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Professor Job in Human rights, ethics and philosophy – Social Science, USN, Norway

University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

Norway

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At the faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science there is a vacancy for a permanent 100% position as professor in human rights, philosophy and ethics – Department of Culture, Religion and Social studies, USN, Norway, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 24, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Apr 01, 2022
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: NOK 667,200 – 934,800 per year

Workplace:
Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Culture, Religion and Social studies
University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)
Kongsberg,

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Qualification Details

Required qualifications for the position:

  • Competence as professor within the intersection humanities/social sciences
  • Proven competence in interdisciplinary research at an advanced level and teaching related to human rights, ethics and philosophy
  • Proficiency in English and one of the Scandinavian languages
  • Experience with supervision and teaching at master and PhD level

Desired Qualifications

  • Competence and interest in interdisciplinary research related to relevant themes in the study of human rights, diversity and professional practice

The successful candidate is able to work independently and at the same time be motivated to work in a team, share knowledge and cooperate with other researchers at the department.

Personal suitability for the post will be emphasised.

For employment as a Professor, a scientific level is required in accordance with established international or national standards.

For the position, solid and advanced research competence within relevant academic fields is required. The candidate must be able to document advanced competence within one or more research areas. As the language of instruction is both English and Norwegian, proficiency in both English and one of the Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) is required. For applicants without sufficient Scandinavian knowledge it is a prerequisite that this is acquired within two years after employment.

Applicants must also document educational competence in line with the guidelines in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

Educational competence and quality development

Educational competence

Teaching at the university shall be based on research, in terms of both teaching practice and content. As such, we aim to recruit teachers who have experience from and demonstrate the motivation to focus on the development of teaching practice and the interaction between teaching and research, in order to promote learning.

In accordance with the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts, the University of South-Eastern Norway has established requirements that applicants for the posts of Professor must be able to document skills in university and university college level pedagogy, subject didactics and digital competencies.

On this basis, it is assumed that applicants can document educational skills through successfully completed university-level educational programmes of study or equivalent courses with a minimum of 200 hours of work and that they have developed fundamental skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision at a university or university college level.

Alternatively, documentation is required to demonstrate educational skills through a combination of relevant courses and practical teaching that are deemed to be equivalent to a programme of study with a minimum of 200 hours of study.

Educational quality development

It is assumed that applicants for posts as Professor at the University, when presenting an educational portfolio or folder, can document the following:

  • Development in the quality of their own teaching over time.The minimum requirement for teaching, supervising and any experience in educational management should altogether have been met as part of a full-time position in higher education corresponding to a period of three years. In addition to experience in general guidance of students at bachelor level, the candidate is expected to have experience in academic supervision at master’s level and preferably also at PhD level.
  • Active participation and leadership in the development of educational quality in the professional academic environment.

See further description of how educational competence should be documented in applications.

Applicants who are unable to document educational competence in line with the University’s criteria may be appointed on the condition that they qualify within two (2) years. Courses in university and university college level pedagogy will be offered.

When assessing applicants, emphasis will be placed on

  • Scientific and educational qualifications.
  • Professional competence and scientific production within the intersection of humanities and social sciences, with a proven competence in interdisciplinary research and teaching related to human rights and cultural diversity.
  •  Publication in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Teaching experience and competence related to the interdisciplinary study of human rights and multiculturalism
  • Administrative experience and competence.
  • Ability to obtain external funds.
  • Research management, participation and research projects and research dissemination.
  • Experience from research-driven innovation and industry collaboration.
  • Experience from international researcher mobility.
  • Other relevant competence.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the post

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is primarily connected to the MSc in Human Rights and Multiculturalism at the Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies and the faculty’s integrated master programs in teacher education. This announcement is directed at candidates working within the intersecting fields of humanities and social sciences, with a proven competence in interdisciplinary research and teaching related to human rights and cultural diversity.

Responsibilities will include teaching and supervision of students connected to the two master programs, in addition to research. The candidate is expected to teach epistemology, ethics and interdisciplinary research in the Human Rights and Multiculturalism program, as well as human rights and ethics in the teacher education programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to cooperate constructively in the academic development of the respective staff units and contribute to the development of national and international networks. Preferably, the successful candidate will join the research group “Human Rights and Diversities.”

As a professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway, you will be assigned responsibility for research, research management and supervision in strategic areas within the University’s network of researchers.

You may be required to carry out teaching at all levels of the educational cycle within your department, and at other departments.

For the University, distance learning and e-learning are target areas, and the candidate must therefore be able to provide supervision and teaching via digital media.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • Certified copies of diplomas from a university college/university and certificates.
  • Scientific publications (up to 15 for applicants for Professor and up to 10 for applicants for Associate Professor).
  • List of scientific publications.
  • Applicants who have completed their own university pedagogy course corresponding to a minimum of 200 hours must enclose a certificate of completed course/examination along with a curriculum plan or a description of the course and appurtenant topics/themes.Basic skills in planning, implementing, evaluating and developing of teaching and supervision must be documented in the form of a systematic and holistic overview.

    Other applicants must describe, assess and document their competence as teachers, mentors and educational supervisors through a systematic and holistic overview. At USN, the pedagogical portfolio is used. Please read more about the documents that should be included in the pedagogical portfolio in USN’s criteria for assessing educational competence for employment and promotion.

  • Applicants for professorships and docent positions shall also document that the additional criteria are met by adding:
    • A description of and reflection over work done to develop own teaching and academic supervision. This should be documented with specific examples showing development over time as well as a rationale for and reflection over the process and the outcome.
    • A description of experience with academic supervision at the master’s and PhD levels. In addition to a description of the scope of academic supervision, the applicant shall also summarize his/her experience and identify potential areas of development.
    • A description of and reflection over own leadership, participation in and role in the development of educational quality in the professional academic environment.
    • All types of specific documentation in the form of certificates, documents, evaluations, reports, etc. will add support to the application.
  • Contact information for three references.

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

Click here to read more about the recruitment process for scientific posts at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application!

About the Employer: University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

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Contact details

For more information about the position, please contact:Head of Department, Jørn Varhaug, jorn.varhaug@usn.no / +47 99 24 84 58or Associate Professor, Lena Lybæk, lena.lybaek@usn.no

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:Human Resources Adviser, Mona Hyllseth Matsen, mona.matsen@usn.no

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