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Doctoral Research Fellow in the Horizon Europe project ToNoWaste

Doctoral Research Fellow in the Horizon Europe project ToNoWaste

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017) is available in the project ‘Towards a New Zero Food Waste Mindset Based on Holistic Assessment’ (ToNoWaste). The project is funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027). The candidate will work closely together with Professor Jukka Mähönen (ToNoWaste Work Package (WP) 6 leader), Professor Beate Sjåfjell and Postdoctoral Researcher Eléonore Maitre-Ekern in the Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability at the Department of Private Law.

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

More about the position

The ToNoWaste project

ToNoWaste aims to develop a food waste impact assessment in Europe with the aim of eliminating waste in food systems and thereby to achieve greater sustainability in food value chains.

The project has a 48-month scope and is to be launched in autumn 2022. In ToNoWaste, 21 institutions from 7 countries will collaborate using a multi-actor and interdisciplinary approach that considers not only the agronomic, economic, environmental and business model challenges but also other cross-cutting aspects such as psychology, law and social innovation for fighting gender and social inequalities.

ToNoWaste shall inspire market actors to use science and evidence-based assessment tools and data to make better decisions towards a more sustainable food production and consumption patterns. It starts from investigating what a ‘best decision’ means regarding food waste prevention and reduction actions in fresh food value chains.

The ToNoWaste project is led by Professor María Jesús Muñoz Torres at Universitat Jaume I de Castellón (Spain), and includes participants from Austria, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

The University of Oslo is leading ToNoWaste WP6 ‘Co-creation of new policies and guidelines for fostering the change’. The main objective of WP6 is to to foster the organisational change with new services and best practices in fresh food value chains and to co-create new EU policies. It shall do so using a ‘regulatory ecology’ approach developed by Professor Sjåfjell and others that analyses the interactions between law and social norms, market pressures and other ‘regulatory modalities’.

Additionally, the University of Oslo participates in WP1 ‘Collaborative investigation of the new decision-making framework’, which aims to design an open innovation ecosystem that engages European researchers, municipalities, fresh food value chains and citizens into the creation of open access scientific knowledge about food waste prevention and reduction.

The PhD position and possible PhD project themes

The PhD candidate will play an important role in the comparative and systemic regulatory ecosystem analysis of WP6 and within this is expected to develop an independent PhD project.

Examples of what such a project may focus on / include are the analysis of

(i) case studies of corporate behaviour patterns or of public market participation in fresh food value chains in selected countries;

(ii) circular economy laws and policies in Europe, and their role in shaping sustainable business models; or

(iii) accounting regulations, and other relevant instruments, and how they contribute to supporting business transition to sustainable circularity.

The candidate is expected to participate to the ToNoWaste research team, including taking part in activities such as seminars and workshops, together with the core project team.

The candidate will join the relevant research environment at The Faculty of Law. 

The ToNoWaste project also collaborates with the Sustainable Market Actors Research Network (the SMART Network) led by the Research Group, working to promote the contribution of market actors, private, public and hybrid, to sustainability.

Through the project and the SMART network the candidate will get the chance to build also their own international network and engage with key scholars in the field.

Qualification requirements  and other qualities

  • The applicant must hold a five year Norwegian Master’s degree in law, political and governance studies, sustainable development, ecological economics, environmental and development studies or other relevant disciplines, or an equivalent degree. The candidate must be qualified to work theoretically and empirically in the described project.
  • Applicants should normally have grades that place them among the top 10-15 percent of graduates. This requirement also applies to the master’s thesis.
  • Qualitative research skills and experience is strongly desirable.
  • The applicants should have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also desirable, but is not a requirement. Candidates that do not master a Scandinavian language must take this into account when developing their project description.
  • Applicants must be able to work in an independent and structured manner.
  • Applicants must have excellent collaboration skills and the ability, willingness and commitment to contribute in a multidisciplinary team.

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

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • A project description of 5-10 pages, explaining how they would approach their research tasks in a 3-year PhD project design. This includes a description of theoretical background, the aims, methodologies with suggestions for informants or entry points for case studies, and reflections about potential ethical challenges. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute to the aims of the ToNoWaste project. A PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law can be a monograph or a collection of several scholarly articles. The applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project. To ensure exchange of knowledge among project team members throughout the project, an article-based thesis is encouraged.
  • CV (complete overview of education, practice and academic works).
  • Certified copies of diplomas with all grades included in the degree and certificates (if the original language of diplomas/certificates is not English or a Scandinavian language, an English language translation must be provided in addition to a copy of the original). Foreign diplomas must include an official documentation about the grading system together with the official grading scale.
  • If available: A complete publication list.
  • Up to three academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author’s declaration.
  • Names and contact details and description of their relation to the applicant for at least two reference persons.

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

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

The tentative starting date is Autumn 2022.

Evaluation of the applicant

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the positon, please contact Professor Jukka Tapio Mähönen

For questions about the recruitment system- and process: HR officer Gro Tømmereek

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.

Deadline: 31 October 2022
Unit: The Department of Private Law
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Post expires on Monday October 31st, 2022

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Health economics with Focus on Economic Evaluation of dietary interventions

About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available for a period of 2.5 years at the University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Science with a focus on health economic evaluation, affiliated to the Department of Nutrition and Public Health. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty, preferably January  2023.

The faculty has 4 departments: Department of Nutrition and Public Health, Department of Health and Nursing Science, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education and Department of Psychosocial Health. The Post-doctoral position will be affiliated with the Priority Research Centre Lifecourse Nutrition and related to the project “Nutrition Now – Scaling up evidence-based-early-life nutrition interventions for community resilience and lifecourse health”.

Nutrition Now is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and is a collaborative project between the University of Agder, Norwegian municipalities, Agder county and several universities. Nutrition Now aims to improve diet among pregnant women, infants, and young children by implementing e-learning resources in a community setting. The project targets preschools, maternity and childcare and parents and will evaluate effect and implementation outcomes. Cost-effectiveness evaluations of the e-learning resource and its implementation is an integral part of project.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have main responsibility for the economic evaluation of the Nutrition Now intervention, by 1) performing the within-study health economic evaluation, and 2) estimating potential long-term cost-effectiveness of the project including the development of a birth cohort simulation model. Professor Gabriella Conti from University College London (UCL) is collaborating on the project and will assist in guiding this work.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will be involved in multiple phases of the project and participate in data collection and project development.

Responsibilities are:

  • Questionnaire development, data collection, data analysis and health economic modeling
  • Manuscript writing for publications

A detailed description of the project may be requested from the leader of the project, Professor Nina C. Øverby, nina.c.overby@uia.no

Required qualifications

The successful candidate must have:

  • A doctoral degree in health economics or other relevant area. Only candidates with approved doctoral thesis before the application deadline will be considered for the position.
  • Good communication skills in English language both verbal and in writing.

Further provisions relating to the positions as Post-doctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident. The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with quantitative research methods
  • Experience from working with large datasets
  • Experience in building simulation models
  • Experience in carrying out health economic evaluations

Personal qualities

  • Flexible with collaborative skills
  • Independent, structured, and effective
  • Focused on progress

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Institutt for ernæring og folkehelse

We offer

  • Participation in the Priority Research Centre of Lifecourse Nutrition
  • Professional development in a large, exciting, and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive, and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 563 900 – 626 100 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

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

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

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

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

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

Application

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

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • List of publications
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Up to 10 scientific papers which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
  • Motivation letter for the position

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

Application deadline: 4 October 2022.

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

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

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Deadline

4th October 2022

Post expires on Tuesday October 4th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Social Media, Representation, and Political Behavior

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites candidates for a postdoctoral position in Social Media and Political Representation. The starting date is 1 February 2022 with room to negotiate either an earlier or later start.

The position is for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

Introduction
The Department of Political Science offers a dynamic environment around the fields of Social Media, Representation, and Political Behavior, which seeks to produce high-caliber research on timely societal questions.

For more on the Department and its pluralistic academic environment, please see https://politicalscience.ku.dk/about/            

Job Description
The postdoc will be employed as part of the project “Social Media and Political Representation” (SoMeRep) led by Professor Anne Rasmussen and Assistant Professor Gregory Eady and funded by Denmark’s Independent Research Fund. The project uses experimental, quasi-experimental, and descriptive research to examine what the shift toward social media means for inequalities in democratic representation. It investigates how social media impacts civic engagement, political responsiveness, political discourse, and topics related to social media more broadly.

