Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

PhD scholarship at Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

The Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for one open PhD scholarship within the Department’s areas of research.

By open we mean a proposal for study that covers any aspect of research carried out at MPP.  MPP carries out disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on management, philosophy, history, law, politics, private and public sectors. It is thus positioned at the centre of CBS. It is organised into different research groups: politics; business history: management philosophy; management and entrepreneurship; and law. Faculty within these groups have research backgrounds in many areas, including: management and organization studies, sociology, philosophy, history, cultural theory, cultural history  & cultural economics, law, legal theory, anthropology, theology, ethics, technology and media theory, entrepreneurship, gender and diversity studies, design and aesthetics, finance, and many others. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the human within its multiple environments: work, nature, economy, civil, the state, and the corporation.  

Further info about the department: cbs.dk/mpp. We invite applications in any area which fits the departmental profile and can be supervised within it (by two members of faculty)   We invite interested candidates from different disciplinary and multidisciplinary backgrounds in the human and social sciences that would be relevant to these themes. 

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 %.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 

The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD school.

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS website for more information about the PhD program: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

The planned starting date for the positions is on 1 October 2020 but may be agreed upon individually.

The Department will give priority to applicants with

  • High grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis (see info on equivalents: http://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
  • A background in social sciences
  • An interest in joining (one or more of) the Department’s research environments 

Application
The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project proposal. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include:

  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • List of papers and publications
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
  • Documentation for English language skills including proof of written English proficiency
  • Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

 
Recruitment procedure 

The Recruitment Committee makes a shortlist of the applicants that will be evaluated by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. 

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. 

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
 
For further information please contact:  Head of Department Mitchell Dean, e-mail md.mpp@cbs.dk or PhD coordinator Robin Holt, e-mail rh.mpp@cbs.dk.Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp

 
Closing date: 
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Closing date: 31 July 2020.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

PhD scholarship in Organizational Psychology and/or HRM

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD Position with a background in Psychology or related fields at the Department of Organization. Expected starting date is January 1, 2020.

By announcing a scholarship in Organizational Psychology and/or Human Resource Management (HRM), the department wishes to strengthen its research capacity within these domains. We seek, for example, research proposals addressing one of the following themes:

  • Social psychology of organizing
  • Stress and well-being in changing forms of organizations
  • Psychological intervention methods in organizations
  • Talentmanagement in professional organizations
  • HRM and the agile organization
  • Nordic management and HRM

The Department of Organization (IOA) is an international department comprising 54 faculty members and 35 PhD students covering the areas of organization studies, organization theory, public management and governance, organizational psychology, political economy, and science and technology studies. Our research and teaching address organizational and managerial processes and consequences in workplaces, organizations and networks. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. More specifically, we investigate and discuss issues such as organization of innovation, change and reform processes, work and human resources, project management, institutional dynamics, market formation, social networks and power.

The teaching responsibilities associated with the scholarship comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision in social psychology, cognitive psychology, work psychology, organizational development or HRM.

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS website for more information about the PhD program: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes

Applicants must be fluent in English. It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/ioa

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities)

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Elizabeth Naima Mikkelsen, e-mail: enm.ioa@cbs.dk or Associate Professor Frans Bevort, e-mail: fb.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organiation.

General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 %. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). Applicants must have completed an MA/M.Sc. either in Psychology, Business Administration and Psychology or related social science fields. Priority will be given to applicants with high grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis (see info on equivalents: http://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale). The applicants must be fluent in English.

The application must include:

  • A project description (max. 5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and research design including methodology and suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in the form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a brief outline of how the project would fit within the Department of Organization.  
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.   
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).   
  • A list of papers and publications.   
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).   
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.  Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.  

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.  

The envisaged starting date of the position is January 1, 2020. 

Closing date: September 15, 2020.

Closing date: 15 September 2020.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply online

With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Tuesday September 15th, 2020

PhD with background in Social Science to Analyze Complex Network Trajectories

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD Position with a background in Sociology or related fields at the Department of Organization. Expected starting date is January 1 2021.

The PhD position is 3 years and connected to the three-year Carlsberg Foundation research project “NetCareers – Careers through Complex Networks” led by Associate Professor Lasse Folke Henriksen. The PhD will work on modeling complex life course trajectory networks of complete population cohorts in high income countries, focusing on career mobilities and stratification outcomes. Using large scale administrative data sets from high income countries, the project models the movement of people through institutions and organizations over the life and links these networked trajectories to outcomes such as status, wages, wealth and health. The NetCareers project assembles an inter-disciplinary team of researchers from the sciences and social sciences to develop new techniques for studying complex network trajectories and their outcomes. The team is embedded at the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School, and the PhD student will be working in collaboration with the team.

The Department of Organization (IOA) is an international department comprising 55 faculty members covering the areas of organization studies, organization theory, public management and governance, political economy, economic sociology, and science and technology studies. Our research and teaching address organizational and managerial processes and consequences in workplaces, organizations and networks. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. More specifically, we investigate and discuss issues such as organization of innovation, change and reform processes, work and human resources, project management, institutional dynamics, market formation, social networks and power. The department contributes to the CBS doctoral school with 35 PhD students enrolled.

The teaching responsibilities associated with the scholarship comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS website for more information about the PhD program: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes

Applicants must be fluent in English. It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/ioa

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities)

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Lasse Folke Henriksen, tel.: +45 30964252 e-mail: lfh.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
 

General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching and dissemination obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 %. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). Applicants must have completed an MA/M.Sc. either in Sociology or related social science fields. Priority will be given to applicants with high grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis (see info on equivalents: http://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale). The applicants must be fluent in English.

The application must include:

  • A project description (max. 5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and research design, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in the form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a brief outline of how the project would fit within the framework of the collaborative research project.  
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.   
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).    
  • A list of papers and publications.   
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).   
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.  Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.  

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.  

The envisaged starting date of the position is January 1, 2019. 

Closing date: September 15, 2020.

Closing date: 15 September 2020.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply online

With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Environmental Communication, Participation and Policy-Making

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Social Sciences as a PhD Research Fellow in Environmental Communication, Participation and Policy-Making, affiliated to the Department of Global Development and Planning, for a period of three years, or four years with 25 % required duties. The position is located at the Kristiansand campus.

The starting date will be in early 2021, and is, to some extent, negotiable with the Faculty.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has four departments: Department of Political Science and Management, Department of Global Development and Planning, Department of Information Systems, and Department of Sociology and Social Work.

The Department of Global Development and Planning has thirteen permanent academic staff, one postdoctoral fellow and ten PhD research fellows. The Department has research and teaching experience in climate and environmental issues, social movements, city and regional planning, local development and participation processes, digital communications and e-learning, gender, integration and mobility, poverty issues, globalisation and political economy, state and welfare politics in the South, rural/urban migration, natural disasters and crisis management.

