Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Postdoctoral position in Human-Technology-Organization (HTO)

Published: 2021-12-02

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has approximately 350 employees and 4000 students per year and provides education and research of the highest international quality in Computer Science and its sub-disciplines. The strong focus on research impacts provides an excellent foundation for undergraduate education at the department. The department also hosts several interdisciplinary research groups, and supports initiatives in the areas of equal opportunities and equality. Research is organized in five divisions. For more information, see http://www.it.uu.se.

The research at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction (Vi2) is a unique combination of expertise in computerised image analysis and human-computer interaction. The human-computer interaction part of Vi2 is focused towards theory and method development, and, towards analysis, design, evaluation as well as applications of interaction and communication aspects of the interplay between humans and technology.

Human-computer interaction encompasses the analyses, descriptions and interpretations of human actors’ habits and behaviours in socio-technical systems. The object is to extract information about the human contribution’s unique role and properties in different judgement- and problem solving situations. The aim is then to use this information in order to inform development projects within the transportation sector, where use of new technical functions results in a quest for how the role of the human contribution can be included in the design of future technical platforms.

The research work takes place in a multidisciplinary team with a focus on the human role in technological systems. The team is based at the Department of Visual Information and Interaction at the Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University and with an international connection.

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Duties
The research in the project is carried out within the HumanAuto-project, which is specifically about the role of the human contribution at higher levels of automation, including the use of machine learning methods as a basis for new functions. The position concerns research in the above mentioned project, and teaching (up to 20%).

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in human-computer interaction or cognitive science. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

The candidate must have a strong background from the cognitive science part of human-computer interaction. A successful candidate must be strongly motivated and have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group.

Additional qualifications
Experience in research and theory development in distributed cognition as well as use of cognitive-ethnographic methods is an advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Anders Arweström Jansson, +4670 – 425 00 90, anders.arwestrom.jansson@it.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 17 December 2021, UFV-PA 2021/4553.

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Deadline: 2021-12-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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PhD student in Political Science – at least four positions

Published: 2021-12-02

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Government at Uppsala University provides a vibrant and internationally successful research environment. With approximately 60 faculty members and 40 PhD-students, we are recognized as one of the leading political science departments in the Nordic region.

One of the students admitted to the PhD-program at the Department of Government will be employed by the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) which is a multidisciplinary social science resource centre under the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University. This PhD project will be designed in collaboration with supervisors as an independent political science project in connection to research conducted at the institute (www.ibf.uu.se). In other respects, the same conditions apply as for other doctoral student positions. If you are interested in this position, please indicate this in your cover letter. 

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Duties
Employed doctoral students must primarily devote their time to their own degree work and dissertation research. Other departmental duties may also be included in the position, such as teaching or administrative tasks (no more than 20%). The duration of employment will be extended for a period corresponding to the time spent on departmental work.

Requirements
For general eligibility, applicants must hold an advanced level graduate degree (Master’s degree equivalent or higher), have fulfilled course requirements of at least 240 ECTS points, of which at least 60 ECTS points must have been completed at an advanced level, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

For special eligibility for admission to the doctoral studies program in political science, the applicant is required to have satisfactory results in courses equivalent to 90 ECTS points in political science or otherwise equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

The qualification requirements must be met by August 1, 2022. If the applicant does not meet the qualification requirements at the time of application, any potential notification of admittance will be preliminary until eligibility can be proven. No merits apart from general and special eligibility can be submitted after the deadline. The decision about admission will be based on the documentation that is attached to the application and submitted before the deadline.  

We require very good oral and written proficiency in English. Applicants who have not attended an MA-program where the language of instruction has been Swedish or English have to verify English language proficiency by submitting a certificate of results from internationally recognized language tests, such as TOEFL or IELTS. 

A requirement for employment as a doctoral student is that the applicant must have been or will be admitted to the department’s doctoral studies program, where the aptitude to successfully complete the PhD program is crucial. Employment of doctoral students and admittance to the doctoral studies program are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance, and the regulations issued by Uppsala University http://regler.uu.se 

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

Application
The application must contain the following:

1. Curriculum Vitae.
2. A brief cover letter (max 500 words) indicating your motives for applying.
3. Examined thesis or accepted research article (or equivalent) in English or Swedish, clearly designated as the primary research writing sample.
4. Examined thesis or accepted research article (or equivalent) in English or Swedish, clearly designated as the secondary research writing sample
5. At least one of the submitted research texts (thesis, article or equivalent) must be single-authored. If a co-authored piece is included, it must be accompanied by a co-author statement.
6. A self-reflection statement on the applicant’s designated theses or articles where she/he discusses its main strengths and weaknesses (max. 1000 words).
7. Certified transcripts of academic records (to demonstrate qualification for admission).
8. Contact information for two academic references (address, email address, and telephone number).
9. If applicable: Certificate of English language written and oral proficiency from internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants that have attended an MA-program in Swedish or English do not need to submit test scores. 

More detailed information requirements are provided via this link: https://www.statsvet.uu.se/education/phd-programme.

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

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral studies.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at Uppsala University.

For further information about the position, please contact: Director of the PhD program, Elin Bjarnegård, elin.bjarnegard@statsvet.uu.se. 

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 23:59 (Swedish time) February 4, 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4165.

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Deadline: 2022-02-04 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Government

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Post expires on fredag februar 4th, 2022

Researcher in psychology, 20 %

Published: 2021-12-01

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Researcher position: Psychological and technical development for a remotely delivered psychological intervention after trauma. Psychological and technical development for a remotely delivered psychological intervention after trauma. The researcher will join the Holmes research group at the Department of Psychology, Uppsala University. We use experimental psychopathology to inform psychological treatment development, with a focus on the area of mental imagery and the clinical field of psychological trauma.

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Duties: This is a 20% post as a researcher in an international team where lab studies are used to inform a remotely delivered psychological intervention after trauma. You will be a part of a team including clinical research psychologists with expertise in psychological trauma and your main role will be (subject to ongoing discussion with the PI):

  • Organize existing database of clinical intervention studies.
  • Apply insights from cognitive psychology to further advance the development of a model outlining how intrusive memories frequent an individual’s consciousness after trauma.
  • Analyze existing data using cognitive modeling and Bayesian statistics in order to generate hypotheses for future intervention studies.
  • Design experiments on basis of model predictions.
  • A minor part of the position may involve supervising students in the group.
  • Creating teaching materials for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
  • Helping across team projects on intrusive memories that links insights from the data to improvements in the intervention
  • Help write grant proposals on basis of ongoing research
  • Supporting the PI in aspects of the team working on translational models in mental health science
  • Attending regular team meetings when needed

Qualifications and skills:  PhD in Psychology completed. Proven track record of experience in working with databases and model predictions, Bayesian statistics, and intrusive memories. Demonstrated interest in teaching and supervision experience. Proven track record of following best open science practices (e.g. preregistration, open data and materials). Good communication and problem-solving skills. Experience working creatively and flexibly with collaborators. Excellent time management skills.

Please send your application, with a one-page statement of interest and for how you see this position fitting into your overall career goals.

About the employment: The employment is a permanent position. Scope of employment 20%. Starting date 1st January 2022. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Emily Holmes, emily.holmes@psyk.uu.se.

Please submit your application by December 16, 2021. UFV-PA 2021/4563.

