Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

PhD scholarship in Public Management/Public Administration Studies

The Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense invites applications for a PhD scholarship in public management/public administration studies as of January 1, 2020 or soon thereafter. 

The Department of Political Science and Public Management is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. It is organized around five research sections, including the Public Administration section and several cross-disciplinary research centres and research groups. Currently, the department employs around 90 people and attracts 2,500 students in its various full-time bachelor and master programmes as well as part-time professional master programmes. For a detailed description of the department’s profile and activities, please see the website.

Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s degree. Furthermore, applicants who, in addition to their BSc, have passed at least 60 ECTS the first year of their Master’s programme are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

The project and PhD project proposal


The PhD project is to be conducted as an independent research project within the collective research project ‘Leadership, psychosocial work environment and sickness absence in Esbjerg Municipality’. All proposals for PhD projects within the framework of the collective project are of interest, including projects that focus on the importance of management, in relation to social capital and sickness absence. The project is primarily based on quantitative data and applicants are therefore required to be skilled in quantitative methodology. A short version of the research programme can be read here

When preparing your project proposal, you are strongly encouraged to familiarize yourself with the project and to consult the general guidelines for preparing a project proposal at the PhD School’s webpage. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the departments’ Scholarly Qualification Matrix.  

For further information about the collective research project, please contact the Head of Section, Associate Professor Sune Welling Hansen tel. +45 6550 3276, e-mail swh@sam.sdu.dk or Head of Department Signe Pihl-Thingvad, tel. +45 6550 2281, e-mail ssp@sam.sdu.dk.

Requirements and programme structure

A PhD student at the Department of Political Science and Public Management must follow an individual PhD programme including courses, seminars, and active participation in conferences and workshops. The PhD student is also expected to obtain teaching experience during the programme. As a part of the PhD programme, the PhD student is, furthermore, expected to visit another research institution for one semester. We also encourage PhD students to attend international conferences and summer schools. Successful applicants must be prepared to work in Odense on a day-to-day basis throughout most of the PhD programme. The scholarship carries a monthly salary plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and overseas research visits.

The scholarship is available to students who wish to follow the PhD programme in Political Science, within the framework of either the 5+3 or the 4+4 programme. A 5+3 PhD scholarship is available for a 3-year period to applicants who have completed their MSc by December 31, 2020. A PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme is available to applicants who have passed the first year of their Master’s programme or the equivalent by December 31, 2020. The 4+4 scholarship runs for a period of four years. For the first two years, the candidate will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the Master’s programme parallel to each other. During this period, the pay consists of a combination of SU student grants and salary for job assignments. After completing the Master’s degree, the PhD student will enter into a salaried PhD scholarship for the remaining two years. Pay and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate is required to possess good interpersonal skills and will be expected to take part in the everyday academic and social environment at the department and in the Public Administration Section.

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

For further information on the Department’s PhD environment, please contact the director of PhD programme Professor David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail dnh@sam.sdu.dk.

Application and assessment process

Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

An application must include: 

  • Application form
  • A project proposal of no more than 12,000 characters in total, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The project description must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total number of characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description.
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words, to be submitted on a separate sheet/page.
  • A detailed CV (max. 2 pages)
  • A copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable.
  • Reference letters are not needed.  

All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The project proposal, project abstract and CV must be written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.

If you do not adhere to the above-mentioned specifications, your application may be rejected without further assessment. The department reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Shortlisted applications will be assessed by an internal committee. The project description is assessed anonymously to avoid any unconscious bias. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, you will be emailed the part of the evaluation that concerns yourself and you will know if you are deemed qualified for the position or not. The assessment report is subsequently forwarded to the Head of Department who assembles an appointment committee and determines if one or more of the qualified applicants should be invited to a job interview. The appointment committee will manage and complete job interviews and advise the Head of Department on which candidate(s) should be offered appointment.

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

Read the guideline for applicants

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (one or more) in Political Science, with a focus on Varieties of Democracy

Ref PAR 2020/934

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, is a leading Political Science department in the Nordic countries. The department hosts several large research programs, including the Quality of Government Institute (QoG), the Centre for European Reasearch (CERGU), the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute, the Media, Opinion and Democracy (MOD), and the National Election Studies. It has 140 employees, out of which more than 70 are faculty and researchers, and it hosts about 1,400 students.

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a large-scale data collection and research program headquartered at the V-Dem Institute, Directed by Professor Staffan I. Lindberg. See also the project’s international website https://v-dem.net).

Job assignments

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is expected to conduct research with a focus on one or several of the main questions of the research program Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization (FASDEM). Details and project description can be found here: https://www.v-dem.net/en/our-work/research-projects/fasdem/

One of V-Dem’s strengths is the flexibility and collaborative spirit of everyone at the institute, and we assume a willingness to contribute to coding of data, quality control, data management and/or teaching during peak periods. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow may be asked to perform such tasks up to one-third of full time employment (FTE).

Qualifications

The position is open to candidates who (at the time of assuming the position) have a PhD in political science or related field. 

Applications will be evaluated primarily on research excellence in areas of relevance to one of the projects listed above. Research at high international level in the field of comparative democratization, autocratization, regime breakdown, authoritarian regimes, and/or political development, is required. Excellence in English (orally and written) is a requirement.

Qualifications in one or more of the following areas are meritorious:

  • Prior use of V-Dem data in applied research or similar evidence of familiarity with the project.
  • Explicit interest in further extending on the sequencing methods developed in the FASDEM program
  • Demonstrated experience designing, implementing and analyzing surveys in an international context. Work on survey experiments is also meritorious.
  • Strong competence in advanced time-series, cross-sectional regression techniques, Vector Auto-Regression (VAR), sequencing algorithms, optimal matching methods, Monte Carlo chains, and/or Dynamic treatment regimes.
  • Demonstrated R programming skills and analysis using STATA.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, flexibility, and very good ability to do teamwork in different configurations.
  • Experience working collaboratively on a large-scale research project.
  • Documented experience with service to the profession and collaboration with the surrounding community.

We will make an overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications and select one or more judged to complement the rest of the team in the best way possible for the needs of the research programs. Personal qualities and team-working skills are highly relevant for the position and are of great importance.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months, full time in residence.
Extent: 100 %

Location: V-Dem Institute, Department of Political Science, Gothenburg, Sweden
Employment: Starting Spring 2021, or latest by 2021-09-01

Appointment procedure

Please apply online.

Applicants are expected to visit the website https://www.v-dem.net/en/our-work/research-projects/fasdem/ and read program documents. The application should clearly relate to the FASDEM research program.

The letter of application should include a self-evaluation of how the applicant’s proposed research agenda would contribute to the above listed research program, and in which ways the applicant meets the requirements specified above.