About the research project 

As issues such as the environment and climate change become more prominent in public debates, Norway’s green policies such as the implementation of regional area & transport plans and city growth agreements are becoming increasingly contested at the local level.

Established forms of climate policy-making, participation and communication are being transformed and disrupted by new actors and social movements. These processes are often highly localised, while connecting disparate communities across national and international boundaries. Horizontal and decentralised forms of digital communications now play a key role. These changes offer new opportunities for effective institutional participation and communication, but they also produce challenges that need to be addressed by administrators and politicians at the municipality and county levels, as the recent wave of protests against road tolls in Norway shows.

The PhD student hired for this project will focus on deepening the understanding of these issues, with an emphasis on the links between climate policy, popular participation and digital communications at intersecting scales, esp. the role that local and regional governance play in the implementation of effective climate policies. The study will produce policy-relevant academic knowledge that will benefit the Agder region and Norway more broadly. The qualitative data collection will involve in-depth interviews, focus groups and co-production workshops with administrators, politicians, local citizens and anti-road tolls activists affected by and/or involved in the design, negotiation and implementation of regional area & transport plans (areal- og transportplaner) and city growth agreements (byvekstavtaler) in three areas: Kristiansand’s region and Arendal’s region in Agder county, and one region to be chosen for comparison in Rogaland, where much of road tolls protest activity took place.

The methodology also includes: media and documentary analysis; and advanced methods of quantitative social network analysis for tracking the diffusion, reception and transformation of messages in hybrid social networks (the network analysis will be carried out with one of the supervisors, and no previous skills in quantitative network analysis are required for this post).
 

Co-production with research participants will be part of the methodology, to produce high quality academic knowledge that is impactful and inclusive, and that can spur positive change in local governments and communities involved in the study, and in other locations across Norway where similar issues are experienced. Implicit and explicit comparison with secondary data and analyses from other Nordic, European and transnational contexts will also be sought out to situate Norwegian experiences in a global perspective.

Responsibilities

The PhD Research Fellow will take the lead in carrying out the research project described above, working closely with the project leaders Vito Laterza (Associate Professor in Developpment Studies) and Alexander Ruser (Professor of Sociology), who will also act as his supervisors.

The Fellow will also benefit from affiliaton with the Department of Sociology and Social Work, which offers research and teaching expertise in Sociology, Social Work and Child Welfare. The Fellow will also be attached to the Centre for Digital Transformation, which is a priority research centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has an active working group on sustainability and digitalisation.

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The applicants must qualify for admission to the PhD Programme in Social Sciences and must hold a master’s degree in development studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, communication, or other relevant subject with a strong qualitative research training component with an average mark of B or better. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply for this position. Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite.

More information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Desired qualifications

  • Previous experience in research on environmental communication, participation and policy-making
  • Knowledge of the Norwegian context of environmental communication, participation and policy-making
  • Fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language for the purpose of research and co-production activities with research participants

Personal qualities

  • Independent and self-driven
  • Strong teamworking and collaborative skills
  • Curious and willing to learn new knowledge, pushing beyond conventional boundaries
  • Ability to contribute to academic discussions and innovative research activities
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We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479.600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for the position”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Higher education certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis (or advanced draft, if you have not yet completed your master’s degree)
  • References
  • Academic work, policy projects and/or other R&D projects, as well as a list of these works;
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, excluding reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, material, a progress plan, and methods within the given framework.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in English or a Scandinavian language.

Application deadline: 2 August 2020.

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

2nd August 2020

Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Postdoc with social science background to analyze complex network trajectories

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for 1 postdoc position with a background in Sociology or related fields at the Department of Organization. Expected starting date is January 1 2021.

The Post Doc position is time-limited for 2 years and connected to the research activities of the three-year Carlsberg Foundation project “NetCareers – Careers through Complex Networks” led by Associate Professor Lasse Folke Henriksen. The post may be extended. The Post Doc will work on modeling complex life course trajectory networks of complete population cohorts in high income countries, focusing on career mobilities and stratification outcomes. Using large scale administrative data sets from high income countries, the project models the movement of people through institutions and organizations over the life and links these networked trajectories to outcomes such as status, wages, wealth and health. The NetCareers project assembles an inter-disciplinary team of researchers from the sciences and social sciences to develop new techniques for studying complex network trajectories and their outcomes. The team is embedded at the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School, and the Postdoc will be working in collaboration with the team.

Read about the project here.

The Post Doc will be subject to a formal annual performance review. The position may include minor teaching activities in the context of the Department’s teaching portfolio and the successful candidate will be offered an opportunity to qualify for CBS’ teacher certification.

Applicants must have completed a PhD either in Sociology or related social science fields.

The following experience is required:

  • extensive research in the field of stratification and inequality
  • working with large scale data sets
  • advanced programming skills (preferably R, or python)
  • advanced statistical methods

Excellent academic record and work ethic required. Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills required. Enthusiasm for research required. The ideal candidate will be thinking of this position as a platform to build skills towards taking on a research professorship in the future. 

Willingness to move to and live in Denmark.

The Department of Organization (IOA) is an international department comprising 55 faculty members covering the areas of organization studies, organization theory, public management and governance, political economy, economic sociology, and science and technology studies. Our research and teaching address organizational and managerial processes and consequences in workplaces, organizations and networks. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. More specifically, we investigate and discuss issues such as organization of innovation, change and reform processes, work and human resources, project management, institutional dynamics, market formation, social networks and power. The department contributes to the CBS doctoral school in Organization and Management Studies with 35 PhD students enrolled.

IOA teaches core courses in organizational theory and analysis at all levels of the CBS degree programs. We also deliver teaching in network analysis, international political economy, sociology, HRM, project management, change management, organizational psychology, leadership, qualitative methods and many other courses. Our teaching aims to combine theoretical curiosity, critical reflexivity, empirical specificity and practical relevance.

For further information about the research projects, please contact Associate Professor Lasse Folke Henriksen: lfh.ioa@cbs.dk.

Information about the department is available at www.cbs.dk/ioa.  

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. A small personal research budget for travel and conference participation will be available. Information about CBS as a workplace is available at https://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.

Application

Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Application must include:

  • Cover letter.
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
  • Any relevant information indicating experience in teaching, research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement. Copies of the publications marked with an * should be included. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration. 
  • It is possible but not required to include letters of recommendation

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee.

All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of his or her application.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Closing date September 15, 2020

Closing date: 15 September 2020.

Read the job description at the univesity homepage

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Tuesday September 15th, 2020

Postdoc of Digitalization of Core Topic Teaching

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to investigate and support the integration of digital methods and tools into selected curricula’s core subject fields and methodology. The positions are part of a University wide strategic initiative that aims at supporting digital transformation of disciplinary knowledge in the university’s educational programs. The strategic initiative includes three main tracks, aimed simultaneously at all departments across the university: i) digital literacy and basic digital competences, ii) digitalisation of the core curriculum, and iii) digital education and digitally supported didactics.

