PhD Position within Fate of Nations, Natural Resources and Historical Development, 1880-2015

Trondheim, Norway
05 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim), Department of Historical Studies, offers a full-time 3-year PhD position within the project "The Fate of Nations, Natural Resources and historical development 1880-2015", funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). The PhD candidate will work with professor Pål Thonstad Sandvik (NTNU). The department also hosts several other research projects which examine different aspects of the international political economy of natural resources. The PhD candidate will thus be part of a research team of 12-14 historians.

The PhD will contribute towards the main project by analyzing the development of resource regulation in a country / countries outside Scandinavia.

To receive a full description of the research project, please contact Professor Pål Thonstad Sandvik ( Any other inquiries concerning the post should also be directed to him.

The application is to be handed in electronically through marked with HF-17-037, with attachments (preferably gathered in one document):

The successful applicants must participate in and complete the ph.d.-programme within the period of the appointment. The Faculty of Humanities hosts 4 PhD programmes (Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Humanities and the Arts, Language and Linguistics and Historical and Cultural Studies). The disciplines that are included in these programmes can be found under the respective programmes:

The following attachments must be sent electronically through

  • A research proposal. Maximum 5 pages.
  • scanned copies of certificates (originals must be produced at the interview)
  • list of publications

If some of the attachments cannot be sent electronically, one copy should be sent by regular mail. The envelope must be marked with the reference number HF-17-37 and sent to NTNU, Faculty of Humanities, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway.

Applicants that are considered for the positions will be asked for references and invited to an interview.

The positions are remunerated according to salary level 50 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 436 900,- annually (2017), of which 2 per cent is deducted for the State Pension scheme.

The appointments will be made in accordance with the current regulations for fellowship appointments at universities and the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit persons with an immigrant background. Immigrants and women are therefore encouraged to apply for the positions.

The application deadline is Monday, November 13, 2017.

About this job

  • Deadline Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service NTNU Dragvoll
  • Jobbnorge ID 140934
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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