PhD fellowship for the Pro-Climate research project

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University of Bergen

PhD fellowship for the Professional-Local weather analysis undertaking
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PhD place

There’s a emptiness for a PhD place on the Division of Sociology, College of Bergen, as a part of the Horizon Europe funded analysis undertaking Professional-Local weather. The place is for a set time period interval of three years.

Proactive group adaptation to local weather change via social transformation and behavioural change (Professional-Local weather) is a collaboration between environmental, social and behavioural scientists, environmental organisations and coverage makers based mostly throughout ten European universities, analysis institutes and municipalities in Norway, the UK, Eire, Germany, Poland, Spain and Greece. It’s led by TERO, an environmental and know-how consultancy based mostly in Greece, and funded by the EU’s Horizon Europe Local weather Sciences and Responses Program.

The principle intention of Professional-Local weather is to help communities to proactively adapt to local weather change via social transformation and behavioral change. To attain this, we are going to establish social tipping factors and coverage actions that allow systemic transformation to be achieved throughout social methods. Our strategy is guided by methods pondering, which views communities as complicated methods which might be interconnected and influenced by a number of elements, socioeconomic and environmental. By understanding and leveraging these dynamics, together with making a multi-agent pc mannequin (MACM) of key socio-environmental processes, we are going to develop methods and interventions that promote social transformation and behavioral change based mostly on a strong framework for designing efficient methodologies and instruments to proactively foster adaptive behaviors and facilitate transformative change.

The profitable applicant will conduct analysis in Bergen and the area (Vestland), serving to to design and taking part in undertaking knowledge gathering actions together with residing labs, stakeholder consultations and interviews, deciding on (below supervision) from this knowledge info that might be used to develop the multi agent pc mannequin (MACM), and contributing to piloting and evaluating the undertaking’s behaviour change and social transformation actions.

Of their analysis proposal candidates ought to recommend analysis questions and views which might be related to Professional-Local weather. Candidates are due to this fact suggested to familiarize themselves with Professional-Local weather’s undertaking description, accessible right here: The PhD fellow might be employed by the Division of Sociology and work alongside different PhD fellows engaged on associated matters, each based mostly at Sociology, different departments and the Centre for Local weather and Vitality Transformation (CET).

{Qualifications} and private qualities:

  • The applicant should maintain a grasp’s diploma or the equal within the subject of sociology or a related self-discipline from the social sciences. The diploma should be accomplished by the applying deadline.
  • The necessities are usually a grade B or higher each on the grasp’s thesis and for the general grasp’s diploma.
  • Competence and analysis pursuits becoming to the Professional-Local weather undertaking.
  • Expertise with and abilities inside related social science strategies corresponding to in-depth interviews, focus teams and doc evaluation might be emphasised.
  • Information about and curiosity in related theoretical views and themes.
  • Proficiency in Norwegian or one other Scandinavian language is very fascinating for the reason that knowledge assortment might be throughout the Norwegian context.
  • Proficiency in each written and spoken English is a requirement to allow efficient communication throughout the Professional-Local weather crew and within the undertaking’s dissemination actions.
  • Wonderful cooperation and communication abilities, and a capability to work in groups.
  • Potential to work independently and systematically.

Shortlisted candidates might be invited to the Division for an interview.

In regards to the PhD place:

The length of the place is three years. The employment interval for the profitable candidate could also be decreased if she or he beforehand has been employed in a PhD place. The profitable candidate is predicted to stay and work in Bergen in the course of the time period of employment, and to actively participate in widespread actions on the Division of Sociology. Participation in widespread actions at CET can be inspired.

In regards to the PhD coaching:

As a PhD analysis fellow, you’ll participate within the PhD programme on the School of Social Sciences, College of Bergen. The programme corresponds to a interval of three years and results in the PhD diploma. To be eligible for admission you have to usually have an academic background similar to a grasp’s diploma with a scope of 120 ECTS credit, which builds on a bachelor’s diploma with a scope of 180 ECTS credit (usually 2 + 3 years), or an built-in grasp’s diploma with a scope of 300 ECTS credit (5 years). Grasp’s levels should usually embody an impartial work of a minimal of 30 ECTS credit. It’s anticipated that the subject of the grasp’s diploma is linked to the educational subject to which you’re in search of admission.

We will provide:

  • Wage NOK 532 200, – (code 1017, pay grade 54). Computerized wage will increase for as much as 3 years with a 3% annual enhance.
  • A pleasant, good and professionally difficult working surroundings
  • Enrolment within the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare advantages

Undertaking proposal:

A analysis proposal of most 2500 phrases should accompany the applying. The undertaking description ought to current the subject, the analysis downside(s) and a selection of concept and strategies that complement the general strategy of the undertaking. It also needs to embody a progress plan for the completely different components of the undertaking. The analysis proposal should additionally embody a brief description of how the applicant envisions that their proposal would match throughout the general Professional-Local weather undertaking.

The proposal might be thought-about within the analysis of purposes. The candidate chosen for the place may be requested to revise the undertaking proposal inside 3 months in cooperation with the undertaking crew and the PhD supervisor. Admittance to the PhD programme might be based mostly on the ultimate analysis proposal.

Your software should embody:

  • A canopy letter detailing the applicant’s analysis pursuits and motivation for making use of.
  • A 2500-word analysis proposal.
  • The names and speak to info for 2 reference individuals. Certainly one of them should be the primary advisor for the grasp’s thesis or equal.
  • CV.
  • Diplomas and grade transcripts for bachelor’s and grasp’s diploma.
  • Related certificates, attestations.
  • An inventory of scientific work (publication checklist), if related.
  • A number of publications, if related.
  • If in case you have a grasp’s diploma from a overseas establishment, or a two-year disciplinary grasp’s diploma (or equal) inside a self-discipline apart from the one requested for on this name, chances are you’ll be requested to submit an outline of the syllabus for the grasp’s diploma.

Utility and attachments with licensed translations to English or a Scandinavian language should be uploaded to Jobbnorge following the hyperlink on this web page marked “Apply for this job”.

Time limit: October 13, 2023. The applying should be marked: 23/13265.

Functions submitted with no undertaking description or purposes despatched as e-mails won’t be thought-about. Solely submitted paperwork might be subjected to an skilled evaluation.

Normal info:

Extra details about the place is obtainable by contacting Professor David Herbert, [email protected] .

Sensible questions concerning the applying procedures needs to be directed to HR Advisor Gudrun Horvei, [email protected] .  

Appointed analysis fellows might be admitted to the PhD programme on the School of Social Sciences. Questions in regards to the programme could also be directed to PhD-advisor Hanne Gravermoen, [email protected] .

The state labour drive shall replicate the range of Norwegian society to the best extent potential. Age and gender stability amongst workers is due to this fact a objective. Additionally it is a objective to recruit folks with immigrant backgrounds. Folks with immigrant backgrounds and other people with disabilities are inspired to use for the place.

The College of Bergen applies the precept of public entry to info when recruiting employees for tutorial positions.

Details about candidates could also be made public even when the applicant has requested to not be named on the checklist of individuals who’ve utilized. The applicant should be notified if the request to be omitted isn’t met.

The profitable applicant should adjust to the rules that apply to the place always.

For additional details about the recruitment course of, click on right here .

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

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About UiB

The College of Bergen is a famend instructional and analysis establishment, organised into seven colleges and roughly 54 institutes and tutorial centres. Campus is positioned within the centre of Bergen with college areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments at School of Social Sciences. Learn extra in regards to the college and departments . 

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