Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Two doctoral students for the doctoral programme in Sociology

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-02023/2019

Örebro University is seeking 2 doctoral students for the doctoral programme in Sociology at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, commencing on 1 September 2019.

Sociology at Örebro University is part of the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. The subject has the main responsibility for the Personnel Work Programme and the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Social Analysis, and contributes on the Master’s programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development. Research at Sociology in Örebro is mainly conducted within two strategic research profiles: Work, Family and Intimate Relations, and Environmental Sociology.  

One of the doctoral student positions will be linked to the environmental sociology profile. The other will be linked to either of the two research profiles above.

Information

Information on admission regulations, the general syllabus in sociology, a regulations handbook for doctoral studies, and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for information on doctoral education at www.oru.se. Information on what documents to attach to your application can be found by clicking “How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

Contact Professor Magnus Boström, magnus.bostrom@oru.se, for further information about the programme and the doctoral studentship linked to it.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

The programme

The programme concludes with the Degree of Doctor. The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave or parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. To compensate for any time spent on such duties, extensions to the programme length and funding period will be granted. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is (XX) per month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

General entry requirements

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for doctoral studies if they:

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The university may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in sociology if they have passed courses of at least 90 credits, including an independent project at the Bachelor’s level in sociology. Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

Ability to benefit from the course or study programme

The assessment whether an applicant has the ability to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant.

Selection

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the doctoral studies shall be taken into account (see the university’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the doctoral study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application to the programme and for a doctoral studentship

For more information and application please visit https://www.oru.se/english/working-at-orebro-university/jobs-and-vacancies/

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.

The application deadline is 2019-04-28.  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Post expires on Sunday April 28th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in human geography

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-02008/2019

Postdoctoral researcher in human geography

Örebro University offers courses in human geography at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Most of the courses offered in the subject are included on the Programme in Urban and Regional Planning and on the one-year Master’s programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development. In addition, there is a human geography doctoral programme with its own team of doctoral students. Human geography research at Örebro University is conducted within areas such as urban and regional planning; regional development and labour market; economic geography and industry transformation; and on issues relating to the environment, climate and sustainability. The department’s research is distinguished by multidisciplinary collaborations, resulting in international publications.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities for this post are primarily research and research initiation. Teaching of up to 20 per cent of a full time post is also included, as are administrative duties and supervision, and assessment of students at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. As part of their duties, the post holder is expected to write an application for an externally funded research project. This work shall be done in collaboration with colleagues within the department with the aim of strengthening its research.

Qualifications

Those qualified for this appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree in human geography or other relevant subject or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree. The doctoral degree shall have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. If special grounds exist, a person who has been awarded their PhD prior to that may also be considered. Such grounds comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria

A general assessment criteria shall be the candidate’s ability to communicate, collaborate and engage with society, and to facilitate the utilisation of the University’s research. Other general assessment criteria are the candidate’s ability and suitability to cooperate with other staff and to contribute to the development of the University operations.

Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the department’s future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

Particular importance will be paid to candidates’ documented experience of being published internationally. Successful applications for research grants are considered a particular advantage. Great importance will be attached to the candidates’ personal qualities, such as interpersonal skills and autonomy; their involvement in the operations onsite; as well as their interest in research development. Experience of teaching with Swedish as the language as instruction is considered an advantage.

Information

The position is a full-time post (100%) for a fixed term of one year. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The starting date for the post is the autumn 2019, on 1 November 2019 at the earliest.

For more information about the position, contact Head of Subject, Mats Lundmark, telephone +46 19 30 13 64, email: mats.lundmark@oru.se, or Head of Division Johanna Stenersen, telephone +46 19 30 14 24, email: johanna.stenersen@oru.se.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter
  • CV
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Research plan with a brief description of your planned research (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 26 April 2019. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

PhD Fellow in Economic Design: Blockchains and Smart Contracts

Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Economic Design: Blockchains and Smart Contracts, commencing on 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
Description of the scientific environment 
The position is associated with the Center for Blockchains and Electronic Markets, which is hosted by IFRO at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. The center is a cross-disciplinary project involving economists and computer scientists. Supervision will be done by the center’s senior members.
 
Project description 
It is important that the applicant shows interest in cross-disciplinary work within the fields of microeconomics, game theory, and computer science. The research must be related to the problems of designing electronic markets, preferably in the interface between decentralized infrastructure design and market design.
Principal supervisor is Professor, Jens Leth Hougaard, IFRO, jlh@ifro.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35336814.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold a relevant MSc degree, for instance, in Economics or Computer Science 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) and relevant work experience.
 
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325,625 (approx. €43,617) including annual supplement (+ pension). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE (if any)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
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 2 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.  
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 of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Jens Leth Hougaard, IFRO, jlh@ifro.ku.dk.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 2 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Food and Resource Economics

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Post expires on Sunday June 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship in the project: “Responsible Consumption and Production”

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, posts vacant PhD scholarship in the project: “Responsible Consumption and Production”

Application deadline: 06/05/2019

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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, posts vacant PhD scholarship   The PhD scholarship is posted in the following project:  “RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION”    

KADK’s Institute for Architecture and Technology (IBT) is looking for applications for a new PhD position in Responsible Consumption and Production. The PhD will be situated at the institute’s research centre CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture) and supervised by Prof. Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen.  

PhD focus  
The PhD’s focus lies with the UN sustainability goal #12 Responsible Consumption and Production. By questioning the tools for design and representation, we ask how architects can become part of a discussion on the foundations of material practices of architecture. What is the material of a future architecture, how can one/we rethink practices of standardisation and mass-production and how does a rethinking of materiality and design challenge, what architecture can be?    

Research location  
The position will be situated at CITA as part of the IBT institute. With a focus on design, advanced computational modelling and digital fabrication, the PhD will expect to explore questions of methodology and practice.     The PhD will be associated with the UIA2023Cph. research network. The UIA2023Cph. research network is supporting the UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) world conference “Sustainable Futures” which is to be held in Copenhagen in 2023. The network will provide a research study framework, structured around research led workshop seminars and common colloquia. The PhD student is expected to take part in and support these events.    

