Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

PostDoc Position in Social/Cultural/Political Psychology

Applications are invited for a PostDoc position (one year) at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PostDoc will collaborate with Séamus Power Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. The PostDoc will be part of the newly established and growing research group on Personality and Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. Other members of the group are Thomas A. Morton, Robert Böhm, Ingo Zettler and Jochen Gebauer (part-time).

Employment should start in February 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The deadline for applications including enclosures is 31 October 2019 (23:59 CET)  

Job description
A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research. Other duties (e.g., research administration) may, furthermore, have to be performed to a limited extent. The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time. The chosen candidate will be enrolled as PostDoc at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is expected that the PostDoc works on research projects together with the supervisor but he/she may also pursue an independent line of research related to the areas of migration & cultural clashes and economic inequality & protests from a social, cultural, and/or political psychological perspective.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Human Development, or a related discipline at the beginning of the employment. The candidate should have knowledge and research experience in the field of social, cultural, and political psychology. Candidates who are methodologically plural, including expertise in ethnographic and experimental research, are desirable. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

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 34.079,13 (EUR 4,560) 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 here: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

Application
The application, which must be written in English, should include a cover/motivation letter (max. 3 pages), CV, study certificates, up to five of the most important scientific publications, and the PhD thesis (if applicable), as well as at least three reference letters. The motivation letter should include ideas for planned research congruent with the P.I.’s interests during the one year postdoc.

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 subsequently 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 here: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/

The shortlisting will take place in October 2019, and the interviews subsequently (in accordance with the invited applicants).

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

For further information, please contact Séamus Power: seamus.power@psy.ku.dk

Further information about the application procedure or salary is available from HR-officer Mette Christensen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0217/19-2I.

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 in one file.  

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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

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PhD scholarship Social Psychology/Cultural Psychology/Political Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The PhD student will propose a project related to the P.I.’s research areas: (in)tolerance of economic inequality; protests & social movements; migration; cultural clashes. The principal investigator of the project and the PhD supervisor is Séamus Power, Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. Employment of the PhD student preferably starts in February 2020 or shortly thereafter.

RequirementsApplicants should have studied Psychology, Anthropology, Human Development, or a closely related subject at undergraduate level. There is a preference for a student with a master’s degree though this is not strictly compulsory. The candidate should be experienced with multiple methods (ethnographic and experimental). Methodological pluralism and knowledge in social, cultural, political psychology is essential. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

The chosen candidate will be enrolled at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

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

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

In English: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english

In Danish http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

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

In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/

In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/

ApplicationsThe University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

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

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

The 5+3 PhD study programme In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 27.135,43 per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme.The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

The 4+4 PhD study programme Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). This SU salary amounts to about DKK 12,000 per month. More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies. 

​On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about enclosures to include with your electronic application: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ (in English) and http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ (in Danish). The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.  

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2019. (23.59 CET)

For further information, please contact Séamus Power: seamus.power@psy.ku.dk

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant disciplines.

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

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

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

 

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

Deadline: 31 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Psychology
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Marketing

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Marketing at Department of Innovation, Leadership and Marketing.

Marketing Innovation-Platforms

Firms are increasingly collaborating with large numbers of outside partners (customers, suppliers, complementors, etc.) in their innovation activities. A number of such efforts are organized around collaboration platforms. Attracting collaborators to such platforms and organizing the activities is strategically important for the success of innovation initiatives. The project title refers to the activities and strategies used by firms to market innovation-platforms to prospective collaborators. Thus, we are seeking candidates interested in working within the areas of marketing strategy, business models, and networks.

The responsibility of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to work on the project, marketing of innovation-platform, in close collaboration with the principal investigators, Professor Kenneth H Wathne and Professor Øystein D. Fjeldstad. This includes activities related to the development of this research area at University of Stavanger Business School.

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 academic qualifications.

The appointment is for 2 years of research duties exclusively, but may be extended to three years including obligations related to teaching and supervision (in total, 33%). For postdoctoral positions that extend more than 2 years, compulsory duties related to teaching and supervision are included during the employment period. During the first year, the Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in “NyTi”, which is the university’s supervision and integration program for new teachers.

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.

Qualification requirements

The applicant must submit a description of a research project and a plan for its completion. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add to the applicant’s competence.

