Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

PhD scholarship at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the project: ‘Stay CONNECTed: Digital technologies and rehabilitation in Danish dementia care’ The PhD will be placed at the Department of Anthropology and work closely together with the project team. The successful candidate will be employed from February 1st, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

The PhD projectThe project is entitled ‘Imellem selvbestemmelse og omsorg – et antropologisk PhD studie af de sociale og etiske implikationer af brugen af alarm- og sensorbaserede teknologier i den kommunale demensomsorg’ and is co-finansed by the Velux Foundation, the Alzheimer Research Foundation and the Nordea Foundation.  

In recent years, new surveillance technologies such as GPS trackers, cameras and alarm mats, have been developed and installed in dementia care, in order to improve safety and security. At the same time, the regulative framework has been broadened, allowing better possibilities for health care workers to use these technologies. This project will explore the ethical and social implications of this techno-legal transformation, and how it has reconfigured dementia care. The project will be based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in municipalities in Denmark, in close collaboration with the PI/supervisor, Associate Professor, Nete Schwennesen.

QualificationsThe successful candidate will have a MA degree in Anthropology or a related field, familiarity with medical anthropology and/or Science and Technology Studies (STS), and an interest in dementia care. Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) will be a requirement, as well as an interest in participating in international research networks.

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

The PhD process will be undertaken as a three-year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program. It is expected that the candidate will apply for additional funding to cover expenses in relation to the project (fieldwork and research stay abroad)

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

The applicant is expected to know Danish well enough to be able to carry out fieldwork in Denmark.

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.

InformationA full project description can be received by contacting Research Consultant, Christen Artagnan Sørensen, e-mail cas@anthro.ku.dk For more information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Nete Schwennesen, email: ns@anthro.ku.dk

Further general information about the study program of the department is available on the Graduate School´s website:

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

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

Application The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below. The application must be in English and include:

  • A one page application letter
  • A full curriculum vitae – including full publication list and contact details.
  • One full sample of a written academic text (MA dissertation, publication or likewise)
  • A two page description of methodological reflections and the analytical interests that the applicant wishes to pursue within the field of dementia care
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

The Faculty welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background and citizenship.

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

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews held by the appointment committee. The interviews will be held in week 51.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than 8th December, 2019.

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.

Deadline: 8 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Anthropology
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PhD student positions in Economics Lulea

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We are looking for three to four PhD students in Economics within a new Research School at Luleå University of Technology’s Social Sciences Division. As a PhD student within the Research School you will be part of the Division’s research environment, which has some 50 employees. You will be placed in the Economics group, which has around 15 employees. Other PhD students in the Research School are in the fields of Economics, Political Science, Jurisprudence and History.

The Research School will start during the 2019/2020 academic year. Its overarching theme is the study of how society can realise the global Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), which will require new forms of collaboration, new business models, new technologies, changes in legislation, reassessed norms, and different societal policies and policy instruments. Changes like these will create winners and losers and will entail important goal and value conflicts.

Research at the Social Sciences Division is oriented towards natural resource, environmental and energy issues and frequently takes place in a multidisciplinary environment where academic subjects from the Faculty of Science and Technology also participate. We strive for a clear international perspective in our research education and research.

Subject description
Economics concerns the study of how society can be organised to make efficient use of scarce resources. Research focuses on the economics of natural resources, energy and the environment. It applies microeconomic theories to study the behaviour of energy and raw material markets as well as how these markets are influenced by public policy.

Duties
As a PhD student, you are expected to be part of the research environment at the Division. This means gaining practical research experience by way of publishing scientific papers in journals and presenting at national and international conferences. You will also take PhD courses, some of which will be directly connected to the Research School. You may also have the opportunity of assuming the role of teacher. An individual study plan will be set up for your PhD path and will be followed up at the end of each semester.

You will be based in Luleå, but your PhD studies will also entail taking courses elsewhere. You will also need to travel for research and conferences. These academic ventures will help you develop valuable contacts both within Sweden and internationally. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to influence Departmental and Divisional activities, and we therefore value people with initiative and drive.

A PhD student’s work is problem-oriented. You will develop your skills in identifying, delimiting, formulating and addressing economic problems. You will also develop your skills in working on theoretical and analytical issues.

Qualifications
For eligibility as a PhD student in Economics, you will need a Master’s or other advanced degree in Economics, as well as good skills in oral and written communication in English.

Selection criteria
Selection and ranking among applicants will consider each student’s ability to complete research studies. Applicants will be assessed not only according to their qualifications in respect of the depth and breadth of their previous studies, but also as regards their critical and analytical abilities in terms of scientific output, such as their thesis work from undergraduate and advanced levels and, where applicable, other scientific output.

As part of your application you should submit your thesis/dissertation from your advanced studies. The scientific and linguistic qualities of the thesis/dissertation will be an additional assessment criterion.

Apart from the above, the following criteria will be used to assess candidates for the positions:

  • Good methodological skills, especially in environmental and natural resource economics
  • Good collaborative skills, and
  • Interest in, and ability in respect of, cooperating across disciplinary boundaries.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences

Information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Salary is paid in accordance with current agreements. We look positively on you being able to get started as soon as possible. For further information, please contact: For further information about the position, please contact Jesper Stage (Professor and Chair of the Economics group, phone + 46 920 493445, email jesper.stage@ltu.se) or Jerry Blomberg (Head of Division, phone + 46 920 492335, email jerry.blomberg@ltu.se).

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


Application
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below. Along with submitting your research proposal, a CV, suggested references, sample(s) of your work and certified copies of your academic certificates, you should include a personal letter motivating your interest in this research project.

Your application and your academic diploma must to be written in Swedish or English. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference number: 5015-2019
Last day of application: January 15, 2020

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Post expires on Wednesday January 15th, 2020

PhD student positions in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lulea

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The research subject Entrepreneurship and Innovation is seeking a PhD student within the framework of a newly started research school in Industrial Engineering and Management at Luleå University of Technology. As a doctoral student in the research school, you become part of the research environment within the Industrial Engineering and Management department with about sixty employees. You are placed within the subject group for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and are part of the graduate school together with doctoral students in Accounting and Management, Quality Technology and Logistics and Industrial Marketing. The graduate school will start during the fall 2019 and spring 2020.

