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PhD position in Sociology

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PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Sociology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department.

The Department of Sociology is part of an extensive social science environment at The Faculty of Social Sciences and collaborates with other sociology departments nationally and internationally. The comprehensive teaching programs include a one-year sociology program; a Bachelor-; a Master-, and a PhD program. The current research at the department represents a broad profile that is based on long term research traditions. Applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with the research profile of the Department in the design of the project. 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in sociology. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research.
  •  Proficiency in written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of teaching is given in English.

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD position:  The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the PhD training:  As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must normally have an educational background corresponding to a master’s degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor’s degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master’s degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master’s degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is expected that the topic of the master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479.600 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

About the project:

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. Admittance to the PhD programme will be based on the research proposal.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

Closing date: April 15, 2020.  The application has to be marked: 20/1148

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department: Liv.Syltevik@uib.no .

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser – HR: Even.Endresen@uib.no

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD: Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.

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

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

5 Postdoctoral Researcher fixed-term positions (TIAS) at the faculties of Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and the Turku School of Economics

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

The Turku Institute for Advanced Studies promotes cutting-edge university research in the humanities and social sciences including studies in arts and literature, cultural studies, history, archaeology, languages, linguistics, speech and language pathology, business studies, economics, education, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology and research methodologies. TIAS is supported by the faculties of Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and the Turku School of Economics and its researchers span these disciplines.

TIAS invites applications for five (5) Postdoctoral Researcher positions for a three-year period starting from 1January2021. Postdoctoral is defined as being within five (5) years of applicants having passed their PhD. Persons appointed must have successfully completed their doctoral degree by the end of the application period.

TIAS selects researchers through an international call for applications and welcomes applications from all disciplines within its five constituent faculties (Economics, Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences). TIAS researchers are located in departments which act as hosts to the research. Selected applicants will benefit from being hosted within departments in the University’s faculties, while also being part of the vibrant TIAS research community. They will be required to attend regular TIAS meetings and events which are designed to promote interdisciplinary working and researchers’ continuing professional development.

Selection of successful applicants will be on the basis of academic excellence, with the intention that each of TIAS’ constituent faculties will host one researcher recruited from this Call. In their motivation letter, applicants should state how their work supplements existing work at the University of Turku, identifying both the department within which they wish to be located and relevant members of staff whose work aligns with their own.

Applicants are also requested to demonstrate a linkage between their research and one or more of the strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku for 2021–2030:  1) Biodiversity and sustainability 2) Future technologies and digital society 3) Cultural memory and social change 4) Children, young people and learning 5) Health, diagnostics and drug development 6) Sea and maritime studies.

TIAS recruits researchers on the basis of external evaluations. Reviewers are asked to provide assessments of the applicant’s previous academic achievements, the quality of the research plan, the theoretical and methodological framework and the proposed outputs plan and also to provide an overall ranking of the proposal.

TIAS researchers’ salaries are determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel.  The salary for Postdoctoral Researcher positions corresponds to a requirement level 5 and the pre-estimated personal performance percentage of 17% (euro-dominated salary 3 434.59 €/month).  Progress in the researcher’s personal performance can be taken into account when determining the salary during employment.

The University of Turku is a responsible employer and educator and follows The Equality Plan of the University of Turku approved by the University Board. The European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University’s commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for Researchers.

The closing date for applications is 30 March 2020 (23.59.59 Finnish time, GMT +3). Applications must be submitted via the University of Turku’s electronic application form, a link to which can be found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).

For more information on applying, please contact the TIAS Director, Professor Martin Cloonan martin.cloonan@utu.fi or the TIAS Coordinator, Jenni Kankaanpää, TIAS-haku@utu.fi. For further information on TIAS please see http://www.utu.fi/tias.

Instructions and guidance for applicants can be found here: https://www.utu.fi/sites/default/files/public%3A//media/file/Instructions-for-applicants-TIAS-2020_0.pdf.

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Post expires on Monday March 30th, 2020

Postdoc position in sociology / social theory

The Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS), Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a postdoc position in sociology (or social theory) to be filled by September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension for one additional year.

Information about CFS can be found at https://cfs.ku.dk/

Job content

The postdoc will be part of a project entitled Who are We? funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Prof. Dan Zahavi.

The larger project investigates what it means to feel, think, and act as part of a we. Its guiding hypothesis is that a systematic account of the we must be embedded in a more comprehensive investigation of selfhood and social cognition. The project

will systematically develop this hypothesis by combining cross-disciplinary theorizing with historical scholarship. In particular, it will draw on seminal contributions from classical phenomenology. In addition to philosophers, the project will also involve social scientists (from social anthropology, sociology, social psychology and political theory).

The postdoc should be a theoretically oriented sociologist with expertise in classical sociological or social theory (e.g., authors such as Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Schutz, Mead, Goffman, Garfinkel, Bourdieu). S/he should primarily engage with the following questions: What does the existence of genuine (irreducible) we-phenomena tell us about the nature of selfhood? What is the relation between personal identity, social identity, and collective identity? How does group identification and self-categorization modulate and alter first-personal self-consciousness and self-identity? How does one get from an individual self-experience to an experience of oneself as ‘one of us’?

The successful candidate will be working in close cooperation with philosophers and other social scientists, and should be willing to primarily engage in theory development during the period of employment. The postdoc is not expected to conduct new empirical research.

Qualifications requirements  

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within the field of sociology. It is expected that the successful candidate will be present, part of the team, and partake in the activities at CFS on a daily basis.

Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following:  

  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output.  
  • The applicant’s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigor, thoroughness and accuracy, as well as academic relevance in relation to the job description.
  • Participation in networks – national and international  
  • Previous experience with interdisciplinary collaboration and research  
  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Excellent skills in English, written and spoken  

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for academic staff: https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=140435 (only in Danish)

For further information, please contact the director of CFS, Professor Dan Zahavi, zahavi@hum.ku.dk

Application  

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

ZIP-files cannot be uploaded.  

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.  

Please note that each field in the application form may only contain a single file of max. 20Mb.  

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

  • Application letter/cover letter  
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail address & telephone number)  
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).  
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.  
  • Research plan (max 5 pages), including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc.  
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any  
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment, of which at least two must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or German can be expected to be assessed.

All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.

Appointment procedure  

After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Michael Pieper (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0360/20-2I

Salary and conditions of employment  

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34,300 (EUR 4,590) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.

Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 1 April 2020.  

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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Post expires on Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Postdocs within the field of Early Modern Architectural History

Postdocs within the field of Early Modern Architectural History at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies in association with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises one or two fully funded postdoc positions within the field of early modern Architectural History in association with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The postdocs will be enrolled at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Institute of Architecture and Design, but will work on a daily basis at the center at UCPH.

PRIVACY was launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and runs for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church His­tory at the Faculty of Theology, UCPH, in association with the Faculty of Law, UCPH and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Ar­chitecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen. Professor Peter Thule Kristensen from KADK is core scholar at Centre for Privacy Studies and will supervise the postdocs within the field of architectural history.

The research team currently consists of nine postdocs and four PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars. 

About the position

The position as postdoc will consist of research and, to a minor extent, administrative work.

Your tasks will include research within Centre for Privacy Studies in relation to eleven cases in Early Mod­ern Europe. This research will be conducted in interdisciplinary case teams where you will represent the architectural historical perspective.

