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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Modeling Human Happiness

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Modeling Human Happiness

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

Job description

A three-year postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO 1352) in Philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas.

The position is part of the project Modeling Human Happiness (ModHap), which will run from 2022-2027. ModHap is an interdisciplinary project that integrates insights from ancient philosophy, philosophy of science and psychology in order to develop new empirically testable notions of well-being (or happiness). Our main objective is to develop new scientific models of happiness, which will provide vital knowledge about the sources of happiness, generate novel metrics for empirically measuring happiness, and lay the groundwork for innovative interventions aimed at improving and sustaining happiness. Our core hypothesis is that an integration of ancient conceptions and contemporary scientific investigations will generate novel models and understandings of human happiness. Four ancient theses about the nature of happiness structure the project: it is best understood (i) as fundamentally interpersonal or social, (ii) as inherently value-laden, (iii) as grounded in human nature and (iv) as a temporally extended dynamic activity. We will explore each thesis on three integrated levels: historically, conceptually and empirically. The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project.

More about the position

We are looking for a philosopher who can contribute to the project by pursuing research that is directly relevant to one or more of the project themes about well-being (or happiness). This includes (but is not limited to) historical research on ancient philosophical notions of happiness, conceptual issues about the nature and constituents of happiness, and methodological issues concerning how to study happiness and what methods are appropriate to the science of happiness. The postdoctoral fellow will also be expected to contribute to further project activities, including collaborative research, the organization of workshops, and the formulation and writing of grant applications.

Applications are invited from candidates with interests in any of a range of disciplines relevant to the project such as ancient philosophy, ethics, philosophy of psychology, epistemology or philosophy of science. Interest in engaging with empirical psychology may be considered an asset.

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is jointly funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo, and is associated with the ModHap project (325898).

For more information on the project, please visit the project website: https://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/projects/modhap/index.html

The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD  or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Philosophy (or other areas relevant for the project)
  • The candidate is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application. The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to ModHap
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

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

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

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 –626 300 per annum depending on qualifications 
  • An exciting and professionally stimulating interdisciplinary research environment, with a high level of activity and large network of international collaborators
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (approx. 3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
  • 2 academic works written within the last five years that the applicant wishes to be considered. These may be published works, dissertation chapters, or unpublished manuscripts.
  • The names of three references who can attest to the applicant’s skills and qualities

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

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

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the postion:

Professor and Project Leader Thomas Johansen

For questions about how to apply:

HR Officer Anders Rykke 

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 31 August 2022
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellowship in Protistan Diversity and Ecology

PhD Research Fellowship in Protistan Diversity and Ecology

Natural History Museum

Job description

Applications are invited for a 4 year position as PhD Research Fellowship in Protistan Diversity and Ecology to be based at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellowship requires admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Appointment to a research fellowship is conditional upon admission to the Faculty’s research training program. A plan for the research training must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position, and the admission approved within three months. The fellowship will be for a period of 4 years with 25 % compulsory work (e.g., teaching responsibilities and curator work at the museum).

More about the position

Our understanding of protistan diversity and ecology has both deepened and broadened with the use of environmental sequencing methodologies. For example, we now know that environmental filtering and dispersal limitations can affect protistan co-occurrences, the diversity and distributions of larger macro-organisms can be affected by the smaller protists, and that different free-living and parasitic protists can be used to monitor the effects of human-induced stressors in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Yet, many questions about protistan diversity and ecology remain to be asked and answered.

The subject of the PhD dissertation is not tied to any particular project. Rather, the candidate for this position should come up with broad questions that can be answered using available environmental sequencing datasets, and use those analyses to direct new environmental sampling and sequencing to answer more targeted questions. These questions should focus on the diversity and ecology of protists, especially parasitic taxa. The available datasets can be derived from short- or long-read metabarcoding, metatranscriptomic, or metagenomic studies. The new sequencing can produce similar datasets or focus on single-cell isolation and sequencing.

The Natural History Museum has a modern DNA laboratory as well as access to the Norwegian Supercomputer facilities. The PhD will be associated with the research group “Evolution, eDNA, Genomics and Ethnobotany”, and supervised by Associate Professor Micah Dunthorn.

