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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Sciences with a focus on physical activity and health

About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available for a period of 3 years at the University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Sciences with a focus on physical activity and health, affiliated to the Department of Sport Sciences and Physical Education. The position is located, at present, at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The faculty has four departments; Department of Nutrition and Public Health, Department of Health and Nursing Science, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education and Department of Psychosocial Health. The postdoctoral position will primarily be affiliated with the research group Physiological Adaptation for Sport, Training and Physical Activity (PASTA).

Responsibilities

There is a need for more research on how to increase population levels of physical activity as well as our understanding of the dose-response relationship between physical activity and health with a life-course perspective. Focus on social inequality for participation in sports activities and physical activity levels is of particular importance. Participating in organised sports is an important venue in terms of increasing activity levels and promoting healthy lifestyle habits for children and youth. Project involvement within the fellowship includes:

  • being a part of developing a cohort in the Norwegian county of Agder with the aim to track children and young people over time in relation to parental and self-reported health and quality of life
  • investigate the relationship between participation in organized sports and lifestyle habits such as physical activity, sleep and diet
  • examine issues related to physical activity and health using existing data including harmonization of relevant data sets

The research community at the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, UiA, collaborates with national institutions such as the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, several esteemed international research groups and municipalities within the county of Agder. The successful candidate shall, among other things, write peer-reviewed papers on organised sports participation and their relationship/potential for health, in collaboration with the research community, based on existing data. Further, the candidate will be involved in the development and coordination of the aforementioned cohort and in harmonising existing data sources.

Required qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in a relevant subject area. Potential applicants must have had their thesis approved by the time of the application deadline
  • Relevant research experience
  • Good qualifications in essential areas of epidemiology and statistical methods such as regression analyses and repeated measures

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. The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is also required

Desired qualifications

  • Project and research experience in the field of physical activity and health
  • Project coordination experience
  • Experience with working in teams
  • Experience with registry data
  • Experience with data reduction and statistical analysis of device-measured physical activity
  • It is desirable that applicants have defended her/his PhD within the last five years

Personal qualities

  • Good co-operative skills
  • The ability to familiarise yourself with new issues and methodological approaches

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 17.510, code 1352, NOK 552 800 – 615 900 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

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/men 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 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:

  • Certificates with grades
  • List of publications
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
  • A motivational letter including a description of the applicant’s professional background and research interests, including its relevance for the advertised position. A brief overview of relevant research pertaining to the design of assignments and relevant issues for research should also be included here

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: 2 July 2019.

Contact

For questions about the position, the proposed research projects, or the application process:

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 July 2019

Post expires on Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with Specialization in Mobile Radio Communications

About the position

A fixed-term 100 % position as a PhD Research Fellow in 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 and located at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Department of ICT has several large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including 12 Professors, 15 Associate Professors, 10 Assistant Professors and about 15 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on Wireless Communications and Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Crisis Management, 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

This open position is intended to carry out fundamental research in the area of propagation and mobile radio channel modelling with applications in human activity recognition. Potential research topics for the PhD thesis include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing a mathematical framework for the characterization of non-stationary massive MIMO radio channels;
  • Time-frequency analysis of non-stationary massive MIMO channels;
  • Modelling, analysis, and simulation of mobile radio channels for human activity recognition;
  • Measurement, analysis, and modelling of mobile radio channels in the presence of multiple active persons

Required qualifications

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.

To be considered for the position, applicants must have:

  • Master 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 degree can also apply.    
  • Strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency;
  • Excellent knowledge in mathematics, especially in stochastic processes, analysis, and linear algebra;
  • Excellent knowledge in mobile radio communications and signal processing;
  • Strong programming skills and years of experience in using mathematical and numerical tools such as 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.

The successful applicant must have written and spoken English proficiency. 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.

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

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach, will be emphasized in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The postdoctoral 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 goal-oriented 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 449 400 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. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

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:

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

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 31.07.19

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

31st July 2019

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship

About the position

Up to three fixed-term 100 % positions are available at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway,  as Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship, affiliated to the Department of for a period of three years. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The School of Business and Law, which is AACSB accredited, has approximately 2000 students and 100 faculty members and offers studies in economics and administration, HR, marketing, tourism management, law and innovation, at the bachelor, master and ph.d level, and with many applicants for the studies. There are also a number of courses on post-graduate and continuing education in addition to an experience-based MBA (master’s in business administration). Emphasis is placed on international, innovative and responsible perspectives in all programs, and in recent years there has also been considerable recruitment of employees internationally.

Responsibilities

The School of Business and Law seeks applicants who will contribute to

  • maintain high-quality study programs as well as high-quality research teams
  • strengthen interaction with business
  • attract external research funding and
  • take part in developing executive education
  • perform teaching, mentoring and cooperation with colleagues
  • lecture/mentor/facilitate various academic activities such as hackathons
  • be involved in state-of-the-art research and outreach activities
  • be involved in a project which aims to study the efficacy of teaching entrepreneurship in an academic setting

Required qualifications

Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident.

