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Two positions as PhD research fellow in European studies

Two positions as PhD research fellow in European studies

About ARENA

ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications for two PhD research fellowships (SKO 1017) in European studies, within political science, sociology, economics, or other relevant social science fields.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Oslo, studying the direction, dynamics and sustainability of the evolving European political order. The Centre has conducted research on political, economic, legal and social integration, transformation and cooperation in Europe since 1994. As a member of the ARENA team, you will be part of a professional research centre with extensive experience in coordinating international research projects and networks financed by European and Norwegian research funding institutions. More information about ARENA is available at www.arena.uio.no

Job description

As a PhD research fellow, you will be expected to develop and implement your own PhD project on a theme related to ARENA’s research. Depending on the topic chosen, you may be connected to ongoing research projects at ARENA, which includes research on democratic backsliding and the rule of law, post-truth politics in Europe, the political economy of the European single market, the European Union’s common foreign and security policy, differentiated European integration, national compliance with European law and judicial politics in the European Union.

You are welcome to get in contact with ARENA’s Director Daniel Naurin, or any other staff at the Centre, if you have questions regarding your proposed project’s potential fit with ARENA’s research. For more information about ARENA’s ongoing research projects, see https://www.sv.uio.no/arena/english/research/projects/

As a PhD research fellow, you will have your base at ARENA Centre for European Studies. You will be expected to be present in Oslo and to participate in ongoing activities at ARENA.The successful candidate will be part of the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo.

More about the position

The PhD fellowships are for three years. A fourth year of duty work can be considered, depending on the competence of the applicant and the availability of tasks and needs of the centre and faculty.

They are fulltime salaried positions, starting in October 2022 (or at a mutually agreed-upon date). You will be provided with office space, equipment, and services as well as necessary resources for research related field work and conference travel.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (which meets the requirements of enrolment in the PhD programme) before taking up the position.

ARENA’s working language is English. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are therefore required.

In assessing the candidates, particular emphasis will be placed on (1) submitted writing samples, (2) the quality and relevance of the project proposal, (3) other academic qualifications (including transcripts or other previous merits), (4) recommendations. Finally, personal suitability and motivation will be taken into consideration. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum, depending on qualifications, in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • An academically stimulating and international research environment combined with a friendly and inclusive work environment
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare.
  • Attractive welfare benefits, including a generous pension agreement.
  • The city of Oslo: A unique mix of vibrant city life and extraordinary nature with rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities.

Information for international applicants

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

https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/

 https://www.uio.no/english/about/vacancies/ismo/

How to apply

The online application must include:

1.       A cover letter of 1000 words maximum (approx. 2 pages). The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order:

a) a short presentation of yourself,

b) a short presentation of your merits,

c) a short presentation of the intended research project and

d) a short account of why ARENA is of interest to you.

2         A project proposal of 2500 words maximum (approx. 6 pages), excluding bibliography, indicating your research interests and planned focus area. The project description must demonstrate familiarity with previous research within the relevant area, an ability to formulate scientific problems and to specify a relevant research design and methods.

3         A CV summarizing your education, any academic employments or other qualifying activities and publications you may have. The period of enrolment (admission – completion) in the master programme you have attended must be specified.

4         Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts from university degrees only)

5         Up to two writing samples (e.g. your master’s thesis or published articles). Please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading such documents in the application portal. These must therefore be uploaded as separate “Attachments”

6         Names and contact details of two persons from whom recommendation letters may be solicited. You should indicate your relation to these persons. Please do not submit any recommendation letters before we contact you and explicitly ask you to.

The application and all supporting documents must be must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”.

International applicants are advised to attach an official explanation of their University’s grading system, translated into ECTS. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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.

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

Contact information

For further information regarding the position, please contact

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.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Oslo, studying the direction, dynamics and sustainability of the evolving European political order. The Centre has conducted research on political, economic, legal and social integration, transformation and cooperation in Europe since 1994. ARENA hosts several nationally and internationally funded research projects and is engaged in a series of international networks.

Deadline: 22 August 2022
Unit: ARENA Centre for European Studies
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022

PhD in organizing innovation in China

The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of organizing innovation. The scholarship is part of a research project on China’s role in world-class science infrastructure hosted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing. The aim of this project is to analyse the interactions between: innovation policy, ecosystems of innovation, science-technology-innovation policy, mobility and attractiveness for international talents, innovation networks, technology transfer, and science collaboration/innovation networks. Empirically the focus is on the development of Huairou Science City, e.g. by taking on a holistic perspective to one or more specific case technologies (e.g. energy, nano-science, neuro-science). In this, the project will also look into ongoing and potential collaborations between Danish and Chinese scholars in a time of uncertainty. Relatively little is known about the role of China in the process of organizing global science, technology and innovation. This scholarship steps into this breach. Applications are encouraged from those with some experience of International Political Economy and the political economy of China. Chinese language ability is preferred, although not essential. The selection of the PhD stipend will not be based on prior methodological or theoretical preferences. However, applications should outline and reflect upon theoretical and methodological preferences. The holder of the scholarship will work within the fields of International Political Economy, economic sociology, organization studies, business and politics, economic geography, historical sociology and China studies.

IOA is an international department comprising 55 faculty, 35 PhD students, and 11 administrative staff. We pursue a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in work places, organizations and networks. Our research is focused upon organizing processes and their outcomes and driven by an interest in organization and management as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. We investigate and discuss topics such as change and innovation processes, work and human resources, public management and governance, project management, institutional dynamics, market creation, expertise and power.

Our social-scientific approach includes scholarly traditions such as organization theory, sociology, political economy, economic geography, social psychology, and science and technology studies. We value qualitative methods highly and typically employ case studies, ethnographic methods, or social network analysis.

The teaching responsibilities associated with the scholarship comprise graduate teaching and supervision in subjects such as Business and Global Governance, Government and Business, Research Policy and Comparing Societies and Economic Systems.

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

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

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

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

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

See the SDC’s website on the specific requirements: http://sdc.university/research/phd/  Please note that it is not possible to get exemption from these conditions. 

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

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Stine Haakonsson, tel.: +45 3815 3124, e-mail: stha.ioa@cbs.dk.  Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.

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

General information:

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours) to be in large part conducted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing. The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 28,365 up to DKK 34,256 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary. 

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

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

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

The application must include:

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

Recruitment procedure:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The envisaged starting date of the position is as soon as possible, at the latest December 1, 2022. This date is open to some negotiation but note the stipend must commence in 2022.

Closing date: August 20, 2022.

Deadline: 2022-08-20 at 23:59

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Post expires on Saturday August 20th, 2022

READVERTISEMENT – PhD position in Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) at the Department of Technology and Innovation (ITI), Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a PhD position to work in the field of circular women entrepreneurship for a period of 3 years. The PhD position is connected to the project “Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship for the UN SDGs (CEWE-UN SDGs)” funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Expected starting date is September 2022 or soon after.

Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE)

SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE), focuses on doing cutting-edge research within the field of supply chain management under the theme of sustainable / green supply chain, digital supply chain, blockchain applications in supply chain, supply chain information technologies, circular economy, climate change, life cycle assessment focusing on sustainable supply chain, corporate sustainability, sustainable development goals, and digital circular supply chain.

About the project

The CEWE-UN SDGs project is a research project (2022-2025) primarily funded by Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowships category. The project will be led by Associate Professor Devika Kannan together with a team of a Post-Doctoral researcher, a PhD student, and few student / research assistants. For a brief description about the project, please refer to the webpage at the Carlsberg Foundation.

The main objective of CEWE-UN SDGs is to launch a new research agenda exploring the nexus of women entrepreneurship (WE) and circular economy (CE). The project also aims to develop a novel toolkit for women entrepreneurs to perform circular business, which contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Hence, this project focuses on the following research questions:

  • What role will CE and WE play in living up to the UN sustainable development goals?
  • What relationships exist between CE and WE to achieve UN sustainable development goals?
  • How do women entrepreneurs run their businesses to achieve UN SDGs? Does CE play a role there and if it does play a role, what does that look like?
  • How can the sustainability impact of the Circular Economy-Women Entrepreneurship (CEWE) nexus be measured?

Responsibilities and qualifications

A highly motivated, ambitious, and results-oriented person, who can engage constructively in an international and interdisciplinary team will be a strong applicant. The candidate must be a team player and, at the same time, be able to work independently and plan and execute complex tasks. 

Responsibilities

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision.
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS.
  • Participate in active research environments.
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities.
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals.
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project.