Qualification requirements

  • applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biology or related disciplines like bioinformatics
  • a good command of English is required
  • background in the taxonomy and phylogeny of one or more microbial taxa
  • experience in analysing large metabarcoding datasets, as well as barcoding datasets
  • experience will different primer sets
  • experience with phylogenetic placement methods
  • excellent bioinformatics skills, including experience with unix, bash, R, RAxML, EPA-ng, GAPPA, and ggplot
  • experience in general molecular laboratory practices

Grade requirements for admission to the PhD program

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must correspond to C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must correspond to B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must correspond to the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system

We offer

  • salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • challenging research questions and friendly working environment, which is close to both the city centre of Oslo, which is nice to live in, and to nature parks and mountains
  • funding for project research-related activities, including molecular lab work and presentation of results at national and international conferences
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

  • The application must include:
  • application letter
  • CV, which summarises education, positions and academic work, scientific publications, and other relevant experience
  • copies of educational certificates
  • one-page statement explaining how a PhD in microbial diversity and ecology will fit into the applicant’s career plan
  • names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal abilities of the candidate to complete the project and write a PhD dissertation under supervision. Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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

Please also refer to the English translation of regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions.

A good command of English is required.

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

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. 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

About the position: Micah Dunthorn: micah.dunthorn@nhm.uio.no 

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

About the University of Oslo and the Natural History Museum

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

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

Deadline: 15 August 2022
Unit: Natural History Museum
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500

Job description

A Two-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500 is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

The successful candidate will pursue postdoctoral research as part of the €2m European Research Council-funded project, BENEDICAMUS: Musical and Poetic Creativity for A Unique Moment in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500. The candidate will work as part of a team lead by Principal Investigator Catherine A. Bradley, alongside postdoctoral and doctoral researchers, an international Advisory Board, and the performing ensemble Sequentia. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to publish independently and in collaboration with the BENEDICAMUS team, to present research papers at workshops and international conferences, and contribute to wider public communication of the research results.

More about the position

We seek candidates whose work intersects with at least one of the specialised areas of the BENEDICAMUS project as well as its broader themes. BENEDICAMUS pursues a transformative focus on creative practices surrounding a particular moment in the Western Christian liturgy: the exclamation Benedicamus Domino (“Let us Bless the Lord”), which sounded in song several times a day from c.1000 to 1500. BENEDICAMUS undertakes the first longue durée study of musical and poetic responses to an exceptional liturgical moment, using this innovative perspective to work productively across established historiographical and disciplinary boundaries. The project encompasses half a millennium of musical and ritual activity, hundreds of musical compositions, poetic texts, and manuscript sources. It engages with the beginnings of musical and poetic genres and techniques that were crucial in shaping practices still current today, reflecting on music’s enduringly complex relationship with spirituality, ritual, and the sacred.

Successful candidates may have a disciplinary background in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, or theology. Ideally, candidates would already have experience in at least two of these fields.

Candidates are asked to provide a Project Description, in which they outline how their research record, interests, and skills align with the BENEDICAMUS project, detailing precisely their proposed research contribution(s).

The disciplinary orientation of the proposed research project is open, as is its methodological, reportorial, geographical, and chronological focus, but candidates should design and descibe a specific project that falls within the BENEDICAMUS project’s chronological purview (c. 1000–1500), furthering its overall aims and outputs.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and have access to dedicated funds for research and conference travel. They will participate actively in and assist with BENEDICAMUS’s international conferences, workshops, and publications. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to live in Oslo and to engage with and develop wider research networks in the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Musicology. This postdoctoral research fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for a future academic position.

The postdoctoral fellowship is available for an appointment period of two years. The post is available from January 1st 2023 (candidates must take up the post by September 1st 2023).

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, theology, or other fields that can be demonstrated to offer a solid foundation for research into Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500.
  • Doctoral dissertations must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline
  • Strong skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scholarly merit and relevance of research proposal for the BENEDICAMUS project
  • Knowledge and experience of the study of music, Latin poetry, liturgy, and ritual in the period c. 1000-1500
  • The candidate’s track-record and their potential to complete the proposed project within the time frame and to contribute actively to the BENEDICAMUS project
  • Good team-working and communication skills and the ability to collaborate within and across disciplines.