Center for Information Technology and Architecture  
CITA is an innovative research environment at KADK that explores the intersections emerging between architecture and digital technologies. By exploring central research questions of how space and technology affect one another, CITA aims to identify how the current emergence of a digital practice impacts architectural thinking and design. CITA places special focus on the use of IT as a tool for the design, production and communication of architecture with particular attention placed on material performance. CITA employs a practice based research method focussing on design-led physical experimentation and full scale prototyping. The physical experiments act as material research inquiries by which the concepts and technologies of the investigations are tested and evaluated. The center has an international profile, extensive experience of running funded research projects and has initiated numerous international collaborations, exhibitions, conference presentations and workshop exchanges.    

CITA is headed by Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, PhD, and is further staffed by 3 associate professors, 1 post doc, 4 PhD students and 3 research assistants. For more information please see: https://kadk.dk/CITA.    

Researcher’s eligibility criteria  
A master’s degree in architecture or other degree of equivalent relevancy is required. Mature skills in appropriate computational modelling and programming are expected and must be demonstrated in the application.    

Terms of employment  
Enrolment takes place with a view to obtain a PhD degree, and leads to salaried employment for a period of three years in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC, protocol on graduate fellowships (annex 5). The salary consists of a seniority-based base salary and a non-pensionable allowance.    

The PhD Program is structured under the provisions of Ministerial Order on the PhD Program at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (PhD Order) no. 1039 of 27 August 2013 issued by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education regarding PhD programs and PhD degrees. This executive order is available on the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture’s website (https://kadk.dk/en/regulatory-basis).    

If you have completed a degree abroad, it will be assessed by the Danish Agency for International Education before employment can take place. Practical information can be found at http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/recognition-and-transparency/recognition-guide.    

Application requirements  
There are no application forms. Applications must be written in English and submitted as one pdf-file by clicking the link in the call. Please upload a blank page, if you are asked to upload more than one document  

Applications must include:  
-A reflection on the stated architectural aims of the project in the form of proposed theoretical orientations, comparison to existing research, preliminary syllabus and a proposal of the principle methods to be employed in project development (max. 5 regular standard pages).  
CV.  
-Documentation of educational merits, other qualifications and previous activities.  
-A list of published papers/publications (if applicable).  
-A list of anticipated publications and dissemination venues for the project.  
-A portfolio of previous works and studies completed.    

Please submit applications following the link below no later than May 6, 2019 at 12.00 noon Danish time.  

For further information about the application requirements, please contact Ditte Dahl at +45 4170 1532 or ditte.dahl@kadk.dk.    

Anyone who meets the requirement of an academic degree at a graduate level is encouraged to apply for the scholarship regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity.    

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About KADK  
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) is an internationally recognised academy of arts, which educates professionally creative graduates to the highest level, and develops new knowledge that creates value to society and the labour market. KADK is a government institution under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, and it has approx. 1,700 students and 350 full-time staff equivalents. Read more about KADK at our website www.kadk.dk.  

Post expires on Monday May 6th, 2019

Doctoral studentship in English with specialisation in literature

Karlstad University / Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap / Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University.

Description

At Karlstad University, English is offered at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. Our offering includes courses on all primary and secondary teacher training programmes, subject courses, as well as English for specific purposes. Research is conducted in both linguistics and literature, through participation in the designated strong Research Group for Culture Studies (KuFo) and the Centre for Language and Literature Education (CSL), affiliated to the strong Research on Subject-Specific Education (ROSE) group.

Doctoral studentship

A position as doctoral student comprises four years’ full-time studies and concludes with the award of a doctoral degree. A doctoral student works independently and is prepared to contribute to the department’s development work, and participate in teaching and administration. The successful applicant is expected to be based at Karlstad University and contribute actively to the departmental research environment and to KuFo.

Eligibility

General as well as specific entry requirements, determined by the university, have to be met for admittance to doctoral-level studies, and the applicant must be considered to have the capacity to complete a programme at the doctoral level successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, Sec. 35). General entry requirements are fulfilled by a person who has earned a master’s degree and at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 credits are studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in Sweden or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge.

Specific entry requirements to the doctoral programme in English with specialisation in literature are fulfilled by a person who has earned at least 30 ECTS credits in English at master’s level, of which at least 15 ECTS credits must comprise an independent project.

Admission

Selection is based on individual assessment of the applicants’ qualifications and capacity to complete a programme at the doctoral level successfully. Selection is specifically based on applicants’ earlier study results and special weight is given to the quality of independent written degree projects completed as part of their earlier studies. In addition, the research proposal, in which applicants describe their thesis projects, language proficiency and the applicant’s intention to be in Karlstad and participate in the research environment are assessed. The successful applicant should have good social skills and should be able to work individually as well as in teams. At present, most doctoral students in English are men, and we therefore particularly encourage female applicants.

Terms of employment

A doctoral student position comprises four years’ full-time studies, or 5 years’ study at 80% of full-time if 20% is devoted to teaching or other departmental duties. Pay is set according to the doctoral student pay scale determined by Karlstad University.

The starting date is on 15 August 2019, or as per agreement.

Application

Applications for the doctoral studentship in English with specialisation in literature are submitted by the latest on 30 April 2019 via the university’s web-based recruitment platform, linked below.

The application should include:

  • documented CV with certified copies of transcripts, degree certificates, etc.
  • copies of degree project or other publications
  • application letter in which applicants briefly describe themselves and their research interests
  • a brief research proposal (1000–2500 words)
  • other documents referred to in the application
  • ideally, the contact details of references, or attached letters of recommendation
Type of employment Permanent position Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Working hours 100% City Karlstad County Värmlands län Country Sweden Reference number REK2019/64 Contact Åke Bergvall, professor, ämnesföreträdare, 054-700 1581 Maria Holmgren Troy, professor, 054-700 1418 Union representative Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714 Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434 Last application date 30.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the field of Digitalization.    

The Department of Digitalization cares about the interaction of people, data and technology in all of its manifestations. We study how individuals, groups, organizations and society can grow and prosper by capitalizing on digital technologies.    