The two positions relate to track ii) (digitalisation of the core curriculum) with focus on facilitating and investigating curricular transformations and competence upgrades. They will provide research-based insights and contribute to the digitalisation of UCPH’s core subject teaching. This includes Data-science education, topic didactics, and digital transformation of the disciplines and associated digital methodology and tools.

The work will be tied to development and capacity building initiatives supporting the university staff’s ability to integrate digital methods and tools in their teaching.

We are searching for two candidates with different profiles (described in more detail below); one related to social science, law, and the humanities and the other towards science, health and medicine. Both of these candidates should have research competencies and interest within university pedagogy and didactics, digitalization of scientific practice, and digital methods. The scope includes ethical and methodological challenges that are related to digitizing disciplinary subject fields and methods, as well as problems related to building competences/capacity and facilitating change in a complex comprehensive university organization.

These postdocs will work as a team to:

  • Describe and understand the state of the art by investigating and describing core subject field digital transformations in research and scholarly teaching through literature and expert interviews.
  • Collect and describe best practices at UCPH and other relevant institutions.
  • Conduct design-based intervention research suggesting and testing approaches and designs that support core digital transformation within subject fields and methodologies at the university. That is developing the university’s capacity to teach digital methods in the various disciplines.
  • Building on (1), (2) and especially (3), the post docs, will analyse and formalize knowledge about both methods, approaches, disciplinary and pedagogical transformations.

Profile 1: Humanities, Social Science, and Law
In social science and humanities there is an increasing focus on the possibilities of using digital data and methods to explore new questions and phenomena as well as to address old questions in new ways. Data sources such as discussions on social media platforms, large corpora of digital texts (e.g. libraries and Wikipedia), hashtags and links, allow for example hypothesis testing, network analysis, and natural language processing. Furthermore, data visualizations such as heatmaps and interaction networks are included in scholarly argumentation in humanities, social science, and law. These new disciplinary methods in social science and the humanities, suggest that students/teachers obtain some level of digital competencies but it also changes how academic work (in a broader sense) is done. Work in labs and academic societies evolving around specific tools and methods are examples of such transformation within the humanities and social science.     

Profile 2: Data Science and the data driven transformation of science, health, and medicine In most scientific disciplines (biology, physics etc.) collection and analysis of data, as well as modelling and simulations are done with digital tools and methods. This is not new. However, these tools and methods are currently changing from being practical automation and blackboxing of processes otherwise done as human algebraic manipulations and calculations, towards a more radical methodological and epistemological change. This includes anything from in silico mathematical biology, over bioinformatics and virtual labs to large-scale hypotheses generation using machine learning and artificial intelligence on ever increasing structured and unstructured data collections. Although many such methods are now part of state-of-the art in much scientific and medical research, they need domestication to find their way into main-stream scientific practices and the core curricula of most educational programs through, e.g., computational thinking and similarly data science/machine learning for non-experts. The research project should evolve around the investigation of the prerequisites and consequences of digitization, e.g. new methods and new ways of asking questions and how will digitization influence curricula.

For both profiles, the applicants are expected to submit a transdisciplinary research plan that contains:

  • A problem statement: describing the concern and specific problem to be addressed. This could include cognitive, pedagogical, technical and disciplinary concerns
  • State of the art – describing research related to the problem statement
  • Interventional approach: how the project will explore and push the disciplinary transformation of key aspects of the university’s education program from first ideas to formalization through new learning outcomes and curriculum changes.
  • Research Method – how data and knowledge will be collected and analysed throughout the project
  • Expected contributions
  • To research
  • To UCPH’s transformation of digital aspects of the university’s educational program and associated competences of the teaching staff.

The postdocs’s duties will include research as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The positions are affiliated with the Center for Digital Education which is a joint effort between Department of Science Education and Department of Computer Science, which aims at connecting experts from computer science and science education to explore the possibilities and consequences of the digitalization disciplinary work in the educational system.

The Department of Science Education (DSE) focuses on the specific nature of challenges related to science teaching, learning and research. DSE is positioned under the Faculty of SCIENCE at the University of Copenhagen, and is the largest science didactics unit in Denmark. The research field of DSE is science education, science studies and science university pedagogy and the department takes care of teaching these subjects at the study programs at SCIENCE.

Further information on the Department is linked at www.ind.ku.dk . Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Morten Misfeldt, misfeldt@ind.ku.dk.

The position is open from January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held on week 39, from 21 September to 25 September 2020.  

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 30 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Science Education
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Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

Postdoc in the area of Enterprise Foundations

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Postdoc position in the area of Enterprise Foundations

Enterprise foundations are foundations that own companies. Other widely used terms are industrial foundations or corporate foundations. Typically, the foundations are charitable, but they also play an important role as business owners. The structure is common in Northern Europe, particularly in Denmark, and poses special challenges and opportunities for corporate governance. For example, enterprise foundations often aim to be responsible long-term owners, but may be constrained by limited access to external finance. Enterprise foundations are seen as role models for purposeful companies. Previous research in the area is summarized in the homepage of the center’s research project on enterprise foundations (www.tifp.dk).

Copenhagen Business School would like to appoint a suitably qualified person to a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Enterprise Foundations. 

This position is designed for an individual with strong research potential at an early stage of an academic career. Prior knowledge of enterprise foundations is not required or expected, but experience with corporate governance research is clear advantage. The qualified candidate must hold a PhD. Degree or equivalent and be proficient in quantitative empirical research.

The post is available for a fixed term of two years from 1 December 2020 at the Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG). CCG is an interdisciplinary research center with a strong track record in corporate governance and in international business and is one of the leading corporate governance centers in Europe. CCG is hosted by the Department of Accounting (ACC) at Copenhagen Business School.

Historically, the core research areas of CCG are (1) Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance, (2) Enterprise Foundations and Long Term Ownership, (3) Board Work, and (4) Governance, Risk, Management and Compliance (GRC).

The post doc will work with the research group in enterprise foundations and long-term ownership with access to its unique datasets.

It is the ambition of the Department to be in the international frontline in these research areas; to publish research results in leading international journals; to have an excellent research environment; to seek synergy between research and teaching, and to have a strong partnership with the business community.

Examples of research areas that the post doc. assignment might cover:

  • Value creation and corporate responsibility in foundation-owned companies
  • Long-term ownership by enterprise foundations
  • Board structures and CEO turnover ion foundation-owned companies
  • Managerial incentives in foundation-owned companies

Most of these issues are of general concern to businesses around the world, but they play a special role in enterprise foundations and foundation-owned companies.

