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Doctoral Research Fellowship
University of Oslo, Norway

Scholarship / Financial aid: 3 doctoral research fellowships are available

Date: four years

Deadline: 18 December 2012

Open to: applicants with a Master degree in an area relevant to the topic of the doctoral dissertation

Announcement follows

Three doctoral research fellowships are available at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, one of which is designated Science and Mathematics Teaching. Applicants for this position must submit a project description outlining a research problem in Science and Mathematics Teaching. The two remaining doctoral research fellowships must be related to one of the Departmentís prioritized fields of research and/or research groups. Three faculty research groups are located at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research: Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement (MESA), Teacher Professionalism and Educational Change; Practices, Purposes, Policies (TEPEC), Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO). Academic staff at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, are also members of other faculty research groups. Please consult the Faculty of Educational Sciencesí website for more information.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has through its professional proximity to schools a specific commitment to conducting school relevant research.
The following are central areas of research at the Department: classroom research, measurement and evaluation in education, pedagogic and subject didactic research (especially in upper secondary education), research about teacher education, ICT and educational change, research on educational leadership, school governance and international comparative educational research. In particular, the ProTed Centre focuses on research that illuminates integration and coherence in study design for teacher education and teacher professional learning in knowledge society.

The applicant must prepare the project proposal in relevance to research area by identifying the research area within which the application is being made.

The doctoral dissertation should preferably be written as a collection of articles, and as a general rule, be written in English. The project proposal may be written in English or Norwegian. An application for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Education must be submitted along with the project proposal. The application to the doctoral programme should include a project proposal with a time schedule. Should the costs of the proposed research project exceed those normally covered by the fellowship, the applicant must specify the cost of the project. Further information concerning admittance to the doctoral programme and about other requirements for the application can be found on the Faculty of Educational Sciencesí website.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences hosts the National Graduate School in Educational Research (NATED). Applicants with a project proposal thematically relevant for NATED are expected to apply for admission to NATED. Please consult NATEDís website for more information.

When evaluating the application, the quality of the project proposal and relevance of the proposed project are particularly important, along with the quality of previous education, publications, and the ability to work independently and in a team. Importance will also be placed on the professional and personal qualities needed to complete the project and to contribute to research in the relevant field. Interviews may be part of the appointment process.

The fellowship period is up to four years, three of which are devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory work duty of 25% that consists of teaching, supervision duties and research assistance.
The fellowship period may be reduced within the framework of pertaining regulations based on previously held research fellowship positions. Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions.


_A Master degree or equivalent in an area relevant to the topic of the doctoral dissertation
_Documented scientific expertise in a topic relevant to the proposed PhD project. Applicants must document the requirements for admission to the PhD programme


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application:

_Letter of application
_Curriculum Vitae
_Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (5-10 pages)
_Master thesis and other relevant publications (no more than 3)

Applicants must familiarize themselves with the guidelines for the design of the project and the process of application for the position as a research fellow.

As well as certified copies of graduation certificates, applicants with international degrees are advised to submit an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Applicants must be granted admission to the Faculty's PhD program.

We offer

_Salary grade 50 -57 (NOK 416 600,- 468 400,- per year)
_Professional development in a stimulating academic environment
_Favourable pension and social welfare benefits
_Attractive welfare arrangements

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act information about an applicant may be included in the public applicants list, even if the applicant has requested non-disclosure


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