Category Archives: Humanities

Doctoral students in Studies in the Humanities

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-00336/2023

Örebro University is looking for five doctoral students to join the graduate school Multimodality and Intermediality: Humanist Research in a Digital World (MIDWorld) and its doctoral programme. The five students will be admitted to one of the subject specialisations comparative literature, English, history, rhetoric or Swedish language, all part of the Studies in the Humanities subject at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. The programme, which concludes with a doctoral degree, will start on 1 September 2023.

Project description

The graduate school on multimodality and intermediality is a collaboration between Örebro University and Linnaeus University, and between us we will admit nine doctoral students. The main objective of the graduate school is to equip the next generation of researchers within the humanities with multimodal and intermedial tools for analysing and understanding the playing field for communication, media use, creating, learning, working and sharing knowledge in a digitalised world. For more information about the graduate school, please see Multimodality and Intermediality: Humanist Research in a Digital World (MIDWorld).

The graduate school has a clear interdisciplinary setup, but doctoral students are admitted within defined subject specialisations. At Örebro University, we are seeking doctoral students specialising in comparative literature, English, history, rhetoric or Swedish language. Applicants are asked to specify the specialisation applied for. For more information about Studies in the Humanities as a subject and its subject specialisations, please see the general syllabus for Studies in the Humanities.

Serving as the research base for the five admitted doctoral students at Örebro University, in addition to the graduate school, is the Centre for Research in the Humanities and in particular the Multimodal Communication research team. Applicants’ planned projects (compare project description under the heading “Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship” below) are to relate primarily to the Multimodal Communication research team and the work undertaken there. For applicants with education-oriented and didactic multimodal research interests, their project proposals may, in addition, be linked to the research team Teaching and Learning in the Humanities.

Supervision: Doctoral student supervisors will be nominated from within the subject based on the focus and content of the thesis projects.

The programme and the doctoral studentship

The doctoral programme consists of courses and an independent research project that you will present in a doctoral thesis. The programme concludes with a doctoral degree and comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study.

Our ambition is for your doctoral studies to be stimulating and purposeful throughout the programme until you have obtained your doctoral degree. A thorough introduction will therefore get you off to a good start and provide a solid foundation on which you can build your studies. As a doctoral student at Örebro University, you will be offered a specially tailored seminar series, covering matters ranging from rules and regulations applicable to the doctoral programme to careers, student welfare support and networking.

A doctoral studentship is a tailored form of employment for students enrolled on a doctoral programme, and it corresponds to four years. More information on doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is SEK 28,700 per month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements. In addition, applicants must be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for Studies in the Humanities.

A person meets the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in the subject if they have received a passing grade on courses of at least 90 credits, including an independent project of at least 15 credits in the specialisation selected (comparative literature, English, history, rhetoric or Swedish language). A person also meets the specific entry requirements if they have a teaching qualification with a passing grade on courses of at least 90 credits in either of the school subjects English, history or Swedish, including an independent project of at least 15 credits specialising in comparative literature, English, history, rhetoric or Swedish language. A person who has acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meets the specific entry requirements.

Information

For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact Anders Björkvall, Professor of Swedish and Director of the graduate school, anders.bjorkvall@oru.se or Patrik Winton, Docent in History and Head of Subject for Studies in the Humanities, patrik.winton@oru.se.

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change, take responsibility for their work and performance, demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development, as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and study programmes, and if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project/independent project
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Project description which thematises multimodality and digitalisation – detailing the topic and aim, research questions and outline, scientific relevance, theory and method, as well as material (max. 5 pages, excluding references).

As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Qualification documents in other languages must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency).

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.
More information for applicants can be found on our career site.

The application deadline is 15 March 2023. We look forward to receiving your application!

As we have already made our choices in terms of external collaboration partners and marketing efforts for this recruitment process, we decline any contact with recruitment agencies and advertisers.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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Post expires on Wednesday March 15th, 2023

Postdoc position: Choice of Upper-Secondary Education and the Experience of School

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position related to the research project “Diverging Paths: Educational Choices and Social Divisions”, financed by the Independent Research Fund, Humanities. The project runs for three years beginning in January 2023.

The postdoc position is full time (37 hours/week), starting on 1 August 2023 and ending on 30 September 2025. The position is located at DPU within the Department of Educational Anthropology (Aarhus Campus or Emdrup Campus).

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

Research context

The research project “Diverging Paths: Educational Choices and Social Divisions” explores the increasing ethnic and social division in the Danish education system and the current political projects aimed at averting this division and the culturally ingrained pull towards academic education. To do this, the project focuses on: 1) the everyday and pivotal educational choices of children, young people and parents, which both reflect and influence their sense of social position and identification, and their notions of future opportunities and hierarchies, and 2) the social, cultural and political dynamics that pull and push children, young people and parents towards specific class positions and social groups. A multi-age and cross-institutional qualitative approach is applied, focusing on the causes and consequences of educational choices for people from various social and ethnic backgrounds. The project includes four complementary ethnographic studies of children's, young people's, and parents' choices of schools, upper secondary (youth) education, further education as well as of the many choices of activities and relationships that take place in the everyday life of these educational institutions and sum up to larger patterns of social and ethnic divisions.

See more details at:
Sociale forestillinger og skillelinjer påvirker vores skole- og uddannelsesvalg – men hvordan? (au.dk)

The position

The successful applicant will work on an individual sub-project in close collaboration with the project team at DPU, consisting of Professor MSO Eva Gulløv (the project manager), Associate Professor Laura Gilliam, and another researcher in a postdoc position. The primary task of the postdoc is to plan and carry out the sub-project entitled Choice of Upper-Secondary (Youth) Education and the Experience of School, which involves six months of ethnographic fieldwork consisting of daily participant observation and approx. 40 interviews with Year 9 pupils at one state-funded and one private or independent school in an ethnically and socially diverse area. The aim is to explore the everyday school experiences and social imaginaries of young people from different social and ethnic backgrounds, and the way these experiences influence their choices of further education as well as their relations, identifications, motivations, and notions of status. The sub-project will also explore how advices from teachers, educational counsellors, parents, and friends, as well as various school activities and assessments, influence pupils’ ideas of positions and identities, goals, and status in relation to education. Interviews with parents (approx. 20 interviews) will provide more detailed insight into family background and explore parents’ reflections on the educational choices and possible futures of their children.

Besides conducting and completing the ethnographic sub-project, the postdoc is expected to:

  • Be an active collaborative partner in the research group
  • Publish independently and in collaboration with the research group in relevant peer-reviewed journals
  • Initiate and organise activities with the research group (initiate, co-organise and participate in conferences, seminars, and webinars as well as other relevant activities)
  • Collaborate with the international board
  • Organise and carry out a short research visit to a relevant research institution outside Denmark
  • Contribute to the popular dissemination of research findings
  • Carry out a small number of teaching-related tasks.

Applicants are encouraged to contact project manager Eva Gulløv on +45 93 50 81 47 or at evag@edu.au.dk for further information about the project.
 

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in anthropology, educational studies, sociology or a related discipline within the humanities or social sciences.

Applicants must be able to document solid experience of planning and carrying out ethnographic fieldwork, preferably with children or young people. As part of the application, applicants are asked to describe how their previous research experiences are of relevance for the position (1page). Furthermore, the application must include a project description (3-5 pages), detailing the research question, its conceptual and methodological foundation and a timetable. It must be possible to complete this project during the period of employment.

The application must also include the formal statement on your PhD project if you have completed your PhD degree.
Given the nature of the project’s empirical work, applicants must be fluent (or almost fluent) in Danish or another Scandinavian language. Furthermore, applicants should master spoken and written English at an advanced academic level. Experience of publishing in English will be an asset.

Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.
 

Work environment

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily, or at least weekly, basis.
We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. For further information, visit https://international.au.dk/life/lifeindenmark/familyworklife/.
 

International applicants

For further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling, international applicants are encouraged to visit https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, check the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
 

The Danish School of Education

The School of Education at Aarhus University is Denmark’s largest centre for research and teaching in the fields of education, didactics and learning, with approximately 240 full-time researchers, including 80 PhD students, and 4,500 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students. The school’s activities are characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinarity and close interaction with society, including businesses, organisations, government agencies and institutions, both in Denmark and abroad.

For more information on the school’s research and educational profile, please visit: http://edu.au.dk/en/
 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 240 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

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

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline: 2023-03-06 at 23:59
Unit: Danish School of Education – Educational Anthropology, Emdrup – Faculty: Arts
Email: mailto:evag@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4593508147

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday March 6th, 2023

Postdoc position: Past School Experiences and Study Choice

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position related to the research project “Diverging Paths: Educational Choices and Social Divisions”, financed by the Independent Research Fund, Humanities. The project runs for three years beginning in January 2023.

The postdoc position is full time (37 hours/week), starting on 1 August 2023 and ending on 30 September 2025. The position is located at DPU within the Department of Educational Anthropology (Emdrup Campus or Aarhus Campus).

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

Research context

The research project “Diverging Paths. Educational Choices and Social Divisions” explores the increasing ethnic and social division in the Danish education system and the current political projects aimed at averting this division and the culturally ingrained pull towards academic education. To do this, the project focuses on: 1) the everyday and pivotal educational choices of children, young people and parents, which both reflect and influence their sense of social position and identification, and their notions of future opportunities and hierarchies, and 2) the social, cultural and political dynamics that pull and push them towards specific class positions and social groups. A multi-age and cross-institutional qualitative approach is applied, focusing on the causes and consequences of educational choices for people from various social and ethnic backgrounds. The project includes four complementary ethnographic studies of children's, young people's, and parents' choices of schools, upper secondary (youth) education, further education as well as of the many choices of activities and relationships that take place in the everyday life of these educational institutions and sum up to larger patterns of social and ethnic divisions.

See more details at:
Sociale forestillinger og skillelinjer påvirker vores skole- og uddannelsesvalg – men hvordan? (au.dk)
 

The position

The successful applicant will work on an individual sub-project in close collaboration with the project team at DPU consisting of Professor MSO Eva Gulløv (the project manager), Associate Professor Laura Gilliam, and another researcher in a postdoc position. The primary task of the postdoc is to plan and carry out the sub-project entitled Past School Experiences and Study Choice, which aims to explore the motivational factors behind specific course choices.

The sub-project involves six months of ethnographic fieldwork on three different study programmes (electrician at a vocational college (EUV), social educator at a university college, and doctor at university). The fieldwork consists of daily participant observations and interviews with approx. 20 students on each programme, focusing on 1) their choice of course, family background, former school experiences and career aspirations, 2) their everyday experiences and choices in relation to their studies, and 3) the cultural and political representations of these studies, which all may influence their educational paths. One particular point of interest concerns their experiences of social and ethnic divisions in their current studies as well as at the different educational institutions they have attended, and how they think these experiences, and their parents, friends and background, have influenced their identification, choices, and preferences.

Besides conducting and completing the ethnographic sub-project, the postdoc is expected to:

  • Be an active collaborative partner in the research group
  • Publish independently and in collaboration with the research group in relevant peer-reviewed journals
  • Initiate and organise activities with the research group (initiate, co-organise and participate in conferences, seminars and webinars as well as other relevant activities)
  • Collaborate with the international board
  • Organise and carry out a short research visit at a relevant research institution outside Denmark
  • Contribute to the popular dissemination of research findings
  • Carry out a small number of teaching-related tasks.

Applicants are encouraged to contact project manager Eva Gulløv on +45 93 50 81 47 or at evag@edu.au.dk for further information about the project.
 

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in anthropology, educational studies, sociology, or a related discipline within the humanities or social sciences.

Applicants must be able to document solid experience of planning and carrying out ethnographic fieldwork, preferably with children or young people. As part of the application, applicants are asked to describe how their previous research experiences are of relevance for the position (1 page). Furthermore, the application must include a project description (3-5 pages), detailing the research question, its conceptual and methodological foundation and a timetable. It must be possible to complete this project during the period of employment.

The application must also include the formal statement on your PhD project if you have completed your PhD degree.
Given the nature of the project’s empirical work, applicants must be fluent (or almost fluent) in Danish or another Scandinavian language. Furthermore, applicants should master spoken and written English at an advanced academic level. Experience of publishing in English will be an asset.

Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) as well as the formal statement on their PhD project will not be considered.
 

Work environment

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily, or at least weekly, basis.
We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. For further information, visit https://international.au.dk/life/lifeindenmark/familyworklife/.
 

International applicants

For further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling, international applicants are encouraged to visit https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, check the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
 

The Danish School of Education

The School of Education at Aarhus University is Denmark’s largest centre for research and teaching in the fields of education, didactics and learning, with approximately 240 full-time researchers, including 80 PhD students, and 4,500 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students. The school’s activities are characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinarity and close interaction with society, including businesses, organisations, government agencies and institutions, both in Denmark and abroad.

For more information on the school’s research and educational profile, please visit: http://edu.au.dk/en/

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 240 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

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

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline: 2023-03-06 at 23:59
Unit: Danish School of Education – Educational Anthropology, Emdrup – Faculty: Arts
Email: mailto:evag@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4593508147

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday March 6th, 2023

PhD position in gender studies

Umeå Centre for Gender Studies

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before 2023-02-20

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS) and the Graduate School of Gender Studies is recruiting a PhD Candidate in the main field of Gender Studies

Gender studies is a broad, interdisciplinary profiled field of knowledge, where gender in a broader sense is studied, often in relation to other aspects of power in a social or cultural interpretative framework. Research in the field of gender studies ranges from humanities and social sciences to medical, technical and natural sciences.

A PhD-project in Gender Studies can be both empirically and theoretically oriented. Here, the doctoral student will have ample scope to develop her or his own research project.

The Graduate School of Gender Studies has since 2001 co-financed PhD students at all of Umeå University’s faculties. A position as a PhD student in Gender Studies involves active participation at the Graduate School of Gender Studies, a unique and dynamic research environment, in which about 30 PhD students are participating in.

Employment

Employment as a doctoral student in the PhD program covers four years of full-time studies starting September 1st 2023 or according to agreement. This can be extended by a maximum of one year to compensate for time spent teaching or carrying out administrative duties. For more information on the PhD program, see here.

The position is funded by Umeå Centre for Gender studies. The place of employment is Umeå and the work tasks are primarily carried out on campus. Active and sustained participation in the Umeå Centre for Gender studies activities and local research milieu is expected. The PhD student will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Gender studies together with PhD students from other disciplines.

Eligibility

To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant is required to have completed a second-cycle level degree or completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level (Master’s level), or in some other way, has acquired essentially equivalent knowledge within or outside of Sweden. In addition to these general requirements, the successful candidate must have completed at least 90 credits within the field of gender studies or hold a Master’s degree in gender studies of at least 60 credits.

Admission requirements and assessment criteria

A selection process involving applicants for available education spaces at the third-cycle level shall be done with respect to:  their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies, previous study results, and the quality of the submitted thesis plan, and where relevant, relatedness to the department’s research profile.

