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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
More information on the position can be obtained from Njål Foldnes, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Oddny Judith Solheim, tel: 51 83 31 36, e-mail: email@example.com.
Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: 51 83 31 49, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 October 2020
Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020