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Two PhD Research Fellows – Machine Learning and Autonomous Control for cyber-physical systems

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.

Two PhD Research Fellows – Machine Learning and Autonomous Control for cyber-physical systems

The University of Agder (UiA), Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Information and Communication Technology, WISENET Lab, invites applications for two PhD positions, each of three-year duration. These positions are located at the UiA campus in Grimstad, Norway.

The PhD students will be supervised by researchers from the Intelligent Signal Processing and Wireless Networks (WISENET) Lab, Faculty of Engineering and Science, UiA. Information about why UiA provides an excellent environment for PhD studies can be found here

The candidates will work in the area of Networked Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Analytics and Distributed control for Autonomous Smart Water Networks.

Brief Information about the WISENET Lab at University of Agder

The herein announced positions will be part of a recently established Lab, namely, the Intelligent Signal Processing & Wireless Networks (WISENET) Lab, led by Prof. Baltasar Beferull-Lozano, and whose activities span across both the Department of Information and Communication Technology and the Department of Engineering. The WISENET Lab has a strong expertise in a range of areas, among them, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, In-Network Processing and Distributed Intelligence, Wireless Communications, Networked Cyber-Physical Systems and Embedded Systems, having 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. The WISENET Lab is now in full expansion phase, having at the present seven PhD students, three postdoctoral researchers, working on different cutting-edge research projects, such as FRIPRO TOPPFORSK, SFI, PETROMAKS, INFRASTRUCTURE and IKTPLUSS Projects, among others. The WISENET Lab is committed to achieving international research excellence; please see the notes about prospective PhD students at WISENET before applying.

Research Topic and Application Domain – Smart Water Networks (SWN)

The open PhD positions are offered in the area of Networked Cyber-Physical Systems and Data Analytics for Autonomous Smart Water Networks, advancing both theoretical aspects and algorithm designs, and considering also several application use cases in the domain of Smart Water Networks (SWN), which is of high importance in Norway, such as Aquaponics, pollution monitoring in the processing industry involving water and drinking water distribution networks (WDN).

Ever increasing pressures on natural and controlled water resources requires the need for effective management including legislative compliance in order to uphold water quality, is also growing. As water issues will continue to be a major challenge in the coming decades, especially in the light of climatic changes, the relevance of and need for SWN have never been more apparent. To this end, the concept of environmental diagnostics and autonomous control, which encompasses not just measurement of parameters (symptoms) but automated understanding (diagnosis) and appropriate automated actions (treatment), is emerging.

SWNs have emerged as a key engineering field that addresses the blend of networked data technologies with water infrastructures in order to solve many of the current challenges. By definition, SWN has an inherited dependence on networked Cyber-Physical Systems, since the latter provides the technological suite to deliver responsible, scalable, and secure architectures in dynamic environments. These networked systems are composed of a large number of interconnected control units over large geographic areas or with high spatial densities. Unfortunately, currently existing scientific and engineering methods do not consider a really multidisciplinary approach involving smart sensing/control components, distributed intelligence and data analytics to offer timely warning, detection, and control, and are in general, very conservative and sub-optimal. The envisioned networked CPS will ensure: a) a highly reliable health protection with respect to both chemical and microbiological contamination, predicting and reacting through actuation (e.g. component dosages, smart valves and pumps), ensuring that the water quality and other ambient parameters are within corresponding limits adapting to the corresponding application demands; b) improved decision making and future planning for service operations and better condition monitoring of infrastructure.

The main topics for the PhD positions will be:

  • Mathematical modelling of space-time evolution of the physical phenomena in relation to the application domains
  • In-network and cooperative signal/data processing (distributed acquisition, local inference, local control and learning strategies). This includes sensing, data fusion and aggregation methods, statistical inference, storage algorithms, and machine learning tools, including deep learning, among others. We will also take into account the heterogeneity of the devices, and evaluate the implications of the cooperation in this heterogeneous framework, considering the constraints imposed by the communication medium, as well as the properly modelled spatiotemporal dynamics associated to the scenarios for each use case
  • High-level data analytics and multi-objective autonomous control algorithms. This includes methods capable of dealing with a large amount of heterogeneous multi-source data, including both data from sensors and subjective data obtained from the quality assessment of end-users (e.g. water utilities, water and food consumers). The data analytics will directly support the control algorithms, but also the situation-aware operation and derivation of good operational patterns, providing information for setting the parameter values for in-network data processing and network resource allocation. The optimal systems design will also consider the end-user demands and requirements, and the overall water quality management costs and constraints.

