualification.

The specific requirements for eligibility of studies in the third-cycle subjects are found in the general syllabi:

Finno-Ugric languages:

https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/digitalAssets/457/c_457426-l_3-k_aspfinskugriska.pdf

German:

https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/digitalAssets/457/c_457426-l_3-k_asptyska.pdf

Romance languages:

https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/digitalAssets/457/c_457426-l_3-k_aspromanska.pdf

Slavic languages:

http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/digitalAssets/457/c_457426-l_3-k_aspslaviska.pdf

Selection: The selection of candidates will be based on the applicants’ ability to fulfil the education programme. The review will be take into account the applicants’ submitted records, the quality of the MA thesis (or equivalent) and research proposal, references, relevant experiences, the applicants’ submitted motivation for applying for the position, and interviews.

How to apply. The application should contain:

  1. A completed application form. It may be downloaded from here.
  2. A CV and a list of academic results which verify general and specific eligibility for the PhD education programme.
  3. An authorized copy of your MA degree (or equivalent).
  4. Academic papers from first-cycle and second-cycle levels and/or degree project.
  5. A research proposal which describes the project which the applicant intend to conduct (3–5 pages excluding references).

Other information
On the Department’s homepage, www.moderna.uu.se, there is more information about the PhD education programme at the Department of Modern Languages.

Here you will also find information about admission requirements and guidelines for admission to doctoral study programmes. http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/soka/

Regulations for doctoral students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, sections 1–7; Chapter 7, sections 34–36, and in the University’s Rules and Regulations at http://regler.uu.se.

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.

Placement: Department of Modern Languages Uppsala Sweden

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 01-10-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For general information about the position, please contact:
Senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg, +46-18-471 1907,
lars.hagborg@uadm.uu.se.

For further information about the position please contact:
Torbjörn Söder, 018-471 1320, torbjorn.soder@moderna.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 1st of August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2160.

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 Modern Languages

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 3

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 2019/2160

Last application date: 2019-08-01

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Doctoral Fellowship in Peace Studies

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, by the Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education, has a vacant position for applicants interested in obtaining the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD).

The position is attached to the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) at HSL. CPS’ activities revolve around three main components: research, outreach and a master’s program. Currently, the Centre holds a total of 11 positions, whereof 3 are administrative.

The English taught and interdisciplinary two-year Master’s program in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT) was established in 2002. It is the first of its kind in Norway and provides the opportunity to study peace and conflict dynamics, and non-violent forms of handling conflicts, peace by peaceful means. MPCT recruits students from all over the world, fostering cross-cultural competencies. Every fall the program admits up to 29 students.

CPS is engaged in several projects and research activities. CPS is also a leading partner in the interdepartmental and multicultural research group War and Peace Dynamics (WarPeD). Furthermore, CPS frequently engages in outreach activities in collaboration with relevant institutions and civil society organizations.

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Daily workplace is at UiT, campus Tromsø.

The project

The PhD project should address processes and practices of escalation and radicalization in an extended security paradigm by investigating the intersecting dynamics of new media technologies (in particular social media and digital networks) and the mediation of perceived invisible threats through populism and extremism. The PhD candidate will investigate the relationships between increasing global trends in populism and various expressions of civilian agency through extremism in response to perceived invisible threats. Relying on intersectional analysis (closely connected to feminist/gender analysis) the candidate can better contextualize and understand the technological, economic, cultural, societal, and political patterns of support and restraint predisposing civilians’ cognition and actions in encounters with perceptions of invisible threats.

Addressing the role of civilians in contemporary media-fueled affective (emotional) politics in Western democracies, the project can draw from theories of trust and civilian capabilities/agency (informed by intersectional analysis) to understand the politicized roles of civilians in emerging crisis scenarios, with a particular focus on the role of media technologies, institutions, and practices in creating/maintaining/destabilizing environments that foster populism, and further various forms of extremism. The project will be supported by a strong academic environment. The candidate is expected to engage with the interdisciplinary research group WarPeD and the MPCT master’s programme.

Contacts

For further information about the position and project, please contact:

Academic director Marcela Douglas (+47) 77646761 marcela.douglas@uit.no or Head of administration, Elisabeth Sandersen +4777644744 Elisabeth.sandersen@uit.no

Qualifications

The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies or an equivalent degree in a closely related field of study. Documented competence in teaching and moderating seminars will be an advantage.