The postdocs will have responsibility for a range of duties, which require arrangement and forward planning of research activities, and will show initiative to ensure that the research is conducted in accordance with the project timeline. You will be expected to plan your own work and the work in the case teams, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and to facilitate effective publication and dissemination of the project outcomes. In addition, the postdocs are to a minor extent expected to teach courses and participate in teaching related to their discipline mainly at KADK.

Centre for Privacy Studies 

PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Mod­ern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an inte­grated approach in which a team of schol­ars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of privacy.

The aim of PRIVACY is to develop

  1. systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society
  2. an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics
  3. a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy. 

PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisci­plinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: let­ters, laws, manuals, newspa­pers, sermons, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, commu­nity records etc. for no­tions of privacy, analyzing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(per­son/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as bounda­ries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and com­munity; de­crees regarding individ­uals’ bodies, or the idea of the household’s (oeco­no­mia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and politi­cal power over ‘hereti­cal’ mind­sets; and architectural demarcation of the household in the community and the individuals’ place in it.

Scholars funded by PRIVACY are required to join two or more case-teams. For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the homepage: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), founded in 1754, hosts three of the leading schools within architecture, design and conservation in Europe. The academy, placed in the center of Copenhagen, includes world-class research environments engaged in a series of EU and nationally funded research and innovation projects. The academy employs 230 academic staff including architects, designers, conservators, technical specialists, artists, historians, chemists and engineers, and it has currently enrolled 1700 PhD, graduate and undergraduate students. KADK’s schools work in accordance with OECD’s definitions of research, and KADK’s education is rooted in academic research.

The postdocs will be enrolled at KADK’s Institute of Architecture and Design (IAD). IAD is a cross disciplinary teaching and research environment including both architecture and design students. The institute consists of three bachelor programs and four master programs constituting the framework around teaching and research including both designers, architects and scholars from humanities. The teaching and the research focus on architecture, entrepreneurship, spatial and interior design, furniture design, textile design and fashion design. In addition, the institute runs a department for ceramics and glass at Bornholm (one of the bachelor programs), workshops at the School of Design and the IT teaching facilities of the School of Architecture.

Within IAD, the postdocs can among others teach at the master program Spatial Design, headed by Professor Peter Thule Kristensen. This program bases parts of its teaching within spatial and interior design on research from Centre for Privacy Studies.

For further description of KADK, IAD and Spatial Design, please visit following homepage: https://kadk.dk/en.

Research areas at Centre for Privacy Studies

PRIVACY launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history. The research team brings to­gether four sets of field-inherent skills and ap­proaches to privacy:  

Architecture: Urban plans, buildings and rooms frame privacy, creating secrecy and shelter; chapels and cabinets stage prayer, study and intimacy, and are amplified by interiors and furnishing; alcove beds and privies (toilets) wall off bodily needs; rural retreat offset urban life.  

Re­ligious cul­ture: Early Modern believers favour privacy­ (material and/or mental retreat) as a site for pious fo­cus, and privacy is often presented as place particularly fit for prayer and insight. But privacy also evades control and prompts suspicion of heresy or sin, leading to efforts to regulate the private sphere by means of church discipline.  

Law: Early Modern law defines conditions for property, sexual conduct, mar­riage, inheritance and rulers’ claims to their subjects’ work, property and lives (conscrip­tion, mo­nopoly of vio­lence within penal law).  

History: We focus on notions of privacy within a scholarly span ranging from political theory to social practice. In Early Modern society, privacy is seen as a threat and as a positive value. A new ideology of marriage and family favours intimacy and domesticity, but also enforces state and community control. In politics, privacy often equals secrecy: it is a latent threat to civic stability and vital for the ruler. A broad array of social and societal conditions delineate access to and notions of privacy.  

Qualifications 

Applicants must have a relevant education at Master’s degree level, and a PhD degree within the fields of Architecture, Architectural History or related disciplines. Relevant research experiences related to interdisciplinary collaboration is considered a qualification. The research language is English. The research team work on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important; just as vital is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration on a broad array of different sources and the ability to work in a team.

Applicants must have knowledge of design processes, architectural history and theories, patronage, pat­terns of use, materiality and tectonics.  

The Postdocs employed are expected to teach courses related to their discipline. Ability to teach broadly and in different formats is considered a qualification. 

Recruitment seminar 

A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 19 February, 2020. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as to expectations regarding applications.  

Deadline for applications for participation in the recruitment seminar is 31 January, 12.00. Please send an email including a letter of motivation and a CV to Head of Administration at Centre for Privacy Studies Maj Riis Poulsen, mrp@teol.ku.dk.

A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available.

Terms of employment 

Postdocs at PRIVACY are required to be present at the centre for the duration of their employment. All members of the research team have office space at the centre. They participate in weekly meetings, field trips and workshops and are required to contribute to joint publications and publish research on the cases in international peer-reviewed journals.  

All Postdocs will be employed at KADK in Copenhagen.

The Postdoc position is a full time temporary employment for the duration of two years with the possibil­ity of a one-year extension. The employment will be in accordance with the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and a number of organisations under the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) for academics in public service. It will be possible to negotiate qualification supplements depending on your competences and experience.

Employment will also be in accordance with the applicable job structure for artistic and scientific staff at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Aarhus School of Architecture and Design School Kolding.

Application procedure  

The application with appertaining appendices should be forwarded electronically via the button ‘Søg stillingen‘ (Apply for position) below.  

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

  • a motivation letter, including a plan for your employment at Centre for Privacy Studies (1 page)
  • CV with documentation of degrees, highlighting experience with interdisciplinary and collaborative re­search, teaching and language skills 
  • a complete list of publications, with a commented highlighting of publications that you consider rele­vant in relation to the research programme of the centre 
  • a presentation of your plans for your contribution to the PRIVACY research programme, including a pre­liminary description of potential source material and proposed methodology as well as a list of the five PRIVACY cases you are most interested in working on (max 3 pages in all) 
  • teaching portfolio, portfolio with design works 
  • three samples of writing (articles or book chapters) 
  • co-author declarations. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declara­tion, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate the precise status of each publication.   

We advise you to have the documents ready before you begin your online application. 

Submit the application no later than 22 March, 2020. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

The ideal starting date would be 15 June 2020, but this is negotiable. 

Recruitment process 

Please note that the position is being advertised and will be filled in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Culture’s ‘Executive Order no. 1208 of 12 October 2010 on the employment of artistic/scientific staff at certain educational institutions under the Ministry of Culture’. The appointment as postdoc will therefore be based on a concrete assessment by an expert assessment committee.

After the application deadline, the Director of Centre for Privacy Studies selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. This selection is based on the applicants’ educational quali­fications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the research agenda of the centre as well as other relevant qualifications. All applicants are immediately notified whether their appli­cation has been accepted for assessment. 

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by a committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview in Co­penhagen. We aim to interview qualified candidates in April or June 2020. 

Additional Information 

For information about PRIVACY, please see: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/about-privacy/.

For questions regarding research, please contact Centre Director, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (mbb@teol.ku.dk); for practical questions, please contact Head of Administration Maj Riis Poulsen (mrp@teol.ku.dk). For questions concerning the enrolment at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and research, please contact core scholar Professor Peter Thule Kristensen (pthul@kadk.dk).

Information about the application process and the e-recruitment system can be obtained by contacting HR Officer Ellen Kruse Jacobsen by email: ekj@kadk.dk or by tel.: +45 4170 1539.

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark at https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The University of Copenhagen and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background. 

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Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

PhD position in Sociology

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Sociology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department.

