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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in The Nordic Education Model (NordEd) 2019, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Jun 17, 2019

Deadline: Aug 01, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in The Nordic Education Model (NordEd)

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (SKO 1352) as part of the research project NordEd. The candidate will be part of the HumStud research group at Department of Education (IPED), UiO, as well as an international network, and will be given the opportunity to work with researchers across the world. NordEd is a multidisciplinary research group at the University of Oslo, and part of UiO:Nordic, an interfaculty priority area at the University based on a broad range of expertise and strong research interests at UiO.

The four pillars of the NordEd project are: 1) Conflicting traditions, ideals, and concepts of knowledge in the Nordic countries’ educational policies, pedagogies, and practices; 2) Curricular struggles and developments in Nordic schooling; 3) The emergence of Nordic teacher cultures and teacher education; And 4) Nordic schooling and beyond: Transnationalpolicy agendas and the renegotiation of the Nordic model of education.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is connected to Pillar 2 of the NordEd: Curricular struggles and developments in Nordic schooling. For more information, please also see the description of the NordEd project.

The project proposal must have a connection to pillar 2 that includes historical, comparative and/or didactic research on school subjects and curriculum trajectories. In particular proposals are welcomed that include comparisons of curriculum issues and school subjects over a longer time span in two or more Nordic countries. A suggested approach will be to follow specific school subjects from their initial formulations in didactics and curriculum policies to their realisation in actual curriculum developments and practical arenas of implementation.

Qualification requirements


  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree with a specialization within education, social sciences or humanities in areas relevant to the project. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved
  • Ability to collect and analyse research literature in languages relevant to NordEd
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language is a requirement, due to the literature and data collection analyses
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative research methods and research on educational texts
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

  • The project description, which must be submitted with the application
  • The scientific merit in fields relevant to NordEd and relevance of the research statement
  • Familiarity with relevant theories and empirical contexts
  • Experience with academic publishing
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
  • The applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the post, including his/herability to collaborate and to form part of a cross disciplinary academic community
  • Other relevant qualifications that meet the objectives which form the basis of this type of post

We offer

  • Salary NOK 515 200-597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Post Doctoral Research fellow
  • A positive and stimulating working environment
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • 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

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