Two PhD Research Fellows in Educational Measurement
University of Oslo, Centre for Educational Measurement
Norway

Two PhD Research fellows in educational measurement

 

Job description


Applications are invited for two full-time positions as PhD research fellows at the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO). CEMO provides a stimulating research environment by bringing together internationally renowned substantive and methodological experts. Research at CEMO combines basic research and applications of advanced measurement techniques to solve core educational problems. CEMO also contributes to the development of measurement competence through teaching and outreach. The centre is part of a broad international network and manages several externally funded research grants.

 

More about the position


The position involves the development and application of advanced statistical methods for use in educational research. Prioritized areas for this position are latent variable modelling, the use of process data in educational assessment (derived from e.g. log files), applications of machine learning in educational assessments and methods for equating and linking in educational testing. Within the position, the PhD research fellow will develop skills in quantitative methodology, statistical programming and scientific communication.

 

The appointment is made for a period of up to four years (25% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

 

Qualification requirements

Profile:

  • A master’s degree in a field with relevance to research in educational measurement (e.g., social or behavioral sciences, statistics, psychometrics or other quantitative research methodology
  • Documented experience with quantitative methodology, including latent variable models.

By the time of appointment, applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. This includes:

  • Successful completion of a Master's degree with thesis, or equivalent qualifications, with sufficient relevance to the announced research field.
  • Minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent on the Master’s degree, and explicit indication of the grade achieved on the thesis part.

Applicants are required to provide documentation of English language proficiency, in the form of an academic degree from an English language university or an approved English proficiency test with a minimum required score. Further information on admission requirements and an application form can be found at this website.

In assessment of applications, emphasis will be put on:

  • The applicant’s academic aptitude for completing the research training programme.
  • The project description, which must be submitted with the application.
  • The applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the post, including his/her ability to
  • collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community.
  • Other qualifications that meet the objectives which form the basis of this type of post.

 

We offer

  • Salary from NOK 449 400 – NOK 480 600 per annum in a position as PhD research fellow (position code 1017). Research fellows are normally allocated pay grade 51 on appointment. The position as research fellow is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale.
  • PhD candidates receive a full tuition, a partial fee waiver and five weeks paid vacation. PhD candidates are also entitled to apply for subsidized housing through the University of Oslo, subject to availability.
  • The University of Oslo offers attractive welfare benefits and pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

 

How to apply

The application must be submitted electronically and must include the following:

  • Letter of application
  • A project description containing a brief outline of the research questions to be examined within the areas mentioned above, a brief literature review, and potential methods to be applied (approximately 2-3 pages)
  • Documentation of english proficiency, in the form of anacademic degree from an English langage university or an approved English proficiency test with a minimum required score.
  • 1-2 references with contact information (e.g., Master’s thesis supervisor).
  • Master’s thesis and any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application.
  • Documentation of the earlier education (diplomas, grade transcripts, descriptions of the course of study).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Incomplete applications will under normal circumstances not be assessed. As a rule, interviews will be conducted as part of the appointment process. Original diplomas and grade transcripts from previous courses of study need to be presented or sent to us from the universities from which the PhD candidate obtained the degrees.

Further information on the application process can be obtained from Senior Adviser Anne-Catherine Lehre: a.c.w.g.lehre@cemo.uio.no

 

Formal regulations


Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

 

Contact information


Associate Professor Björn Andersson, e-mail: bjorn.andersson@cemo.uio.no

 

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 Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO) provides a stimulating research environmentby bringing internationally renowned substantive and methodological experts together. Research at CEMO combines basic research and applications of advanced measurement techniques to solve core educational problems.

 

CEMO also contributes to the development of measurement competence through teaching and outreach. The centre is part of a broad international network and manages several externally funded research grants.

 

Further information about CEMO can be found here.

 

Deadline
30.09.2018


Employer
University of Oslo


Municipality
Oslo

 

Scope
Fulltime

 

Duration
Fixed Term

 

Jobbnorge ID
154729


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Educaloxy

Apply

All Jobs

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
LINKEDIN

Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions