Kategoriarkiv: Humanities

Postdoc – Impacts of virtual learning technology in science education

Would you like to be a part of our ambitious project on virtual learning technologies in science?

Roskilde University (RUC) is looking to recruit a postdoc, who will undertake research in connection with the university’s project on virtual learning technologies in science education. The project concerns integrating VR technologies in science education programmes and establishing a research and development environment around 3D and VR simulations in these programmes.

Responsibilities and tasks

Your main task will be to conduct research related to the use of 3D and VR simulations in a new bachelor programme in science. You will interact with an internal expert monitoring group with participants from various research communities at RUC, and you will act as a coordinator for the project’s accompanying research activities.

The preferred candidate will collaborate with the project leader in order to optimize the use of virtual learning technologies in the science bachelor programme. There will also be collaboration with the overall programme leader and other affiliated researchers, including national cooperation on virtual learning technologies.

Essential job functions

  • Conduct research that meets international standards
  • Undertake a review of existing, relevant research
  • Select and develop a model for the specific research concerning the use of VR in science teaching, adapted to RUC’s learning model, including mainly quantitative analysis models
  • Collaborate with other projects at RUC on digitalization and virtual learning
  • Be responsible for the preparation of a final report in 2020 and present an analysis of the overall accompanying research.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree and match the following characteristics:

 

  • Experience with the use of quantitative methods in own research
  • Documented experience with learning research in Higher Education
  • Good written and oral English language skills

 

Additionally, consideration will be given to:

  • Knowledge about the use and impact of learning technology in education
  • Experience in teaching at a science programme
  • Experience in teaching at bachelor level

 

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Rector Hanne Leth Andersen (+45) or Head of Department Susanne Sørensen (+45) at the Department of Science and Environment.

 

Terms of employment

The position is a 2-year fixed-duration appointment. The employment is full time

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education
3. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)
4. A complete list of publications
6. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)

Please submit your application no later than June 6, 2018.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Ansøgningsfrist
06-06-2018
Department
Institut for Naturvidenskab og Miljø

Post expires on Wednesday June 6th, 2018

Two Postdoctoral positions in the project Judges under Stress JuS – the Breaking Point of Judicial Institutions

Job description

Two positions as postdoctoral research fellow in the JuS Project are available at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law.

The positions are available for three years to undertake research as part of the JuS project. The JuS project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council from 2018 through 2022.

The Faculty of Law in Oslo is the leading educational and research institution in law in Norway, with some 80 PhD candidates, 20 postdoctoral research fellows and 90 professors and associate professors, in addition to a wellfunctioning administrative support group on all organisational levels.
The Department of Private Law hosts several of the research projects of the Faculty of Law, including the JuS Project.

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More about the position

The primary objectives of the JuS project are to obtain knowledge on:1) how rulers seek judicial compliance with authoritarian measures,
2) how judges react to such measures,
3) the conditions under which an independent judiciary breaks down.

The main approach of the project is to look at the importance of the historical legacy of the judicial institutions for the answer to these questions.

The project is multidisciplinary in the intersection between law, legal theory, legal history, and sociology of law.

The postdoctoral research fellow should contribute with in-depth historical studies of one or more of the Central and Eastern European Countries, preferably, but not limited to the present EU Member States.

Further information about the project may be obtained at our website or from the principal investigator professor Hans Petter Graver.The purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify for higher academic positions.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in law or other relevant area, or other education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

As the JuS project is interdisciplinary, the position is open for candidates with PhDs in law, legal theory, legal history, and sociology of law.

PhDs in other relevant fields such as political science, history, and criminology may also apply, provided that they have studied law as part of their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

For the successful candidate, the postdoctoral project will be shaped through discussions with the project leader and other senior scholars.

The project proposal is nevertheless important in the assessment of the applications, to see which research questions the candidate selects, which methodology is chosen, and the candidate’s understanding of and knowledge within the chosen topic.

Personal skills

Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate´s assumed academic and personal ability to complete her or his part of the project within the given time frame. We will also take into account the need for the total group of researchers to cover a sufficient range of the countries to be studied.

The project language is English and candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. Publications must be written in English.

Since the work requires studies of original source material, working knowledge of one or more central or eastern European languages is required.

A good command of a Scandinavian language, alternatively willingness to learn during the fellowship period, is an advantage for working at the Faculty in Oslo, but is not a condition for this position.

