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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology/Critical Heritage studies

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology/Critical Heritage studies

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Archaeology/Critical Heritage studies is available at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo. 

The doctoral fellowship is affiliated with the research project «Relics of Nature: An Archaeology of Natural Heritage in the High North», led by Associate Professor Þóra Pétursdóttir and funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Rooted in archaeology, critical heritage studies and environmental humanities, Relics of Nature explores understandings and manifestations of natural heritage, as well as relations between natural and cultural heritage. With special focus on the High North, and with case studies in Iceland and Svalbard/Northern Norway, a central concern is to scrutinize the values and preferences grounding definitions and management of natural heritage in the context of climate change. To what extent do we need to rethink the conceptual and material preferences associated with heritage landscapes? What do terms such as sustainability and environmental ethics imply in a changing Anthropocene world? And, how can natural heritage perform as a venue where concerns for the environment are shared and critically negotiated? The project will reach its objectives by combining empirical and theoretical approaches, fieldwork and conceptual analysis.

The PhD candidate will be part of the project‘s core team and will contribute to its chief objectives in collaboration with the team. The candidate should apply with their own project proposal and while open to the selected candidate to define, the proposed research project must correspond with the overall framework of Relics of Nature (in terms of thematic and northern focus).

More about the position

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu at the University of Oslo and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3
years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Archaeology or Heritage studies. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation.
  • The applicant’s ability to contribute to the main project.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame.
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training.
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

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How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Deadline: 1 September 2021
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in cognitive neuroscience is available as a part of the research project Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Human Auditory Predictions: From population- to single neuron recordings. The project is affiliated with RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior, and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology, and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

More about the position

The doctoral fellow will work on the project “Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Human Auditory Predictions: From population- to single neuron recordings”, and will have a primary affiliation with the Structure and cognition cluster at RITMO. The overarching aim of the project is to identify the neurophysiological basis of auditory predictions beyond “classical” auditory areas. We will record electrical signals directly from the brains of patients with epilepsy (implanted with electrodes for clinical reasons) while they listen to streams of regular sounds that are occasionally replaced by unexpected events. We aim to delineate how distinct brain areas play different roles and interact in encoding auditory regularities, predicting upcoming sounds, and detecting unexpected sounds or silences.

The work of the doctoral fellow will have a particular focus on the roles of hierarchically organized brain areas and the different frequencies of oscillations supporting their communication during the prediction of regularities of auditory stimuli. The interaction between attention and predictions will also be addressed.

In collaboration with interdisciplinary research staff, the doctoral fellow will develop a subproject that addresses core research

questions of the overarching project. She/he is expected to be involved in all aspects of the research, including experimental design, data collection, signal analysis, and publishing results related to the project aims. All applications must include a research outline.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery at Oslo University Hospital, Norway, the Department of Psychology/Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, USA, and the Neurosciences and Complex Systems Unit at El Cruce Hospital – CONICET, Argentina.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Social Sciences approved Ph.D. program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting February 1st, 2022. There might be a possibility to extend the appointment to 4 years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the Department of Psychology’s need for teaching, or the centre’s need for assistance.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent degree with a background in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, or related fields qualifying for admission to the Ph.D. program at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Experience and knowledge in two or more of the following: a) Cognitive models and brain structure/function, b) Cognitive experimental designs, c) Programming skills, d) Processing of electrophysiological data (event-related potentials and oscillatory activity), and e) Statistics
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English. Speaking a Scandinavian language is an advantage due to interaction with patients, but not a prerequisite
  • The candidate’s proposed research project must be closely connected to RITMO’s research profile
  • Experience with working across disciplines is an advantage

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO and the project
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out his/her research within an allotted time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to work independently, collaboration skills, and ability to join interdisciplinary communities
  • The applicant’s flexibility to deal with unexpected events

We offer

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, motivation for the position, and career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see the template for research outline)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. Please note that all documents must be in English and preferably in pdf format.

Educational certificates, master theses, and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, e-mail: a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22 85 44 89

HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, e-mail: h.k.sletner@hf.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme.

RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

Deadline: 1 September 2021
Unit: RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion
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Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Archaeology is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

Central Asia is a key route for ancient human expansion out of Africa, with early human migrants leaving behind stone tools in thick wind-blown dust (loess) deposits in Tajikistan, deposited over the last 2-3 million years. However, much remains unknown about the timing and environmental context associated with the first presence of modern humans and ancient hominins in Central Asia. This PhD scholarship is part of an exciting cross-disciplinary project, involving scientists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Tajikistan, that will answer questions such as when humans arrived in Central Asia and what environmental and climatic conditions were at the time. The PhD scholarship will likely involve extended stays at one or more of the partner institutions.

The PhD project will be positioned within the field of Environmental Archaeology, and will explore connections in the past between humans and their environments in Central Asia. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing soil and sediment samples from archaeological sites in Tajikistan using archaeometric tools such as stable isotope analysis and organic chemistry (e.g., coprostanols, bile acids), and inorganic chemistry (e.g., phosphate analysis). The project will be supervised by Professor David Wright and is funded by the Nordforsk Foundation, hosted at the University of Oslo. The candidate will be based in Oslo.

More about the position

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu at the University of Oslo and contribute to its development Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Archaeology, Geography or Geosciences. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Working knowledge of archaeological chemistry in relation to studying the formation of soils and sediments (geoarchaeology). Previous laboratory training or experience is desired.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The applicant’s background in relation to participating in fieldwork and independence in the laboratory analytical environment
  • The applicant’s interest in questions pertaining to human evolution, particularly in Out of Africa and/or in the formation of Central Asian landscapes
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Application deadline: 26th July 2021

Formal regulations

See regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Deadline: 26 July 2021
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday July 26th, 2021

PhD Research Fellowship in Security and Risk Management for 5G Networks

PhD Research Fellowship in Security and Risk Management for 5G Networks

About the position

A position as PhD Research Fellow is available at the Department of Informatics, the University of Oslo, to work on Security and Risk Management for 5G Networks, as part of the Raksha research project funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The scholarship period is 3 years devoted to PhD coursework and research training. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the 4-year position then entails a compulsory workload of 25% that may consist of teaching and supervision duties.

The starting date must be no later than 1 October 2021. Applicants who are currently working on their master’s degree have until 31 August 2021 to complete the final exam.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

Job description

The PhD project will focus on technologies for Cyber Security in general, with specific focus on Security and Risk Management for 5G Networks. Research project tasks will typically involve some of the following activities: theoretical modelling, development of prototype software tools, analysis and experimentation, writing of scientific publications, as well as some project management.

The PhD position is located at the Department of Informatics and specifically in the Research Group for Digital Security.

The PhD student will work in the context of the Digital-Security Group, and in particular as part of the Raksha project which is funded by RCN (the Research Council of Norway). The PhD-student will collaborate with the other project partners SINTEF, SimulaMet and USN (University of South-East Norway).

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Required qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in one or several of the following disciplines: Information/Cyber/Digital Security, Computer Science, Informatics, (Mobile) Communication Technology, Societal Security, Resilience and Risk Management.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 31 August, 2021 to complete the final exam.