The position covers a variety of tasks related to the research process, including:

  • Developing experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive research designs in the social media context
  • Collecting data through original surveys, APIs and/or web-scraping
  • Cleaning and analyzing those data
  • Possibility to collaborate in writing and publishing papers

The postdoc will participate in collaborative research work closely together with Rasmussen, Eady, and other project members. There is a strong potential for the postdoc to contribute to the design and implementation of new research ideas within the overall project.

Your Competencies and Opportunities
The candidate must hold (or be close to completing) a PhD degree in Political Science, Data Science, Economics, Sociology or related fields. Other key qualifications include:

  • A good grasp of relevant academic literature (e.g. research on (inequality in) political representation, social media, incivility, gender, ethnicity, and/or organized interests).
  • Strong academic writing skills.
  • Experience with developing and applying quasi-experimental and experimental research designs
  • Extensive experience with coding and data management in common statistical programming languages (e.g. R, Python, or Stata).
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaborate with other members of the research team.

The position offers a range of attractive opportunities for the candidate, including:

  • Being part of a vibrant and ambitious team that aims to produce high quality research.
  • The opportunity to develop an independent research agenda within the overall project.
  • Being part of a strong environment within Political Representation within the Department.
  • Funding for conferences, additional training etc.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by research findings with impact.

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/. You can read the Department’s strategy here https://politicalscience.ku.dk/about/strategy-plan/.

Terms of Employment

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1210/22-2I.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from professor, Anne Rasmussen, e-mail: ar@ifs.ku.dk or assistant professor Gregory Eady, e-mail: gregory.eady@ifs.ku.dk

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

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter motivating your application
  • Curriculum vitae including a publication list and names of two references who could write a letter for you
  • Up to three publications or working papers     
  • Diploma (PhD, Master and Bachelor)

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2022 23:59 CEST

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

Deadline: 2022-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Economics of Religion

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral positions in economics of religion starting in summer 2023. The position is for one or two years, and is fully funded by the research project “Shocking Religion: Using Natural Experiments to Quantify How Religion Impacts Society

The Research Project
Applications are invited for a one to two-year fully funded Postdoc position (with no teaching obligations) at the Department of Economics, UCPH, in connection with the project “Shocking Religion: Using Natural Experiments to Quantify How Religion Impacts Society”. The overarching aim of the project is to examine whether differences in religiosity can explain an important part of various economic confounders, such as aggregate economic growth, gender inequality, profession choices, etc. We focus on religiosity, i.e. the strength of peoples’ faith, rather than their type of religion. To identify the causal impact of religiosity, we will exploit natural experiments and construct data on religiosity that varies within countries and within religious denominations.

We are looking for an excellent candidate with a strong background in applied econometrics, preferably applied to topics of religion or cultural values more broadly. Candidates are expected to have completed, or be close to completing, their doctoral studies in one of the topics indicated above. The Postdoc position is part of a larger project financed by a Sapere Aude research grant from the Independent Research Foundation Denmark, received by Jeanet Sinding Bentzen. The Postdoc will join a team of researchers led by Jeanet Sinding Bentzen and a broader research group within economic history and development economics, all focused on empirical research of the deep determinants of economic outcomes. The Postdoc is expected to contribute to joint projects with other team members, but will also have space for independent work. Further information about the research project can be found here: https://dff.dk/en/grants/copy_of_research-leaders-2020/copy_of_researchleader-8?set_language=en.

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Professor and principal investigator (PI) Jeanet Sinding Bentzen (Jeanet.bentzen@econ.ku.dk, https://web.econ.ku.dk/bentzen/).

Duties, Responsibilities, and Opportunities
The primary responsibility of the Postdoc is to conduct research in the economics of religion field. The Postdoc is expected to contribute to the project’s overall research agenda by processing and analyzing large datasets and potentially provide overviews of a literature. This will occur as a collaborator and co-author with the other project participants. A key aim of the Postdoc position, however, is also to help candidates develop and improve their independent research profile and serve as a stepping stone for a future position as Assistant Professor (or similar) at an international research institution. During the one-two years, the Postdoc will therefore also have time available to work independently on their other existing research projects, and to develop new projects of their own within the overall research agenda of the Shocking Religion project.

Your Competences
The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree in Economics or a closely related field before taking up the Postdoc position. Employment is expected to begin on August 15, 2023, though this date can be negotiated. In addition, the following competences are viewed as a plus (but not a necessity):

  • Previous experience with large datasets and/or administrative data sources.
  • Previous experience working with text analysis.
  • Previous experience working with spatial data.
  • Familiarity with the literature on the economics of religion.

Candidates possessing these competences should make sure to highlight this in their application.

The Environment
The Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen offers a stimulating research environment. The Department has an established strategy of being an elite economics department in Europe. This is reflected in the rapid growth and track record of top publications of its faculty. See more at https://econ.ku.dk/ or read the department’s strategy here: https://www.economics.ku.dk/department/reportsplans/M_l-_og_handleplan_OI_final.pdf.

The department is located in central Copenhagen. The international nature of Copenhagen and the high English-language proficiency makes it an easy and attractive city to live in for candidates coming from abroad.

The Department of Economics is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European, and Danish communities of knowledge by innovative research methodologies and by research findings with impact.

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/faculty/strategy/.

Terms of Employment

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1200/22-2I #1.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Jeanet Sinding Bentzen via email: Jeanet.bentzen@econ.ku.dk.

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

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications / working papers.
  • Publications / working papers to be considered (a maximium of 5 may be enclosed).
  • Diplomas – all relevant certificates.

The closing date for applications is on November 15, 2022 23:59 CET.

Applications or material received thereafter will not be considered. Virtual job interviews will take place during the European Job Market for Economists (mid December 2022) or by appointment.

Deadline: 2022-11-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral position: Digital everyday lives far from Silicon Valley: Technological Imaginaries and Energy Futures in a South African Township (DigiSAt)

The Independent Danish Research Fund-funded project DigiSAt is looking for a postdoc from 1 December 2022 at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

The environments we inhabit change rapidly as digital technologies and infrastructures become ubiquitous, with major changes in the ways that states regulate, corporations profit from, and people consume, produce and (re)circulate digital media content. These changes impact the environment in terms of energy demand. In the DigiSAt research project, we mobilize collaborative, multimodal, and computational methodologies to inquire; What does the mobile phone and digital infrastructures do for- and to people in a township environment? What controversies exist nationally and locally around cost of data, the failing energy grid, and global tech giants arriving in South Africa? For more information see the project webpage (https://digisatproject.com).

The candidate will be employed at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479, and today has 37,500 students and 10,000 employees – of whom more than 5,000 are researchers – and revenues of DKK 9.4 billion. Nine Nobel Prizes have been awarded to researchers at the University, and the University boasts an international research and study environment and is highly ranked on the leading ranking lists of the world's best universities. The department of anthropology belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences, one of six Faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The Faculty has a student body of about 6,700 students and app. 430 staff members and 135 PhD students.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/. You can read the Department’s strategy here https://antropologi.ku.dk/ominstituttet/.

The Department of Anthropology is one of Europe's largest anthropological research establishments in Europe with an academic staff of 50 (including PhD students), and approximately 550 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department represents a broad approach to anthropology, expressed in regional foci, theoretical orientation, and methodology, which results in a dynamic practice of anthropology, acutely aware of its own traditions and upcoming challenges.

Duties 
The task is mainly to conduct research, which the postdoc develops in dialogue with the PI (fieldwork in Cape Town, South Africa). The successful applicant is expected to actively participate in seminars and other activities in Copenhagen and contribute to the development of a vibrant research environment.

Requirements
PhD degree in anthropology, related disciplines or within digital humanities or social data science (or other degree equivalent to a PhD degree). The PhD degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment.