We offer

  • salary NOK 490 900,- to 569 000,- per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • project description (5 to 10 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 3 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.

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

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

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

Contact information

Professor Hans Petter Graver

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About the University of Oslo

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

The Department of Private Law (IFP) was established in 1955 and is one of the five departments that together comprise the Faculty of Law. The department is the largest Norwegian academic milieu working directly with private law subjects.

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Stipend in digital methods, social topography & city planning (2018-224-01760)

At Department of Learning and Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, a position as PhD Fellow in the theme of digital methods, social topology and city planning is available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The increasing digitalization of our cities means that everyday practices are turned into data in a way that provides city-planners with a different sort of data than demographics and aggregated statistics. For instance, social media leave traces of the way people make sense of their city. This data can potentially enable new ways of understanding political and cultural dynamics in contemporary cities.

The stipend will focus on how such data-formats can represent the city and how these representations can be used in the context of city planning. It will include the invention of new metrics for making the city visible to decision-makers as well as studies of the ways in which these metrics are taken up by practitioners.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with GEHL (gehlpeople.com) and will most likely focus on the cities of Copenhagen, San Francisco and Denver. The successful applicant will be located in the Copenhagen campus of AAU where he/she will be part of the research-group in Techno-Anthropology (tant.aau.dk) and a member of the TANTLab (tantlab.aau.dk).

The successful applicant is expected to:
Document knowledge and experience in digital methods, including data-harvest from APIs’ and network analysis.

  • Be trained in combining qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Have experience with ‘participatory data design’ or other methods related to the co-creation of data with external partners
  • Contribute to developing the data-infrastructure of TANTLab, as well as its profile within data-intensive humanities research 
  • Be willing to teach at the Techno-Anthropology study programme at Aalborg University Copenhagen and contribute to the development of relevant study programs. This is especially relevant for courses in controversy mapping and digital methods. 

Qualification requirements
PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree, or expect to have obtained the Master’s degree before August 1, 2018(Statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, thesiscontract and documentation of the date of the exam must be enclosed). According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.
 
General information
It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at Doctoral School of the Faculty of the Humanities, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 (PhD Order).

Application
Please visit the website of the doctoral school  for further information on the PhD programme, application procedure, and admission requirements.

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

  • Application form
  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Project description
  • List of written work (optional)
  • Sample of written work, e.g. Master’s thesis (optional)

A certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL test result (please see admission requirements for details on language requirements)

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean will make a decision for allocating the stipend. Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.
 
The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism.
 
The application can only be submitted by using the link below. Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.

Contact
For further information on the doctoral research programme, please visit the website of Education, Learning and Philosophy
For further information on the PhD stipend, please contact Associate Professor Anders Koed Madsen -mail: akma@learning.aau.dk, phone: 0045 6128 7747 

For general information about the application process etc., please contact Malene Steen, e-mail: hum-phd@adm.aau.dk.

Agreement
Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Deadline: 3 June 2018
Unit: Department of Learning and Philosophy
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Post expires on Sunday June 3rd, 2018

2 doctoral students in Fine Arts

Lund University, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Malmö Art Academy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is one of eight faculties within Lund University and includes Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Theatre Academy, also Inter Arts Center and Choral Centre South. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts offers Bachelor and Master programmes in visual art, music and drama, and various courses of different extent. The Faculty also runs third cycle (postgraduate) studies and research in the artistic field and music education.

Malmö Art Academy has about 75 students and offers programs in Visual Arts at bachelor master and doctoral level. Malmö Art Academy is a creative and stimulating learning environment with high artistic and educational goals, and a strong reputation in the art world. Malmö Art Academy has an international profile with a broad international network. We have many students and teachers from other countries than Sweden.

Admission
Admission is for four years of full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in Fine Arts. Research students are admitted in compliance with Lund University’s admission rules for third cycle studies.

Work duties
The main task for doctoral students is to dedicate themselves to their third cycle studies, which entails running their own research project and attending research studies courses. The language of both tuition and the doctoral thesis is English.

General entry requirements
The general entry requirements for admission to third cycle studies in fine art are met by candidates who:
• hold a Master’s degree
• have completed course requirements of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits in the second cycle, or have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way, either within the country or abroad. The higher education institution may make exceptions from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if special circumstances apply.

