Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

PhD scholarship within the area of the Value of Financial Advice

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within area of the Value of Financial Advice where this position will be at the Center of Corporate Governance (CCG) which is part of the Department of Accounting. The expected starting day is 15th of September, 2022.

The Center for Corporate Governance (CCG) is a virtual forum for the advancement of knowledge in this area, connecting researchers from several departments and institutions inside as well as outside Copenhagen Business School. CCG is comprised of researchers in economics, accounting, finance, law, and management as well as business people, auditors and government officials. We organize research projects, workshops, conferences, doctoral education and seminars.

This position will be a part of a major research program “Nordic Finance and the Good Society” where more information about the program can be found under: www.nfgs.dk

Teaching responsibilities of the Department include undergraduate and graduate teaching in corporate governance, finance and accounting related topics.

Examples of research areas a scholarship might cover:

  • The value of financial advice seen from a consumer perspective when dealing with investment decisions
  • Financial literacy or the lack of it and the impact on investment behavior

The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives you the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of CBS’s associate professors and professors, supported by research related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time at another research institution as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are in high demand.

CBS is committed to ensuring excellence, transformative and relevant teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us must be interested in working in an organisation of this type and it is expected that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment. You can read more about the department’s research here:www.cbs.dk/en.

Application and admission requirements

The department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

To be considered the applicant must

  • have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (https://ufm.dk/en/education/the-danish-education-system/grading-system)
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone.
  • have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking

The application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material
  • a work plan for the three years

More information can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/admission.

In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)
  • Documentation of English language skills

The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Further information about PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

For further information please contact Lars Ohnemus, email lco.ccg@cbs.dk or Thomas Poulsen, email tp.ccg@cbs.dk . Information about the department can be found at www.cbs.dk/acc.

Employment and salary

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months’ work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 27,871 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).

Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Academics’ Central Organization.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee shortlists at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their application has proceeded for assessment.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and will receive their personal assessment later. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please note that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview.

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

The application must be sent via the online link below.

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

Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview.

One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk/en.

Deadline: 2022-06-30 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on torsdag juni 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow Early Childhood Education and Care

Postdoctoral Fellow Early Childhood Education and Care

Job description

Applicants are invited for a four-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) quality and children’s language development to be based at the Department of Education, University of Oslo.

The Oslo Early Education Study is based on a researcher–sector partnership to develop, implement, and assess the effects of an intervention aimed at preparing multiethnic ECEC centers to utilize their potential to support children’s language development and collaborate with the parents. This randomized controlled intervention study is financed by the Program for childhood and education (Områdesatsingen – Delprogram oppvekst og utdanning) in Oslo municipality and the Research Council of Norway. Veslemøy Rydland and Ratib Lekhal are the PIs of the project. For more information see this link.

We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate motivation and qualifications to participate in the different stages of research from the data collection to the dissemination of research findings. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to collaborate with the project group as well as leaders and teachers in ECEC centers and schools.

We have recruited about 900 target children (aged 1 to 4 years old) across more than 200 preschool classrooms in the overall study. The assessment of intervention effects will focus on the quality of caretaker–child interactions and child outcomes. We seek applicants who are interested in investigating the ECEC-home collaboration and/or the longitudinal implications of the intervention for child outcomes (when they transition to school).

In our assessment of applicants, we will emphasize experience with longitudinal analyses of large datasets, knowledge about the Norwegian education system and the relevance of the applicants’ prior research for the Oslo Early Education Study.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to four years, 25 % of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Education, Psychology, or another relevant field. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in english and norwegian (or a scandinavian language).

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • The scholarly merit and relevance of prior research
  • The track-record and potential to complete the proposed project within the time frame

Personal skills

  • Strong collaborative and communication skills
  • High personal motivation for research
  • A commitment to work towards the project’s common goals
  • Ability to work focused and independently

We offer

  • salary NOK 534.600 – 615.800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter that includes statement of motivation, summarizes scientific work and offers a brief outline of the applicant’s research interest within the project (based on the information provided on the project’s website, max 2.pages). Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of the PIs for guidance in the preparation of their application
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copy of PhD Diploma or documentation of thesis submission. Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation need to include an advisor’s letter confirming specific expectations about when the degree will be received
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the quality of prior research as well as the candidate’s 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

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Veslemøy Rydland

Associate professor Ratib Lekhal

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 Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences which also has a permanent center.

The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 20 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Deadline: 25 May 2022
Unit: Department of Education
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Post expires on onsdag maj 25th, 2022

PhD scholarship within the fields of Digital Transformation of Organizations (genopslag)

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant DIREC PhD scholarship within the field of Digital Transformation of Organizations: Human-AI collaboration.

The Department of Digitalization (DIGI) focuses on how digital technologies are changing business and society. This is reflected in our teaching and research activities, as well as our externally funded research projects and ongoing engagement with external partners. Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise mainly of undergraduate and graduate teaching in the IT cluster at CBS.

We are looking for a PhD student that will be part of a project on Human-AI collaboration focusing on engaging and controlling swarms of robots and drones. The project is part of the DIREC network. This is an interdisciplinary project initiated by researchers from Aarhus University, Aalborg University, Alexandra Institute, Copenhagen Business School, and Technical University of Denmark, as well as industrial partners from both private and public sectors.

The project focus is on the challenges in multi-robot collaboration, to design and evaluate technological solutions that enable end-users to engage and control autonomous multi-robot systems. The project builds on use cases in agriculture and search and rescue supported by the industrial partners’ domain knowledge and robotic hardware. The project involves the design and evaluation of digital prototypes in order to explore different interaction techniques to support end-users in controlling, navigating, and communicating with multi-drone or multi-robot systems. The research will contribute by bridging academic research with companies currently developing solutions using drone or robot swarms.

The CBS research team will contribute in requirements gathering from end-users and other stakeholders, user studies that involve techniques such as analysis of performance data, interviews and/or observations. The main focus of the CBS team is on identifying the business and organisational adaptation and innovation for swarm robotics technology to be successfully adopted in the public and private organizations.

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:

  • Autonomous multi-robot technology and its impact on adopting organizations
  • Autonomous multi-robot technology digital representation and organizational sensemaking
  • AI and digital transformation of organizational processes

The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives you the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of CBS’s associate professors and professors, supported by research related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time at another research institution as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are in high demand.

CBS is committed to ensuring excellence, transformative and relevant teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us must be interested in working in an organisation of this type and it is expected that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment. You can read more about the department’s research here: www.cbs.dk/en.

Application and admission requirements

The department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

To be considered the applicant must

  • have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale https://ufm.dk/en/education/the-danish-education-system/grading-system
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone.
  • have an educational background in the social sciences
  • have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking

4+4 PhD scheme
For admittance to the 4 + 4 PhD scheme, the applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and have passed subjects corresponding to 60 ECTS in a relevant master’s programme within the CBS’ subject areas. The minimum weighted grade point average is 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the entire programme (i.e. for the full bachelor and one year of the master studies together), and at least the grade 10 for the bachelor thesis or equivalent final examination project. If the grade point average is not met, documentation for being in the top 40% of the class is also accepted. Applicants who are not enrolled in a master’s programme at CBS will be assessed by the Admissions Office. You can read more about this scheme via https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/different-routes-to-a-phd

The application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material
  • a work plan for the three years

More information can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/admission.

In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)

The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Further information about PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

For further information please contact Ioanna Constantiou, ic.digi@cbs.dk. Information about the department can be found at www.cbs.dk/en.

Employment and salary

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months’ work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 27,871 up to DKK 33,659 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).

Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Academics’ Central Organization.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee shortlists at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their application has proceeded for assessment.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and will receive their personal assessment later. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please note that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview.

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

The application must be sent via the online link below.

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

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk/en.

Deadline: 2022-05-23 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag maj 23rd, 2022

PhD scholarships (3) in Travel Behaviour Change

We offer three PhD scholarships as part of the ERC Consolidator GRANT “Choice, necessity or chance? Understanding behaviouR chanGE iN Transport URGENT” within the EU Commission’s H2020 Framework.

The URGENT project examines under which individual and contextual circumstances people change their mobility behaviour and what mental mechanisms are involved in these behaviour change processes. The project will use an interdisciplinary approach based on a unique longitudinal dataset combining data from a large panel survey, in-depth interviews and an intelligent mobility diary app.

The 3 PhDs will examine how people adapt their mobility behaviour in prospect and response to:

  • residential relocation (PhD 1);
  • anticipated vs. sudden life events (e.g., retirement vs. crash involvement) (PhD 2);
  • transport technology adoption (e.g., EV or e-bike adoption) (PhD 3).

URGENT will additionally examine rebound effects of changed mobility behaviour and reveal under which conditions, and to what extent, behaviour change in one area (e.g. commuting) positively or negatively spills over to other areas (e.g. air travel, food consumption). URGENT applies a novel analytical strategy that brings together concepts from psychology (behaviour change models), human geography (mobility biographies approach), sociology (mobility cultures) and machine learning (causal discovery and causal inference).    

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will become a member of the Transport Psychology Section and form an interdisciplinary project team with other PhD students and your supervisors. You will collaborate with colleagues from the Machine Learning for Smart Mobility Section and the Travel Demand Modelling Section and academic partners abroad.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. More specifically, we are looking for applicants with a master’s degree in Psychology, Human Geography, Human Ecology, Transport/Spatial Planning, Sociology, Economics, Environmental Science or related. Applicants for PhD position 1 should be interested in ‘mobility biographies’, ‘mobility culture’, and ‘residential self-selection’. For PhD position 2, knowledge and interest in psychological behaviour (change) models is presumed. Applicants for PhD position 3 should be interested in technology adoption and rebound effects.   

All positions require skills in quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis and specialization in at least one method as part of the master’s thesis or other (student) projects.

Your primary tasks will be to

  • design, manage and conduct longitudinal data collections (surveys, app, qualitative interviews) in cooperation with the project team,
  • conduct in-depth interviews related to one of the three PhD topics (PhD 1: residential relocation; PhD 2: anticipated vs. sudden life events; PhD 3: transport technology adoption),
  • analyse survey, interview and app data in a mixed-method design,
  • write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals,
  • participate in international conferences,
  • participate in advanced classes to improve academic skills, and
  • disseminate research results and teach as part of the overall PhD education.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.    

We offer
DTU is a 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.

Salary and appointment terms
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 is 3 years. Starting date is October, 1, 2022 or later (subject to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position. If desired, the full-time position can also be changed to a 4-years part-time position (subject to mutual agreement).   

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information related to all three positions may be obtained from Senior Researcher Sonja Haustein.

Related to PhD 1, you can also contact Associate Professor Mikkel Thorhauge
Related to PhD 2, you can also contact Senior Researcher Mette Møller
Related to PhD3, you can also contact Associate Professor Anders Fjendbo Jensen or Assistant Professor Rico Krueger

You can read more about the DTU Management’s Transport Division here:  www.transport.man.dtu.dk/english/about.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2022 (Danish 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Management
DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350. Read more here.

