Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Psychology

Trondheim, Norway
24 May 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

There is a temporary position as postdoctoral fellow available for a period of 2 years at the Department of Psychology. The position is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Psychology currently has approximately 110 employees and 1100 students. The Department holds a large and diverse research community covering a variety of disciplines within psychology, and offers studies at the bachelor-, master- and PhD level in addition to a study programme in clinical psychology. The Department also has three outpatient clinics that offer out-patient treatment as part of the educational programme in clinical psychology. In addition, the Department participates in extensive local, national and international research collaborations. Our research ambition is to be internationally and nationally leading in various disciplines of psychology.

The position as postdoctoral fellow will be connected to the EU funded project ECHOES. ECHOES is a three-year project with 14 partners from 9 different countries coordinated by Prof. Christian A. Klöckner at the Department of psychology, NTNU. Its scope is to analyze acceptance of the European energy union and measures to carbon neutral European societies in three technological foci (smart energy technology, electric mobility and energy use in buildings) from the micro- (individual decision-making as part of collectives), meso- (energy cultures and lifestyles) and macro-perspective (formal social units like companies or governments). ECHOES combines psychology, sociology, political science, and economics in a multimethod approach. Within the project, focus-group interviews, individual interviews, national surveys, psychological experiments and a 30 country transnational survey will be conducted. The position will be placed in the research group for “consumption, environment, and traffic”, which is lead by Prof. Christian A. Klöckner (

The position can possibly be prolonged to include a third year with teaching, supervision and grading after agreement with the Department.


Employment will be activated in accordance with existing regulations of 31. January 2006 ( The requirement for the position is a completed Norwegian PhD in psychology or a closely related field of behavioral science, or a completed foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in psychology or a closely related field of behavioral science. Candidates with documented experience in the field of Environmental Psychology and/or Strategic marketing towards sustainable resource use (pro-environmental behavior) are of particularly interest to the research group and will be prioritized. This experience may be in the form of teaching and/or in field/lab work.

It is mandatory that the candidate can document a strong background in quantitative research methods and experience with empirical data-collections. Documented empirical research experience in one of the technological foci of the project (smart energy technology, electric mobility and energy use in buildings), knowledge in environmental or social psychology, identity and/or lifestyle research, as well as documented management skills will be considered positively in the selection process.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Personal skills such as flexibility, excellent cooperation skills and motivation to contribute to a good work environment, will be emphasized.

Payment- and working conditions

The postdoctoral fellow position is paid according to salary scale 24 in the National Salary Scheme, from gross NOK 490 900 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. It is essential that the successful candidate is present and available at the Department of Psychology.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an Inclusive Workplace.

We offer

  • Participation in a large international research project
  • Participation in an active international research group
  • Academic challenges
  • An open and including work environment
  • Attractive schemes for home loans, insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The application

Applications should within deadline include:

  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas
  • The applicant’s five most important publications
  • An extended motivation letter (up to two pages) showing the candidate’s motivation, specific background and potential for the position.

Collaborative work will be taken into account. If it is difficult to identify the applicants share in the collaborative work, a short statement of his/her part therein must be attached.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection according to the Freedom of Information Act.

For further information about the positions contact Professor Christian Klöckner, phone +47 73 59 19 77, e-mail

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: Documents submitted after the deadline will not be taken into account in the evaluation.

The reference number of the position is: SU-175

About this job

  • Deadline Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Dragvoll
  • Jobbnorge ID 153311
  • Internal ID SU-175
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Fixed Term

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