PhD position at University of Southeast Norway

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PhD position at University College of Southeast Norway:


PhD Research Fellow in Conversation analysis The Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science has a vacancy for a position as PhD Studentship in the project Conversation Analytic Innovation for Teacher Education (CAiTE) - Research-based Training for Enhancing Assessment and Feedback Quality from 15.04.2018. The project is funded by The Research Council of Norway and the vacant position involves close collaboration with the project group in accordance with the research questions defined in the project description.

More information on the project: NOR: ENG:

The project description can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Karianne Skovholt (phone: +47 912 43 036) or Head of Department Astrid Granly (phone: +47 31 00 91 48).

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 on other campuses of USN.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants to the PhD position must have a Master’s degree or equivalent higher education in linguistics, communication or conversation analysis (CA). CA training is an advantage, but not a requirement. The applicant must have gained the degree within the application deadline.

Experience from either teacher education or school and education is an advantage, especially within the subject areas of nordic languages and literature or pedagogy.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 in Pedagogical Resources and Learning Processes in Kindergarten and School (PEDRES).

Department of Languages and Literature Studies represents a dynamic community, and the Campus Vestfold contains 32 staff members in the subject areas of Norwegian and English. The department holds research groups within several different fields, such as the interdisciplinary research group (“Network for interaction analysis”), with a broad international network within conversation analysis, pedagogy and educational researchers. 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 candidate must be motivated to share his or her knowledge and to collaborate closely with the research group in CAiTE. Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

INFORMATION ABOUT POSITION It is expected that the candidate will add knowledge to the field of conversation analysis (CA), and educational science. It is required that the PhD project responds to the research questions in the CAiTE-project and is designed to fit the aims of the project.

The appointment is for a term of four years with 25% teaching duties.

For further information concerning 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).

We offer • A professionally stimulating, collaborative and international 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

Salary 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.

It is an aim of personnel policy that the academic staff of University College of Southeast Norway should reflect the composition of the general population. It is therefore a personnel policy objective to achieve a balanced age and gender composition on the faculty and to recruit people from ethnic minority backgrounds. 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 2 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.