- October 4, 2020
- 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
- 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
- Admission to the doctoral program in social work and social policy is a condition for joining a position as a research fellow.
- The final plan for research must be approved and agreed upon no later than three months after commencement.
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.
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
- 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 email@example.com
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%
Reference number: 20/06752
Contact: Anne Britt Djuve, 67237339, Amy Østertun Geirdal, 67238150
Last application date: Oct 4, 2020, 11:59 PM
Post expires on Sunday October 4th, 2020