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Ph.D. Fellowship position in Inclusive Learning with Challenging Picturebooks

2022-01-16
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Ph.D. Fellowship position in Inclusive Learning with Challenging Picturebooks

The Faculty of Education and International Studies announces a Ph.D. research fellowship affiliated with the research project Inclusive Education and Explorative Learning through Challenging Picturebooks and the research group Challenging Picturebooks in Education at the Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education.

Challenging Picturebooks in Education is an international and interdisciplinary, cross-faculty research group which explores the use of picturebooks and other multimodal texts in the classroom. The research group has recently produced the edited volume Exploring Challenging Picturebooks in Education: International Perspectives on Language and Literature Learning (Routledge 2021). The Ph.D. fellow will contribute to the follow-up project Inclusive Education and Explorative Learning through Challenging Picturebooks.

Area of research

The project of the Ph.D. fellow should be innovative and relevant to the focus of the research group on challenging picturebooks as reading and teaching materials for children and students from primary to tertiary education. The preliminary findings of the research group indicate that challenging picturebooks are valuable teaching resources, conducive to interdisciplinary and inclusive learning, explorative methods of learning and development of critical thinking. The research of the Ph.D. fellow should contribute to the development of knowledge within the following areas:

  1. Inclusive and adapted learning through interdisciplinary picturebook projects focalizing exploratory ways of working and adapted to pupils with reading and writing challenges (grades 1–10)
  2. Inclusive education for the young learners through Shared Picturebook Reading, exploration, play and movement (grades 1–3)
  3. Inclusive interdisciplinary teaching with informational picturebooks (grades 1–10)
  4. Inclusive teaching, Shared Picturebook Reading and critical thinking (grades 1–10)

The fellowship is a 100% position for three years, available from 1 September 2022. The successful applicant should have the goal to complete the Ph.D. program within a three-year time frame and receive a Ph.D.

Applicants must submit a Ph.D. project description with the application based on the template available here. The Ph.D. project description must be in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish) or English. Potential applicants are asked to get in touch with the project manager of the overall project for additional information about the project and input on the planned individual project description.

For information and advice on how to create a good Ph.D. project description, potential applicants are encouraged to attend the Ph.D. project description seminar on 14.12.2021 kl. 14.00-15.30 via Zoom. To attend, please register via link before the registration deadline: 11.12.2021.

Required qualifications and terms
 

  • Successful applicants must have completed a master’s degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a grade B or better, and in addition have a background in one (or more) of the following school subjects: Norwegian, English, Natural Science, Social Science, Knowledge of Christianity, Religion, Philosophies of life and Ethics, or other subject relevant for the project, for example Special Needs Education. For more information, see Admission requirements. Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and an authorized copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • Applicants without letter grades from previous studies must be able to document a correspondingly good academic basis
  • Admission to the Ph.D. program in educational science at the Faculty of Education and International Studies is a condition for admission to a position as a research fellow.
  • The successful applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish) and English.
  • The place of work is the Pilestredet campus of Oslo Metropolitan University. The candidate is expected to complete the main bulk of their workload on campus.

When assessing and ranking qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on

  • The scientific quality of the project description, including originality and potential
  • Project feasibility within the prescribed time (3 years)
  • The relevance of the project description to the overall research area to which the project description relates (cf. the overview above)
  • Enclosed scientific work
  • Experience from previous research activities and project participation
  • Documented development work
  • Experience from teaching in primary and secondary schools and/or university college or university level may count positively
  • Personal qualities such as analytical and collaborative skills

Desired qualifications
 

  • Motivation for and potential in picturebook studies and classroom research
  • Innovative and creative skills
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other scholars
  • Ability to work in a purposeful and organised manner, manage a heavy workload, and complete tasks
  • Good communication skills
  • Acquaintance with the Norwegian/Scandinavian school system and one (or more) of the school subjects
  • To facilitate data collection in schools in Norway, the successful applicant must have sufficient communication skills in Norwegian or acquire such skills within the first half a year of the fellowship.

It is important for Oslo Metropolitan University to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavors to further develop Oslo Metropolitan University as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcomed to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education, or training.

We offer
 

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
  • participation in a dynamic and diverse academic community
  • participation in an established doctoral program and a research group relevant to the Ph.D. project
  • a dynamic workplace
  • loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good employee welfare arrangements

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact:

  • Head of Studies, Ingeborg Krange, office: +47 67237071, e-mail: ingkra@oslomet.no
  • Professor and Project manager, Åse Marie Ommundsen, office: +47 67237447, e-mail: asmaom@oslomet.no

The salary for the Ph.D. fellowship position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title Ph.D. and position code 1017. State salary wage scale 54, which means 491 200 NOK per year.

Expert evaluation:

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. All applications will be reviewed by the faculty before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee. Applications from applicants who are not qualified, will not be forwarded for assessment.

The following documents must be uploaded with the application by the deadline:

  • CV, references, and all pages of all certificates/diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and an authorized copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • Ph.D. project description: maximum of 10 pages. The Ph.D. project description must be written in English or a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish).
  • Master's degree/second degree thesis and other scholarly work that the expert committee should take into consideration
  • List of publications, if relevant

Original documents must be presented in connection with an interview. Oslo Metropolitan University inspects documents in order to give all candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact hbakkeli@oslomet.no 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying and provide reasons for why you are particularly qualified for this Ph.D. fellowship position.

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

In order to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the “apply” button in the advertisement.

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Titel
Ph.D. Fellowship position in Inclusive Learning with Challenging Picturebooks
Plats
Pilestredet 46 Oslo, Norge
Publicerad
2021-12-01
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2022-01-16
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