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 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Management

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on torsdag juni 30th, 2022

Two positions as PhD Candidate related to the ENROL project on the EU's rule of law crisis

Two positions as PhD Candidate related to the ENROL project on the EU’s rule of law crisis

About the positions

ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications for two 4-year research fellowships as PhD candidates (SKO 1017) within political science, sociology or any other relevant social science field. As a research fellow, you will write your dissertation within the project ENROL (Enforcing the Rule of Law), financed by the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo. ENROL studies the European Union’s (EU) handling of its rule of law crisis in the wake of democratic backsliding in some of its member states, with a specific focus on Poland.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Oslo, studying the direction, dynamics and sustainability of the evolving European political order. The Centre has conducted research on political, economic, legal and social integration, transformation and cooperation in Europe since 1994. As a member of the ARENA team, you will be part of a professional international and multidisciplinary research centre with extensive experience in coordinating international research projects and networks financed by European and Norwegian research funding institutions. More information about ARENA is available at www.arena.uio.no

Job description

We seek two highly motivated and qualified PhD candidates to write their doctoral theses on a theme related to the ENROL project. ENROL includes a devoted team of scholars at the University of Oslo with a background in law, political science and philosophy. It is led by professors Daniel Naurin (ARENA and the Department of Political Science) and Christophe Hillion (Department of Public and International Law and the Centre for European Law).

ENROL includes four work packages, two of which are based on social science theory and methods (WP2 and WP3) and two that are based on legal research and political philosophy (WP1 and WP4).

WP2 addresses the politics and decision-making in the EU institutions (the European Commission, Council, Court of Justice and European Parliament), primarily by means of process tracing methods using interview, archival, and field research. The purpose is to understand and explain the EU’s response (or lack of response) to the challenges posed by violations of the EU’s basic membership rules relating to democracy and the rule of law. After identifying a series of key decision points or “critical junctures,” the goal will be to reconstruct the politics at those points that drove the selection of some EU policy (non)responses over their alternatives.

WP3 investigates how EU (in)action influence domestic political mobilization concerning the rule of law in backsliding countries, with a specific focus on Poland. The purpose is to describe and explain how EU (in)actions are framed and contested in Polish media and how they affect civil-society mobilization and public opinion in Poland. The research fellow is expected to contribute in particular to research on Polish civil society organizations, including both survey and case study research.

WP4 develops a normative understanding of the legal and democratic legitimacy of different EU rule of law enforcement tools. Its aim is to assess normative arguments used in the literature and in public discourse to (de)legitimize different EU rule of law enforcement actions. The research fellow is expected to contribute in particular to research on democratic theory.

As a research fellow, you are encouraged and expected to develop your own ideas for your PhD theses within one of these themes in cooperation with the project leaders.

For WP2, we foresee that a PhD project may draw on theories of path dependence and institutional change (such as historical institutionalism, sociological institutionalism, and discursive institutionalism), on theories of European integration (such as postfunctionalism and the new intergovernmentalism), and on theories on the politics of law enforcement and compliance.

For WP3, we foresee that a PhD project may draw on, for example, theories and research on interest groups, civil society organizations, social movements, civil resistance, competitive authoritarian regimes, compliance with international law and/or foreign policy sanctions.

For WP4, we foresee that that a PhD project may draw on theories of the relationship between democracy and rule of law, on theories of democracy beyond the state and specifically for the EU (such as demoicracy, transnational democracy, and republican intergovernmentalism), and on theories of the demos and constituent power.

More about the position

Being part of ENROL means engaging with the most pressing societal questions relating to challenges to the rule of law in Europe together with a devoted multidisciplinary project team. In addition to the two PhD positions at ARENA, we will also be recruiting two PhD fellows in law. For further information about ENROL and the different work packages, see here

As a PhD research fellow, you will have your base at ARENA – Centre for European Studies. You will be expected to be present in Oslo and to participate in ongoing activities at ARENA. You will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo.

The PhD fellowships are for four years, including 25% teaching at the faculty and/or other duties at ARENA.

They are fulltime salaried positions. The positions will start in September 2022 (or at a mutually agreed-upon date).

You will be provided with office equipment and services as well as necessary resources for research related field work and travel.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Political Philosophy (which meets the requirements of enrolment in the PhD-programme) before taking up the position.

ARENA’s working language is English. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are therefore required.

For the research fellowship focusing on domestic political mobilization (WP3), we expect the research fellow to be knowledgeable in Polish in order to be able to do interviews and other field work in Poland.

In assessing the candidates, particular emphasis will be placed on (1) submitted writing samples, (2) the quality and relevance of the project proposal, (3) other academic qualifications (including transcripts or other previous merits), (4) recommendations. Finally, personal suitability and motivation will be taken into consideration. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum, depending on qualifications, in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • An academically stimulating and international research environment combined with a friendly and inclusive work environment
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare.
  • Attractive welfare benefits, including a generous pension agreement.
  • The city of Oslo: A unique mix of vibrant city life and extraordinary nature with rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities

Information for international applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. To give you an idea of what we and Oslo have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner, please visit:

https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/ 

 https://www.uio.no/english/about/vacancies/ismo/

How to apply

The online application must include:

1.       A cover letter of 1000 words maximum (approx. 2 pages). The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order:

a) a short presentation of yourself,

b) a short presentation of your merits,

c) a short presentation of the intended research project and which of ENROL’s work packages it relates to and

d) a short account of why ARENA and the ENROL project are of interest to you.

2.         A project proposal of 2000 words maximum (approx. 5 pages), excluding bibliography, indicating your research interests within the ENROL focus area. The project description must demonstrate familiarity with previous research within the relevant area of the call, an ability to formulate scientific problems and to specify a relevant research design and methods.

3.        A CV summarizing your education, any academic employments or other qualifying activities and publications you may have. The period of enrolment (admission – completion) in the master programme you have attended must be specified.

4.        Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts from university degrees only).

5.        Up to two writing samples (e.g. your master’s thesis or published articles). Please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading such documents in the application portal. These must therefore be uploaded as separate “Attachments”.

6.         Names and contact details of two persons from whom recommendation letters may be solicited. You should indicate your relation to these persons. Please do not submit any recommendation letters before we contact you and explicitly ask you to.

The application and all supporting documents must be must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”.

International applicants are advised to attach an official explanation of their University’s grading system, translated into ECTS. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For further information regarding the positions,  please contact

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.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a research centre under the Faculty of Social Sciences. ARENA promotes theoretically oriented, empirically informed studies analysing the dynamics of the evolving European political order. The research at ARENA is multidisciplinary and is organised along four key dimensions: A European democratic order; the EU’s executive order; expertise and knowledge in the EU; and European foreign and security policy. ARENA hosts several nationally and internationally funded research projects and is engaged in a series of international networks.

Deadline: 18 May 2022
Unit: ARENA Centre for European Studies
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (EmergentCommunity-project) / Tutkijatohtori (EmergentCommunity-hanke)

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

Faculty of Social Sciences in the Tampere University invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position, starting as of 1st October 2022.

The project “Coexistence and conflict in the age of complexity: an interdisciplinary study of community dynamics” (EmergentCommunity) at the Tampere University runs from January 2021 till December 2025 (for more information, see: https://societalsustainability.fi/emergentcommunity/; https://www.tuni.fi/en/research/coexistence-and-conflict-age-complexity-emergentcommunity). The project is funded by European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant 2020) and led by university researcher Eeva Puumala. The project offers a supportive and enthusiastic working environment, and excellent opportunities for career-development in an international and interdisciplinary setting.

EmergentCommunity provides a multi-method and multi-level analysis of community relations in socially diverse urban neighbourhoods in Finland, France, and Sweden. The project generates knowledge about the development of everyday relations and community dynamics in times of increasing diversification that is often accompanied with segregation and polarisation in the urban space. It explores and analyses how coexistence is shaped and how and over what issues conflicts and disagreement appear between people and how these are connected to wider trends of social and political change.

The project EmergentCommunity is hosted at the Tampere Peace Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University. Tampere University is an internationally renowned research-led university and one of the few in the world to specialize in social sciences. Please read more about working at Tampere University. For more information about Tampere, please see VisitTampere and BusinessTampere.  

Job description

The postdoctoral researcher will study the sense-making processes that result from affective reactions to everyday encounters. The overall aim is to explore the development of social and political consciousness among different people. The data collection is facilitated by and organized around the 360-degree videos that are made in the project and that display social encounters in participants’ everyday living environments. After viewing the videos, the research participants will be interviewed and they are asked to reflect on thoughts, feelings, and reactions that the videos evoked, and mirror those against their own everyday lives. 

The postdoctoral researcher’s duties include data gathering in Finland and Sweden, data analysis, high level academic publishing, participation in regular team meetings and presenting research at seminars and academic conferences. Part of the data collection will be done in collaboration with the research team.

The selected candidate can influence the emphasis of their own research within the scientific scope of the EmergentCommunity project. A successful candidate is expected to show interest and enthusiasm towards working in a multidisciplinary team. 

Requirements

The selected candidate must hold a Doctorate in a relevant field in social sciences or humanities. The doctoral degree must be completed before the end of the application period. 

The selected candidate should have the ability to conduct independent, high-quality scientific research. The candidate should have excellent analytical and methodological skills and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a research team. A successful candidate is expected to have experience in data collection. Experience in or knowledge of either mixed-method research or working with both qualitative and quantitative datasets is an asset. Experience in the study of affects or (embodied) affective experience is considered an advantage.

The position requires readiness to travel. Excellent skills in written and oral English are required. In addition, at least a good command of Finnish and/or Swedish is required. 

Please be prepared to provide proof of your merits upon request.

We offer

The salary of a postdoctoral researcher is at levels 5-6, and in the beginning it is usually on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be paid according to personal performance, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. At commencement, the monthly salary of a postdoctoral researcher will typically range between 3100–3550 €. 

The post is subject to a six-month probationary period.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

How to apply

Applications should be written in English and submitted electronically via the Tampere University’s electronic recruitment system (link below) by 23:59 (UCT +3:00) on June 30, 2022. The interviews of the top candidates will be held during weeks 33-34.

The following pdf-documents should accompany your application: 

  1. CV (excluding publications, max. 2 pages) according to TENK guidelines  
  2. A numbered list of publications compiled according to the Academy of Finland guidelines. Please highlight your three most important publications.
  3. Contact information for two referees
  4. A research statement (max. 4 pages) consisting of 
    1. a brief description of previous research experience (including academic networks and non-academic co-operation)
    2. the relevance of previous research experience to this position
    3. a brief statement of motivation for the position applied for.
  5. One publication that is relevant for this position (e.g., a peer-reviewed article or a chapter from the applicant’s PhD)

For more information, please contact:

For further information on the position please contact the EmergentCommunity PI Eeva Puumala, eeva.puumala(at)tuni.fi.

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Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi

Tampereen yliopiston yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunta hakee tutkijatohtoria Euroopan tutkimusneuvoston (ERC) rahoittamaan EmergentCommunity-hankkeeseen ajalle 1.10.2022–31.9.2025.

