Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

1 Postdoctoral fellowship in comparative public policy for research project “The Politics of Insecurity”

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in comparative public policy to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2021 or as agreed. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website.

The position will be part of the Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation. The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The postdoctoral position will focus on policy change, especially in the Nordic countries. Please read more about the project here. The successful candidate will become a member of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. It is a cross-disciplinary unit which includes political scientists, historians, anthropologists and literature scholars. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively take part in research seminars and other centre activities. For more information, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant
To qualify for the postdoctoral position, you must hold a PhD in political science, public policy, sociology, criminology or a related discipline, and be able to outline an individual research project that fits the overall framework of POINS. The ideal candidate for the job will have a background in comparative policy research, an interest in the topic of the project and strong methods skills. Extensive expertise in comparative research on welfare states and/or criminal justice/penal policy and proficiency in a Scandinavian language are desirable, but no precondition.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Be curious and willing to actively engage in interdisciplinary research activities,
  • Present an innovative 2-year research agenda that clearly fits into the POINS project and (quantitatively or qualitatively) examines the comparative long-term dynamics in social welfare and penal policy against the background of insecurity, preferably with a special focus on Denmark and Sweden since the 1990s,
  • Document a strong research outcome targeting international peer-reviewed journals or presses.

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

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

For further information about the position or the research project or to receive a longer project description, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke: phone +45 6550 4307, e-mail starke@sam.sdu.dk.

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

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually.
Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

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

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

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

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

Read the guideline for applicants

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

Deadline: 2021-06-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology/Critical Heritage studies

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology/Critical Heritage studies

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Archaeology/Critical Heritage studies is available at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo. 

The doctoral fellowship is affiliated with the research project «Relics of Nature: An Archaeology of Natural Heritage in the High North», led by Associate Professor Þóra Pétursdóttir and funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Rooted in archaeology, critical heritage studies and environmental humanities, Relics of Nature explores understandings and manifestations of natural heritage, as well as relations between natural and cultural heritage. With special focus on the High North, and with case studies in Iceland and Svalbard/Northern Norway, a central concern is to scrutinize the values and preferences grounding definitions and management of natural heritage in the context of climate change. To what extent do we need to rethink the conceptual and material preferences associated with heritage landscapes? What do terms such as sustainability and environmental ethics imply in a changing Anthropocene world? And, how can natural heritage perform as a venue where concerns for the environment are shared and critically negotiated? The project will reach its objectives by combining empirical and theoretical approaches, fieldwork and conceptual analysis.

The PhD candidate will be part of the project‘s core team and will contribute to its chief objectives in collaboration with the team. The candidate should apply with their own project proposal and while open to the selected candidate to define, the proposed research project must correspond with the overall framework of Relics of Nature (in terms of thematic and northern focus).

More about the position

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Archaeology or Heritage studies. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

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

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

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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

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

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

Contact information

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 archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Deadline: 1 September 2021
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
Campus:
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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Wind Energy Economics and Policy

We are now seeking candidates for a 3-year PhD project in wind energy economics and policy. If you want to contribute to the green transition of society, thrive in collaborative team work and have ambitions for an academic research career, then you might be our new colleague in our new research section ‘Society, Market & Policy’ (SMP) at DTU Wind Energy, where we offer a vibrant and inspiring research community in social sciences embedded in an engineering environment.

The PhD project will be connected to ongoing research projects in the SMP section on the large-scale deployment of offshore wind and related market and policy questions that need to be handled for achieving a sustainable industry and infrastructure build-out.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Specifically, the PhD research will address:

  • Profitability of offshore wind energy projects over time and under different market arrangements
  • Sea bed licensing schemes for offshore wind sites and implications on investment behaviour
  • Revenue allocation options in cross-border offshore grids through market and auction design
  • Investor implications of zero-subsidy auction designs for offshore wind

The research will involve statistical data analysis, development of partial optimisation models, quantitative economic analysis, and policy analysis. Methods applied will be project-specific cash flow simulations (deterministic and stochastic), scenario analysis, and policy impact analysis. Data will be collected through mining of public documents, incl. advanced methods of text analysis. New data may be generated through dedicated stakeholder interviews and collaborative analysis. 

Besides this, your tasks may include teaching and supervising Masters students and participation in outreach and dissemination activities of the department commensurate with research at PhD level.

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.

We are seeking candidates with a Master’s degree, with documented qualifications in business-economics, economic analysis and modelling through dedicated courses and/or related work.

The following further qualifications will be considered in the assessment:

  • Strong background and interest in sustainable energy
  • Experience within energy policy analysis from an economic perspective
  • Quantitative skills and experience with data mining and handling big datasets
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and oral presentation
  • Open-minded team player, able to work in multidisciplinary and multinational teams
  • A longer-term interest in pursuing a research career

The working language of the project is English and thus the candidate must have suitable skills in both written and spoken English. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language is not required, but we expect an openness to learn Danish during your stay with us.

The PhD candidate will be selected through a competitive application process. Online applications will be screened against a set of criteria and a shortlist of candidates will be assessed by a specifically formed committee.

The SMP section is part of the Wind Energy Systems Division at DTU’s Department for Wind Energy. We work towards a sustainable and just energy system and perform multi-disciplinary social science research in the technological, economic and societal nexus of wind energy. We use qualitative and quantitative methods, empirical data, interviews, case studies, financial modelling, socio-economic and policy analysis to study wind energy project development, environmental impacts, social interactions, markets, policy, and industry processes.

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 the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by a committee consisting of Head of Section Lena Kitzing, Associate Professor Niels-Erik Clausen and Professor Mathias Stolpe.

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. The workplace is primarily DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information including the project description may be obtained from Lena Kitzing, DTU Wind Energy, Section for Society, Market and Policy, + 45 24 65 90 64, lkit@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 July 2021 (Danish time). The interviews will be carried out during the first half of July and employment is planned to start in September 2021.

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
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A short PhD project proposal (maximum 2 pages plus references) describing a possible research objective, theoretical framework and intended methodological approach.

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

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

About DTU Wind Energy
At DTU Wind Energy we put knowledge to work. The department is one of the largest public research organizations for wind energy in the world with 250 staff members. We educate and train the next generation of wind power engineers. We collaborate with global leaders in the wind industries and public authorities around the world to research and develop new technologies and services to power the green transition.

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 12,900 students and 6,000 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: 2021-07-04 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind Energy

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Post expires on Sunday July 4th, 2021

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Archaeology is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

Central Asia is a key route for ancient human expansion out of Africa, with early human migrants leaving behind stone tools in thick wind-blown dust (loess) deposits in Tajikistan, deposited over the last 2-3 million years. However, much remains unknown about the timing and environmental context associated with the first presence of modern humans and ancient hominins in Central Asia. This PhD scholarship is part of an exciting cross-disciplinary project, involving scientists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Tajikistan, that will answer questions such as when humans arrived in Central Asia and what environmental and climatic conditions were at the time. The PhD scholarship will likely involve extended stays at one or more of the partner institutions.