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Deadline: 2021-12-16 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Psychology

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Post expires on torsdag december 16th, 2021

Postdoc International and National Law

Postdoc International and National Law

Job description

The Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo together with PluriCourts – Centre for Research on the Legitimacy of International Courts – will employ a postdoctoral fellow in law to study the relationship between international law and Norwegian law, in a comparative perspective. The position is part of a broader research initiative that deals with the relationship between national and international law in various sectors. The person employed will work at PluriCourts until the centre ends on 1 October 2023. Thereafter, the Faculty will determine the particular place of work. The employment is for a fixed-term period of 3 or 4 years.

The position is preferably for a fixed-term period of 4 years with 25% work obligations other than research, usually teaching. In the case of four years’ employment, it is assumed that the employee acquires basic pedagogical competence during the employment period within the compulsory part of 25%.

Background for the position and focus area

International and national law affect each other in a number of sectors. One aspect is rights that follow from the EEA Agreement, and international human rights, which deal with issues such as social security, child welfare, the legal status of foreigners, climate and the environment. The research fellow will look more closely at how international law is implemented and can best be implemented in Norwegian legislation, administration and case law.

The aims of the broader research initiative include to analyze and explain the current situation, identify better ways of dealing with the interplay between national and international law, and suggest ways to improve teaching in law. The advertised position will contribute within this broader field.

Qualification requirements

  • A Norwegian PhD degree in law or equivalent is required. A Norwegian five-year master’s degree in law or equivalent is also required.
  • Applicants for the four-year position must have or acquire the necessary academic skills to teach, supervise and participate in examinations in key legal subjects in one of the Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish) in order to complete their compulsory work.
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted at the time of application, and approved before starting the position.
  • Since the research largely involves Norwegian-language sources, the applicant must be fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, as well as English, orally and in writing.
  • Good collaboration skills are required, as well as the ability to contribute to develop of the field and to develop of a good professional environment.
  • The applicant must send a project description of 5-10 pages. This will show how the applicant will carry out such a study, the key issues and hypotheses, what theories and methods the applicant will apply, publication plans, and a timetable for carrying out the work.
  • The final plan for the project will be drawn up in consultation with the project manager and any supervisor (s) after appointment.

Assessment basis

When assessing the applicants, considerable emphasis will be placed on the academic quality of the project description. When assessing the applications, great emphasis will also be placed on the applicant’s professional and personal abilities to complete the proposed project, including any publications other than the doctoral dissertation, documented ability to complete previous projects, and academic grades. Since the research investment will be multidisciplinary, experience with and willingness to multidisciplinary collaboration will count positively.

Relevant candidates will be interviewed.

The candidates are evaluated by an assessment committee, which ranks the candidates based on the criteria indicated above and conducts interviews with short-listed candidates. The Faculty’s appointment committee will make the final decision about the candidate who will be offered the position.

We offer

  • Salary 543 500 to 604 700 NOK per annum depending on qualifications (position code 1352)
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Participation in an inspiring multidisciplinary project group which will collaborate closely
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s research interest and motivation for the position.
  • A project description of 5-10 pages (see qualification requirements above). This should show how the applicant will conduct his/her study, what will be the essential research questions, hypotheses, which theories and methods the applicant will apply, publication plans and a progress plan for conducting the study Curriculum Vitae with comprehensive overview of education, work experience and research experience
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD and MA). Foreign diplomas must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • Letters of recommendation, a complete list of publications and other relevant documentation
  • Up to three academic publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author’s declaration. (The Doctoral degree is seen as one work, also if it is based on articles).
  • Names and contact details for at least three reference persons (email address, phone number and relation to applicant).

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, please follow the link “apply for this job”

Formal regulations

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

For questions concerning content: Geir Ulfstein, , ph: +47 41470126, email: geir.ulfstein@jus.uio.no

For administrative questions: Guro Frostestad, guro.frostestad@jus.uio.no

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 Public and International Law is part of the Faculty of Law. Our researchers cover a great number of fields in public and international law and thereby related fields, such as constitutional law, administrative law, public international law, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, environmental law, labour law, legal history, legal theory, refugee & asylum law, social law, tax law and women’s law.

PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order

 

Deadline: 14 January 2022
Unit: PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order
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Doc­toral stu­dent in Mar­ket­ing

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. Department of Economics and Management is situated at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry/research…. Department comprises roughly faculty of 50 researchers. Recruited doctoral student in marketing would be part of the marketing faculty https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/value-creation-in-marketing. The research project Forestmap is situated in the Viikki science park equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and comprehensive core facilities for marketing science.

The Department of Economics and Management and sub-discipline of marketing invites applications for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT

in marketing focusing on the current and future business uses of forest maps. The Forestvalue project ForestMap – The next generation of forest maps -adapting a Nordic success story across the globe is EU funded project where also the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland funds University of Helsinki.

We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with a master’s degree preferably in marketing, forest science, economics and business administration or other suitable area. We expect the candidate to be able to plan and conduct research independently and accurately after initial training and to have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Forestmap data utilized in the project is mostly presented in Finnish language. The candidate should work well in a team as she/he will be integrated into an international research team of experts in marketing science. The background and interests of the successful candidate will determine their specific line of research.

PhD degree consists of the student’s research project and studies specific to the research field, as well as transferable skills training. The appointee is expected to work full time on the PhD thesis and to complete their thesis and the associated studies in four years. The appointee will become a member of the Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health, which will provide training, guidance and a community of like-minded students.

The appointee should either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment, or apply for the right and obtain it within the probationary period of six months of their appointment. If the candidate does not already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, it must be applied for separately, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/ en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-in-a-nutshell.

The starting date is 31.1.2022 but can be negotiated. The starting salary will be ca. 2200 – 2300 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The position is funded initially for one year with a possibility for extension up to three years total. PhD applicants will be expected to apply for further funding through the University of Helsinki’s Doctoral Programmes. There will be a trial period of six months in the beginning.

Applications should include the following documents as a single pdf file: motivation letter expressing your interest in and suitability for the project (max 1 page), CV (max 3 pages) and publication list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter based on request.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application by signing to https://msap.sap.helsinki.fi. Deadline for applications is 2nd of January, 2021.

For more information, please contact the principal investigator Professor Jari Salo: jari.salo(at)helsinki.fi

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

Due date

02.01.2022 23:59 EET

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Postdoctoral Fellow in language, reading and math development

Postdoctoral Fellow in language, reading and math development

Job description

Applicants are invited for two year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in in language, reading and math development to be based at the Department of Education, University of Oslo.

The position is connected to a project funded by the research council Norway,” Development of numeracy and literacy: Influence from cognitive skills, social background and gender”. Principal Investigator Arne Lervåg.   The work are related to working on monitoring and develop publications from an ongoing longitudinal study about children’s numeracy and literacy DEVELOPMENT. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for a meta-analysis examining how interventions on children with learning problems (literacy and/or math problems) affect both socio-emotional functioning and literacy and/or math skills.

More about the position

 The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to two years.

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

The candidate needs to work in Norway, and also to engage in the activities in the department.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in psychology or education. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

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

  • The candidate has to have knowledge about the development of language and reading skills.
  • It is also an advantage if the candidate has knowledge and experience with topics that goes broader than language and reading skills.
  • The candidate needs to have experience in conducting randomized controlled trials and knowledge concerning statistical analyses of such trials.

Personal skills

  • The candidate needs to be motivated and engaged. 
  • The candidate has the ability to work independent but also have good collaborative skills.

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • project description of 8-10 pages (cf. Guidance) and PhD thesis
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Arne Lervåg

 

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 16 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Deadline: 20 December 2021
Unit: Department of Education
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Law – Children’s Right to Health

The position

At the Faculty of Law a position is available for a Postdoctoral research fellow. The postdoctoral position is a part of the research project Children’s Right to Health, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC).

