Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

PhD Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Society: Science and Technology Studies

PhD Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Society: Science and Technology Studies

Artificial Intelligence in Society: NorwAI – Norwegian Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Job description

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo has a vacant three years position as PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) affiliated with the research area “Artificial Intelligence and Society”. The project is part of the Norwegian Centre for Artificial Intelligence Innovation (NorwAI), funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by prof. Susanne Bauer.

The candidate will be part of NorwAI’s research area “Artificial Intelligence and Society”, involving TIK and center coordination at NTNU Trondheim as well as a larger network of partners. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the TIK-Centre’s research training program. The purpose of the position is to complete a dissertation within the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) that qualifies for the Ph.D. degree at the University of Oslo during the hiring period. The candidate will be part of TIK’s research group in Science, Technology and Culture (VTK) and is expected to contribute actively and productively to the research area “Artificial Intelligence in Society” as well as the broader academic and social environment at TIK. Residence in or close to Oslo during the duration of the project is thus expected.

The PhD project is linked to the part of the research area that will undertake research into the social shaping of AI and interact with partners in the innovation areas within NorwAI. The PhD candidate will be conducting research on networks of actors and digital devices and practices. In terms of methods, this may include ethnography (both on-site and digital), interviews, document analysis as well as participatory methods and public engagement.  

The specific design of the PhD project, such as the choice of case, methods and theoretical framework, will depend on the candidate’s academic background and project proposal, and will be developed together with the project leader. The project may include international mobility. The position might include teaching, grading etc. at TIK in which case the project will be extended accordingly up until a maximum of 4 years.

About the project

The objective of the work package ‘AI in Society’ is to provide a better understanding of the sociomaterial transformations with the development, prototyping and implementation of AI technologies in various sectors, including transportation and media. The project will examine the formation of AI issues and knowledges, devices and procedures (such as predictive modeling, digital twins, automation), the social shaping of AI technologies, and related infrastructures. This will be done through selected case studies of AI technologies and by studying ongoing standardization processes of Standard Norge, EU, and OECD.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a two-year Master’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) and meet the formal requirements for admittance to the Faculty’s PhD program.

  • The Master’s degree must be of high quality and within a specialization of relevance to STS research on AI. The project’s interdisciplinary approach makes a variety of academic backgrounds potentially interesting, including Science and Technology Studies (STS), Social Studies of Computing, Big Data and AI Systems, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Innovation Studies, Social Anthropology and other interdisciplinary combinations across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Applicants must document experience with and/or a well-described interest in the field of STS. In addition, applicants must document experience with a minimum of one of the following research methods: ethnography, document analysis, interviews.

  • Experience with praxeographic fieldwork is an advantage as well as knowledge of social studies of computing, or computational anthropology.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment of applications, we will emphasize the following:

  • The project proposal’s academic quality, methodological competence, and relevance for the project.
  • The applicants’ relevance with regards to the criteria described under ‘Qualifications’ above.
  • The applicants’ academic and personal potential for fulfilling the project within the given timeframe.
  • The applicants’ skills in communication, including their sense of text and language. Personal skills: curiosity and good cooperative skills.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year, – depending on qualifications.

  • An academically stimulating working environment.

  • The possibility of undertaking a prolonged international mobility stay.

  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application describing motivation and experience of relevance to STS research on Artificial Intelligence (max. 2 pages)
  • Project proposal (in English) describing how the applicant intends to develop a PhD project within the frame of the research area AI in Society (cf. Faculty guidelines)
  • CV
  • A copy of the master thesis and a list of other scientific publications.
  • 2-3 references (including contact information and described relation to the applicant)
  • Copy of education diploma (including explanation of degree system for education outside Scandinavia)

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

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Project Leader Susanne Bauer,

Centre Director Fulvio Castellacci

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 1 November 2021
Unit: TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
Campus:
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Phd research fellow

Phd research fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Section for Cognitive and Clinical neuroscience

Job description

An open Ph.D.-fellow position is available at the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (CCN) at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional and PhD programs in cognitive and biological as well as neuro-psychology.

The research project associated with this position is open within the field covered by CCN. The Ph.D.-fellow is expected to develop a project outline, which upon acceptance will be supervised by a faculty member of CCN.

The Ph.D. fellow will join the Ph.D. program approved by the Department of Psychology and is expected to complete the research project during the period of employment. The appointment is fulltime for a period of three or four years depending on the competence of the successful applicant and the teaching and administrative needs of the section. In case of a four-year appointment, teaching and administrative activities make up 25% of yearly duty work (for example, teaching in lectures or seminars, supervision of students, grading of exams, committee work).

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive or computational neuroscience, biology, or a related field.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are necessary.
  • Previous training in methods related to the section’s research and teaching activities is required (e.g, brain imaging or biosignal analysis, cognitive modeling, advanced statistical methods).
  • The candidate’s research proposal needs to reflect research and organizational expertise.
  • The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo (https://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/).
  • Experience with programming is considered a plus (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python, C++/C, Java).
  • Prior work experience with relevance for research or teaching activities of the section are also considered a plus.
  • Candidates who are creative, motivated, and organized will be preferred.

Personal skills

Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player) is required.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum, – depending on experience and qualifications.
  • a professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • a cover letter detailing the applicant’s motivation and qualifications with relevance for the position.
  • a project proposal of max 5 pages (further information below), plus an additional statement of support of the prospective main supervisor (who must be a faculty member tied to CCN).
  • a CV with a list of scientific contributions (in research, teaching, or dissemination).
  • copies of educational certificates in English or in one of the Scandinavian languages (academic transcripts only).
  • a list of two to three references (incl. name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

The project proposal should contain the following sections: background, research questions/hypotheses, approach/methodology, implementation/feasibility, timeline, ethical considerations, references. Further sections may be added if so necessary. The page format must be A4 with 2 cm margins, single spacing and Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman or similar 11-point font. It is permitted to use 9-point font for the list of references and figure captions.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (with the exception of the educational certificates which might also be in one of the Scandinavian languages).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Head of Section: Rene Huster (rene.huster@psykologi.uio.no)

HR Adviser: Mija Nikolaisen (mija.nikolaisen@psykologi.uio.no)(for questions about the application)

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 9 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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PhD Fellowship in Law – FME NorthWind

PhD Fellowship in Law – FME NorthWind

Job description

A position as a PhD Research Fellow in Law is available at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

The objective of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law at the start of the position. Read about the PhD programme here.

The position is externally funded and is part of a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) called NorthWind – Norwegian Research Centre on Wind Energy. The Centre host is Sintef research institution in Trondheim and the University of Oslo is a formal research partner to the Centre. The PhD candidate will be working within the project NorthWind at the University of Oslo, and have the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law as working place.

The goal of the FME NorthWind is to create green jobs and export industry in Norway, reduce cost of wind energy installations and increase efficiency of wind farm operation. It is also to reduce negative environmental impact, improve public acceptance of wind power and support the UN sustainability goals.

For more information about the Centre and the research and industry partners, see https://www.northwindresearch.no/

The fellowship runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with teaching duties constituting 25 % of the overall workload. A four year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.

Starting date: Fall 2021/ early 2022.

More about the position

The PhD candidate will study the legal framework concerning the environmental impact assessment rules of wind parks, with the objective of providing recommendations for improvement. Both offshore and onshore wind should be considered.

The primary focus of the research will be on Norwegian law, but also relevant international, regional and EU/EEA law. Regional and comparative approaches are possible.

The PhD candidate’s work will contribute to Work package 5 (WP5) of the NorthWind project on “Sustainable wind development”. The objective of WP5 is to develop tools and insights for sustainable development of wind energy in order to create a successful export industry, reduce cost and uncertainty, and resolve environmental and societal conflicts. The task to which the PhD work will be attached to will look at environmental impacts and options for environmental design of wind power projects.

