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PhD Research Fellow in Political Science at the Faculty of Social Science

About the position

A 100 % position as PhD Research Fellow in Political Science is available at the Department of Political Science and Management, Faculty of Social Science, University of Agder (UiA) for a period of three years, possibly four years with 25% required work duties. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand.The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

Detailed information on the phd -programe. 

https://www.uia.no/studier/forskerutdanning/specialisation-in-public-administration

Responsibilities

We have a vacant PhD Research Fellow position in Political Science, in the field of Public Policy and Administration. The position is funded by the University and the research fellow will be affiliated with the research group Governance and leadership in the public sector (GOLEP). The research fellow’s project must coincide with GOLEPS’ research area, i.e studies of public organisations and public policy, preferably with an organizational theoretical perspective.

For more information about the department and individual GOLEP members’ research interest and ongoing projects, we encourage you to consult GOLEP’s website.

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 aplicants must must qualify for admission to the faculty’s PhD program at the Faculty of Social Sciences, within the specialisation political science/ public policy and administration, and hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area, with an average grade level of B or better. Applicants who are in the closing stages of their master’s degree can also apply.

More information can be found here: https://www.uia.no/forskning/forskerutdanning-ved-uia/forskrifter-om-doktorgradene-ved-uia

Applicants must attach a project proposal within the framework of the GOLEP research area, as mentioned above. The project proposal must be maximum 10 pages, including a reference list. The project proposal must contain a preliminary presentation of the research problem, theoretical concepts, methodological approaches and the planned progression of the doctoral project. The quality of the project proposal will be given considerable weight in the assessment of the application.

Relevant candidates may be invited to submit a revised sketch after initial assessment.

Good command of English, both written and oral, is required.

Desired qualifications

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian and

knowledge of the Norwegian, or a Scandinavian language, is an advantage

Personal qualities

  • ability to work concentrated, independently and goal orientated
  • good teamwork skills

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasise

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 working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 491 200 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

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

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 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. 

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

Application

The application and any necessary information on 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
  • 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 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: 15.08.2022

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 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 August 2022

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD Research Fellow in “Future in planning – strategic navigation and experimental planning

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Social Sciences, as a PhD Research Fellow on the topic “Future in planning – strategic navigation and experimental planning”, affiliated with the Department of Global Development and Planning (IGUS), for a period of three years, possibly four years with 25% required duties. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

IGUS is an interdisciplinary department with 14 full-time research positions, a post-doc position, and 10 PhDs enrolled in the faculty’s PhD programme. Members of staff are dedicated lecturers and researchers working on poverty issues, various dimensions of globalisation, political economy, state and welfare issues in the South, rural/urban migration, natural disasters and emergency management, climate challenges and environmental problems, social movements, gender, integration and mobility, urban and regional planning, rural/urban development and participation processes. 

The department has several different research groups, and the position will be particularly linked to the research group URPLAN. The research group has an interdisciplinary perspective on urban and regional planning based on social geography, planning and environmental management competence. We have a long history in research on urbanism, urban and rural development, regionalisation processes, environmental management and planning processes. Read more about it.  

Responsibilities

This PhD position will explore opportunities for new ways of thinking within planning. Planning is about developing knowledge and action through processes. Planning is thus future-oriented, but always based on context and history. Planning is the unfinished space formed by a complex field of actors. Planning theory tries to understand how we can explore and develop knowledge across different experiences, interests, and values to create better action. In the last 70 years, planning theory has evolved from ideas about rational and instrumental actions to an understanding of conflicts and communication. Over the last decade, there has been an increased focus on experimental planning and process understanding. With a starting point in complexity theory and the philosophy of the event several planning theorists have advocated for working with planning as emerging and undefined.

Art is increasingly used as an inspiration for the planning process, experimenting with alternative futures. This PhD project will explore how to work experimentally with complex futures, and the relationship between temporality and longevity in planning through the use of art in planning. Even if the future is complex and emerging, there is still a need for strategic navigation and pragmatic actions in planning for the present. The project in question will explore new ways of thinking about the future within the planning field with the use of art- and / or design-thinking as a theoretical and methodological approach. By raising new knowledge through the use of art as thought-provoking inspiration, the project can contribute to creating knowledge about the role of art in experimental planning processes and develop new perspectives for the future of planning by challenging existing and taken for granted  understandings of planning processes and their outcome.

Based on the above, we invite applicants to prepare an independent project proposal.

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 Program in Social Sciences, specialisation in Global Development and Planning and will be affiliated with one of the faculty’s research groups. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty. More information about the faculty’s research groups, doctoral degree programs and specialisations can be found here

The qualification requirement is a completed master’s degree within social sciences or related fields, with an average mark of B or better (including the master’s thesis). Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply.

Fluent English skills, both oral and written, are a prerequisite.

Desired qualifications

The applicant’s educational or practical relationship to topics within art and planning, as well as experience with qualitative methods and art projects will be emphasised.

Knowledge of Norwegian or other Scandinavian languages is an advantage.

Personal qualities

Personal suitability and collaboration skills will be given weight. The position requires being able to work determined, organised, concentrated and independently.

Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

We offer

  • professional development in a large and interesting organisation
  • a good, inclusive, and diverse work environment
  • modern locations and versatile welfare services
  • membership in the Government Pension Fund

More about working at UiA

The position is paid in accordance with the Government’s wage regulation salary plan 17,515, code 1017 PhD candidate, NOK 501,200 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

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, cultural background, disability, or gaps in the CV.

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 the 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 following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

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”.

  • Certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis or other relevant documentation
  • References
  • Relevant academic work and a list of these
  • Project description of a maximum of 10 pages, including bibliography. The description will present and discuss possible research questions, theoretical perspectives, material, progress plan and methods 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: 1.september.2022

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 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

1st September 2022

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science/Public Administration

About the position

A fixed-term 100 % position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Political Science/Public Administration (for a period of 2 years) is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Social Science. The position is affiliated with the Department of Political Science and Management. Pending additional funding, the position can possibly be extended to a third year (with responsibilities in teaching and research management). The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The preferred starting date is December 15, 2022

Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing research and projects at the Department, which includes, amongst others, two research groups and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. For more information about the research profile of the center and the research groups, the candidate is encouraged to visit the departmental website which presents the thematic areas, analytical and theoretical perspectives, selected publications and ongoing projects: https://www.uia.no/om-uia/fakultet/fakultet-for-samfunnsvitenskap/institutter/institutt-for-statsvitenskap-og-ledelsesfag/forskning (in Norwegian only).

Required qualifications

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.

  • a PhD degree in political science, public administration, or equivalent fields. Potential applicants must have had their theses approved by the time of the application deadline.
  • fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite

Desired qualifications

  • good command in written and oral Norwegian
  • the PhD should have been awarded within the last five years
  • relevant practical experience

Emphasis will be placed upon the project description and the relevance it has with regard to the subject in question and the research environment at the Faculty.

Personal qualities

  • capacity for independent goal-oriented work
  • ability to concentrate, and attention to details
  • good teamwork skills

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will 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 working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 563 900 – 626 100 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

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability, or an incomplete CV.

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 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:

  • certificate with grades
  • references
  • list of academic publications
  • PhD thesis
  • up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
  • project description (no more than 10 pages including bibliography): The project description should consist of a presentation of possible research questions/hypotheses, the theoretical framework, and a progress plan for the proposed postdoctoral project.
  • any other relevant documentation

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: 15. August 2022.

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 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 August 2022

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022