Thursday, June 19, 2008

Phd in Migration, NTNU Norway

Phd in Migration, NTNU, deadline 1 august 2008

NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS is a Research Company owned 100% by Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The activity is project based
and the majority of the approx. 100 employees are working with social
science research.

Vacancies: 1 Research Position (PhD fellowship)
NTNU Social Research Trondheim invites application for one three years
research position as PhD fellow in social anthropology. The position
provides the opportunity to work in an international research institution
with high academic standards and a cross-disciplinary environment. The PhD
fellowship is financed by the Research Council of Norway for a research
project on international/global work migration, identity construction and
subjective experiences of migrant workers.

Field research will be a
comparative study and will be undertaken in Norway and another country which
will be agreed upon between the research fellow and the research team. A
brief description of the project can be found at

We are particularly interested in applications from candidates with research
interests related to the topic of international work migration. The PhD
fellow will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, and
will receive close supervision from the project leader. Progress on the
doctorate fellowship will be supported through regular presentations at
internal PhD seminars as well as at international academic conferences and
workshops. A progress plan will be agreed upon between the candidate and

*Applicants must have the following qualifications*

- Hold an M.A. or equivalent in social anthropology
- Be fluent in English and a Scandinavian language

*In addition, as many as possible of the following qualifications are

- Background in organizational (or working life) anthropology;
alternatively in organizational psychology
- Knowledge on international labour migration
- Good skills in research methods and data analysis
- Social and communicative skills in order to be able to function in a
- Interest in and experience with interdisciplinary and international
- The candidate will be expected to be in residence in Trondheim and will
have a workplace at the Department of Social Anthropology at the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. NTNU is committed
to promoting the careers of female researchers and to fostering a more
ethnically diverse work force. Women and persons of ethnic minority
background are encouraged to apply. The starting date for the position is 1
September 2008 or as early as possible thereafter.

*The application should include:*

1. A completed PhD Stipend Application Form:
2. A PhD project description of 3-5 pages, written in English and
outlining the following:
a) main research questions
b) expected innovation or «value-added» of the project
c) geographical location (s) of field research and d) a progress plan
including an overview of milestones/outputs
3. A curriculum vitae
4. Certified copies of transcripts from higher education
5. Contact details for three references

The PhD candidates will be responsible for applying to, and enrolling in a
compatible PhD program at NTNU. The PhD project description will be the
foundation of the application to the organized research training programme
at the Faculty of Social Science and Technology Management.

The starting salary for a PhD fellow at NTNU is according to standard. NTNU
Social Research has a pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension
Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse).

For more information about the Department of Social Anthropology at NTNU see and
Applications should be sent electronically to or
by regular mail to NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS, 7491 Trondheim, Norway, by
August 1, 2008. Please mark the application with «Stipendiatstilling»

Questions and queries can be addressed