Entrepreneurship and innovation at Luleå University of Technology was established in 2006 and today has about 20 employees with a broad competence base. Our goal is to be an international center for the development and dissemination of future ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation include organizational development with a particular focus on business development based on innovative products, services and production solutions, as well as ways of managing and organizing businesses. The research group collaborates with large national and international companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), policy makers and other research groups. Research results are produced in close collaboration with industry and other community actors. To strengthen our research in business model innovation, we are now seeking a PhD student.

Subject description
Entrepreneurship and Innovation comprises organizational development with a specific focus on firm development based on innovative products, services, production solutions or management modes.

Project description
The Swedish industry faces major challenges as new technologies related to AI, automation, electrification and digitization radically change the way in which companies create and deliver value. These technological transformations provide opportunities for companies to grow and realize the vision towards sustainable industry, i.e. simultaneously realizing economic, social and environmental benefits. To meet these visions, companies need to innovate their offerings, business models, and organizational configurations. Also, companies needs to increasingly look beyond organizational boundaries and form new kinds of collaboration with ecosystem partners. Of particular interest are innovative small and medium sized firms (SMEs) that drive change in the ecosystem and promote regional growth. The project will involve collaboration with industry addressing practically rooted problems. A specific focus will be placed on process- and manufacturing industries as they account for a large number of CO2 emissions, are present in the region, and currently face important pressure to develop and incorporate more sustainable technologies. Key issues will be focusing on how new radical technologies, such as AI or blockchain or new production technologies can be applied for increasing value creation and diminishing environmental impact. The project also includes creating a basis for industrial development and communicating this with participating companies through workshops, training courses, manuals and academic publications.

Duties
A PhD student position involves being part of a research group where you, in collaboration with others conduct scientific work. It includes collecting and analyzing data, and writing scientific articles, together with others in the research group and individually. The PhD student will also be a part of the newly started Research school of industrial management at LTU, which has sustainability and digitalization as the overall themes. In total, about ten doctoral students will be recruited to the research school in 2019 and 2020. The scientific work for this PhD student position will be conducted within the above-described project, and the PhD students will be responsible for relationship building and interaction with industrial partners. A PhD student position also involves participating in research courses, presenting research nationally and internationally, and participating in seminar activities within the research group. In the doctoral student position, departmental duties such as teachers can also be included (max 20%). Completed postgraduate education after a corresponding four-year full-time postgraduate education (consisting of both approved postgraduate courses and an independent doctoral thesis) results in a doctoral degree in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates who preferably has a master’s degree in business administration or in industrial engineering and management or equivalent. You have a strong interest in the research project/topics described above. The position requires good knowledge of oral and written communication in English. Good knowledge of the Swedish language is a merit. At the same time as the position requires good ability to work closely with the rest of the project group, it also requires a strong own drive to be able to independently plan and manage one’s own work and be responsible for carrying out tasks within given time frames. Being a PhD student is about developing new knowledge and therefore creativity and ability to handle uncertainty and ambiguity is needed. The industrial nature of the research project with many partner companies requires that you have high social skills and are good at managing different stakeholders’ expectations.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology 

Information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Salary is paid in accordance with current agreements. We look positively on you being able to get started as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact: Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vinit Parida, +46 920-49 2469, vinit.parida@ltu.se and PhD candidate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Lina Lindh, +46 920-492119, lina.linde@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

Application
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below. In the application you attach a personal letter reflecting on the theme of the project (about one to two A4 pages) and why you are an appropriate doctoral student for this project. CV / CV, diploma (or certificate of result) and an essay / report / ex-job or other text that you have written that shows your scientific competence must be attached. CV and personal letter must be written in English. Please mark your application with the reference number below. The diploma must be written in Swedish or English.

Reference number: 5019-2019
Last day of application:
January 10, 2020

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Post expires on Friday January 10th, 2020

Postdoctoral Position in Political Science, Quantitative Methods

Lund University, Department of Political Science

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 Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Political Science fuses traditional roots with cutting-edge research and education. In recent years, it has very successfully competed for external research funds. Among the central research areas of the Department are democratization, diplomacy, peace and conflict studies, environmental politics and welfare studies. The strong research profile of the Department is reflected in the teaching, the educational environment also being firmly set in a global context.

Job description
The holder of this post will be expected to conduct 80% research and 20% teaching. The employment is 18 months. 

The postdoctoral position is part of the research program “Legitimacy in Global Governance” (LegGov), a six-year collaboration among researchers from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm University, and the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. The program, which began in January 2016, is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation) with Professor Jonas Tallberg at Stockholm University as lead coordinator and Professors Karin Bäckstrand and Jan Aart Scholte as co-coordinators.

The purpose of the LegGov program is to offer a wide-ranging systematic analysis of legitimacy in global governance. The program is organized around three research themes: What are the sources of legitimacy? Through what processes are global governance institutions (GGIs) legitimated and delegitimated and with what effects? What are the consequences of legitimacy (or its absence) for the functioning of global governance institutions? Within these core themes, the program examines how legitimacy dynamics in global governance are similar to or different from the dynamics of legitimacy in the nation-state and other forms of governance.

The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a group of LegGov-researchers based at Lund University that studies processes of legitimation and delegitimation. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to conduct survey experiments to assess the conditions under which legitimation and delegitimation practices succeed or fail in impacting legitimacy beliefs related to global governance institutions. The postdoc will also be expected to contribute to analysing a large set of Twitter data on global governance institutions that has been collected during 2019.

For further information on the research program, see http://www.statsvet.su.se/leggov/

Qualifications
Eligibility for employment as a postdoctoral researcher is restricted to applicants with a PhD degree in a relevant subject. Priority is given to applicants who have completed their PhD less than three years prior to the deadline for applying to the post. The three-year limit can be extended in cases of parental leave, sickness leave or similar circumstances occurring after the PhD defense. Applicants who have yet to complete their PhDs are welcome to apply but should demonstrate that they will receive their PhD degree no later than on the first day of employment as postdoc.

The most important qualification for the position is the capacity to contribute to research using survey experimental methods. Experience of other relevant quantitative methods is an additional important qualification. Research skills and academic promise will be the main selection criteria, but teaching skills will also be considered. Proficiency in spoken and written English and the ability to teach in English is a requirement. The candidate must have demonstrated excellent skills in academic written English. The ability to conduct research independently and the ability to participate in international research collaboration are very important considerations.

Your application must contain (a) a cover letter including a statement describing the qualifications that would allow you to conduct the research specified above, (b) a CV, (c) one or two article-length writing samples (approximately 8000-10 000 words), at least one of which should be single-authored, (d) two letters of recommendation.

