The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at NTNU (KULT, www.ntnu.no/kult), is announcing a 2-year position as a researcher focused on energy and sustainability transitions
- Deadline: December 4th
- Read more and apply: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/253015/researcher-within-science-and-technology-studies-sts-and-sustainability-transitions
The successful candidate will join the internationally oriented Centre for energy, climate and environment (CLEEN) which is involved in a wide range of research projects. Empirically, the projects span topics such as renewable energy, sustainability and everyday life, carbon capture and storage, neighbourhoods and energy communities, digitalization, transport, climate adaption and the circular economy. Analytically, we are interested in socio-technical dynamics of change, justice implications of transitions, public engagement and citizenship, and understanding actors, agency and practices in the context of innovation and technology adoption processes. The ideal candidate is someone who shares similar interests and can bring complementary ideas and perspectives to the group.
The researcher will be involved in national and international research projects. One example is the Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (www.ntrans.no). Beyond conducting research, the successful candidate will be involved in research coordination and leadership, project development, as well as various forms of public outreach and dissemination. There are also opportunities within the department to get involved in adjacent activities such as supervision of students and teaching.
You should apply for this position if you are an ambitious researcher who is interested in developing a strong line of research and career within STS and sustainability transitions. You will be working with a growing community of collaboratively oriented scholars who actively engage in their work, research community and society. Ideally, you are interested in contributing to such a collaborative culture of research, as well as doing research that matters beyond academia. Although the position is listed as two-year, it is connected to a department that offers good possibilities for extensions for the right candidate. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture places high value on the employees’ well-being and is committed to fostering a friendly work environment with good work-life balance and reasonable expectations of workloads.