Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Postdoc – Impacts of virtual learning technology in science education

Would you like to be a part of our ambitious project on virtual learning technologies in science?

Roskilde University (RUC) is looking to recruit a postdoc, who will undertake research in connection with the university’s project on virtual learning technologies in science education. The project concerns integrating VR technologies in science education programmes and establishing a research and development environment around 3D and VR simulations in these programmes.

Responsibilities and tasks

Your main task will be to conduct research related to the use of 3D and VR simulations in a new bachelor programme in science. You will interact with an internal expert monitoring group with participants from various research communities at RUC, and you will act as a coordinator for the project’s accompanying research activities.

The preferred candidate will collaborate with the project leader in order to optimize the use of virtual learning technologies in the science bachelor programme. There will also be collaboration with the overall programme leader and other affiliated researchers, including national cooperation on virtual learning technologies.

Essential job functions

  • Conduct research that meets international standards
  • Undertake a review of existing, relevant research
  • Select and develop a model for the specific research concerning the use of VR in science teaching, adapted to RUC’s learning model, including mainly quantitative analysis models
  • Collaborate with other projects at RUC on digitalization and virtual learning
  • Be responsible for the preparation of a final report in 2020 and present an analysis of the overall accompanying research.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree and match the following characteristics:

 

  • Experience with the use of quantitative methods in own research
  • Documented experience with learning research in Higher Education
  • Good written and oral English language skills

 

Additionally, consideration will be given to:

  • Knowledge about the use and impact of learning technology in education
  • Experience in teaching at a science programme
  • Experience in teaching at bachelor level

 

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Rector Hanne Leth Andersen (+45) or Head of Department Susanne Sørensen (+45) at the Department of Science and Environment.

 

Terms of employment

The position is a 2-year fixed-duration appointment. The employment is full time

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
3. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)
4. 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 June 6, 2018.
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.
Ansøgningsfrist
06-06-2018
Department
Institut for Naturvidenskab og Miljø

Post expires on Wednesday June 6th, 2018

PhD Position in Journalism/Media Language

Do you want a research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Centre for Journalism at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for one or more PhD scholarships within journalism as of September 1, 2018 or soon thereafter. Applicants interested in Danish media language and/or rhetorical aspects of journalism and politics are especially encouraged to apply.

As a PhD student, you will be affiliated with the Centre for Journalism. For more information about the department’s organisation, research, and teaching, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
To qualify for a PhD scholarship, you must have a high academic level and be able to outline an original research project. The project is individual, but it should be related to the ongoing research in the Centre for Journalism (see below). We are looking for candidates possessing personal qualities such as curiosity and a strong desire to understand and solve societal challenges. You must be able work independently and—in consultation with the PhD supervisor—prioritize the different aspects of your work. Finally, you are expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community (your supervisor and the department will support you in this), be present and take part in the daily academic and social environments in Odense.

When applying, you must enclose a project proposal as well as a motivated suggestion for a supervisor. When preparing these documents, you are strongly advised to consider the research profile and the staff of the Center for Journalism. Please also 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 department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix.

The Centre for Journalism employs around 25 people – counting journalistic lecturers, researchers and administrative staff. It has three study programmes (a bachelor and two master programmes), has around 500 students, and it ranks among the world’s strongest research groups within the areas of journalism and political communication. For more information about the centre please visit the website.

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

Requirements and programme structure
As a PhD student you will follow an individual PhD plan including course work, conference participation, and teaching. PhD students typically spend one semester at another research institution, often abroad. The scholarship carries a monthly salary including pension plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

If selected for the position(s) you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science or alternatively Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme). Masters in political science are preferred, but candidates with master’s degrees in other social sciences, e.g. economics or sociology, may also be considered. Candidates who, in addition to their bachelor’s degree, expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by September 1, 2018, are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

A 5+3 PhD programme spans over three years (fully salaried) while the 4+4 programme runs for a period of four years. If enrolled in the 4+4 programme, your will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the master’s programme parallel to each other. During this period, the pay will consist of the Danish Student Allowance (SU)—if you are entitled to it—and a supplementary salary for job assignments. After completing the master’s degree, you will enter a fully salaried PhD scholarship for the remaining two years. Employment as a salaried PhD Student is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5—protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

For further information about the PhD programme, please contact PhD coordinator, Professor WSR, David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail dnh@sam.sdu.dk.

For further information about the Centre for Journalism, please contact Head of Section, Professor WSR Peter Bro tel. +45 6550 2801, e-mail ppe@journalism.sdu.dk.

Application and assessment process

An application must include:

  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project proposal, max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, 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 length in characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description. If your name is mentioned in your project description or if the description exceeds the specified length, your application will be rejected without further assessment.
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • A short letter with a motivated suggestion for a supervisor among the academic staff at the Department of Political Science and Public Management
  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results. In case of a possible 4+4 enrolment, a certified copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcribe of you master’s level examination results must be included.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable

All documents in other languages than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German must be translated into to English. The project proposal, project abstract, CV, and the motivated suggestion for a supervisor must be written in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Political Science.

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.

Applications will be assessed by a 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 “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Scholarship in Political Science

Do you want a research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a PhD scholarship within political science as of November 1, 2018. For more information about the department, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
We are looking for candidates possessing personal qualities such as curiosity and a strong desire to understand and solve societal challenges. You must be able work independently and—in consultation with the PhD supervisor—prioritize the different aspects of your work. Finally, you are expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community (your supervisor and the department will support you in this), be present and take part in the daily academic and social environments in Odense.

