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PhD Research Fellow in ICT – Artificial intelligence and morality

About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science, as a PhD Research Fellow, affiliated to the Department of Information and Communication Technology, for a period of 3 years. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Department of ICT has three large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including 8 Professors, 20 Associate Professors/Assistant professors and about 20 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The Department of ICT pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on ICT and crisis management, artificial intelligence, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020 as well as national and international industries.

Responsibilities

AI is already widely being integrated into people’s daily lives; yet, today, there are no AI systems sophisticated enough to understand morality and to act in accordance with moral standards. Our aim is to bridge this current gap between the engineering of autonomous systems and moral values and beliefs that drive human decision making. The challenges include the identification of  features of AI systems that can lead to their morally relevant classification, the computational modeling of human moral decision-making, and a  development framework for AI systems that follow morality-by-design principles thus making a significant contribution to the advancement of the research frontier in artificial morality. A very promising approach is the implementation of games with a strong moral component.

This research is interdisciplinary with the opportunity to work with AI researchers and philosophers in a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art resources and support.

This open position is associated with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and part of the project “Artificial Morality and Causality”, which is a collaboration between computer scientists and philosophers.

Research Topics

Research topics for the PhD Research Fellow include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Machine ethics/artificial morality
  • Moral games
  • Learning cause and effect in moral domains

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in ICT, Computer Science, or a similar/related field and document competence in areas relevant to the position
  • The successful candidate will have a strong background in and a working knowledge of AI and machine learning algorithms including their implementation and a keen interest in the moral dimensions of AI.
  • Strong academic credentials
  • English proficency, both written and oral. Please check website to see if an English test is required.

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, specialization in ICT, within three months of appointment.

Remarkably, the average grade for courses included in the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) must be C (or equivalent) or higher; whereas the average grade for courses included in the master’s degree (or equivalent) and the master thesis must be B (or equivalent) or higher.

Provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good communication and teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach, will be emphasized in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The PhD Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidate.

The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail. In return, we offer the opportunity to contribute to the strat egic capabilities of a world-class research organization, along with intensive PhD supervision. You will collaborate with top scientists in your field and have excellent prospects for personal development in an innovative working environment for aspiring researchers.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, attainment, and any previous research and development work.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation;
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment;
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers;
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CV
  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor’s level
  • Master’s degree/higher degree certificate, with a summary of the courses/subjects included in the degree
  • Applicants with a foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution
  • Summary (approximately 1-2 pages) of the master’s thesis
  • Applicants who are required to document their English proficiency must submit their TOEFL or IELTS test results (these may be forwarded after the closing date)
  • Summary or links to the applicant’s scientific publications (if any)
  • 1-page essay outlining the applicant’s interest in and perspective on artificial intelligence and morality

All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date.

Application deadline: 17.04.20

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

17th April 2020

Post expires on Friday April 17th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in “Clinical decision making at the point of care”

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Department of Health and Nursing Science, as a PhD Research Fellow in “Clinical decision making at the point of care”, for a period of three years. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

This position is related to the Centre for eHealth, whose vision is user-centred research for evidence-based, high-quality research in health and technology. The Department of Health and Nursing Science provides teaching and research at the intersection of health and technology. 

Responsibilities

Increased digitization of healthcare services implies a large scope of patient-generated health data. Patient-generated health data are data collected from patients to help address a health concern (e.g. in the use of sensors and in remote chronic disease care management). However, the current state-of-art of these patient-generated health data for point of care shows that there are gaps related to the handling of the data.

The Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences offers a PhD position that will address some of these challenges. The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of PhD candidates connected to the Centre of e-health working with health-generated data from different perspectives. This PhD candidate will be affiliated to the faculty’s PhD- program in health science and will study patient-generated data from a clinical perspective.

Use of health data in clinical settings raises several questions, e.g.: How can patient-generated data best support health care decision-making processes? How can the use of patient-generated data contribute to patients’ participation in decisions related to the treatment process? What are the challenges and possible solutions to safeguard patients’ privacy and consent competence when health personnel use, share and re-use patient-generated data?