Assessment criteria/Ranking
The assessment of the applications is based on the quality and relevance of previous scholarly work rather than on the number of publications. We are looking for a candidate who will contribute to the DigiSAt project. The position requires the ability to conduct independent, creative, and innovative research of social scientific significance and think within the DigiSAt framework, good interpersonal skills, the ability to establish academic contacts around the world, the ability to publish in relevant scholarly forums, and the ability to convey the research questions and results to a wider audience in text and other formats. We are thus looking for a candidate with a track record and/or ambition to do anthropology beyond text, using computational and data-intensive methods to address societally relevant problems and experience in using web platforms for research, analysis, and dissemination. Additionally, experience in using audio, video, still images, and/or performance methodologies is a plus. 

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

Applicants are asked to submit a project/or research proposal (maximum two pages) in which they present a research project that they want to develop during the duration of the position.

Applicants must submit: 

  • Motivated application (maximum one page).
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages).
  • Outline of a research plan for the duration of the position (maximum two pages).
  • List of publications.
  • Examples of multimodal works (included as links to external webpage Vimeo or other).

About the employment
The employment is a full-time temporary position of 24 months. The starting date is 1 December 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Copenhagen (with fieldwork in Cape Town).

Terms of Employment

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1148/22-2I.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Karen Waltorp PI DigiSAt, e-mail: karen.waltorp@anthro.ku.dk.

The closing date for applications is 12 October 2022 23:59 CET.

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

Deadline: 2022-10-12 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday October 12th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in agent-based modelling of financial markets

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for an 18-months fixed-term postdoctoral position in agent-based modelling of financial markets, ideally beginning 1 January 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate’s role is to collaborate on a research project, funded by the Villum Foundation, that examines the role, inner workings, and consequences of predictive natural language processing (NLP) algorithms that are used for trading purposes in the financial markets. Specifically, the candidate will be developing agent-based simulations that integrate NLP trading algorithms, including analyzing how agents deploying predictive NLP-based strategies interact with other market participants as well as what effects their presence has on markets under various conditions.

Your Competencies and Opportunities
The candidate must have obtained a Phd degree and should have extensive experience with agent-based models applied to financial markets as well as thorough knowledge about market microstructure. The candidate must also be proficient in C# and python.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Sociology is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi
You can read the Department’s strategy here: www.soc.ku.dk/instituttet/ledelse/strategi-pdf/Strategy_-_Sociology_2018-2023_.pdf  

Terms of Employment

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

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc.

For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see: employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1216/22-2I

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor Christian Borch, e-mail: chb@soc.ku.dk

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

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivated application (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (Phd, master and bachelor)

The closing date for applications is 9 October 2022 23:59 CEST

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

 

 

Deadline: 2022-10-09 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 9th, 2022

PhD scholarship in “Supply Chains and Merchanting” at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a 5+3 PhD scholarship at the Department of Economics. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The position starting date is on February 1st, 2023.

The Project

Danish enterprises increasingly participate in global value chains and production. Danish investments abroad and the share of Danish exports produced and sold outside Denmark is growing, including so-called merchanting and factory-less production. This challenges the traditional approaches to and use of trade and firm data. For example, how do supply chain disruptions affect firm performance? What characterises firms engaging in merchanting and factory-less production? What roles do merchanting and factory-less production play for aggregate and firm-level productivity growth?

In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Department of Economics seeks to fill a PhD position examining these questions. The PhD will be employed at Department of Economics and be part of a research group at the Department of Economics, but the PhD will also work in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The PhD programme

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme will be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme.   

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ 

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

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Economics:

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

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

https://www.economics.ku.dk/research/

Applications 

  • The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.  
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enroll as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  
  • Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.  

Scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the three year period without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.  

How to apply

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

  • Project abstract (must not exceed 1.200 characters.)
  • Cover Letter (detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project )
  • Project description (recommended no more than 12,000 keystrokes not including bibliography) 
  • CV   
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   
  • Time schedule 
  • Budget 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)  

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

Application process  

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

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

The recruitment process

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment: 

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.  

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Anthropology disciplines. 

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

5. Department of Economics can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question. 

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-1231/22-2H.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor Jakob Roland Munch, email: jakob.roland.munch@econ.ku.dk.

The closing date for applications is 23:59, September 30, 2022 CEST/CET*.

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

*(Centraleuropæisk sommertid=CEST/CET = normaltid)

 

 

Deadline: 2022-09-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022

Postdoc in User Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a postdoc position in User Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. Expected starting date is as soon as possible and preferably before 1 January 2023.

The Department of Strategy and Innovation has an emphasis on Strategy and Innovation – as indicated by the name – but there is equal emphasis on Entrepreneurship and International Business. The four areas are the pillars that the department is resting on in its teaching and research activities. The number of staff in the department is approximately 80. This includes about 45 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff members, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students.

The department’s ambition is to host an internationally leading environment for research and teaching in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. Methodologically, the department places considerable emphasis on the solid application of empirical methods, featuring qualitative interview studies, surveys, register data, or experiments.
The teaching of the department is very diverse across programs and areas and largely falls within the four research areas of the department, i.e. strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business.

The aim of the project is to better understand and promote entrepreneurial and commercialization initiatives related to user innovation in healthcare, as well as its diffusion. Patient innovation refers to the development of new medical products/devices and services by patients and informal caregivers, for themselves, to help them cope with their own medical conditions. The project is closely connected to the research activities of the Patient Innovation initiative and is organized in two pillars, each focusing on complementary forms of diffusion: 1) new firm creation or 2) commercialization by established medtech firms.

The work will build upon the Patient Innovation (PI) platform (https://patient-innovation.com) and its portfolio of health-tech products and solutions developed by patients or caregivers for themselves, to help them cope with a health condition. PI is a non-profit association & online platform dedicated to facilitating the sharing of innovative solutions developed by patients/caregivers to help them cope with their diseases.

The PI platform facilitates the sharing of patient innovations, enabling ideation, experimentation, and validation of solutions. Through such activities, PI empowers the community of patients to innovate along with incumbents, connecting them to the resources and networks required to commercialize promising solutions.

The previous efforts regarding patient/caregiver innovation at CBS has been concerned with the identification of innovations. In contrast, this project explores different paths for diffusion and is organized in two pillars:
1) the creation and acceleration of new firms by patients/caregivers and
2) the matching of the patient innovations/innovators with established firms, with the goal of bringing those patient-developed innovations to market.

We will investigate the opportunities for firms to commercialize patient innovations. We will address questions related with both pillars: e.g. What is the typical process of development and diffusion of innovations developed by patients or caregivers? What is the role of multi-sided platforms in facilitating the diffusion? To what extent is willingness-to-pay for products developed by patients higher than for products by producers? How do “opportunity costs” impact the decision of patient innovators to become entrepreneurs vis-à-vis the possibility of working with firms? What are the ethical concerns to be considered? In what ways do firms profit from working with patient/caregiver innovators?

The analysis will mostly rely on empirical methods, namely on the analysis of data collected by the PI platform.

The ideal candidate for the position will be a recent PhD graduate with a deep interest in this domain who can provide research support in terms of literature reviews, analyses, etc.. Strong technical skills in empirical analysis, in addition to thorough training in the relevant research literature (strategy and entrepreneurship), are desirable.

The postdoc position is time-limited to 1,5 years (100% research). If the successful applicants wish to teach, some teaching opportunities can be explored within the department (this can extend the overall duration of the contract).

The post-doc will work closely with Profs Pedro Oliveira and José Mata, who will supervise the research.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have completed a PhD in Management, Economics, or other related social science disciplines before the beginning of the fellowship. Prior work (including but not limited to dissertation) in innovation management is a plus.
  • Excellent academic record and work ethic required.
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills are required.
  • Enthusiasm for research required. The ideal candidate will be thinking of this position as a platform to build skills towards taking on a research career in the future.
  • Willingness to move to and live in Denmark.

For further information about the research projects, please contact Prof. Pedro Oliveira (po.si@cbs.dk) or Prof. José Mata (jm.si@cbs.dk). Information about the department is available at www.cbs.dk/si

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. A small personal research budget for travel and conference participation will be available. Information about CBS as a work place is available at https://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs  
Application
Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
The application must include:

  • Cover letter.
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
  • Any relevant information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • A complete, numbered list of published or unpublished manuscripts with an * marking the 3 to 5 academic productions to be considered during the review.
  • Copies of the manuscripts marked with an *. Only publications written in English will be taken into consideration.