Only candidates with citizenship from European, NATO and “Five Eyes” countries may apply for this position. The reason for this is that cyber security research may involve collaboration with defense and national security organizations where a security clearance may be needed.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Personal skills

The candidate must have excellent abilities to express herself/himself in English, both in writing and orally. It is expected that the candidate will be able to work independently, and within a relatively short time be able to take initiatives to make contacts and to collaborate with the national and international research community.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • A stimulating, flexible, and creative work environment in a research group with strong links both within academia and to industry
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma and transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Shortlisted applicants will be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For enquiries about this position please contact: Prof. Audun Jøsang, phone: +47 98431433, e-mail: josang@ifi.uio.no

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone:+47 22854272,
e-mail: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors..

Deadline: 4 July 2021
Unit: Department of Informatics
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Post expires on Sunday July 4th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow in language education related to LANGUAGES – Comparing language use across contexts

Postdoctoral fellow in language education related to LANGUAGES – Comparing language use across contexts

Job description

A position as postdoctoral fellow is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research. The position will be affiliated with the research project Comparing language use across contexts (LANGUAGES) funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2021–2025).

The position is a fulltime position for a period of 2 years devoted to research.

The main purpose of the fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

We invite interested applicants to an information meeting on 24 June 2021 at the University of Oslo. In the meeting, further information will be given about the LANGUAGES project, the available data, and the methods of analysis used in the project. Please register your participation HERE. You can also contact associate professor/project manager Lisbeth M. Brevik, l.m.brevik@ils.uio.

More about the position

LANGUAGES aims to investigate students’ language proficiency and classroom language instruction in Norway, France and the UK over time, within and across the school subjects English and French. The LANGUAGES research team comprises researchers at the University of Oslo, University of Bergen, École normale supérieure de Lyon, University of Exeter and University of Oxford. LANGUAGES will collect large-scale data (language tests, videos and surveys) and case study data (video-stimulated interviews and student texts) in secondary schools (age 14–15). It involves interdisciplinary research in English and French across the three countries. Applicants are expected to fit their proposed research project with the goal, methodology and overall design of the LANGUAGES project.

We ask for candidates that are interested in different theoretical approaches, frameworks and methodologies. The candidates will participate in data collection of language test data, classroom video data, student surveys and interviews from all three countries. The comparative subjects in focus will be English and French language education.

The post doc will work closely with the LANGUAGES team in the data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings, across languages and contexts. Experience with school research, classroom observation and use of observation protocols (e.g., PLATO), language tests, interviews, questionnaires, video- and/or audio-based research approaches will be an advantage. In addition, we welcome candidates with experience in coding of video data, and/or experience with quantitative analysis. Good oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are necessary. Communication skills in English and French are also required. Formal competence in both school subjects will also be an advantage. 

It is expected that the applicant is affiliated with the research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO).

For more information about the LANGUAGES project, please contact associate professor/project manager Lisbeth M. Brevik, l.m.brevik@ils.uio.no.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in English/English didactics, French/French didactics or language arts/language arts didactics, educational sciences and/or psychometrics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the application deadline. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language as well as in English and French
  • Project relevance to the LANGUAGES research ambition  

In the assessment of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The quality of the project description
  • The project’s contribution to the LANGUAGES research
  • Experience with school research, classroom observation and use of observation protocols (e.g., PLATO), language tests, interviews, questionnaires, video- and/or audio-based research approaches
  • The applicants’ academic and personal qualifications for conducting the project within the allotted time frame
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Good ability to collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community

We offer

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A stimulating and attractive working environment
  • A unique possibility to become a part of a wide Nordic/international network
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application
  • CV that also includes an overview of any previously published academic/scientific works
  • Certified copies of diplomas, grade transcripts and any other testimonials
  • Project description of 8-10 pages (cf. Guidance) and PhD thesis
  • Any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge.no.

The application must be written in English. 

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidate´s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries where English is not the official language must attach a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 unless they have a diploma from a university in an English-speaking country.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Associate professor Lisbeth M. Brevik

Professor Eva Thue Vold

Head of administration Astrid Waaler Kaas

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo.

ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway’s first Centre of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Equinor.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

Deadline: 12 July 2021
Unit: The Department of Teacher Education and School Research
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Post expires on Monday July 12th, 2021

PhD Research Fellow – Cancer Immunology

PhD Research Fellow – Cancer Immunology

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in Cancer Immunology is open at University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine. The fellow will be part of the Cell Signalling and Immune Regulation Group led by Prof. Kjetil Taskén located at Dept. of Cancer Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research (ICR), Oslo University Hospital – Radiumhospitalet. The fellowship period is three years.

A main focus of the group is to understand tumor immune evasion mechanisms, and how we can interfere to boost anti-tumor immunity. We want to define future precision immune oncology strategies. We also work with signaling networks, anchoring and localization of signaling complexes and their drug targeting. Lastly, we work with cancer drug sensitivity screening to explore individual drug responsiveness and resistance patterns in patient cancer cells and for use in precision cancer medicine (PCM) in oncology and hematology. The enthusiastic research team of approx. 20 people is highly international and conducts research in close collaboration with international collaborators.

Read more about the group here: https://www.ous-research.no/kt/

And see a short or long Youtube-video about the work environment at the ICR here: https://www.ous-research.no/institute/

More about the position

The PhD project will involve carrying out parts of a project entitled Blocking regulatory T cells to restore immune function funded by the Research Council of Norway as part of the group’s research programme to understand tumor immune evasion mechanisms by regulatory T cells and other suppressors. We want to devise strategies to block immune evasion and explore new immune oncology approaches, and the PhD project will be specified depending on qualifications and interests.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Medicine’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

For more information, please visit https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS, minimum grade B on ECTS grading scale) in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, or equivalent or alternatively, an MD degree.
  • Candidates with hand-on experience in cellular and/or molecular immunological techniques, or in chemical biology including e.g. cell culture, flow cytometry, retroviral transductions, gene editing and transfections, drug screening/assay development will be prioritized.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Personal skills

The candidate should be highly motivated and dedicated and possess excellent team working and communications skills.

We offer

  • A dynamic and stimulating scientific environment in a young, enthusiastic and motivated team of immunologists, biologists and MDs. The Institute of Cancer Research is at the international forefront and houses top modern (2009) and excellent lab facilities with a wide range of core facilities (animal, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genomics and bioinformatics, MR, drug screening, mass spec etc) locally or at the Rikshospitalet and UiO sites.
  • Salary NOK 491 200 – NOK 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017).
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link: “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Kjetil Taskén, e-mail: kjetil.tasken@medisin.uio.no

Senior HR Adviser Thoril Kristiansen, email: thoril.kristiansen@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline: 29 June 2021
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in clinical microbiota research on patients with acute myocardial infarction

PhD Research Fellow in clinical microbiota research on patients with acute myocardial infarction

Job description

One position is available as PhD – a 3 year engagement – affiliated at Institute of Clinical Medicine, University Of Oslo – funded by a prestigious grant from the Research Council of Norway.

We are seeking a skilled and ambitious co-worker to take on a challenging project funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), “Targeting the Gut-Heart axis”, which focuses on the role of gut microbial functions in heart failure and acute coronary syndromes. In the present project, we will hire a PhD candidate with background from clinical cardiology, in order to recruit patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), and follow the patients for three months, with fecal samples, blood samples, clinical evaluation and echocardiography. The aim is to define microbiota signatures during acute coronary syndromes, and investigate whether such signatures are associated with infarct size, inflammation and development of myocardial dysfunction post-MI. In addition to this study, the candidate will take part in laboratory analyses on microbiota-related soluble markers on existing cohorts of acute coronary syndromes in an expert laboratory environment.

