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Ph.D fellowship in Educational sciences

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Educational sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research. The position is vacant from October 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The position is connected to a cross-disciplinary research team that develops interventions to enhance motivation and learning in education. Interventions are tested in randomized controlled trials.

The PhD-student will work with statistical issues related to the measurement of treatment effects. Of particular interest is projects that investigate individualized treatment effects in models with latent variables.

Professor in statistics at the Norwegian Reading Centre, Njål Foldnes will be main supervisor. The candidate will also have a co-supervisor from the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education.

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Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. A project proposal template can be found here.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within statistics, educational measurement or similar quantitative background, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • experience with educational research and/or statistical issues with relevance for educational research
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English. A good command of the Norwegian/Scandinavian language is desirable, but not essential.

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Njål Foldnes, e-mail: njal.foldnes@uis.no or Oddny Judith Solheim, tel: 51 83 31 36, e-mail: oddny.j.solheim@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: 51 83 31 49, e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal
  • certificates/diplomas references
  • list of publications
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research (The Reading Centre) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Stavanger. The Reading Centre is involved in research, Ph.D. education, teaching and academic supervision at the Faculty. The Reading Centre has a National mandate from the Ministry of Education and Research to contribute to improving the overall quality of reading education in Norway; by supporting both work with language, text and communication in kindergartens and the teaching and learning of reading as a basic skill in all subjects in school. The Reading Centre is the country’s leading professional environment in the fields of reading and reading education. The Centre leads and participates in a number of large research and development projects – closely linked to the field of practice, and in collaboration with national and international actors. The Reading Centre has around 60 highly competent and dedicated employees forming an ambitious and creative working community.

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Deadline

15th October 2020

Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 5G Orchestration

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 5G Orchestration at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The starting date of the position is as soon as possible.

The postdoctoral research fellow will work at the project 5G Management and Orchestration for Data and Network Integration (5G-MODaNeI) funded by the Norwegian Research Council (project no. 308909). Website: https://5g-modanei.ux.uis.no/

The fifth generation (5G) of cellular networks is currently consisting in a huge improvement of performance with respect to 4G, but the future releases of 5G are going to revolutionize the wireless communications. One of the technologies that will make the 5G revolution possible is the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). The MEC in 5G consists in the provision of computing and storage resources within the edge of the Radio Access Network and is enabled by virtualization and softwarisation technologies, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), and Network Slicing. The 5G MEC will effectively enable real-time 5G applications in use cases such as eHealth, Smart City, Industry 4.0, and Vehicular Communications (i.e., V2X).

The project 5G-MODaNeI focuses on security and dependability in the orchestration of data and network resources in 5G MEC.

The research activity of the postdoctoral research fellow will be focused on the resource allocation of data and network resources by using machine learning. Furthermore, the research activity will take into account the developments of the MEC standards, such as the MAC V2X Information Service API, in order to provide solutions suitable for helping the ecosystem to adopt MEC for 5G use cases. The postdoctoral research fellow will have the opportunity of applying the developed solution in a V2X testbed.

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree within relevant academic fields the opportunity for further qualification toward full professorship.

The appointment is for three years of research duties exclusively.

The research project will be carried out at the university. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community.

Qualification requirements

Qualifications requirements:

PhD with a specialisation in Computer Science, Telematics, Information Engineering, or (Applied) Mathematics is preferred, but applicants specialising in related areas will also be considered. The PhD must be submitted for evaluation within the application deadline.

good command of both oral and written English

For the position, the ideal candidate needs to have one of two profiles:

background in computer networks and mobile communications and experience in using machine learning, or 

background and experience in developing machine learning algorithms. Previous experience in communication networks is not mandatory but appreciated.

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

relevance and quality with respect to the project activity

international experience and network

submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe

good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units.

personal skills and motivation for the position

Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the University.

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We offer

varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation

an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure

salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 523.000 – 552.000 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.

automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits

favourable membership terms at a gym and at the university sports club

employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors

Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work

as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced

relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

General information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

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

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female postdoctoral researchers within the academic field in question, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Gianfranco Nencioni, tel: +47 51832013, e-mail: gianfranco.nencioni@uis.no, Associate Professor Ruxandra F. Olimid, e-mail: ruxandra.olimid@fmi.unibuc.ro, or Associate Professor Rosario G. Garroppo, e-mail: rosario.garroppo@unipi.it.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR executive officer Rosa Andrade, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

certificates/diplomas 

up to 10 publications

other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research within computer science, data Science, cybernetics and signal processing, and offers bachelor programs in electrica engineering and computer science, master programs in computer science, data science and cybernetics/signal processing, and a PhD program in information technology. There are currently 50 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department. 

