The University of Agder has more than 1200 employees and 12000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.
We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.
The University of Agder, Department of Political Science and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term position as PhD Research Fellow in European studies for a period of three years, alternatively four years with 25% of the time assigned to tasks at the Faculty’s discretion. The position is located in Kristiansand, Norway.
Description of the position
The position is financed by the department and is associated with one of its two research groups; European Integration and Transnational Governance. The group’s activities focus on advanced research on European and EU institutions with emphasis on institutional design, democracy and accountability of systems of governance, and how they impact on public governance processes and institutional change and continuity. Research focuses specifically on the changing role of political representatives and unelected office holders. See https://www.uia.no/en/research/samfunnsvitenskap/european-integration-and-transnational-governance for additional information on thematic areas of research, analytical and theoretical perspectives, selected publications and ongoing projects.
Qualifications and terms
Further provisions relating to the position as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident, available for download at http://www.uhr.no/documents/Regulations_Post_doctoral_and_research_fellow.pdf
The applicants must hold a master’s degree in political science, public administration, or equivalent fields with an average mark of B or better.
The position place great demands on the individual applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, a research proposal (max ten pages) that specifies the planned research project, previous research and development-work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised. https://www.uia.no/en/research/phd-programmes/phd-programmes/phd-programme-in-social-sciences
Applicants must submit a project description of no more than ten pages including the bibliography. The project description should include a presentation of possible research questions/hypotheses, theoretical framework and a progress plan for the proposed PhD project. An essential part of the assessment of applicants is the quality of the project description. Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite. The University, on its side, is committed to securing good supervision for the successful applicants. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews.
The position is remunerated within the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017, NOK 436.900 gross per year. A 2% compulsory pension contribution will be deducted and paid to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund according to current statutory provisions.
The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.
Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Apply for this job”. The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:
*Original documents of the certificates/diplomas and transcripts of records or authenticated copies of the original documents with a stamp, date, and readable signature from a public office (e.g. university, college, or police) must be presented before the appointment.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Please note that the application must be submitted online. The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.
Closing date: 17 April 2018.
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