Tampereen yliopiston yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunnassa toimii yliopistotutkija Eeva Puumalan johtama projekti “Coexistence and conflict in the age of complexity: an interdisciplinary study of community dynamics” (EmergentCommunity) ajalla 1.1.2021–31.12.2025. (Lisätietoja hankkeesta löytyy seuraavista osoitteista: https://www.tuni.fi/fi/tutkimus/coexistence-and-conflict-age-complexity-emergentcommunity; https://societalsustainability.fi/rinnakkaiselo-ja-konfliktit-monimuotoisissa-yhteiskunnissa/?lang=fi). Hanke tarjoaa kannustavan ja innostavan työskentely-ympäristön ja erinomaiset mahdollisuudet kehittyä tutkimusuralla kansainvälisessä ja monitieteisessä ympäristössä.

EmergentCommunity-hanke tutkii monimenetelmäisen ja -tieteisen otteensa avulla yhteisösuhteita ja niiden dynamiikkaa sosiaalisesti monimuotoisilla kaupunkialueilla Suomessa, Ruotsissa ja Ranskassa. Hanke tuottaa tietoa yhteisösuhteiden affektiivisesta ja sosiaalisesta muodostumisesta arjen kohtaamisissa pyrkien näin ymmärtämään yhteiselon jännitteitä ja hyviä käytäntöjä sekä polarisaation ja segregaation syntymistä, kehittymistä ja vaikutuksia yhteiskunnissa.

Tehtävänkuvaus

Tutkijatohtorin tehtävänä on tutkia kohtaamisten nostattamien tunnekokemusten merkityksellistämistä. Tutkimuksen fokuksessa on sosiaalisen ja poliittisen tietoisuuden sekä toimijuuden kehittymisen tarkastelu. Aineistonkeruussa hyödynnetään hankkeessa toteutettuja, arkista kaupunkiympäristöä ja sen sosiaalista dynamiikkaa kuvaavia 360-videoita, joiden katsomisen jälkeen osallistujat haastatellaan ja heitä pyydetään avaamaan videoiden herättämiä ajatuksia, tunteita ja reaktioita ja peilaamaan niitä omaan arkeensa. Tutkijatohtorin tehtäviin kuuluu tämän aineiston kerääminen ja analyysi. 

Tehtävään kuuluu aineistonkeruuta Suomessa ja Ruotsissa. Aineistonkeruuta suoritetaan osin yhdessä muun tutkimustiimin kanssa. Tehtävään valittavan edellytetään osallistuvan projektikokouksiin, hankkeen tutkimusryhmän toimintaan ja esittelevän tutkimustuloksiaan oman alansa seminaareissa sekä akateemisissa konferensseissa.

Valittavalla henkilöllä on mahdollisuus vaikuttaa oman tutkimuksensa painotuksiin EmergentCommunity-hankkeen tavoitteiden puitteissa. Hänen edellytetään osoittavan motivaatiota ja intoa työskennellä osana monitieteistä tutkimusryhmää.

Edellytykset

Tutkijatohtorin tehtävään valittavalta edellytetään tohtorin tutkintoa soveltuvalta yhteiskuntatieteelliseltä tai humanistiselta alalta. Aiemman tutkinnon tulee olla valmis hakuajan päättymiseen mennessä. 

Tehtävään valittavalta edellytetään kykyä harjoittaa riippumatonta tieteellistä tutkimusta. Hakijalla tulee olla erinomaiset analyyttiset ja metodologiset taidot ja hänen on kyettävä työskentelemään sekä itsenäisesti että yhteistyössä osana tutkimusryhmää.

Edellytämme aiempaa kokemusta aineistonkeruusta. Arvostamme osaamista ja ymmärrystä joko monimetodisesta (mixed-method) tutkimuksesta tai sekä laadullisesta että määrällisestä tutkimuksesta ja erilaisten aineistojen yhdistämisestä. Kokemus affektien teoreettisesta tai empiirisestä tutkimuksesta katsotaan eduksi. 

Tehtävä edellyttää matkustusvalmiutta sekä motivaatiota toimia osana monitieteistä tutkimusryhmää. Hakijoilla tulee olla erinomainen kirjallinen ja suullinen englannin kielen taito ja vähintään hyvät taidot suomen ja/tai ruotsin kielessä. 

Olethan valmis esittämään pyydettäessä todisteet ansioistasi.

Tarjoamme

Tehtävän palkkaus määräytyy yliopistojen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön palkkausjärjestelmän mukaisesti. Tutkijatohtorin tehtävän vaativuustaso on 5-6, ja yleensä tehtävässä aloitetaan tasolla 5. Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa, joka on enintään 50 % tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta.

Tehtävää täytettäessä käytetään 6 kuukauden koeaikaa.

Tarjoamme mahdollisuuden työskennellä aktiivisessa ja innovatiivisessa työyhteisössä. Henkilöstöetuihimme kuuluvat mm. joustavat työskentelymahdollisuudet, edulliset kampusravintolat ja kahvilapalvelut kaikilla kampuksilla sekä henkilöstön kulttuuri- ja liikuntaharrastusten tukeminen. Lue lisää työskentelystä Tampereen yliopistossa. Voit myös tutustua meihin ja Tampereeseen tarkemmin tästä.

Hakuohjeet

Hakemus tulee jättää viimeistään 30.6.2022 klo 23:59 (UCT+3:00) yliopiston sähköisellä lomakkeella (linkki alla). Kärkihakijoiden haastattelut järjestetään viikoilla 33-34.

Hakemus tulee jättää englanniksi ja siihen tulee liittää seuraavat liitteet pdf-muodossa:

(1) CV ilman julkaisuluetteloa (max. 2 sivua) Tutkimuseettisen neuvottelukunnan ansioluettelomallin mukaisesti (TENK:n ohjeen mukainen

(2) Suomen Akatemian ohjeistuksen mukainen julkaisuluettelo, johon tulee merkitä korostettuna kolme haettavan tehtävän kannalta keskeisintä julkaisua,

(3) Kahden suosittelijan yhteystiedot

(4) Tutkimussuunnitelma (max. 4 sivua), jonka tulee sisältää: 

  1. lyhyt kuvaus aiemmasta tutkimuskokemuksesta (ml. akateemiset verkostot ja yhteiskunnallinen yhteistyö)
  2. selvitys aiemman tutkimuskokemuksen merkityksestä haettavan tehtävän kannalta
  3. lyhyt motivaatiokirje tehtävään.

(5) Yksi hakijan tehtävän kannalta relevantiksi katsoma julkaisu (esim. vertaisarvioitu artikkeli tai väitöskirjan luku) 

Tiedustelut

Lisätietoja tehtävästä antaa yliopistotutkija, EmergentCommunity-hankkeen johtaja Eeva Puumala, eeva.puumala(at)tuni.fi.

Application period starts: 2022-05-11 14:50

Application period ends: 2022-06-30 23:59

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Post expires on torsdag juni 30th, 2022

PhD Fellow in Archaeology

The position

A PhD position is available at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is affiliated with the research groupCreating the New Northand Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology’s (AHR) division of Archaeology, and will be focused on demographic fluctuations in the Far North in the Iron and Middle Ages.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3,5 year, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme here.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology’s (AHR)

AHR employs 70 academics within the fields of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology and is home to the national Registration Centre for Historical Data (RHD). The department is responsible for teaching, research and public dissemination with a particular focus on the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural landscape of northern Fennoscandia within national and international comparative frameworks. AHR is an active department that employs 10 PhD candidates and 4 postdoctoral researchers associated with the department’s various divisions and research groups.

The Research Group Creating the New North (CNN) and the Department’s Division of Archaeology

The Research Group Creating the New North (CNN)

Creating the New North, established in 2004, is at the forefront of national and international multidisciplinary research on settlement, society and identity in the High North in the Iron Age, Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, with a particular focus on northern Norway. The group includes 17 permanent and temporary researchers within the fields of Archaeology, History, History of Science, History of Religions, Art History, Language and Literature and fosters extensive national and international networks within these fields of study. CNN currently has three active PhD candidates and several affiliated master’s students, as well as numerous associated scholars and students at other institutions in Norway and abroad. Two additional PhD candidates will join the group in 2023, one of which will be employed in the position advertised.

The Department’s Division of Archaeology

AHR’s division of Archaeology has an international staff of 14 members, including four PhD candidates and one postdoctoral researcher. The division conducts research on a broad range of culture-historical topics, Saami archaeology, theory and method, natural environments, cultural heritage studies and contemporary archaeology. Much of this research is conducted within collaborative research groups and projects. AHR also employs academics with extensive knowledge on demographic research using historical and archaeological data. This includes cooperation with experts as the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU).

The project

The PhD position is financed by UiT and will contribute knowledge fundamental to the advancement of archaeological and historical research on settlement and society in the High North. The aim of the project is to map demographic change in the High North in the Iron Age and Middle Ages. Research will employ established methods of paleodemographic modelling based on statistical analyses of radiocarbon dating as an indirect demographic variable. Results should be interpreted together with other relevant demographic variables derived from, for instance, archaeological, osteological or historical sources. Cross-disciplinary approaches that develop the methodology further are encouraged.

The resulting synthesis will ideally advance our understanding of demographic conditions in the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark in the Iron Age and Middle Ages beyond that facilitated by previous research approaches.

The candidate is expected to discuss their results within a culture-historical context. Potentially relevant topics include, but are not limited to, connections between demographic fluctuations and climatic change, epidemics, social organization, settlement patterns, economic change, trade relations, social, cultural and/or ethnic interaction and gender dynamics.

The empirical data is to be sourced from existing databases and archives. The project does not entail new archaeological investigation or radiocarbon dating.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Marte Spangen: 

or Head of Department Christine Smith Simonsen:

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Qualifications

The position requires a master’s degree in Archaeology or a foreign degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree, with a minimum grade of B or equivalent. Applicants who have not completed their master’s degree upon application may be considered provided that they obtain their degree with the aforementioned minimum grade prior to employment. Applicants with a master’s degree in a field of study other than Archaeology may be evaluated provided that they have achieved the aforementioned minimum grade and can document sufficient expertise relevant for the position. The candidate is expected to complete their doctoral studies within the field of Archeology.

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

Applicants must document fluency of in English. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma. Due to the nature of the source material, applicants should be competent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. If not, applicants are highly recommended to develop competency during their term of appointment.

The evaluation process will place emphasis on the project description, which must outline a feasible project within the advertised field of research. The project description shall not exceed 10 pages, literature references included. It must include a desription of the project topic, research questions, and a reasoning for choosing these. The final project description will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor. 

Applicants should have experience with quantitative data analysis. Knowledge of the cultural history of the High North will be considered advantageous.

Motivation and personal suitability will be taken into account.

If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, you will not be eligible for this position.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

All applicants should have a grade point average of B (or equivalent) on their master’s degree in order to be admitted to the PhD programme. The grade point average also applies to 300 ECTS points integrated five-year master’s degrees, in which all courses are to be included in the grade point average. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.Edvard Kristiansen

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We offer

  • You will be included in a well-functioning research group
  • Possibility for up to a year’s extension of the appointment period
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Contact information for 2-3 references
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description(up to 10 pages)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. 

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on onsdag august 31st, 2022

PhD Research Fellow in Management “Motivation”

About the position

USN School of Business has a vacancy for a 100% position as PhD Research Fellow in Management from 01.09.2022

The position is located at the Department of Business, Marketing and Law. The place of employment is campus Ringerike and the immediate superior is the Department Head of department.

