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PhD Fellow in Law

The position

The Faculty of Law has a position vacant for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is affiliated with the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS). The work place is Tromsø.

The Faculty of Law has about 950 law students, 25 PhD fellows, 35 members of the academic staff and 16 members of the administrative staff. The Faculty may award the degrees of Master and PhD in Law as well as the degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the Law of the Sea and Joint Nordic Master`s Programme in Environmental Law.

NCLOS have a staff of 20 – 25 employees; academic staff and PhD fellows. The Centre is located at the Faculty of Law, providing for close contact and collaboration between the staff. The Centre also has an extensive national and international academic network.

NCLOS has been awarded status as UiT Aurora Centre 2021 – 25. More information on NCLOS and the UiT Aurora Centre, see our website:  www.uit.no/lawofthesea

The appointment is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year, distributed with 25% each year, will consist of teaching and other duties for the Faculty of Law.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD fellow shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment.

The position’s field of research

The primary objective of NCLOS is to assess how and to what extent the law of the sea and ocean governance (LOSOG) foster or can foster resilient and sustainable oceans in light of the challenges to the oceans and the legal framework. This objective is to be addressed through research within different themes and by analyzing several hypotheses, including by exploring the limits and possibilities of sovereignty as both the organizing logic and the central legal principle underpinning the LOSOG.

The theme sovereignty is based on the following hypothesis on limits and possibilities of aspects of the current regime:

The logic of sovereignty needs to be reassessed. Sovereignty of coastal states (also sovereign rights and jurisdiction) over ocean space has not adequately respected common interests or offered adequate responses to the systemic challenges.

NCLOS seeks candidates for one PhD position with projects proposals within the theme of sovereignty as both the organizing logic and the central legal principle underpinning the LOSOG. Proposals, which aim at discussing whether and how sovereignty may be redefined, adapted, or reconceptualized to further common interests (e.g. protection of the marine environment) are encouraged. NCLOS has ongoing projects discussing the role of indigenous peoples within LOSOG. Proposals should not focus on such matters or be coordinated with ongoing projects.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Ingvild Ulrikke Jakobsen:

Qualifications

The successful applicants must fulfil the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here (general requirements for UiT) and here (complementary requirements/guidelines for the Faculty of Law).

Further, the applicants must have a five years Master’s degree in Law or Cand. jur. with good grades. The Faculty may accept equivalent education in law from foreign universities.

The applicants must present a description outlining the academic basis of the PhD project. The project description shall be 2-8 pages, literature references included. It shall include a description of the theme, research question(s) and a reasoning of the choices. It shall also indicate the methodologies to be used.

The applicant may be asked to supplement the description.

Emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.

Proficiency in the English language as stated here is required. The applicants must understand Norwegian or commit himself/herself to participate in the Norwegian Language Courses held by the UiT at the outset of the employment.

Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s potential for research, motivation, and personal suitability for the position. As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

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Labyrinten med nordlys ved UiT i Tromsø

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Application letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Documentation of proficiency in Norwegian or a Scandinavian language (if applicable)
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description (2-8 pages)

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. There is a 2% deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication if you have requested non-disclosure.

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

18th December 2022

Post expires on Sunday December 18th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ecology and Sustainability

The position

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) has a vacant Postdoctoral Fellowship in ecology and sustainability. The position is linked to the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) and we are looking for a dedicated and skilled ecologist who can strengthen sustainability research and education at our department. The postdoctoral position will work with a team of researchers in the Arctic Sustainability Lab. We are specializing in interdisciplinary – and collaborative approaches in the interface between ecology, data analytics, and social science to investigate and develop solutions for sustainable, climate-resilient, and ecosystem-based management.

