Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entrainment and Pleasure

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Entrainment and Pleasure is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

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

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

More about the position

The doctoral fellow will carry out experimental research into the phenomenon of entrainment in the context of music listening. Entrainment can be understood in broad terms, as it can take place on multiple levels, and at different time-scales (ranging from perceptual attuning to motor synchrony, for example). In particular, the affective and social effects of entrainment (e.g., pleasure and social bonding) would be relevant areas of investigation. Possible methodological approaches include motion capture (motor entrainment), EEG (neural/perceptual entrainment), and/or behavioural/self-report experiments.

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

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. All PhD Candidates at the Faculty of Humanities who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in music psychology, musicology, psychology, or other relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Experience with one or more of the following methodologies: experimental design, motion capture (optical or inertial), EEG
  • Academic expertise in music psychology/music cognition and statistics is an advantage
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

  • The applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Very good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

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

 

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

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

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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

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

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

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Mira Kramarova, mira.kramarova@hf.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.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

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

 

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Doctoral student, spaces of Roman Republicanism

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of a

DOCTORAL STUDENT, SPACES OF ROMAN REPUBLICANISM

for a fixed term of four years starting from 1 February 2018 onwards (or as agreed) ) to contribute to the research project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw, www.spacelaw.fi).

Successful candidates are expected to work full time and to complete their doctorates in four years.

The SpaceLaw research project is located at the Centre for European Studies of the University of Helsinki. It is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant and led by Dr. Kaius Tuori.

The project has two main research questions that explore the theme by the confrontation of ideas and their contexts in both the ancient Roman Republican tradition and its afterlife in the European tradition:
1) What is the relationship between the Republican ideals and administrative practices and how is their change visible in the spaces of administration from the Roman Republic to modern Republicanism?
2) How the changes in the context and space of administration reflect in the social topography, the public and private spheres of governance?
Administrative professionalization has conventionally been the hallmark of a modern state. Ever since Weber, the conceptual separation of the office and its holder has defined the European way of governance. This separation equally defined it from both its feudalistic predecessors and failed states prone to corruption and nepotism. The origin of this European tradition of the separation of public and private has been seen in the Roman Republican state with its strict responsibilities, term limits and defined powers of its magistracies. This separation was made concrete in the building of public spaces for political and administrative purposes, in settings whose magnificence and grandeur reflected the value that the society held them. In the European tradition, public spaces were a demonstration of public power. While the spatial settings as have been studied in relation to monarchical settings like courts, Republican administration has been neglected. The problem is that much of what is known about the Roman Republican administrative practice fits this image badly. For example, how is it possible to have professional administration if the magistrates are not paid and have no offices to work? The purpose of this project is to challenge that assumption and to propose a new model of the Roman governance through a novel re-evaluation of the ancient Roman administrative tradition and its links with the European heritage through the issue of administrative space. Spatial analysis allows the observer to break beyond the limits of the self-understanding of the sources and to approach fundamental connections between questions of power, law and governance.

The doctoral student will work on a thesis linked with subprojects A and C of the project.
Subproject A: The Emergence of the Republican Tradition explores how the Republican tradition of administration was shaped by its historic, spatial, economic, social and philosophical contexts by examining four case studies. How does the change in the interpretations of the tradition correspond with the changes in its spatial and immaterial context? The results of a survey of the corpus of the Roman Republican texts on the theory and practice of administration and administrative space will be compared with the other case studies of the Republicanist tradition.

Subproject C: The Legal Framework and the Administrative Process analyses how Roman jurists and other elite authors conceptualized the legal framework of the administrative state and the process of administration. How jurisprudence and legal practice conceptualized space in administration? What were the needs and requirements of space for legal administration and how do legal texts reflect space? The result will be an unorthodox interpretation of how the law created space and was created in spaces such as the Forum.

The doctoral student will work alongside and in collaboration with the PI, the two post-docs, one doctoral student and coordinator of the project. Potential applicants are encouraged to check the project website for information about the other researchers and their personal projects. Research plans concerning the intellectual tradition of republicanism, on the relationship between the legal and administrative framework as well as comparative projects on public sphere and public spaces are especially welcome.

The doctoral student may have a background in law, humanities and/or social sciences. Students with different specializations in i.a classics, intellectual history, ancient history and Roman law are encouraged to apply.

The duties of a doctoral student are to work on her/his own doctoral thesis and to complete her/his postgraduate studies in four years. The duties also include teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in a field that is relevant to the research topic and have a high quality research proposal. Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to classics, ancient history, intellectual history, general history, and Roman law. Other requirements include proven ability and motivation, demonstrated through previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. Fluency in English language is required.

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

The salary shall be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The gross salary range will be approx. 2065–3022 euros per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. In addition, occupational healthcare will be provided. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents as a single pdf file:
1) A curriculum vitae (max 2 pages).
2) A list of publications.
3) A research plan not exceeding four (4) pages including a statement outlining how the proposed topic fits to the profile of the research project.
4) Contact information and recommendation from one referee.

For instructions, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences/faculty/applying-f….

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

Further information about the position and about the research project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition may be obtained (in Finnish and English) from Dr. Kaius Tuori (kaius.tuori@helsinki.fi). In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

Due date

03.12.2018 23:59 EET

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Post expires on Monday December 3rd, 2018

Postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Urban Research, at least two

Ref REK 2.2.1-2018/233

About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are our highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally. Postdoctoral research will take place in line with Malmö University’s vision, core values and objectives (Malmö University Strategy)

About the Institute for Urban Research
The Institute for Urban Research is a newly established (2018) university-wide research centre that brings together all urban research at Malmö University. The IUR is the first institute for urban research in the Oresound region – the region with one of the highest urban growth rates in Europe.

It seeks to consolidate urban research at Malmö University and make Malmö University grow into one of the most prominent places for urban research in Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe. The IUR aims at shaping a collective identity for urban research at Malmö University and creating a research body that adds quality to our research activities. It seeks to create a research infrastructure that clearly meets the research priorities of both the Swedish government and the European Union. The IUR is open to all urban research but has a specific focus on urban renewal and housing, urban economics, mobilities, urban ecology, urban economics, migration and social sustainability.

Our website is currently under development and will appear on www.mau.se when it is ready.

About the postdoctoral positions
The postdoc positions are for 2 years and will mainly involve research within the field of urban research. The postdocs will be involved in all aspects of the research process, including project planning, research design, empirical analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. The postdocs will spend up to 20 percent of their time on management and administration of the Institute for Urban Research. The postdocs will also actively participate in the activities of the Institute for Urban Research such as seminars and workshops.

Qualifications
Candidates should have obtained a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of urban studies or any related field (for example geography, planning, political science, sociology, economics, architecture, history, design and other related disciplines). The PhD should be completed no more than three years before the last date for application.