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of three years. If you receive a personal overseas research grant from NRC it is possible to apply NRC for an extension of the fellowship period corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum three months, maximum 12 months).

Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. The position will be assigned to teaching and related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to 20 % of full-time employment. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The Faculty of Law has about 950 law students, 25 PhD students, 35 members of the academic staff and 16 members of the administrative staff. The Faculty may award the degrees of Master and PhD in Law as well as the degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the Law of the Sea and Joint Nordic Master`s Program in Environmental Law.

More information about the Faculty of Law, see our website: Jurfak – Faculty of Law | UiT

The appointed Postdoctoral Fellow must have its daily workplace at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position’s field of research

The postdoctoral position is a part of the research project Children’s right to health, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

The main objective of the project is to develop our understanding of children’s rights. The central research question is how to secure children’s rights in health matters and by this also strengthen their rights in general. A subsequent question is which impact core values and principles in health law, designed and developed for all humans, have for children. Another issue is to analyze the role of law and how various legal instruments can safeguard children’s right to health. Based on the child’s right to healthcare, the project will within a Nordic frame analyze how the basic principles in health law turn out for children, and how those principles correspond with the CRC and basic principles within child law.

Healthcare involves questions of a very personal character. Patient autonomy/ participation is regarded as a basic value and right, and includes a legal and ethical side, which may contradict with the right to health. From a child law perspective even more and more complicated question emerge, due to an understanding of children as an incompetent actor in personal affairs. An important research question is whether the legal system itself unintentionally may cause vulnerability to children, in general, or to specific groups of children, or individuals in various situations. Two examples are children with unclarified residential status and children in child welfare services.

The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to especially contribute to the research theme: Competence and participation. The two other overall research themes are Children’s status and visibility in human rights instruments on health matters and Vulnerability and resilience. A hypothesis is that children are probably more competent in health matters than acknowledged by national and international legal instruments. Age and maturity have proved to be incomplete criteria for assessing children’s personal competence. The project seeks to identify other assessment criteria that can provide a more nuanced approach to the understanding of children as right holders. A central part of the project is to elaborate the legal basis for decisions in health services for children and investigate which factors that should be decisive for children’s rights to participate or decide in health matters. Another question is under what conditions their rights may be restricted, in order to balance autonomy and protection. There is a need to clarify which instruments must be available to safeguard children’s rights if their rights are violated, either by the parents or the state. 

By working on children’s rights in health matters, balancing autonomy/participation and protection, and balancing the rights and duties of the parents and children’s rights, and the responsibility of the state, we will build a theoretical framework. Our hypothesis is that by developing better theoretical tools it will be possible to reach a deeper understanding of children’s rights, in general and in health law particular.

The candidate selected for employment must be willing to adjust the project proposals to the research plans under the Children’s right to health project.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact: 

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Qualifications

For appointment as Postdoctoral research fellow, a Norwegian doctoral degree within legal science or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal for the qualifying work. It will be an advantage if the applicant has experience from experience from research on children’s rights, human rights law and/or health law, in addition to knowledge about the Nordic welfare model. Emphasis will also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity. As teaching duties or equivalent work is attached to the position, emphasis will also be attached to teaching experience and qualifications.

In addition, he/she must be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification. The applicant must understand Norwegian or commit himself/herself to participate in the Norwegian Language Courses held by UiT at the outset of the employment.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Inclusion and diversity  

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.  

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics. 

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility 

Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Project proposal(5-10 pages)
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Documentation of teaching experience and qualifications, if applicable
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview should among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s motivation and personal suitability for the position.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

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

UiT – Developing the high north

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

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

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Deadline

9th January 2022

Post expires on søndag januar 9th, 2022

PhD in Algorithmic Fairness and Migration Law

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as PhD. The position is part of the research project “AFAR” and is available from 1 March 2022, for a duration of 36 months. Start date is negotiable.

About the AFAR project
‘AFAR’ ‘Algorithmic Fairness for Asylum Seekers and Refugees’ investigates the use of new technologies – and particularly, forms of artificial intelligence (AI) – in migration and asylum governance. This includes automation of processes previously done by humans, using simple closed-rule algorithms, as well as more complex machine learning and AI systems. These new technologies are set to radically transform governance, but also risk human rights violations and unfairness, especially in areas such as migration and asylum where the ‘data subjects’ are already disempowered and disenfranchised. This calls for sustained research on what fairness means as a concept and how it can be institutionalized across emerging AI asylum and migration governance.

The PhD will define his or her own research idea and project within the AFAR project. The PhD will be responsible for securing a strong link to migration law within the project and may engage with formal-legal, law-data science, socio-legal approaches, and/or legal philosophical analysis. The PhD project should focus on one or more key areas where these new technologies are being used, (1) access to asylum, (2) refugee status determination or asylum processing, (3) refugee-focused family reunification. We further welcome projects that investigate the use of AI technologies and what fairness means in this empirical domain more broadly.

AFAR is a collaborative project drawing from expertise in law, data science, refugee studies, and political science. A relevant educational background and/or experience in one of these fields is necessary, experience in more than one is desirable. As part of an interdisciplinary team, the PhD is expected to work in close collaboration within research partners based at the University of Oxford, Hertie School of Governance, European University Institute, and the University of Zagreb. The PhD employed will form part of a larger research team based at the University of Copenhagen that incorporates legal and data science expertise as part of the Nordic Asylum Law & Data Lab (asylumdata.ku.dk).

The candidate will be enrolled and based at the Faculty of Law and expected to teach relevant courses at LAW for at least one semester.

Qualifications
l Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws which is a second cycle 120 ECTS degree (two years of full-time studies), that builds on a 180 ECTS bachelor’s degree (three years of full-time studies) or equivalent qualifications. Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree.

  • Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale (for Danish scale, see here).
  • Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s Degree. The Master’s degree must be obtained before the start date.
  • Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of undertaking the demanding task of writing a PhD thesis.
  • Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.

Successful PhD candidates are required to:

  • Actively engage in the interdisciplinary research environment established by the project and the Nordic Asylum Law & Data Lab at the University of Copenhagen; participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project;
  • Comply with the formal requirements of the PhD programme;
  • Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Danish or English offered by the Faculty of Law;
  • Conduct independent and high quality research under the supervision of a senior member of academic staff at the Faculty.

Application procedure
Click ’Apply now’ below to be taken to the online application form. We advise you to have the following documents ready before you begin your online application:

  • Research project proposal: This should include the following: (1) objective(s) of the research, (2) major research questions, (3) review of relevant literature, (4) methodology to be applied in the research, and (5) a timetable that plans for all course requirements to have been met within three years. The project description must elaborate on the value of the proposed research project in terms of its relevance to existing and future research in the field. It is recommended that the project proposal does not exceed 6 A4 pages (excluding bibliography). The document must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5 with all margins (right, left, top and bottom) set to 2 cm
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  • Diplomas and transcripts: Certified copies of original diploma(s) and transcripts (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in the original language and an authorized English translation if they are issued in other language than English or Danish.
  • Grading scale: A certified explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if it is available in another language than English or Danish.
  • Letter of motivation: Explain the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outline how the project fits within the research priorities at the Faculty (maximum 1 page).
  • Documentation of English level: Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test.

Submit your application electronically in English.

