Applications are invited for a 4 year-position as PhD Research Fellow in speech and language pathology to be based at the Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo.
The successful applicant will conduct research within the Second Language Learners Plus (SL+) project financed by The Research Council of Norway (see project page). SL+ is a project within the research group ComPros.
The aim of the project is to develop and examine the effefcts of a digital vocabulary intervention program for second language (L2) learners in Norwegian kindergardens. The objective is to achieve sustainable effects on L2 vocabulary breadth and depth, and to obtain transfer effects to broader language skills. In the project, a litterature review (meta-analysis), observations, interviews, and a randomized control trial are utilized.
The successful candidate is expected to write an article based thesis in English, administer part of the intervention and write papers related to the data from the intervention, present the research in international peer- reviewed journals and at scientific conferences and participate actively in our research community including SL+ prosject team, ComPros research group and the department. Periods abroad are encouraged. We have various international collaboration partners that may be potential hosts.More about the position
The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.
The research fellow must take part in the Faculty's approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
For more information, please see our web site.Qualification requirements
Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty´s PhD programme. This normally includes:
Desirable qualification requirements:
In the assessment of applications, emphasis will be placed on:
The application must include:
Incomplete applications will not be assessed.
Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link: “Apply for this job”.
When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the project description and the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.Contact information
For questions about the position, please contact:
Professor Kari-Anne B. NæssFormal regulations
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.
If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Faculty of Educational Sciences is composed of three departments and two research centre with a total of nearly 350 employees and 3500 students. We offer three different bachelor degrees and ten masters programmes, as well as Norway's most prestigious teacher-training program and several joint interdisiplinary programmes.Deadline
31st March 2023Employer
University of OsloMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
TemporaryPlace of service
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