08/12/2020

Junior researchers (PhD positions)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Lapin yliopisto
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Arts
    Educational sciences
    Ethics in social sciences
    Juridical sciences
    Management sciences
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/01/2021 13:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Finland › Rovaniemi
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36,25
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2021
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ADP-2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Four fixed-term junior researcher positions (PhD positions) in the doctoral programme The Arctic in a Changing World, full-time, as of 1 April 2021

The University of Lapland is looking for four junior researchers (salaried, full-time PhD positions) to carry out their doctoral theses in the multidisciplinary doctoral programme The Arctic in a Changing World. We have four faculties – Art and Design, Education, Law, and Social Sciences – and as our doctoral student, you will be based in one of the Faculties with an affiliation to the multidisciplinary doctoral programme.

The vacancies will be filled as of 1 April 2021. The fixed-term, full-time positions can be applied for a period of one–two years (12–24 months), with a possible extension to a total maximum of four years, depending on the current stage of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation and, if nominated, progress in the position.

Your main responsibility is to carry out a doctoral dissertation in one of the faculties at the University of Lapland: Art and Design, Education, Law, or Social Sciences. In addition, you will have an affiliation in the multidisciplinary doctoral programme The Arctic in a Changing World.

More Information

Benefits

These are fully funded, full-time positions with the main responsibility being to carry out and complete a doctoral dissertation at the University of Lapland. Max. 5 % of the working time is to be used for other tasks.

The income level is internationally competitive for these positions, with the monthly gross salary being between €2380– €2600, depending on experience. 

As a community and location, Rovaniemi offers every opportunity for a well-rounded and enjoyable life. The University of Lapland does its part here with benefits such as comprehensive health care and sports vouchers.

Welcoming new members of personnel and ensuring that your needs are met when getting settled in the ULapland community is important to us.

Being the northernmost and the only Arctic university in the European Union, at 66° 29' Northern latitude, we feel we have a unique working environment to offer. Seize the opportunity – join us!

Eligibility criteria

In addition to a genuine research interest relevant to the doctoral programme, the applicant is required to have a master’s degree, and to be accepted to conduct doctoral studies at the University of Lapland.

Selection process

Applications (in English, Finnish or Swedish) are to be addressed to the University of Lapland and delivered no later than 21 January 2021 at 1:00 pm (local Finnish time) by email as one document in PDF format to the address: https://securemail.ulapland.fi or to kirjaamo@ulapland.fi or as a printed copy to the following address: University of Lapland, Registry, (Yliopistonkatu 8) PO Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi, FINLAND.

Application documents will not be returned. Final decisions, preceded by a shortlisting, are to be expected in March 2021.

The positions will be filled from 1 April 2021 or at the successful candidates’ earliest convenience thereafter.

Additional comments

Please read the full job advertisement at this link: Four fixed-term junior researcher positions (PhD positions) in the doctoral programme The Arctic in a Changing World, full-time, as of 1 April 2021 (ulapland.fi)

If the link does not work, please go to www.ulapland.fi/vacancies and choose the call for applications "Four fixed-term junior researcher positions (PhD positions) in the doctoral programme The Arctic in a Changing World".

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

In addition to a genuine research interest relevant to the doctoral programme, the applicant is required to have a master’s degree, and to be accepted to conduct doctoral studies at the University of Lapland. If the applicant does not yet have the right for conducting doctoral studies at the University of Lapland, the applicant must apply for a PhD study right in the spring 2021 application round (9 February – 2 March 2021). Taking on the position requires that a doctoral study right is granted in the spring 2021 application round, if not already acquired earlier.

You can find guidelines for applying for a doctoral study right at: www.ulapland.fi/applyforphd Please note that discussing with the potential supervisor beforehand is highly recommended. You can look for a supervisor at the LaCRIS research portal: https://lacris.ulapland.fi In your application, it is advisable to provide the potential prior agreement of a supervisor to start supervising you.

Specific Requirements

In the evaluation process, the selection committee pays attention to the quality, originality and feasibility of the research plan, its relevance and suitability to the themes of the doctoral programme and the candidate’s motivation for this position.

The research plan should clearly and convincingly explicate the topic of the research work, its scientific and societal relevance, the theoretical frame, data and methods as well as ethical issues involved. Furthermore, realistic planning and scheduling are taken into consideration, and so will relevance and suitability to the themes of the doctoral programme (www.ulapland.fi/arcticdp) . The applicant’s ability and motivation to conduct doctoral studies will be considered in the evaluation.

Work location(s)
4 position(s) available at
University of Lapland
Finland
Lapland
Rovaniemi
96300
Yliopistonkatu 8

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