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Postdoctoral research fellowship on the project Evidently Rape

Job description

A position as postdoctoral research fellow is available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. The appointment is a full-time position and is for a period of three years, 10% of which is devoted to compulsory work for the UiO strategic area UiO: Life Science.

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A postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO 1352) in the project “Medical, legal and lay understandings of physical evidence in rape cases (Evidently Rape)” is available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

Evidently Rape is an interdisciplinary project run by Professor May-Len Skilbrei and involves researchers from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo, as well as Norwegian and international partners. The overarching aim of the project is to offer a specialised analysis of how medical evidence in cases of rape are sampled, analysed, communicated and concluded upon by medical, legal and lay actors from the scene of the crime to court. For more information about the project, see: https://www.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/life-science/research/convergence-environments/evidently_rape/.

The project is funded by UiO’s interdisciplinary strategic area UiO:Life Science as a convergence environment. Convergence environments are interdisciplinary research groups that will aim to solve grand challenges related to health and environment: www.uio.no/life-science. The 10 % mandatory work included in the position will be assigned by UiO:Life Science.

The advertised position is a postdoctoral position in sociology of law, criminology or similar. The hired scholar will contribute to Evidently Rape with an empirical and analytical exploration of the role and understanding of medical evidence in cases of rape in court proceedings and in adjudication of cases. Empirically the candidate will be expected to study how legal and lay judges deliberate and adjudicate on medical evidence in cases of rape with an aim of creating knowledge about the relationship between medical, legal and common sense knowledge and evaluations. The empirical case of Evidently Rape is Norway, and that entails that the postdoctoral scholar will observe court cases and analyse written verdicts, and perhaps also perform qualitative interviews with Norwegian criminal justice actors.  

The postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to publish findings in at least three articles in high-impact English language journals, as well as contributing to joint publications. The scholar hired will also be expected to participate actively in disseminating findings from the project to the general public and relevant stake-holders in Norway and to be an active and independent participant in the convergence environment.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree with a specialization within sociology of law, criminology or other disciplines with a focus relevant to the project.

To be eligible, the applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled researcher with a background that qualifies her or him for performing complex and ambitious empirical and theoretical work. The successful candidate should be experienced with qualitative research and preferably research on the criminal justice process. The purpose of the postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines, while contributing to the goals of Evidently Rape.

Applicants are requested to write a maximum five page long project description including information on how they aim to pursue their part of the project, which must fit within the framework of Evidently rape (link: https://www.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/life-science/research/convergence-environments/evidently_rape/about-er/ ). Please refer to a short description of the preliminary plan for the sub-project that the Postdoctoral research fellow will be responsible for here (link: https://www.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/life-science/research/convergence-environments/evidently_rape/about-er/misc/project-plan-for-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-sociology-of-law.pdf ). The plan for the sub-project will be finalised by the candidate and the project leader after start-up.

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

  • The quality of the project description and how it contributes to the research plan of Evidently Rape
  • The demonstrated academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

An excellent command of written and spoken English is required, as publications are expected to be in English. Further, the candidate must be able to understand written and spoken Norwegian well as the relevant material is only available in Norwegian.

We offer

  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Salary based on salary level 532 300 – 594 400 NOK per year
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, with all documents as PDF-files:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • A five page research plan, including a description of the aims, methodologies and theoretical ambitions, as well as a list of planned publications. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the goals of Evidently Rape.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Applicants with grades from outside Norway must attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • Names and contact details of two-three references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Up to five examples of academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. In the case of work written by more than one author, a statement by the co-author(s) must be enclosed explaining the extent of the contributions by the various people involved.

Please note that both the application and the project outline must be in English.

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.

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act § 25 (Offentleglova), information about the candidate may be included in the public applicant list even if the candidate has requested non-disclosure.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of, for instance, gender or ethnicity.

Contact information

Questions regarding the project and the position: Project Leader and Professor May-Len Skilbrei: +47 22850110, m.l.skilbrei@jus.uio.no

Questions regarding the recruitment system: HR-officer Siri Martenson +47 22850013, siri.martenson@jus.uio.no

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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 Criminology and Sociology of Law is situated at the Faculty of Law. The Department is Norway’s only department for research and education in Criminology and Sociology of Law. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are at the highest international level. The Department has about 30 employees and 500 students.

