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Five PhD positions in social work and social policy

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • October 4, 2020

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications and conditions

Applicants require:

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

It is an advantage to have the following:

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

Terms:

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

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

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

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

Expert committee

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

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

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

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

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

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

We offer you

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

Further information

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

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

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

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

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

Type of employment: FELLOW

Contract type: Full time

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

Salary: 479 600

Number of positions: 5 Working hours: 100%

City: Oslo

County: Oslo

Country: Norway

Reference number: 20/06752

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

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

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

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • September 26, 2020

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

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

About the position

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

Profile

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

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

The PhD fellowship period is three years without teaching obligation.

Qualifications and requirements

Required qualifications:

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

Advantageous qualities:

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

Conditions

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

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

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

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

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

We can offer you

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

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

Other information

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

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

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

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

Expert evaluation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: 2020-09-26

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

Type of employment: FELLOW

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: By agreement

Salary: NOK 479 600

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

City: Oslo

County: Oslo

Country: Norway

Reference number: 20/07149

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

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Post expires on Saturday September 26th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Machine Learning Applications in Structural Health Monitoring

Location

  • Pilestredet

Apply by

  • September 30, 2020

Position

  • POSSIBLE_FOR_EXTENSION_2_YEAR / Full time

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

There are currently several active research groups at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology. The Department is actively involved in the PhD program in Engineering Science. You can find more information about the department at here.  

Area of research

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology currently has an opening for a temporary Postdoctoral Fellow position in the field of ‘Machine Learning Applications in Structural Health Monitoring’ in a period of 2 years, with a possibility to be extended.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of the research project “NEAR: Next Generation Finite Element Calibration Methods for Railway Bridges” which is funded by Bane NOR. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Bane NOR, NTNU and University of Oslo. The Postdoctoral fellow’s main task will be developing machine learning models that will be used to calibrate finite element models for railway bridges that can reliably estimate the maximum accelerations due to train loads.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The candidate will focus on the NEAR project but is expected to contribute to relevant research at the department. The position will be for a period of two years with a possibility for extension.

Qualifications requirements:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering or related fields with specialization in one or more of the following:
    • o Machine Learning
    • o Signal Processing
    • o Artificial Intelligience
    • o Data Management and Processing
    • o Structural Health Monitoring
  • A relevant publication record
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is required

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

General criteria for evaluating educational competence is described by OsloMets criterias for evaluating educational competence.

The following will be an advantage:

Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience: 

  • Good communication skills and ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary research
  • Personal skills relevant for a good working environment
  • The applicant’s topical profile evaluated against the topic of the project

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

Expert assessment:

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

  • A text (one page) outlining your relevant research and your motivation.
  • CV (including the name and contact information of at least three references)
  • Full list of publications
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas
  • Full texts of up to 5 publications
  • A copy or summary of your PhD thesis
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email, and telephone number).
  • Other relevant documentation

OsloMet has signed and commited the institution to follow the recommendations in the DORA- decleration.

You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed.  The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact hilde.tverseth@oslomet.no

We offer:

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Participation in a dynamic professional environment and unique academic community
  • The opportunity to be part of the development of a young and ambitious university with an entrepreneurial culture
  • Academic development as part of a group of committed colleagues.
  • Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
  • Loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers 

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale 60-74, job code 1352 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The salary is NOK 532 300 – 691 400 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

Other information

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

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.

Deadline for applications: 30.09.2020

Ref. no:                    20/07197  

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

Type of employment: POSSIBLE_FOR_EXTENSION_2_YEAR

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: 01.01.2021

Salary: NOK 532 300 – 691 400 per year

Number of positions: 1 Working hours: 100 %

City: Pilestredet County: Oslo

Country: Norway

Reference number: 20/07197

Contact: Emrah Erduran, +47 928 74 763

Last application date: Sep 30, 2020, 11:59 PM

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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020