NOS-HS Workshop: Cinema as space of encounters before, during and after WWII, 29-30 Sep. 2022, Kristiansand, Norway. Deadline: 22 May 2022.
The workshop “Cinema as space of encounters before, during and after WWII” is the first in the workshop series “Cinema, War and Citizenship at the Northern Periphery: Cinemas and their audiences in the Nordic countries, 1935-1950”. It asks how the Second World War altered the cinema-going experiences and the social functions of the movie theatre. The Nordic countries were affected very differently by the war. While Denmark and Norway were occupied by Nazi Germany, Iceland was first occupied by British and then by US forces. Finland fought alongside Nazi Germany and then against it, while Sweden remainedofficially neutral, but experienced a large influx of refugees from neighbouring countries. The movie theatre became a battleground between different factions of society. At the same time, the movie theatres became a space of cultural encounters with the enemy or the ally, both on screen and in the auditorium.
In the workshop organizers want to discuss how different social groups and individuals experienced and used the cinema especially in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) before, during and after WWII (1935-50). The focus is on the audiences and the cinema as space. Neglected aspects, such as rural cinema audiences, or the operation of mobile cinemas, are of particular interest. Potential topics for presentations include Cinema as social space of cultural encounters and conflicts.
The number of participants will be limited to approx. 20 persons to allow for fruitful discussion and exchange. Accommodation in Kristians and and meals will be provided, travel costs (economy flights and/or public transport) will be reimbursed.
PhD Research Fellow in International Management, School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen, Norway. Deadline: 31 January 2022.
USN School of Business has a vacancy for a 100% position as PhD Research Fellow in Management from 01.08.2022. The position is located at the Department of Business, Strategy and Political Science. The place of employment is campus Drammen and the immediate superior is the Department Head. The appointment is for a term of four years with 25% workload consisting of teaching obligations and/or administrative tasks. It is a premise for employment that the PhD Research Fellow is enrolled in USN’s PhD-program in Management within three months of accession in the position.
The PhD-position is placed within the research group Organizing and Leadership at USN School of Business. Among other topics, the group holds an extensive research portfolio on international management. The PhD project will focus on the managing of inclusion/exclusion challenges and multicultural hybrid teams (virtual, physical, conceptual space, and solutions) in the context of new patterns of global mobility and forms of global work arrangements within multinational enterprises. Depending on the specific focus of the doctoral research fellow, the project invites for inclusion and integration of different bodies of literature in e.g. Business Ethics; International Business and International Management; International and Strategic Human Resource Management; as well as Expatriate Management. The project may be investigated from various methodological (i.e., qualitative, quantitative, multi- and mixed methods) approaches.
Call for papers: 19th IMISCOE Conference: Migration & Time: Temporalities of Mobility, Governance, and Resistance, June 29-July 1, 2022, Oslo, Norway. Deadline: 15 December 2021.
Migration is intertwined with time in myriad ways and at multiple scales. In individual lives, migration propels change over time and entails engagement with personal pasts and futures. Time and temporalities are structuring migration experiences, when refugees are granted temporary protection, labour migrants are offered temporary employment and rights of residency, and undocumented migrants are living with uncertainties for the future. The governance of migration is also the governance of migrants’ relations to and experiences of time. Governance of migration happens in time – sometimes in the form of rapid changes in times of “crisis”, but perhaps also through postponement when the urgency has passed.
Attention to time and temporalities illuminates processes of othering and patterns of inequalities, as well as forms of resistance and adaptations to policies and institutions. The rapid changes in laws, regulations, policies and practices of migration also have repercussions on the topics, theoretical approaches, and methodologies of migration scholars. These and other perspectives on time and migration have flourished as part of the emerging ‘temporal turn’ in migration studies. The theme ‘migration and time’ brings out disciplinary, methodological and theoretical diversity of migration research with a shared focus.
Senior Researcher at Centre for Intercultural Communication, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway. Deadline: 10 September 2020.
Centre for Intercultural Communication (SIK) at VID Specialized University in Stavanger, Norway, is looking for a senior researcher in a full-time permanent position within the fields of migration and diversity. The position includes participation in ongoing projects, development and management of new projects, and some supervision and teaching. You will participate in ongoing projects at the Centre. The current project portfolio in the areas of migration and diversity primarily deals with labour market integration among newly arrived refugees and intercultural competence among public service providers. You will initiate and lead major research projects funded by, for example, the Research Council of Norway, the European Research Council (ERC) and/or Horizon Europe. You will be expected to participate in the development of the Centre’s research strategies and encourage research colleagues to develop new and innovative projects that cover a wide range of topics related to migration, diversity and civil society development. Some teaching, supervision of junior researchers and administrative work must be expected. You will be a member of the Migration, Religion and Intercultural Relations (MIGREL) research group at VID. Knowledge of Norwegian will weigh in your favour, but is not a requirement for the position.
PHD Studentship in Interdisciplinary Child Research, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Deadline: 31 August, 2020.