Attach to the application: a CV, an excerpt of citation count from Google scholar (including H-index), and one writing sample. The application should also include a list of at least three references from whom letters of recommendation can be solicited.

Supplementary documents which cannot be emailed, such as publications/books should be sent to the following address:

University of Gothenburg
Department of Political Science

Box 711
SE-405 30 Gothenburg Sweden

Reference number, PAR 2020/934, should be clearly stated when sending supplementary documents.

For further information regarding the position
Please contact;

Staffan I Lindberg, Professor, Director & Principal Investigator
Phone
+46 31 786 1226
Email: staffan.i.lindberg@pol.gu.se

Anna-Karin Ingelström, Administrative Manager
Phone:
+46 31-786 1190,
Email: anna-karin.ingelstrom@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

Information for International Applicants

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

https://www.gu.se/english/welcomeservices/staffhttps://www.movetogothenburg.com/

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online 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. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: October 18th 2020.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Sunday October 18th, 2020

PhD scholarship on platform workers in the project The Digital Economy at Work, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, with a focus on platform workers and the general labour market. Employment is expected to start on 1st of January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD scholarship is part of the research project “The Digital Economy at Work: Integration and Segmentation in Hybrid Labour Markets”, which is headed by Associate Prof Anna Ilsøe and Associate Prof. Trine P. Larsen. The PhD project examines platform workers and their career trajectories before and beyond working on the platform. Does platform work act as a stepping-stone or trap for the individual worker on the labour market? The project draws on quantitative research methods including quantitative analysis of admin register data and survey data. It is funded by The Velux Core Group Program (The Velux Foundations) and runs for the period 2020-2023.

Qualifications
The successful applicant is expected to have a

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology or related social sciences,
  • Experience with working with administrative registers (such as the Danish Administrative Registers)
  • Proven skills in quantitative analysis of large data sets (regression analysis, latent class analysis etc.)
  • English language skills
  • Danish language skills

Previous experience in the field of labour market sociology is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Opportunities
The successful applicant will be part of the core group research team, which includes Associate Prof. Anna Ilsøe (PI), Associate Prof. Trine Larsen (PI), Associate Prof. Jakob Demant, Prof. Anne Helene Garde (The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, NFA), two PhD students and one student assistant. The Danish research team forms part of Nordic, European and international networks, which opens the opportunity to research visits abroad during the project.

PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

Questions
For more information on the PhD scholarship and the research project (including access to the overall project description), please contact Associate Professor Anna Ilsøe (ai@faos.dk) and Associate Professor Trine P. Larsen (tpl@faos.dk). Applicants could familiarize themselves more with the overall project via faos.dk.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Application
The application should include:

  • Project abstract (please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters)
  • Cover letter (detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  • Project description (maximum 2 pages not including bibliography): a description of the proposed research (aims, methods, expected outcomes) within the framework of the project description.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcript of Master’s degree Diploma and grades.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their Master’s degree, but who have submitted their thesis, must include documentation that the thesis is approved.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.

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.  In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment.

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the description of the proposed research.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Sociology disciplines.

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

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0541/20-2H

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2020, 23:59 CET.

Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Sociologisk Institut

Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD scholarship on digital labour platforms in the project The Digital Economy at Work, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, with a focus on digital platforms as labour markets. Employment is expected to start on 1st of January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD scholarship is part of the research project “The Digital Economy at Work: Integration and Segmentation in Hybrid Labour Markets”, which is headed by Associate Prof Anna Ilsøe and Associate Prof. Trine P. Larsen. The PhD project examines platform companies and their strategies and developments in the quality of work. It focuses on a selected number of labour platforms, i.e. platforms that facilitate gig work like Hilfr or Upwork, and measures aspects like wage and working conditions over time. The project draws on innovative digital research methods including quantitative analysis of big data. It is funded by The Velux Core Group Program (The Velux Foundations) and runs for the period 2020-2023.

Qualifications
The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology or related social sciences,
  • Experience with working with digital methods and analysis of digital data (such as coding, webcrawling, scraping, data mining, machine learning, topic modelling etc.),
  • Proven skills in quantitative analysis of large data sets, for instance in R
  • English language skills
  • Danish language skills

Previous experience in the field of labour market sociology is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Opportunities
The successful applicant will be part of the core group research team, which includes Associate Prof. Anna Ilsøe (PI), Associate Prof. Trine Larsen (PI), Associate Prof. Jakob Demant, Prof. Anne Helene Garde (The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, NFA), two PhD students and one student assistant. The Danish research team forms part of Nordic, European and international networks, which opens the opportunity to research visits abroad during the project.

PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3-year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

Questions
For more information on the PhD scholarship and the research project (including access to the overall project description), please contact Associate Professor Anna Ilsøe (ai@faos.dk) and Associate Professor Trine P. Larsen (tpl@faos.dk). Applicants could familiarize themselves more with the project via faos.dk.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Application
The application should include:

  • Project abstract (please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.)
  • Cover letter (detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  • Project description (maximum 2 pages not including bibliography): a description of the proposed research (aims, methods, expected outcomes) within the framework of the overall project.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcript of Master’s degree Diploma and grades.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their Master’s degree, but who have submitted their thesis, must include documentation that the thesis is approved.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.

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.  In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment.

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the description of the proposed research.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Sociology disciplines.

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

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0541/20-2H

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2020, 23:59 CET.

Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Sociologisk Institut

Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD scholarship in ecosystem creation and co-innovation management

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU Business School, a PhD scholarship in ecosystem creation and co-innovation management is open for appointment on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible.

Job description

The PhD project targets the creation of ecosystems that facilitate the development and evolution of sustainable business models. It is important that the PhD project aims at determining how ecosystem coordination facilitates co-creation and innovation contributing to economic, social, and environmental value within a business community that the individual firm or organisation cannot create by itself. The PhD-project will take place as an engaged scholarship in collaboration with Centre for Logistics & Cooperation (CLS www.logsam.dk) as part of a joint effort between CLS and AAUBS to promote the development and evolution of an eco-industrial park in the Eastern part of Aalborg (DK) and the industrial vicinity of Port of Aalborg.

It is important that the PhD position focusses on the following:

  • Creating a framework for the development and evolution of sustainable business models as part of the creation of ecosystems within eco-industrial parks.
  • Applying the framework to co-innovation and co-creation within the above mentioned designated area.
  • Disseminating the insights and results to firms and organisations within the designated area.
  • Creating a general understanding of the interplay between competitive strategy, interorganizational collaboration, and co-innovation management within the context of eco-industrial parks that has the potential to be applied in other contexts than the designated area.

The PhD student will have a place of work at AAUBS and at CLS, and is expected to spend an average of three days per week at the place of work. Whether the location is at AAUBS or CLS depends on the activities that are carried out as part of the engaged scholarship.


