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Research fellow (PhD) in entrepreneurship and business development – Nord, Norway, Nov 2021

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Nord University Business School is looking to recruit a Research fellow (PhD) in entrepreneurship and business development at the division innovation and entrepreneurship – Norway, Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: November 4, 2021(GMT +1)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: NOK 491 200 a year

Division innovation and entrepreneurship
Nord University Business School
Nord University

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Qualification Details

  • A university degree of minimum five years (300 ECTS credits) within the field of business (Master of Science), or equivalent education, of which at least two years (120 ECTS) at the master level that includes a master thesis as the final academic accomplishment. A minimum of 90 ECTS credits must be within the proposed area of research
  • Excellent grades from your Master of Science degree (normally an average of B or better and the same for the master thesis, or equivalent level in a different grading system)
  • Candidates must qualify for admission to the PhD programme, all requirement must be documented
  • Excellent English written and oral language skills. Applicants from non-European countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. More detailed info on requirements
  • Good analytical skills and knowledge about research methods relevant for the proposed project

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • The quality and feasibility of the outlined research project
  • Themes and perspectives from the applicant's master's degree
  • Quality of the master's thesis
  • Applicant's description of motivation for the doctoral dissertation
  • Relevant experience from research work
  • It is an advantage if candidates speak Norwegian, or other Scandinavian languages.
  • Personal suitability and grades

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -30072481
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Master thesis (full text), or (if not yet submitted) a preliminary version.
  • Description of your tentative research project, 3-5 pages, including the theoretical basis, intended methodology and timeline, see info on relevant topic under "About the position". We recommend that you contact the subject group leader Karin Wigger to discuss topics and who can then put you in touch with relevant professionals for further development of the project description.
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications).
  • Certified copies of academic degree transcripts for academic degrees (both bachelor and master degree) and other relevant qualifications. Originals must be submitted on request.
  • Any other activity that is considered relevant to the position, and which is to be taken into account when assessing, must be documented.
  • Names and contact information for 1-3 references (one of these should be the main supervisor from the master's thesis). Enter your relationship to the person, email and phone number.
  • Applicants with a foreign education must attach official documentation showing which grades on the diploma are on a high academic level and the criteria that underpin this assessment. If the original testimonial, grade transcripts and the additional documentation or scientific work is not in English or a Scandinavian language, a certified translation must be submitted. It is an advantage if they can also attach NOKUT's general approval that the education corresponds to the Norwegian master's degree. Visit for more information on general approval of higher education

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public.

Refnr. 30072481

About the Position

The research project must be aimed at "establishment and development of start-ups / entrepreneurial companies" and should be positioned within one or more of the division's focus areas: entrepreneurial teams, student companies and entrepreneurship education, new sustainable companies, and technology-based start-ups. Sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship is one of three thematic areas at Nord University and it is desirable that the research project contributes to this thematic area.

A preliminary version of your research project must be included as part of your application. You are welcome to contact the faculty to discuss the project. During the first two months of being employed as a research fellow you complete the description of the project and submit the formal application to the PhD programme at Nord University Business School.

The four year scholarship includes 25 % teaching and/or research assistance responsibilities. Examples of tasks can be teaching / supervision, planning and conducting internal and/or external seminars, etc.

As a PhD candidate you will be part of a structured programme that includes courses, article writing and participation in scientific conferences and seminars. A research stay abroad at a university is encouraged. You will also be connected to one of the existing research groups at the Business School. PhD candidates are appointed a main supervisor at the faculty, and a co-supervisor who is often from another institution.The candidate will work to produce a doctoral dissertation, which is to be written in English.

The candidates will be required to maintain a working presence at Nord University Business School, Bodø.

About the Employer: Nord University

Note or Other details

Applicants will be evaluated by an internal expert committee. Relevant applicants will be invited for an interview.

The Business School reserves the right not to hire applicants who may be scientifically qualified but who do not meet other criteria such as language, educational background or personal characteristics.

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