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants, when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee.

All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

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

Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of his or her application.

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

Deadline: 2022-10-30 at 23:59
Unit: Social Sciences/Economics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in the research project “SIBS – Preventing Mental Health Problems in Siblings of Children with Chronic Disorders” – Section for Clinical Psychology – second announcement

Postdoctoral Fellow in the research project “SIBS – Preventing Mental Health Problems in Siblings of Children with Chronic Disorders” – Section for Clinical Psychology – second announcement

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Section for Clinical Psychology

Job description

A 2-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Section for Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, is open for candidates with a PhD in Psychology, Medicine or other health-related disciplines. The section carries responsibilities for the Department’s research, teaching, innovation and communication in clinical psychology.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of two years connected to the SIBS research project at the Section for Clinical Psychology.

About the SIBS research project

The SIBS research project is initiated by the Department of Psychology, UiO, and Frambu Resource Centre for Rare Disorders. The research project involves a multidisciplinary consortium of national and international collaborators, including academic institutions, health care authorities and providers, and patient user organizations. The SIBS project focuses on siblings of children with chronic disorders, who have a documented elevated risk for mental health problems and reduced quality of life. The vision of SIBS is to improve the mental health and quality of life in children and adolescents who are siblings of children with chronic disorders. More information about the SIBS project can be found at www.sibs.no or by contacting the Project Manager.

Currently, the project is conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining a preventive group intervention for siblings and parents of children with chronic health conditions, involving multiple sites across Norway. The SIBS RCT study is a collaboration with Lillestrøm municipality and is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The aim of the study is to provide municipal health care services with a novel and user-tailored intervention that will allow health providers to offer evidence-based health services to siblings. The study protocol is described in Trials. The SIBS RCT study will generate sibling- and parent-reported questionnaire data, biological data, video data, registry data, and implementation data. This extensive database allows for multiple and various research questions and both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. The candidate will take on a central role in executing the research efforts connected with the SIBS RCT study; however, the post doc candidate will be able to take an active part in the development of the research questions and publication plan of the post doc fellowship, which can be accommodated to specific research interests and skills of the candidate.

The post doc candidate will be part of a large international research network. The SIBS project group comprises several national and international senior researchers, as well as three PhD candidates. In addition to being primary author on their own papers, the post doc candidate will be invited to co-author papers of co-workers in the project group. A detailed publication plan for the candidate will be developed based on their interests and qualifications. Please indicate in the application letter if your interest is mainly in genetics/biological data, intervention research, family process research, group dynamics or in specific disorders. Please also describe your experience with and preference for qualitative and/or quantitative approaches.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in psychology, medicine or other health-related disciplines (PhD). The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date. The appointment is dependent on the public defense and the doctoral thesis being approved
  • The candidate’s research focus must be relevant to ongoing research activities in the SIBS research project. Skills in statistical programs is an advantage as well as interest in and knowledge of the structuring of quantitative -, qualitative- and mixed research designs
  • The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of educational background, publication record, and interest in the area. Clinical experience within the field of the topic for the SIBS project or experience with other preventive mental health programs will also be considered valuable for the application but is not required
  • The candidate must have the ability to work in collaborative groups and independently, be structured and goal oriented, have high motivation and be capable of efficient work structure, and have strong relational skills.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English is required.

Personal skills

  • Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently
  • Structured and goal oriented
  • High motivation and capable of efficient work structure
  • trong relational skills
  • Dedication to excellence in practice and science
  • Flexibility 

We offer

  • A salary NOK 573 900 – 661 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A generous pension agreement

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, max 3 pages, explaining motivation for applying and suitability for the position
  • A CV summarizing education, employment, positions, and academic work
  • A complete list of publications
  • Up to three articles that the candidate finds relevant to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A list of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

When assessing the applications special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. The assessment of the applicants will be performed according to the DORA initiative, emphasizing quality and content rather than quantity, and considering a range of scientific outputs beyond traditional journal publications (e.g. open access sharing of data and code, dissemination etc.). Academic achievements will be assessed in relation to experience, seniority, and career breaks (e.g. parental leave).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be performed as part of the selection process.

The application with attachments must be delivered through 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).

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Project Manager in SIBS, professor Krister Westlye Fjermestad, mobil nr. +47 94201947, e-mail: k.w.fjermestad@psykologi.uio.no

Head of Section, Professor Ole André Solbakken, e-mail: o.a.solbakken@psykologi.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 20 October 2022
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Linguistics and Cognitive Science

The Department of Psychology is a diverse and creative workplace for education and research in Psychology. Each semester, over 1000 students are enrolled in our courses that range from introductory level to advanced graduate level. The department has a strong research tradition and conducts high-quality research.The Department of Psychology is a workplace in development and has recently moved to the newly built university campus Albano.

Project description
The position will be associated with a research project that examines whether the vocabularies used to describe smells have an underlying universal semantic structure, or whether there are fundamental-and possibly culturally conditioned-semantic differences between the smell vocabularies of different languages. In this project, smell vocabularies of diverse languages are mapped partly with the help of data-driven machine learning methods based on natural texts (i.e. text corpora), and partly based on more traditional lexical-typological, linguistic methods based on native speaker elicitations.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibilities consist of analyzing text corpora using NLP methods, word embedding modeling, machine learning and similar methods, quantitative analysis, writing of scientific articles, and possibly also experimental data collection.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process special attention to will be given to research skills. The applicant requires documented experience of the research methods that are relevant for the position. This includes high-level skills in Python programming, as well as documented experience in working with text corpora and various NLP methods, word space modeling with, for example, Word2Vec, BERT, GPT2 and/or other word space models. Documented experience of independent scientific work that has led to one or several publications in scientific journals or conference proceedings is also required.

It is also advantageous to have documented experience of working with machine learning and other statistical methods such as regression analysis, PCA, hierarchical clustering, or neural networks, experience of processing and pre-processing text data or other data types, of compiling different types of data from different sources, of different visualization methods of complicated data sets, of collecting experimental or survey data (for example via on-line forms).

The applicant should also have documented good collaboration skills, be able to work independently, be innovative and solution-oriented, and have basic knowledge of linguistics and psychology.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 November 2022 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Thomas Hörberg, thomas.hoerberg@psychology.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholms universitet bidrar till det hållbara demokratiska samhällets utveckling genom kunskap, upplysning och sanningssökande.

Deadline: 2022-10-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Psychology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday October 7th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law – FUTURES4Fish

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law – FUTURES4Fish

Job description 

A position as Postdoctoral fellowship in law is available at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and is part of project FUTURES4Fish: Adaptive socio-technological solutions for Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture, F4F). The inter-disciplinary project is managed by UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

The postdoctoral candidate will be working within the FUTURES4Fish project. For more information about the project, see https://en.uit.no/project/f4f. The Postdoctoral fellowship appointment runs for 2,5 years. The working place is Oslo.

More about the position

The objectives of the interdisciplinary F4F project include: the mapping and analyzing overall trends and signals that are shaping tomorrow’s Norwegian fisheries & aquaculture market environment, and identifying potential scenarios and solutions in a 20 years horizon. This includes identifying elements of future legal contention in the field and providing a legal blueprint for the use of next generation technologies and practices. All the participants in the project will be included in an introductory program for increasing their knowledge and awareness about the fishing industry. This program will include visits to fishing boat(s) and aquaculture sites, visits to local communities, and participation in meetings with the stakeholders. All the participants will also be included in project activities related to science communication, science education, and project management.

