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Research Fellow - Faculty of Educational Sciences

Deadline: 29.11.2019

Job description

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences. The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 16 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

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Applications are invited for a position as Research Fellow in technology-enhanced learning based at the Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo. The successful applicant to be Research Fellow will join the research group Learning and living in the Digital Age (LiDA). The fellowship period is 3 years, with possibility for a fourth year depending on teaching competencies and needs. For Research fellows that are employed for a period of 4 years,the position entails a compulsory workload of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.

The research fellow will be a part of the research team Digital and Social CO-creation (DISCO) and linked to two on-going projects on teaching and learning computer programming in school settings (Kodesnakk, Proskap-SL). As programming enters the Norwegian school curriculum from the school year 2020/21, there will be a demand for research in this area, with regards to pedagogy, methods and technology of teaching and learning of programming at all levels in the educational system. With two on-going projects, the research group is positioned in an important part of Norwegian school development and the new curriculum.

More about the position

The successful candidate is expected to have a master degree or equivalent in at least one of the two areas of Education and Informatics, and in addition have an interest and urge to learn about the other and how the subjects are intertwined in learning processes involving digital tools. Formal competence in the supplementary area (either Education or Informatics) will be an advantage for the position, but not a requirement.

The Department of Education and the LiDA research group are looking for a motivated candidate who can contribute in this cross-disciplinary field. A requirement for the application is a project description (8-10 pages) as a tentative plan for carrying out the PhD work (see below for guidelines).

A prerequisite for the employment is admission to the Faculty of Educational Science’s doctoral degree program, and applicants’ formal and other qualifications for admission will therefore also be assessed.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project

within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

Qualification requirements

  • Successful applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in Education and/or Informatics. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Minimum grade B or equivalent for the Master’s degree (ECTS grading scale)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language

In the assessment of applications, emphasis will be put on:

  • The quality of the project proposal
  • The proposal’s alignment with one of the research group’s projects
  • The applicants’ academic and personal qualifications for completing the research training program
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Good ability to collaborate nationally and internationally

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhDResearch fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

The application must include:

  • Cover letter, describing statement of motivation and research interests and clearly addressing the aforementioned required and desirable qualities and skills
  • Project description (8-10 pages cf. guidance)
  • Completed application form for admission to the doctoral degree Programme (see this page)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, and academic work)
  • Certified copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Master thesis and any other academic works that may be of relevance to the applications
  • List of reference persons: 2–3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • Incomplete applications will under normal circumstances not be assessed.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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