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
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 March 2020 or by agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/3503
Contact Magdalena Bexell, Associate Professor, , magdalena.bexell@svet.lu.se
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46 2229364OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46 2229362
Last application date02.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday December 2nd, 2019

Post doc within Crowd-sourcing based problem solving

The Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) invites applications for a vacant position as post doc. The position is a full-time position for one year starting January 1, 2020. The post doc is part of the research project “Crowdsourcing-based problem solving: The role and effects of collaboration among contestants” funded by the Danish Research Council and headed by Associate Professor Marion Poetz and Professor (with special responsibilities) Christoph Grimpe.

Department of Strategy and Innovation is a newly established department at CBS. The number of staff in the department is approximately 80. This includes about 45 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students.

The department’s ambition is to create an internationally leading environment for research and teaching in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. Methodologically, the department places considerable emphasis on the solid application of empirical methods, featuring qualitative interview studies, surveys, register data, or experiments.

The post doc will join a group of researchers working in the field of Innovation Management with a special interest in Open Innovation. The research project is funded by the Danish Research Council with a three-year grant.

The specific tasks of the post doc are:

  • work together with members of the research group on one or more research projects;
  • develop theoretical models and experimental research designs for testing them;
  • carry out econometric analyses based on the gathered data;
  • contribute towards achieving the overall project objectives regarding publication and dissemination of the project results.

Candidates should hold a PhD from an accredited institution. They should have a strong research record (or potential) in areas relevant to the project (including but not limited to strategy, innovation, psychology or behavioral economics) and first-rate methodological skills.

We are particularly looking for methods skills related to

  • Designing and implementing lab and field experiments
  • Experimental data analysis
  • Latent construct measurement
  • Developing and implementing multi-stage expert evaluation processes

Application

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

Application must include: 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Full CV 
  3. Diplomas
  4. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.  
  5. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration. 

Questions might be directed at Associate Professor Marion Poetz, mp.si@cbs.dk

Recruitment procedure

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

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

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

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

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk. Find out more about Department of Strategy and Innovation at www.cbs.dk/si

Closing date: 4 December 2019.

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

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

Post expires on Wednesday December 4th, 2019

PhD of Computational Social Science

Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Computational Social Science from 1st of March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

Description of the PhD project
The PhD students will be part of the cross-disciplinary Centre for Big Data at Roskilde University. The Centre for Big Data (CeBiDa) is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on big data analytics, methodologies, modelling, big data learning and visualisations of big data in different contexts. It combines research across natural science, humanities, social science and technical sciences. For this scholarship, we are looking for a PhD student who is interested in and qualified to undertake Computational Social Science research applying data science and data management, big data, network analysis, social simulation, text mining/language processing, and/or machine learning/algorithmic social science.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Big data and behavioural public policy
  • Big data analysis of text (e.g. political, legal, case records)
  • Network analysis of social movements
  • Predictive modelling for public policy and administration or for business
  • Business intelligence/Management information systems
  • Consumer big data’s potential in business/economic forecasting models
  • Big data analysis of citizen-generated data of conflicts
  • Poverty mapping in developing countries using big data

The Doctoral School
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE). The school provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment.

The Doctoral School is part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically and methodologically diverse.

You will be enrolled as a PhD student in one of our four the PhD programs, i.e. International Studies, Business Studies, Social Studies and Public Administration and Politics, at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business: https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-social-sciences-and-business

ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on political science, anthropology, business studies, economics, sociology, legal studies, and development studies. The Department hosts an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education. Researchers at ISE share a commitment to understanding society and businesses in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. We produce research at the highest international level that feeds into our educational programmes and leverages into social, economic and political change.

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

Qualifications
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within social science or business science. Qualifications within the following areas are required

  • Previous experience in Computational Social Science and knowledge of relevant techniques is an advantage.
  • You are required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills and to be a visible, active 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;

  • Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).
  • Any additional academic requirements stated in the job advertisement.

In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Top grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Considerations regarding ethical aspects shall be included in your project description
    • Your project description shall be no more than 5 pages
  • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact head of department Peter kragelund on tel. (+45) 46743335, jpk@ruc.dk or for technical or administrative questions contact PhD coordinator Annika Mogensen, +4574 3499, ise-phdadmin@ruc.dk

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time 37 hours per week and you will refer to Head of Department Peter Kragelund. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.    

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

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/   

Only applications in English are accepted.   

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

Please submit your application no later than December 4, 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 Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
Postboks 260
4000 Roskilde
https://ruc.dk

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 Wednesday December 4th, 2019

Postdoc in Inclusive Design, Entrepreneurship and Change Management

DTU Skylab and DTU Management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a 2-year Postdoc position in Inclusive Design, Entrepreneurship and Change Management, funded by the Bevica Foundation.

The Postdoc will be connected to the project “Technology leaving no one behind”, a 3 year project in partnership with Bevica Foundation and Disabled People’s Organisation Denmark to research and develop methods and tools for how engineering students can work with inclusive design as part of their engineering education and as entrepreneurs.

The Postdoc will be based at DTU Skylab and academically attached to DTU Management, leveraging on the current research within inclusive design in engineering education and entrepreneurship.

The research field is within inclusive design and change management with a special focus on a) disability-related design, design for the built environment, inclusive design, design of assistive technology and design for sustainability and b) change management in the sense of making inclusion and accessibility a natural part of engineering new sustainable technological solution at DTU through curricular and extracurricular initiatives across educations at DTU.

The field includes stakeholder analysis, disability identities, political economy, policy, technology, education, change management and business foundation.
Responsibilities and tasks
If you have the ability and passion to motivate students and courses to integrate a focus on inclusive design in education and operationalize the meaning of “Leaving no one behind” as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) then perhaps you are our new Postdoc.

Making inclusion and accessibility a natural part of engineering new sustainable technological solution at DTU through curricular and extracurricular initiatives across educations at DTU.

Changing the teaching practices and motivating students towards inclusion is a fundamental part of the responsibilities for this job. You will be studying and facilitating dissemination and implementation of inclusive design thinking and methodology among students, start-ups and faculty at the university. In particular, you will be conducting participatory action research in connection to the community, facilities and events at DTU Skylab and greater eco-system. Part of this action research involves close contact with researchers, entrepreneurs, industry, disability associations and political stakeholders. 