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

We offer

Submissions

Candidates must submit the following attachments with the electronic application:

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

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

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

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

Professor Catherine A. Bradley, email: c.a.bradley@imv.uio.no

Head of Administration Nina Rundrgren, 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: 16 September 2022
Unit: The Department of Musicology
Campus:
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Post expires on Friday September 16th, 2022

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within Popular Music and Criminology

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within Popular Music and Criminology

PRISONS OF NOTE: Mapping music and nuances in penal exceptionalism from the periphery

Job description

A two-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Music, Criminology and Social Justice is available at the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo.

The position is affiliated with the research project PRISONS OF NOTE: Mapping music and nuances in penal exceptionalism from the periphery, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The successful candidate will work as part of a team led by Principal Investigator Áine Mangaoang, alongside research assistants and an international scientific advisory board. We seek candidates whose work intersects with at least one of the specialised areas of the PRISONS OF NOTE project as well as its broader themes. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to publish independently and in collaboration with the PRISONS OF NOTE team, to present research papers at international conferences, and contribute to wider public communication of the research results.

More about the position

The PRISONS OF NOTE project investigates the experiences of, circumstances surrounding, and approaches to music and imprisonment in the lives of prisoners, staff, and stakeholders. It will examine the relationship between prison music – which includes music education, music therapy, music-making and listening initiatives – and the sociocultural, political, ethical and aesthetic implications of this creative practice from multiple perspectives. Using an international, comparative approach grounded in empirical research, PRISONS OF NOTE maps the nuances and asymmetries in penal exceptionalism from the smaller, peripheral jurisdictions of Norway, Iceland and the Republic of Ireland, to untangle the ways music is used – and is useful – in prison. 

PRISONS OF NOTE builds on recent scholarship from musicology and comparative penology, drawing from models of prison ethnography, sociology and ethnomusicology to compare prison music experiences in smaller jurisdictions of penal exceptionalism – places that have been largely overlooked in comparative criminological and musicological discourse. The project collects qualitative data from prison case studies across three countries in order to contribute new, interdisciplinary knowledge on how music is used and is useful in prisons from a peripheral perspective, and changing how we study music and imprisonment – from isolated, single-nation case studies to connected, transcultural experiences that transcend national borders.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be a central member of the project team and a core contributor to Work Package 2: Supporting Music in Prisons: Prison Staff, Music Facilitators & Prison Stakeholders’ Perspectives. The aim is to provide the first nuanced and detailed understanding of the multifaceted levels of gatekeeping and politics involved in planning, delivering, facilitating, and sustaining prison music initiatives across a range of contexts (for e.g. in high, medium and open prisons, in different national milieus with varying political and economic backgrounds). The applicant is expected to detail their planned approach and methods for this research in their project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research milieu at the Department of Musicology and participate in its working environment and development. The candidate is expected to live in the vicinity of Oslo, Norway.

The appointment is for a duration of two years. The post is available from January 1st 2023 (candidates must take up the post by May 1st 2023). There might be a possibility to extend to three years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the departments’ needs for teaching, and the departments need for assistance.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD within an area with relevance to the planned postdoctoral work, for instance within musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, community music, criminology, sociology, or other fields that can be demonstrated to offer a solid foundation for the project.
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to and relevant for the PRISONS OF NOTE project
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

  • The proposed research project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and closely-connected to the central themes of the PRISONS OF NOTE project.
  • The applicant’s track-record, potential, and personal ability to complete their research project within the stipulated time and contribute actively to the PRISONS OF NOTE project.
  • Knowledge and interest in the theories and methods used in the PRISONS OF NOTE project.
  • Good collaboration skills and the ability to join and contribute to the Department’s research environment and interdisciplinary academic communities.
  • Research ambition such as demonstrated through academic publications and conference presentations is advantageous, but not a requirement.
  • Storng communication skills in a Scandinavian/Nordic language is also advantageous, but not a requirement.

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. Information about publications should preferably include DOI or downloadable links.
  • 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.
  • A list of 2-3 reference persons (name, relationships to the candidate, contact information).

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later. DO NOT include any certificates or transcripts that are not listed above.

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

Project Leader of the PRISONS OF NOTE project, Dr Áine Mangaoang, email: aine.mangaoang@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: 16 September 2022
Unit: The Department of Musicology
Campus:
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Post expires on Friday September 16th, 2022

PhD students in Ageing and Social Change

Norrkoping

Ref IKOS-2022-00193

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 Culture and Society is devoted to education and research within the humanities, arts and social sciences. Our work is often pursued in inter- and multidisciplinary environments where language, culture and society are in focus. As a department we aspire to strengthen the position of the humanities and social sciences in society, and we view collaboration between education, research and the world around us as a prerequisite for success. The department is based in both Linköping and Norrköping.