The PhD project will be positioned within the field of Environmental Archaeology, and will explore connections in the past between humans and their environments in Central Asia. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing soil and sediment samples from archaeological sites in Tajikistan using archaeometric tools such as stable isotope analysis and organic chemistry (e.g., coprostanols, bile acids), and inorganic chemistry (e.g., phosphate analysis). The project will be supervised by Professor David Wright and is funded by the Nordforsk Foundation, hosted at the University of Oslo. The candidate will be based in Oslo.

More about the position

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

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

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Archaeology, Geography or Geosciences. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Working knowledge of archaeological chemistry in relation to studying the formation of soils and sediments (geoarchaeology). Previous laboratory training or experience is desired.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality

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

  • The applicant’s background in relation to participating in fieldwork and independence in the laboratory analytical environment
  • The applicant’s interest in questions pertaining to human evolution, particularly in Out of Africa and/or in the formation of Central Asian landscapes
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Application deadline: 26th July 2021

Formal regulations

See regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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

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

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

Contact information

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 archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Deadline: 26 July 2021
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday July 26th, 2021

Post Doc Positions at Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI), Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

CEBI is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. CEBI provides cutting-edge research on the role of economic behavior for differences in income, wealth, health and many other outcomes. The focus is on empirical research often exploiting the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure that enables CEBI members to combine various population administrative registers on individuals’ background, choices and outcomes, and also to combine these data with information about behavioral characteristics of individuals obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and surveys.

CEBI combines several fields and methods: Microeconometrics, Experimental and Survey Methods, Structural Modelling, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Consumption Theory, Household Finance, Political Economics.

The current group includes 14 senior researchers, 13 junior researchers, 10 PhD students and 10 external members from NYU, Pompeu Fabra, Princeton and Zürich.

For further information about CEBI see www.econ.ku.dk/cebi.

CEBI is looking for an excellent candidate with a strong background in some of the above-mentioned research fields. The position will have a duration of up to two years with the possibility of one year extension. Employment is expected to begin as soon as possible but no later than 1st of January 2022.

Qualifications  
Employment as Post Doc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, requires a PhD degree in Economics.

Salary and conditions of employment  
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The basic annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is in the range DKK 418.700 – 440.900 (about EUR 54,300 – 59,200). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the university will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. Foreigners are potentially eligible for a special tax scheme for international researchers, see https://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/ 

Application  
Applications should include the following parts:  

1) application, including reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)  

2) curriculum vitae, including list of publications/working papers  

3) diplomas – all relevant certificates  

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

5) It is possible, but not a requirement, to send recommend letters to CEBI administrator Tine Ceccardi (tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk

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

Applications will be assessed based on these mandatory enclosures. Please note that no further enclosures will be considered. Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.

The deadline for applications including enclosures is September 1 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time). Applicants are notified about the final decision before October 1.

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

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

For further information about CEBI and the Post Doc Position please contact Center Administrator Tine Ceccardi (tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk) or Director Claus Thustrup Kreiner (ctk@econ.ku.dk)

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR-officer Pernille Lykke Paulssen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk

Please note: Applications must be submitted via this link.

Applications received after deadline will not be considered.

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

PhD student in Technology and Social Change Linkoping

https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmihelper=true&height=1730

Ref TEMA-2021-00075

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

The Department of Thematic Studies was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors outside the university.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/tema

We are looking for a PhD student in Technology and Social Change

Your work assignments
The PhD position is part of the interdisciplinary project “Nuclear natures”. The purpose of the project is to explore how three phases of nuclear energy production (operating power plants, decommissioning, and handling of waste) create and impact surrounding environments. The aim is to articulate nuclear natures as an analytical category and as a common societal concern for just and livable places in the present as well as in the future. The PhD student will work in a sub-project that focuses on nuclear natures in relation to an operating nuclear power plant in Sweden, Forsmark. Other sub-projects focus on nuclear natures in relation to a decommissioning nuclear power plant in Germany, and in relation to long-term storage of radioactive waste, based on the ongoing construction of such a storage in Finland.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
Technology and Social Change is a nationally and internationally leading environment for research and education in how people create and use technology, and how technological change is interwoven with cultural patterns, everyday life, politics, ethics and economy. Third cycle and first cycle studies specialising in issues of technology and social change are carried out at the department.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way. Special qualifications: 90 credits of your total credits should be in a subject of central importance to the research area.

Relevant educational backgrounds for this position are history of technology, industrial history, environmental history, critical heritage studies, science and technology studies, human geography, human ecology, or related subjects.

Documented proficiency in English, both orally and in writing, is required. Documented proficiency in Swedish is considered a particular merit. Documented scientific skills in working with qualitative methods is also a particular merit. Documented scientific skills in interdisciplinary research are of merit.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at.

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest August 31, 2021.

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

Equal opportunities

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact persons

Anna Storm

Professor

+46 13 28 11 86

anna.storm@liu.se

Jelmer Brüggemann

Head of Division

+46 13 28 29 58

jelmer.bruggemann@liu.se

Carin Ennergård

HR-partner

+46 13 28 21 14

carin.ennergard@liu.se

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Post expires on Tuesday August 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Social Data Science at the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and a newly establish research unit UDDanKvant

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in social data science in conjunction with the newly established research unit UDDanKvant, The research unit UDDanKvant is focusing on quantitative and econometric research on the topic of children and education. The unit is a corporation between Danish Ministry of Education and Department of Economics, Department of Sociology and Copenhagen Center for Social Data (SODAS) all at the faculty of Social Science at University of Copenhagen. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. The PhD student will be formally employed at SODAS, but will also spend time at the Danish Ministry at Education.

The preferred position starting date is on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible.

Introduction

The PhD program provides PhD students with strong research training, which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The program includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD program can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program, or as a four year full-time study program within the framework of the 4+4 study program. The PhD student in the current project will have a solid connection to both SODAS, the research unit as well as the Danish Ministry of Education.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on novel applications of data sources and machine learning methods for causal inference in education policy. Applicants can have a background from either within social science and have skills with quantitative methods (e.g. economics, sociology) or the computational sciences (e.g. mathematics or data science). We are looking for the most talented candidates that ideally bring some knowledge and experience in the area of education policy or data science broadly defined, or both.

The Research Unit and Project

The purpose of UDDanKvant is twofold: 1) to deliver excellent quantitative research within the field of children and education, with a particular focus on effect evaluation 2) to develop econometric competences and methods within the field.  The unit will contribute with new knowledge in the field which can qualify policies and future decision on e.g. child care and education. The unit will work in close cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Education, which will contribute with detailed knowledge on data and interventions. The head of research unit is Mette Ejrnæs (see https://www.econ.ku.dk/Nyheder/Alle_nyheder/new-unit-at-ucph-to-put-focus-on-research-into-children/).