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Recruitment process
Following the application deadline, the Associate Dean of Research will pre-select applications that will proceed to the assessment stage upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applicants are pre-selected for further assessment in line with the Faculty’s recruitment needs as described in this job advertisement. This is carried out based on the overall assessment of the applicant’s educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the Faculty’s research agenda, and other relevant qualifications (e.g. relevant professional experience, any previous academic publications etc.). All applicants are then notified by the HR Centre as to whether their application has proceeded to the assessment stage. The assessment is carried out by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.

Terms of employment
Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students. If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.

If you are offered the position a certificate of criminal record must be submitted.

General information about the PhD programme and the requirements can be found here: https://jura.ku.dk/phd/english/applicants/

Additional Information
For questions regarding the research project, please contact Professor WSR Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, tgh@jur.ku.dk

For practical questions, please contact HR South & City Campuses, hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk Please refer to ID 211-0956/21-2H

Closing date for applications
The closing date for applications is 4 January 2022, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Likewise incomplete applications (i.e. without all required documents) will be rejected

Deadline: 2022-01-04 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Law

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Post expires on tirsdag januar 4th, 2022

Up to ten PhD positions in Economics

Published: 2021-11-30

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The PhD Programme at the Department of Economics prepares you both for a career in academia as well as for qualified positions in government ministries and agencies, international organizations and the private sector. Our alumni hold important positions throughout society. We offer an intellectually stimulating research environment with several research seminars each week and a large flow of international guests. You will find more information regarding the employee benefits of working at Uppsala University here.

Duties
The holder of a PhD-student position shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of the position (max 20%). Read more about the PhD Programme at the Department of Economics here.

Requirements
General admission requirements: For admission to the PhD Programme, the applicant must have completed at least 240 ECTS-credits of coursework (four years of full-time studies), including at least 60 ECTS-credits at the advanced (master) level (one year of full-time studies), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Special admission requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements, the applicant must have at least 90 ECTS-credits in economics (three semesters), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

The admission requirements apply at the date of admission, not at the date of application. Students expected to fulfill the general and special admission criteria by early August are welcome to apply.

How to apply
Required documents for the application:

  1. Personal letter (max. two pages) in which you describe why you want to enroll in the PhD Programme in Economics at Uppsala University and where you state the fields within economics that are of primary interest to you.
  2. Attested copies of all qualifications, including all completed academic courses and academic degrees.
  3. Copies of essays that you have authored.
  4. A CV.
  5. Contact information for two academic references (address, email address and telephone number).

We strongly recommend that foreign applicants take the GRE test. The GRE test result is sent directly to the department. GRE: school code 0247, dept. code 1801.

We also recommend that foreign applicants take the TOEFL test or the IELTS test and ensure that the result of the test is sent directly to the department:

Department of Economics Uppsala University

Box 513

SE-751 20 Uppsala

Phone: +46 18-471 0000

TOEFL: inst. code _7996 IELTS: no inst.code

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

Starting date: August 15, 2022

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

Scope of employment: 100 %. Starting date: 2022-08-15. Placement: Uppsala.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students or stipend.

For further information about the position, please contact: Admission officer for Graduate Studies: Christoph Hedtrich, christoph.hedtrich@nek.uu.se or director of Graduate Studies: Mikael Bask, mikael.bask@nek.uu.se.

Please submit your application no later than February 1, 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4309.

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Deadline: 2022-02-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Economics

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

PhD scholarship within environmental performance of circular wood chains

About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), has a vacant 3-year PhD position related to environmental impacts of circular wood chains.The urgent need for climate change mitigation makes it apparent that efficient and sustainable resource use must be addressed. Shortages of timber in the world market are already restricting sustainable development and more efficient use of wood resources is important in both economic and environmental terms. Wood cascading is an important part of the circular economy, where resources are retained in the economy for as long as possible.

A central research question in the PhD project is to analyze how higher utilization of reclaimed wood influence timber and wood products markets and the environmental impacts these changes in a consequential life cycle assessment (LCA).

The applicant is made aware that an application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution.

Main tasks

  • Assess and model possible changes in the Nordic forest sector towards 2050
  • Analyze environmental and economic performance of circular wood chains
  • Develop a consequential LCA approach suitable for analysis of environmental changes in the forest sector

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

MINA lys gjennom skog

Competence

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.
 

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant scientific field, such as forest sciences, environmental studies, or economics
  • Documented quantitative skills

Experience and skill in the following areas will be emphasized:

  • Forestry or forest industries
  • LCA or environmental performance
  • Modelling and programming
  • Economics

You need to:

  • Be strongly motivated and committed
  • Be creative and have the ability to work independent and structured
  • Have analytical capacity
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as in a team

Knowledge of the Scandinavian language is beneficial.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD Fellow, pay scale 20 (salary step. 54-62). PhD Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 482.200, -) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact professor Erik Trømborg (erik.tromborg@nmbu.no).

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 10.01.2022

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works)

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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Deadline

10th January 2022

Post expires on mandag januar 10th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow

Published: 2021-11-29

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The position is placed at the Department of ALM (Archival, Library & Information, and Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies) within the project CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) financed by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (ERC-COG). The principal investigator is Professor Isto Huvila. More information about the research project can be found at www.abm.uu.se/forskning/pagaende-forskningsprojekt/capture.

Information about the Department of ALM and research conducted there can be found at www.abm.uu.se.

The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for a sub-project that investigates, reviews, and develops methods and protocols for documentation of research processes and capturing and documenting archaeological paradata (i.e. data on how archaeological research data is created, used and processed).

Principal duties
The postdoctoral fellow is mainly supposed to be engaged in research. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to compile and present research results for colleagues, publish in relevant scholarly journals and to present research results in international conferences. The employed postdoctoral research fellow is expected to plan, initiate, conduct and develop independently goal-oriented empirical research in an interdisciplinary research environment. Certain administrative duties associated with the project and supervision of students are also possible. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to actively participate in the work of the project, contribute to the development of the collaborative research environment within the project and also at the Department of ALM as a whole.

Requirements
To be eligible for employment one must have completed a PhD in information studies, library and information science, information systems science, computer science, science studies, archival science, digital humanities, history of science or another, for example, humanities, social science or technical discipline relevant to the work duties. The candidate is expected to demonstrate very good skills in both written and oral English.

The PhD degree should not be more than three years old by the application deadline, unless special circumstances exist. Special circumstances includes absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances. This must be clearly stated in the application. A successful applicant may not have held a postdoctoral position at Uppsala University in the same or nearby field for more than a year.

Additional qualifications
Special weight will be attached to the applicant’s research expertise, but pedagogical expertise and administrative skills will also be taken into consideration. In the evaluation of research expertise, the most important factor is quality.

Further qualifications useful for the position
Relevant documented practical or scholarly experience relating to data or research data, information modelling, documentation practices, science studies, metadata and knowledge organisation, archiving and preservation or management of research data is an advantage. Also experience relating to information practices or behaviour is considered as an advantage as well as experience of the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Knowledge of at least one Scandinavian language is an advantage but is not required of a successful applicant.