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

Qualifications requirements:

  • PhD with a specialization in marketing or strategy is preferred, but applicants specializing in related areas will also be considered
  • The PhD must be completed no later than at the date of employment
  • Good command of both oral and written English

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

  • relevance, quality and feasibility as it pertains to the announced topic on marketing innovation-platforms
  • submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
  • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across the university
  • personal skills and motivation for the position
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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 during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 573.100 – 691.400 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 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
  • 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 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.

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

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 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 Kenneth H Wathne, tel:+47 97483315, e-mail: kenneth.h.wathne@uis.no or Head of Department Espen Olsen, tel: +47 92238537, e-mail: espen.olsen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advicer 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.

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

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • up to 4 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. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

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.

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 researchand 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

2nd October 2019

Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship on industrial change and sustainability transitions

Job description

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture offer a four-year postdoctoral positon to work on research on sustainability transitions and industrial transformations. The position is funded by two research centers – INTRANSIT and NTRANS.

INTRANSIT is an eight-year research centre funded by the FORINNPOL-program. The centre focuses on smart and green industrial transformations in core Norwegian industries. The Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (NTRANS) is an eight-year research Centre on environmental friendly energy focuses on transition strategies in energy sectors.

The candidate recruited for this position will work on conceptual and empirical studies of the linkages between sustainability transitions and technological and industrial change.  Relevant research questions focuses on development and diffusion of sustainability-oriented innovations, the role of established business sectors in transitions and the role of innovation policy to support acceleration of change. The empirical context will be energy sectors.  

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Qualification requirements

The preferred candidate for this position will fill the following criteria:

  • A PhD degree in a social science discipline, with relevance for the area of innovation studies (innovation studies, economics, management studies, sustainability transitions studies, etc).
  • Only candidates who have submitted their PhD to defense before the closing date for this position are eligible for the position.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant theories and methods for studies of sustainability transitions and industrial transformation is preferred.
  • Some mastery of a Scandinavian language is an advantage for performing parts of the empirical work, but is not required
  • High-level proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
  • The ability to perform high impact work, demonstrated by previous publications in relevant journals, will be positive.

Here, it is expected that the applicants have reviewed the research programs of INTRANSIT and NTRANS, and can describe how their research will contribute to the work performed and the goals set for these centers. This position will contribute to Research stream 2 in INTRANSIT and research area 2 in NTRANS. The webpages and project descriptions of the two centres need to be reviewed thoroughly before applying. The project descriptions are available on request from contact persons (below).

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • An application letter
  • A letter of motivation that includes a description of the applicant’s academic and professional background and qualifications, ideas about theoretical perspectives and empirical strategies to be employed, link to INTRANSIT and NTRANS research programs and how this position will contribute to it, and other relevant information (maximum 5 pages)
  • A detailed academic CV listing education, prior employment, academic experience, other relevant experiences and qualifications, detailed list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Up to three publications that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • A list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

In assessing applicants, we will emphasize each candidates’ academic background and potential, as well as motivation and match with the project. Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Faculty of Social Scienses

About the University of Oslo 

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

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture is a cross disciplinary unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. TIK is home to 40 staff members working in research, education and research communication in innovation and science and technology studies (STS). A major part of TIK’s activity is externally funded research. TIK also offers postgraduate education; a PhD-programme and two Master programmes. The Centre also hosts OSIRIS – Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact.

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Application deadline

1. november 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

An 18-month Postdoc position in anthropology and citizen-seience

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The Postdoc position in anthropology and citizen-science is offered in connection to the joint Danish National Museum and the Greenland National Museum & Archive’s research initiative “Activating Arctic Heritage” (AAH) sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation.

The position is available from January 1st, 2020.

The AAH research initiative has its geographical and thematic point of departure in the two newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage sites Aasivissuit-Nipisat and Kujataa in Greenland. The AAH research operates within multiple disciplines and heterogeneous groups of interested parties in Greenland and beyond, and across humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Job description

The Postdoc will assist in developing research into and communication of co-creative initiatives, across the AAH work-packages and their local partners. The Postdoc’s research will focus on the study of heritage preservation strategies and entanglements in the perception of ownership of heritage as personal and local property, national interests, as well as world heritage.

In close collaboration with researchers across the AAH initiative the Postdoc is expected to result in a significant academic production at the highest international standards.

The Postdoc will be based at either the National Museum of Denmark or the Greenland National Museum & Archive in Nuuk as agreed. There will be regular travel activities connected to the position and the applicant will be expected to participate in AAH activities in the Aasivissuit-Nipisat and Kujataa areas.