The appointment is for a term of four years with 25% workload consisting of teaching obligations and/or administrative tasks.  It is a premise for employment that the PhD Research Fellow is enrolled in USN’s PhD-program in Management within three months of accession in the position.

About the PhD-project

The PhD-position is placed within the research group Organizing and Leadership at USN School of Business. Among other topics, the group holds an extensive research portfolio on the topics of work motivation, occupational health and employee well-being.

The PhD student will take an active role in an extension of the project “MOTIVATION” funded by the Research Council of Norway. The PhD project will focus on the topic of compensation in relation to employee motivation, performance, and work-related health.

The candidate recruited for this position will work with an international team of researchers in designing and implementing studies to investigate this topic.

It is expected that the PhD-candidate will contribute to a positive culture of cooperation between the partner organizations and provide the project with analysis of motivational process underlying occupational health outcomes.

The applicant must be familiar with theoretical perspectives within organizational psychology, and/or management, and relevant methods.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a Master of Science (120 ECTS) in marketing, business, management, or equivalent with documented command of research methodology with average grade B or higher.
  • The degree must be accomplished before the commencement date.
  • Highly qualified candidates with other educational backgrounds may be considered. Candidates with other backgrounds must at a minimum have a master level course in research methods and a master level course in their main field of  study.
  • Applicants with MSc degrees from institutions outside Europe must document GMAT results of a minimum of 600 points (or GRE equivalent).
  • Candidates must have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • The candidate must have the ability to work independently and at the same time have the motivation to share knowledge and take part in team work. Research and project work experience and publication record are desirable.
  • Personal suitability for the post will be emphasised.
  • Co-operation between staff members is an integral part of the working environment at the University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realise common objectives.

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, post doctor and research assistant (https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2006-01-31-102).

Forskning

We offer

  • A stimulating and growing research environment, with good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
  • Opportunity for physical activities within working hours

Salary

PhD Research Fellow (code 1017): NOK 491 200 a year. Further promotion will be based on time served in the position.

A statutory contribution to the state pension plan will be deducted from the employee’s salary.

Other information

  • The Academic Appointments Board for PhD Research Fellowships is responsible for the appointment. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. The candidates deemed best qualified will be invited to an interview.
  • The successful candidate is obliged to participate in all common activities relating to the PhD education such as course work, seminars, and other events. These activities take place in campus Drammen and candidates located on other campuses must commute there to participate.
  • The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post. Please note that approved work permit is a prerequisite for the employment.
  • According to USN human resources policy, it is our aim that our employees, to the fullest extent possible, shall reflect the diversity of the general population. The University of South-Eastern Norway targets a balanced gender composition and aims to recruit persons with a background as an immigrant. 
  • The University contributes to the Inkluderingsdugnaden (a voluntary scheme to promote inclusion), and we encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the post. The University will facilitate the workplace for employees with disabilities.
  • Pursuant to section 25, 2nd paragraph of the Freedom of Information Act, information on the applicant may be disclosed even if the applicant has requested not be included on the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified if such requests are not allowed.
  • The research area for the position can include technologies referred to in the Ministry’s export control regulations, in that case the candidate must be eligible to obtain a security clearance.

Contact information

For more information about the position:

Project manager: Professor Anja H. Olafsen, + 47 31 00 96 30, anja.olafsen@usn.no

Head of department: Bjørn Ove Grønseth, +47 31 00 87 47, bjorn-ove.gronseth@usn.no

For questions regarding the recruitment process:

HR-advicer Kari Ann Sommerset kari.a.sommerset@usn.no

How to apply

Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side –  “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • Transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor (180 ECTS) and Master Degrees (120 ECTS)
  • Master thesis. Applicants that have not completed their thesis at the application date must submit an abstract of the planned thesis work, a date for when the thesis is expected to be approved,  and a signed confirmation from the supervisor that the thesis work is in progress and that it is expected to be submitted on time.
  • Other relevant certificates (if applicable, must be specified)
  • A maximum 5 page project description related to the topic described for the position
  • A 1 page motivation letter
  • Any scientific publications and a list of these
  • Contact information to three references

If applicable, the following documents shall be submitted no later than one week before interview can take place:

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

NB: The application will be assessed on the basis of the attached documentation as requested above. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application deadline.

The University has been awarded a Charter & Code certificate by the European Commission, and is entitled to use the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) logo. The University is also a member of the EURAXESS network, which contributes to good working conditions for mobile researchers.

About USN

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1900 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

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Deadline

29th May 2022

Post expires on søndag maj 29th, 2022

PhD Research Fellow in East European Cultural Studies: “Gender, Sound and Protest in Today’s Belarus”

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Educationwithin Russian Literature and Culture starting January 1 st 2023. The position is affiliated to the research group Russian Space? Concepts, Practices, Representations (RSCPR).  More information on the research group can be found here.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3,5 year, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme here.

The position’s field of research

The advertised position shall result in a PhD thesis which examines how the protest wave in Belarus in 2020-21 has established a platform for new representations of gender, music, and their mutual relationship. From an overall perspective, the PhD candidate is expected to concentrate primarily on three aspects:

1) Societal and cultural changes in Belarus stemming from globalization

2) The role of art and culture in building Belarusian identity

3) The role of gender in and for the most recent social developments in Belarus.

The mass media have actively recorded and constructed the image of the Belarusian protest movement and, in particular, the female protester. The media coverage of the protests more or less explicitly ties together women’s roles as protesters and as music makers. The triad of the female protest leaders – Tsikhanouskaya, Kalesnikava (a flautist) and Tsepkala – have been likened to a “rock band.” Women protestors have linked arms to form human chains while singing “Kupalinka,” a traditional lullaby centered on a mother and her daughter. This lullaby is also a song about a forced marriage, symbolically expressing people’s attitude to the longserving Belarusian President Aliaksandr Lukashenka.

Popular anti-Lukashenka protests have been routinely accompanied by impromptu musical performances in the streets, which were soon prosecuted by the authorities. Many performers are women, apparently constructing themselves as responsible and progressive-minded citizens through musical performance. Possible research questions can include (but are not limited to) the following: How have women in Belarus found, or created, this joint space of music and protest? What are its musical and social rules? How does the image of the woman protester-asmusic maker affect the range of acceptable behavior for women in the public sphere? And how do race, sexuality, class and ability affect the construction and reception of gendered musical sound, in Belarus and elsewhere?

Department of Language and Culture

The Department’s core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies. The Department hosts 85 permanent employees, 12 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows, as well as roughly 35 temporary research and teaching positions.

We offer one-year programmes, as well as full Bachelor and Master programmes in the following fields: General linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD programmes in linguistics, cultural/literary studies, art history, as well as media and documentation studies.

The Department also has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world’s most excellent research communities in linguistics represented by AcqVA Aurora Center, and with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH) and sociolinguistics and revitalization, Multilingual North, Diversity, Education and Revitalisation (MULTINOR). The Department’s research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as «Health, Art and Society» (HAS), Russian Space (RSCPR), Libraries, archives, museums, in the community (LAMCOM), Arctic Voices in Art and Literature (ARCTIC VOICES), Just Literature (JUL), Interdisciplinary Phenomenology (IP) and Worlding Northern Art (WONA).

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact one of the following: 

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Qualifications

This position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in humanities or social sciences, with a documented knowledge of Russian corresponding to a minimum of 100 credits from the Russian language courses (including study periods in Russian-speaking countries), as well as relevant courses in Russian (or Belarusian) literature, culture, history and/or politics. 

The applicant must document his or her English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Nordic applicants can document this by attaching their high school diploma. The primary source material will be in Russian and to some extent in Belarusian. Therefore the applicant must document proficiency in written and spoken Russian. Knowledge of Belarusian is desirable but not mandatory.

The applicant must present a research proposal of max. 10 standard pages, which provides a brief outline of the proposed research project’s scope, theory and method.

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

All applicants should have a grade point average of B (or equivalent) on their master’s degree in order to be admitted to the PhD programme. The grade point average also applies to 300 ECTS points integrated five-year master’s degrees, in which all courses are to be included in the grade point average. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.UiT

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Documentation of Russian proficiency 
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description (10 pages)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on onsdag august 31st, 2022

PhD student, specializing in analying university students’ impact on innovation

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg announces a position as PhD student located at unit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The PhD student will be an important member of our new international center, U-GOT KIES and in on-going international research projects. The unit offers single-subject courses at the Bachelor´s level, two Master´s programmes (MSc in Innovation and Industrial Management; MSc in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship, and doctoral education. For more information click here

The PhD student project will be part of a larger team studying knowledge creation and knowledge transfer between large and entrepreneurial firms and between firms and universities. Professor McKelvey’s Distinguished Professors Program, financed for 10 years by the Swedish Research Council is the research group, within which these PhD students will work. Including a group of scholars at the department and internationally, the PhD students will be part of her research programme on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems. This Distinguished Professor’s Program has three specific goals: 1) Conceptualize knowledge intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems; 2) Analyze empirically the dynamic relationships involving collective and individual action between knowledge intensive entrepreneurs (as individuals) and the surrounding institutions, firms and organizations; and 3) Explain changes in these knowledge- intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems over time.

Duties   

The project addresses how universities through prior students impact innovation and entrepreneurship in business. The purpose of this project is to analyze the impacts  of university students, with a particular foci upon the flow and career paths of alumni. Alumni are students who have received advanced university degrees. One of the included sub-projects compares and contrasts different groups of alumni. One group has advanced university degrees from engineering/ natural science and the second group with degrees from innovation/ entrepreneurship. A second included sub-project focuses specifically upon graduate students who are active simultaneously in both firms and universities, known as ‘dual affiliation’ or ‘industrially related’ students. The overall  project as well as sub-projects thus examine how these different groups of alumni later impact innovation in large firms and entrepreneurship in smaller firms. Methods include developing and analyzing large-scale data, specifically register data as well as planning and conducting surveys of alumni.

The doctoral education (leading to PhD degree) in innovation, entrepreneurship and management of intellectual assets consists of completing a scientific project as well as completing doctoral courses of at least 90 credits. Moreover, the PhD student may be asked to apply and discuss their results in collaboration with companies, universities and the public sector as well as participate in international scientific conferences. The doctoral education requires a PhD thesis of either compiled papers or a monography, corresponding to 150 credits, and defended in public. More information about the the doctoral education at the department can be found at https://www.gu.se/en/school-business-economics-law/economy-society/doctoral-studies 

Eligibility   

Entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes require both general and specific eligibility.

The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:    

  1. having completed a degree at second-cycle level, 
  2. the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or  
  3. the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.  

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programme in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets at the University of Gothenburg also requires with 15 credits in a course as well as 15 credits in an advanced thesis, within the subject or a closely related topic.

Qualified is the person who masters English at a high level in speech and writing. The level of proficiency defined here is English language requirement of English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see www.universityadmissions.se (English)

Applicants who are not native speakers will be expected to learn Swedish.  

Assessment    

Applicants will be assessed based on the general and specific eligibility requirements and their estimated ability to benefit from the PhD study programme.

During the assessment, we will specifically evaluate and place a high value upon documented experience of:

  • specific knowledge and skills within the research subject area and closely related fields
  • experience of scientific theory and relevant research methods
  • scientific analysis and presentation. This should be documented through, for example, Master’s thesis, degree projects, scientific papers, etc.