Qualification requirements

  • MD with clinical background from acute cardiology
  • Applicants must be familiar with echocardiography, preferably also in research
  • Experience with clinical research is an advantage

Personal skills

  • High working capacity and productivity
  • Strong motivation
  • Excellent writing and oral communication in Norwegian and English

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized and taken into account.

We offer

  •  Salary NOK 491 20- 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as PhD candidate (position code 1017)
  • A friendly and professional working environment located at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål with other PhD candidates working in the same or associated scientific field  https://ous-research.no/clinicalheartresearch/
  • Pension arrangement and other welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter
  • A one-page statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, position, clinical and academic work, clinical skills and a list of scientific publications)
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Marius Trøseid, Project leader: Marius.troseid@medisin.uio.no ;  Tel. +47 92440240

For further info about the research environment please see:

Sigrun Halvorsen (Sigrun Halvorsen – Institutt for klinisk medisin (uio.no))

Ingebjørg Seljeflot (https://ous-research.no/clinicalheartresearch/

Marius Trøseid group (https://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/groups/clinical-microbiology-microbiota-medicine/index.html)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

The Division of Medicine covers most internal medicine subspecialisations. The research activities range from epidemiological studies and large clinical intervention studies to translational research and more limited clinical studies in an early phase. For more information:

Division of Medicine – Institute of Clinical Medicine (uio.no)

Deadline: 30 June 2021
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellow

Doctoral Research Fellow

Transcendence and Sustainability: Asian Visions With Global Promise

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in environmental humanities is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The fellowship is part of the research project Transcendence and Sustainability: Asian Visions with Global Promise. The project currently engages 13 junior and senior scholars based in Norway, China and India, and is financed by the Research Council from 2021-2027. Transsustain explores spiritually and religiously inspired environmental movements in Asia. It is largely based on fieldwork studies of selected cases that may exemplify how religious and spiritual practices and beliefs are put in motion to mobilize people’s active involvement in addressing and solving problems of environmental degradation or climate change.

The new doctoral research fellow will carry out an individual sub-project as part of the larger Transsustain team in the context of Vietnam. Vietnam is of particular interest to Transsustain  because it has a political system that is comparable to China’s but has kept a much more open attitude towards religious practices. It is heavily influenced by climate change and has seen a surge of environmental activities among various religious groups, connected to temples, indigenous peoples, etc. The doctoral candidate should formulate and implement an individual project based on   fieldwork in one or several sites in Vietnam, focusing on one or several spiritually inspired environmental movements. The candidate will join the Transsustain team and engage in general theoretical and methodological discussions, share findings and experiences from fieldwork, engage in joint publications in the team, etc. Other members of Transsustain are doing anthropological fieldwork in China, Taiwan and India and the candidate must therefore rely entirely on his/her own connections in Vietnam to ensure that fieldwork is possible.

The position is defined within the broader interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities and while based at the Department of IKOS, the candidate will also be affiliated with the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.

The person appointed will further be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized PhD research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis (preferably article based) that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion  Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in one of the social sciences or humanities. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Vietnamese
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with ethnographic or other forms of social science fieldwork in Vietnam
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit and research-related relevance to the Transsustain project
  • The applicant’s ability to gain access to doing the necessary fieldwork in Vietnam
  • The applicant’s academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to take part in the interdisciplinary academic communities of Transsustain and Oslo School of Environmental Humanities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

For questions about the position:
Professor and PI of Transsustain: Mette Halskov Hansen

For questions on how to apply:
HR-Officer Steffen Remvik

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Deadline: 1 September 2021
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in History

Doctoral Research Fellowship in History

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in History is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo. 

The position is associated to the project ClimateCultures: Socionatural entanglements in Little Ice Age in Norway (1500-1800), financed by the Norwegian Research Council (grant number 315441). It asks: what happened the last time Nordic societies encountered rapid climate change? How did climate and culture interact during this Little Ice Age? The interdisciplinary project brings together historians, climatologists, and museum practitioners. It connects the ‘archives of society’ (historical documents/objects) with the ‘archives of nature’ (tree-rings/ice-cores) and disseminates its findings in partnership with museums and Oslo’s new Klimahuset.

The doctoral research fellowship at the University of Oslo will focus on the historical part of the research. The successful candidate needs to research societal responses in Norway to the Little Ice Age (1500-1800). The work must be based on historical sources and objects from archives, libraries, and museums in the Nordic countries. The project should draw on the approaches of environmental history, historical climatology and material culture studies. Particular attention should be payed to extreme events (such as the 1630s, 1740s or 1770s).

The researcher will be expected to cooperate closely with the other participants in the project. This includes participation in meetings, workshops and conferences. The researcher will be based in Oslo with an expected start date of January 2022.

More about the position

The person appointed will be part of the Faculty’s organized research training and the Norwegian Graduate School in History. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3
years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

 

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in history or a related discipline. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language and English, see Language requirements.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame.
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training.
  • Experience in working with historical source material from archives, libraries or museums
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements
  • Up to 5 pieces of academic writing (including the MA thesis)
  • A provisional project description (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters) that connects the candidate’s academic interests to the research project described above. See Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Deadline: 15 August 2021
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
Campus:
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Ph.D. Fellow in Developmental Psychology

Ph.D. Fellow in Developmental Psychology

University of Oslo, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology,  Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP)

Job description

An open Ph.D. Fellow position in developmental psychology is announced at the Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP). The HUP Section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology. The HUP Section is divided into three Units: Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality Psychology and has a joint venture with the Promenta research Centre. The HUP Section has currently around 70 national and international permanent and non-permanent staff (circa 60% women, more than 20 different mother tongues). The Developmental Psychology Unit includes half-dozen of permanent academic staff (University Lecturer, Associate Professors and Professors) and several Associate Professor 20%, Researchers, Ph.D. and Post-Doc fellows.

The research domain of the position is open within the field of developmental psychology[1] providing that the main supervisor of the research project of the Ph.D. fellow is a member of the Developmental Psychology Unit (i.e. applicants should be in contact with one of the members of Unit to explore specific research collaborations before submitting their application). The position will offer opportunities to develop high-quality research competence within the field of developmental psychology, to work with experts in the field and to develop international collaborations.

The Ph.D. fellow must take part in the Ph.D. program approved by the Department of Psychology and is expected to complete her/his Ph.D. research project in the course of the period of employment.

The main goal of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.D. degree. For more information, see the following website: Doctoral degree: PhD in Social Science – Faculty of Social Sciences (uio.no)

The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of three or four years depending on the competence of the successful applicant and the teaching and administrative needs of the HUP Section. For a four-year appointment, teaching and administrative duties make up to 25% (lecture, seminar, supervision, exams, administration for the Section, etc.).

