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PhD research fellows – INN, Norway 2022

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), Norway

The Faculty of Education at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) is looking to hire up to two full-time PhD research fellows in media education – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Education
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)
Elverum, Norway

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Qualification Details

To be accepted to the doctoral programme, the applicant must normally have:

A. A teacher education degree and a master’s degree in one of the programme’s subject areas


B. A master’s degree in education (e.g., a master’s in adapted education, a master’s in the early childhood education or a master’s in pedagogy) or a master’s in didactics specialising in one of the teacher education subjects included in the programme (e.g., master’s in the didactics of culture and language or a master’s in the didactics of social sciences).

The applicant must have a strong academic background and show solid theoretical insight and interest. For applicants with qualifications from Norwegian educational institutions, the weighted average grade should normally be a B or above. In cases where some or all the courses taken are awarded a pass/fail grade, applicants will only be admitted subject to evaluation on an individual basis.

Applicants who do not have a degree in teacher education or who have a master’s degree in subjects other than those normally stipulated for admission to the programme may be accepted following individual assessment. The same applies to applicants whose grades do not meet the normal requirements for admission. These applicants must provide evidence that it is highly likely that they will be capable of completing doctoral studies.

Proficiency in Norwegian/Swedish/Danish or English, written and oral, is a requirement.

Furthermore, it is imperative that candidates can demonstrate that they have the

  • academic ability to complete the project and research education requirements within the given time frame
  • ability to work independently
  • collaborative skills and ability to participate in academic communities
  • ability to work in a structured manner and handle a large and varied workload.

Assessment and ranking of qualified applications are done on the basis of the total evaluation of education, experience and personal qualifications, as well as other criteria listed in the advertisement and the candidates’ motivation.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

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Documents Required

Application and CV is submitted digitally via “Apply for this job”

The following documents must be enclosed:

  • Cover letter. Here you can state the topic of your project proposal and describe your background and motivation for the position.
  • Extensive CV with an overview of education, work experience, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, acquisition work, experience with coordination, as well as other qualifying experience and activity.
  • Project proposal
  • Application for admission, can be found under “How to apply” on PROFF’s webpage
  • Validated copies of diplomas and certificates.
  • List of publications, where relevant
  • Any other documentation you would like considered together with your application

These must be uploaded as separate files. If the attachments in total exceed 30 MB, these must be compressed prior to upload. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested documents are uploaded before the deadline. Documents submitted after the deadline has expired will not be considered in assessing your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions concerning the uploading of attachments or any other technical issues you may encounter while completing the application, please contact Jobbnorge customer service. Contact information is provided in a link in the application form.

Eligible candidates will be invited to an interview.

Any request for exemption from public lists of applicants must be clearly justified and registered in the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted should the employer be unable to comply with the request (cf. Freedom of information act § 25).

The government workforce must, to the greatest extent possible, reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, the university’s recruitment policy aims to achieve balance in terms of age and gender, and to recruit individuals with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority groups. This information will be used for registration purposes in order to measure diversity in the work force.

About the Position

The doctoral project is connected to the PhD programme in Teaching and Teacher Education (PROFF), and the successful candidate will be admitted to this programme. Doctoral projects must contribute to the PhD programme’s general aims of strengthening the knowledge base for teaching and teacher education and/or the knowledge base for the practice of the teaching profession in early childhood education, school and other learning and dissemination contexts, such as museums.

Teacher education is a central field of study at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN). The integrated teacher education programmes - for early childhood education teachers, primary and secondary school teachers, as well as specialist teachers - are the primary focus of the doctoral programme. These teacher education programmes are characterised by strong links between academic fields, didactics, pedagogy and practice as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dimensions across fields and subject areas.

Doctoral studies are contingent on active participation in a research community, and doctoral projects must therefore be linked to a subject area that underpins the PhD programme and where the faculty has an active research group. The applicant’s project will be linked to the Department of Pedagogy in Lillehammer and will be part of the R&D initiative in media education:

The candidate must qualify for admission to INN’s PhD programme in Teaching and Teacher Education (see “Eligibility requirements”) and the doctoral education is carried out within this programme. Applicants already holding qualifications at doctoral level will not be prioritised.

The academic and research community supporting the doctoral programme with supervision and research training comprises several professors and associate professors working in the relevant academic fields. Currently, there are more than 40 research fellows on the programme.

About the research field and content of the fellowship

Relevant doctoral research projects in media education must be oriented to one or more of the three main areas within media education, namely, media socialisation, teaching about media and teaching with media.

The doctoral project is expected to contribute to developing critical and ethical assessments concerning the use of digital technology in education. These may include teaching and learning at all levels and may also include issues in the field of early childhood education.

Project proposal

Applicants must submit a project proposal including a progress plan explaining how the research work will be carried out, as well as the theoretical and methodological framework that the applicant plans to employ. The topic of the project must be based on the description provided in the section “About the research field and content of the fellowship”. The project proposal, including the reference list, may not exceed five pages. The page format must be A4 with 2 cm margins, 11-point font (Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman) and single line spacing. For the reference list and any image text 9-point font may be used. The project description may be written in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English. The academic quality of the project proposal will play a major role in shortlisting candidates for interview. Applications submitted without a project proposal will not be considered.

About the Employer: Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)

Note or Other details

An exciting and challenging position at a growing institution, enthusiastic colleagues and a stimulating work environment.

The position is paid and placed in position code 1017, PhD candidate in the Government Salary Regulations

For more information about INN University as an employer, please see here

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Contact details

For more information on the doctoral studies, please visit PROFF’s webpage or contact PhD Advisor, Sevika Stensby, email: or the Head of PhD Studies, Professor Lise Iversen Kulbrandstad, tel. +47 62 51 72 16 or email:

For questions concerning the project and project proposals, please contact the head of the department, Rune Hausstätter: or tel. +47 61 28 83 42

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