The following assessment criteria are used to evaluate the applicant’s ability to complete the doctoral studies:

  • Communication skills, both oral and written
  • Independence
  • Critical skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Performance within specified timeframes

We welcome, but do not necessarily require, applications that include a research plan with a historical perspective.

Application

A complete application needs to contain:

  1. A research plan (no more than 5 pages, references not included)
  2. A letter that states your motivation for undertaking research training leading to a PhD
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Degree certificates
  5. Copies of relevant BA and MA theses and other relevant publications
  6. Possible other achievements of relevance to the position
  7. Contact information to two reference persons

The attached documents should be in Word or PDF format. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Your application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than February 20, 2023.

About Umeå Centre for Gender studies

UCGS provides education in gender studies at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level. Umeå Centre for Gender Studies is one of the largest arenas for gender education and research in Sweden. It is a vibrant and creative research environment that promotes interdisciplinary meetings and collaborations and where we actively strive to meet current societal challenges through knowledge development and education.  We are a gathering place for research and education in gender research at Umeå University, responsible for creating a cohesive and powerful organization for that research.

Find more information about Umeå Centre for Gender studies here and for more information on the PhD program, see here.

More information

For more information about the position and about the The Graduate School of Gender Studies see this link, or contact Director of studies; Johanna Overud, johanna.overud@umu.se 090-786 97 08, or Head of the department Britt-Inger Kiesu, britt-inger.keisu@umu.se, 090-786 59 64.

The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, §§ 2), the decision on employment cannot be appealed.

We look forward to your application!

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Admission

1 september 2023

Salary

Månadslön

Application deadline

2023-02-20

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-47-23

Contact

Britt-Inger Keisu, Head of Department

090-7865964

Johanna Overud, Director of studies

090-7869708

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

PhD fellowship position in Journalism and Media Studies

Forside bilde med OsloMet logo på bygget Pilestredet 32

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 27 February 2023

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business. The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies has approximately 450 students and 30 employees. Study programmes and research are closely connected and exhibit our international profile.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Journalism and Media Studies has a 3-year fixed-term position available as a Research fellow in journalism and media studies, which is a field of study under the PhD program in social sciences. The field of study currently has 8 scholarship holders.

Area of research

The scholarship holder is linked to the research group Media Narration Group (MNG), which investigates various forms of narratives in the media – media understood as journalism, general non-fiction and other media production, on all platforms.

The group analyzes how the narratives in the public media develop over time, and how they construct and reflect different ways of seeing reality.

MNG places particular emphasis on how different developments in society affect the media’s texts (verbal, visual and aural), and vice versa. An important part of the group’s work is to strengthen the discussion between researchers, practitioners of the media professions, and the general public.

The starting point for the call is that narratives in journalism and non-fiction must be based on truthful knowledge. Within the field of journalism and non-fiction, there is a so-called reality contract between sender and receiver that cannot be found in fiction. Furthermore, research and specialist material form a significant part of the basic material both for journalists, non-fiction writers and other media producers. At the same time, narrative is widely used and popular on all platforms – both as an element of texts and as the texts’ main form.

But what happens to the reality contract as journalism and non-fiction texts take on a narrative character – whether in the form of historical accounts, documentary, news, reportage or debate texts about contemporary conditions, or research-based representations of the future (based on predictions)?

A classic discussion in historical studies, which is relevant to all non-fiction, is the extent to which the sender constructs her own reality through the combination of means such as source selection, language use and dramaturgy, etc., which are  applied in narrative presentation.

The Media Narration Group investigates and describes, particularly through textual analysis and interview/observation, how text producers carry out this business, and how they reflect on it.

Main duties of the position

The PhD project must be designed and carried out in a way that contributes significantly to the Media Narration Group of which the successful candidate will be a part. Applicants must prepare a project outline with:

  • an independent problem statement
  • research questions
  • indication of method

We welcome all projects relevant to the themes and questions that the research group emphasize, but we are particularly interested in project descriptions that contribute to new knowledge and understanding on one or more of the following points:

  • develop methods, concepts and empirical knowledge that contribute to enhanced insight into the role academic and research material plays in journalism narratives and/or other narrative non-fiction and media production.
  • develop concepts and methods for how journalists and non-fiction writers can critically assess the knowledge that research/expert sources draw on in order to describe various events and happenings in the past and present – and to calculate and outline scenarios in the future.
  • create a knowledge-based ethical framework for source evaluation in journalistic narratives /non-fiction

Qualification requirements

completed a MA degree in journalism, media and communication or other relevant MA degrees (120 ECTS). The candidate must hold a B or better on the master`s thesis and an average grade B or better on the master`s degree. In special cases MA degrees of 90 credits can also be assessed education taken abroad should preferably be recognized in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed

  • good analytic skills
  • capacity for independent, planned and goal orientated work
  • good cooperative skills
  • professional engagement
  • english proficiency, both oral and verbal

See program schedule for further information on when 90 credits/ECTS can be accepted.

Admission to PhD-program is a condition for acceptance to this fellowship position. A final plan for a PhD-education is to be approved and agreed upon – at the latest – three months after accession

Desired qualifications

  • relevant experience within research and development
  • relevant experience with qualitative research methods

Project outline

The project outline must be a maximum of 10 pages and must contain:

  • problem statement, theoretical grounding and methodological approach
  • description of knowledge needs and the dissertation’s contribution to research in the field
  • plan for completing the doctoral study, including timetable and which articles are planned
  • any planned stay at a relevant foreign university
  • reference list

Applicants must prepare a project outline according to a template available here

In the assessment of applicants, particular emphasis will be placed on basic qualifications (grades, professional qualifications and previous experience) and the submitted project description. The description must be at a professional level that makes it likely that the project will lead to a doctorate within a three-year period.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • cv, certificates, reference letters and diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT (www.nokut.no/en/), and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed
  • project description written in Scandinavian language or English (max. 10 pages incl. reference list) master thesis
  • scientific work
  • list of possible publications and presentations at international seminars / conferences

You must upload all of these documents. Certificates and publications must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized.

Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

If we get more than 20 qualified applicants for the position, a committee will be established to screen out the most qualified applicants before an expert committee assesses the applicants.

We can offer you

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • opportunities for professional development
  • beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund 
  • beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners/spouses
  • workplace in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Head of Department, Anne Hege Simonsen, tlf. +47 67 23 83 22/+47 91 14 59 37, email: anne.hege.simonsen@oslomet.no
  • Professor Birgitte Kjos Fonn, tlf. +47 67 23 83 37/+47 90 66 21 38, email: birgitte-kjos.fonn@oslomet.no
  • Professor Harald Hornmoen, tlf. +47 67 23 83 28/+47 97 98 64 34, email: harald.hornmoen@oslomet.no

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, Ph.D. fellow, position code 1017.  State salary wage scale 54, 501.200 NOK per year.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to OsloMet.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration (sfdora.org/read/) and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

Deadline for applications: 27.02.2023

Ref.:23/00086  

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: By appointment
Salary: 501 200 NoK pr year
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 23/00086
Contact: Anne Hege Simonsen, 67238322/91145937
Birgitte Kjos Fonn, 67238337/90662138
Harald Hornmoen, 67238328/97986434
Last application date: 27/02/2023 23:59

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Doctoral Research Fellowships in music production

Doctoral Research Fellowships in music production

Department of Musicology

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Music and Nature is available at the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo.

The Department of musicology has a strong and vibrant research community within production-related popular music research on sound and groove. The candidate is expected to work on a project that strengthens and/or expands this profile by carrying out research into novel forms of music production and bridging the gap between practical and theoretical aspects of music production. The project’s main goal should be to explore contemporary music production practices and through this shed analytical light on emerging modes of cultural production.