Qualifications

The applicant is expected to have a PhD in Anthropology or similar qualifications, and to be experienced in doing research with and across heterogeneous interested local parties.

The applicant is expected to have proficiency in English at an academic level. It is further expected that the applicant is capable of communicating in Greenlandic and/or Danish.

Given the particular nature of the Postdoc it is a prerequisite that the applicant is highly motivated and is capable of both working and sharing with the other members of the research group and showing considerable personal initiative.

Knowledge of present-day Arctic communities and the prehistory and history of Greenland is an advantage.

Terms of salary and employment

The working hours are on average 37 hours a week.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central Organization in Denmark and Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff with research responsibilities in archives, libraries, museums etc. under the Danish Ministry of Culture.

The appointment is for 18 months. The position will be filled by January 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Postdoc will be based at either Unit of Modern History and World Cultures at the National Museum of Denmark or the Greenland National Museum & Archives as agreed. There will be regular travel activities connected to the position and the applicant will be expected to participate in AAH activities in the Aasivissuit-Nipisat and Kujataa areas.

Application procedure

The National Museum is actively working to promote equality among employees and encourages all qualified, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:

• Letter with motivation for the application (max. one page)

• Curriculum vitae, incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

• A description of previous scientific work (max. 2 pages)

• Copies of 2-3 publications to be considered in the assessment

• List of publications • Certified copies of university exams, Master of Science and PhD certificates.

• Transcript of university exams into English, if not written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.

If a publication has more than one author, or is the result of a collective effort, it must be clearly specified which part of the publication the applicant is responsible for.

Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system on our website www.natmus.dk / job and must be uploaded by October 4th 2019.

Any publications to be included in the assessment must be received by the National Museum of Denmark, Personale, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, DK-1220 Copenhagen K on October 4th 2019. Publications can either be uploaded to the recruitment system or sent to the National Museum of Denmark, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 Copenhagen K, Denmark, marking the envelope ‘Personale’. Publications sent to the Museum must be submitted in 3 copies. Only books or similar will be returned.

The National Museum will set up an expert Assessment Committee to evaluate the applications. When the Committee has completed its assessment, each applicant will receive the part of the overall assessment that specifically refers to her/him. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews in a panel set up by the National Museum.

For further information regarding the position and the AAH initiative, please contact professor Bjarne Grønnow phone: +45 4120 6220, e-mail: bjarne.gronnow@natmus.dk or senior researcher Martin Appelt phone: +45 4120 6222, e-mail: martin.appelt@natmus.dk

Nationalmuseet er Danmarks kulturhistoriske hovedmuseum og et statsmuseum under Kulturministeriet. Nationalmuseet styrker historiebevidsthed og medborgerskab ved at belyse Danmarks og verdens kulturer og deres indbyrdes afhængighed. Ca. 655 medarbejdere er fordelt på 3 afdelinger: Forskning, Samling og Bevaring, Museer og Slotte samt Drift og Administration. Se mere om Nationalmuseet på www.natmus.dk

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Post expires on Friday October 4th, 2019

PhD in Socal Psychology of Everyday Life

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD in the PhD programme in Social Psychology of Everyday Life from January 1th 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

The PhD programme in the Social Psychology of Everyday Life provides researcher education in theoretical and methodological approaches to investigating and understanding people’s everyday life. The programme is based on an interdisciplinary development of theory, knowledge and methodology, with particular reference to social psychological issues that relate to the relationship between persons and their social world. Thus, the programme is characterised by cross-disciplinary approaches to social-psychological issues in everyday life.

This interdisciplinary research approach is expressed in five research groups associated with the programme:

Childhood, Youth and Family Life Researchhttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/barndom-ungdom-og-familielivsforskning

Gender, Body and Everyday Lifehttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/hverdagsliv-køn-etnicitet-og-mangfoldighed

Organization, Ethics & Social Sustainabilityhttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/organisering-etik-social-bæredygtighed

Subject, Technology and Social Practicehttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/subjekt-teknologi-og-social-praksis

Working Lifehttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/arbejdsliv

The PhD programme in the Social Psychology of Everyday Life is part of the Doctoral School of People and Technology https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-people-and-technology

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf),

Qualifications
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within psychology, anthropology, sociology, pedagogy, social science or related disciplines.

