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PhD fellowship on climate adaptation

University of Bergen

Centre for the study of the Sciences and the Humanities

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD fellowship on climate adaptation

There is a vacancy for a PhD fellowship on the social and human aspects of climate adaptation at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen. The position is associated with two research projects; 12 months on the CoCliServ Project (Co-development of place-based climate services for action), and 36 months on the CALENDARS Project (Co-production of Seasonal Representations for Adaptive Institutions).

These projects are at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary work on how communities think about and cope with changes in the climate in the places they live. CoCliServ works with Bergen’s people to co-develop climate science that is concrete and meaningful for their adaptation. It collaborates with European partners on creative approaches like art-science, citizen science and scenario workshops. CALENDARS studies the ideas of seasons steering key institutions in communities in Norway and New Zealand, and asks if our ideas of seasons are in sync with the seasons we actually experience under climate change?

This position will provide valuable experience, expertise and qualifications for people embarking on a career in research, or other careers in local adaptation.

The position is for a fixed-term period of four years, starting 1 January 2019.

Job description:

The candidate will work as a research assistant on the ERA4CS-funded CoCliServ project (http://www.cocliserv.cearc.fr) for the first 12 months to help implement project tasks in the Bergen study site, under the guidance of Dr. Scott Bremer and Prof. Jeroen van der Sluijs. This gives the candidate hands-on experience with research methods and concepts for tailoring climate science.

The CoCliServ work prepares the candidate for undertaking their PhD as part of the prestigious ERC-funded CALENDARS project, over the following 36 months. The candidate will be expected to develop their own original PhD research project within the overall theme and comparative frames of the CALENDARS project, with a preference for qualitiative methods. Their main PhD supervisor will be Dr. Scott Bremer.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or equivalent from a relevant discipline in the social sciences or humanities. The degree must have been awarded prior to the application deadline. Applicants with an interdisciplinary background and experience are encouraged to apply. Those who already hold a PhD degree should not apply. Applicants who do not have a Norwegian master’s degree will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). The Centre can send documentation of foreign education to NOKUT to evaluate if this degree is equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree.
  • Experience with qualitative research methods, including ethnography, interviews and discourse analysis, is an advantage, as is experience with climate-related topics.
  • Applicants should show they can work independently in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with a team from different disciplines and cultures.
  • Applicants should be proficient in written and oral English, and have a good command of a Scandinavian language.

 

About the fellowship:

The fellowship position is for a fixed term of four years, and is 100% research-based. There are no teaching or administrative duties beyond the research projects themselves.

Most of the candidate’s work will be based in Bergen, Norway, and it is expected that he/she will have their main residence in Bergen to participate in the daily activities at SVT and the CALENDARS research team. The candidate will also need to spend approximately one month each year visiting the study site in New Zealand.

About the research training:

As a PhD Candidate, applicants must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after the candidate has commenced in the position. It is a condition that the candidate satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 449 000 gross p.a.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

 

How to apply for the job:

Please apply electronically in the online system Jobbnorge via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

Your application must include:

  • A comprehensive 4 – 5 page cover letter outlining: (i) your motivations for applying; (ii) what contributions you bring to the CoCliServ and CALENDARS projects; and (iii) your research interests, and the specific ways they can fit into the CALENDARS project frame. Contact Dr. Scott Bremer for more information on CALENDARS.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • One or more scientific writing samples, in English or a Scandinavian language.

 

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the CALENDARS project and more information about the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. Scott Bremer (scott.bremer@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.

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.

Any queries or problems concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities e-mail: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

Reference number: 2018/11569

Application deadline: 4 November 2018

Read the job desrciption at the university homepage

About this job

  • Deadline
    Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    158590
  • Internal ID
    18/11568
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Permanent

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Post expires on Sunday November 4th, 2018

Postdoctoral position at the Department of Foreign Languages

University of Bergen

Department of Foreign Languages

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Postdoctoral position

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting 1 January 2019 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years

The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish Language and Latinamerican Studies. Teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics (http://www.uib.no/en/fremmedsprak). The postdoctoral postition is open for applicants from all these subject areas and disiplines, cross-disciplinary projects included.

The Department has slightly more than 50 permanent academic staff members, along with four post-docs, around twenty PhD candidates and eleven administrative members of staff.

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • The position as postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in one of the subject areas at the department or another relevant field, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application and it is a condition of appointment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • The applicant must provide a project proposal with a progress plan for the project’s main activities, and a plan for publishing results in recognized international channels.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.

In the assessment, the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and relevant experience, and to the project proposal. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience in communication/dissemination of research.

In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations, motivation and the applicant’s professional eligibility will also weigh in.

About postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions and the main goals of the positions are to qualify the successful candidate for academic top positions. The duration of the postdoctoral position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching, dissemination of results and administration.

Applicants shall put forward a proposal for a project for qualifying work. The proposal shall include a progress plan. It is a premise that the selected candidate will complete the project within the stipulated period of employment.

Candidates cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

The postdoctoral position demands that the applicant has his or her regular workplace at the University of Bergen, Department of Foreign Languages and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

We offer

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (Code 1352/Pay range 24) in the state salary scale, currently approx. NOK 514.800 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

How to apply

Applications must be sent electronically via the link on this site: “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The applicant must use the electronic CV-form, and the application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these must be the main supervisor for the PhD-thesis.
  • CV.
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and diploma for the PhD or documentation showing that the thesis has been submitted for assessment.
  • A short summary of the PhD-thesis (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages, excluding the bibliography).
  • A progress plan for the proposed project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Maximum 5 relevant academic publications.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Attachments can be either in Word of pdf-format.

General information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Research Coordinator Åsta Haukås at the Department, email asta.haukas@uib.no or telephone (+47) 55 58 24 88 or Research Advisor Jan A. Johansen, email jan.johansen@uib.no or telephone (+47) 55 58 93 78.

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. 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.

Further information about the appointment process here.

Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

 

Application deadline: 31 October 2018

Reference no: 18/10601

About this job

  • Deadline
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    157292
  • Internal ID
    18/10601
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

PhD position in mathematics (biomathematics)

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD position in mathematics (biomathematics)

At the Department of Mathematics there is a vacancy for a PhD position in biomathematics from December 2018. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with a possibility for a 4th year.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is intended to give promising candidates the opportunity to pursue advanced research leading to a doctoral degree within the field of biomathematics with specialization in one or more of the following subjects: medical image analysis, dynamical systems in biology and biological data analysis.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in pure or applied mathematics, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Knowledge about biology is an advantage but not required.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position

The fellowship will be either for A) a period of 3 years of research only, or B) 4 years including 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. Whether employment option A) or B) is chosen is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training

As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. 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 (IA enterprise)
  • good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master`s thesis has been submitted
  • relevant certificates/references
  • a 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.

General information

For further details about the position, please contact: Leader of Biomathematics Research Group Morten Brun, email: Morten.Brun@uib.no or Head of Department Sigmund Selberg, email: Sigmund.Selberg@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.

Further information about the employment process can be found here.

Apply for this job

About this job

  • Deadline
    Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    157122
  • Internal ID
    2018/4540
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018