How to apply
A complete application must contain:

  • CV including a list of the scientific/scholarly works especially relevant for the project, together with information about research, teaching and other relevant work to date.
  • Three writing samples (texts written individually by the applicant)
  • Copy of degree diploma and other official transcripts.
  • Names and contact information of two references.
  • A project description (at most 2 pages) detailing the research the applicant considers to be capable to conduct and to be relevant for the broader research project. This description should contain an account of how the planned studies contribute to international research on the subject.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date March 1st or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position please contact: The Head of the Department of ALM, Åse Hedemark, ase.hedemark@abm.uu.se, or the Principal Investigator of the project Isto Huvila, isto.huvila@abm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by February 7, 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4524

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Deadline: 2022-02-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of ALM

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Post expires on mandag februar 7th, 2022

PhD Research Fellowships in  Economics

PhD Research Fellowships in  Economics

Job description

4 PhD Research Fellow positions (SKO 1017) for the PhD programme are available at the Department of Economics:

The appointments are for a period of 4 years with 25% teaching and administrative duties. PhD Research Fellows will automatically be admitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences’ PhD programme and benefit from the Faculty’s organized research training.

One position will be associated with the project “Principles under pressure? A study of governmental crisis management”, funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by principal investigator Professor Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe. The primary objective of this project is to provide new knowledge on the nature of economic crises, and on which lessons that can be transferred from one crisis to another. The project aims to provide new knowledge on the effects of crisis policies, and to investigate the scope for improved policy-design. A specific object of research will be to analyze the Covid19 crisis in Norway with a focus on allocation and efficiency and compare this crisis with other crises in the past. The project will rely on Norwegian micro data from administrative registers. For this position we are looking for a candidate with a strong analytical background and econometric skills, and a sincere interest in the topic of the project.

Two positions will be associated with the project “Model invariance and constancy in the face of large shocks to the Norwegian macroeconomic system”, funded by the Research Council of Norway, led by principal investigator Professor Ragnar Nymoen. A primary objective of this project is to investigate the degree of invariance of model equations used in macro models, with respect to structural breaks during the recent pandemic, as well as in during earlier crisis. The project will use Norwegian and international data. A specific object of research will be methods that can be used to mitigate the effects of structural breaks, by the use of statistical methods as well as by the integration of real time data with econometric models.  Joint modelling and forecasting of health and the economy is another research topic covered by the project.  For these positions, we are looking for candidates with a strong background in dynamic econometric modelling, in statistical time series analysis, in panel data analysis or in the methods for real time data collection and analysis.in the application, the candidate should indicate which part(s) of the project he or she is most interested in, together with a brief motivation.      

One position is not linked to specific topics or research projects. Applications from candidates in all fields of economics are encouraged and in particular in fields where the department has a strong research base and supervision capacity.

Qualification requirements

Proven academic record: The PhD candidate must hold a 2-year Master’s degree (including master’s dissertation) or an equivalent qualification in economics. Candidates completing their Master’s degrees (or equivalent) in the spring semester 2021 before August 1, 2021, may apply.

Candidates who have already completed economics courses at the postgraduate level in econometrics, microeconomics and/or macroeconomics will have a distinct advantage in the ranking of candidates, but strong candidates who lack this background can also be accepted and will be required to take such courses as part of the PhD programme. Candidates with a degree from another institution than the University of Oslo will need to document qualifications based on detailed course descriptions and syllabuses.

Candidates who have completed a PhD program in Economics, will not be accepted.

Candidates who have already been accepted to a PhD program in Economics must inform about this.

GRE test: For candidates with education from an institution outside the European Economic Area/the European Union or Switzerland a recent score from the general GRE test is required as part of the documentation of qualifications. Please add UiO as a recipient of your GRE test using our institutional code 0756. In addition, you must scan and upload a copy of your test result to the application portal. The Department of Economics does not accept the GMAT tests to substitute the GRE.

Proof of proficiency in English: A good command of English is required of all applicants. International students must document their proficiency in English by taking either TOEFL- or IELTS-test. For information about score requirements, see Requirements for admission to the PhD programme in Economics

For further information, please visit the Faculty of Social Sciences’ homepage for the PhD programme: Applying for a PhD fellowship at the Faculty of Social Sciences

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491.200-534.400 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A comprehensive course curriculum
  • Supervision by one or two academic supervisors Academically stimulating working environment Favourable pension benefits
  • Attractive employee benefits (e.g., parental leave)
  • Fellows will be provided with their own office space and will have access to all the facilities of the department

Evaluation of the application
We seek highly motivated candidates with an excellent background in economics. When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s proven academic record, the project proposal and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

Emphasis will moreover be placed on how the project fits the research strategy of the Department of Economics and supervision capacity. For further information, please see detailed guidelines for the project proposal. Applicants may be invited to an interview.

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter
  • Project proposal of 5-10 pages
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of (both) transcripts and diplomas, and letters of recommendation (if any) List of relevant publications and other academic work
  • Research papers, including master’s dissertation. Where research work is co-authored, the contribution of the candidate should be indicated
  • Letters of recommendation may be included in the application but are not required

Important documents in other languages than English or Scandinavian must be translated into one of these languages. Applications without sufficient documentation will not be considered.

Formal regulations

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

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom 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

Principal investigator Professor Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe, email: k.h.ulltveit-moe@econ.uio.no
Principal investigator Professor Ragnar Nymoen, email: ragnar.nymoen@econ.uio.no
Head of Administration Guro Schmidt Øvregard, email: g.s.ovregard@econ.uio.no
Senior Executive Officer Tone Enger, email: tone.enger@econ.uio.no

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 Economics is the largest and highest ranked institute for economic research in Norway. The Department offers Bachelor’s and Masters’s programmes, as well as a doctoral programme with approximately 40 students. The department hosts a Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance (ESOP) and a Centre for Public Economics, Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS).

Deadline: 15 January 2022
Unit: The Department of Economics
Campus:
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Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

PhD Fellow in Innovation and Regional Studies

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellow in Innovation and Regional Studies. The position is organizationally placed at the University of Stavanger Business School, Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing. The position is vacant from August 1, 2022.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Social Sciences at the University of Stavanger. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

Research topic

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the project “Complex and related knowledge evolution and their impact on regional labour markets in Norway”. The project aims to provide empirical evidence on how complex and related knowledge shape the development of new economic activities across regions in Norway. The research project will take advantage of high-quality register data on firms and individuals from Statistics Norway to study (regional) structural change and path-dependent and diversification processes.

The candidate will be affiliated with the Center for Innovation Research. The Center is jointly managed by the University of Stavanger (UiS) and the Norwegian Research Center (NORCE). The center is organizationally located at the UiS Business School. Currently, there are over thirty researchers from the UiS Business School, NORCE, and other research organizations affiliated with the center. More information about the Centre can be found here.

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 PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have recently completed a five-year master degree within economic geography, innovation studies, economics, regional studies or data science; or possess corresponding qualifications that provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate in the Social Sciences.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2022 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • good teamwork, communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment.
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country
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We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • 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 organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 491 200 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 at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation 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 programme
  • 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 characterises 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.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Assistant Professor Silje Haus-Reve tel: +47 99241460 e-mail: silje.haus-reve@uis.no, Professor, Rune Dahl Fitjar: e-mail rune.dahl.fitjar@uis.no, or Professor Tom Brökel email: tom.brokel@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Kirsten Sikveland, tel: +4751833701, e-mail: kirsten.sikveland@uis.no.UiSrektorkjede

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 research interests and motivation for the position.

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 and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

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. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

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. 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.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 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 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 University of Stavanger Business School carries out research and offers study programs across all areas of business. The study options include bachelor programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Law. The school also offers master programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Executive MBA, as well as research education (PhD). The Centre of Innovation Research and the Center for Entrepreneurship are both part of the business school. There are currently 80 employees and 1,200 students at the school. The UiS Business School is organized in three departments; Department of Innovation, Leadership and Marketing, Department of Accounting and Law and Department of Economics and Finance.