You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Assessment
In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to:

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact:

Ph.d.-coordinator Mikael Meldstad, +45 4674-2732, mdm@ruc.dk

Ph.d.-program leader, Charlotte Højholt, charh@rucdk

Terms of employment

The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years

The employment is on full time and you will refer to department head Anders Siig Andersen. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/    Applications in Danish or English are accepted.   

Applications must include:   
1. Cover letter 
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your description of the PhD project 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than September 27, 2019

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.   

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.

Post expires on Friday September 27th, 2019

Postdoc in Health Economics

The Danish Centre for Health Economics (DaCHE) at the Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as postdoc in health economics. The position is available from December 15, 2019. The position will run for a period of three years.
Job description

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct and publish high quality international research in the field of health economics. The applicant will also be expected to engage in national and international networks and participate in the writing of grant applications with the aim of attracting external funding. The applicant will engage with DaCHE colleagues in teaching health economics at all levels, and in supervising students and researchers from related fields.

Required qualifications
Major requirements

– A PhD in health economics, economics, public health or comparable discipline
– A Master’s degree in health economics, economics, public health or comparable discipline

– Prior research activity in the mentioned disciplines

Candidates must have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising students and researchers.

 
Other requirements

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Excellent analytical abilities
– Fluent English language skills
– Capable of working independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams
– A strong team player

Further information can be obtained from the head of Centre for Health Economics, professor Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, telephone +45 20141015 email dgh@sdu.dk or from the head of the Department of Public Health, professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, telephone +45 6550 4034, email jbnielsen@health.sdu.dk.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.
Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.
Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.
The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application 
• a detailed CV 
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma) 
• a complete and numbered list of publications 
• up to 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication. 
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy 

• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work.
Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.
The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Deadline: 29 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday September 29th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy or Ethics

Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier

Apply before 2019-10-15

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy or Ethics for a project on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and user self-determination. The employment period is two years full-time (100%). 

Job description
The postdoc is expected to conduct philosophical research on the impact on user self-determination (autonomy) from the design of current and potential future AI. The output may include both single and co-authored publications, some of which may be multi-disciplinary, involving collaboration with researchers in computer science and political science.

The postdoc is also expected to contribute to a case study of how the design of assistive AI impacts on user self-determination (on different conceptions of this concept). The case study may involve computer simulations, but no such previous knowledge or experience is required. 

The position is one of eight positions within the research project Artificial Intelligence – Destroyer or Enabler of Democracy and Self-determination, led by Professor Virgina Dignum. Collaboration with other members of the research project is expected, in particular with Associate Professor Kalle Grill, co-PI in the research project.

The project is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). The program is initiated and generously funded by the Wallenberg Foundations. The vision of WASP-HS is to achieve excellent research and competence on the ethical, economic, labor market, social and legal aspects of Artificial Intelligence. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS please visit http://wasp-sweden.org/

The selected candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the local research environment by actively participating in the departmental activities, such as research seminars and workshops. Certain limited administrative tasks related to research activities may also be required. Conference travels etc. are funded.

Qualifications and assessments
A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate is qualified for employment as a postdoctoral researcher. A doctoral degree in either philosophy or other relevant field with a focus on ethics is required for this position. A precondition for being employed is that the applicant must not previously have been employed as a postdoc at Umeå University for more than a year within the same or equivalent discipline. The degree must be completed no more than three years before the closing date of the application unless special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances.  

Research merits will be of primary importance in the evaluation of applicants, followed by the quality and feasibility of a brief statement of research interests and ideas relevant for the position. Priority will be given to applicants with published research on either self-determination (autonomy, liberty, authenticity, etc.) or emerging technologies, in particular but not exclusively AI. Previous experience of multi-disciplinary work is a significant merit. 

Good writing and oral communication skills in English, as well as good ability to work with others, are requirements for this position.  

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

(1) A letter of interest explaining your motivation for applying for the present position (1-2 pp)
(2) Curriculum Vitae and validated copies of degree certificates (date of thesis defense and its title, current and previous positions, grants, awards, research collaborations)
(3) A full publication list with electronic copies of 3-5 of the most relevant works, the PhD thesis included
(4) A brief statement of the research interests and ideas relevant to the tasks described for the position (2-4 pp)
(5)  A list of 2-3 reference persons including their positions and contact details 

The application is to be submitted via e-recruiting system Varbi, no later than October 15th, 2019. 

Further information
The postdoc is a two year full-time position (100%) starting on the January 1st, 2020 unless otherwise agreed. The selected candidate is required to be present on-site in Umeå to a high degree. 

