About the position
The Faculty of Humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology invites applications for six scientific PhD-positions. The employment will be for a period of three years without required duties, however required duties such as teaching may be considered added to some of the positions depending on the Department’s needs.
The successful applicants must commit to completing their PhD studies within the period of employment. The Faculty of Humanities hosts four PhD-programmes aimed towards the scientific PhD-degree: Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Humanities and the Arts, Language and Linguistics, and Historical and Cultural Studies. Applicants must align their application with one of the Faculty’s research groups/networks. You can find the groups included in the announcement on our web site. Applications that are not connected to one of these groups, will not be assessed.
The applicant must account for how the project can be related to the relevant research group/network and the activity at the Department. Applicants must have been in contact with the research group/network prior to submitting the application. Applicants are encouraged to get in touch with relevant academic staff early in the process. The intended main supervisor must be employed at one of the Faculty’s departments and be part of the relevant research group/network. Supervisors are required to satisfy the requirements for supervising at the PhD-level.
Strategic considerations will also be an important part of the selection process.
This is NTNU
NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.
At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.
You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.
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- Master’s degree with a weighted average grade of B or higher in terms of NTNU’s grading scale for the last two years of their master’s, in accordance with Section 6.1 in NTNU’s PhD-regulations.
- Strong academic record from previous studies
In accordance with the Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment, former PhD research fellows at NTNU are not eligible for the positions regardless of field of study. Candidates who already have an approved doctorate in related fields from other institutions, either nationally or internationally, are also asked not to apply for these positions.
- Structured, systematic and goal oriented
- Good communication and collaboration skills
- Motivation to contribute to a good working environment, both academically and socially
- Ability to follow through. Completion time on the master’s programme may therefore be addressed at an interview
Personal suitability will be emphasized in the selection process.
- exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- employee benefits
Salary and conditions
As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 532 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.
NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.
NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality. (tas bort hvis ikke aktuelt)
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.
About the application
The application must contain information about the applicant’s background, language abilities and motivation to complete the PhD-project. The application and project description must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. The following attachments must be included:
- Description of the doctoral project to be carried out during the employment period, using the appropriate template at https://www.ntnu.edu/hf/phd/project-description
- Scanned copies of certificates, including grade transcripts (originals must be made available upon request)
The applicant must document a high scientific potential through the project description. The project description is a key element in evaluating the applicants. It is also highly important that the project is feasible within the nominal length of study, which is three years full time, with ½ year set aside for the coursework component.
The successful applicant commits to completing a PhD within the period of employment and the available resources. The applicant must therefore demonstrate that they will have access to the necessary equipment and infrastructure to complete the project. PhD research fellows at the Faculty of Humanities will receive up to NOK 150 000, – in working capital (driftsmidler) to complete the project.
The following applications will not be assessed:
- Applications that are not sent electronically through the Jobbnorge portal by the application deadline
- Applications that have not used the Faculty’s template for project description or which lack a project description all together
- Applications without certificates/grade transcript from their Master’s degree
- Applications that do not include affiliation with one of the relevant research groups/networks
- Applications that do not include information about the preferred supervisor
- Applications where the candidate has not been in contact with the relevant research group/network
Applicants invited for an interview will be asked for references
Please contact senior adviser Gro Lurås (+47 73 59 66 89 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about the positions. For academic questions, contact the relevant research group. For more information, see our web site.
Application deadline: 01.10.2023
NTNU – knowledge for a better world
NTNU – knowledge for a better world
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Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of study programmes in the humanities, and is Norway’s second largest faculty of humanities measured in the number of students. We develop leading academic groups in the action-oriented humanities, as well as innovative and inquiry-based teaching and learning. The Faculty consists of six departments as well as a Faculty administration.