The Department of Sociology is part of an extensive social science environment at The Faculty of Social Sciences and collaborates with other sociology departments nationally and internationally. The comprehensive teaching programs include a one-year sociology program; a Bachelor-; a Master-, and a PhD program. The current research at the department represents a broad profile that is based on long term research traditions. Applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with the research profile of the Department in the design of the project. 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in sociology. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research.
  •  Proficiency in written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of teaching is given in English.

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD position:  The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the PhD training:  As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must normally have an educational background corresponding to a master’s degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor’s degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master’s degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master’s degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is expected that the topic of the master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479.600 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

About the project:

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. Admittance to the PhD programme will be based on the research proposal.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

Closing date: April 15, 2020.  The application has to be marked: 20/1148

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department: Liv.Syltevik@uib.no .

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser – HR: Even.Endresen@uib.no

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD: Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.

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

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Student in Analytical Sociology Norrkoping

Ref IEI-2020-00084

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

Through the activities in research, the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) provides education in a wide range of fields, from economy and management to design and technology. As one of the university’s largest departments, our strength is the education and research that support and benefit each other. Our mission is to encourage innovation and development through which we develop dedicated, innovative student who can improve the world. We have strong links within the corporate and other sectors, which facilitates the employability of our graduates and the application of our research.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/iei

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Analytical Sociology
based at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IEI, Campus Norrköping).

Project
The Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) seeks to fill a 4-year PhD position in Norrköping, Sweden. IAS is an interdisciplinary research center on the borderline between analytical sociology and computational social science.

The PhD-project will be conducted within the broader project “Mining for Meaning: The Dynamics of Public Discourse on Migration.” The candidate will join an international research group with backgrounds in sociology, political science, statistics, and machine learning that interprets large corpora of social text (from online forums, newspapers, parliamentary speeches) as “social sensors,” and applies computational text analysis to explain the processes by which collectively agreed-upon narratives arise from interactions between the public, the media, and political actors. Recent shifts in public opinion toward immigration––sweeping across Europe in the wake of the “refugee crisis” of 2015––provide a dramatic example of such dynamics. More information about the project can be found here: https://liu.se/en/research/computational-text-analysis

The candidate will be enrolled in IAS’s postgraduate training (including coursework totaling 60 ECTS points). Information on the PhD program can be found here:

https://liu.se/en/article/doctoral-studies-in-analytical-sociology

Qualifications
Candidates should have strong computational and data-analytic skills, and a deep interest in cutting edge social science research. Applicants shall have a master’s degree in the social sciences (sociology, political science, communication or media studies) and/or data science (statistics, machine learning, natural language processing). 
Applicants should further have
●       interest in social media discourse and in (Swedish) politics,
●       skills in data management, preferably of textual data,
●       experience with text analysis, preferably in a social science or humanities context,
●       programming skills,
●       interest in teamwork and collaboration.

Fluency in English is required and, as we are dealing with text, Swedish language skills are desired.

Duties
Project duties include primarily the contribution to innovative research that is publishable in highly ranked social science journals. Attaining a PhD at IAS requires the publication of several high-quality papers in a leading author role. Contributions to methodologically oriented journals and conference proceedings can also be part of the work, depending on the interest of the applicant.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
May 1, 2020 or by agreement.

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Please attach your CV and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) stating your motivation and particular skills for the job.

Your application must be received at the latest March 27, 2020.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Marc Keuschnigg

Associate Professor and Principal Investigator

+4611363339

marc.keuschnigg@liu.se

Åsa Wallhagen

Koordinator IAS

+46 11363301

asa.wallhagen@liu.se

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Post expires on Friday March 27th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Anthropology or Sociology for Research Project “The Politics of Insecurity”

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in social anthropology or sociology (or similar) to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2020. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website

The position will be part of the newly established Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation. The successful candidate will become a member of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. It is a cross-disciplinary unit which includes political scientists, historians and literature scholars. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively take part in research seminars and other centre activities. For more information, please visit the website.

The Project

The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The postdoctoral position will be in Subproject 1.

Questions guiding the Core Group are: 1) How does insecurity affect citizens’ policy attitudes? 2) When and how do political parties respond to insecurity? And, finally, 3) how does insecurity influence policy reforms? These questions will be systematically analyzed in three subprojects by an interdisciplinary team using both quantitative and qualitative methods and data from Denmark and a sample of EU and OECD countries. Subproject 1 combines ethnographic interviews of Danish citizens with survey experiments to capture the meanings, contextual dynamics and the causal effects of insecurity, especially at the emotional level. Subproject 2 – which is a PhD project – uses observational data for 20+ European countries from cross-national attitudinal surveys and party positions for multi-level regression analyses to study the dynamics of party competition under conditions of rising insecurity of groups of voters. Party positions on crime and welfare will be taken from existing datasets and additionally coded from manifestos via manual coding or automated text analysis. Subproject 3 uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine key legislative changes in the two policy areas across OECD countries. An Outreach Group with members of civil society will accompany the project.

The ideal applicant
To qualify for the postdoctoral position, you must hold a PhD in social anthropology, sociology or a closely related discipline, have substantial training in ethnographic and related methods, and be able to outline an individual research project on the lived experience and meanings of insecurity (broadly understood), embedded as part of Subproject 1 in the larger project “The Politics of Insecurity” described above. The ideal candidate for the job will have strong qualitative methods skills and fieldwork experience. A background in research on emotions, fear of crime or economic insecurity is a benefit.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Have native or near-native Danish language skills
  • Be curious and willing to actively engage in interdisciplinary research activities
  • Present a 2-year research agenda that clearly fits into the POINS project and examines the lived experience of (in)security in everyday life of middle-class Danes
  • Document a strong research outcome and publication record with international peer-reviewed journals or presses.

We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently in consultation with the project coordinator. Candidates are also expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community, be present and contribute to the academic and social environments at the department. Detailed departmental guidelines on recruitment, gender equality and the Scholarly Qualification Matrix can be found here.

For further information about the position or the research project, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke phone +45 4022 4307, e-mail starke@sam.sdu.dk.


Application, salary, etc.
Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • A detailed CV
  • A research agenda (max. 5 pages) for the next 2 years that describes:
  • the potential to advance the field (both empirically and theoretically)
  • the relationship to the overall aims and subprojects of the POINS core group
  • planned national and international collaborations
  • the potential for obtaining further external funding
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. NOTE: If publications have been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.
  • All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The research agenda, letter and CV must be written in English.

    Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.

    Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities. Applications will be assessed by an academic assessment committee that determines whether applicants are qualified. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. The committee reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete a series of job interviews with especially promising applicants. On the basis of the applications, the written assessments, the job interviews, and a deliberation within the appointments committee, the Head of Department determines which candidate(s) will be offered the position.

    Applications must be submitted electronically no later than April 14, 2020 using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

    Read the guideline for the applicants

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

    Deadline: 14 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Culture and Society

    Job description

    The University of Stavanger invites applications for a 2-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Culture, and Society at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. The position is vacant from August 1, 2020.

    The position is part of the project «Back to Blood: Pursuing a Future from the Norse Past» (BTB), funded by the Research Council of Norway FRIPRO and led by Professor Anne Kalvig. The project includes team members from the University of Stavanger, the University of Oslo and Linköping University, Sweden. The project is based in the division of Religion, Culture, and Society and in The Greenhouse, a program area in environmental humanities at the University of Stavanger.

    The objective of the position is to produce research for the externally funded project, strengthen research within the department, and to give a researcher/scholar holding a doctoral degree within the relevant academic field(s) the opportunity for further qualification toward top academic positions.

