A PhD position is available at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH), Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) with the research group Marine Resource Management and Development (MARA) University of Norway. The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. The candidate must be able to start in the PhD position within six months after receiving the offer.
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|Scholarship Sponsor||UiT The Arctic University of Norway|
|Scholarships level||PhD Fellowship|
|Award Amount||Not Specified|
|Fellowship Period||Four years|
|Study area||Arctic and Marine Biology|
|Opening date||Now Open|
|Closing date||March 07, 2021|
The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth-year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties for the faculty.
The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts at the commencement of the position.
The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.
The objective of the PhD project is to analyze the conditions for effective and legitimate development and utilization of expert advice within the context of marine governance. The PhD-project is part of a larger research effort on scientific advice processes at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, including analyses of scientific advisory systems in ICES, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.
The project is based in the interdisciplinary scholarly field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). The project will have a mixed-method approach using qualitative and quantitative methods, for instance, document analysis, discourse analysis, case studies and statistical analysis. The PhD candidate will have to expect to spend time abroad in parts of the PhD period in relation to course work.
- A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
- Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
- Pension scheme through the state pension fund
The deadline for applications is March 07, 2021
- The applicant must have a Master’s degree in social science, fisheries- and/or aquaculture governance, or another interdisciplinary background.
- The applicant should have knowledge and experience with both qualitative and quantitative methods.
- A tentative project proposal with research questions, theoretical framework and methodology must be submitted as part of the application (maximum three pages).
- Qualification with a Master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis.
- You must document the completion of your degree before commencement in the position.
- Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required.
- Emphasis will be put on the candidates’ potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.
- The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here: https://uit.no/phd-en
The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.
As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.
A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.
Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.
We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.
The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:
- Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
- A tentative project proposal of a maximum of three pages with research questions, theoretical framework and methodology
- Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
- Documentation on English proficiency. This website states how English proficiency shall be documented.
- Written references
- Contact information to 1-3 references
- Master thesis, and any other academic works
The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.