There are currently fewer female than male lecturers and researchers in philosophy, and we therefore especially encourage applications from female candidates. 

For more information about the employment, contact Associate Professor Kalle Grill (+46-90-786 68 07, kalle.grill@umu.se) or Head of Department Jonas Nilsson (+46-90-786 99 90, jonas.nilsson@umu.se).  

For information about the department, see Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.  

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

2020-01-01 unless otherwise agreed

Contact

Jonas Nilsson, Head of Department

+46 90-786 99 90, jonas.nilsson@umu.se

Kalle Grill, Associate Professor

+46 90-786 51 63, kalle.grill@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1167-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

+46 90-786 53 65

SEKO

+46 90-786 52 96

ST

+46 90-786 54 31

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before 2019-10-15 Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Doctoral student position in public law

Lund University, Faculty of Law, 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 Public Law with a special focus on the management of digital information, data protection and privacy. The research area Public Law includes both Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Central topics within the area relate to how to protect legal certainty for the individual in relation to the state and local government. Modern information technology influences the area among other things through the development of automated decision-making using artificial intelligence and the effects of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The offered position shall contribute to developing the research in this field. Possible more specified topics include for example the relationship between data protection and Swedish traditions of transparency and freedom of the press, digital privacy protection in social and welfare law or the requirements on legal certainty in automated decision-making. The project may with advantage apply a Swedish or Nordic perspective.

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 exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 1 October 2019.

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.

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

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 arm 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

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 the project description)

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held during week 46, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than October 16. 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.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2020-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2457
Contact Markus Gunneflo, director of studeis, +46462221043Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46462229364, kansli@saco-s.lu.seOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46462229362, st@st.lu.se
Last application date01.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Tuesday October 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral position in Sinology/Chinese Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position in Sinology/Chinese Studies at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting 1 January 2020 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish Language and Latinamerican Studies. Teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics (http://www.uib.no/en/fremmedsprak).

The Department has slightly more than 50 permanent academic staff members, 30 in postdoctor- and phd-positions and ten administrative members of staff. The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in Chinese. The program has two permanent staff.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The position as postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chinese/Chinese Studies or another related area within the Humanities, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application and it is a condition of appointment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • The applicant must elaborate a research project within Chinese Studies (history, literature or culture) and include it in the application.
  • The applicant must also provide a progress plan for the project’s main activities, and a plan for publishing results in recognized international channels.
  • The applicant must document good knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and English.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.

In the assessment, the main emphasis will be attached to the project proposal and to the submitted works and relevant experience. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience in communication/dissemination of research.

Applicants for the position will be assessed and ranked by an expert committee. The best qualified candidates will be invited to an interview, and a reference check will be conducted.

In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations, motivation and the applicant’s professional eligibility will also weigh in. Competency in a Scandinavian language can be an advantage.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions and the main goal of the positions is to qualify the successful candidate for academic top positions. The duration of the postdoctoral position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching at the bachelor program in Chinese, dissemination of results and administration.

Applicants shall put forward a proposal for a project for qualifying work. It is a premise that the selected candidate will complete the project within the stipulated period of employment.

Candidates cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

The postdoctoral position demands that the applicant has his or her regular workplace at the University of Bergen, Department of Foreign Languages and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

We offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 60 (Code 1352/Pay range 24) in the state salary scale, currently approx. NOK 531.900 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

How to apply:

Applications must be sent electronically via the link on this site: “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”, and should be written in English or a Scandinavian language. The applicant must use the electronic CV-form, and the application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these must be the main supervisor for the PhD-thesis.
  • CV.
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and diploma for the PhD or documentation showing that the thesis has been submitted for assessment.
  • A short summary of the PhD-thesis (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages, excluding the bibliography).
  • A progress plan for the proposed project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Maximum 5 relevant academic publications.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Attachments can be either in Word of pdf-format.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting professor Shouhui Zhao, e-mail shouhui.zhao@uib.no or  telephone (+47) 55 58 23 70) or Research Coordinator Åsta Haukås at the Department, e-mail asta.haukas@uib.no or telephone (+47) 55 58 24 88.

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. 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.

Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

Application deadline: 30 September 2019

Job id: 19/21815  

Collage

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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 four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

30th September 2019

Post expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

PhD scholarship at the Historical Economics and Research Group (HEDG), Department of Business and Economics

Topic: Conflict and Development

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics, to be filled by January 1, 2020.