Teaching responsibilities of the department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in Bachelor in Business Administration and Information Systems, Bachelor in Information Management, MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems and the MSc in IT (eBusiness).    

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:    
IT Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions   For further information please contact: Professor Stefan Henningsson via e-mail sh.digi@cbs.dk.    
Internet of Things Theme (IoT)  

For further information please contact:  Associate Professor Abid Hussain via e-mail ah.digi@cbs.dk.    

Cashless Society  
For further information please contact: Professor Jonas Hedman via e-mail jhe.digi@cbs.dk.    

Big Social Data Analytics  
For further information please contact:  Professor Ravi Vatrapu via e-mail rv.digi@cbs.dk.    

Cloud Business 
For further information please contact:  Associate Professor Xiao Xiao via e-mail xx.digi@cbs.dk.    

Sharing Economy
For further information please contact:  Professor Ioanna Constantiou via e-mail ic.digi@cbs.dk.    

Digital Transformation of Work
For further information please contact: Associate Professor Mari-Klara Stein via e-mail ms.digi@cbs.dk.    

Blockchain  
For further information please contact:  Professor Michel Avital via e-mail ma.digi@cbs.dk.

Sports Digitalization  
For further information please contact: Professor Chee-Wee Tan via e-mail ct.digi@cbs.dk.    

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.     The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd .  

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

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.    

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

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

General information  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.     The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

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

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.    

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).

Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC register and choose the PhD Program. Recruitment procedure  

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

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

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

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.     Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.    

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

Closing date: 1 May 2019.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Two PhD positions in Environmental history/Environmental humanities, focusing on energy

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The Department of Technology Management and Economics (TME) broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people and the environment. The research can be divided into three main research areas, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain & Operations Management and Sustainability & Society Studies. The department is organized in six divisions for research and teaching and one support function and it hosts four research centres and the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Our research is linked to several of Chalmers’ Areas of Advance.


Information about the division and the research
The Department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology is looking for two PhD students in Environmental history/Energy humanities. The positions are placed at the Division of Science, Technology and Society (STS). The division researches and teaches History of Technology, History of Science, Environmental Humanities, Science and Technology Studies, Policy Studies, Industrial Dynamics and Ethics.

We offer two positions in two different projects funded by the Swedish Energy Agency:
1) Swedish petroculture: lessons for transitioning to a sustainable energy system (led by Anna Åberg): The research focus of this PhD-project is the history of Swedish petroculture. In order to transition from one energy system to a profoundly different one, it is at least as important to understand the social and cultural aspects of the transition process as it is to develop necessary technologies. This project will identify key aspects of how and why a dependence on oil was established in Sweden – including central actors, narrative frameworks, and decisive policies – as well as how and where it persists today, despite attempts to transition to more sustainable energy sources.

2) Men and energy. Studying different masculinities and technology within the energy sector (led by Martin Hultman): Historically, energy has up until this day been a very unequal sector dominated by men. The research in this PhD will extend and expand the foundational work done by ecofeminists developing new theory about masculinities in connection to energy; it will innovate further a theoretical framework with three concepts (or figurations) of ‘industrial/breadwinner masculinities’, ‘ecomodern masculinities’ and ’ecological masculinities’ in relation to historical and/or contemporary cases studies.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD candidate, your major responsibility is to pursue doctoral studies in relation to a specific research aim. At large, PhD studies include a number of doctoral courses, literature reviews, designing research studies, collecting and analysing empirical data, and communicating the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The exact focus of the work will be decided in interaction with the main supervisor.

As a PhD candidate you take an active role in the specific research project in preparing for and collecting empirical data, conducting analysis and presenting results. Results are expected to continuously be presented at seminars and international conferences.

The position may also include teaching in Chalmers undergraduate level courses, supervising student projects or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD candidate you must have a Master’s degree with a minimum of 90 Swedish credits in History of Technology, History of Science, History of Ideas, Economic History, History, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies or other relevant fields, or a MSc level degree in Engineering. Additional qualifications for applicants with a MSc level Engineering degree are: Master’s thesis on a historical subject, particularly History of Science or History of Technology, as well as courses in History of Science, History of Technology or corresponding.

The Master’s degree has to be obtained at the start of the PhD-employment (planned for September 1, 2019).

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190122 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 and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

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

• Optional: Applicant may add one additional written work to the application.

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

Application deadline: 30 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:

Regarding “Swedish petroculture”:
Assistant Professor Anna Åberg, STS,
E-mail: anna.aberg@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 731 431399

Regarding “Men and energy”:
Associate Professor Martin Hultman, STS,
E-mail: martin.hultman@chalmers.se
Phone: 0709-450 112

For general questions:
Associate Professor Karl Palmås, Head of Unit, STS,
E-mail: karl.palmas@chalmers.se


   



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 eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, 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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PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a number of Ph.D. scholarships in Public Administration. The department welcomes qualified applications in all aspects of public administration and organization. At the present time, there is a particular interest in enhancing research in the following thematic areas:

  • Behavioral Public Administration.

Public policies are rarely self-executing. Across policy areas, the delivery and performance of the public services are a product of what the public employees think and do. Knowledge is needed on how psychological forces and mechanisms shape the attitudes and behaviors of citizens, public employees, and public managers. How do heuristics and cognitive biases affect discretion and decision-making in state-citizen interactions? What can we do to minimize the occurrence of illegitimate biases and disparity in public services provision? Behavioral Public Administration draws on psychological theories and experimental methods to investigate critical questions like this relating to decision-making in administrative settings and to broader societal issues concerning effectiveness, efficiency, and social equity in public administration.

  • Health care.

Current policy responses in health care attempt to facilitate coordination and integration of care at the local level while centralizing political and administrative power to the national level. There is a need to investigate the background for such reform ideas and to assess their political and administrative consequences in light of future challenges. The double pressure of increasing needs and technological developments has also spurred a renewed debate about prioritization within health care. Health economists have contributed extensively to this debate, but there is a need to assess the prioritization instruments and institutions from a political science perspective.

  • Digitalization and machine learning.