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements for admission to third cycle studies in fine are met by candidates who:
• hold a degree of at least 240 credits within a study programme for visual artists or equivalent, and
• have conducted artistic or curating work of an independent nature such that it enables the assessment of the applicant’s suitability for this part of the study programme.

Grounds for assessment
• The project’s artistic quality and feasibility within the set time frame (equivalent to 4 years of full-time study)
• The project’s research quality regarding research questions, relevance, originality, links and relevance to the collective field of knowledge and the quality of the method description
• The applicant’s suitability for artistic research work and their ability to benefit from research studies
• The department’s wishes for specialisation and opportunities for supervision

Instructions to applicants
A research plan presenting the applicant’s research project is to be attached to the application. The plan is to contain a project description, method description and a sketch of the implementation of the research project, including a schedule. Physical attachments are to be sent to the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts in Malmö, Att. Josefin Brumme, Box 8084, 200 41 Malmö.

Terms
Fixed-term employment for four years pursuant to Chapter 5 Section 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1047
Contact
  • Principal Gertrud Sandqvist, 040 – 32 57 06
  • Director Silvana Hed, 040 – 32 57 07
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 01.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

IMAGENU postdoctoral researcher 975250

Applicants are invited to apply for a three-year postdoctoral position that will start on 1 January 2019 to do research on the changing gender and marriage patterns in Uganda. 

Place of employment: Department of Anthropology, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.

The research project
This three-year position as a postdoctoral researcher will be part of the Danida (FFU)-funded project Imagining Gender Futures in Uganda (IMAGENU). The project runs for four years and is set to start on 1 January 2019. Partner institutions are the University of Copenhagen and Gulu University, Uganda.

The successful applicant will join the Department of Anthropology (School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University) and a research team led by Professor MSO Lotte Meinert. The IMAGENU project will provide a new perspective on gender and futures by placing marriage in Uganda and its decline at the centre, showing how this most fundamental gender relation implicates the filiation of children, livelihoods, education, health and people’s imaginations, expectations and hopes for the future.

The project will investigate the new forms of gender relations that are replacing formal marriage. Unlike previous studies, it will be comparative in four ways: it will examine both male and female situations; it will trace changes by comparing grandparents, middle-aged parents and young people; it will consider socio-economic (class) differences; and it will bring together studies from greater Northern and Eastern Uganda.

The overall purpose of this project is to enhance research capacity by generating new knowledge about how changing patterns of gender partnerships relate to child filiation, livelihood, education, and reproductive and mental health. This will contribute to the development of relevant social gender policies, and create debate in the general public.
 
Research
The successful applicant will have an individual research project relevant for IMAGENU, based on 12 months of fieldwork in Northern or Eastern Uganda.

Teaching
The postdoc will contribute to teaching at the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University, and to PhD courses at Gulu University.

Research management
The successful applicant will take an active role in organising collaborative IMAGENU activities.

Qualifications and job requirements
Applicants must have a PhD degree in anthropology or allied fields.

The successful applicant must document extensive fieldwork experience as well as having an international research profile.   

The perfect applicant will have done research in Uganda/Eastern Africa and will speak a Bantu or Nilotic language. He/she will also have done research on gender relations.

Applicants should have the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration within a research team.

The successful applicant will be expected, under the guidance of the team leader, to develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded. While some of the tasks and research frames are pre-defined, the postdoc will also be expected to contribute original research ideas. The postdoc will play a key role in organising research workshops, conferences, and research capacity-building activities. In addition, the successful applicant will collaborate in research analysis and publications together with the IMAGENU team, and will be expected to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed international scientific journals in a timely fashion.

The application must be uploaded in English, and must explain (max. five A4 pages) how the applicant would theoretically approach, methodologically plan for and anticipate their research findings for this project. This proposal must be uploaded together with the letter of application. 

For further information about the position, please contact Professor MSO Lotte Meinert lotte.meinert@cas.au.dk 

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

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

Deadline: 15 August 2018.  

 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Unit: School of Culture and Society
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Post expires on Wednesday August 15th, 2018

Doctoral Student Position, the Philosophy of Education

Doctoral Student Position the Philosophy of Education
Open position at the Oulu University funded by the EUDAIMONIA research institute

Four-year Doctoral Student Position the Philosophy of Education

Unit: Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 16 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests and modern research and study environment and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes.