Qualification requirements

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.
Application requirements

  • letter of motivation
  • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
  • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
  • curriculum vitae
  • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
  • Applicants WHO are planning to complete a doctoral thesis in English and who do not have English as a first language or WHO have not completed an English language-based Master’s programme (or an equivalent educational achievement in English) shall provide documentation that they have passed one of the following official tests with the respective minimum score: IELTS (band score):7 TOEFL (paper-based): 600, TOEFL (internet-based): 100. 
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).
Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.
Assessment

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

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.

Contact

You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Associate Professor Allan Næs Gjerding, ang@business.aau.dk or 9940 8245.

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Mette Bjerring, mb@adm.aau.dk .

Agreement

Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit:
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD in Sales Management

At Aalborg University Business School, a position as a PhD fellow in sales management is vacant for occupation from 1 November 2020 or soon thereafter. The position is co-financed by University College Nordjylland (UCN) and Aalborg University Business School (AUUBS).

Job description

The classic image of the good salesman is changing in these years. New technology increases the opportunities to support value-creating sales, but also changes sales management and sales processes. Many organizations are therefore facing a rethinking of their sales processes, including their management of sales staff. The requirements for the salesperson’s role and opportunities for interaction with customers, as well as the requirements for sales enablement systems (understood as the organizational and managerial terms, support decision tools that support sales systems) are affected accordingly.
The purpose of the Ph.D. the project is to explore the dynamic connections between organizing and managing sales processes and value creation. How are the organizational and managerial preconditions created for salespeople and supporting their practices in value-creating sales processes, and how are these affected by the increased complexity of the interaction with customers?

Aalborg University Business School and UCN want PhD positions to provide career opportunities both within and outside the university. Therefore, PhD positions are designed in such a way that the competencies acquired in the position qualify for both a research career and a career in the private and / or public sector.

Qualification requirementsThe PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.

Application requirements

  • letter of motivation
  • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
  • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
  • curriculum vitae
  • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
  • Applicants WHO are planning to complete a doctoral thesis in English and who do not have English as a first language or WHO have not completed an English language-based Master’s programme (or an equivalent educational achievement in English) shall provide documentation that they have passed one of the following official tests with the respective minimum score: IELTS (band score):7 TOEFL (paper-based): 600, TOEFL (internet-based): 100. 
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).
Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.
Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications, the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.
 
Contact
You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Professor Poul Houman Andersen, email: poa@business.aau.dk or Reader PhD Michael Fast, email: mifa@ucn.dk.

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Mette Bjerring, email: mb@adm.aau.dk .

Agreement

Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit:
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD student in the field of refugee women’s health and well-being

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

At Uppsala University, unique national and international multidisciplinary expertise meets in a Centre for Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive Lifespan, WoMHeR (https://uu.se/forskning/womher). The overarching aim for WoMHeR is to develop evidence based knowledge that can serve as basis for future strategic decisions in working life and society. An essential and important part of WoMHeR is a PhD graduate school where this PhD project is one of the awarded projects.

Description of the research group and the project

The research group Child Health and Parenting (CHAP), is an interdisciplinary group with the main focus on evaluating society’s efforts for children and parents’ mental health. Our research is conducted in projects and often in collaboration with municipalities, county councils and voluntary organizations.

It has become increasingly apparent that refugees, particularly women, are subject to high levels of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), which has a number of long-term negative consequences for emotional-psychological, sexual reproductive and physical health. This project will utilise qualitative and participatory research methods to develop a mental health support service model for women with a refugee background in Sweden who have experienced SGBV.

Duties:

Your main responsibility will be to run your own doctoral studies, which includes participation in the research project and in the doctoral programme. You will participate in data collection including case review and workshops in different locations and collaborate with non-governmental organizations. In addition, report writing is included, both in Swedish and English and presentations in various contexts.

Requirements:

Basic higher education of at least 180 higher education credits in medicine or nursing as well as education at advanced level (60 credits) within the relevant master’s program (global health or public health). Documented knowledge in statistics and qualitative analysis is a requirement: you must be able to handle the statistical program SPSS, or equivalent, and be able to make descriptive and simpler correlation analyzes and carry out a qualitative analysis according to any method on your own. Good ability to communicate in speech and writing – both in Swedish and English – is also a requirement.

You must be ambitious, serious and have a habit of delivering what you undertake. Good social skills are important for building relationships with our project partners and users, who will be an important part of the project.

Additional qualifications:

Experience of project management or research and development projects within the municipality or health care, as well as experience of scientific studies and research in migration is an advantage. Experience of working with the target group of refugees in health care will be given special consideration.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: As agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Georgina Warner, georgina.warner@pubcare.uu.se

Please submit your application by 24 September 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3192.

The application must contain a curriculum vitae, personal letter and a copy of relevant essays or publications as well as contact information for two referees.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3192

Last application date: 2020-09-24

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Post expires on Thursday September 24th, 2020

Postdoctoral position with focus on motivation and achievement in large-scale educational assessment (2 years)

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before 2020-09-24

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

The department of applied educational science is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest and documented competence in motivation research and quantitative research methods, for a position as post doc researcher in a project on subjectively reported and objectively observed effort and motivation, and relationships between these variables and performance. Application deadline is 2020-09-24.

Project description
The position is connected to a research project (funded by the Swedish Research Council) exploring motivation, persistence and performance in the large-scale international study PISA. Research questions within the project are related to

  • How self-reported motivation, task-specific and domain-specific, relates to other variables and to achievement
  • How objective measures of effort and persistence, assessed through student interactions with the computer-based PISA test, relates to self-reported motivation and performance.
  • Investigation of the added value of looking at response behavior in addition to self-report and overall achievement score.

Job description
The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and conducting research within the project described above. The details of the appointment will be determined together with the project leader, depending on the specific interest and competences of the applicant and the needs of the project. Regardless of specific research questions, the work will include analyses and interpretation of large and complex data.

Qualification requirements
The candidate is required to have a PhD degree in relevant area, and expertise in quantitative research design and statistical analysis of large-scale data, preferably in the field of education. Eligible for employment as a postdoc are persons who completed their doctoral degree maximum three years before the application deadline. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been completed earlier. The position further requires that the applicant is proficient in academic written and spoken English.

In ranking qualified applicants, special consideration will be given to academic and personal qualifications and the proposed research plan, as well as previous documented experience of research in related areas. Experience from work with large-scale data from questionnaire studies, and/or process data from digital achievement test is a merit, as is experience from doing research on student motivation, and scientific publication in the fields of achievement testing, student motivation, educational psychology and/or psychometrics.