The PhD candidate will be part of the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG). Since its establishment in 2011, HEDG has been one of the fastest growing groups within economic history and is arguably one of the leading groups in Europe. The work carried out by the group can be described as quantitative economic history. More information about HEDG can be found at:

https://www.sdu.dk/da/om_sdu/institutter_centre/ivoe_virksomhedsledelse_og_oekonomi/forskning/satsningsomraader/hedg.

Job description 

The PhD position is funded by the Danish Research Council. The project is entitled “Conflict and Development” and aims to investigate how conflict can impact on economic outcomes. The homogeneous and peaceful population of Denmark is often contrasted with the heterogeneity and conflict of Ireland, and this project will use these cases to investigate this. First, we will take up the ‘Creamery War’ in Denmark around the turn of the twentieth century, which pitted Grundtvigians against the ‘Inner Mission’ movement. Both sides established rival creameries, with potentially catastrophic effects on productivity and macrolevel development in the areas affected, both of which we will quantify. Second, we turn to the US where the Inner Mission gained a large following among Danish immigrants. They argued for assimilation into American society, and we will study the role of this for the rapid integration and economic success of Danes. Finally, we will argue that introducing rival cooperative creameries to an environment dominated by large private operators led to conflict and exacerbated the already poor social capital in Ireland.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate

  1. Excellent grades at the bachelor and master’s levels in economics, economic history or other relevant disciplines;
  2. Profound knowledge of econometrics and identification strategies;
  3. Good knowledge of Stata or similar statistical programs (further knowledge in Python and GIS would be useful but not mandatory);
  4. Excellent communication skills in English (enclosing results of TOEFL and GRE tests is encouraged but not mandatory).

Professor Paul Sharp (pauls@sam.sdu.dk) will be the PhD supervisor. For more information about the position please contact him via email.

Information about the PhD program is available from www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk. Further information can be obtained from the department’s PhD coordinator Karol Borowiecki (kjb@sam.sdu.dk).

Application, salary, requirements, etc.

As part of the PhD programme, an individual education programme within the field of Economics must be completed. You will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research institution abroad and, over the period of the programme to acquire experience of teaching or dissemination activities. You are also expected to participate in the various activities at the department and – apart from your stay abroad – to be regularly present at the department.

The scholarships are available to students who wish to enter the PhD programme in Economics, in the framework of either the 5+3 programme or the 4+4 programme. A 5+3 PhD scholarship is granted to applicants who have completed an MSc in Economics, Mathematics and Economics, Business Administration or similar. The scholarship runs for three years. A scholarship in the 4+4 programme is given to applicants who have passed the fourth year of their Master’s programme or the equivalent. The scholarship runs for a period of four years. For the first two years you will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the Master’s programme parallel to each other. During that period your pay will consist of a combination of SU student grants and salary for job assignments. After obtaining the Master’s degree, you will enter into a salaried PhD scholarship. Pay and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

An application must include:

  1. Detailed CV;
  2. A certified copy of your degree certificates including all examination results;
  3. Application form (please see below);
  4. A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic (Conflict and Development) and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list).

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available here on our web page, http://www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Economics, https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/phd/phd_skoler/phduddannelsen_under_samfundsvidenskab/saadan+soeger+du+om+indskrivning.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee. Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online” no later than 15/10/2019.

Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants: http://www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger/soegjob

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

Deadline: 15 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Doctoral student position in labour law

Lund University, Faculty of Law, 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 project ‘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 project will contribute with new knowledge on labour law and the role of the social partners in this context. The research project seeks to address the following problem: 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 project combines employment protection law, non-discrimination law and elder law and includes the important interplay between Swedish law and EU law. The research project adopts an interdisciplinary industrial relations-perspective, for example, through studies of collective agreements. The research project 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.

The doctoral project will focus either on the legal protection of older workers in dismissals for personal reasons (including a study of case law from the Swedish Labour Court) or on older workers, non-discrimination law and aspects related to age, disability and gender.

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 exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 1 October 2019.

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.

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

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 arm 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

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 starting point of the doctoral project is the research project ‘Prolonged Working Lives, Older Workers and Dismissals’. The general framework of the doctoral project – its aim and research questions – is set by this research project. To access the project description for the research project, please contact Mia Rönnmar (mia.ronnmar@jur.lu.se).

The project description of the applicant should against this background 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 describe 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.

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.

