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University of Agder (UiA)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Administration
University of Agder (UiA)
The University was officially established in 2007, but has a history dating back to 1839, and was formerly known as Agder University College.
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Published: 27 days ago
Application deadline: Nov 26
Location: Kristiansand S, Norway
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Administration

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Administration

The University of Agder invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Administration for a period of two years at the Department of Political Science and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences. The position is located in Kristiansand, Norway.

Description of the position

The position is financed by the department, and is associated with one of its two research groups; Governance and Leadership in the Public Sector (GOLEP). The group’s activities focus on advanced research on public institutions at all administrative levels, and the proposed postdoctoral project should be framed within the scope of (one or more of) the core themes and empirical areas of interest to the group’s permanent members. See: https://www.uia.no/en/research/samfunnsvitenskap/governance-and-leadership-in-the-public-sector for additional information on GOLEP’s thematic areas of research, analytical and theoretical perspectives, selected publications and ongoing projects.

Qualifications and terms

Further provisions relating to the position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident. 

The applicants must hold a PhD degree in political science, public administration, or equivalent fields. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, and any previous research and development-work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised. Short-listed applicants may be invited for interviews.

Applicants must submit a project description of no more than 10 pages including the bibliography. The project description should include a presentation of possible research questions/hypotheses, theoretical framework and a progress plan for the proposed postdoc project. An essential part of the assessment of applicants is the quality of the project description. The applicants must have good skills in English and/or a Scandinavian language.

We offer:

  • A variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and influential organization
  • A position with opportunities for personal development in a diverse environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • Flexible working hours

The position is remunerated within the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1352 Post Doctor, NOK 497.000 - 565.500 gross per year. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A 2% compulsory pension contribution will be deducted and paid to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund according to current statutory provisions.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Application

Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • CV
  • Diplomas and references
  • List of academic publications
  • PhD thesis
  • Other academic publications
  • Project description (no more than 10 pages)

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 26 November 2018.

 

For further information please contact one of the two GOLEP research group leaders Professor Romulo Pinheiro (romulo.m.pinheiro@uia.no) or Professor Dag Ingvar Jacobsen (dag.i.jacobsen@uia.no), or Head of Department Anne Elizabeth Stie (anne.e.stie@uia.no).

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of the applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

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