Selection criteria
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended to be an initial career step, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

These are the assessment criteria:

  • Quality of the research proposal (originality, feasibility, outcomes)
  • Experience with research grant applications
  • Good ability to develop and conduct high quality research within the field of urban studies including
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to display rigour in problem formulations and research plans
    • Theoretical and methodological maturity
  • Excellent communication skills in English in both speech and writing
  • Proven ability to co-operate with colleagues in other disciplines

Contacts
For Malmö University: Guy Baeten, Director of the Institute for Urban Research, guy.baeten@mau.se
Kerstin Sandell, Head of Department of Urban Studies, Kerstin.sandell@mau.se.
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Anne Olsson, Human Resources, anne.olsson@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 “ansök/apply”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete and your application must be received no later than 3 December 2018.

The application consists of the following elements:

  1. Personal letter with motivation
  2. CV including contact information for two reference persons
  3. List of publications relevant for the employment
  4. A research plan (max 5 pages). The research plan should preferably cover purpose and aim, research questions, account of methodological approach and data as well as theoretical framework.
  5. Grades and certificates
  6. Main publications (max five including the PhD thesis)

If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with the right reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/233 to the HR-department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with the right reference number.

Additional information
The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years.

At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.

Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities.

Starting date
Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement

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

Apply

Post expires on Monday December 3rd, 2018

A doctoral student in Public Administration with focus on Management Control (financial reporting in Swedish municipalities)

The School of Public Administration is seeking a qualified and motivated person for a PhD student position in Public Administration who will be part of a research group that is interested in management control. Researchers in this group are focusing on the role of accounting and management in public administration. Areas of interest include management principles, forms of accountability: efficiency problems, and coordination. We welcome candidates with research interests in line with these themes as well as candidates who will contribute with new perspectives.

The position as a PhD candidate will be linked to a research project on financial reporting. The aim of the project is to generate knowledge about how factors, related accountants and auditors, affect the quality of financial reporting in Swedish municipalities.

The School of Public Administration is a department within the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg. We provide education and research in the discipline Public Administration.

Public Administration is multi-disciplinary, combining perspectives in the study of the function of the public sector and its role in society.

We provide candidate, master and PhD degrees in Public Administration. We also provide single subject courses and contract education. Cooperation between the university and society is a core idea of School of Public Administration.

The School of Public Administration has (in October  2018) close to 60 employees of which 19 are PhD students. Our offices are in Campus Haga in central Gothenburg.

More information about our department is found on our web page www.spa.gu.se .

Job assignments

A PhD student is conducting research and is expected to contribute to the development of knowledge in the discipline Public Administration. The PhD student is expected to develop own ideas and communicate scientific results orally and in writing.

The aim of the doctoral studentship is for the PhD student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within Public Administration and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis.

Another aim for a PhD position in Public Administration is for the PhD student to develop an ability to later apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other professional work.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet both general and specific entry requirements.

General entry requirements: To be eligible for postgraduate studies applicant must have (according to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1993:100 chapter 7, section 39):

  1. been awarded a second-cycle degree
  2. been awarded at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 must be at second-cycle level, or
  3. acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements: To be eligible for postgraduate studies applicants must have (cf Swedish Higher Education ordinance, chapter 7 section 40): completed a second-cycle degree in public administration or a second-cycle degree incorporating a dredger project focusing on public administration. The specific entry requirements are also met by applicants who have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in the Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 7. The chosen candidates are those deemed most likely to complete the programme successfully. The availability of supervisors within the department is also a factor. As a base for this evaluation, the following criteria will be used:

  1. The Master Thesis and other relevant texts will be evaluated according to traditional criteria for scientific quality. An overall assessment is made based on the candidate’s ability to formulate a research problem; theoretical orientation; methodological awareness; analytical abilities; and presentation. Good skills in quantitative methodology is a prerequisite for the position.
  2. A project proposal in which the candidate present a research interest and a suggested theme for the dissertation. The proposal should indicate familiarity with earlier and current research and show the ability to formulate scientific problems.
  3. Degree certificates.
  4. CV, course grades and other documents claimed by the candidate. Assessments and merits in areas relevant for research in Public Administration will be included in the evaluation.
  5. Letters of recommendation (not mandatory)
  6. Documented ability to communicate in both Swedish and English – in speech and writing.
  7. Declared intention to take an active part in the academic milieu of School of Public Administration in Gothenburg.
  8. Interviews may be included as part of the evaluation process.

A PhD student position could also be available for candidates whose employer is prepared to finance the education, so-called external position. The assessment criteria for external positions are the same as above. A special agreement is established for such positions.

Employment

Employment: Time-limited employment, four years
Extent: 100%
Location: School of Public Administration, Gothenburg
First day of employment: January 1st 2019 (or other time by agreement)

Provision for employment as a PhD student are contained in the SFS 1988:80 regulation. Only the one who is admitted to postgraduate education may be assigned as a holder of employment as PhD student. In addition to the obligation to engage in their own postgraduate education, the holder may be required to perform duties relating to education, research and administrative work in accordance with specific provisions of the regulation.

The position is limited to four years in duration and is carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum 50%). The position may include departmental duties corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly.

The university applies a local agreement on the salary of PhD students.

Appointment procedure

Applications are prepared by a working group, decisions on admission are taken by the head of the department. Interviews with a selection of applicants can be conducted. Decision on admissions cannot be appealed.

For further information

For inquiries about the employment contact:

David Karlsson, Deputy Head of Department, responsible for research and the PhD programme
Tel: + 4631-786 1741
E-mail address: david.karlsson@spa.gu.se

Pierre Donatella, PhD and Project Manager of the research project on financial reporting
Tel: + 4631-786 4968
E-mail address: pierre.donatella@spa.gu.se

Pirjo Ledesund, Human Resources Officer
Tel + 4631-786 2944
E-mail address: pirjo.ledesund@spa.gu.se

Hanna Hellgren, PhD student representative
Tel: + 4631-786 6314
E-mail address: hanna.hellgren@spa.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives/

Application

Register your application electronically under “Apply Online”. In order for the application to be complete, it must contain the following:

1) A presentation letter of up to 1,000 words (about 2 pages), preferably shorter. The letter shall contain three paragraphs in the following order:
a) a short presentation of yourself including a brief presentation of your qualifications and an account of your ability to communicate in speech and in writing in both Swedish and English.
b) a brief presentation of your research interests where you motivate why you would like to belong to a research group in public administration which is interested in management control
c) a brief explanation of why the School of Public Administration is interesting to you, including a statement of how you intend to participate actively in the academic milieu of the School of Public Administration if you do not live in Gothenburg at the time of application.

2) CV, including a publication list (if publication list is available).