The following job is open in the University of Oulu:

Doctoral Student, four-year position

This doctoral dissertation will be a part of the research project  “Citizenship in Change: Constructing a Novel Theoretical Framework for Education.” The “Citizenship in Change” -project contributes to the construction of a novel theoretical framework for citizenship education in the contemporary pluralizing, globalizing and digitalizing world. It studies and develops the philosophical foundations of citizenship education in plural societies, focusing, for example, on critical abilities necessary for evaluating different ideologies, and emotional abilities necessary for encountering differences. Drawing on philosophical pragmatism, the project develops research methodology that would bring empirical and philosophical research into dialogue in a methodologically sound manner.

This position requires a strong background in philosophy and education. It requires ability to conduct independent scholarly research in English in the research field of the philosophy of education; and ability to be a collaborative and contributing member of an ambitious research group. Background in analytic or pragmatist philosophy are considered as benefits. The appointee must hold a higher university degree.

The salary will be based on the levels 2 – 4 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component).

Apply online latest on Friday, 25 May 2018.  Please include the following attachments in your application:

1)letter of motivation,

2)curriculum vitae prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (www.tenk.fi/en/content/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae),

3) publication list based on the following   guideline by Academy of Finland  http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/

4) names and contact information of two referees.

The position is filled as of 1 September 2018   or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of 6 months is applied in   the position.

More information on research project: http://www.oulu.fi/eudaimonia/node/50066

Further details are available from Professor Katariina Holma, katariina.holma(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Friday May 25th, 2018

PhD research fellow in Social Anthropology

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

PhD research fellow in Social Anthropology

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Social Anthropology as PhD Candidate for a period of four years, including teaching duties at the Department. The position as a PhD Candidate is a fixed -term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences and is one of four anthropological teaching departments in Norway. It dates back to 1975, and engages in ethnographic research in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America on wide variety of topic such as mobility and migration, technology and innovation, organizational anthropology and sustainability, and global inequalities. There are currently 18 scientific staff and a total of approximately 300 students on undergraduate and graduate level. The Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences has a vibrant PhD programme with specialization in all the social science disciplines.

Obligations

The Department of Social Anthropology is seeking to appoint a PhD Research Fellow to join a newly established research group on mobility and migration. The group engages with theoretical and methodical developments within social theory, putting a stronger emphasis on ‘mobility’ as constitutive of social forms, institutions, and networks. The group specializes in empirical research on the interconnections between movement in geographical space, social mobility, and time, and in the management of multicultural working life, including labour migration and migration industry.

In support of the overall goal, we are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to undertake ethnographic research in the city of Trondheim, Norway on cosmopolitanism and forms of co-existence across cultural differences.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in Social Anthropology or equivalent education, preferably focusing on mobility and migration research in a broad sense. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies, and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master’s or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be admitted only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The ideal candidates will have a strong work ethic and ability to work independently and systematically, and demonstrate good collaborate skills and initiatives to contribute constructively to the work environment at the Department.

Personal qualifications as described and motivation to apply for the position, will be ascribed high importance.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.

Salary and working conditions

The PhD position is paid according to the national salary scheme, from gross NOK 436 900 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

Please find more information about the appointment of PhD Candidates in NTNUs supplementary purviews of 23.01.12, http://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2012-01-23-206.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks.

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural

background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

Application

Employment in a PhD position requires admission to a PhD-program of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences. Application for admission to the PhD program must be submitted as soon as the candidate is employed in the position, no later than 3 months after employment. More information about the PhD programme is available at: http://www.ntnu.edu/studies.

See https://www.ntnu.edu/phd/admission-and-financing for information on entry requirements for post-graduate studies at NTNU.

Application should within deadline include:

  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Research proposal, no more than 3500 words including bibliography
  • Sample of academic written work
  • Academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Letter of intent
  • Name and contact details for two referents

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Prospective applicants may consult the head of the research group, Jan Ketil Simonsen, to discuss their proposed research (E-mail: jan.ketil.simonsen@ntnu.no, Phone: +47 735 96 342)

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Aaste Line Strand aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: http://www.jobbnorge.no. Please mark the application: SU-137

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Post expires on Sunday July 1st, 2018

PhD Candidate in Human Geography – natural resource governance

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

PhD Candidate in Human Geography – natural resource governance

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Geography as PhD Candidate in Human Geography for a period of 4 years where three years are for research and 1 year is for teaching and other work for the Department. This is an educational position that will provide a promising research recruit the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD degree. The position is connected to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social and Educational Science.

