2017 CA PhD Position in SouthEast Norway

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Dates - 2017/03/15
Link https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/132936/stipendiat-i-interaksjons-og-samtaleanalyse
Address University College of Southeast Norway
Geolocation 59° 34' 8", 9° 16' 45"
Abstract due 2017/03/15
Submission deadline 2017/03/15
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2017 CA PhD Position in SouthEast Norway:


PhD position in interaction analysis and conversation analysis (CA) at University College of Southeast Norway

The Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science has a vacancy for a position as Research Fellow in interaction- and conversation analysis (CA) from 01.08.17.

The position is attached to the Department of Languages and Literature Studies and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Campus Vestfold, but the position may also include assignments at other campuses of USN.


Applicants to the PhD position must have a master’s degree or equivalent higher education qualifications in conversation analysis (CA). The applicant must have completed the degree within the application deadline.

Experience from teacher education or teaching experience within Nordic languages and literature is an advantage.The applicant must have fluent skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.

It is a requirement that the successful applicant is granted admission to the university’s doctoral programme Pedagogical resources and learning processes in kindergarten and school (PEDRES).

The Department of languages and literature studies represents a dynamic community. It consists of 75 staff members in the school subjects Norwegian, English and Spanish. The department provides research and development within conversation analysis (CA) and classroom discourse, and offers an interdisciplinary research group (“Network for interaction analysis”), which is connected to international CA-scholars. Professor of social interaction, Elizabeth Stokoe from Loughborough University, holds a Professor II-position at USN and will be an important resource for the PhD-candidate.

The staff at the faculty work within subject teams to a large extent, and the candidate must be motivated to share his or her knowledge and show good teamwork skills. Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

Information about the position

The candidate is expected to add knowledge to the field of conversation analysis (CA), literacy and educational science. The PhD project should be related to teacher education and/or professional practice, and it may include subjects such as literacy (reading, writing and orality), critical literacy, literary talk, digital media use within and outside the classroom, multilingualism, assessment, supervision etc.

The appointment is for a term of four years with 25% teaching duties. For further information about the position please contact Associate Professor Karianne Skovholt (phone: +47 912 43 036) or Head of Department Astrid Granly (phone: +47 31 00 91 48/+47 41 90 89 10) at the Department of Languages and Literature Studies.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
  • Opportunity for physical activities within working hours


The position is placed in the state salary scale 50 (code 1017, LR 20.8). Further promotion will be based on service in the position. In special cases, employment in code 1378 may be considered. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Additional information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University College of Southeast Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.

The personnel policy of University College of Southeast Norway aims to achieve a balanced workforce which reflects the composition of the general population with respect to age, gender and cultural background. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position.

There are few men employed in research positions at the Department, and consequently men are especially encouraged to apply.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act § 25, 2nd paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

How to apply

University College of Southeast Norway uses online applications. We therefore ask applicants to register their application and CV online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right. The application must include the following documents:

  1. Certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
  2. Master’s thesis
  3. A 5-page (maximum) project description
  4. Any scientific publications and a list of these
  5. Three references (contact information)

Please note that all documents must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language by an authorized translator. https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/132936/stipendiat-i-interaksjons-og-samtaleanalyse

Karianne Skovholt