  • You will contribute to course and curriculum development for study lines at DTU that promote inclusive design thinking and methodology.
  • You will be responsible for studying research practices within development of technology for people with special needs, including health tech.
  • You will be engaged in a set of activities, workshops and events at DTU Skylab to grow, accelerate and support an interest of students and young researchers to work, as part of their education, within the assistive and inclusive technology market.
  • You will be working in close collaboration with a professor at DTU Management (see contact persons below) where you are expected to take part in some of their regular research activities and discuss the progress of your research with this group, as well as colleagues at DTU Skylab where you will be a contributing force in establishing an ambitious strategy for working with the Sustainable Development Goals and inclusive technology
Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent within a relevant academic background, for instance design, architecture, engineering, psychology, anthropology, political science or business development. The position involves research at an international level. It is a requirement that applicants have good command of the Danish language.

We offer
To work at s leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Your research activities will be associated with the Implementation and Performance Management group in the DTU Technology, Management and Economic division. The Implementation and Performance Management (IPM) group aims to advance knowledge in the areas of implementation of new technology and work processes, integrating perspectives of both organizational performance and employee well-being (as both target and outcome).

Your daily workplace will be DTU Skylab, DTU’s hub for technology based innovation and entrepreneurship, where technology and science is matched with an ambitious and open community for students, researchers entrepreneurs and corporate partners. In summer 2020 will expand its current facilities more than three time to a total of 5.000 m2 of office facilities, event space, lounge area as well as lab and prototype workshops. You will be able set you mark on how we operationalize the the Sustainable Development Goals in educational and entrepreneurial activities under the principle of ‘Leaving no one behind’.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment will be 2 years.

The daily workplace will be at DTU Skylab.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from professor at DTU Management John Paulin Hansen, tel.: +45 40469626, jpha@dtu.dk and DTU Skylab Project Manager Marie Louise Pollmann-Larsen, tel.: +45 6165 5669, mlml@dtu.dk.

You can read more about Skylab at www.skylab.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 27 November 2019 (local time).
 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.

Deadline: 27 November 2019
Unit: Private and Public Sectors Services
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Post expires on Wednesday November 27th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow in Ageing and Social Change Norrkoping

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

The Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV) covers a broad range of activities focused on social and welfare issues. From these perspectives we study the various stages and challenges in Iife. Our high-quality teaching and research put people and society at the forefront. At our department the interplay between education, research and the community is a prerequisite for success.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/isv

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
hereby advertises a position as Postdoctoral fellow in Ageing and Social Change formally based at the Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV), from January Department of Culture and Society (IKOS)

ASC conducts research on ageing and social change, and the main focus is on the relationship between the life-courses and their societal contexts. From an interdisciplinary perspective, ASC focuses on key social, political and cultural issues of ageing in a changing society. While providing basic and advanced academic training within these fields, ASC also contributes to the proliferation of knowledge about ageing within society.

Duties
The postdoctoral fellow will work within ASC’s research programme EIWO – Exclusion and Inequality in Late Working Life: Evidence for Policy Innovation Towards Inclusive Extended Work and Sustainable Working Conditions in Sweden and Europe and focusses on life-course oriented comparative research on working life, life-course policies, life-long learning, ageing and social exclusion. It is conducted in close cooperation within an international consortium of partners from four European countries – United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and Sweden. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily conduct research and may carry out teaching limited to a fifth of working time.

Qualifications
The position requires a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, e.g. in Sociology, Economics, Political Sciences, Statistics, Gerontology, Ageing Research or related disciplines. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the starting date of the employment? 

A successful candidate should have a high interest and documented experiences in the research area of the EIWO programme. A successful candidate should have a specific interest in issues of working life, ageing, life-long learning, life-course policies, social exclusion, inequality life-course and social change in order to carry out research in this area.

A successful candidate should have very good knowledge in statistics in general, as well as in overall quantitative methodology and analysis tools. Key competences and experiences include knowledge on study design, data processing, and data analysis. Excellent expertise concerning analysis software such as SPSS or STATA is crucial; experience with Mplus and proper knowledge of complex statistical analysis methods and modelling are a significant bonus. Good knowledge in qualitative research and in policy analysis as well as the ability to work in an international consortium are a relevant plus. Familiarity with complex mixed-methods research designs is especially meriting.

Very good knowledge of English, both verbal and written, as well as the ability to work well in dialogue with others is expected. Good skills in verbal and written Swedish is an advantage.

It is expected that a successful candidate will contribute to the discussion of research and analytical concepts in order to improve quality of the divisions’ scientific output in the further development of ASC. 

Duration of employment
A postdoctoral fellow is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
By agreement – preferably by February 1, 2020.

Salary
The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest by December 15, 2019.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our Postdoctoral within Department of Social and Welfare Studies are women, which is why precedence will be given to men in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Head of Division and Professor in Ageing and Later Life

+46 11-363394

andreas.motel-klingebiel@liu.se

Åsa Änggård

HR Manager

+46 11-363601

asa.anggard@liu.se

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Post expires on Sunday December 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition

Job description

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. This position will fit a highly talented candidate with strong skills in longitudinal statistical modeling.

The research center

The goal of LCBC is to understand brain and cognitive changes and how to optimize them through the entire lifespan. LCBC is an active multi-disciplinary research center, with a staff of about 25 full time positions, including six faculty professors/ researchers, several PostDocs and PhD candidates, several programmers/engineers and full-time RAs, extensive supporting personnel and several affiliated international researchers.

LCBC has excellent research infrastructure, including access to a 3T Siemens Prisma, PET and EEG, and neuropsychological and somatic test facilities.

English is the language of the center. LCBC coordinates a large H2020 EU-project and has obtained four grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Further funding comes from the Norwegian Research Council, the National Health Association, the Thon foundation and the University of Oslo. The group was in 2015 appointed status as “world leading” as one of five at the University of Oslo, with special funding. More information can be found on www.oslobrains.no

The position

LCBC research is aimed at describing changes in cognitive function throughout life, and determining which variables can explain and predict these changes. We have unique large databases of longitudinal neurocognitive data, in part coupled to registry data. The data include cognitive test scores, brain imaging, genetics, a wide variety of somatic and health variables, demographics, inventory data etc. In total, more than 2000 participants from 4 to 90+ years have been followed over up to 11 years. In order to analyse in full these and other relevant data, we need a highly competent and motivated post doc researcher who will work with us in order to obtain stronger and more profound results.

Key words include:

  • Incomplete data, 1-5 time points of observations
  • Estimation and control for non-random selection bias
  • Estimation and control for test-retest effects on cognitive measures
  • Non-linear relationships and interactions
  • High dimensional data and variable selection
  • Causality

The candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers at LCBC as well as with our international collaborators.