To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you are required to outline an individual research project embedded in the larger project “Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups”. The overall project is led by professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard and is funded by a grant from the Danish Research Council. The project analyzes the implications of the emergence of a new class of political donor groups and their participation in policymaking. It introduces a theoretical model to distinguish between political constituency groups and political donor groups, and conducts comparative case studies of tax policymaking to answer the research questions.

When preparing your PhD project proposal, you are strongly advised 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.

As a PhD Student, you will become a member of the department’s welfare and public policy section that has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. Affiliated researchers cover a broad range of welfare-related topics such as the politics of welfare state reform, the political challenges of population aging, migration, and growing economic disparities. DaWS is a cross-disciplinary unit, and the successful candidate is expected to be open to other disciplines. For a more information about the section please visit the website.

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

Requirements and programme structure
As a PhD student, you will follow an individual PhD plan including course work, conference participation, and teaching. PhD students typically spend one semester at another research institution abroad. The scholarship carries a monthly salary including pension plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

If selected for the position, you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme). Candidates who in addition to their bachelor’s degree expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by September 1, 2018, are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

A 5+3 PhD programme spans over three years (fully salaried), while the 4+4 programme runs for a period of four years. If enrolled in the 4+4 programme, your will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the master’s programme parallel to each other. During this period, the pay will consist of the Danish Student Allowance (SU)—if you are entitled to it—and a supplementary salary for job assignments. After completing the master’s degree, you will enter a fully salaried PhD scholarship for the remaining two years. Employment as a salaried PhD Student is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5—protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

For further information about the PhD programme, please contact PhD coordinator, Professor WSR, David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail dnh@sam.sdu.dk.

For further information about the research project, please contact professor WSR, Michael Baggesen Klitgaard phone +45 4022 7649, e-mail mbk@sam.sdu.dk.

Application and assessment process

An application must include:

  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, 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 length in characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description. If your name is mentioned in your project description or if the description exceeds the specified length, your application will be rejected without further assessment
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results. In case of a possible 4+4 enrolment, a certified copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcribe of you master’s level examination results must be included.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination or scientific publication, if applicable

All documents in other languages 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 can 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.

Applications will be assessed by a 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 “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Doctoral Students in Ethnic and Migration Studies

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

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

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises four positions as

PhD students in Ethnic and Migration Studies
formally based at REMESO, The Department of Social and Welfare Studies

Profile of position
Ethnicity and migration is REMESO’s main field of research, a field also known as Ethnic and Migration Studies or International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), the latter being the term most frequently used in Sweden and the Nordic. IMER is well established as an academic discipline at several Swedish universities. REMESO develops IMER-research at doctoral level under the designation Ethnic and Migration Studies (Etnicitet och migration). It is one of the university’s priority research areas. Since 2008 REMESO’s PhD education is integrated with an international Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society.

The Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), founded in 2008, consists of some 15 active researchers and 5–10 doctoral students. Research is combined with teaching within ISV and adjacent departments within Linköping university.

The REMESO Institute develops research on phenomena such as international migration, including forced and irregular migration, nationalism, citizenship, ethnic relations, and diversity, as well as on social, ethnic and economic inclusion, discrimination and racism. The institute examines these issues in relation to processes of globalization and European integration and to transformations of labour markets, nation states and welfare society. REMESO’s research profile also covers projects in which migration and ethnicity are related to gender dimensions, colonial and postcolonial histories, social movements, urban segregation, education, health and medicine.

For the positions as doctoral student we are interested in recruiting candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds within the humanities and social sciences. We welcome in particular applicants possessing a broad theoretical, methodological and historical orientation in the area of ethnic and migration studies.

Anyone employed as a graduate student must primarily engage in postgraduate studies. However, a student may be requested to do a limited amount of teaching, administration, and research assistance. Such work may comprise no more than 20 percent of full working hours.

The applicant should be prepared to work in an academic setting which emphasizes the importance of integrated collegial collaboration of transdisciplinary orientation.

The doctoral student is expected to carry out doctoral studies on location at Linköping University’s Campus in Norrköping.

Eligibility
Appointment as a doctoral student presupposes that the applicant will be or have already been admitted to postgraduate studies. The positions require that the applicant has (1) an advanced degree, or the equivalent thereof, in an academic discipline relevant to the position; (2) demonstrated skills in the critical analysis of society and culture; (3) demonstrated basic orientation in contemporary theoretical approaches to ethnicity and migration in relation to one or more of the phenomena covered by REMESO’s research profile, such as work and welfare, education and pedagogy, politics, history, economics, international relations, cultural studies, artistic practices, social planning and social transformation, gender and media.

REMESO is an integrated environment for research and education. We therefore encourage applicants who during the course of their doctoral studies also are interested in seminar activities, research dissemination, education and collaboration with the public and external stakeholders. Applicants shall also be able to demonstrate collaborative skills as well as an ability to inquisitively examine and develop critical, methodological and theoretical perspectives on ethnic and migration studies. The positions require demonstrated analytical skills, a good ability to communicate in written as well as spoken English, and possession of – or willingness to acquire – such skills in Swedish as are necessary for the position. Additional skills in languages that are relevant for the research are considered as merits.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
1 November or by agreement

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

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 20 June.

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

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!

