The Faculty of Education and International Studies announces one Ph.D. fellowship position affiliated with the professional field and research area Vocational Education and Training (VET) at the Department of Vocational Teacher Education. Read more about the Faculty and Department here.
The Ph.D. fellowship position is a 3-year full-time position, vacant from 01.09.2021. The successful applicant should plan to complete the Ph.D. program within this time frame and receive a Ph.D. degree. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty.
The candidate filling the position will be a member of the research group called “Collaboration between schools and work life” (Norwegian title: Samarbeid skole arbeidsliv) and affiliated with the research and innovation project LUSY– Teacher Education Schools for Vocational Teacher-students (Norwegian project title: Lærerutdanningsskoler og lærerutdanningsbedrifter i yrkesfaglærerutdanningen).
LUSY is a collaborative project between the Department of Vocational Teacher Education, the Department for Further Education in Viken County, the Department for Education in the City of Oslo, Strømmen High (higher secondary) School, and Kuben High (higher secondary) School. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).
The objective of LUSY is to create teacher educating schools as outlined in the white paper “Lærerutdanning 2025” (Teacher Education 2025). Through close collaboration between HEIs responsible for teacher education and teachers work places in higher secondary schools (VGS), the objective is to develop, secure, and strengthen collaborative research and development, and to build adequate, new, lasting and binding collaborative structures between teacher education and teachers’ work places. The overall objective is to improve and optimalize both VET teacher education and
Vocational Educational Training itself. The project’s research objective is to develop improved knowledge about collaboration between education and fields of practice focusing especially on organizational and pedagogical aspects, as well as basic theory of knowledge. The successful applicant will develop an independent research project and questions connected to this project.
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 English or a Scandinavian language. Potential applicants are asked to get in touch with the contact person for the overall project for additional information about the project and input on the planned individual project description.
For advice on how to develop a good project description, applicants are encouraged to sign up for a digital project description seminar that the faculty offers December 16th, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, at Zoom Registration via this link: https://nettskjema.no/a/174724, registration deadline is December 14th. Registrered participants will receive the link to Zoom in email prior to the seminar.
• 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 teacher education or other relevant education at a comparable level. For more information, see Phd-programme. 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.
• Admission to the Ph.D. programme in Educational Sciences for Teacher Education is a
• Successful applicants must be fluent in a Scandinavian language and have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• The scientific quality of the Ph.D. project description, including originality and potential
• The Ph.D. project's feasibility within the standard period (three years)
• The relevance of the Ph.D. project description to the overall project to which the Ph.D.
proposal is linked (cf. the overview above)
• Attached scientific work
• Other relevant publications
• Experience from previous research activities and project participation
• Teaching experience at the college and university level can be an asset
• Personal qualities that can contribute positively to the working environment
• Motivation and potential in the field of research
• Personal qualities that, among other things, show perseverance and the ability to complete tasks
• The ability to work independently and in collaboration with others, as well as the ability to be innovative and creative
• The ability to work systematically and under pressure
Oslo Metropolitan University strives to ensure that our employees reflect the diversity of the population of the region. We work continuously to further develop Oslo Metropolitan University as an inclusive workplace, and to adapt the workplace if required. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, also those who have experienced periods without work, education or training.
• 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
For further information about the position, please contact:
• Head of Department Inger Lise Holen, +47 41768899, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Project leader and Associate Professor Ann Lisa Sylte, +47 67237286, e-mail:
The salary for the Ph.D. fellowship position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. PhD and position code 1017. State salary wage scale 54, 482 200,- NOK per year.
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 degreeconferring 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.
• Master's degree/second degree thesis (and any 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 email@example.com
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 button at the bottom of the page.
|Title||Ph.D. fellowship position in Teacher Education for Vocational Education and Training (VET)|
|Employer||OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University|
|Job location||Pilestredet 46, 0130 Oslo|
|Published||December 2, 2020|
|Application deadline||January 25, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Teacher Education,   Teaching Methods,   Vocational Education  |