Applications are invited for a 3-year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in mathematical learning difficulties to be based at the Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo.
The successful candidate will work within the project “(Eye) Tracking individual differences in numeracy development. Interplay between skills, motivation and well-being. (iSeeNumbers)”, funded by the FINNUT-program of the Research Council of Norway.
applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in special needs education, educational psychology, or in a related field. A Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification, with minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Topic of the master thesis related to mathematical learning difficulties is considered as an advantage.
fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Norwegian
In addition, the following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
- knowledge about the development of mathematical skills, mathematical learning difficulties, assessment, and eye-tracking
- experience with assessment of mathematical or other developmentally relevant skills in children
- experience of analyzing data with statistical packages such as SPSS or R
- plans for high-quality research within the project, as evidenced by a required 2–3 page outline of research
- experience with working in kindergartens, schools and/or with teachers
- to work independently and interactively in a team setting, to be ambitious and highly motivated for pursuing a career in science
- a stimulating and attractive working environment
- collaboration with researchers within Norway and internationally
- salary NOK 449 400 – 505800 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
The application must include
- letter of application (1-2 pages). Please describe your motivation for applying for this position and explain how your background, research and experience are relevant to the research project.
- outline of research (2-3 pages). Please describe the research topics, with possible research questions, you would be interested in investigating within the aims of the project. Provide some theoretical background (with key references) to reason your choices.
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
- copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
- a complete list of publications and academic works
- list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link: “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.
When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites, and to the outline of research. Applicants may be called in for an interview.
Associate Professor Riikka-Maija Mononen, Phone: +47 22855638 , [email protected]