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Ph.D. fellowship in Middle English

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Middle English at the Faculty of Arts and Education Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. The position is vacant from the 1st of 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.

The project should relate to and build upon the work on the Corpus of Middle English Local Documents (MELD), produced at the University of Stavanger, and have a sociolinguistic/pragmatic focus.

Possible directions include the study of text communities and networks, text types, literacy practices, orthographic developments and the sound-spelling interface.

The project is part of a long-term research undertaking at the University of Stavanger, the Middle English Scribal Texts Programme (MEST). For more information, see http://www.uis.no/mest

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Project proposal

As part of the application, the applicant must write a short research proposal of 5-7 pages. The proposal does not need to define the project in detail, but should outline the applicant’s interests with regard to research questions and directions, as well as their qualifications for undertaking the study. It should also demonstrate their knowledge of the field of study, including theoretical and methodological issues. The 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 masters degree (3+2) within a suitable subject, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

The appointee should have a reasonable knowledge of the History of English, including Middle English, and ideally some experience of reading medieval and/or ealy modern texts in manuscript/facsimile. Other meriting areas/skills are: historical dialectology and sociolinguistics, manuscript studies, paleography, Latin, digital corpora, historical literacy studies and pragmatics.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your masters thesis and the weighted average grade of your masters 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, but applicants who have already completed the masters degree are prioritized.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should provide documentation 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 in a structured way and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • research training in an active and international environment
  • 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 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 for 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 Head of department Ingrid Nielsen, tel: +47 518 33 243, e-mail: ingrid.nielsen@uis.no or Professor Merja Stenroos, tlf: +47 518 31 365, e-post: merja.stenroos@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:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • names and addresses of three possible referees
  • 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 Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.
 

The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Department of Education and Sports Science, the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, the Reading Centre, the Learning Environment Centre and the Knowledge Centre for Education.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

The sounding history – A Ph.D project based on the phonographic collection at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound

About the position

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in music (Artistic Research) at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Department of Classical Music. The postition is vacant from 01.08.2020

The research theme is the development of artistic knowledge based on the phonographic collection at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree. The Candidate will be admitted to the Ph. D program in Artistic Development Work. 

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.

Background

For more than a hundred years, phonography has been part of musicians’ and listeners’ everyday-life. Material studies have long since documented a substantial change in performance practice within classical music. At the start of the 1900s, interpretation traditions were relatively varied, and often geographically bound. The record’s emancipation of performance as a here and now, has through record companies’ international distribution contributed towards a reduction of these variations. The material based at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound is particularly suitable for studies on the sounding history, both based on the content of the collection and its availability. 

The project may have two alternative research paths:

1.     A study of performative traditions through artistic research: mapping, analysis and contextualisation.

2.     Translating knowledge of historically informed performance: a realisation and reinterpretation of historical ideals and practices.

Both alternatives will utilize the material within the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound as an essential source; whether as research objects in themselves, or as stylistic models and comparative references. By building on methods and knowledge from the established research on historical recordings, the candidate will contribute by continuing to develop this type of artistic knowledge.

Both research paths are particularly relevant for classical instrumentalists, singers and conductors. An advanced performance level, and good analytical/reflective abilities are preconditions for being accepted. Due to the practical nature of the call, documentation of performances will count for a significant part of the research outcome.

Additional information on the alternative research paths

Research path 1 should result in an artistic project containing three essential components; research, digitalization and mediation. The research dimension will include mapping and analysis of sounding material in a performative perspective, as well as developing and contextualising the biographical material. There is today an increased interest for individuality and idiosyncrasy within the artistic expression. Within that, knowledge of the sounding history is a precondition for developing innovative and good performance traditions of the highest quality. The mediation of this will include distribution of the research outcome, as well as facilitate artistic activity, paper recitals, seminars and digital platforms. 

