2 PhD positions available at the University of Oslo – higher education governance and innovation & learning
Department of Education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in the University of Oslo has announced a call for two doctoral research fellowships in the research group ExCID (Expert Cultures and Institutional Dynamics: Studies in higher education and work).
ExCID was formed in 2015 and is a result of a merger of earlier research groups HEIK and FALK at the University of Oslo. The main analytical approaches used in ExCID projects are an institutional perspective on political governance and organizational dynamics, and a cultural perspective on how knowledge and participation possibilities are organized within and among fields of expertise.
The first position is for a candidate specializing in the research field innovation and learning. Within the overall research focus of the ExCID group the candidate’s research project is expected to be targeted on relationships between organizational learning and innovativeness, or alternatively, the research project can be focused on the relationship between learning within working life and change processes in organizations (organizational innovation) or in society (social innovation).
Concerning the second position we are looking for a candidate specializing in the governance of higher education. Relevant project themes are the national and supranational coordination of knowledge policies; agencification in the governance of higher education; and the changing role and use of expertise in the governance of higher education.
The positions are fully funded contracts of 4 years (including 25% requied duties for the department, often including teaching activities).