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PhD position - Intangiblization, Materializations and Mobilities of Kven Heritage UiT Norges arktiske universitet

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Jobbnorge ID: 143142

The position is for 3 or 4 years.

This is a research training position suitable for an applicant with the aim of taking a PhD. Admission to doctoral programme is a requirement and the period of study will start on commencement of the position. The successful applicant will participate in the university's organized research training, and the PhD shall be completed during the term of appointment.

For further details of the position and field of study, please contact Head of Department Bente Haug of the Department of Tourism and Northern Studies on Tel No (+47) 78450154 or by email atbente.haug@uit.noor the project leader Professor Kjell Olsen on Tel No (+47) 78450436/ 90162253, emailkjell.o.olsen@uit.no.

Affiliation

The position is organised within the Department of Tourism and Northern Studies, with Alta as the place of work and office location. Institute for Tourism and Northern studies currently has approx. 25 scientific positions, head of department and office manager. The candidate will be connected to the research group Narrating the Post-Colonial North (https://uit.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper/gruppe?p_document_id=409092).

Field of research and other duties

The projectIntangiblization, Materializations and Mobilities of Kven Heritage: Contemporary Articulations in Family, Museums, and Culture Industries, is financed by the Norwegian Research Council from 2017 to 2020. The research team consists of researchers from Varanger Museum IKS Avd. Vadsø Museum - Ruija kvenmuseum, Nicolaysen Film AS and UiT The Arctic University of Norway, working in the fields of Media studies, Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Folklore, Museology and Art history.

The overarching research question for this project has to do with what kind of contemporary Kven and Norwegian-Finnish heritage and cultural processes take place in the intersection between commodification, political and institutional boundary making of different scale in Northern Norway today.

This project targets two areas of symbolic raw material for heritage building (language and nature/place) and three institutional fields of investigation (family, museums, cultural industries). Three places (Nordreisa, Skallelv, and Vadsø) will be nodal points for the investigations, by the concept of returns and mobilities framed by ideas of the cosmopolitan and the vernacular. In line with this, we aim to capture how heritage is shaped by returns to imaginaries of places, and representations of present and past, as well as how mobilities of ideas, people, and representations infuse, as well as create, deficits of meaning (For project description seehttps://uit.no/prosjekter/prosjekt?p_document_id=522723).

The PhD project must relate to one or several of the three institutional fields of investigation (family, museums, and cultural industries) and in some way connect to at least one of the three places (Nordreisa, Skallelv, Vadsø).

Applicants who are fluent in a Scandinavian language will normally be preferred. Language skills in Kven and/or Meänkieli language(s), alternatively Finnish, is an advantage.

We encourage a 6-12 months stay at a university outside Norway during the PhD period.

Required qualifications

The successful applicant must fulfil the entrance requirements for PhD programmes at UiT, cf. § 6 of thePhD Regulations for UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The applicant must also document satisfactory proficiency in a Scandinavian language and oral and written English.

The applicant must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in Media Studies, Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Folklore, Museology, Socio-Linguistics or related subjects.

The applicant must have a minimum of grade B or relevant level in institutions outside Norway in his/her Master's thesis.

Personal suitability will be emphasised.

Admission to the PhD programme

Admission to the doctoral programme is a prerequisite for appointment as a PhD candidate, cf. § 9 of thePhD Regulations for UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Within three months of commencement of employment, the final plan for the research training must be approved and regulated by a formal agreement. In this connection, the successful applicant will be allowed up to two months from the date of commencement to submit a draft or revised project proposal and suggestions for topics in the educational component of the PhD.

If the PhD agreement is not signed within the deadline, the employer may terminate the agreement, cf. § 1-3 (8) of the Regulations on Conditions of Employment as Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant and Specialist Candidate.

Duties

The normal employment period for PhD candidates is four years, with 25% compulsory duties or a three-year period without compulsory duties.

The appointment is for four years with 75% research, alternatively three years with 100% research.

In a four year employment period, the additional 25% of the position may be used for other relevant work, such as leadership, development and learning, cf. the guidelines for the duties of a PhD candidate.

The salary for the position of PhD candidate is based on the State Salary Scale, Code 1017 LR 20, Alternative 8, Pay Grade 50-57 (currently NOK 430 200-483 400). There is a deduction of 2% as a statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Assessment

An expert committee will assess applicants. Particular emphasis will be placed on the applicant's research potential as demonstrated by:

.   the Master's thesis or equivalent in relevant disciplines

.   any other academic work

.   a project proposal of maximum 5 pages

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience and other activities of significance for the applicant's ability to successfully complete the PhD. The applicant's general teaching qualifications will also be considered, including any teacher training, teaching experience, experience of popularisation and experience of/formal qualifications in other forms of communication/dissemination. Any information and material to be considered by the assessment committee must be submitted by the deadline.

The applicants considered to be best qualified will be invited to attend an interview, where one important objective will be to assess the applicant's personal suitability for the position.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically using the application form available at.

The application must include:

  • letter of application
  • project proposal ( 5 pages, seeTemplate for project description)
  • CV (containing full details of education, work experience and relevant academic work)
  • certified copies of
    • certificate and transcript of Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    • certificate and transcript of Master's degree or equivalent
    • diploma supplement for degrees awarded
    • documentation of proficiency in English
  • 2-3 references (with name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • List and description of academic publications, including the author(s) and title.
    For articles: name and volume of journal, first and last page of article, year of publication
    For books: publisher, year of publication and number of pages

Please note that documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

All published or unpublished work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the assessment committee must be attached to the application.

The assessment will be conducted on condition of receipt of the above documents.

Applicants invited to attend an interview must bring their original certificates and references.

For further information, please refer to theSupplementary Regulations for Appointment to Positions as Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at UiT the Arctic University of Norway, and the Regulations on Conditions of Employment as Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant and Specialist Candidate.

General information on positions at UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT The Arctic University of Norway emphasises diversity and therefore encourages qualified applicants to apply irrespective of gender, work capacity and national or ethnic background.

The University is an inclusive workplace (IA) and therefore endeavours to adapt working conditions for employees with reduced work capacity.

Personal data provided in the application or CV will be handled in accordance with the Norwegian Personal Data Act. Under the Freedom of Information Act § 25, Paragraph 2, the applicant may request not to be included in the publicly available list of applicants. The University may nevertheless decide to publish the name of the applicant, in which case the applicant will be notified in advance.



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Om arbeidsgiveren

At the Department of Tourism and Northern Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, workplace Alta, there is a vacant position from 01.01.2018 for a candidate wishing to take the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD). The position is connected to the projectIntangibilization, Materializations and Mobilities of Kven Heritage: Contemporary Articulations in Family, Museums, and Culture Industries, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Tourism and Northern Studies, UiT i Alta.

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