The research in Enterprise Foundation is supported by CBS and 10 Danish Enterprise Foundations including the Novo Nordisk Foundation. In accordance with CBS research policy, the researcher is guaranteed freedom of research within the research area in question.

The Postdoc is a non-tenured position for a 2 year period with research obligation.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.

Qualifications

The applicant must hold a PhD. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential, including intellectual leadership.

Emphasis is placed on research relevant to the job description. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information, please contact: Senior Advisor Claus Richter on +45 22441565 or e-mail cr.ccg@cbs.dk  

Information about the center may be found at www.cbs.dk/ccg

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

Application

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Your application must include:

  1. A summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  2. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  3. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)
  4. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  5. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  6. Transcript(s) and a full CV

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Application due: 02-11-2020

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Monday November 2nd, 2020

A number of vacant Ph.D. fellowships at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark

At the Department of Law, a number of Ph.D. fellowships will be available as of 1 January 2021 or by further agreement. The place of work is at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. 

The applicant’s Ph.D. project must be within one or several of the fundamental areas of law and contribute to the research within one of the institute’s four research groups. However, the applicant determines the specific content of the project.

The applicant is expected to have academic qualifications corresponding to the level obtained by completing a relevant master’s program.

A Ph.D. is a research degree at the highest international level. The Ph.D. fellow will become part of active research environments, in Denmark as well as abroad, and he or she will obtain an extensive academic knowledge by participating in relevant Ph.D. courses. Furthermore, the Ph.D. fellow will gain teaching experience since part of the program involves teaching certain courses. The Ph.D. fellow is expected to be able to teach in Danish and/or English.

The Ph.D. fellow will be part of the already established legal research environment at the Department of Law. The applicant(s) hired is (are) are expected to show commitment and visibility and to contribute to the department’s positive work environment and the continuous operation of the department.

Further information about the Department of Law and its Ph.D. program is available at the Job description department’s website. The Ph.D. program is provided by the Ph.D. School at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences who offer further information on their website.

Further information about the fellowships
For further information, please contact:

Head of Department Camilla Hørby Jensen
phone: +45 6550 2198
e-mail: chj@sam.sdu.dk

or

Ph.D. coordinator, Professor Nina Dietz Legind
phone:  + 45 6011 2781
e-mail: ndj@sam.sdu.dk

Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.

An application must include:

  • A detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate (including all examination results)
  • An application form (is available here)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.). The guidelines for preparing a Ph.D. project proposal for the Department of Law are available here.
  • An abstract of the project description of no more than 250 words
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are attached to the application. A maximum of three applications may be attached. If one of the attached publications is a master thesis, only the research question and conclusion should be attached, not the entire thesis.
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of academic communication, if relevant

Documents which are not in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish must be translated into English. Without further notice, SDU may discard applications which are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned criteria. 

Application procedure
When the deadline for applications has expired, a number of applications are selected for an academic evaluation (shortlisting), based on an overall assessment of which of the applicants match the strategies of the research groups and the department’s needs the best.

Subsequently, the chosen applicants will be assessed by a committee from the Ph.D. School. Once they have submitted their report, each of the applicants in concern will receive the evaluation concerning him/her. A number of applicants will then be invited to a job interview.

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

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The Department of Law is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, which is comprised of six departments. The Department of Law currently has 58 employees divided into four research sections (Private Law, Public Law, International Law and Law in Society) and a secretariat. Furthermore, the department has a number of part-time employees. The department seeks to secure high quality and societal relevance within judicial research, education and knowledge exchange. The Department of Law offers the traditional law degree alongside a combined HA (jur)/MSc (Econ) course. In addition, the department is responsible for the teaching of other legal subjects offered at SDU.

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Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

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Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Deadline: 1 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

1-2 Postdocs at The Faculty of Social Sciences

The University of Copenhagen is establishing the Social Science Data Lab as part of a university-wide effort to enhance and extend the use of digital methods and data science across all faculties. The Social Science Data Lab will service researchers from The Faculty of Social Sciences. The aim of the Lab is to help researchers better integrate computational research tools in research projects, and it is currently being established. The project is part of a four-year grant from the University of Copenhagen, and the Lab will run for the duration of this grant. The Lab will be hosted at the Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), a vibrant existing research environment for computational social science.

Job description
The Lab will service The Faculty of Social Sciences, which employs about 600 full-time researchers, many of whom use digital and computational tools, ranging from specialized uses of machine learning models to manual collection of online data and database design.

The job will offer the chosen applicant a chance to do independent research and work in close collaboration with a wide variety of research projects, as well as the possibility to contribute at all stages of the research process from operationalization, data collection to analysis. The work requires the chosen applicant to work on specialized application of data analytical skills, as well as to help researchers collect data from databases, web scraping etc.

The job is a research position, consisting of around 40 pct. dedicated own research time, and the remaining 60 pct. contributing to research projects at the Lab. This latter research work consists mainly of the following two functions:

  • Help establish the lab and develop it into a vibrant environment for researchers to develop their skills and research project to make better use of the possibilities offered by digital technologies. This will take the form of facilitating and/or conducting courses for researchers in, for example, database design and use/SQL, basic data analysis in R or Python, and data collection using API’s, web scraping etc.
  • Help individual researchers and research groups design and use computational research tools in relation to specific research projects. This will include individual consultations as well as giving advice on relevant sources (e.g. online courses) for researchers to develop their own skills. Instruction of student assistants on teaching tasks as well as those working on data collection from research projects will also be part of the job.

Variants of these positions are being set up across the university, and the position will involve coordination and cooperation with these other Data Labs.

Required qualifications
We expect you to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. computer science, data engineering, data science, or computational social science) and some relevant job experience, although newly graduated candidates will also be considered.

You will need to demonstrate experience with a range of the following competencies, and an openness to engage in any that you may not have yet:

  • experience with collecting and processing data through your previous work positions, and knowledge of a variety of database solutions
  • fluency in one of Python and/or R, and have a good knowledge of at least one general programming language (e.g. C# or Python).
  • familiarity with JSON, XML, MySQL, Git, and regular expressions.
  • experience with web scraping and APIs for data collection
  • interest in participating in developing the Lab and taking responsibility for your own work
  • experience with statistics and/or natural language processing is considered an advantage but is not a prerequisite.

Salary and conditions of employment
Salary and terms of appointment will be in accordance with an agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 415.000 – 437.000 (EUR 55,000 – 57,900 app.). The University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. Working hours are 37 hours per week

The employment runs from October 1st 2020 until December 31st, 2023.

An agreement between The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk ​​http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk

Application
The application shall be submitted in English and include a CV, a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page), a copy of the doctoral certificate, a publication list, and a maximum number of three scientific publications, at least two of which are international journal articles.