Linköping University is looking for

Two PhD students in Ageing and Social Change

formally based at the Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), Department of Culture and Society (IKOS)

Your work assignments
The PhD students in Ageing and Social Change at ASC will work in the international comparative research programme ‘EIWO – Exclusion and Inequality In Late Working Life: ​Evidence for policy innovation towards inclusive extended work and sustainable working conditions in Sweden and Europe’. PhD students in this programme will benefit from international cooperation with scientific partners and policy stakeholders as well as from active participation in workshops and conferences over the period of their involvement. As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
The Division and Research Environment Ageing and Social Change (ASC) conducts leading-edge research on key issues of the ageing society. ASC also provides basic and advanced academic education and contributes to the proliferation of knowledge about ageing within society. Read more as www.ageing.se.

Your qualifications
A successful applicant must hold a master’s degree in Economics, Sociology, Political Sciences, Social Policy, Demography, Methodology or related disciplines, or completed courses with a minimum of 240 ECTS, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses in these fields. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

Successful candidates should have a substantial interest in life course, working life, social change, regional, national and European policies in general and in the research areas of the EIWO programme combined with a specific interest in research on ageing, inequality and digitalisation, lifelong learning and/or social exclusion in particular in order to carry out research in this area. First documented academic experiences in these issues are especially meriting.

Candidates must have very good knowledge in research methods in social and behavioural sciences, in particular in quantitative methodology. Key competences and experiences include very good knowledge in analysis with registry or survey data from various sources, as well as analysis design and data processing. Documented expertise concerning analysis software such as SPSS and STATA is crucial.

Very good knowledge of English language, both verbal and written, as well as the ability to work well in dialogue with others is expected. The ambition and ability to work in international consortia is especially meriting.

Terms of employment
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 here.

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
October 1, 2022

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

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see here.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the ‘APPLY’ button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 15 August.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

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

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Professor, Head of Division

+46 11363394

andreas.motel-klingebiel@liu.se

Åsa Änggård

HR-partner

+46 11 36 36 06

asa.anggard@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Modeling Human Happiness

Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Modeling Human Happiness

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas 

Job description

A three-year Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in Philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas.

The position is part of the project  Modeling Human Happiness (ModHap), which will run from 2022-2027. ModHap is an interdisciplinary project that integrates insights from ancient philosophy, philosophy of science and psychology in order to develop new empirically testable notions of well-being (or happiness). Our main objective is to develop new scientific models of happiness, which will provide vital knowledge about the sources of happiness, generate novel metrics for empirically measuring happiness, and lay the groundwork for innovative interventions aimed at improving and sustaining happiness. Our core hypothesis is that an integration of ancient conceptions and contemporary scientific investigations will generate novel models and understandings of human happiness. Four ancient theses about the nature of happiness structure the project: it is best understood (i) as fundamentally interpersonal or social, (ii) as inherently value-laden, (iii) as grounded in human nature and (iv) as a temporally extended dynamic activity. We will explore each thesis on three integrated levels: historically, conceptually and empirically. The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to the main project.

More about the position

The Doctoral Research Fellowship is jointly funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo, and is associated with the ModHap project (325898). For more information on the project, please visit the project website: https://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/projects/modhap/index.html

Applications are invited from candidates with interests in any of a range of disciplines relevant to the project such as ancient philosophy, ethics, philosophy of psychology, epistemology or philosophy of science. The application should contain a project description, which shows how the applicant´s project would contribute to the objectives of ModHap. 

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 Philosophy or in other subject relevant to the project. The Master’s degree must normally have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • The candidate is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application. The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to ModHap
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • 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
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, 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, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position:

Professor and Project Leader Thomas Johansen

For questions about how to apply:

HR Officer Anders Rykke

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 31 August 2022
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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Doctoral/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Complex/Experimental Musical Rhythms

Doctoral/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Complex/Experimental Musical Rhythms

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

Job description

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

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

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

More about the position

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

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

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

The candidate will be supervised by Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen.