Applicants for this PhD project is to prepare a project outline to accompany the application, focusing on one or more clinical issues that can be linked to patient-generated data (not limited to the examples presented above). According to the e-health centre’s vision of co-creation, a user-centred approach in the research design will be emphasized. The quality of the project proposal will receive a high level of consideration during the application assessment process.

Required qualifications

The applicants must qualify for admission to the faculty PhD Programme in the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, with a specialisation within eHealth, and must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area of study, with an average grade of “B” or better. 

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite.

Desired qualifications

Knowledge of Norwegian, or a Scandinavian language, is desirable.

During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work.

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) need to be sent electronically. Please, use the link “Apply for the position”.

The following documentation must be sent electronically:

  • Bachelor and Master Certificates with grades
  • A copy of the Master’s thesis
  • Referees
  • A complete list of publications
  • Academic work, participation and contribution in research and/or development projects when applies)
  • PhD research project description (maximum 10 pages). The project is to be structured after the  “Template-PhD projects”  

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the deadline. All the documentation must be written in English.

Application deadline: 24 April 2020.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor Elin Thygesen, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 915 715 15, email: elin.thygesen@uia.no
  • Associated Professor Santiago Martinez, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 37  23 34 72, email: santiago.martinez@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

24th April 2020

Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in regional innovation studies

About the position

Two 100 % positions are available at the University of Agder, the School of Business and Law, as PhD Research Fellows in regional innovation studies, regional innovation policy, industrial and societal restructuring and collaborative processes. The positions are affiliated with the Department of Working Life and innovation for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. The positions are presently locatedat Campus Grimstad.

The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty, but preferably September 2020 together with a new cohort of Ph.D.-research fellows at the Faculty.

The School of Business and Law, which is AACSB-accredited, is organised in four departments. The Department of Working Life and Innovation is located at Campus Grimstad and has for the time being 26 faculty members. The Department offers master programmes in innovation and knowledge development and in industrial management, and a one-year bachelor level programme in HR and organisational development. Considerable research activity inn innovation, working life and circular economy is taking place at the Department. 

Responsibilities

The positions are connected to the subject area of regional innovation studies. The PhD Research Fellows will study innovation processes from system and organisation perspectives.

One of the two positions is associated with an external project on “Innovation policy for major societal challenges”. This may include research on how society can meet sustainability challenges and enduring economic, social and geographical inequalities. The PhD research fellow will contribute to reflections with various community actors on understanding societal challenges and contribute to the co-creationn of innovation policy tools to meet such challenges.

The second position deals with research to gain a better knowledge of the driving forces behind innovation-based restructuring in industry and society, with an emphasis on sustainable and/or digital transformation. Relevant approaches may include studies of long-term path development in industries and innovation systems and studies of the importance of actors and agency at the firm and regional level for innovation and restructuring.

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

  • a master degree, including a master thesis, within economics or social science with at least B as the average grade
  • the master degree must include courses within innovation studies
  • good ability for oral and written presentation in English

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the School of Business and Law. 

This year’s candidates who are in the closing stages of their master’s degree can also apply.

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. The successful candidate must be proficient in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, both written and oral. Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is also required.

Desired qualifications

  • good knowledge about theories of innovation
  • good qualifications in research method

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. It is desirable that the person hired is fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, in writing and orally.

Personal qualities

  • ability to work independent and systematic
  • good collaborative skills
  • high working capacity
  • ability to work decisively and deliver according to short deadlines

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

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We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation.
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We, therefore, encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CVs
  • certificates with grades
  • master’s thesis, alternatively a closing date/time schedule for the master degree
  • references
  • academic work and R&D projects, as well as a list of these
  • project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including the reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, methods and progress plan within the given framework

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 10 May 2020.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor Arne Isaksen, tel. +47 37 23 33 53, mobile +47 918 73 653, e-mail: arne.isaksen@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