For more information, please contact Professor Kristine B Walhovd (k.b.walhovd@psykologi.uio.no).

The successful applicant will have to document a strong background in longitudinal modeling but will of course be assisted by a competent team. The candidate will collaborate closely with other senior and junior researchers, as well as PhD students and research assistants. In addition, the candidate is expected to take part in LCBCs extensive network of international collaborations.

The position is financed by the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

The positon is for a period of 3 years.

Qualifications

  • A PhD degree or similar in a relevant field (statistics, epidemiology, psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a related field). The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date. The appointment is dependent on the public defence and the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Experience with epidemiology, genetics, experimental psychology, memory or aging research will constitute advantages
  • Fluent English communication skills, orally and in writing

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates may be arranged where the applicant’s personal prerequisites and cooperative skills will be emphasized

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per year depending on qualifications
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying
  • Curriculum Vitae summarizing education, positions and academic work
  • Copies of educational certificates, publications/academic work (if any) that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in Scandinavian or English.

All applications must be submitted through the online application system Jobbnorge.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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. We encourage women and people with ethnic minority backgrounds to apply for the position.

Contact information

Professor Anders M Fjell (andersmf@psykologi.uio.no)

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About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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Deadline

10th December 2019

Post expires on Tuesday December 10th, 2019

Doctoral Research Fellow(PROCCA) at the Department of Psychology

Job description

A 3-4-year PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

The position is part of the Convergence Environment “Proton contra cancer (PROCCA)”, funded by the University of Oslo: Life Science initiative, that will employ 4 PhD students at the Department of Physics, Institute of oral biology, Institute of clinical medicine, and the Department of Psychology, respectively. The 4 candidates will work in a highly translational field together with a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicists, biologists, immunologists, oral biologists, oncologists and psychologists. The focus of this position at the Department of Psychology is to study psychological late effects after radiotherapy in head and neck cancer survivors. 

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position available for a period of three to four years. Fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to contribute to teaching and administration with about 25% of their working time. Teaching and administrative duties would contribute to activities of the Department of Psychology.

The PhD candidate will work with questionnaire data from the HNC survivorship study, collected at Oslo University Hospital (OUH), and will interview a subsample of participants from the HNC survivorship study. The candidate will collaborate with the PhD student at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo/Department of oncology, OUH.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology (Professional program or Master’s Program).
  • Fluent in Norwegian and have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Have experience with statistical analysis.
  • The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo.

Personal skills

Candidates who are ambitious, innovative, self-motivated, and organized will be preferred.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • A generous pension agreement
  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • In addition, Oslo offers a highly family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest, including a brief career plan).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic publications etc.)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A complete list of publications, if any (including preprints with valid links).
  • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. International 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).

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Professor Ingela Lundin Kvalem: i.l.kvalem@psykologi.uio.no

Professor Silje Reme: s.e.reme@psykologi.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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Deadline

17th November 2019

Post expires on Sunday November 17th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in ICT in peace and conflict

Job description

Position as postdoctoral research fellow ICT in peace and conflict is available at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.

The fellowship period is 3.5 years. 10 % of the position will be dedicated to teaching activities. Starting date no later than 01.01.2020. 

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

The position will focus on how ICTs can contribute to ‘a better world’ within conflict and post-conflict areas.

The position will form a part of the Information Systems research group. We focus on action research in the public health sector in developing countries, contributing to information systems research in general and ICT4D in particular. It is expected that this position to align with but also extend and enrich the empirical and theoretical foundation of the research group by venture into the area of ICT in peace and conflict. It is also expected that the position will establish new institutional collaborations with relevant research groups and other stakeholders.

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Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • A PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in information systems. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the information systems field in general and ICT4D in particular
  • Experience with research on ICTs for peace and conflict
  • Experience with fieldwork in developing countries across different continents, countries and cultures
  • Experience with action research
  • Experience coordinating research activities
  • Experience from collaborating with other relevant research groups, stakeholders and funders such as EU
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

We offer

  • salary NOK 532 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • vibrant international academic environment
  • postdoctoral development programmes
  • 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 with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system using the “Apply for this job” button, and must include:

  • Cover letter with a statement of motivation and research interests in alignment with the focus of the Information Systems research group
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work / scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and up to five publications that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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

Formal regulations

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships 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. Thus, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity but would like to specifically encourage female candidates to apply.

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Petter Nielsen, phone +47 41506058, email pnielsen@ifi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone: +47 22854272, e-mail: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1400 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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Deadline

14th November 2019

Post expires on Thursday November 14th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals

Job description

Up to two 2 year postdoctoral fellowships are available at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order.
The postdoctoral researchers will study international courts and tribunals (ICs) concerning one or more of the research topics addressed by PluriCourts: the multidimensional legitimacy standards  which include multilevel separation of authority, independence and accountability, performance and comparative advantages. PluriCourts also aims to identify best practices and models to establish, improve or abolish ICs. For important detailed information about the research agenda and PluriCourts, visit PluriCourts’ research plan.

The research will apply methodology from the fields of philosophy, political theory and/or legal theory, with a slight preference for applicants in political philosophy or political theory.

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About PluriCourts

PluriCourts is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. The multidisciplinary Centre is based at the Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law of the University of Oslo. Co-Directors of the Centre are Andreas Føllesdal (professor in political philosophy) and Geir Ulfstein (professor in international law).

The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyze and assess the legitimate present and future roles of ICs. More information at the PluriCourts web site.

Qualification and Personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in law, philosophy or political theory/political science.
  • To be eligible, the applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. The doctoral degree must have been received prior to taking up the position.
  • Proficiency in English is required. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
  • In addition to the academic qualifications of the applicants, assessment will be based on the quality of the project description, how it contributes to PluriCourts’ research plan, and the assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame, as evidenced by the application.
  • The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Oslo during the project period and participate in common activities at the Centre, such as book editing, writing grant applications, lecturing at seminars, etc.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

We offer

  • Salary from NOK 552 800 to 615 900 pr.nnum as Postdoctoral Fellow (position code 1352)
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Travel funds
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

