PhD Research fellow in mathematics education
There is a vacancy for a PhD research fellow in mathematics education at the Department of Mathematics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years consisting of 25 % compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department).
About the position:
The research fellow will be a part of the research group in mathematics education. The subject of the PhD thesis should be within mathematics education and be related to practice. The development of the first-year studies at the Department of Mathematics will be the focus for the PhD thesis.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in mathematics education or equivalent education in mathematical sciences, Integrated Teacher programme with Master in mathematics, or have submitted their Master thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the Master’s degree has been awarded.
- Preference will be given to applicants with Integrated Teacher Programme or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Documented experience with the teaching of mathematics or mathematics education at relevant levels is an advantage
- Applicants must master a Scandinavian language
- Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English
- Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and to demonstrate good collaborative skills
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):
The fellowship will be for a period of 4 years, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period.
The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).
About the research training
As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 4 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer:
- A good and professionally stimulating working environment
- Salary at pay grade 54 in the Civil Service pay grade table (code 1017/ Pay range 20, alternative 10) upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 491 200. Further increases will be made according to length of service in the position.
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:
- A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
- The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
- Diplomas and transcripts showing completion of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
- Relevant certificates/written references.
- Approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
- A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
- Any publications in your name
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
For further details about the position, please contact associate professor Mette Andresen, e-mail Mette.Andresen@uib.no (mathematics education), Christoph.Kirfel@uib.no (mathematics education) or professor Antonella Zanna Munthe-Kaas, email Antonella.Zanna@uib.no (applied and computational mathematics).
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.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
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.
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