Application procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Head of department subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant. 

Additional information can be obtained from SODAS center director, Professor David Dreyer Lassen at ddl@sodas.ku.dk.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR South City, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0466/20-2I

Apply electronically by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ below or via this advertisement found on http://employment.ku.dk/.

Deadline for applications is 1st of August 2020

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 1 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: The Faculty of Social Sciences
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Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position: Reducing Inequality in Access to Higher Education

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research project “Reducing Inequality in Access to Higher Education: An Intervention Study” financed bythe Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The position is full-time (37 hours/week). It is expected to begin on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and ends on 30 September 2022.

The position is located at DPU, Campus Aarhus.

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

Research context
Previous research has shown that, in Denmark, like in most other countries, social background plays a significant role in terms of studying at university as opposed to lower levels of tertiary education – even when taking students’ previous academic achievement into account. The objective of the project is to find out which measures and initiatives can reduce social inequality at the transition from upper secondary education to higher education.

The position
The primary task of the postdoc will be to analyse data from a large-scale intervention developed to reduce social inequality in access to higher education programmes in Denmark, which was implemented in spring 2020. The postdoc will be part of the project team.

The intervention study was designed to address potential academic and social challenges that might prevent less privileged upper secondary (gymnasium) students from choosing to study at university. Part of the project also examines the effect of so-called text-message (SMS) nudges at the transition to higher education. In order to test the effectiveness of the intervention, data from the Danish Coordinated Admission system (KOT) will be analysed in addition to register data on student enrolment from Statistics Denmark. Post-intervention survey data will also be analysed. The postdoctoral project should be thematically situated in the field of research on educational inequality and intervention implementation/evaluation and draw primarily on register data from Statistics Denmark.

Applicants are encouraged to write to project leader David Reimer (dare@edu.au.dk) in order to receive the full project description.

The postdoc is expected to:

  • develop an independent research agenda related to the project topic
  • collaborate with the other project members
  • exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and contribute actively to the public debate in areas related to the position.

The application must include a two-three-page proposal for a postdoctoral research project that fits into the overall project.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in sociology, education or related social sciences.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant, international, high-quality research profile, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.
The successful applicant must also document:

  • experience working with large-scale datasets (such as the Danish administrative registers)
  • experience with the design, implementation and analysis of student survey studies
  • proven skills in quantitative research methods and data analysis

Given the nature of the project’s empirical work, basic Danish language skills will be advantageous but are not strictly required.

Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.
The application must be submitted in English.

Work environment
Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.
We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See Family and work-life balance for further information.

International applicant?
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

Research environment
The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University is the largest centre for research and teaching in the fields of education, didactics and learning in Denmark, with approximately 250 full-time researchers, including 80 PhD students, and approximately 5,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students.

The department’s activities are characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinary and close interaction with society, including businesses, organisations, government agencies and institutions, both in Denmark and abroad.

Please contact Professor (mso) David Reimer, dare@edu.au.dk for more information regarding the position.

Note that the Danish School of Education is located in both Copenhagen and Aarhus. Visit the Danish School of Education’s website: http://edu.au.dk/en/. The position is based at DPU Campus Aarhus.

For questions about working at Aarhus University, visit http://talent.au.dk/working-at-aarhus-university/

For questions about relocating to Denmark, visit http://ias.au.dk/international-academic-staff-ias/

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.


Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Application deadline
31 July 2020


Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

2-year Postdoc Position in European project on a Linguistic and Visual Analysis of European Far-Right Online Communities´ Politics of Identity

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a two-year postdoc position starting on 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research.

This is an exciting opportunity for a social scientist specializing on visual methods and qualitative analysis to join a new research team that will conduct a large-scale study of European far-right online landscape in 7 countries.

Job description
The PostDoc will collaborate with Associate Professor Nicole Doerr on the research project “Extreme Identities: A Linguistic and Visual Analysis of European Far-Right Online Communities’ Politics of Identity.” ExId will study extreme right wing digital networks combining computer based digital media analysis and qualitative methods of visual analysis. The postdoc will play a crucial role in developing the project’s methodological innovations on qualitative visual social sciences data analysis. The multidisciplinary ExId project team will build a database of the images (pictures, caricatures, etc.) used by far right movements on their online platforms combining qualitative and quantitative visual analysis.

The Research project ExId is funded by the EU’s NORFACE Democratic Governance in a Turbulent Age research program and aims at offering a comprehensive analysis of the European far-right online landscape. Using and further developing cutting-edge computational methods complemented by qualitative analysis, the team will identify the many online far-right communities present in 7 European countries, map their relationships, and expose how these communities, through language and visual imagery, make some issues salient and construct particular collective identities. The project runs from 2020 through 2022. Building on the specific yet overlapping strengths of its collaborators in Exeter, Dublin and Copenhagen, the ExId research team will offer a dynamic analysis of both the evolution of the European far-right online landscape, and its linguistic and visual content, exploring phenomena such as the impact of real-world events on websites’ content or circulation of linguistic/visual tropes across groups.

ExID is a collaborative project, and the candidate is expected to work both independently and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary research team to break new ground in the study of visual and computational linguistic social science data analysis of far right online communities and their politics of identity. The main role of the postdoc is to conduct qualitative visual analysis of digital data in cooperating with other team members specializing on collecting and analyzing large digital data sets using computational linguistic and visual analysis.

The postdoc position is a full-time research position and does not involve any teaching obligations. The candidate is also expected take part in the academic life of the Department of Sociology and will be part of the Copenhagen Research Centre on Political Mobilisation and Social Movements. The University of Copenhagen and its Department of Sociology are a hub for multidisciplinary visual social sciences data analysis and research on extremism, also connected to the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Sciences and the Copenhagen Centre of Political Mobilisation and Social Movement Studies.

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in sociology, political science, media and communication, visual art, art history, cultural studies, or related fields. We seek applicants with strong visual methods and experience with qualitative visual social science data analysis. Familiarity with multimodal methods, statistics, or computational text analysis is a plus. We seek candidates with good communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

For further information about the position, please contact Nicole Doerr (nd@soc.ku.dk)

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020: https://www.retsinformation.dk/eli/lta/2019/1443  (in Danish only)

Salary and conditions of employment
Salary and terms of appointment will be in accordance with an agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 415.000 – 437.000 (EUR 55,000 – 57,900 app.). The University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible.

An agreement between The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk ​​http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk

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

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages). The cover letter should specify how the applicant’s qualifications and experiences match the project’s focus on studying visual images and materials using qualitative data.
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with*.
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment and the PhD thesis (if applicable). The selected publications must be uploaded as attachments. Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Application procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Head of department subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant. 

The University of Copenhagen encourages everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR South City, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0464/20-2I.

Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online not later than October 1, 2020. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Sociology
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoc on Innovation Policy in China

The Department of Organization invites applications for a postdoc position within the field of STS and organization studies. The position (research and teaching) is funded for a period of 2 years and 3 months. The successful candidate must take up the position before the end of 2020 and be willing to spend 6 months in China. Candidates should not previously have received postdoc funding from the Sino-Danish Centre.

The postdoc position is linked to the collaborative research project “Isomorphic differences: familiarity and distinctiveness in national science and innovation policies” funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The postdoc has a special focus on current Chinese science and innovation policy, organizational initiatives and the global travel of policy ideas and practices. We are interested in someone who can study this topic from a sociology of science and technology (STS) or organization studies perspective; conduct comparative analysis of policy documents and statements, institutional structures and initiatives, and the perspectives of key actors; investigate a selected “big science” collaboration in China; help explore the similarities and differences between Chinese science and innovation policy and those of the USA and Denmark. The scholarship requires the candidate to conduct empirical fieldwork in China, but also to be willing to stay for the main part of the scholarship in the Copenhagen area.

The Department of Organization (IOA) pursues a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in organizations and institutions. Our research is driven by an interest in organization as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. Our approach is interdisciplinary and combines social scientific traditions such as organization theory, sociology, science and technology studies, political economy, and social psychology in the analysis of organizing processes and their outcomes. Methodologically, we value qualitative research methods highly and often adopt case study and fieldwork methodology.

The teaching responsibilities associated with the position comprise undergraduate teaching and supervision in subjects such as organization theory, organizational analysis, political economy and qualitative methods.

The post doc is a non-tenured position which entails 2/3 research obligation and 1/3 teaching.

Qualifications

The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on the research potential of the candidate. The candidate’s research interests should be relevant to the job description.

The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken) and preferably also be able to speak Chinese.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Professor Alan Irwin, e-mail: ai.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.  

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
 

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Applications must include:

  1. A summary of the candidate’s main strengths and abilities.
         
  2. A five-page project proposal (excl. bibliography) concerning research plans for the next two and a quarter years.
     
  3. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
     
  4. With regard to publications marked with an *, only publications written in English or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.
     
  5. Information indicating experience in research management, teaching, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
     
  6. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
     
  7. Transcript of PhD degree and a full CV  

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist a minimum of two applicants; if possible, five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be reviewed by an Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and, later in the process, about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Closing date: August 6th, 2020

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.
 

Closing date: 6 August 2020.

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The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Thursday August 6th, 2020

PhD Scholarship at the Department of Management, Society, and Communication

The Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for one vacant PhD scholarship within the department’s areas of research.

Multi-disciplinary by design, MSC leverages the synergies of its faculty to explore the conditions and practices of responsible management, organisation and governance in a globalising world, sharing a particular concern with culture, communication and context as lenses to understand the interaction and interdependencies of business and society.

MSC’s research is organised in three research environments, each with a number of sub-areas of specialization:

  1. The CBS Sustainability Centre (more info: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-management-society-and-communication/cbs-sustainability)
  2. The Centre of Business and Development Studies (CBDS: more info: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-management-society-and-communication/centre-business-and-development-studies-cbds)
  3. The Communication, Organisation and Governance (COG) Research Cluster
    (more info: https://www.cbs.dk/files/cbs.dk/cluster_0.pdf)

Applicants are required to develop a well-specified research proposal, which should be linked to one or more of these research environments. This may include addressing topic areas like:

  • The challenges of fostering practices and transformations towards sustainability of organizations, markets, individuals, and society at large
  • The relations between business, government and civil society in governing sustainable development, particularly in the Global South
  • The dynamic interplay of communication, organization and governance (especially in the age of digital media), including issues such as diversity, culture, learning, change, and/or (responsible) management and leadership, as these pertain to contemporary organizations

We invite interested candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds in the human and social sciences, such as management and organisation studies, economics, media and communication studies, culture studies, development studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, or geography.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

General information

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 %
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS website for more information about the PhD program: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

The planned starting date for the positions is on 1 December 2020 but may be agreed upon individually.

The Department will give priority to applicants with

  • High grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis (see info on equivalents: http://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
  • A background in social sciences and in particular business management and economics
  • An interest in joining (one or more of) the Department’s research environments 

Application

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project proposal. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include:

  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • List of papers and publications
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
  • Documentation for English language skills including proof of written English proficiency
  • Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Recruitment procedure 

The Recruitment Committee makes a shortlist of the applicants that will be evaluated by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. 

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. 

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

For further information please contact:  Head of Department Dorte Salskov-Iversen, e-mail dsi.msc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/msc

Closing date: 7 August 2020.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

PhD scholarship at Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

The Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for one open PhD scholarship within the Department’s areas of research.

By open we mean a proposal for study that covers any aspect of research carried out at MPP.  MPP carries out disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on management, philosophy, history, law, politics, private and public sectors. It is thus positioned at the centre of CBS. It is organised into different research groups: politics; business history: management philosophy; management and entrepreneurship; and law. Faculty within these groups have research backgrounds in many areas, including: management and organization studies, sociology, philosophy, history, cultural theory, cultural history  & cultural economics, law, legal theory, anthropology, theology, ethics, technology and media theory, entrepreneurship, gender and diversity studies, design and aesthetics, finance, and many others. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the human within its multiple environments: work, nature, economy, civil, the state, and the corporation.  

Further info about the department: cbs.dk/mpp. We invite applications in any area which fits the departmental profile and can be supervised within it (by two members of faculty)   We invite interested candidates from different disciplinary and multidisciplinary backgrounds in the human and social sciences that would be relevant to these themes. 

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 %.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 

The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD school.

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS website for more information about the PhD program: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

The planned starting date for the positions is on 1 October 2020 but may be agreed upon individually.

The Department will give priority to applicants with

  • High grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis (see info on equivalents: http://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
  • A background in social sciences
  • An interest in joining (one or more of) the Department’s research environments 

Application
The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project proposal. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include:

  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • List of papers and publications
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
  • Documentation for English language skills including proof of written English proficiency
  • Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

 
Recruitment procedure 

The Recruitment Committee makes a shortlist of the applicants that will be evaluated by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. 

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. 

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
 
For further information please contact:  Head of Department Mitchell Dean, e-mail md.mpp@cbs.dk or PhD coordinator Robin Holt, e-mail rh.mpp@cbs.dk.Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp

 
Closing date: 
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Closing date: 31 July 2020.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position: Disturbance ecologies and the social organisation of past anthropogenic landscapes

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The position is full-time and is expected to begin on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will be based in Aarhus at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard.