In addition to the theoretical and algorithm design work, the research work will also involve the demonstration and validation of a real system solution for spatiotemporal dense monitoring and control in one or several of the application domains, showing several gains: (a) the early detection and warning when different types of pollutants are present in WDNs or industrial effluents, (b) improved management of the WDN by correlating pollution distribution with other events, such as leakages or degradation in the WDN, or production parameters for the industrial case (c) optimal balance between fish and plant ecosystems in Aquaponics, so that the water parameters are tuned to maximize the production while guaranteeing quality and minimizing resources, (d) increase of end-user satisfaction and increased benefits of the exploitation of WDN and Aquaponics industrial plants.

Pilot-scale facilities for demonstration will be provided directly by existing and planned projects/infrastructure in the portfolio of other institutions collaborating with the WISENET Lab, namely, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) and the Kristiansand Municipality Water Infrastructure network.

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Requirements

To be regarded as an eligible applicant, the candidates must have:

  • A solid academic background with a MSc.-degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Communications Engineering, Industrial Engineering, ICT or equivalent, is required. It is also possible to apply if the applicant is in the last year of the master’s studies and in this case, if the applicant is selected, she or he will start the PhD position once the master’s degree is finished
  • Substantial knowledge of all or most of the following:
    • advanced optimization techniques
    • stochastic processes
    • wireless sensor networks and cyber-physical systems.
    • statistical signal processing
    • algebra
    • machine learning techniques
    • processing of data streams
    • programming in Matlab, C/C++, Python and Java

Experience in Testbed implementation and previous knowledge in data analytics is also welcome.

Candidates should also have:

  • Scientific ambition
  • Motivation and strong interest in cutting-edge research
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Capacity for goal-oriented work and ability to concentrate
  • Good communication and team-working skills, inventiveness and a proactive attitude
  • Strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency

Previous participation in national and European projects related to the areas of these positions will also be considered as a plus, as well as the publication of scientific papers in first class international conferences related to these topics.

In return, we offer the opportunity to contribute to the strategic capabilities of a world-class research organisation, along with intensive 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.

Subject to a positive performance evaluation of the first year, the candidates must also be admitted to the PhD Programme in Technology, with ICT as specialisation, within the first three months of the second year. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements can be found here.

The following admission requirements apply to the PhD Programme:

  • The average grade for courses included in the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) must be C (or equivalent) or higher
  • The average grade for courses included in the master’s degree (or equivalent) must be B (or equivalent) or higher
  • The master’s thesis (or equivalent) must have a grade B (or equivalent) or higher when the candidate is admitted to the PhD programme

The successful applicant must have written and spoken English proficiency. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests or certificates:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 600 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or a minimum of 92 on the Internet-based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5. (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) certificate of at least Level B2

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.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. UiA will also conduct a reference check before the appointment.

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

Remuneration

Each PhD position is remunerated according to the state salary plan 17.515, code 1017 Research Fellow, salary NOK 449 400 gross per year. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for these positions, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicants will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service.

Application

Submit your application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”. The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the online application:

  • Justification (maximum five pages) of the background of the candidate for each of the requirements of the position (see description above about the knowledge areas that a candidate should have)
  • 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, if any
  • 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) or their CEFR certificate
  • Publication list and links to applicant’s scientific publications (if any)
  • A description of the candidate’s research interests, motivation and background for the PhD position. Please, indicate clearly in your application your preferred topic/topics
  • A list with the names and contact information of reference persons that would be willing to be contacted by telephone

