Post-doctoral Fellow in School Organization and Inclusion

Trondheim, Norway
27 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

The Department of Teacher Education is announcing a full-time position as post-doctoral fellow. The appointment is for a term of three years, including one year of teaching. This is a fixed-term position with the primary objective of qualifying for work in top academic posts. The position represents an excellent opportunity for an individual to develop his/her career and to contribute to the further development of the field.

The position is linked to the research project Unequal Childhood: Children and young adults at risk of social exclusion in three Nordic cities, which focuses on identifying social and institutional mechanisms that helps maintain social divisions in school as an organization, as well as to develop new theoretical frameworks to describe social inequality in education.

The post-doctoral fellow will work with cases within the ongoing project. The overall thematic areas of the project is children's lifeworld, welfare and integration at Nordic schools with a particular focus on social inclusion and exclusion, risk of marginalization and organization of welfare institutions.

We seek a post-doctor who has good qualifications in qualitative and quantitative methodology as well as theoretical knowledge related to the school as an institution and to social inequality.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in implementation and reporting of projects
  • Teaching and supervision within the Department of Teacher Education
  • Contribute to the development of new perspectives on school, organization and inequality
  • Administrative tasks related to own project
  • Ensure professional responsibility with the other academic staff members of the academic community
  • Contributions in relevant research groups

Qualification requirements:

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in relevant subject area or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. Applicants without a completed PhD may be considered for the position if it can be documented that the dissertation is submitted and under review.

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:

  • Language requirements – Scandinavian or English
  • Documented skills in qualitative and quantitative methodology
  • In-depth knowledge of school, organization and social inequality
  • Experience with independent research work

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to cooperate in an interdisciplinary field
  • Motivation to contribute to a good working environment

Personal qualities as mentioned above and motivation to apply for the position will be given extra weight. 

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

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 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 with a teaching duty of one year.  

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 Associate Professor Anna Cecilia Rapp, phone number 41363994, e-mail 

Questions about the application process can be directed to HR consultant Aaste Line Strand,   

About the application:

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 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-341 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.08.2019

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Department of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education offers a full range of study programmes for primary and secondary

education in Norway. Our department supports several active research and development projects in learning, teaching, and school leadership and management, as well as artistic work. The Department of Teacher Education is part of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences at NTNU. We offer an open and inclusive work environment. 

Deadline 15th August 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Fixed Term
Place of service Kalvskinnet