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Research context
The postdoc will be part of the research project ‘Anthropogenic Heathlands: The Social Organization of Super-Resilient Past Human Ecosystems’(ANTHEA), headed by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Mette Løvschal and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Across the planet, pastoral regimes are currently transforming into other types of land-holding, while privatisation processes are rapidly turning former large-scale, collectively governed pastures into parcelled-up areas. This increases the need for knowledge about the long-term resilience and vulnerability of human-nature entanglements and (common forms of) land governance. A northwest-European pendant, the anthropogenic heathlands, emerged more than 4,000 years ago, when small-scale agropastoral communities in Northern Europe began the first fire-based management of naturally occurring heather. Some of these grazing regimes, spanning thousands of hectares, existed until the 18th-19th century. Without frequent disturbances, anthropogenic heathland will turn into dwarf shrub or forest. So the survival of these areas suggests the existence ofhighly specialised forms of human-nature entanglements and social organisation with the unique capacity to persist. This project envisages a new understanding of the social organisation of past grazing and fire-management regimes, and seeks to radically alter our knowledge of emergent, long-term human-nature entanglements and ecologies thriving on disturbance.

The position
For this particular assignment, we are looking for an intellectually flexible and dedicated researcher with strong analytical skills related to philosophy, social anthropology, history or archaeology – and with interests in disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and social governance.

The successful applicant and the PI will share responsibility for Work Package 3 of the project, which is aimed at the first-ever examination of the forms of social organisation and human/non-human entanglements in past anthropogenic heathlands responsible for their extremely long-term persistence. Essentially, the work package will investigate which forms of social organisation were so resilient that they were capable of sustaining the same ecosystem over more than four thousand years.

The work package is partly based on case study areas in Northern Europe (2800 BC-AD 1000) shared with the project team. The applicants should therefore be prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with the project team members, including landscape archaeologists and palynologists, and be willing to acquaint themselves with these kinds of data.

Applicants are asked to submit a three-five-page research proposal in which they present an anthropological and/or philosophical perspective on the social dynamics of heathland organisation, and propose ways to expand this sub-project, focusing particularly on epistemological issues of interest, key theoretical approaches and relevant literature and analytical objects.

In addition, applicants should submit:

  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position (maximum one page) 
  • publications (maximum five)

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded, in cooperation with the PI
  • conduct fieldwork and data collection in Denmark
  • present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals (minimum four publications) in a timely fashion
  • contribute to the organisation of research workshops and an international conference by the end of the postdoc period
  • teach at BA and/or MA level (maximum 20%, by agreement)
  • work both independently and collaboratively with the PI, experts and other postdocs from other disciplines, in particular archaeology and paleoecology in terms of presenting and discussing empirical data, ideas and results

Qualifications and job requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in philosophy, social anthropology, ethnography, history, archaeology or similar subject fields.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant research profile of high research quality, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.

Applicants must also document:

  • an interest in human-landscape interactions over longer time-spans
  • doctoral level experience of studies of spaces and landscapes, time and temporality and/or social governance
  • knowledge of anthropological and philosophical debates about disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and commoning
  • fluency in written and spoken English, and the willingness to acquaint themselves with Danish if they do not speak Danish 

Applications must be uploaded in English.

Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed; a list of publications or cover pages will not be sufficient. Applications that are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed.

References or recommendations should not be included with the application. Applicants who are selected for a job interview may be asked to provide professional references.

Members of academic staff at Aarhus University are expected to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and cross-disciplinary work environment, and we emphasise the importance of participation in the daily life of the department.

For further information about the position and the ERC project (including a project description), please contact ANTHEA Principal Investigator Mette Løvschal by e-mail lovschal@cas.au.dk.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn by e-mail mbb@au.dk

The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

–  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
–  From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
–  From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
–  From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Questions about the position?

Mette Løvschal Associate professor, School of Culture and Society – Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies lovschal@cas.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Arts Administrative Centre – Arts HR emply.ar.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 3 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Monday August 3rd, 2020

PhD Fellowship in Developmental Psychology

Job description

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD position in Developmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, to work on the research project “The role of parental speech on infant language development: Insights from Norwegian language”, financed by a FRIPRO-grant of the Norwegian Research Council.  

The project examines, in a longitudinal design, the role of infant-directed speech in language development of Norwegian 6- to 18-month-old infants. The successful candidate will contribute to participant recruitment and data collection. In addition, the candidate will perform acoustic analyses of parental speech addressed to infants at 6, 9, 12 and 15 months and will examine how the acoustic features of parental speech predict infants’ performance in eye-tracking linguistic tasks administered at 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age.

The project is led by Dr Natalia Kartushina, in collaboration with Pr Julien Mayor (Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo) and Dr Alejandrina Cristia (CNRS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris). The PhD-researcher will work within the Babyling Lab based at the Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP).

More about the position

The appointment is a full time three-year position. It is expected that the PhD fellow will join the project in October 2020.

The research fellow will take part in the Department’s PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period.

The Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology has around 50 national and international permanent and non-permanent full time employees, including professors and associate professors, university lecturers, postdoc and PhD fellows. The Section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional (Clinical) and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in psychology, linguistics or related fields. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS with a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of quantitative statistical methods
  • Solid theoretical and methodological background in experimental psychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology or related fields
  • Ambitions for high-quality research within the project, as evidenced by the required cover letter, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position
  • Enthusiasm for the topic
  • Experience with software such as R, SPSS, Python or Matlab
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Preferable qualififcations 

  • Experience in language development research
  • Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently
  • Experience with eye-tracking
  • Publications, conference participation and experience as research assistant, especially within the field of language development are an advantage
  • Open Science practice is a plus
  • Experience with acoustic analysis of speech (e.g., with Praat) is an advantage
  • Computational skills is a plus
  • Knowledge of Norwegian language (or a Scandinavian language) is an advantage

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in position as PhD Fellow (position code 1017)
  • The possibility to attend conferences, courses and workshop
  • 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)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications; those publications that the applicant wishes to be considered for the position should be highlighted (up to three) 
  • 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.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

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

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

Contact information

Project leader: Natalia Kartushina: natalia.kartushina@psykologi.uio.no   

Head of Office: Joakim Dyrnes; joakim.dyrnes@psykologi.uio.no, +47 22855246

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 Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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Deadline

5th August 2020

Post expires on Wednesday August 5th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

Job description

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

People working together

Requirements

We are seeking candidates with the potential to contribute to the development of Human Geography as a discipline. Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Human Geography or equivalent. Candidates are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of Human Geography at the department. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.

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

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

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

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

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

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications 
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including publications). The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis.
  • 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, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

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

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

Contact information

Faculty of Social Sciences

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department


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1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

PhD Research Fellow(s) in Sociology

Job description

There are 1-2 vacant research fellowships (SKO 1017) at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. The position(s) are for a period of up to three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

people working together

Requirements

We are seeking candidates with the potential to contribute to the development of Sociology as a discipline. Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Sociology or equivalent. Candidates are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of Sociology at the department. Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Sociology or equivalent. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds who wish to apply must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of Sociology. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.