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

Contact person

Anita Andersson

Head of Division

+46 11 36 36 04

anita.a.andersson@liu.se

Stefan Jonsson

Professor

+46 11 36 36 30

stefan.jonsson@liu.se

Åsa Skog

HR-partner

+46 11 36 36 06

asa.skog@liu.se

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Post expires on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

PhD student in Industrial Marketing

Ref IEI-2018-00235

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 due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

Through the activities in research, the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) provides education in a wide range of fields, from economy and management to design and technology. As one of the university’s largest departments, our strength is the education and research that support and benefit each other. Our mission is to encourage innovation and development through which we develop dedicated, innovative student who can improve the world. We have strong links within the corporate and other sectors, which facilitates the employability of our graduates and the application of our research.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/iei

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises 1-2 positions as

PhD student in Industrial Marketing
formally based at the department of Management and Engineering

Duties and qualifications
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

This position is part of the project “Circular Economy Business Models for innovative hybrid and electric mobility through advanced reuse and remanufacturing technologies and services,” financed by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

The holder of the position will participate in the study of new industrial business models and customer-driven redesign of hybrid and electric vehicles for circular economy. This includes finding new collaborative approaches for designing products/services by leveraging on the concept of open innovation and exploiting the opportunities offered by digitalisation. In addition, to gain in-depth understanding of the customer experience, an extensive consumer survey and focus groups with users will be performed. From the business-to-business side, interviews will be carried out key players (both automotive and non-automotive firms) in the reuse supply chains.

The project involves academic and industrial partners in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and France, such as Fraunhofer Institute, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, E-Vai (www.e-vai.com), and Circular Economy Solutions (part of Robert Bosch GmbH).

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research within the above-mentioned EU project. You are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 per cent of full time. The selected candidate will be expected to write scholarly articles in English, alone and together with other researchers in the project group.

The position will be open to candidates with an excellent background in management and/or marketing (advanced level), and with a strong interest in innovation and technology management and in both quantitative and qualitative methods. The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

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 28th of June 2018.

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

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

Christian Kowalkowski

Bitr. professor

+46 13 281571

christian.kowalkowski@liu.se

Johan Holtström

Avdelningschef

+46 13 281614

johan.holtstrom@liu.se

Elin Bergfeldt

HR-partner

+46 13 284403

elin.bergfeldt@liu.se

Apply

 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Thursday June 28th, 2018

Two Postdoctoral positions in the project Judges under Stress JuS – the Breaking Point of Judicial Institutions

Job description

Two positions as postdoctoral research fellow in the JuS Project are available at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law.

The positions are available for three years to undertake research as part of the JuS project. The JuS project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council from 2018 through 2022.

The Faculty of Law in Oslo is the leading educational and research institution in law in Norway, with some 80 PhD candidates, 20 postdoctoral research fellows and 90 professors and associate professors, in addition to a wellfunctioning administrative support group on all organisational levels.
The Department of Private Law hosts several of the research projects of the Faculty of Law, including the JuS Project.

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More about the position

The primary objectives of the JuS project are to obtain knowledge on:1) how rulers seek judicial compliance with authoritarian measures,
2) how judges react to such measures,
3) the conditions under which an independent judiciary breaks down.

The main approach of the project is to look at the importance of the historical legacy of the judicial institutions for the answer to these questions.

The project is multidisciplinary in the intersection between law, legal theory, legal history, and sociology of law.

The postdoctoral research fellow should contribute with in-depth historical studies of one or more of the Central and Eastern European Countries, preferably, but not limited to the present EU Member States.

Further information about the project may be obtained at our website or from the principal investigator professor Hans Petter Graver.The purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify for higher academic positions.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in law or other relevant area, or other education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

As the JuS project is interdisciplinary, the position is open for candidates with PhDs in law, legal theory, legal history, and sociology of law.

PhDs in other relevant fields such as political science, history, and criminology may also apply, provided that they have studied law as part of their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

For the successful candidate, the postdoctoral project will be shaped through discussions with the project leader and other senior scholars.

The project proposal is nevertheless important in the assessment of the applications, to see which research questions the candidate selects, which methodology is chosen, and the candidate’s understanding of and knowledge within the chosen topic.

Personal skills

Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate´s assumed academic and personal ability to complete her or his part of the project within the given time frame. We will also take into account the need for the total group of researchers to cover a sufficient range of the countries to be studied.

The project language is English and candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. Publications must be written in English.

Since the work requires studies of original source material, working knowledge of one or more central or eastern European languages is required.

A good command of a Scandinavian language, alternatively willingness to learn during the fellowship period, is an advantage for working at the Faculty in Oslo, but is not a condition for this position.

We offer

  • salary NOK 490 900,- to 569 000,- per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • project description (5 to 10 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 3 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution. According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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

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

Contact information

Professor Hans Petter Graver

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About the University of Oslo

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

The Department of Private Law (IFP) was established in 1955 and is one of the five departments that together comprise the Faculty of Law. The department is the largest Norwegian academic milieu working directly with private law subjects.

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD student position in Business Studies, specializing in entrepreneurship or innovation

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We have an opening for a PhD student who wants to join the Rural Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group (REIG) at the SLU Department of Economics and participate in developing new knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Research: The research and teaching at the department cover business administration, agricultural economics and environmental and resource economics. An important part of the department’s activities is applied research, often in co-operation with other departments. The main subjects are 1) economic issues for agriculture, 2) organisation and management of agribusiness, 3) agricultural policy and international trade, 4) environmental and resource economics and 5) development and management of small businesses.

Teaching: Undergraduate courses are given as a part of the programme for MSc in Agriculture. After several introductory courses in economics and business administration, courses are offered leading to specialisation in any of the above-mentioned subject areas. Postgraduate training is also offered. The courses are open to students in other programmes, both within the university as well as from other universities.

Duties:

The primary duty will be to conduct original research while developing competence and skills in our PhD education program. The holder of the position will be expected to be an active and contributing member of REIG, which is a well-functioning research group currently including a guest professor, two associate professors, and three PhD students. Being an active and contributing member of the group includes: 1) conducting research that leads to a successful PhD dissertation; 2) completing a minimum of 90 credits of national and international PhD course work; 3) contributing to the development of REIG, academically as well as socially; 4) participating in international academic conferences; 5) carrying out limited administrative duties; and 6) contributing to the fulfilment of REIG’s teaching obligations.