Currently, the Department of Geography employs 9 professors, 7 associate professors, 2 researchers, 2 postdocs and 13 PhD candidates. The Department has defined four strategic research areas: Natural hazards and effects of climate change; Environment, resources and management; Mobility, transnationalism and inequality; and Innovation and regional changes.

PhD project research focus

Tanzania and Uganda are currently in the process of becoming important oil and gas producers. In both countries there is considerable overlap between particularly valuable and biodiversity rich ecosystems and oil and gas reserves, thus posing many challenges for reconciling conservation of biodiversity rich ecosystems and utilization of the petroleum resources. The PhD fellowship will be linked to the project ‘Capacity building to promote sustainable governance of petroleum resources, biodiversity and livelihoods in East African communities’ (Pelibigo) (https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/pelibigo). This project is a collaboration between NTNU, University of Dodoma (Tanzania), Makerere University (Uganda) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and funded by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development within the Fields of Energy and Petroleum (EnPe). The overall research objective of Pelibigo is to investigate the social and environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration within new oil and gas frontiers in Uganda and Tanzania. Within this framework we are primarily seeking a candidate that will explore the links between oil development and corporate social responsibility programs focusing particularly on various forms of biodiversity offsets, payment for ecosystem services and/or ecotourism initiatives.

Obligations

The holder of the position is expected to:

  • Contribute to the project Capacity building to promote sustainable governance of petroleum resources, biodiversity and livelihoods in East African communities.
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision at the Department of Geography.

Qualifications

We seek a dedicated and sociable person who meets the required qualifications for a PhD candidate. The requirement for the position is a completed master’s degree in human geographyor equivalent education. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master’s or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be admitted only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree. Fluent English skills are required. Applicants from non-European countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are: TOEFL: 600 (paper based test), 92 (internet based test); IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

Personal qualifications and motivation to apply for the position will be ascribed high importance. We expect a candidate who is able to work independently, also with respect to planning and implementation of fieldwork. Excellent communication skills should be demonstrated. The ability to build a relevant contact network is important.

Salary and Working Conditions

PhD Candidates, code 1017, are paid according to the National Salary Scheme, from gross NOK 436 900 pr. year, of which 2% is deducted forthe State Pension Scheme.

Please find more information about the appointment of PhD Candidates in NTNUs supplementary purviews of 23.01.12, http://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2012-01-23-206.

The applicant must commit to undertake organized PhD studies within the employment period.

Employment will be activated in accordance with existing regulations of 31.01.2006, and Regulations for the required duties and employment conditions for PhD-candidates at NTNU. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks.

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

Application

Employment in a PhD position requires admission to a PhD-program in Social science with a specialisation in geography.

Application for admission to the PhD program must be submitted as soon as the candidate is employed in the position, no later than 3 months after employment. More information about the PhD programme is available at: http://www.ntnu.edu/studies.

You can find the relevant application schedules here;http://www.ntnu.no/svt/doktorgradsutdanning/skjema

The application should within the deadline include:

  • A preliminary project description of 4-6 pages. A complete version of the project description must be made available within six months of admission to the PhD program
  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Publications and other relevant scientific work.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Further information about the position is available by contacting Professor Haakon Lein, e-mail haakon.lein@ntnu.no) at the Department of Geography.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Aaste Line Strand, e-mail: aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: www.jobbnorge.no. Please mark the application: SU-135

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Post expires on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

PhD position at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research

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

PhD position at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), UiB within interdisciplinary gender studies. The position is embedded in SKOKs commitment to promoting humanities research on major societal challenges, for instance related to body, medicine and health, technological change, climate, environment, inequality or migration. The proposed project shall contribute to one of these areas.The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

About the project/work tasks:

Applicants should design their own project and will have their main supervisor at SKOK. The proposed project must have a gender theoretical framework preferably related to one of the central areas within gender studies such as gender, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality or masculinity. The project could also have an empirical focus.

The research at SKOK has a critical, global and historical profile. In relation to research on the global societal challenges the researchers at SKOK have been particularly concerned with post- and decolonial theory, social theory and political philosophy.The assessment will place strong emphasis on how the project fits in and contributes to strenghtening the theoretical, thematic and interdisciplinary research at the centre.

Especially desired are projects that contribute to post-human and/or decolonial perspectives in humanities research on major societal challenges, for instance related to the body, medicine and health, technological change, climate, environment, inequality or migration.