As part of the Ph.D. project, the applicant will take part in a project that aims to i) examine learning in schools through new digital platforms and ii) apply new methods for computing individualized treatment effects from causal machine learning methods. One sub-project will measure the effect of lockdown and learning from home using the digital data and examine whether local policies that allows vulnerable children to show up at school during lockdown mitigated the learning loss. The project will be led by Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen and Sune Lehmann. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The PhD student will be involved in conducting research in social data science in conjunction with the overall project and the affiliated research unit. UCPH will provide supervision and support for the student.

Further information about the PhD study program 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 program and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD program at the Universities. 

Information about the PhD study program can be obtained by contacting the Head of the PhD programme in Social Data Science, Robert Böhm: rb@sodas.ku.dk

Qualifications

Candidates possessing the following qualifications are strongly preferred:

  • Experience working with (large) data sets, for example, from past work as a research assistant or from independent research.
  • A track record of strong academic performance.
  • Experience from past coursework in machine learning as well as econometric methods.
  • Reading Danish is not a requirement but is an advantage.

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 program 

 The 5+3 PhD study program

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree program, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programs 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 will be shared between tasks at VIVE and UCPH and tasks can include for instance teaching.  

The 4+4 PhD study program 

Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree program would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree program. Applicants should check the study programs 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.

  • Cover Letter. The letter must detail your motivation and background for applying for the project.
  • An  outline of ideas for projects under the frame of the overall project (potentially related to questions of resources assigned to daycare centers or starting age). The outline should describe potential ideas for identification strategies that are suitable and critically discuss challenges.
  • CV   
  • Diploma and/or transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   

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

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

Information about the recruitment process is available from Salma Schou, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0787/21-2H

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/

The closing date for applications is 29 June 2021 at 23:59 CET

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

Contact information

For more information please contact Assistant Professor, Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen abn@sodas.ku.dk.

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

PhD stipend within circular economy and empowerment of young citizens through participatory action research (20-21048)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from 15 August 2021 or soon hereafter.
At Department of Planning, we have about 200 employees situated at the Aalborg and Copenhagen campus. The department provides high-quality research and teaching in the field of planning, technology and society in order to create a more sustainable future. We are interdisciplinary in the technical, natural and social science disciplines and present a unique combination of social and technological understanding where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society.
Our research creates the foundation for educating the future workforce, and as part of Aalborg University, the department rests on a socially engaging and problem-oriented approach. It is also at Department of Planning that the UNESCO Center for Problem-Based Learning is at home. That helps ensure, we create educations aimed at the job market and a society with increasing focus on technology, digitization, sustainability and partnerships for a sustainable transition.

Job description

A substantial number of young people in Europe are at risk of social exclusion. There is a pressing need to develop more knowledge and innovation to create more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. Citizen social science might contribute to these needs.

The EU-funded project YOUCOUNT will therefore, through participatory action research, produce new knowledge about positive drivers for social inclusion of youth at risk of social or material exclusion and with youth co-create innovations and governance proposals. The project includes a multiple case study of projects in nine countries across Europe where over 900 young citizen scientists and 9 local living labs will co-create innovations.

The activities should lead to knowledge and measures to promote youth citizen science and social change. One of the cases and living labs is based in South Harbour in Copenhagen and is coordinated by Aalborg University’s Department of Planning in cooperation with actors in the South Harbour neighborhood.

The focus is on circular economy as a possible strategy for empowering youth in relation to product obsolescence, development of local repairing and sharing activities, etc. and the roles citizen science can play. The PhD stipend will be part of the YOUCOUNT project and its co-design and implementation of strategies for empowerment of young citizens.

The PhD stipend will be part of a research group within sustainable production and consumption at Department of Planning at the Copenhagen campus of Aalborg University. The PhD stipend will also cooperate with the other local YOUCOUNT project groups.

Candidates for the PhD scholarship are expected to have a relevant education with focus on sustainable design and co-design. Competences in the performance of qualitative interviews are required as well as documented skills in written and spoken Danish at a proficient level, due to the local fieldwork in Copenhagen. Documented knowledge on methods and theories for analyses of social practices, action research and value chains is also a requirement. The applicant’s project description should be maximum 5 pages and consist of proposal for research question, theoretical approach, and empirical and methodological approach as well as an overall time plan. The YOUCOUNT project is financed by Horizon 2020 and involves cooperation between Aalborg University and a number of European universities. The PhD stipend should be able to start 15 August 2021.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Department of Planning, phone: +45 21256815, email: msjo@plan.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the PhD project.

Application

The application must consist of the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Project description
  • CV
  • Copy of transcripts of educational achievements

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

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Camilla Hvass-Raun, The Doctoral School at The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: chvass@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7406.

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

Aalborg University provides outstanding research and education. For the third year in a row we have placed Europe’s best and the world’s fourth best engineering university on the list of “Best Global Universities” published by the U.S. News & World Report. Our research and educations are multidisciplinary and build on close collaborations with business and industry. This also comes from our world-renowned PBL teaching model, which is based on solving the problems of reality. These collaborations and our acknowledged research contribute new insights, new solutions to societal matters and knowledge that are changing the world. More than 20,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University, of which over 10% are international students from various countries worldwide. To support them, we have 3500 employees, divided between Aalborg University’s main campus in Aalborg and our departments in Copenhagen and Esbjerg.

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

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

Vacancy number

1156848

Deadline: 2021-06-24 at 23:59

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Post expires on Saturday June 26th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow in language education related to LANGUAGES – Comparing language use across contexts

Postdoctoral fellow in language education related to LANGUAGES – Comparing language use across contexts

Job description

A position as postdoctoral fellow is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research. The position will be affiliated with the research project Comparing language use across contexts (LANGUAGES) funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2021–2025).

The position is a fulltime position for a period of 2 years devoted to research.

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

We invite interested applicants to an information meeting on 24 June 2021 at the University of Oslo. In the meeting, further information will be given about the LANGUAGES project, the available data, and the methods of analysis used in the project. Please register your participation HERE. You can also contact associate professor/project manager Lisbeth M. Brevik, l.m.brevik@ils.uio.

More about the position

LANGUAGES aims to investigate students’ language proficiency and classroom language instruction in Norway, France and the UK over time, within and across the school subjects English and French. The LANGUAGES research team comprises researchers at the University of Oslo, University of Bergen, École normale supérieure de Lyon, University of Exeter and University of Oxford. LANGUAGES will collect large-scale data (language tests, videos and surveys) and case study data (video-stimulated interviews and student texts) in secondary schools (age 14–15). It involves interdisciplinary research in English and French across the three countries. Applicants are expected to fit their proposed research project with the goal, methodology and overall design of the LANGUAGES project.

We ask for candidates that are interested in different theoretical approaches, frameworks and methodologies. The candidates will participate in data collection of language test data, classroom video data, student surveys and interviews from all three countries. The comparative subjects in focus will be English and French language education.

The post doc will work closely with the LANGUAGES team in the data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings, across languages and contexts. Experience with school research, classroom observation and use of observation protocols (e.g., PLATO), language tests, interviews, questionnaires, video- and/or audio-based research approaches will be an advantage. In addition, we welcome candidates with experience in coding of video data, and/or experience with quantitative analysis. Good oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are necessary. Communication skills in English and French are also required. Formal competence in both school subjects will also be an advantage. 