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Deadline

1st February 2022

Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

PhD Fellow in Marketing

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Marketing at the UiS Business School, Department of Innovation, Leadership and Marketing. The position is vacant from August 2022.

The doctoral program is designed to produce graduates that are able to contribute to the advancement of marketing theory, methods, and practice. The program focuses on developing the doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful marketing academics. After successful completion of the program, we expect our graduates to be placed at leading research institutions. 

The selected candidate will be working with a team of dedicated research-active faculty, with degrees from internationally recognized universities. The marketing faculty continuously publish in leading academic journals in marketing and strategy, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. While the main place of work will be the University of Stavanger Business School, the selected candidate will also be given the opportunity to visit other leading international research institutions (e.g., to attend doctoral seminars and work with faculty).

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Social Sciences. The program includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. More information about the PhD education at the University of Stavanger can be found on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

Research topic

The fellowship will fund a PhD project within Quantitative Marketing Strategy.

While the PhD project will accommodate the selected candidate’s research interests and qualifications, research areas of particular interest among the marketing faculty are digital organization and business models, social and organizational networks, marketing and management of platforms and ecosystems, governance of inter-organisational relationships, as well as competing firms’ marketing decisions.

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 PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background in business and other disiplines that are relevant to marketing research,such as mathematics, statistics, economics, engineering, psychology, and sociology, and who are interested in an academic career in research and teaching, to apply.

You must demonstrate a solid command of both oral and written English, strong analytical skills, and have completed a five-year master’s degree (3+2) (or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate) with a grade point average of B or better for both the coursework and the master thesis. If you are finalizing your degree in the spring of 2022, you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with a degree from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • good command of quantitative research methods
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country
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We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • 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 organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 491 200 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 at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation 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 programme
  • 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 characterises 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.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Professor Kenneth Henning Wathne, phone: +47 97483315, e-mail: kenneth.h.wathne@uis.no, Associate Professor Hongyan Shi, phone: +47 51831436, e-mail: hongyan.shi@uis.no, or Assistant Professor Elham Ghazimatin, phone: +47 51831038, e-email: elham.ghazimatin@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Kirsten Sikveland, tel: +4751833701, e-mail: kirsten.sikveland@uis.no.UiSrektorkjede

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 research interests and motivation for the position.

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 and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

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. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

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. 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 flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 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 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 University of Stavanger Business School carries out research and offers study programs across all areas of business. The study options include bachelor programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Law. The school also offers master programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Executive MBA, as well as research education (PhD). The Centre of Innovation Research and the Center for Entrepreneurship are both part of the business school. There are currently 80 employees and 1,200 students at the school. The UiS Business School is organized in three departments; Department of Innovation, Leadership and Marketing, Department of Accounting and Law and Department of Economics and Finance.

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1st February 2022

Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position in digitalization and social policy

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 2 January 2022

Position

  • Temporary position / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city centre and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

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

The department has approximately 1250 students and 90 employees, and offers study programmes on bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.

At the newly established Research Centre for Digitalisation of Public Services and Citizenship (CEDIC)Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, it is a vacancy for a fully funded two and half year postdoctoral research fellowship position.

CEDIC is an Excellent Academic Environment at OsloMet. The centre’s main goal is to develop multi-disciplinary knowledge about the relationship between digitalisation and the provision of welfare services, the consequences of these tensions for welfare governance, democracy and social citizenship in mature welfare states. CEDIC examines how processes of digitalisation influence the provision of welfare state services, and the ability of citizens at risk of social exclusion to access, use and benefit from these services. A core issue is how digitalisation modifies the capabilities of different population groups to exercise social citizenship; to participate as full and effective members of society.

The research focus

The postdoctoral fellow is supposed to contribute to the theoretical and empirical analyses of digitalization and social policy, including the effects on welfare provisions, the risks of exclusion from full social citizenship. We are interested in social and economic effects of policies and work organization in the EU and in the separate countries. How do public and private service providers work to prevent exclusion? How do digital capabilities affect individual citizenship of households and persons?

The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with Professor Karl Ove Moene, Professor Rune Halvorsen, Professor Marit Haldar and Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly. Applicants with training in policy analyses and quantitative methods are particularly suitable.

The applicants are invited to submit a draft research proposal (5 pages) for the postdoc fellowship period, including a state-of-the-art review, research question(s), data sources and methods, and relevant theoretical perspectives.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The aim of a postdoctoral fellow is for the candidate to work towards further academic qualification. Therefore, the main duty of the postdoctoral fellow is to produce and publish research in academic publications.

Required qualifications:

  • a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline in sociology, political science, social policy, or economics

In the assessment and ranking of qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

  • research skills and experience as demonstrated in a strong Ph.D. and other publications where relevant
  • the quality of the postdoctoral research proposal, including originality and potential
  • the feasibility of the proposed project within the fellowship period
  • the relevance of the research proposal to the overall research focus of CEDIC
  • attached scientific publications
  • other relevant publications
  • ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in written form

Desired qualifications:

  • motivation and potential in the field of research
  • personal qualities that, among other things, show perseverance and the ability to complete tasks
  • the ability to work independently and in collaboration with others, as well as the ability to be innovative and creative
  • the ability to work systematically and under pressure

General criteria for appointments to academic posts are found in the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

Oslo Metropolitan University strives to ensure that our employees reflect the diversity of the population of the region. We work continuously to further develop Oslo Metropolitan University as an inclusive workplace, and to adapt the workplace if required. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, also those who have experienced periods without work, education or training.

Application process:

The following documents must be uploaded before the deadline:

  • application
  • letterCV in ERC format
  • research proposal
  • all pages of certificates and diplomas
  • complete list of publications
  • maximum three publications that are representative of the applicant’s research focus

Please upload all the documents to ensure that your application will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All translations must be authorised. Original documents must be presented if you are invited for an interview. Oslo Metropolitan University checks all documentation to ensure that all candidates are given proper evaluation and to ensure fair competition. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact Tore Vogt at torevo@oslomet.no

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee.

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

We offer: 

  • a unique opportunity in a young and dynamic research centre
  • opportunities for professional development
  • time for profession-oriented research and development
  • pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
  • good welfare benefits

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.

Remuneration 

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy 1352 Postdoc. The salary is NOK 543 500-702 100 per year, depending on level of competence / length of service.

Further information:

For further information about the position, please contact:

  • Director of CEDIC, Professor Marit Haldar, phone: +47 977 40 392
  • Co-director of CEDIC, Professor Rune Halvorsen, phone: +47 67 23 80 78
  • Head of department Anne Britt Djuve, phone: +47 959 67 244

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.

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


Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: spring 2022
Salary: NOK 543 500-702 100
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 37,5 hours in week
City: Oslo County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 21/10477
Contact: Marit Haldar, +47 977 40 392
Rune Halvorsen, +47 67 23 80 78
Anne Britt Djuve, +47 959 67 244
Last application date: 02/01/2022 23:59

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PhD Fellowship position at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by 19 December 2021

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city centre and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

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

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

About the position  

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at OsloMet University offers a fully funded position as a PhD-candidate. The position is connected to the project DD-MAC (Decoding Digital Media in African regions of Conflict), which is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project is a cooperation between OsloMet, Leiden University, Utrecht University, Researchers at Addis Ababa University, and in Bamako, Mali as well as SIMULA, Norway.  

The candidate will receive supervision from one or two professors in the project and will be based at OsloMet, while research stays at partner institution (s) may be possible.  

 Read more about the project and department here.