  • a PhD-degree within entrepreneurship or other related fields. Potential candidates must have their theses approved by the time of the application deadline
  • fluency in oral and written English

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees with little or no knowledge of Norwegian and facilitates participation in such courses.

Desired qualifications

  • it is desirable that the applicant has defended his/her doctoral thesis within the last five years
  • a publication record in the area of specialization
  • an applied/empirical research focus
  • a strong research pipeline
  • be engaged in research that focuses on the intersection between entrepreneurship/international business/new ventures or is interested in studying the efficacy of entrepreneurial education in an academic setting
  • experience with students from different educational levels and backgrounds
  • experience with student incubators, student mentoring of entrepreneurial projects or organizing hackathons
  • have networks with entrepreneurial eco-systems and experience of working with entrepreneurs and students of entrepreneurship in an international setting
  • fluency in oral and written Norwegian/Scandinavian language

Emphasis will be given to the applicant’s project description and its relevance in relation to ongoing teaching and research at the Faculty.

Personal qualities

  • good collaborative skills
  • creativity
  • high working capacity
  • considerable flexibility

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasized.

Handelshøyskolen

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 544 400 – 565 500 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

A good working environment is characterized 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 organizational 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.

Relevant candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture. References will also be obtained after further agreement with the applicant. In the ranking of applicants, emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ expertise, experience and specialization in relation to the needs of the department. 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 English 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:

  • certified with grades
  • a CV with a complete list of scientific publications, research presentations, and research dissemination (public lectures, newspaper articles, radio/TV-interviews, etc.)
  • doctoral thesis /alternatively a timetable for completion if not completed by the application deadline
  • Up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasize for the assessment process
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the thesis question that the applicant wishes to work on, and its relevance for the advertised position. A brief overview of relevant research pertaining to the design of assignments and relevant issues for research should also be included here
  • project plan
  • a list of on-going research projects, including papers in the review process
  • a list of academic organizational memberships, roles, and journal editorial board memberships
  • a one-page summary of (a) research interests and pipeline as well as (b) teaching philosophy and approach
  • a list of references with contact details

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process. 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. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. 

Closing date 12 August 2019.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • The Head of the Department of Management Associate Professor Bjørn-Tore Flåten, mobile +47 93256506, email bjorn-tore.flaten@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

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 desription at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

12th August 2019

Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Cybersecurity

About the position

The University of Agder, Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a temporary, full-time position as a PhD Research Fellow in cybersecurity, affiliated to the Department of Information Systems, for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

Responsibilities

The position is affiliated with the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at the University of Agder, which is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on how information and communication technologies can support innovative practice in emergency preparedness and response. The centre involves 20 researchers with expertise in information systems, computer science and social sciences. An overall goal of CIEM is to contribute to strengthen societal security and community resilience. 

The University of Agder is starting a new master’s programme in cybersecurity in fall 2019, and is also strengthening further its research activities in cybersecurity. CIEM researchers at the Department of Information Systems will provide courses in cybersecurity management, and the PhD Research Fellow is expected to contribute to CIEM’s research in this domain. The research will involve contact with cybersecurity stakeholders in industry and the public sector. Possible research areas for the position are listed below under Desired qualifications.

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.

The applicants must qualify for admission to the PhD Programme in Social Sciences, Specialisation in Information Systems, and must hold a master’s degree in cybersecurity, information security, IT security, information systems or ICT with an average grade of B or better. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply for this position. More information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Specialisation in Information Systems.

Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is also required

Desired qualifications

The PhD project will focus on managerial and organisational aspects of cybersecurity, and the candidate should document competence in one or more of the following research areas:

  • Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection
  • Cybersecurity and resilience (at the organizational, community and societal level)
  • Information security management
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Economics of cybersecurity
  • Blockchain technology and cybersecurity

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

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 the University of Agder as a workplace.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 449 400 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 Inclusive Workplace (IW) .

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. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. 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 the position”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis
  • References
  • Academic work and R&D projects, as well as a list of these
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 10 pages, including reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, research methods, and a progress plan.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 22 March 2019.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • professor Devinder Thapa, phone +47 38 14 14 19, mobile +47 952 56 430, e-mail devinder.thapa@uia.no
  • professor Bjørn Erik Munkvold, Director of CIEM and Chair of the PhD programme in Social Sciences, phone +47 38 14 17 72, mobile +47 48 12 59 22, e-mail bjorn.e.munkvold@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

  • senior Adviser Inger-Lise Myrvold, phone +47 38 14 17 65, e-mail inger.l.myrvold@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.

Apply for this job

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline

22.03.2019

Post expires on Friday March 22nd, 2019