  • Senior adviser, HR, Anna Cecilie Eye Færavaag, tel. +47 38 14 24 14, mobile +47 974 29 499, e-mail: anna.c.faravaag@uia.no
Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

10th May 2020

Post expires on Sunday May 10th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in ICT with Specialization in Mobile Radio Communications

About the position

A full-time (100%) position as a PhD Research Fellow in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with specialization in mobile radio communications is available for a period three years at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science. The position is affiliated to the Department of ICT located at Campus Grimstad in Southern Norway. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Department of ICT has three large and active research groups in ICT, including 12 professors, 15 associate professors, 10 assistant rofessors and 15 research fellows. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on mobile radio communications, wireless sensing, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, data analytics, crisis management, eLearning, and eHealth. The department has successfully led many large-scale research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway; the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020, as well as national and international industries.

Research topics

This open position is intended to carry out fundamental research in the area of propagation and channel modelling with applications in human activity recognition using commodity Wi-Fi devices and radar sensors. The research is carried out in close cooperation with partners from the healthcare sector, industry, and academia. The focus will be on unfolding the potential of radio-frequency (RF) sensing on the recognition and localization of human activities in indoor environments. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a mathematical framework for the characterization of non-stationary multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio channels for activity recognition
  • Measurement, modelling, and time-frequency analysis of non-stationary MIMO channels in the presence of active persons
  • Radar sensing and Wi-Fi sensing of daily life activities
  • Activity recognition based on micro-Doppler signatures
  • Radar signal processing for human activity recognition.

Required qualifications

Applicants must hold a master (or Dipl.-Ing.) degree in ICT, electrical engineering or a similar/related field and document expertise in areas relevant to the position. This year’s candidates who are in the closing stages of their master’s (or Dipl.-Ing.) degree can also apply. A high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required. The working language is English.

Furthermore, the applicant must have profound knowledge in at least four of the following fields:

  • Mathematics, especially in probability theory, stochastic processes, and analysis
  • Signal analysis and processing
  • Propagation and channel modeling
  • Physical layer aspects of mobile radio communications
  • Radar techniques and/or Wi-Fi sensing
  • Computer programming with MATLAB.

It is a prerequisite for employment that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, specialization in ICT, within three months of appointment. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements can be found here.

Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through an English test (TOEFL, IELTS or CEFR). Please check this website to see if an English test is required. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other English tests or certificates will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace an English test.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Applications from applicants who already hold a PhD will normally not be considered.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, attainment, and any previous research and development work. Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, relevant practical experience, and a proactive approach will be emphasized in the evaluation. The Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidates. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goaloriented work, ability to concentrate, and attention to detail.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CV with complete list of scientific publications
  • Master’s thesis
  • Certified copies of credentials and dipolomas (BSc and MSc or Dipl.-Ing.)
  • Copies of selected scientific publications (if applicable)
  • Three references
  • English test (TOEFL, IELTS or CEFR)

All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date.

Application deadline: 15.05.20

Contact

For questions about the position, please contact:

For questions about the application process, please contact:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th May 2020

Post expires on Friday May 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation

About the position

A fixed-term 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow affiliated to the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, for a period of three years. The position is located at the University of Agder’s Kristiansand campus. The starting date is the 1st of October 2020. About the Faculty: https://www.uia.no/en/about-uia/faculties/faculty-of-humanities-and-education

The position is linked to a research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council entitled Fitness, Ageing and Bilingualism (FAB) 2020-2023: The benefits of regular physical activity and bilingualism for language abilities in healthy ageing. This international project is a collaboration between the Universities of Agder in Norway and Birmingham in the U.K. The project is also interdisciplinary, involving a collaboration between the fields of psycholinguistics and health sciences.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be based at UiA in Kristiansand and work with Professors Linda Wheeldon and Allison Wetterlin. The postdoctoral researcher will have responsibility for running the experiments on bilinguals in Norway and will work primarily within the Experimental Linguistics Laboratory (ELL https://ell.uia.no and  https://www.uia.no/en/research/humaniora-og-pedagogikk/experimental-linguistics).

