Working conditions, career development and recruitment
In January 2010, the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) endorsed the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code). Charter and Code covers 40 principles and demands designed to improve working and employment conditions for researchers and promote research mobility and research cooperation as a means of strengthening research in Europe, and it is in many ways considered as best practice within HR for researchers. Click on this link for further information about the implementation of Charter and Code at UiT.
- EURAXESS Rights
- About Charter and Code
- The Charter and Code documents
Action Plan for Charter and Code
UiT's first two-year Plan of Action for implementation of Charter and Code (2012-2013) was decided by the Rector and University Director on 15 June 2012. The plan of action has been updated in the spring 2014 for the second two-year period (2014-2015), and covers targets and measures/activities in the following four areas:
2. Professional and collegial follow-up
3. Cooperation in the organisation
- Implementation of Charter and Code
- Plan of Action for the Implementation of Charter and Code at UiT 2014-2015 (Norwegian version)
- Plan of Action for the Implementation of Charter and Code at UiT 2014-2015 (English version)
UiT has been a part of the EURAXESS network (EURAXESS Services) since 2005. The network currently covers over 200 service centres in around 40 countries. The objective of the service centres is to provide assistance and information to researchers and their families during their stay in another country.
In Norway this work is coordinated by the Research Council of Norway (NFR), which is responsible for providing information on a national level, cf.: EURAXESS Norway.
At UiT an answering service has been established for mobile researchers, which is serviced by the Department of Human Resources and Organisation (POA) and the Department of Research and Development (AFU). Enquiries are answered within two days, cf. Research mobility. The e-mail address for UiT’s answering service is: firstname.lastname@example.org
- EURAXESS Services
- EURAXESS Norway
- Research mobility (Dept. of Research and Development/AFU)
- Guide til forskningsopphold i USA (in Norwegian)
- Helpdesk for research mobility at UiT
UiT has announced vacant positions on EURAXESS Jobs/the European Commission’s portal since the autumn semester in 2006. In addition to announcements of vacant positions for around 9,000 registered research institutes and universities, the portal also includes the CVs of over 14,000 researchers.
The units at UiT register their vacant research positions on the portal. A description of procedures for this work is available here.
- EURAXESS Jobs
- UiT’s positions advertised on EURAXESS Jobs
- Registration of positions on EURAXESS Jobs (for employees)