University of Oslo Postdoctoral Fellowship Within the Research Project “Supporting Shy Students: A National Study of Teaching Practices” 2017, Norway

University of Oslo, Norway


January 27, 2017


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Post-doctoral fellowship within the research project “Supporting shy students: A national study of teaching practices”

A position as a post-doctoral fellow within the research project “Supporting shy students: A national study of teaching practices” is available at the Department of Special Needs Education.  The research project is situated within the research group Inclusion and diversity – from a special education perspective.

Short information about the “Supporting shy students: A national study of teaching practices”

The “Supporting shy students: A national study of teaching practices” -project is financed by the FINNUT program of the Norwegian Research Council, and focuses on successful pedagogic strategies that teachers use towards shy students in elementary school. The project runs from 2016-2020 and involves a team of national and international researchers.

The primary objective of the project is to increase knowledge about successful pedagogic strategies for supporting shy students, and how elementary school teachers respond to shyness in pupils. The study uses a mixed method design, and in the ongoing phase one of the project, a qualitative methodological approach (e.g., observations and interviews) is the primary data collection strategy. In phase two of the project, starting in the fall of 2017, we will develop and conduct a large scale teacher survey in a national representative sample of elementary school teachers in Norway. This survey will be based on the findings in the ongoing phase one of the study. The post-doctoral fellow’s main responsibility will be to take actively part in phase two of the study, which is to participate in developing, piloting, and conducting the teacher survey.

Task responsibilities

The main objective of appointments to the position of post-doctoral fellow is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their respective area of study.We are seeking highly motivated candidates who have a considerable interest in educational research within the subject area. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the research community in the department, in the project group and in the research group.

Qualification requirements

The appointment requires a PhD or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in Special Needs Education or in another relevant discipline. Applicants with PhD in Special Needs Education, Education or Educational Psychology will be preferred. Experience within quantitative methods is required, preferably experience in survey designs and structural equation modelling. Good abilities in spoken and written Norwegian are also required.

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 defense 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 relevance for the main project
  • The applicants’ academic and personal qualifications for conducting the project
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the post
  • Good abilities in spoken and written English language
  • Good ability to collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community

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 (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

The application must be written in English.

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

We offer

  • Salary in line with pay grades 57 to 65 (kr 486 100 to 567 100).
  • 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 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 in the public applicant list even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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

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December 14, 2016