[1] Developmental Psychology might be defined as the study of the nature, causes and consequences of changes over time of psychological phenomena (cognitive, affective, social, linguistic, moral, aesthetical, etc.) by the mean of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master degree in psychology or equivalent (120 ECTS). The Master degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Normally, a minimum grade C (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent is required. A Master degree in developmental psychology or equivalent will be considered as an advantage.
  • Applicants must provide a Research project with the field of developmental psychology of max. 5 pages or 20 000 characters with spaces (excluding the list of references). The proposal should include the following sections: (i) background (including scientific originality and interest), (ii) objectives, (iii) implications (scientific and social), (iv) method, (v) plan, (vi) feasibility (including risk factors), ethical and open science considerations, (vii) budget, and (viii) the applicant’s contribution to the realization of the project. The name of the supervisor(s) has to be clearly reported at the beginning of the research project (the main supervisor has to be a member of the Developmental Psychology Unit of the HUP Section).
  • Applicants must provide an Authorship declaration where they answer to the following questions: What is your independent contribution to the conception and writing of each of the different sections of your research project (i.e. section i to viii)? If you are not the sole author of your research project then who is/are the other co-author(s) (title, name, affiliation, e-mail) and what is her/his/their contribution to the conception and writing of each of the different sections of your research project (i.e. section i to viii)? The applicants must be the main author of their research project in line with the recommendations from the “Vancouver Declaration” (https://www.forskningsetikk.no/en/resources/the-research-ethics-library/legal-statutes-and-guidelines/the-vancouver-recommendations/). This authorship declaration has to be signed and dated by the applicant and any other co-author(s).
  • Applicants must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, and be highly motivated.
  • Previous quantitative and/or qualitative empirical research competence and experience will be considered as an advantage (e.g. as research assistant). If such competence and experience are within the field of developmental psychology or equivalent, that will be also considered as an advantage.
  • Previous undergraduate and/or graduate teaching competence and experience, in situ and digital will be considered as an advantage (e.g. as teaching assistant). If such competence and experience are within the field of developmental psychology or equivalent, that will be also considered as an advantage.

In addition to the (a) educational background (i.e. master degree or equivalent), (b) the developmental psychology nature of the research project, (c) the main authorship of the research project, and (d) the affiliation of the main supervisor to the Developmental Psychology Unit of the HUP Section (necessary conditions), emphasis will be placed on the following criteria in the succeeding order to evaluate the applications: (1) research project quality (i.e. scientific originality and interest, methodological correctness, ethical appropriateness, feasibility and risk factors, social implications, open science compatibility), (2) English proficiency, motivation and personal suitability and qualifications, (3) previous empirical research competence and experience, and (4) previous teaching competence and experience. Academic achievements will be weighed against career stage and adjusted for parental or sick leaves. Interviews with the best qualified applicants might be arranged.

We offer

  • salary NOK 482 200 – 526 000 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, position code 1017.
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Letter of application explaining the motivation for applying and how the applicant’s qualifications are relevant for the position, as well as any other relevant information.
  • A research project (see Requirements section for guidelines)
  • A signed and dated Authorship declaration (see Requirements section for guidelines)
  • A CV summarizing personal information, educations, positions, research records, teaching records, and any other qualifying information.
  • A complete list of scientific publications and communications (including knowledge dissemination).
  • Copies of educational certificates in English or in one of the Scandinavian languages (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of three references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (with the exception of the educational certificates which might also be also in one of the Scandinavian languages).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Head of Section: Francisco Pons (francisco.pons@psykologi.uio.no)

Senior HR Officer: Linn Berg Salvesen (l.b.salvesen@psykologi.uio.no)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 31 July 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Ph.D. Fellow in Personality Psychology

Ph.D. Fellow in Personality Psychology

University of Oslo, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology,  Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP)

Job description

An open Ph.D. Fellow position in personality psychology is announced at the Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP). The HUP Section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology. The HUP Section is divided into three Units: Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality Psychology and has a joint venture with the Promenta research Centre. The HUP Section has currently around 70 national and international permanent and non-permanent staff (circa 60% women, more than 20 different mother tongues). The Personality Psychology Unit includes half-dozen of permanent academic staff (Associate Professors and Professors) and several Adjunct Associate and Full Professors, Ph.D. and Post-Doc fellows.

The Ph.D. fellow will work on a new project led by Associate Professor Cato Grønnerød called “Personality and Distress” which will look at the connections between feigning (simulation/defensiveness), personality and mental disorders in adults. Data collection will be done with newly translated and established self-report methods, and will also include the collection of normative data. The Ph.d. fellow will be given the freedom to formulate specific issues within the framework of the project and will help to build up the project. Applicants should contact Cato Grønnerød to explore specific research collaborations before submitting their application. The position will offer opportunities to develop high-quality research competence within the field of personality and personality assessment, to work with experts in the field and to develop international collaborations.

The Ph.D. fellow must take part in the Ph.D. program approved by the Department of Psychology and is expected to complete her/his Ph.D. research proposal in the course of the period of employment.

The main goal of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.D. degree. For more information, see the following website: Doctoral degree: PhD in Social Science – Faculty of Social Sciences (uio.no)

The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of three or four years depending on the competence of the successful applicant and the teaching and administrative needs of the HUP Section. For a four-year appointment, teaching and administrative duties make up to 25% (lecture, seminar, supervision, exams, administration for the Section, etc.).

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Cand.psychol., Master in Psychology or equivalent. The degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Normally, a minimum grade C (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent is required. A thesis in personality psychology or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • Applicants must provide a Research proposal related to Cato Grønnerød’s “Personality and Distress” project of max. 5 pages or 20 000 characters with spaces (excluding the list of references). The proposal should include the following sections: (i) background (including scientific originality and interest, and relevance for the project “Personality and Distress”), (ii) objectives, (iii) implications (scientific, clinical and social), (iv) method, (v) plan, (vi) feasibility (including risk factors), ethical and open science considerations, (vii) budget, and (viii) the applicant’s contribution to the realization of the proposal. The name of the main supervisor and of any co-supervisor(s) has to be clearly reported at the beginning of the research proposal.
  • Applicants must provide an Authorship declaration where they answer to the following questions: What is your independent contribution to the conception and writing of each of the different sections of your research proposal (i.e. section i to viii)? If you are not the sole author of your research proposal then who is/are the other co-author(s) (title, name, affiliation, e-mail) and what is her/his/their contribution to the conception and writing of each of the different sections of your research proposal (i.e. section i to viii)? The applicants must be the main author of their research proposal in line with the recommendations from the “Vancouver Declaration” (https://www.forskningsetikk.no/en/resources/the-research-ethics-library/legal-statutes-and-guidelines/the-vancouver-recommendations/). This authorship declaration has to be signed and dated by the applicant and any other co-author(s) of the research proposal.
  • Applicants must have fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian as the project “Personality and Distress” involves translation work and requires a good capacity to understand, read, speak and write Norwegian.
  • Applicants must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, be curious and open about the fields of personality psychology and mental health, and be highly motivated and dedicated researcher.
  • The following qualifications would be an advantage: knowledge in personality and mental health research, experience in personality assessment, knowledge in research methods, experience in data collection and statistical analysis, as well as knowledge of the Norwegian health care system that can contribute to the recruitment of participants.
  • Previous undergraduate and/or graduate teaching competence and experience, in situ and digital would be an advantage (e.g. as teaching assistant). If such competence and experience are within the field of personality, personality assessment or equivalent, that would be an advantage.

