Fakultet for lærerutdanning og internasjonale studier (LUI), Institutt for internasjonale studier og tolkeutdanning (IST)

OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and over 2000 employees. We conduct research in areas that are important for welfare and value creation, for instance health, education, social sciences, technology and design. OsloMet has an academic stimulating environment with a variety of welfare schemes. 

The Faculty of Education and International Studies offers teacher education in a lifelong learning perspective qualifying for work in kindergartens, primary schools, lower and upper secondary schools. The faculty also offers programmes within multicultural understanding, interpretation and development studies.

The institute shall be a leading center of expertise on diversity, communication, development and education.

Development Studies at HiOA (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)invites candidates to apply for a 2-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, starting January 1st 2016. The position is part of the Research project “New media practices in a changing Africa”, financed by the Norwegian Research Council. The project is a comparative study, involving four African countries, that aims at providing insights into the relationship between broader socio-economic change and new media practices. Workplace will be at HiOA’s main campus in Oslo.

Tasks and responsibilities
The post-doctoral fellow’s role in the project is to conduct approximately half a year fieldwork in South Africa in 2016, and then apply these data, as well as other project-generated data, to the benefit of the analytical framework of the project. The fellow will be affiliated to the University of Cape Town during the academic year 2016/17.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree within social sciences
  • Relevant research experience on media practices in Africa
  • Experience in ethnographic fieldwork in Southern Africa
  • Experience with dissemination of research findings
  • Experience with national and international research collaboration
  • Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and goal-oriented

We offer

Contact information
Associate Professor and Project leader, Jo Helle-Valle, email jo.helle-valle@hioa.no 

Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1352
post-doctoral, ltr. 57-70 (NOK 483.700 – 614.700 pr.year), depending on level of competence/ length of service. 

The application
The candidates will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. The application, which shall include

  • A cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae, including full list of publications
  • Reference to three publications that are relevant to the position

must be submitted electronicallyby clicking on the button «Apply for position» within the set date of application. All application documents submitted should be in English.

Note: Actual publications should not be included at this time. After the first stage of the review process, the expert evaluation committee will invite the most appropriate candidates to submit a brief project proposal that fits the project’s thematic and analytical framework, and up to five publications that the applicant wishes to be considered in the assessment process.

If you have questions related to the position address them to jo.helle-valle@hioa.no.


The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position. HiOA is an IA (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise and operates in compliance with the Norwegian IA agreement. Questions about adaptation and the working environment may be directed to the contact persons.

Final date of application: June 14th 2015     

Ref. no: 15/04103     

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1st 2016
Salary ltr. 57-70 (NOK 483.700 – 614.700)
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number Ref. no: 15/04103
  • Assosiate Professor/Project leader, Jo Helle-Valle, jo.helle-valle@hioa.no
Published 14.Jul.2015
Last application date 23.Aug.2015 11:59 PM CET

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