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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Quantum Computing

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 10 March 2023

Position

  • Fixed-term post / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Computer Science offers three bachelor’s degree programmes, a master’s degree programme, and is part of a cross-departmental PhD program. Academic staff at the department are pursuing research in a wide range of areas including computer science, the natural sciences, and innovation and management. Both students and researchers are also involved in an increasing number of interdisciplinary initiatives across the university.

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Fellow position in the field of Quantum Computing (QC) is offered for a period of two years, with a possible extension for another year, at the Department of Computer Science at Oslo Metropolitan University.

The candidate will be affiliated to the Department of Computer Science and to the Mathematical Modelling group, working within the new initiative  the OsloMet  Quantum Hub.

Quantum Computing (QC) is now recognized as an emerging disruptive technology with potentially strong impact on society. QC also has a wide range of benefits for individual societal members, not only for law enforcement agencies and commercial enterprises. The societal implications of QC need to be considered by all society members, as the main stakeholders. Thus, there is a growing need to increase the level of quantum literacy and bridge the gap between society and Quantum Technologies. The OsloMet Quantum Hub is planned to be the main contributor to the solution of this problem in Norway and the leading national QC environment, both in education, research, and outreach

The candidate will be involved in research that is focusing on developing methodology to address problems of Applied Quantum Computing, which includes implementations of quantum algorithms on the existing cloud-accessible QC platforms, such as D-Wave annealer and Rigetti gate-based prototypes (through the Amazon Bracket service). Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for maintenance, operation, and realization of experiments on our two quantum computers (with two and three qubits, respectively), both based on NMR technology.

Main duties of the position

Research on Applied Quantum Computing Conduct experiments on QCs accessible through cloud-based platform (such as Amazon Bracket and IBM Quantum) Conduct experiment on OsloMet’s two NMR-based quantum computers and be responsible for their maintenance Participate in supervision of MSc students Disseminate the projects results and outcome through appropriate channels Contribute to the interaction with the Quantum Hub members and partners

Qualification requirements

  • You must have completed Norwegian doctoral degree in physics, applied mathematics or computer science, or a foreign doctoral degree that is considered equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree
  • Experience in Quantum Computing or Computational Quantum Physics
  • Strong background in scientific programming
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Forskrift om ansettelsesvilkår for stillinger som postdoktor, stipendiat, vitenskapelig assistent og spesialistkandidat.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience one or more of the following:
    • High-Performance Scientific Computing
    • Machine Learning and AI
    • Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Personal qualities necessary for the position

  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Ability to work interdisciplinary
  • Collaborative attitude and good communications skills

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

Application process

 If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

You will be assessed by an Expert Committee. You must upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline:

  • Application letter
  • A plan of up to two pages including references outlining how you propose to conduct this postdoctoral project main research ideas, motivation, and background
  • CV (including the name and contact information of at least two references)
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas
  • Complete publication list
  • Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant A summary of your PhD thesis
  • In case the applicant is waiting for PhD defense by the time of application: one reference letter from his/her PhD supervisor, stating the quality of the applicant’s work and skills.

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks 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 hrtkd@oslomet.no.

Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
  • Relocation support, cultural courses and on boarding services
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact the leaders of the OsloMet Quantum Hub:

  • Assoc. Prof. Sergiy Denysov, sergiyde@oslomet.no
  • Prof. Sølve Selstø, solvese@oslomet.no

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy, job code 1352 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The salary is NOK 553 500 -714 000 per year, salary scale 60 -74. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

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

All applications must be submitted in English or Scandinavian language.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.

Deadline for applications: 30.11.2022

Ref.: 22/07369

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. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: Fixed-term post
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: —
Salary: Stillingen lønnes i henhold til Statens lønnsregulativ
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 23/00250
Contact: Sergiy Denysov, +4767236379
Sølve Selstø, +4767238685
Last application date: 10/03/2023 23:59

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PhD Fellowship position in Civil Engineering in Floating Structures

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 3 March 2023

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology offers bachelors and master’s degree programs in engineering, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 60 staff members and 850 students.

The Faculty of Technology, Arts and Design (TKD) at OsloMet announces one open PhD fellowship position in the area of civil engineering in floating structures. The position will be at the Department at Built Environment. The fellowship is planned for a period of three years. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at OsloMet to obtain the degree PhD.