PhD candidates at SKOK will take part in the research group Foundational Questions in Gender Research and in the National Research School for Gender Research.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent (or must have submitted their master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline) in gender studies or another subject field with gender and/or sexuality as a main topic and/or perspective. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded. For applicants that document education other than a Norwegian Master’s degree will the education be evaluated against NOKUT standards and the documentation may be sent to NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) for evaluation.
  • The successful applicant must have the primary supervisor among the permanent faculty at the centre.
  • The applicant can work independently and in a structured manner, and has the ability to cooperate with others.
  • The applicant has documented proficiency in both written and oral English.

 

Centre for Women’s and Gender Research is an interdisciplinary centre for research, dissemination and teaching on gender, sexuality and feminist theory. The centre has a critical, historical and global profile with focus on the intersection between gender and other structures of power in the society such as race, class and ethnicity. SKOK has a special competence on theory within the interdisciplinary gender research field. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to strengthening this competence.

SKOK aims to strengthen gender research at the University of Bergen, as well as playing an active role within gender research both nationally and internationally.

The PhD candidate is expected to attend both national and international research arenas, and it is desirable to aim for publications both in national and international publishing channels. SKOK has bilateral agreements of collaboration with among others Barnard College at Columbia University, Duke University and University of Western Cape, and exchange stays will be possible at one of these universities.

It is mandatory that the successful applicants take up their main residence in Bergen in order to be able to participate in the daily activities at SKOK.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

About the research training:

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

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 50 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the state salary scale. Currently NOK 436 900 gross p.a.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

 

How to apply for the position

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLT FOR THIS JOBB”. The following must be attached to the application:

  • Project proposal (maximum 4000 words)
  • Time schedule/plan for the research period
  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.

 

The enclosures can be submitted as Word- or pdf-files.

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

Applicants are asked to follow the steps as described in the Guidelines for Electronic

Applications at the Faculty of Humanities:

http://www.uib.no/en/hf/30763/guide-applicants-phd-position

Any queries concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities. Email: fakadm@hf.uib.no

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Professor Christine M. Jacobsen, director, SKOK, + 47 5589265, christine.jacobsen@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

 Application deadline: 27 May 2018

Reference no.: 18/3887

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ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    151189
  • Internal ID
    18/3887
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

 

Post expires on Sunday May 27th, 2018

PhD position in Digital Culture: Machine Vision in Narrative Fiction

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

PhD position in Digital Culture: Machine Vision in Narrative Fiction

A PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen from 1 January 2019. The position is part of the ERC project Machine Vision in Everyday LifePlayful Interactions with Visual Technologies in Digital Art, Games, Narratives and Social Media. The position is for a fixed-term period of four years financed by the Faculty of Humanities.

About the project/work tasks

MACHINE VISION aims to develop a theory of how everyday machine vision (e.g. facial recognition algorithms, selfie filters, image manipulation, drone cameras and home surveillance systems) affects the way ordinary people understand themselves and their world. The PhD fellow will work with project leader Professor Jill Walker Rettberg to analyse fictional narratives, such as science fiction movies, novels, or electronic literature, that either use machine vision in their interfaces or where machine vision is an important theme. The successful applicant will work in a team with two other PhD fellows who will analyse machine vision in video games and digital art. Led by Professor Rettberg, the three fellows will map relevant artworks, games and narratives using digital humanities methodologies, and each fellow will then select key works for detailed analysis using methodologies based in literary or visual studies, ludology and other related disciplines.

The PhD fellows will participate in the PhD program in Faculty of humanities, and in the Digital Culture Research Group. A project summary is available from the project website: https://www.uib.no/en/machinevision

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must have a master’s degree or the equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as digital culture, media studies or comparative literature. Applicants must have completed their master’s degree at the time of application. Please note that the University requires the equivalent of a Norwegian master’s degree (i.e. 3 years bachelor and 2 years master, 300 ECTS altogether). Applicants who do not have a Norwegian master’s degree will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). The Department can send documentation of foreign education to NOKUT to evaluate if this degree is equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree.
  • Candidates should have experience in aesthetic and/or textual analysis of art, movies, games, literature or digital artefacts.
  • Experience in the digital humanities or digital methods is an advantage, but not an absolute requirement as training will be given.
  • The applicants must describe how their previous research experience applies to the Machine Vision project and give a description of how they intend to shape their part of the project.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • The positions require proficiency in both written and oral English

About the PhD position

The fellowship is awarded for a period of four years, provided progress is satisfactory. The research and educational part of the fellowships is 75%, while the last 25% is dedicated to teaching and other obligations. An agreement concerning the actual work load will be made with the department at the time of employment.