Digitalizing administrative procedures holds a potential for increasing efficiency, but also raises critical issues such as how technology influence inequity and effectiveness as well as helping behavior and innovation. Furthermore, present developments, where administrative professionals and citizens gets detached in time and space is in stark contrast to the importance given to face-to face relations in organizational research. However, particular types of digital communication have the advantage of being very accessible, and availability is crucial for helping behavior – the help needs to be within reach. Thus, there is a strong need to develop knowledge on how helping behavior can be mediated with digital communication.

  • Governance reforms

Governance reforms are ongoing processes these years both at the cross-cutting administrative policy level and in many specific policy fields. Organisational structures are reorganized, management and evaluations systems are restructured and new norms for good leadership are developed. Knowledge is needed on reform dynamics. How do reform ideas come about? How are reforms decided on, implemented and in some cases evaluated, and which impact do they have? How do reforms challenge established institutional arrangements in the interface between politics, professions and citizens expectations. Projects may focus on cross-cutting administrative policy reforms or on reforms in specific policy fields.

The candidate 

Preferred candidates will have demonstrated a keen interest in behavioral or organizational aspects of political science and public administration. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills as well as with both qualitative and quantitative methodological skills.

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.

Information 

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

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

In Danish http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ 

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

In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/

In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/ 

Applications 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include:

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 10 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process and enclosures to include with your electronic application:
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ 

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ 

The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than May 1 2019.

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

  1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
  2. Quality and feasibility of the project.
  3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant political science disciplines.
  4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.

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

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account. 

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

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD scholarships at Center for Economic Behaviour and Inequality (CEBI) at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

CEBI invites applications for PhD scholarships. Employment is expected to begin no later than September 1ST, 2019.
CEBI is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The main goal of CEBI is to provide cutting-edge research on the role of behavior in generating inequality and its underlying sources. The focus is on empirical research and on exploiting the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure that enables CEBI members to combine various population administrative registers with information about individuals’ background, choices and outcomes, and to combine these data with information about behavioral characteristics obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and surveys. CEBI combines several fields and methods: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Household Finance, Political Economics, Microeconometrics, Experimental and Survey Methods and Structural Modelling.
CEBI is looking for excellent new PhD students who have competencies in these fields and are interested in doing empirical research on economic behaviour and inequality.
The current group includes 11 senior researchers, 13 junior researchers, 10 PhD students, 9 research assistants and 7 international members from New York University, Pompeu Fabra University, Princeton University and University of Zürich.
For further information about CEBI see www.econ.ku.dk/cebi. If you have any questions, please contact CEBI administrator Tine Ceccardi (tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk) or Professor and Director of CEBI Claus Thustrup Kreiner (claus.thustrup.kreiner@econ.ku.dk).
Recruitment event: CEBI organizes a recruitment event Friday 15 March 2019 at 15:15-16:30 in room 35.3.13, building 35 on the CSS campus. This will include a presentation of CEBI followed by a Q&A session.
Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019. 
Job description 
The positions are available for a 3-year period (for applicants holding a master degree in Economics) or a 4-year period (under the so-called 4+4 model for applicants having 4 years of course work at the time when starting in the position). The tasks of PhD students are to
  • Participate in smaller research groups working on various research projects at CEBI
  • Write scientific articles that are included in the PhD thesis of the applicant
  • Attend PhD courses;
  • Participate in congresses/workshops/seminars
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Visit another international research institution for at least a few months
  • Work for CEBI
Qualifications 
We seek candidates with a strong academic background in Economics, qualifying for enrolment in the 5+3 programme (3 year PhD programme) or 4+4 programme (4 year PhD programme) in Economics. In the assessment of the candidate’s qualifications, emphasis will be on grade performance in core economics courses, the project proposal and potential relevant professional experience or publications. Good English language skills are also important.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme, the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can, for instance, include teaching.
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme in Economics would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 300 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.
Applications 
 
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2019 through the electronic application system, which you access through the below link.
Applications should include the following enclosures:
  • CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts of all relevant course work
  • A short project proposal (3-4 pages) outlining two research ideas (this is only used to evaluate the research maturity of applicants, and is not binding in any way afterwards)
  • List of publications (if any)
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions. In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:
  • Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Economics disciplines.
  • Performance (grades obtained) in relevant courses.
  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Økonomisk Institut

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PhD student Balancing nature and culture in northern European landscape histories and deciphering integrated legacies

Type of position: Full time position, four years.

Do you want to make a contribution to the sustainable management of European Landscapes? And do research in TerraNova’s northern European field laboratory field laboratory? Please apply at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Uppsala University offers the following position, starting from 1 October 2019 and limited for 48 months, (36 months TerraNova, 12 months Uppsala University). The position is offered within the EU Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks in the project “The European Landscape Learning Initiative: Past and Future Environments and Energy Regimes shaping Policy Tools-TerraNova”.

Job description
The PhD position is part of the European Training Network TerraNova (H2020 ITN) in which 15 PhD fellows will collaborate to increase long-term understanding of landscape histories and land use strategies in Europe. This PhD will investigate detailed archaeological reconstructions and analyses of human occupation history, settlement patterns and land use systems of prehistoric and early historic societies, located in parts of The Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, with special focus on the long-term impact of human land-use on fluvial systems in central Sweden. As a PhD student you will conceptualise, investigate and model river valley landscapes as systemic links between upland and lowland areas and reconstruct the long-term impact of human land use in relation to variable ecological conditions over the Holocene and into the Anthropocene. The PhD will identify the most significant drivers of change in regional human-environmental interactions in the northern European fluvial landscapeand deliver a synthesis.

The ESR will be jointly supervised by Dr. Karl-Johan Lindholm (Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University), Dr. Andy Howard (Landscape Research & Management, Bridgnorth, UK) and Prof. Jan Kolen (Dept. of Landscape Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, University of Leiden). Three secondments will take place: at University of Leiden and Freie Universitaet, Berlin and to Landscape Research & Management, UK.