The legal researchers in the project will work in close collaboration with the other project researchers at UiT, but will undertake independent analysis at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, collaborating there with both the research environments on autonomy of ships and on aquaculture and fisheries (https://www.jus.uio.no/nifs/forskning/prosjekter/havbruk/index.html)

There is flexibility with respect to the more detailed topic of research in this project. Any topic that addresses the link between law and technological developments in future fisheries and aquaculture will be considered. By means of example, the following three strands of research are relevant in the FUTERS4Fish project:

(1) Autonomy in fisheries regulation: The regulatory challenges linked to autonomy in commercial shipping (cargo and passengers) have been discussed widely in the past few years, including by the International Maritime Organization, within its ‘Regulatory Scoping Exercise’. However, a similar exercise has not been undertaken with respect to regulation of fishing vessels and fisheries and aquaculture operations. Many of the rules that are currently being studied internationally apply, but in a somewhat different manner, for fishing vessels. Examples include the COLREGs that have particular priority rules for (different types) of fishing vessels, and the Torremolinos Convention/EU rules that provides particular safety rules for fishing vessels. The legal challenges linked to the projected increase of automation of operation of fishing vessels and fishing gear (such as increased use of satellite and camera technologies for identifying and controlling catches), aquaculture operations (automated feeding and service functions, including (semi-)automated service vessels), as well as the increased use of “smart” contracts in the fisheries industry (for automatic execution of contracts, or easy transfer of quotas), deserve a thorough analysis, which takes into account both international and Norwegian law in this respect.

(2) Conflicting uses of oceans: Developments in the fisheries and aquaculture industry (e.g., switch to alternative fuels, increased reliance on aquaculture), as well as in other marine and maritime industries (e.g., shift towards sea-based renewable energy sources), and the increased use of autonomous technologies in marine and maritime operations (e.g., autonomous shipping, use of autonomous vehicles for ocean data collection) give rise to new challenges in respect of conflicting uses of ocean spaces and their governance. Future legal tensions and conflicts should be analyzed from a governance perspective, along with offering potential solutions for resolving such conflicts related to coastal fisheries and aquaculture, e.g. with respect to permit and licensing practices, marine spatial planning, or novel governance solutions, such as dynamic ocean management enabled by technological innovations.

(3) Novel uses of maritime big data Data on ships’ movements and practices at sea, by AIS, on-board sensors and other sources, open new prospects for monitoring, understanding and enforcing fisheries in the future. For example, coordinated real-time data on landed of catches provide the basis for a potential new system for governing port entries, which could contribute to considerable transparency and contribute to more effective enforcement. Barcoding and other biotechnology tools improve prospects for verifying product identification, which can be used for promoting sustainable fisheries practices. Moreover, AIS information provide detailed data on the movement of vessels which may be used both for understanding the behavior of fishing vessels, e.g. for the purpose of quantifying COLREGS provisions of relevance to fishing vessels for the purpose of generating navigational algorithms, or for the purpose of identifying IUU fisheries, “atypical behavior” by vessels at sea, potential ship-to-ship- transfers of cargo etc. While potentially effective, all these systems give rise to important legal questions relating to law of the sea (access to fisheries and ports, enforcement limitations), maritime law (public and private) as well as data integrity questions for corporations and individuals.

The strands may be combined or undertaken as separate research projects/articles by the same candidate

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • A Norwegian PhD degree in law or equivalent is required. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on obtaining the PhD. 
  • A Norwegian five-year master’s degree in law or equivalent is also required. 
  • For topic 1 the following applies: Applicants must have good skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. 
  • For topics 2 and 3 the following applies: Applicants must have good English skills. 
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way. 
  • Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the ability to contribute to the development of the research subject in question.
  • Applicants must take an active part in the development of a good professional environment. 
  • Previous work in a multi/inter-disciplinary environment and work experience with any of the topics to be researched (such as fisheries, aquaculture, marine operations, information and/or autonomous technologies) is considered to be an advantage.

We offer

  • Salary for Postdoctoral fellow NOK 573 900 – 636 700 a year
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Pension arrangement in the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • Welfare arrangements

Evaluation of the applicant

Candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board that will rank the candidates on the basis of the above criteria, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, personally or through electronic means. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed.

The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Law will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Inclusion and diversity are goals in the Faculty’s strategy. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

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

Kontaktinformasjon

Professor II Henrik Ringbom, e-mail: henrik.ringbom@jus.uio.no, tel: +358407631071.

Regarding question about recruitment system and process: HR-officer Siri Martenson

About the University of Oslo

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

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

Deadline: 5 October 2022
Unit: The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
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PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction

Published: 2022-09-12

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University conducts education and research at Ekonomikum in Uppsala and Campus Gotland in Visby. At the department, various aspects of digitization’s prerequisites, possibilities, and consequences are studied in relation to individuals, organizations, and social institutions. For more information, see the department’s website: http://www.im.uu.se/.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties/Project description:
The position is placed at the unit for Human-Computer Interaction at the Department of Informatics and Media, Faulty of Social Sciences, in the project “No Man’s Land: Young Women’s Mental Health” https://uu.se/forskning/womher/natverk/forskningsprojekt at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Faculty of Medicine, and WOMHER: Uppsala University Center for Women’s Mental Health: https://uu. see/research/womher. WOMHER is an interdisciplinary research center that promotes women’s mental health, and the project “No Man’s Land” focuses on understanding the significance of young women’s mental ill-health as well as on explanatory factors and mechanisms behind this. The project also studies the consequences of mental illness, where the aim is to contribute with both preventive and mitigating measures. The project forms an interdisciplinary base for research on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and other societal impact and is expected to become a resource for future generations of researchers.

The doctoral candidate will study the potential relationships between mental (ill)health and digital media use among young women. The project will collaborate with the Swedish Media Council (https://www.statensmedierad.se). The doctoral student will have access to their quantitative data on these issues, which will be supplemented with more in-depth qualitative approaches.

Education at PhD level covers four years full-time and is financed through employment as a doctoral candidate. The doctoral candidate is expected to devote their main working time to education at research level and is expected to actively participate in the department’s seminar activities, workshops, conferences, and in the activities of the interdisciplinary research project “No Man’s Land”. The position means an opportunity for affiliation with WOMHER’s research school. Doctoral students can take part in their courses on women’s mental health within an interdisciplinary research environment: https://uu.se/forskning/womher/womhers-forskarskola. Other duties such as teaching and research administration – in English and/or Swedish – may also be included within the scope of employment (max. 20%).

Requirements
In order to be admitted to graduate level education in human-computer interaction, the applicant must have completed a degree at advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits at advanced level, or acquired equivalent knowledge in other ways in Sweden or abroad. A suitable background is a master’s degree in human-computer interaction or in another relevant social science discipline. A general specification of the doctoral education can be downloaded from: http://www.samfak.uu.se/.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in young women’s mental health and with an interest in interdisciplinary research. Great emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s personal suitability. Desirable qualities include proven collaborative skills, initiative, independence, a reflective and analytical approach. Very good communication skills, incl. the ability to express oneself in English in both speech and writing is necessary.

Knowledge of English equivalent to English 6 (Swedish bachelor’s degree fulfills the requirement in English) is a requirement. It is possible to demonstrate that the language requirements are met through TOEFL/IELTS/Previous high school or university studies.

Desirable skills/meritorious
(i) courses in human-computer interaction (in case the master’s degree is in another subject); (ii) experience in the research process, including writing scientific articles and its presentation at conferences and publication in scientific journals; (iii) experience/training in both qualitative and quantitative methods; (iv) work experience from professional work in business and/or the public sector; (v) Swedish language skills; (vi); demonstrable knowledge of feminist methods and theories; (vii) demonstrable knowledge of mental health.

When the university hires new doctoral students, the applicants will be chosen who, after a qualitative overall assessment of competence and skill, are judged to have the best conditions to carry out and develop current tasks, especially within the current doctoral projects, as well as contribute to a positive development of the activities in the area.

The merits must be documented so that both quality and extent can be assessed.

Interviews will be held via physical interview at Uppsala University or via the internet

Additional information:
For a description of PhD Programme within the Department of Informatics and Media, see http://www.samfak.uu.se and https://im.uu.se/education/phd-studies/

Further information about the Subject Human-Computer Interaction see https://www.im.uu.se/research/human-computer-interaction/

Further information about PhD studies at Uppsala University is available at: http://www.uu.se/utbildning/utbildningar/forskarutbildning/

Complete applications must include:

  • Filled out application form for admission to the doctoral program http://uadm.uu.se/digitalAssets/81/81626_ansokan_forskarniva.pdf
  • A concise letter of application documenting:
    1. The motives why you are applying, your research interest, and relevant experiences for the PhD post (max 500 words)
    2. A list of documents submitted to support the application
    3. If more than one academic work is handed in, you should name one of them to be prioritized by the admission committee.
  • A dissertation plan (two pages, in English). The plan should cover theoretical approach, aim, research questions, type of data, method and time plan.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé, including English proficiency, with certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, proving eligibility,
  • A copy of independently written work produced within the applicant’s course of studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis; include a draft if not completed) or other relevant text(s)
  • Other documents the applicant may wish to attach in support of their application (e.g. English test results).

PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Start date 1 January 2023. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Lina Eklund, lina.eklund@im.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 14 October 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3281.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-10-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Informatics and Media

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Post expires on Friday October 14th, 2022

PhD Fellowship in Risk Management and Societal Safety

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Risk Management and Societal Safety at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning. The position is vacant from 01.01.2023.

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

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

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

Research topic

The research area of the PhD is Risk Management and Societal Safety, with applications to Customs and Border Control. The purpose is to add new knowledge to Customs and Border Control using contemporary risk and safety science. The project aims are to gain new insight into sociological and organisational risk and security factors related to the Norwegian Customs and Border Control as a societal safety and security actor. The project will have an empirical focus.

Possible directions for the project could be:

  • Risk and security aspects in the exercise of the Customs and Border Control function
  • Inspection knowledge, methods and skills
  • Safety culture in the Norwegian Customs and Border Control
  • The Customs in a Total Defence Perspective

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment.

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

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

A good proficiency in Norwegian/ Scandinavian is also required. This is due to the Norwegian Customs directions, procedures, white papers, and national regulations (including 20 other authority regulations enforced by the Customs) are all in Norwegian. These documents as well as other relevant data collection will require Norwegian.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

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

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

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

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

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Head of Department Tore Markeset, tel. 51832191, e-mail: tore.markeset@uis.no or Associate Profesor Lillian K. Stene, tel: 51831552, e-mail: lillian.k.stene@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR- advisor Margot A. Treen, tel: 51831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

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Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

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

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

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

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

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

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Campus Ullandhaug 2022

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

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

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

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

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed several academic environments that are at the forefront internationally.The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 500 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

The Department of Safety, Economics and Planning has one of Norway’s most active research environments within Risk Management, Societal Safety, Industrial Economics and Urban Planning. The environment is internationally recognised with many externally funded projects and extensive networks. The department has approximately 100 employees with backgrounds in, among other things, engineering, economics, science, sociology and social sciences, and is characterised by extensive interdisciplinary collaboration. More than 900 students are associated with study programs at Bachelor, Master’s and PhD level in the disciplines of Societal Safety, Industrial Economics, Urban Planning, Risk Analysis (the last two are international Master’s programs), as well as in Customs and border management. In addition, an experience-based master’s degree in Risk Management and Safety Management  is offered in the continuing education program.

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Deadline

6th October 2022

Post expires on Thursday October 6th, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher to the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) seeks a highly motivated and experienced post-doctoral researcher focusing on research in defence, security, and strategic studies at the Centre for Military Studies.

The position is available for two years, starting from 1st of January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates, who have experience with research and teaching within the field of defence, security, strategic and military studies. Applicants with experience in applied research in foreign, security, or defence policy are especially welcome. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to both excellence and relevance.

Introduction
Based in the Department of Political Science, the Centre for Military Studies is a university research centre focusing on research in defence, security, and strategic studies. In order to provide new knowledge and  identify relevant strategic options for Denmark in particular, we conduct both curiosity-driven and problem-driven independent research. The Centre works closely with the Danish Ministry of Defence, the Danish Armed Forces and other national and international stakeholders when investigating issues and developing ideas and options. As a fully integrated part of the Department of Political Science, the Centre takes part in teaching and research activities at the Department. For more information, please consult our webpage: https://cms.polsci.ku.dk/

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Researcher include contributing to the scholary and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching.

As Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies the general duties are:

  • Research within the field of defence, security, and strategic studies
  • Applied research and other commissioned analytical tasks for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties to the Defence Agreement
  • Knowledge sharing with society, including media appearances and public lectures
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The weighting of the different duties may vary periodically, but the successful candidate can expect to roughly share her/his time between doing research and specific studies including problem-driven research for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties to the Defence Agreement, and, teaching at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

Your Competencies and Opportunities
To qualify for the position the applicant must have a PhD in Political Science or equivalent academic qualifications as well as:

  • An aspiration to increase our understanding of the world and its problems based on a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced primarily by a well-received PhD dissertation and an emerging international reputation based on a publication profile that complements the existing research strengths of the Department
  • An engagement in knowledge exchange and policy-impact in an international context and in Denmark. We encourage proactive engagement with government, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
  • A commitment to contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience based on teaching experiences in one or more of the main areas covered by the Department. The Department prefers candidates, who can cover more than one of the main courses taught at BSc level.
  • Robust interpersonal skills, which enables the candidate to be a constructive and empathic colleague in a diverse and vibrant working environment.

We will expect candidates to present a clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that will result in further world-leading publications as well as a commitment to innovate teaching and approaches to societal impact.

Further qualifications:

Besides these essential qualifications, it is a strong plus if the candidate has:

  • Proven ability to engage in policy-innovation and policy formulation
  • Documented knowledge of the institutions and changing threat landscape of Western security
  • Documented interest in the challenges faced by small European states
  • Proven ability to work on or lead specific projects in teams
  • Proven ability to communicate complicated issues to the wider public

Danish language qualifications are a notable advantage but not a requirement.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/.

Terms of Employment

  • Employment with the Faculty of Social Sciences and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit. We do this by applying academic criteria of the University of Copenhagen which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post and the needs of the Department concerned.
  • Further information on qualification requirements as Postdoctoral Researcher can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/dokumenter/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf
  • Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The salary range starts at DKK 38,459,62per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, email:hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1199/22-2I

Additional information about the position can be obtained from the Interim Director of the Center for Military Studies Kristian Søby Kristensen (e-mail: ksk@ifs.ku.dk, phone: +45 28729017)

How to Apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply.

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivated application. A cover letter (max. 2 pages) with a motivation for your application and detailing how your profile matches the qualifications required for this post.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates and Diplomas including certified/signed copy of PhD certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor must be attached as well
  • Publication list. A complete list of all publications with clearly marked publication dates.
  • Documentation of societal impact including through applied research. Documentation of any ability to and/or experience with societal impact including through applied research.
  • Documentation of ability to disseminate information. Documentation of any ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.

The closing date for applications is 5th of October, at 23.59

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

Deadline: 2022-10-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post expires on Wednesday October 5th, 2022

PhD Fellowship in Leadership

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites ambitious applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Leadership at the Faculty of Social Sciences under the supervision of Professor Rune Todnem By, Associate Professor Olga Gjerald and Associate Professor Lukasz Derdowski. Professor By is chairholder of the UNESCO Chair on Leadership, Innovation and Anticipation, and editor-in-chief of Journal of Change Management: Reframing Leadership and Organizational Practice.

The position is vacant from January 2023.

The successful candidate will work with an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers at UiS and can get involved with a larger network of international researchers on leadership, service design, and design thinking. This network includes the UNESCO Chair on Leadership, Innovation and Anticipation; the wider UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair programme including the Futures Literacy network; and the emerging collaborations with Leiden Leadership Centre (Leiden University, the Netherlands), and Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation (Queen’s University Belfast, UK).

Practitioner interaction is facilitated through the newly established regional ‘Strategic design and leadership’ network currently consisting of 26 public, private, and voluntary sector partners working towards defining organisational and societal problems and solutions through processes of design thinking and co-creation.

This position provides a promising researcher an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree. The successful candidate will be admitted to the PhD programme in Social Sciences and be based at The Norwegian School of Hotel Management (NHS), a school with 110 years’ experience in the field of leadership development. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research (including articles published as part of the dissertation), participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture, and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

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

Research topic

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the UNESCO Chair on Leadership, Innovation and Anticipation. For more information see our websites.

The main objective of the research programme is to contribute to the further development of an integrative leadership ontology (see for example the DAC ontology as published by Drath et al., 2008, and the PAC ontology as published by By, 2021) with a particular focus on leadership culture, made up of individual and collective leadership beliefs as well as leadership practices.