The employment period may be reduced if the selected candidate previously has been employed in a recruitment position. Applicants who have previously held a PhD-position at UiB cannot apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen and must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

 About the research training

The Fellowship’s main goal is to lead to a PhD degree, which qualifies for independent research activities, and for other work that requires particular competence.

The successful PhD Candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program at UiB which entails an educational program/research training. It is expected that the successful PhD candidate develops a plan and a project description for research education together with project leader of the MACHINE VISION project within three months after employment. It is a condition that the candidate satisfies the enrolment requirements for the PhD program at the University of Bergen.

We can offer

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 50 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 436 500 gross p.a.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

 General information

Detailed information about the position can be provided by:

Professor Jill Walker Rettberg Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. Email: Jill.Walker.Rettberg@uib.no Telephone number: +47 55 58 84 31

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of the Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore desired. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

How to apply for the position

Please apply electronically in the online system Jobbnorge via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

Your application must include:

  • A 2-3000 word text explaining your motivation for applying for the position and how you would be a good fit for the job. The document must include a discussion of how your previous research experience applies to the Machine Vision project as well as a description of how you intend to shape your part of the project, for instance indicating films, novels or works of electronic literature that would be relevant, and what theoretical or methodological perspectives you foresee using.
  • CV – please use the online form at Jobbnorge.
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • A summary of the master thesis (max 3 pages)
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • Publications, if any (max 3)
  • A list of publications you have published of a scientific nature (publication list), if any. You may also include any digital humanities projects you have contributed too, and if doing so, please indicate your role in the project.

The enclosures can be submitted as Word- or pdf-files.

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

Applicants are asked to follow the steps as described in the Guidelines for Electronic

Applications at the Faculty of Humanities:

http://www.uib.no/en/hf/30763/guide-applicants-phd-position

Any queries concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities. Email: fakadm@hf.uib.no

Reference number: 2018/3703

Application deadline: 20 June 2018

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ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    151191
  • Internal ID
    18/3703
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

ABOUT APPLICATIONS

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Post expires on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cinema Studies

at the Department of Media Studies. Closing date: 25 May 2018.

The Department of Media Studies (IMS) is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Humanities with more than 90 employees and 850 full-time students. The Department has four undergraduate and graduate subject areas: Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies, Journalism, and Media & Communication Studies. These are divided into three divisions: Film; Journalism and Media & Communication (JMK); and Fashion. For more information about areas of research and studies see www.ims.su.se.

Project description
Cinema Studies at Stockholm University is ranked as nationally outstanding and internationally prominent. As a subject area Cinema Studies comprises the study of moving images and image cultures from the pre-cinematic era to the various screen cultures and digital platforms of the contemporary media landscape. In focus are significant media developments in broad historical, theoretical, and contemporary contexts. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow who can contribute to the position of Cinema Studies as nationally outstanding and internationally prominent research area.

Main responsibilities
The main task is to conduct research in Cinema Studies. Some teaching (up to 20 %) may be included in the position. The Postdoctoral Fellow is also expected to participate actively in the activities at the department.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow the applicant must have a doctoral degree in Cinema Studies or an equivalent degree. Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree (by the time of appointment) or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

The assessment criteria are research skills, international merits and publications. A general assessment criterion is the ability to collaborate with other people, as well as other general abilities required to perform one’s duties.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Johan Sundholm, telephone: +46 8 16 44 05, johan.sundholm@ims.su.se or Deputy Head of the Department, Ester Pollack, telephone +46 8 16 30 29, ester.pollack@ims.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 25/05/2018

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Post expires on Friday May 25th, 2018

Postdoc position in collaboration with the museum Trapholt

The Department of Design and Communication, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark (Kolding), calls for applications for a 3-year postdoc position in collaboration with the museum Trapholt. The person appointed will have workplace at the university as well as at the museum. The position is funded by the New Carlsberg Foundation. Expected starting date: September 1, 2018.

