NTNU Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Science for International Students in Norway

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Дедлайн: 21.06.2017

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science

Vacant position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science – the ECHOES - project.

At the Department of Sociology and Political Science there is a temporary position Postdoctoral Fellow in political science for a period of 3 years. The position as a Postdoctoral Fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions. The position period may vary from two to four years, but is normally two years. Employment over two years can require work obligation.

The Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) is committed to carry out research, teaching and dissemination in sociology, political science, sport science, and media studies. The department has approximately 80 employees and 11 study programmes. ISS is characterised by strong disciplines in social science, with the emphasis on sociology and political science, which contributes to multidisciplinary study programmes and- research at the NTNU. Sociology and political science also influence the department`s sport science and media studies profile.

ISS is a leading research department pursuing high quality and innovative research, and contributing to the public debate and the development in the fields of the department.

The ambition of ISS is to be among the most outstanding social science departments in Norway in terms of teaching and research, and to have research groups who have international acknowledgement. A feature of the department is the linkage between its research and its teaching at all levels from undergraduate to research students.

Our study programmes aim to give our candidates competence and qualifications which makes them in demand in the labour market, and enables them to contribute to the development and betterment of society. For more information: http://www.ntnu.no/iss


This postdoctoral position has been established to work on the ECHOES project (12 months), and to otherwise carry out research in energy, environment and sustainable development (24 months). ECHOES (Energy choices supporting the Energy Union and the SET-plan) is a three-year project funded by the EU H2020 program and coordinated by NTNU with 14 partners from 9 different countries. Its scope is to analyze acceptance of the European energy union and measures to create a carbon neutral European society through 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 postdoctoral fellow will primarily contribute to the research on formal social units.


Personal qualifications will be ascribed high importance in the selection process. The requirement for the position is a completed Norwegian PhD in a relevant field, a completed foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in a relevant field, or competence to an equivalent level documented with scientific work of the same extent and quality.

It is mandatory that the candidate can document a strong background especially in qualitative research methods, experience with various types of empirical data gathering, the ability to work in international teams of researchers in a dynamic and demanding project setting, as well as the ability to write, publish and present scientific papers and reports at an international level. Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required. In addition, project management skills and the ability to handle complex organizational tasks in research projects is obligatory for the position.

Documented experience with research on the EU and on energy issues will be considered positively in the selection process. Some of the work will require dealing with actors in Norway, thus applicants with fluency in Norwegian (written and spoken) will be looked favorably upon.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.


  • Applications should include:
  • A publication list.
  • Relevant samples of publications (no more than five).
  • A project description.
  • A CV with information on education, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates and study records. Fluent English skills are required.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a join piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Salary and Working Conditions

The Postdoctoral Fellow is paid according to salary scale 24 level 57 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 40 475 per month, 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. 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 people with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Further information about the position and the ECHOES project, please contact the project leader Espen Moe espen.moe@ntnu.no.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Sissel Sæther, e-mail: sissel.sather@ntnu.no. 

An application including attachments should be sent electonically through: www.jobbnorge.no. Attachments may also be sent to: NTNU, Faculty of Social and Educational Science, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway. Please mark the application SU-52/17. Application Deadline: 21.06.2017.


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