The project has two sub-objectives:

  • To assist the reframing of leadership theory and practice as a process through exploring/testing/validating the Telos Leadership Lens (TLL) (By, 2021) which suggests that:
    • leadership is a responsibility of the many, not a privilege of the few
    • leadership is the collective pursuit of delivering on purpose
    • leadership purpose is to be guided by internal goods (exemplified by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals)
  • To apply design thinking, as well as experimental and quasi-experimental research designs in a leadership setting. 

References

  • By, R.T. (2021). Leadership: In Pursuit of Purpose. Journal of Change Management: Reframing Leadership and Organizational Practice, 21(1): 30-44.
  • Drath, W.H., McCauley, C.D., Palus, C.J. and Van Velsor, E. (2008). Direction, alignment, commitment: Toward a more integrative ontology of leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 19(2008): 635-653.

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project (3-5 pages) within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment.

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

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

Emphasis is also placed on your:

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

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501.200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

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

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

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Head of department Trude Furunes, tel: +47 51 83 37 62, e-mail: trude.furunes@uis.no or Professor Rune Todnem By, tel: 51 83 44 91, e-mail: rune.t.by@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Christina Storm, tel: +47 51 83 17 53, e-mail: christina.storm@uis.no.

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Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

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

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

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

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

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

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

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

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

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

The Faculty of Social Sciences has about 2,400 students and 210 employees. The studies are based on a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge, on interdisciplinarity and cooperation with public and private sectors. New knowledge is generated from both practical experience and systematic research, or a combination of them. The educational offer is varied and includes Hospitality and Tourism, Media, Sociology, Social Work and Child Welfare, amongst others. The Faculty consists of: Department of Media and Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies and the Norwegian School of Hotel Management.

The Norwegian School of Hotel Management has offered leadership education for 110 years! The school offers study programs and carries out research within Hospitality, Tourism and Service Management. From Autumn 2023, we plan to offer a new bachelor’s in digital service management. The academic community at the department is unique and is the leading research and expertise center within its academic fields throughout the Nordic countries. The department has a collaboration with the hotel and tourism industries. There are currently 30 employees and 550 students at the institute.

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Deadline

5th October 2022

Post expires on Wednesday October 5th, 2022

PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-year position in a research fellowship as PhD candidate in suicide prevention research to be based at National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NSSF) at the University of Oslo. The research fellow will join the register-based research group studying suicide and deliberate self-harm with data from Norwegian population registers, and specifically work on the funded project addressing suicide in men of middle and old age.

NSSF is a part of the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Mental Health and Addiction at the University of Oslo. NSSF is the leading centre in the field of suicide research and prevention in Norway with its main activities focusing on clinical and epidemiological research, education, and dissemination of knowledge. The centre has an active cooperation with similar research centres internationally. The centre provides several types of psychotherapy training, offers courses in clinical suicidology, and operates several websites and a peer-reviewed journal “Suicidologi”.

More about the position

The research fellowship is set for a period of three years full time, and devoted to the research project that will utilize personal data interlinked from several Norwegian registers to study suicide in men of middle and old age.The candidate is expected to develop a research proposal within the scope of this project for a PhD research program, and to participate in literature searching, data analysis and interpretation and to write up research articles to be published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

The candidate is expected to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team under supervision of the group leader, and is also expected to take an active part in the daily activities at the center, depending on interests and qualifications.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The research fellow must fulfill the requirements of and take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor, within three months after employment, have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program. For more information, please see the web site for Doctoral Degree: PhD in medicine and health sciences: http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/doctoral-degree/phd/.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must hold an MD or a Master’s degree in Psychology, Statistics, or equivalent
  • Good knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics and population study
  • Some knowledge in clinical psychology or psychiatry
  • Strong interest in suicide research and highly motivated for research
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with statistical software such as SAS, R, or Stata is advantageous
  • Proficiency in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language is considered as an advantage

Personal skills

  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Organized and structured
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn

We offer

  • An exciting and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Salary of NOK 501 200-NOK 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD research fellow (position code 1017) 
  • Favorable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  •  Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of research publications and up to 3 selected academic publications that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • List of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For more information about the position and the project, contact Prof. Ping Qin at ping.qin@medisin.uio.no   

phone (+47) 4522 9224.

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 Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline: 3 October 2022
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday October 3rd, 2022

PhD Stipend in Satellite Geodesy Data Assimilation (20-22071)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 November 2022 or soon hereafter. The research at the Department of Planning reaches from the social science aspects of development (technological, environmental, international, and administrative aspects) to physical planning, sector planning, land management, and to technical subjects such as surveying and mapping. See more at www.plan.aau.dk.

Job description

The PhD project will focus on improving the understanding of the dynamics of the global water cycle. The scientific activities will be within the research project DANSk-LSM (Developing efficient multi-sensor Data Assimilation frameworks for integrating Earth ObservatioN Satellite data into Land Surface Models) that is supported by the Intendent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).

The main task is to develop and implement efficient data assimilation and calibration frameworks for integrating satellite data with land surface models. The data will include:

  • the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) and its follow-on mission (GRACE-FO);
  • soil moisture remote sensing; and
  • MOIDS and Sentinel derived Land Surface Temperature.

The goal is to increase the spatial resolution of the large-scale hydrological Data Assimilation (DA) system to 1 km or higher and to improve the efficiency of the DA mergers.

Profile: The ideal candidate for this has

  • MSc degree in Geodesy, Civil Engineering, Physics and Meteorology, Applied Mathematics, Computer, or a comparable discipline
  • Profound skills in numerical modelling and programming are essential
  • Experience with hydrological and/or land surface models is desirable
  • Experience with processing of remote sensing products is desirable
  • Strong interest in collaborative work
  • Passionate to present the results in highly-ranked peer reviewed science journals and at international conferences
  • Good English skills (oral and written) are required.

We offer:

  • International, interdisciplinary working environment
  • In-house modelling, data processing and data assimilation expertise, software, and High Performance Computation (HPC) infrastructure
  • Excellent scientific infrastructure
  • Participation in project meetings and international conferences
  • Research stay abroad
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life.

To apply, please send the following documents (in English unless indicated, pdf format):

  • Motivation letter (max 1 page) outlining your qualifications and motivation to conduct this project
  • Project plan (max 2 pages) addressing your understanding of the project’s problem and expected challenges, as well as your ideas to overcome them
  • CV including a list of scientific outputs (thesis, study projects, papers, etc.) and contact info for two academic references
  • Copy of MSc diploma*
  • Copy of Master thesis (in any language)
  • List of exams with ECTS and grades
  • Recommendations

*If you have not completed your Master studies at time of submission, please substitute the MSc diploma with a written statement by your supervisor specifying the expected completion date and confirming that you are expected to finish on time and send the most recent draft of your thesis.

 You may obtain further information from professor Ehsan Forootan 6196 7182, efo@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 9589.

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Vacancy number

20-22071

Deadline: 2022-09-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Planning

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Post expires on Wednesday September 28th, 2022

PhD student in Cinema Studies (2)

The Department of Media Studies (IMS) is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Humanities with more than 80 employees and 850 full-time students. The department has four undergraduate and graduate subject areas: Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies, Journalism and Media & Communication Studies. These are divided into three divisions: Film; Journalism and Media & Communication (JMK); and Fashion. 

Project description
Cinema Studies has been defined as nationally outstanding and internationally prominent by Stockholm University. The area of study encompasses moving images and image cultures from the pre-cinematic era to the various screen cultures and digital platforms of the contemporary media landscape. Cinema Studies comprises of a multitude of approaches with a significant focus on turning points and alterations of media from various theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 must be in the second-cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of cinema studies stipulates that applicants must have received a passing grade on course work of at least 30 higher education credits from the second cycle in Cinema Studies, including a degree project (normally a Master’s thesis) of at least 15 credits. 
In addition, the applicant is required to be proficient in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English. This includes the ability to read, speak, and write in any of these languages.
The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training. The entry requirements can also be met by students who have acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The selection is made by an admissions committee.
The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity:

  1. Previous education in general. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.
  2. Scholarly production. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the potential of the applicant to benefit from the education. The assessment should also take into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet his or her previous scholarly obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the extent to which the applicant provides evidence of developing academic proficiency is considered. The scholarly production is judged with regard to critical and analytical ability, independence and creativity.
  3. The applicant must enclose a research plan which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is to be assessed according to its relevance, originality, cogency, excellence, and feasibility within given time constraints (i.e. full-time work over a four-year period of doctoral studies).
  4. Availability of supervision.
  5. Ability to collaborate. The ability of the applicant to collaborate with others is to be determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.  
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, administration and other research oriented duties corresponding to a maximum of 20% of a full-time position.
The admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact the Deputy Head of the Department, Professor Marina Dahlquist, telephone: +46 8 674 76 24, marina.dahlquist@ims.su.se.
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Director of Doctoral Studies, Professor Bo Florin, bo.florin@ims.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Media Studies

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Post expires on Saturday October 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in International Law and Security to the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a postdoctoral position in international law based at the Center for Military Studies.

