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PhD position in Gender Studies

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD position in Gender Studies with a particular focus on ethics and technology-mediated care practices at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The position is affiliated with Centre for Gender Studies and is vacant from January 1, 2021.

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

Appointment is for three years with research duties only. The candidate will be part of the Radical Interdisciplinary Research School (ITEM) at UiS.

About the project

The PhD position is affiliated with the research project Caring Futures: developing care ethics for technology-mediated care practices (QUALITECH), funded by the HELSEVEL-program with the Norwegian Research Council. This research project aims to develop care ethics in response to the increasing use of, and demand for, technology in care.

Increased efficiency and innovation are often presented as solutions to these new demands.The development and use of new technology are central aspects of these solutions. However, the evidence on ethical implications of technological innovation in current technology-mediated care practices is scarce. QUALITECH therefore revisits care ethics in practice- and experience-near contexts, at a time of changing health, care and welfare policies, services and practices.

Our principal research question is: how can technology-mediated care practices become care-ethically sound – and, correspondingly, how can care ethics become more technology-aware? The project consists of four work-packages: 1) Digital assessment templates in the child welfare services, 2) Professionals’ ideals and sense of self in technology-mediated care practices, 3) The impact of robots and other caregiving techno-bodies on agency and quality of care, and 4) Management, design and implementation of technology in care practices.

This PhD position is affiliated with work-package 3: The impact of robots and other caregiving techno-bodies on agency and quality of care. Particularly, the research area for the PhD position is focused on the imaginaries of care robots. Today, care robots are making their way into the health and welfare sector, but care robots, as well as service robots, have been imagined and told in stories of (speculative) fiction for many years. More recently, imaginaries of such robots also manifest in policy documents for a more innovative and efficient health, care and welfare services. What can such imaginaries offer to a renegotiation of traditional care ethics on the one hand, and to addressing the increasing need for ethical consideration of technology-mediated care practices on the other? We are particularly concerned with how imaginaries, narratives and stories of care robots are entangled with questions of gender, sexuality, race, age, ability and class, for example, how they are (re)presented and circulated in culture and politics, and how these kinds of caregiving technobodies raise key ethical questions for contemporary society.Eilin Sandsmark

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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. We invite applicants to outline a project proposal of max 5 pages concerning imaginaries of care robots. There are several entry points to this particular research area, but suggested approaches are:

a)     Imaginaries as knowledge production: how can imaginaries of the care robot serve as thinking tools for epistemological questions of our time? Relevant cases are for example recent developments in in the field of feminist posthumanities, diversity studies, STS, or in contemporary speculative fiction.

b)     Technologies of the welfare state: how does increasing use of care robots in the health and welfare services accentuate ethical and political challenges concerning user participation? Relevant cases are for example imaginaries of care robots in vulnerable user groups, and potential tensions between governance and participation in technology-mediated care practices due to imaginaries of the care robot as technological solutions.

c)     Situated imaginaries of the care robot: how do imaginaries of the care robot (re)produce gendered, racialized, class related or speciesist power dynamics and relations? Relevant case studies are for example embodiment of care robots (in fiction and/or in real life) and the ethics of social robotics.

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

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within gender studies or related and relevant fields, 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) 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 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 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
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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.

Candidates with minority experience in relation to racialization, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and/or accessibility, are 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 Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from professor Lene Myong, tlf +47 51831509, e-mail: lene.myong@uis.no. Questions about QUALITECH and the thematic focus for the position can be addressed to associate professor Ingvil Hellstrand, tel: 51831543, e-mail: Ingvil.f.hellstrand@uis.no. Hellstrand will be main supervisor for the appointed PhD-candidate.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved, tel: +47 51831558, e-mail: helene.e.figved@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 (max 5 pages)
  • 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. It is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has about 2,200 students and 160 employees.The studies are based on a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge, on interdisciplinarity and cooperation with public and private sectors. New knowledge is generated from both practical experience and systematic research, or a combination of them. The educational offer is varied and includes Hospitality and Tourism, Media, Sociology, Social Work and Child Welfare, amongst others.

