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PhD Fellow in Fish Health & Cell Biology

The position

A PhD position is available at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) with the research group Genetics (RGG).

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

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

The project and research group

The PhD project will focus on how fish skin epithelial cells (keratocytes) respond to exogenous stressors with respect to intercellular communication. The stressors can e.g., be nano- and microparticles, immunostimulants, persistent organic pollutants, bacteria, viruses, and/or certain chemicals. The candidate will use established protocols for cultivating skin cells and be trained in advanced microscopy, in molecular biology and genetic methods. The candidate will be working in a team of scientist and technical staff with highly cross-disciplinary competence. The applicant should be able to work independently as well as in a team.

The successful candidate will become a member of the research group in genetics and will be included in the research, career development and social activities of the group.

The Research Group Genetics

The research groups in genetics (RGG) undertake studies the genetics and genomics of Arctic and sub-Arctic fishes. RGG have particular interest in elucidating the mechanisms of speciation, adaptations to the environment, and genetic and biological interactions. How climate change and biological invasions intervene with these mechanisms is also of interest. The group uses genetic and genomic methods (in the broadest sense) in combination with classical approaches in biology.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Researcher Roy A. Dalmo:

or Professor Kim Præbel:

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Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • A master’s degree or equivalent by the time of employment in aquamedicine, cell biology, or in advanced microscopy. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply
  • Good understanding of fish biology, cell biology, and immunology
  • Good academic performances, and a genuine interest and motivation for performing research
  • Documented fluency in English and Norwegian/Scandinavian language

It is desirable if the candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Experience in isolation of fish cells, stimulation of cells, qPCR
  • Basic understanding in or motivation to acquire competence in microscopy
  • Established knowledge and/or motivation to run microscopy software

It is an advantage if the candidate has one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in using standard laboratory equipment such as plate readers, spectrophotometers, incubators, sterile work
  • Interest in outreach, communication, and social media strategy
  • Driver’s license (equivalent to or Norwegian cl. B)

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

Personal qualifications and suitability will be emphasized; the candidate’s personal qualifications should include excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an enthusiasm to work as a member of a collaborative research team.

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.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

Grade requirements applies both to the master thesis as well as courses part of the master’s degree. The minimum requirements are grade C or better on the master’s degree, and grade C or better on courses that are part of the master’s degree. A grade lower than C in one course may be compensated by a higher grade than C in another course. If the applicant has two subjects with the grade D or lower, the applicant is not qualified for admission. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than six weeksafter taking up the position. 

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.Edvard Kristiansen

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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: 

  • Cover 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)
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

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 Scandinavian. 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. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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

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

15th July 2022

Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

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.

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Deadline

10th June 2022

Post expires on Friday June 10th, 2022

PhD Fellow in Archaeology

The position

A PhD position is available at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is affiliated with the research groupCreating the New Northand Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology’s (AHR) division of Archaeology, and will be focused on demographic fluctuations in the Far North in the Iron and Middle Ages.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3,5 year, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme here.

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 Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology’s (AHR)

AHR employs 70 academics within the fields of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology and is home to the national Registration Centre for Historical Data (RHD). The department is responsible for teaching, research and public dissemination with a particular focus on the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural landscape of northern Fennoscandia within national and international comparative frameworks. AHR is an active department that employs 10 PhD candidates and 4 postdoctoral researchers associated with the department’s various divisions and research groups.

The Research Group Creating the New North (CNN) and the Department’s Division of Archaeology

The Research Group Creating the New North (CNN)

Creating the New North, established in 2004, is at the forefront of national and international multidisciplinary research on settlement, society and identity in the High North in the Iron Age, Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, with a particular focus on northern Norway. The group includes 17 permanent and temporary researchers within the fields of Archaeology, History, History of Science, History of Religions, Art History, Language and Literature and fosters extensive national and international networks within these fields of study. CNN currently has three active PhD candidates and several affiliated master’s students, as well as numerous associated scholars and students at other institutions in Norway and abroad. Two additional PhD candidates will join the group in 2023, one of which will be employed in the position advertised.

The Department’s Division of Archaeology

AHR’s division of Archaeology has an international staff of 14 members, including four PhD candidates and one postdoctoral researcher. The division conducts research on a broad range of culture-historical topics, Saami archaeology, theory and method, natural environments, cultural heritage studies and contemporary archaeology. Much of this research is conducted within collaborative research groups and projects. AHR also employs academics with extensive knowledge on demographic research using historical and archaeological data. This includes cooperation with experts as the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU).

The project

The PhD position is financed by UiT and will contribute knowledge fundamental to the advancement of archaeological and historical research on settlement and society in the High North. The aim of the project is to map demographic change in the High North in the Iron Age and Middle Ages. Research will employ established methods of paleodemographic modelling based on statistical analyses of radiocarbon dating as an indirect demographic variable. Results should be interpreted together with other relevant demographic variables derived from, for instance, archaeological, osteological or historical sources. Cross-disciplinary approaches that develop the methodology further are encouraged.