Research fellows should have research interests within one or more of the main areas of Sociological research at the Department: Global challenges, Migration and integration, Cultural and political participation, The Nordic model, Family and the life course, Social inequality, Working life, and Marginalisation. Questions regarding the scope of the thematic areas may be addressed to Professor Mette Andersson (see below). The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he wants to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an account of how the project relates to the mentioned research areas.

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

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

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

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board and will be based on a consideration of the Department’s current budget situation, teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including publications). The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis.
  • 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, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

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

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

Contact information

Faculty of Social Sciences

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

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1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Money and its use in the Middle Ages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) on the subject Money and its uses in Medieval Northern Europe (c.950-1350) is available at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.

The Museum of Cultural History manages the largest archaeological and ethnographic collections in Norway, including finds from prehistoric times to the reformation, and with ethnographic and numismatic objects from all parts of the world until modern times.

Numismatic is part of the Department of Ethnography, Numismatics, Classical Archaeology and University History, and curates a large collection of coins, banknotes, and medals, spanning from some of the first coins minted to modern paper money. It boasts a large numismatic library and is a part of the research infrastructure of the University of Oslo, which provides access to a wide network of university libraries. Research at the Coin Cabinet has traditionally centered on the Norwegian and Northern European Medieval and late Viking Age coinage, of which it contains world class collections, especially Norwegian, Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon and German coins.

The project proposal for the position shall be an independently formulated research proposal, related to one of the following thematic areas:

  • Administration of Coinage and monetary regimes
  • Money and Religion in Urban and Rural Societies
  • Money and its uses in commercial, cultural and social relations

The successful candidate is expected to join the Museum’s existing research milieu and contribute to its development.

Kulturhistoriske objekter

More about the position

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The doctoral research fellows will follow the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities.

The applicant must fulfill the requirements for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, and is responsible for applying for admission within the given deadlines. 

PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment, along with a written recommendation from their supervisor, within 3 years after the start of their PhD position will be offered a 12 months completion grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Medieval History, Numismatics, Archaeology, Historical Anthropology or closely related fields such as Religion, Economy, Sociology or equivalent. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance, proposed use of the Museum’s numismatic collections, and a innovative approach
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600,- to  523 200,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • 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

  • Application letter describing the qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description, including progress plan for the project (4-6 pages)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of reference persons: 2 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

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

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Section Manager Olav Hamran, phone: +47 22845779, e-mail olav.hamran@khm.uio.no

Professor Svein Gullbekk, phone: +47 22859946, e-mail: s.h.gullbekk@khm.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

The Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo is one of Norway’s largest museums of cultural history and, in addition to being a museum, it is a university department equal in status to UiO’s faculties. It houses Norway’s largest archaeological collection of artefacts from pre-history and the Middle Ages, including the Viking ships at Bygdøy, a considerable collection of medieval ecclesiastical art, a collection of antiques from the Mediterranean region and an archive of runic inscriptions. Furthermore, the museum possesses a comprehensive ethnographic collection of artefacts from all continents, as well as Norway’s by far largest collection of historic coinage

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1st September 2020

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Doctoral position in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), at least one Malmo

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About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban, and international university located in the centre of Malmö. We have about 1,900 employees and 25,000 students. Our research and our education programmes are shaped by the role of the university in an open society: to contribute to a sustainable and equal society through a scientific approach in collaboration with other societal actors. One of our priorities is to identify and take on the challenges of the future. Our researchers and students want to be at the centre of events and, together with others, create, share and disseminate knowledge in order to understand, explain, and develop societies, both locally and globally.

The Faculty of Culture and Society
The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies. The Faculty is hosting two of the university’s five research centres as well as three research platforms. Read more about research at Culture and Society here .

Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)
The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment consisting of eight subjects: European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), International Relations, Caucasus Studies, Human Rights, and Political Science. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), CFM (Collaborative Future-Making) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) was established in January 2007 with the goal of strengthening MAU’s migration research profile. Today MIM has grown to be an active research hub and has expanded MAU’s international networks and built bridges between the university and non-academic actors. MIM consists of a number of senior and junior researchers and a large international network of affiliated researchers.

Doctoral programme in International Migration and Ethnic relations (IMER)
Scholars within IMER study, among other subjects, the national, regional, international and global causes and effects of migration in both the society of origin and destination on a structural, institutional, collective, and individual level.

IMER is an inherently multi- and interdisciplinary subject, in which for instance sociology, political science, cultural geography, anthropology, economic history, economics, social work, history, ethnology, religious studies, gender studies, and cultural studies are represented.

The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

Employment as a doctoral student
Those employed as doctoral students will mainly carry out their own postgraduate studies (their work being located at Malmö University). Departmental duties of up to 20% may be included. The regulations regarding employment as a doctoral student are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Sections 1-7).

Eligibility requirements
The general requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) education are:

  1. received a second-cycle (masters) higher education degree;
  2. completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are second-cycle; or
  3. in some other way, nationally or internationally, acquired equivalent knowledge.

Specific requirements

  • A second-cycle degree in IMER or in another subject relevant to IMER.
  • Ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English is essential.

Assessment criteria

When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 7 Section 5).

The assessment is based on the basic and special eligibility requirements (see above). Other important indicators of the ability to complete postgraduate education are the applicant’s second-cycle (masters) thesis, scientific publications, other publications, and a research plan. The assessment of the research plan is based on its feasibility, originality and relevance to IMER. The research plan should have a clear, well expressed and motivated methodology. We encourage applicants with different kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches.

The assessment is also based on the ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English.

Information
Head of Department Magnus Ericson, tel. 040-665 71 76, magnus.ericson@mau.se
Responsible for doctoral education, Professor Maja Povrzanović Frykman, maja.frykman@mau.se
Professor Pieter Bevelander, tel. 040-665 7343, pieter.bevelander@mau.se
Human Resources specialist Rebecca Nordh, rebecca.nordh@mau.se

Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

Application
You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “Apply/Ansök”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 7 September 2020.

The application should include the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. CV with up to three references. (References shall include title, affiliation, email address, phone number, and the relationship to the applicant)
  3. Certificates (second-cycle education diploma and grades; certificates of relevant work or internship experience)
  4. Research plan (up to 2,000 words, excluding references)
  5. List of your scientific publications and other texts (including degree theses) relevant to the position
  6. Copies of second-cycle (masters) thesis and up to two additional selected publications (no more than three documents)

Additional information
Employment is full-time and time restricted according to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Section 7.

Starting date 
1 February 2021

Trade union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se
OFR, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

PhD Student Union representative
Michel Anderlini, michel-vincent.anderlini@mau.se

We look forward to receiving your application!

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