3) An essay. Normally, the thesis work (usually master thesis) is submitted, but it may also be a process or further development of the essay, such as an article, a book chapter or other similar work. We only consider texts in Swedish and English or translations into any of these languages. In the case of translations, the original text must also be attached and the text should be translated in its entirety.

4) A project outline in which the applicant provides a preliminary proposal for a planned dissertation and research focus within the framework of the above-mentioned project. Max 1,500 words (about 3 pages), excluding references.

5) Certified copies of academic grades and, where applicable, certificates of other relevant qualifications. Recommendation letters can be attached, but are not mandatory.

Please note that it is up to the applicant to complete the application, and that incomplete applications or additions after the deadline date will not be taken into account.

All electronic documents must be submitted as PDF files.

Any scientific publication, writing and the like that are not in electronic form must be sent to (Mark your documents with a reference number PAR 2018/1562):

University of Gothenburg
School of Public Administration
To. Pirjo Ledesund
P.O.Box 710
SE 405 30 Gothenburg
Sweden

The application must be received by December 3rd 2018

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Monday December 3rd, 2018

Post-doctoral research fellow in social and ecological values assessment

Ref Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4061

Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap

Department

The Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management is part of the faculty for Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Sciences. Teaching and research responsibilities of the department cover six thematic areas: landscape planning, landscape analysis, governance and management, urban vegetation, cultural heritage, and design of urban landscapes. Teaching and research are multidisciplinary, including the perspectives of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology. Of special concern is the development of action-oriented knowledge about society and sustainable urban environments through studies of planning and design practices. The department’s staff comprises 80 members, active in both teaching and research.

Duties:

We are searching for a Post-Doc to work on research within the VIVA-PLAN project being coordinated by SLU. The VIVA-PLAN project aims to develop a sustainable spatial planning framework for revitalising in-between spaces for social inclusion, biodiversity and well-being, including safety and security. Empirical research will be conducted in three study sites within Malmö, Södertälje and Copenhagen, with support from the international reference sites of Winnipeg (Canada) and Utrecht (NL).

This role will involve research tasks over three years. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks, among others: 1) the assessment of ecological values for in-between spaces; 2) the application of public participation GIS tools for identifying the different types of social values assigned to in-between spaces by residents in each area; and 3) support the creation of a comprehensive report that presents key methods, results and policy implications.

Specific tasks include literature reviews, data management and collection, analysing and compiling results in a report, and the writing of academic journal articles.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • PhD in ecology, social sciences or related field
  • Demonstrated experience working on the assessment of social and ecological values in urban areas
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging diverse stakeholders (e.g., industry, government, academics and landholders)
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills, including a record of publication in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Effective inter- and intrapersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working cohesively in an inter-disciplinary team environment

Desired: 

  • Research track record in environmental science or environmental social science
  • Ability to work independently and to support online meetings
  • Well-networked in international research and stakeholder communities
  • Ability to speak Swedish or Danish will be an advantage.

Place of work:

Most of the work will be located at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Alnarp, Sweden. Some field work and attendance of meetings across the European Union will be expected.  Regular online meetings with the project team will be conducted.

Form of employment:

Temporary employment, 24 months, extension can be discussed.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

February 2019 or according to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2018-12-07, use the button below.

The application should include an application letter describing your motivation for applying for the position and your research interests, addressing the required and desired qualifications below (2 pages), as well as a CV that includes a list of publications, a sample of your work, (e.g. a journal article), contact information of two reference persons and PhD diploma/certificate.

Additionally, applicants should provide a 2000 word research proposal in English that addresses the topics outlined here, being sure to articulate how the project addresses questions related to the assessment of social and ecological values in urban areas.

Academic union representatives:

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

Contact person

Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

Head of Department

+46 (0)40-415407

ingrid.sarlov-herlin@slu.se

Christopher Raymond

Associate Professor

christopher.raymond@slu.se

Apply

Post expires on Friday December 7th, 2018

Post-doc in Environmental Economics

Ref SLU.ua.2018.2.5.1-4020

Department of Economics

At the Department of Economics, research and teaching are conducted in the subjects economics and business studies. The department has master’s and bachelor programs in economics, and a PhD program. Priority areas in economics are 1) environment and natural resources  and 2) agricultural economics. The economics groups are in a period of renewal with two new professors and ongoing recruitment of two new university lecturers.

Duties:

The environmental economics group-see https://www.slu.se/env-econ-is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to boost our research team. The successful applicant will be expected to develop their own research in the area of environmental and resource economics, and to complement the research of the existing group members.  The position as a postdoctoral researcher implies at least 80% research.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants must have completed a PhD in economics, or be expecting to complete their PhD by March 1, 2019. Applicants should normally have completed their PhD no more than three years before the application deadline. Candidates must have broad competence in economics-micro, macro, and econometrics-and a demonstrated interest in environmental and natural resource economics. The ability to work constructively in a small group is essential.

Place of work:

Uppsala.

Form of employment:

Post-doctoral employment, 2 years (with first year probationary). Good chance of extension to 4 years employment in total.

Extent:

100%.

Starting date:

According to agreement, between 1 January and 1 August 2019.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 9 December 2018, use the button below.

Fackliga kontaktpersoner:

https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/

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

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

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Robert Hart

Professor

018671734

rob.hart@slu.se

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Post expires on Sunday December 9th, 2018

PhD Scholarships – Strategic Management

BI Norwegian Business School, the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is currently inviting applications for new doctoral scholarships, start date August 2019. The PhD specialisation in Strategic Management focuses on developing doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers in the area of strategic management. We encourage applications from students with a strong background in disciplines such as economics, business administration, and organizational and behavioral sciences. The ideal candidate is interested in pursuing an academic career in research and teaching, and has strong communication and analytical skills. We welcome research interests and project proposals in areas such as competitive strategy and business models, international strategy, corporate structures and governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, knowledge based strategy and strategic leadership and processes, alliances and M&As, as well as organizational design.

The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is currently home to about 40 faculty and 11 PhD students.  The Department is highly international (currently including 13 nationalities) with PhDs from some of the world’s best business schools (Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, among others). The department hosts research centers in IT, Construction, and Ocean Industries, which sponsor and provide data supporting faculty research, workshops and seminars. The doctoral program is an important element of the department’s research agenda and of BI’s vision of being one of the leading business schools in Europe. The selected candidates will be working closely with faculty and have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects. Their place of work will be at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.

Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a research masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialisation in Strategic Management by the early autumn of 2019, with a grade point average of B or higher.

Final year Master of Science students are encouraged to apply.

Accepted applicants will be offered close supervision and follow-up by the research faculty.

The four-year scholarships are currently NOK 479 300,- per year (will be adjusted during 2019). The positions provide for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarships require 25% of the teaching responsibilities of a full time professor position. PhD candidates will have their place of work at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.