The starting point for Research path 2 is that the focus of artistic research mainly deals with either studying and reconstructing historical practices (e.g. on the original instruments) as well as traditions tied to national, geographical and cultural determinants, or explore new instrumental practices within new repertoire, including a more contextual/conceptual understanding of performance. Less explored are the interventions of historic-methodologically-based interpretations in a modern setting. Examples of this would be to explore the validity of a rhetorical performance style on modern instruments, or a conscious interpretation of figure and affects theory within a modern practice. It can also be about the relationship between language and music in Romanticism and new linguistic analysis, and declamational performance style within the orchestral repertoire, or to import, translate and archive other performative idiosyncrasies.    
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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.

Based on the abovementioned project proposal (about 10 pages), the applicant must be able to describe a research project/artistic development project with a socially relevant context.

Based on the development of your own musical projects, relevant themes can be dissemination, collaboration/co-creation, integration, audience development, environmental creation, innovation/technology development, cultural policy/management of public resources, and knowledge exchange.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants who have documented recognized artistic activity/development work of a certain extent, and have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) or corresponding education that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate, preferably acquired recently. 

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programme, 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 interest in working interdisciplinary
  • having a personal desire to develop high-level music, as well as be able to draw clear lines between your own practice and music in the public space.
  • your motivation and potential for research within the field
  • your ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • your 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 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 Assistant Dean of Research, Petter Frost Fadnes tel: 51834036, e-mail: petter.f.fadnes@uis.no 

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR adviser Janne V. Endresen, tel: 51831216, e-mail: janne.v.endresen@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 
  • documented recognized artistic activity/development work
  • 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.

The Faculty of Performing Arts offers higher art education, research and artistic developmental work within the performing and creative disciplines. The faculty educates performing musicians and dancers, instrumental and dance educators. This is done through practical bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as annual units and further education. 

Currently, the faculty has approximately 220 study places and approx. 65 employees divided into sections within classical music, jazz / improvised music, dance, orchestral conducting, pedagogy and didactic art, and a unit of music production and recording technique. The Faculty of Performing Arts is active in national and international networks in its fields of expertise, and has a regional responsibility for the national talent development program.

With a high frequency of concerts, performances and dissemination activities in several performers’ arenas and close to the region’s arts and cultural environment, the Faculty of Performing Arts is also a profiled cultural actor in the region. The Faculty is strategically located with its campus near its primary competence- and professional environment, practice fields and regional contact networks in the Bjergsted Cultural Park.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Professional relations related to medical initiatives

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Professional relations related to medical initiatives, at the Department of Caring and Ethics, Faculty of Health Sciences. The title for the PhD-project is ‘Relational ethics in technology-mediated medical practices.’ The position is vacant immediately.

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 75% research education and 25% compulsory work, or in a part-time course with at least 50% research education per year. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The candidate will be supported by the interdisciplinary research group at UiS, Professional relations (http://www.uis.no/professional-relations), which is concerned with developing new knowledge in order to improve the quality of relational work in welfare professions such as medicine, nursing and other areas in health, care and social work.

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PhD-project theme:

As part of a larger research project, the research group has identified a current knowledge-deficit concerning the relationship between care-ethics and technology-mediated healthcare practice, at a time of increased focus on the potential of new technology to meet society’s future needs for efficiency within medicine, healthcare and welfare. This ethical deficit constitutes a substantial societal, cultural and scientific challenge, meriting interdisciplinary research approaches. The PhD candidate will be associated with this research project.

To practice medicine requires many knowledges and skills, including the use of technology. A crucial aspect of medical practice concerns the relational work that takes place in human encounters between physicians and patients. Relational medical care practice, as an ideal and a reality, is informed by the physicians’ self-understanding, in turn shaped by personal life and work experiences, as well as institutional and societal contexts. When physicians’ practices are mediated by technology, ethical dilemmas may arise between instrumentalism and caring relationships.

