Fellow of the Department of Information and Media Studies University in Bergen, Department of Information and Media Studies

Fellow of the Department of Information and Media Studies


At the Department of Department of Information and Media Studies, there is a vacancy for a period of 4 years as a fellow researcher for research before data journalism. 25% of collecting time is a duty to be performed at the department. The positions have been added to the institute's initiative in Media City Bergen.


In 2017, BT, BA, NRK, TV2, Vizrt, and parts of the Department of Information and Media Studies at UiB gathered in Media City Bergen. In collaboration with media technology companies and content producers, the Institute is building an internationally attractive research and education environment before media technology and content production. The institute has started six new and professional-oriented study programs with high professional relevance at the bachelor and master's level before journalism, television production, media and interaction design. Educationstilboda will provide important expertise for one industry with major conversion needs. The Institute has established a master's thesis in investigative journalism, and is working on plans to establish a Center for Investigative Journalism in 2018.


When the community's infrastructure hosts digitized, our data and knowledge bases end up in databases and information systems. To secure critical auctions into these systems, we need journalists who can not use them, but also have the skills to develop new databases and to analyze such systems. One of the main drivers for data journalism has our large amounts of data, which means that manual review is no longer realistic. Computer technology has thus become a naughty element in journalism, and technological expertise is central to the journalistic handsaming of cellular materials.


Arbeidsoppgåver / research area

To this position, we seek one candidate who can strengthen the institute to say research in the field of data journalism, understood as the development and use of information technologies in the acquisition, processing and dissemination of large amounts of data for journalistic purposes, as well as analyzes of such systems in a journalistic context. Current research areas include human-machine interaction (HCI), statistical analysis, crowdsourcing, data mining, data visualization, media design, algorithmic accountability, information retrieval (native artificial intelligence) and natural language processing (NLP). 


Fellowship positions are a contribution to strengthening research activity before journalism and technology at the department's department in Media City Bergen. The host should also contribute to the development of professional dialogue and collaboration between the research and education community and the media industry, for example by organizing seminars and workshops. The host must participate in the teaching at the institute.


Qualifications and Qualities

  • Applicants must have obtained a master's degree in information science, media literacy, journalism or equivalent competence, or have submitted a master's degree report for evaluation before the expiration of the application deadline. It is a prerequisite that the master's degree is achieved before the appointment can take place.

  • Experience with research on media and communication technology will be an advantage.

  • Programming skills will be added to weight (to judges: java, python, r, php, c, ES6 or equivalent).

  • Have the ability to work independently and structured, as well as be able to work in interdisciplinary teams.

  • Fluent in English verbal and written.

Current candidates will be invited to interview.


About fellow positions:

The collective fellowship period is 4 years, where 25% of the time is duties, linked to research, teaching and dissemination. If you have been added earlier in the recruitment position, you may be kidding during the vesting period.


About the postgraduate studies:

As a fellow student you will participate in the research education at UiB. The education has a standard timeframe of 3 years, and leads to a PhD degree. For admission, you must have completed the master's degree. The extent of the educational background must be at least equivalent to five-year, Norwegian master's degree, including one two-year master's degree comprising a master's degree. The master's degree must be within the subject area for which admission is sought.


We can offer:

  • Salary after salary step 50 (Lpl.17.515, code 1017, LR20.8) upon appointment. This amounts to a yearly salary of NOK. 435 500, - gross. Further promotion occurs after tenance seniority in the position

  • Good professional and social environment with high quality research and education.

  • Membership of the Government Pension Fund

  • Position in an inclusive workplace project (IA work

  • Good welfare schemes


The project:

One plan for the research work in the form of a project sketch of 3-5 pages will follow the application. Project sketches shall contain a progress plan for the various parts of the research work and one publishing plan. It will deal with problems and material, as well as the choice of theory and method. It was assumed that it is realistic to carry out the project during the deployment period. A budget for operating expenses must be settled. In addition, project description will be the basis for admission to postgraduate studies.


The application must contain:

  • A short statement about the applicant's research interests and motivation to search for the position

  • Name and contact information for two reference persons, one of which must be the Master's degree from the Master's thesis or equivalent assignment

  • project portrayal

  • CV

  • Graduation and diploma of bachelor and master's degrees

  • Relevant certificates

  • Possible list of scientific work (publication list)

  • Any publications

  • If you have a master's degree from a foreign study city or a 2-year discipline-based master's degree before a different field of study than you would like to associate with, you may wish to submit an overview of the curriculum to the master's degree you have obtained


Applications and attachments with certified translations to English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded to JobNorge via link on this page "Search the job".



Application must be noted: 17/14565


Application deadline: January 15, 2018


Applications without a project summary or applications sent by e-mail will not be considered. The attached attached document will be used as the basis for expert assessment.


General information

Further information about the position can be obtained from Leif Ove Larsen , head of department Leif Ove Larsen , e-mail leif.larsen@uib.no ,  or tel: +47 55 58 41 16.


Practical questions about the application process can be addressed to HR Bodil Hægland Senior Consultant, telephone: 555 89 053, e-mail: bodil.hagland@uib.no .


The host will be admitted to the faculty, say postgraduate education. More detailed information about the postgraduate studies can be found at http://link.uib.no/?TnwW . Any questions about the postgraduate studies can be directed to senior consultant Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail hanne.gravermoen@uib.no , tel. +47 55 58 90 68.


The teaching language is usually Norwegian.


The state labor force must reflect as much as possible the diversity of populations. It is often a staff policy goal to have a balanced age and gender composition and recruit immigrant immigrants. People with immigrant backgrounds and reduced disabilities are welcome to search for the position.


The University of Bergen is gaining access to education in scientific positions.


Information about the searcher can be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be taken on the search list. If the request is not followed, the applicant shall be notified of this.

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