    About the project

    The project BTB as a whole seeks to map how and explain why current concerns with sustainability, identity and citizenship lead to increasing cultural and spiritual demand for Vikings and the Norse past, and the consequences of various cultural actors supplying that demand. 

    Within the larger project, this postdoctoral fellow will focus, through fieldwork, on Viking related martial arts and explore how this relates to topics like embodiment, gender, dignity and belonging, spirituality, sacred space/place, landscape and nature, and its borders towards nationalist agendas. In the project proposal for BTB this task was presented like this (excerpt):

    Combat as a fight for dignity and belonging.
    A substantial part of the field of Viking reenactment and living history, as well as the popular interest in Nordic Heathenism, focuses on combat, martial arts and weaponry. In this study, we investigate how the martial arts within mediations of the Norse past relate to ideas of embodiment, gender, dignity and belonging, and to political nationalist agendas. The task maps the backgrounds of Norse fighting and combat enthusiasts and participants, and analyzes 1. How specific notions of body, gender, dignity and belonging are related to fighting and combat, 2. How and why the Norse fighting milieus and Viking re enactment and/or Norse Pagan groups are related, 3. Whether the combat milieus are characterized by inclusiveness and diversity, or represent more closed, streamlined groups, and 4. How combat is related to notions of (sacred) place, landscape and nature.

    The postdoctoral fellow is expected to produce three peer-reviewed international journal articles. Candidates are encouraged to design projects building on prior experiences, language competencies, and interests. 

    The research project will be carried out at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community at the faculty and university. 

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    Competencies

    The applicant must submit a description of and a plan for the completion of the research project. In the plan, the applicant should identify what topics they wish to focus on and potential actors/groups and places/sites they will research. The plan should also contain a preliminary time schedule and a publication plan. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add to the applicant’s competence. 

    Qualification requirements:

    • PhD within subject(s) relevant to the project, like religious studies, cultural studies, anthropology 
    • The PhD must be completed no later than date of application 
    • Good command of both written and oral English

    In the assessment of applicants, the following criteria will be emphasized:

    • Relevance, quality and feasibility of the project plan 
    • Quality of prior scientific work
    • Good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units 
    • Personal skills and motivation for the position

    Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialization of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the university. 

    We offer

    • interesting work in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
    • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
    • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 500.000-600.000 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
    • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits favourable membership terms in a gym and at the company sports club
    • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
    • Home-work-home, discounted public transport to and from work
    • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
    • relocation programme in the event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

    General information

    See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

    In addition to an evaluation of their submitted project plan and scientific work, potential candidates will be invited to an interview. 

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

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

    Contact information

    Further information about the project and the position can be obtained from Professor Anne Kalvig, tel: +47 51 83 13 49, e-mail: anne.kalvig@uis.no.

    Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor, tel: .+47 +47 51 83 31 49, e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

    Application

    To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

    The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

    • research proposal (max 3 pages) 
    • certificates/diplomas
    • list of all publications 
    • up to 4 publications
    • any other documentation that you consider relevant

    The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

    Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

    UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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    UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

    The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

    The Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Education, is responsible for the University’s new teacher MA programme “Advanced teacher education for leves 8-13” and practical pedagogical education. The Institute also offers programmes in Nordic, English, Religion, History, Norwegian for international students as well as Master’s programmes in History and History Didactics, Nordic with Literacy Studies, English Literacy Studies and Religion, Culture and Society. In cooperation with other departments of the faculty, the Department of Cultural Stud are currently 60 employees and 1100 students at the department.

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    Deadline

    8th March 2020

    Employer

    University of Stavanger

    Post expires on Sunday March 8th, 2020

    PhD fellowship within Innovation

    Job description

    The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Innovation at UiS Business School, Department for Innovation, Management and Marketing. 

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

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

    The candidate will work on the project: “Releasing the Power of Users – articulating user interest to accelerate new innovative pathways in digital health and welfare sector” (project description can be found here), focusing on digital health to understand how users and providers in the health sector can jointly develop user-friendly and responsible digital offerings.

    The emergence of digital technologies in the health sector opens up opportunities for increased participation of consumers in digital health and the integration of innovations. This position is associated with work packages 1 and 2 (WP1, WP2) in the project description. The purpose of the project is to develop greater understanding of the users, by identifying the attitudes, concerns and expectations of users in relation to welfare technology. The project also seeks to create method for integrating user voices into the innovations though Living Lab concept.

    The candidate will also work with the research team and the Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC) to develop an “innovation room” where patients and large and small providers can meet each other to optimize the opportunities that exist. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods will be used, and applicants with a background in both will be preferred. 

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    Project proposal

    As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. A project proposal template can be found here.

    Qualification requirements

    We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within business, innovation& entrepreneurship, health/ medical, sociology, political science or other related social scientific areas, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

    To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

    If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.

    Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

    Emphasis is also placed on your:

    • motivation and potential for research within the field
    • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
    • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
    • having a good command of both oral and written Norwegian and English. Good command of both oral and written Norwegian is important in particular for qualitative part of work.

    We offer

    • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
    • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
    • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
    • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
    • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
    • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
    • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
    • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
    • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
    • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

    Other information

    See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

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

    It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

    The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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

    Contact information

    More information on the position can be obtained from professor Tatiana A Iakovleva, tel: +4751831590, e-mail: tatiana.a.iakovleva@uis.no or head of department Espen Olsen, tel: +4751831678, e-mail: espen.olsen@uis.no.

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

    Application

    To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

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

    • project proposal 
    • certificates/diplomas 
    • references
    • list of publications 
    • other documentation that you consider relevant

    The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. 

    Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

    UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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    UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

    The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

    The University of Stavanger Business School carries out research and offers study programs across all areas of business.

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

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    Deadline

    1st March 2020

    Employer

    University of Stavanger

    Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

    Postdoctoral fellow in Economics

    Job description

    The University of Stavanger invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in economics at the UiS Business School, Department of Economics and Finance. The position is vacant from August 1st, 2020.

    The appointment is for  three years, or four years of compulsory work. This is clarified during the recruitment process.

    This is a position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for further academic development after completion of their doctoral degree.

    The person hired will be associated with the research group at the UiS Business School working in the fields of labor economics and economics of education. The group aims to develop and investigate interventions that can give people better opportunities to succeed in education and the workplace, as well as measures that help increase effort, motivation and coping in education and work. The position is connected to the research project Resilient (www.resilient.no), funded by the Research Council of Norway. Resilient is a large scale field experiment investigating if middle schools can improve youths’ well-being, motivation and school achievement, by fostering students’ social and emotional competencies. The postdoc project can be adapted to the competence and interests of the candidate, but must be linked to the research questions in Resilient.

    The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree within relevant academic fields the opportunity for further qualification toward full professorship.

    The research project will be carried out at University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community.

    Qualification requirements

    We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a Ph.D. within economics, preferably recently. If you are completing your Ph.D. in the spring of 2020, you are also welcome to apply.

    Emphasis is also placed on your:

    • motivation and potential for research within the field
    • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
    • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
    • good command of both oral and written English
    • international experience and international networks
    • professional and personal qualifications for completing the project within the time frame
    • good collaborative skills and ability to enter professional communities across disciplines
    • personal qualifications and motivation for the position

    Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the University.

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    We offer

    • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
    • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
    • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is part of your position
    • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 530.000 – 590.000 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
    • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
    • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the university sports club
    • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
    • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
    • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
    • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

    General information

    See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

    It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

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

    The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female postdoctoral researchers within the academic field in question, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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

    Contact information

    More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Christian Jensen, tel: +47 51834502, e-mail: christian.jensen@uis.no or professor Mari Rege, tel: +47 51833721, e-mail: mari.rege@uis.no.

    Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR adviser Kirsten Sikveland, tel: +47 51833701, e-mail: kirsten.sikveland@uis.no.

    Application

    To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

    The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

    • certificates/diplomas 
    • references
    • list of publications
    • up to 10 publications
    • PhD thesis (or draft if not completed)
    • other documentation that you consider relevant

    The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

    Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

    UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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    UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

    The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

    The University of Stavanger Business School carries out research and offers study programs across all areas of business.The study options include bachelor programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Law. The school also offers master programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Executive MBA, as well as research education (PhD). Centre of Innovation Research and Center for Entrepreneurship are both part of the business school. There are currently 80 employees and 1,200 students at the school.

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    Deadline

    1st March 2020

    Employer

    University of Stavanger

    Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

    Doctoral student position in labour law

    Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

    The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

    Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

    The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree within labour law. The doctoral student position is partly financed by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) and is integrated into a larger research programme ‘Prolonged Working Lives, Older Workers and Dismissals. A Study of the Dynamics between Employment Protection, Non-Discrimination and Collective Bargaining’. Intended supervisors are Professors Mia Rönnmar and Jenny Julén Votinius.

    An ageing population is a pressing societal trend, which poses specific challenges for labour law and collective bargaining. The research programme will contribute with new knowledge on labour law and the role of the social partners in this context. The main question is: to what extent does the legal protection in dismissal situations in Sweden, provided by employment protection, non-discrimination and collective bargaining, enable older workers to keep their employment and thus contribute to the general promotion of prolonged working lives? The research programme will be carried out within the Norma Research Programme, and its Elder Law Research Environment, and in collaboration with the Health Law Research Centre at the Faculty of Law.

    Non-discrimination law plays an increasingly important role in the protection of workers, and has expanded in scope and strength in recent decades. This specific doctoral project will focus on older workers and non-discrimination law, including, for example, aspects related to age, disability, gender and multiple discrimination. The project will analyse EU law and its crucial interplay with national law. The doctoral student shall independently develop the project and its aim and research questions as well as its theoretical, methodological and conceptual framework.

    Job assignments

    Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

    Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)

    The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

    Eligibility/Entry Requirements

    Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)

    A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

    – has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,

    – has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or

    – has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

    (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

    The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen) regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

    Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemptions from this rule.

    The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 18 March 2020.

    Basis of Assessment

    For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.

    For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.

    Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).

    The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

    The applicant’s general competence:

    – quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis

    – ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment

    – relevant educational background and grades/grade average

    – relevant work experience

    The scientific quality of the project description:

    – ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research

    – sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions

    – stringency of legal reasoning and analysis

    – adequate selection of theory and methods

    – capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches

    – clear expression and sufficient detail.

    Appointment Procedure

    The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

    Your application should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references (manager, supervisor etc.) and other documents that you wish to submit.

    The applicant’s project description should aim at a discussion of the doctoral project, and its context, specific aim and research questions, relevant legal regulation, current state of research and possible theoretical and methodological approaches etc. In the project description the applicant should also reflect on knowledge, abilities and experiences of relevance to the doctoral project and it successful implementation.

    The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters including spaces, footnotes, list of references etc.) (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian.

    For further questions, please contact Mia Rönnmar (mia.ronnmar@jur.lu.se).

    Please refer to the Guidelines for the project description for guidance.

    The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on May 12 or 13, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than April 23. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

    Type of employment

    Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

    Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

    Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
    First day of employment2019-09-01
    SalaryMonthly salary
    Number of positions1
    Working hours100
    CityLund
    CountySkåne län
    CountrySweden
    Reference numberPA2020/166
    Contact director of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
    Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
    Last application date18.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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    Post expires on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

    Doctoral student position in legal science, Quantum Law project

    Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

    The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

    Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

    The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree in legal science, Quantum Law Project. One of the intended supervisors is associate senior lecturer Valentin Jeutner.

    The research programme in legal science and the project quantum law is conducted in one of the following subjects: jurisprudence, labour law, banking law, private law, EU law, fiscal law, public international law, administrative law, international environmental law, private international law, comparative law, constitutional law, environmental law, human rights, public law, civil and criminal procedure, law and economics, legal history, social and welfare law, and criminal law.

    The Quantum Law Project is the first research project dedicated specifically to the study of the legal implications of quantum computing. The project is funded by and forms part of the Wallenberg Foundations’ ‘Initiative for Humanistic and Social Scientific Research in AI and Autonomous Systems’ (WASP-HS). In the course of this 10-year initiative, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation will invest 660 million SEK into research projects that study the ethical, economic, labour market, social and legal aspects of the ongoing technological transformation of society.

    Substantively, the Quantum Law Project aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of the legal implications of the emergence of quantum computing with respect to autonomous systems and AI. Every autonomous system, every application of artificial intelligence relies at its core on the collection, computation and correlation of information. Traditionally, such tasks are carried out by computers that process information in ‘bits’ which can exist in one of two states: 0 or 1. Quantum computers are fundamentally different. They utilise ‘qubits’ which can be both 0 and 1 at the same time, and this number of states doubles with each additional qubit. As a result, information can be processed much faster, significantly more information can be stored and, crucially, calculations too complex for classical computers can be undertaken. This will dramatically enhance the capacities of autonomous systems and AI. Already, car companies, pharmaceutical corporations, energy providers etc. race to harness the powers of quantum computing. Apart from more applied questions, the emergence of quantum computers, like any technology or architecture, also raises normative questions concerning the (in)deterministic nature of the universe or the ability to capture complex social processes by digital means. 

    While the Quantum Law Project aims to carry out a comprehensive appraisal of the legal implications of quantum computing on autonomous systems and AI, the project focusses on three question in particular: How does quantum computing affect the practice of law? How does quantum computing affect the legal process? How does quantum computing affect metaphysical assumptions about law? The activities of the Quantum Law Project are coordinated by Valentin Jeutner, who serves as the project’s principal investigator and who is also anticipated to act as the supervisor for the presently advertised doctoral student position.

    The doctoral project should develop research questions related to the relationship between law and computer science (broadly construed). The doctoral student should possess a good understanding of the foundations of computer science or should be prepared to quickly equip themselves with the technological knowledge required to undertake a rigorous legal analysis of their chosen field of study. Though the guiding question of the Quantum Law Project may serve as a point of departure, the faculty also welcomes proposals that engage with the relationship between law and computer science more broadly. Thus, possible research areas include, but are certainly not limited to:

    – The automatization of legal reasoning / of legal decision-making

    – The utilisation of artificially intelligent algorithms for the application or analysis of law

    – The promises and pitfalls of computational law

    – The legal significance of text-mining and text-as-data approaches

    – The legal significance of the ability of quantum computers to overcome most conventional encryption protocols

    – The legal significance of quantum phenomena like ‘superposition states’ on legal theory

    – The legal significance of employing quantum computing to optimise conventional dispute settlement mechanisms due to enhanced data mining possibilities

    – Any other original / innovative approach to the study of law & technology


    Throughout the tenure of the doctoral position, the doctoral student will also be embedded in the national WASP-HS graduate school. The WASP-HS graduate school addresses challenges and consequences of autonomous systems and AI in society, and provides integrated training in philosophy, social science, policy research, organisational science, psychology, and other humanities and social science disciplines, together with a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of AI, software and autonomous systems.

    The graduate school takes a cohort-based approach bringing together students from a wide variety of backgrounds in interdisciplinary teams to address real problems taking account of the individual, societal, and ethical implications.