The Faculty consists of: Department of Media and Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies and the Norwegian School of Hotel Management. Centre for Gender Studies is also a part of the faculty.

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Deadline

1st August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

Ph.D research fellowship in Environmental Biotechnology

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a Ph.D research fellowship in Environmental Biotechnology at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Technology.

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

The appointment is available for immediate appointment over a duration of 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 primarily aimed at research within environmental biotechnology studying the effect of specific micropollutants on activated sludge kinetics and enhancement of nutrient removal performance of an activated sludge system with a hybrid biofilm process at different operating conditions. The candidate will use the data obtained to model the system performance.

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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 the field, 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. A copy of official transcript in English or Norwegian must be included as an attachment to the application.

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.

If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.

The applicants must have documented knowledge and skills in environmental engineering and environmental biotechnology. We are particularly interested in candidates that have comprehensive laboratory experience in sequencing batch reactor operation and respirometric analysis and evaluation. Candidates should have a good knowledge on activated sludge modeling and experience in analytical methods and instrumental analysis. Ability to use modeling software such as Aquasim will be an asset. Successful candidates should also demonstrate research experience such as practical laboratory work during their thesis project.

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
  • 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 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 from Associate Professor Ilke Pala-Ozkok, telephone +47 5183 2890 , email ilke.palaozkok@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-executive officer Rosa Andrade, e-post: 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, and should include a list of your relevant research and laboratory skills related to this project.  

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

  • 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.

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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.

Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Technology is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department offers study programs at all levels within the areas Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Environment. The department is responsible for basic tuition in chemistry at the faculty. There are currently about 60 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 230 students at the department.

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Deadline

2nd August 2020

Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Ph.D fellowship in pedagogics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in pedagogics at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Early Childhood Education and Centre for Research in Early Childhood and Care FILIORUM. The postition is vacant from August 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 an ongoing project Politics of Belonging, and will be part of a research fellowship within FILIORUM, Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Project proposal

The PhD fellowship will provide opportunities to analytically explore how play can be both a challenging and exciting meeting place between children, and between children and employees, in a culturally and linguistically diverse kindergarten. Norwegian society has increasingly gained a population characterised by diversity. This requires the rethinking and development of the pedagogical practices in our educational institutions. For most children, the play environment in the kindergarten will be their first encounter with a culturally and linguistically diverse peer group. The experiences the children gain here appear to be very central to their growing understanding of democracy and equality, and for their experience of their own place and value in the community. Studies from Scandinavia show that the majority culture often also has a dominant position in kindergartens with diverse groups. This situation may entail that, while some children feel their knowledge, values ​​and experience are considered interesting and important in the environment, others may experience that what they bring to the community is not seen or appreciated. This situation may also affect how children meet each other in play.

Relevant questions that can be further developed and studied in the PhD study may be: How does inclusion in the play environment work in peer groups characterised by cultural and linguistic diversity? What role does play have for the inclusion of newly arrived children in the group? What do children relate about their experience and friendships from playing in culturally and linguistically diverse peer groups?

The study can shed light on issues within the current theme using various theoretical and disciplinary approaches, in relation to different policy levels and institutional levels, as well as different types of relationships (child-child or child-staff).

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 pedagogics in the ECEC field or a comparable education programme, 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.

Applicants must have a good command of both oral and written Norwegian

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • knowledge about the Nordic field of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • 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
  • 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 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 Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Anne Kristine Solberg Runestad, tel: 51834069, e-mail: anne.k.runestad@uis.no or to associate professor Berit Zachrisen, tel: 51833493, e-mail: berit.zachrisen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from Grete Marnburg, tel: 51833545, e-mail: grete.marnburg@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 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 Early Childhood Education, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Education, has responsibility for early childhood education (bachelor), master of education in kindergarten science, doctoral course and lifelong learning activities for early childhood teachers. The department has responsibility for a semiannual study for exchange students, Comparative Educational Studies. The department´s vision is to be innovative in research and education within the subject area. The activities at the department should be characterized by qualities and values related to the field, such as openness and curiosity, exploration urge and learning, play and creativity, relationships characterized by responsibility and respect, as well as a distinct social commitment. The department will educate competent, motivated and socially committed early childhood teachers. There are currently 60 employees and 700 students at the department.