Employment conditions
The position is a two-year, full-time position, and consists of at least 80 percent research and up to 20 percent teaching. The successful candidate shall be based at the department and take an active part in its activities.

ApplicationThe application is made through our e-recruitment system and must contain a personal letter that summarizes the applicant’s qualifications, competences and interest in the position, a complete CV and list of publications, and a maximum of three selected publications (including the PhD thesis). Also, the applicant is expected to attach a brief research plan (no more than three pages) describing a proposed postdoc research project relevant to the position. Application deadline is 2020-09-24.

About us
The department of applied educational science (TUV) has approximately 115 employees working in teaching, research and commission service. The research is concerned with applied education broadly, and cover areas such as conditions for learning in different contexts, information technologies for learning, educational measurement and evaluation. The current position is placed in the section of the department doing research and development in the area of educational measurement, with a particular focus on large-scale achievement testing.

Contact
Associate professor Hanna Eklöf, e-mail: hanna.eklof@umu.se

Contact

Hanna Eklöf

+46 90-786 78 51

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1110-20

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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

Post expires on Thursday September 24th, 2020

Postdoc of Health professions, work and education in health

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as postdoc of Professions, Work and Education in Health from October 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as postdoc is limited to a period of 2 years.

The post.doc.-position is closely connected to two thematically linked projects;

  1. Project UDSiKT (in collaboration with Danish University Colleges). This project explores how specific aspects of students’ learning related to e.g. interprofessional collaboration and patient involvement is supported in different clinical contexts and educations such as nurse education, midwife education, radiographer education etc. The aim of this project is to identify good practices as well as barriers against learning in order to improve students’ learning outcome in clinical placement during post-graduate education.
  2. A regional project (in collaboration with Region Zealand), which aim to explore and develop a broad range of clinical skills and competencies among post-graduate health professional employed in the region. The overall aim of the project is to support retainment and recruitment of front personnel.


Both projects are designed as collaborative projects that tightly connects research and practice development and therefore involve close collaboration with external partners. Both projects will run for a period of (minimum) three years. They are headed by Associate Professor Sine Lehn, and postdoc’s working hours will be equally distributed between the two projects. One part-time post.doc is already working on the UDSiKT-projekt, and 1-2 PhD projects are expected to join the team as well. More information of the projects can be provided: contact slehn@ruc.dk.

The position is based in the research area in Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Promotion and Health Strategies, which is one of the main focus areas of the department.

The research is based on an interdisciplinary humanistic, social and health research community and is characterized by critical research into health promotion issues and health initiatives in society and in everyday life, as well as critical exploration of political, environmental and educational health strategies. We emphasize cooperation with practices and institutions outside RUC. Knowledge sharing is a fundamental part of our ways of developing and practicing education and research, and we have a long tradition of involving public and private institutions and organizations, private companies, NGOs and others, in both our research and teaching.

Read more at www.ruc.dk/sundhedsfremme.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc’s work will include two years research within professions, work and education in health. In addition, a year of teaching may be offered. You will be closely involved in all stages of the research process; design, state-of-the-art, theoretical discussions and outline of key-concepts and approach, field work and production of empirical material, coding, analysis and writing up results in accordance with the projects’ publication plans.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent within relevant social science, health science or arts background, with research and teaching experience in the field of health. Qualifications within the following scientific areas are required:

  • Education of health professionals
  • Qualitative methods
  • Ethnographic work
  • Competencies and professional identity


The ideal candidate is a skilled academic writer, who possess good qualitative research skills and can document international publication in journals relevant to the field of health professions and education. We expect you to be visible and involved in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to;

  • scientific production and research prospective,
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results,
  • experience in teaching and education,
  • ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation,


Questions
For further information about the postdoc, please contact project manager Associate Professor Sine Lehn at slehn@ruc.dk tel: +45 46 74 31 39 or Dean Anders Siig Andersen siig@ruc.dk   tel:+45 46 74 27 98


Terms of employment
The employment is 37 hours per week and you will refer to Dean Anders Siig Andersen. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.  


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

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

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

Only applications in English are accepted. 

Applications must include: 

1. Cover letter 

2. CV 

3. Documentation of education 

4. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here

5. A complete list of publications 

6. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment  

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here

Please submit your application no later than October 1, 2020.

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

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

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

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Five PhD positions in social work and social policy

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • October 4, 2020

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

At the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, there are five three-year PhD positions in social work and social policy. Applicants with a relevant background for teaching may also be eligible for an extension of up to four years. We require an applicant with a law background for one position. For the other positions, we prefer applicants with degrees in social work or child welfare, however, relevant social sciences backgrounds will also be considered. Admission to the position presupposes admission to the doctoral program in social work and social policy.

To qualify for positions, applicants must have a master’s degree with good grades. Relevant thematic areas you can search within are:

  • Legal issues within social sciences
  • Work Inclusion
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Social problems in urban areas

Applications in other thematic areas can also be considered. Projects that use quantitative methods are especially desired.

At our department, there are several relevant research projects that you can link the application to. A list of these with a short description of each project can be found at this website. Experience has shown that it is useful for PhD students to link to existing data and research projects. However, it is not an absolute requirement.

Qualifications and conditions

Applicants require:

  • master’s degree level (120 credits) or equivalent in social work, child welfare, social sciences, health sciences or law
  • qualifications in research methods
  • good written and oral presentation skills in English
  • good analytical skills
  • capacity to work independently, systematically and purposefully
  • good collaborative skills
  • professional commitment

It is an advantage to have the following:

  • relevant experience from research and development work
  • relevant practice experience from one or more welfare services

Terms:

The applicant must submit a complete project description with the application. The project must be within the research areass and relate to the academic structure for the doctoral program in social work and social policy.

The project description must be a maximum of 10 pages and be written in Scandinavian language or English, and must have the following

  • research question (s), theoretical grounding and methodological approach
  • description of knowledge requirements and contribution to research in the field
  • plan for completion of the doctoral study, including schedule and planned publication of articles
  • any planned stay at a relevant foreign university
  • reference list

In the assessment of applicants, special emphasis will be placed on basic qualifications (grades, professional qualifications and previous experience) and the project description. The description must be at an academic level that makes it probable that the project will lead to a doctorate within a three-year period.

Expert committee

As an applicant, you will be assessed by an expert Committee. 

We use an electronic recruitment system. Before the application deadline, you must upload the following documents with the application:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • project description written in Scandinavian language or English (max. 10 pages incl. reference list)
  • master’s thesis
  • any other scientific work
  • list of publications and presentations at international seminars / conferences (if you have any)

Applications submitted without the attachments mentioned above will not be considered.

Certificates, certificates and publications must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. You must present originals at a possible interview. OsloMet conducts control of documents to test for falsifying.

