Vidar Vambheim. Curriculum Vitae.
Department of Education, Faculty of humanities, Social science and Education.
Resident Scholar, Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromsø, 9037 Norway
Field of specialisation: Sociology of Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +47- 776.45.249 / +-776.45888
MA in sociology from the University of Trondheim 1986.
PhD courses (completed): Methodology: Case studies, qualitative methods (interviewing, field research methods), quantitative methods (survey methods, structural equations), research ethics.
PhD course: Theories of reproduction in education, theories of conflict;
Teaching experience (University Level):
1991-2014: Teaching at The University of Tromso - all Levels. Gueust lectures at 3 other Universities.
2001-2002: Program Construction: MA Program in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT)
2002-2004 and 2009-2015: Lecturer at the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.
2007-2009: Course Construction - courses at BA- and MA-Level. Department of Education.
1979-2014: Teaching and supervision. All levels of education (primary school-Univ.level).
Current teaching (2014): MA course: Introduction to Peace Studies. MA cours: Education, Developoment and Peace.
Supervision/guidance: 30 Masters Degree candidates (completed).
Research: See list of publications
Academic positions (chronological).
1992-94: Scholarship at Department Education, University of Tromsø.
1994-97: Assistant professor at the University of Tromsø, Department of Education.
1997-2014: Associate Professor at the University of Tromsø, Department of Education.
2001-2002: Development of MA program in Peace Studies and Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), Faculty of Social Science. Academic coordinator.
2003- 2004: Academic Director, Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), Uit.
2002-2004, 2006-2015: Lecturer at the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.
2010-2014: Resident Scholar at the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.
2012-2014: Member of the International Research Group on Reintegration (IRGR), an interdisciplinary expert team on reintegration after war.
External teaching engagements (outside the UiT):
2006-2008: Lectures at Department of Education, Norwegian University of Technology and Science
(NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
2004: Lectures in Peace Education: The European Peace University (EPU), Schlaining, Austria. 2014:
Lectures at the University of Petrozavodsk, Russia.
1986-1991: Research for educational development projects in North Norway (Troms and
Finnmark counties). Ref.: Project leader Asbjørn Lanes, Lyngen, Norway.
1992-1997: Project “Finnmark as Educational Region”; Education in fishing villages.
2000-2005: Education and future-oriented identity construction among adolescents.
(Norwegian Research Council). Ref.: Professor em. Edmund Edvardsen, UiT.
1) Theories of violence; theories of peace.
2) Asymmetric violence: a) Bullying: Causes, consequences, intervention;
b) War on terrorism – or dialogue?
3) Education and modernization processes. Focus: 1) Education, human and social capital.
4) Education and identity.
4) Educational aspects of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants.
Construction of University courses and programs:
University courses in Education and Peace Studies – graduate and undergraduate (UiT).
MA program in Peace and Conflict Transformation, (UiT, 2001/02).
3 courses in Peace and Conflict Transformation ( UiT 2001-2003).
Course (10 ECTS): Education, Development and Peace.
Teaching experience, all levels:
1993-1997: University lecturer, UiT
1997- 2014: Associate professor, Dept. of Education and Centre for Peace Studies, UiT.
Student supervision MA/PhD: Supervised 30 MA theses (completed) in Education and Peace Studies.
PhD supervision: Gunnar Rekvig: Japan and Northeast Asia – The formation of a security community based on the Nordic Peace (Co-supervisor)
1979-1990: Teacher; secondary school: Social studies, English and German: Totally 7 years
1979-80: Headmaster of primary school: 1 year.
International projects and research stays abroad:
1999 (fall): Sabbatical at the Humboldt University, Berlin. (Ref.: Prof. J. Schriever, Humboldt University. Project: Peace Studies. Contributions from the High North.
2004: Member of two delegations from the UiT for a health and education project in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Ref.: Elisabeth Sandersen, head of admin. CPS, UiT.
2006 (spring): Sabbatical at the University of California at Berkeley. Project: Peace Education. (Ref.: Prof. Trond Petersen and Prof. Michael Nagler, UC Berkeley).
2012-2014: Member of the International Research Group on Reintegration. (Ref.: Professor Tone Bleie, CPS. email@example.com).
2013-2016: The Barents Peace Education Network: A quadrilateral University Project in peace studies in the Barents Region, connecting peace research on peace, istory and social studies at the universities of Tromso, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Petrozavodsk. Joint research projects and university courses are under development. (Ref.: Elisabeth Sandersen, Head of admin., CPS, UiT).
Board and Committee Memberships:
University of Tromso:
19971999: Vice-chair, Department of Education, Faculty of Social Science, UiT.
Program Board, MA program and BA program, Dept. of Education, UiT.
Program Board: MA Program in Peace and Conflict Transformation, Centre for Peace Studies, UiT. Several periods 2004-2015.
Committee for the development of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Centre for Peace Studies,
University of Tromso. Ref.: Elisabeth Sandersen, Head of administration, CPS.
Board of Editors: Humanitatis Borealis - an electronic scientific journal of the Institute of Northern European Studies, University of Petrozavodsk, Russia. Ref.: Professor Jurij Kilin, University of Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation.
Global Advisory Board: Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HDHS). Ref.: Dr. Evelin Gerda Lindner. Internet ref.: http://www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/board.php
External Evaluation Committee: Evaluation of the MA program in Peace and Conflict Studies
(PECOS), University of Oslo (2006).
Distinction: U-Thant Peace Award 2007 for a lifetime of dedication and world service.
Ref.: Ole-Johnny Olsen. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel.: 41 32 70 00).