Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest
university, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet
delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the
society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear
international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses
in Oslo city centre and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our
location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand
and benefit from the city's diverse population.
Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics,
library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work,
social policy and child welfare, public management and business.
The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.
The department has approximately 1250 students and 90 employees, and offers
study programmes on bachelor's, master's and PhD level.
At the newly established Research Centre for Digitalisation of Public Services
and Citizenship (CEDIC)- Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and
Social Policy, it is a vacancy for a fully funded two and half year
postdoctoral research fellowship position.
CEDIC is an Excellent Academic Environment at OsloMet. The centre's main goal
is to develop multi-disciplinary knowledge about the relationship between
digitalisation and the provision of welfare services, the consequences of
these tensions for welfare governance, democracy and social citizenship in
mature welfare states. CEDIC examines how processes of digitalisation
influence the provision of welfare state services, and the ability of citizens
at risk of social exclusion to access, use and benefit from these services. A
core issue is how digitalisation modifies the capabilities of different
population groups to exercise social citizenship; to participate as full and
effective members of society.
The research focus
The postdoctoral fellow is supposed to contribute to the theoretical and
empirical analyses of digitalization and social policy, including the effects
on welfare provisions, the risks of exclusion from full social citizenship. We
are interested in social and economic effects of policies and work
organization in the EU and in the separate countries. How do public and
private service providers work to prevent exclusion? How do digital
capabilities affect individual citizenship of households and persons?
The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with Professor Karl
Ove Moene, Professor Rune Halvorsen, Professor Marit Haldar and Professor
Jacqueline O'Reilly. Applicants with training in policy analyses and
quantitative methods are particularly suitable.
The applicants are invited to submit a draft research proposal (5 pages) for
the postdoc fellowship period, including a state-of-the-art review, research
question(s), data sources and methods, and relevant theoretical
Tasks and responsibilities:
The aim of a postdoctoral fellow is for the candidate to work towards further
academic qualification. Therefore, the main duty of the postdoctoral fellow is
to produce and publish research in academic publications.
a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline in sociology, political science,
social policy, or economics
In the assessment and ranking of qualified applicants, emphasis will be
research skills and experience as demonstrated in a strong Ph.D. and other
publications where relevant
the quality of the postdoctoral research proposal, including originality
the feasibility of the proposed project within the fellowship period
the relevance of the research proposal to the overall research focus of
attached scientific publications
other relevant publications
ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in written form
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
General criteria for appointments to academic posts are found in the
Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.
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
The following documents must be uploaded before the deadline:
letterCV in ERC format
all pages of certificates and diplomas
complete list of publications
maximum three publications that are representative of the applicant's
Please upload all the documents to ensure that your application will be
processed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All translations
must be authorised. Original documents must be presented if you are invited
for an interview. Oslo Metropolitan University checks all documentation to
ensure that all candidates are given proper evaluation and to ensure fair
competition. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically,
please contact Tore Vogt at email@example.com
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee.
If we get more than 20 qualified applicants for the position, a committee will
be established to screen for the best qualified applicants before an expert
committee assesses the applicants.
a unique opportunity in a young and dynamic research centre
opportunities for professional development
time for profession-oriented research and development
pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
good welfare benefits
Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.
The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement
for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy 1352 Postdoc. The salary is
NOK 543 500-702 100 per year, depending on level of competence / length of
For further information about the position, please contact:
Director of CEDIC, Professor Marit Haldar, phone: +47 977 40 392
Co-director of CEDIC, Professor Rune Halvorsen, phone: +47 67 23 80 78
Head of department Anne Britt Djuve, phone: +47 959 67 244
If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application
OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding
the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a
member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for
researchers in motion.
OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA
recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly
research are evaluated.
Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment spring 2022
Salary NOK 543 500-702 100
Number of positions 1
Working hours 37,5 hours in week
Reference number 21/10477
Marit Haldar, +47 977 40 392
Rune Halvorsen, +47 67 23 80 78,
Anne Britt Djuve, +47 959 67 244
Last application date 02.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET
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