If we get more than 20 qualified applicants for the position, a new committee will be established to screen for the best qualified applicants before an expert committee assesses the applicants.

We offer you

  • opportunities for professional development in a large and inspiring professional and research environment
  • participation in one or more of the department’s research groups.
  • a pleasant research environment
  • loan and pension conditions in the Government Pension Fund
  • good welfare schemes

Further information

  • Head of Department Anne Britt Djuve, tel: 67237339
  • Head of Ph.D. the program in social work and social policy, Amy Østertun Geirdal, tel: 67238150/481 96 620

The position is paid in accordance with the Government’s salary regulations, position code 1017, PhD candidate. Annual salary: 479 600 (salary step 54).

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, contact torevo@oslomet.no 

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population in our region and we welcome all qualified applicants. We work actively to develop further as an inclusive workplace and to facilitate the workplace if you need it. If you have periods in your life where you have not been to work, education or training, you are also welcome to apply with us.

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion.    

Type of employment: FELLOW

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: after admission to the PhD programme in Social Work and Social Policy

Salary: 479 600

Number of positions: 5 Working hours: 100%

City: Oslo

County: Oslo

Country: Norway

Reference number: 20/06752

Contact: Anne Britt Djuve, 67237339, Amy Østertun Geirdal, 67238150

Last application date: Oct 4, 2020, 11:59 PM

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PhD Fellow position in Library and Information Science within the research project Political Dynamics in the Culture Sector (POLYCUL) funded by the Reserach Council of Norway

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • September 26, 2020

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.  

About the position

The Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science currently has available one PhD fellow 3-year fixed-term position affiliated with the PhD program in Library and Information Science. The position is associated with the research project Political Dynamics in the Culture Sector (POLYCUL) funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science (OsloMet), the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (OsloMet), the Department of Art, Design and Drama (OsloMet), the Norwegian Academy of Music, University of Borås (Sweden), Lund University (Sweden) and Åbo Akademi University (Finland).   

Profile

The POLYCUL project puts the spotlight on the struggles for financial and symbolic support from public authorities to actors in the culture sector in the Nordic countries. We are interested in how these struggles are asserted among actors in the sector, in the patterns the struggles assume, and in the outcomes they have in the culture sector – what we in the project refer to as political dynamics. One goal of the project is to develop our understanding of the political dynamics in different parts of the culture sector, and the consequences these have for the distribution of resources between actors in the sector. Another goal is to develop our understanding of how these political dynamics affect the possibilities for achieving changes in cultural policy. Empirically, the project will approach these issues through studies of relations between political and administrative decision-makers and actors in the sector, and through studies of political processes where the interests of culture sector actors are put into play. Project participants will study the regional reform in the Norwegian culture sector, political processes related to questions about book laws and e-books, the trend of investments in houses of culture and political processes related to private donations to culture organizations. The PhD project should be an empirical project that relates to the overall theme for POLYCUL. The PhD research fellow will be part of a team of senior researchers and another PhD fellow to achieve the overall goals of the project.

Applicants must prepare a project proposal of relevance to the overall goals of the POLYCUL project. The successful applicant will be an integrated member of the POLYCUL research team and the research group Information and Society (INFOSAM) at the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, at the Faculty of Social Sciences at OsloMet.

The PhD fellowship period is three years without teaching obligation.

Qualifications and requirements

Required qualifications:

  • Education at master’s degree level in a relevant social science field
  • Ability to communicate fluently in either of the Scandinavian languages, both verbally and in writing, with excellent comprehension of Norwegian
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently and goal oriented
  • Good cooperation skills

Advantageous qualities:

  • Enthusiasm for the subject area
  • Good knowledge of the culture sector and cultural policy in Norway or another Nordic country
  • Relevant research/work experience

Conditions

  • The PhD position requires admission to the PhD Programme in Library and Information Science
  • Final project plan for the fellowship period is required completed and acknowledged within 3 months after accession

When assessing applicants, the quality of the project proposal is emphasized. The relevance of the proposal must be distinct to the funding research project, and the proposal must indicate that the project will realistically lead to a doctoral degree within the three-year period.

The proposal should consist of a maximum of 10 pages and must include the following elements:

  • Research questions, theory and method
  • Relevant knowledge within the research area
  • Schedule for the research plan

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements
  • Free Norwegian classes to employees
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Professor Håkon Larsen, e-mail: hakon.larsen@oslomet.no, phone: +47 67 23 72 26
  • Head of Department Tor Arne Dahl, e-mail: tor-arne.dahl@oslomet.no, phone: +47 67 23 83 07

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, position code 1017. State salary wage scale 54, 479 600 NOK per year.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess the applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed
  • a project description/proposal
  • your master’s degree/second degree thesis and any other scholarly work that you wish the expert committee to take into consideration
  • a list of your publications (if relevant)

The project description must be written in English or a Scandinavian language.

You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact mette.sandberg@oslomet.no.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

Deadline for applications: 2020-09-26

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion.    

Type of employment: FELLOW

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: By agreement

Salary: NOK 479 600

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

City: Oslo

County: Oslo

Country: Norway

Reference number: 20/07149

Last application date: Sep 26, 2020, 11:59 PM

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Postdoc at the Centre for Global Criminology, University of Copenhagen

The Centre for Global Criminology (CGC) seeks one or more postdocs with an ethnographic focus on crime and/or policing, commencing 1 January 2021. The candidate must hold a PhD in criminology, sociology or anthropology or similar disciplines, have experience with ethnographic methods and interest in doing fieldwork.

CGC studies global crime, criminalisation and illicit border and boundary-crossing phenomena around the world. We work to develop in-depth methodological, empirical and analytical insights by using a cross-disciplinary and mixed-methods approach. The centre’s researchers come from a range of disciplines and work closely with international scholars within field (see cgc.ku.dk).

The positions include a two months fieldwork period and will run over 24 months.

Salary and conditions of employmentSalary and terms of appointment will be in accordance with an agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 415.000 – 437.000 (EUR 55,000 – 57,900 app.). The University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible.

An agreement between The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk ​​https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB and https://www.workindenmark.dk

Additional informationIf you have any questions in relation to the positions, you are welcome to contact Professor Henrik Vigh (hv@anthro.ku.dk)

ApplicationThe application should be in English and must include the following enclosures:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages). 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with*.
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment and the PhD thesis (if applicable). The selected publications must be uploaded as attachments. Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Application procedureAfter the application deadline, the Head of department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Head of department subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant. 

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

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR South City, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0516/20-2I

Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online not later than October 1, 2020, 23:59 Danish Time.