In addition to the (a) educational background (i.e. Norwegian Cand.psychol, Master in Psychology or equivalent), (b) the relevance of the research proposal for the project “Personality and Distress”, and (c) the main authorship of the research proposal, emphasis will be placed on the following criteria in the succeeding order to evaluate the applications: (1) research proposal quality (i.e. scientific originality and interest, relevance for the project “Personality and Distress”, methodological correctness, ethical appropriateness, feasibility and risk factors, social and clinical implications, open science compatibility), (2) Norwegian and English proficiency, (3) motivation and personal suitability and qualifications, (4) previous empirical research competence and experience in the fields of personality psychology and mental health, and knowledge of the Norwegian health care system, and (5) previous teaching competence and experience. Academic achievements will be weighed against career stage and adjusted for parental or sick leaves. Interviews with the best qualified applicants might be arranged.

We offer

  • salary NOK 482 200 – 526 000 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, position code 1017.
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Letter of application explaining the motivation for applying and how the applicant’s qualifications are relevant for the position, as well as any other relevant information.
  • A research project (see Requirements section for guidelines)
  • A signed and dated Authorship declaration (see Requirements section for guidelines)
  • A CV summarizing personal information, educations, positions, research records, teaching records, and any other qualifying information.
  • A complete list of scientific publications and communications (including knowledge dissemination).
  • Copies of educational certificates in English or in one of the Scandinavian languages (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of three references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (with the exception of the educational certificates which might also be also in one of the Scandinavian languages).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Head of Section: Francisco Pons (francisco.pons@psykologi.uio.no)

Senior HR Officer: Linn Berg Salvesen (l.b.salvesen@psykologi.uio.no)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 31 July 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
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Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352 ) on Democratic Erosion and Autocratic Politics

Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352 ) on Democratic Erosion and Autocratic Politics

Job description

The Department of Political Science wants to recruit an excellent social scientist with a background from Political Science or closely related fields. The successful applicant will work full time as a Postdoctoral Fellow on two separate projects. More specifically, the successful applicant will contribute to and divide her/his research time evenly between the following two research projects: ‘When will citizens defend democracy?’ (DefDem; PI: Sirianne Dahlum) and ‘Policies of Dictatorships’ (PoD; PI: Carl Henrik Knutsen). Both projects are funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The appointments is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years with a 25% requirement for teaching. This means that 75 % of the working time over four years is devoted to research; 37.5% of the total time is thus dedicated to DefDem and 37.5% to PoD.

More about the position

DefDem will investigate citizens’ evaluation of and reactions to democratic erosion and elite violations of democratic norms. The project develops research designs to assess and explain citizens’ commitments to democracy in eroding and currently stable democracies, drawing on a combination of survey/lab experiments and event data on mass protest and democratic erosion.

PoD will investigate contents of policies pursued in dictatorships and consider the origins and effects of such policies on regime stability and change. Specifically, it covers three areas: 1. strategies for repressing domestic actors; 2. security policies and decisions on interstate war; 3. cooptation policies in the areas of construction, higher education, and social policies.

DefDem runs from 2021-2025 and PoD from 2020-2025. Both projects will be part of the Department’s internationally leading research group on Comparative Institutions and Regimes (CIR). We strongly encourage applicants to read the two project proposals: DefDem proposal; PoD proposal.

Key responsibilities 

  • The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the core activities of both projects.
  • As part of the DefDem project, the candidate is expected to contribute to developing, designing and conducting survey and lab experiments.
  • As part of the PoD project, the candidate is expected to contribute to data collection and research on at least one of the three policy areas listed above.

The intention is to recruit the person that has the best prospects for contributing to the two projects’ research outputs by publishing research of the highest quality over the coming 4-year period.

In assessing the applications, emphasis will be placed on the quality of academic work (including any top publication), excellence of relevant research skills and the quality of the research proposal.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. The appointed postdoctoral fellows are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period.

Formal qualifications

  • A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment.
  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Political Science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post.
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their PhD degree, the Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline (23.06.2021). Such applicants should note the date of submission of their PhD in the cover letter.  Appointment is dependent on successful completion of the public defense of the doctoral thesis.
  • Other qualifications criteria’s
  • English language skills
  • Documented teaching experience and skills

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications and the project plan. In addition, personal suitability and motivation are considered.

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1352 postdoktor”, pay grade 59-67, NOK 526 000–608 200 per year (approx. 52 000 – 61 000 Euro)
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 45 000 per year). Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare
  • Postdocs are expected to acquire pedagogical competency
  • Female postdocs can take part in the UiO Mentor program for female postdocs

 

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages, including statement of motivation and research interests, and a brief summary of the doctoral dissertation)
  • A research proposal (maximum 3000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research themes, main research questions, theoretical approach, methodology, and a publication plan. The proposal should also be explicit in how the proposed research ideas contribute to each of the two projects
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best academic analysis to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, the applicant’s individual contribution must be clarified and confirmed by co-authors.
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters not needed.

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

The application deadline is 23.06.2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. Expected starting month is October 2021 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

We aim to increase the diversity of backgrounds in our staff, and we especially encourage female researchers to apply.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25, of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Principal Investigators, Sirianne Dahlum and Carl Henrik Knutsen

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department currently has 39 permanent academic staff members, 18 research fellows conducting PhDs, 16 postdoctoral fellows and 12 administrative employees. About 1500 students are currently enrolled at the BA, MA and PhD levels. In addition to political science, the department has interdisciplinary study programs in International Studies, Public Administration and Leadership and a master’s program in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department hosts the interdisciplinary Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) and has research groups in several sub-fields of political science (e.g. comparative institutions and regimes; policy, bureaucracy, and organization; politics of energy and climate; nuclear weapons).

Deadline: 23 June 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy

Dynamic Territory: A Normative Framework for Territory in the Post-Holocene (DynamiTE), Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

Job description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the European Research Council and is associated with the project Dynamic Territory: A Normative Framework for Territory in the Post-Holocene (grant agreement number 948964). 

More about the position

The successful candidate will examine the dynamics of territorial occupation and territorial displacement in the context of climate change, with a focus in peasant and indigenous communities affected by drought and crop failure. Candidates are expected to deliver a project proposal showing how it will contribute to Dynamic Territory’s research plan.

Among the questions to be explored by the postdoctoral fellow are: What are the territorial strategies being used by peasant and indigenous communities affected by changed climatic patterns? How to think of the distribution of land and natural resources in agricultural territories that are or will be affected by desertification? What role are indigenous communities playing in the conservation of Global Systemic Resources and what role should they play in their governance? For more detailed information on Work Package 3, directly connected to this position, check the project’s website.

The research will apply methodology from the fields of philosophy, political theory, geography, or a relevant related discipline (e.g. anthropology, environmental history). Preference will be given to applicants with an interdisciplinary background in the above-mentioned fields. The successful candidate is expected to produce at least 4 peer-reviewed articles during the three-year period.

The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to be based in Oslo during the project period, starting the 1st of January 2022. They will actively collaborate with the project’s team, and participate in the Practical Philosophy Group and other departmental activities.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in philosophy, political theory, geography or a relevant related discipline (e.g. anthropology, environmental history), or PhD with an interdisciplinary profile in some of the above-mentioned disciplines.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to Work Package 3 of Dynamic Territory.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The research project’s scientific merit and novelty, and its relevance for Work Package 3 of Dynamic Territory.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame.
  • The interdisciplinary background of the candidate and/or their willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research.
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Project proposal (maximum 3 pages) showing how it will contribute to Dynamic Territory’s research plan, and a time schedule for the planned work. It is expected that the applicant will produce at least four peer-reviewed articles during the period of appointment.
  • CV in English (maximum 2 pages), summarizing education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities.
  • Complete list of published and unpublished works. If a co-authored work is included, the applicant’s role must be made clear.
  • Copies of grades and transcripts. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
  • A sample of published or unpublished academic work that the applicant regards relevant for the position (max 40 pages). If the publications are co-authored, the applicant’s role must be documented with a coauthor declaration.
  • Names and contact details of three references.

The doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

Contact information

For questions about the position:
Professor and PI Alejandra Mancilla, e-mail: alejandra.mancilla@ifikk.uio.no 

For questions about how to apply: 
HR Adviser Julie Tøllefsen

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.

Deadline: 15 August 2021
Unit: Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Campus:
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Postdoctoral fellowship on Innovation and Sustainability Transitions

Postdoctoral fellowship on Innovation and Sustainability Transitions

Description of the position

We offer a 3-year postdoctoral positon to work in the Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Studies (NTRANS). NTRANS is an 8-year research center for environmental-friendly energy funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The postdoc will work within Research Area 2 entitled “Accelerating the Energy Transition”. It explores different aspects of accelerating transitions organized around 3 work packages (WPs) including understanding the pace of diffusion of key zero-emission innovations (WP1), augmenting resource mobilization for energy transition e.g. via incumbent firm reorientation and change in the financial sector, and whether and how transformative innovation policy can accelerate transition processes across multiple sectors in parallel (WP3). We expect applicants to develop and submit their own tentative postdoc research project and plan by building on and possibly extending elements of Research Area 2, for further information follow this link.

Qualification requirements

The candidates will have to fulfill the following criteria:

  • A PhD degree in a social science discipline, with relevance for the area of innovation studies (innovation studies, sustainability transitions studies, management studies, sociology, economics, etc.)
  • Only candidates that have submitted their PhD before the closing date for this position can apply. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant theories and methods for studies of innovation and sustainability transitions is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is an advantage but not strictly necessary. High-level proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
  • The ability to perform high impact academic work, demonstrated by previous publications in relevant journals, will be positive.

It is expected that the applicants have reviewed the project description for NTRANS, and can describe how their research will contribute to the work and the goals set for the Center. The full project description is available on TIK’s website NTRANS – The Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Studies – TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (uio.no).

It is expected that the successful candidate participate actively in the NTRANS project group at the University of Oslo, and contribute to a high standard of collegiality in the project group and the TIK Centre’s working environment. Residence in or close to Oslo is thus preferable.

In assessing applicants, we will emphasize each candidates’ academic background and potential, as well as motivation and match with the project. 

We offer

  • Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A pleasant and stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits, including possibilities for University’s kindergarten and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include, preferably in PDF-format

  • An application letter
  • A project description that explains how the applicant would mobilize theoretical perspectives and empirical strategies to carry out the work. The text should link to NTRANS project description, and explain how this position will contribute to it, and to the broader literature on sustainability transitions (maximum 5 pages)
  • A detailed academic CV listing education, prior employment, academic experience, other relevant experiences and qualifications, detailed list of publications
  • Up to three publications that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Jobbnorge, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture is a cross disciplinary unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. TIK is home to 40 staff members working in research, education and research communication in innovation and science and technology studies (STS). A major part of TIK’s activity is externally funded research. TIK also offers postgraduate education; a PhD-programme and two Master programmes. The Centre also hosts OSIRIS – Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science.

Deadline: 30 June 2021
Unit: TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
Campus:
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PhD Candidate (COMPLEX project)

PhD Candidate (COMPLEX project)

Job description

ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications for a 3-year research fellowship as PhD candidate (SKO 1017) within the field of public administration / European studies. The position is part of the research project «European Integration and National Law: A theory of administrative behaviour in complex institutional settings» (COMPLEX), led by professor Erik O. Eriksen at ARENA.

ARENA is a multidisciplinary research centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. The centre promotes theoretically oriented, empirically informed studies seeking to analyse the dynamics of the evolving European systems of governance. It is renowned for its cutting edge research on the transformation of Europe, and coordinates and participates in numerous international research projects and networks, mainly funded by European and Norwegian research programmes. Its international staff is conducive to a vibrant and integrated research community, where the working language is English. More information about ARENA is available at www.arena.uio.no

More on the position

The position is part of the research project «European Integration and National Law: A theory of administrative behaviour in complex institutional settings» (COMPLEX) which is financed by the Research Council of Norway. COMPLEX studies administrative decision-making in the European multilevel constellation. The Commission does not have its own agencies at the national level but it works closely with independent national agencies (directorates and supervisory authorities), often bypassing national ministries. These agencies are then double hatted: they serve their respective national ministries, and are at the same time part of the multilevel EU administration. The project investigates how these bodies interpret and practice EU’s secondary laws. Sometimes they make mistakes. The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, NAV, for example, is embroiled in an ongoing controversy. Due to NAV’s allegedly incorrect interpretation of EU rules, a number of benefit recipients were wrongly convicted of fraud. The empirical focus in the project is on the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet), the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet), and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). The PhD fellow will be part of a research group led by Erik O. Eriksen at ARENA Centre for European Studies. More information about the project is available here.

More details

The fellowship is for a period of three years. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of up to 25% duty work / teaching, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the centre and the faculty.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. The position will start in January 2022 (or a mutally agreed-upon date).

The candidate shall be expected to participate in ongoing research at ARENA, aiming at high quality international publications. ARENA is an integrated research centre, and it is therefore presupposed that the candidate takes an active part in the relevant research group and collaborates with other researchers at ARENA. The research fellow will be fully integrated in ARENA’s research activities and its international networks.

The position requires that the person who is employed participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme), and that their work results in a doctorate within the set fellowship period. The successful applicant will automatically be admitted to this PhD programme.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or law (which meets the requirements of enrolment in the PhD-programme) before taking up the post
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their Master’s degree, the Master’s thesis must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline (1 September 2021). Such applicants should note the date of submission of their Master’s degree in the cover letter. Appointment is dependent on the master thesis being approved
  • Knowledge of administrative law would be preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative analysis, and/or qualitative analysis is an advantage
  • Ambitions for high-quality research
  • Interest in the project’s and ARENA’s research fields
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

In assessing the candidates, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality and relevance of the project proposal, academic qualifications, as well as command of English. Finally, personal suitability and motivation for the position will be taken into consideration. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 482 200 – 526 000 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Opportunity to participate at international conferences and workshops
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare.

How to apply

The online application must include:

  • A cover letter (max. 2 pages) including statement of motivation
  • A project proposal (max. 3 pages),  containing description of the theme, problem formulation, research approach, case selection and a tentative progress plan
  • A CV summarizing education, any academic employment or other qualifying activities and publications you may have. The period of enrolment (admission – completion) in the candidate’s master study programme must be specified
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts from university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma or documentation of thesis submission
  • Up to two publications (e.g. master’s thesis or published articles). Please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading such documents in the application portal. These must therefore be uploaded as separate “Attachments”
  • Names and contact details of two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number). Reference letters are not needed.