Qualification requirements and skills

  • The PhD candidate must hold a 5 year Norwegian master’s degree in law or the equivalent. Education on a similar level may be accepted, based on individual assessment, provided that the education is relevant to the completion of a project in law.
  • Applicants should normally have grades that place them among the top 10-15 percent of graduates. This requirement also applies to the master’s thesis.
  • Knowledge of the renewable energy sector is an advantage, but not a requirement for being selected. Relevant competence for the position is experience with academic research on energy and/or environmental law from the perspective of Norwegian, European and/or international law.
  • The project languages are both Norwegian and English. A good command of a Scandinavian language is therefore expected. The applicants should also have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken.
  • The applicant must be able to work in an independent and structured manner.
  • Good collaboration skills and the skills to contribute to the development of legal research are required.
  • The candidate must take an active role in developing the professional environment at the workplace during the employment period.

Assessment 

Applicants must submit a project description of 5 -10 pages, which gives an account of the research project, its contribution and relevance to Norwegian and/or European legal science and the NorthWind project, choice of theory and scientific methodology, possible scientific ethical challenges, and a work plan for completion. A PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law can be a monograph or a collection of several articles. As part of the project description, the applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project.

In assessing the applicants, emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ project description, grades, previous and possible publications in the field of law, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications for successfully completing the project.

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

Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview.

The applications are evaluated by an assessment committee. The committee ranks the applicants based on the criteria indicated above and interviews with short-listed candidates. A separate interview committee may be set down.

The final decision is taken by the Faculty’s separate appointment board.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200,- to 534 400,- per annum , position code 1017
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Pension plan in the state pension fund
  • Attractive welfare arrangements.

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

Application with attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system, see the “Search position”-link.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo and the completion of the PhD Programme

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

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition.

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

Contact information

Regarding questions about the research project: Associate Professor Catherine Banet: catherine.banet@jus.uio.no

Regarding questions about the recruitment system and process: HR officer Siri Martenson: siri.martenson@jus.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law consists of a Maritime Law department, and a department for Petroleum and Energy Law and is one of five institutes at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. NIFS is the Nordic hub for maritime law and a resource centre for maritime law and petroleum law research internationally. The institute has an international profile, with a global student body.

Deadline: 25 October 2021
Unit: The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

PhD fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Faculty of Social Sciences,

Department of Psychology,

Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology

Job description

A PhD position in developmental cognitive neuroscience is available at the Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP). The position will be part of the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT), in collaboration with the PROMENTA Research Center.

NORMENT is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence aiming to disentangle the genetic, neurobiological, psychological and environmental factors contributing to mental illness. Through our infrastructure for clinical evaluations, cognitive assessment, neuroimaging and biobanking we are assembling a large imaging genetics database comprising data from healthy controls and patients suffering from mental disorders.

PROMENTA  is a newly established interdisciplinary research center focusing on developmental processes and social gradients in mental health, drug use and wellbeing.

The PhD position is funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway for the project «Learning from mistakes: A Longitudinal Neuroimaging-Cohort-Registry Study”. The project is part of a larger project called BRAINMINT 

The fellowship is for a period of three years. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of a 25% teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department.

More about the project

On an overarching level, we aim to improve our understanding of the role of neurocognitive development in adolescent mental health and education. The primary objectives of the project are to 1) Map the development of self-regulation functions and associated brain activity across adolescence, 2) Probe how this development is related to changes in brain structure and structural connectivity, 3) Test how early life influences and traits are associated with individual differences in adolescents’ self-regulation functions, and 4) Examine the relevance of these functions for mental health and school performance.

We will collect and analyse behavioural, electroencephalography (EEG) and multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from both a large population-based sample and a heterogeneous clinical sample of adolescents. In addition to this new data-collection, we are working with several large-scale open developmental datasets that include EEG, functional and structural MRI, and diffusion MRI.

The successful PhD applicant will play a central role in the data collection. The PhD candidate is expected to learn and perform neuroimaging and statistical analyses and write research articles in the fields of developmental cognitive neuroscience, mental health and education. The specific focus of the PhD project will be planned together with the project leader, but can for instance involve using EEG or fMRI to study development of cognitive control, error processing or emotion processing, or using diffusion MRI to study structural connectivity in relation to adolescent mental health or education. The PhD is also expected to collaborate with other members in the research group.

The project is led by Professor Christian K. Tamnes (PI) and involves collaborations with national and international researchers, and the work may include a period abroad.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or related.
  • High fluency in English, spoken and written
  • Potential and ambitions for excellent research within the project, as evidenced by the required letter of application, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position
  • Competence in data processing and statistical analysis (R, Mplus or similar)

Preferable qualifications

  • Research experience in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology,  mental health, or education
  • Experience with EEG and/or MRI data collection and/or analysis
  • Experience with working with adolescents
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Interest in performing and promoting Open Science practices

Personal skills

  • Creative thinking and analytic abilities
  • High motivation and efficient work structure
  • Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently

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

We offer

  • Salary grade NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • A professionally stimulating work environment
  • Enthusiastic colleagues with high expertise in relevant fields
  • Unique learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for extensive collaboration with national and international collaborators
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced postdoc position
  • CV summarizing education, positions, academic work and other qualifying activity
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications and academic works (including preprints and scientific posters). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number)

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

Contact information

Please contact the project leader for more information about the project.

Formal regulations

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

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

This is a project funded by the Research Council of Norway and applicants with a previous PhD degree cannot be appointed for this position.

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

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

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

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

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

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 4 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday October 4th, 2021

Phd research fellow in statistics/machine learning

Phd research fellow in statistics/machine learning

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC)

The position

A 3-4 year position as Ph.D. Fellow is available at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position will fit a talented candidate highly interested in developing machine learning methods for predicting risk and progression of brain disease, and making such methods practically applicable in clinical settings.

The research center

The goal of LCBC is to understand brain and cognitive changes and how to optimize them through the entire lifespan. LCBC is an active multidisciplinary research center, with a staff of about 25 full-time positions, including six faculty professors/researchers, several PostDocs and Ph.D. candidates, several programmers/engineers and full-time research assistans, extensive supporting personnel and several affiliated international researchers. LCBC has excellent research infrastructure, including access to a 3T Siemens Prisma, PET and EEG, and neuropsychological and somatic test facilities. English is the inter-collegial language of the center. LCBC coordinates a large H2020 EU-project and has obtained four grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Further funding comes from the Research Council of Norway, the National Health Association, the Thon Foundation, and the University of Oslo. The group was in 2015 appointed status as “world-leading” as one of five at the University of Oslo, with special funding. More information can be found on www.oslobrains.no.

More about the position

Datasets containing information from a large number of sources, including detailed magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the brain, genetic information, cognitive test results, and sociodemographic variables have recently become available for a large number of individuals (N>50000), offering the potential to train accurate models for predicting risk and progression of brain related diseases (e.g., accelerated cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s). If successful, such models would be highly valuable, as early detection enables preventive measures to be applied at an earlier stage than possible with current diagnostic tools. However, the development of prediction methods which optimally use all available data is abound with statistical and computational challenges. Furthermore, making accurate personalized predictions likely requires fine-tuning the models to the characteristics of the target population, as well as proper quantification of uncertainty.

The successful applicant will work towards this goal by extending state-of-the-art machine learning methods to enable integration of MRI, genetics, and other relevant information for making personalized predictions of disease risk. The Ph.D. student will likely use tools from machine learning (e.g., deep learning, probabilistic ML, transfer learning), combined with statistical methods for analysis of longitudinal data. The work will require programming in a high-level language such as Python or R, and the use of deep learning toolkits such as TensorFlow. Access will be given to necessary GPU computing resources. A major focus for the candidate will also be scientific dissemination, i.e., writing and publication.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.D. degree. Hence, the research fellow must take part in the Department’s approved Ph.D. program. The fellowship is for a period of three years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the center.

The Ph.D. fellow is expected to collaborate extensively with other researchers at the center. The position will offer opportunities to develop high-quality research competence, to work with leading experts in the field, and take part in the group’s extensive network of international collaborations. In particular, the candidate will work closely with the “Predict-AD” project led by Prof. Anders M. Fjell at LCBC and the Computational Radiology & Artificial Intelligence (CRAI) Research Group at Oslo University Hospital, which is a formal collaborator of LCBC. The candidate will also have good opportunities to interact with other groups at the University of Oslo working with personalized medicine, including BigInsight (https://biginsight.no) and the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Qualification requirements

  •  Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in statistics, machine learning, or a closely related field. Candidates finishing their Master’s degree in the fall of 2021 are welcome to apply. Appointment is dependent on the Master`s degree being approved.
  • Applicants must be familiar with at least one high-level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, or R.
  • Applicants must be highly motivated to develop methods of practical value in clinical settings.
  • Familiarity and/or expertise in deep learning methodology (e.g., convolutional neural nets, transfer learning, backpropagation), and software (e.g., Keras, TensorFlow) constitutes an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Experience with image analysis, neuroimaging data, and cognitive neuroscience will constitute advantages, but not requirements.
  •  Excellent English communication skills, orally and in writing.