Submissions

  • Letter of application
  • Project proposal (maximum 3 pages) which shows how the project will contribute to PluriCourts’ research plan and a time schedule for the planned work.
  • CV in English (maximum 2 pages) summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and any other qualifying activity.
  • Complete list of published and unpublished works. If a co-authored work is included, the applicant’s role must be made clear.
  • Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Foreign diplomas must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • The PhD dissertation or equivalent academic material and up to 50 pages of other published works if the applicant regards these as relevant. If the publications are written by more than one author, the applicant’s role must be documented with a coauthor declaration All documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language, unless other agreements has been made with the Faculty of Law.
  • Copies of grades and transcripts. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Names and contact details for at least two references.
  • All materials should be delivered electronically.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Professor Andreas Føllesdal

Siri Johnsen, Administrative manager of PluriCourts

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

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

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Deadline

30th January 2020

Post expires on Thursday January 30th, 2020

Post Doc position at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The research center FAMBUSS funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, is offering one or more Post Doc positions in 2020. The center does research in applied microeconomics with a focus on organizational economics, corporate governance, owner managed and family owned businesses. Professor Morten Bennedsen is the head of the research center, which gathers a strong group of researchers from all over the world. The Post Doc position will be based at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, and it is offered for a period of two years. We wish to fill the position as soon as possible in 2020.

You can read more about FAMBUSS at: https://www.economics.ku.dk/fambuss/

Job description
You are expected to work on research within the core objectives of the center, which is applied microeconomics with a focus on corporate governance, family firms and organizational economics. You will have access to rich Danish micro data and a unique range of highly detailed surveys and you are expected to be familiar with conducting empirical and/or theoretical research. You will collaborate with the FAMBUSS team of researchers as well as developing your own ideas. This position is suited for you to create a good research platform from which your academic career can advance.

Qualifications
The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree in Economics or similar fields.

Salary and conditions of employment
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.

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412,000 – 434,000. In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researcher’s recruited abroad, see here.

Application
Applications should include the following parts:

1) a cover letter indicating the reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)

2) curriculum vitae, including list of publications

3) diplomas – all relevant certificates

4) publications to be considered in the assessment (max. 5)

The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.

Please note that applications will be assessed on the basis of these mandatory enclosures.

Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.

Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant.

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

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

For further information about the Post Doc position, please contact Center Administrator, Cammilla Bundgård Toft, at cammilla.toft@econ.ku.dk.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Rusan Elmazi (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0228/19-2I.

The deadline for the application is 1 December 2019, 23:59 GMT+2.

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.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

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Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

Two postdoctoral fellowships focused on understanding linkages between deforestation and dietary changes in low-income countries

The postdoctoral fellows will contribute to the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project FORESTDIET led by Laura Vang Rasmussen. They will be expected to co-develop research that examines how forest loss and forest fragmentation influence dietary quality. The candidates are expected to leverage existing datasets on food consumption, agricultural production, land cover change, including agricultural expansion and contraction, and deforestation and reforestation. The candidates are also expected to compile additional data on socio-economic characteristics and biophysical conditions in the regions of interest. Moreover, the postdoctoral fellows will assist in the development of stakeholder tools to further strengthen their skills in effective communication of research results.

Candidates should hold a PhD in environmental sciences, geography, agricultural economics, land change science, nutrition or a related field. Geo-spatial and statistical expertise, strong programming abilities (R), experience doing independent research, and excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills are required. Applicants must have a clear track record of successful completion of independent work, with at least one accepted first author publication at the time of application.

Specific profile required of Postdoc 1: A researcher with solid remote sensing and image processing skills. Experience with land cover mapping in tropical countries and handling of large-scale datasets will be necessary.

Specific profile required of Postdoc 2: A researcher experienced in environmental, agricultural or resource economics with a strong background in causal impact analyses and global datasets, ideally LSMS or/and DHS. Preferably, Postdoc 2 will also have experience in assessing food security.

The selected candidates will be based within the Section for Geography at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), University of Copenhagen, Denmark and be part of Rasmussen’s ERC project group as well as the research group ’Environment and Society in Developing Countries’. They are expected to travel to University of British Columbia at least once a year to meet with collaborators and to engage in frequent team meetings with the project mentors. The candidates will present research findings at regional and international scientific meetings. The successful candidates will lead data analysis and writing on selected research papers, and will have the opportunity to help supervise MSc and PhD students working on the project.

IGN conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide graduates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. Further information on the Department can be found at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Laura Vang Rasmussen: lr@ign.ku.dk.

The positions are open from 1 March 2020or as soon as possible thereafter. Each postdoctoral position is for 2.5 years.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is 28 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Interviews will be held in January 2020.

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Post expires on Thursday November 28th, 2019

PhD student in sociology of sport

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in sociology of sport commencing 01.03.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment:Center for team sport and health.The PhD project and the PhD student will be part of the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health. The center brings together multidisciplinary expertise in the area of team sports and health, with experts in research, communication and teaching. Our goal is to develop the most effective and motivating training, to create strategies for training recruitment and retention, and to encourage a physically active lifestyle. Our ambition is to reach the many citizens who want to be physically active, but cannot currently find activities suited to their needs. We work in close cooperation with local authorities and sports organizations. For more information please visit: https://www.teamsport-health.ku.dk/ . 

Sport, individual and society.The successful applicant will be connected to the section Sport, individual and society at the Department of Nutrition exercise and Sports. A primary research aim of the section lies in sport promotion. The section therefore focuses upon ensuring meaningful experiences of being active and at the same time creating opportunities that can accommodate vulnerable target groups so that the general population increases its participation in physical activity. We emphasize both the broader health aspects of sport and exercise, as well as the potential for sport to engender amusement, pleasure, and personal freedom. We work towards the development of socially inclusive communities and equality for all in sport and exercise. We do this via the application of a problem oriented approach with significant impact that can make a positive difference for the general public, including all demographic and age groups. For more information please visit: https://nexs.ku.dk/english/research/sport-individual-society/ . 

Project description of the project: Team-games and positive communities for adolescentsThe teenage years involve new and greater demands on the individual, which can result in stress, lack of well-being and drop out from sports participation. Sport and especially team sport can create positive experiences of belonging, physical activity, well-being and health. This PhD project will be designed as an action research project, where educational institutions, sports associations and the local youth in collaboration develop team sport activities for youth at their school settings that promote a sense of community and relatedness. In the project new concepts for exercise and team sport will be developed, which to a higher extend considers the cultural norms and life circumstances of today’s youth. This will be done by rethinking the organization of sport and exercise for young people, where researchers, sports associations and educational institutions collaborate on co-creating local team sport activities which fit young people’s everyday life.