The application and all supporting documents must be must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. International applicants are advised to attach an official explanation of their University’s grading system, translated into ECTS. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

 

Contact information

Professor and project leader Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Administrative director Ida Hjelmesæth

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a research centre under the Faculty of Social Sciences. ARENA promotes theoretically oriented, empirically informed studies analysing the dynamics of the evolving European political order. The research at ARENA is multidisciplinary and is organised along four key dimensions: A European democratic order; the EU’s executive order; expertise and knowledge in the EU; and European foreign and security policy. ARENA hosts several nationally and internationally funded research projects and is engaged in a series of international networks.

Deadline: 1 September 2021
Unit: ARENA Centre for European Studies
Campus:
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Post-doctoral fellow (COMPLEX project)

Post-doctoral fellow (COMPLEX project)

Job description

ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications to fill a vacancy for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship (SKO 1352) within the field of public administration / European studies. The position is part of the research project «European Integration and National Law: A theory of administrative behaviour in complex institutional settings» (COMPLEX).

ARENA is a multidisciplinary research centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. The centre promotes theoretically oriented, empirically informed studies seeking to analyse the dynamics of the evolving European systems of governance. It is renowned for its cutting edge research on the transformation of Europe, and coordinates and participates in numerous international research projects and networks, mainly funded by European and Norwegian research programmes. Its international staff is conducive to a vibrant and integrated research community, where the working language is English. More information about ARENA is available at www.arena.uio.no

More about the position

The appointment is for the duration of two years with no teaching obligations. The proposed starting date is 1 January 2022. The position is part of the research project «European Integration and National Law: A theory of administrative behaviour in complex institutional settings» (COMPLEX) which is financed by the Research Council of Norway. COMPLEX studies administrative bodies such as the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet), the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet), and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV).  The Commission does not have its own agencies at the national level but it works closely with independent national agencies (directorates and supervisory authorities), often bypassing national ministries. These agencies are then double hatted: they serve their respective national ministries, and are at the same time part of the multilevel EU administration. The project analyses how these bodies interpret and practice EU’s secondary laws. The project will conduct vignette experiments of regulatory scenarios that the post-doctoral fellow will be in charge of, including a multi-factorial survey experiment that tracks the evaluations of upper level management.

More details

The post-doctoral fellow will be part of the research group led by Erik O. Eriksen at ARENA Centre for European Studies. The fellow will be expected to actively contribute to the research agenda and the research environment of the COMPLEX project and ARENA. More information about the project is available here.

The fellowship’s main purpose is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in Political Science / European studies before taking up the post

  • Previous research on and familiarity with one or more of the topics covered by the project is an advantage

  • Skills in quantitative methodology and in conducting surveys and vignette experiments would be an advantage

  • Ambitions for high-quality research

  • Interest in the project’s and ARENA’s research fields

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment, and particular emphasis will be placed upon the candidate’s methodological qualifications that are relevant to the project. Personal suitability, motivation and willingness to cooperate will be taken into consideration. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer

  • Salary of NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as post-doctoral fellow (position code SKO 1352) 
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the University’s day care)
  • Access to pedagogical courses offered at faculty/university level
  • Female post-docs can take part in UiO’s Mentoring programme.

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (max. 2 pages), including statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (max. 3 pages). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, theoretical approach, methodology and how the research contributes to the project’s research agenda
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best publication to date preferably a single-authored article published in an international journal
  • Names and contact details for 3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters are not needed.

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Professor and project leader Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Administrative director Ida Hjelmesæth

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a research centre under the Faculty of Social Sciences. ARENA promotes theoretically oriented, empirically informed studies analysing the dynamics of the evolving European political order. The research at ARENA is multidisciplinary and is organised along four key dimensions: A European democratic order; the EU’s executive order; expertise and knowledge in the EU; and European foreign and security policy. ARENA hosts several nationally and internationally funded research projects and is engaged in a series of international networks.

Deadline: 15 September 2021
Unit: ARENA Centre for European Studies
Campus:
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Researcher within Literature, Cognition and Emotion

Researcher within Literature, Cognition and Emotion

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

Job description

A temporary Researcher position (SKO 1109) for 3 years is available at the Department of Literature, European Languages and Area Studies, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with “Literature, Cognition and Emotions” (LCE), a strategic research and teaching priority at the Faculty of Humanities. LCE is an interdisciplinary hub, connecting literary studies, linguistics and psychology in shared research and teaching. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research environment with numerous ongoing research activities, postdoctoral and doctoral projects. The candidate will be expected to contribute with a research project of their own design, to participate actively and regularly in reading group meetings, guest lectures and other LCE events, and to engage in the group’s on-going development of proposals for external funding.

We seek applicants with a strong research track-record who will support and complement the existing expertise in the LCE group. The candidate is expected to contribute to the group’s outreach and public engagement activities, and to assist with the planning of guest lectures, reading group sessions, etc.

In the application, the candidate is expected to present a research project on the interaction between literary texts and processes in authors’ and/or readers’ minds. The chosen approach can be based on cognitive literary theory, textual analysis or empirical studies.

The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the research environment of LCE and contribute to its building a legacy beyond the initial funding period (2019–2023).

Expected start date: 1 January 2022

Qualification requirements

  • PhD with a specialization in any area of literary studies, literary linguistics or psychology (with demonstrated experience in empirical approaches to literature / arts)

At least one of the following backgrounds is required:

  • Cognitive literary studies: cognitive poetics, cognitive narratology, applied to texts from all periods and all literatures
  • Corpus-based approaches to textual analysis within cognitive literary studies
  • Empirical methods from psychology (behavioural methods like experiments, surveys, interviews, etc.) in connection to literature

Further requirements are:

  • Excellent research track record; ideally with demonstrated excellence in research (commensurate with career stage) in the last five years
  • Experience with working across disciplines
  • The candidate’s research project must support and complement the on-going research activities at “Literature, Cognition and Emotions”
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Further qualifications

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to Literature, Cognition and Emotions
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
  • Experience with grant-writing and securing external funding
  • Experience with outreach activities

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (3–5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters, excluding references). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Writing samples may be requested at a later stage in the application process.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See Rules for the use of research posts at UiO.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Project leader, professor Karin Kukkonen (e-mail)

Head of Administration Karina Kleiva (e-mail)

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand (for questions on electronic application) (e-mail)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages is involved in extensive research, teaching and outreach in the fields of literature, area studies and linguistics within European languages apart from the Nordic ones. The Department has an active research environment with a wide range of international collaboration. Many of our researchers play a part in giving the general public insight into the results of this research. The Department has about 130 members of staff: approximately 80 in academic posts, approximately 30 Ph.D. fellows and postdoctoral fellows, and 18 in administrative posts. The Department has approximately 300 master students and 1000 bachelor students.

Deadline: 2 August 2021
Unit: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
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Doctoral Research Fellow in History of Medicine/History of Science

Doctoral Research Fellow in History of Medicine/History of Science

Job description

A full-time, three-year PhD position at the Institute of Health and Society as part of a project “How did the Antibiotic Pipeline Run Dry? People, Infrastructures and Politics of Antibiotic Drug Development 1970-2010” (DryAP).

The purpose of the fellowship is research training, leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The position is part of a new Norwegian Research Council-funded project (Research Projects for Scientific Renewal – known as Fripro – program) led by Christoph Gradmann at the University of Oslo.

Intended starting date is September 1st 2021.

DryAP is a historical project that will critically research the histories of antibiotic and drug development since about 1970, aiming to transform the notion of the empty pipeline from an often self-serving slogan to a historical concept.