Trapholt is museum for art, crafts, design and furniture design. The project shall contribute to Trapholt’s research in furniture design. Information on Trapholt: http://www.trapholt.dk/generelt-om-trapholt/

Information on the Department of Design and Communication: http://www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Idk

For many designers, the chair is the ultimate design-task because it combines aesthetic, functional and technological challenges. It is both sculpture and function in one. However, the role of design in society is changing these years in relation to both function and meaning, which necessitates a new approach to the classic selection criteria of museum collections (e.g. form and function). Instead it is relevant to discuss what new conditions and new roles modern furniture design is facing.

The purpose of this project is to contribute to the development and formulation of a new collection and exhibition policy for Trapholt, in order to identify design as contemporary markers for both reflecting and creating our contemporary society.

A new methodology for collecting will ensure Trapholt’s research and collection of Danish furniture design, based on concrete and significant contemporary phenomena. The chronological historical collection will be activated, since topics that arise in our present days may very well have been mentioned previously by designers.
The project shall uncover Trapholt’s former conditions and ambitions for furniture and design hybrids, as well as a survey of design museums’ previous and current ideal collection methods will reveal global collection trends – thus contributing to a new collection policy for Trapholt.

In addition to research, the candidate is expected to teach at SDU Kolding’s design culture programs as well as take part in a review of Trapholt’s chair collection and contribute to the development of a new research and collection. Therefore, the preferred candidate is expected to have research-based knowledge of Danish furniture design in the 21st century and should be able to document PhD level research in design culture and design history as well as demonstrating experience from research dissemination.

Applicants shall hand in a 5-page suggestion for a research plan for the project.

Further information is available from Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen, phone +45 6550 1451, email pkha@sdu.dk, and Museum Director Karen Grøn, phone +45 5134 1295, email kg@trapholt.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period.

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

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

An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015

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

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

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

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.
  • Applicants shall hand in a 5-page suggestion for a research plan for the project.

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

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

Deadline: 27 May 2018
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Sunday May 27th, 2018

Postdoctoral fellowship “Unearned Wealth – A Literary History of Inheritance (1700-1850)” 971773

In connection with the research project “Unearned Wealth – A Literary History of Inheritance (1600-2015)” at the Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric, Aarhus University, the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship (24 months). The appointment begins on 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
The research project “Unearned Wealth – A Literary History of Inheritance (1600-2015)” is supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark for four years (2017-2021). The project studies inheritance as a socio-economic and cultural practice in modern England (and, to a lesser extent, France) through the analysis of narrative fiction. The study combines digital analysis of large literary corpora and critical historical interpretation of both longue durée developments and particular case studies. 
 
The project is divided into three historical periods. One subproject (led by associate professor Jakob Ladegaard) deals with drama in the period 1600-1700, and another (led by PhD student Julie Kjær Markussen) with novels in the period 1850-2015. The postdoc fellowship for which we now invite applications will focus on English narrative fiction (novels and/or drama) from the period 1700-1850 with a particular emphasis on the 18th century and with the possibility of doing comparative studies of French fiction of the period. The postdoc fellowship is expected to result in 3-4 separate research articles (or a book manuscript of at least comparable length) on narrative fiction and inheritance in the period in question. The successful candidate is also expected to draw on and contribute to the over-all research activities and results of the collective project, as well as collaborating closely with the other project members.
 
The application should contain a research proposal for the postdoc fellowship, indicating clearly how this proposal will complement the research goals of the Unearned Wealth project. Descriptions of no more than three pages are invited.
 
A limited amount of teaching in the department as well as a limited amount of administrative work in relation to the project will be expected. The successful applicant must be willing to be based in Aarhus. 
 
For further information on the research project, please see projects.au.dk/unearned-wealth or contact Associate Professor Jakob Ladegaard (litjl@cc.au.dk). 
 
For further information regarding the application and employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, mail: hsi@au.dk
 
Qualifications
Applicants must be able to document
  • A PhD degree or equivalent scholarly qualifications in comparative literature or related fields.
  • Research experience regarding the relationship between literary, economic and/or political history.
  • Research experience in the field of English literature, preferably in the period 1700-1850. Knowledge of French literature from the same period will also be considered valuable.
  • Experience of or an interest in computational approaches to literary texts.
  • Experience of research collaboration and/or academic group work.
School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school and its many activities here on our website. 
The School of Communication and Culture offers a broad range of research and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s), information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics. Read more about the school’s academics.  

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: School of Communication and Culture
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
2 January 2018.

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 2 January 2018
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018