    The doctoral student will join a cohort of 20 interdisciplinary doctoral candidates across Sweden in 2020. The school aims to achieve an active community of researchers across Sweden through courses, joint study trips and summer- and winter seminars. Doctoral students in the WASP-HS program are expected to work together with researchers on the WASP-AI and WASP-AS programs.

    Job assignments

    Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

    Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)

    The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

    Eligibility/Entry Requirements

    Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)

    A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

    • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
    • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
    • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

    (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

    The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen) regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

    Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemptions from this rule.

    The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 18 March 2020.

    Basis of Assessment

    For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.

    For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.

    Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).

    The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

    The applicant’s general competence:

    – quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis

    – ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment

    – relevant educational background and grades/grade average

    – relevant work experience


    The scientific quality of the project description:

    – ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research

    – sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions

    – stringency of legal reasoning and analysis

    – adequate selection of theory and methods

    – capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches

    – clear expression and sufficient detail.

    Appointment Procedure

    The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

    Your application should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references (manager, supervisor etc.) and other documents that you wish to submit.

    The applicant’s project description should identify the objectives of the doctoral project, suggest proposed research questions, provide information on favoured methodological / theoretical approaches to the study of the proposed questions and contextualise the proposed project with reference to relevant legal regulations and the current state of research. In the project description, the applicant should also describe his or her knowledge, abilities and experiences of relevance to the doctoral project and its successful implementation.

    The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters including spaces, footnotes, list of references etc.) (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian.

    Please refer to the Guidelines for the project description for guidance, but please note that in this case the general framework of the doctoral project already follow from the larger research project.

    For further questions, please contact Valentin Jeutner (valentine.jeutner@jur.lu.se).

    The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on May 12 or 13, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than April 23. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

    Type of employment

    Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

    Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

    Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
    First day of employment2019-09-01
    SalaryMonthly salary
    Number of positions1
    Working hours100
    CityLund
    CountySkåne län
    CountrySweden
    Reference numberPA2020/167
    Contact director of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
    Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
    Last application date18.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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    Post expires on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

    Two doctoral student positions for a doctor of laws degree

    Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

    The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

    Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

    The Faculty of Law is offering two doctoral student positions for a Doctor of Laws Degree.

    Research within the doctoral education is conducted in one of the following subjects: jurisprudence, labour law, banking law, private law, EU law, fiscal law, public international law, administrative law, international environmental law, private international law, comparative law, constitutional law, environmental law, human rights, public law, civil and criminal procedure, law and economics, legal history, social and welfare law, and criminal law.

    Job assignments

    Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

    Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)

    The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

    Eligibility/Entry Requirements

    Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)

    A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

    1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
    2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
    3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

    The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen) regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

    Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemptions from this rule.

    The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than March 18, 2020.

    Basis of Assessment

    For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.

    For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.

    Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).

    The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

    The applicant’s general competence:

    – quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
    – ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment
    – relevant educational background and grades/grade average
    – relevant work experience


    The scientific quality of the project description:

    – ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research
    – sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research
      questions
    – stringency of legal reasoning and analysis
    – adequate selection of theory and methods
    – capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and 
      approaches
    – clear expression and sufficient detail

    Appointment Procedure

    The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal .

    Your application should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references (manager, supervisor etc.) and other documents that you wish to submit.

    The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian (see Guidelines for Project description)

    The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on 12 or 13 May 2020, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than 23 April. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

    Type of employment

    Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap. 7 §.

    Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

    Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
    First day of employment2019-09-01
    SalaryMonthly salary
    Number of positions2
    Working hours100
    CityLund
    CountySkåne län
    CountrySweden
    Reference numberPA2020/152
    Contact director of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
    Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
    Last application date18.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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    Post expires on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

    PhD Scholarship for Research Project “The Politics of Insecurity”

    Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD scholarship in political science to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2020. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website.

    The position will be part of the newly established Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation.

    The Project

    The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The PhD position will be in Subproject 2.

    Questions guiding the Core Group are: 1) How does insecurity affect citizens’ policy attitudes? 2) When and how do political parties respond to insecurity? And, finally, 3) how does insecurity influence policy reforms? These questions will be systematically analyzed in three subprojects by an interdisciplinary team using both quantitative and qualitative methods and data from Denmark and a sample of EU and OECD countries. Subproject 1 combines ethnographic interviews of Danish citizens with survey experiments to capture the meanings, contextual dynamics and the causal effects of insecurity, especially at the emotional level. Subproject 2 uses observational data for 20+ European countries from cross-national attitudinal surveys and party positions for multi-level regression analyses to study the dynamics of party competition under conditions of rising insecurity of groups of voters. Party positions on crime and welfare will be taken from existing datasets and additionally coded from manifestos via manual coding or automated text analysis. Subproject 3 uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine key legislative changes in the two policy areas across OECD countries. An Outreach Group with members of civil society will accompany the project.

    The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
    To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you must hold a Master’s degree in political science or a closely related discipline, and be able to outline an individual research project on the comparative dynamics of party positions embedded as Subproject 2 in the larger project “The Politics of Insecurity” described above. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative methods skills. Knowledge of multi-level regression and automated text analysis is a benefit, scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary engagement a must.

    We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently in consultation with the PhD supervisor. Candidates are also expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community, be present and contribute to the academic and social environments at the department.

    Applicants are expected to include a proposal for a research project within the above-mentioned frame and may consult with the project coordinator Peter Starke on this. When preparing your PhD project proposal, you are strongly advised to familiarize yourself with the project and to consult the general guidelines for preparing a project proposal at the PhD School’s webpage. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the departments’ Scholarly Qualification Matrix.

    As a PhD Student, you will become a member of the department’s welfare and public policy unit, the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. Affiliated researchers cover topics such as the politics of welfare state reform, the political challenges of population aging, migration, and growing economic disparities. It is a cross-disciplinary unit, and the successful candidate is expected to be open to other disciplines. For more information please visit the website.

    The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department aims to employ staff that reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of personal background.

    Requirements and programme structure
    PhD candidates follow an individual PhD plan including course work, conference participation, and teaching. One semester is typically spent at another research institution – often abroad. The scholarship carries a monthly salary including pension plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

    If selected for the position, you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science, Journalism, or Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme over 3 years). Employment as a salaried PhD student is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5-protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

    For further information about the PhD programme, please contact PhD coordinator, Professor David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail dnh@sam.sdu.dk.

    For further information about the research project, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke phone +45 4022 4307, e-mail starke@sam.sdu.dk.

    Application and assessment process

    An application must include:

    • Application form
    • A project proposal of no more than 12,000 characters in total, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The project description must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total number of characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description.
    • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words, to be submitted on a separate sheet/page.
    • A detailed CV (max. 2 pages)
    • A copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results.
    • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable.
    • Reference letters are not needed.

    All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The project proposal, project abstract and CV must be written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.

    If you do not adhere to the above-mentioned specifications, your application may be rejected without further assessment. The department reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    Shortlisted applications will be assessed by an internal committee. The project description is assessed anonymously to avoid any unconscious bias. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, you will be emailed the part of the evaluation that concerns yourself and you will know if you are deemed qualified for the position or not. The assessment report is subsequently forwarded to the Head of Department who assembles an appointment committee and determines if one or more of the qualified applicants should be invited to a job interview. The appointment committee will manage and complete job interviews and advise the Head of Department on which candidate(s) should be offered appointment.

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

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

    Deadline: 14 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

    PhD scholarships in Economics

    Copenhagen Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships in Economics. We welcome research proposals in all areas of economics.