Qualifications:

Qualifications: Basic eligibility for third level education in Business Studies, such as a MSc degree in Business Administration or equivalent, is required by the start of the position in August 20, 2018. Specialized education and/or experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, organization theory, and/or marketing is desirable, as is a demonstrated interest in empirical fieldwork and critically reflective use of academic theory. The position requires good verbal and written communication skills in English. Additional desirable competencies include good verbal and written communication skills in Swedish, experience with specialized research methods, in particular participative research; academic knowledge of social change processes; and academic and/or practical experience with rural and/or sustainable development.

We seek applicants who are strongly motivated to engage in academic research in entrepreneurship and/or innovation. We value good ability to work independently combined with interest and ability to participate in a research team, contributing to collective goals. Personal merits and social skills will be considered together with documented academic competencies in the recruitment process.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

PhD program

Extent:

100%

(state extent in percentage of full time (100%))

Starting date:

2018-08-20

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2018-06-01, use the button below.

Include this APPLICATION FORM in your application.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/

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

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

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Johan Gaddefors

Universitetslektor

johan.gaddefors@slu.se

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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Post doctorate in Entrepreneurship

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-1677

We are looking for a new, motivated Business Studies researcher to join the `Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group ‘ (REIG) research team at the Department of Economics, SLU.

Research: The research and teaching at the department cover business administration, agricultural economics and environmental and resource economics. An important part of the department’s activities is applied research, often in co-operation with other departments. The main subjects are 1) economic issues for agriculture, 2) organisation and management of agribusiness, 3) agricultural policy and international trade, 4) environmental and resource economics and 5) development and management of small businesses.

Teaching: Undergraduate courses are given as a part of the programme for MSc in Agriculture. After several introductory courses in economics and business administration, courses are offered leading to specialisation in any of the above-mentioned subject areas. Postgraduate training is also offered. The courses are open to students in other programmes, both within the university as well as from other universities.

Duties: The position is offered within REIG, a well-established research group, which among other activities is leading the research program “Keys to a living countryside”. REIG’s aim is to develop knowledge about entrepreneurship and innovation, focusing in particular their interaction with context for more sustainable development. As a member of REIG, you will be expected to (1) conduct research in this field, actively participating and contributing to REIG’s projects and development; (2) publish in scientific journals and participate in academic activities with other REIG members; (3) contribute to REIG’s efforts seeking external funding; and (4), where suitable, participate in teaching activities associated with REIGs area of interest.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Business Administration, or related subject area; and show a strong interest in working in the field, with demonstrated theoretical competence. Meritable competences include: methodological knowledge of participatory research and/or similar approaches, theoretical knowledge of entrepreneurial and/or innovation processes and rurality, and field experience in rural data collection. Applicants should be engaged and ready to work independently, but also interested in contributing to social group. Personal suitability will be taken into account. Applicants should have experience in publishing in scientific journals of good quality; and fluency in Swedish and English (in speech as well as written) is desirable. Priority will be given to doctorates not older than three years.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

Post Doc

Extent:

100%

(state extent in percentage of full time (100%))

Starting date:

2018-08-20

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2018-06-01, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/

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

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

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Johan Gaddefors

Universitetslektor

johan.gaddefors@slu.se

Apply

Read the full job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Doctoral candidate in peace and conflict research with focus on the consequences of election related violence

Post expires on Wednesday June 13th, 2018

Doctoral candidate in peace and conflict research with focus on natural disasters and climate change

Post expires on Wednesday June 13th, 2018

Postdoc in Cultural Sociology

Post Doc in Cultural Sociology
The University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a one-year position as Post Doc in the field of Cultural Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Campus Esbjerg. The position is vacant from August 1st, 2018 or soon thereafter.
The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The department is located in Esbjerg and employs some 50 members of staff. Research in the Department is organized in three research groups, and the announced position will be part of the Sociology Research Group.
This research of this group is mainly but not exclusively focused on three main themes, namely:

  • Civil society,
    including sub-themes such as social capital, trust, voluntary associations, religious groups, integration, migration, state-citizen relations.
  • Professions, organizations and practices,
    including sub-themes as norms, values, logics and management, institutional logics, management and digitalization.
  • Rural life and rural development,
    including rural-urban relations, de-population, associational life in the rural areas, discourses on rural areas, and policies affecting the rural areas.

The diversity of topics and perspectives that characterizes the work of the research group readily lends itself to methodological pluralism, with commonly used research approaches and methods including case studies, ethnographic field work (interviews, focus groups, participant-observation), surveys, regression analysis and document analysis.
For this position, we welcome applicants with a Ph.D. degree in sociology, anthropology or a related field. The successful applicant should account for his or her research plans and not least for how they fit within the themes of the Sociology Research Group. The applicant will have to qualify according to the departments qualification guidelines.
The successful applicant is expected to play an active role in the Sociology Research Group, to be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in this and other possibly research groups at the Department, and to be able to conduct and publish research on an internationally competitive level. As the research group is engaged in many externally funded projects, the successful applicant is also expected to participate in writing applications for research funding. She/he will enjoy the benefits of working in an inspiring and open research environment.
The teaching of the research group covers courses Sociological Theory and Methodology on an undergraduate as well as a graduate level. The teaching load is equivalent to approximately 4-5 hours per semester week. The Department provides teaching for degrees in General Business Economics (B.Sc.), Marketing and Innovation (M.Sc.), Sports and Event Management (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Environmental and Resource Management (M.Sc.), Sociology and Cultural Analysis (B.Sc and M.Sc.) as well as Diploma and MBA programs in business.
Further information can be obtained from the head of the Sociology Research Group, Associate Professor Martin Lindhardt, phone: +45 6550 4151; e-mail: lind@sam.sdu.dk

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication
  • Complete list of publications

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.
Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.
The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Esbjerg
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018

Ph.D. scholarship in theoretical and computational physics – Dynamics of liquids and solids

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University invites applications for a position as Ph.D. student of Physics from September 1 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of three years.