The resulting synthesis will ideally advance our understanding of demographic conditions in the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark in the Iron Age and Middle Ages beyond that facilitated by previous research approaches.

The candidate is expected to discuss their results within a culture-historical context. Potentially relevant topics include, but are not limited to, connections between demographic fluctuations and climatic change, epidemics, social organization, settlement patterns, economic change, trade relations, social, cultural and/or ethnic interaction and gender dynamics.

The empirical data is to be sourced from existing databases and archives. The project does not entail new archaeological investigation or radiocarbon dating.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Marte Spangen: 

or Head of Department Christine Smith Simonsen:

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Qualifications

The position requires a master’s degree in Archaeology or a foreign degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree, with a minimum grade of B or equivalent. Applicants who have not completed their master’s degree upon application may be considered provided that they obtain their degree with the aforementioned minimum grade prior to employment. Applicants with a master’s degree in a field of study other than Archaeology may be evaluated provided that they have achieved the aforementioned minimum grade and can document sufficient expertise relevant for the position. The candidate is expected to complete their doctoral studies within the field of Archeology.

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

Applicants must document fluency of in English. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma. Due to the nature of the source material, applicants should be competent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. If not, applicants are highly recommended to develop competency during their term of appointment.

The evaluation process will place emphasis on the project description, which must outline a feasible project within the advertised field of research. The project description shall not exceed 10 pages, literature references included. It must include a desription of the project topic, research questions, and a reasoning for choosing these. The final project description will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor. 

Applicants should have experience with quantitative data analysis. Knowledge of the cultural history of the High North will be considered advantageous.

Motivation and personal suitability will be taken into account.

If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, you will not be eligible for this position.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

All applicants should have a grade point average of B (or equivalent) on their master’s degree in order to be admitted to the PhD programme. The grade point average also applies to 300 ECTS points integrated five-year master’s degrees, in which all courses are to be included in the grade point average. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

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.Edvard Kristiansen

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We offer

  • You will be included in a well-functioning research group
  • Possibility for up to a year’s extension of the appointment period
  • 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: 

  • Cover 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
  • Contact information for 2-3 references
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description(up to 10 pages)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

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 Scandinavian. 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.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. 

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

Apply for this job

Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

PhD Fellow in philosophy

The position

A Ph.d position is available at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) at UiT: The Arctic University of Norway. The position is affiliated with the Environmental Philosophy Research Group (EPG) at the Department.

The Environmental Philosophy Group is a small but active research group whose members are interested in a broad range of questions of human relationships to the natural environment. Main research themes include ontological questions about “nature”, links between philosophy and biology, questions of ethics and justice relating to new technologies, just responses to climate change, and natural resource justice. In terms of philosophical approaches, the analytic tradition, the Frankfurt School and phenomenological tradition are all represented within the group. Engagement with other research groups at the Department and the UiT will also be encouraged. The group has an international outlook and a six-twelve month stay at a university abroad is also encouraged.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3,5 year, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme here.

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

The project

The dynamic linkages between climate change and biodiversity (two of nine “Planetary Boundaries, according to the Stockholm Resilience Centre) have been increasingly acknowledged in science-policy discussions, but remain under-explored, both in conceptual and practical terms.

The PhD project will be focused on the interlinkages between climate change and biodiversity and the philosophical implications of taking them seriously. The overarching theme will be “how does acknowledging the value and role of biodiversity affect the form and content of responses (practical or phenomenological) to climate change”. The project will engage with literature in environmental philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy concerning climate change and justice, although the precise weighting of these may vary. It will also engage with relevant literature from other disciplines necessary to support the philosophical research. The output will be an in-depth and original conceptual and/or normative analysis which gives an account of the relationships between climate change and biodiversity and the philosophical and/or practical implications of this account.

Possible research questions may include, but are not limited to:

  • How can different understandings about the concept, role and value of biological diversity contribute to the debates between “degrowth” and “green growth”.
  • How does, or how should, the concerns for biodiversity affect the globally endorsed climate target of limiting warming to 2 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures and or responses to climate change? If there is a trade-off between climate concerns and concerns about biodiversity – how can that be managed in an ethical manner?
  • How are concepts such as “limits to nature”, “planetary boundaries”, “ecological limits” to be understood? What kinds of knowledge or inquiry are needed to understand them? What does it mean, in an existential or practical sense, to be constrained or to transcend such limit/boundary?

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Head of DepartmentTor Ivar Hanstad: 

or Professor Clare Heyward

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Qualifications

The position requires a Masters’ degree or equivalent in philosophy or other relevant disciplines.