More about the position

The profile of the project should ideally be relevant to the interdisciplinary initiative UiO: Democracy in addressing one of this program’s following prioritized areas of research: (1) Citizens, diversity, and inequality, for example, how economic inequality, gender discrimination, racism, or other forms of discrimination are reflected, negotiated, or opposed via the means of music production); or (2) Democracy in everyday life, for example, how music production may create new arenas for cultural as well as social and political participation and inclusion, and conversely: to what extent current music production practices may work to exclude various groups from participating in creative musicking. Relevant to the latter is also the democratization of music production tools and how this raises new possibilities and challenges with regards to agency, balance of power, gatekeepers, artistic choices and commercial success.

The methodological approach could include one of the following: (1) ethnography in the studio (e.g. participatory observation and/or interviews with participants); (2) a performance-oriented approach combining music analysis with artistic research (e.g. comparing modern laptop production with traditional studio production, track-by-track recording with live-in-the-studio sessions, or investigating technical-musical aspects such as sound quality, use of outboard gear, monitoring, overdubbing, or other related music production processes).

The department has state-of-the-art research infrastructure, including recording and mixing studios and production technologies, and has also received funding to build a new studio. The PhD is expected to make use of this infrastructure in the project.

Applicants must upload a prosject discription . 

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

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

Qualification requirements

  •  A Master’s degree or equivalent in musicology, music studies, music production, music theory, or another relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Methodological competence in ethnographic approaches (e.g. participatory observation and/or interviews), music analysis and/or practice-based research related to music production, or other relevant methodological competencies
  • Experience with music practice, preferably music production, or other relevant experiences
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to the full version of published papers)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Separate project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The 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 Department Zafer Özgen, e-mail: zafer.ozgen@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22854004/+47 90132461

Head of Admininstration Nina Rundgren, e-mail: nina.rundgren@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22856527/+47 40 20 27 99

HR Adviser Tonje Olsen (for questions regarding how to apply)

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 Musicology teaches musicology at all levels and participates in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, popular music and cultural analysis, and music cognition and technology. The Department has approximately 50 employees, including PhD and postdoctoral students, and admits a total of 90 bachelor- and master students each autumn.
 

Deadline: 20 March 2023
Unit: The Department of Musicology
Campus:
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within music and nature

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within music and nature

Department of Musicology

Job description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo.

The position will be affiliated with a new research initiative in the field of music and nature, currently under development.

More about the position

The Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of ‘music and nature’. The topic for this post is broadly conceived and can be located in the intersection between music and one or more of the following themes: aesthetics and ethics, affect and embodiment, philosophy and historiography, politics and meaning. Candidates should seek to demonstrate the value of ‘thinking through music’ and engage with critical discourses arising from musical practice and reception. The post is open in terms of musical tradition or genre, time period, geographical area, and method.

Applications must include a prosject discription  closely connected to the field of research outlined above

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

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

The candidate will be mentored by Prof. Kyle Devine, Assoc. Prof. Peter Edwards, and Assoc. Prof. Nanette Nielsen.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Musicology/Music Studies.Applicants with other relevant humanistic, cultural, or social research backgrounds may be considered. The PhD degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to field of research outlined above
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, fluency in a Scandinavian language can be considered an advantage.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Head of Department Zafer Özgen, email: zafer.ozgen@imv.uio.no

Head of Administration Nina Rundgren, email: nina.rundgren@imv.uio.no

For questions on how to apply:

HR Adviser Tonje Olsen

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Musicology teaches musicology at all levels and participates in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, popular music and cultural analysis, and music cognition and technology. The Department has approximately 50 employees, including PhD and postdoctoral students, and admits a total of 90 bachelor- and master students each autumn.
 

Deadline: 20 March 2023
Unit: The Department of Musicology
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowships in Creative Sound and Music Computing

Doctoral Research Fellowships in Creative Sound and Music Computing

Department of Musicology

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Creative Sound and Music Computing is available at the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo.

More about the position

The selected candidate will be working on an independent research project in the field of creative sound and music computing. The candidate will be supervised by music technology research faculty at the Department of Musicology. We are looking for proposals with a strong focus on creative and/or collaborative aspects of sound and music computing, including one or more of the following: generative techniques, machine-learning or data-driven approaches, computational creativity, network-based collaborative strategies, and motion analysis.

The appointed candidate will gain full access to the state-of-the-art studio and lab facilities ( https://www.hf.uio.no/imv/english/about/rooms-and-equipment/) at the Department of Musicology. The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training.

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

Applications must include a separate project description.

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

Qualification requirements

  •  A Master’s degree or equivalent in sound and music computing, music technology, or another relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the educational background corresponds to the profile for the post and is relevant to the submitted proposal. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The 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 Department Zafer Özgen, e-mail: zafer.ozgen@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22854004/+47 90132461

Head of Admininstration Nina Rundgren, e-mail: nina.rundgren@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22856527/+47 40 20 27 99

HR Adviser Tonje Olsen (for questions regarding how to apply)

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 Musicology teaches musicology at all levels and participates in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, popular music and cultural analysis, and music cognition and technology. The Department has approximately 50 employees, including PhD and postdoctoral students, and admits a total of 90 bachelor- and master students each autumn.
 

Deadline: 20 March 2023
Unit: The Department of Musicology
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Music and Nature

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Music and Nature

Department of Musicology

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Music and Nature is available at the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo.

More about the position

The Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, welcomes applications for one doctoral fellowship in ‘music and nature’. The topic for the post is broadly conceived and can be located in the intersection between music and one or more of the following themes: aesthetics and ethics, affect and embodiment, philosophy and historiography, politics and meaning. Candidates should seek to demonstrate the value of ‘thinking through music’ and engage with critical discourses arising from musical practice and reception. The post is open in terms of musical tradition or genre, time period, geographical area, and method.

Applicants must upload a prosject discription. The prosject discription should correspond with one or more of the following UiO strategic initiatives:

UiO:Democracy, UiO:Energy, and/or the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH).

The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Kyle Devine, Assoc. Prof. Peter Edwards, and Assoc. Prof. Nanette Nielsen

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

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

Qualification requirements

  •  A Master’s degree or equivalent in Musicology/Music studies, broadly conceived. Applicants with other relevant humanistic, cultural, or social research backgrounds may be considered. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The 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 Department Zafer Özgen, e-mail: zafer.ozgen@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22854004/+47 90132461

Head of Admininstration Nina Rundgren, e-mail: nina.rundgren@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22856527/+47 40 20 27 99

HR Adviser Tonje Olsen (for questions regarding how to apply)

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 Musicology teaches musicology at all levels and participates in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, popular music and cultural analysis, and music cognition and technology. The Department has approximately 50 employees, including PhD and postdoctoral students, and admits a total of 90 bachelor- and master students each autumn.
 

Deadline: 20 March 2023
Unit: The Department of Musicology
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday March 20th, 2023

PhD in Gender Studies

Ref TEMA-2022-00302

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application! The Department of Thematic Studies was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors outside the university. Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/tema

We are now looking to appoint a PhD in the field of Gender Studies.

Your work assignments 
As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research project of which you are a part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time. 

This position is part of the “Operationalizing Ethics for AI: Implementation, translation and accountability challenges” which is funded by the research program The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS – more information at https://wasp-hs.org/).

This project has a focus on ethical perspectives for AI applications, with a theoretical base in critical studies of AI, data, design, algorithms and data management. The successful candidate is expected to work with social science perspectives related to science and technology, design and data, both theoretically and methodologically. Of particular interest are those perspectives and methods related to explainability, which make it possible for humans to understand better that which has been created/carried out by AI. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with The Bodies Hub at Tema Genus.

