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University of Oslo Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science Education, Norway

Publish Date: Oct 19, 2016

Deadline: Nov 06, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Education

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) in Science Education is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research.

The postdoctor fellowship position is related to the research project LOCUMS - Local Cultures for Understanding Mathematics and Science The project is a collaboration between The University of Oslo (UiO), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and The Artic University of Norway (UiT). The project is led by NTNU and is funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s program FINNUT (Forskning og innovasjon i utdanningssektoren). The Postdoctoral researcher is to work together with researchers from several institutions and nationalities.

Applicants are expected to prepare a project proposal that can be positioned within the project portfolio of LOCUMS and the SISCO research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO) at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research Faculty of Educational Sciences. The project should be related to lower secondary education (ungdomsskole) in Oslo with students from different cultural backgrounds. The aim of the project is to illuminate questions related to connections between culturally based activities and adolescent students’ motivation and learning in science. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to work together with teachers in developing learning activities related to the project.

Relevant approaches could be:

Students’ meaning making while working with culturally responsive science education. Students’ engagement while working with culturally responsive science education.Teachers’ development of activities for culturally responsive science education.Teachers’ development of criteria for assessment in culturally responsive science education.Culturally responsive science education and education for sustainable development.

A progress plan for the project should be included in the application. Prior to sending their application, interested applicants are advised to contact a project member at UiO; professor Marianne Ødegaard,, tlf: + 47 22858115.

The main objective of appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their respective area of study. We are seeking highly motivated and competent candidates who are willing and able to participate actively in the research community at the department. A successful candidate will also be expected to complete the project and publish articles in recognized international journals.

The appointment applies for a two-year period. The employer can require the employee to carry out competence-giving compulsory work, up to 10% of the position, in the form of teaching or corresponding tasks.

Qualification requirements

The appointment requires a PhD or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in a relevant field. A prerequisite for applicants who have not yet defended their thesis is that the PhD work is submitted for assessment before the closing date for applications. Appointment to the post-doctoral position is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

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

  • The quality of the project description
  • The project’s alignment with the fields of research described in the LOCUMS project plan
  • The applicants’ publications and academic and personal qualifications for conducting the project
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the post
  • Good ability to collaborate nationally (in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language) and internationally, and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the area.

In the final ranking of (equally) qualified candidates the distribution of fellowships across the above specified research fields and research groups will be taken into account.

Applications must be sent electronically via Easycruit and must contain:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Certified copies of diplomas and testimonials
  • Project description, including progress plan and budget (max. 10 pages). It is assumed that the applicant will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.
  • Any academic works that must be taken into account in the assessment (up to 10 academic works) 
  • We recommend that you enclose a copy of your PhD .

The application must be written in English or a Scandinavian language.

As a general rule interviews will form part of the appointment process.

We offer

  • Salary between NOK 486 100 and NOK 567 100 per year
  • A positive and stimulating working environment
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive working life enterprise
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

The University of Oslo also aims to recruit more individuals with an immigrant background for academic positions. Candidates with an immigrant background are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.

Pursuant to section 25, paragraph 2 of the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be included when the applicant list is made public, even when an applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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