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Postdoctoral Fellow in Education, Systematic Research Reviews on Early Childhood and Schools – Oct 2021

University of Stavanger, UiS

Norway

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The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow who will conduct and disseminate systematic research reviews on diversity and inclusion in early childhood and or schools at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Knowledge Centre for Education, Norway – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 530.000 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Knowledge Centre for Education
Faculty of Arts and Education
University of Stavanger, UiS
Stavanger,

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Qualification Details

You must have a ph.d. with a specialisation relevant for the project. The ph.d. thesis must have been submitted for evaluation within the application deadline for the position and approved before accession.

You must have good command of both oral and written English.

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

  • relevance, quality and feasibility of the project
  • submitted scientific work and your personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
  • international experience and network
  • qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research
  • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units
  • ability to work independently in a structured manner
  • motivation, sense of responsibility and accountability, work capacity and enthusiasm for research
  • previous experience with systematic research reviews

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Knowledge Centre for Education is part of the knowledge ecology of Norway, mandated

  1. to carry out research syntheses for the whole education sector – from Early Childhood through Higher education, for practitioners, researchers and policymakers.
  2. to disseminate research syntheses in ways that enable engagement and understanding
  3. to increase knowledge about systematic syntheses of research – their relevance, their use, and how to do systematic research reviews and syntheses.
  4. to contribute to enhanced use of research in policy and practice

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree the opportunity for further qualification toward top academic positions.

Postdoctoral Fellow is employed for a period of two years.

The postdoctoral fellow will be a member of the staff at the Knowledge Centre for Education, and will receive relevant training and support to conduct systematic research reviews.

In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be a member of a research group on diversity, inclusion and education, which is led by UNESCO Chair professor Geir Skeie at UiS. The research group researches various aspects of social and cultural diversity in education, and is concerned with exploring and developing more inclusive practices. Within this, there are a number of different issues that are awaiting systematic research reviews, for instance how inclusion in school can be linked to teaching and learning,

The qualifying project will be carried out at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In the application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • project proposal
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • documentation of approved ph.d. If you have not completed the ph.d., you may enclose a confirmation from the institution on the expected date of obtaining the doctoral degree.
  • complete list of academic publications with information on where they are published
  • up to 5 publications, including your ph.d. thesis or published monograph based upon the thesis
  • transcripts and certificates, and other documentation that you consider relevant

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants - see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

About the Project

You must submit a description of a research project within the subject area and plan for its completion. The project proposal must show how you will proceed to carry out the research work, what the key issues and hypotheses will be, what theories and methods you will apply, publication channels and a schedule for carrying out the work. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add your competence. The project proposal will be included in the competence assessment.

The final project description and progress plan are drawn up in consultation with the supervisor (s) during the first three months of the employment period. It is a prerequisite that you complete the project during the employment period.

The project proposal submitted must identify questions for possible systematic reviews within the field of diversity and inclusion in early childhood education and/ or schools. The purpose of the position is to strengthen research in the field of diversity and inclusion in early childhood education and / or schools and give the relevant candidate the opportunity to immerse themselves in producing systematic reviews that are relevant to this field and for the education sector, as well as the opportunity for further qualification towards a higher academic position.

About the Department

he Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Faculty administration, Department of Early Childhood Education, Department of Education and Sports Science, Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, Reading Centre, Learning Environment Centre and Knowledge Centre for Education.

About the Employer: University of Stavanger, UiS

Offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 530.000 - 590.000 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the university sports club, SiS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced.
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more men within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, male applicants will be given priority.

General Information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS.

Employment as Postdoctoral Fellow is regulated in "Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident".

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

UiS has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

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Contact details

More information on the position can be obtained from Elaine Munthe, tel: 51833530., e-mail: elaine.munthe@uis.no or Hildegunn Fandrem, tel: 51832914, e-mail: hildegunn.fandrem@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser, tel: 51833545, e-mail: grete.marnburg@uis.no.

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