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

We offer

  • We offer Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment.
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits.

How to apply

The application must include

  • The application must include:
  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying.
  • Curriculum Vitae summarizing education, positions, and academic work
  •   Copies of educational certificates, publications/academic work (if any) that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  •  Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
  •  International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in Scandinavian or English.
  •  The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system.

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

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Associate Prof. Øystein Sørensen (oystein.sorensen@psykologi.uio.no)

Prof. Kristine B Walhovd (k.b.walhovd@psykologi.uio.no).

Senior consultant Silje Forsland (silje.forsland@psykologi.uio.no)

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 9 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Criminology – Crime in Latin America: The role of family, employment, culture and the state

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Criminology – Crime in Latin America: The role of family, employment, culture and the state

Job description

1 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Criminology is available, to undertake research as part of the project “Crime in Latin America: The role of family, employment, culture and the state”. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The candidate will work closely together with the principal investigator of CRIMLA, Prof. Sveinung Sandberg at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law.

The period of appointment runs for three or four years. A four-year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law and that pedagogical base competences are acquired as part of the 25% teaching duties. See this list for examples of courses that may be relevant for teaching duties.

More about the position

Crime in Latin America has risen sharply the last two decades. This is closely connected to the growth of US drug markets, brutalization of drug trafficking, increasingly important role of gangs, poverty, diminishing trust in governments, and weakness or failure of states. By developing a culturally sensitive life-course criminology, CRIMLA aims to understand the role of family, employment, culture and the state in criminal trajectories and careers in Latin America. Combining criminological theory, with institutional, cultural and narrative perspectives the objective is to develop research and theorizing from the Global South.

CRIMLA explores the overall research question ‘What is the best way to theorize and understand the criminal careers and life-course trajectories of Latin American offenders?’ through several sub-questions such as: ‘How does crime enter into the life-courses of offenders in different Latin American countries?’ ‘Do major life-course transitions and turning points coincide with changes in crime?’ ‘What is the role of state institutions and local cultures for criminal careers?’ ’What is the role of drug trafficking organizations?’ ‘How is crime conveyed in offenders’ life-stories?’

These questions are addressed through 300 qualitative life-story interviews with prisoners in six Latin American countries; Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The selected countries represent important differences in terms of state organization and stability, incarceration rates, and culture, but share similar languages, challenges, and colonial history.

The candidate will be in charge of WP 3 in CRIMLA, which has a particular focus on Argentina and Chile (alternatively Mexico and El Salvador, WP 1), and will author at least 5 articles for publication in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, single-authored and/or with other members of the research team. Themes to explore could include, but is not limited to, issues of life-course criminology, and the candidate is free to develop and explore own research interests as part of this project.

Empirically the candidate will partake in the data collection of the overall project, which is 100 qualitative interviews with inmates in each WP. This will be done in close collaboration with research assistants and the rest of the research team.

In order to address CRIMLA’s overall questions, the candidate is expected to engage with the interdisciplinary scholarship on life-course trajectories, life-history narratives and crime in Latin America. The candidate is expected to work close with the project team, engage with the Department and relevant international research communities and contribute to their developments. The candidate will take part in group activities with the core project team, such as seminars and workshops and other dissemination activities as per the project plan – and assist the PI in the overall organization of the project. The candidate is expected to spend considerable time on fieldwork in Latin America and at least two years at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo.

The core project team consists of the Principal Investigator (PI), Prof. Sveinung Sandberg, Prof. Gustavo Fondevila, Prof. Carolina Agoff, Research Fellow 1, Post-doctoral Research Fellow 1 (this vacancy). The candidate will also get the chance to build an international network and to engage with key scholars in this field, who are part of the project’s Advisory Board.

The parts of the CRIMLA project description relevant to this position can be accessed on request from the PI. Interested candidates are strongly advised to consult these before writing their project description.

Qualification requirements and other qualities

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Law or other relevant social science background.
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of, experience with and interest for life-history interviews, narrative analysis and life-course criminology is desirable.
  • Qualitative research skills and experience is necessary.
  • Applicants must submit a project description of 5-10 pages explaining how they would tackle their research task in the given time period.
  • The project language is English and Spanish and the applicants should have an excellent command of both languages, written and spoken.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way.
  • Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the ability, willingness and commitment to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Applicants must have knowledge and understanding of research ethics processes in the fields covered by CRIMLA.

We offer

  • Salary 543 500 to 604 700 NOK per annum depending on qualifications (position code 1352)
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities).
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Up to five previous academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author’s declaration.
  • A project description of 5-10 pages, including a description of the theoretical background, the aims, methodologies with suggestions for entry points for data collection (prisons), and reflections about potential ethical challenges. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the aims of the CRIMLA project. The applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project.
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD and MA). Foreign diplomas must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system. Please note that all documents must be in English or Scandinavian.
  • Names and contact details for at least two reference persons.

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

The project starts 1. October 2021.

Evaluation of the applicant

  • In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s academic achievements, previous relevant publications, the project description, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, personally or digitally
  • The candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board, which ranks the candidates based on the criteria indicated above and conducts interviews with short-listed candidates. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Law will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. We encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities.

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

Contact information

For questions concerning the project: Sveinung Sandberg, sveinung.sandberg@jus.uio.no

For administrative questions: Andreas Mobråthen, andreas.mobrathen@jus.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

 

The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law is situated at the Faculty of Law. The Department is Norway’s only department for research and education in Criminology and Sociology of Law. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are at the highest international level. The Department has about 30 employees and 500 students.

Deadline: 6 October 2021
Unit: Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law
Campus:
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Researcher JUSTEMOTIONS

Published: 2021-09-16

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Subject description: This two year researcher position is part of an international and interdisciplinary research project titled JUSTEMOTIONS; The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making. Through a comparative and multi-method qualitative design, including court observations, interviews, and shadowing of legal professionals, the JUSTEMOTIONS project studies the emotive-cognitive components of assessments leading to a decision to prosecute, to appeal, and the judgments of the courts in criminal cases. The JUSTEMOTIONS project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC) and involves 10 researchers at different Universities and data collection in four countries (USA, Sweden, Italy, and Scotland). This researcher position will continue the project’s research in the USA with an affiliation to Vanderbilt University via Professor Terry Maroney.

Work duties: The main duties of this researcher position are data collection in USA and qualitative analysis. Data collection includes court observations of criminal hearings, shadowing of judges and prosecutors, and conducting interviews with judges and prosecutors. The day-to-day management of the project also includes securing access to the field and planning of fieldwork; transcription and coding of data (using the software NVivo); communication with project colleagues in Sweden and other research sites; and participation at workshops in the participating countries. During the second year, the work also includes drafting and submitting two co-authored manuscripts to peer-reviewed international journals, and communicating findings through court presentations in the USA as well as internationally at seminars and conferences.

This is a non-faculty, non-tenure track, two-year term appointment. The position is full time and carries a competitive salary, commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications, plus health insurance coverage as specified by Uppsala University guidelines. The Research Fellow’s appointment will be at the Department of Sociology, with all funding for the position coming from the JUSTEMOTIONS project. Equipment for fieldwork, and travel costs for fieldwork, project meetings, and conferences are covered by the project. The appointment starts at Uppsala University, with possibility for overseas contract.

For more information about the project see: https://www.soc.uu.se/research/justemotions/

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in sociology/legal anthropology/law or a field relevant to the aims of the project by start date.
  • Research expertise relevant to the field of research, particularly socio-legal studies and/or the sociology of emotions.
  • Experience with ethnographic methods is critical.
  • Experience with doing research or working in courts and/or prosecution offices in the USA is a strong plus.
  • Good collaborative skills, drive, and ability to work independently with fieldwork.