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

For applicants to the Doctoral Research Fellowship

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

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

For applicants to the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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

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

Qualifications

Qualifications/requirements Doctoral Research Fellowship

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

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

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

Qualifications/requirements Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

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

HR Adviser Tonje Olsen

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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

 

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion
Campus:
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PhD position in English with a specialization in English Linguistics

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of English contains five areas of specialization in both teaching and research: English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, Irish language and Culture and SINAS, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies. Research at the department is conducted within all these areas. The doctoral program in English is divided into three sections, one specializing in English Linguistics, one specializing in English Literature, and one specializing in American Literature. We are now recruiting a PhD student in English with a specialization in English Linguistics.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
Research in English Linguistics includes both historical and present-day stages of the English language. Some recent and current research areas include corpus linguistics, Early and Late Modern English syntax and pragmatics, stylistics, heritage languages, and English as a second language.

Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students are also expected to join national and international networks by, for instance, attending conferences where they present their research. Abstracts of recently completed doctoral theses are available online.

Uppsala University invites applicants for a doctoral position in English, specializing in English Linguistics. We are looking for a dynamic and committed scholar who works well independently and who is willing to cooperate in and to contribute to the community of researchers working in the department. For this position, we particularly encourage research proposals on stylistics or corpus linguistics, two areas that may also be fruitfully combined in the same proposal.

Requirements
To be eligible to apply for the doctoral position, the applicant must meet all requirements for a Master’s Degree in English before the application date. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. The doctoral dissertation is to be written in English.

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree at the time of application is a prerequisite.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Additional qualifications
The successful candidate will pursue doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and will be expected to participate actively in departmental activities including, for instance, work-in-progress seminars, workshops, staff meetings, etc.

The position is a 4-year full-time employment, which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally). All doctoral students have dedicated office space and are expected to be present full-time in the Department. The Department of English homepage provides further information about the doctoral programme in English. To locate this information on our homepage, select the link to “Research” and then follow the link to “Graduate Studies”.

Application
Your application should be written in English. The list of the required application materials for a complete application is found at https://www.engelska.uu.se/education/phd_level/

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 and in Uppsala University’s Rules and Regulations.

The doctoral program in English is regulated by the general syllabus for the subject, available at https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/studieplaner/.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date January 1st 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Salary: According to a local agreement for PhD students.

For further information about the position, please contact: : Ashleigh Harris, Director of PhD Studies, ashleigh.harris@engelska.uu.se, 018-471 1269

Please submit your application by August 31st 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2642.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden.  

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of English

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural History Museum in Oslo (NHMO)

About the position and work environment

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

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

Starting date: as soon as possible.

The fundable project, expectations and hosts

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

We offer

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

How to apply

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

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

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

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

●       A complete list of publications

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

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

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

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

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

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

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

About the University of Oslo and the Natural History Museum

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

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

Deadline: 14 August 2022
Unit: Natural History Museum
Campus:
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Ph.D Fellow in Artistic Research: Contemporary Dance

Job description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Possible projects

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

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

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

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

Project proposal

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

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

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

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

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

Furthermore, it is emphasized that you:

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

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UiS dans

We offer

  • a PhD education in artistic development work at a large, exciting and socially important educational organization
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organizational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favorable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organization which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation program
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

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

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

Contact information

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

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

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Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

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

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

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

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

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

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

Campus Bjergsted

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline

4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

PhD Fellow in Artistic Research: Jazz and Improvised Music

Job description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about the PhD education at our website.

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

Project proposal

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

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

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

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

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

Furthermore, it is emphasized that you:

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

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We offer

  • a PhD education in artistic development work at a large, exciting and socially important educational organization
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organizational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organization which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation program
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

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

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

Contact information

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

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

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Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

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

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

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

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

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

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

Campus Bjergsted

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

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

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

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

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

Researcher in Building Physics 100%

Published: 2022-06-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The department of Art History offers education on the basic level, advanced level and PhD level as well as conducts research within the three disciplines of art history, textile studies and conservation of cultural heritage at two locations, Campus English Park in Uppsala and Campus Gotland in Visby. The department aims towards a wide and open research profile. More information may be had at our website: http://www.konstvet.uu.se.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in building physics to strengthen our team working with energy efficiency in historic buildings. The main work tasks will be connected to the research project ”Assessment of energy efficiency measures in detached historic houses” funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. The aim of the project, which ends 2024-06-30, is to assess the technical consequences of retrofit measures. Packages of energy efficiency measures in detached Swedish houses will be identified and assessed in the project. The candidate will perform simulations of energy use, indoor climate and hygrothermal risks.  