Your workplace  
Tema Genus is a creative and dynamic unit with an international profile in interdisciplinary and thematic gender research and education.  Gender Studies at Tema Genus spans a wide range of fields, for instance: feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, race, posthuman, environmental, dis/ability, body, science and cultural studies. Tema Genus also directs collaborative international research centers such as the excellence center GEXcel international Collegium and the postgraduate research training consortium InterGender, and hosts a pioneering PhD programme, and an international Master’s programme in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change (with single subject courses at MA- as well as BA-level). 

Qualifications 
You have graduated at Master´s level or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be on advanced level. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way. 

Special qualifications: 90 credits of your total credits should be in a subject of central importance to the research area, including qualifications in gender studies at a minimum of 45 credits or equivalent, that the applicant has acquired integrated into disciplinary studies, in single subject courses or in a gender studies program.  

Documented proof of scientific competence in one or several of the following areas is a requirement:

  • Computer science
  • Gender studies
  • Library and information studies/critical data studies
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Sociology

Documented proof of scientific competence in one or several of the following areas is a merit:

  • Critical algorithm studies
  • Critical design studies
  • Digital humanities
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Feminist technoscience
  • Statistics
  • Qualitative methods

The position requires a high level of English language proficiency. The successful applicant is expected to acquire Swedish language proficiency within two years of employment.

About this job 
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at www.liu.se. 

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances. 

Starting date 
September 1st 2023, or upon agreement.

Salary 
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.  

More information about employee benefits is available here

Trade union representatives 
Information about trade union contacts can be found here

Application procedure 
Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University before February 15th. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

The application shall contain a letter of intent (that describes why the applicant wants to become a PhD student), max 1 A4, and a research plan, max 3 A4. The research plan describes a possible research project within areas relevant to the position, e.g., around the following points: What questions are relevant to ask and why? Which theoretical approaches could inspire your work? What material would be possible to study? 

Equal opportunities 

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!
Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as vendors of job advertisements.

Contact persons

Alma Persson

Head of division, Gender Studies

+46 13 28 66 68

alma.persson@liu.se

Katherine Harrison

Associate professor

+46 13 28 17 71

katherine.harrison@liu.se

Carin Ennergård

Senior Coordinator

+46 13 28 21 14

carin.ennergard@liu.se

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Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

One doctoral studentship in Comparative Literature

Huddinge

Ref AP-2022/783

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

Södertörn University welcomes proposals for doctoral theses in Comparative Literature.

Comparative Literature has been a subject at Södertörn University since 1999 and has two specialisations: “drama, text, theatre” and “general comparative literature studies”. Both specialisations include elements of creative writing. The subject offers courses at first and second-cycle levels (Bachelor’s and Master’s), as well as third-cycle studies (doctoral level). Studies in comparative literature investigate research issues and themes associated with the history of literature and drama as well as with theoretical and thematic studies. Education and research emphasise the comparative analysis of literary and drama texts based on modern critical theory, such as gender theory, postcolonial theory, animal studies, and media theory. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

Doctoral education at the Department of Comparative Literature is part of the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, which is an interdisciplinary research environment with seven subjects in the humanities. Research focuses on critically motivated studies of cultural artefacts and human practices. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification,
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are met by someone who has knowledge equivalent to at least 90 credits in Comparative Literature or a closely related subject in the humanities, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits at second-cycle level. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and to command the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Comparative Literature: English version or Swedish version. 

Information about admission regulations including selection criteria, and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
  • Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation).
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Comparative Literature and the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory must be clear
  • two references, with contact details, and a short note on their relationship to the applicant (for example supervisor).

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Further information
Christina Svens, Director of Studies (third cycle), christina.svens@sh.se
Elina Nylander, Human Resources Officer, School of Culture and Education, elina.nylander@sh.se

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

One doctoral studentship in History of Ideas within the research area of Historical Studies, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)

Huddinge

Ref AP-2023/10

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

all for applications:

History of Ideas (intellectual history) at Södertörn University focuses on ideas and perceptions of humanity, society, nature, and science. Our research fields include the history of higher education, the history of political and social thought, cultural history, and the history of medicine. History of ideas is taught at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral levels, and forms an important part of several multidisciplinary programmes at Södertörn University. For more information, please click here (English version) or see www.sh.se/idehistoria (Swedish version).

General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in History of Ideas: General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in History of Ideas (sh.se) (English version) or Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå i idéhistoria (sh.se) (Swedish version).

Historical Studies at Södertörn University is an area of the humanities in which aspects of mankind, society, culture and heritage are studied from different perspectives. This research area has four research profiles that together form a unified academic platform: Baltic and East European Studies; gender; contemporary history; and cultural heritage. Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas, and the Study of Religions. For more information, please click here.

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification (Master’s level),
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are met by someone who has knowledge equivalent to 90 credits in the History of Ideas or a closely related subject in the humanities, including an independent work worth at least 15 credits at Master’s level. The ability to assimilate scholarly work in English and to have a command of the language required to work on the thesis are also necessary.

Criteria for selection
The basis for selection among eligible applicants for third-cycle programmes in the History of Ideas at Södertörn University is the level of ability to assimilate such a degree programme. The application is assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. The applicant’s merits and expertise
  2. The quality of the proposed research project
  3. The suitability and feasibility of the research project as a doctoral project
  4. Whether issues of research ethics have been considered
  5. Whether sufficient collected supervisory capacity exists to provide good and professional supervision and relevant expertise.

In association with admission to BEEGS, the research plan will be assessed according to its orientation in the graduate school’s specific geographic area: the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe.Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a Ph.D. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. An application for a place on a third-cycle programme is also an application for employment on a doctoral studentship. The employment is for no longer than the equivalent to a maximum of four years full time studies. The provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, sections 1-7. Doctoral students will be employed by the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. The first date of employment is 1 September 2023.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

Information about entry requirements, admission regulations and third-cycle education at Södertörn University (English version) or Swedish version.

Further information
Helena Bergman, Director of Studies, Historical Studies (third cycle), helena.bergman@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 43 76
David Thurfjell, Chairperson, Historical Studies, david.thurfjell@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 46 33
Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), florence.frohlig@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 4882
Marianne Mosesson, Human Resources Officer, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, marianne.mosesson@sh.se

Application procedure
Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position
  • Bachelor’s essay and dissertation at second-cycle level in the field in accordance with the entry requirements
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Historical Studies and studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear
  • two references, with contact details.

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

Two doctoral studentships in Philosophy within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)

Huddinge

Ref AP-2023/10

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

all for applications:

History of Ideas (intellectual history) at Södertörn University focuses on ideas and perceptions of humanity, society, nature, and science. Our research fields include the history of higher education, the history of political and social thought, cultural history, and the history of medicine. History of ideas is taught at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral levels, and forms an important part of several multidisciplinary programmes at Södertörn University. For more information, please click here (English version) or see www.sh.se/idehistoria (Swedish version).

General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in History of Ideas: General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in History of Ideas (sh.se) (English version) or Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå i idéhistoria (sh.se) (Swedish version).

Historical Studies at Södertörn University is an area of the humanities in which aspects of mankind, society, culture and heritage are studied from different perspectives. This research area has four research profiles that together form a unified academic platform: Baltic and East European Studies; gender; contemporary history; and cultural heritage. Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas, and the Study of Religions. For more information, please click here.