The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 27.05.19

For further information, please contact Professor Baltasar Beferull-Lozano, tel. +47 37 23 31 59, e-mail baltasar.beferull@uia.no, Professor Jing Zhou, tel. +47 37 23 31 91, e-mail: jing.zhou@uia.no or Head of Department Folke Haugland, tel. +47 37 23 31 12, e-mail: folke.haugland@uia.no

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

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  • DeadlineMonday, May 27, 2019
  • EmployerUniversity of Agder
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  • MunicipalityGrimstad
  • Jobbnorge ID158715
  • Internal IDRef. 193/18
  • ScopeFulltime
  • DurationTemporary

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Postdoc (4 years) at the Department of Comparative Politics – Effects of Stakeholder Consultations

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, linked to research focusing on bureaucracies, executive policymaking, regulatory politics, stakeholder participation in public policymaking, systems of governance.

This is position is for a period of 4 years, with a tentative start date in October 2019.

About the project/work tasks

The successful applicant will conduct independent and collaborative research as part of the ERC project led by Dr. Adriana Bunea and entitled ‘CONSULTATIONEFFECTS: Effects of stakeholder consultations on the policy inputs, processes and outcomes of executive policymaking.’ The project aims to investigate stakeholder consultations as institutions of political participation and representation, and to systematically study their effects on policy inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes of executive policymaking in 29 political systems: all 28 EU Member States and the EU polity. Conceptually, the project aims to build a unified conceptual framework allowing the study of stakeholder consultations in a comparative, cross-national research design. Theoretically, the project will elaborate a theory explaining consultation effects on policymaking that accounts for the intrinsic challenges of democratising twenty-first century bureaucracies, and the inherent trade-offs of democratic and technocratic policymaking. Empirically, the project will engage in an ambitious data collection strategy aimed to generate an original, cross-national, comparative dataset on stakeholder consultation designs and characteristics of inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes across policy initiatives, policy domains and political systems.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who can contribute to these research objectives while also conducting independent research related to the project theme. Further details about the project, research team and research duties associated with the position can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Adriana Bunea at adriana.bunea@uib.no.

Over 5 years, the research team will consist of three Postdoctoral Research Fellows and several research assistants led by the Principal Investigator.

Qualifications and personal qualities

The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen, participate in the scholarly activities of the Department, and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

The applicant must

  • Hold a PhD in political science, public administration or public policy (or, if relevant, a closely related discipline). It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Have research experience within one or more areas such as bureaucracies, executive politics and policymaking, regulatory politics, regulatory governance, interest groups.
  • Have advanced quantitative methods skills and extended experience with data collection, management and analysis.
  • Have a strong background and interest in research methods and research designs.
  • Have a strong interest in public administration, public policy, interest groups or governance research and their comparative, quantitative study.
  • Have the ability to work independently and in a structured manner and the desire to cooperate with others and work as part of a team.
  • Be proficient in both written and spoken English. The proficient display of a Scandinavian, Germanic or Slavic language is desirable although not a key prerequisite for the position.

Potential candidates will be invited for an interview medio June. Candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation during which they present their research plans and their potential contribution to the research project (see below).  Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile of the Department.  The teaching language is Norwegian, one of the Scandinavian languages and English.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 4 years, 25% of which is related to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

About the application

The application must include a research outline of 2 pages in which the candidate describes the individual and collaborative research agenda he/she would like to develop during the four-year position as part of the project. The outline should clearly specify the research themes/questions the applicant would like to investigate, the research design employed, the research outputs envisaged and their planned publication strategy. 

It is a requirement that the post doc project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer

  • A great and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Excellent opportunities for research and professional development.
  • Salary at pay grade 59 – 62 (code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 515 200 to 544 400 pr. year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits.
  • The city of Bergen – a unique mix of vibrant cultural life and extraordinary nature

Your application must include

  • A cover letter outlining a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • CV
  • The research proposal (maximum 2 pages).
  • The full text of a maximum of five publications to be considered in the assessment (co-authored publications must be accompanied by declarations of co-authorship).
  • A reference list including all works of a scientific nature.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main supervisor of the PhD thesis.
  • Transcripts and diplomas
  • Relevant certificates/letters of recommendation.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at www.jobbnorge.no .  the application has to be marked with: 19/843. Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

The closing date is May 1, 2019

General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Associate Professor Adriana Bunea, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen: adriana.bunea@uib.no

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Adviser – HR, Even Michal Endresen, e-mail: even.endresen@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

01.05.2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in information science with a focus on finance

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position in information science at The Department of Information Science and Media Studies. The position is for a period of four years of which 25% is allocated to teaching and administrative duties at The Department.