Application: To apply for the Research Fellowship, submit the following materials in digital format

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position and description of requested skills;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • An attested copy of your PhD degree, OR an attested letter from the College or University granting your degree that states that the appointee has completed all requirements to receive their degree no later than on the first day as appointed researcher.
  • A transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable);
  • Two writing samples;
  • The names and contact information for three references.

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: November 1st or according to agreement.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Working hours: 100 % (full-time).

For further information about the position, please contact: Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Stina Bergman Blix, +46(0)18-471 5089, stina.bergmanblix@soc.uu.se.

Please submit your application by October 7, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3446.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2021-10-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Sociology

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Post expires on Thursday October 7th, 2021

Phd research fellow

Phd research fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Section for Cognitive and Clinical neuroscience

Job description

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD fellowship to be based at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position is linked to the project Unravelling the role of oxytocin in behavioural flexibility, which is funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway (Principal Investigator: Daniel S. Quintana). The fellowship is for a period of 3 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching duties, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department. The research fellow must take part in the Department’s PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

Behavioural flexibility, which is the ability to appropriately adjust one’s behaviour in response to a changing environment, is associated with improved quality of life and a higher resilience to stressors. Conversely, behavioural inflexibility is linked with several psychiatric illnesses, such as autism. Despite the key role for behavioural flexibility in health and wellbeing, its neurobiological basis remains elusive. Emerging evidence suggests that the neuropeptide oxytocin plays a critical role in behavioural flexibility. The primary objective of the PhD fellow project is to unravel oxytocin’s role in behavioural flexibility by performing an intranasal oxytocin intervention study in neurotypical individuals. In collaboration with other members of the team, the fellow will be directly involved in project coordination, data collection, data analysis, and the write up of results for submission to peer-reviewed scientific journals. During the data collection phase, some work time outside of traditional working hours (e.g., evenings, weekends) may occur.

More about the position

The candidate will be affiliated with the NORMENT Multimodal Imaging group (PI: Lars T. Westlye, https://www.med.uio.no/norment/english/research/groups/multimodal-imaging). NORMENT (http://www.norment.no) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence aiming to disentangle the neurobiological, genetic, psychological and environmental factors contributing to the development of mental illness.

The candidate will also be affiliated with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Director: Terje Nærland, https://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/kgj-neurodevelopmental-disorders/), whose goal is to address mechanisms of normative and aberrant brain development and translate findings to improve clinical practice for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must be qualified for admission to the ph.d. program at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo (https://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/).
  • Applicants must have submitted their master’s or equivalent thesis in relevant fields such as psychology, medicine, or cognitive neuroscience, or other related fields. The diploma must be forwarded as soon as it is received.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian and English are required.
  • Previous experience with collecting psychological data from human research participants is required.

The following qualifications are advantageous:

  • Previous experience coordinating research projects.
  • Previous experience with statistical analysis and programming (R, Python, or similar) is an advantage. Interest in acquiring the necessary computational skills is required.
  • Previous experience with experimental research (e.g., treatment interventions) 
  • Previous experience with neuropeptide research (e.g., oxytocin)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian

Personal skills

Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player) is required.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year, – depending on experience and qualifications.
  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

Starting date: December 2021.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (brief summary of motivation and research interests, career plan).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, relevant experience).
  • A one-page research proposal on the PhD project topic (i.e., an intranasal oxytocin intervention to better understand oxytocin’s role in behavioural flexibility)
  • Relevant educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • List of publications, if any (including preprints with valid links). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Dr. Daniel S. Quintana, e-mail: daniel.quintana@medisin.uio.no

HR Adviser: Mija Nikolaisen (mija.nikolaisen@psykologi.uio.no) (for questions about the application)

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 9 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Post expires on Saturday October 9th, 2021

2.5-year postdoc with focus on media exposure, misinformation, and public opinion, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University

The Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position offering applicants the opportunity to join the research project “Exemplar Democracy (EXDEM) – Psychological Biases and the Impact of Exemplars on Factual Perceptions and Attributions of Government Responsibility”. The project is led by Associate Professor Lene Aarøe and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The postdoctoral position is a full-time fixed-term position for 2.5 years starting on 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter subject to mutual agreement.

The research project

When reporting about social problems, the media typically use exemplars, i.e., the narrative of a specific person who is personally affected by the issue. In different lines of research, this type of media reporting is also referred to as “human interest frames”, “case reports” and “episodic frames”. While these lines of research use different terminologies, they all emphasize that exposure to exemplars can create an extreme perspective that triggers (1) factual misperceptions in the mass public and (2) biases people’s democratic responsibility attributions of whether the government or the individual is to blame for the problem. The EXDEM project seeks to understand why some types of media exemplars are so powerful in shaping factual misperceptions and responsibility attributions in the mass public, while others are uninfluential. Second, the project seeks to advance knowledge about how the effects of powerful but unrepresentative exemplars can be corrected to combat misinformation in the mass public.

The EXDEM project is theoretically ambitious and will develop a new interdisciplinary theory integrating insights from psychology, communication, cognitive science, and political science to answer the research questions. In doing so the project advances scientific knowledge about the consequences of media exposure as well as the sources of misinformation and biased democratic responsibility attributions in the mass public and develops new best practice guidelines for how to mitigate them. Examples of relevant sources of theoretical inspiration include (but are certainly not limited to) research on cognitive biases and heuristics, emotions, interpersonal communication, and identity.

Methodologically, the project implements a unique cross-national research design combining different types of survey experiments with analyses of people’s real-world reactions to real-world media tweets. The project will develop and implement a series of parallel experiments in the United States, France, and Denmark to study the research questions. Data collection in an additional country can be added to the project depending on the applicant’s empirical interests and background knowledge. The full project description is available upon request.

Job description

The postdoctoral researcher will be employed as part of the EXDEM project team and is expected to engage in collaborative research with Associate Professor Lene Aarøe and other project team members (from Aarhus and beyond). We expect the postdoc to take a leading role in developing, designing, and coordinating studies in one or more countries within the project, to conduct high-quality research within the context of the EXDEM project, and to contribute to publications in top outlets.

Research will primarily be carried out in collaboration with other project members, but there will be some opportunities to pursue independent work within the overall focus of the project. The project offers significant funding for data collection, research assistants, travel, and workshops.

In addition to the outlined research tasks, the position implies modest teaching obligations equivalent to one course per year. If an applicant is interested, a one-year further extension in return for additional teaching might be negotiable, depending on the applicant’s prior teaching experience and the Department’s need for teaching capacity in the relevant years. The Head of Department will decide on any such extension no later than one year after employment. Interested applicants are thus encouraged to describe their potential contributions to teaching obligations in the Department’s BA or MA programs. Salary is according to the Danish pay schedule.

Your qualifications

Applicants are expected to hold – or be close to completing – a PhD in relevant areas in political science, political/social/evolutionary psychology, communication, or cognitive science. In addition to a keen interest in conducting collaborative research in the EXDEM project, the successful candidate must demonstrate ambition and ability to produce high-quality research.

We expect applicants to have strong quantitative skills and excellent command of statistical programming languages (e.g., STATA or R), experience with or a strong interest in experimental designs and a willingness to acquire new methodological skills. Some experience with social media research or automated content analyses is an additional asset but not required. Applicants are expected to have an excellent command of spoken and written English.

Interested applicants should submit an application letter motivating why they are interested in being part of the EXDEM project and how they can contribute to the success of the project, outlining potential ideas for research relevant to the focus of the project (2-3 pages). Selected candidates will be asked to come for an interview and present research ideas.

Who we are

The Department of Political Science is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of five faculties at Aarhus University. The department is among the largest and strongest political science departments in Europe, with particular strengths in areas like political psychology, political communication, and political behavior.

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasize a dynamic and flexible research and a 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, workshops, and a strong 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 Lene Aarøe prior to submitting their application to learn more about the project and specific tasks, e-mail: leneaaroe@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 8715 3631, 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: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

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

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 can be included in the application. 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 which 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 post 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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: 2021-11-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:leneaaroe@ps.au.dk
Phone: +4587165705

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday November 10th, 2021

Postdoctoral position in a research project on “The experience and consequences of boredom”

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position (100% salary) as part of a larger research project on “The experience and consequences of boredom” funded by the Velux Foundation. The starting date is February 1, 2022, or subject to mutual agreement. The position is strongly research oriented but contains some teaching responsibilities.