Your duties

  • analyse literature, conduct regional analysis and agent-based modelling
  • publish scientific papers and deliver synthesis
  • interact and collaborate with other PhD students in the project
  • interpret and reconstruct scientific analysis in terms of landscape histories and (shifts in) energy regimes 

Requirements

  • outstanding MA/MSc (or equivalent degree) in Archaeology, Geography or related fields
  • previous experience in working with Geographical Information Systems
  • interdisciplinary skills and strong interest in environmental issues, land-use history, and historical ecology
  • next to English, an academic reading ability in Swedish, German and Dutch
  • work or study outside the Sweden is an important experience of the successful candidate following the eligibility requirements of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
  • Please be sure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria for Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN, i.e. you must be an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR): http://change-itn.eu/vacancies/eligibility-criteria/ – and please confirm this as a point in your CV.

What are we offering?

  • A challenging position in a socially involved organization. Renumeration according to the conditions of Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA). Be part of a team of leading scientists in different fields of academia and commerce (science, landscape management, modelling and imaging techniques).
  • Prestigious EU fellowship.
  • Develop multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research skills.
  • Excellent training programme covering human-environment interaction, landscape histories, reconstruction, and management, energy regimes and spatial planning, among others.
  • Establish a professional network in academia, business organizations and NGO’s.
  • Internships and visits to different disciplinary institutes within industry and academia.
  • For more details about TerraNova please see here: www.terranovaproject.eu

Location
Uppsala University is the Nordic region’s oldest university, founded in 1477, with around 7,000 employees and 42,000 students. The department of Archaeology and Ancient History houses research projects in the areas of archaeology, classical archaeology, global archaeology and Egyptology has over 80 academic staff and around 25 PhD students. These are spread across five main research clusters: Critical Heritage Studies, The Cult Cluster, Material Culture, Urban Societies, and Global Historical Ecology.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Read more about Uppsala University here: https://www.uu.se/en/

Salary and conditions
The salary of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks Fellowship (MSC-ITN) follows the regulations set by the European Commission. The salary will include social security and will be composed of living, mobility and family allowances, where appropriate, as outlined in the Marie-Curie Grant Agreement and Horizon 2020- Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions Work-Programme, please see here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

Salary month 37–48: According to Uppsala University agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants. Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

In addition to research and student supervision, the work contains additional work at the department, e.g. teaching, up to a maximum of 20% of time.

Application
Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application referenced UFV-PA 2019/171 at https://uu.mynetworkglobal.com/se/what:job/jobID:247467/ and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter before 15/04/2019.

Check that you meet the conditions specified in “Eligibility Criteria” to qualify for applying;

  • All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). A ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. The four years start to count from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.
  • Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers: At the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded.
  • For all recruitment, the eligibility and mobility of the researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project. The status of the researcher will not evolve over the life-time of a contract.

Please provide evidence that you meet the above mentioned eligibility requirements as an annex of your CV.

Key dates
Application deadline: 15 April 2019
Evaluation, interviews and selection process: 16 April 2019-20 June 2019*
Successful candidates informed: 21 June 2019
ESRs are employed and ready to start: 1 October 2019
*An assessment event at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam can be part of the selection process.

For further information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karl-Johan Lindholm, Phone: +46 18 471 2081, Email: karl-johan.lindholm@arkeologi.uu.se, Web: www.arkeologi.uu.se

For further information about the Deptartment of Archaeology and Ancient History please contact: Head of Department Susanne Carlsson, Phone +46 18 471 2086, Email: prefekt@arkeologi.uu.se

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

We look forward to receiving your application no later than April 15th 2019, UFV-PA 2019/171.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

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

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/171

Last application date: 2019-04-15

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Post expires on Sunday April 14th, 2019

PhD position at The department of geography

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Geography within Human Geography.

About the project/work tasks:

The University of Bergen has three strategic areas: Marine research, Climate and energy transitions and Global societal challenges. The UIB strategy can be found here https://www.uib.no/en/strategy.  The Department of Geography has research activities reflecting these. A main emphasis in research at the Department is complementary and critical approaches to the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Norway and globally.

Research and teaching in Geography is organised in three groups: Human Geography, Environmental and Landscape Geography, and Physical Geography. In addition, the System Dynamics group is a part of the Department, and the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) is located at the Department. The Department aims to strengthen these groups, but at the same time to create synergies between the groups.

The vacant position is allocated to the Human Geography group. This research group deals with human geography in a local and global perspective, from small communities to large cities. We are searching for a Ph.D. candidate with a research project which can contribute to strengthening any of the present research themes which include:

  • Urban planning and  regional development
  • Green transition and industrial development
  • Global inequalities and development
  • Management of natural resources
  • Food production and food security
  • Climate and energy transformation

See also https://www.uib.no/en/geografi.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Human Geography. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a strong working capacity and dedication to research.
  • Good social skills and experience in working in teams is essential.
  • Good language skills orally and written. Teaching is normally undertaken in Norwegian or English.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position and research training

About the PhD position: The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training: As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

About the project proposal: A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 51 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 449 400 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

The application has to be marked: 19/2286

Closing date: June 28 2019

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department Peter Andersen, e-mail Peter.Andersen@uib.no, phone +47 92091943 / +47 55583063

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to advisor Beathe Moldestad, phone +47 55 58 90 56, e-mail: beathe.moldestad@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

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

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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28.06.2019

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Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies

Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (2 years with the possi­bility of a one-year extension)    

Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises three fully funded Postdoc positions within the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and History. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen.    PRIVACY was launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and runs for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church His­tory at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, in association with the Faculty of Law, Uni­versity of Copenhagen and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Ar­chitecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen.    The PRIVACY research team currently consists of six postdocs and three PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars.   

Centre for Privacy Studies 
PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Mod­ern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an inte­grated approach in which a team of schol­ars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of a common set of cases. Shared re­sponsibil­ity across aca­demic hierarchies is a token of PRIVACY’s vision for in­teractive research education.   