About the Project

Due to the fast depletion of fossil fuels, the associated environmental concerns and the demand for clean and sustainable power sources, renewable energy has become a strong focus globally. Solar energy is nowadays one of the fastest-growing forms of renewable energy thanks to the advancement in technology that has led to more energy-efficient and cost-effective photovoltaic (PV) panels. So far, utility-scale PV systems of megawatt (MW) power capacity have been widely applied to rooftops and ground-mounted plants. However, the deployment of large-scale solar farms always suffers from complications arising from the lack of land space and environmental shielding effects. Floating solar panels on water surfaces, on the other hand, turns out to be an appealing alternative solution. Floating solar systems have several advantages over their land-based counterparts including the natural cooling effect, maximized reception of sunlight and thus higher power generation, reduced water evaporation loss, and so on. The benefits of floating solar systems have attracted great interest in the energy sector and a number of demonstration and commercial projects have been realized. However, most projects are deployed on inland water bodies only with calm water conditions. Very few studies and projects were carried out for a marine environment where more space is available for harvesting solar energy but at the same time the harsher environmental conditions make the deployment of large-scale floating solar farms more challenging. In this aspect, the Department of Built Environment at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, OsloMet is collaborating with the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the National University of Singapore (NUS) on research activities on floating solar farms for use in marine conditions. The primary objective of this project is to develop the methodology and models for the global response analysis of modular floating solar farms in a marine environment. The developed theoretical/numerical model will be validated through scaled model tests. The secondary objective of this project is to develop a computationally efficient and reduced order or data-based model in the framework of digital twins for structural health and integrity condition monitoring and prediction. The global digital twin allows integration with the subsequent effort in the local digital twin on structural components. The project aims to develop competence and essential tools for future R&D works and provide useful information to guide the industry on the development of modular floating solar farms and similar projects. 

Area of research 

The fellowship will be for a period of three years with 100 % research, or alternatively, four years with 75 % research including 25% compulsory work (teaching and supervision activities or research administrative work). The decision on whether a 3 or a 4-year position is suitable will be discussed as part of the interview process. 

The successful candidate will conduct a state-of-the-art review and develop a computational model for the accurate prediction of the global responses of a modular floating solar farm in marine conditions. The numerical model will be validated and calibrated by scaled model tests at TCOMS. Next, a computationally efficient model for the global response evaluation will be developed by e.g., employing the reduced order model or data-driven approaches. Such a model will be used in conjunction with the instrumented prototype for the prediction of global responses and structural integrity in the framework of digital twins, e.g., for identification of critical measurement points and sensor deployment as well as structural health monitoring of the farm.

 The PhD candidate to be recruited at OsloMet will be co-supervised by academic staff at OsloMet, NUS, and TCOMS. The PhD candidate is expected to conduct numerical analysis with a focus on the global performance prediction of a modular floating solar farm in the framework of digital twins. During the candidature, the PhD candidate is expected to conduct experimental studies at the world-class wave basin at TCOMS. In this project, it is planned that another PhD candidate will be recruited at NUS to do research with a focus on the local behaviour of the floating solar structural components.

Qualification requirements

You must have: 

  • A relevant Master’s or degree or equivalent with good grades within civil engineering, structural engineering, marine/offshore engineering, mechanical engineering, or relevant disciplines. Applicants must have a B or better on the master’s thesis and an average grade B or better on the master’s degree.
  • Strong interest in floating structures and renewable energy
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Admission to the doctoral program at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at OsloMet, within 3 months after employment in the position, is a prerequisite for joining the position. Candidates who already hold a PhD in the same or similar field may not apply. General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Forskrift om ansettelsesvilkår for stillinger som postdoktor, stipendiat, vitenskapelig assistent og spesialistkandidat.