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Deadline

9th August 2020

Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

PhD research fellow in histopathology of marine organisms/ecotoxicology

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in histopathology of marine organisms/ecotoxicology at Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Technology. The postition is vacant from September/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 research field for the position is histopathology of marine organisms/ecotoxicology. The aim of the project is to evaluate histopathological conditions in marine vertebrates and invertebrates for the purpose of environmental monitoring. The 3-year study plan includes the development of skills for diagnosis pathological conditions in marine organisms using state of the art techniques. The activity will be carried out in close collaboration with Stavanger University Hospital, which has unique equipped laboratories for the preparation and the staining of histological material. In addition, the candidate is expected to develop the use of digital image analysis application to quantify histological pathological changes. The combination of standard staining techniques and other approaches (e.g. immunohistochemistry) will apply.

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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 in Ecotoxicology, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Biomedicine, preferably of 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.

The preferred candidate will have laboratory skills in histopathology techniques, including tissue sample dissection, inclusion, cutting and staining. Experience in fish/invertebrates biology and effects of contaminants would be an asset, as well as interest in environmental science. 

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
  • 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. Travels to laboratories abroad in partner institutions, workshops and conferences are required. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the scholarly circles at UiS.

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 Professor Daniela M. Pampanin, telephone +47 94164554, e-mail daniela.m.pampanin@uis.no, or from Head of Department Gro Johnsen, telephone +47 51831780, email gro.johnsen@uis.no.

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. 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:

  • 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 Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Technology is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department offers study programs at all levels within the areas Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Environment. The department is responsible for basic tuition in chemistry at the faculty. There are currently about 60 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 230 students at the department.

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Deadline

30th August 2020

Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

2 PhD Fellowships on 5G Technology

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for two PhD Fellowships on 5G Technology at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The starting date of the positions is as soon as possible.

These are trainee positions that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

Both appointments are for three years with research duties exclusively.

The Ph.D. fellows 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 one Ph.D. fellow (in the following identified as PhD1) will be focused on the investigation and characterization of security and dependability in the orchestration of data and network resources in 5G MEC. This activity will be in collaboration with the University of Bucharest (Romania).

The research activity of the other Ph.D. fellow (in the following identified as PhD2) will be focused on the development of a 5G-MEC testbed, which will be used for the experimental performance evaluation of orchestration solutions for supporting services based on V2X communications. This activity will be in collaboration with 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 (master’s degree) within the application deadline, you are also welcomed 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 both positions, a solid background in networking and mobile communications is required.

For PhD1, knowledge on both security and dependability, or at least one of the two is required. Experience in techniques for modelling dependability and/or security is not mandatory but appreciated.

For PhD2, background on software for networking (strong programming skill) is required. Experience in virtualization and softwarization tools 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 appointees will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at the partners. Both research fellowships include an “Overseas Research Grant” for three-month stay at one of the partners (PhD1 at the University of Bucharest and PhD2 at the University of Pisa).

For the PhD2, the aim is to set up a cotutelle agreement between the University of Stavanger and The University of Pisa. Given this agreement, the Ph.D. Candidate will be admitted to the Doctorate Program at both institutions, and each of the two institutions will issue its own diploma.

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 positions can be obtained from Associate Professor Gianfranco Nencioni (for both positions), tel: +47 51832013, e-mail: gianfranco.nencioni@uis.no, Associate Professor Ruxandra F. Olimid (only for PhD1 position), e-mail: ruxandra.olimid@fmi.unibuc.ro, or Associate Professor Rosario G. Garroppo (only for PhD2 position), e-mail: rosario.garroppo@unipi.it.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Janne Halseth, tel: +47 5183 3525, 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. In your application, you must also indicate if you are applying for the position PhD1 or PhD2. You can apply for both positions, but you must indicate your preference.

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 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 1,700 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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31st July 2020

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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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Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020