Fellow Norwegian University of Science & Technology Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management Norway


About the position


The position is part of a strategic initiative to strengthen the professional group in industrial economics and technology management at Gjøvik.


The position is a 4-year position, where 25% of the position is related to teaching and administrative tasks, but it can also be completed in 3 years without any required teaching. The candidate will be a part of the department and the research group's research activity and participate in the development of the professional group at Gjøvik.


The position reports to the team leader and will receive guidance from an interdisciplinary research team.




The Norwegian model is known through 3-party cooperation, where the employee and employer organizations negotiate salaries and other labor markets supported by the state. The model also promotes safety for employees and focus on HSE through democratic processes and cooperation in the workplace. Other effects are mobility in the workforce, learning focus and competence building.


The scholarship will be used for the study of digitization and other technological changes. What does such technological change mean on the Norwegian model. In particular, it is interesting to link an overall perspective (eg LO and NHO) with the changes that take place inside the companies. Examples of research areas:


  • Digital transformation processes, economic restructuring patterns and their significance for the Norwegian model.
  • Socio-economic analysis and profitability analysis of ongoing changes initiated by technological changes focusing on the impact this has on the Norwegian model.
  • Impact of political decisions on technological development in a globalized world.
  • How the Norwegian model creates technological innovations in various industries with different technological maturity levels.
  • Develop expertise for different industries about the Norwegian model in light of the digital change.


Eligibility Requirements


The main goal of the position as a research fellow is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completed major / master's degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in social economics or equivalent education that is equal to B or better compared to NTNU's grading scale. Applicants without letter grades from previous studies should have an equally good academic basis. Applicants with a weaker grade background may be considered if it is documented that the candidate is particularly suitable for a PhD education.


The position requires in-depth knowledge of the Norwegian model both in a macro, meso and micro level. 

Good oral and written presentation skills in Norwegian and English is a prerequisite.


We refer to the Regulations on Conditions of Employment for positions as postdoctoral fellow, PhD candidate, scientific assistant and specialist candidate for general criteria for the position. 


Personal characteristics


The candidate must work independently, but at the same time have good working skills. Creativity is also a key feature that will be appreciated. In the assessment process of the candidate, thoughts about possible research projects or carried out relevant research will be emphasized.


When assessing the best qualified, emphasis should be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation for the position.


We offer


Salaries and terms



The position as fellow student code 1017 is paid gross NOK 449,400 per. years depending on qualifications and seniority. From salaries, 2% of statutory deposits are withdrawn from the Government Pension Fund.



The employment period is 3 years or 4 years with 25% duty work. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD program in economics and management (https://www.ntnu.no/studier/phol). As a research fellow, you undertake to participate in an organized doctoral program within the period of employment, and employment requires that you are actually eligible for admission to the PhD program within three months.


The employment takes place on the terms and conditions that apply at all times to employees in the state, and after hiring you must expect that changes can occur in the work area.


General information



A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background. According to the Public Act, information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be listed on the applicant list.



Questions about the position can be directed to group leader Ottar Henriksen, tel. +47 90144405, e-mail ottar.henriksen@ntnu.no or professor Aris Kaloudis, tel. +47 48194427, e-mail aris.kaloudis@ntnu.no.



About the application:


Publications and other scientific works that the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration when assessing, must follow the application. Joint work will be taken into account. If in joint work it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's efforts, the applicant must enclose a brief account of his / her participation.



Applications with CV, diplomas and certificates are sent via Jobbnorge.no. Applicants invited to interview must include certified copies of certificates and diplomas. 

Application deadline: 30.04.2019.




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At NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, knowledge is created for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.




Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


We research and teach at the international level in the interface between technology / science and economics, management and HSE. The goal is sustainable value creation within technology-based areas in industry, business and the public sector in Norway. We have specialized sections in Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Managementis one of four departments at the Faculty of Economics.





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