PhD position in language, communication, linguistics, social work – sign language and interpreting

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

Norway

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports has a vacancy for a PhD position in sign language and interpreting – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Faculty of Education
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)
Bergen,

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Qualification Details

A Master's degree in a relevant field should be obtained by the application deadline (e.g., language, communication, linguistics, social work, etc.). Applicants with a master's degree from other subjects who can document good knowledge of the topics in the announcement evidenced in their master's thesis, for example, will be considered qualified.

Applicants should enclose a project description of up to five pages that presents and provides a basic theme with anchoring in the research literature in the field, self-chosen problem, and choice of theory and method for a potential project. This project description is used to assess the qualifications of the candidate and will not be the final project description. The final project description and plan for the completion of postgraduate education will later be formulated in consultation with supervisors when applying for admission to the doctoral program.

The following qualifications will be given special emphasis:

  • Professional qualifications within the advertised area, with emphasis on quality in the master's thesis
  • The preliminary project sketch
  • Fluency in one or more signed languages
  • Experience from teaching or documented teacher training. If the candidate does not have teaching experience or at least 5 credits in pedagogy, this requirement should be met within the duration of the PhD.

Preferred qualifications:

  • The following qualifications will be given special emphasis:
  • Professional qualifications within the advertised area, with emphasis on quality in the master's thesis
  • The preliminary project sketch
  • Fluency in one or more signed languages
  • Good in English.

Personal characteristics:

  • Good ability to work independently and systematicly
  • Good communication skills in a signed language and in English
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • High ethical awareness when working with research participants

People with a L1(first/native language) proficiency in a signed language are encouraged to apply!

Responsibilities/Job Description

The candidate must be accepted into the doctoral program “Studies of Bildung and Pedagogical Practices” https://www.hvl.no/en/studies-at-hvl/study-programmes/bildung-and-pedagogical-practices/ at the Faculty of Teacher Education, Culture and Sport. It is a prerequisite that the candidate fulfils the requirements for admission to the PhD program. The final project proposal and plan for the completion of the research must be approved within three months after the position has started.

It is a requirement that the person appointed to the position has his / her workplace at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen campus. The total period for the stipend is three years in a 100% position.

In addition to completing the PhD project it is expected that the candidate:

  • Participate in the research group ‘Sign Language, Interpreting and Communication’ and the DEPICT project
  • Present project results at conferences, co-author publications, and share results through popular channels.
  • Is a member of, and it is expected to participate in the PhD program ‘Studies of education and didactic practices’ at the Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports during the employment period.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

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Documents Required

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment to the online application:

  • Master Thesis
  • Copies of selected academic publications (no more than 15)
  • A CV with a complete list of academic publications
  • Diplomas and certificates

Applicants should indicate which publications or parts of publications should be given special consideration in the evaluation. If the documents submitted are not in a Scandinavian language or in English, the applicants must submit certified translations of these. The transcripts must specify the topics, the course works, and the grades at the bachelor`s and master`s degree levels.

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education (bachelor and master’s degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Applicants should note that the evaluation will be based on the documentation submitted electronically via Jobbnorge within the submission deadline. The applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the documentation is submitted before the closing date. It is of utmost importance that all publications to be considered in the evaluation are uploaded as an attachment with the application, since these are sent electronically to the expert panel. Applications cannot be sent by e-mail or to individuals at the college.

About the Project

The PhD position is linked to the project "Signed Language Depiction as an Engine for Promoting Inclusion, Communication, and Translation” funded by Research Council of Norway (https://www.hvl.no/en/research/prosjekt/depict/). The main goal of the project is to empirically investigate depiction and what role it has in communication practices within sign language interactions.

The PhD fellow’s project and doctoral dissertation will focus on a relevant topic related to Deaf sign language interpreters, Interpreted situations, or Situations where there is no common sign language.

The period of employment is three years. The PhD fellow will be part of the academic environment within sign language and interpreting at HVL, the research group ‘Sign Language Interpreting and Communication’, and the strategic research program ‘Language, Communication and Learning’ (SKoL). In addition, the candidate is expected to complete the PhD project within the set fellowship period.

The research fellow will have his/her place of work at Campus Bergen and affiliation with the Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports.

About the Employer: Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

Note or Other details

The appointment will be made in accordance with the regulations for State employees Law in Norway ("Lov om statens ansatte)". Organizational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities associated with the position must be expected.

State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and gender composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds.

Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Short-listed applicants will be called in for an interview.

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Contact details

Professor Edit Bugge , phone. +47 55 58 58 29,  email Edit.Bugge@hvl.no

Head of Department Kristin Ran Choi Hinna, phone.:+47 55 58 59 40, email: Kristin.Ran.Choi.Hinna@hvl.no

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