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PhD in Russian Linguistics – Language of perceived threats in Russian Media

The Department of Language and Culture (ISK)

The position is affiliated with the Department of Language and Culture (ISK). The Department consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows. Additionally, the Department has approximately 35 temporary research and teaching positions. The Department’s core activates are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world’s most excellent research communities in linguistics with the AcqVA Aurora Center on language acquisition and multilingualism, as well as research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH) and sociolinguistics. 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) Worlding Northern Art (WONA) and Multilingual North, Diversity, Education and Revitalisation.

ISK offers 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 position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK) which belongs to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project which explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that can be used in hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian national security.

The successful candidate will:

  •  Assemble a so-called “seed” vocabulary of dominant words and collocations that are symptomatic of news articles/broadcasts that highlight threats in Russian
  • Learn to use functions such as semantic vectors and word embeddings in resources such as the Russian corpus in the Aranea Family of Gigaword Web Corpora and Collocations Colligations Corpora for Russian, with the aim of enhancing the seed vocabulary
  • Further enhance seed vocabulary by extracting texts for analysis and comparison with reference corpora
  • Identify texts with prominent threat-related content that can be tracked for connectivity in social media
  • Identify texts with alternative messages for comparison
  • Assist others in assembling and enhancing similar seed vocabularies and identifying texts for English, Norwegian, and North Saami
  • Write up results in dissertation/articles for scholarly journals
  • Assist in production of a webpage and podcast series to disseminate results
  • Assist in organizing conferences and outreach activities


Work place is Campus Tromsø.

The position is for a period of three years.

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. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor
(PhD) is available at our website.

The project

THREAT-DEFUSER is a multi-disciplinary project that combines state-of-the-art tools from political science, linguistics and media studies to forge new methodologies. Whereas academic disciplines tend to be disproportionately focused on the English-speaking world, THREAT-DEFUSER breaks away from that narrow view and focuses instead on Russian and two official languages in Norway: Norwegian and North Saami. Three cultural perspectives are opened up: 1) a major international language, since Russian is the second most-used language on the Internet; 2) a majority national language (Norwegian); 3) a minority indigenous language (North Saami). The tools created by THREAT-DEFUSER are portable to other languages, cultures, and domains, and will be shared open source with the international research community.

THREAT-DEFUSER actively disseminates research findings to political authorities (via evidence briefs and closed workshops), to academics (via high-quality open access scholarly journals), and to the public at large through a dedicated, regularly updated website, podcasts, school visits and an app that facilitates rapid response to the dynamic landscape of news and social media.

THREAT-DEFUSER assesses Russia’s increasingly important role in matters of foreign and security policy, particularly with regard to hybrid warfare. The same tools are implemented also to analyze Russian attitudes to Europe that have a direct bearing on Norwegian-Russian relations.

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 Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Laura A. Janda:

              – Phone: +47 77645680
              – E-mail: laura.janda@uit.no

 We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Affiliation with both the CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) and Sami language technology (Giellatekno) research groups
  • 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: Welcome to UiT!
 

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field for the position, such as Russian language and or linguistics
  • Knowledge of corpus linguistics
  • Documented knowledge of English is required as stated here
  • Knowledge of Russian
  • Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable

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. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position.

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

The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here: uit.no/phd-en.

 Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation on English proficiency. This website states how English profiency shall be documented
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works 
  • Project description

The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.Edvard Kristiansen

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 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.

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.

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.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional abilit

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova 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

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD Fellow in Social/Cultural Anthropology

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Social Science (ISV), Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) within social/cultural anthropology. The position is affiliated with the research project “Arctic Silk Road: Imagining infrastructures and Community Boundaries in Sápmi and the Russian North” funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The PhD fellow appointed will be located at the department in the unit for social anthropology.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The project seeks a PhD researching the social lives of materials, and their intersections with infrastructures broadly conceived (for example craft/ duodji, art, design, heritage sites, built or “natural” environments, etc.). We are especially interested in relationships between the material world and Indigenous and decolonial transformation. In addition to completing a doctoral thesis on a topic of their choice connecting to these themes and those of the Arctic Silk Road project, they will undertake one of the tasks of the project best suited to their experience.