It is expected that the applicant is affiliated with the research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO).

For more information about the LANGUAGES project, please contact associate professor/project manager Lisbeth M. Brevik, l.m.brevik@ils.uio.no.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in English/English didactics, French/French didactics or language arts/language arts didactics, educational sciences and/or psychometrics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the application deadline. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language as well as in English and French
  • Project relevance to the LANGUAGES research ambition  

In the assessment of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The quality of the project description
  • The project’s contribution to the LANGUAGES research
  • Experience with school research, classroom observation and use of observation protocols (e.g., PLATO), language tests, interviews, questionnaires, video- and/or audio-based research approaches
  • The applicants’ academic and personal qualifications for conducting the project within the allotted time frame
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Good ability to collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community

We offer

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A stimulating and attractive working environment
  • A unique possibility to become a part of a wide Nordic/international network
  • 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

  • Letter of application
  • CV that also includes an overview of any previously published academic/scientific works
  • Certified copies of diplomas, grade transcripts and any other testimonials
  • Project description of 8-10 pages (cf. Guidance) and PhD thesis
  • Any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge.no.

The application must be written in English. 

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 project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project 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.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries where English is not the official language must attach a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 unless they have a diploma from a university in an English-speaking country.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Associate professor Lisbeth M. Brevik

Professor Eva Thue Vold

Head of administration Astrid Waaler Kaas

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.

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: 12 July 2021
Unit: The Department of Teacher Education and School Research
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday July 12th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and a newly establish research unit UDDanKvant

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in economics in conjunction with the newly established research unit UDDanKvant, The research unit UDDanKvant is focusing on quantitative and econometric research on the topic of children and education. The unit is a corporation between Ministry of Education and Department of Economics, Department of Sociology and Copenhagen Center for Social Data all at the faculty of Social Science at University of Copenhagen. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. The PhD student will be formally employed at the department of Economics at UCPH, but will also spend time at the Ministry at Education.

The preferred position starting date is on 1 September 2021.

Introduction

The PhD program provides PhD students with strong research training, which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The program includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD program can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program, or as a four year full-time study program within the framework of the 4+4 study program. The PhD student in the current project will have a solid connection to both Department of economics and the research unit as well as the ministry of education.

The Research Unit and Project

The purpose of UDDanKvant is twofold: 1) to deliver excellent quantitative research within the field of children and education, with a particular focus on effect evaluation 2) to develop econometric competences and methods within the field.  The unit will contribute with new knowledge in the field which can qualify policies and future decision on e.g. child care and education. The unit will work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, which will contribute with detailed knowledge on data and interventions. The head of research unit is Mette Ejrnæs (see https://www.econ.ku.dk/Nyheder/Alle_nyheder/new-unit-at-ucph-to-put-focus-on-research-into-children/).

As part of the Ph.D. project, the applicant has the opportunity to take part in several planned projects, among them a project on daycare and the effect of extra resources for vulnerable children in daycare or a project on the optimal staring age in daycare. The project will be led by Miriam Wüst. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The PhD student will be involved in conducting research in economics in conjunction with the overall project and the affiliated research unit. UCPH will provide supervision and support for the student.

Further information about the PhD study program 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 program and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD program at the Universities. 

Information about the PhD study program is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Economics.

https://www.econ.ku.dk/phd/

Qualifications

Candidates possessing the following qualifications are strongly preferred:

  • Experience working with (large) data sets, for example, from past work as a research assistant or from independent research.
  • A track record of strong academic performance.
  • Experience from past coursework in economics and econometric methods.
  • Reading Danish is not a requirement but is an advantage.

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 program 

The 5+3 PhD study program

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree program, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programs 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 will be shared between tasks at Ministry of Children and Education and UCPH and tasks can include for instance teaching.  

The 4+4 PhD study program 

Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree program would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree program. Applicants should check the study programs 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.

  • Cover Letter. The letter must detail your motivation and background for applying for the project.
  • An  outline of ideas for projects under the frame of the overall project (potentially related to questions of resources assigned to daycare centers or starting age). The outline should describe potential ideas for identification strategies that are suitable and critically discuss challenges.
  • CV   
  • Diploma and/or transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   

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

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

Contact information
For more information about the PhD programme, please contact professor Mette Ejrnæs mette.ejrnes@econ.ku.dk  

Information about the recruitment process is available from Salma Schou, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk  please refer to ID 211-0776/21-2H

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/

The closing date for applications is 29 June 2021 at 23:59 CET

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

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Postdoc in the area of Enterprise Foundations

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Postdoc position in the area of Enterprise Foundations

Enterprise foundations are foundations that own companies. Other widely used terms are industrial foundations or corporate foundations. Typically, the foundations are charitable, but they also play an important role as business owners. The structure is common in Northern Europe, particularly in Denmark, and poses special challenges and opportunities for corporate governance. For example, enterprise foundations often aim to be responsible long-term owners, but may be constrained by limited access to external finance. Enterprise foundations are seen as role models for purposeful companies. 

Copenhagen Business School would like to appoint a suitably qualified person to a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Enterprise Foundations. 

This position is designed for an individual with strong research potential at an early stage of an academic career. Prior knowledge of enterprise foundations is not required or expected, but experience with corporate governance research is clear advantage. The qualified candidate must hold a PhD. Degree or equivalent and be proficient in quantitative empirical research.

The post is available for a fixed term of two years as soon as possible at the Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG). CCG is an interdisciplinary research center with a strong track record in corporate governance and in international business and is one of the leading corporate governance centers in Europe. CCG is hosted by the Department of Accounting (ACC) at Copenhagen Business School.

Historically, the core research areas of CCG are (1) Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance, (2) Enterprise Foundations and Long Term Ownership, (3) Board Work, and (4) Governance, Risk, Management and Compliance (GRC).

The post doc will work with the research group in enterprise foundations and long-term ownership with access to its unique datasets.

It is the ambition of the Department to be in the international frontline in these research areas; to publish research results in leading international journals; to have an excellent research environment; to seek synergy between research and teaching, and to have a strong partnership with the business community.

Examples of research areas that the post doc. assignment might cover:

  • Value creation and corporate responsibility in foundation-owned companies
  • Long-term ownership by enterprise foundations
  • Board structures and CEO turnover ion foundation-owned companies
  • Managerial incentives in foundation-owned companies

Most of these issues are of general concern to businesses around the world, but they play a special role in enterprise foundations and foundation-owned companies.

The research in Enterprise Foundation is supported by CBS and 10 Danish Enterprise Foundations including the Novo Nordisk Foundation. In accordance with CBS research policy, the researcher is guaranteed freedom of research within the research area in question.

The Postdoc is a non-tenured position for a 2 year period with research obligation.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.

Qualifications

The applicant must hold a PhD. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential, including intellectual leadership.