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Anthropology
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoc in Technology and Social Change Linkoping

Ref TEMA-2020-00126

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

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

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as
Postdoc in Technology and Social Change
formally based at the Department of Thematic Studies

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

The holder of this position is to 1) carry out research commissioned by the Swedish Nuclear fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB) regarding methods development and development of a so-called Key Information File (KIF). A KIF is a document containing information that describes the Swedish nuclear waste storages in an intelligible way to people lacking special knowledge about nuclear technology and radioactivity. The document will form one part of a larger strategy of transferring information to future generations about the nuclear waste. The holder of this position is, furthermore, to 2) carry out independent research laying a meta perspective on societal processes that characterize the work with the nuclear storages. For example, it could concern the encounter between technical and existential questions, power hierarchies and their changes over time, or how actors articulate different future scenarios and their consequences. This research will result in one or more scientific peer-reviewed articles. To a lesser extent (up to 20 percent of full time), the position involves undergraduate teaching on suitable courses given at the Department of Thematic Studies.

It is a requirement that the holder of the position can show documented skills in qualitative research within a discipline relevant for the position, such as history of technology, science and technology studies, human geography, sociology, media and communication studies or neighboring disciplines. Documented skills in speaking and writing in English is a requirement. Documented skills in using several different qualitative methods, such as document studies, interviews and field observations is of particular merit. Documented scientific skills in empirical domains connected to nuclear power, dangerous waste, communication over long time horizons or similar is of merit. Documented skills in speaking and writing in Swedish is meriting. Documented skills in teaching in subjects relevant for the position is also meriting.

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
24 months on 100%.
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
By agreement

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest October 5th 2020.

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

Equal opportunities

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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

Contact person

Anna Storm

Professor

+46 13 28 11 86

anna.storm@liu.se

Jelmer Brüggemann

Head of unit

+46 13 28 29 58

jelmer.bruggemann@liu.se

Carin Ennergård

HR-partner

+46 13 28 21 14

carin.ennergard@liu.se

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Post expires on Monday October 5th, 2020

Ph.D fellowship in Educational sciences

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Educational sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research. The position is vacant from October 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The position is connected to a cross-disciplinary research team that develops interventions to enhance motivation and learning in education. Interventions are tested in randomized controlled trials.

The PhD-student will work with statistical issues related to the measurement of treatment effects. Of particular interest is projects that investigate individualized treatment effects in models with latent variables.

Professor in statistics at the Norwegian Reading Centre, Njål Foldnes will be main supervisor. The candidate will also have a co-supervisor from the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education.

Vegg Kjølv Egelands hus

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. A project proposal template can be found here.

Qualification requirements

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

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

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • experience with educational research and/or statistical issues with relevance for educational research
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English. A good command of the Norwegian/Scandinavian language is desirable, but not essential.

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

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

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

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

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Njål Foldnes, e-mail: njal.foldnes@uis.no or Oddny Judith Solheim, tel: 51 83 31 36, e-mail: oddny.j.solheim@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: 51 83 31 49, e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

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

  • project proposal
  • certificates/diplomas references
  • list of publications
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research (The Reading Centre) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Stavanger. The Reading Centre is involved in research, Ph.D. education, teaching and academic supervision at the Faculty. The Reading Centre has a National mandate from the Ministry of Education and Research to contribute to improving the overall quality of reading education in Norway; by supporting both work with language, text and communication in kindergartens and the teaching and learning of reading as a basic skill in all subjects in school. The Reading Centre is the country’s leading professional environment in the fields of reading and reading education. The Centre leads and participates in a number of large research and development projects – closely linked to the field of practice, and in collaboration with national and international actors. The Reading Centre has around 60 highly competent and dedicated employees forming an ambitious and creative working community.

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Deadline

15th October 2020

Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD in Russian Linguistics – Language of perceived threats in Russian Media

The Department of Language and Culture (ISK)

The position is affiliated with the Department of Language and Culture (ISK). The Department consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows. Additionally, the Department has approximately 35 temporary research and teaching positions. The Department’s core activates are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.

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

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

 The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK) which belongs to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project which explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that can be used in hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian national security.

The successful candidate will:

  •  Assemble a so-called “seed” vocabulary of dominant words and collocations that are symptomatic of news articles/broadcasts that highlight threats in Russian
  • Learn to use functions such as semantic vectors and word embeddings in resources such as the Russian corpus in the Aranea Family of Gigaword Web Corpora and Collocations Colligations Corpora for Russian, with the aim of enhancing the seed vocabulary
  • Further enhance seed vocabulary by extracting texts for analysis and comparison with reference corpora
  • Identify texts with prominent threat-related content that can be tracked for connectivity in social media
  • Identify texts with alternative messages for comparison
  • Assist others in assembling and enhancing similar seed vocabularies and identifying texts for English, Norwegian, and North Saami
  • Write up results in dissertation/articles for scholarly journals
  • Assist in production of a webpage and podcast series to disseminate results
  • Assist in organizing conferences and outreach activities


Work place is Campus Tromsø.

The position is for a period of three years.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD Fellow shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor
(PhD) is available at our website.

The project

THREAT-DEFUSER is a multi-disciplinary project that combines state-of-the-art tools from political science, linguistics and media studies to forge new methodologies. Whereas academic disciplines tend to be disproportionately focused on the English-speaking world, THREAT-DEFUSER breaks away from that narrow view and focuses instead on Russian and two official languages in Norway: Norwegian and North Saami. Three cultural perspectives are opened up: 1) a major international language, since Russian is the second most-used language on the Internet; 2) a majority national language (Norwegian); 3) a minority indigenous language (North Saami). The tools created by THREAT-DEFUSER are portable to other languages, cultures, and domains, and will be shared open source with the international research community.

THREAT-DEFUSER actively disseminates research findings to political authorities (via evidence briefs and closed workshops), to academics (via high-quality open access scholarly journals), and to the public at large through a dedicated, regularly updated website, podcasts, school visits and an app that facilitates rapid response to the dynamic landscape of news and social media.

THREAT-DEFUSER assesses Russia’s increasingly important role in matters of foreign and security policy, particularly with regard to hybrid warfare. The same tools are implemented also to analyze Russian attitudes to Europe that have a direct bearing on Norwegian-Russian relations.

Bannerbilde med mennesker og nordlys

 Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Laura A. Janda:

              – Phone: +47 77645680
              – E-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

 We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Affiliation with both the CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) and Sami language technology (Giellatekno) research groups
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
     

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!
 

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field for the position, such as Russian language and or linguistics
  • Knowledge of corpus linguistics
  • Documented knowledge of English is required as stated here
  • Knowledge of Russian
  • Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable

Qualification with a Master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position.

Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position. 

The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here: uit.no/phd-en.

 Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation on English proficiency. This website states how English profiency shall be documented
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works 
  • Project description

The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.Edvard Kristiansen

Skikjører med Tromsø i bakgrunn

 General information

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

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

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

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

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional abilit

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

UiT – Developing the high north

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

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

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Deadline

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Postdoc in Urban Planning

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a position as Postdoc in Urban Planning is open for appointment from 1st January 2020 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 25 month.

Job description

The Postdoc research and teaching activities will be carried out within the scientific field of Urban planning, focusing on topics such as contemporary sustainable urban planning and development, innovation and participatory methods and processes, urban sustainability issues in connection with SDGs goals and the UN new urban agenda, environmental justice, deliberation and empowerment and radical planning practice.

The research position is framed within the externally funded research project NordicPATH – Nordic participatory, healthy and people-centered cities – funded by the NordForsk program on Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities.  The project aims to generate valuable interdisciplinary knowledge about key societal challenges relating to sustainable urban development with high scientific quality. The Postdoc is expected to contribute to participatory methods in urban planning in Nordic countries with air quality monitoring as a driver of more sustainable cities.

Teaching activities within the position include lecturing, supervision, coordination, and planning primarily at BSc and MSc in urban planning and other study programs connected to urban research at Aalborg University. 

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Enza Lissandrello, enza@plan.aau.dk  or phone: +45 93562342

The Department of Planning is a large research community of 200 employees situated at AAU Aalborg and AAU Copenhagen. The department provides high-quality research and teaching in the field of planning, technology and society, in order to create a more sustainable future. Interdisciplinary is essential for developing knowledge in a constant changing world. At the department of planning, the technical, natural and social science disciplines present a unique combination of social and technological understanding, where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society. Planning research creates the foundation for educating the future workforce, and as part of Aalborg University, the department rests on a socially engaging and problem-oriented approach.

For more about the department.

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk 
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

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

 

Agreement

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

Deadline: 27 September 2020
Unit: Department of Planning
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Post expires on Sunday September 27th, 2020

Postdoctoral Position: Geographies of Internationalisation

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research project “Geographies of Internationalisation: How does internationalisation affect the perception of quality, relevance and learning in higher education?” financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The position is full-time (37 hours/week). It is expected to begin on 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and to end 16 months later on 30 April 2022.

The position is located at DPU, Campus Copenhagen.

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

Research context
Using a spatial approach, the project aims to explore how internationalisation affects the perception of quality, relevance and learning in higher education and how these perceptions travel with mobile students and academics. We explore six common instruments used for internationalisation: Inbound Mobility, Outbound Mobility, English as a medium of instruction, International Specialisation, Internationalisation at Home, and Mobility of Researchers. First, we examine these instruments individually. We ask what becomes “the right knowledge” when teaching in English, who “the good student” is when you have students from all over the world, and how it affects pedagogy when educators travel in search of inspiration. Next, we look across the instruments to investigate how internationalisation of higher education affects what comes to count as quality, relevance and learning.

The position
The postdoc will be part of the project team. The primary task of the postdoc will be to conduct fieldwork and analyse the two instruments Inbound Mobility and English Medium Instruction (EMI) using a spatial approach. The two instruments are difficult to separate and are therefore included in the same work package. Depending on the academic background of the applicant, there can be more emphasis on one of the instruments. The work package examines how language and international students relate to ideas about quality, relevance and learning across selected higher education programmes. Inspired by spatial and mobility theories, it studies discourses and practices of internationalisation, pedagogical settings and approaches, and negotiations of being ‘a good international student’. Furthermore, it studies how international students are constructed as contributors to internationalisation in Danish higher education.

The postdoc can also contribute to other work packages, such as the package that explores the mobility of international staff.

The project started on 1 August 2019. Further information about Geographies of Internationalisation, a short project description, and its project members can be found here: https://projects.au.dk/geoint/

Applicants are encouraged to write to principal investigator Hanne Kirstine Adriansen hka@edu.au.dk for a full project description and further information about the current status of the project.

The postdoc is expected to:

  • develop an independent research agenda related to the project topic
  • collaborate and co-author articles with the other project members
  • initiate and organise activities with the project group, affiliated students, and the academic world at large.

The application must include a 3-5-page proposal for a postdoctoral research project about Inbound Mobility and English Medium Instruction. The project must be able to be conducted within a 16-month period and to fit into the overall project.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in geography, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, education or related social sciences.

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

The successful applicant must also document:

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

It is an advantage if the applicant can also document:  

  • experience with the design, implementation and analysis of surveys
  • knowledge of and experience with the use of spatial and/or creative methods

Given the nature of the project’s empirical work, basic Danish or other Scandinavian language skills will be advantageous but are not required.

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

The application must be submitted in English.

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact Associate Professor Hanne Kirstine Adriansen, hka@edu.au.dk  for more information regarding the position.

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

Visit the Danish School of Education’s website: http://edu.au.dk/en/.  

For questions about working at Aarhus University, visit http://talent.au.dk/working-ataarhus-university/

For questions about relocating to Denmark, visit http://ias.au.dk/international-academicstaff-ias/

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).

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

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/

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
1 October 2020


Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Doctoral student position in legal science, specialising in health law

Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree in the subject area of legal science with a specialisation in health law. The present position is partly funded by the Swedish Research Council and is part of a larger interdisciplinary research programme “The artificially intelligent use of registers (AIR Lund)”.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, i.e. methods based on training computer programs to succeed at a particular task, have received a lot of attention within research in recent years but also in wider society. Analytical methods that are based on self-learning computer programs have proven to be useful in a range of different areas of medicine, for example, to learn how to recognise complicated disease patterns, to interpret x-ray images and to carry out risk assessments of different kinds. The research programme AIR Lund includes a critical evaluation of the benefits and risks linked to the use of self-learning computer programs in healthcare in situations where these are used together with comprehensive data from health and population registers. Specifically, the research team is working with self-learning computer programs and register processing with the aim to prevent, discover and predict the healthcare needs of people with cardiovascular disease. In the interdisciplinary research environment, researchers are working in clinical medicine, epidemiology, computer science, technology and social change, law and health economics.  

The doctoral student in legal science will take part with an individually designed project in AIR Lund. The doctoral project in legal science can focus on different legal issues that are updated with the development and implementation of AI and machine learning in the AIR Lund programme. For example, the project could study the legal aspects around responsibility and openness, such as privacy risks connected to an increased linking of sensitive personal data from different sources or the risks linked to the use of AI and self-learning computer programs as decision-making support in healthcare. It could also focus on the risks of misleading or discriminatory analytical results or inadequate proposed decisions that occur when a machine decision-making tool that makes a medical diagnosis and predicts risks is unable to explain or justify its proposed decisions. In addition, the project could, for example, study the legal aspects that arise when a patient’s data protection rights are in conflict with the private healthcare provider’s rights to protect AI algorithms. The project will be conducted within the framework of the faculty’s Health Law Research Centre and will be carried out in collaboration with the interdisciplinary research team in AIR Lund.

