Two Research Fellows in Environmental Humanities
The University of Stavanger invites applications for two research fellowships in Environmental Humanities. The positions are vacant from 1. January 2020.
These are trainee positions that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.
The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.
The research theme for both positions is environmental citizenship. The positions will explore how people act in the meeting with environmental challenges. Environmental citizenship refers to the conditions, rights, privileges, and responsibility that individuals, organizations, and social and cultural movements have for environmental challenges. The concept encompasses environmentally conscious actions, in public or private contexts, driven by a belief in just distribution of environmental goods and in the participation in environmentally sustainable politics. A typical theme in discussions of environmental citizenship is analyses of connections (practical, social, cultural, ideological, religious/spiritual, epistemological) between concrete local actions and larger, more abstract global environmental problems.
The positions will be associated with The Greenhouse, a program area in environmental humanities at the University of Stavanger, co-directed by Professor Dolly Jørgensen and Professor Finn Arne Jørgensen. For more information, see http://newnatures.org/greenhouse
The research fellows will follow NoRS-EH, the Norwegian Research School in Environmental Humanities, a national researcher school led by University of Stavanger.
The research project will be carried out at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community at the faculty and university. We also encourage appointees to include an international research stay during the employment period, at a renowned and relevant research institution.
We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a master degree (2 years) within history, Nordic literature, English literature, religious studies or pedagogy, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.
If you finish your education (masters degree) in the fall of 2019 you are also welcome to apply.
Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.
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