Description of the Ph.D. project

Funded by the VILLUM Foundation for the period 2017-2023, the Matter project is an integrated part of the Glass and Time center (http://glass.ruc.dk ) at Roskilde University’s Department of Science and Environment. Glass and Time is characterized by strong collaboration between experiment, simulation, and theory. The purpose of Matter is to understand the fundamental governing principles of structure and dynamics of liquids and solids, in particular to investigate and further develop the isomorph theory.

We are looking for a talented Ph.D. student for an experimental project within Matter. The student, who will be trained in experimental work in the Glass and Time center, will be supervised by Prof. Kristine Niss or Assoc. Prof. Tina Hecksher, and co-supervised by Prof. Jeppe Dyre (the director of Matter).

The focus of the experimental work in our group is on:

  • Developing new specialized experimental techniques in close collaboration with engineers and our in-house high-level workshop.
  • Mathematical modeling of the experimental methods and data.
  • Close collaboration between experiment, simulation, and theory, catalyzed by weekly 2-hour joint group meetings.

The presently available experimental methods include broadband mechanical spectroscopy, dynamic specific heat, dielectric spectroscopy, scattering methods, and high-pressure measurements.

Qualifications.

The following qualifications are required

  • Master’s degree in Physics or a related field
  • Experience with experimental work

We are looking for an ambitious, curious and open-minded person. You are expected to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities.

Assessment

In the formal assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

  • Relevant master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).

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

  • Grades of your master’s study
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Quality and relevance of the project description (see below)

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School of Science and Environment. Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-science-and-environment .Responsibilities and tasks

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

For further information you are welcome to contact Prof. Kristine Niss kniss@ruc.dk or Prof. Jeppe Dyre at dyre@ruc.dk .Terms of employment

The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and formally you will refer to Head of Department, Susanne Sørensen. Ph.D. students have the same rights, formal working hours, vacation, etc., as others in the Danish workforce. After taxes the monthly salary is approximately DKK 18000 (2400 Euro).

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 

After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

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

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project – Here you describe in which direction you would like to work and how your qualifications fit into this. A detailed project description may be provided, but is not required. 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project – Here you state the suggested date of start.
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than August  1 2018
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.

Post expires on Wednesday August 1st, 2018

Postdoc position at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy 975970

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a three-year postdoc position. The expected starting date is August 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible hereafter subject to mutual agreement. 

Research at CFA is broadly concerned with research -, innovation -, and higher education policy with emphasis on empirical studies. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on innovation policy and the relation between innovation and productivity, quality in research and higher education, research funding, research integrity, gender equality in science, and responsible research and innovation (RRI).

In addition to research activities, CFA contributes to broader knowledge sharing and capacity building related to research -, innovation -, and higher education policy by providing research-based advice to public authorities. CFA performs commissioned evaluations, analyses and impact studies at Danish, Nordic, and European level, thus contributing to evidence-based policy making. For examples of current research and consultancy activities, please visit www.cfa.au.dk

Job description
The successful applicant will be contributing to a three-year research project that seeks to analyse the role of regions and urban areas in fostering firm productivity growth, with focus on Business Region Aarhus. This can include the roles of clustering and global value chains, of innovation and innovative competences, and of mobility and knowledge transfer. 

Qualifications
Applicants should hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in a social science discipline such as economics or management, or in an interdisciplinary research field related to science, technology and innovation, or have equivalent academic qualifications. Applicants should demonstrate extensive experience with empirical research, possess strong skills in quantitative methods, and have an excellent command of spoken and written English. Applicants should also preferably have experience within the analysis of innovation and productivity growth.

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Professor Carter Bloch, Tel.: +45 20290035, Email: carter.bloch@ps.au.dk

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 87152497, Email: mfp@au.dk

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

Place of work
Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

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

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 11 June 2018
Unit: Department of Political Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday June 11th, 2018

PhD Scholarships at the Department of Operations Management

The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for up to three vacant PhD scholarships within the areas of the Department.
The research activities at the Department span across five academic research areas: Supply Chain Management (design and management of flows of goods, services, knowledge and information between firms); Performance Management (design, use, and effects of financial and non-financial measures in strategy development and implementation); Innovation Management (deployment of management tools and mechanisms to connect technology, organization and markets); Operations Management (relation between production, organization, and strategy in manufacturing and service industries); Managerial Economics (decision modelling around pricing, costing, production planning and forecasting).
The Department of Operations Management supplies teaching and supervision to undergraduate, graduate, masters, executive and PhD programmes in economics and business administration.
It is the ambition of the Department to develop research and teaching in close connection with practice.
We are interested in PhD projects and candidates that want to pursue interdisciplinary research within the areas of the Department. Competencies and skills from empirical research by any method are an advantage, as is the ability to bridge to other research areas of the Department.
More description of the Department, research areas and projects can be found on cbs.dk http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management
Applications will be assessed on the basis of the quality of the proposed project, as well as the quality of the candidate. Only project proposals that clearly fall within the areas of the Department will be considered.
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact: Head of Department Carsten Ørts Hansen, tel.: +45 3815 2483, e-mail ch.om@cbs.dk
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
General information:  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Business and Management http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/phd-schools
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English.
The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).
Recruitment procedure  
A Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist applicants to be assessed by an Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
Closing date: 6 June 2018 (expected starting date in September 2018)
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Ansøgningsfrist: 6. juni 2018.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

