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Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and conflict research – NTNU, Norway, 2022


Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS), NTNU Trondheim there is a vacant temporary position as Postdoctoral Fellow in peace and conflict research for a period of two years, with the option of three years with teaching obligation – 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 553 500 NOK/Year

Department of Sociology and Political Science

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • A Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in a relevant field (political science, international relations, sociology, peace and conflict studies). Candidates who are in the final stages of their PhD- project will be assessed, but need to provide documentation of completed PhD degree before starting the position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and background in empirical, inferential research methods.
  • A research background and plan fitting within the core interests of the research group.
  • Fluent communications skills in English, both written and oral.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 

Preferred selection criteria

  • A strong publication record within peace and conflict research.
  • Interest and knowledge of academic scholarship that focuses on the gender dimensions of nonviolent and/or violent resistance movements.
  • Documented experience working with comparative empirical methods for causal inference (I.e statistical methods, QCA, comparative case studies, process tracing methods).

Personal characteristics

  • Independence and initiative.
  • Cooperative skills.
  • Willingness to contribute to a good work environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the overall objective of understanding the onset and outcomes of nonviolent and violent dissent, with a particular focus on understanding the gender dimensions of these questions.  The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the research environment by producing research work in this area and actively connecting with ongoing projects in the research group in this field, primarily the “Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns project” . Candidates with a background in empirical peace and conflict research will be looked upon favorably, as will candidates with research plans exploring the gender dimensions of resistance campaigns, including their onset, dynamics, and outcomes.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: SU-690

Application Procedure

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include (Departments to choose from the following):

  • CV, certificates, and diplomas.
  • A comprehensive overview of all academic work.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. Candidates who are in the final stages of their PhD- project must attach a document that confirms that their doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 items).
  • A research plan of max. 5 pages, including a progress plan for the period of the postdoc.
  • Name and email address of three referees.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.  Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. 

About the Department/Section/Group

We conduct research, teaching and dissemination in sociology, political science, media, communication and information technology, and sport sciences. The Department offers five-year master’s programmes in teacher education (lektorutdanning) in social sciences as well as in physical education and sports. As a social science department we have a special obligation to contribute to the public debate on important social issues. The Department of Sociology and Political Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

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Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid gross NOK 553 500 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 period of employment is two years, with the option for 3 years with teaching obligations.

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.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Charles Butcher, email: [email protected] If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Senior Executive Officer HR Renate Lillian Johansen, email: [email protected]

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