ORGANISATION/COMPANYNHH Norwegian School of Economics
RESEARCH FIELDEconomics › Business economicsEconomics › Management studiesEconomics › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/09/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONNorway › Bergen
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The school has an internationally recognised research environment and educates the leaders of the future. As such, NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. NHH has about 3,500 students and 400 employees.
At NHH we work together for sustainable value creation. Our vision is based on the core values committed, open and ambitious. Employees, students and alumni are passionate about contributing to positive change in society. NHH is the workplace for those who aspire to more.
The PhD specialisation
NHH is pleased to announce vacancies at the Department of Business and Management Science. Candidates admitted to the PhD programme will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar.
The PhD specialisation in Business and Management Science will provide students with a thorough understanding of science-based tools used to inform and improve economic decisions. The department prioritises inter-disciplinary research within the following fields:
- Firm behaviour, incentives and contracts
- Investment, insurance and household finance
- Business taxation
- Energy markets, resource management and sustainability
- Shipping, logistics and operations management
- Data science and analytics
For more information about the Department of Business and Management Science and its research profile, visit the department’s website.
Start date: August 2021
The PhD Programme
The PhD Programme at NHH is a four-year fully-funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with research and relevant work experience, preparing the school’s graduates for competitive careers towards national and international academic institutions and industry. Former PhD graduates have been hired by renowned institutions such as University of Oxford, HEC Paris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, RMIT Melbourne, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Norwegian universities and business schools, as well as by the banking and technology industry.
The PhD candidates will be included in a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment, working closely with faculty members and other PhD research scholars at the department. The candidates receive feedback on their work through regular interaction with their supervisor and other faculty members during seminars. PhD research scholars are expected to participate actively in faculty and research seminars, as well as in workshops. The place of work will be at NHH in Bergen where the candidates will receive their own office space in their department.
The scholarship includes 25 % teaching and/or research assistance responsibilities. The programme gives preference to applicants who addresses research problems that fit the research interests of the department and available resources for supervision. As the school aspires gender balance and diversity, female applicants will be given preference if applicants are otherwise equally qualified.
The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, which currently is NOK 479 200 (equivalent to approximately EUR 44 060 or USD 48 550). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including public health care benefits and pension savings.
The city of Bergen offers a mild coastal climate and hosts rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities, as well as a family-friendly environment. To explore the city, go to visitnorway.com.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the PhD Programme.
You are required to upload electronically the following documentation with your application:
- Certificate of a Master of science degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
- Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
- Other relevant certificates or transcripts (e.g. courses completed at the PhD level)
- If the issuing authority of grades and degrees does not use the ECTS grading scale, please include an official description of the applied grading scale system
- Statement of purpose describing your motivation for applying for this position (250-300 words)
- Tentative research proposal (2000-4000 words) describing the aims, objectives, research questions, and elaborating on your motivation for pursuing the proposed area of research. Please note that your research project is tentative and will normally be adjusted after acceptance into the programme
- Curriculum vitae
- A list of all publications and/or other documented research activities
- Contact details of two reference persons
Please upload the documents in separate files, not combined in one single file.
The Department of Business and Management Science does not require GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS tests to apply, but this will strengthen the application.
If you use GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS test scores to document your skills, you should ask the test centres to send your test scores electronically to NHH before the application deadline. If you have completed tests, upload a scanned copy of your unofficial test results.
Please consult the NHH PHD website for detailed information on how to submit test scores.
Letter of recommendation:
A letter of recommendation may strengthen your application, but is not mandatory. The referees should send their letters of recommendation to email@example.com by latest 15 September 2020.
For more information on the PhD Programme and the submission procedure, please consult the NHH PHD website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please note that applicants for the PhD Research Scholar position do not need to apply separately for admission to the PhD programme.
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Application deadline: 15 September 2020
EURAXESS offer ID: 531040
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