 

CBS er et unikt erhvervsuniversitet med en høj andel af udenlandske ansatte og studerende. CBS har ca. 630 undervisnings- og forskningsårsværk, 200 ph.d.-studerende og 680 administrative årsværk. Ca. 21.500 studerende er fordelt på bachelor-, kandidat-, MBA/EMBA-, ph.d.- og Executive-programmer, der udbydes på dansk og engelsk. Vores videnskabelige medarbejdere tæller internationale eksperter inden for de klassiske forretningsdiscipliner, men også i filosofi, historie, psykologi, sociologi, jura, politik, informationssystemer, kultur og sprog.

Post expires on Wednesday June 6th, 2018

Doctoral Student Position, the Philosophy of Education

Doctoral Student Position the Philosophy of Education
Open position at the Oulu University funded by the EUDAIMONIA research institute

Four-year Doctoral Student Position the Philosophy of Education

Unit: Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 16 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests and modern research and study environment and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes.

The following job is open in the University of Oulu:

Doctoral Student, four-year position

This doctoral dissertation will be a part of the research project  “Citizenship in Change: Constructing a Novel Theoretical Framework for Education.” The “Citizenship in Change” -project contributes to the construction of a novel theoretical framework for citizenship education in the contemporary pluralizing, globalizing and digitalizing world. It studies and develops the philosophical foundations of citizenship education in plural societies, focusing, for example, on critical abilities necessary for evaluating different ideologies, and emotional abilities necessary for encountering differences. Drawing on philosophical pragmatism, the project develops research methodology that would bring empirical and philosophical research into dialogue in a methodologically sound manner.

This position requires a strong background in philosophy and education. It requires ability to conduct independent scholarly research in English in the research field of the philosophy of education; and ability to be a collaborative and contributing member of an ambitious research group. Background in analytic or pragmatist philosophy are considered as benefits. The appointee must hold a higher university degree.

The salary will be based on the levels 2 – 4 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component).

Apply online latest on Friday, 25 May 2018.  Please include the following attachments in your application:

1)letter of motivation,

2)curriculum vitae prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (www.tenk.fi/en/content/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae),

3) publication list based on the following   guideline by Academy of Finland  http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/

4) names and contact information of two referees.

The position is filled as of 1 September 2018   or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of 6 months is applied in   the position.

More information on research project: http://www.oulu.fi/eudaimonia/node/50066

Further details are available from Professor Katariina Holma, katariina.holma(at)oulu.fi

Apply for the job

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Post expires on Friday May 25th, 2018

PhD research fellow in Social Anthropology

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

PhD research fellow in Social Anthropology

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Social Anthropology as PhD Candidate for a period of four years, including teaching duties at the Department. The position as a PhD Candidate is a fixed -term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences and is one of four anthropological teaching departments in Norway. It dates back to 1975, and engages in ethnographic research in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America on wide variety of topic such as mobility and migration, technology and innovation, organizational anthropology and sustainability, and global inequalities. There are currently 18 scientific staff and a total of approximately 300 students on undergraduate and graduate level. The Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences has a vibrant PhD programme with specialization in all the social science disciplines.

Obligations

The Department of Social Anthropology is seeking to appoint a PhD Research Fellow to join a newly established research group on mobility and migration. The group engages with theoretical and methodical developments within social theory, putting a stronger emphasis on ‘mobility’ as constitutive of social forms, institutions, and networks. The group specializes in empirical research on the interconnections between movement in geographical space, social mobility, and time, and in the management of multicultural working life, including labour migration and migration industry.

In support of the overall goal, we are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to undertake ethnographic research in the city of Trondheim, Norway on cosmopolitanism and forms of co-existence across cultural differences.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in Social Anthropology or equivalent education, preferably focusing on mobility and migration research in a broad sense. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies, and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master’s or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be admitted only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The ideal candidates will have a strong work ethic and ability to work independently and systematically, and demonstrate good collaborate skills and initiatives to contribute constructively to the work environment at the Department.

Personal qualifications as described and motivation to apply for the position, will be ascribed high importance.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.

Salary and working conditions

The PhD position is paid according to the national salary scheme, from gross NOK 436 900 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

Please find more information about the appointment of PhD Candidates in NTNUs supplementary purviews of 23.01.12, http://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2012-01-23-206.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks.

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural

background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

Application

Employment in a PhD position requires admission to a PhD-program of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences. Application for admission to the PhD program must be submitted as soon as the candidate is employed in the position, no later than 3 months after employment. More information about the PhD programme is available at: http://www.ntnu.edu/studies.

See https://www.ntnu.edu/phd/admission-and-financing for information on entry requirements for post-graduate studies at NTNU.

Application should within deadline include:

  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Research proposal, no more than 3500 words including bibliography
  • Sample of academic written work
  • Academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Letter of intent
  • Name and contact details for two referents

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Prospective applicants may consult the head of the research group, Jan Ketil Simonsen, to discuss their proposed research (E-mail: jan.ketil.simonsen@ntnu.no, Phone: +47 735 96 342)

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Aaste Line Strand aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: http://www.jobbnorge.no. Please mark the application: SU-137

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Post expires on Sunday July 1st, 2018

PhD Candidate in Human Geography – natural resource governance

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

PhD Candidate in Human Geography – natural resource governance

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Geography as PhD Candidate in Human Geography for a period of 4 years where three years are for research and 1 year is for teaching and other work for the Department. This is an educational position that will provide a promising research recruit the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD degree. The position is connected to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social and Educational Science.

