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[Commlist] Researcher in the project "Barn og internett - risiko og rettigheter" (EU Kids Online)

Thu Apr 18 05:47:06 GMT 2019

Researcher in the project "Barn og internett - risiko og rettigheter" (EU Kids Online)

Job description

A position as researcher (SKO 1108 without a Phd; SKO 1109 with a PhD), connected to the ongoing research project on Barn og Internett – Risiko og Rettigheter,/EU Kids Online is available at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. The project is funded by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

We are looking for a candidate with an excellent research record and academic ambitions who can thrive in an interdisciplinary, international research project. Methodological proficiency is necessary.

More about the position

The successful candidate will mainly analyze collected data (national and international), conduct supplementary research and data collection, and contribute to academic publications and public reports in cooperation with other researchers connected to the project.

The candidate will aid the production of thematic packages of knowledge aimed at Norwegian authorities and field players working with issues related to children/youth, internet, risks and children’s rights. In addition, other research related activities, including public dissemination, can be expected.

The candidate will also, together with the project´s team members draw conclusive and research-grounded findings from the collected data and provide insight and recommendations for the establishment of a cross sectorial network with players in the field of children/youth and internet. The candidate will be able to leverage their research experience towards writing other funding applications for long-term projects in the field of children, youth and digital media.

The candidate will be part of the EU Kids Online research group at the department. This area of media studies include research on children and youth´s digital behavior and online skills, their rights and awareness of these rights, the opportunities and risks related to digital activities and the role and competence of parents, teachers and adult persons providing guidance to children and youth. A corner stone of the project is also to give recommendations to authorities and field players on safe Internet use and to convert research data and analyses into policy documents and guidelines, which moves the field ahead.

The appointment is for a period of commencement as soon as possible until 31st May 2021 (project period ends).

Qualification requirements

PhD or Master’s degree within Media Studies or a related area, with experience in quantitative analysis (SPSS) and qualitative interviews. Candidates with experience within the area of children/youth and digital skills might be prioritized
    Personal suitability and motivation for the position
    Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

When evaluating the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

The applicant’s experience with research on children/youth and digital skills/new media and interest in the EU Kids Online project The applicant’s experience with the methods and theories related to children/youth/internet and the use of survey data in relation to this target group The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the tasks within the allotted time frame and contribute to the main research area The applicant's co-operative and communication skills, ability to successfully work in a team and join in academic collaboration Ability to perform necessary analyses for policy reports together with an ability to produce creative scholarly work Experience with working on research projects and funding applications is a plus

We offer

Salary NOK 442 400 – 497 000 per annum (without a PhD); salary NOK 497 000 – 576 100 per annum (with a PhD) depending on qualifications
    A professionally stimulating working environment
    Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
    Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, administrative experience and other qualifying activities) Transcript of records of your Master's degree and PhD degree (if applicable). Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system
    List of publications and academic works.

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis (if applicable) and other academic works may be requested later.

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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Researchers.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
Contact information

Question about the position: Professor Elisabeth Staksrud (project manager)

Question about the application process: Emily Henriksen Fossen (HR at Faculty of Humanities)

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