The candidate must demonstrate substantial knowledge and understanding of philosophical debates in environmental philosophy and/or climate justice. Priority will be given to those with an MA in Philosophy or demonstrable academic background in philosophy, but other relevant subject areas can be considered.

Applicants must document fluency of in English and be able to work in an international environment. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma.  

The candidate must present a description outlining the academic basis of the PhD project. It should contain a description of the theme, research questions, an explanation of their philosophical relevance and indicate the intended methodology. It should also include a proposed timeline for completion within four years. The final project description will be developed in co-operation with the PhD supervisor(s).

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize 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.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

All applicants should have a grade point average of B (or equivalent) on their master’s degree in order to be admitted to the PhD programme. The grade point average also applies to 300 ECTS points integrated five-year master’s degrees, in which all courses are to be included in the grade point average. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

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.UiT

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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: 

  • Cover 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
  • 2-3 references with contact information
  • Master’s thesis
  • Academic works (published or unpublished) he/she wishes to be taken into account in the assessment
  • Project description (5-10 pages)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

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 Scandinavian. 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.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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.

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Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

PhD Research Fellow in East European Cultural Studies: “Gender, Sound and Protest in Today’s Belarus”

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Educationwithin Russian Literature and Culture starting January 1 st 2023. The position is affiliated to the research group Russian Space? Concepts, Practices, Representations (RSCPR).  More information on the research group can be found here.

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

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3,5 year, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme here.

The position’s field of research

The advertised position shall result in a PhD thesis which examines how the protest wave in Belarus in 2020-21 has established a platform for new representations of gender, music, and their mutual relationship. From an overall perspective, the PhD candidate is expected to concentrate primarily on three aspects:

1) Societal and cultural changes in Belarus stemming from globalization

2) The role of art and culture in building Belarusian identity

3) The role of gender in and for the most recent social developments in Belarus.

The mass media have actively recorded and constructed the image of the Belarusian protest movement and, in particular, the female protester. The media coverage of the protests more or less explicitly ties together women’s roles as protesters and as music makers. The triad of the female protest leaders – Tsikhanouskaya, Kalesnikava (a flautist) and Tsepkala – have been likened to a “rock band.” Women protestors have linked arms to form human chains while singing “Kupalinka,” a traditional lullaby centered on a mother and her daughter. This lullaby is also a song about a forced marriage, symbolically expressing people’s attitude to the longserving Belarusian President Aliaksandr Lukashenka.

Popular anti-Lukashenka protests have been routinely accompanied by impromptu musical performances in the streets, which were soon prosecuted by the authorities. Many performers are women, apparently constructing themselves as responsible and progressive-minded citizens through musical performance. Possible research questions can include (but are not limited to) the following: How have women in Belarus found, or created, this joint space of music and protest? What are its musical and social rules? How does the image of the woman protester-asmusic maker affect the range of acceptable behavior for women in the public sphere? And how do race, sexuality, class and ability affect the construction and reception of gendered musical sound, in Belarus and elsewhere?

Department of Language and Culture

The Department’s core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies. The Department hosts 85 permanent employees, 12 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows, as well as roughly 35 temporary research and teaching positions.

We offer one-year programmes, as well as full Bachelor and Master programmes in the following fields: General linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD programmes in linguistics, cultural/literary studies, art history, as well as media and documentation studies.

The Department also has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world’s most excellent research communities in linguistics represented by AcqVA Aurora Center, and with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH) and sociolinguistics and revitalization, Multilingual North, Diversity, Education and Revitalisation (MULTINOR). The Department’s research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as «Health, Art and Society» (HAS), Russian Space (RSCPR), Libraries, archives, museums, in the community (LAMCOM), Arctic Voices in Art and Literature (ARCTIC VOICES), Just Literature (JUL), Interdisciplinary Phenomenology (IP) and Worlding Northern Art (WONA).

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact one of the following: 

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Qualifications

This position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in humanities or social sciences, with a documented knowledge of Russian corresponding to a minimum of 100 credits from the Russian language courses (including study periods in Russian-speaking countries), as well as relevant courses in Russian (or Belarusian) literature, culture, history and/or politics. 

The applicant must document his or her English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Nordic applicants can document this by attaching their high school diploma. The primary source material will be in Russian and to some extent in Belarusian. Therefore the applicant must document proficiency in written and spoken Russian. Knowledge of Belarusian is desirable but not mandatory.

The applicant must present a research proposal of max. 10 standard pages, which provides a brief outline of the proposed research project’s scope, theory and method.

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. We will also emphasize 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.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

All applicants should have a grade point average of B (or equivalent) on their master’s degree in order to be admitted to the PhD programme. The grade point average also applies to 300 ECTS points integrated five-year master’s degrees, in which all courses are to be included in the grade point average. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

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.UiT

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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: 

  • Cover 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 Russian proficiency 
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description (10 pages)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

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 Scandinavian. 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.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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

Apply for this job

Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022