Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Postdoc position
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway‘s largest state university college.
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Published: 26 days ago
Application deadline: Oct 22
Location: Oslo, Norway
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Postdoc position

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway’s largest state University College, with approximately 18000 students and 2000 employees. We conduct research in areas that are important for welfare and value creation, for instance health, education, social sciences, technology and design. HiOA has an academic stimulating environment with a variety of welfare schemes.
Our goal is to become a leading university in the Nordics within the field of applied sciences.

SPS develops the study of professions as a multidiciplinary field of research, comprising research from a wide range of diciplines. SPS aims to be a leading centre for research and graduate study within the study of professions in the Nordic countries.

Postdoc position

Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences offers a 3-year postdoc position with the core research group INTEGRATE funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The postdoc position shall contribute to INTEGRATE by analysing aspects of organization, coordination and collaboration within and/or across different professions, services, or sectors. Postdoc projects focusing on theoretical and methodological questions are welcome.

INTEGRATE studies how to achieve coordinated assistance in the field of labour market inclusion to people with complex needs. Through its research the project also aims to contribute knowledge of relevance to other fields.

INTEGRATE has the overall aim of developing a core group for research on interaction within and between the services. The postdoc position will be part of this core group, and specifically contribute to the overall aim of INTEGRATE. The postdoc will be attached to work package 8. INTEGRATE will be developed by researchers from Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA) and Inland Norway University (INN).

The position is located at the Centre for the Study of Professions (SPS) at HiOA. Both SPS and INTEGRATE have a multidisciplinary and multi-methodological profile, comprising research from a range of disciplines. SPS aims to be a leading centre for research and graduate study within the study of professions in the Nordic countries.

 Tasks and responsibilities

  • conduct research on a subproject of relevance to the main INTEGRATE Project
  • research coordinator for INTEGRATE in a 33% position

Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant field (Sociology, Political Science, Health Sciences, Economics, Organisation Theory, Social Work, or other)
  • strong competence on methods (quantitative and/or qualitative)
  • relevant previous research will be accorded importance
  • good/excellent language skills in English and Norwegian (or other Scandinavian languages)

Desired skills

  • strong interest in the Research
  • hard-working
  • managerial talent
  • reliable

Evaluation

When evaluating the applicants we will focus primarily on

  • quality of previous research, including the PhD dissertation
  • quality and relevance of the project proposal
  • project coordination experience and ability

The offer of a position depend on the overall competence and relevance

We offer

  • opportunities for professional development in an inspiring research collegium
  • participation in an inter-disciplinary research group which also involves distinguished international experts
  • membership in Statens pensjonskasse
  • benefits such as flexible hours and welfare services

HiOA wants to reflect the population of our region, and we welcome all qualified applicants. We are determined to be an inclusive employer, and will adjust workplaces when necessary.

The appointment of the postdoctoral fellow will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges.

Primary residency in Oslo is a prerequisite.

Contact information

Professor Tone Alm Andreassen, +47 67 23 50 36, tone.almandreassen@hioa.no
Professor Espen Dahl, +47 67 23 81 08, Espen.Dahl@hioa.no
For general inquiries: Senior advisor Andrew Feltham, +47 67 23 50 65, Andrew-john.feltham@hioa.no

Remuneration

Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1352 Postdoc, NOK 517 700-650 200. Higher salary may be considered for particularly qualified candidates. By law 2% of the salary is deducted as to the State Pension Fund.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.

Please apply electronically to this position by clicking on the button «Apply here». All application documents submitted should be in English or Norwegian.

Evaluation committee

As an applicant you will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. By the application deadline you must have uploaded the following for consideration:

  • application, CV and copies of diplomas/certificates
  • project proposal of approximately 5 pages
  • your full PhD thesis
  • Up to three papers or publications you wish to be considered, as well as a full list of publications

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded, please contact Andrew Feltham Andrew-john.feltham@hioa.no 

Final date of Application: 22 October 2017

Ref. no: 17/06572

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
Salary: 517700 - 650200 NOK
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
City: Pilestredet
County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 17/06572
Contact:
  1. Professor Tone Alm Andreassen, +47 67 23 50 36
  2. Professor Espen Dahl, +47 67 23 81 08
Published: 2017-09-25
Last application date: 2017-10-22
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