Applicants must fulfil the requirements for admission to a PhD programme cf. PhD regulation at UiT, and show evidence of proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, cf. section 6, § 5.

Applicants must submit a project proposal (6-8 pages) focusing on topics mentioned above.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education.

For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no.

Applications by e-mail are not accepted.

The application must include the following attachments:

  • letter of application
  • project description. Please see further information concerning the template for project description.
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • diploma and transcript of records from Master’s degree or equivalent
  • diploma supplement for other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Master`s Thesis
  • attestations
  • other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these.

       The list of works should contain the following information:

  • author(s), title of work
  • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
  • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

All documentation must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language in order to be assessed.

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by: 

  • Master’s Thesis or equivalent 
  • other academic works, and 
  • project description                                       

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience from popularisation and experience/education from other types of dissemination.  

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position. 

Generell informasjon

The fixed term period of employment is 4 years with a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance. (The standard duration of a PhD programme is three years, but since the fellowship will involve contributions towards teaching and related activities at CPS/MPCT, a fourth year is added in compensation).We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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

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

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20th August 2019

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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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PhD in Design for Play and (non) gendered toys at Design School Kolding

Design School Kolding is looking for a PhD student with a special interest in play experience to contribute in building up an innovative knowledge environment in the field of Design for Play.    

Design for Play 
Design for Play is a Scandinavian hub for play and design that demonstrates how research into play can achieve a practical impact. The founding partners are Design School Kolding, LEGO Foundation, the LEGO Group and a number of other stakeholders.  The initiative will produce specific solutions and encourage a more comprehensive dialogue about exploring and recognizing the potential of play. With an applied research approach, Design for Play is closely related to practice and will include a strong element of making, engaging and co-creating with users. The purpose is to learn from and inspire children to grow up as creative designers of their own life and the world around them. The associated master degree with an area of specialization in Design for Play will educate highly specialized play designers with a unique benefit to all companies and public institutions working with play. The programme affiliates some of the world’s best designers, researchers and knowledge partners in the field.   

PhD in Design for Play and (non) gendered toys 
We hereby invite proposals for PhD projects focusing on Design for (non) gendered toys    

We expect this PhD project to explore and study how we design (non) gendered toys among children. Therefore, we ask the candidates to address some of the following challenges and relate them to the overall focus for the Design for Play initiative:    

  • Explore how playing with toys for children can be understood  
  • Examine how a (non) gendered perspective can be understood in designing toys 
  • How can we design for (non) gendered toys? 
  • Use qualitative approaches with emphasis on long-term field studies in combination with interventions.  
  • Use design exploration as part of the project´s research design 

About us 
Design School Kolding is an independent institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. We offer high quality BA, MA and PhD Degree Programs with teaching based on innovative practice and research in close collaboration with the business community. We also offer postgraduate courses and consultancy services. Our BA program comprises four study programs, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion & Textile Design, and Accessory Design, including interdisciplinary courses within methods, aesthetics, design history, the history of science as well as form studies. Our MA program is an international, cross-disciplinary program that supports and challenges the above-mentioned design fields and allows students to specialize in one of three areas: Design for Play, Design for Planet and Design for People to which we also dedicate our research and development activities. Design School Kolding has approximately 85 fulltime employees. The school offers a dynamic work environment with dedicated colleagues from many different backgrounds. The atmosphere enriches daily work and brings life to the old factory building, which is constantly changing to suit the school’s needs. With the three overall strategic areas of social design, sustainability and design, and design for Play, Design School Kolding is dedicated to improving the world through design. This also means that Design School Kolding has a strong focus on creating an education that is relevant and aimed towards future employability. Another way of strengthening the education is by having research aimed towards the four directions of the programs, as well as towards the strategic areas. The research thus supports and develops the teaching while ensuring that there is cross-pollination between research and teaching with the researchers often using the student projects as data for their research. We offer a dynamic, internationally oriented education and research environment with close collaborations with external actors and research environments.   

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

  • Project description of 4-6 pages. The project description should contain a letter of motivation, an account of the empirical knowledge/data which the applicant expects to use, a thesis statement, a theoretical base, methodical aspects and a brief overview of existing knowledge, and finally a preliminary research plan. 
  • CV of maximum 1 page. 
  • Diploma or alternatively a complete transcript of records (for BA and MA degrees). 