We are looking for applicants who have

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Capacity to work independently and systematically in a team
  • Knowledge in hydrodynamics and experimental skills
  • Knowledge in finite element method and other numerical methods
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Relevant research experiences
  • Relevant publication track record

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 make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

Expert evaluation

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

  • Application letter, describing your motivations for applying to this fellowship as well as a short overview of the qualifications, technical skills, experience, and personal skills that make you a suitable candidate for a successful and productive completion of this work.
  • CV, reference letters 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 (www.nokut.no/en/), and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email, and telephone number).
  • A project description: maximum two pages. The project description must be written in English or a Scandinavian language. 
  • Master’s thesis (and any other scholarly work that the expert committee should take into consideration).
  • Applicants from countries where English is not the first language must present an official language test report. The following tests qualify as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:

– TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)

– IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test is accepted)

The following applicants are exempt from the above-mentioned language requirements:

  • Applicants from EU/EEA countries.
  • Applicants who have completed one year of university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or USA.
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals and ID must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

When assessing and ranking the qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on

  • Past scientific work, where relevant
  • Experience from previous research activities and participation in research projects.

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 (oslomet.no/en/work)

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job code 1017 PhD, 501 200 NOK per year. 

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

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to OsloMet.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration (sfdora.org/read/) and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

Deadline for applications:     March 3rd 2023

Ref.:                                        23/00337

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. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: —
Salary: NOK 501 200 per år
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 23/00337
Contact: Hallgrim Hjelmbrekke, +4767236220
Jian Dai, +4767237018
Last application date: 03/03/2023 23:59

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PhD Fellowship position in Visual Communication

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 27 February 2023

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business. The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies has approximately 450 students and 30 employees. Study programmes and research are closely connected and exhibit our international profile.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Journalism and Media Studies has a vacant Ph.D. fellowship position.

The fellowship position is financed 100% for three years, with research training culminating in a doctorate degree (Ph.D.).

The doctoral project’s overall aim is to strengthen the scientific knowledge base for visual studies within media studies and photojournalism. Completion of the Ph.D. program ensures necessary qualifications for conducting scientific research and for other activities requiring scientific insight and knowledge about the application of scientific methods.

Visual expressions, visual identity and visual meaning-making play increasingly important roles for media use and understanding. In times characterized by global crises (climate crisis, war and conflict, forced migration, etc.), visual communication plays a prominent political and cultural role. Furthermore, media visuality is intrinsically connected with and dependent upon technology. In a time where all forms of media production are experiencing profound technological transformations, the intersection between technology and the visual has become a vibrant field of growing scholarly interest. 

Visual communication is a broad field that encompasses the dissemination of pictorial information in the broadest sense, i.e. that which is created for visual impressions and the creation of meaning based on what we can see. The term is relevant for both printed and digital media and includes content design (illustrations, typography and graphic design) and the production processes (graphic design, photography and the like). Visual communication can include interactivity, iconography, illustration, text, graphics, genre conventions, perception, data visualization, animation, identity and meaning-making. It can also include creative projects aimed at social and cultural change, where the visual is a focal point.

The Ph.D. project may cover, but is not limited to, the following topics: 

  • visual literacy in transformation: how visual media expressions become part of society’s social and cultural changes
  • visual political expressions, e.g. in connection with war and conflict, climate change, migration etc.
  • artificial intelligence (AI) and other forms of manipulative technology and image processing that challenge known requirements for visual documentation and provenance
  • genre norms in transformation that have become more important to (re)define and relate to amidst an increasing flow of visual information
  •  visual analysis as methodological innovation in media studies

 

Required qualifications and terms

Successful applicants must have

  • Completed a MA degree in journalism, media and communication, alternatively MAs within the humanities or the social sciences (120 credits). The candidate must hold a B or better on the master`s thesis and an average grade B og better on the master`s degree. In special cases MA degrees of 90 credits can also be assessed.
  • Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • Good analytic skills.
  • Capacity for independent, planned and result orientated work.
  • Good cooperative skills
  • Professional engagement
  • English proficiency, both oral and verbal.

Desired qualifications

  • Relevant experience within research and development
  • Relevant experience with visual communication
  • Ability to be innovative and creative

See program schedule for further information om when 90 credits/ECTS can be accepted.

Admission to the faculty PhD-program is a condition for accession to this fellowship position. A final plan for a phd-education is to be approved and agreed upon – at the latest – three months after accession. 

Applicants must prepare a project description according to the template found here.

The application must include the following items, which are to be submitted before the deadline (all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language). Translations must be authorized.