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Deadline

31st October 2019

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships in multilingualism

Job description

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) are available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, starting January 2020. Two of them are financed by the Faculty of Humanities, and one is financed through the Research Council of Norway.

MultiLing is a Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and opened in June 2013. The Center successfully completed the Midterm Evaluation to secure funding for the second period of five years, until May 2023. MultiLing aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Theme 1 Multilingual competence, Theme 2 Multilingual practices, and Theme 3 Multilingualism, ideologies and language policies (for more information, see http://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/). MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan (MRSP) for the Second Five Year Period (2018 – 2023) can be found here.

MultiLing seeks to recruit doctoral candidates with excellent research qualifications who will work with MultiLing researchers collaborating on research as addressed in MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan (MRSP). The three announced positions are devoted to studies of multilingualism in Norwegian contexts, with a special focus on formal and/or informal language learning and development, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Multilingualism in educational and institutional settings (see section 1.1and 2.3 in MRSP)
  • Linguistic practices among youth in multilingual urban spaces (see section 2.2 in MRSP)
  • Multilingualism and mediated communication (for instance use of minoritized languages and/or non-standard varieties)  (see section 2.4 in MRSP)
  • Multilingualism in public spaces (see section 3.3 in MRSP).

Applicants are expected to present an independent research project proposal. The candidates must articulate how the proposed project fits in MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan.  

The successful candidates are expected to become part of MultiLing’s research environment and contribute to its development. The successful candidates are expected to strengthen the relevant research areas addressed above, to contribute to and participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by MultiLing, and to be an active member of the MultiLing team in Oslo.

The positions are available for a period of three years, starting January 1, 2020. All PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment, along 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 successful candidates must participate in the research training program organized by the Faculty of Humanities (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty’s researcher education) and must engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis. The purpose of the Doctoral Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation (monograph or article-based) to be defended at a public defense for the doctoral degree. The successful candidates will be automatically accepted for the research-training program (PhD program) at the Faculty of Humanities, UiO. Read more about the doctoral degree.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidates must have an MA degree or equivalent in Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Rhetoric and Communication Studies, or some other relevant discipline related to MultiLing’s work (note the requirement of a minimum 2-year MA or equivalent and that the Master’s degree must have been obtained by the application deadline at the latest).
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English

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

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s international experience and network
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications to carry out the project within the allotted time frame
  • Good cooperative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Good knowledge of a Scandinavian language will be an advantage.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A challenging and stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

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

Please note that all documents must be in English.

Publications, MA theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works at a later date.

The short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

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 and 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.

Contact information

For questions about the position: Professor and Center Director Elizabeth Lanza

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

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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.

Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) is a Center of Excellence (CoE) under the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, financed through the Research Council of Norway’s CoE scheme. The center also has status as one of five world-leading research communities at the University of Oslo, and is currently building a socio-cognitive laboratory. MultiLing’s vision is to contribute to the knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan for the individual and for the society. Through this the center aims to shed light on the opportunities and challenges represented by multilingualism for the individual in the family, school, other institutions, and in the society as a whole. The staff consists of 40 employees from 15 different countries. Moreover, MultiLing has an extensive network of national and international collaborative partners working on multilingualism at various research institutions.

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Deadline

21st October 2019

Post expires on Monday October 21st, 2019

Doctoral research fellow in the field of robotics regulation (VIROS)

Job description

A position as doctoral research fellow is available for three (3) years, to undertake research as part of the project “Vulnerability in the Robot Society” (VIROS). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The research fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team comprising researchers from the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL) and other departments at the Law Faculty, UiO, in collaboration with the Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ROBIN) research group at the Department of Informatics, UiO.

The period of appointment may, in special circumstances, be extended to four (4) years, with teaching, supervision duties and research assistance constituting 25 % of the overall workload. A prerequisite for such an extension is that the appointee meets the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.