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification (Master’s level),
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are met by someone who has knowledge equivalent to 90 credits in the History of Ideas or a closely related subject in the humanities, including an independent work worth at least 15 credits at Master’s level. The ability to assimilate scholarly work in English and to have a command of the language required to work on the thesis are also necessary.

Criteria for selection
The basis for selection among eligible applicants for third-cycle programmes in the History of Ideas at Södertörn University is the level of ability to assimilate such a degree programme. The application is assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. The applicant’s merits and expertise
  2. The quality of the proposed research project
  3. The suitability and feasibility of the research project as a doctoral project
  4. Whether issues of research ethics have been considered
  5. Whether sufficient collected supervisory capacity exists to provide good and professional supervision and relevant expertise.

In association with admission to BEEGS, the research plan will be assessed according to its orientation in the graduate school’s specific geographic area: the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe.Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a Ph.D. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. An application for a place on a third-cycle programme is also an application for employment on a doctoral studentship. The employment is for no longer than the equivalent to a maximum of four years full time studies. The provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, sections 1-7. Doctoral students will be employed by the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. The first date of employment is 1 September 2023.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

Information about entry requirements, admission regulations and third-cycle education at Södertörn University (English version) or Swedish version.

Further information
Helena Bergman, Director of Studies, Historical Studies (third cycle), helena.bergman@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 43 76
David Thurfjell, Chairperson, Historical Studies, david.thurfjell@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 46 33
Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), florence.frohlig@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 4882
Marianne Mosesson, Human Resources Officer, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, marianne.mosesson@sh.se

Application procedure
Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position
  • Bachelor’s essay and dissertation at second-cycle level in the field in accordance with the entry requirements
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Historical Studies and studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear
  • two references, with contact details.

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

Two doctoral studentships in Philosophy within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)

Huddinge

Ref AP-2022/798

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

Philosophy at Södertörn University comprises both practical and theoretical philosophy. Our educational focus is on modern continental philosophy (phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory, modern French philosophy), German idealism, ancient philosophy, feminist philosophy, and postcolonial theory. We have a strong research profile with several multidisciplinary research projects and an active higher seminar series, as well as frequently hosting international researchers and symposia. As of 2023, Philosophy employs eight researchers and has three doctoral students. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

Doctoral education at the Department of Philosophy is part of the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, which is an interdisciplinary research environment with seven subjects in the humanities.  Research focuses on critically motivated studies of cultural artefacts and human practices. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:

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

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are met by a person who has knowledge equivalent to at last 90 credits in Philosophy (theoretical and/or practical), including a degree project worth at least 15 credits at second-cycle level. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and to command the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Philosophy: English version or Swedish version.

Information about admission regulations including selection criteria, and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
  • Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation)
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Philosophy, Critical and Cultural Theory and studies of the Baltic Sea Region or Eastern Europe must be clear
  • two references, with contact details, and a short note on their relationship to the applicant (for example supervisor).

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Further information
Ulrika Björk, Director of Studies, (third cycle), ulrika.bjork@sh.se
Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), florence.frohlig@sh.se
Martina Sundström, Human Resources Officer, School of Culture and Education, martina.sundstrom@sh.se 

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow University Pedagogy

Postdoctoral Fellow University Pedagogy

Job description

Applicants are invited for a three or four year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in university pedagogy attached to the Department of Education (IPED), Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo. Through their research, the Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to contribute directly to the ongoing research project Academic Hospitality in Interdisciplinary Education  funded by the Research Council of Norway. Mary Preston Sutphen (UiO) and Kristin Ewins (Örebro University, Sweden) co-lead the AHIE project, which began in 2022 and will end in 2026.

Policy makers, university educators and leaders, as well as students see interdisciplinary education as critical for addressing the world’s wicked problems, such as climate change or income inequality. AHIE’s chief purpose is to develop recommendations for improving interdisciplinary education designed to prepare students to cope with wicked problems. AHIE seeks to better our understanding of collaboration in teaching and learning in interdisciplinary education. To this end, AHIE explores the concept of academic hospitality, which describes different ways of collaborating among academics and students, including giving and receiving from each other materials, resources, ideas, concepts, methods, and respect.   

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to collaborate with the project research group in the development, implementation and dissemination of AHIE research. The Fellow will also be expected to take on research administrative duties, such as contributing to the AHIE Forum (a biannual meeting of stakeholders dedicated to interdisciplinary education) and co-organising the project’s final international conference in 2025. We welcome applicants who demonstrate their motivation and abilities to participate in all stages of the project, from the data collection to the dissemination of research findings. We are equally interested in applicants who have the knowledge and skilled know-how to develop innovative university pedagogy courses to strengthen interdisciplinary education.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will join nine research partners from six institutions in five countries (Australia, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK), who are studying academic hospitality in interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the research group Knowledge, Learning and Governance: Studies in higher Education and Work 

More about the position

The appointment is a full-time position for a period of up to three years, 10% of which is devoted to required duties, such as teaching university pedagogy, supervision, and other kinds of academic development work. Depending on the qualifications of the candidate, the period may be extended to four years, where required duties will be spread out over the full contract period, averaging up to 25 %per year. The teaching portion of the position is affiliated with LINK 

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %. 

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions
within the field of university pedagogy.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Education or a field relevant to the AHIE project. A doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment depends on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in one of the following: Norwegian, Swedish or Danish
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • The scholarly merit and relevance of the research proposal
  • The track-record and potential to complete the proposed project within the time frame
     

Personal skills

  • Strong collaborative and communication skills
  • High personal motivation for research and the development of innovative university pedagogy
  •  A commitment to work towards the research project’s common goals
  •  Ability to be focused and work independently

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 553 500 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • An 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 the following:

  • A cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • A project proposal of 8-10 pages, including a progress plan 
  • A CV (summarizing education, positions, experience in university pedagogy, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copy of PhD Diploma or documentation of thesis submission. Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation need to include an advisor’s  letter confirming specific expectations about when  the degree will be received
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Two academic works by the applicant which they consider to be of particular relevance to the AHIE project
  • A list of reference persons: 2–3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

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 the CV, cover letter, and project proposal must be in English. Other documents can be in any of the following: English, Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, project description, quality of the project, and 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 of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Mary Preston Sutphen

Professor Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke

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 Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences which also has a permanent center.

The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 20 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Deadline: 9 February 2023
Unit: Department of Education
Campus:
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Post expires on Thursday February 9th, 2023

One doctoral studentship in Social Work as part of the “Sustaining Civil Society in the Context of Multiple Crises: Hubs of Engagement in Central and Eastern Europe and Sweden” research project

Huddinge

Ref AP-2022/690

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

The School of Social Sciences offers research and education in Business Studies, Economics, International Relations, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Public Law, Social Work and Sociology. The school specialises in how people interact, socially and psychologically, in terms of politics, economics, law, and the media. Research at the school ranges from individual wellbeing to interactions between nation states. We have nationally and internationally recognised researchers who head research projects in our strategic research areas, including the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship; Art, Culture and the Economy; Social Movements; Public Procurement and Political Psychology.

As a doctoral student in Social Work, you will join a research environment that offers multidisciplinary perspectives and an advanced curriculum. Doctoral students are affiliated with a Social Science research area called Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society (PESO), encompassing the disciplines of Business Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology. 

Social Work at Södertörn University is distinguished by its lively research and teaching environment. Our research fields include: families, children, and youths; ageing; disability; addiction; health; urban studies; segregation; civil society and social movements; the welfare state and globalisation; professions and organisations. Teaching and research staff in Social Work have a high level of involvement with national and international research networks. For more information on Social Work at Södertörn University, read here.