 Qualifications 

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project.
  • Previous knowledge in circular economy / sustainable entrepreneurship studies, including systematic literature reviewing, theoretical data analysis, exploratory, qualitative and qualitative research would be valuable.
  • Experience in contributing to scientific journal writing and publications at international journal level will be considered an added advantage for the position.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in circular/sustainability, entrepreneurial and innovation processes.
  • Excellent at English communication (i.e., both oral and written).
  • Other relevant professional activities.

      To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) related to the subject area of the project, e.g., Industrial Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering with relevance to Sustainable Supply chain/Circular Economy, Sustainable/Circular Entrepreneurship, Technology Entrepreneurship with sustainability focus or similar.

      The PhD student will work under the supervision of Associate Professor Devika Kannan (ITI) and have some short research visits to other collaborating universities.

      Contact information

      For further information about the project and position, please contact the principal investigator (PI) of the project, Associate Professor Devika Kannan (deka@iti.sdu.dk). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the PI to discuss their initial ideas related to the above-mentioned research questions to prepare a strong project description.

      If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.  

      Conditions of employment
      Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).

      Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the Head of the PhD School has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

      A PhD fellow is not allowed to have any kind of sideline employment, while enrolled as PhD fellow at the faculty.

      Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

      The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here

      The assessment process
      Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

      Application procedure
      The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on How to apply before applying.

      The application deadline is 15. August 2022.

      The application must be in English and must include the following – the required forms must be found at the Faculty website:

      • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
      • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, if possible, including publications and teaching experience.
      • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list). Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”.
      • A project description (max. 5 pages excluding appendices, bibliography etc.). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
      • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words.
      • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
      • Copy of your Master’s thesis. 
      • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
      • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”. 
      • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
      • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position and maximum 5 examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
      • Reference letters. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
      • Other relevant qualifications may also be included.

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

      We recommend that as an international applicant, you take the time to visit Working in Denmark, where you will find information and facts about moving to, working, and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

      Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

      Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economic Sociology

      Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economic Sociology at the Department of Organization. The position is for 36 months.

      ​Core research areas of the Department of Organization are organization theory, organization and management studies, economic sociology, and international political economy. The department’s researchers collaborate on specific research projects using a variety of quantitative as well as qualitative methods. This post is partly funded by the ‘ADD – Algoritmer, Data & Demokrati’ project funded by the Velux and Villum Foundations. This project is led by Professor Nørholm Sine Just at Roskilde University and the co-PI at CBS is Professor Leonard Seabrooke in the Department of Organization. Seabrooke is responsible for the work package on Financial Transparency that is based in the Department of Organization and will mentor the Post-Doctoral Fellow.

      The ADD Financial Transparency project is concerned with how forms of professional diagnosis, inference, and treatment in the financial sector, including taxation and insurance, are changing as professionals work more with algorithms. The project is one of issue-areas being investigated in the ADD consortium, the others include cybersecurity and private life, predictive algorithms in public administration, health policy, and innovation.

      The Post-Doctoral Fellow is expected to produce original research work on how forms of professional diagnosis, inference, and treatment in the financial sector are changing.

      The position comes with some teaching duties. Teaching responsibilities of the Department of Organization comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching across a range of programs. Examples include:

      • Organization Theory
      • Organizational Analysis
      • International Political Economy
      • Comparative Political Economy
      • Research Design and Methodologies
      • Social Network Analysis

      More description of the department, research areas and projects can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-organization  

      ​The Post-Doctoral Fellow has both research and teaching obligations (66% research, 34% teaching).

      ​To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant(s) chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department. The successful applicant is obliged to participate in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods in order to fulfill the pedagogical requirements made at the end of the term of employment as assistant professor.

      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 Copenhagen Business School and other relevant assignments at Copenhagen Business School 
      • 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 
      • Research, 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. 

      ​The Post-Doctoral Fellow 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. 

      Qualification
      The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. Those who are submitting within six months must have provide a statement from their primary advisor attesting to the viability of the submission date. Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a large research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a large research production. 

      The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). 

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

      For further information, please contact: Head of Department Carsten Greve, tel.: +45 3815 3598, email: cagr.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa

      For information on the project and research profile contact Leonard Seabrooke, +45 3815 2449, e-mail: lse.ioa@cbs.dk.

      ​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 statement of application. 
      2. Proof of qualifications and a full CV. 
      3. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement. 
      4. 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. 

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

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

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

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

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

      Deadline: 2022-08-05 at 23:59

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Friday August 5th, 2022

      PhD Research Fellow

      PhD Research Fellow

      Faculty of Social Sciences

      Department of Psychology

      Section for Cognitive and Clinical neuroscience

      Job description

      Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship at the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The fellowship is for a period of 3 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching and administrative duties, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department. The research fellow must take part in the department’s PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

      The position is linked to the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) and builds on a close collaboration with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Oslo University Hospital. The candidate will be affiliated with the NORMENT Multimodal Imaging group.

      The project aims to increase our understanding of clinical characteristics and brain development in children and adolescents with mental disorders. We will combine clinical characterization, brain imaging, cognitive tests, genetics and biomarkers. The candidate will be directly involved in data collection, including study coordination, clinical characterization and interviews, and brain imaging. The recruitment and clinical interviews will be performed in collaboration with Oslo University Hospital, and the candidate is expected to contribute to the clinical research activities at children and youth out- or in-patient clinics at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction. The position is an excellent opportunity for candidates who wish to pursue a combined research and clinical career in mental health care.

      Qualification requirements and personal skills

      • The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo (https://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/)
      • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a MA/MSc level degree in psychology, medicine, cognitive neuroscience, or other relevant fields. Average grade on the master’s degree that are A or B. Candidates with an average grade C on the
        master’s degree can be assessed individually upon application.Candidates with a Norwegian authorization as clinical psychologist or physician will be preferred due to the clinical assessments. Candidates who will complete their degree within the starting date will be considered.
      • Previous experience with research methods and statistics is a benefit. Acquiring the necessary skills is required.
      • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian and English are required
      • Previous experience with clinical characterization of children and adolescents is an advantage
      • Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player) is required.
      • Some work during evenings and weekends is expected.

      We offer

      • A salary of NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
      • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.
      • Starting date: Negotiable (late 2022 or early 2023 expected)

      How to apply

      The application must include:

      • Cover letter (brief summary of motivation and research interests, career plan).
      • CV (summarizing education, positions, relevant experience).
      • Relevant educational certificates and transcripts of records
      • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
      • List of publications, if any (including preprints with valid links). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application.

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

      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).

      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

      • Professor Lars T. Westlye, l.t.westlye@psykologi.uio.no
      • Professor Christian K. Tamnes, c.k.tamnes@psykologi.uio.no
      • HR Advisor Kamila Cholti, kamila.cholti@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: 14 August 2022
      Unit: The Department of Psychology
      Campus:
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      Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022

      PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

      PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

      Job description

      There are 1-2 vacant positions at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for research fellows (SKO 1017) in human geography. The positions are for a period of three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

      The department is ranked as the premier academic research institute in human geography in Norway, conducting top international research while offering high quality education for students. The department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers.

      More about the position

      We seek a candidate with the potential to contribute to the development of human geography as a discipline. The fellow is expected to pursue independent research under supervision, as outlined in the submitted project proposal. We value the contribution of young scholars to the academic environment and study programmes in the department, and encourage candidates with a desire to participate actively in departmental life to apply.

      Applicants should have research interests that resonate with ongoing research in the department. We currently have strong research activities in the fields of social inequality, migration, integration and diversity, cultural and political participation, urban studies, sustainable transformations, population dynamics, and work, organisations and politics. The call is not thematically limited to these topics, but preference can be given to candidates with projects that align with the department’s supervisory capacity. Applicants are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of human geography at the department.

      The position requires participation in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and the completion of a doctorate in human geography. The candidate who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

      Qualification requirements and assessment criteria

      Applicants will be assessed on the quality of the project proposal, their academic grades, the quality of the master’s thesis and the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project. The hiring process will include an interview.

      • Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in human geography or equivalent. Applicants are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of human geography at the department. Applicants from other disciplinary backgrounds who wish to apply must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of human geography.
      • The master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.
      • The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he plans to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an explicit account of how the project relates to the abovementioned research areas. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period.
      • Applicants must have native or near-native competence in English or a Scandinavian language.

      The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the department’s board and will be based on an evaluation of the overall qualifications of the shortlisted candidates as well as the department’s needs.

      We offer

      • salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications
      • an academically stimulating working environment
      • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

      How to apply

      The application must include

      • A letter of application (statement of motivation and research interests)
      • A project proposal (5-10 pages). The proposal must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a tentative budget.
      • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including possible publications). The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
      • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
      • Copy of master’s degree diploma
      • Master’s thesis. Please note that the thesis must be uploaded and registered as an «Attachment» in the electronic application.
      • A list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

      Documents should be uploaded in the order presented above. Please submit documents individually and name them accordingly, e.g. Letter of application, Project proposal, CV, etc. Please do NOT submit them as a single, combined file.

