NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

PhD Candidate on the Topic ‘Development of Sustainable Value Chains’

Location
Dragvoll, Norway
Posted
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2019
Ref
SU-312
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

This is an educational position that shall provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD. The position is connected to the PhD-program in Social Sciences. The faculty of Social and Educational Sciences will be your employer.

The PhD-candidate should relate his/her research project to the Department’s research group ‘Innovation and regional changes’ and focus particularly on sustainable restructuring. More specifically, the candidate will be involved in the multidisciplinary Centre for Research-based Innovation ‘Manufacturing’ funded by Research Council of Norway, industry partners and NTNU, and managed by SINTEF. The Department of Geography participates in this center and contributes within a working package titled ‘Sustainable Business Models’.

By help of industry 4.0 technologies in interaction with customers and suppliers, the companies participating in SFI manufacturing have increased potential to contribute to enhanced sustainability of their complete value chain. As such, their efforts will contribute to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The work package will focus on and compare the value chains of aluminum and plastics. In dialogues with the core industrial partners in SFI Manufacturing and support institutions (R&D and technology suppliers), the research of the work package will identify opportunities and barriers and systemize and evaluate directions for sustainable management of respective global value chains. In his/her research project the PhD candidate is expected to relate to approaches such as Global Production Networks, Circular Economy, Sustainable Transition Studies and/or other relevant approaches.

The position reports to Professor Asbjørn Karlsen.

Main duties and responsibilities

The main objective of the PhD project is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Human Geography or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Academic backgrounds in other social science will also be considered. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree. Good written and oral English language skills are required for this position.

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.

The candidate cannot have nationality from one of the countries prohibited by the ITAR or Electronic Code of Federal Regulations listed here: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?node=22:1.0.1.13.63&rgn=div5#se22.1.126_11

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in [subject area] or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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, postdoctor and research assistant

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

Other qualifications that would be considered an asset for this position:

  • Documented research experience in business studies
  • Experience in conducting case studies
  • Good written and oral Norwegian skills (or another Scandinavian language)

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Enthusiasm for fieldwork

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years without required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme at Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences. 

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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 criterias 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.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Asbjørn Karlsen, phone number +47 73591915, e-mail asbjorn.karlsen@ntnu.no  Questions about the recruitment process can be directed to Senior Executive Officer HR Kari-Ann Lambertsen, phone number +47 73412385, e-mail kari.a.lambertsen@ntnu.no

About the application:

Along with the application enclosed:

  • Project description in the form of a summary of (max. 3 pages), with requirement for final approval within six months after admission
  • Scientific work

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number SU-312 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.06.2019

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Geography

We conduct research and teach in subject areas related to the major societal challenges of our time: climate change, migration, urbanization, economic transition and environmental threats. We have a robust fieldwork tradition, and our teaching activities are closely linked to our research. The Department of Geography is one of seven departments at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

Deadline 15. June 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Dragvoll

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