Doctoral studentship in the project “Sustaining Civil Society in the Context of Multiple Crises”
Södertörn University welcomes doctoral proposals in Social Work, to be conducted within the research project: “Sustaining Civil Society in the Context of Multiple Crises: Hubs of Engagement in Central and Eastern Europe and Sweden”. The project runs from 2023 to 2028 and it is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European studies and located at the department of Social Work at the School of Social Sciences. The project includes Poland, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Czechia, and Sweden, so we strongly recommend that your doctoral research has a geographical link to the Baltic Sea region and/or the post-communist area of Europe, and either offers a comparative approach or includes other countries in the region, that are not yet included in the project.  

Description of the doctoral position
This doctoral position in Social Work includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. doctoral studies, and employment on a doctoral studentship. The intended outcome is a PhD. The successful applicant will write their thesis as part of the “Sustaining Civil Society in the Context of Multiple Crises” research project. As a doctoral student, you will take doctoral courses, participate in research seminars, in national and international research activities and in the work of the projects research group. Your main task, however, is to conduct research and write a doctoral thesis. Supervisors will be assigned to guide you. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. During this period, the position is fully funded. The salary is subject to an annual increase in accordance with university regulations. The position may entail other departmental duties within education, research and/or administration, but these may be equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
A qualified applicant has the equivalent of 90 credits in Social Work or a related field in Social Sciences and has successfully completed second-cycle studies in Social Work or a related field in Social Sciences, or who has attained the same qualifications outside of Sweden or has previously been awarded an equivalent degree. In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty Board may exempt an applicant from fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

Assessment criteria
During the evaluation of an applicant’s eligibility, special emphasis is placed on previously completed written academic work (in particular the Master’s dissertation, research papers, and research publications) that is submitted.

The submitted research plan is also important for the assessment process. The research plan should contain a preliminary subject for the applicant’s doctoral thesis, and briefly outline the purpose, aims, theoretical perspectives, methods, and timeline for the study. The research plan should further explicate the study’s relevance to the research project and to social work. The research plan should also clarify which countries in the Baltic Sea region and/or the post-communist part of Europe the thesis will focus on.

The basis for selection among the eligible applicants to third-cycle studies in Social Work is stated in the General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Social Work. When assessing the applicant’s submitted academic texts, research plan, and other documentation, special emphasis is placed on:

  • independence and originality in the formulation and analysis of research problems;
  • theoretical and methodological awareness;
  • systematic organisation and stringency;
  • scientific maturity and critical attitude;
  • demonstrated ability to work within set time frames;
  • relevance to the research project that the thesis will be part of;
  • the proposed research project’s relevance to Social Work, and to the Baltic Sea region and/or post-communist countries in Europe.

 Admission and employment

This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023.

General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Social Work: English version or Swedish version

Information about admission regulations including selection criteria, and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application must be written in English and must include:

– an application letter

– curriculum vitae

– degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, you must enclose translated versions)

– Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in English or Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation)

– a research plan (project plan) of between 1500 and 3000 words (excl. references). The project’s relevance to the subject, the research project and the research area must be clear

– two references, with contact details. 

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Further information
Dominika V. Polanska, Social Work, project manager, dominika.polanska@sh.se
Eva Karlberg, Director of Studies (third cycle), eva.karlberg@sh.se
Lovisa Henricsson, Human Resources Officer, School of Social Sciences, lovisa.henricsson@sh.se

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

Up to two doctoral studentships in Gender Studies within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)

Huddinge

Ref AP-2022/781

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

Gender Studies is an expansive, internationally well-connected field of research and education which seeks to advance new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research focus is on developing feminist theory and methods, as well as on critical perspectives of power in relation to contemporary and historical formations of gender. Gender Studies offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the formation and transformation of gender and its intersections with other power structures, such as race, sexuality, class, and nationality, as well as science, technology, and nature. We are interested in how such intersections become meaningful and materialise in various historical, geographical, political, social, and cultural contexts. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

Critical and Cultural Theory is an interdisciplinary research environment which consists of seven subjects in the humanities. Research focuses on critically motivated studies of cultural artefacts and human practices. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification,
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are met by someone who has knowledge equivalent to at least 90 credits in Gender Studies or a closely related subject in the humanities or social sciences, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits at second-cycle level. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and a command of the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023.

General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Gender Studies: English version or Swedish version

Information about admission regulations including selection criteria, and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
  • Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation)
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Gender Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory and studies of the Baltic Sea Region or Eastern Europe must be clear
  • name and contact details for two reference persons, and a short note on their relationship to the applicant (for example supervisor).

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline:  13 February 2023 at 23:59

Further information
Linn Sandberg, Director of Studies, (third cycle), linn.sandberg@sh.se
Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), florence.frohlig@sh.se
Elina Nylander, Human Resources Officer, School of Culture and Education, elina.nylander@sh.se

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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Post expires on Sunday February 12th, 2023

One doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies as part of the The Digital Welfare State research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Huddinge

Ref AP-2022/614

Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 13 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

Södertörn University welcomes proposals for doctoral theses in Media and Communication Studies, to be conducted within the research project: “The Digital Welfare State”. This project explores investigates the extensive implementation of automated decision-making in the welfare sector across Europe, and is one of the first to systematically link automation to questions of falling trust, declining civic participation and, by extension, challenges for democracy. Data-based infrastructures for public administration are shaping not only welfare provision, but also state-citizen relations and issues relating to ethics and accountability, human agency in relation to complex socio-technical systems, and biases and inequalities.

The project is premised on three major developments: 1) the major shift towards datafication and digitalisation of large parts of society 2) major changes in the organisation of the welfare state 3) declining trust in democracy. It foregrounds the perspective of citizens in terms of both the introduction process and its democratic implications. Combining extensive mapping, surveys, in-depth interviews and expert interviews, the project engages with the practices and experiences, as well as the attitudes and implications of automated decision-making in the welfare sector. These areas will be explored in Sweden with links to the European context. The project provides an in-depth and cutting-edge understanding of the process of automating welfare from a citizen perspective, producing highly relevant insights into how automated decision-making can support but also harm democracy.

Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University is one of Sweden’s leading environments for media research and education. Research and education are focused on the contemporary digitised media landscape, founded on a historically informed understanding in which new communication technologies and their contexts are related to their predecessors. The research environment currently comprises around 20 researchers/teachers including six full professors, six associate professors (docents), and nine doctoral students. All our doctoral students have an international profile, and the working language of the doctoral programme is English. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

Doctoral education at the Department of Media and Communication Studies is part of the research area of Critical Cultural Theory, which is an interdisciplinary research environment which consists of seven subjects in the humanities. Research focuses on critically motivated studies of cultural artefacts and human practices. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

Description of the doctoral position
The PhD project should be linked to critical research on the digitalisation of welfare in the broadest sense. This may include studies of how citizens experience automation in the welfare sector, as well as the material and cultural conditions of digitalisation, datafication and automation, e.g. the technological infrastructures and social practices that are the underlying preconditions. The project should be situated within critical data studies as well as critical studies of digitalisation and related fields. The doctoral student will be part of an international and interdisciplinary research team. The successful applicant will write the thesis as part of the The Digital Welfare State research project. For more information about The Digital Welfare State, please contact the project manager (see below).

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification,
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are fulfilled by a student who has passed courses worth at least 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits, or who has acquired the equivalent knowledge. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and a command of the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Media and Communication Studies: English version or Swedish version

Information about admission regulations including selection criteria, and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
  • Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation).
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Media and Communication Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory, and the research project The Digital Welfare State must be clear.
  • two references, with contact details, and a short note on their relationship to the applicant (for example supervisor).

