Research fellow in Social Sciences
The University of Stavanger invites applications for a research fellow in Social Sciences at Department of Media and Social Sciences. This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree. The appointment is for four years with research and 25% compulsory duties.
The thematic focus of the fellowship position is “practical training (praksis)” in the education of sociologists and political scientists. Practical training in education has been common for most vocational studies, but has only recently been emphasized as part of the curriculum in theoretical studies or generic fields that do not have a direct link to a specific job market. In order to help bridge the gap between the job market and university education, the University of Stavanger has developed a special course, practical training (praksis) that is offered to sociology and political science students as an elective course. This course requires students to have an internship for one semester at a public or private workplace (business/institution) approved by the university. The internship will help students become conscious of the relevance of their academic study for working life and help them gain knowledge about how their competences can be used. In the intersection between working life and university education, we find subject-matters related to competences one can acquire in social science studies, and we consider these worthy of attention. We need increased insight into barriers and opportunities between these two spheres.
The scholarship position is placed at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department of Media and Social Studies (IMS). The appointee will be part of an academic environment that also includes sociology, political science and change management.
Applicants must have a strong academic background with a five-year master's degree in sociology, political science or equivalent, preferably of recent date, providing the basis for conducting a research education. To be considered for the position the candidates must have an average grade of B or better, both the master’s degree thesis and the coursework.
The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
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