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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.

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Deadline

30th September 2020

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Department of Computer Science with the Information Access (IA) research group. The position is available for 2 years.

The IA research group focuses on fundamental system structures and concepts related to the construction of scalable, fault-tolerant, and secure cloud-based information-access services. The group undertakes high-impact interdisciplinary research and innovation at the intersection of computer science, sport science, and medicine. The group is particularly focused on technology innovations in the convergence space of mobility, social networking, multimedia, cloud computing, big medical data, machine learning, and law.

The Department of Computer Science provides a strong international research environment with 18 tenured faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, 4 post doctors and researchers, 11 technical/ administrative staff members and about 22 PhD students. The goal of the Department is to advance the research and teaching of computer science as a discipline, to demonstrate leadership within our areas of interest, and to contribute to society through our education, research and dissemination.

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact: 

Associate Professor Håvard D. Johansen

For administrative questions, please contact the Department’s administration:

The position’s field of research

The postdoctoral research fellow position is attached to the research project Privaton: Protecting shared data with privacy automatons, funded by the Research Council of Norway’s IKTPLUSS program. The project is a collaboration between Information Access (IA) group at UIT, the systems and networking group at Cornell University (USA), and Simula Research Laboratory (Norway). It intersects with various interdisciplinary projects and groups in both sport science and medicine at UIT. The post doctoral candidate is be expected to be involved in this excellent eco-system of computer systems and security researchers, as well as use-case partners, to grow her/his career profile.

Computer systems that process sensitive data are traditionally protected by access-control mechanisms mapping identities of authenticated principals to a set of permission on objects. Security policies are commonly static and provide limited expressiveness (e.g., read, write, and create on files). Use-based privacy policies goes beyond these traditional security schemes by enabling data providers to specify allowable uses depending on how data is actually processed, at run time. Such policies should be attached to data during storage and collection and continue to apply also when data is derived or transferred. Use-based privacy policies change in accordance with data owners’ wishes and with changes in the governing legal frameworks and organizational guidelines.

The postdoctor’s project will continue the work set out in the Privaton project, to research the theoretical foundation, principles, and/or computer systems for use-based privacy and reactive information flow control.

A professional development plan must be submitted at the latest three months after the post-doctoral research fellow is formally employed.

Qualifications

An appointment as post doctor requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in Computer Science, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

The successful candidate have documented interest in operating systems, distributed computing, security policies, trusted execution environments, mandatory access-control mechanisms, and/or other relevant cybersecurity topics. Experience with information flow-control systems, methods, and theory is a plus. Good practical development and operations skills are also beneficial. We will emphasize the quality and relevance of the candidate’s track record rather than volume.

Applicants should have a good command in English.

Emphasis will be attached to personal suitability and the suitability of the research proposal for the Privaton project.

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We offer

  • 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 2 years. Remuneration of PhD 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. 

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​  

Application

Your application must include:  

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV – summarizing education, positions and academic work 
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees 
  • 2-3 references with contact details 
  • Project proposal, (3-5 pages)
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work. 

You must submit a project proposal, that describe how you scientifically can contribute to the project/described field of research. The proposal must include a progress plan, (total 3-5 pages).

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

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. It is the committee’s mandate to assess the applicants’ qualifications based on their submitted works and the job announcement.  

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 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

19th July 2020

Post expires on Sunday July 19th, 2020