PhD Research Fellowship in Social Innovation

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Søk senest15.3.2024

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About the position

Inland School of Business and Social Sciences, The PhD programme Innovation in Services in the Public and Private Sectors (INSEPP), invites candidates to apply for a four-year PhD research fellowship, which includes 25% teaching duties. The candidate will contribute to the broad field of innovation studies, focusing specifically on developing a new and culturally sensitive gender equality index (Gindex).

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship for the admitted candidate is to undergo a research training
programme that leads to the successful completion of a doctoral degree. The candidate must apply to the PhD
programme INSEPP and is expected to participate actively in INSEPP’s activities.

The candidate will be part of the Department of Psychology and the research group OASIS. In addition to INSEPP, these milieus represent valuable resources to the PhD studies.

Depending on the faculty`s needs, and the candidate`s competence and preferences, employment can be made for a three-year position without teaching.

The place of work for this position is the Lillehammer Campus.

Project Overview

This project seeks to challenge some established notions on the degree of gender equality in some cultural contexts, and in doing so inform political decision-making and policy change. This project will result in the development of a new gender equality index (Gindex), which has the potential to generate new theoretical knowledge and become a catalyst for social change at different political levels (international, national, regional). The Gindex project draws on interdisciplinary literature from social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, public policy, sociology, and labour market research. The PhD candidates will be a part of an international team of psychological researchers. Quantitative research methods will be employed in the project.

INSEPP has one position available. We are seeking a candidate for a project entitled: Towards a new a culturally sensitive understanding of gender inequality: women and men in modern work life. The following research questions will be addressed:

1. How can gender (in)equality be conceptualized?
2. What are the limitations of existing gender inequality indices?
3. How can gender (in)equality be operationalized?
4. How should index sub-indicators be weighed?
5. Is the newly developed inequality index (Gindex) a valid and reliable measure of gender equality?
6. Is Gindex a predictor of individual level gender beliefs / ideologies?
7. How can Gindex be used to inform diversity policies in private and public organizations.

We are looking for candidates that are highly motivated for gender research in the field of social psychology.

Qualifications and personal skills

  • The person to be appointed must have a master’s degree with good grades and of relevance for the announced position.
  • The master’s degree must be composed of 120 ECTS, including a master's thesis of at least 30 ECTS cf. the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education’s (NOKUT) requirements for admission to PhD education at Norwegian universities and INN’s PhD regulation. As a rule, the average grade must be B or better.
  • Applicants with a master’s degree from universities abroad, must attach “Recognition of foreign higher education” from Directorate of Higher Education and Skills (HK-Dir). Instructions on how to get this master’s degree assessed and approved are given on NOKUT`s website, cf.
  • Expertise in relevant ICT applications in the PhD program and possibly in teaching.
  • Research experience acquired after completing the master’s degree is considered favourable but not a requirement.
  • Language proficiency: Oral and written English is required. In addition, it may be necessary to have command of a Nordic or Scandinavian language.
  • Ability to work independently and purposefully but also have a command of co-operation on research tasks and publishing.

For information on PhD position in general, see Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as
postdoctoral fellow, research fellow, research assistant and specialist candidate

Evaluation of candidates for the position will be based on a total assessment of educational background, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation and other eligibility requirements, as defined in the advertisement. In addition, the following will be emphasized: quality of the project description, documented independent research and development work or experience relevant to the project.

The position and associated tasks must be carried out in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations for government employees, including also the Act on Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology, etc. Candidates who, after assessment of the application and attachments, come into conflict with the criteria in the latter act, will not be able to take up the position at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Necessary approvals must be maintained throughout the employment relationship.

How to apply

Relevant applications will be considered by an expert committee. The application and all attachments are to be submitted electronically and should include the following:

  • The applicant must submit a project proposal with a progress plan (in Norwegian or English, 5-7 pages) that explains how the research work will be carried out and addresses academic relevance, challenges, and possibilities within the project. The PhD research fellow hired will, in collaboration with a supervisor, prepare a complete project proposal creating the basis for admission to the PhD program. The project proposal plays an important part in evaluating applicants and must show how the project will lead to a successful completion of a doctoral degree within four years.
  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, job positions, and academic work)
  • Other work that is relevant for the application
  • Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas for the whole bachelor’s and master’s degree. An English translation of all education documents is required unless the documents are in Norwegian/Scandinavian.
  • Names and contact information of at least 2 reference persons.
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF)

Attachments must be uploaded as separate files. If the attachments exceed 30 MB, they must be compressed prior to upload. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all attachments are uploaded. Documents submitted after expiry of the deadline will not be considered in the evaluation of your application.

We offer

  • An academically stimulating and supportive work environment at a developing institution. Possibility of professional development in an exciting academic research environment.
  • Position is paid and placed in position code 1017, PhD candidate in the Government Salary Scale
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension, with among other things, good pension and insurance schemes.

For more information about INN University as an employer, please see here.

General information

HINN believes that there is strength in inclusion and diversity. We desire employees with different competencies, professional combinations, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to an even better way of solving problems. We will facilitate for employees who need assitance to realise their goals. Relevant adaptations can be, for example, technical aids, adapting furniture or adjusting routines, work tasks and working hours.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, gaps in the CV or immigrant background, we shall call at least one applicant in each of these categories for an interview. In order to be considered as an applicant in these groups, the applicants must meet certain requirements. You can read more on this here:

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Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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