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held during week 46, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than October 16. 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.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2020-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2460
ContactMarkus Gunneflo, director of studeis, +46462221043Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46462229364, kansli@saco-s.lu.seOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46462229362, st@st.lu.se
Last application date01.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems. The position is for 4 years and 25 % of the time is compulsory duties at the department.

About the project/work tasks:

We are especially looking for candidates who want to work on the research frontiers of behavioral data science with an application to recommender systems; project proposals on online data mining and predictive modelling with an application to recommender systems are particularly welcome, but the position is also open for other qualified applicants within other areas of data science and recommender systems research.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the newly to be established Behavioral Data Science & Recommender Systems research lab which is part of the Semantic and Social Information Systems research group of the Department of Information Science and Media Studies.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Information Science, Informatics, Cognitive Science or equivalent
  • The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • Background within data science and recommender systems is an advantage
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • Experience from scientific work (e.g., previous publications) is an advantage
  • Great motivation for research, interest in the topic and good knowledge of relevant theory and methods
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

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 research training:

As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

Project proposal:

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. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

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
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

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

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department, Professor Leif Ove Larsen, e-mail Leif.Larsen@uib.no  phone (+47) 55 58 41 16 or Associate Professor Christoph Trattner, e-mail Christoph.Trattner@uib.no, phone (+47) 45 39 61 80.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to senior officer Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: bodil.hagland@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

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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25th September 2019

Post expires on Wednesday September 25th, 2019

PhD scholarship in sustainable design and renewable energy

About the position

The Department of Design (ID) is offering a PhD-scholarship in the research area of sustainable design and renewable energy, for a period of 3 years.

At present, the Department of Product Design is engaged in research and education in the areas of Interaction Design, Design for Sustainability and Systems and Service Design. https://www.ntnu.edu/design/research. In 2011, ID established a research group in sustainable design, focusing among others on renewable energy, technology and stakeholder inclusion. Members of this group are currently responsible for two nationally funded research projects MSESSD and SAMAJ in Nepal (see below). The department wishes to strategically expand the research and teaching activities in this group.

The announced PhD position is within the Strategic Research Area ‘NTNU Energy’ https://www.ntnu.no/energi. ‘NTNU Energy’ suggests connecting research on energy-related projects in Low and Middle Income Countries in Asia and Africa. The position will relate to existing expertise from these projects and generate knowledge for NTNU ‘Energy’ and for the following projects.

•       NORAD/ EnPe project on Energy for Sustainable Social Development, MSESSD (Nepal) at ID, http://msessd.ioe.edu.np/.

•       NORPART mobility project on “Transdisciplinary Education for a Sustainable Society”, SAMAJ(Nepal) at ID.

•       EnPe project on renewable energy (Capacity5 network project, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique.             

•       NORPART Mobility project on «Energy Technology» (Tanzania, University of Dar es Salaam).

The position comprises a comparative research and possible iteration or redesign of renewable energy systems in rural and peri-urban areas in Nepal and Tanzania. Background is the necessity for a balanced regional development in Nepal and Tanzania, where energy access is a basic enabler for poverty reduction, health improvement and economic progress. Findings from the projects above show that 1) technical skills and social responsiveness have equal importance when designing and implementing renewable energy solutions; 2) renewable energy solutions have most impact when stakeholders are included; 3) designers can facilitate this inclusion.

The position reports to Head of department, Ole Andreas Alsos. 

Main duties and responsibilities

Renewable energy has been explored in a long-term collaboration between NTNU and African, as well as Nepalese Universities. The PhD position will be built on project experiences from design, renewable energy technology, and stakeholder collaboration activities in Nepal and Tanzania.

The candidate will be part of a research team comprising participants from the projects above. The main supervisor will be from Department of Design, the co-supervisor from the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. Experts from Nepal and Tanzania will supplement the team.

The PhD research should contribute to the following goals:

  • Explore cross country synergies from the Nepal and Tanzania experiences within the area of small-scale renewable energy systems.
  • Explore potentials for using similar technology in Nepal and Tanzania
  • Explore potentials for using similar strategies for stakeholder inclusion in Tanzania and Nepal. 
  • Promote Nepal-Tanzania collaboration on renewable energy challenges

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in sustainable design or rural renewable energy design, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

We wish specially to get in touch with applicants who can document previous experience in the areas of research design for renewable energy and stakeholder involvement. Candidates for the position should also be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team, exploring renewable energy technology, and social aspects of solutions. This work comprises e.g. testing a particular institutional solar cooking system developed by the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at NTNU.