Personal suitability is of importance for the appointment of employment. For the position it is important with ability to co-operate. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team. You should have characteristics which enable you to learn, also through interacting with leading scholars through PhD courses and conferences, both nationally and internationally.

Mastery of Swedish language is also important for the position, specifically Swedish which corresponds to Svenska 3 from Swedish upper secondary school or else ”Svenska som andra språk 3”. 

The applicant must have documented experience dealing with large-scale datasets and experience with statistical programs, explicitly with R, Stata, SPSS as well as Pyton. The applicant should have a proven interest in quantitative methods. This may be demonstrated by taking additional training or courses in quantitative methods than required for their degree program; by taking a program with extensive quantitative methods for social sciences.

Employment   

The position is a temporary position of four years according to the Higher Education Ordinance with an extent of 100 %. The employment is located at the unit of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Department of Economy and Society. First day of employment is 1 September 2022 or upon agreement.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctorial level are given in SFS 1993:100.

Only the one who are admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) programmes may be employed as PhD student. Departmental duties such as participating in teaching, research projects or administrative assignments may be required, as per regulated in university policy.

A new employment is valid for maximum one year. The employment extends with maximum two years at a time. The total employment time cannot extend more than four years of doctoral education on full-time.

The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.   

For applicants with a Masters degree from a foreign country

If your degree is from a university/HEI outside of Sweden or has not been examined by a Swedish authority, it is important that you include a certified copy of your diploma and description of degree program, in order to facilitate evaluation. You also must include contact information (such as telephone number and email address) to the foreign institution which can verify your degree.

Please see further for information about the specific language requirement in English, see: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements/ And for the positive specific language desirable in Swedish, see https://www.su.se/svefler/tisus

Selection process   

During the selection process, we will use a variety of methods to select suitable candidate/s. We will evaluate all applications according to the specified criteria. For a selected few candidate, we will conduct interviews, check the references, and evaluate the results of written assignments.  

Contact information 

Maureen McKelvey, Professor, +46-76-618-1442, maureen.mckelvey@handels.gu.se  

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande   

Application   

Please attach the following in the application:

  • Personal letter (max 2 pages. An overview of your previous experience, education, and future goals)
  • CV
  • Diploma / degree certificate or if ongoing/equivalent, completed courses and grades
  • Research proposal (max 2 pages. An overview of one option of how you could carry out this project – title, theory, method, expected outcomes – as related to this project)
  • A copy of thesis at advanced level (Master’s thesis, equivalent or final draft of Master’s thesis)
  • Certified copy of high school grades
  • Certificate / evidence that obtained language requirement in English and language recommendation in Swedish
  • 2 letters of reference, including their contact details
  • Other documents, relevant for the application

Please clearly state your Swedish social security (personnummer) in the application, preferably in the CV and Cover Letter. If you do not have a Swedish social security number, please use the format to only provide your birthdate: YEAR-MM-DD

Also clearly state the reference number to this recruitment case.

Applications must be received by:2022-06-03

Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

  

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on fredag juni 3rd, 2022

Early Stage Researcher, Business Studies (two positions)

Early Stage Researcher, Business Studies (two positions)

We are now inviting applications for two Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Researcher) positions in the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies on the Joensuu or Kuopio Campus, beginning on 1 October 2022. Read more below and submit your application no later than 31 May 2022.

Position and salary 

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies is inviting applications for two Early Stage Researcher positions in the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies. The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies (DPBUSINESS) generates research expertise in business studies that goes beyond traditional discipline boundaries and meets international requirements.

The main duty of the Early Stage Researcher is to conduct doctoral research in accordance with an approved research proposal. The Early Stage Researcher will work at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies on the Joensuu or Kuopio Campus.

The Early Stage Researcher positions shall be filled as of 1 October 2022 for two years. The position is full-time, enabling full-time work on the doctoral dissertation. Early Stage Researcher positions are always filled for a fixed term. A trial period is applied to new holders of a position.

The salary of the position is based on the salary system for the teaching and research staff at universities. The salary consists of the job-related salary element and the personal performance salary element. For this position, the job requirement level used to determine the job-related salary element is 2–4 (2,108.40€ – 2,628.85€), and the personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. The salary of an Early Stage Researcher depends on the phase of the doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies as well as personal performance.

Our requirements and expectations  

Persons with a suitable higher university degree or a suitable foreign education qualifying for equivalent university studies in the country concerned are eligible to apply for the Early Stage Researcher position. They must also have qualifications to pursue postgraduate studies.

A person who is planning or completing their first doctoral degree can be appointed to the Early Stage Researcher position. The person to be appointed must have a valid right to pursue postgraduate studies in Business Studies at the University of Eastern Finland no later than from 1 October 2022.

When filling the position, consideration will be given to the applicant’s research proposal, language skills required for the Early Stage Researcher position, earlier academic performance, international orientation, achievements in research, duration of possible previous funding received for doctoral research and its progress, as well as an assessment of the applicant’s possibilities for carrying out the research and the studies.

The research proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria: linkage of the research with the themes of e-leadership and digital communication; scientific and societal relevance; objectives; theoretical framework and concepts; mastery of the research literature; plan for the collection of data and analysis methods; plan covering a timetable, publications and funding; analysis of ethical viewpoints; and the scientific level and innovativeness of the research proposal.

What we can offer you  

  • An interesting position in an international, creative, participatory and engaging university community,
  • The possibility of flexible multi-location work, 
  • Possibility for international collaboration as part of the research team,
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, versatile staff training opportunities, affordable campus restaurant lunches and Sykettä sports services. 

How to apply  

The application shall be submitted no later than 31 May 2022  (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

The objective is for the faculty to decide on the person to be appointed to the positions by the end of August 2022.  

Please note that the application is required to have the following appendices: 

Questions? 

For more information on the position, please contact Professor Juho Pesonen, tel. +358 29 445 5346, juho.pesonen@uef.fi.

For further information relating to the application procedure, please contact Human Resources Coordinator Airi Leppänen, tel. +358 29 445 5171, airi.leppanen@uef.fi. 

University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies in brief 

The University of Eastern Finland is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering education in nearly 100 major subjects. We have a staff of 2,750 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students and more than 27,000 adult education students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. UEF stands for action with impact that is relevant today and tomorrow. To learn more about our university please visit our website at  www.uef.fi/en.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies operates in the two UEF campuses in Kuopio and Joensuu. The faculty trains professionals and experts in the areas of history and geography, business sciences, law, social sciences and social and health care leadership. The research done in the faculty is strongly tied to the areas recognized in the university strategy. The faculty has about 4,480 basic degree students and about 500 active postgraduate students. The faculty has 335 staff. https://www.uef.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-business-studies

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Project Researcher at the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR)

Project Researcher at the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR)

Malmo

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About Malmö University

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

Faculty

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

Read more about the Faculty of Culture and Society here.

Department

The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment with Bachelor programs in European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Diversity Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, and Political Science. There are two Masters programs in IMER and Global Politics as well as two Ph.D. programmes in the same subjects. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), Collaborative Future-Making (CFM) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).  

Read more about the Department of Global Political Studies here. 

Work duties

The project researcher will commit to conducting active research in accordance with project outline submitted in the application. The project researcher will also present their research at a RUCARR seminar, participate in other seminars at RUCARR and Global Political Studies and will make themselves available for consultations with junior scholars and PhD candidates at the department and at the research platform.

Read more about the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) here.

Qualifications

Those who have completed a doctoral degree or have corresponding scientific competence are eligible to be appointed as project researcher. 

Specific requirements for this position:

  • PhD degree on a topic relevant to the RUCARR regional focus of research (Russia, the Caucasus region, including relations with adjacent countries).
  • Documented research experience aligned with current research priorities and fields of expertise among RUCARR staff.
  • Good proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking).

The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Additional proficiency in a language of the RUCARR region.

In addition to formal competence, University’s employees must possess the personal capacities necessary to perform the duties of the position well and to represent the University in the best possible way.

Assesment criteria

Expertise in the specific field relevant to the appointment in question will be the primary point of evaluation. Other expertise relevant to the appointment may also be used to assess eligibility.

The assessment of candidates will mainly be based on their research proposal and their qualifications and track record as researchers. The assessment criteria are excellence of research, track record of publications and goodness of fit with RUCARR research priorities and field of competence.

Further information

Professor Bo Petersson (bo.petersson@mau.se) and Professor Karina Vamling (karina.vamling@mau.se)

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

You can read more about the benefits of working in Sweden here: https://sweden.se/collection/working-in-sweden/ 

Application

You apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the job advertisement, and that it is submitted to the University no later than 2022-05-25. The application must be written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages. As an applicant, you are responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

Merits and qualifications must be documented according to Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University

Books and any other documents, such as publications, that cannot be sent electronically should be sent in triplicate in an envelope marked with reference number REK 2022/117 and posted to the HR Department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they should be sent to the delivery address: HR Department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2022/117.  

According to Malmö University’s qualifications portfolio, the application must include:

  • Documentation of research expertise

The application must also include:

  • Personal qualifications portfolio (personal data, employment history, publication record) 
  • Copies of degree certificates and other relevant certificates
  • A proposal concerning the research to be carried out during the month-long stay at Malmö University. 
  • The primary scientific works to be considered (maximum three)

Miscellaneous

This is a temporary position to be held during one month (100 %). Travel expenses and accommodation in Malmö will be covered.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterized by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date

15 October 2022 or by earliest convenience and agreement in 2022.

Union representatives

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

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 25/05/2022 by clicking the apply button.

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Post expires on onsdag maj 25th, 2022

Phd in Iron Age textile manufacture: biography, apprenticeship and knowledge production

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Iron Age textile manufacture at the Museum of Archaeology, Department of Collections. The position is vacant from 01.08.2022.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree. The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Social Sciences. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defense. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

Research topic

The main objective of this PhD-project should be to achieve novel knowledge of Iron Age textiles and wool production, by using a combination of archaeological, experimental and/or archaeometric research methods. 

Wool is a central component in Iron Age textile products. The Museum of Archaeology wishes to activate and showcase an understudied material in the collection: our unique corpus of wool textiles from southwest Norway. The Migration period in particular stands out due to its wealth of information regarding textile production, in particular high quality textile products, such as the tablet woven bands. The material from south-western Norway can be the main focus of the study or can be compared with material from other regions in Norway or further afield. Applicants can also choose other geographical areas, materials and periods for comparison, if suited to meet the objectives.               

The manufacturing of wool and textiles of high quality involve a long and complex production sequence, based on a wide spectrum of knowledge, beginning with the breeding of sheep, feeding and grazing regimes, the plucking, sorting and dying of the wool, to the finished cloth or tablet woven band. Empirical knowledge of the operational chains and the spectrum of actors involved in prehistoric textile production is needed. Rather than focusing on one specific textile production technique, the successful candidate will take into account the whole complex of the production sequence and from there, zoom in on aspects of the process (production, use, deposition, context). Studies aiming to identify wool colours and thus the aesthetic and visual aspects of the Iron Age dress are also welcome.