The appointed doctoral research fellow will have his/hers daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.

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 candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) are available at the following address:https://uit.no/phd-en.

Department of Social Sciences

The positions are placed at the Department of Social Sciences (ISV). The Department of Social Sciences has approximately 65 faculty and PhD positions in the fields of sociology, political science, social anthropology and community planning. The department is additionally served by six administrative positions.

Research approaches are both theoretical and applied, and include the development of themes that have been part of our long-standing and core research establishment as well as contributing to recent and leading edge research. The Department of Social Sciences offers the full range of degree programs from bachelor to master and PhD, as well as provides a number of multidisciplinary courses and an extensive range of continuing education programs.

Research Group

The PhD candidate will join the Arctic Silk Road research project group, which follows the social and material lives of global infrastructures across time and space. “The Arctic Silk Road” refers to infrastructure plans that would facilitate the flow of goods between northeast China and markets in Europe through a northern sea route and melting sea ice. It features plans for an Arctic railway traversing the transnational Indigenous Sámi homeland (Sápmi) from Rovaniemi in Finland to the major shipping port of Kirkenes in Norway, and the build up of Arctic sea port and railway infrastructure along the Russian coast. International preparations have fostered local uncertainty and collective mobilization against the plans through art and new alliances along the envisioned routes. This is weaving new relations between Sámi communities practicing subsistence and duodji lifeways, residents of precarious northern industrial centers, state governments, and international organizations. At the same time, it has raised memories of past industrial developments to bear on the present moment–the effects of state incursions on self-sufficiency and local production.

Through a material lens, the project 1) compares competing visions of the Arctic Silk Road along its anticipated routes, and 2) investigates how infrastructures in these regions have shaped social and territorial relations through time. Through collaboration with local communities, artisans, and museum curators, project findings will contribute to ongoing discussion of infrastructural impacts and self-determination in Sápmi.

Project members include partners at Giellagas Institute (Oulu University), Sámi Allaskuvla, and affiliated researchers at the University of Cambridge, Sámi Museum Siida (Inari), Harvard University, and local Sámi organizations.

A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged for all PhD fellows.

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 Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Natalia Magnani:

              – Phone: +4777 66 02 52
              – E-mail: natalia.magnani@uit.no

Head of Department Anne Britt Flemmen:

              – Phone: +4777 64 43 39
              – E-mail: anne.britt.flemmen@uit.no

or Head of Office Rita Johansen:

              – Phone: +4777 64 43 03
              – E-mail: rita.johansen@uit.no

 We offer

  • A close-knit academic environment that brings together colleagues specializing in ethnographic, visual, and community collaborative methodologies in different locations around the world
  • 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: Welcome to UiT!
 

 Qualifications

The position requires a Master’s degree in social science or similar field. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position. 

Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage. Applicants with proficiency and familiarity with Sami language will be preferred. An interest and willingness to learn the language spoken in the community of research is expected.

Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s potential for independent and collaborative research, motivation, and personal suitability for the position.

The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here: https://uit.no/phd-en

 Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • letter of application describing research experience and proposed PhD project as it relates to the PhD call and the Arctic Silk Road research group
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and Master’s degree or equivalent, and/or record of other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency (if not from an English-speaking country or education system).This websitestates how English profiency shall be documented
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, email address and phone number)
  • master’s thesis (or link to the thesis) and optionally, other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these. The list of works should contain the following information:
    • author(s), title of work
    • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
    • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

All documentation must be certified and translated into English, a Fenno-Scandinavian language, or a Sami language.

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

Only applications submitted through Jobbnorge will be evaluated, applications sent by e-mail or submitted in other forms will not be evaluated.Edvard Kristiansen

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by:

  • master’s thesis or equivalent
  • other academic works
  • project description

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience in public communication and experience/education in other types of dissemination.

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.

 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.

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.