      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).

      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

      Please refer to our Q&A web page before you make personal enquiries.

      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 Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

      Deadline: 1 September 2022
      Unit: The Department of Sociology and Human Geography
      Campus:
      Read the job description and apply online
      Apply for job

      Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

      1-2 researchers/analysts, 2-year contract (PA2022/1990)

      Lunds universitet, Ekonomihögskolan,

      Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

      Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

      Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

      Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

      The department of Economic History, Lund is announcing one-two full-time positions for researchers/analysts for a period of two years. Part-time positions may also be considered.

      Subject area

      The work is positioned in the interface between economic history, international relations, political science and research policy.

      Job description

      The researcher(s)/analyst(s) will be working with a three-year project on the global enterprise of science and geopolitics. The project, led by Sylvia Schwaag Serger, studies the development of international scientific cooperation against the backdrop of changes in the international rules-based global order, converging (or diverging?) global research ethics and norms, and increasingly urgent global societal challenges which require international coordination and cooperation within research, development and regulation. Aside from scientific papers, we intend to develop educational offerings for students, researchers, public sector and industry. The researcher(s)/analyst(s) will be involved in developing and carrying out innovative, excellent and policy-relevant research and analysis of interest to foreign, economic, research and innovation policies. This is an excellent opportunity for working with policy relevant research on a topic of high importance for academia, industry and public sector in an internationally leading academic environment.  

      Qualifications

      We are looking for an excellent analyst with research and communication abilities who can make valuable written contributions (papers, analyses, policy briefs) on the above-mentioned topics.

      Eligibility requirements:

      • University degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant field
      • Very good expertise in research design, methods and implementation
      • Track record of conducting research-based analysis and with synthesizing existing research and state-of-the-art knowledge for decision-makers and practitioners
      • Ability and willingness to work proactively and flexibly with several projects simultaneously, in a team-based, fast-paced environment
      • Ability and interest to quickly immerse themselves in new contexts (topic, ways of working, networks)
      • Very good ability to work with people from different backgrounds

      The following are highly desirable:

      • Experience from working in relevant policy contexts (eg ministry, agency, international/national/regional organization, industry or institute/think tank)
      • Previous experience of having authored well-written analyses, policy briefs or equivalent outputs targeting decision-makers and practitioners
      • Experience of handling externally financed projects, contract writing and financial responsibility and accounting, as well as applying for external financing
      • International work experience
      • Knowledge research systems in different regions (eg Asia, Europe, Latin America)
      • Fluency in other languages than English (eg Chinese)
      • Ability to design and carry out bibliometric and quantitative text analyses
      • Ability to work as a team player

      Employment

      The position is for a 24-month period with placement at the Department of Economic History. The employment is full time but part-time options are also possible. Starting date: as soon as possible but at the latest early 2023.

      Application

      The application should consist of:

      1.    Cover letter
      2.    CV and list of selected publications and other relevant accomplishments 
      3.    One selected piece of writing (eg working paper or publication, as link or PDF)
      4.    Degree certificates, etc.

      The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two persons who can give recommendations, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application

      Also please provide your preferences regarding the type of employment (between 50 and 100%).

      Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
      Contract type Full time
      First day of employment As soon as possible upon agreement
      Salary Monthly
      Number of positions 1
      Working hours 100
      City Lund
      County Skåne län
      Country Sweden
      Reference number PA2022/1990
      Contact
      • Sylvia Schwaag Serger, +46705858385
      Union representative
      • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
      • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
      • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
      Last application date 08.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

      Deadline: 2022-08-08 at 23:59
      Unit: Department of Economic History, Lund University School of Economics and Management

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Monday August 8th, 2022

      PhD position: Learning to Collaborate via Explainable AI in Medical Education (EXPLAIN-ME)

      PhD position: Learning to Collaborate via Explainable AI in Medical Education (EXPLAIN-ME)

       

      Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a PhD position in the EXPLAIN-ME project from 1st September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

       

      Description of the PhD project context: a bridge project within DIREC

      The PhD position is part of the bridge project, Learning to Collaborate via Explainable AI in Medical Education (EXPLAIN-ME), funded by Digital Research Centre (DIREC). DIREC is a collaboration between Roskilde University, Aarhus University, Copenhagen university, IT University in Copenhagen, Alexandra Institute, regional healthcare institutions and several other industrial collaborators. EXPLAIN-ME aims to create more clinically useful AI and increase technology acceptance among clinicians through a close collaboration between clinicians and researchers. The initiative seeks to optimize the utility of feedback provided by healthcare explainable AI (XAI). Via an interdisciplinary effort between XAI, medical simulation, participatory design and HCI, we aim to optimize the explanations provided by the XAI to be of maximal utility for clinicians, supporting technology utility and acceptance in the clinic.

      Link to the DIREC website: https://direc.dk

      Link to the EXPLAIN-ME bridge project: https://direc.dk/explain-me-learning-to-collaborate-via-explainable-ai-in-medical-education/

       

      This PhD position in the EXPLAIN-ME project

      This purpose of this PhD position’s PhD project is to develop explanation tools for deep learning (DL) models as part of an existing collaboration between Roskilde University and Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde. The study case is diagnosis of renal tumours as benign or malign from CT scannings. So far, deep models of very high accuracy have been developed, and to improve their use and acceptance for decision support in medical practice, this project considers the addition of explanation tools. The distinguishing feature of this project is to design and develop such tools in a collaborative design (CD) process together with medical staff experienced in diagnosis and who that represents the final users og this technology.

       

      The Doctoral School

      You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of People and Technology and associated with the program in Information Technology.

       

      The Doctoral School for People and Technology frames research that seek to address sustainability often by applying experimental approaches and situating the individuals active and learning involvement. The research comprises approaches of a human, societal, health and information technological character and often applying planning, interventions and design-oriented subject areas. The Doctoral School has 5 PhD programmes with each of their focus points: Information Technology; Learning, Working life and Social innovation; Research in Health and Society; Social Psychology of Everyday Life and Society, Space and Technology. You will be associated with the program in Information Technology.

      Link to the Doctoral School: https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-people-and-technology.

      Link to the PhD in Information Technology: https://ruc.dk/en/phd-programme-information-technology

      The Department of People and Technology is involved with development of sustainable solutions. We use experimental approaches and support people’s active commitment. The department covers human, society, health and IT scientific fields as well as planning, intervention and design inclined fields.

      Link to the department: https://ruc.dk/en/department-people-and-technology

       

      Responsibilities and tasks

      The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions.

       

      Qualifications

      The candidate should have an MsC in Computer Science or similar. For the ideal candidate, qualifications within the following areas are required:

      • Experience with deep learning techniques to a level of setting up, training and testing nontrivial deep models on image databases and using known visualisation tools; for compatibility with other activities, the required tools are Python, TensorFlow and Keras.
      • Knowledge about classical machine learning techniques such as decision trees, association rules and Bayesian networks.

      Candidates that are proficient in Danish will be preferred as this facilitates the collaboration with Danish medical staff.

       

      You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

       

      PhD project description

      A PhD position is a unique possibility to focus and concentrate on a 3-year PhD research project and this position focuses primarily on the technical side of the XAI aspects exploring the spectrum of relevant explanation techniques with prototypes developed in a dialog with CD and medical experts. You are expected to combine the following research activities:

      • Study existing work in XAI and DL, especially CNN (Convolutional Neural Networks) and variations thereof in depth through literature studies and specialized Courses.
      • Explore the situations of the expert medical doctors’ clinical work at Zealand University Hospital in which such decision support tools may be relevant for diagnosis.
      • Identify and select potential technical options for building explanations including Heatmaps, Association rules, Bayesian networks, Filter extraction.
      • Build, train and test relevant models from available authentic data (primarily CT scan images)
      • Design, develop, test and evaluate explanation tools together with the expert medical doctors through prototype implementations. This may involve identifying and labeling determining features that the doctors find important in the effort to generate useful explanations.

      Furthermore, it may be relevant to consider how novel general medical knowledge that go beyond the individual diagnosis cases can be extracted from such models.

       

       Your application must enclose a project description (aka research proposal) of the PhD project you would like to pursue. The project description is up to 5 pages including references. The description of your suggested PhD project should clearly address the PhD position in the EXPLAIN-ME project – as described above. Furthermore, the description should address the assessment criteria’s listed below, and include 1) scientific purpose, relevance and novelty, 2) research questions, 3) theories and methods, 4) envisioned empirical work, and 5) project plan. You may contact the PI for further information regarding the project description.