  • A research proposal in English (maximum 10 pages including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to existing literature and the project, theoretical approach, methodology, and a timeline.
  • A CV summarising education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • Copy of Master’s thesis
  • Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master’s degree diploma and transcript(s). The transcript must specify the grade achieved for the Master’s thesis
  • Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university (foreign applicants)
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relationship to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters are not needed

The application will be assessed by an expert committee. In the assessment of applicants, particular emphasis will be placed on basic qualifications (grades, professional qualifications, and previous experience) and the submitted project description. The description must be at a professional level that makes it likely that the project will lead to a doctorate within a three-year period.

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.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunities for professional
  • 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

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.

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

 

Other information

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

Head of department Anne Hege Simonsen, +47 67 23 83 22/+47 911 45 937

Professor Dagny Stuedahl, +47 67 23 84 37/+47 997 28 156

The position is paid in accordance with the Government´s salary regulations, position code 1017. State salary wage scale 54, 501 200 NOK per year.

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

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

Deadline for applications: 27.02.2023  

Ref.:23/00153

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. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Etter avtale
Salary: 501 200 pr år
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100% City: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 23/00153
Contact: Anne Hege Simonsen, 67238322/91145937
Dagny Stuedahl, 67238437/99728156
Last application date: 27/02/2023 23:59

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PhD fellowship position in Journalism and Media Studies

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Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 27 February 2023

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business. The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies has approximately 450 students and 30 employees. Study programmes and research are closely connected and exhibit our international profile.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Journalism and Media Studies has a 3-year fixed-term position available as a Research fellow in journalism and media studies, which is a field of study under the PhD program in social sciences. The field of study currently has 8 scholarship holders.

Area of research

The scholarship holder is linked to the research group Media Narration Group (MNG), which investigates various forms of narratives in the media – media understood as journalism, general non-fiction and other media production, on all platforms.

The group analyzes how the narratives in the public media develop over time, and how they construct and reflect different ways of seeing reality.

MNG places particular emphasis on how different developments in society affect the media’s texts (verbal, visual and aural), and vice versa. An important part of the group’s work is to strengthen the discussion between researchers, practitioners of the media professions, and the general public.

The starting point for the call is that narratives in journalism and non-fiction must be based on truthful knowledge. Within the field of journalism and non-fiction, there is a so-called reality contract between sender and receiver that cannot be found in fiction. Furthermore, research and specialist material form a significant part of the basic material both for journalists, non-fiction writers and other media producers. At the same time, narrative is widely used and popular on all platforms – both as an element of texts and as the texts’ main form.

But what happens to the reality contract as journalism and non-fiction texts take on a narrative character – whether in the form of historical accounts, documentary, news, reportage or debate texts about contemporary conditions, or research-based representations of the future (based on predictions)?

A classic discussion in historical studies, which is relevant to all non-fiction, is the extent to which the sender constructs her own reality through the combination of means such as source selection, language use and dramaturgy, etc., which are  applied in narrative presentation.

The Media Narration Group investigates and describes, particularly through textual analysis and interview/observation, how text producers carry out this business, and how they reflect on it.

Main duties of the position

The PhD project must be designed and carried out in a way that contributes significantly to the Media Narration Group of which the successful candidate will be a part. Applicants must prepare a project outline with:

  • an independent problem statement
  • research questions
  • indication of method

We welcome all projects relevant to the themes and questions that the research group emphasize, but we are particularly interested in project descriptions that contribute to new knowledge and understanding on one or more of the following points:

  • develop methods, concepts and empirical knowledge that contribute to enhanced insight into the role academic and research material plays in journalism narratives and/or other narrative non-fiction and media production.
  • develop concepts and methods for how journalists and non-fiction writers can critically assess the knowledge that research/expert sources draw on in order to describe various events and happenings in the past and present – and to calculate and outline scenarios in the future.
  • create a knowledge-based ethical framework for source evaluation in journalistic narratives /non-fiction

Qualification requirements

completed a MA degree in journalism, media and communication or other relevant MA degrees (120 ECTS). The candidate must hold a B or better on the master`s thesis and an average grade B or better on the master`s degree. In special cases MA degrees of 90 credits can also be assessed education taken abroad should preferably be recognized in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed

  • good analytic skills
  • capacity for independent, planned and goal orientated work
  • good cooperative skills
  • professional engagement
  • english proficiency, both oral and verbal

See program schedule for further information on when 90 credits/ECTS can be accepted.