Textiles and textile production is also central to developing new understandings of Iron Age everyday life, social conditions, technology, aesthetics, ritual and economy. Clothes in general, make up an understudied material in Iron Age research. The importance of the textile craft is documented through the deposition of textile tools such as loom weights in settlements/houses and spindle whorls and weaving battens in burials. Textile tools appear to be important in the materialization of identity; some tools, such as spindle whorls, heckles and weaving battens, may represent particular gendered identities. The production of wool is also entangled with sheep breeding. Hence, various theoretical perspectives can be employed, such as human-sheep engagement, gendered craft, transmission of knowledge and apprenticeship,to focus on textile craft and crafter(s), transmission of craft and the animals involved in wool-production.Elisabeth Tønnessen

Jernaldergården

Methodological approaches

The research on archaeological textiles and textile manufacture techniques is currently expanding, and new methodologies, including experimental approaches, use-wear studies and scientific analyses can potentially open novel avenues documenting, analyzing and visualizing wool- and textile production and manufacture. Possible approaches may include micro IRT-analysis, residue analysis, microarchaeological studies of fibres/hairs, characterisations of ancient sheep breeds and wool types through microscopic methods and digital images such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) or transmitted light microscopy (TLM), strontium isotope analysis to analyse textile provenance. The material must be handled/examined with assistance from the conservation lab at the museum. Experimental approaches and collaborations with modern master weavers and their products also make up a valuable contribution to a more profound understanding of textile craftmanship.

“Learning for life” is a central theme in the University of Stavanger’s strategic plan, and the museum can make a unique contribution to this by focusing on past practices and systems of practical knowledge transfer.

Potential avenues of investigation which invite collaboration with research communities in conservation, craft and experimental archaeology include for example:

  • Biographies of wool production or the production of clothes/textiles
  • The exploitation and use of plants and other substances used as pigments in textile dying.
  • Understanding textile-production or dying techniques through experimental approaches
  • The relationship between sheep and wool-production
  • The manufacture and use of textile tools, such as spindle whorls and weaving battens
  • Experimental and use-wear studies of loom weights, weaving-battens and spindle whorls

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must attach a project description that formulates a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevant research questions, theoretical and methodological approach. Your project proposal will be included in the application assessment.

During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within archaeology, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

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

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Marte Pupe Støyva

Arkeologisk Museums bibliotek

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Associate Professor and Head of research at the museum, Anja Mansrud, e-mail: anja.mansrud@uis.no, tel: +47 41682138, or Head of Department Håkon Reiersen, e-mail: hakon.reiersen@uis.no, tel: + 47 51832588

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor, tel: +47 51831216, e-mail: janne.v.endresen@uis.no.

Arkelogis museum

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

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

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

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 criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

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

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

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

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants.

The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The museum has an academic staff with researchers in archeology, conservation, various natural sciences and more recent cultural history. The staff covers several fields within conservation, laboratories, photographic services, archives and scientific collections, management tasks under the Cultural Heritage Act, exhibition production, graphic design, school service and public involvment. The museum publishes two series of writings which are point-giving in CRIStin. The museum currently has a total of 80 permanent employees in four departments and in the museum administration.

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Deadline

13th June 2022

Post expires on mandag juni 13th, 2022

PhD scholarship in the SAMSKAB research project at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the SAMSKAB project at the Department of Anthropology. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The position starting date is on 1 September 2022.

Introduction
The SAMSKAB research project challenges the notion that the green transition takes place primarily through individual behavior and technological change by pointing out that it can take place just as much as a fundamental social change involving neighboring communities. The starting point for SAMSKAB is that a significant green transition does not just require political regulation and technological solutions, but also civil action and behavioral changes. The hypothesis in SAMSKAB is that cooperation and collective action for common goals in green neighborhood communities reinforces environmental behavior and promotes both an environmental and a social agenda. The project studies how green neighboring communities are established, either from the start or through a transformation of existing gray housing associations, and it measures the social and environmental impact of collective action. The PhD project will focus on the establishment of new green communities in social housing (Tingbjerg is a possibility, but other cases can also be chosen), and on the social and environmental impact of these green communities.

The SAMSKAB research project is looking for a PhD candidate who has (or will soon have) a Master’s degree in Anthropology or a related discipline, who has some practical experience in working with social projects, social housing, and/or green communities, who is fluent in Danish, who can develop a realistic research proposal to study the establishment of new green communities in social housing settings and their social and environmental impact, and who can collaborate with other members of the researcher team and contribute constructively to SAMSKAB research activities.

The PhD programme in anthropology provides PhD students with 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.

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://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. 

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of anthropology.

https://anthropology.ku.dk/PhD/

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the SAMSKAB research project before submitting their application. Further information can be found:  

https://www.omstilling.nu/samskab

https://omstilmig.nu/SAMSKAB/data/media/files/projektbeskrivelse.pdf (in Danish)

Applications

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

Scholarship in the 5+3 or in the 4+4 PhD study programme

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. 

How to apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.

  • Project abstract (please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters)
  • Cover Letter (detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  • Project description (no more than 10,000 keystrokes not including bibliography). This project description does not need to build on the PhD project as described in the SAMSKAB research proposal (https://omstilmig.nu/SAMSKAB/data/media/files/projektbeskrivelse.pdf) and it can explore other avenues that the PhD applicant finds more relevant
  • 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.  

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The recruitment process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment: 

1. Research qualifications and research experience as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Qualifications, experience and prior knowledge of the research field.  

3. Quality and feasibility of the project proposal.

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

5. Language proficiency in Danish

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.

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Dorthea Andersen, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1085/22-2H #1

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Quentin Gausset, quentin.gausset@anthro.ku.dk

The closing date for applications is at 23:59 CEST, 31 May 2022.

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

Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Doctoral Researcher (Public financial management)/Väitöskirjatutkija (julkinen talousjohtaminen)

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Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences together form Finland’s second largest multi-disciplinary, inspiring and impactful research and teaching community. The priority areas of our Universities community are technology, health and society. Read more: www.tuni.fi/en 

The Faculty of Management and Business is seeking to recruit a doctoral researcher in public financial management. The position is situated in the unit of Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University. The administrative studies in Tampere University is the most extensive disciplinary unit in research and education of administrative sciences in Finland. Our educational and research fields are public administration, public financial management, public law and regional and environmental studies.  

We have 15 professors and about 75 other researchers and teachers working in the academic unit, which comprises five disciplines and four master’s degree programmes. Approximately 140 Masters and 10 Doctors graduate annually from the unit. 

Job description 

The primary task of the doctoral researcher in public financial management is to undertake research for a doctoral dissertation in the area of public financial management in the Faculty of Management and Business as well as to undertake other research in the subject area. The selected candidate will be required to apply for enrolment in the doctoral programme at the Faculty of Management and Business at Tampere University to pursue a doctoral degree. S/he must also pursue doctoral studies in accordance with his/her personal study plan. 

In addition to doing doctoral research, the selected candidate will act as a teaching assistant and participate in teaching-related administrative tasks. 

Requirements 

The applicant for this position must have an applicable master’s degree and demonstrate an ability to undertake doctoral studies as well as complete a doctoral degree. We hope that the applicant’s research is related to the thematic areas of the research group on public financial management.  

 The successful candidate needs to apply for and be granted a study right for a doctoral degree in the doctoral program of the discipline at Tampere University. Please visit the admissions webpage for more information on eligibility requirements. In addition, the applicant must have the ability to conduct independent research and skills for teaching to successfully perform the duties of the position. In addition, we hope the applicant has good interaction skills. 

 The applicant must be fluent in English. Other language skills are viewed favourably. 

We offer 

The position of doctoral researcher starts on 1 August 2022 or as mutually agreed. The position will be filled for a fixed-term period until 31 July 2027. A trial period of six months applies to all new employees. 

The salary will be based on level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. The demand level for doctoral researcher ranges between 2–4.  

We are offering an opportunity to work in an active and innovative working community. Our staff benefits provide i.e., flexible working hours, several restaurants and cafés on the campus with staff discounts as well as excellent benefits for sport and cultural activities. Read more on working at Tampere Universities www.tuni.fi/en/about-us/working-at-tampere-universities/

How to apply 


Please submit your application in English through the online application form (the link can be found below this ad). The application period for the position ends May 16, 2022 at EEST 23:59/UTC+3.  

Attach the following the documents to your application (as one pdf file): 

  1. Curriculum vitae in accordance with the model of TENK 
  2. An application letter 
  3. Research plan for the doctoral thesis 
  4. A list of publications in accordance with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland 
  5. A teaching portfolio in accordance with the Tampere University template OR a short description of your teaching experience 

If necessary, candidates will be evaluated further through interviews.
 
More information on the position 
Professor Jarmo Vakkuri, +358503186042, jarmo.vakkuri(at)tuni.fi  

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 Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi 

Haemme johtamisen ja talouden tiedekuntaan  julkisen talousjohtamisen väitöskirjatutkijaa.  

Tehtävä sijoittuu Tampereen yliopiston johtamisen ja talouden tiedekuntaan, hallintotieteiden yksikköön. Tampereen yliopiston hallintotieteet on Suomen suurin hallintotieteellistä koulutusta ja tutkimusta harjoittava yksikkö. Koulutus- ja tutkimusalojamme ovat julkishallinto, julkinen talousjohtaminen, julkisoikeus, alueiden dynamiikka ja ympäristöpolitiikka. 

Yksikössä työskentelee 15 professoria ja noin 75 muuta tutkijaa ja opettajaa. Viidestä opintosuunnastamme ja neljästä kansainvälisestä maisteriohjelmastamme valmistuu vuosittain noin 140 ylemmän korkeakoulututkinnon suorittanutta hallinnon asiantuntijaa ja kymmenen tutkijakoulutuksen saanutta hallintotieteen tohtoria. 

 
Tehtävänkuvaus 
 
Julkisen talousjohtamisen väitöskirjatutkijan pääasiallisena tehtävänä on laatia julkisen talousjohtamisen alaan kuuluva väitöskirja talouden ja johtamisen tiedekunnassa sekä harjoittaa muuta tehtäväalaan kuuluvaa tutkimusta. Hänen tulee myös suorittaa jatko-opintoja johtamisen ja talouden tiedekunnan tohtoriohjelmassa henkilökohtaisen suunnitelmansa mukaisesti.  

Väitöskirjatutkimuksen lisäksi työ sisältää opintosuunnan avustavia opetustehtäviä sekä opintohallinnollisia tehtäviä.  

Tarjoamme 

Työsuhde on määräaikainen 1.8.2022-31.7.2027. Työsuhteessa noudatetaan 6 kuukauden koeaikaa. 

Tehtävän palkkaus määräytyy yliopistojen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön palkkausjärjestelmän mukaisesti. Tehtävän vaativuustaso on väitöskirjatutkijalla 2-4. Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen työstä suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa.  

Tarjoamme mahdollisuuden työskennellä aktiivisessa ja innovatiivisessa työyhteisössä. Henkilöstöetuihimme kuuluvat mm. joustavat työskentelymahdollisuudet, edulliset kampusravintolat kaikilla kampuksilla sekä henkilöstön kulttuuri- ja liikuntaharrastusten tukeminen. Lue lisää työskentelystä meillä: www.tuni.fi/toihin 

Hakuohjeet 
 
Luethan tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet englanninkieliseltä ilmoitustekstiltä. Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 16.5. klo 23.59.  