Additional information about the doctoral program, admission requirements and the application can be obtained from the Doctoral Administration at BI Norwegian Business School (Email: phd@bi.no) and the department’s website (https://www.bi.edu/programmes-and-individual-courses/phd/strategic-management/)

 

You are required to upload the following with your application:

  • Certificate of a Master of Science degree or equivalent, including transcripts of grades
  • Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent, including transcript of grades
  • A Diploma Supplement or a similar document describing in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree (https://www.nokut.no/en/about-nokut/international-cooperation/diploma-supplement/)
  • Other relevant certificates and transcripts
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages including topic, proposed method, schedule)
  • CV
  • A research plan with milestones and a list of the courses you plan to take. Template to be found here:
  • https://www.bi.edu/globalassets/jason/milestoneplan.doc
  • Letters of recommendations from relevant employers/tutors providing evidence of your skills as a researcher (a minimum of 2 letters)
  • Certificates from previously completed courses at the doctoral level, if requesting approval of these for the PhD program at BI Norwegian Business School (see section 2 in our PhD Regulations)
  • A complete list of all publications and/or other documented relevant activities
  • Signed verification document. Template to be found here: https://www.bi.edu/globalassets/jason/verification-document-to-be-filled-out.doc

Please note that all documents must be uploaded in the electronic application. Documents may not be submitted by e-mail. Furthermore, note that any documents forwarded after the application deadline will not be considered. Exceptions will only be made for students who are completing their Master’s Degree in 2019 and do not have a final certificate when applying. Please note that you will not be able to revise your application once it has been submitted.

Candidates may, at a later stage, be asked to forward further information and/or be called in for an interview.

Candidates who are accepted for the program, must provide a more detailed progress plan with milestones and courses for the four years of study.

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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarships – Marketing

The PhD specialisation in Marketing focuses on developing doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers. We welcome applications from students with a strong background in disciplines such as business, economics, social psychology and statistics.

The Department of Marketing is a strong research department. According to the UT Dallas Business School Research Ranking (period 2015-2018), the department ranks 26 in Europe, based on publications in the four most prestigious journals in the field (Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Marketing Science). The department has several researchers who have published in these journals as well as other very good journals, such as Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Retailing, and Journal of Service Research. The department’s doctoral students are successful and have been placed at good international universities and business schools, such as Cass Business School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Nanyang Technological University, and University of Groningen.

Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a research masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialisation in Marketing by the early autumn of 2019, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission. Final year Master of Science students are encouraged to apply.

Accepted applicants will be offered close supervision and follow-up by the research faculty.

The four-year scholarships are currently NOK 479 300,- per year (will be adjusted during 2019). The positions provide for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarships require 25% of the teaching responsibilities of a full time professor position. PhD candidates will have their place of work at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.

Additional information about the doctoral programme, admission requirements and the application can be obtained from the Doctoral Administration at BI Norwegian Business School (Email: phd@bi.no) and the department’s website (https://www.bi.edu/programmes-and-individual-courses/phd/marketing/

You are required to upload the following with your application:

  • Certificate of a Master of Science degree or equivalent, including transcripts of grades
  • Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent, including transcript of grades
  • A Diploma Supplement or a similar document describing in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree (https://www.nokut.no/en/about-nokut/international-cooperation/diploma-supplement/)
  • Other relevant certificates and transcripts
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages including topic, proposed method, schedule)
  • CV
  • A research plan with milestones and a list of the courses you plan to take
  • Letters of recommendations from relevant employers/tutors providing evidence of your skills as a researcher (a minimum of 2 letters)
  • Certificates from previously completed courses at the doctoral level, if requesting approval of these for the PhD programme at BI Norwegian Business School (see section 2 in our PhD Regulations)
  • A complete list of all publications and/or other documented relevant activities
  • Signed verification document. Template to be found here: https://www.bi.edu/globalassets/jason/verification-document-to-be-filled-out.doc

Please note that all documents must be uploaded in the electronic application. Documents may not be submitted by e-mail. Furthermore, note that any documents forwarded after the application deadline will not be considered. Exceptions will only be made for students who are completing their Master’s Degree in 2019 and do not have a final certificate when applying. Please note that you will not be able to revise your application once it has been submitted.

Candidates may, at a later stage, be asked to forward further information and/or be called in for an interview.

Candidates who are accepted for the programme, must provide a more detailed progress plan with milestones and courses for the four years of study.

 

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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarships – Leadership and Organization

BI Norwegian Business School offers a four year PhD programme in business and economics. We are pleased to announce a limited number of PhD Scholarship positions for the Leadership and Organization specialisation.

Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior is a top publishing department. The department has several active researchers that regularly publish on a broad range of issues in the field’s top journals. Such journals include Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, PlosOne, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Research staff regularly attends the most important international conferences and has large international networks of top scholars in the field.

The four-year programme is designed for talented students who wish to pursue an international career within academia and who can contribute on the international arena with their research and publications. This is in keeping with the school’s vision of being one of the leading research business schools in Europe.

Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a research masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialisation in Leadership and Organization by the early autumn of 2019, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission.

Final year Master of Science students are encouraged to apply.

Accepted applicants will be offered close supervision and follow-up by the research faculty.

The four-year scholarships are currently NOK 479 300- per year (will be adjusted during 2019). The positions provide for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse).  The scholarships require 25% of the teaching responsibilities of a full time professor position. PhD candidates will have their place of work at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.

Additional information about the doctoral program, admission requirements and the application can be obtained from the Doctoral Administration at BI Norwegian Business School (Email: phd@bi.no) and the department’s website (https://www.bi.edu/programmes-and-individual-courses/phd/leadership-and-organisation/)

You are required to upload the following with your application:

  • Certificate of a Master of Science degree or equivalent, including transcripts of grades
  • Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent, including transcript of grades
  • A Diploma Supplement or a similar document describing in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree (https://www.nokut.no/en/about-nokut/international-cooperation/diploma-supplement/)
  • Other relevant certificates and transcripts
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages including topic, proposed method, schedule)
  • CV
  • A research plan with milestones and a list of the courses you plan to take. Template to be found here: https://www.bi.edu/globalassets/jason/milestoneplan.doc
  • Letters of recommendations from relevant employers/tutors providing evidence of your skills as a researcher (a minimum of 2 letters)
  • Certificates from previously completed courses at the doctoral level, if requesting approval of these for the PhD programme at BI Norwegian Business School (see section 2 in our PhD Regulations)
  • A complete list of all publications and/or other documented relevant activities
  • Signed verification document. Template to be found here: https://www.bi.edu/globalassets/jason/verification-document-to-be-filled-out.doc

Please note that all documents must be uploaded in the electronic application. Documents may not be submitted by e-mail. Furthermore, note that any documents forwarded after the application deadline will not be considered. Exceptions will only be made for students who are completing their Master’s Degree in 2019 and do not have a final certificate when applying. Please note that you will not be able to revise your application once it has been submitted.

