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Do you want to take part in shaping the future?Associate professor
The Department of Government at the University of Bergen wishes to recruit a tenure-track associate professor in political science specializing in the sub- field of political behaviour. This is a 7-year fixed-term position, with the aim of promotion to a permanent full professor position at the end of the period. The Faculty and the Department are committed to facilitating the development of the qualifications needed for promotion within teaching, research, and dissemination for the successful applicant.
We are seeking a candidate with experience in survey and/or survey experimental methodology who is ready to contribute to scientific leadership and development of the Department´s large research infrastructure for online survey research, the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE).
The Department covers political science, studies of public policy, public administration, democracy and participation, and an organizational approach to political institutions. Research at the Department is organized in research groups. Applicants are advised to consult and familiarize themselves with the department`s general teaching and research profile. The Department has a strong research portfolio spanning political behaviour and institutions, online survey (experimental) methodology, public administration, public policy, law and politics, governance in the global south, the study of organizations, peace and conflict, and gender studies.
Survey data generated at DIGSSCORE are central to the Department's research and education and its use is expected to develop and expand. Currently, DIGSSCORE generates data based on online panels drawn from three core populations in democratic government: Citizens (the Citizen Panel), politicians (the Panel of Elected Representatives), and public officials (the Panel of Public Administrators). The DIGSSCORE infrastructure also includes an on-site lab. The Department is also the national coordinator for the European Social Survey. All research infrastructure is supported by highly skilled, permanent administrative and technical staff.Work tasks/research field:
We are looking to hire an excellent early career scholar with a PhD in political science or equivalent background. The successful applicant has research plans that will benefit from data to be generated at DIGSSCORE and is expected to contribute to the scientific leadership and development of the research infrastructure(s). The candidate is expected to be able to teach and supervise at all levels at the Department, and to contribute fresh ideas on how to use data generated at DIGSSCORE in teaching. Similar to all other associate professor positions at the Department, half of the position is dedicated to the candidate's own research, while the rest is dedicated to teaching and research leadership.Qualifications and personal qualities
The ranking of qualified applicants is based on scientific merits and teaching experience. Ongoing research and future research and teaching plans are also considered, as well as research leadership, administrative experience, and personal qualities.
The selected candidate is expected to live and work in the Bergen region and contribute actively to activities at the department.Educational competence requirements
Basic pedagogical training and experience in the supervision of students at the university level are normally a requirement for qualifying as Associate Professor (link). Applicants should document:
Should the successful applicant not have such competence at the time of appointment, they will be required to fulfil such training within the tenure track period. The teaching language is normally Norwegian, but some courses are given in English, and the Department has an English language master's program in Politics and Governance of Global Challenges. The successful candidate must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within 3 years of assuming office.About the tenure track position
The aim of employment into a tenure track position is to recruit a candidate for a full time permanent position as a professor. The Faculty and the Department are committed to facilitating the development of qualifications within teaching, research, and dissemination of the successful applicant.
Within the 7-year period, the successful applicant is expected to
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no.
The closing date is March 1st, 2023. The application must be marked with: 2023/176
An interview will be a part of the appointment process, and candidates may be invited to give a trial lecture and presentation of research plans. Applications sent to individuals per e-mail, will not be considered.General information:
More detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Scientific Director of DIGSSCORE Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, [email protected], or Head of Department, Professor Lise H. Rykkja, [email protected]
Practical questions about the application process should be directed to HR adviser Gudrun Horvei, [email protected]
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that always apply to the position.
For further information about the recruitment process, click here.About The University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.
There are seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.Deadline
1st March 2023Employer
University of BergenMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service