Postdoctoral Position to examine aspects of the development of intelligence testing in Norway

AHP readers may be interested in a recently posted 2.5 year Postdoctoral Position to examine aspects of the development of intelligence testing in Norway. Hosted at the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo, the position is described as follows:

The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo offers a two-and-a-half-year position as postdoctoral fellow with the project Historizicing Intelligence: Tests, Metrics and the Shaping of Contemporary Society. This three-year research project is funded by The Research Council of Norway, and the postdoctoral position starts in October/November 2021.

The overall goal of the research project is to shed light on the interplay between social, cultural and scientific aspects in the development of intelligence testing in Norway from around 1990 to the present. The position is devoted to the project’s Work Package 1 (WP 1), which deals with the development and use of the most common IQ tests in Norway from 1990 to the present, and focuses on the tests’ role as scientific and technological tools for diagnosing intellectual disability.

The postdoctoral fellow will develop an individual project. It will address research questions described in the project description of WP 1, and contribute to the overarching themes of the whole project. The postdoctoral project will be developed in close collaboration with the other participants in the project. The application must contain a preliminary and non-binding project sketch of a maximum 1000 words. This will be taken into account when assessing the application. In addition to carrying out their own project, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to joint activities for WP 1 and in the overall project. This includes contributing to the project’s ambitious dissemination plans.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.