We suggest that a central theme of the PhD project may be relational medical practice related to life-death issues and the use of technology when life is at stake. For example, the project can be linked to relational medical practice in a neonatal ward where technology is crucial to the life or death of the baby, and where parents form a very vulnerable group in this situation. Another example of a possible empirical field for the PhD project may be relational medical practice in ventilator treatment of patients at home. However, the candidate is free to prepare a project proposal within the framework of our research topic; Relational ethics in technology-mediated medical practice. The research topic should preferably be studied qualitatively.

Qualification requirements

The position is intended for applicants with a medical university degree and Norwegian authorisation. Applicants with medical education are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the Norwegian health service is required.

For admission to PhD education at UiS, applicants must normally have a five-year master’s degree. The grade of the master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of the master’s degree programme must individually be equivalent to or better than a grade B. Candidates with a medical university degree without letter grades will be admitted after special assessment.

The applicants should have qualifications and/or interests in qualitative methods. It is a requirement for the position that the person employed can speak and understand Norwegian fluently because of the qualitative methods to be used.

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.

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project outline of up to 5 pages for a doctoral project within the outlined area, explaining the research question, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project sketch will be included in the competence assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project outline will be further developed in collaboration with the supervisors and formulated for the final project description.

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 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 Ellen Ramvi, tel: +47 51834179, e-mail: ellen.ramvi@uis.no

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 
  • 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 Faculty of Health Sciences offers  bachelor’s programmes in Nursing and Paramedic, master’s programmes in Health Sciences with specializations in Public Health Nursing, in Midwifery, in Drug Abuse and Mental Health, in Prehospital Services and in Nursing with specializations in Anesthesia, Intensive Care or Surgical Nursing, and a continuing education programme in Cancer Nursing. The faculty further offers research education (PhD) in Health and Medicine and the research school PROFRES – National Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has the following main research areas: Professional Relations in Welfare Professions, Health Promotion in Chronic Ailments, E-learning, Health Technology and Simulation, Life Phenomena and Caring, and Participation in School and Work. The research centre SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Health Care and Network for Health Technology are also part of the faculty. There are currently 180 employees including students and postdocs, and 2000 students at The Faculty of Health Sciences.

The department of Caring and Ethics aims to develop and disseminate interdisciplinary knowledge of care and ethics, to assure high quality, sound practice and considerate help in health services. The department contributes to educating reflected and highly qualified professional practitioners, and shall be an arena where questions and dilemmas relevant to care and ethics are explored and challenged. There are currently 36 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, at the department. The department has competence spanning theoretical and clinical specialization, interdisciplinary, critical and innovative approaches to care and ethics, and method development.

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Deadline

19th April 2020

Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

PhD fellowship in Advanced Dithering Techniques for Power Electronics and Control

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Advanced Dithering Techniques for Power Electronics and Control at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 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. 

Research duties include development of novel methods in the area of dithering and control and preparing research publications solely and jointly with colleagues. The work can focus on experimental results in the lab or be more oriented towards theory, depending on the candidate’s background and interests.

Dithering is employed in a wide variety of applications to overcome detrimental effects due to non-linearities. It works by purposefully introducing an additional noise or disturbance signal to a non-linear system with low-pass characteristics. A properly designed dither signal can linearize or smooth even severe non-linearities such as those found in switched systems. This smoothing property has been known in control engineering since the 1940’s and at that time it was successfully used to reduce friction (mechanical lubrication) in cannon turrets and to quench limit cycles due to non-linear valves in hydroelectric power plants. In more recent years it has been extensively used to achieve “super-resolution” in digital signal processing: e.g. for image processing (most notable the Hubble space telescope), distortion-free re-quantisation between data types, or high-fidelity audio recording.

Although the results of this project will be applicable to a wide range of systems, there will be a focus on reducing the noise and harmonic content from switched mode power converters and drives. The addition of a random variation in the PWM signal has significant scope to dramatically reduce conducted and radiated noise which reduces interference and the required size and cost of filtering components.