       

      Assessment

      In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

       

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

      • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
      • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
      • Quality and relevance of the project description
      • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
      • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
      • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible
      • Ability to complete the PhD project
      • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School

       

      Questions

      For further information about the position, please contact:
      PI of the research project Professor Henning Christiansen, henning@ruc.dk

      PhD coordinator Anne Ebdrup, +45 46742326, aebdrup@ruc.dk
      Head of the Information Technology PhD program Professor Jesper Simonsen, simonsen@ruc.dk

       

      Terms of employment

      The employment is full time, and you will refer to Andreas de Neergaard, Dean at Department of People and Technology.

       

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

       

      Application procedure 

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Application 

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

       

      Only applications in English are accepted. 

       

      Applications must include: 

       

      1. Cover letter 

      2. CV 

      3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent 

      4. Your description of the PhD project 

      5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 

      6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications. 

       

      Please submit your application no later than 7th of August 2022. 

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

       

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

       

       

      Deadline: 2022-08-07 at 23:59
      Unit: Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022

      Postdoctoral fellowship or PhD fellowship in Criminology

      Postdoctoral fellowship or PhD fellowship in Criminology

      Job description

      One PhD fellowship or Postdoctoral fellowship is available to undertake research as part of the project “The changing relationships between digital technologies, DNA and evidence” (Digital DNA). The project is funded by the European Research Council. The candidate will work closely together with project leader Mareile Kaufmann and her team at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law. The candidate will be able to work on cutting-edge research topics and get access to an international network of high expertise. The candidate has the possibility to participate in an exchange with the University of Exeter and become a member of the Norwegian Research School on Digitalization, Culture and Society (DIGIT).

      Applicants can read more about the general project here. The specific parts of the project description relevant to this position can be accessed here. Interested candidates are strongly advised to consult these before writing their project description. Applicants are not expected to have in-depth knowledge about these technologies from before.

      The PhD fellowship appointment runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with 25 % teaching duties. Applicants for the position of PhD fellow must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law.

      The Postdoctoral fellowship appointment runs for either three years or four years. Postdoctoral candidates in four-year appointments must acquire basic university pedagogical competence as part of the 25% teaching duties. Postdoctoral candidates in three-year appointments are required to have 10 % teaching duties.

      For both the Postdoctoral fellowship and the PhD fellowship, a four-year appointment requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs at the Faculty of Law.

      Qualification requirements and other qualities

      For all candidates:

      • The applicant must hold a 5-year Master’s degree or the equivalent in Criminology or other Social Sciences. The candidate must be qualified to work theoretically and empirically in the described project.
      • In order to contribute to the empirical work, the candidate must have competence in qualitative methods and should have an interest in sociological research on technology.
      • The project language is English and the applicants should have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition.
      • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner.
      • Applicants must have excellent collaboration skills and the ability, willingness and commitment to contribute to the development of the subject.
      • Applicants must take an active part in the development of a good professional environment.

      For applicants to the PhD fellowship:

      • Applicants for the PhD fellowship should normally have grades that place them among the top 10-15 percent of graduates. This requirement also applies to the master’s thesis.
      • The general requirements for admission to the PhD program can be found here.

      For applicants to the Postdoctoral fellowship:

      • Applicants for Postdoctoral fellowship must have submitted their doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on obtaining the PhD.

      We offer

      • Salary for Postdoctoral fellow NOK 563 900 – 626 100 a year
      • Salary for PhD fellow NOK 491 200 – 534 400 a year
      • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
      • Pension arrangement in the Norwegian Public Service Fund
      • Welfare arrangements

      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 take their research task in a 3 -year project design. This includes a description of the theoretical background, the project’s aims, its methodologies, and reflections about potential ethical challenges. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the case studies conducted in tasks (2) and (3).
      • CV (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities).
      • 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.
      • For applicants to the PhD fellowship: 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 throughout the project, an article-based thesis is encouraged.
      • For applicants to the Postdoctoral fellowship: Postdoctoral fellows are expected to contribute with articles.The applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project.

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

      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 fall 2022.

      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. If the relative strengths of the applicants for the respective positions as PhD fellow or Postdoctoral fellow are identical, the latter will be preferred.

      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 research fellowships at the University of Oslo

      No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Fellowship or 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 a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

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

      Contact information

      For questions concerning content: Project leader Mareile Kaufmann, e-mail: mareile.kaufmann@jus.uio.no

      For administrative questions: HR-officer Andreas Mobråthen, e-mail: andreas.mobrathen@jus.uio.no

      About the University of Oslo 

      The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees.

      With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

       

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

      Deadline: 15 August 2022
      Unit: Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law
      Campus:
      Read the job description and apply online
      Apply for job

      Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

      Postdoctoral fellow in Economic History (PA2022/2150)

      Lund University School of Economics and Management, Dept of Economic History

      Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

      Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

      Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

      Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

      The Department of Economic History announces one or more limited-duration position/s as a postdoctoral fellow (two years). First day of employment is January 1, 2023 or by agreement.

      Subject area

      Economic History

      Job assignments

      A postdoctoral position is a position that shall provide opportunities for teaching and research qualifications. The position shall first and foremost provide scope for developing research qualifications.

      The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master’s Theses (maximum of 20%). The scope of the position shall also provide an opportunity for training in teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to at least three weeks.

      Eligibility

      To be qualified for employment as a postdoctoral fellow, the candidate must hold a PhD, or an international degree equivalent to a PhD, in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Sociology, Economic Geography, History).

      The candidates who received their PhD degree at most three years ago will be considered in the first place.

      If there are special reasons, the degree may have been taken earlier. Special reasons are illness, parental leave, positions of trust within trade unions, and service in the total defense, and other similar circumstances.

      Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of the decision of employment.

      Basis of Assessment

      Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment, but teaching skills are also assessed.

      The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History.

      For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation, working papers and publications, and the independently formulated research plan that must be included in the application.

      In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

      • International experience.
      • Other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to do research.
      • Ability to engage and inform society at large about research.

      The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants’ ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.

      Application

      Applications should be written in English and must include:

      1. Cover letter.
      2. Curriculum Vitae.
      3. Research plan, maximum three pages.
      4. Publication list and one selected paper (publication or working paper, as web link or PDF).
      5. Certificates, etc., including proof of PhD

      The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two persons who can give recommendations, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application.

      The Department of Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 100 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates three international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Strong research areas at the department include economic growth and structural change, innovation, energy and sustainability, development economics, and economic demography, as well as financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department’s website: www.lusem.lu.se/economic-history.

      Lund University is a government agency, which means that you receive special benefits, generous vacation and a favourable occupational pension. Wellness reimbursement and a paid wellness hour are a given.

      Read more on the University’s website about being employed at Lund University: Work at Lund University.

      Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
      Contract type Full time
      First day of employment January 1, 2023, or by agreement
      Salary Monthly salary
      Number of positions 1
      Working hours 100
      City Lund
      County Skåne län
      Country Sweden
      Reference number PA2022/2150
      Contact
      • Mats Olsson, Head of Department, +46462223118
      Union representative
      • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +4646-2229362
      • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +4646-2229364
      • SEKO: Seko Civil, +4646-2229366
      Last application date 08.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

      Deadline: 2022-08-08 at 23:59
      Unit: Department of Economic History, Lund University School of Economics and Management

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Monday August 8th, 2022

      1 to 3 PhD scholarships in legal anthropology/ethnographic criminology

      1 to 3 PhD scholarships in legal anthropology/ethnographic criminology, Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

      The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science invites applications for a PhD scholarships in legal anthropology/ethnographic criminology commencing 1 October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

      Introduction

      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 can be undertaken as a three year full-time study.   

      Description of the scientific environment

      The position is placed within the Centre for Global Criminology at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. The centre is a cross-disciplinary research hub focussed on researching trans-national crime and its global dynamics (https://cgc.ku.dk)

      Project description
      As part of a larger research project, entitled ‘Illegal Ecologies’, the PhD fellow will focus on the trade and dumping of e-waste in Ghana, illuminating the social dynamics, environmental impact, and legal infrastructures that surround the phenomenon .

      Principal supervisors will be Professor Henrik Vigh, Centre for Global Criminology, Department of Anthropology, hv@anthro.ku.dk, +45 41111430

      Job description

      The position is available for a 3-year period, and your key tasks as a PhD student will be to:

      • Actively engage in the research environment at the University of Copenhagen; participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project 
      • Comply with the formal requirements of the ministerial order and the university’s rules https://phd.ku.dk/english/
      • Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in anthropology and/or global development studies
      • Conduct independent and high quality research under the supervision of a Professor Vigh

      Formal requirements

      • Applicants should hold an MSc degree in anthropology, criminology or law with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience, and knowledge of ethnographic methods. Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s Degree. However, the Master’s degree must be obtained before the start date.
      • Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in one of the two languages.