The aim of the project is to investigate language function in normal, healthy ageing. The project will investigate two factors that might ameliorate cognitive decline in older adults: speaking a second language and regular physical exercise. The project will compare the cognitive function of young and older English monolinguals and Norwegian-English bilinguals and relate it to key aspects of language use and language proficiency. The project will also run a physical activity intervention with older adults to determine the benefits associated with increased cardiovascular fitness for mono- and bilinguals.

The experiments on bilinguals will involve testing a group of young and a group of older Norwegian-English bilinguals, on a suite of cognitive and linguistic tasks designed to measure the decline in cognitive function in bilinguals due to healthy ageing. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow (RF) will be fully involved in the design, running, analysis and dissemination of the research. The expectation is that the postdoctoral researcher will be the first author on several publications.

Required qualifications

  • A PhD degree in psycholinguistics or experimental psychology 
  • (Candidates must have obtained their doctorate or have submitted their doctoral thesis before the appointment decision is made and must have defended their thesis by the starting date)
  • Interest in psycholinguistics and/or cognitive changes due to healthy ageing, bilingualism, ageing research and physical exercise research
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Strong data analysis skills, including mixed effects modelling in R
  • Extensive experience with experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Strong academic writing skills (academic paper(s) published or submitted)
  • Strong academic presentations skills (posters or oral presentations)

Further provisions relating to the positions as Post-Doctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

  • Organisational and teamwork skills, with a willingness to work on a larger research project in a team of researchers on an international multi-disciplinary project
  • Documented research publications beyond the doctoral thesis experience from externally financed research projects (including writing applications and implementing projects)
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to public engagement activities
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills

Personal qualities

  • Good communication and teamwork skills, analytical mind, scientific curiosity and creativity, interest and motivation, accuracy, punctuality and attention to detail, commitment and concentration, patience, ability to work and deliver under pressure.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

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We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 552 800 – 573 100 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • An application letter in English that addresses the desired qualifications for the position as described above
  • A curriculum vitae in English, including a complete list of publications
  • Certificates with grades
  • Up to 5 publications or academic articles (including the Doctoral thesis)
  • List of reference persons: 2–3 references to be contacted at the final stage of the application process

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or in English.

Application deadline: 15th of April 2020

Contact

For questions about the position: Professor Linda Wheeldon linda.r.wheeldon@uia.no

For questions about the application process: Head of Department Tale M. Guldal tale.guldal@uia.no

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Research Fellows in Popular Music

About the positions

The University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts, invites applications for up to 6 positions as PhD Research Fellow in Popular Music at the Department of Popular Music for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. At present, the position is located at Campus Kristiansand. Starting date by appointment.

The Faculty of Fine Arts is comprised of 3 departments; The Department of Popular Music, The Department of Classical Music and Music Education, and The Department of Visual Arts and Drama. The Faculty has approximately 550 students and 90 members of staff employed in academic positions. The Faculty of Fine Arts. The Faculty offers several Master’s- and bachelor’s programmes within fine arts, among them a Master’s in Electronic Music. The PhD programme has two specialisations, one within Popular Music Performance and one within “Art in context”.

The Department of Popular Music has highly qualified faculty with musicology supervision skills specialised within Popular music/popular music research. Also, the Department offers strong artistic competency within the field of Popular Music Performance, and members of staff with a vast domestic and international network. These will offer the PhD Research Fellow support in the academic field/working environment and as possible supervisors.

The Department of Popular Music has established the laptop as a separate principal instrument, and it has over the last 25 years developed a strong academic environment within music technology. The Faculty of Fine Arts has invested considerably in recording studios of high international standard.

Applications are welcome within the following areas:

A     Popular music performance

For the PhD Research Fellow, both artistic and theoretical PhD projects in the field of Popular Music Performance can be relevant focus areas. The “performative” in this respect can entail either the combination of artistic and scientific studies, where the PhD fellow for example carries out research on his/her own artistic practice, or a complete popular musicology study of performing musical practices.