Candidates may, at a later stage, be asked to forward further information and/or be called in for an interview.

Candidates who are accepted for the programme, must provide a more detailed progress plan with milestones and courses for the four years of study.

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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

Post doc in digital transformation of business and management education

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant post doc position within the field of digital transformation of education at the Department of Digitalization.
The successful applicant will be part of the project Research in Blended Learning (RiBL), which will run until the end of 2022. The aim of the project is the construction of new knowledge about the future of technology-supported teaching and learning in Higher Education and its consequences and prospects for student learning in the context of business and management studies. Besides being part of RiBL, the applicant will be affiliated with the department of Digitalization at CBS.
The post doc will focus on the exploration of the transformational impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning in business and management education. In recent years, we have witnessed how the introduction of digital technologies are changing the mode of teaching and learning in higher education. Classrooms are flipped, which means that knowledge transmission including lecturing increasingly is provided online which frees up time in the classroom for dialogue and interactive learning and thereby provides new opportunities for active engagement and interaction. Teachers can design learning activities and processes for personalized learning flows to provide relevant challenges and support for students at different levels and with different needs based on new opportunities provided by socio-technical solutions. Moreover, the use of digital technologies provides new opportunities for collaboration with business and society nationally as well as internationally that support the development of important 21st century skills as collaboration and inter-cultural understanding.
At the same time, the new eLearning tools facilitate opportunities for remote, self-paced learning in which students can learn at different times and pace in different places, inside as well as outside the formal institutional context challenging the traditional role of universities as the main provider of knowledge. Universities are accordingly forced to rethink their role in providing life-long education and in preparation of students for a future labor market with jobs that do not exist today.
Applicants are be expected to take a long-term view and, in their research and teaching, explore how socio-technical technologies are fundamentally transforming the ways in which educational institutions create value for business and society. We welcome applicants with theoretically advanced and practically relevant ideas about the opportunities of digital transformation of education for the future.
Research topics
Relevant research topics that may be pursued include:
• How can digital transformation of education in business and management prepare students (skills, competences, mindsets) to become part of the future digital workforce of the 21st century?
• How can new digital technologies facilitate and constrain learning in business and management education?
• How can business and management education support the integration of non-human capabilities (learning algorithms, AI, big data analytics) with human capabilities (judgment, prediction, decision-making)?
• How can business and management education better integrate formal, non-formal, and informal learning modes in the digital age?
• How can professors and students create new learning environments for business and management education driven by digitalization?
• How can we rethink the link between business and management education and industry in the digital age (lifelong learning)?
The post doc. is a non-tenured position for a 3-year period with research obligation and teaching 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 or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential. 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 programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type.
For further information please contact: Vice Dean of Education Annemette Kjærgaard, tel.: +45 3815 2646, e-mail amk.msc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/digi.
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.
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.

Closing date: 10 December 2018.

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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 December 10th, 2018

One or more PhD stipend(s) in combining Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and flipped classroom with game-based learning (7-18081)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Copenhagen, one or more PhD stipend(s) are available within the general research programme Media, Architecture & Design. The stipend(s) in combining Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and flipped classroom with game-based learning is open for appointment for a 3-year period from February 1 2019 or soonest thereafter.

Job description

The Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

The Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, section of Copenhagen, performs research in Virtual Reality and Multimodal Interaction, Light Design, Service Design and Sound and Music Computing, with applications in entertainment, education, health and rehabilitation.


The position:

The PhD position(s) are related to the “FLIP2G: Enhancing education and training through data-driven adaptable games in flipped classrooms” Erasmus+ project. This project brings together three universities (Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Macedonia  (Greece), Northumbria University (UK)), two private companies (Artelnics (Spain) and Nurogames (Germany)), and two partner schools (Mantoulides (Greece) and Revheim School (Norway)) with the aim to boost skills development and introduce novel, data-driven approaches to education and training. The consolidation of all efforts will provide a transnational set of results, as follows:

  • A new pedagogical method that combines PBL and flipped classroom with game-based learning.
  • A simulation-based serious game that supports PBL-enhanced flipped classroom processes, adaptive pathways and educational data recording.
  • Learning designs for higher education, schools and business that support the FLIP2G paradigm.
  • Learning analytics features that produce informative insights on learning process.

The above results aim to produce engaging pedagogical models and novel technologies that can foster motivation, generate adaptive learning pathways, and allow self-directed learning in education and training.

The concrete PhD project should construct a learning model that will visualize how flipped classrooms should be applied in multiple sectors by:

  • Identifying the features of the flipped classroom approach that support transversal and entrepreneurship skills Development.
  • Including the elements of the PBL pedagogy that can enrich the traditional flipped classroom model towards in depth knowledge acquisition and transversal skills development.
  • Including game-based and adaptive learning elements.

This model will be further evaluated in trial pilots, which will take place at the department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

It is expected that the candidate(s) will work on an independent project supervised by Professor Stefania Serafin, Associate Professor Olga Timcenko, and Assistant Professor Evangelia Triantafyllou. The appointed candidate(s) will benefit from the combined expertise within the FLIP2G consortium, and are expected to carry out one or more short term scientific missions to the other partners.

Applicants should have a master degree within Technology Enhanced Learning, or equivalent and competence within one or more relevant areas of research such as the flipped classroom instruction model, game-based learning, PBL, and adaptive learning.

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Technology Enhanced Learning, ICT and Learning, Medialogy, Computer Science or similarly related fields that offer a solid foundation for further research into the area of game-based learning and the flipped classroom model. The applicant(s) are required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The final degree needs to be confirmed by the time of appointment.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

We prioritize applicants who submit a short “project description” (2-5 pages), which is a suggestion for a PhD project within the topic mentioned above. This project description should include: one or more research questions, a study design including methods and theories for the research project and a time schedule.

For more information please contact Assistant Professor Evangelia Triantafyllou, email evt@create.aau.dk or phone: +45 9940 2082.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend(s).

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Sofie Pia Jensen, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design, email: spj@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 3478.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 30 November 2018
Unit:
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Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

PhD Research fellows in Marketing Management

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

PhD Research fellows in Marketing Management

The School of Business of University of South-Eastern Norway has a vacancy of five PhD Research Fellow positions in Marketing Management. The successful candidates must qualify for enrolment in the PhD-program in Marketing Management. Commencement is from August 2019.

The positions are assigned to the Department of Business, Strategy and Political Science and report to the Head of Department. The place of employment is at Campus Drammen, 40 km west of Oslo.