    The Department of Economics at CBS provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, and comprises three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent), and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department offers high quality education within an extensive number of full-time and part-time programs available at CBS, including a structured PhD program.

    The three-year PhD programme allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS faculty members, supported by research training courses in a mix of fundamental compulsory courses and specialized electives. 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 this website for more information about the PhD programme: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

    The successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to the Department’s research environment. Information about the department may be found at: www.cbs.dk/econ.

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

    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: PhD coordinator Mauricio Prado, e-mail mp.eco@cbs.dk.

    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 27,363 up to DKK 33,045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17.1% of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

    The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School. To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in economics or related fields is necessary. Normally, the applicant must have successfully completed a master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. However, we will also consider current master students for enrolment in the 4+4 scheme. The applicants must be fluent in English. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

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

    In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC/GRE register and choose the PhD Program.


    Recruitment procedure
    The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-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 https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

    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.

    Application due: 4/15/2020

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

    Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

    Postdoc position in the study of radicalisation and violent extremism

    A postdoc position in the study of radicalization and extremism is available at the Centre for Global Criminology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen The position is available for two years from 1 April 2020 or later

    Qualifications 
    Applicants should have fieldwork experience from at least one of the regions in question; knowledge of theories and debates within the study of radicalisation and mobilisation processes; knowledge of ethnographic methods and hold a Ph.D. in the social sciences or humanities.

    Job description 
    The successful candidate will be part of a larger EU-financed project looking at radicalisation and violent extremism in the Balkans, Middle East and North Africa. A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position.

    Salary and conditions of employment
    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 405.203,16 – 426.625,2 (EUR 54,000 – 57,000 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researchers recruited abroad, see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/

    Application 
    The application shall be submitted in English and include a CV, a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page), a copy of the doctoral certificate or letter signed by the promotor that a doctoral certificate is expected in due time, a publication list, and a maximum number of three scientific publications, at least two of which are international journal articles. Teaching portfolio and references can also be included, if available.  

    Please note that applications will be assessed based on these mandatory enclosures. Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment.  

    Application procedure 
    After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are  notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk  

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

    For more information please contact Head of Centre, Prof. Henrik Vigh, tel: +45 41111430, mail: hv@anthro.ku.dk

    The deadline for applications including enclosures is 2 March 2020 (CET 23:59)  

    Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  

    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 the documents are scanned and collected into one file.  

    Applications received after deadline will not be taken into considerations.

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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.

    Post expires on Monday March 2nd, 2020

    PhD Scholarships on Sustainability and Value Chain Design

    Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships related to a Manufacturing of Denmark (MADE) research and development project at the Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI). Expected starting date is mid-August 2020.

    The overall topic of the PhD scholarships will be on sustainability and, in particular, on how to develop sustainable manufacturing business models and optimise value chain design for sustainability. The PhD projects will be conducted in collaboration with major Danish companies – like Coloplast, Novo Nordisk, and LEGO – that are committed to the project.

    Expectedly, pilots and experiments will be conducted together with the companies.

    More specifically, the PhD-projects will focus on:

    o    Circular production model to enable retrieval regarding in-use component tracking and later re-use (e.g. take-back programs).
    o    Optimal product architecture for sustainability and re-use
    o    Optimization of the whole value chain with suppliers and customers for sustainability.  

    You will be part of a strong team of MADE researchers at CBS (involving 4 faculty and 4 PhD-students) hosted by SI. The staff at this department counts approximately 90, including about 55 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrators, and around 30 people hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs, or PhD students.

    SI’s research is focused on strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The department’s ambition is to host an internationally leading environment for research and teaching within the broad area of strategy.

    To find out more about the department please go to http://www.cbs.dk/si.

    About the PhD program  
    The 3-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. The selected candidates will be enrolled in the PhD School of Copenhagen Business School and are expected to participate in the research-training program of the department. This includes a package of courses on innovation, entrepreneurship, econometrics, and publishing.

    Qualifications  
    The department gives priority to applicants with the following qualifications: high grades from their universities, an educational background in the social sciences; and finally, the applicants must be fluent in English.

    To be considered for a scholarship, the candidate should have a basic training at the Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process and a total of 180+120 ECTS). However, applicants who hold a one year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation. PhD students who enter the PhD program with a one year Master’s degree (60 ECTS) will be offered a 4-year program and will be considered a Master’s student for the first 2 years of the program. 

    General information  
    The 3-year 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 app. DKK 28,837 per month (approximately € 3,865) up to DKK 34,865.00 (≈€ 4,670) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17.1% 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 application  
    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices, by the application deadline.

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

    The application must include a 5-page research proposal that should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material, as well as a work-plan with time table. 

    In addition to the research proposal, the application must include: 
    –    Relevant diplomas or documentation of enrolment as a master student  
    –    Curriculum vitae
    –    A list of papers and publications, and – if relevant – a copy of one selected written work (e.g. a Master’s thesis) 

    Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.   

    Recruitment procedure  
    A recruitment committee shortlists a number of applicants for evaluation by an assessment committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  Applicants selected for evaluation by the assessment committee are notified about the composition of the committee and (later in the process) about the result of the assessment.  Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified about the outcome of their application. To get information about working and living in Denmark, please go to http://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.

    For further information please contact: Professor Torben Pedersen, e-mail: tp.si@cbs.dk or Bent Petersen, e-mail:bp.egb@cbs.dk.

    Closing date: 17 May 2020.

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

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

    Post expires on Sunday May 17th, 2020

    Postdoc in environmental economics

    Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-203

    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 two new university lecturers.

    Duties:

    The environmental economics group within the department of economics – see https://www.slu.se/env-econ – is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to boost our research team. The successful applicant will be expected to develop their own research in the area of environmental and resource economics, and to complement the research of the existing group members, working primarily either with Professor Rob Hart on questions related to long-run macroeconomic development and sustainability, or with Associate Professor Shon Ferguson, applying microeconometric methods in environmental economics. The position as a postdoctoral researcher implies at least 80% research. 

    Qualifications:

    Successful applicants must have completed a PhD in economics. Preference will be given to candidates who have been awarded the degree 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. Good ability in English is essential. 

    In assessing the applications for the position, particular emphasis will be placed on (1) applicants’ scientific proficiency in economics, and (2) their ability to develop their own line of research in environmental and natural resource economics, complementing the ongoing research within the group. We will also place emphasis on the applicant’s personal characteristics and suitability. Applicants’ ability to work constructively in a small group is very important.

    Place of work:

    Uppsala.

    Form of employment:

    Post-doctoral employment for a 2 year period.

    Extent:

    100%.

    Start date:

    By mutual agreement. 

    Application:

    We welcome your application in English, including a CV and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages, no later than 23 February 2020. To apply, please use the button below.

    Union contact:

    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

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    Post expires on Sunday February 23rd, 2020

    Two postdoctoral positions on ERC Project Human Rights Nudge, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

    The Faculty of Law (Faculty), University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for two positions as postdoc. The positions are part of the ERC research project “Human Rights Nudge” The position is available from 1 September 2020, and for the duration of two to three years.

    About ERC Human Rights Nudge
    The position is part of the ERC research project “Human Rights Nudge”, which is a project hosted by the Center of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), that seeks to understand how and when state change their behaviour in the area of human rights. It applies quantitative analysis and behavioural economics to the analysis of how states comply with decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The team will build on insights from behavioural economics, psychology, and social sciences to come up with new solutions which governments, communities and even individuals can employ in the future. Our main purpose is to establish how we can deter and minimise violations of human rights in the future. 