Currently, the Department of Geography employs 9 professors, 7 associate professors, 2 researchers, 2 postdocs and 13 PhD candidates. The Department has defined four strategic research areas: Natural hazards and effects of climate change; Environment, resources and management; Mobility, transnationalism and inequality; and Innovation and regional changes.

PhD project research focus

Tanzania and Uganda are currently in the process of becoming important oil and gas producers. In both countries there is considerable overlap between particularly valuable and biodiversity rich ecosystems and oil and gas reserves, thus posing many challenges for reconciling conservation of biodiversity rich ecosystems and utilization of the petroleum resources. The PhD fellowship will be linked to the project ‘Capacity building to promote sustainable governance of petroleum resources, biodiversity and livelihoods in East African communities’ (Pelibigo) (https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/pelibigo). This project is a collaboration between NTNU, University of Dodoma (Tanzania), Makerere University (Uganda) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and funded by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development within the Fields of Energy and Petroleum (EnPe). The overall research objective of Pelibigo is to investigate the social and environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration within new oil and gas frontiers in Uganda and Tanzania. Within this framework we are primarily seeking a candidate that will explore the links between oil development and corporate social responsibility programs focusing particularly on various forms of biodiversity offsets, payment for ecosystem services and/or ecotourism initiatives.

Obligations

The holder of the position is expected to:

  • Contribute to the project Capacity building to promote sustainable governance of petroleum resources, biodiversity and livelihoods in East African communities.
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision at the Department of Geography.

Qualifications

We seek a dedicated and sociable person who meets the required qualifications for a PhD candidate. The requirement for the position is a completed master’s degree in human geographyor equivalent education. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master’s or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be admitted only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree. Fluent English skills are required. Applicants from non-European countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are: TOEFL: 600 (paper based test), 92 (internet based test); IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

Personal qualifications and motivation to apply for the position will be ascribed high importance. We expect a candidate who is able to work independently, also with respect to planning and implementation of fieldwork. Excellent communication skills should be demonstrated. The ability to build a relevant contact network is important.

Salary and Working Conditions

PhD Candidates, code 1017, are paid according to the National Salary Scheme, from gross NOK 436 900 pr. year, of which 2% is deducted forthe State Pension Scheme.

Please find more information about the appointment of PhD Candidates in NTNUs supplementary purviews of 23.01.12, http://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2012-01-23-206.

The applicant must commit to undertake organized PhD studies within the employment period.

Employment will be activated in accordance with existing regulations of 31.01.2006, and Regulations for the required duties and employment conditions for PhD-candidates at NTNU. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks.

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

Application

Employment in a PhD position requires admission to a PhD-program in Social science with a specialisation in geography.

Application for admission to the PhD program must be submitted as soon as the candidate is employed in the position, no later than 3 months after employment. More information about the PhD programme is available at: http://www.ntnu.edu/studies.

You can find the relevant application schedules here;http://www.ntnu.no/svt/doktorgradsutdanning/skjema

The application should within the deadline include:

  • A preliminary project description of 4-6 pages. A complete version of the project description must be made available within six months of admission to the PhD program
  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Publications and other relevant scientific work.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Further information about the position is available by contacting Professor Haakon Lein, e-mail haakon.lein@ntnu.no) at the Department of Geography.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Aaste Line Strand, e-mail: aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: www.jobbnorge.no. Please mark the application: SU-135

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Post expires on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

PhD scholarship within the topic of Inequality

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship focusing on research within the topic of Inequality.
The PhD scholarship is affiliated with CBS’ newly established Inequality Platform and will be based at the Department of Business and Politics.
DBP is a leading international department that is at the forefront of research at the interface between business and politics in Denmark, the European Union and beyond. DBP scholars set research agendas in issues related to global challenges that affect business and politics, such as technological disruption, inequality and sustainability. Research topics include business studies, global value chains and global wealth chains, innovation, economic development, comparative political economy, European Union, public policy, philanthropy and civil society. DBP’s research work often serves as a point of reference for think-tanks, policymakers, business organizations and the media. The applicants’ profile must fit with one of the core research themes of the department: political economy, comparative and European public policy, and civil society. Read more about the research themes: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-business-and-politics/research.
Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching. DBP teaches, for example, in the International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), European Business (BSC), and Business Administration and Sociology (BSC) programmes.
We encourage applications on any research area falling broadly within the theme of Inequality.
High priority will be given to applicants with high grades from their universities. Applicants should have completed (or be near the completion of) a Masters degree in one of the social sciences (for instance, economics, political science, sociology, political economy, development studies, business studies, or related disciplines).
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors. Research training courses are an important part of the programme. The programme is highly international, and the candidate is expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact: Head of Department Caroline de la Porte, e-mail cdlp.dbp@cbs.dk, Academic Director of the Inequality Platform Mogens K. Justesen, e-mail: mkj.dbp@cbs.dk or Head of Secretariat Anne W. Suhr, e-mail: aws.dbp@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at https://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/department-of-business-a…
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
General information 
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.
The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan. For more information on admission look at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/admission.
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills if their master´s has not been taught in English.
Recruitment procedure   
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please find guidelines on admission and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline, which is 8th June 2018.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Closing date: 8 June 2018.

