PhD Fellowship at the Department of Mathematical Sciences
About the positions
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU is Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences with 85 permanent staff members and about 100 doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
The department conducts research at an international high level within the disciplines of algebra, analysis, didactics of mathematics, differential equations, geometry/topology, numerical analysis, optimization, and statistics. Part of the research is also conducted in close cooperation with other fields of science and technology at NTNU, as well as in cooperation with industry and external research institutions.
Three PhD fellowships are currently available within any of the Department’s research disciplines. The PhD fellows will have their workplace in Trondheim. See https://www.ntnu.edu/imf for further information about the department.
Main duties and responsibilities
The Department of Mathematical Sciences wants to support excellent and highly motivated candidates within any of the Department's main research disciplines. The vacant PhD fellowships are intended to give promising candidates an opportunity to pursue research at an advanced level leading to a doctoral degree. For further information about the different research disciplines see http://www.ntnu.edu/imf/research .
Preference will be given to candidates who speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language due to the need for teaching assistance in several of the introductory mathematics courses. The PhD fellows who speak a Scandinavian language will be employed for 4 years with teaching and other duties of approximately 25% of the total available time.
Applicants must have a master’s degree within one of the research areas covered by the Department, or a corresponding education, and must also satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD programme at NTNU; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for more information.
The admission to PhD education at NTNU requires an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the last two years of the MSc, and C or higher for the BSc.
MSc students in their final year are also invited to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.
The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).
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.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
The following personal characteristics will be emphasized:
- motivation for pursuing a PhD degree
- good communication skills
- motivation for teaching
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.
Strategic considerations may be taken in the final selection of candidates.
- 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
The department has a strong focus on a good work environment for both permanent and temporary employees. As part of this effort, we offer both social and scientific activities for our PhD candidates.
Salary and conditions
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 3 years with no teaching, but the Department may offer a 4th year with teaching and other duties for approximately 25% of the entire 4-year period.
Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in mathematics; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about the PhD programme at NTNU.
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 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.
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.
The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.
Questions about the position can be directed to Marte P. H. Andresen, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +47 73591740.
About the application:
The application must include the following:
- A project plan written together with a potential advisor in the department.
- Information about education background and work experience.
- Any relevant publications. Joint work will only be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant's contributions is attached.
- Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the programme of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
- Contact information for at least two references.
- Documentation of fluency in the English language.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI): http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/).
Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.
Please refer to the application number 2019/37232 when applying.
Applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews.
Application deadline: 01.02.2020.
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Department of Mathematical Sciences
We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level.
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .
Deadline 1st February 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Scope Fulltime (3 jobs)
Place of service Trondheim