The aim of PRIVACY is to develop 1) systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society; 2) an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics; and 3) a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy.    PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisci­plinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: let­ters, laws, political manuals, newspa­pers, sermons, vis­ual representations, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, commu­nity records etc. for no­tions of privacy, analysing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(per­son/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as bounda­ries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and com­munity; de­crees regarding individ­uals’ bodies, e.g., during epidemics, or the idea of the household’s (oeco­no­mia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and politi­cal power over ‘hereti­cal’ mind­sets; and architectural demarcation of the household in the community and the individuals’ place in a household.   Scholars funded by PRIVACY are required to join two or more case-teams. The postdocs recruited in this round will be required to work on the German cases, just as we invite applications focusing on the cases of La Rochelle, Chatsworth, Glasgow and Arc-et-Senans.  For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the project homepage:   http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/ 

Research areas 
PRIVACY launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history. The research team brings to­gether four sets of field-inherent skills and ap­proaches to privacy:    
Architecture: Urban plans, buildings and rooms frame privacy, creating secrecy and shelter; chapels and cabinets stage prayer, study and intimacy, and are amplified by interiors and furnishing; alcove beds and privies (toilets) wall off bodily needs; rural retreat offset urban life.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of design processes, architectural history and theories, patronage, pat­terns of use, materiality and tectonics.  

NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship. This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.   Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link

Re­ligious cul­ture: Early Modern believers favour privacy­ (material and/or mental retreat) as a site for pious fo­cus, and privacy is often presented as place particularly fit for prayer and insight. But privacy also evades control and prompts suspicion of heresy or sin, leading to efforts to regulate the private sphere by means of church discipline.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of religious doctrines, prac­tices and institutions across confessions, ability to work with different genres, media and forms of archival material.    

Law: Early Modern law defines conditions for property, sexual conduct, mar­riage, inheritance and rulers’ claims to their subjects’ work, property and lives (conscrip­tion, mo­nopoly of vio­lence within penal law).   Qualifications required: Knowledge of legal procedure, laws, charters, their usage and changes.    

History: Historians may focus on Early Modern notions of privacy within a scholarly span ranging from political theory to social practice. In Early Modern society, privacy is seen both as a threat and as a positive value. A new ideology of marriage and family favours intimacy and domesticity, but also enforces state and community control. In politics, privacy often equals secrecy: it is a latent threat to civic stability and vital for the ruler. In society more generally, a broad array of social and societal conditions delineate access to and notions of privacy.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of political/legal structures, education, and social and cultural dynam­ics.   

Qualifications
  Applicants must have a PhD degree within the fields of Architecture, Church History, History, Legal History or related disciplines. Relevant research experiences related to interdisciplinary schol­arship and academic collaboration will be considered a qualification. The research language is English. The research team work on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important; just as vital is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration on a broad array of different sources and the ability to work in a team to­wards an inte­grated methodology for interdisciplinary privacy studies.    

The Postdocs employed are expected to teach courses related to their respective disciplines. Ability to teach broadly and in different formats will be considered a qualification.   

Recruitment seminar 

A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 5-6 March 2019. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as a presentation of expectations regarding applications.     The number of participants is restricted. A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available. For more information and registration, please see the homepage: https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/events/2019-events/recruitment-seminar/

Job Description 

Postdocs at PRIVACY are required to be present at the centre for the duration of their employment. All members of the PRIVACY research team will have office space at the centre. They will participate in weekly meetings, field trips and workshops and be required to contribute to joint publications and publish research on selected cases in international peer-reviewed journals where appropriate.    

All Postdocs will be employed at one of the following institutions:  

  • Department of Church History at Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen,  
  • The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and  
  • the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen. NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship (adjunkt). This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.  

Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link.  Teaching will generally be carried out at the institution where the Postdoc is employed.   

Institutions 
The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty is non-confessional. Its research covers Biblical Studies, Church History and Systematic Theology as well as Quranic Studies, Jewish Studies and African Studies. The Faculty is home to a number of high-profile international interdisci­plinary research projects. PRIVACY is associated with the Department of Church History which has a strong Early Modern research focus.   

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty of Law works towards cre­ating greater knowledge of national and international law. Through a research-based education the Fac­ulty ensures that its legal graduates have the skills needed to analyse and contribute to interdisciplinary and problem-oriented tasks in private and public sectors at home and abroad. The Faculty offers a strong inter­national environment.     

School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Con­servations (KADK), Copenhagen. KDAK was founded in 1754 and hosts three leading schools in architec­ture, design and conservation. The School of Architecture has educated internation­ally renowned architects for centuries. The Masters programme Spatial Design at Institute of Architecture and Design has ca. 60 architecture and design students and a focus on spatial design from among others, a historic, anthropo­logic and tectonic/material-based point of view.    

Terms of employment 
The Postdoc position is a full time temporary appointment for the duration of two years with the possibil­ity of a one-year extension. The candidate will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Cen­tralor­ganisation, AC). In additional to the basic salary, you will receive an annual increment of DK 52.996,08 (as of 1 Oct 2018) and a total contribution to your pension fund, equal to 17,1 % of your salary and annual incre­ment.    

Application procedure  
Submit the applications online. Click on the link provided below to be taken to the online application form.   

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

  • a motivation letter, including a plan for your employment at Centre for Privacy Studies (1 page), please specify which institution you are applying for 
  • CV with documentation of degrees, highlighting experience with interdisciplinary and collaborative re­search, teaching and language skills 
  • a complete list of publications, with a commented highlighting of publications that you  consider rele­vant in relation to the research programme of the centre 
  • a presentation of your plans for your contribution to the PRIVACY research programme, including a pre­liminary description of potential source material and proposed methodology as well as a list of the five PRIVACY cases you are most interested in working on (max 3 pages in all) 
  • teaching portfolio, portfolio with design works 
  • three samples of writing (articles or book chapters) 
  • co-author declarations. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declara­tion, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate the precise status of each publication.   

We advise you to have the documents ready before you begin your online application.    

Application deadline and start date 
Submit the application no later than 15 April 2019. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.   

The ideal starting date would be 1 September 2019, but this is negotiable.   

Recruitment process 
After the application deadline, the Director of Centre for Privacy Studies selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. This selection is based on the applicants’ educational quali­fications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the research agenda of the centre as well as other relevant qualifications. All applicants are immediately notified whether their appli­cation has been accepted for assessment.   

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by an interdisciplinary committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview in Co­penhagen. We aim to interview short-listed candidates in the second half of May 2019.   