Emphasis is placed on research relevant to the job description. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information, please contact: Senior Advisor Tine Roed, e-mail: tr.ccg@cbs.dk

Information about the center may be found at www.cbs.dk/ccg

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

Application

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

Your application must include:

  1. A summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  2. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  3. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)
  4. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  5. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  6. Transcript(s) and a full CV

Recruitment procedure

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

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

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

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

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

1 Postdoctoral fellowship in comparative public policy for research project “The Politics of Insecurity”

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in comparative public policy to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2021 or as agreed. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website

The position will be part of the Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation. The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The postdoctoral position will focus on policy change, especially in the Nordic countries. Please read more about the project here. The successful candidate will become a member of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. It is a cross-disciplinary unit which includes political scientists, historians, anthropologists and literature scholars. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively take part in research seminars and other centre activities. For more information, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant
To qualify for the postdoctoral position, you must hold a PhD in political science, public policy, sociology, criminology or a related discipline, and be able to outline an individual research project that fits the overall framework of POINS. The ideal candidate for the job will have a background in comparative policy research, an interest in the topic of the project and strong methods skills. Extensive expertise in comparative research on welfare states and/or criminal justice/penal policy and proficiency in a Scandinavian language are desirable, but no precondition.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Be curious and willing to actively engage in interdisciplinary research activities,
  • Present an innovative 2-year research agenda that clearly fits into the POINS project and (quantitatively or qualitatively) examines the comparative long-term dynamics in social welfare and penal policy against the background of insecurity, preferably with a special focus on Denmark and Sweden since the 1990s,
  • Document a strong research outcome targeting international peer-reviewed journals or presses.

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

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

For further information about the position or the research project or to receive a longer project description, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke: phone +45 6550 4307, e-mail starke@sam.sdu.dk.

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

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually.
Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

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

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

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

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

Read the guideline for applicants

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

Send application
Deadline 2021-June-23

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Business and Social Sciences by completing the application form

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Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

Post Doc in Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Post Doc in Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC).

MSC brings together scholars from a range of research areas within management, communication and the broader social sciences and humanities, studying organizations in global environments and the interaction and interdependencies of business, society and government. They share a common interest in studying organizations in global environments and the relations of organizations to the wider society.

MSC is a significant supplier of research-based teaching to a broad portfolio of programmes, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:

  • Responsible management, leadership and governance
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Sustainable consumption and behavioural sciences  
  • Business and development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context)
  • Organisational communication (corporate communication, strategic communication, leadership communication, marketing communication, international business communication)

Examples of research areas that the Postdoc might cover:

  • Behavioural science and consumer decision-making
  • Quantitative research methods: survey research, experimental methods, field studies
  • Sustainable consumer behaviour, sustainable (food) consumption, marketing and policies for sustainable products

This position is part of the larger research project PlantPro funded by Innovationsfund Denmark.
PlantPro aims to accelerate the transition to more plant-rich diets and reduced food waste by identifying and testing measures that drive consumer behaviour change.

The Post Doc is expected to design, conduct & analyse large-scale survey studies and field experiments in this area, and collaborate with project partners from the other two Danish universities and the Danish food sector on these tasks. Qualifications related to these tasks and research experience with sustainable behaviour change and/or food consumption are advantageous.

The successful candidate ideally starts in September 2021.

The Post Doc is a non-tenured position for a 26-months period with research obligation.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the (research) activities of the Department.

Qualifications

The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential and research relevant to the job description.

Previous experience in research project management will be welcome. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

Application

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

Application must include:

  1. A summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  2. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  3. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)
  4. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  5. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  6. Transcript(s) and a full CV

Recruitment procedure

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

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

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

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

Further information

Please contact: Associate Professor Meike Janssen, email: mj.msc@cbs.dk

 

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59

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Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

PhD Scholarship: Studying high performance organizations in China

PhD Scholarship: Studying high performance organizations in China

The Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of organizational and management studies (cross-disciplinary sociology/anthropology/politics/political economy). Scholars from Copenhagen Business School, University of Copenhagen, and The Sino-Danish University Center are in the process of developing a major research project  titled: Politics of Comparison: When Human Beings Compare. This PhD-project is a part of the subproject “When States compare and compete in Sport – Nations and systems of innovations competing in the world of table tennis”. The PhD-candidate is expected to investigate why and how some national organizations (such as China, Germany, and Sweden) continue to innovate and produce a number of high performing table tennis players. China is totally dominating table tennis these years but during the last 30-40 years, Sweden has now and again been able to replace China as the world’s number one, in particular from 1989 to 2001. It is expected that the candidate will do a comparative study between China and another country (such as Sweden, Germany, Japan, Hungary or Korea). The research project is hosted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing.  

If you interested in applying for this scholarship you can ask for the Research Paper titled Politics of Comparison When Human Beings Compare. The paper provides information about the main project and various sub-projects. This PhD-scholarship is linked to one of the sub-projects. Sendan email to Professor Lars Bo Kaspersen, lbk.mpp@cbs.dk and you will receive the research proposal.

Applications are encouraged from those with some experience of organization studies and comparative political economy including the political economy of China. Chinese language ability is preferred, although not essential. The selection of the PhDstipend will not be based on prior methodological or theoretical preferences. However, applications should outline and reflect upon theoretical and methodological preferences. The holder of the scholarship will work within the field of organizational studies and comparative political economy broadly conceived and may choose to draw upon a selection among a range of related fields and approaches. These include, not exhaustively, sociology, organization studies, politics, anthropology and China studies.

Chinese citizens (includes Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) cannot apply for PhD scholarships funded by the Danish SDC office but must apply through University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in accordance with Chinese national regulations. Applications from all other nationalities can apply.

MPP is an internationally recognized humanities and social science department within CBS that offers creative and innovative pedagogy and research based on intellectual depth and critical theory that crosses boundaries and connects diverse perspectives. Our faculty has earned a reputation for high quality disciplinary, interdisciplinary as well as transdisciplinary research and education. They are recognized as leaders in theoretically inspired but empirically grounded research within and across history, philosophy, management, politics, law, sociology, anthropology and cultural economics. Our research is focused upon organizing processes and their outcomes and driven by an interest in organization and management as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. We investigate and discuss topics such as change and innovation processes, work and human resources, public management and governance, project management, institutional dynamics, market creation, expertise and power.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows candidates to conduct research under the co-supervision of CBS and University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time in China. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD program, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/mpp

Please be aware, that the PhD project involves funding from Sino Danish Center/SDC, and therefore the PhD student:

  • is required to spend time in a Chinese research environment. The specific period depends on the funding model, in this PhD case it is a full SDC scholarship which requires 12 months in a SDC/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) research environment.
  • is expected to contribute to the educational activities on the SDC Master’s programs in Beijing during their stay in China.

See the SDC’s website on the specific requirements: http://sdc.university/research/phd.

Please note that it is not possible to get exemption from these conditions.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant educational and dissemination activities)

For details of the formal requirements for applicants, please see the CBS PhD School Handbook.

https://www.cbs.dk/files/cbs.dk/cbs_phd_study_handbook_2020-2021.pdf

 

For further information please contact: Professor Lars Bo Kaspersen, tel.: +45 31246161 e-mail: lbk.mpp@cbs.dk.  Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization.