The group you will be joining has used dithering techniques to build the highest resolution digital-to-analogue converter known in the literature, to control and suppress the effect of timing glitches (in e.g. digital-to-analogue converters), and to find a new method to maximise the resolution in a novel counting Fabry-Perot laser interferometer (measuring displacement with metrological accuracy and subatomic precision).

The project aim is to develop novel dithering techniques, focussing on:

  • Dither generation and determining closed-loop properties of dithered systems.
  • Improving the closed-loop performance of switched and non-linear systems
  • Investigating applications such as power electronics and drives.
Vegg Kjølv Egelands hus

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within in control engineering, electrical engineering, signal processing or a related 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.

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

Applicants with a certificate from an institution with a different grading scale than the Norwegian scale (the ECTS grading scale) should attach a confirmed conversion scale, comparing it to the ECTS grading scale.

Applicants whose mother tongue is neither Norwegian nor English must present an official language test report. The acceptable tests are TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Required minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 100 (internet-based test)
  • IELTS: 7 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • background or interest in systems and control
  • experience with optimisation and estimation
  • experience with microcontrollers and FPGAs
  • organisational and project management skills
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • experience and enthusiasm for experimental work
  • ability to work independently and in a team, your problem-solving skills and your ability to be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • 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
  • 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, but the project involves international collaboration with researchers from The University of Newcastle (Australia) and Aalborg University (Denmark). A research-stay at one or more of these locations or another relevant research centre for up to 1 year is expected.

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 Associate professor Arnfinn Eielsen, e-mail: arnfinn.a.eielsen@uis.no or Head of Department Tom Ryen, e-mail: tom.ryen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Janne Halseth, tel: +47 51833525, 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, adressing the selection criteria.

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

  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications (if you have any)
  • 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.

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

13th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Monday April 13th, 2020

Ph.D fellowship in risk analysis and game theory

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in risk analysis and game theory at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

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 six months of PhD courses and research duties exclusively.

The research fellowship will finance a PhD project within risk analysis and game theory. The applicant may choose whether or not to submit a proposal for a possible doctoral project. Possible topics and project description can be obtained by contacting the responsible contact person listed below. The project should be both empirical and theoretical.

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Project proposal

As an applicant, you may 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. 

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background with a bachelor degree plus a two-year master degree within relevant subject areas, preferably acquired recently. The bachelor degree can be three or four years. Applicants with a four-year bachelor degree and a one-year master degree will not be considered. The applicant may possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. Both the grade for the master thesis and the weighted average grade of the master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. A master thesis is required, and cannot be replaced with courses at the master level.

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

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

Project description and further information about the position can be obtained from professor Kjell Hausken, telephone +4751831632, e-mail kjell.hausken@uis.no or Head of Department Tore Markeset, telephone +4751832191, e-mail tore.markeset@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Margot A.Treen telephone +4751831419, 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:

  • 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.

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels within Risk Management, Societal Safety, Industrial Economics and Regional and urban planning. Our goal is to be an international leading research environment in the field.  There are currently 100 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department.

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Deadline

12th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Sunday April 12th, 2020

Ph.D. fellowship in Middle English

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Middle English at the Faculty of Arts and Education Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. The position is vacant from the 1st of 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.

The project should relate to and build upon the work on the Corpus of Middle English Local Documents (MELD), produced at the University of Stavanger, and have a sociolinguistic/pragmatic focus.

Possible directions include the study of text communities and networks, text types, literacy practices, orthographic developments and the sound-spelling interface.

The project is part of a long-term research undertaking at the University of Stavanger, the Middle English Scribal Texts Programme (MEST). For more information, see http://www.uis.no/mest

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Project proposal

As part of the application, the applicant must write a short research proposal of 5-7 pages. The proposal does not need to define the project in detail, but should outline the applicant’s interests with regard to research questions and directions, as well as their qualifications for undertaking the study. It should also demonstrate their knowledge of the field of study, including theoretical and methodological issues. The 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 masters degree (3+2) within a suitable subject, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

