Open position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Agder invites applications for a temporary full-time position for a period of two years as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Systems. The position is located at Campus Gimlemoen, Kristiansand, Norway. The starting date is negotiable.

The position is intended to strengthen two of the focused research areas in the Department of Information Systems: e-Government and emergency management information systems. This research is organized in two centres, Centre for eGovernment ( and Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (, and the research fellow will be affiliated with both centres.

The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to contribute to research on how ICT may facilitate collaboration and interoperation between actors involved in emergency management, across municipal, regional and national levels. The objective is to support effective information sharing between emergency management stakeholders through integration of information from available sources, contributing to enhanced resilience and situational awareness. Of particular interest is the role of emerging technologies and social media for facilitating e-Participation and citizen engagement in different phases of emergency preparedness and management. Knowledge and experience with analysis of open data is also considered relevant. The post-doctoral fellow will work with representatives from local government and from emergency management stakeholders, and is expected to contribute to developing applications for relevant project calls from national and international funding sources.

Full position announcement:
Application deadline: August 31st, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Bjørn Erik Munkvold
Department of Information Systems
University of Agder
Post box 422, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway
Ph. +47 38141772 / Mob. +47 48125922