Requirements
The candidate should hold a PhD in a relevant area. Experience of building performance simulation and experience of hygrothermal assessment of buildings is required. Good written and verbal communication skills in English is necessary.

Additional qualifications
Experience with the WUFI-family of building simulation tools and EnergyPlus. 

Experience of life cycle analysis and experience of quantitative data analysis and likewise experience of interdisciplinary research is asked for. 

Ability to write high quality research papers.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September or as agreed. Placement: Visby.

For further information about the position, please contact: Gustaf Leijonhufvud, 070-3691961 gustaf.leijonhufvud@konstvet.uu.se

Please submit your application by 15 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2585.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden. 

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Art History

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Ukrainian Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Ukrainian Studies

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages 

Job description

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

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

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

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

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

More about the position

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

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

Qualification requirements

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

Further qualifications

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

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

We offer

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

How to apply

The application must include

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

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

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

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

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

 Head of Department, professor Christine Meklenborg Nilsen, email  

Head of Administration Karina Kleiva, email

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand, email

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Campus:
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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral fellows in cultural history perspectives (PA2022/1210)

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

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

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

About the subject

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

Duties

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

Required qualifications

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

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

Assessment criteria

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

Desirable qualifications 

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

Instructions for application and reserach plan

Applications are to contain the following:

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

The research plan is to specify:

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

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

Conditions

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

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

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

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

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

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

The research context

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

The guiding research questions are:

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

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

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

The position

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

Research tasks

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application must be submitted in English.
 

Work environment

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily, or at least weekly, basis.

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

International applicants

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

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

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

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

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

 

Deadline: 2022-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: Danish School of Education
Email: mailto:diwi@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4530139323

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Post expires on Thursday September 29th, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural studies

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural studies

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

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

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Middle Eastern studies, comparative literature, or other related fields relevant to the project’s research profile. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English (see Language requirements)
  • Fluency in Arabic. Competency in other Middle Eastern or East Asian Language (es. Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese) is required when relevant to the project.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position: 

Associate professor Teresa Pepe

Head of Research Jacob Høigilt

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (study of religion, history, cultural studies, area studies, social anthropology, political science or other). The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements. Other language requirements may apply when relevant for the applicant’s project.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position: 

Professor Anne Stensvold

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Construction in the Formal Sciences 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy – Construction in the Formal Sciences 

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas 

Job description

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

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

More about the position

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

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

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

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

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the position:

Professor and Project Leader Øystein Linnebo

For questions about how to apply:

HR Officer Anders Rykke 

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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

Postdoctoral position in Computational Simulation and Cognition in Organizations

The Department of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a two and a half year postdoctoral research position starting 1st November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for applications is 15th August 2022.

The position is embedded in the externally funded project “Determinants of Resilience in Organizational Networks” (DRONe) which investigates how cognitive attitudes amongst employees in a Danish utility company enable resilience to innovative technologies. Methodologically, the candidate should be able to develop agent-based computational simulation modeling of workplace dynamics. Input for the models comes from the integration of a mix of qualitative and quantitative data already available from the utility company on which the project is based.

We are seeking a skilled, motivated and independent researcher with a Ph.D. in the areas of organizational behavior, organizational sociology, organization theory, computational social science (broadly defined), cognitive science or related areas. It is a prerequisite that applicants have experience with agent-based computational modeling and have proficiency in statistics. They should also be willing to engage with theories of organizational cognition, organizational behavior, and decision making. Knowledge of embodied, distributed, and extended cognition paradigms is not a requirement, but would be considered an advantage. 
 
The position is located at SDU’s campus in Slagelse. 

Further information about the project and position can be obtained from Associate Professor Davide Secchi, email: secchi@sdu.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. 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.

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 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for the position you must have completed a PhD-degree by the time of employment. 

An application must include:

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

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

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

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral positions in Journalism, Media and Communication

Ref PAR 2022/741

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

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

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

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

Eligibility   

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

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

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

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

Applications

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

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

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

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

Assessment criteria   

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

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

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

Contact information 

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

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

Unions 

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

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

Information for International Applicants 

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

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

  

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

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

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

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Post expires on Tuesday August 30th, 2022