Additional Information 
For information about PRIVACY, please consult: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/about-privacy/ For questions regarding research, please contact Centre Director, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (mbb@teol.ku.dk); for practical questions, please contact Centre Administrator Maj Riis Poulsen, e-mail: mrp@teol.ku.dk    Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 13822.   

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc) at http://ism.ku.dk/   Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.   

Deadline: 15 April 2019   

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.    Publisher: Centre for Privacy Studies, Faculty of Theology / Faculty of Law / School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.   

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

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Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations, with an emphasis on Environmental Policy

Ref. No. SU FV-0079-19ShareShare

at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. Closing date: 15 March 2019.

The Department of Economic History is a dynamic and strong education and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. Its International Relations (IR) section aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education, focusing especially on the three IR sub-fields of International Security, International Institutions, and Global Political Economy. Global and Regional Governance (GRG) is a leading research area at the Faculty of Social Sciences. More information about the department is available at www.ekohist.su.se/en.

Project description
The project Glocalizing Climate Governance: The Role of Integrated Governance for a Just and Legitimate Adaptation to Climate Risks (GlocalClim) is funded by The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas). The aim of this project is to understand the causes and consequences of global integrated governance responses for local and national climate adaptation, with a special focus on the global south. The project will provide new insights for Swedish and global academics and stakeholders into challenges and opportunities associated with integrating climate change adaptation into different policy sectors. The project employs a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, time-series analysis, structured comparisons, and semi-structured interviews. More information is available here www.su.se/english/profiles/ldell-projects.

Main responsibilities
To carry out high quality research and publish the results in international scientific journals in the fields of International Relations and environmental social science. More specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the collection of a novel and large-scale dataset on climate change adaptation and global governance institutions, perform statistical analyses such as regression analysis, and write articles on climate risks, climate change adaptation, and human security, to name but a few examples. To collaborate with the other project participants.

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

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be given to knowledge within the area of environmental governance. Special emphasis will also be given to scientific capabilities demonstrated through own research, specifically: documented capacities to work with large social science datasets, experience in gathering and managing large-n datasets, documented experience of regression analysis methods, and documented ability to write academic texts in English.

Strong emphasis will be placed on abilities to work independently and in an organized way, carefully document syntax and other files, documented abilities to cooperate with others and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as abilities and general suitability to carry out work tasks.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills as well as capabilities to engage with and share research findings with the broader community. Emphasis will also be placed on very good understanding of and ability to communicate in English. Good knowledge of Swedish, or interest and ability to learn Swedish, is an asset because the language will be needed to communicate with policymakers and the general public.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2019-09-02 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the project leader, Dr Lisa Dellmuth, Associate Professor of International Relations, lisa.dellmuth@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 2 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/03/2019

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Doctoral student in research project Rethinking urban tourism development

Institutionen för Strategisk Kommunikation

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Strategic Communication runs Sweden’s largest education and research activities in the field of strategic communication. The department is also one of the largest in the field in Europe. The activities of the department are based at Campus Helsingborg, which is characterised by the authenticity of Lund University in a young and dynamic environment with an interdisciplinary approach. Another characteristic of the activities at Campus Helsingborg is strong engagement with the business sector and the public sector in both education and research.

The Department of Strategic Communication offers three popular undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes. At present, the department has almost 25 staff and around 330 full-time equivalent students. The department conducts successful research in various areas, including crisis communication, branding processes, organizational communication, public diplomacy and information warfare, and new media and democracy. The research environment is growing strongly, has active international contact and welcomes cross-disciplinary initiatives. The work environment at the department is characterised by cooperation in teaching teams, active work on strategy and development, and an international environment where communication in English is a natural part of the everyday

Doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication within the research project Rethinking urban tourism development

Duties

Employment as a doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication.

The successful candidate is primarily to focus on his or her doctoral studies. The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research and education environment at the department and has the opportunity to take on other duties, such as administration and teaching, up to 20 per cent of full-time working hours. The employment is limited to 4 years (maximum 5 years after extension at 20 % service at the department). Regulations concerning appointment as a full time doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

The PhD candidate will be part of the multidisciplinary research project Rethinking urban tourism development: dealing with sustainability in the age of over-tourism that is performed in collaboration between the Department of Strategic Communication and the Department of Service Management and Service Studies since 2018. The aim of the project is to address the challenges generated by the increasing flows of tourists and its effects on sustainability in urban destinations. The project has a holistic view on sustainability from social, economic, cultural and ecological perspectives on destinations. The project departs from a multidisciplinary perspective that aims to address the current views regarding urban tourism by involving a range of stakeholders.  The project consists of four subprojects that all deal with challenges in urban destinations with a focus on strategic communication, service innovation and environmental strategy. In addition, the project contributes with new knowledge on future challenges and strategies for sustainable destinations. The result should be applicable to national policy makers and planning agencies for tourism, regional tourism organisations, local stakeholders in municipalities, and partner organisations. 

The position is located at the Department of Strategic Communication (ISK), Campus Helsingborg.

The department is quite new and does not yet offer a PhD programme. This means that the doctoral student will be admitted to the PhD programme in Media and Communication Studies. For more information on the programme, please visit the website (https://www.isk.lu.se/en/research/research-studies).

Lund University will in 2019 start a graduate research school focusing on societal challenges and Agenda 2030. The PhD candidate will be given the opportunity to participate in this school with other PhD candidates.

Eligibility

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

In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Qualifications

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, the doctoral student must have at least 30 second-cycle credits in a social science subject, for example strategic communication, service management, media and communication, human geography, environmental studies or equivalent.. The PhD candidate must have completed independent projects of at least 15 second-cycle credits.

The applicant must have proficiency in English sufficient to assimilate published research and PhD teaching, and participate actively in seminar activities.

The PhD candidate should have experience of multidisciplinary education and research environments

Assessment criteria

The appointment rules for doctoral students are stipulated in the Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS 1998:80). Only applicants who are eligible for doctoral studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Admission is primarily to be based on the applicant’s ability to benefit from the doctoral programme. Major emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s Master’s degree project (thesis or equivalent degree project) and the project idea proposed. 