The appointee should have a reasonable knowledge of the History of English, including Middle English, and ideally some experience of reading medieval and/or ealy modern texts in manuscript/facsimile. Other meriting areas/skills are: historical dialectology and sociolinguistics, manuscript studies, paleography, Latin, digital corpora, historical literacy studies and pragmatics.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your masters thesis and the weighted average grade of your masters 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, but applicants who have already completed the masters degree are prioritized.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should provide documentation 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 in a structured way and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • research training in an active and international environment
  • 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 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 for 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 Head of department Ingrid Nielsen, tel: +47 518 33 243, e-mail: ingrid.nielsen@uis.no or Professor Merja Stenroos, tlf: +47 518 31 365, e-post: merja.stenroos@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:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • names and addresses of three possible referees
  • 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 Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.
 

The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Department of Education and Sports Science, the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, the Reading Centre, the Learning Environment Centre and the Knowledge Centre for Education.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Professional relations related to medical initiatives

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Professional relations related to medical initiatives, at the Department of Caring and Ethics, Faculty of Health Sciences. The title for the PhD-project is ‘Relational ethics in technology-mediated medical practices.’ The position is vacant immediately.

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 75% research education and 25% compulsory work, or in a part-time course with at least 50% research education per year. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The candidate will be supported by the interdisciplinary research group at UiS, Professional relations (http://www.uis.no/professional-relations), which is concerned with developing new knowledge in order to improve the quality of relational work in welfare professions such as medicine, nursing and other areas in health, care and social work.

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PhD-project theme:

As part of a larger research project, the research group has identified a current knowledge-deficit concerning the relationship between care-ethics and technology-mediated healthcare practice, at a time of increased focus on the potential of new technology to meet society’s future needs for efficiency within medicine, healthcare and welfare. This ethical deficit constitutes a substantial societal, cultural and scientific challenge, meriting interdisciplinary research approaches. The PhD candidate will be associated with this research project.

To practice medicine requires many knowledges and skills, including the use of technology. A crucial aspect of medical practice concerns the relational work that takes place in human encounters between physicians and patients. Relational medical care practice, as an ideal and a reality, is informed by the physicians’ self-understanding, in turn shaped by personal life and work experiences, as well as institutional and societal contexts. When physicians’ practices are mediated by technology, ethical dilemmas may arise between instrumentalism and caring relationships.

We suggest that a central theme of the PhD project may be relational medical practice related to life-death issues and the use of technology when life is at stake. For example, the project can be linked to relational medical practice in a neonatal ward where technology is crucial to the life or death of the baby, and where parents form a very vulnerable group in this situation. Another example of a possible empirical field for the PhD project may be relational medical practice in ventilator treatment of patients at home. However, the candidate is free to prepare a project proposal within the framework of our research topic; Relational ethics in technology-mediated medical practice. The research topic should preferably be studied qualitatively.

Qualification requirements

The position is intended for applicants with a medical university degree and Norwegian authorisation. Applicants with medical education are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the Norwegian health service is required.

For admission to PhD education at UiS, applicants must normally have a five-year master’s degree. The grade of the master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of the master’s degree programme must individually be equivalent to or better than a grade B. Candidates with a medical university degree without letter grades will be admitted after special assessment.

The applicants should have qualifications and/or interests in qualitative methods. It is a requirement for the position that the person employed can speak and understand Norwegian fluently because of the qualitative methods to be used.

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.

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project outline of up to 5 pages for a doctoral project within the outlined area, explaining the research question, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project sketch will be included in the competence assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project outline will be further developed in collaboration with the supervisors and formulated for the final project description.