The research project

We aim at making a significant contribution to our understanding of what characterizes boredom and how the individual handles the experience of the emotion. We will investigate how boredom impacts psychological wellbeing in everyday life, examining who is most severely affected and why. Thus, this project will nuance our understanding of the personal challenges that arise with boredom and additionally serve to illuminate individual coping strategies. Finally, we will examine the destructive potential of boredom by exploring aggressive and antisocial behavior that may occur in the wake of it. Hereby, the project uncovers both the negative consequences of boredom and the potential solutions to the associated challenges faced by both the individual and society at large.
The postdoc will work on this exciting project in collaboration with and mentored by Associate Professor Stefan Pfattheicher. The successful applicant will be embedded in a strong international research lab where cooperation, creativity, and kindness are valued.

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD in psychology or a related field (e.g., social sciences, behavioral economics)
  • Genuine interest in the analysis of boredom and related constructs
  • First-authored publications in leading international journals
  • Advanced knowledge in research design and methods (running extensive experimental studies; experience sampling studies)
  • Advanced knowledge in statistics, programming of studies
  • Familiarity with practices of transparency and open science
  • Experience and interest in training and supervising junior scientists
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate and communicate in academia and to the public at large.

Candidates who only partially meet this profile are nonetheless encouraged to apply.
 

Who we are

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of six departments
at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the
social science and business-related research fields and brings them closer together to
reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a
Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS – and the Department of Psychology and Behavioural
Sciences – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

For more information about the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences,
please visit here.
 

For further information

For further information about the position, please contact: Stefan Pfattheicher, sp@psy.au.dk.
If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the
recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.:
+45 8715 2497, Email: mfp@au.dk

Place of Work

Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Bartholins Alle 9, 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: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

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

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 can be included in the application. 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 which 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 post 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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: 2021-09-30 at 23:59
Email: mailto:sp@psy.au.dk
Phone: +4587165785

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Postdoc in cardiac psychology

The Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, embedded within the Faculty of Health Sciences, invites applications for a vacant position as postdoc in the field of cardiac psychology – the interface between psychology and cardiology. 

The postdoc position is for 3 years starting 1st of February 2022 or soon thereafter. You will refer to Head of Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen and be part of her research team. You will work closely with her team members at the department and collaborators at the Departments of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital and Aarhus University Hospital. You will also be part of the INSIDE research group 

The Department of Psychology has been built up over the last 11 years and forms the research basis for the bachelor and master’s degree programmes in psychology at the University of Southern Denmark. Both degree programmes are fully developed, and the first master’s students graduated in August 2015. 

The research foci of the Department include Psychotraumatology and Interpersonal Violence, Pedagogical and Child Psychology, Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Architectural Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Medical and Clinical Psychology with a translational perspective. The research programme is currently organised into 6 research groups, with our academic staff members participating in one or more of the research groups. 

For more information on the research groups see:

https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/Institutter_centre/Institut_psykologi/Forskning

and

https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/Institutter_centre/Institut_psykologi/Forskning/Forskningsgrupper

WE OFFER

• A dynamic and international workplace that values collaboration and sparring among colleagues 
• Continuing education of members of staff
• Flexibility in planning working hours
• A good working environment

WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

A highly motivated and ambitious candidate with an interest in the area of medical and health psychology, preferably with knowledge of cardiovascular disease, and experience with quantitative and qualitative methods within psychology. Candidates who have experience with register research and use of the Danish registers and systematic reviews / meta-analyses will be preferred.

You will contribute actively to the environment of the department through the following activities:

• Active participation in one or more of the research groups of the department 
• Development of a dynamic research environment through the establishment of national and international collaborations 
• Raising external competitive research funds together with the cardiac psychology research group led by Professor Pedersen
We expect you to have:
• A master’s degree in psychology as stand alone or with a PhD degree 
• Some experience with teaching in medical and health psychology
• Competences in research and methodology 
• Competences and interest in developing and coordinating research activities related to cardiac psychology 
• Strong communicative and collaborative skills and ability to build relationships (national and international) and networks
• An interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary environment
• Proficiency in spoken and written English

Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen, telephone +45 6550 7992, e-mail sspedersen@health.sdu.dk 

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Application

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• up to 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work.
• a presentation of other qualifications of relevance to the position.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted. 

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

 

Deadline: 2021-10-03 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 3rd, 2021

Postdoc in digital health at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in digital health. The postdoc position is affiliated with the research project ‘PeerCare – Producing continuity of care in peer-led online communities for patients with chronic conditions’ (2021-2023), funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The postdoc position is a full time, one-year position and begins on 01 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Project

Many Danish patients increasingly experience a lack of care continuity – they feel they meet too many different health professionals and that their treatment is coordinated ineffectively. The aim of PeerCare is to understand if and how peer-led online communities (PLOCs) are important for the way in which chronic patients experience and deal with (dis)continuity of care. The project will focus on exploring two claims: 1) PLOCs function as spaces for articulating and responding to personal experiences of a lack of care continuity. 2) PLOCs enable peer-based continuity of care that can compensate for the lack of continuity in the healthcare system. Empirically, the project will focus on quantitative and qualitative material from two different types of online communities for patients with chronic conditions. PeerCare will seek to provide new knowledge and a new approach to continuity of care by exploring if/how continuity of care is negotiated and produced outside healthcare institutions through the (media) practices of active, self-organising patients. This will be a significant contribution to digital health research and health research on continuity of care.
 

Postdoc profile

We are looking for an applicant who is able to collaborate closely and effectively in a small interdisciplinary project group connecting perspectives from the humanities and public health. The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in e.g., cultural studies, media studies, public health, (medical) anthropology, sociology or any other relevant discipline. Experience of various qualitative – and potentially also quantitative – methods (e.g., text sampling, interviews, surveys) will be an advantage. Previous experience of research on digital health-related issues, e.g., involving vulnerable research participants, is also an advantage, but not a demand. In terms of language requirements, all the empirical material is in Danish, but the research should be written in English. So applicants need to be able to understand Danish and write in English.

Your main tasks will consist of

  • being responsible for the collection of empirical material (digital texts, interviews, surveys) in close collaboration with the other participants
  • being the first author of at least two research articles, and the co-author of two other research articles, in close collaboration with the project participants
  • taking an active part in developing and carrying out the different processes, meetings and events related to the project in close collaboration with the project participants

Teaching and supervision

As a postdoc in digital health your position is primarily research-based, but it will also involve a small amount of teaching and supervision. To that end, the successful applicant will be expected to take part in teaching and supervision activities and to teach and supervise on BA and MA levels at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy and/or the Department of Public Health.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to digital health. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:

  • an internationally oriented research profile within digital health, qualitative health research (or another relevant field), as documented by a PhD dissertation and/or research publications
  • experience of the self-directed management of research projects and various qualitative research methods
  • the ability to understand Danish and write in English
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and partners

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document

  • a track record of research publications of a high international standard, commensurate with the length of their academic career
  • an innovative doctoral dissertation in an area related to and relevant for the project
  • relevant teaching experience at university level
  • experience of participation in national and international research networks

Finally, applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project (max. 1-2 pages). This could include ideas for relevant articles dealing with the intersection between ‘(dis)continuity of care’ and peer-led patient communities on social media.

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

Please do not include references or letters of recommendation with the application. Applicants who are invited to an interview may be asked to provide references.

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 basis.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. You can read more about family and work-life balance in Denmark.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to read about the attractive working conditions and other 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 wide variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. You can also find information about the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

The department

The place of employment is the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
The department’s main focus is Danish culture, traditionally divided into language, media and literature, but it also has a long tradition for interdisciplinary theoretical practice and development. The department’s researchers are currently working on topics such as narrative theory, rhetoric, the use of language in social media, Danish dialects, globalisation and genre studies.
Prospective applicants are invited to view the department’s website.