About the project  

Conflicts and insurgencies threaten to reverse development progress made in recent decades, not least in regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Digital communication is assumed to have a severe impact both on how conflicts develop and how they are mediated.  

Addressing this challenge, the aim of the DD-MAC project is to:  

  • gather empirical evidence 
  • defining and demonstrating the use, spread, content and agenda-setting role of social media in regions of conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Ethiopia and Mali have been selected as focal points of research as they represent two important regions of exacerbating conflicts, namely the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. Experiences from Ethiopia and Mali could help illuminate our perceptions of digital media’s role in ongoing conflicts. Concomitantly two very different countries, they are both historically tied to weak social contracts, have large diasporas, complex realities of inequalities and conflicts between polarized groups on ethnic lines.  

Through an interdisciplinary approach, project partners will carry out focus groups interviews in Ethiopia and Mali, be ‘scraping’ large amounts of social media data, undertaking network analysis, media content tracking, and discourse analysis.  

The project aims to gain important new knowledge of:  

  • citizens’ social media use 
  • how disinformation and hate speech spread through digital networks and fan conflicts
  • the role of diasporas in conflicts 
  • and the relationship between digital media and traditional media (radio) in regions with relatively low internet connectivity. 

  The PhD project will be an empirical project that relates to the overall theme for the DD-MAC project. The PhD research fellow will be part of a team of senior researchers to achieve the aims of the projects. 

Applicants must prepare a project outline that is relevant to (some of) DD-MAC’s overall objectives. The person who is employed in the position will be part of the DD-MAC research team and the research group MEKK at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet. If relevant, research stays in Ethiopia, Mali and/or the Netherlands may be included. The PhD period is three years without teaching obligations.  

Qualifications and conditions  

The applicant must have:  

  • education at master’s degreelevel (120 ECTS credits) or an equivalent education in social sciences, the humanities, and/or fields relevant to journalism and media studies or information science. In special cases, master’s degrees of 90 ECTS can also be assessed.
  • good communication skills and proficiency in both written and spoken English.  
  • the ability to both workindependently and targeted, as well as having good collaboration skills.  
  • strong interest in research. 

  We are looking for a candidate who is ambitious, dedicated, and highly motivated.  

  It is an advantage if the applicant has:

  • relevant research/work experience 
  • knowledge of Sahel and/or the Horn of Africa 
  • knowledge of French or other local languages of Ethiopia or Mali
  • experience with international research cooperation  

Conditions : 

  • admission to the PhD program in Social Science at OsloMet is a prerequisite for joining the position as PhD fellow. 
  • a project plan for the fellowship period must be completed and accepted within 3 months after enrolment. 

When assessing applicants, emphasis will be placed on the quality of the submitted PhD project proposal and the project’s relevance to the DD-MAC project. The PhD project proposal must indicate that the project will realistically lead to a doctoral degree within the three-year period.  

   The proposal should consist of a maximum of 10 pages and must include the following elements:  

  • research questions, theory and methods
  • relevant knowledge within the research area 
  • schedule for the research plan 

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

Expert evaluation  

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

  • cv, references, and all pages of certificates/ diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A-F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. 
  • master`s thesis
  • a project description proposal written in English, of max 10 pages including references 
  • other scholarly work that you wish the expert committee to take into consideration 
  • a list of your publications (if relevant) 

You must upload all these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspection in order to give the candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.  

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact Hanne Landen, e-mail hanne.landen@oslomet.no

 If there are more than 20 qualified applicants for the position, a committee will be established to screen for the best qualifies applicants before an expert committee assesses the applicants.  

We can offer  

  • a unique and purposeful research experience at the international research front 
  • an exciting job opportunity as part of a truly international project based at Norway’s third largest and most urban university 
  • good employee welfare facilities   
  • opportunities for professional development in Norwegian and international research institutions with expert supervision 
  • pension conditions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund 

The position is paid in accordance with the Government´s salary regulations, position code 1017. State salary wage scale 54, 491 200 NOK per year.   

For further information about the position, contact project leader Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret (Kristin.orgeret@oslomet.no), acting head of department Anne Hege Simonsen (annehege@oslomet.no) or PhD coordinator at the department Professor Steen Steensen (steen.steensen@oslomet.no).  

Application deadline: 19.12.2021. 

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

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 01.04.2022
Salary: 491 200
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
City: Oslo County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 21/11064
Contact: Anne Hege Simonsen, 67238322
Kristin Skare Orgeret, 67238317
Steen Steensen, 67238318
Last application date: 19/12/2021 23:59

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Post expires on søndag december 19th, 2021

2 year Postdoc position in Computing Education Research at Aarhus University

 A fully funded 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the interdisciplinary research center Center for Computational Thinking and Design, which is a collaboration between School of Communication and Culture (CC) and the Department of Computer Science (CS) at Aarhus University CCTD.AU.DK. The place of employment is the department of 

Computer Science at Aarhus University (AU), and the project is co-financed by CC and CS.  

The position is funded by a grant for a project entitled CoTinker. The objective of this project is to conduct research into how to construct an open-source toolkit targeted grades 6-12 supporting students computational thinking through collaborative learning with a modular web-based technology platform. 

CoTinker complements existing platforms through following a scandinavian approach to developing the platform, through participatory design processes involving researchers, teachers and students, as well as the learning approach itself, which places emphasis on supporting collaboration and embodied learning and building upon existing device ecologies in classrooms.

The project will take place in the context of CCTD and strong interdisciplinary collaboration skills are required, and some experience with project management is preferred.

Expected start date and duration of employment 
2–year position starting from 01.02.2022 or as soon possible. 

Job description

  • Conduct scientific research in Computing Education Research 
  • Publish in premier international conferences and journals. 
  • Collaborate with scientists in both departments.  

Your profile 

  • PhD in Computing Education or Computer Science. 
  • Excellent publications record in top-ranked journals or conferences related to the position. This can be e.g. computing education research, computer science, and informatics venues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. 
  • Advanced research experience in at least one of the following areas: 
    • Interaction design for computing education 
    • Intervention-based educational research 
    • Educational Technology research for teaching computing 

What we offer – The department/centre offers: 

  • A well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment 
  • An exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international, public and industrial collaborators 
  • A research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research 
  • A work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities 
  • A workplace characterized by professionalism, diversity, equality and a healthy work-life balance. 

Place of work and area of employment 
The place of work is at: The Department of Computer Sciences – Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N 

 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

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: 2021-12-13 at 23:59
Email: mailto:mgraves@cs.au.dk
Phone: +4523382284

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Post expires on mandag december 13th, 2021

Researcher in Compliance Politics and International Investment Disputes (COPIID) project

Researcher in Compliance Politics and International Investment Disputes (COPIID) project

Job description

A position as Researcher is available, to undertake research as part of the project Compliance Politics and International Investment Disputes (COPIID).

Arbitration of international investment disputes is both central and controversial in international law. Through a network of 3000+ investment treaties, foreign investors can sue states for discrimination, confiscation of property, and unexpected legal changes, which has resulted in more than one thousand cases. Compensation has been granted or included in almost 500 cases, through arbitral awards and settlement agreements. However, investment arbitration has been criticised for its circumscription of states’ regulatory autonomy, lack of neutrality and transparency, and large compensation awards, which has fuelled an ongoing legitimacy crisis in the system.