Applicants are asked to supply a letter of introduction describing the motivation for seeking a PhD study within the area of design and implementation of renewable energy solutions in rural areas of Low and Middle Income Countries.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

Other qualifications

  • The successful applicant will be based at the NTNU’s Department of Design in Trondheim.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English and preferably also in a Scandinavian language.
  • Applicants are asked to supply a letter of introduction describing the motivation for seeking a PhD study within the area of design and implementation of renewable energy solutions in rural areas of Low and Middle Income Countries.

Personal characteristics

 The candidate should be committed to research, hard-working, and show a responsible attitude toward designing renewable energy solutions  
 for rural stakeholders.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions


PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years, starting from 1 January 2020. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Design.

The PhD candidate participates in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that the applicant in fact are qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life  Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Martina Keitsch, phone number +47 41 01 84 34, e-mail: martina.keitsch@ntnu.no

About the application

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number AD-30/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.09.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Design

We are located in both Trondheim (industrial design) and Gjøvik (graphic design and web technology). Both groups have expertise in interaction design and share research interests in health and welfare technology. The design environment links many technology communities at NTNU, and nationally the Department has extensive collaboration with Norwegian industrial companies. The Department of Design is one of four departments in the Faculty of Architecture and Design.

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30th September 2019

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Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

Department of Language and Communication Studies is currently is currently seeking to recruit 

A Post-doctoral Researcher starting January 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed-term period of 36 months.

The advertised position is linked to the research project “Negotiating International Criminal Law: A courtroom ethnography of trial performance at the International Criminal Court,” financed by the Academy of Finland (2020-2023). The project analyzes how ICC trial actors, in their situated courtroom conduct, navigate the multiple tensions which this emergent form of global criminal adjudication is facing.

The candidate will be responsible for a sub-project that focuses on witness interrogations and the discursive mechanisms by which everyday experiences are transformed into legal realities. The candidate is expected to conduct high quality research, publish in international refereed scientific journals, and be active in international research networks. The candidate is required to hold A PhD degree in language studies or in another area that is relevant to the project. A strong background in international law, socio-legal studies and forensic linguistics, and good knowledge of French will be considered an asset.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.

The annual salary range will be approximately 38.800 – 55.700 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Six month trial period is applied to the filling the position.

For more information, please contact Associate professor Sigurd D’hondt (PI of the project),  e-mail: sigurd.a.dhondt@jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 8055071 or Head of the Department of Language and Communication Studies, Professor Mika Lähteenmäki, e-mail: mika.k.lahteenmaki@jyu.fi,   tel. +358 40 805 3206.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide

The application must include the following documents in English (the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name):

  1. A CV composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK);
  2. A numbered list of publications covering the applicant’s the scientific and other publications according to the instructions of the Academy of Finland – with which the candidate wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility an merits for the post
  3. Research plan (max. 1-2 pages) of how the applicant intends to carry out the research activities during the post doc period.

Please submit your application at the latest on Monday, September 30th 2019 using the online application form. 

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PhD Scholarship for project: Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups

Do you want a research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a PhD scholarship within Political Science as of February 1, 2020. For more information about the department organisation, research and teaching, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you must have a high academic level, substantial training in political science, and be able to outline an individual research project embedded in the larger project “Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups”. The overall project is led by professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard and is funded by a grant from the Danish Research Council. The project analyses implications of the emergence of a new class of political groups and conducts comparative political analyses of tax policymaking to answer the research questions.

We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently and – in consultation with the PhD supervisor – prioritize between aspects of the work as a PhD candidate. 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.

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 that 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 a 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(s), 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). Candidates who, in addition to their bachelor’s degree, expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by February 1, 2020 are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

A 5+3 PhD programme spans over three years (fully salaried) while the 4+4 programme runs for a period of four years. If enrolled in the 4+4 programme, your will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the master’s programme parallel to each other. During this period, the pay will consist of the Danish Student Allowance (SU) – if you are entitled to it – and a supplementary salary for job assignments. After completing the master’s degree, you will enter a fully salaried PhD scholarship for the remaining two 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 Michael Baggesen Klitgaard phone +45 4022 7649, e-mail mbk@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. In case of a 4+4 enrolment, a copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcript of you master’s level examination results must be included.
  • 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, CV, and the motivated suggestion for a supervisor 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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Deadline: 15 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019