School of Communication and Culture

The school is a part of the Faculty of Arts. You will find information about the school and its research programmes, departments, and diverse activities on its website.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact the principal investigator, associate professor Carsten Stage, by email norcs@cc.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Arts HR support by email: hsi@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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:shortlisting

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 withsociety.

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: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: School of Communication and Culture
Email: mailto:norcs@cc.au.dk
Phone: +4587163175

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher and Doc­toral Stu­dent in the field of environ­mental so­cial sciences

The University of Helsinki is the largest university in Finland, which seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. We are one of the best multidisciplinary universities in the world and our community of c. 8 000 employees offers wide ranging career development opportunities in teaching and research as well as in specialist and other support positions.
(www.helsinki.fi/en)

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is located on the Viikki campus. The mission of the faculty is to promote the sustainable use of renewable natural resources through scientific research and research-based teaching. We focus on agricultural and forest sciences, food and nutrition, microbiology, as well as on economics and management. We cover the full natural resource chain from farm to fork, the entire field of forest sciences from soil chemistry to marketing, as well as the environmental effects of related activities. Graduates from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry are versatile experts in biosciences and business, able to meet the needs of both the business sector and society at large.
(www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry)

The Department of Economics and Management conducts high-quality research and teaching, involving the application of economics, management, marketing and consumption theory, methods and perspectives to address issues associated with the goods and services from our terrestrial and aquatic environments: agricultural areas, food systems, forests and aquatic environments. The department has several international research groups. The department hosts the M.Sc. programme “Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics” and the M.Sc. programme “Food economy and consumption (website in Finnish)” and the B.Sc. programme “Environmental and Food Economics”. Our researchers also participate in the teaching and development of doctoral programmes. The Department is also a part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (HGSE).
(www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry/research/economic…)

Applications are invited for positions of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AND DOCTORAL STUDENT

in the field of environmental social sciences

Positions are for a fixed-term period, from 12 to 24 months, starting in 2022. There is a possibility for continuation as further funding is secured.

These positions are funded by the Academy of Finland project ‘Skills of self-provisioning in rural communities’ (https://akareport.aka.fi/ibi_apps/WFServlet?IBIF_ex=x_hakkuvaus2&CLICKED…). The project investigates the skills and practices of local food production, as well as the prerequisites for the construction of such skills. Empirical insights are gained from two case studies in Finland: (1) a municipality with an official resilience agenda and (2) a village running a self-sufficiency institute. By comparing the results from these case studies, the research will identify and analyze the focal skills and practices relevant for sustainable organization.

The successful candidates will also become part of a collaborative research group ‘Process studies on sustainable economy’ (https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/fi/organisations/process-studies-on-s…) at the Department of Economics and Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The group builds on process philosophy and focuses on understanding the enactors, enactments, and enablers—as well as their relations—relevant for a sustainable economy. Recent phenomena investigated include affordances, agency, culture, degrowth, social practices, sufficiency, and technology.

We are looking for highly motivated scholars that are fluent in English and possess excellent writing skills. The main duties of the researchers are data collection and analysis, as well as the dissemination of findings, including talks and article writing.

REQUIREMENTS
The appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher shall hold a doctoral degree and have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work as well as the teaching skills necessary for the position. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be an expert in qualitative methods (particularly interviews) and have a good command of relational approaches and theories of social practices.

The appointee to the position of a doctoral student should have a MSc or similar degree from a field relevant to the position and motivation to carry out postgraduate studies on the topic. The successful candidate must have a right to pursue studies leading to a doctoral degree from the Helsinki University, or this right must be successfully applied for during the trial period. The doctoral student is expected to assist with qualitative data collection and analysis and have an interest in developing an expertise in process thinking. (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-p…)

The salary for the postdoctoral position is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The annual gross salary range varies between 3200–4400 €/month, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

The doctoral student’s salary will be based on levels 2–3 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary will be between 2200–2500 €/month, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

A six month trial period will be applied in both positions.

Applications must have the following enclosures as a single pdf file in English:
1) letter of motivation, including a statement of methodological skills (max 1 page),
2) academic CV, and
3) list of publications
4) names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link below.

Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application at https://msap.helsinki.fi

The deadline for applications is 31.10.2021.

Further information on the position can be obtained from Dr Pasi Heikkurinen, pasi.heikkurinen(at)helsinki.fi

In case you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact HR Coordinator Sari Aaltonen, sari.aaltonen(at)helsinki.fi

Due date

31.10.2021 23:59 EEST

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for the position

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

Postdoc in innovation governance and sustainability transitions

Postdoc in innovation governance and sustainability transitions

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one postdoc position in the field of innovation governance and sustainability transitions.
The postdoc position has a duration of three years (including one year of teaching responsibility). It is part of a project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) entitled:  “Public Actors’ Capacities in the Governance of Green Transitions (CAPACITOR)”. The project is managed by Professor Susana Borrás, at the Department of Organization, at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
The project asks: How are public actors developing and using their organizational capacities in the complex governance processes of green transitions? Taking the starting point in innovation governance and sustainable transitions studies, the project addresses questions related to organizational capacity and agency in the governance processes of transformative innovation. The post-doc will be part of a research team that aims at making significant scientific contributions, as well as practical impact by collaborating with relevant stakeholders.
The postdoc will carry out qualitative studies, including interviews, observations and document analysis of public and other actors in selected case studies. The postdoc will be actively engaged in the collection, management and analysis of a significant amount of data. The research will also involve active interaction and communication with stakeholders in the case studies. The postdoc will be expected to take responsibility for a specific number of empirical cases, and will be expected to translate high quality research data into publications in scholarly journals in collaboration with other team members.
The postdoc will be subject to a formal annual performance review. The position will includes teaching responsibilities as part of the Department’s teaching portfolio and the successful candidate will be offered an opportunity to qualify for CBS’ teacher certification.
Applicants must have completed a PhD, preferably in fields of innovation governance and/or sustainable transitions.

The following qualifications will be emphasized in the assessment of candidates
• Accomplished academic research record in the fields of sustainable transitions and/or innovation governance.
• Proven application of qualitative research methods, and advanced social science theory.
• Good knowledge of NVivo, and/or other relevant digital tools for qualitative social research.
• Oral and written proficiency in English
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work autonomously and as part of a research team.
• Enthusiasm for empirical research and theoretical curiosity.
• Openness to learn new research methods and tools.

It is a significant advantage to have knowledge beforehand of the energy sector and/or the sustainable maritime sector. It is also an advantage if the candidate speaks a Scandinavian language.
The selected candidates will be required to be physically present at CBS during the contract period, and are expected to develop basic knowledge of Danish unless they are fluent in a Scandinavian language.

About the Department of Organization (IOA)
(https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-organization)
The Department of Organization (IOA) is an international department comprising 55 faculty members in the areas of organization studies, organization theory, public management and governance, political economy, economic sociology, and science and technology studies. Our research and teaching address processes in and between private and public organizations (including companies, start-ups and NGOs), networks, institutions and markets. Themes of research and teaching include innovation, change, work practices, human resources, project management, institutional dynamics, market formation, technologies, and power dynamics. The department is part of the CBS doctoral school with 35 PhD students enrolled. IOA teaches core courses at all levels of the CBS degree programs. Our teaching aims to combine theoretical curiosity, critical reflexivity, empirical specificity and practical relevance.
For further information about the research project, please contact Professor Susana Borrás: sbo.ioa@cbs.dk.
 
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. A small personal research budget for travel and conference participation will be available. Information about CBS as a workplace is available at https://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.

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

• A cover letter.
• Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
• Any relevant information indicating experience in teaching, research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
• A complete, numbered list of maximum 10 publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) together with explanation of how those publications are relevant to the position. 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.
• It is possible, but not required to include letters of recommendation.

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist 5-10 applicants. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. The applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of his or her application.

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

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

Expected starting date: As soon as possible

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.
Deadline for application: October 15, 2021

 

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

Job description

The Department of Political Science recruits 2 Postdoctoral Fellows (Assistant Professor) with backgrounds from political science or closely related fields. The successful applicants will work full time in the Oslo Nuclear Project´s Strategic Stability research cluster. Oslo Nuclear Project is a research program supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years with a 25% requirement for teaching.