      Terms of employment

      Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students. If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law

      The starting salary is currently at app. DKK 27,000 per month, including a PhD supplement, plus app. 17% pension. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

      Application Procedure

      The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

      Please include

      • A Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
      • CV
      • Diploma and transcripts of records (Ba/BSc and Ma/MSc)
      • For applicants with non-Danish degrees: An explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if the explanation is available in another language than English or Danish.
      • Other information for consideration, e.g., list of publications (if any)
      • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

      The deadline for applications is Sunday 31 July 2022, 23:59 GMT+1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

      Recruitment proces

      After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

      The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

      Questions

      For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Henrik Vigh, Department of Anthropology, hv@anthro.ku.dk, +45 41111430.

      General information about PhD programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences is available at https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/ and at https://jura.ku.dk/phd/english/ for the Faculty of Law.

       

       

      Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
      Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

      Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

      Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

      Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

      Doctoral Research Fellowship in Religion and Politics

      Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

      Job description

      A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in the study of religion and politics is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

      The fellowships are part of the Religion and Politics Research Initiative (https://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/research/groups/religion-andpolitics/index.html). This initiative asserts that the political implications of religions and the religious aspects of politics make it increasingly important to think of religion and politics together. Relevant issues range from religious nationalism and identity politics to conspiracy theories including vaccine resistance, pro- or anti-democracy activism, disputes over political, judicial or religious authority, responses to climate change and environmental activism, blasphemy controversies, and much more. Globally, several of these phenomena have a significant potential for conflict as well as connections, which makes it an important part of society’s mission to understand them.

      The project description must be submitted as part of the application. The proposed project needs to be thematically relevant to research interests in the Religion and Politics Research Initiative; prospective applicants may approach potential supervisors or a member of the Religion and Politics Research Initiative before submitting their application.

      The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their own research, they will take part in ongoing research related activities at the department or the relevant section.

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

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

      Qualification requirements

      • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (study of religion, history, cultural studies, area studies, social anthropology, political science or other). The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
      • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements. Other language requirements may apply when relevant for the applicant’s project.
      • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

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

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

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

      We offer

      How to apply

      The application must include:

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

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

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

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

      Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

      Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

      Contact information

      For questions about the position: 

      Professor Anne Stensvold

      For questions on how to apply:

      HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

      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 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

      The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

      Deadline: 15 August 2022
      Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
      Campus:
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      Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

      PhD Research Fellowships Political Science

      PhD Research Fellowships Political Science

      Job description

      The Department of Political Science is recruiting three – four PhD Research Fellows (SKO 1017).

      We invite applications from excellent candidates in all sub-fields of political science, including public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international relations and research methods.

      The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years, and has a 25% teaching component. The Department teaches in all the sub-fields mentioned above, and directs study programmes in Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership.

      The successful candidate will be part of the Faculty’s PhD programme. The work is expected to lead to a PhD in political science.

      Qualification requirements

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

      Other qualifications:

      • English language skills (written and oral)

      The evaluation of applicants is based on documented, academic qualifications and the research plan. Personal suitability and motivation are also considered. The most promising candidates are invited to an interview.

      We offer

      • Salary according to “SKO 1017 PhD Fellow”, pay grade 54-59, NOK 501 200 – 534 400 per year
      • Personal research funds (currently NOK 30,000 per year)
      • A stimulating and international research environment with multiple research groups and seminar series
      • A friendly and inclusive workplace allowing for a good work-life balance
      • Access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the university’s kindergartens)
      • Norway’s capital with its rich cultural life and easy access to beautiful nature
      • Financial and practical support for international staff moving to Norway (international staff may also benefit from tax cuts in their first years)
      • PhD Fellows may acquire pedagogical competency upon agreement

      How to apply

      The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”.The online application must include the following items, which are to be submitted before the deadline (all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language):

      • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
      • A research proposal (maximum 3,000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to existing literature, theoretical approach, methodology, and a timeline.
      • A CV summarising education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
      • Copy of Master’s thesis
      • Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master’s degree diploma and transcript(s), preferably together with a class distribution of grades. The transcript must specify the grade achieved for the Master’s thesis
      • Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university (foreign applicants)
      • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relationship to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters are not needed

      The application deadline is 1 September 2022. The screening and evaluation of candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer being made, to take 3 – 4 months, depending on the number of applications. The expected start date is January 2023, or a mutually-agreed upon date .

      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

      Head of Department, Professor Bjørn Erik Rasch

      Head of the PhD Programme, Professor Jon Hovi

      About the University of Oslo 

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

      The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is the largest political science department in Norway and covers all subfields of the discipline: international politics, public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory and research methods. The department offers a vibrant academic environment with a good mix of permanent staff, postdoctoral and PhD fellows. Around 1,400 students are currently enrolled at BA, MA and PhD level. The department runs two large political science programmes at BA and MA level. In addition, the department hosts interdisciplinary study programmes in International Studies, Public Administration and Leadership, and Peace and Conflict Studies. The department has several research groups, including Comparative Institutions and Regimes, Policy, Bureaucracy and Organization, and Political Data Science. The Department also hosts the interdisciplinary Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX).

      Deadline: 1 September 2022
      Unit: The Department of Political Science
      Campus:
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      Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

      Junior researcher (doctoral student) in behavioural strategy

      LUT-yliopisto

      The LUT School of Business and Management is looking for junior researcher in behavioral Strategy. We are looking for a curious mind who is aiming for an academic career and is passionate about understanding the behavioral mechanisms behind the important decisions that managers need to make to assure successful and sustainable business. The project thesis will partly rely on the use of laboratory experiments involving human subjects.

      The research will also be conducted at University of Trento (Italy) – more specifically at the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL). The research activity of CEEL relies on experimental methods to advance the understanding of how human cognition affects economic behavior. Research is conducted in a lively interdisciplinary environment that draws on theory and methods from economics, cognitive psychology, organizational studies, and other related fields. 

      The ideal candidate must have a higher university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g. economics, industrial engineering, industrial management) and the ability and motivation to complete the doctoral studies within four years.  The candidate must have fluency in English (both written and oral). 

      The ideal candidate for the position

      • is interested in writing a dissertation on the area of the Behavioral Strategy. Potential topics of research are:
        • How do idiosyncratic characteristics (e.g., entrepreneurial mindset, propensity to take risks) and behavioural biases drive (or inhibit) decisions to innovate?
        • How uncertainty and behaviours of others (competitors) drive (or inhibit) decisions to innovate?
      • has basic knowledge of behavioral economics as well as analytical skills and quantitative research methods.

      Knowledge of programming in Python (and oTree) is considered an asset.

      Job description 

      • The objective is to complete the doctoral degree within four years 
      • Other tasks
        • Participation in research projects and grant applications, and other tasks of the research group
        • Conduction of laboratory experiments 
        • Assisting in teaching

      What we offer

      • An opportunity to launch a successful academic career and to become an expert in behavioral strategy
      • A four-year (1+3 years) contract for completing the doctoral degree 
        • an employment contract can be concluded only if the candidate obtains the right to pursue postgraduate studies at LUT University
        • the contract will be made initially for one year and can be extended by three years provided that the studies and research have progressed successfully
      • Encouraging and supportive supervision by and research collaboration with Associate professors Azzurra Morreale and Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko from LUT, and Professor Luigi Mittone (University of Trento)
      • A great opportunity to conduct research at the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL), Trento in a lively interdisciplinary environment that draws from economics, cognitive psychology, and organizational studies.

      Starting date: The work will start in the autumn 2022 (negotiable) with a six-month trial period.

      Location: The job is based in Lappeenranta (Finland) and University of Trento (Italy). During the four years, about 60% in Lappeenranta, 30% in University of Trento and 10% in other international research exchange location.

      Salary: The typical gross annual starting salary for a junior researcher is approximately 30 800 euros (plus a holiday bonus in accordance with the collective agreement).

      How to apply

      Please submit all the application materials in English:

      1. Your curriculum vitae
      2. A copy of your degree certificate; if the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish
      3. A motivation letter: an account of your merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 2 pages)
      4. A tentative dissertation research plan (5–10 pages) related to one of the dissertation research areas above. The research plan should be organized as follows:
        1. Introduction: background for research, research gap, research target and research questions/hypotheses.
        2. Theory/literature review: theoretical framework for your dissertation or relevant literature streams related to your topic
        3. Methodology: possible methods to explore and investigate the topic
        4. Results and contributions: novelty and contributions to theory and practice.

      The deadline for application is 14 August 2022 (at midnight, Finnish local time +3h). Please submit your application together with the required attachments through the university’s online application system.