While research on the origins and dynamics of investment arbitration is increasingly well-established, little is known about what happens in the post-litigation phase. The multidisciplinary project COPIID, based at PluriCourts Centre of Excellence and the Departtment for Public and International Law, University of Oslo, asks therefore three questions: (1) To what extent do states comply with decisions? (2) Why do they comply with such controversial decisions? (3) What are the implications for how we understand the behaviour of ISDS actors and other international courts/tribunals? and (4) What are the implications for ongoing UN and international reform processes on ISDS? The full project description is available on request.

The period of appointment runs for three years without teaching responsibilities.

More about the position

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the project as follows:

  • Participate actively in the first three of five work packages, which involve (1) data gathering on and coding of the degree and nature of compliance; (2) data gathering on the compliance process for selected cases/countries together with qualitative analysis; and (3) quantitative analysis to examine the potential explanations for state compliance. This would involve coordinating the coding work, supporting data gathering and empirical analysis, and co-writing relevant publication outputs.
  • Participating in other work packages or related scholarly work after agreement with the project leader. The other work packages involve (4) comparative analysis and (5) actor behaviour and reform implications.

  • Assist in the development of the PITAD database, by coding new cases in international investment arbitration, improving the coding system, and/or ensuring good integration of compliance data within the existing PITAD database.
  • In cooperation with the project leader, coordinate the holding of regular digital meetings and annual/semester physical meetings for the project and assist with the strategic development and public communication and administration of the project.

Qualification requirements and other qualities

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in law, political science, economics or sociology.

Applicants must have at least two years’ experience at the postdoctoral level, and some experience working in a multidisciplinary project team.

Applicants must submit a project description of approximately 5 pages explaining how they would tackle their research task in the given time period.

The applicants should have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. Training in or publications spanning at least two of the following methods is a requirement: doctrinal methods, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, archival methods, and computational methods.

Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way. Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the ability, willingness and commitment to work in a multidisciplinary team. Engagement with current international investment reform processes is an advantage.

The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Oslo during the project period and participate in common activities at the Centre, such as book editing, writing grant applications, lecturing at seminars, etc.

Evaluation of the applicant

In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s academic achievements, previous relevant publications, the project description, project leadership experience, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, personally or through electronic means. The candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board, which ranks the candidates based on the criteria indicated above and conducts interviews. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed.

The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Law will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

We offer

  • Salary 583 500 to 702 100 NOK per annum depending on qualifications (position code SKO 1109)
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A cover 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).
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Up to five previous academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author’s declaration.
  • A project description of approximately 5 pages, including a description of the theoretical background, the aims, methodologies with suggestions for informants or entry points for case studies, and reflections about potential ethical challenges. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the aims of CÒPIID. The applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project.
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD and MA). Foreign diplomas must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • Names and contact details for at least two reference persons.

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, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

For questions concerning content: Malcolm Langford

For administrative questions: Guro Frostestad

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 Public and International Law is part of the Faculty of Law. Our researchers cover a great number of fields in public and international law and thereby related fields, such as constitutional law, administrative law, public international law, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, environmental law, labour law, legal history, legal theory, refugee & asylum law, social law, tax law and women’s law.

PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order

 

Deadline: 10 December 2021
Unit: PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order
Campus:
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Postdoc in urban and/or environmental economics

Ref SLU.ua.2021.2.5.1-3666

Department of Economics

At the Department of Economics, research and teaching are conducted in the subjects economics and business studies. The department has master’s and bachelor programs in economics, and a PhD program. Priority areas in economics are 1) environment and natural resources and 2) agricultural economics.

Duties:

The environmental economics group within the department of economics – see https://www.slu.se/env-econ – is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to boost our research team. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to an ongoing project – Working from home in the post-pandemic era: Curse or blessing?  – studying the impact of remote work on the structure of cities and on the environment. The project is funded by Handelsbanken and coordinated by Associate Professor Efthymia Kyriakopoulou. The position as a postdoctoral researcher implies at least 80 percent research.

Qualifications:

 Successful applicants must have completed a PhD in economics, or be expecting to complete their PhD by spring/summer 2022. Applicants should normally have completed their PhD no more than three years before the application deadline. Candidates must have competence in applied microeconomics and urban economics, knowledge of methods used in quantitative urban analysis and interest in conducting research in environmental economics. Experience with spatial modelling techniques using geographic information systems (GIS) and with packages such as STATA, R, MATLAB or PYTHON is advantageous. The ability to work constructively in a small group is essential.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

Post-doctoral employment for a 2 year period. The position is partly funded by a scholarship.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

By mutual agreement, between February and September 2022.

Interviews will be conducted remotely in January 2022.

Application:

We welcome your application in English, including a CV, a cover letter of no more than 2 pages, the names of two referees who we can contact, and your job market paper no later than 15 December 2021. To apply, please use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Efthymia Kyriakopoulou

efthymia.kyriakopoulou@slu.se

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Post expires on onsdag december 15th, 2021

Postdoc­toral re­searcher on IN­DEED research pro­ject

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is Finland’s leading research and education institute in the social sciences, and the country’s most diverse social sciences faculty in terms of the range of its disciplines and fields of research. The Faculty has a strong international research profile and an international master’s program, and several of its disciplinary units have been rated among the top 50 in the world. The faculty has approximately 500 research and teaching staff, and each year it awards some 350 bachelor’s degrees, 400 master’s degrees and more than 40 doctoral degrees. For more information, please see the Faculty website at www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-social-sciences.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and the INDEED research project invite applications for the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

for a one-year, full-time, fixed-term period from March 1, 2022 onwards (or starting point as agreed).

The successful applicant will join a research team of the Horizon 2020 funded research project INDEED (Strengthening a comprehensive approach to preventing and counteracting radicalisation based on a universal evidence-based model for evaluation of radicalisation prevention and mitigation).

The main responsibility of the researcher will be to participate in developing the evidence-based evaluation model and conducting the review of previous literature needed for this task. The researcher will participate in other project activities, including project meetings, events and workshops with academic researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. The duties of the postdoctoral researcher include also teaching for the Faculty of Social Sciences (5% of the annual workload). The position may involve some travelling.

QUALIFICATIONS

An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in the field of social sciences (such as political science, sociology, public administration, social policy or criminology). The default assumption is that the appointee will hold a doctoral degree before commencing work in the project, and have the ability to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant should have completed a doctoral degree no more than three years ago.

The successful applicant should also have good cooperation and research management skills, excellent command of written English and appropriate academic teaching skills. Previous experience in research on radicalisation, terrorism and political violence, working in Horizon 2020 or similar projects, and cooperation between researchers and policy-makers/practitioners is appreciated.

The chosen applicant is expected to reside in Finland while employed by the University of Helsinki, and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Centre for European Studies and the wider scientific community across and beyond the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Helsinki. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides assistance in relocation. The working language will be English.

WHAT WE OFFER

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. The annual gross salary range will be approx. €41,500 – €50,000, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development. Further information at www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers/why-university-helsinki/staff-benefits. The employment contract will include a probationary period of six months.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are currently employed by the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP Fiori portal at https://msap.helsinki.fi. The closing date for applications is 12 December.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English. Please compile all documents as a single pdf file:

1) Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
2) Summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s scholarly activities and public engagement, including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, cooperation with policy-makers and practitioners, communication with the wider public
3) Names and contact details of one or two referees

Detailed information on the CV and list of publications as well as the presentation of teaching skills can be obtained online: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-social-sciences/faculty/work-faculty-….

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr. Leena Malkki (leena.malkki@helsinki.fi).

Should you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

Due date

12.12.2021 23:59 EET

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Post expires on lørdag december 18th, 2021