The two fellowships will focus on one or more of the following topics: drivers of nuclear arms races and competition, arms control and strategic stability.

More about the position

The postdoctoral fellows are expected to conduct research activities along with the PI and other members of the team. The postdoctoral fellows are expected to contribute to research dissemination, outreach and joint project activities.

The applicant should have a background (with publications) in political science or related fields studying nuclear weapons and international security, preferably with experience in applying empirical methodological approaches and/or specialization in European, Russian or Asian country perspectives.

The Oslo Nuclear Project is led by Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer and the two postdoctoral fellowships are expected to run from 2021-2025. We encourage applicants to read about the Oslo Nuclear Project and its activities before applying. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. Appointed postdoctoral fellows are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period. Applicants must write a research proposal that lays out a promising research agenda, including a publication plan that can be fulfilled in the course of four years. The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to research activities and dissemination within the Oslo Nuclear project.

Qualification requirements

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Political Science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post.
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their PhD degree, the Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline (December 1, 2021). Such applicants should note the date of submission of their PhD in the cover letter. Appointment is dependent on successful completion of the defense of the doctoral thesis.

Other qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a very good command of English (written and orally).
  • Previous research on and familiarity with one or more of the topics covered by ONP is an advantage

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications and the project plan. In addition, personal suitability and motivation are considered. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1352 postdoktor”, pay grade 59-67, NOK 526 000 –608 200 per year
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 45 000 per year)
  • Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the University’s kindergarden)
  • Female postdocs can take part in the UiO Mentor program for female postdocs

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (maximum 3000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to the existing literature and the project, theoretical approach, methodology, and a publication plan
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best academic analysis to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, the applicant’s individual contribution must be clarified and confirmed by co-authors.
  • Upload a copy of your PhD dissertation
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letter not needed
  • Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation, need to include a letter confirming that it is submitted for defense

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

The application deadline is December 1, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. The position will be awarded from early 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

Head of Department Bjørn Erik Rasch

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 Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Deadline: 1 December 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
Campus:
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Post expires on Wednesday December 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (PART) – 3rd announcement

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (PART) – 3rd announcement

Job description

The Department of Political Science is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor) (SKO 1352) with a specialization in public administration. The successful applicant will be part of the project ‘Public leadership, organizational performance, and trust in government’ (PART) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The appointment is for a fixed period of 4 years, with a 25% teaching requirement.

About the project

The PART project assesses the impact of administrative leadership on organizational performance and on citizens’ trust in government. PART studies how the professional background of administrative leaders affects (1) organizational performance; (2) employee motivation and task prioritization; and (3) citizens’ trust in bureaucracy. The focus is on the heads of agencies (regulatory, executive) and state-owned enterprises, comparing leadership backgrounds in politics and business to public sector backgrounds. PART collects and analyses multiple types of data, including biographical data, survey data, and survey experiments with bureaucrats and citizens. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to actively contribute to the broader research agenda and the research environment of the PART project.

The project is headed by Professor Tobias Bach and funded under the ‘Young Researcher Talents’ scheme of the Norwegian Research council. The project will be part of the department’s research group on Policy, Bureaucracy, and Organization (PBO). We encourage all applicants to read about PART on the project website.

More about the position

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. Appointed postdoctoral fellows are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period.

Applicants must write a research proposal that lays out a promising research agenda, including a publication plan that can be fulfilled in the course of four years. The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to research activities and dissemination within the PART project. 

Qualification requirements

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Political Science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their PhD degree, the Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline (November 1, 2021). Such applicants should note the date of submission of their PhD in the cover letter. Appointment is dependent on successful completion of the defense of the doctoral thesis

Other qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a very good command of English (written and orally)
  • A good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage
  • Previous research on and familiarity with one or more of the topics covered by PART is an advantage

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications and the project plan. In addition, personal suitability and motivation are considered. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1352 postdoktor”, pay grade 59-67, NOK 526 000 –608 200 per year
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 45 000 per year)
  • Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the University’s kindergarden)
  • Female postdocs can take part in the UiO Mentor program for female postdocs

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (maximum 3000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to the existing literature and the project, theoretical approach, methodology, and a publication plan
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best academic analysis to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, the applicant’s individual contribution must be clarified and confirmed by co-authors
  • Upload a copy of your PhD dissertation
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letter not needed
  • Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation, need to include a letter confirming that it is submitted for defense 

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

The application deadline is November 1, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. The position will be awarded from early 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Associate professor Tobias Bach

HR-adviser Anders Haave

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 Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Deadline: 1 November 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

PhD Research Fellow in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

Job description

The Department of Political Science recruits a candidate for a PhD research fellowship in political science focusing on nuclear proliferation and/or disarmament. The candidate will be a member of the Oslo Nuclear Project´s research cluster focusing on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Oslo Nuclear Project is a research program supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years, and has a 25% teaching component. This means that 75 % of the working time over four years is devoted to research activities.

The successful candidate will be part of the Faculty’s PhD programme and the Oslo Nuclear Project. The work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science. We invite applications from excellent candidates in all sub-fields of political science, including public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international relations and research methods.

This doctoral fellowship will analyze topics related to nuclear (non)proliferation and disarmament and/or how states and international organizations seek to address specific challenges associated with these efforts. The project can examine past or current cases that include, but are not necessarily limited to, nuclear non-proliferation and/or disarmament.

Key responsibilities

  • The candidate is expected to conduct research activities along with the PI and team members
  • The candidate is expected to contribute to research dissemination, outreach and joint project activities

Interest in exploring and applying advanced social science methods and/or analytical tools is desirable.

The Oslo Nuclear Project is led by Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer and the doctoral fellowship runs from 2021-2025. We encourage applicants to read about the Oslo Nuclear Project and its activities on the project website before applying. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Qualification requirements

  • The prior education must be equivalent of five years at the university level in Norway, with two years (120 credits) at the master’s level in a relevant field. The MA thesis must have at least half a year’s workload/30ECTS
  • The Master degree must include relevant education in research methods
  • Successful candidates must document top grades and a MA Thesis of very high quality

Other qualifications

  • English language skills
  • Personal suitability and motivation for working with the PhD project

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1017 PhD fellow”, pay grade 54-59, NOK 491 200-534 400 per year
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 30 000 per year). Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare
  • PhD Fellows may acquire pedagogical competency upon agreement

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (maximum 3000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to the existing literature, theoretical approach, methodology, and a timeline
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • Copy of Master’s thesis (in English or Scandinavian language)
  • Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master’s degree Diploma and transcript(s), preferably together with a class distribution of grades. The transcript must specify the grade achieved on the Master’s thesis
  • Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters not needed

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian Language

The application deadline is October 11, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take about 5-8 weeks, depending on the number of applications. Expected starting month is January 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications (grades and quality of the Master’s thesis), the quality and relevance of the research proposal and the personal suitability of the candidate. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Project leader, Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

Head of Department, Bjørn Erik Rasch

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 Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Deadline: 11 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
Campus:
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Postdoc position in asylum decision-making with medical documentation

Published: 2021-09-09

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Research team Child Health and Parenting (CHAP), Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University, Sweden, is seeking applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in refugee health. This position provides strong mentorship in a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment, and an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills and prepare for a career in academia, government, or clinical research.

Description of the project: The widespread variations in recognition rates for asylum claims constitute a fundamental puzzle in refugee research: Why, despite decades of legal harmonisation and international jurisprudence, are national decisions not more aligned? Asylum decision-making, or refugee status determination, is a complex process revolving around not only law, but also subjective assessments of applicants’ credibility and the import of medical evidence, such as age assessments, torture examinations, or psychiatric evaluations. Consequently, little is known about how these aspects interact and shape outcomes.

By creating a better understanding of the factors shaping asylum outcomes the Nordic Asylum Law & Data Lab aims to contribute to basic science as well as to inform ongoing policy processes and public discourse. The lab is funded by a large research grant from the Nordic Research Council (NordForsk and involves the University of Oslo, Uppsala University and the University of Copenhagen.

The combination of different disciplines – data science, law and medicine – is at the heart of this project. As part of our research, we will compare large numbers of individual asylum decisions from the Nordic countries and use e.g. natural language processing (NLP), sentiment analysis, machine learning, and process mining to unpack and provide a unique understanding of asylum decision-making.