Read more about the PhD-program in Marketing Management here.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a Master of Science degree in marketing, business, management or equivalent. Students currently enrolled in a master program are also welcome to apply, but must have earned their degree prior to being appointed.
  • Applicants must have achieved grade B or above to qualify for the enrollment in the PhD-programme.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language will be an advantage.
  • The candidates must have the ability to cooperate with fellow students and faculty
    members, and to work independently on academic topics.

Information about the position

The PhD-program in Marketing Management aims to bring academic research closer to marketing management practice, thereby focusing research on topics that will generate new knowledge for real world problems for tomorrow’s markets. The applicant is invited to write a research proposal of his/her interests to accompany the application, and during the first year of courses and supervision the PhD proposal will be further developed to constitute a plan to contribute to world class research in marketing management.

The positions are four-year fixed-term appointments. Duties will be divided as follows: 75 % to PhD-related research and 25 % to other duties, including teaching or other projects at the School of Business.

For further information please contact Frøydis Maurtvedt, PhD Coordinator, tel.: +47 31 00 93 84, e-mail: froydis.maurtvedt@usn.no or Head of Department Jan Velvin, jan.velvin@usn.no.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to register their application online. Applications must include the following documents:

  • An application letter, including personal suitability and motivation for the position (motivation letter, one page).
  • Curriculum vitae (with full information about education, grades, prior positions, teaching experience, research and administrative experience, and a list of publications and conference presentations, if applicable).
  • A research proposal for the PhD project (4-10 pages). The tentative proposal must include the topic for the planned PhD research, a research problem, positioning/contribution, relevant theory, research method, and a time schedule.
  • In addition, applicants must upload the following documents:
    a) certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
    b) two letters of recommendation
    c) master’s thesis (if finished. lf not, a one-page summary of the ongoing thesis)
    d) the application form for the PhD program, and
    e) GMAT/GRE test results , if master is not from Norwegian institution.

Please note that the motivation letter, CV and research proposal must be written in English. lncomplete applications will not be considered. Further information about the requirements are available here.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic performance (grades from bachelor and master degrees), relevant research work, the project plan and interview performance. Applicants are encouraged to include documentation of earlier, relevant work that shows academic potential. Applicants are encouraged to plan a stay abroad during the fellowship period.

We offer

  • Close supervision by internationally publishing faculty members during the period.
  • Access to arenes where you get the chance to meet world class marketing professors.
  • Become involved in research projects that involve leading Norwegian and Global companies and research partners.
  • A professionally stimulating work environment.
  • Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills.
  • A good social environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits from the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Relevant job duties (25%) to polish teaching and project skills to qualify for attractive jobs at academic and non-academic organizations.

Salary

The position is placed in the state salary scale 51 (code 1017, LR 20). Further promotion will be based on service in the position. In special cases, employment in code 1378 may be considered. Code 1378 is placed in the state salary scale at levels 50-68. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Additional information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University of South-Eastern Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to
the position.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

Please note that all documents must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language by an authorized translator.

 

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Employer
    Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Kongsberg
  • Place of service
    Campus Drammen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    158864
  • Internal ID
    18/151
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Temporary

Post expires on Friday January 18th, 2019

Postdoc Marine Governance: A critical analysis of the EU Blue Growth agenda

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, Center for Blue Governance a position as Postdoc in Marine Governance is open for appointment from 1 February 2019 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 1.5 years.The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

Job description

The postdoc candidate will be located in Aalborg, Denmark. Internally within the University, the position is based in the Centre for Blue Governance. The aim of the Center is to contribute to an in depth understanding of marine governance structures and processes at sea and in coastal areas and to design and develop (integrated) governance arrangements to govern marine activities and to control their consequences.

This post-doc project has a twofold objective (management and research related). First, the postdoc will contribute to the development and consolidation of the Center of Blue Governance, by initiating and developing research networks (within and outside Aalborg University) and developing marine governance research applications. Second, the post doc will develop his/her own research project, with a focus on a critical analysis of the development and implementation of the EU Blue Growth agenda in countries, by maritime activities and at regional seas. To make use of the oceans’ full economic potential, the European Union (EU) has adopted a Blue Growth strategy, which focuses on five innovative, high-potential maritime sectors (blue energy, aquaculture, coastal and maritime tourism, blue biotechnology and seabed mining). The EU Blue Growth strategy heralds a paradigm shift with a strong emphasis on economic opportunities and growth at the level of the regional seas. This postdoc project will perform a critical analysis about the tension between economic development and sustainability. What is the relation between the Blue growth agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDG14)? How does the economic development of maritime sectors affect marine and coastal communities? The project will examine how to mobilise partnerships between maritime industries, academia and public authorities to identify sustainable (regional) solutions.

The candidate should be a person with the following qualifications:

  • Is a motivated researcher, holding a PhD in political science, public administration, sociology, political ecology or a related (marine) social scientific discipline;
  • Expertise and knowledge of ocean and/or marine governance;
  • You are an independent researcher
  • You are able to collaborate with other researchers and to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Experience with attracting and working on externally funded research projects;
  • Exemplary English language (oral and written communication) skills.

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.

You may obtain further professional information from Prof Jan van Tatenhove, +45 93 56 20 84; tatenhove@plan.aau.dk

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9680. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 1 December 2018
Unit: Department of Planning
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Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science and iCourts, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science, UCPH. The scholarship is sponsored by and part of a close collaboration between Political Science and the Basic Research Centre ‘iCourts’ at the Faculty of Law,UCPH. We are looking for a PhD project that wants to investigate the role and relevance of the Council of Europe. It could, for example, be a study that seeks to discuss whether the European Human rights regime and the Council of Europe has become obsolete, whether it has served as a unique forum for dialogue between East and West or other aspects of the institution and the ECHR regime. Suggestions are open but we prefer applications that combine political science methodologies with legal issues.

iCourts is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and, among others, the European Research Council. The centre generally explores the growing role of international courts and institutions and their place in a globalizing legal order. iCourts strives to be the globally leading hub for research on international courts and their impact on law, politics and society. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the research interests of iCourts, by consulting iCourt’s website. More information on the Faculty is available here.

The conduction of the teaching obligation will be divided equally between the Department of Political Science and iCourts under the Faculty of Law.

The chosen candidate will be enrolled at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is to begin asap.

Deadline for applications: December 1 2018.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination.

Information 

Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:

In English

In Danish

Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.

In English

In Danish

Applications 

  • The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include:

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 10 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

The 5+3 PhD study programme  

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find  information about enclosures to include with your electronic application:

in English and

in Danish.

The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than December 1 2018 . 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant political science disciplines.

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.

The selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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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 December 2018
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab
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Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

PhD student position in Service Management

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The Department of Technology Management and Economics (TME) broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people and the environment. The research can be divided into three main research areas, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain & Operations Management and Sustainability & Society Studies. The department is organized in six divisions for research and teaching and one support function and it hosts four research centres and the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Our research is linked to several of Chalmers’ Areas of Advance.


Information about the project and the division
This PhD project departs from the academic fields of quality management and supply chain management, and seeks to respond to challenges such as digitalisation, servitization and sustainable development. In particular, the focus is on service improvement and innovation at firm level as well as in the wider context of the service supply chain of companies in both manufacturing and in more service-based sectors such as energy and logistics. The research project focuses mainly on empirical case-based research in close interaction with industry. Results of research are expected to be disseminated through interactions with professionals as well as publications in highly-ranked journals within the subject area.

The position is placed at the Division of Service management and Logistics (SML), which is part of the Department of Technology Management and Economics.

Services have become an integrated part of business, and the service element increases steadily in both the private and the public sector. The Division of Service Management and Logistics (SML) focus on the design, management and improvement of processes and services from the perspective of the individual organization as well as the wider supply chain. The key aim of our research activity is to address societal challenges and contribute to industrial leadership. The division has, in addition to manufacturing, a particular focus on three service-intensive sectors; healthcare, transport & logistics, and construction. The emphasis lies on resource utilization, improvement and development of processes as well as inter-organizational relationships. The division pursues problem-oriented and inter-disciplinary research, with strong emphasis on industry relevance with high visibility in leading academic journals. Our goal is to perform high quality research and education at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. We focus mainly on empirical case-based research in close interaction with industry.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities
As PhD student you will take part in research at the division in the area of service management, building upon the academic disciplines of quality management, operations management and supply chain management. The exact focus of the work will be decided in interaction with the main supervisor. Your major responsibility is to pursue doctoral studies in relation to a specific research aim. At large, PhD studies include a number of doctoral courses, reviewing literature, conducting research studies, and interacting with industrial companies. As a PhD student you take an active role in the research project in preparing for and collecting empirical data, conducting analysis and presenting results. During the project, results will continuously be presented at seminars and on international conferences. Large emphasis when selecting a candidate will be laid on your ability to write.

Position summary
The position is a full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to five years (1+2+2). You will spend approximately 80% of this time on research. As a PhD student you will also, to a maximum of 20%, be involved in teaching bachelor and master courses and/or perform other departmental tasks. You will be enrolled into the postgraduate programme at the research school Technology Management and Economics. The employment is bound to successful completion of department evaluations after one and three years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in e.g. industrial engineering and management or equivalent with an interest in service management studies and industrial challenges such as digitalisation, servitization and sustainable development. The applicant is expected to conduct empirical research as primary activity, foremost applying a qualitative research approach, but open towards learning about and use mixed-methods approaches.

You need to be fluent in English and due to the character of the research very good skills in Swedish (understanding, speaking and writing) is required.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180583 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15 December, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Árni Halldórsson, Ph. D., Professor, Division of Service Management and Logistics
Mail: arni.halldorsson@chalmers.se
Phone: +46-31-772 1582

Ida Gremyr, Ph. D., Professor, Division of Service Management and Logistics
Mail: ida.gremyr@chalmers.se
Phone: +46-31-772 8182

Dan Andersson, Ph. D., Associate professor, Head of Unit, Division of Service Management and Logistics
Mail: dan.andersson@chalmers.se
Phone: +46-31-772 1339

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***


Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

PhD student in Human Geography

Ref. No. SU FV-3550-18

at the Department of Human Geography. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals and is characterised by openness, innovation and collaboration. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe’s leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science. Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world and active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision. Currently, the university has 33,000 students, 1,600 doctoral students, and 5,500 members of staff.

The PhD-student will work within the EU Horizon 2020 funded project CICERONE (Creative Industries Cultural Economy Production Network) and will be based at the Department of Human Geography, which has around 50 staff who conduct research and teaching across a range of topics within human geography, geography and planning. This thematic PhD-project will study particular aspects of global production networks and creative and cultural industries in Europe with a focus on the music sector and the archive sector (including libraries and cultural heritage), and how the value creating chains in these networks are linked to place and policy on various levels of scale, from the local to the European level. The PhD-project could thus broadly be placed in the emerging field of the geographies of the cultural economy.

The PhD-student will work on his/her doctoral thesis and fulfill an important role in the project as a whole. The successful applicant will work closely with leading researchers based at Stockholm University as well as with members of the 9 nation CICERONE project. Candidates must be self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic about working with qualitative and collaborative research in the field of this position. For more information about the particular aspects of the PhD-study, please visit www.humangeo.su.se/cicerone.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

The language used at the programme is either English or Swedish. Accordingly, the specific entry requirements are excellent knowledge and skills in either the Swedish or the English language, and a minimum of 90 credits in Human Geography, or equivalent, including a degree project of at least 15 credits. More details can be found at www.humangeo.su.se/education/.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
Selection among the applicants is made with regard to the candidate’s ability to complete the postgraduate programme. The most important reason for the selection is the conditions the applicant has for achieving the goals of the education. Special emphasis is placed on (ranking criteria):

  1. The scientific ability shown by the applicant in essay work from advanced and basic level, as well as in the preliminary research plan in relation to relevant work packages of the CICERONE-project.
  2. Independence in analysis and critical thinking in previous work
  3. Problem formulation and rigour in previous work and research plan
  4. Previously demonstrated ability to hold to given time frames
  5. Methodological and scientific maturity
  6. Communication and collaboration skills
  7. Applicant’s academic prerequisites in relevant areas of knowledge
  8. Applicant’s ability to contribute to and benefit from the research environment at the Department of Human Geography and from the research project CICERONE.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Borén, thomas.boren@humangeo.su.se or Prof. Dominic Power, dominic.power@su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/01/2019

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Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

PhD fellow in Science Education

The Department of Science Education, The Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) is offering a PhD scholarship in Science Education commencing 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The PhD fellow will become part of the research project ‘Improving Quality of Laboratory Learning at University Level’ (IQ-Lab) which is a collaboration between Department of Science Education at the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) and Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND).
The IQ-Lab project aims at providing teachers, researchers and curriculum designers with in-depth knowledge about
A. which competences students acquire from laboratory work,
B. how they best acquire these competences, and
C. how these competences are used and developed beyond laboratory courses.
The project is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The project will provide the context and overall research questions of the PhD project. The PhD fellow will become a member of a project group consisting of one other PhD fellow and four senior researchers, who are affiliated with either the Department of Science Education (SCIENCE) or Department of Pharmacy (SUND). A copy of the project description is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk/project-description/
Please notice that there are two PhD projects in the IQ-Lab project. We encourage applicants to consider applying for both positions, if applicants would like to be considered for both. Further information about the other position announcement is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk
The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the scientific environment at both the The Department of Science Education and the Department of Pharmacy, and will be provided a workspace at both departments.
Project description 
The context of the PhD project is the course Pharmaceutical AnalyticalChemistry and its place and role in the wider pharmaceutical program. The PhD project will provide a description of how laboratory-related competences that students gain in the course temporally evolve during the students’ time in the ensuing pharmaceutical program.
This particular PhD project will contribute to answering the following research question:
  • In which contexts and how are acquired laboratory-related competences activated at later stages in a pharmaceutical program?