Admission to PhD-program is a condition for acceptance to this fellowship position. A final plan for a PhD-education is to be approved and agreed upon – at the latest – three months after accession

Desired qualifications

  • relevant experience within research and development
  • relevant experience with qualitative research methods

Project outline

The project outline must be a maximum of 10 pages and must contain:

  • problem statement, theoretical grounding and methodological approach
  • description of knowledge needs and the dissertation’s contribution to research in the field
  • plan for completing the doctoral study, including timetable and which articles are planned
  • any planned stay at a relevant foreign university
  • reference list

Applicants must prepare a project outline according to a template available here

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

Expert evaluation

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

  • cv, certificates, reference letters and 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 (www.nokut.no/en/), and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed
  • project description written in Scandinavian language or English (max. 10 pages incl. reference list) master thesis
  • scientific work
  • list of possible publications and presentations at international seminars / conferences

You must upload all of these documents. Certificates and publications must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized.

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.

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.

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

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 Public Service Pension Fund 
  • beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners/spouses
  • workplace in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

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 make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

Other information

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

  • Head of Department, Anne Hege Simonsen, tlf. +47 67 23 83 22/+47 91 14 59 37, email: anne.hege.simonsen@oslomet.no
  • Professor Birgitte Kjos Fonn, tlf. +47 67 23 83 37/+47 90 66 21 38, email: birgitte-kjos.fonn@oslomet.no
  • Professor Harald Hornmoen, tlf. +47 67 23 83 28/+47 97 98 64 34, email: harald.hornmoen@oslomet.no

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, Ph.D. fellow, position code 1017.  State salary wage scale 54, 501.200 NOK per year.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to OsloMet.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration (sfdora.org/read/) and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

Deadline for applications: 27.02.2023

Ref.:23/00086  

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. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: By appointment
Salary: 501 200 NoK pr year
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 23/00086
Contact: Anne Hege Simonsen, 67238322/91145937
Birgitte Kjos Fonn, 67238337/90662138
Harald Hornmoen, 67238328/97986434
Last application date: 27/02/2023 23:59

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PhD Fellowship position in Art in Society

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Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 20 February 2023

Position

  • Fixed-term post / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Art, Design and Drama (EST) is developing rapidly and is facing exciting changes in the next few years. The department has approximately 900 students and 58 employees. We offer study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level in design, arts and crafts, drama and theatre communication, art dissemination, and fashion and production. In addition, we have a new PhD program: Innovation for sustainability, and number of further education programmes and practical pedagogical programmes in design, arts and crafts and drama and theatre communication. Most of the study programmes have an element of outreach practical training as an integral part. The department has four research groups and a high level of activity in external activities. This is affiliated with the department’s unit for lifelong learning

PhD Fellowship position in Art in Society

A PhD Fellowship position in Art in Society is available at the Department of Art, Design and Drama, the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). The Doctoral Fellowship is associated with the interdisciplinary research group Art & Society and the new PhD programme Innovation for Sustainability. We seek an innovative, curiosity-driven and scientifically strong candidate who is keen to explore ideas and topics which focus on how aesthetics, arts and culture may intervene in the ways in which we attempt transformation towards a more sustainable, just and livable planet.

Area of research

Sustainability challenges – from climate change and biodiversity loss to social inequality and unrest – require responses that are not only characterized by technological advances and calculability, but that also mobilize imaginative acts that open new spaces and practices for dealing with the effects of interlinked social and environmental problems. One of the appeals of the arts in this regard is that they are seen to open up much needed spaces for creativity and experimentation and to work on an affective, sensuous and emotional level. This level is often seen as lacking in the more technocratic language of policy and planning. Furthermore, the arts play an important role in thinking through our representations of environmental change and may give tangible form to the imagination of alternatives outside of the constraints of the given present.

However, artistic strategies and formats are struggling when it comes to attempts at intervening in general issues of power and politics concerning questions of sustainability. Too often they become isolated islands of empowerment and their outcomes often remain marginalized in the overall policy process. More work is needed to critically interrogate how (or indeed where or by whom) the arts might intervene in sustainability issues in ways that challenge and change the status quo. An important first step is to create stronger links between critical social theories and artistic strategies, practices and formats in order to explicitly address the politics of this kind of work and its political implications. This entails focusing not only on the transformative potentials of aesthetic processes and outputs. It is also necessary to critique the politics and elitism of many art forms, including white heteronormative forms of cultural production and those based on elite and/or solely Western expertise, knowledge practices and framings of the environment.