      For more information, please contact Associate Professor Azzurra Morreale (azzurra.morreale@lut.fi), Associate Professor Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko (paivi.maijanen-kylaheiko@lut.fi) and Professor Luigi Mittone (luigi.mittone@unitn.it)

      Additional information 

      LUT Doctoral School: https://www.lut.fi/web/en/admissions/apply-to-lut/doctoral-studies

      Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL), Trento: https://www-ceel.economia.unitn.it/

      The LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) is among the world’s top 200 business schools in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 for business and economics subjects. LUT University was ranked among the top 200 in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking.

      Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 7 500 members. Our campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland. We are the world’s ninth best university for climate action.

      Founded in 1962, the University of Trento is a young and dynamic university with 16,000 students and about 1,200 people working as faculty and administrative staff. According to Times Higher Education (THE) ranking and Italian ranking (Censis), the University of Trento is one of the top Universities in Italy.  The educational offer ranges from science and technology to Humanities, from the field of socio-economics and law to the field of Cognitive sciences and Biomolecular sciences. 

      Technical support for using the recruitment system: recruitment(at)lut.fi

      Read the job description at the university homepage

      Submit an application

      Application period starts: 2022-05-31 08:00

      Application period ends: 2022-08-14 23:59

      Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022

      Doctoral student in Business Administration

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      Jönköping International Business School

      Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer an international and team-oriented workplace with competitive education programmes, across Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment and many opportunities for personal development. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. Our guiding principles are: international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB. In the latest Financial Times European Business School ranking, JIBS was ranked among the top 100.

      The position is connected to Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University (JU) in Sweden. Since its inception in 2005, CeFEO has been at the forefront of research on family business and is composed by scholars from different countries and backgrounds. Several rankings consistently place CeFEO as the leading research center in Europe and among the top three research centers globally. While having a specific focus on family business and ownership issues, researchers associated with CeFEO also conduct research on topics like strategy, entrepreneurship, governance, innovation, internationalization and sustainability which are very much in line with the focus of JU and JIBS.

      Working tasks

      Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is hiring a PhD student in Business Administration to join a research project on enterprise foundations. As a PhD student you will be enrolled in a highly qualified education within a thriving research environment. For more information about our PhD program, please visit our information page: https://ju.se/en/research/doctoral-programmes/doctoral-programmes-at-jibs.html

      We offer fully financed positions to our doctoral students who receive competitive salaries for their work as employees of JIBS. Most of your time will be devoted to your doctoral studies (80%) which includes coursework and writing a doctoral thesis. The coursework includes both mandatory and elective courses. The remaining time (20%) is allocated for teaching and administrative tasks. You will also get many opportunities for enhancing your teaching skills and for personal development. There are also opportunities to take additional courses in pedagogics for higher education.

      This position is made possible due to a grant from the Kamprad Family Foundation and is part of a larger research project. This means that the applicant must be interested in working on the topic of enterprise foundation within the discipline of business administration. The larger project, of which the doctoral research will be part of and contribute to, is described below:

      Prerequisites and conditions for entrepreneurship in the form of Enterprise foundations: long-term and sustainable rural development?

      Businesses with local roots are needed for a vibrant countryside. Such companies are often family-owned. They face major challenges, e.g., to retain a skilled workforce, to find profitability without moving and to resist acquisitions. It requires entrepreneurs who prioritize long-term sustainability over short-term profit. Foundations are the most long-term form of organization because they lack owners who can change its purpose. We believe that foundations are an underutilized tool in Swedish business society. In this project, we examine the foundation’s pros and cons as well as their enterprise potential.

      The purpose of the project is to study the prerequisites and conditions for entrepreneurship in the form of enterprise foundations. This is done to answer the question of whether and, if so, how a foundation can be used for long-term and responsible ownership of locally based business activities. The project is interdisciplinary and combines law and business administration. We study the regulation of foundations, how foundations are governed and in turn exercise corporate governance, how family businesses’ long-term goals can be preserved through foundation formation and how foundations can contribute to socially sustainable development throughout Sweden.

      The project enables that a Swedish long-term knowledge node about enterprise foundations will be created at the Center for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS).

      The research group will consist of Kajsa Haag, Massimo Baù and Ulf Larsson Olaison at JIBS, Hanna Almlöf at Linköping University, Katarina Olsson at Lund University and two doctoral students, all affiliated with the research centre CeFEO.

      Qualifications

      A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle program at JIBS if he or she has been awarded a second-cycle qualification and has fulfilled the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

      The main language of research and teaching at JIBS is English. You must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be eligible for our doctoral program.

      We seek candidates who have a strong drive to conduct high-quality academic scholarship within one of the focus areas of JIBS: entrepreneurship, ownership, and renewal. The candidate shall have a motivation to use that scholarship to provide proposals of practical relevance, and an ambition to pursue an international research career. 

      As an international business school, we value experience with other languages and cultures. Other characteristics valued at JIBS are an international outlook; prior research, teaching and/or professional experience; and an ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders in and around the university environment. A successful candidate should enjoy and be stimulated by working independently as well as working in teams.

      Information

      We offer a fully financed full-time position which is limited in accordance with the applicable collective agreement for doctoral students. The start date of the employment is September 1st, 2022.

      For questions about the doctoral program and application, Director of PhD candidates, Mohammad Eslami, mohammad.eslami@ju.se
      For questions about the enterprise foundation project, contact the project manager,
      Kajsa Haag, kajsa.haag@ju.se  

      Jönköping International Business School encourages applications from both female and male applicants. We are actively working to have a more balanced distribution between male and female researchers.

      Application

      The application period is from May 20 to August 20, 2022. However, starting from June 20, the selection process takes place on a continuous basis. This implies that we can offer candidates a position before August 20 which is why interested candidates are recommended to apply at their earliest convenience and not wait until the deadline. 

      You submit your application through our recruitment system.
      Appendences are preferred in PDF form and should include:

      • A letter of intent, answering the following three questions: Why do you want to be a PhD student? Why do you want to be a PhD student at JIBS? Why should we select you for such a position?
      • A preliminary research proposal (max. 3000 words), describing your present research interest and outlining how you believe your research interest fits the funding project on enterprise foundations and the CeFEO research centre.
      • A copy of your Master thesis (if not finished at the time of application, please send a current draft or an executive summary of it) and, where applicable, other publications.
      • A reference letter of a person who can evaluate your academic potential.
      • Contact information (name, phone numbers and email) of two additional references.

      We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

      Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

      Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
      Contract typeFull time
      First day of employment2022-09-01, or as agreed upon.
      SalaryMonthly salary
      Number of positions1
      Working hours100%
      CityJönköping
      CountyJönköpings län
      CountrySweden
      Reference number2022/2359-211
      ContactMohammad Eslami, Directorof PhD candidatesKajsa Haag, Project Manager
      Union representativeThomas Cyron, Saco-s, +4636-101767Vaida Staberg, Saco-s, +4636-101899
      Last application date20.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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      Post expires on Saturday August 20th, 2022

      PhD student position in Supply Chain Management: business models for sustainable transport


      Information about the research project and the department
      In this project you will be investigating new business models for sustainable transport solutions. The focus will be on studying how the transport sector transitions to electromobility and how firms collaborate to implement new business models, such as sharing charging infrastructure. These new business models are innovative, have a strong focus on environmental sustainability, and require collaboration among multiple actors. This PhD student project will build on our research of business relationships and organizational management in sustainable transport. You will be able to influence the direction of your research. Our on-going research focuses for example on supply networks, sustainable transport solutions and business models. The focus is set on the interaction and the business relationships among multiple actors.   

      The Department of Technology Management and Economics broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people, and the environment. The department is organised in six divisions for research and teaching. You will be part of the Division of Supply & Operations Management, which deals with three related subjects: Production logistics, Operations management, and Industrial marketing and purchasing. Our research is problem-oriented, empirical, and inter-disciplinary, with a strong emphasis on industry and societal relevance and a high visibility in leading academic journals.

      -The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

      Major responsibilities
      You will be expected to: 
      – Carry out research activities in the project, including writing publications and theses
      – Be an active and contributing member of the research group
      – Attend division and project meetings and conferences
      – Take PhD courses as part of the Doctoral Program
      – Teach (20% of total work time) at bachelor and/or master level and supervise thesis students.

      Your main responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. To do this, you need to be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and be capable of engaging in collaborations involving different types of stakeholders from academia, industry, and society. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of the research verbally and in writing in English and preferably in Swedish as well.

      You will spend approximately 80% of the time on research. As a PhD student you will also, to a maximum of 20%, be involved in teaching bachelor and master courses and/or perform other departmental tasks.

      Qualifications
      To qualify as a PhD student you must have a Master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in, for instance, industrial engineering management, mechanical engineering or similar, with a thesis project corresponding to at least half a year of study. Courses and/or a Master thesis project in supply chain management and transport, or other areas of direct relevance for the research are meritorious.