Qualitative methods for data collection and analysis will be a central part of the research methods applied in the project. Although the overall research question is given, the PhD fellow will become highly included in the decision-making in the IQ-Lab project.

Primary supervisor is Associate Professor Frederik V. Christiansen, Department of Science Education, fchristiansen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45 31379916.
Secondary supervisors are Associate Professor Jan Alexis Nielsen, Department of Science Education, janielsen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45  35320361, and Professor Bente Gammelgaard, Department of Pharmacy, bente.gammelgaard@sund.ku.dk, TEL +45 35336415.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis (can be a collection of articles)
  • Teach students
  • Disseminate your research
  • To visit an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
Formal requirements  
The preferred candidate has experience with qualitative research methods such as interview studies, and a background in the natural or medical sciences. Applicants who are experienced with teaching in laboratory settings or researching learning in laboratory settings are preferred. Applicants must be able to communicate fluently (written and orally) in at least one Scandinavian language as well as English.
 
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 at a minimum DKK 322.642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44.567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • A short (approx. 2 pages) document that outlines the applicant’s experiences with educational research (or science education research in particular) and qualitative research in general.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 13 December 2018, 23:59 GMT+1.
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above-mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Frederik V. Christiansen, Department of Science Education, fchristiansen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45 31379916 or Head of Section, Associate Professor Jan Alexis Nielsen, Department of Science Education, janielsen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45  35320361. It is strongly advised that interested parties contact Fredrik V. Christiansen or Jan Alexis Nielsen prior to applying.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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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: 13 December 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Science Education

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Post expires on Thursday December 13th, 2018

PhD of Sociology of European Integration

Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Sociology of European Integration from February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years. The candidate will be based in Roskilde University and will be expected to conduct field work in Europe and participate in a research stay abroad.
The PhD-scholarship is a part of an ongoing project about the relations between European Integration and the social science (2018-2022). The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude program.
Description of the PhD project 
Whit this PhD project we are looking for a project that broadly addresses questions such as: How do social scientists produce social scientific knowledge in European research projects? And how is the relation between social science knowledge production and European political institutions negotiated?
The project we are looking for should address should address these question through case studies of a number of selected European social science projects, preferably using a theoretically informed qualitative appraoch. Thus, the project could address questions such as how social scientists negotiate and struggle over epistemological criteria’s and social organization, how the relationship between the social scientists and the European political institutions is negotiated and with which consequences for the social and cognitive structure for European social science knowledge production.
The project is a part of larger overarching project analyzing contemporary changes in institution and cognitive structures of social science research in Europe and how these changes entangles with political integration in Europe. In the last three decades we have seen an increasing Europeanisation of the social science. More social scientists collaborate with European colleagues, publish in international outlets and engage in foreign academic literature. Simultaneously, academic institutions have been built in Europe and funding from European sources becomes increasing important. All in all, it seems that the social science’s historical close entanglement with the nation state is challenged or at least under change. The project is analyzing these changes in order to understand how the social scientific knowledge production is reconfigured at a European level.
The PhD project is expected to be conducted in close dialogue with the other participants of the project.
The Doctoral School 
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the PhD program in Social Studies at The Doctoral School of Social Science and Business.
At the social studies PhD programme we study the dynamic processes that take place between people, institutions and companies. The programme gives you the skills to identify and analyze social and societal issues and find solutions to the challenges facing modern societies.
A key aspect is to understand the social mechanisms and processes that characterize different societal models, globalization trends and other social changes. You will receive theoretical and methodological tools for dealing with topics like citizenship and class, criticism, participation and power, welfare, work, gender and ethnicity, inequality, stigma, ethics, diversity, solidarity and cohesion.
As a PhD student you will be associated with the following research groups:
  • Global political sociology: https://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/global-political-sociology
  • Social Dynamics and Change: https://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/social-dynamics-and-change
Responsibilities and tasks 
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf),
Qualifications 
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within social science. Qualifications within the following areas are required
  • Experience with qualitative methods
  • Solid knowledge about social science methods and sociological theory
  • English at an academic level
We also emphasize the following qualifications:
  • Knowledge about European integration processes
  • Sociology of knowledge and science
  • One or more European languages besides English
You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.
Assessment 
In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;
In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
  • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
  • Thematic fit within the overall research project.
  • Feasibility
  • You project description should not be more than 5 pages.
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic institution regarding your previous academic work.
 
Roskilde University
At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.
Questions 
For further information about the position, please contact associate professor Kristoffer Kropp (kkropp@ruc.dk). For administrative questions please contact: PhD coordinator Annika Mogensen, ise-phdadmin@ruc.dk, +45 46733499.
Terms of employment 
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to Head of Department Peter Kragelund.
The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 

After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

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

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

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

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than December 2, 2018.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application due date
02-12-2018
Department
Instititut for samfundsvidenskab og erhverv

Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
Postboks 260
4000 Roskilde
https://ruc.dk

Post expires on Sunday December 2nd, 2018

PhD in digitization and organization in the financial sector

The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of digitization and organization studies. The scholarship is part of the research project “Opening up disruption – a study of fintech in the Danish financial sector” funded by SparNord fonden (project description available upon request). The scholarship has a special focus on how established organizations integrate allegedly ‘disruptive technologies’ in organizational life. We are interested in a PhD project that: 1) conducts qualitative interviews across institutions to learn about current ‘disruptive technology’ projects and 2) opens up the concept of disruption by studying actual organizational practices around emerging technologies, for instance the changing tasks, structures, roles, relations and responsibilities that follow from digitization. The scholarship includes a semester’s research stay at Cass Business School, with Daniel Beunza who is co-supervising the project, but the main part of the scholarship in the Copenhagen area, and the PhD will be connected to the Digital Organization Cluster, which is part of CBS’ Business in Society research platform, Transformations – Technology, Data and Knowledge in the Digital Age.
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 scholarship comprise undergraduate teaching and supervision in subjects such as organization theory, organizational analysis and qualitative methodology.
The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows candidates to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme 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 homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
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 Ursula Plesner, tel.: +45 3815 2810, e-mail: up.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 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 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
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 PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. 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 methodology, 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 1 January 2019.

Closing date: 1 December 2018.

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