PhD Scholarships in Innovation Studies
The University of Stavanger invites applications for two PhD Scholarships in Innovation Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiS Business School.
This is a trainee position that mainly aims to give promising researchers an opportunity for professional development leading to a doctoral degree.
The PhD scholars will be appointed for three years, starting 1 February 2017.
The PhD positions are funded by the EU-financed Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development”. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions ensure excellent and innovative research training as well as attractive career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of researchers, to better prepare them for current and future societal challenges. The Innovative Training Networks scheme aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers.
As the programme aims to promote cross-border mobility, a condition for eligibility to the scholarship is that the candidate has not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Norway for more than 12 months of the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Furthermore, candidates must be in the first four years of their research careers and cannot hold a doctoral degree.
Applicants must have a strong academic background with a five-year master degree within a relevant social science discipline, preferably recently, or equivalent qualifications which could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. Both the grade for the master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of the master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.
The evaluation of candidates will be based on the applicant’s potential for research in the field, as well as individual prerequisites for research education.
The appointee must be able to work independently and as a member of a team, be creative and innovative, and have good command of both oral and written English.
The University of Stavanger is an equal opportunities employer and the candidates will be recruited under gender-neutral recruitment processes. The project aims for gender balance among the researchers recruited to the network. Female candidates are in particular encouraged to apply.
The scholarship position is considered an important recruitment position for scientific occupations at universities.
The doctorate will mainly be carried out at the University of Stavanger, apart from a period of study abroad as part of the project’s secondment arrangements.
The PhD scholar is salaried according to the State Salary Code, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, LR 20, NOK 430.500 per annum.
The position provides for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favourable retirement benefits. Members may also apply for home investment loans at favourable interest rates.
Project description and further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Rune Dahl Fitjar, telephone +47 90186352, email email@example.com
Information about the appointment procedures can be obtained from Kirsten Sikveland, telephone +47 51 83 37 01, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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