The position is available for one year, starting from 1 January 2023.

Introduction
Based in the Department of Political Science, the Centre for Military Studies is a university research centre focusing on research in defence, security, and strategic studies. To provide new knowledge and to identify relevant strategic options for Denmark in particular, we conduct both curiosity-driven and problem-driven independent research. The Centre works closely with the Danish Ministry of Defence, the Danish Armed Forces and other national and international stakeholders when investigating issues and developing ideas and options. As a fully integrated part of the Department of Political Science, the Centre takes part in teaching and research activities at the Department. For more information, please consult our webpage: https://cms.polsci.ku.dk/

The position is a part of the implementation of Denmark’s 2018-2023 Defence Agreement, which includes a grant to the Centre for Military Studies (‘the international law grant’) focusing specifically on the international legal challenges associated with participation in international military operations as well as questions concerning cyber operations and new military technologies. The project involves close collaboration with researchers at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.

Applications are sought from highly qualified candidates who have experience with research and teaching within the field of international law. Applicants with experience with applied research regarding the international legal challenges associated with participation in international military operations, cyber operations, and/or new military technologies such as AI and quantum are especially welcome. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to both excellence and relevance.

Duties at the Center for Military Studies:

  • Research within the field of international law including the international legal challenges associated with participation in international military operations, cyber-operations, and /or new military technologies such as AI and quantum
  • Producing specific studies and analyses for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties behind the 2018-23 Defence Agreement
  • Knowledge-sharing with the rest of society, including media appearances

The weighting of the different assignments may vary periodically, but the successful candidate can expect to spend most of his/her time doing strategic research and producing specific studies for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties behind the 2018-23 Defence Agreement.

Your Competencies
To be qualified for the position the applicant must have a PhD in International Law or equivalent academic qualification, as well as:

  • An aspiration to increase our understanding of the world and its problems based on a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced primarily by a well-received PhD dissertation and an emerging international reputation based on a publication profile that complements the existing research strengths of the Centre for Military Studies
  • A desire to engage in knowledge exchange and have policy impact internationally and in Denmark. We encourage proactive engagement with government and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
  • Robust interpersonal skills, which enables the candidate to be a constructive and empathic colleague in a diverse and vibrant working environment.

Further Qualifications
Besides these essential qualifications, emphasis will be put on the applicant’s:

  • Ability to engage in policy innovation and policy formulation
  • Research experience with – and knowledge of – the international legal challenges associated with participation in international military operations, cyber operations, and new military technologies such as AI and quantum
  • Ability to work on specific projects in teams and with cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Ability to communicate complicated issues to the wider public

We will expect candidates to present a clear, well-developed, and viable research plan for the postdoctoral research to be undertaken while in the position.

Danish language qualifications can be an advantage but is not a requirement for the right candidate.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge, and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European, and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/.

Terms of Employment

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

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

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

Contact Information
Information about the recruitment process is available at HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1194/22-2I #1

Additional information about the position and the Center for Military Studies can be obtained from the Interim Director of the Center for Military Studies Kristian Søby Kristensen (e-mail: ksk@ifs.ku.dk, phone: +45 28729017) or Professor Kevin Jon Heller (e-mail: kevinheller@ifs.ku.dk, phone +45 26844933).

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

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivation letter. A cover letter (max. 2 pages) with a motivation for your application and detailing how your profile matches the qualifications required for this post.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates and Diplomas including e.g., MA/LLM’s and certified/signed copy of PhD certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor must be attached as well
  • Publication list. A complete list of all publications with clearly marked publication dates.
  • Documentation of societal impact including through applied research. Documentation of any ability to create and/or experience with societal impact through applied research.
  • Documentation of ability to disseminate information. Documentation of any ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2022 at 23:59 CEST

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

 

 

Deadline: 2022-10-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post expires on Sunday October 2nd, 2022

Postdoc in the Sociology of Transformative Technology

Postdoc in the Sociology of Transformative Technology at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Postdoc in the sociology of transformative technology at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP).  

The Postdoc position is a three year fixed-term position with both research and teaching obligations. The expected start date is 1 January 2023.

About MPP
MPP is a unique business humanities department central to the CBS Strategy of transforming society with business. MPP is a multi-disciplinary research department with the ambition to make our research in management and organization studies at an internationally qualified level known to students, companies, public institutions, and research colleagues as innovative, creative and critical/reflexive. A creative, multi-disciplinary dialogue that challenges and combines academic disciplines and perspectives ties research at the department together. This implies that core areas like management, strategy, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, aesthetics, politics, philosophy, sociology and history, become productive and critically relevant in new ways. The department is committed to research-based education and to bring this new knowledge 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 publishers across a broad spectrum of areas, reflecting the department’s multidisciplinary set-up.

MPP is organised into five research groups: politics; law; business history; philosophy and management & entrepreneurship. Within and between these groups, research and teaching is developed theoretically and empirically in areas such as leadership philosophy; business ethics; business law; sociology of markets and organization; sustainability; the history of markets and businesses; organizations and entrepreneurship; art and aesthetics; strategy; welfare management and political communication. MPP also participates in numerous interdisciplinary cross CBS activities.  

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. MPP’s researchers teach in a wide range of CBS programs and covers Bachelor, Master and PhD levels as well as executive programs. 

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

 

Profile of the position  

The ideal applicant should have interest, skills, and experience in

  • Employing sociological theories and methods to study the implications of transformative technologies in organizations, markets, and the economy.
  • Engaging in cross-disciplinary discussions related to transformative technologies and publishing research in academic outlets across disciplines using various research methods.
  • Development and teaching of new courses on using quantitative, qualitative, and computational methods for research in transformative technologies and strategic design.
  • Research collaboration in a multidisciplinary team with diverse academic backgrounds and multi-method approaches.

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

​The Postdoc is expected to contribute to the development and application of the research of the department’s research areas and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position. 

Responsibilities 

  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education 
  • Individual and group based research meeting high international standards
  • Promoting CBS’s academic reputation
  • Initiating, fund raising and coordinating research projects
  • Promoting the teaching and research capabilities of CBS and other relevant assignments at CBS
  • Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the Department and to CBS-wide tasks
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular, including participating in the public debate.
  • Research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for the academic development of the relevant discipline
  • Responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching
  • Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.

 

Qualifications 
The ideal applicant must have a background in fields such as science and technology studies, economic sociology/social studies of finance, and organizational sociology and have research and teaching experience in multi-method work (interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, statistical analysis, computational analysis, etc.).

The applicant must:

  • Hold a PhD or the equivalent. Doctoral candidates who are yet to submit but will complete soon must have a supporting letter of reference from their primary doctoral advisor.
  • Demonstrate high theoretical and methodological competences.
  • Show teaching competences that enable the students to learn analytic and method skills.
  • Demonstrate professional proficiency in English.

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). 

 

Information 

For further information please contact Head of Department, Professor Mitchell Dean, email: md.mpp@cbs.dk or Head of Secretariat Henrik Hermansen, email: heh.mpp@cbs.dk.

Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.

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

Application

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

  1. A cover letter (outlining the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities).
  2. Transcripts and a full CV.  
  3. Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level.
  4. If applicable, information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation. 
  5. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review.
  6. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement. 
  7. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration).
  8. A brief (1-page) research statement explaining research plans for the 3 year postdoc period, and possibly beyond.

Recruitment procedure  

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

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

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

 

Closing date:  dd month year.

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Closing date: 

Deadline: 2022-10-02 at 23:59
Unit: Social Sciences/Economics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 2nd, 2022