The application must include:

1) a cover letter in English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in participating in the research project Rethinking urban tourism development and the third cycle programme in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication at Lund University,

2) a brief outline of a research proposal in English of max 2,500 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s. The research proposal needs to address the overall theme of the research project but present an independent research idea from a strategic communication perspective for example place branding, mediatization and digital media in relation to sustainable urban destinations,

3) a CV including certified copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts and other relevant certificates,

4) a copy of the Master’s degree project and, if available, other research publications (e.g. articles in scientific journals),

5) contact details for two references,

6) any other documentation of relevance to the position.

In addition, the assessment will take into account the ability to work independently and structured, but also the ability to contribute to good cooperation and a good research environment at the department.

Type of employment

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4503
ContactMats Heide, professor, +46 42 35 66 14 Mats.Heide@isk.lu.seJörgen Eksell, Proj.lead. Rethinking urban tourism, +46 42 35 66 17 Jorgen.Eksell@isk.lu.seMaria Månsson, Proj.lead. Rethinking urban tourism, +46 42 35 65 47 Maria.Mansson@isk.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date10.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Service Studies, spec Sustainability

Lund University, The Department of Service Management and Service Studies

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of Sweden’s leading centres of knowledge for research and education in the social and behavioural sciences, with activities in both Lund and Helsingborg. The Department of Service Management and Service Studies is located in Campus Helsingborg.

The department conducts education and research to understand, problematise and contribute to the development of services and the service society. Critical societal perspectives are of particular importance to the department’s education and research. Teaching staff and researchers at the department represent different disciplinary fields and perspectives, such as service studies, ethnology, sociology, human geography, human ecology, environmental strategy and business administration, which combine to form the basis for our interdisciplinary education and research.

Our study programmes provide students with specific knowledge of services and their conditions and development in organisations and in society. The study programmes apply several different scholarly approaches to services, including social, economic, environmental, ethical, historical, spatial and cultural perspectives. Our teaching staff are also interested in developing teaching methods and tools to facilitate students’ learning.

Service Studies

Service Studies is a young and interdisciplinary research field focusing on investigating and problematising services. At the Department of Service Management and Service Studies, we examine services from a sustainable, economic, cultural and social perspective, moving between public and private service production. Service Studies is a subject which not only interrogates the service society on the basis of intellectual premises, but also identifies and problematises concrete issues defined by the sectors and organisations we study and collaborate with. The research is organised into five broad themes: consumption and retail, sustainability and services, organisation, management and service work, welfare services in the welfare society, and tourism and hospitality.

Sustainability

Sustainability research is a profile area at the department that we want to reinforce. The research proposed in the application should have a clear link to sustainability. The application can usefully relate to areas in which the department is prominent such as the sustainable production and consumption of food, the circular economy, waste management services, mobility, fashion, tourism and sustainability, sustainable cities and services and digitisation from a sustainability perspective. However, it is also possible to suggest other sustainability themes.

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment in the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2019 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at http://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/phd-studies


Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who

– have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or

– have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of Service Management or acquired the equivalent knowledge. The applicant must also have completed a master’s degree project of at least 15 credits

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

Assessment criteria

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

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

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal.

The application must include:

  1. a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University,
  2. a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s,
  3. a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies,
  4. a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English,
  5. degree projects in Swedish or English at the Bachelor’s level and corresponding to at least 15 credits at the Master’s level in service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent,
  6. name and contact information of two personal references,
  7. other documentation of relevance to the position.

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4297
ContactAnette Svingstedt, prefekt, + 4642 35 66 30Christian Fuentes, ansvarig för forskarutbildning, + 4642 35 66 54
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66


Last application date31.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Service Studies, spec Cultural and Creativity

Lund University, The Dept of Service Management and Service Studies

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of Sweden’s leading centres of knowledge for research and education in the social and behavioural sciences, with activities in both Lund and Helsingborg. The Department of Service Management and Service Studies is located in Campus Helsingborg.

The department conducts education and research to understand, problematise and contribute to the development of services and the service society. Critical societal perspectives are of particular importance to the department’s education and research. Teaching staff and researchers at the department represent different disciplinary fields and perspectives, such as service studies, ethnology, sociology, human geography, human ecology, environmental strategy and business administration, which combine to form the basis for our interdisciplinary education and research.

Our study programmes provide students with specific knowledge of services and their conditions and development in organisations and in society. The study programmes apply several different scholarly approaches to services, including social, economic, environmental, ethical, historical, spatial and cultural perspectives. Our teaching staff are also interested in developing teaching methods and tools to facilitate students’ learning.

Service Studies

Service Studies is a young and interdisciplinary research field focusing on investigating and problematising services. At the Department of Service Management and Service Studies, we examine services from a sustainable, economic, cultural and social perspective, moving between public and private service production. Service Studies is a subject which not only interrogates the service society on the basis of intellectual premises, but also identifies and problematises concrete issues defined by the sectors and organisations we study and collaborate with. The research is organised into five broad themes: consumption and retail, sustainability and services, organisation, management and service work, welfare services in the welfare society, and tourism and hospitality.

Cultural and Creativity Management

The department conducts research in cultural and creative activities from several perspectives, and we now aim to further reinforce this profile. The research proposed in the application should have a clear connection to a service studies perspective on cultural and creative activities. This may entail a focus on the development of services or governance, organisation and management within cultural and creative activities, consumption of this type of services, system-oriented perspectives on the field, the conditions of work within this type of activities, or other relevant issues. It is also possible to propose other research themes of relevance to service studies.

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment in the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2019 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at http://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/phd-studies


Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who

– have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or

– have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of Service Management or acquired the equivalent knowledge. The applicant must also have completed a master’s degree project of at least 15 credits

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

Assessment criteria

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

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

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal.

The application must include:

  1. a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University,
  2. a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s,
  3. a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies,
  4. a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English,
  5. degree projects in Swedish or English at the Bachelor’s level and corresponding to at least 15 credits at the Master’s level in service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent,
  6. name and contact information of two personal references,
  7. other documentation of relevance to the position.

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4300
ContactAnette Svingstedt, prefekt, + 4642 35 66 30Christian Fuentes, ansvarig för forskarutbildning, + 4642 35 66 54
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date31.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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