The group specializes in theories and analytical approaches that link ecosystems and societies to understand sustainability challenges. We work with socio-ecological analyzes using large datasets, indicators, citizen science, PPGIS and transdisciplinary research. We put weight on working together with societal actors to find strategies and solutions for a more sustainable development. We also collaborate with the 5 academic groups at AMB that work with biology.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of threeyears. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

 The position will additionally be assigned to teaching and related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to a maximum 25 % of a full-time employment.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB)

The Department of Arctic and Marine Biology has 5 research groups that covers a breadth of the topics relevant for biological sciences including molecular mechanisms and genetics at the cellular level, physiology, ecological interactions in land, fresh water and sea, and socio-ecological research relating to the environmental – and climate change. The institute is working with cutting edge biological research relating to biological sciences, as industrial and management-oriented research in the North. The institute provides exiting opportunities for collaboration with several institutions at the FRAM center, including NIVA, NINA, and the Institute of Marine Research, and is also extensively involved in national and international research collaboration. At AMB there are currently 56 permanent scientific employees, 12 administrative and 25 employees in technical positions, as well as 50 temporarily employed researchers, PhD fellows and technicians.

The position’s field of research

The candidate is expected to participate actively in research, teaching and management of the Arctic Sustainability Lab, and will develop a unique competence in integrated systems research for coastal ecology and sustainability. The candidate should work with task relevant for AA_Agora. AA_Agora is an EU Horizon Europe project linked to the lighthouse for the management and restoration of coastal ecosystems in the Arctic-Atlantic basin. The project will establish three “transformative hubs” in Portugal, Ireland and Norway aiming to develop and implement nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based monitoring and management in close collaboration with the local community. The postdoctoral position will work with socio-ecological systems taking special responsibility for the synthesis and analysis of spatial datasets related to climate, ecosystems and society. The candidate will also participate actively in research activities linked to the co-production of knowledge and solutions together with various social actors. The candidate will collaborate and create synergies with other projects in the Arctic Sustainability Lab, including the EU Horizon Europe project GreenFeedBack where our team have the responsibility of developing arctic human footprint maps for nature-based climate solutions, and CoastShift which is funded by the FRAM center and that are developing sustainability indicators and scenarios for coastal areas.

It is expected that the postdoctoral fellow participates in teaching related to the MSc specialization in ecology and sustainability. In the Arctic Sustainability Lab, we are responsible for BIO-3021 Sustainability Science and BIO-3004 Ecosystem-based management. In addition, we have a course under development related to the management and analysis of large data sets. Supervision of MSc students related to this specialization will also be part of the postdoctoral position. In addition, relevant teaching assignments can be linked to BSc courses related to ecology and GIS or to PhD courses. It is also important that the postdoctoral position takes responsibility for the day-to-day management of the group together with the other members of the Arctic Sustainability Lab. It can be communication, data management, introductory meetings for MSc students and the like.

An explanation of the motivation for working with coastal ecology and sustainability, and a brief description of how you can build a unique competence that is relevant for research and teaching in ecology and sustainability sciences, should be enclosed to the application.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact professor Vera Helene Hausner:

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Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD or equivalent in ecology or sustainability science, preferably related to coastal and marine ecosystems.
  • Strong quantitative background in analytical and statistical methods
  • Experience with GIS data and spatial analysis of complex and large datasets
  • Programming experience: R, Python or other relevant programming language
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate advanced concepts and complex analyzes relevant to ecosystem-based management and/or sustainability
  • Fluency in English 

Desired qualifications:

  • Familiarity of socio-ecological systems, ecosystem-based management or nature-based solutions
  • Experience with teamwork using interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary methods
  • Knowledge of advanced data analytical tools within machine learning and/or artificial intelligence is considered an advantage but is not a requirement

Previous work experience in similar research is advantageous, as is teaching experience in ecosystem-based management or sustainability science.

Peer-reviewed publications or other forms of merits are important for the assessment of the ability to write and communicate in the field of sustainability. The quality criteria are not the number of publications or citations, but the ability to think broadly and conceptually about complex issues.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity. As teaching duties or equivalent work is attached to the position, emphasis will also be attached to teaching experience and qualifications.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Give constructive criticism
  • Have good communication and interaction with colleagues and students
  • Wants to contribute to a good working environment

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Inclusion and diversity  

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.  

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics. 

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility 

Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • An explanation of the motivation for working with coastal ecology and sustainability, and a brief description of how you can build a unique competence that is relevant for research and teaching in ecology and sustainability sciences (3-4pages)
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  •  Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Documentation of teaching experience and qualifications, if applicable
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview should among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s motivation and personal suitability for the position. A trial lecture may also be held.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners. 