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 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 Ellen Ramvi, tel: +47 51834179, e-mail: ellen.ramvi@uis.no

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 
  • 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 Faculty of Health Sciences offers  bachelor’s programmes in Nursing and Paramedic, master’s programmes in Health Sciences with specializations in Public Health Nursing, in Midwifery, in Drug Abuse and Mental Health, in Prehospital Services and in Nursing with specializations in Anesthesia, Intensive Care or Surgical Nursing, and a continuing education programme in Cancer Nursing. The faculty further offers research education (PhD) in Health and Medicine and the research school PROFRES – National Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has the following main research areas: Professional Relations in Welfare Professions, Health Promotion in Chronic Ailments, E-learning, Health Technology and Simulation, Life Phenomena and Caring, and Participation in School and Work. The research centre SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Health Care and Network for Health Technology are also part of the faculty. There are currently 180 employees including students and postdocs, and 2000 students at The Faculty of Health Sciences.

The department of Caring and Ethics aims to develop and disseminate interdisciplinary knowledge of care and ethics, to assure high quality, sound practice and considerate help in health services. The department contributes to educating reflected and highly qualified professional practitioners, and shall be an arena where questions and dilemmas relevant to care and ethics are explored and challenged. There are currently 36 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, at the department. The department has competence spanning theoretical and clinical specialization, interdisciplinary, critical and innovative approaches to care and ethics, and method development.

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Deadline

19th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Performing Arts and Aesthetics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a 2 year Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Performing Arts and Aesthetics at the Faculty of Art and Education Department of Early Childhodd Educaion. The position is vacant from August 2020.

Information about the project/field of study

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 two years of research duties exclusively. Some compulsory duties within teaching and supervision can be included in the employment periode. The appointment period will then be extended corresponding to the scope of this work. This must be clarified during the recruitment process.

The postdoctoral position is linked to FILIORUM – Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education and Care, a national research centre funded by the Research Council of Norway. The centre started in August 2018 and focuses on research related to quality in the diverse ECECs. FILIORUM’s overall goal is to promote belonging, communication and play for all children. The centre will contribute innovative research on quality for diversity, innovation and policy design. FILIORUM will be a national hub for the ECEC sector, and communication at all levels has a high priority.

The position will be a part of the democratic project “Performing Arts to ALL young children” and develop data related to this project. In this project, over 2000 kindergarten children are invited to an artistic encounter in the spring of 2020 and throughout 2022. The postdoctoral position will study the youngest children’s (under three years) construction of meaning in such meetings, non-verbal communication, and investigate how this project can relate to the ECECs practice. There is an ongoing discussion concerning artistic experiences and the Kindergartens in the Art field, and this democratic project is in its nature an important contribution into the discussion of Art for this audience. The applicant must submit a description and plan for the implementation of the postdoctoral project including a plan for publishing. The project description for the postdoctoral work must relate to “Performing Arts to ALL young children” and to questions in FILIORUM’s project description.

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.

About the project Performing Arts for ALL Young Children:

This is a democratic Performing Arts project rooted in the University, including Faculty of Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Early Childhood Education and FILIORUM. The project is based on the article 31 of The Convention on The Rights of the Child, “the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts”. The project places itself in the discourse about the place of the arts in kindergarten, school and in the society at large. The aesthetic subjects are under pressure and we believe that this democratic project, that involves a large volume of kindergarten children, ECEC teachers, professors and researchers, can be placed in the present discourse, be of broad relevance and most important contribute with new knowledge.

Qualification requirements

The applicant must submit a description of a research project and a plan for its completion. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add to the applicant’s competence.

Qualifications requirements:

  • PhD with a specialisation in the area of art pedagogical subjects is preferred, but applicants specialising in related areas will also be considered
  • the PhD must be completed no later than by the application deadline
  • good command of both oral and written English

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

  • relevance, quality and feasibility of the project plan
  • submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe 
  • 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
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 530.000 – 590.000 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 (or men) 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 Head of Department Anne Kristine Runestad, tel: +47 51834069, e-mail: anne.k.runestad@uis.no or associate professor Kirsten Halle, tel: +47 40008486, e-mail: kirsten.halle@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advicor Grete Marnburg, tel: +47 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.

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

  • project proposal 
  • 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.

Jobbnorge ID: 181075, Deadline: Continuously

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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 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

27th April 2020

Employer

University of Stavanger

Post expires on Monday April 27th, 2020