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[ecrea] PhD Research fellow in "Design, youth & Community Participation through Social Media"

Fri Oct 14 15:18:22 GMT 2011

From: henry mainsah <(henry.mainsah /at/>

PhD Research Fellow in =91Design, Youth&  Community Participation through
Social Media=92

Application deadline: 20. October 2011

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) calls for applications for
one full-time position as PhD research fellow for a three year period (1
January 2012 =96 31 December 2014). The research fellow will be part of a
large research project called delTA (meaning deltagelse; taking part).

The delTA project, funded by the Research Council of Norway, has as its cor=
concerns the design and enactment of social media to increase youth
participation in society. The project aims to design and develop social web
services and applications. The solutions will help businesses with a social
mission to create venues where youth and young adults between 15-25 years
can express their civic engagement and community involvement, as well as
political participation within society.

The PhD position is based at the Institute of
Design<>and requires full
attendance through the three years, including
participation in the one year research education programme (research school=
starting autumn 2012). Close supervision will also be a part of the wider
study process. This position is within a wider research project that has
practice-based research as its mode of inquiry. It requires participation
and contribution to shared inquiry in the related research project as well
as doctoral level individual research. The PhD student will collaborate wit=
the project partners NRK, Plan, EddaMedia, Kongsvinger kommune, Opinion and
SINTEF. An article-based doctoral thesis format is preferred. Close researc=
collaboration will be supported.

More information about the delTA project:

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*Requirements:* Applicants must hold a master=92s degree in design or digit=
media. Preference is given to qualification and experience in interaction
design, with emphasis on social media. The applicant will have an active
role in both developing design inputs for young people=92s uptake of social
media and civic participation as well as formal research publication for
doctoral level qualification. Collaboration with other design related
research in the project will be required.

The application must include:

   - An application letter
   - A fully completed application form
   - A tentative project description (5 single-spaced pages required in
   Times 12 point), including a description of research interests, possible
   research questions, approaches and design experiments, related literatur=
   and theory (all within the thematic framework of the delTA project). A
   bibliography should also be included in the 5 pages.
   - CV (contact details, summary of education, positions and academic work=
   academic publications, design work, competencies in software etc.)
   - Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters
   of recommendation
   - List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be
   considered by the evaluation committee; a design and project portfolio
   - Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to
   candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
   - Applicants who do not have English or a Scandinavian language as their
   mother tongue: documentation of knowledge of English
   - Foreign applicants must attach an explanation of their university=92s
   grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English =
or a
   Scandinavian language.

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*Position&  salary:* PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017), pay grade: 49 (NOK 398
000 per year). Normal employment conditions for state employees apply for
the position. AHO has its own company health sevice.

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*Application deadline:* 20. October 2011

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*Submission of application:* The application (with all enclosures) must be
submitted in electronic form and should be sent to: Reidun H=F8ydal
(Reidun.Hoydal /at/ and (postmottak /at/

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*For further information, please contact:*

Institute leader Jonathan Romm (delTA project leader, Institute of Design,
AHO): (jonathan.romm /at/, or

Reidun H=F8ydal (research administration AHO): (Reidun.Hoydal /at/

Birgitte Oppegaard Pollen (research administration AHO):
(Birgitte.Pollen /at/


*The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is a specialist universit=
providing education within architecture and design and awards the degrees o=
PhD, Master of Architecture, Master of Industrial Design and Master of
Landscape Architecture. AHO offers experience based master=92s degrees with=
urbanism, architectural heritage and IT-related subjects.  The school has a
wide-ranging research environment in four institutes; AHO has approximately
600 students and 100 employees.*

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