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies was established in 2004 by merging the former Department of Information Science and Department of Media Studies. The staff counts about 80 people, including 30 permanent faculty members and approximately 20 PhD and postdoc positions. The Department offers separate Bachelor- and Master-programs in both information science and media studies, as wells as programs in Film and TV-production, Journalism and media- and interaction design located in the recently established media cluster Media City Bergen. The Faculty of Social Sciences is stakeholder in Finance Innovation, an interdisciplinary cluster in finance technology located in Bergen. The Department is one of several academic partners in the cluster, also involving industry partners from finance, insurance and technology. 

The information science research at the department is organized in three research groups: Interaction Research Group, Semantic and Social Information Systems, and Logic, information and interaction. The Department aims to strengthen research and teaching in artificial intelligence and machine learning and is currently recruiting new faculty members in these areas.

About the project/work tasks:

For this position, we are looking for a candidate with a research background in artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science, and an interest in finance technology. It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research with applications in the context of financial technology by applying artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science methods. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s participation in Finance Innovation cluster in Bergen and is expected to participate in research collaboration between the department and the cluster. As part of the application, we expect the candidate to submit a research proposal making clear how the candidate’s research approaches are relevant to finance technology.

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to and the development of our teaching in the context of artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science within the context of finance technology.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within information sciences or equivalent
  • The applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded
  • Extensive research experience in the context of AI, machine learning, or data science
  • Can work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Potential candidates may be invited to the department for an interview, and might be asked to hold a trial lecture in a given topic.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is four years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work will take place in consultation with the project/centre manager. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59-62 (code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 515 200,- – NOK 544 400,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The research proposal
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. The applicatin must be marked with 19/477. Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

Closing date is May 1, 2019

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, professor Leif Ove Larsen, phone 55584116, e-mail leif.larsen@uib.no.

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Senior Executive Officer Bodil Hægland, e-mail bodil.hagland@uib.no or tel.+47 55 58 90 53 , or Even Michal Endresen, e-mail even.endresen@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

01.05.2019


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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD position at The department of geography

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Geography within Human Geography.

About the project/work tasks:

The University of Bergen has three strategic areas: Marine research, Climate and energy transitions and Global societal challenges. The UIB strategy can be found here https://www.uib.no/en/strategy.  The Department of Geography has research activities reflecting these. A main emphasis in research at the Department is complementary and critical approaches to the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Norway and globally.

Research and teaching in Geography is organised in three groups: Human Geography, Environmental and Landscape Geography, and Physical Geography. In addition, the System Dynamics group is a part of the Department, and the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) is located at the Department. The Department aims to strengthen these groups, but at the same time to create synergies between the groups.

The vacant position is allocated to the Human Geography group. This research group deals with human geography in a local and global perspective, from small communities to large cities. We are searching for a Ph.D. candidate with a research project which can contribute to strengthening any of the present research themes which include:

  • Urban planning and  regional development
  • Green transition and industrial development
  • Global inequalities and development
  • Management of natural resources
  • Food production and food security
  • Climate and energy transformation

See also https://www.uib.no/en/geografi.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Human Geography. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a strong working capacity and dedication to research.
  • Good social skills and experience in working in teams is essential.
  • Good language skills orally and written. Teaching is normally undertaken in Norwegian or English.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position and research training

About the PhD position: The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training: As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

About the project proposal: A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 51 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 449 400 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

The application has to be marked: 19/2286

Closing date: June 28 2019

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department Peter Andersen, e-mail Peter.Andersen@uib.no, phone +47 92091943 / +47 55583063

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to advisor Beathe Moldestad, phone +47 55 58 90 56, e-mail: beathe.moldestad@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. 

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

28.06.2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday June 28th, 2019