  In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must have, as a minimum, a two-year MA degree or have earned 120 ECTS points achieving a similar degree prior to the date of appointment.   

The applicant must further have: 

  • MA degree in design, anthropology, pedagogy or other related areas 
  • Outstanding oral and written English communication skills 
  • You are social as a person and eager to communicate with others 
  • Familiar with quantitative and qualitative methods 
  • Familiar with designing and facilitating creative processes 
  • Familiar with play 

The application and materials must be in English. 
After the application deadline, a shortlist of the most promising applications will be made, which will then be assessed. When the committee has finished its review procedure,  each applicant will receive an assessment of his or her application. We welcome both national and international applications with respect to the fact that Design for Play is rooted in a Danish/Scandinavian context of design and play. Design School Kolding wishes to reflect its surrounding community and encourages anyone to apply for the position, irrespective of personal background. 

The application deadline is August 1st 2019, and the assessment will happen shortly thereafter.    

The position is to be filled by November 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

For further information, please contact secretary of research and development Christina Stind Rosendahl, phone +45 91 33 30 04 or mail: csr@dskd.dk or Professor Helle Marie Skovbjerg at skovbjerg@dskd.dk     

Also, please read the Design School Kolding Research Strategy:  https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/sites/default/files/download/research-plan_layout_final_1.pdf or pay a visit to the school website: www.designskolenkolding.dk   

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PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow (SKO 1017) in Human Geography. The position is for a period of up to three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

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Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Human Geography or equivalent. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds who wish to apply must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of Human Geography. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.

Applicants should have research interests within one or more of the main areas of research within Human Geography at the Department: Urban studies and planning, Climate adaptation and transformation, Development and politics or Economic and labour geography. Questions regarding the scope of the thematic areas may be addressed to Professor Kristian Stokke (see below). The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he plans to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an account of how the project relates to the mentioned research areas.

The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Human Geography. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

Applicants must have native or near-native competence in English or a Scandinavian language.

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis as well as the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on a consideration of the Department’s  budget situation. In addition, teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate will be taken into consideration.

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications
  • an academically 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

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including publications). The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis

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 must 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

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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12th August 2019

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3 doctoral students – Faculty of Education and Psychology

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Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here in 1863, when Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

We offer

Positions for 3 Early Stage Researchers (ESR)/ Doctoral Students fixed-term positions beginning September 1st 2019 until August 31st 2022 in a project aiming to study neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), often emerging early in development and resulting in long-term disability and compromising the quality of life of millions of Europeans.

The multidisciplinary Neo-PRISM-C project (Neurodevelopmental Optimal-Predictors, Risk factors, and Intervention from a Systems approach to Maladjustment in Children) is funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie action of the European Union. It is part of the Innovative Training Network (ITN) actions (http://www.neoprismc.org/).

You can apply for these specific projects by 15th April 2019:

1.  Familial risk mechanisms in learning difficulties (ESR2)

Link for more information: https://www.nmi.fi/kaynnissa-olevat-hankkeet/neo-prism-c/. The ESR project is carried out at the Department of Teacher Education, in the Faculty of Education and Psychology (https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/en). The faculty has a long tradition in multidisciplinary research of learning and neurodevelopmental disorders. The research approaches include longitudinal and intervention designs, brain research and eye-tracking methodologies. The faculty hosts the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences, Centre for Learning and Teaching, and Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research. Please contact dr Minna Torppa minna.p.torppa@jyu.fi for more information.

2.  Characterising longitudinal neurocognitive profiles of children with reading difficulties, known risk alleles (genetic profiles) and infant/child brain response patterns associated with early adulthood reading difficulty related brain data profile (measured with MEG and MRI) (ESR8)

Link for more information: https://www.nmi.fi/kaynnissa-olevat-hankkeet/neo-prism-c/. The ESR project is carried out at the Department of Psychology, in the Faculty of Education and Psychology (https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/en). The faculty has a long tradition in multidisciplinary research of learning and neurodevelopmental disorders. The research approaches include longitudinal and intervention designs, brain research and eye-tracking methodologies. The faculty hosts the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences, Centre for Learning and Teaching, and Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research. https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/fi/laitokset/psykologia/en/staff/leppanen-paavo

3. Development of reading fluency: The relevance of sublexical processing in reading development (ESR14)

Link for more information: https://www.nmi.fi/kaynnissa-olevat-hankkeet/neo-prism-c/. The ESR project is carried out at the Department of Education, in the Faculty of Education and Psychology (https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/en). The faculty has a long tradition in multidisciplinary research of learning and neurodevelopmental disorders. The research approaches include longitudinal and intervention designs, brain research and eye-tracking methodologies. The faculty hosts the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences, Centre for Learning and Teaching, and Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research. Please contact prof. Aro mikko.t.aro@jyu.fi for more information.