 

General information:

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours) to be in large part conducted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing.

The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 (app. 3.648 Euro) up to DKK 33.045 (app. 4.400 Euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary. 

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organization.

The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School. The candidate will have the possibility of obtaining a double degree from Copenhagen Business School and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The candidate is obliged to spend 12 of the 36 months of the stipend in China.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing a PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English. See the PhD Handbook (link above) for details)

 

The application must include:

  • A project description (max. 5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and research methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in the form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a brief outline of how the project would fit within the framework of the collaborative research project.  
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.   
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).   
  • A list of papers and publications.   
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).   
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.

 

Recruitment procedure :

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.  Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Program at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

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

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

 

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.  

The envisaged starting date of the position is November 1, 2021. This date is open to some negotiation but note the stipend must commence in 2021.

 

Closing date: August 15, 2021.

Deadline: 2021-08-15 at 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday August 15th, 2021

Assistant professor/postdoc with focus on performance management and data-informed decision-making, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a position as assistant professor or postdoctoral researcher offering applicants an opportunity to join a research project focusing on performance management and data-informed decision making in public health care management.

The starting date is November 1, 2021, or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project

The position is part of the project “Understanding and Improving Data-Informed Decision Making in Public Management” led by Associate Professor Poul Aaes Nielsen.

The project addresses the fact that data on the processes, performance, and challenges of public organizations is increasingly collected and made available. The promises of data-informed decision making are frequently heralded as prerequisites in addressing present and future challenges of public sectors across the globe. Yet, research shows that data is seldom used consistently by decision makers, and when it is used, it is often for other purposes than problem-solving and improvement. Moreover, our knowledge about how organizational decision makers interpret and respond to such data is scarce.

The project aims to increase our understanding of how data, and especially performance data, informs organizational decision making. This includes studying how decision makers interpret and respond to performance data as well as what factors influence the use of data. The project also seeks to develop new ways of tracking and studying data-informed decision processes. Ultimately, the project seeks to address whether and how data-informed decision-making processes can help improve public services.

Methodologically, the project draws on a combination of survey and register-based panel data about health care services. The project will also use different survey-experimental designs to study the decision making of health care professionals and managers.

Job description

The candidate will be employed as part of the project and is expected to work together with Associate Professor Poul Aaes Nielsen as well as other members of the Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership. The candidate is expected to take a leading role in one or more subprojects. The most important tasks are:

  • Developing research designs
  • Analyzing data
  • Writing and publishing papers

Depending on the field of applicants, the position may be offered as either a 3-year position as assistant professor or a 2-year position as postdoctoral researcher. A position as assistant professor implies significant teaching obligations whereas a position as postdoctoral researcher implies modest teaching obligations. Applicants are thus encouraged to describe their potential contributions to teaching obligations in the BA or MA programs of the department.

The project offers funding for conferences, additional training, and opportunities for developing a valuable academic network.

Your qualifications

Applicants are expected to hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in political science, or another field relevant to the project. Other key qualifications include:

  • A good grasp of relevant academic literature (e.g. about performance management and conditions for successful use of performance management tools).
  • Experience with data collection, data management and data analysis, including with a focus on causal inference using observational data, including panel data methods.
  • Interest or experience in working with survey-experimental designs.
  • Ambition and ability to produce high-quality and high-impact research.
  • The ability to work constructively and effectively as part of a research team

In their application letter, applicants should motivate why they are interested in being part of the project, how they see themselves contributing to the success of the project, as well as outline potential ideas for research relevant to the focus of the project (1-2 pages).

Who we are

The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. The department is among the largest and strongest political science departments in Europe, with particular strengths in the areas of public administration and leadership. In 2021, Aarhus University was ranked as the top university in political science in continental Europe, according to ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking  and as the top university in public administration in the world.

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasize a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterized by pluralism and openness. With more than 100 academic staff members and 50 PhD students, we offer a lively, ambitious and highly collegial research and teaching environment with many international visitors and workshops and a clear international orientation.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please see: https://ps.au.dk/en.

Further information

Applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Poul Aaes Nielsen prior to submitting their application to learn more about the project and specific tasks, E-mail: poul@ps.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, Tel.: +45 9352 1361, E-mail: aak@au.dk

Place of work

Department of Political Science, Bartholins Allé 7, DK – 8000 Aarhus C

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here

Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications may be submitted. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials that cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.
Read more about how to apply for an academic position at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

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

Deadline: 2021-08-02 at 23:59
Email: mailto:poul@ps.au.dk
Phone: +4593521361

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Post expires on Monday August 2nd, 2021

Doctoral Research Fellowship in History

Doctoral Research Fellowship in History

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in History is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo. 

The position is associated to the project ClimateCultures: Socionatural entanglements in Little Ice Age in Norway (1500-1800), financed by the Norwegian Research Council (grant number 315441). It asks: what happened the last time Nordic societies encountered rapid climate change? How did climate and culture interact during this Little Ice Age? The interdisciplinary project brings together historians, climatologists, and museum practitioners. It connects the ‘archives of society’ (historical documents/objects) with the ‘archives of nature’ (tree-rings/ice-cores) and disseminates its findings in partnership with museums and Oslo’s new Klimahuset.

The doctoral research fellowship at the University of Oslo will focus on the historical part of the research. The successful candidate needs to research societal responses in Norway to the Little Ice Age (1500-1800). The work must be based on historical sources and objects from archives, libraries, and museums in the Nordic countries. The project should draw on the approaches of environmental history, historical climatology and material culture studies. Particular attention should be payed to extreme events (such as the 1630s, 1740s or 1770s).

The researcher will be expected to cooperate closely with the other participants in the project. This includes participation in meetings, workshops and conferences. The researcher will be based in Oslo with an expected start date of January 2022.

More about the position

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

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

 

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in history or a related discipline. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language and English, see Language requirements.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame.
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training.
  • Experience in working with historical source material from archives, libraries or museums
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements
  • Up to 5 pieces of academic writing (including the MA thesis)
  • A provisional project description (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters) that connects the candidate’s academic interests to the research project described above. See Template for project descriptions)

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

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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

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

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

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

Contact information

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 archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Deadline: 15 August 2021
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
Campus:
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Post expires on Sunday August 15th, 2021

Postdoctoral position: Building High-Quality EC Systems Supported by International Evidence (BESSIE)

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research project “Building High-Quality EC Systems Supported by International Evidence (BESSIE)”, financed by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF Starting Grant).

The position is full-time (37 hours/week). It is expected to begin on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, and to end 30 months later on 29 February 2024. The position is located at DPU, Copenhagen Campus.

The Danish School of Education is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.