      You are expected to conduct empirical research as primary activity, foremost applying a case-based qualitative research approach in close interaction with industry. Research results are expected to be disseminated through interactions with professionals as well as through publications in highly ranked journals within the subject area which require good writing and communication skills. Other merits include working experience from industry, collaboration, and management of relationships with stakeholders and project management.

      Contract terms
      The position is a full-time temporary employment, limited to five years (1+2+2). The employment is bound to successful completion of department evaluations after one and three years.

      We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
      Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

      Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

      Application procedure
      The application should be marked with Ref 20220268 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

      CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
      • CV
      • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
      • Two references that we can contact.

      Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
      1-3 pages where you:
      • Introduce yourself
      • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
      • Describe your future goals and future research focus

      Other documents:
      • Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
      • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

      Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

      Application deadline: July 30th 2022

      For questions, please contact:
      Lisa Melander, Supply and Operations Management,
      Email: lisa.melander@chalmers.se

      Professor Frida Lind, Supply and Operations Management,
      Email: frida.lind@chalmers.se

      *** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
         



      Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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      Post expires on Saturday July 30th, 2022

      Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science/Public Administration

      About the position

      A fixed-term 100 % position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Political Science/Public Administration (for a period of 2 years) is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Social Science. The position is affiliated with the Department of Political Science and Management. Pending additional funding, the position can possibly be extended to a third year (with responsibilities in teaching and research management). The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The preferred starting date is December 15, 2022

      Responsibilities

      The candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing research and projects at the Department, which includes, amongst others, two research groups and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. For more information about the research profile of the center and the research groups, the candidate is encouraged to visit the departmental website which presents the thematic areas, analytical and theoretical perspectives, selected publications and ongoing projects: https://www.uia.no/om-uia/fakultet/fakultet-for-samfunnsvitenskap/institutter/institutt-for-statsvitenskap-og-ledelsesfag/forskning (in Norwegian only).

      Required qualifications

      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.

      • a PhD degree in political science, public administration, or equivalent fields. Potential applicants must have had their theses approved by the time of the application deadline.
      • fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite

      Desired qualifications

      • good command in written and oral Norwegian
      • the PhD should have been awarded within the last five years
      • relevant practical experience

      Emphasis will be placed upon the project description and the relevance it has with regard to the subject in question and the research environment at the Faculty.

      Personal qualities

      • capacity for independent goal-oriented work
      • ability to concentrate, and attention to details
      • good teamwork skills

      Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

      Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

      We offer

      • 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.

      Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

      The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. 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 employment 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.

      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:

      • certificate with grades
      • references
      • list of academic publications
      • PhD thesis
      • up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
      • project description (no more than 10 pages including bibliography): The project description should consist of a presentation of possible research questions/hypotheses, the theoretical framework, and a progress plan for the proposed postdoctoral project.
      • any other relevant documentation

      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.

      Closing date: 15. August 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

      15th August 2022

      Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

      PhD position in political science with a focus on Transformation, Riskification and Geopolitics in the Arctic

      Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

      Apply

      before 2022-08-05

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

      The Department of Political Science is recruiting a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Transformation, Riskification and Geopolitics in the Arctic. Starting date September 1, 2022 or by agreement.

      The aim of this doctoral project is to contribute with new empirical insights into political drivers in the development of the Arctic and to increase our contextual understanding by way of international concepts facilitating cross-disciplinary dialogue. The climate crisis and increasing competition over natural resources and security solutions challenge established forms of cooperation in the region and by extension the global goals of sustainability, for example as these are expressed Agenda 2030. The Arctic lacks an obvious center of gravity while the effects of transformation are unevenly distributed. Actors calculate risk under the influence of different geopolitical connotations. Who among the many actors involved have the power to influence Arctic transformation? Is it conceivable to arrive at a sustainable agenda, not broken by groups of optimists, skeptics and deniers?

      As a doctoral student, you will be part of an interdisciplinary context with affiliation to both your own department and the Arctic graduate school with a focus on sustainable development.

      Here you can read more about the Arctic graduate school at Arcum (link).

      The employment

      A position as a doctoral student in the doctoral program amounts to four years of full-time studies (240 higher education credits). A Ph.D. student can also participate in teaching or other departmental activities up to 20% of the time. In such cases, the employment is extended corresponding to this time, at most by a year.

      Further information about the department’s doctoral education in political science, which is based on the general study plan, is available at: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/education/doctoral-studies/

      The student will work in Umeå and the teaching takes place on the campus area. Active participation in the department’s activities and involvement in the activities is expected.

      Eligibility

      To possess basic eligibility, the applicant should hold an advanced degree, have completed studies equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of at least 60 credits at an advanced level and at least 90 credits within Political Science. Persons who in some other manner, in Sweden or abroad, have acquired skills that are equivalent to this requirement can ask to be considered eligible

      Requirements

      Your competence is assessed on the basis of suitability for the doctoral program.
       
      The selection of eligible applicants will be based on:
      • ability to assimilate the education
      • previous academic study results
      • the quality of the submitted research plan, in relation to the focus of the advertised doctoral position
       
      The following assessment criteria are considered, examining the ability to assimilate the education:
      • analytical ability
      • communicative ability, written and oral
      • critical ability
      • independence
      • performance within given time frames
       
      Applicants must be proficient in both oral and written communication in English.
       
      Application

      You apply via our recruitment system Varbi.
       
      A complete application must include:

      • A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, scientific interests and motives for applying (max two pages)
      • Research proposal of 3-5 pages with a discussion of possible problems, purpose, theory and empirical data
      • CV / curriculum vitae
      • Copies of grades and diplomas at least one (but not more than three)
      • Essays / degree projects (C- and master’s / master’s thesis), written in English or Swedish
      • Contact information for one or more reference persons, alternatively two reference letters
      • Any other merits of relevance for the position

      Umeå University will offer a salary according to the current salary order for doctoral studies. The entry level is currently 29 000 SEK per month. According to the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, Section 2), the decision on employment cannot be appealed.

      About the Department of Political Science

      The Department of Political Science at Umeå University has about 70 employees. The department conducts undergraduate education and research in political science and peace and conflict studies. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/.

      Formalities for the application are stated in this advertisement, but any questions can also be asked via e-mail Postgraduate programme coordinator Torbjörn Bergman at torbjorn.bergman@umu.se or head of department Magnus Blomgren at magnus.blomgren@umu.se. For more information about the project please contact Professor Niklas Eklund, niklas.eklund@umu.se, Professor Camilla Sandström, camilla.sandstrom@umu.se
       
      We look forward to your application!

      Admission

      1 sept eller enligt överenskommelse

      Contact

      Niklas Eklund, professor

      niklas.eklund@umu.se

      Camilla Sandström, professor

      camilla.sandstrom@umu.se

      Magnus Blomgren, prefekt

      090-7866171

      Registration number

      AN 2.2.1-772-22

      Salary

      Månadslön

      Union representative

      SACO

      090-7865365

      SEKO

      090-7865296

      ST

      090-7865431

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      before 2022-08-05

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

      Post expires on Friday August 5th, 2022

      Postdoctoral position in the Ocean Infrastructure Group, 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 the Ocean Infrastructure Group from 15 January 2023.

      The position is for 24 months.

      Introduction

      This two year (24 months) post-doctoral position is based in the Department of Political Science. The successful candidate will join the Ocean Infrastructure research group, which is a joint endeavor with the HIFMB Oldenburg (Prof. Kimberly Peters). The core objective of the international group is to address contemporary global ocean governance challenges (freedom of navigation, subsea cable protection, marine accidents) through the framework of infrastructures as developed in debates in international relations, geography, anthropology or Science and Technology.

      Duties and Responsibilities

      The successful candidate is expected to carry out theory driven research on the environmental consequences of shipping, such as marine accidents or oil spills, and governance and regulatory responses. This could include empirical research on marine safety institutions (e.g. European Maritime Safety Agency), vulnerable states and regions (e.g. Mauritius) or the shipping industry. The researcher will also contribute to jointly developing the concept and theory of global infrastructures. The successful candidate will spend 60% of her/his time working on directly project related research and minor administrative tasks, such as the organization of events, 25% of the time will be allocated for independent research. The position carries a small teaching commitment (15%) contributing to master supervision and teaching in international relations and political science. Candidates will receive mentoring and skills training, including in grant writing, to enable them to reach their career ambitions. The candidate will be supervised jointly by Professor Christian Bueger and Professor Kimberly Peters.