Lisätietoja tehtävästä antaa: 

Professori Jarmo Vakkuri, 0503186042, jarmo.vakkuri(at)tuni.fi 

 Application period starts: 2022-04-25 14:00

Application period ends: 2022-05-16 23:59

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Post expires on mandag maj 16th, 2022

Doctoral Research Fellowships ENROL

Doctoral Research Fellowships ENROL

2 PhD positions relating to the research on the European Union’s rule of law crisis (ENROL)

The Department of Public and International Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications for two 4-year research fellowships as PhD candidates (SKO 1017) in law, with tentative starting date in September 2022.

As Doctoral research fellows, you will write your dissertation within the research project Enforcing the Rule of Law (ENROL), financed by the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo. ENROL is a multidisciplinary research project studying the European Union’s (EU) handling of its rule of law crisis in the wake of democratic backsliding in some of its member states (with a specific focus on Poland). It consists of a team of scholars at the University of Oslo, with a background in law, political science and philosophy, and is co-ordinated by professors Daniel Naurin (ARENA, Centre for European Studies) and Christophe Hillion (Department of Public and International Law and Centre for European Law, UiO). For further information about the project, see here

More about the positions

ENROL seeks two well-qualified and highly motivated PhD candidates to write their doctoral theses on a legal topic directly related to the project.

ENROL includes four work packages. Legal research will be conducted mainly in three of the four work packages, viz. WP1 and WP4, and partly WP2. The two research fellows will contribute primarily to one or more of these three work packages.

WP1 studies the variety of legal tools which the European Union has deployed and that it may still develop, to safeguard the rule of law. The purpose is to establish what devices EU institutions have favoured, and what other mechanisms could be envisaged to secure compliance with rule of law standards associated with EU membership, and to protect the EU legal order from the corrosive effects of actual and potential Member States’ regressions.

WP2 studies the politics and decision-making in the EU institutions (the European Commission, Council, Court of Justice and European Parliament) to understand and explain the EU’s responses (or lack thereof) to the challenges posed by violations of the EU’s basic membership rules relating to the rule of law. After identifying a series of key decision points or “critical junctures,” the goal will be to reconstruct the politics at those points that drove the selection of some EU policy (non)responses over their alternatives.

WP4 aims at developing a normative understanding of the legal and democratic legitimacy of different EU tools to enforce the rule of law. The purpose is to (re)appraise the extent to which EU law provides the means to address Member States’ violations of the rule of law, notably by engaging with arguments invoked by key protagonists to restrain EU action to enforce the rule of law. WP4 will also assess different normative arguments used in the literature and in public discourse to delegitimize EU action to safeguard the rule of law.

The PhD position is an educational position and will lead to a PhD degree from the Faculty of Law. Applicants must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law. The doctoral dissertation can be written as a monograph or article-based with at least 3 articles and an introduction (kappe) to the thesis as a whole, see here (Norwegian website). Read more about the researcher education here.

As a research fellow, you will be admitted to the PhD program at the Faculty of law at the University of Oslo. You will have your base at the law faculty; you will be expected to be present in Oslo and to participate in ongoing activities at the faculty.

The employment period is preferably four years, with 25 % compulsory teaching duties. Parts of the duties are managed by ENROL and UiO. The main part of the duty will typically be teaching assignments at the Faculty of Law; however, this presupposes that the fellow is able to conduct teaching in subjects where there is a need for more teaching resources at the Faculty. Alternatively, the candidate may apply for a 3-year fellowship without teaching duties.

You will be provided with office space, computer and access to all standard services at the faculty.

Further details about the Department of Public and International Law can be found here.

Qualification requirements and other qualities

The applicant must hold a five year Master’s degree in law or the equivalent. Specialization in EU law through studies or work experience is an advantage.

Applicants should normally have grades that place them among the top 10-15 percent of graduates. This requirement also applies to the master’s thesis. ENROL working language is English. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are therefore required.

In addition, the following is required:

  • The applicant must be able to work independently and in a structured manner.
  • The applicant must have good collaboration skills.
  • The applicant must have the ambition to contribute to the development of the subject and academic environments
  • The applicant must be motivated to participate in the legal science community nationally, and internationally. Some travel must be expected.

The general requirements for admission to the PhD programme can be found here.

How to apply

The application must contain

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position. The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order:
    • a) a short presentation of yourself,
    • b) a short presentation of your merits,
    • c) a short presentation of the intended research project and
    • d) a short account of why the ENROL project are of interest to you
  • Project description in 5-10 pages that provides an account of the research topic, choice of theory and methodology, and plans for how the work is to be carried out. It should indicate your research interests and planned focus area. The project description must demonstrate familiarity with previous research within the relevant area of the call, an ability to formulate scientific problems and to specify a relevant research design and methods. The project description must be written in English.
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete overview of education, practice and professional work).
  • Certified copies of diplomas with all grades included in the degree, certificates. For applicants with education from abroad, a copy of the original diploma as well as English or Scandinavian translation is required. Foreign diplomas must be accompanied by an explanation of the grading system.
  • If available: A complete list of publications.
  • Up to 3 academic works. If works have been written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with a co-author’s declaration.
  • Reference list (2-3 references with name, relationship to applicant and contact information)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Applications with attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system, please click “Apply for this job”.

Evaluation of the applicant

In assessing the applications, emphasis will be placed on the project description, previous work results, experience, grades, as well as professional and personal prerequisites for being able to complete the project.

The candidate is expected to complete the project by the end of the fellowship period.

Candidates are evaluated by an assessment committee that will rank the candidates on the basis of the above criteria. The committee will undertake interviews with short-listed candidates. In some cases, a separate interview committee is appointed.

The Faculty’s appointment committee will make the final decision about the candidate who will be offered the position.

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum, depending on qualifications, in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • An academically stimulating and international research environment combined with a friendly and inclusive work environment
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare.
  • Attractive welfare benefits, including a generous pension agreement.
  • The city of Oslo: A unique mix of vibrant city life and extraordinary nature with rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities

Information for international applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. To give you an idea of what we and Oslo have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/

https://www.uio.no/english/about/vacancies/ismo/

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

  • For questions about preparing a project description and about the ENROL project: Professor Christophe Hillion: christophe.hillion@jus.uio.no
  • For questions about employment at the Department of Public Law: Head of Department Kirsten Sandberg: kirsten.sandberg@jus.uio.no
  • For administrative questions: Office Manager Øyvind Henden: oyvind.henden@jus.uio.no

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 the University of Oslo 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, women’s law and European law.

Deadline: 30 May 2022
Unit: The Department of Public and International Law
Campus:
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Post-doctoral fellow (COMPLEX project)

Post-doctoral fellow (COMPLEX project)

Job description

ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications to fill a vacancy for a post-doctoral fellowship (SKO 1352) within the field of public administration/European studies. The position is part of the research project «European Integration and National Law: A theory of administrative behaviour in complex institutional settings» (COMPLEX).

ARENA is a multidisciplinary research centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. The centre promotes theoretically oriented, empirically informed studies seeking to analyse the dynamics of the evolving European systems of governance. It is renowned for its cutting-edge research on the transformation of Europe, and coordinates and participates in numerous international research projects and networks, mainly funded by European and Norwegian research programmes. Its international staff is conducive to a vibrant and integrated research community, where the working language is English. More information about ARENA is available at www.arena.uio.no.

More about the position

The appointment is for the duration of three years with no teaching obligations. The proposed starting date for the fellowship is 1 October 2022.

The position is part of the research project «European Integration and National Law: A theory of administrative behaviour in complex institutional settings» (COMPLEX) which is financed by the Research Council of Norway.

COMPLEX takes a multidisciplinary perspective on modes of incorporating EU law into national law. The project deals with problems of competing interests between levels of governance and conflicting modes of interpretation. How can legitimacy and rule of law be secured when laws are imported? Administrative bodies such as the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet), the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet), and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) are central objects of study. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow position is dedicated to work on the mapping of administrative modes of interpretation and implementation. This requires competence in qualitative methodology, such as document analysis and interviews. Some experience with analyzing survey data is also an advantage. 

The post-doctoral fellow will be part of the research group led by Erik O. Eriksen at ARENA Centre for European Studies. The fellow will be expected to actively contribute to the research agenda and the research environment of the COMPLEX project.

The fellowship is for three years, and its main purpose is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

See the project website for more information.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Political Science/European studies before taking up the post
  • Previous research on and familiarity with empirical or normative aspects of the project is an advantage
  • Experience in conducting interviews and surveys would be an advantage
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in English. A good command of either Norwegian or another Scandinavian language would be an advantage. Residence in Norway is expected.

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment, and emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s methodological qualifications.

Personal suitability, motivation and ability to cooperate will be taken into consideration.

Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged.

We offer

  • Salary of NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as post-doctoral fellow (position code SKO 1352) 
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • 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
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the University’s day care)
  • Access to pedagogical courses offered at faculty / university level
  • Female postdocs can take part in the UiO Mentoring programme for female postdocs.

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages), including statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (maximum 3 pages). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, theoretical approach, methodology and how the research contributes to the project’s research agenda
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best publication to date preferably a single-authored article published in an international journal
  • Names and contact details for 3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters are not needed.

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

We aim to increase the diversity of backgrounds in our staff, and we especially encourage female researchers to apply.

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 Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property 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

Project leader Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Administrative director Ida Hjelmesæth

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.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a research centre under the Faculty of Social Sciences. ARENA promotes theoretically oriented, empirically informed studies analysing the dynamics of the evolving European political order. The research at ARENA is multidisciplinary and is organised along four key dimensions: A European democratic order; the EU’s executive order; expertise and knowledge in the EU; and European foreign and security policy. ARENA hosts several nationally and internationally funded research projects and is engaged in a series of international networks.

Deadline: 25 May 2022
Unit: ARENA Centre for European Studies
Campus:
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PhD Fellowships in Law at the Faculty of Law

PhD Fellowships in Law at the Faculty of Law

Job description

3-4 PhD Fellowships in Law available at the Faculty of Law.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo is the largest legal academic research community in Norway. The objective of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law. Read about the PhD programme here.

The fellowship period is preferably for 4 years, with 25 % compulsory teaching duties. This presupposes that the fellow is able to conduct teaching in subjects where there is a need for more teaching resources at the Faculty. Alternatively, the candidate may apply for a 3-year fellowship without teaching duties.

Qualification requirements and skills

  • Applicants must hold a 5 year Norwegian master’s degree in law or the equivalent at the time of application.
  • Applicants should normally have grades that place them among the top 10-15 percent of graduates. This requirement also applies to the master’s thesis.
  • Applicants should have excellent written and oral language skills in Norwegian (or other Scandinavian language), and solid language skills in English.
  • Applicants must be able to work in an independent and structured manner.
  • Good collaboration skills are required as well as the ability and willingness to contribute to development of legal research and the research environment.

Assessment

Applicants must submit a project description of 5-10 pages, which gives an account of the research project, its contribution and relevance to legal science, choice of theory and scientific methodology, possible scientific ethical challenges, and a work plan for completion.