Research context

The BESSIE project aims to promote greater quality, relevance and cohesion across the early childhood education and care (ECEC) system in Denmark, ensuring that every child can flourish and reach their full potential. In recent years, international research within both the neuro and social sciences has generated solid empirical evidence of the impact of the early years on health, educational achievement and employment later in life. Consequently, investment in ECEC has received an increasingly pivotal position on policy agendas all around the world. Supporting high-quality ECEC services has become an urgent priority – not only in terms of rights and values, but also to ensure social and economic well-being.
In Denmark, where 95% of children attend an ECEC institution, the sector is traditionally vested with very high expectations. There is a pressing demand from both policymakers and stakeholders for more effective ECEC services, posing new and urgent research questions about how the need for affordable childcare can be effectively harmonised with high-quality education for all young children. Investigating the effectiveness of ECEC represents a considerable challenge, as designing and implementing high-quality ECEC services implies examining different disciplinary paradigms, organisational models and economic choices that relate to structural conditions as well as sociocultural variables. Furthermore, government initiatives in this sector are scattered across various institutional bodies at the national and local level, which traditionally focus on isolated problems and programmes. In this regard, recent international comparative research provides a new conceptual framework supported by theory of change, according to which positive and lasting outcomes of ECEC can be ensured by reframing services as a comprehensive system based on four main dimensions: quality, equity, efficiency and sustainability.

With this framework as a jumping-off point, this research project will help define and operationalise the above-mentioned dimensions through the development of evidence-based indicators and strategies promoting high-quality ECEC services at the national level and enabling systematic international comparison.

The position

The postdoc will be part of the project team. In connection with the project, the postdoc will help carry out a cross-country analysis of ECEC systems and policies to identify the essential indicators and strategies favouring the development of high-quality ECEC services. Moreover, the postdoc will contribute to the analysis of available sources to acquire a detailed overview of the evolution and current status of ECEC services in Denmark. Finally, leveraging the system of indicators and strategies as applied to the Danish case, the postdoc will help develop guidelines aimed at improving the effectiveness of the Danish ECEC system and policies.

Depending on the academic background and previous research experience of the successful applicant, the postdoc contribution to the project will be oriented to the use of quantitative and qualitative methods addressed to achieve a systematic meta-review of literature, develop a case description, and conduct and analyse interviews with key informants.

The project will start on 1 September 2021.

Applicants are encouraged to write to principal investigator Fabio Dovigo (fado@edu.au.dk) for a full project description and further information about the project.

The postdoc is expected to:

  • develop an independent research agenda related to the project topic
  • collaborate and co-author articles with the other project members
  • initiate and organise activities with the project group, affiliated students and the academic world at large (co-organise and participate in research conferences, seminars and webinars as well as related activities)
  • contribute to the writing of funding applications.

The application must include a 2-3 page proposal for a postdoctoral research project about the development of evidence-based indicators and strategies promoting high-quality ECEC services at both a national and international level. It must be possible to complete the project within a 30-month period, and it must fit into the overall project (please read and connect with the project description, as mentioned above, which may be obtained by contacting PI Fabio Dovigo).

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in early childhood and care education, education, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, or a related discipline within the humanities or social sciences.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant, international, high-quality research profile, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.

The successful applicant must also document:

  • proven skills in qualitative research methods and data analysis
  • experience of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • the ability to collaborate in research teams
  • the ability to initiate relevant activities in an academic environment.

It is an advantage if applicants can also document: 

  • theoretical and conceptual understanding and analysis of national and international ECEC contexts
  • knowledge and experience of working and researching within the humanities.

Given the nature of the international research project and research team, we are interested in applicants from all over the world. Applicants must be fluent (or near fluent) in spoken and written English and Danish.

Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.

The application must be submitted in English.

Work environment

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily, or at least weekly, basis.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See https://international.au.dk/life/lifeindenmark/familyworklife/ for further information.

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to see https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/ for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

Research environment

The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University is the largest centre for research and teaching in the fields of education, didactics and learning in Denmark, with approximately 250 full-time researchers, including 80 PhD students, and approximately 5,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students.

The department’s activities are characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinary and close interaction with society, including businesses, organisations, government agencies and institutions, both in Denmark and abroad.

Please contact Professor Fabio Dovigo, fado@edu.au.dk for more information regarding the position.

Note that the Danish School of Education is located in both Copenhagen and Aarhus. The position is based at DPU’s Copenhagen Campus.

Visit the Danish School of Education’s website: http://edu.au.dk/en/.  
For questions about working at Aarhus University, visit http://talent.au.dk
For questions about relocating to Denmark, visit International Staff (au.dk)
 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

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

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.

With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

 

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Email: mailto:fado@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4593521670

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Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Digital Production

The Department of Technology, Management and Economics at DTU-Technical University of Denmark– invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in digitalization of production, funded by MADE Fast and Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDBD). The aim is to investigate relevant digital technologies, for example digital twins, increased use of sensors and vision, real-time failure diagnosis, operator dash boards, big data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robots, scanning of products etc. Focus is to identify digitalization technologies that can increase productivity and output, and reduce time to run-in and ramp-up of new products on the production lines.

The PhD position will be based in the Management Science Division and specifically in the research section Operations Management.

The research field is digitalization of production. The objective is to identify relevant digital technologies, assess how these technologies can be implemented, and quantify expected impact of applying these technologies. Working in the pharmaceutical industry, focus will also be on the main risks associated with implementing digital technologies in the context of a regulated industry.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will become part of a research team working intensively with operations management and digital production.

The focus of the PhD study will be to explore possible technologies, conduct tests in small scale, and provide the decision basis for full-scale implementation of digitalization technologies with the end-goal of increasing the competitiveness of the FDBD Finished Goods production.

  • You will be responsible for identification, exploration, and test of digitalization technologies most relevant to flow production.
  • You will contribute to the advanced research conducted in our research group on operations management and digital production.
  • Your research could include initially identification of 1-2 high-impact digitalization technologies for flow production. When the most relevant technologies have been identified, the state of the art from available research literature will be investigated as well as experiences from implementation from other manufacturing companies, e.g. companies in the MADE consortium.
  • Prepare and execute a small-scale test, as well as a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the expected impact from implementing the digitalization technology. The ambition is to have an initial decision-base for the first selected technology in 12-18 months (a stop/-go decision point for the technology’s implementation in FDBD).
  • You will engage in iterative analysis, development and implementation
  • You have the ability to work focused and to achieve ambitious goals

Qualifications
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. A relevant background could be a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, operations management, production engineering, or a degree in other areas with additional qualifications relevant for the responsibilities and tasks.

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 the DTU PhD Guide.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars Hvam, lahv@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 40643747 or Senior Manager Morten Lahrmann, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies morten.lahrmann@fujifilm.com, tel: +45 4194 9553. 

You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 June 2021 (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
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 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: 2021-06-28 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Management

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Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021

PhD Research Fellow in cross-disciplinary project on new aid actors in humanitarian response

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Social Sciences as a PhD Research Fellow within the topic of humanitarian response and new actors, affiliated to the Department of Global Development and Planning (IGUS), for a period of three years or four years with 25% required duties. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

IGUS is an interdisciplinary department with 14 full-time research positions, a post-doc position, and 10 PhDs enrolled in the faculty‘s PhD programme. Members of staff are dedicated teachers and researchers working on poverty issues, various dimensions of globalisation, political economy, emergency management, climate challenges and environmental problems, development communication, migration, gender, integration, humanitarian and development actors, participatory processes, urban and regional planning and digitalisation of higher education. 