    Read more about Human Rights Nudge here: www.humanrightsnudge.com

    About the positions
    The offered Postdoc positions are part of ERC Project “Human Rights Nudge”. The ideal candidates will hold a law or/and economics degree, possess both theoretical and practical knowledge of social science methods, including statistical analysis and social network analysis, and similar methods. A behavioural economics background will be considered especially advantageous.

    Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the faculty’s research areas and education programmes by visiting the Faculty’s website: www.jura.ku.dk.

    The Faculty actively supports the effort to learn Danish.

    Required qualifications
    The position requires academic qualifications PhD, JSD or equivalent degree in law, economics or social science. All applicants are expected to be able to use English as the working language (written and spoken). Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear potential to deliver high quality peer-reviewed research publications.  

    In the overall assessment, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s research and teaching potential. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ambition to develop and implement new research ideas, which may have an international impact. Furthermore, the Faculty places emphasis on the applicant’s interest and preferably, prior experience, in working with other researchers to conduct collective research and teaching activities and welcomes the applicant’s proven ability to make a valuable contribution in this regard.

    Salary and terms of employment
    The appointment is based on the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC).The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 408.949,56 – 430.569,72. In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible.

    The position include 85% research and reduced teaching and administrative responsibilities.

    For further information, please see ‘Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013’ and ‘Guide to appointment of permanent academic staff at the Faculty of Law’. Both documents are available on the Faculty’s website.

    Application
    Letter of motivation, appendices and the submitted research publications (including papers, articles and books), must be written in English. The application will be rejected if not all the required documents are submitted.

    It is essential that you fill out all the mandatory fields in the electronic application even though the info is already stated in your CV, application, publication or other material you may find relevant to upload. The completed fields will be screened during the shortlisting and assessment process and in order to generate your final assessment, which we will send to you after the assessment work is finalized.

    The application MUST include the following nine (9) elements:

    1. Letter of motivation (a one page document explaining the reasons for applying)
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Research project. Applications should include a proposal for a research project to be completed during the post-doctoral period. Proposals should be no more than four pages long. The proposal should demonstrate the capacity to develop a postdoctoral project, identifying the relevant methodological tools to achieve the outlined project. 
    4. Diplomas, PhD or JSD diploma or alternatively a document showing that the applicant submitted or will submit a dissertation  
    5. Publication list. (Complete, numbered list of publications)
    6. Teaching portfolio, including documentation for teaching qualifications as well as a brief statement of the applicant’s teaching visions within the research area. For more information regarding the teaching portfolio, please see the related guidelines
    7. Academic references, if available (please upload under “other relevant material”)
    8. A maximum of five (5) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than one (1) may be a monograph. Applicants, who have written a PhD or JSD thesis or equivalent, must always submit the complete thesis (if the thesis is written in Danish, English, Swedish or Norwegian) and the written assessment of the thesis as a part of submitted publications.
    9. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate if this is the case.

    In addition to the material which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may require further material to assess the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such supplementary material, should this be requested.

    Application procedure
    Letter of motivation, appendices and the research publications MUST be uploaded electronically using the link below. We advise you to have the above mentioned documents ready before you begin to fill out your online application, and it is essential that all required documents are enclosed.

    Applications must be addressed to the Associate Dean of Research and uploaded electronically.

    An automatically generated message is sent out acknowledging receipt of the uploaded application.

    Applicants will be kept informed about the process of the application procedure on a regular basis via email.

    Following the application deadline, the Associate Dean of Research selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Applicants are selected on the basis of an overall assessment of the applicants that best match the recruitment needs of the Faculty as described in this advertisement for the post. This is compared with the applicant’s research and teaching profile as set out in the application, CV incl. list of publication, teaching portfolio and any research/development plan.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert Assessment Committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and when the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicants themselves.

    According to the University of Copenhagen’s Action Plan for Career, Gender and Quality – Equal Opportunities in Research and Management” there is to be at least one applicant of each gender before a position can be filled.

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

    Additional information regarding the research project can be obtained from Associate Professor Veronika Fikfak, mail: veronika.fikfak@jur.ku.dk.

    Further information about the application procedure can be obtained from Rusan Elmazi (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID NO 211-0333/20-2I.

    Application deadline
    The application must be uploaded by 1 March, 2020.

    Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.

    If your application does not include all the required supporting documents your application can be rejected and not be considered by the assessment committee.

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    The Faculty of Law is one of six faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The Faculty carries out research, education and knowledge dissemination within the area of law. Research is partly organized in research centres and groups with focus on thematic areas of interest. The Faculty employs about 80 full time researchers and approx. 50 PhD students as well as approx. 70 administrative staff members. In addition, approx. 450 part-time lecturers teach on the legal programmes on which approx. 4,500 students are enrolled. See the Faculty website: http://jura.ku.dk/english for more information.

    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.

    Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

    Two-Year Postdoc Position: Gods, Games, and the Socioecological Landscape

    The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of religion. The position is full-time, and is available from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The university wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

    Research context
    This position is funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant awarded to the supervisor, Associate Professor Benjamin Purzycki at the Department of the Study of Religion. The fellowship is available as of 1 September 2020 for a period of two years.

    The position is located at the Department of the Study of Religion, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

    For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Benjamin Grant Purzycki (bgpurzycki@cas.au.dk).

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

    Research and postdoctoral project
    In spite of the continued growth in evolutionary approaches to religion, there remains a curious lack of formal theory and models to address local, functional resolutions to social dilemmas in the form of religious beliefs and practices. While the field is saturated with indications that religion resolves local challenges to cooperation, and many are testing hypotheses based on informal theories, only a handful of formal models exist that actually generate testable hypotheses. This position will involve propelling the field towards a better appreciation of formal models and their application, particularly in small-scale societies. Rather than designing experimental economic games, the position will entail the use of evolutionary game-theoretical models to simulate real-world scenarios and to push the boundaries of their utility in ethnographic contexts. To facilitate discussion, applicants should be prepared to discuss aspects of scenarios detailed here throughout the application process:  https://bgpurzycki.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/scenarios_doc.pdf.

    Qualifications, job requirements and preferences

    • PhD in anthropology, economics, ecology, biology, or any related field that addresses problems in evolutionary game theory
    • Expertise in evolutionary game theory, in particular with preferences for: a) specialisation in mathematical modelling generally, b) specialisation in social learning specifically, and c) experience with agent-based modelling
    • Readiness and willingness to learn from and apply models to real-world scenarios
    • Readiness and willingness to teach models about real-world scenarios
    • Fluent written and spoken English
    • Willingness to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and friendly work environment
    • The ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and PhD students.

    Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications which are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed. Please see further below under the headline ‘Formalities’.

    Institutional context
    The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice.
    See the School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts for more information on its research activities.

    Research environment
    Aarhus University’s Department of the Study of Religion is a friendly working environment. It is recognised as a major hub for the cognitive and evolutionary sciences of religion and has students at all levels. As the department is committed to transdisciplinary research, the intellectual atmosphere is enriching and vibrant. For more information, please see the department’s website: https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/the-study-of-religion/

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

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

    The school’s ambition is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of the highest quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society as a whole, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.
    For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/
    Qualification requirements
    Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

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

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

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

    Faculty of Arts
    The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
    The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
    With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
    The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
    The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

    Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

    Deadline
    Thursday 12 Mar 2020 at 23:59 CET

    Read the job description at the university homepage

    Apply

    Post expires on Thursday March 12th, 2020