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Deadline

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Ph.D. fellowship in 5G Orchestration

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D. fellowship in 5G Orchestration at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The starting date of the position is as soon as possible.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The Ph.D. fellow will work at the project 5G Management and Orchestration for Data and Network Integration (5G-MODaNeI) funded by the Norwegian Research Council (project no. 308909). Website: https://5g-modanei.ux.uis.no/

The fifth generation (5G) of cellular networks is currently consisting in a huge improvement of performance with respect to 4G, but the future releases of 5G are going to revolutionize the wireless communications. One of the technologies that will make the 5G revolution possible is the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). The MEC in 5G consists in the provision of computing and storage resources within the edge of the Radio Access Network and is enabled by virtualization and softwarization technologies, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), and Network Slicing. The 5G MEC will effectively enable real-time 5G applications in use cases such as eHealth, Smart City, Industry 4.0, and Vehicular Communications (i.e., V2X).

The project 5G-MODaNeI focuses on security and dependability in the orchestration of data and network resources in 5G MEC.

The research activity of the Ph.D. fellow will be focused on resource allocation of data and network resources in 5G MEC by using machine learning and mathematical optimization. This activity will be in collaboration with both the University of Bucharest (Romania) and the University of Pisa (Italy).

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Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telematics, Telecommunication Engineering or similar, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

If you finish your education (masters degree) within the application deadline, you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should, if possible, attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

For the position, a solid background in computer networks and mobile communications is required. Knowledge in Machine Learning and/or Operation Research is not mandatory but appreciated. Experience in resource allocation in communication networks is not mandatory but appreciated.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479,600 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of two one-month stays abroad, one at each of the partners (University of Pisa and University of Bucharest).

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Gianfranco Nencioni, tel: +47 51832013, e-mail: gianfranco.nencioni@uis.no, Associate Professor Ruxandra F. Olimid, e-mail: ruxandra.olimid@fmi.unibuc.ro, or Associate Professor Rosario G. Garroppo, e-mail: rosario.garroppo@unipi.it.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-consultant Rosa Andrade, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • Bachelor and master transcripts – mandatory
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research within computer science, data Science, cybernetics and signal processing, and offers bachelor programs in electrica engineering and computer science, master programs in computer science, data science and cybernetics/signal processing, and a PhD program in information technology. There are currently 50 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department. 

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Deadline

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD Fellowship in Literacy

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in literacy at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Reading Center. The position is vacant from October 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a joint doctoral degree conferred by the University of Stavanger, Norway and Trnava University, Slovakia.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

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About the ELIT Training Network

The scientific goal of ELIT is to train a new generation of innovative researchers in the empirical study of literature.

As there are currently no inter- and transdisciplinary doctoral programs available across Europe within this thematic field, ELIT provides a new program offering comprehensive and integrative training that emphasizes the multidimensionality of reading.
ELIT stimulates true transdisciplinary research: our doctoral candidates combine theory-driven approaches with various empirical methods, and we are collaborating closely with a range of non-academic partners to draw in valuable insights about how reading can fulfil certain societal needs. ELIT consists of nine European Universities that are at the forefront of the empirical study of literary reading literature.

In addition, the network includes twelve non-academic partners from domains such as literacy (i.e., literacy associations, reading foundations, educational policymakers), bibliotherapy (i.e., reading groups, libraries), production (i.e., publishing houses), and research (i.e., eye tracking companies, international research networks).

ELIT comprises 10 PhD positions in three Work Packages (WPs): WP1 Fundamental processes underlying literary reading, WP2 Narrative empathy during literary reading, and WP3 Effects of literary reading on well-being.

This announcement is for ELIT ESR 9 which is a project in WP3, titled “Shared literary reading and mental well-being in the digital age”

Project objectives and Academic Secondment

This project will explore ways in which literary reading may positively affect aspects of mental well-being. The goal of the project is to assess the short-term effects of the shared reading program carried out in selected samples in and around Stavanger. Combining experimental methods and concepts from psychology (e.g., rating scales, working memory tests) with perspectives from literary text analysis (e.g., perspective-taking), the proposed project will carry out an empirical study of shared reading sessions over an extended period (approx. one year).

Focus will be on the interplay between the literary texts, the discussion/dialogue in the group, and participants’ experiences of the texts and the dialogues, during and after reading. Plausible methods include rating scales, memory tests, observation, surveys and interviews, in addition to qualitative text analysis.

Main supervisor at University of Stavanger is Prof. Anne Mangen.Co-supervisors: Prof. Frank Hakemulder and Assoc. Prof. Erin McTigue.

Planned Secondments:

Second supervisor and Academic Secondment at TRUNI: development, implementation and evaluation of shared reading programs in educational settings. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Zuzana Petrová.  Length: 12 months (months 19-30)

Non-academic Secondment hosted by Læseforeningen: collaboration in identifying clinical and non-clinical samples to assess short-term effects of shared reading programs. Development of materials used to promote reading in reading groups, planning and implementing shared reading programs, and facilitating discussions and reflections about texts in the shared reading practice. Mentor: Dr. Mette Steenberg. Length: two months (months 32-33).