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The VIROS project examines legal and other regulatory issues raised by the increasing deployment of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, particularly with respect to addressing the safety, security and privacy concerns such systems raise. It addresses these issues along two main prongs of research: (i) smart robots, privacy, security and safety; and (2) healthcare robots. The first prong analyses the legal and technical challenges in addressing privacy, security and safety concerns that smart robots pose. The second prong examines the legal, technical and ethical issues associated with the growing inter-dependence and interactions of tangible and virtual elements in robots used for healthcare purposes. Further information about the scope and remit of the project may be found here:  https://www.jus.uio.no/ifp/english/research/projects/nrccl/viros/index.html

The appointee will undertake research on the legal and regulatory aspects of both research prongs. She/he will work in tandem with a postdoctoral research fellow, along with other members of the VIROS team. Although the appointee’s research will have a legal focus, much of the research involved will be interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise in socio-economic, technological, cultural and political processes, along with law. Moreover, the research will focus not just on legally binding codes (“hard law”) but also a range of “soft law” initiatives (e.g., recommendations, guidelines, memoranda of understandings, technical standards and industry/branch codes of practice). It will also take account of regulatory policy in a variety of jurisdictions.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education is highly relevant to the subject matter and remit of the VIROS project. Admission to the PhD programme requires the candidate to have excellent grades.
  • As the project leader will define more precisely the research agenda of the appointee, applicants do not need to submit an extensive project proposal. However, applicants are requested to submit a short proposal (maximum 5 pages) sketching how they would tackle their part of the research project as outlined above, in light of the methodological challenges they envisage the research will present.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ assumed academic and personal ability to complete their part of the project within the given time frame, taking particular account of the interdisciplinary and interjurisdictional requirements of the VIROS project.
  • The project language is English and the applicants should therefore have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per. annum
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  • A 5 page description of the proposed research to be undertaken during the 3 year project period, including a description of the aims, methodologies and theoretical ambitions, as well as a list of planned publications. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the goals of VIROS.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Applicants with grades from outside Norway must attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • A complete list of publications and relevant unpublished works
  • In the case of co-authored works, a statement by the co-author(s) must be enclosed explaining the extent of the contributions by the various people involved.

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 and 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.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested candidates regardless of for instance gender or ethnicity.

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

Contact information

Professor Lee Andrew Bygrave

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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 Private Law (IFP) was established in 1955 and is one of the five departments that together comprise the Faculty of Law. The department is the largest Norwegian academic milieu working directly with private law subjects.

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Deadline

1st November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship on industrial change and sustainability transitions

Job description

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture offer a four-year postdoctoral positon to work on research on sustainability transitions and industrial transformations. The position is funded by two research centers – INTRANSIT and NTRANS.

INTRANSIT is an eight-year research centre funded by the FORINNPOL-program. The centre focuses on smart and green industrial transformations in core Norwegian industries. The Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (NTRANS) is an eight-year research Centre on environmental friendly energy focuses on transition strategies in energy sectors.

The candidate recruited for this position will work on conceptual and empirical studies of the linkages between sustainability transitions and technological and industrial change.  Relevant research questions focuses on development and diffusion of sustainability-oriented innovations, the role of established business sectors in transitions and the role of innovation policy to support acceleration of change. The empirical context will be energy sectors.  

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Qualification requirements

The preferred candidate for this position will fill the following criteria:

  • A PhD degree in a social science discipline, with relevance for the area of innovation studies (innovation studies, economics, management studies, sustainability transitions studies, etc).
  • Only candidates who have submitted their PhD to defense before the closing date for this position are eligible for the position.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant theories and methods for studies of sustainability transitions and industrial transformation is preferred.
  • Some mastery of a Scandinavian language is an advantage for performing parts of the empirical work, but is not required
  • High-level proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
  • The ability to perform high impact work, demonstrated by previous publications in relevant journals, will be positive.

Here, it is expected that the applicants have reviewed the research programs of INTRANSIT and NTRANS, and can describe how their research will contribute to the work performed and the goals set for these centers. This position will contribute to Research stream 2 in INTRANSIT and research area 2 in NTRANS. The webpages and project descriptions of the two centres need to be reviewed thoroughly before applying. The project descriptions are available on request from contact persons (below).

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • 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

  • An application letter
  • A letter of motivation that includes a description of the applicant’s academic and professional background and qualifications, ideas about theoretical perspectives and empirical strategies to be employed, link to INTRANSIT and NTRANS research programs and how this position will contribute to it, and other relevant information (maximum 5 pages)
  • A detailed academic CV listing education, prior employment, academic experience, other relevant experiences and qualifications, detailed list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Up to three publications that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • A 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 applicants, we will emphasize each candidates’ academic background and potential, as well as motivation and match with the project. Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

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 and 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

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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.

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Application deadline

1. november 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019