Please note that the PhD – programme allows for two types of theses:

1.    A combined artistic-scientific thesis including both a written and a performing part

2.    A more traditional scientific study with the thesis consisting of either a text-based monography or articles, with the focus being on the performing part of popular music practices and performances

B      Electronic Music and Music Technology

The PhD research fellowship will be connected to the Department of Popular Music’s focus on electronic music and music technology. It is important that the Research Fellows work with digital media in their musical practice. Key issues are related to performance practices, musical and technological research, and the relation between the musically performative and the musically and artistically creative.

Please note that the PhD – programme allows for two types of theses:

1.    A combined artistic-scientific thesis including both a written and a performing part

2.    2.A more traditional scientific study with the thesis consisting of either a text-based monography or articles, with the focus being on the performing part of popular music practices and performances

C     The music teacher meets new music technology

Here, we welcome applicants who in their project descriptions thematise the following: Schools, cultural schools and higher education are challenged by the fact that the concept of musical instruments is changing when integrated with technology. Increasingly, both more musicians and students use for example PCs and tablets as instruments, which calls for the development of new teaching methods and didactics/methodology to meet this development.

D     Music and digitalization

The PhD research fellowship will be connected to the department’s focus and work on digital changes in the music industry. Relevant issues may be changed conditions for musicians and artists, new digital business models and cash flows, changes in the music industry and value chains, new formats and forms of distribution, or new digital ways of creating and collaborating when it comes to music.

The following pertains to all the positions:

It is a prerequisite for taking up the position that the Research Fellow is admitted to the university’s PhD – programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts, specialisation in Popular Music Performance. For more information: https://www.uia.no/en/studies2/phd-programmes/specialization-in-popular-music-performance

It is required that the appointee joins, and contributes to, one of the research groups at the Department of Popular Music and the Popular Music Research Unit (PMRU). Popular Music Research Unit is a research unit at the Department of Popular Music at the Faculty of Fine Arts that is established to organise the research groups and promote research activity in Popular music both domestically and internationally. Further information on the research groups and the Popular Music Research Unit is available here: https://www.uia.no/pmru

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the position as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree/second degree level, or the equivalent in relevant master’s studies. For details on education requirements and prerequisite knowledge of Popular music, see the supplementary regulations for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts https://www.uia.no/en/research/phd-programmes/regulations-related-to-phd-at-uia

This year’s candidates/candidates who are in the closing stages of their master’s degree can also apply. 

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. In this position, Norwegian language skills are not required, but knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage. A high level of proficiency in both oral and written English is required. Regarding English skills, please check here to see if an English test is required. Possible categories of applicants from particular countries may be exempted. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other tests will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace a test. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.0.

Additional evaluation of English language skills may be done during an interview

Desired qualifications

In the assessment process, considerable emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s project description. In addition, emphasis will be placed on examination results, the relevance of the academic background, and possible published works and documented development work.

Personal qualities

The position requires that the appointee has the ability to work in goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. In the expert assessment, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

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The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The Faculty of Fine Arts aspires to engage more women in top artistic-/scientific positions, and from a long-term perspective, women are encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. For employees in PhD Fellowship positions at the Faculty of Fine Arts, there is a duty of residence during the period of employment in accordance with regulations concerning academic positions in the state sector.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will conduct a reference check. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.
 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

If you apply for more than one position (A,B,C and/or D), this should be explicitely stated in your application.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Curriculum Vitae (use the “standard CV” in the electronic application)
  • Certificates with grades for all education exceeding upper secondary level
  • Certificate from graduate studies, including a list of courses completed
  • For education from institutions outside of Norway, please include the official description of the grade system of the institution
  • Master’s thesis
  • Letters of reference
  • A full list of Academic work and/or Artistic development work
  • Academic work and/or Artistic development work (maximum 5)
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, methods, material, and a progress plan with stipulated expenses within the given framework of NOK 60 000 in total.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Translated material must be attested.

Application deadline: 02.02.20

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Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

2nd February 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Sunday February 2nd, 2020