Research tasks: To inform the analyses above, a selection of asylum decisions involving medical evidence will be reviewed from all three participating countries and the resulting analyses fed into the model. Medical knowledge is required to determine if and how the medical evidence has informed the decision and in aiding colleagues in the project to feed adequate data into the algorithms being developed.

The position involves document analysis, presentations at research group meetings, writing reports and research papers and interacting with the international project team. In addition, you are expected to actively participate in the activities of CHAP; i.e. team meetings, research seminars, supervising students and contributing with your knowledge to ongoing projects.

The postdoc position in medicine is accompanied by a postdoc in law at Uppsala University, forming the two partner disciplines from Uppsala in the project.

Qualification requirements: Degree in medicine (MD) or odontology with or without licence to practice in Sweden and PhD in a relevant discipline, such as global health, public health, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, behavioural sciences, or medical law. Language requirements include Swedish, as all asylum documentation is in Swedish. English is also an absolute requirement, as the language of the research group and project group is English and we publish internationally. Similarly, previous scientific publication in peer-reviewed journals is a requirement. You have to have good social skills as the project requires regular interaction with the international, as well as the local team.

Additional merits of significance: Proficiency to a certain degree in Danish or Norwegian constitutes a strong merit. Previous experience with refugee health or asylum seekers, medicolegal aspects of asylum, age assessment or torture documentation will be specially considered.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2022-01-10 or as agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending after 2 years.

Scope of employment: 100%.

For further information about the position please contact: Anna Sarkadi, anna.sarkadi@pubcare.uu.se, 018-471 6572.

Please submit your application by 15th of October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3303.

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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Researcher in sociology or demography (2 temporary employments)

The Department of Sociology is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It contains the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).

Project description
We are looking for researchers to contribute to the European Research Council (ERC) funded project: A Better Life for the Children of Exile: Intergenerational Adaptation of the Descendants of Refugees, which aims to understand the inequalities that are faced by the children and grandchildren of refugees, and the factors that determine these inequalities.

The project is headed by Ben Wilson and will involve a team of researchers based at the Stockholm University Demography Unit, SUDA, which is part of the Department of Sociology. The aim of the project is to carry out the first comprehensive quantitative study of the descendants of refugees. We will establish a holistic evidence base concerning the inequalities that are faced by the descendants of refugees living in Sweden, and in doing so, we will develop theories and evidence that can be shared with other countries.

Our aim is to compare and contrast four domains of life: health, family formation, residential context and socioeconomic status (e.g. income, education). The project will cut across interdisciplinary boundaries and represents the ideal platform for early-career researchers to gain the skills and experience that are required for a successful and stimulating academic career. Although based in a pre-existing project, there is considerable scope for the successful candidates to determine the focus and design of their research. As such, we welcome candidates with pre-existing research interests and ideas, including those that are linked to sociology and demography, as well as other social science disciplines.

Funding is available for two research positions, in addition to the costs of attending conferences and seminars, as well as advanced training in research methods.

Main responsibilities
Research based on Swedish register data.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and the applicant’s previous publications records in relation to this project.

The applicant should demonstrate solid experience with quantitative research and specific experience with longitudinal data.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. Start date is in January 2022 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact the leader of the project, Dr. Ben Wilson, ben.wilson@sociology.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages), including:
    – why you are interested in the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project
  • CV, including:
    – degrees and other completed courses
    – work experience
    – a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – how you plan to carry out your research
    – proposed research area and research questions
    – proposed research designs/methods
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59

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Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD scholarship in the project 'The phenomenology of Face Blindness'

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the DFF-funded project ‘The Phenomenology of Face Blindness’ at StarrLab, Department of Psychology. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. The position is fully funded for 3 years.

 
Information about StarrLab and our ongoing research can be found here:
https://psychology.ku.dk/research/research_clusters/starrlab/

The position starting date is on 1 January 2022.

Introduction

‘The Phenomenology of Face Blindness’ is a cross-disciplinary psychological project combining phenomenological psychology and neuropsychology. The project is a collaboration between PI Professor (mso) in neuropsychology Randi Starrfelt and co-PI associate professor Tone Roald. The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

 

Most people are able to detect and recognize a familiar face in less than a second, with little or no apparent effort. This is not so for people with developmental prosopagnosia (DP) or “face blindness”, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severely impaired face recognition. People with DP never learn to recognize other people by their faces, and this can have severe consequences for their social interaction. Some even report being unable to recognize their parents, partner, or children when searching for them in a crowd or meeting them in unexpected places. DP is typically investigated using quantitative, experimental methods in the context of cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience. The current project will instead take a qualitative approach based on phenomenological psychology, asking; How do people with DP experience perceiving and remembering faces? Through interviews and theoretical analyses, the project will enable a more fundamental characterization of DP, thus informing cognitive theory and providing a more nuanced understanding of DP.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training and includes independent research work (under supervision), active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination, as well as drafting and defending a PhD-dissertation. The open position is for a 3-year PhD, within the framework of the 5+3 study programme.   

Qualifications
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. The degree should preferably be in psychology, but degrees from related fields like philosophy, anthropology or cognitive science may also be considered.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and interest in psychological phenomenology and neuropsychology/prosopagnosia, including interview techniques and methods for analysis. As research interviews will be performed in a Danish context, the candidate must be fluent in oral and written Danish (corresponding to CEFR level C1). In addition, excellent communication skills in English are essential and applicants must speak and write academic English. The administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in Danish and English at any time in the recruitment process, if considered necessary.

Applicants must send pre-approval of their Master’s thesis if it is not completed at the time of the application deadline.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish that their Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by the applicant’s general educational and academic background.  Project description, grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications, and other academic activities will be taken into account.

Deadline for applications: 15th of October, 2021

Information
For further information regarding the project, including the overall project description, please contact Professor (mso) Randi Starrfelt, randi.starrfelt@psy.ku.dk  

We recommend that you request the overall project description before preparing your application.

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

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

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

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

In English: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/
In Danish: https://samf.ku.dk/forskning/

Job description
The specific focus of the PhD project is to investigate how people with DP experience perceiving and remembering faces, including experiential variations of this phenomenon. This will involve recruitment of participants, planning and conducting phenomenological interviews about face recognition, and analysing transcripts for instance using the descriptive phenomenological approach developed by Giorgi.

The successful candidate will be working in close cooperation with the PI and co-PI as well as a student assistant that will assist with recruitment, transcribing interviews etc. The PhD-student will benefit from being part of two research groups at the Department of Psychology, UCPH: The Cognition/ Neuropsychology cluster, and the Center for Phenomenological Psychology and Aesthetics. StarrLab is part of the research cluster Cognition and neuropsychology, where the PhD-will partake in common research meetings and daily interaction with other researchers. An international stay is planned as part of the PhD.

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences' PhD School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar.

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised throughout the 6 semesters of your programme. In addition to this, you must complete courses totalling approximately 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD programme you must submit a PhD thesis in order to document your research effort.

Read more about the structure of the PhD programme and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD student via this link: https://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/

For more information about the PhD School, click here: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

Applications

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below.

Applications should include the following enclosures:

  • Cover letter
    detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Reflections on phenomenology and cognitive psychology
    The application must include a brief paper including a presentation and discussion of how the candidate views the relationship between phenomenology and cognitive psychology/neuropsychology, preferably with specific reference to prosopagnosia. This may contain one or more relevant research questions and methodological considerations.
  • This paper must not exceed 2 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 4,000 characters (including curriculum, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration.
  • CV
    Including a list of publications, if available, must be submitted with the application.
     
  • Diploma and transcript of records
    The following documentation must be submitted
     
  • A copy of the applicant's Master's degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant's Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application. (Do NOT upload recommendations, publications or your Master thesis)

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

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.

Application process   

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ (in English) and  

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ (in Danish)   

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are passed on to assessment or not. Whereafter, the Assessment Committee is appointed by the Dean and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

Afterwards selected qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

The recruitment process

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment: 

 

1.                   Qualifications and knowledge of phenomenology and cognitive psychology/neuropsychology

2.         The quality of the reflective paper submitted with the application

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0854/21-2H

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

 

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021