PhD-projects that relate to key legal subjects will be prioritized. Key legal subjects are here defined as subjects included in the Faculty’s five year master’s programme in law. Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the societal and legal relevance and significance of the project. The project may deal with Norwegian law, international law with relevance to Norwegian law or comparative law where Norwegian law is included in the comparison.

In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the quality of the research proposal, grades, any previous publications, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to contribute to the teaching of key legal subjects at the Faculty. The candidate is expected to complete the project by the end of the fellowship period. The Faculty prefers that successful applicants are able to start as soon as possible, and normally directly after the notice period has expired.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 to 534 400 per annum
  • An inspiring and friendly working environment
  • Pension plan in the state pension fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application in Norwegian, other Scandinavian language or in English
  • Project description (5-10 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae with complete documentation of education, professional work experience, and academic work
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas with all grades, and a complete list of publications. Non-Norwegian diplomas (Master, Bachelor, and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian translation. Non-Norwegian certificates and diplomas must be accompanied by official documentation that explains the grading system, which makes it possible to assess whether the applicants meet the requirements pertaining to grades.
  • Up to 3 scholarly publications. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship that explain the applicant’s contribution to the publication must be submitted.
  • A list of references (2-3 references that include names, relation to the applicant, and contact details).

All documents must be submitted in Norwegian, in a Scandinavian language or in English.

Application with attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system, please click “Apply for this job”.

Formal regulations

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

PhD fellows will be offered the possibility of becoming members in one or more of the Faculty’s research groups.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are strengths. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Professor and Vice Dean for Research Vibeke Blaker Strand, e-mail: v.b.strand@jus.uio.no

Regarding questions about the recruitment system and -process: HR Officer Andreas Mobråthen, e-mail: andreas.mobrathen@jus.uio.no

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 Faculty of Law in Oslo is the largest educational and research institution within the field of law in Norway, and educates about 75% of all new legal candidates in Norway, and is the work- and studyplace for about 270 employees and 4 300 students. We are divided into five Departments/Centres in addition to the Administration, and are situated in the classical University buildings in the centre of Oslo.
 

Deadline: 31 May 2022
Unit: The Faculty of Law
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellow related to project EDUCATE

Postdoctoral Fellow related to project EDUCATE

Job description

Applications are invited for a fully funded Postdoctoral Fellowship (SKO 1352) for a period of three years, 10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities. The position is to be based at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo. 

The fellowship is linked to the project ‘EDUCATE – Evaluering av Fagfornyelsen i fag’ / ‘EDUCATE – Evaluation of the new curricular reform’, which is funded by a grant from the Norwegian Directorate of Education and Training for the period 2021–2025 (Project leader: Lisbeth M Brevik). For more information about the EDUCATE project, visit the project website.

We invite interested applicants to an information meeting on 26.04.2022 at the University of Oslo. In the meeting, further information will be given about the EDUCATE project, the available data, and the methods of analysis used in the project. Please register your participation HERE .

More about the position

The primary objective of the EDUCATE project is to examine the implementation of the new curricular reform in Norway (LK20) in primary and secondary education using a comparative perspective across LK20 and the former curriculum reform (LK06). EDUCATE focuses on three thematic areas: (a) life skills, (b) digital competence, and (c) exploratory competence. EDUCATE aims to develop understanding of how teachers include these areas in a range of school subjects (Norwegian, English, foreign languages, mathematics, religion, science, and social studies). We aim to carry out systematic video observations of classroom teaching in the same classes over time, combined with surveys, interviews and student work.  

Study cycles
The study will be conducted in three cycles: Cycle 1 (2021/22), Cycle 2 (2022/23), and Cycle 3 (2023/24). The three cycles capture classroom practices in several subjects (video recordings, observation logs, student texts), students’ and teachers’ self-reports of the classroom instruction (student surveys, teacher logs and interviews), and perception of the three thematic areas and supportive practices at school (teacher and school leader interviews). Data will be collected in Norway across primary and secondary schools in six school subjects at different grades, involving around 50 teachers, 50 classrooms and 1,500 students. 

The project team
EDUCATE consists of researchers with expertise within the fields of school development, teachers’ professional development and classroom research. The project group comprises researchers with different interdisciplinary backgrounds and offers an internationally oriented and stimulating research environment, with a connection to research communities in classroom research, teacher education and school leadership. In addition, two public sector Ph.D. projects are connected to EDUCATE. The EDUCATE project is situated within the research groups SISCO (Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences) and TEPEC (Teachers’ Professional Development and Educational Change) at the Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo. Applicants are encouraged to signal which research group is preferable for them. 

Position start date is September 1st 2022, ending August 31st 2025. We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate motivation and qualifications to participate in the different stages of research after the data collection in cycle 1 (see above), from data analysis to the dissemination of research findings and collaborate with the large research group within EDUCATE. Based on the applicant’s research interests, it will be possible to participate in data collection in cycles 2 and 3 (see above).
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the EDUCATE project by conducting either quantitative or mixed analysis of the implementation of the new curricular reform (LK20) and compare this to baseline data from the former curricular reform (LK06). 
The postdoctoral project should emphasise how to conduct comparative analyses across the two reforms, preferably designing three or four sub studies (publications). Of particular interest are indicators of life skills, digital and exploratory competence, that are measurable through baseline data and new data collected in EDUCATE, using quantitative or mixed analysis. 

The applicant is expected to work mainly with data analysis and publications, but will also get the opportunity to participate in data collection. In addition, the applicant is expected to participate in project meetings, joint project activities and take on tasks related to project coordination, data management, and reports to the Norwegian Directorate of Education and Training. 

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in relevant fields such as education, educational measurement, didactics, pedagogy, psychology (focus on educational or developmental psychology) or other related fields. The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved. 
  • Previous experience with collecting and analysing large (longitudinal) datasets
  • Previous experience with statistical analysis 
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) 

The following qualifications are advantageous: 

  • Knowledge and experience with educational research and the Norwegian school system
  • Experience with qualitative analysis (using for example video data and observation protocols) 
  • Strong collaborative and communication skills 
  • High personal motivation for research 
  • A commitment to work towards the project’s common goals 
  • Ability to work focused and independently 

We offer

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter with a brief statement of interest, summarizing the candidate’s main research interests and experience with quantitative or mixed analysis 
  • A research agenda statement (maximum 2,000 words not including references), that briefly summarize how the applicant will contribute to the project and related research goals and publications that the candidate would like to pursue during the fellowship, taking into account the type of data collected in the project 
  • A CV including education, positions, research experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of PhD diploma or documentation of thesis submission. Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation need to include an advisor’s letter confirming specific expectations about when the degree will be received
  • A Complete list of publications 
  • Up to 3 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered (which can include preprints) 
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number) 

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Jobbnorge.no. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability.

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

Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process. 

Formal regulations

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

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Lisbeth M. Brevik, project leader

Professor Greta B. Gudmundsdottir

Associate professor Gerard Doetjes

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 Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo, which also has a permanent center.
ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway’s first Centre of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Equinor. 

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

Deadline: 16 May 2022
Unit: The Department of Teacher Education and School Research
Campus:
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Doctoral student in Media and Communication studies

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-02399/2022

Örebro University and the School of of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (HumES) are looking for a doctoral student for the doctoral programme in Media and Communication studies, concluding with a doctoral degree. Start date: Fall 2022.

Project description

Media and Communication studies at Örebro University has three sub-groups representing different research themes: Discourse, Communication and Media, Moving Images and Screen Cultures, and Strategic Communication. Research in the sub-groups comprises a variety of areas that have a common interest in cross-disciplinary and critical approaches. By applying a multitude of theories and methods, different types of communicative and mediated practices and phenomena are explored both in local and global contexts. The forms and conditions of mediated communication and their impact on societal changes are central issues of investigation. The subject consists of an international group of researchers and Ph.D. students from different parts of the world which enrichens our perspectives and approaches. Collaborations with other researchers and milieus are integral parts of the subject’s research work, as well as collaborations with organizations and institutions outside of academia.

The doctoral student will be supervised by a principal supervisor and an assistant supervisor. The student’s thesis project should be connected to the ongoing research in one of the three sub-groups. The research group Discourse, Communication and Media (DCM) focuses on critical, multimodal discourse studies, analyses of talk, and journalistic studies with a global perspective. Studies explore various forms of communication in contemporary journalism, politics, popular culture, and society that take place on a variety of media platforms. Moving Images and Screen Cultures (MISC) hosts researchers from various strands of film studies and media studies and is characterized by both theoretical and methodological breadth. Research expands over historic and ethnographic studies of film culture to explorations of transmedia storytelling and studies of film as thought/theory/philosophy. Research within Strategic Communication (SCOM) revolves around how the modern media landscape impacts on the development of strategic communication and its audiences/target groups. The researchers’ interests include strategic communication within the corporate, government authority and political spheres. You find more information regarding three groups and the researchers here:

https://www.oru.se/english/research/research-subjects/media-and-communication-studies/

The programme and the doctoral studentship

The doctoral programme consists of courses and an independent research project that you will present in a doctoral thesis. The programme concludes with a doctoral degree and comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study.

Our ambition is for your doctoral studies to be stimulating and purposeful throughout the programme until you have obtained your doctoral degree. A thorough introduction will therefore get you off to a good start and provide a solid foundation on which you can build your studies. As a doctoral student at Örebro University, you will be offered a specially tailored seminar series, covering matters ranging from doctoral programme rules and careers to support during the study period and networking.

The doctoral position is linked to a full-time studentship for the duration of the study programme. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is SEK 29100 per month. The doctoral studentship is a tailored form of employment for students enrolled in a doctoral programme. It guarantees employment for the duration of the doctoral programme (given that the studies progress in line with the student’s individual study plan).

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements. In addition, applicants must be considered to have other abilities required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for Media and Communication studies.

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in Media and Communication Studies if they have received a passing grade in courses of at least 120 credits, including an independent project on both the advanced course level and on the second cycle, in media and communication studies or in an equivalent main field of study (such Film Studies and Media History). Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements.    Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

Selection

The following assessment criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • the scientific quality of theses and other relevant scholarly texts submitted by the applicant,
  • overall quality and feasibility of the suggested research project,
  • the research description’s relevance for, and relation to, the subject’s three research groups’ projects,
  • the suggested research topic’s potential to contribute to any of the following specific research areas: new cinema history; film and audio-visual media as means for theoretical or philosophical expression; risk and crisis communication, strategic communication in the public sector; use of social media in organizational communication; communication of “good” foods and healthy lifestyles; journalism in a changing and globalized world.

Information

For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact Head of research,  Göran Eriksson, +4619303815, goran.eriksson@oru.se or Head of Division Annika Gardhorn, +4619303956, annika.gardhorn@oru.se.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterized by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and study programmes, and if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project/independent project
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Project description – detailing the topic and aim, research questions and outline, scientific relevance, theory, and method as well as material (5-10 pages).

As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Certificates and documents in other languages verifying your qualifications and experience must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency), www.kammarkollegiet.se/engelska/start.

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.
More information for applicants will be found at out career site:  https://www.oru.se/english/working-at-orebro-university/jobs-and-vacancies/applicants-and-external-experts/

The application deadline is 2022-06-10. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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