DryAP, running from 2021 to 2025 is a project with partners in Denmark, France, Ireland and Spain, coming together in an effort to study various dimensions of a fundamental change that took a generation. Work packages in DryAP look at industrial laboratories, target definitions in drug development, culture collections, gender dynamics and how the empty pipeline figured in health policy debates. They will be pursued as PhD projects with the partners.

The successful candidate will do PhD work on Work Package 1 “Searching for new antibiotics at Bayer 1970 – 2005”. It takes its departure from the history of a major drug producing company that used to be a big name in inventing anti-infective medicines but gave up on the field in the early 2000s.

You can read more about the project on our website

Qualification requirements

  • Masters degree or equivalent, preferably in history or a related field. (The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application. Only applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD program)
  • Very good skills in German are a requirement
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Skills in Norwegian are preferable 
  • Ability to engage critically and creatively with relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks within the history of medicine and science, as well as related fields relevant to the project
  • Previous experience in archival work in the field of contemporary history is an advantage
  • Familiarity with the histories of medicine, pharmaceutical industry or the life sciences would be an asset

Personal skills

  • Highly motivated 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in an international team of contemporary historians

We offer

  • Salary from kr 482 200 to kr 545 300 (Ltr 54 – 61) depending on qualifications in position as PhD candidate (position code 1017)
  • Funds for:
    • Research
    • Conference participation and dissemination
    • Books and equipment
    • Travel
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • An academically stimulating working environment in Oslo through the research group for Medical History and Medical Anthropology at the University of Oslo/Helsam and intensive contact into the European network that carries the DryAP project

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Project description/research proposal, including a specification of research focus, methodological strategies and progress plan (maximum 3000 words)
  • Copies of educational certificates, both bachelor and masters (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications
  • One piece of written work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Description of qualifications in dissemination, management and administration
  • List of 2-3 reference persons (name, institution, e-mail, telephone number and relation to candidate)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system.

International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented qualifications, the project description, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged, either in person in Oslo or digitally.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

The University of Oslo wishes to appoint more women to permanent academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply. The University of Oslo also wishes to appoint more people from ethnic minorities to permanent academic positions. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contactinformation

Professor Dr Christoph Gradmann, phone number: +47 48420261, e-mail: christoph.gradmann@medisin.uio.no

For questions related to the electronic recruitment process: HR Adviser Pia Kristina den Boer; e-mail: p.k.d.boer@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Health and Society is one of three institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. The Institute covers various disciplines and consists of six departments: General Practice, Health Sciences, Health Management and Health Economics, Medical Ethics, Community Medicine and Global Health and Nursing Science.

The Institute of Health and Society bases its work on a complex understanding of disease, health and health systems. Culture, environment, economics, society and biology play direct and indirect roles. Our teaching responsibilities include seven Master’s programs, one Bachelor program and part of the Faculty’s medical school and PhD-program. We employ about 220 FTE and have almost 700 Bachelor and Master students. Annual income is about 200 mill NOK, half of which is external funding. Our researchers play an active part of public policy and disseminate new knowledge through many channels.

 

Deadline: 30 June 2021
Unit: The Institute of Health and Society
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2,5 year Postdoctoral Position to examine aspects of the development of intelligence testing in Norway

2,5 year Postdoctoral Position to examine aspects of the development of intelligence testing in Norway

Job description

The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo offers a two-and-a-half-year position as postdoctoral fellow with the project Historizicing Intelligence: Tests, Metrics and the Shaping of Contemporary Society. This three-year research project is funded by The Research Council of Norway, and the postdoctoral position starts in October/November 2021.

The overall goal of the research project is to shed light on the interplay between social, cultural and scientific aspects in the development of intelligence testing in Norway from around 1990 to the present. The position is devoted to the project’s Work Package 1 (WP 1), which deals with the development and use of the most common IQ tests in Norway from 1990 to the present, and focuses on the tests’ role as scientific and technological tools for diagnosing intellectual disability.  

The postdoctoral fellow will develop an individual project. It will address research questions described in the project description of WP 1, and contribute to the overarching themes of the whole project. The postdoctoral project will be developed in close collaboration with the other participants in the project. The application must contain a preliminary and non-binding project sketch of a maximum 1000 words. This will be taken into account when assessing the application. In addition to carrying out their own project, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to joint activities for WP 1 and in the overall project. This includes contributing to the project’s ambitious dissemination plans. 

More about the position

The employment period is two and a half years. The position will be organizationally affiliated with the Department of Ethnography, Numismatics, Classical Archaeology and University History (SENKU), with a workplace at the Museum of University and Science History (MUV) at the University of Oslo´s Blindern campus.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) within a field of history and/or the social sciences that is relevant to the project. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved
  • fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) and English 
  • the applicant must be able to read source material in Norwegian

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • experience in historical and/or social science research on science, technology and society
  • experience from interdisciplinary collaboration
  • experience with and interest in dissemination across disciplines and to the public
  • the applicant’s academic and personal qualifications to complete the project on time
  • good collaboration skills, motivation for the position and ability to work independently 
  • knowledge of languages such as German and/or French is an advantage

We offer

  • salary NOK 526 000 – 586 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • a research outline (max. 1000 words)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Associate Professor Jon Røyne Kyllingstad, phone +47 48 22 82 53, e-mail: j.r.kyllingstad@khm.uio.no

Administrativ Manager Bjørn Vidar Johansen, phone +47 93 49 53 03, e-mail: b.v.johansen@khm.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The museum of Cultural History is one of Norway’s largest cultural history museums and, in addition to being a museum; it is a university department equal in status to UiO’s faculties. It houses the largest archaeological, ethnographic and numismatic collections in Norway. The museum also includes the Viking ships on Bygdøy, medieval ecclesiastical art, antiquities from the Mediterranean region, Egyptian collections, and an archive of runic inscriptions.

Deadline: 31 July 2021
Unit: Kulturhistorisk museum
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in ERC Project“CREATIVE IPR – The History of Intellectual Property Rights in the Creative Industries”

Doctoral Research Fellowship in ERC Project“CREATIVE IPR – The History of Intellectual Property Rights in the Creative Industries”

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in history is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo. The position is associated with the 5-year Consolidator Grant 818523 “CREATIVE IPR – The History of Intellectual Property Rights in the Creative Industries” funded by the European Research Council and led by Principal Investigator Véronique Pouillard, professor in history at the University of Oslo.

CREATIVE IPR aims to study the history of the intellectual property rights in the creative industries, from the Paris Convention (1883) and the Berne Convention (1886) to the present day, with a particular focus on Europe in the global world. It examines the history of intellectual property rights in the creative industries, with a focus on national and international institutions, and on the management of creativity.

The applicant is asked to send in a project proposal that aims to examine the history of the international harmonization of intellectual property rights. The topic will be situated within the history of the Bureaux Internationaux Réunis pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (BIRPI), that were founded in 1893, and replaced by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1970.

More about the position

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training and the Norwegian Graduate School in History. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3
years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

The expected start date is September- October 2021.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in history, law, economics, or other disciplines relevant for the project. Applicants without a degree in history are expected to document training in research methods in history. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the CREATIVE IPR project.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame and contribute to CREATIVE IPR.
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training.
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Deadline: 15 July 2021
Unit: The Department of archaeology, conservation and history
Campus:
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Post expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021