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.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. as well as questions about the PhD programme may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova 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 jobdescription at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in in biostatistics: Social transmission of biomarkers, lifestyle and health

The position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Community Medicine a full-time position as Postdoctoral Fellow  is available for a periode of three (3) 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 is able to 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 project

The main objective of the project is to study how biomarkers, lifestyle and health spread in social networks. The hypothesis is that related individuals have more similar biomarker profiles than unrelated individuals, and that this may be explained by social transmission of lifestyle factors.

We will use data from the Fit Futures youth cohort study, including detailed mapping of social network, physical measurements and a variety of blood biomarkers. The project will focus on developing social network models and methods for the analysis of how phenotypes may spread and change over time within social networks.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of a multidisciplinary team including colleagues in biostatistics, epidemiology, medicine, molecular biology and computer science.

Contact

The contact persons for this position is

Professor Anne-Sofie Furberg, email: anne-sofie.furberg@uit.no, and

Associate Professor Guri Grimnes, email: guri.grimnes@unn.no

Qualification

It is a condition of employment that the applicant holds a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in a relevant research area.

The post doc will develop new methods and models in statistics for the advancement of public health interventions to prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases. Since the main focus of the project is to study how biomarkers, lifestyle and health may spread in social networks, experience from research within in the domain of medicine, other health sciences and/or biological science will be an advantage.

Experience and skills in communication of research results to various audiences and international collaboration will be an advantage.

The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English. Skills in writing scientific publications in English is essential.

Personal skills will be emphasized. We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible candidate who should be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting. The candidate should have excellent analytical skills, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research.

The candidate must be willing to work abroad for 3-6 months. 

In order to achieve a targeted use of the postdoctoral position, and to strengthen the employee’s career development, a development plan must be available no later than three months after the appointment contract is signed. The development plan must be approved by the immediate leader with personnel responsibility.

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). 

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Proficiency in the Norwegian language

If you have not studied at a Norwegian/Scandinavian upper secondary school, proficiency in the Norwegian language may be documented in the following ways:

  • Passed exam in Norwegian as a second language at “VKII” level (3. year)
  • Passed level 3 exam in Norwegian for international students at the universities
  • Passed exam from one year’s university study in Norwegian language and society for international students
  • The Bergen Test: test in Norwegian – higher level. Written test with a minimum of 450 points or a “Pass” (in new grade scale). Those who have Swedish or Danish as a first language and who fulfil the general university and college admission requirements in their native country do not need to take the test.

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV – containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and references
  • 2-3 references with contact details
  • List of academic works up to 10 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work
  • Description of the most relevant academic works, one to two pages
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees:
    • diploma and transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • diploma and transcript of Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • Diploma and transcript of PhD
  • Project description
  • Form for documentation of teaching qualifications
  • Documentation of proficiency in the Norwegian language

You must also submit a project proposal, that describe of how you scientifically can contribute to the project. The proposal must include a progress plan.

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

We offer

  • Exciting work tasks in an interdisciplinary research field
  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

 
The appointment is for a period of 3 years. Remuneration of Postdoctoral Fellow  positions are in State salary code 1352. In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The working hours will be utilized for research, research-related activities and research administration.  If the appointment is for more than two years, the employer decides whether the employee should have compulsory duties. If so, describe these duties here. Stipulate amount up to a maximum of 25 %

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!  (http://uit.no/mobility)
 

General

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

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

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.Stig Brøndbo

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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 og Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research.

We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

31st August 2020

PhD Fellow in Social/Cultural Anthropology

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Social Science (ISV), Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) within social/cultural anthropology. The position is affiliated with the research project “Arctic Silk Road: Imagining infrastructures and Community Boundaries in Sápmi and the Russian North” funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The PhD fellow appointed will be located at the department in the unit for social anthropology.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years.

The project seeks a PhD researching the social lives of materials, and their intersections with infrastructures broadly conceived (for example craft/ duodji, art, design, heritage sites, built or “natural” environments, etc.). We are especially interested in relationships between the material world and Indigenous and decolonial transformation. In addition to completing a doctoral thesis on a topic of their choice connecting to these themes and those of the Arctic Silk Road project, they will undertake one of the tasks of the project best suited to their experience.