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics.

The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

1st January 2023

Post expires on Monday January 2nd, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Atmospheric Icing on Structures

The position

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at the Department of Industrial EngineeringFaculty of Engineering Science and Technology. The position is affiliated with the Arctic Technology & Icing Research Group.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of two years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The workplace is at UiT in Narvik. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The supporting grant for this position is a part of the research project, ‘Multi-disciplinary Study of Atmospheric Ice Accretion Physics & Developing Optimal Technological Solutions to Minimize Ice Accretion Effects (nICE)’ funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The nICE project aims to strengthen the atmospheric icing related multi-disciplinary research activities in and improve knowledge about atmospheric ice accretion physics and its effects.

If you receive a personal overseas research grant from NFR it is possible to apply NFR for an extension of the fellowship period corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum three months, maximum 12 months).

The position’s field of research

This postdoctoral position will mainly focus on issues related to atmospheric icing on structures and will address the topics related to modelling of ice accretion physics and ice mitigation technological developments. The candidate should have research interests related to ice accretion physics modelling, ice detection and mitigation techniques. Moreover, we seek candidates whose research interest also enhance and complement the other activities of the Arctic Technology & Icing Research Group.

Moreover, the selected candidate is also expected to participate in other activities of the research group and support the strategic development plan. This may include the scientific publications, new project proposals, designing of lab infrastructure and co-supervision of master/PhD students.

The research focus for this position will be:

  • Study of atmospheric icing on structures
  • Ice mitigation strategy (anti/deicing)
  • Mesoscale modelling & ice load map/analytical modelling of icing.

The planned activities will be carried out using analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques.

The goals of the position are: 

  • Improved understanding of atmospheric ice accretion physics and its effects on structures.
  • Technological development and knowledge enhancement regarding optimal anti/deicing systems.
  • Design and development of icing lab infrastructure.
  • Scientific publications in high ranked international journals.
  • Support interdisciplinary work within and between research groups on the topic.

The aim of this postdoctoral position is also to provide the candidate with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote the strategic path, the selected candidate is also required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact professorMuhammad Virk: 

or Dr. Jan-Arne Pettersen

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Qualifications

The Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology has a strategic vision to be among the technological leading communities for research, academic and innovation related to Arctic and cold climate technology. The candidate for this postdoctoral fellowship will be selected in accordance with this vision.

This position requires a doctoral degree (PhD) in engineering with specialization in topics related to cold climate technology and atmospheric icing on structures. A doctoral degree (PhD) within mechanical / civil/ industrial/ aerospace engineering or similar are preferred. The PhD degree must be equivalent to Norwegian doctoral degree.

A good knowledge of atmospheric ice accretion physics, atmospheric icing on structures and cold climate technology is required. A good understanding of numerical, experimental, and field measurements is required to carry out the planned activities.

Applicants with good knowledge within these main subject areas are preferred:

  • Multiphase flow modeling /CFD (Ice accretion physics)
  • Cold climate technology
  • Meso scale modelling
  • Ice detection and mitigation

The candidate must have relevant scientific publications and documented research experience on issues related to atmospheric icing on structures. A good track record of scientific publications in the fields related to atmospheric icing is preferred.

The candidate is expected to participate in designing of cold climate lab infrastructure and performing numerical simulations and lab-based experiments related to icing on structures. Good skills of lab-based experimentation (wind tunnel & icing tunnel operations) and filed measurements related to icing are preferred.

Candidate is also expected to support the Arctic Technology and Icing group activities related to initiating new project proposals and supporting the existing research activities.

Good oral and written communication skills in English language is required.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position. The successful applicant should be highly motivated, creative, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with other members of the research group and have good communication skills.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Inclusion and diversity  

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.  

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics. 

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility 

Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you can document that you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position. In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal for the qualifying work. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview should among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s motivation and personal suitability for the position. A trial lecture may also be held.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

10th June 2022

Post expires on Friday June 10th, 2022