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Doctoral Research Fellow Permanent Job

1 month ago Social science Oslo   14 views
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Job description

The announced position relates to disability studies, an interdisciplinary field grounded in the social sciences and humanities. The position is intended to strengthen disability studies perspectives in special needs education.

Prospective candidates must develop a project description relevant to disability and education. The project must have a clear basis in the field of disability studies. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to: the history and social construction of disability; classification/categorization and the education system; disability and biopolitics; eugenics and the institutional history of normality; representations and discourses of disability. The position may be affiliated with the ongoing research project BIODIAL: Biopolitics of disability and animality, and its interdisciplinary research group. For more information see: https://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/english/research/projects/biopolitics-of-disability-illness-and-animal/

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research and education. The position entails a compulsory work load of 1 year - 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.

The applicant must provide a complete project description within the announced subject areas, to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program. For more information, please see our web site: http://www.uv.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. This normally includes successful completion of a Master’s degree program or similar higher education program relevant to the subject area. Minimum B grade or equivalent for the Master’s degree (ECTS grading scale).
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • The applicants personal suitability and motivation for the position.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 497 000 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:Cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • a project description, including progress plan (max. 10 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • Up to 5 peer-reviewed academic works, if applicable
  • 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 (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Contact information

Professor Jan Grue, Email: [email protected]

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 Special Needs Education is one of the three departments at UiO's Faculty of

Education. The department has today approximately 25 permanent employees that work with research, 14 temporary research fellows and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to 12 administrative employees. The department has approximately 800 students distributed between bachelor- and master’s degree studies in Special Needs Education, master’s degree studies in Special Needs Education, as well as PhD-studies.

Organization Description
The University of Oslo is a leading European university and Norway's largest. UiO is home to outstanding research and offers a great variety in study options.