VID Specialized University

Up to Three Ph.D. Research Fellowships in Theology

2024-04-05 (Europe/Oslo)
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Comitted to humanity - locally and globally

VID Specialized University undertakes education and research in the fields of health and social sciences, educational science, management, diaconia and theology. We offer approximately 60 programs of study as Bachelor, Master's, and PhD degrees. Our ambition is to become a university by 2028.

With about 6000 students and 600 employees, VID is the biggest private school of higher education in Norway. You'll find our campuses in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Sandvika and Tromsø. We also have decentralized schooling at Helgeland.

Through our programs of study, we educate knowledgeable, reflective, and brave professional practitioners. VID has a particularly strong research profile within practice-relevant research, diversity, social inequality, particularly vulnerable groups and global Christianity.

The letters in VID are a Norwegian acronym for Specialized (Vitenskapelig), International (Internasjonal) and diaconal (diakonial).

Our motto is Committed to humanity – locally and globally.

Profile of the Centre

The Centre of mission and global studies at VID Specialized University offers up to three 100% positions as a Ph.D. Research Fellow in Theology for a period of 3 years.

The Centre of mission and global studies is the academic home of the Ph.D. programme in Theology and Religion at VID. It aims to nurture critical and engaged research on Christianity in a variety of contexts and on the changing role of religion in society. The centre focuses on the formation of leaders and academic staff in the global church. It is also a hub within VID for research on migration, transnationalism, and intercultural competence.

About the position

The Centre of mission and global studies at VID Specialized University offers up to three 100% positions as a Ph.D. Research Fellow in Theology for a period of 3 years.  

The position as Research Fellow at VID aims at achieving a Ph.D. Degree after completed research training. An achieved Ph.D. degree is a relevant qualification for positions within and outside academia.

Research group

VID aims at connecting Ph.D. research projects to the activities of already existing research groups. Our research groups focus on research of high quality, cooperation with other academic institutions and academic publications in relevant research fields.

A full overview of the Research groups at VID Specialized University can be found here. Candidates are asked to indicate which research group they are planning to join.

PhD programme

The successful candidates will be employed by the Centre of mission and global studies (Ph.D. programme in Theology and Religion) at VID. The program in theology and religious studies is intended to prepare students for professional careers in research, teaching, writing, as well as for leadership positions within religious organizations, NGOs and in educational institutions.

More information about the Ph.D. programmes at VID can be found on our website.

Applicants are requested to get acquainted with the Ph.D. programme's profile and to specify the connection between their own project proposal and the Ph.D. programme.

General criteria for appointment as a research fellow are stipulated in the Guidelines and additional provisions for the Ph.D. Programmes at VID Specialized University.

The place of employment can be Oslo, Bergen or Stavanger.

Qualifications and personal abilities

Requirements for the position:

  • Master's degree (120 ECTS) in theology. Degrees in religious studies, history of religion, comparative religion, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, psychology of religion or other fields of study relevant to the call might be considered as relevant. Grades of the master's thesis and relevant average grades of the master's program must correspond to B or a higher mark to be considered
  • Good written and oral presentation skills in English
  • Ability to work targeted and independently
  • Ability to carry out and complete major tasks

The following qualifications are also desirable:

  • Experience with relevant research work
  • Ability to work well with others

In an overall assessment of the applicants, emphasis will be put on personal qualifications, relevant competence and research experience.

Diversity is one of the characteristics of a good working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of gender, functional abilities and cultural background. VID wishes more people with a minority background in scientific positions and for this reason people with a minority background are encouraged to apply.

Template for project descriptions

All project descriptions must be written according to the following template.

The project description must be maximum 3500 words (reference list, tables and all text included). Longer project descriptions might not be considered.

The project description must be written in English or in a Scandinavian language.

VID seeks to strengthen research collaboration with international educational and research institutions. It is therefore expected that applicants indicate plans for research visits abroad during the Ph.D. fellowship.

We offer

  • Opportunities of academic development with highly qualified and committed colleagues
  • Membership in the State Pension Plan with beneficial loan-and pension terms. VID conforms to the main agreement between the Enterprise Federation of Norway (VIRKE) and Employees Unions
  • The position is placed under code 1017 Ph.D. student of the Basic Collective Agreement, (kr. 532.200 a year) and follows ordinary meriting regulations. Membership in the State Pension Plan, accident-and group-life insurance scheme is required. The salary will be adjusted yearly according to the collective agreement.

Application

The following documents should be uploaded on the JobbNorge portal by clicking on the “apply here” link above:

  • CV
  • Diplomas
  • Diploma supplements
  • Transcripts
  • Project description

It is the full responsibility of the applicant to submit a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Diploma supplements for non-Norwegian diplomas must be included when relevant. Documents in languages other than English or Norwegian, must include an official translation. For applicants with an education that cannot be documented with Diploma supplements, confirmation of education, its content and grade must be provided.

A sorting committee will select the applications that are to be assessed by the expert committee. Please note that the project descriptions of applicants not selected for expert assessment will not receive a written evaluation. The decision of the sorting committee will not be made public.

The expert committee will assess applicants based on competence, relevance to the call, and the quality of the project description. Emphasis will also be placed on the interview conducted with shortlisted applicants.

Applicants must provide a list of 2-3 references that can be contacted in the event of shortlisting. Applicants invited to the interview must be able to submit certified copies of diplomas and certificates.

If you have documents that cannot be sent electronically, please contact HR benedicte.angell@vid.no

Application deadline:  05.04.2024

Starting date: 01.01.2025 or by agreement

Questions about the position

Daniela Lucia Rapisarda

Director of the Centre of Mission and Global Studies

+4793029307

daniela.rapisarda@vid.no

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Titel
Up to Three Ph.D. Research Fellowships in Theology
Standort
Engelsminnegate 16A Stavanger, Norwegen
Veröffentlicht
2024-01-23
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2024-04-05 23:59 (Europe/Oslo)
2024-04-05 23:59 (CET)
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