Enrolment in Doctoral Programmes: University of Stavanger (UIS) and Trnava University (TRUNI).

Project proposal

Part of your application packet is a short document/project proposal (max. three pages) describing how you would approach the research. This document is meant to reflect your writing ability, creativity and grasp of theory and research. It is therefore crucial that you make your best effort toward making the document reflective of your true abilities. When composing your proposal you may want to consider:

  • Which aspects of literary texts do you consider most relevant in nourishing mental well-being?
  • Why do you consider these textual aspects important?
  • How would you approach, define and operationalize such features/variables in an empirical/experimental setting?
  • What are your thoughts and perspectives on associations between literary reading, mental well-being and digitisation? 

You may find the following texts useful to help you draft your proposal:

  • The ELIT proposal (the academic parts) with special attention to WP3.

The following articles/book chapters/books:

  • Bálint, K., Hakemulder, F., Kuijpers, M., Doicaru, M., & Tan, E. S. (2016). Reconceptualizing foregrounding. Scientific Study of Literature, 6(2), 176-207.
  • Billington, J. (2016). Is Literature Healthy? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Billington, J. (Ed.). (2019). Reading and Mental Health. (In particular, Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15). Springer Nature.
  • Koopman, E. & Hakemulder, F. (2015) Effects of Literature on Empathy and Self-Reflection: A Theoretical Empirical Framework. Journal of Literary Theory, 9(11): 79-111.
  • Kuzmičová, A. and Bálint, K. (2019) Personal relevance in story reading: A research review. Poetics Today, 40(3), 429–451.

Qualification requirements and eligibility

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a Master degree (normally, five-years) master degree within relevant SSH disciplines (e.g., psychology, literary studies, media studies, literacy, linguistics, educational science) or cognitive science.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger, both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (Master’s degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale in English that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your

  • motivation and potential for research in the field of empirical literary studies
  • ability to work independently and in a team
  • ability to work structured and to handle a heavy workload
  • good command of English, both orally and written

Oral and written fluency in one of the Scandinavian languages is preferred. Eligible applicants who lack such skills are expected to acquire basic skills in Norwegian during the first year of their PhD.

The call is open to applicants of any age and nationality who meet the abovementioned local qualification requirements, as well as the following requirements at the recruitment date:

  •  Must hold a (Research) Master’s Degree (e.g., Master of Science or Master of Arts) which would grant them access to doctoral level studies in the country where the degree was conferred.
  • Must not already hold a doctoral title and must have less than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience. Full-time-equivalent research experience is measured starting from the date the applicants obtained their Master’s degree or equivalent qualification entitling them to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (Mobility Rule).

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479,600.- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. The salary is according to Norwegian regulations, and is guaranteed to fulfil the regulations of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for Early Stage Researchers.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad during the Academic and Non-Academic Secondments.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

Applications are invited for full-time Early Stage Researcher (ESR) / PhD student positions in the ELIT (Empirical study of LITerature) Training Network. These positions will be funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, Grant Agreement no. 860516. For more information, please visit https://www.elitnetwork.eu.

Are you interested in applying for more than one position? You can apply for a maximum of three ESR positions. In case of multiple applications, applicants should submit one application with a separate research statement for each position and specify the priority order in their personal statement.

The position is announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Prof. Anne Mangen (main supervisor), tel: +47 518 33 264 / +47 902 91 022, e-mail: anne.mangen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: +47 518 33 149 e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • Personal statement detailing the applicant’s motivations and goals within the program
  • Detailed CV (max 2 pages) with emphasis on academic achievements
  • Project proposal/research statement (max 3 pages) detailing how the applicant would approach the research project (please refer to the respective suggested reading to prepare your project proposal/statement)
  • Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree certificate and transcript of records
  • Diploma Supplement or List of courses, grade/rank, teachers (optional) 
  • A reference letter by the MA supervisor and one other academic (or professionally relevant) reference
  • Copy of ID document

The documentation must be available in English. For certificates and other official documents in any other language, an English translation of each one must be provided. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research (The Reading Centre) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Stavanger. The Reading Centre is involved in research, Ph.D. education, teaching and academic supervision at the Faculty. The Reading Centre has a National mandate from the Ministry of Education and Research to contribute to improving the overall quality of reading education in Norway; by supporting both work with language, text and communication in kindergartens and the teaching and learning of reading as a basic skill in all subjects in school. The Reading Centre is the country’s leading professional environment in the fields of reading and reading education. The Centre leads and participates in a number of large research and development projects – closely linked to the field of practice, and in collaboration with national and international actors. The Reading Centre has around 60 highly competent and dedicated employees forming an ambitious and creative working community.

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15th June 2020

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