The appointed doctoral research fellow will have his/hers daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.

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 candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) are available at the following address:https://uit.no/phd-en.

Department of Social Sciences

The positions are placed at the Department of Social Sciences (ISV). The Department of Social Sciences has approximately 65 faculty and PhD positions in the fields of sociology, political science, social anthropology and community planning. The department is additionally served by six administrative positions.

Research approaches are both theoretical and applied, and include the development of themes that have been part of our long-standing and core research establishment as well as contributing to recent and leading edge research. The Department of Social Sciences offers the full range of degree programs from bachelor to master and PhD, as well as provides a number of multidisciplinary courses and an extensive range of continuing education programs.

Research Group

The PhD candidate will join the Arctic Silk Road research project group, which follows the social and material lives of global infrastructures across time and space. “The Arctic Silk Road” refers to infrastructure plans that would facilitate the flow of goods between northeast China and markets in Europe through a northern sea route and melting sea ice. It features plans for an Arctic railway traversing the transnational Indigenous Sámi homeland (Sápmi) from Rovaniemi in Finland to the major shipping port of Kirkenes in Norway, and the build up of Arctic sea port and railway infrastructure along the Russian coast. International preparations have fostered local uncertainty and collective mobilization against the plans through art and new alliances along the envisioned routes. This is weaving new relations between Sámi communities practicing subsistence and duodji lifeways, residents of precarious northern industrial centers, state governments, and international organizations. At the same time, it has raised memories of past industrial developments to bear on the present moment–the effects of state incursions on self-sufficiency and local production.

Through a material lens, the project 1) compares competing visions of the Arctic Silk Road along its anticipated routes, and 2) investigates how infrastructures in these regions have shaped social and territorial relations through time. Through collaboration with local communities, artisans, and museum curators, project findings will contribute to ongoing discussion of infrastructural impacts and self-determination in Sápmi.

Project members include partners at Giellagas Institute (Oulu University), Sámi Allaskuvla, and affiliated researchers at the University of Cambridge, Sámi Museum Siida (Inari), Harvard University, and local Sámi organizations.

A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged for all PhD fellows.

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 Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Natalia Magnani:

              – Phone: +4777 66 02 52
              – E-mail: natalia.magnani@uit.no

Head of Department Anne Britt Flemmen:

              – Phone: +4777 64 43 39
              – E-mail: anne.britt.flemmen@uit.no

or Head of Office Rita Johansen:

              – Phone: +4777 64 43 03
              – E-mail: rita.johansen@uit.no

 We offer

  • A close-knit academic environment that brings together colleagues specializing in ethnographic, visual, and community collaborative methodologies in different locations around the world
  • 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: Welcome to UiT!
 

 Qualifications

The position requires a Master’s degree in social science or similar field. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position. 

Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage. Applicants with proficiency and familiarity with Sami language will be preferred. An interest and willingness to learn the language spoken in the community of research is expected.

Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s potential for independent and collaborative research, motivation, and personal suitability for the position.

The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here: https://uit.no/phd-en

 Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • letter of application describing research experience and proposed PhD project as it relates to the PhD call and the Arctic Silk Road research group
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and Master’s degree or equivalent, and/or record of other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency (if not from an English-speaking country or education system).This websitestates how English profiency shall be documented
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, email address and phone number)
  • master’s thesis (or link to the thesis) and optionally, other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these. The list of works should contain the following information:
    • author(s), title of work
    • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
    • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

All documentation must be certified and translated into English, a Fenno-Scandinavian language, or a Sami language.

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

Only applications submitted through Jobbnorge will be evaluated, applications sent by e-mail or submitted in other forms will not be evaluated.Edvard Kristiansen

Skikjører med Tromsø i bakgrunn

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by:

  • master’s thesis or equivalent
  • other academic works
  • project description

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience in public communication and experience/education in other types of dissemination.

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.

 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.

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.

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.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. as well as questions about the PhD programme may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova 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

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020