The doctoral project designed by the applicant is expected to explore topics and ideas related to the discussions outlined in this call, focusing specifically on the politics of the arts and aesthetics in terms of engaging with a world in ecological crisis. We seek projects that in various ways both recognize and appreciate the possibilities of the arts and aesthetics to tell alternative stories about sustainability, and that critically explores their potential to intervene in authoritative institutional and disciplinary spaces, as well as within more everyday places and communities. The ways in which the project responds to the call should be outlined in the application letter and project description.

Main duties of the position

The candidate is expected to conduct independent research that advance the state of the arts at the intersection of arts and aesthetics and sustainability, and to contribute to the broader research environment in the department. This includes participating in joint research activities and research training, as well as disseminating findings in research seminars, conferences, peer-reviewed journals and other fora.

The PhD fellowship will be offered for a period of three years (100% position), or alternatively, four years including 25% compulsory work (teaching and supervision activities or research administrative work). The decision on whether a 3 or 4-year position is suitable will be discussed as a part of the interview process.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent with a grade B or better and a Bachelor’s degree with grade C or better.
  • The Master’s degree should be in visual or performing arts or, alternatively, an interdisciplinary Master’s degree or equivalent in which artistic strategies, methods or practices are put to work in disciplinary contexts outside the art field (i.e. the GeoHumanities, cultural geography, the environmental humanities, design). The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Candidates from other academic disciplines will be assessed based on the relevance of the project description
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Candidates who already hold a PhD in the same or similar field may not apply. General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Civil Service Act (Forskrift om ansettelsesvilkår for stillinger som postdoktor, stipendiat, vitenskapelig assistent og spesialistkandidat).

Admission to the doctoral program at the faculty of Technology, Art and Design at OsloMet, within 3 months after employment in the position, is a prerequisite for joining the position. To be admitted to the PhD program, the applicant must have a B or better at the master’s degree and C or better at the bachelor’s degree.

We are looking for applicants who

  • have good collaboration skills and ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities
  • have the academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • have ambitions to conduct high-level research

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.

Expert evaluation

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

  • A letter of motivation where you describe why you apply for this project, the relevance of your project to the call and what makes you especially suited to finish a PhD (500-1000 words).
  • Project description: maximum 5 pages, including:
    • research aim, objectives and questions, theoretical framework and methods
    • description of research challenges and/or research gap and advancement beyond the state of the art
    • outputs and impact
    • progress plan
    • list of references (excluded from the page count)

The final project description will be developed with the candidate’s supervisor when applying for admission to the doctoral programme

  • Curriculum Vitae with an overview of education, publications, employment, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying experience (i.e. artistic work)
  • 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 (www.nokut.no/en/), and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • Copy of MSc thesis
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email, and telephone number).
  • Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to include a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en
  • Applicants from countries where English is not the first language must present an official language test report. The following tests qualify as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
    • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test).
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test is accepted).
  • The following applicants are exempt from the above-mentioned language requirements:
    • Applicants from EU/EEA countries.
    • Applicants who have completed one year of university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or USA.
    • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

Please apply electronically to this position.

All the documents must be written in English or a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish or Norwegian). Any translations must be authorized by government. Originals 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 Katja Lindseth: katja.lindseth@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.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunities for professional development as part of a creative and innovative research environment
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements, including free Norwegian classes to employees
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. State salary wage scale 54, 501 200 NOK per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

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:

  • Head of Department Liv Klakegg Dahlin, tlf: +47 99 71 71 99
  • Research group leader Cecilie Sachs Olsen, tlf. +47 91 83 69 63

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.

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

Deadline for applications:      20.02.2023

Ref.:                                          22/08878

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. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Type of employment: Fixed-term post
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: —
Salary: —
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Oslo
County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 22/08878
Contact: Liv Klakegg Dahlin, +4799717199
Cecilie Sachs Olsen, +4791836963
Last application date: 20/02/2023 23:59

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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023