The specific PhD position is tied to the research cluster on Mobility, Gender and Culture.

Responsibilities

The PhD position will be part of an interdisciplinary research project across the social sciences (University of Agder, Norway) and modeling and simulation (Old Dominion University, USA). The topic concerns new aid actors in humanitarian response that ’pop up’ to meet emergent needs. Such actors are not new, but they are becoming increasingly influential. While some “pop-ups” are short-lived, others do develop into more permanent organisations and evolve into NGOs and INGOs. The UN has specifically acknowledged civic engagement, i.e. volunteer groups, as important stakeholders for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs. It is pertinent to understand their contribution when dealing with humanitarian emergencies.

The ongoing project methodologically unites social science and engineering research methodologies to advance a truly interdisciplinary approach that leverages qualitative and quantitative data through computer modeling.

To gain an increased understanding of such small scale actors, there is a need for cross-country comparison that relies on local data collection and computer models to establish their emergent commonalities and differences. A cross-contextual theory requires research on how and when such initiatives emerge in humanitarian crises, how their work is organised, and to what extent they challenge and/or complement existing humanitarian response.

We welcome proposals that engage with the description and questions outlined above and which acknowledge the need for cross-disciplinary work and perspectives. The ongoing project has data from Greece and Colombia, but candidates are free to suggest relevant case studies and contexts.

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The applicants must qualify for admission to the PhD Program in Social Sciences, specialisation in Global Development and Planning and must hold a master’s degree in social sciences or related fields with an average mark of B or better. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply for this position. 

We are looking for a candidate who has knowledge about the field of humanitarian aid and development and who is interested in exploring cross-disciplinary methodologies and dialogue, linking social sciences with modeling and simulation. The candidate should have experience with qualitative methodology, preferably also with quantitative methods,  preference will be given to those with computational backgrounds and experience in conducting qualitative fieldwork. Experience with computer programming and statistical analysis is a plus.

The applicant should have strong written and verbal communication skills in English, as this is the working language in the larger, cross – disciplinary project. Other languages are a plus. Evidence of the ability to publish academically in English is a plus.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with novel data collection, particularly using advanced computational methods or ethnographic methods
  • Practical and/or theoretical experience in development research and practice
  • Computer programming experience or aptitude
  • Statistical analysis capabilities
  • Qualitative analysis capabilities
  • History of academic publication for conferences, journals, or other academic outlets
  • Experience and skill writing research funding proposals

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to work in virtual and team environments
  • Experience and flexibility for international travel, including immersive fieldwork
  • Openness to innovative and complex methods of cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Strong orientation towards ethical research practices and cultural sensitivity for research in development contexts 
  • Able to take constructive criticism to improve research standards and practice
  • Thirst for knowledge and desire to transcend disciplinary silos

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised. 

Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

We offer

The opportunity to explore topics that create opportunities in academia, NGOs, government agencies, etc.

  • Work with a multinational/multidisciplinary team, across continents and cultures
  • Direct mentorship and supervision from a larger team – we want you to succeed
  • The opportunity to travel for data collection
  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 482.200 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before the appointment. Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for the position”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis or other relevant documentation
  • References
  • Relevant academic work
  • A project description addressing the description and questions outlined above, positioned within the larger cross – disciplinary project, with a maximum scope of 5 -10 pages, including the reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, potential empirical material, a progress plan, and methods within the given framework

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 1 August 2021.

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

1st August 2021

Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

PhD student, Economics with special emphasis on forest policy

Ref SLU.ua.2021.2.5.1-1861

The department of forest economics is focused on research and education within business administration and natural resource economics and policy, with a particular focus on forest-related natural resources. Departmental activities have strong connections to sustainable development. The department contributes to education at the Faculty of Forest Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, and is responsible for bachelor- and master programs as well as offering PhD education within business administration and resource economics. Geographically, the department is located at two campuses: Ultuna (Uppsala) and Umeå. The department also has very strong research connections locally and internationally: It is a key part of an inter-University (together with Umeå University) research center, CERE (www.cere.se); it is involved in SSFE (Scandinavian Society Forest Economics) (www.ssfe-network.org); and is responsible for the editorial office of the Journal of Forest Economics (www.nowpublishers.com/JFE); and the head office of the research- and knowledge network “Forest Bioeconomy Network” – closely connected to the EFI (European Forest Institute) (www.forbioeconomy.com), is located at the department.

We are looking for a PhD candidate to join the Department of Forest Economics at SLU in Umeå. The student will engage in the study of sustainable management of forest resources, applying economic principles combined with policy analysis. In this context, forest resource management can range from forest owner decisions, societal benefits of forests, to industry-level behaviors responding to public policies, to the value of forest ecosystem services. The candidate will be part of a research project, focusing on forest policy and stakeholder analysis related to forest ecosystem services and climate change mitigation. Candidates are encouraged to review research conducted by the Principal supervisor of the candidate, Dr. Camilla Widmark, Associate Professor (see here and Google Scholar).

Description:

The PhD candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary work, develop research topic that expands the state-of-knowledge integrating economics, policy and forest resource management; developing relevant research questions, developing a theoretical framework and an appropriate research design; writing scientific manuscripts and compile a PhD thesis for examination. Course work is also included in the PhD program. PhD candidates are evaluated continously.

Qualifications:

To be eligible to apply the PhD program, you have to have a master’s degree in economics or related topics, with at least 30 ECTS of economics subjects included at the master’s level. Knowledge of natural resource economics, forest policy, demonstrated capacity to integrate forestry and economics concepts are considered an extra merit. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is required.

Of extra merit is experience writing scientific manuscripts and advanced knowledge of qualitative methods and tools.

Place of work:

Umeå, Sweden (more information about Umeå you find here: Visit Umeå)

Forms for funding or employment:

2 year employment. The PhD program consists of 4-year full-time studies, with 2+2 contract, where the first stage is a licentiate degree (2 years). Upon successful licentiate degree and upon funding, the contract may be expanded 2 years for a PhD degree.

Starting date:

Negotiable, upon agreement.

Application:

We welcome applications until June 23, 2021 using the button below.

Individuals have basic eligibility for third cycle education if they have taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits (ECTS), including at least 60 higher education credits (ECTS) at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Final selection is made with reference to a written application including a CV, a one-page proposed research outline, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, a copy of the MS thesis, and the names of at least two referees familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language, and an interview. Applicants offered the position shall provide certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college), along with proof of English proficiency. If the applicant is a foreign citizen, SLU requires a certified copy of the passport page disclosing personal data and photograph.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/

Academic union representatives:

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


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

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

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Camilla Widmark

Associate professor, Head of Department

+46 (0)90-786 85 96 or +46 (0)70-292 90 18

camilla.widmark@slu.se

Chandra Kiran

Director graduate studies

Chandra.kiran@slu.se

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Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021