More details about the project can be acquired by e-mailing gnielsen@nexs.ku.dk

Principal supervisors are Associate professor Glen Nielsen Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Email: gnielsen@nexs.ku.dk, and Assistant professor Stine Frydendal, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Email: sfrydendal@nexs.ku.dk 

Job descriptionThe PhD. position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write your PhD thesis and scientific articles
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree in the Social Sciences of sport or a degree within social science or humanities; have good exam results and good English skills. The applicant must be able to speak and write in Danish in order to carry out the research. As a criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employmenThe position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application ProcedureThe application, in English or Danish, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.Please include

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 1 January  2019 , 23:59 GMT +1. 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

QuestionsFor specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Glen Nielsen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Email: gnielsen@nexs.ku.dk, Phone;  35320869. General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 1 January 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Nutrition exercise and Sports
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Post expires on Wednesday January 1st, 2020

Two (2 year) Postdoc positions in Sociology

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences , The Department of Sociology

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 Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Sociology is home to Pedagogics, Social Anthropology and Sociology, with significant teaching commitments in all three disciplines. Research in the department span from empirical studies of contemporary social issues to critical theory, and the development of theory and methods.

Work Duties
We are looking for two post docs with high scientific competence and a strong wish to contribute to our research environment. The work duties consist of research (80%) and teaching (20%) at all levels.

Qualifications and assessment
To be appointed as a postdoc requires a PhD or an equivalent degree in sociology from abroad, or has acquired the equivalent research expertise in other ways, shall be considered eligible. The PhD is to have been obtained within the past three (3) years at the time of the application deadline (exceptions can be made only under special circumstances). The PhD requirement must be fulfilled at the time of application.
The basis for assessment is the ability to develop and conduct high quality research, as well as teaching skills.

Research expertise will be the primary focus of evaluation. The applicants must be able to demonstrate documented research expertise through the quality of their doctoral thesis and other publications. The applicants are to conduct research that clearly relates to the research in the department.
A research plan (maximum 4 pages) is to be attached to the application, showing what research the applicant intends to pursue, and how it relates to the research at the department.

The applications are assessed with regard to the following criteria:
• the relevance and strength of the research plan, and its links to the department’s research;
• the quality of the research output, and its links to the department’s research;
• other qualifications proving the applicant’s research skills.
• Good teaching abilities.
• It is also important that applicants intend to be physically located in Lund so that they can contribute to the department’s research environment.

Application
The application must include the following:

1. Research plan that clearly shows how the research relates to ongoing research at the department, maximum 4 pages.
2. CV and copies of degree certificate
3. List of publications
4. Up to five (5) representative publications
5. Contact information to three (3) references

Applications that do not include all the items above will not be considered.
Applications that do not include all the items above will not be considered.

Terms
A postdoc fellowship is a career development position specialising in research, and is to be an initial step in the applicant’s career.

Please note that a person who has previously been employed as a postdoc at Lund University for more than a year cannot be employed as a postdoc again within the same or similar subject at the University.

The University applies individually set salaries. Please state the salary requested in your application.

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
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2020-08-01
SalaryMonthly Salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/3318
ContactÅsa Lundqvist, +46462228850
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date30.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Saturday November 30th, 2019

Post.doc. for project about test and inclusion in educational practice

At the Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University, a postdoc position for at project about testing and inclusion in educational practice is available as of 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a full-time temporary position for 1 year and 5 months.

Job description

The position is about empirical work with planning, preparation and completion of interviews with teachers, headmasters and public servants at municipal and national levels in Denmark. Furthermore, it includes retrieving and analyzing policy documents regarding testing and inclusion practices.

The research takes place within the framework of an international comparative project consisting of a total of 5 case countries of which this postdoc position will cover the Danish case in the project:

www.testing-inclusion.aau.dk

The postdoc will also be affiliated to the research group Center for Education and Evaluation Research which conducts research in education, teaching, pedagogy and evaluation in regional, national and transnational contexts.

The applicant should have good interpersonal skills and the ability to be part of an international research community including good English language skills.

It is also expected that the postdoc will communicate research results through publication in peer reviewed journals, participate in conferences and workshops as well as undertake teaching and supervising in the department study programs.

For further information regarding the content of the position and the employment process, please contact professor (WSR) Christian Ydesen, e-mail address cyd@hum.aau.dk or telephone +45 29 72 44 81.

Applicants with research experience within qualitative methods, including interview and document analysis, comparative education, and specialist knowledge in testing/assessment and/or inclusion in educational settings will be preferred.

Post Doctoral position
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University. Appointment at Postdoc level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark, however max. six years at Assistant Professor level – which includes Postdoc – at the same institution.

The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV 
  • A complete publication list and markings of the attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. No more than five publications may be attached.
  • In case you attach joint, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors. Template co-author declaration, at the bottom of this page
  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications (Guide, at the bottom of this page)
  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 

Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

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

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Head of department Keld Thorgård, kt@hum.aau.dk.

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on email hs-hr@adm.aau.dk.

Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.
Expectations for a scientific employee can be found here.

Agreement

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

Deadline: 14 November 2019
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Thursday November 14th, 2019

PhD scholarships at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

Applications are invited for PhD scholarships at the Department of Sociology, UCPH. The chosen candidates will enrol at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is to begin on 1 February 2019.  

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2019

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study programme within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.   

Information Further 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. 

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:  

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

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

Further information about the PhD study programme on http://www.soc.ku.dk/

Information about the scholarship can be obtained from professor Bente Haalkier, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, email: beh@soc.ku.dk, tel. +45 35 33 50 44​​​​​​

Applications 

  • The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.  
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  
  • Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.  

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 (no more than 12,000 keystrokes not including bibliography) 
  • CV   
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   
  • Time schedule 
  • Budget 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)  

 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.  

 Scholarships in the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes 

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

  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal. 
  •  Quality and feasibility of the project.  
  •  Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Sociology disciplines. 
  • Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies. 
  • Department of Sociology can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question. 

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 Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.  

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Deadline: 15 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Sociologisk Institut

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Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019

PhD position at the PhD Programme Research in Health and Society

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University offers one PhD position affiliated to the PhD Programme Research in Health and Society. The position as PhD scholar is limited to 3 years and starts at the earliest January 2020.

We invite applications within the following theme.