      Your Competencies and Opportunities

      We expect the successful candidate to start no later than on the 15th of January 2023. The position requires relocation to Copenhagen, and requires the following competencies:  

      • Completed PhD in International Relations, Environmental Studies, Geography, Anthropology or Science and Technology Studies, or related fields.
      • Proven interest in the oceans, and basic familiarity with some elements of ocean governance (e.g. UNCLOS, marine safety, shipping industry).
      • Documented interest in contemporary theory, including, but not limited to, practice theory, field theory, assemblage theory, Actor-Network theory or related approaches.
      • Basic knowledge of the contemporary debate on infrastructures, or willingness to acquire knowledge of the debate in short time.
      • Proven skills and experience in empirical research, including in interviewing experts, technical staff or diplomats, field work, archive research or in handling large data sets.
      • Excellent writing and presentation skills, and capability to turn around texts in short time
      • Interest and experience in translating knowledge to non-academic audiences (e.g. through blogs, media work or presentations at non-academic conferences).
      • Logistical and organizational skills, e.g. in organizing conference panels and workshops, or handling social media accounts.
      • Willingness and flexibility to travel, including to overseas locations (e.g. Azores, Maldives, Mauritius).
      • Language skills other than English are an advantage (e.g. French, Creole, Portuguese).

      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.
      • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

      For more information on the Faculty strategy, please check: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/ (Danish) or https://socialsciences.ku.dk/faculty/strategy/ (English)

      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 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: 211-1082/22-2I.

      Additional information about the position can be obtained from professor Christian Bueger, e-mail: christian.bueger@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:

      • Motivated application
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Diploma (PhD, master and bachelor)
      • Other relevant material (if any)

      The closing date for applications is 1 October 2022 at 23:59 [CET]

      Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

      Deadline: 2022-10-01 at 23:59
      Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

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      Post expires on Saturday October 1st, 2022

      Postdoctoral Researcher (Early modern disability history) / Tutkijatohtori (Varhaismoderni vammaisuuden historia)

      Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

      The research project ‘Lived Religion and the Changing Meaning(s) of Disability from the Late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution’’, affiliated with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences (HEX), Faculty of Social Sciences, invites applications for the position of

      Postdoctoral Researcher (History)

      for a fixed term of two years.

      The Academy of Finland funded research project ‘Lived Religion and the Changing Meaning(s) of Disability from the Late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution’ runs till August 2025. The project analyses the ways religious life and religious understanding influenced the lived experience and everyday life of people with physical and mental disabilities in Europe from the Late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. It will reveal the continuities and changes in the ways bodies and minds that were deemed different were viewed, and the role faith played in this. 

      HEX is an international research centre that focuses on the theoretical and empirical study of experiences in history with three overlapping research teams, which are Lived Religion, Lived Nation, and Lived Welfare State. HEX represents the history of experiences as a fruitful new way of doing social and cultural history. Researchers at HEX combine the history of experiences with a variety of different approaches: e.g. the history of emotions; welfare and nationalism studies; history of religious and social movements; study of hagiography; gender and oral history; digital humanities; and the history of childhood and youth.

      The Faculty of Social Sciences / History also hosts Trivium – Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, which is a thriving network for scholars of pre-modern and early modern history.

      Job Description

      The postdoctoral researcher will focus on lived religion and disability in early modern (ca. 1500–1700) Central Europe (preferably German-speaking areas but other areas are considered as well). The research will examine the influence of the Protestant Reformation on perceptions and experiences of bodily and mental impairments to assess how the profound religious changes occurring during the period shaped emerging notions of ‘disability’. The research will analyze diverse sources from the Reformation to evaluate how far understandings and experiences of ‘disability’ differed from those found by scholars for the late medieval world. 

      The postdoctoral researcher is expected to publish two peer-reviewed research articles, contribute to the joint project publications, and attend other activities of the research team. They are expected to present their research at seminars and academic conferences. HEX organizes regular seminars, where the postdoctoral researcher is also encouraged to present their work. A successful candidate is expected to show interest and enthusiasm towards working in a team.

      The position will offer the successful applicant a chance to work in a thriving, international research environment and develop their professional skills. HEX and Tampere University offer possibilities to attend seminars and guest lectures, participate in international conferences, and network and form new contacts. 

      Requirements

      The selected candidate must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as history or church history. The degree must be completed before the end of the application period.  

      The selected candidate must have the ability to conduct independent, high-quality scientific research. The candidate should have excellent analytical and methodological skills and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a research team. A successful candidate is expected to have experience and training in Early Modern and/or Late Medieval Central European history and the history of disability. 

      Sufficient language and paleography skills are necessary to successfully complete the research and work in an international research team. Excellent skills in written and oral English are required. 

      Please be prepared to provide proof of your merits when requested.

      We offer

      The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of two years (24 months). The planned (earliest) starting date is January 1, 2023, or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

      The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). A typical starting salary of Postdoctoral Researcher is around 3500 EUR/month.

      We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

      We value equality and diversity, and Tampere University is committed to taking accessibility into consideration in all our activities. We therefore encourage disabled people, as well as people of different genders and from different cultural backgrounds and minority groups to apply. 

      How to apply

      Applications should be written in English and submitted electronically via the Tampere University’s electronic recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is September 30, 2022 (at 23:59/UCT +3:00). The interviews of the top candidates will be held in October.

      The following documents should accompany your application: 

      (1)    Curriculum Vitae (max. 3 pages) according to TENK guidelines and a list of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines 

      (2)    Short letters of reference from two referees

      (3)    Preliminary research proposal (max. 4 pages) consisting of 

          i.    a description of previous research experience (such as PhD thesis);

          ii.    a research idea/vision where you tell why the project’s themes or approach interest you and how you would like to focus your own research in this context; please also specify the type of sources you would like to base your research on;

          iii.    motivation for the task with a statement on working as part of a research team.

      (4)    Copy of the doctorate certificate

      For more information

      For further information on the position please contact the PI of the project, senior research fellow Jenni Kuuliala (jenni.kuuliala@tuni.fi). 

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      Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat korkeakouluyhteisön, joka uskoo ihmiseen ja tieteeseen. Tekniikan, terveyden ja yhteiskunnan huippuosaajat muuttavat maailmaa Suomen toiseksi suurimmassa monitieteisessä ja innostavassa tutkimus- ja oppimisympäristössä. www.tuni.fi

      Suomen Akatemian rahoittama tutkimusprojekti ”Eletty usko ja vammaisuuden muuttuvat merkitykset myöhäiskeskiajalta teolliseen vallankumouksen” hakee tutkijatohtoria kahden vuoden määräaikaiseen työsuhteeseen. Hankkeessa tutkitaan uskon ja uskonnon vaikutuksia vammaisten ihmisten elämään ja vammaisuuden määrittelyihin. Projekti toimii Suomen Akatemian Kokemuksen historian huippuyksikön (HEX) alla. Työsuhde alkaa aikaisintaan 1.1.2023 tai sopimuksen mukaan.

      Tehtävänkuvaus

      Tehtävään valittu tutkijatohtori tekee tutkimusta eletystä uskosta ja vammaisuudesta varhaisella uudella ajalla (n. 1500–1700). Tutkimuskohteena on erityisesti protestanttisen reformaation aika Keski-Euroopassa, mieluiten saksankielisellä alueella mutta myös muut kielialueet tulevat kyseeseen valitun hakijan asiantuntemuksesta riippuen.

      Tehtävässä saa kokemusta työskentelystä kansainvälisessä tutkimusryhmässä, mikä tarjoaa valitulle myös vahvan tuen oman tutkimusuran kehittämiseen tulevaisuudessa. Valitun tutkijatohtorin oletetaan julkaisevan aiheesta kaksi referoitua tieteellistä artikkelia, osallistuvan projektin yhteisjulkaisuihin sekä muihin aktiviteetteihin, sekä esittelevän omaa tutkimustaan tieteellisissä seminaareissa ja konferensseissa.

      Edellytykset

      Edellytämme hakijalta tohtorintutkintoa soveltuvalta alalta (esim. historia, kirkkohistoria), aiempaa kokemusta myöhäiskeskiajan ja/tai uuden ajan alun Keski-Euroopan historiasta sekä vammaisuuden historiasta, kykyä tehdä itsenäistä tutkimustyötä osana kansainvälistä tutkimusryhmää, sekä tehtävän kannalta tarpeellista kielitaitoa ja paleografian taitoja. Erinomainen suullinen ja kirjallinen englannin kielen taito on vaatimus tehtävään valituksi tulemiselle.

      Hakuohjeet

      Katso yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä sekä hakuohjeet. Hakuaika päättyy 30.9.2022 klo 23:59; haastattelut suoritetaan lokakuussa.

      Application period starts: 2022-05-24 09:10

      Application period ends: 2022-09-30 23:59

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      Leave an application

      Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022