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

 

Post expires on Friday June 8th, 2018

PhD in Economic Rationalities

Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the fields of historical and/or economic sociology, with a special focus on the productive tensions between religious imaginaries and economic rationalities. Research on the relationship between state, civil society and markets has recently witnessed a turn towards religion. We are interested in PhD projects that are situated within this wider turn and, amongst others, aim to study the influence of theological concepts on economic theorizing in both Western and non-Western contexts (economic theology and conceptual history); conduct comparative analysis of economic and religious practices in specific socio-economic contexts (economic sociology); investigate modes of sacralisation/sanctification and de-sacralization/profanation in economic practices, both past and present (economic anthropology); and explore the contribution that historical analysis in general can make to our theoretical understanding of market logics (historical sociology and economic history).
Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover: 
  • Genealogies of theologico-economic concepts and practices
  • Economic rationalities, neoliberal morality and affect
  • The religious politics of liberal and neoliberal economic thought
  • Non-Christian religious imaginaries and market societies outside ‘the West’
  • The sacrality of money and the origins of financial crises
  • Post-human eschatology and the biotech industry
  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and the ‘demonic’ (Karl Barth)
  • Scarcity, excess and sacrifice in global economic orders
MPP is organised into four research groups: politics; business history; philosophy; and management. We are a uniquely multi-disciplinary research department with the ambition to make our research in management and organization studies as well as adjacent fields known to students, companies, public institutions, and research colleagues as innovative, creative and critical/reflexive. A multi-disciplinary dialogue that challenges and combines academic disciplines and perspectives ties research at the department together. The department is committed to research-based education and to bring this understanding into play in society in a constructive, engaged, and valuable manner. A key focus of MPP is to publish its research with highly ranked academic journals and book publishers across a broad spectrum of areas, reflecting the department’s multidisciplinary set-up. Across the department, there is a keen interest in developing new forms of teaching and learning environments in collaboration with CBS faculty, international researchers, students and partner organizations.
The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://cbs.dk/mpp.
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact: Associate Professor Stefan Schwarzkopf, ssc.mpp@cbs.dk,  tel.: +45 3815 3652 or Head of Secretariat Henrik Hermansen, heh.mpp@cbs.dk,  tel.: +45 3815 3656. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
General information:
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.
 
The application must include:  
  • A project description (5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a very brief outline of how the project would fit in with the core areas of the department.
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A list of papers and publications.
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.
Recruitment procedure  
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.
The envisaged starting date of the position is September 15, 2018.

Closing date: 3 August 2018.

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Friday August 3rd, 2018

PhD position at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD position at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), UiB within interdisciplinary gender studies. The position is embedded in SKOKs commitment to promoting humanities research on major societal challenges, for instance related to body, medicine and health, technological change, climate, environment, inequality or migration. The proposed project shall contribute to one of these areas.The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

About the project/work tasks:

Applicants should design their own project and will have their main supervisor at SKOK. The proposed project must have a gender theoretical framework preferably related to one of the central areas within gender studies such as gender, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality or masculinity. The project could also have an empirical focus.

The research at SKOK has a critical, global and historical profile. In relation to research on the global societal challenges the researchers at SKOK have been particularly concerned with post- and decolonial theory, social theory and political philosophy.The assessment will place strong emphasis on how the project fits in and contributes to strenghtening the theoretical, thematic and interdisciplinary research at the centre.

Especially desired are projects that contribute to post-human and/or decolonial perspectives in humanities research on major societal challenges, for instance related to the body, medicine and health, technological change, climate, environment, inequality or migration.

PhD candidates at SKOK will take part in the research group Foundational Questions in Gender Research and in the National Research School for Gender Research.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent (or must have submitted their master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline) in gender studies or another subject field with gender and/or sexuality as a main topic and/or perspective. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded. For applicants that document education other than a Norwegian Master’s degree will the education be evaluated against NOKUT standards and the documentation may be sent to NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) for evaluation.
  • The successful applicant must have the primary supervisor among the permanent faculty at the centre.
  • The applicant can work independently and in a structured manner, and has the ability to cooperate with others.
  • The applicant has documented proficiency in both written and oral English.

 

Centre for Women’s and Gender Research is an interdisciplinary centre for research, dissemination and teaching on gender, sexuality and feminist theory. The centre has a critical, historical and global profile with focus on the intersection between gender and other structures of power in the society such as race, class and ethnicity. SKOK has a special competence on theory within the interdisciplinary gender research field. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to strengthening this competence.

SKOK aims to strengthen gender research at the University of Bergen, as well as playing an active role within gender research both nationally and internationally.

The PhD candidate is expected to attend both national and international research arenas, and it is desirable to aim for publications both in national and international publishing channels. SKOK has bilateral agreements of collaboration with among others Barnard College at Columbia University, Duke University and University of Western Cape, and exchange stays will be possible at one of these universities.

It is mandatory that the successful applicants take up their main residence in Bergen in order to be able to participate in the daily activities at SKOK.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

About the research training:

As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 50 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the state salary scale. Currently NOK 436 900 gross p.a.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

 

How to apply for the position

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLT FOR THIS JOBB”. The following must be attached to the application:

  • Project proposal (maximum 4000 words)
  • Time schedule/plan for the research period
  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.

 

The enclosures can be submitted as Word- or pdf-files.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

Applicants are asked to follow the steps as described in the Guidelines for Electronic

Applications at the Faculty of Humanities:

http://www.uib.no/en/hf/30763/guide-applicants-phd-position

Any queries concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities. Email: fakadm@hf.uib.no

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Professor Christine M. Jacobsen, director, SKOK, + 47 5589265, christine.jacobsen@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

 Application deadline: 27 May 2018

Reference no.: 18/3887

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ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    151189
  • Internal ID
    18/3887
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

 

Post expires on Sunday May 27th, 2018