PhD Research Fellow in education and democratization
Applications are invited for a four years position as PhD Research Fellow in education and democratization to be based at the Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo (UiO).
The PhD position is connected to the development of the ongoing research project «Educating Democracy». A short summary:
The research project Educating Democracy analyzes the culturally situated narratives on democracy education in Norwegian schools today. The goal is to examine previous and current conceptions of ‘democracy’, ‘education’, and the relation between them, with the ambition of strengthening, advancing, and renewing models and theories that support a more sustainable and fruitful democracy education.
The candidate is affiliated with the research group Humanities Studies in Education (HumStud) at Department of Education, UiO, as well as an international network, and will be given the opportunity to work with researchers across the world. For more information; https://www.uv.uio.no/english/research/groups/humstud/index.html
More about the position
The fellowship period is up to four years, with three years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.
The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
For more information, please see our web site.
Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty´s PhD programme. This normally includes:
- Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent within relevant and accepted subject areas.
- A Master’s degree (120 ECTS) with a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, with a minium grade B.
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language)
In the assessment of applications, emphasis will be placed on:
- The quality of the project description, the description of the research topic’s relevance to educational issues, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and the proposed implementation plan for the study
- The applicant’s experience, personal suitability and motivation for the post, including her/his ability to collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community
- The applicant’s academic attitude and motivation with regard to completing the research training program
When assessing applications, emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s academic and personal qualifications to carry out both the research training and the research project, in particular:
- Initiative, independence and critical reflection
- Ability to contribute to a good academic and social community
- International experience and networks
- Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research Fellow, (position code 1017)
- Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
How to apply and what to include in your application
The application must include:
- Cover letter, including statement of motivation and research interests
- A project description, including progress plan (8-10 pages) Please see our guidelines.
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
- Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only). Foreign applicants must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
- Documentation of English proficiency (for information on required documentation, see information on this webpage)
- Master thesis
- A complete list of publications and academic works
- List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
Incomplete applications will not be assessed.
Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link: “Apply for this job”.
When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the project description and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.
For questions about the position, please contact:
Professor Torill Strand
Professor Inga Bostad
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.
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.
The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.
If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.
About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Department of Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences which also has a permanent center.
The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 20 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.
Deadline: 4 April 2023
Unit: Department of Education
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Post expires on Tuesday April 4th, 2023