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Further information
Anne Kaun, Media and Communication Studies, project manager, anne.kaun@sh.se
Göran Bolin, Director of Studies (third cycle), goran.bolin@sh.se
Mirjam Bargello Lindberg, Human Resources Officer, School of Culture and Education, mirjam.bargello.lindberg@sh.se

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

Up to two doctoral studentships in Media and Communication Studies within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS)

Huddinge

Ref AP-2022/779

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University is one of Sweden’s leading environments for media research and education. Research and education are focused on the contemporary digitised media landscape, founded on a historically informed understanding in which new communication technologies and their contexts are related to their predecessors. The research environment currently comprises around 20 researchers/teachers including six full professors, six associate professors (docents), and nine doctoral students. All our doctoral students have an international profile, and the working language of the doctoral programme is English. For more information, please click here (English version) or see www.sh.se/mkv (Swedish version).

Critical and Cultural Theory is an interdisciplinary research environment which consists of seven subjects in the humanities. Research focuses on critically motivated studies of cultural artefacts and human practices. For more information, please click here. For a Swedish version click here.

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.

Entry requirements
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification,
2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are fulfilled by a student who has passed courses worth at least 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits, or who has acquired the equivalent knowledge. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and a command of the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Media and Communication Studies: English version or Swedish version

Information about admission regulations including selection criteria, and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application should be written in English and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
  • Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation).
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Media and Communication Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory and studies of the Baltic Sea Region or Eastern Europe must be clear.
  • name and contact details for two reference persons, and a short note on their relationship to the applicant (for example supervisor).

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Further information
Göran Bolin, Director of Studies (third cycle), goran.bolin@sh.se
Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), florence.frohlig@sh.se
Mirjam Bargello Lindberg, Human Resources Officer, School of Culture and Education, mirjam.bargello.lindberg@sh.se

Welcome with your application!

On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.

An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

Union representatives:
SACO: info.saco@sh.se
ST: st@sh.se
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se

Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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Post expires on Thursday February 23rd, 2023

PhD – Preserving the recent past

The Institute of Architecture at AHO 

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is a specialized university and a leading international architecture and design school that provides education within architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and design. AHOs fields of knowledge focus on design in all scales; objects, buildings, urban areas and landscaping. AHO is organized into 3 institutes, and has approx. 800 students and 270 employees.

The Institute of Architecture teaches and researches architectural design through a series of focal areas including sustainability, computation, housing and local building. The Institute sees architecture in an artistic, explorative and critical sense that includes but also exceeds the technologies of design and building. Through numerous master studios and a research-based approach to teaching, the Institute provides core architectural competence. 

About the position

“Preservation is overtaking us”, wrote Rem Koolhaas in 2004, with reference to the growing frequency of listed buildings from the recent past. This, argued Koolhaas, is a problem for contemporary urban development, which needs available land to prosper.

That perspective is now being challenged by circular thinking and other discourses where re-use of existing resources is the key, not the anti-dote, to progress. In reality, however, demolition is still the norm across Europe, where fully functional buildings disappear in great numbers to make way for new projects. Buildings from the last decades of the 20th century seem to be particularly vulnerable, since they normally lack heritage status, appear unfashionable and out of synch with present requirements.

They are therefore earmarked as obvious demolition candidates. However, it is precisely such buildings that must be kept in use to a much larger extent if circular thinking is going to make the leap from the principle to practice. The question is only how and to which degree?

Answers will be provided by this PhD, which is a study of the historical value and future potential of the underappreciated architecture of the recent past; “Plain, ordinary, low-value old buildings”, as Jane Jacobs once wrote.

Situated in the field of urban preservation, it investigates the subject matter from a planning perspective. This means that the emphasis will be on overall planning schemes and urban strategies, either for whole areas, neighborhoods or large properties with several existing structures and functions, rather than singular buildings. Much attention will be directed towards the economic, political and administrative forces that motor urban development. In order to engage critically with the general lack of re-use in planning practice, the project draws on contemporary preservation theories like adaptive re-use, circular heritage and sustainable preservation, with the aim of discussing how such frameworks could be incorporated in planning proposals.

From a methodological point of view, it operates across two timelines and two sets of data. First, it studies the archive of the recent past, 1975-2000, in order to map the cultural value, planning characteristics and environmental durability of selected projects from that period. Second, it studies the current management and caretaking of the cases in question, with special attention to their re-use potential as part of larger development plans. These explorations will happen in parallel, with the aim of cross-breeding insights from both time periods and engage critically in two directions at the same time: Towards the limitations of the traditional realm of heritage, which does not have the tools or capacity to deal with ordinary building from the recent past, and the incomprehension of the conventional realm of development, which fails to see the possibilities.

The empirical material will be gathered from projects in Europe. The PhD candidate will investigate a selection of building structures which are either being replanned or set for replanning in the near future. These processes will be analysed in relation to primary sources like planning documents, planning applications, zoning schemes, architectural drawings and other historical resources from the archive. Additional sources such as newspaper features, political statements and real estate adverts will supplement the core material and open up for a broader archive-based discussion. The project should have at least three comparative examples.

The PhD will be connected to the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS) which is a research centre for humanities-based, advanced studies in architecture at AHO. It will also be part of a European research network with professor Heike Oevermann at the Technical University in Vienna and professors Koenraad van Cleempoel and Bie Plevoets at the Hasselt University as the main collaborators.

Requirements

  • A master degree in architecture, art history, preservation, planning or similar disciplines.

The applicant should be able to document:

  • Experience in working with archival material,
  • A background from history and theory courses/preservation,
  • Familiarity with planning contexts/planning history,
  • Basic knowledge of heritage management,
  • excellent writing skills in English.

We look for applicants with strong and original project ideas within humanities-based urban preservation research that relates to OCCAS’ archive-based work on preservation, interpretation, criticism, and mediation.

The application must include:

  • An application letter describing relevant background, motivation, research experience and network (two A4 pages maximum).
  • A tentative project outline of maximum 5 pages, formulating and discussing research tasks, types of problems, methodology.
  •  CV
  • Certified copies of educational certificates, transcript of records, diplomas
  • Examples of work written by the applicant, and/or examples of architecture/urbanism/preservations projects by the applicant, with relevance to the research project. Five works maximum.
  • 2 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail address and telephone number)

Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications who do not fulfil the formal requirements will not be considered. Attachments beyond the required documents will not be taken into consideration

What we assess

The material for the PhD application will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • The quality of the project description (outline)
  • The applicant’s suitability for the research tasks, based on previous practical and academic work.
  • The academic competence of the applicant

We offer

The PhD scholarship is fully funded and there is no tuition fee. The position is a four-year position with on year teaching included. The salary is NOK 501 200 for a full position, with 3 % increase of the salary each year. From the salary, there will be a mandatory deduction of 2 % as a contribution to the State Pension fund (SPK). Standard employment conditions for state employees in Norway apply for the position.

An annual allowance of 20 000 NOK for literature and other necessary academic activities. Office space in a professionally stimulating working environment. Attractive welfare benefits and generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

Formal regulations

The educational component in the AHO PhD Programme is mandatory and requires fulltime attendance. Residency in Oslo for the employment period is mandatory. Research stay at a relevant international academic institution is encouraged. The PhD fellowship will start September 1, 2023.

Information meeting

The PhD Programme at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) will arrange an online information meeting about the AHO PhD Programme on 8 February 15:00 CET. See http://www.ahophdlive.com more information.

Questions regarding the position, should be addressed to the Even Smith Wergeland who will supervise the selected candidate (Even.Smith.Wergeland@aho.no)

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Deadline

1st March 2023

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023