The PhD candidate will be part of the interdisciplinary research group WorldViews. WorldViews consists of researchers with backgrounds in education, sociology, anthropology, and interdisciplinary child and youth research. What we have in common is a genuine interest for social justice as well as a desire to understand and reveal power structures and marginalisation processes in formal and informal contexts. WorldViews seeks to contribute to increased knowledge and critical reflection surrounding socio-cultural discourses about childhood, youth, upbringing and family life. In our research, we explore children’s, youths’ and families’ encounters with hegemonic, normative and taken-for-granted sets of values, worldviews and knowledge systems. Through our research we aim to disclose how children and young people’s everyday lives are shaped by diverse understandings connected to class, ethnicity, gender, and generation, and examine processes and relations that create, preserve or reduce ‘othering’.
The PhD candidate will conduct research in the project Visualizing youth narratives: Empower Youth, Broaden horizons, Enhance intercultural encounters (ViYouth). ViYouth is an international and interdisciplinary project. The primary objective of ViYouth is to enhance transformative learning and critical reflection among diverse youth populations (aged 15 to 16) in Norway, the Netherlands, Chile and Brazil. The secondary objective is to develop a model of inclusive education, focusing on a sense of belonging, global citizenship and interconnectedness. The three overall aims are: 1) To empower youth by enhancing a sense of autonomy and protagonist participation in the creation of self-representations. 2) To foster transformative learning through intercultural understanding, appreciation and dialogue among youth. 3) To reduce the potentiality of ignorance, discrimination, racism and xenophobia among youth.
Doctoral Researcher on Attitudinal Impacts of Refugees on Host Populations (TRUST), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Oslo, Norway. Deadline: 10 August 2020.
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position as Doctoral Researcher. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment. Primary supervisor of the Doctoral Researcher will be Associate Professor Karin Dyrstad at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Senior Researcher Andreas Forø Tollefsen at PRIO will serve as secondary supervisor.
This position is financed as part of a grant from the Research Council of Norway to PRIO for the project “TRUST: Attitudinal Impacts of Refugees on Host Communities in the Global South”, led by Research Professor Halvard Buhaug. Working within the fields of social sciences, the Doctoral Researcher to be employed in this project will conduct theoretical and empirical research on how the arrival and presence of refugee populations in various African contexts affect core sociopolitical attitudes among host communities, drawing on existing population survey data and other relevant source material. While statistical analysis of georeferenced survey responses will constitute the primary scientific tool, qualitative case study analysis may serve as a complementary analytical strategy. The work will result in an article-based PhD dissertation in English.
PhD Fellowship on employment of vulnerable citizens in small and medium sized enterprises (ENGAGE), Centre for Welfare and Labor Research, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway. Deadline: 24 August 2020.
The PhD position is part of the project “Sustained employment of ‘hard-to-place’ citizens in small and medium sized enterprises: A mixed-method study in Norway and the Netherlands” (ENGAGE). The project is financed by the Norwegian Research Council and Oslo Metropolitan University, and it will run from September 2020 to August 2024.
The project will study employer engagement to promote sustained employment of people with work impairments or disabilities in small and medium sized enterprises. The project is interdisciplinary and finds inspiration in social policy and active labour market studies, Human Resource Management and organization studies, governance studies and studies vocational and occupational rehabilitation.
PhD-fellowship (3 years), Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway. Deadline: May 29, 2020.
The Department of Journalism and Media Studies (IJM) offers a 3-year PhD fellowship position. The successful applicant will enroll and participate in the doctoral program in library and information science at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She/he will also be a member of one of two research groups at IJM: INDEX or Digital Journalism. The position will be closely connected to one of two international research projects financed by The Norwegian Research Council:
- Understanding Youth Participation and Media literacy in Digital Dialogue Spaces (U-YouPa)
- Source Criticism and Mediated Disinformation (SCAM)
The PhD project is to be designed and conducted in a way that contributes significantly to the project that the successful candidate will be a part of. Applications can either be directed to the U-YouPa or the Scam project (see descriptions below). The applications will be ranked by an external evaluation committee. The position will fall to the applicant with the top-ranked application, given that – after an interview round with the person and the other leading candidates – the candidate is found to be best suited to fill the position.
PhD Research Fellow Position in English Language and Literature Subject Pedagogy, Nord University, Bodø, Norway. Deadline: 25 March 2019.
The Faculty of Education and Arts, Nord University (Bodø, Norway) invites applications for a position as a PhD research fellow in English. The PhD position is for a period of three years, with the opportunity for a fourth year. The PhD candidate will be a member of the Nord Research Group for Children’s Literature in ELT, a cross-campus research group within the English Department that aims to deepen interdisciplinary and international connections for children’s literature in language education with 6–16-year-olds (grades 1 to 10). Our projects embrace children’s literature in education – image-mediated (e.g. picturebooks, graphic novels), action-mediated (e.g. drama), creative writing and intercultural competence through texts – and English Language Teaching (ELT) research.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography or equivalent, University of Oslo, Norway. Deadline: August 15, 2017.
There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography
for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO1352) in Human Geography or equivalent. The position is either for a period of three years (with no compulsory work), or for a period of four years including compulsory work (primarily teaching). A decision regarding the duration of employment will be made by the Department Board upon appointment to the position and in light of the Department’s teaching needs.
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.