The ESR is expected to pursue a PhD degree within the program. Therefore, prerequisite for the candidate is a Master’s degree in a relevant academic area such as Psychology, Educational sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, or similar disciplines. Experience with or interest in experimental work in EEG/MEG and/or cognitive/ neuropsychology, while not required, is valued. The training will focus on developmental neurocognitive learning disorders and versatile research methodology, including brain research, with an emphasis on international collaboration. The working language is English. The applicant’s merits are assessed on the basis of the quality of Master’s level studies and thesis, previous experience with experimental research (including possible conference and journal publications), motivation and research interests.

The salary for the first three years is based on the Marie Curie Program regulations and consists of living, mobility and possible family allowance allowance (the total amount for the living and mobility allowance: approx.3600 € per month, and for the family allowance: approx. 416 € per month, all amounts are subject to deductions and taxes). The salary for the fourth year is based on the regulations of the University of Jyväskylä.

Successful applicants should have a degree that allows a direct entry into doctoral studies and less than 4 years of experience in research; and not have lived more than 12 months during the last 3 years in the country where doctoral studies are started; this is due to emphasis on mobility in the ITN projects. Women and men from all countries are encouraged to apply.


The positions may be applied for by students who have been accepted for doctoral studies at the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Education and Psychology. Those applicants who do not yet have permission for doctoral studies are able to apply for it along with their application. In that case, they should, before submitting their application, contact the professor of their discipline to negotiate their possibilities to apply for doctoral studies and supervision arrangements.

Appointee is subject to a six-month trial period. 

 The application should include:

1) Motivation letter (ca 1 page statement of research interests and reasons for applying to the program and the project)

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages) See example: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae

3) The names and e-mail addresses of two referees

4) A certificate of Master’s degree and grades of Master’s level studies (Copies of degree certificates/diplomas)

5) Proof of proficiency in English

6) Priority order of the 3 projects (described above). 

For additional information, please see websites http://www.neoprismc.org/, https://www.nmi.fi/kaynnissa-olevat-hankkeet/neo-prism-c/, or contact the project supervisor.

The closing date for the first round of applications is April 15th  2019.

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Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies

Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (2 years with the possi­bility of a one-year extension)    

Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises three fully funded Postdoc positions within the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and History. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen.    PRIVACY was launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and runs for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church His­tory at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, in association with the Faculty of Law, Uni­versity of Copenhagen and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Ar­chitecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen.    The PRIVACY research team currently consists of six postdocs and three PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars.   

Centre for Privacy Studies 
PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Mod­ern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an inte­grated approach in which a team of schol­ars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of a common set of cases. Shared re­sponsibil­ity across aca­demic hierarchies is a token of PRIVACY’s vision for in­teractive research education.   

The aim of PRIVACY is to develop 1) systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society; 2) an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics; and 3) a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy.    PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisci­plinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: let­ters, laws, political manuals, newspa­pers, sermons, vis­ual representations, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, commu­nity records etc. for no­tions of privacy, analysing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(per­son/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as bounda­ries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and com­munity; de­crees regarding individ­uals’ bodies, e.g., during epidemics, or the idea of the household’s (oeco­no­mia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and politi­cal power over ‘hereti­cal’ mind­sets; and architectural demarcation of the household in the community and the individuals’ place in a household.   Scholars funded by PRIVACY are required to join two or more case-teams. The postdocs recruited in this round will be required to work on the German cases, just as we invite applications focusing on the cases of La Rochelle, Chatsworth, Glasgow and Arc-et-Senans.  For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the project homepage:   http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/ 

Research areas 
PRIVACY launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history. The research team brings to­gether four sets of field-inherent skills and ap­proaches to privacy:    
Architecture: Urban plans, buildings and rooms frame privacy, creating secrecy and shelter; chapels and cabinets stage prayer, study and intimacy, and are amplified by interiors and furnishing; alcove beds and privies (toilets) wall off bodily needs; rural retreat offset urban life.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of design processes, architectural history and theories, patronage, pat­terns of use, materiality and tectonics.  

NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship. This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.   Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link

Re­ligious cul­ture: Early Modern believers favour privacy­ (material and/or mental retreat) as a site for pious fo­cus, and privacy is often presented as place particularly fit for prayer and insight. But privacy also evades control and prompts suspicion of heresy or sin, leading to efforts to regulate the private sphere by means of church discipline.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of religious doctrines, prac­tices and institutions across confessions, ability to work with different genres, media and forms of archival material.    

Law: Early Modern law defines conditions for property, sexual conduct, mar­riage, inheritance and rulers’ claims to their subjects’ work, property and lives (conscrip­tion, mo­nopoly of vio­lence within penal law).   Qualifications required: Knowledge of legal procedure, laws, charters, their usage and changes.    

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

Qualifications
  Applicants must have a PhD degree within the fields of Architecture, Church History, History, Legal History or related disciplines. Relevant research experiences related to interdisciplinary schol­arship and academic collaboration will be considered a qualification. The research language is English. The research team work on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important; just as vital is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration on a broad array of different sources and the ability to work in a team to­wards an inte­grated methodology for interdisciplinary privacy studies.    

The Postdocs employed are expected to teach courses related to their respective disciplines. Ability to teach broadly and in different formats will be considered a qualification.   

Recruitment seminar 

A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 5-6 March 2019. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as a presentation of expectations regarding applications.     The number of participants is restricted. A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available. For more information and registration, please see the homepage: https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/events/2019-events/recruitment-seminar/

Job Description 

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

All Postdocs will be employed at one of the following institutions:  

  • Department of Church History at Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen,  
  • The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and  
  • the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen. NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship (adjunkt). This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.  

Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link.  Teaching will generally be carried out at the institution where the Postdoc is employed.   

Institutions 
The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty is non-confessional. Its research covers Biblical Studies, Church History and Systematic Theology as well as Quranic Studies, Jewish Studies and African Studies. The Faculty is home to a number of high-profile international interdisci­plinary research projects. PRIVACY is associated with the Department of Church History which has a strong Early Modern research focus.   

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty of Law works towards cre­ating greater knowledge of national and international law. Through a research-based education the Fac­ulty ensures that its legal graduates have the skills needed to analyse and contribute to interdisciplinary and problem-oriented tasks in private and public sectors at home and abroad. The Faculty offers a strong inter­national environment.     

School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Con­servations (KADK), Copenhagen. KDAK was founded in 1754 and hosts three leading schools in architec­ture, design and conservation. The School of Architecture has educated internation­ally renowned architects for centuries. The Masters programme Spatial Design at Institute of Architecture and Design has ca. 60 architecture and design students and a focus on spatial design from among others, a historic, anthropo­logic and tectonic/material-based point of view.    

Terms of employment 
The Postdoc position is a full time temporary appointment for the duration of two years with the possibil­ity of a one-year extension. The candidate will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Cen­tralor­ganisation, AC). In additional to the basic salary, you will receive an annual increment of DK 52.996,08 (as of 1 Oct 2018) and a total contribution to your pension fund, equal to 17,1 % of your salary and annual incre­ment.    

Application procedure  
Submit the applications online. Click on the link provided below to be taken to the online application form.   

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

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

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

Application deadline and start date 
Submit the application no later than 15 April 2019. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.   

The ideal starting date would be 1 September 2019, but this is negotiable.   

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

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by an interdisciplinary committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview in Co­penhagen. We aim to interview short-listed candidates in the second half of May 2019.   

Additional Information 
For information about PRIVACY, please consult: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/about-privacy/ For questions regarding research, please contact Centre Director, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (mbb@teol.ku.dk); for practical questions, please contact Centre Administrator Maj Riis Poulsen, e-mail: mrp@teol.ku.dk    Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 13822.   

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc) at http://ism.ku.dk/   Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.   

Deadline: 15 April 2019   

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.    Publisher: Centre for Privacy Studies, Faculty of Theology / Faculty of Law / School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations 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.   

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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.

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