Healthy lives, healthy settings and health strategies in the welfare state
From studies of self-perceived health, we know that health is influenced by experiences of hope, learning, sense of belonging and identity, and the ability to act for health. From research, we also know that health is closely related to socio-economic and environmental factors, to settings and policies. We invite PhD proposals on the relation between experienced health, settings and social contexts of health. This could be in relation to wider transformations of the welfare state, in specific situations of social liminality or in relation to specific strategies for health. There could be a focus on either children, youth, aged, migrants, or individuals with a specific diagnosis etc. Moreover, the settings for health in focus could be neighborhoods, schools, welfare institutions, being in migration etc. We invite applications that wish to theorize and empirically explore the relation between social and cultural context, settings, – and the perceptions of health. We also invite proposals on how health strategies of individuals are influenced by health promoting strategies of local as well as wider society.

The PhD Programme Research in Health and Society is concerned with critical social science and humanistic health research that may contribute to improving conditions for good and healthy lives and a healthy society. Empirically based research is focused on relations between health, culture, and society, and on the experiences of health and illness in relation to settings, policies and contextual factors. The program also contributes to critical studies of existing knowledge regimes, discourses, and concepts of health and health promotion. Equity, access, sustainability and welfare are guiding perspectives in the study of health strategies and institutional practices, as well as in the study of health in everyday life settings, in communities and as a part of identity and subjective experience. The study program is transdisciplinary, and holds expertise in qualitative ethnographic, interview, discourse analytical and action research methodologies and methods.

You can read more about the research and the research groups at the Department of People and Technology here: https://ruc.dk/en/research-department-people-and-technology

The Doctoral School for People and Technology conducts research aimed at sustainable solutions, often through experimental approaches and from a perspective of supporting people’s active and learning engagement. The department covers human, social, health and IT-science, as well as planning, intervention and design-oriented disciplines. The PhD school has 5 PhD programmes, each with their own focus points: 1/ Learning, Working Life and Social Innovation, 2/ Social Psychology of Everyday Life, 3/ Information Technology, 4/ Society, Space and Technology, and 5/ Health and Society. Info: https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-people-and-technology

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks in the position are defined as follows in accordance with the Executive Order on the PhD programme at universities and certain artistic educational institutions (PhD Executive Order), currently Executive Order no. 1039 of 27/08/2013:

  • Implementation of an independent research project under supervision (the PhD project).
  • Completing PhD courses or other similar educational elements comprising the equivalent of approx. 30 ECTS credits.
  • Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, primarily foreign, research institutions, private research companies, etc.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching activities or other forms of knowledge dissemination related to the PhD project in question.
  • Preparation of a PhD thesis based on the PhD project.


Qualifications
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent qualification

Assessment
The assessment of candidates for the position will consider:

  • A relevant master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Other academic qualifications described in the job advertisement.


The assessment for enrolment will also consider:

  • The project description and schedule for the PhD project – 5-8 pages.
  • Quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the project and the choice of method and theory
  • Relevance of the project for the PhD school
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Educational qualifications and any additional professional qualifications, e.g. relevant professional experience and publications


Questions
For further information about the position, please contact:

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

PhD programme director, Professor Betina Dybbroe, +45 4674-2339, tibet@ruc.dk

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to head of department, 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/   

Only applications in English are accepted.   

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

Please submit your application no later than November 15, 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.

Application due date
15-11-2019
Department
Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi

Contact
Betina Dybbroe Professor (MSO), 4674-2339
Mikael David Meldstad, 4674-2732

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Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science

About the position

At the Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) there is a vacant temporary position as Postdoctoral Fellow in peace and conflict research for a period of two years. The position is connected to the Department’s research on peace and conflict, but also falls within the Department’s research on political behavior and values (https://www.ntnu.edu/iss/research). 

For several decades researchers at ISS have contributed to national and international research on political instability, intrastate armed conflict, and political regimes. The Department benefits from extensive collaboration with researchers at PRIO. The Departments also hosts internationally renowned research on political behavior (e.g., elections, electoral campaigns, conflicts of values, change of values, referendums and political trust).

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The Postdoctoral position is within ISS’ strategic research area “Conflict, cooperation, and the use of power”, but is also closely linked to the department’s research in the field of political behavior. The objective of the postdoctoral project is to further develop and strengthen the department’s research in these areas. 
  • The successful candidate should conduct research on the potential impact of terrorist events on political attitudes, paying particular attention to the recent terror attacks in France and Norway. The project should integrate insights from research on political violence and terrorism with research on political behavior and political psychology. A key question to investigate is the mediating effect of the terrorist(s)’ ideology. Through the project the candidate may collaborate with researchers at the Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies and scholars in France. 
  • The position may be ascribed obligation to work, with teaching and supervision activities in political behavior, and extended for up to two years.  
  • Applicants will be assessed by the (1) quality and potential of the project proposal, (2) quality and relevance of the academic works and (3) potential to contribute to the research group and the Department.  

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. We require a completed Norwegian PhD in sociology, political science or other relevant fields, or an equivalent foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD.

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 requirements: 
•    Skills in statistical analysis will be emphasized
•    Good communications skills in English, both written and oral
•    Some knowledge of Norwegian language and politics is an advantage
•    Some knowledge of French language and politics is an advantage 

Personal characteristics

Importance is attached to personal skills such as independence, well-organized, initiative, cooperative spirit, and motivation to contribute to a good working and social environment. 

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

The period of employment is two years, with the possibility of two additional years. Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523 200 per annum before tax depending on qualifications and length of service. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

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. It is a prerequisite that the appointed person takes up residence in order to be present and available for the institution as required. 

General information

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.

Further information concerning this post may be obtained from Associate Professor Karin Dyrstad, email: Karin.dyrstad@ntnu.no. 
For information about the application process please contact section HR, Marie Kristiansen, e-mail: marie.kristiansen@ntnu.no

About the application:

Applicants must submit the following documents with the application within the closing date for applications: 
•    A project proposal of max. 4 pages, including a progress plan for the project.
•    A comprehensive overview of all academic work. 
•    Relevant samples of publications (no more than five).
•    CV, certificates and diplomas.

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation, must accompany the application. Joint works will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution in a joint work, 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. Please note that these documents should be translated in English or in a Scandinavian language. Applicants with a diploma from a foreign university are advised to provide an explanation of the university’s grading system.  Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SU-368 when applying. 

Application deadline: 15.11.2019
 

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

Department of Sociology and Political Science

We conduct research, teaching and dissemination in sociology, political science, media, communication and information technology, and sport sciences. The Department offers five-year master’s programmes in teacher education (lektorutdanning) in social sciences as well as in physical education and sports. As a social science department we have a special obligation to contribute to the public debate on important social issues. The Department of Sociology and Political Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

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Deadline

15th November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019