Job assignments

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

– has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,

– has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or

– has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen) regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemptions from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 30 September 2020.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

The applicant’s general competence:

– quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis

– ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment

– relevant educational background and grades/grade average

– relevant work experience

The scientific quality of the project description:

– ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research

– sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions

– stringency of legal reasoning and analysis

– adequate selection of theory and methods

– capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches

– clear expression and sufficient detail.

Appointment Procedure

Application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

Your application should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references (manager, supervisor etc.) and other documents that you wish to submit.

The applicant’s project description should aim at a discussion of the doctoral project, and its context, specific aim and research questions, relevant legal regulation, current state of research and possible theoretical and methodological approaches etc. In the project description the applicant should also reflect on knowledge, abilities and experiences of relevance to the doctoral project and it successful implementation.

For further questions, please contact Professor Titti Mattsson.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the project description for guidance.

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian. 

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on 18 November 2020, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than 15 October 2020. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2327
Contactdirector of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date30.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral studentship in Human Geography

Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

The Department of Human Geography with about 55 employees, 400 fulltime students and approximately 25 Ph.D. students combines tradition with modern and highly internationalized research and education. Geography has repeatedly been the highest ranked subject at Lund University, currently ranked 16th in the world and 1st among the Nordic countries according to the QS ranking of 2018. For decades, the department has been very successful in the competition for external research funding. In addition to being embedded in numerous national and international research networks, the department of human geography has close ties with a broad spectrum of departments and faculties at Lund University. The key areas of research and teaching at the department are economic geography, development geography, urban, landscape and social geography, and GIS. The department has a Human Ecology Division (with a doctoral program of its own).

Job assignment:
The candidate will work on a four-year project on artisan goldmining labour in Burkina Faso. The position is part of a wider research project entitled “Frontier settlement: Territories of artisan mining labour in Africa”, that looks at goldmining and artisan goldminers’ labour dynamics in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zimbabwe. It is co-funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), is in collaboration with the Department of Geography, University of Zürich, and in partnership with the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Ouagadougou I, the Institut National des Sciences des Sociétés in Burkina Faso, and the Groupe de Recherche Action sur les Conflits et la Sécurité Humaine in the DRC.

The PhD candidate will be expected to define her/his own focus of research interest from the case of Burkina Faso, within the scope of the project which includes (but is not limited to):

• artisan goldmining labour recruitment, labour rights and general regulation, amidst current formalization and other transnational mineral governance policies
• the formal and informal dimensions of artisan goldmining labour regulation in a local context, especially in relation to a contested wider global gold supply chain
• urbanization dynamics in relation to artisanal goldmining
• the political ecology of extractive labour in the context of historical and contemporary goldmining rushes

The doctoral candidate will be part of the doctoral program in the Department of Human Geography at Lund University, which amounts to 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time study). It formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending his/her printed doctoral thesis. The holder of a doctoral position has as primary obligation to successfully fulfill the third cycle education ending with a PhD degree. 

The holder of a doctoral position is expected to participate actively in the research and teaching environment of the department and may have to perform departmental duties, above all teaching, amounting to about 20 per cent of full time.

Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to the requirements described above the specific entry requirements for the PhD program in Human Geography is a Master ‘s degree in Human Geography, or other relevant social science discipline. The applicant must also have proficiency in spoken and written English corresponding to English B from Swedish upper secondary school. The assessment will be based on national guidelines.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Basis of Assessment:
In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, paragraph 5, particular emphasis for admission shall be placed upon the applicant’s ability to successfully complete PhD studies, as indicated by academic qualifications and merits. The research plan, previously written theses or publications, previous qualitative research experience in the research domain and/or study country (Burkina Faso), and proficiency in some of the languages spoken in Burkina Faso (eg Mooré, Dioula. Fulfuldé, French) are important indicators of ability. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Application:
The application must contain:
• A cover letter of max 700 words, including a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Copies of grades and examination certificates
• Master’s thesis in human geography or in a social science discipline judged as relevant to human geography
• A writing sample of 5-10 pages written in English (it can be the master thesis, a publication, or a paper written for a course)
• A concise research plan (maximum 2000 words including references). Your plan should explicitly make clear how the proposed research relates to the project
• Name and contact information of two academic references
• Other qualifications of relevance for the position.

The application must be in English

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment1 of January 2021 or by agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2306
ContactTomas Germundsson, Director of Studies PhD, +46 46 222 8421, tomas.germundsson@keg.lu.seMuriel Côte, project coordinator , muriel.cote@keg.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date31.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Saturday October 31st, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Accounting and Finance

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Turku School of Economics is known for effective research, inspiring learning experiences, future-oriented thinking, and versatile collaboration with stakeholders. As a recognition of excellence in business education and research, TSE has been rewarded international AACSB-accreditation, read more.

Turku School of Economics, Department of Accounting and Finance, opens a position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER FOR FIXED-TERM 1.1.2021–31.12.2024

The vacancy is positioned in the Department of Accounting and Finance, in the field of finance. Research and teaching in accounting and finance covers the areas of management accounting, financial accounting (including auditing) and finance, read more.

The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher comprise independent scientific research, teaching and supervision according to the degree programs in the field of  finance. The Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the planning of researcher projects in co-operation with other researchers, and takes part in administrative duties.

By opening the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, we aim to promote the research career of persons who have recently completed their doctoral degree. Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have an appropriate doctoral degree, successfully completed by the end of the application period, but no more than five (5) years having passed since the completion of the degree. While counting the five-year period, maternity/paternal leaves and military service will not be taken into account.

Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have ability to independent research and to give research-based teaching in the field of  finance. Successful applicants have strong research orientation and fluency in English. Applicants with previous experience on teaching relevant courses and experience on supervision are favored.

The salary for the position is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The task specific salary component for the Postdoctoral Researcher is 2 967.84–3460.91 euros per month (according to level 5–6 of the job demands chart). In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal work performance component is 6– 50% of the task specific salary component.

The position is subject to a six months trial period.

Applications must be submitted by through the online application system on 27.9.2020 (23:59) at latest. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application (”Apply for the job”).

The application should include CV, publication list, academic portfolio, research plan, motivation letter and copie(s) of degree certificate(s) (if degree(s) are not completed at the University of Turku). The academic portfolio should follow the guidelines of the University of Turku.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Mika Vaihekoski, mika.vaihekoski(at)utu.fi. For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact HR Specialist Taina Karjalainen, taikar(at)utu.fi.

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Post expires on Sunday September 27th, 2020