Here is an exciting new PhD position at NTNU in Norway where the focus is on the role of oil and gas companies in the Norwegian sustainability transition: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/212541/stipendiat-i-sts-med-fokus-paa-omstilling-i-olje-og-gassektoren. The PhD is part of the RCN funded project “At the Crossroad between Green and Black: The role of Oil & Gas in Norwegian Sustainability Transition Research & Innovation”
About the position
At the Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies , there is a vacancy as a research fellow in technology and science studies (STS) for a period of 3 years. The position is linked to the Research Council project, “At the Crossroad between Green and Black: The role of Oil & Gas in Norwegian Sustainability Transition Research & Innovation” (read more about the GreenBlack project here ). The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is a collaboration between the Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies and the Department of Geography.
The GreenBlack project will investigate how cooperation between the oil and gas sector and academia, research and development can either contribute to green change or to an extension of the oil age. By examining the activity of the oil and gas sector vis-à-vis research funding, the project will examine the extent to which such funding and collaboration between industry and academia has a decisive direction for research and innovation. Furthermore, it will be investigated which strategies are used to ensure the allocation of funding within activities that drive knowledge production and technology development, and it will be mapped which types of research and innovation spring from these strategies.
Based on perspectives from STS (Science and Technology Studies) and innovation studies with a focus on sustainable change, the candidate will explore relations between state and industry on the one hand and the knowledge economy on the other. The relationship between stability and change is a central part of the project, as well as sociology of vision and expectations. Empirically, the candidate will work with document analysis to map O&G-related research funding in a historical perspective (1990-). Central to the work will also be conducting qualitative interviews with players in the oil and gas industry and in research and development.
The candidate will work closely with the other participants in the project, actively contribute to the research group for energy, environment and climate and across other research groups at the department where relevant.
- Empirical data collection using mainly qualitative methods such as interviews, document analysis, focus groups and participatory observation.
- Analyze the data using theory and concepts from technology and science studies or related subject areas such as social geography or innovation studies.
- Implement the compulsory training part of the PhD program in interdisciplinary cultural studies.
- Produce a dissertation, preferably based on (3-4) publications in peer-reviewed Norwegian and international journals.
- Dissemination of knowledge nationally and internationally.
- Participate actively on a daily basis in relevant academic environments and research groups at the department.
- You must have an academically relevant background at master’s level in technology and science studies (STS), or other relevant social science or humanities background with a grade of B or higher according to NTNU’s grading scale . Other relevant professional backgrounds can be, for example, sociology, social anthropology, political science, or social geography.
- Your educational course must correspond to a five-year Norwegian study, where 120 credits have been obtained at master’s level.
- The candidate should preferably master Norwegian in writing and orally. Candidates with other Scandinavian languages can also be considered.
- The candidate must master English in writing and orally at a high level.
We refer to the regulations on employment conditions for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, research fellow, research assistant and specialist candidate for general criteria for the position and Regulations for the degrees philosophiae doctor (PhD) and philosophiae doctor (PhD) in artistic development work at Norwegian Technical – University of Natural Sciences (NTNU) for general criteria for the position.
- Facilities and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration
- Facility and interest in theory development
- Experience with Social Network Analysis
- Experience with surveys
Salary and terms
In the position as research fellow code 1017, you will normally be paid with a gross NOK 491,200 per. years depending on qualifications and seniority. 2% of the statutory contribution to the Government Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.
The employment period is 3 years.
- For employment in a PhD position, it is a prerequisite that you are admitted to the PhD program in interdisciplinary cultural studies within three months of starting, and that you participate in an organized doctoral study within the employment period.
- The employment is carried out in accordance with the principles of the Government Employees Act, and legislation that regulates the export of knowledge, technology and services. After the employment, you must expect that there may be changes in the work area.
- It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and available to the institution on a daily basis.
About the application
Publications and other scientific work that you want to be taken into account in the assessment must accompany the application. We point out that applications are only assessed on the basis of the information available at the end of the application deadline. Therefore, make sure that your application clearly shows how your skills and experiences meet the criteria described above.
The application must contain:
- CV, certificates
- Grade transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not completed the master’s degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
- A copy of the master’s thesis. If you have recently submitted your master’s thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master’s degree must be presented before taking up the position.
- A motivation letter describing your academic background, as well as a short research sketch with preliminary ideas (max. 3 pages).
- Publications or other relevant research work, if you have it.
- Name, address and telephone number of three relevant references
If all or part of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor’s and master’s education, in addition to other higher education. A description of what documentation is required can be found here . If you already have a statement from NOKUT, it is good if you attach it as well.
Joint work will be taken into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in joint work, you must enclose a brief account of their participation.
When assessing the best qualified, we place emphasis on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation for the position, ambitions and potential for research will also count when assessing the candidates.
NTNU undertakes to follow evaluation criteria for research quality in accordance with The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.
NTNU’s personnel policy emphasizes gender equality and diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability or cultural background. NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific positions, and has a number of tools to promote gender equality .
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times comply with changes that the development in the subject entails, and the organizational changes that are adopted.
According to the Public Administration Act, the name, age, job title and municipality of residence can be published even if you have requested not to be listed on the applicant list.
If you have questions about the position, you can contact project manager William Throndsen, tel .: 98676205, e-mail: email@example.com
If you have questions about the hiring process, you can contact office manager Åse Marit Skarholt, tel .: 73597673, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application and all attachments are sent electronically via Jobbnorge.no. If you are invited to an interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas.
Application deadline: 01.11.2021