Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography or equivalent, University of Oslo, Norway. Deadline: August 15, 2017.
The position is associated with a research project called “AdaptationCONNECTS” funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The objective of the project is to develop new understandings of whether and how different types of transformations can contribute to successful adaptation to climate change. The announced position is linked to the “Art Connects” work package, which explores the role of art in adaptation processes. The first phase of the project involves semi-structured interviews with Norwegian and international artists who address climate change in their work. The second phase builds on principles of action research to develop a creative lab that fosters transdisciplinary dialogue and interaction among artists and scientists. The lab will engage with artists, students and academics in diverse disciplines, and the broader public through artist residencies, exhibitions, lecture series, publications, and creative workshops.
The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of a research group on climate change and society lead by Professor Karen O´Brien at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. More information on the project, including project description, can be obtained at the project website.
Qualification requirements and personal skills
- Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in (aktuelle fagområder). Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Applicants must have the capacity for independent academic research at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals.
- Applicants must have a good understanding of both the human dimensions of climate change and cultural geography, as well as experience with transdisciplinary research and working with artists.
- Residence in Norway is expected, but Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.