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PhD Candidate in Human Geography, Norway


There is a temporary position available at the Department of Geography as PhD Candidate in Human Geography for a period of three years. This is an educational position that shall provide a promising research recruit the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD degree. The position is connected to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social Science and Technology Management and the Faculty will be the employer.

About the department

The Department of Geography has at the moment employed 15 scientific positions, 10 PhD-candidates and an administrative staff of 5 persons.

The research at the department is concentrated within the following key strategic areas:

  • Climate, vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation
  • Environment, resources, management
  • Mobility, transnationalism and inequality
  • Innovation in industry and society

The announced position is set within the following research framework: Exploring culturally diverse perspectives on Norwegian environments. The framework is designed across the strategic areas Environment, resources, management and Mobility, transnationalism, inequality. Drawing on a broad set of competences, four senior members of staff are currently working to design more systematic investigations of an increasingly culturally diverse population and its effect on ideologies and uses of nature. We are interested in better understanding how diverse sets of knowledges and practices shape people’s interactions with urban, peri-urban and rural environments. The PhD candidate represents a key to this work. The background document, which can be accessed here: describes the scientific motivation and larger context of the framework and the position. Applicants must relate closely to the document when designing their project.


The requirement for the position is a completed master’s degree in human geography. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies, and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master's or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher in terms of NTNU's grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be admitted only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree. Fluent English skills are required.

Personal qualifications such as social skills, independence, creativity, ability to cooperate with and contribute to a research group, and motivation to apply for the position, will be ascribed high importance.  

Salary and working conditions

The PhD position is paid according to salary level 50 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 35 850 per month, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.


Please find more information about the appointment of PhD candidates in NTNU’s supplementary purviews of 23.01.12,

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency inTrondheimis a prerequisite.


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.


Application must within deadline include:

  • A project description including a progress plan (5-10 pages).
  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Publications and other relevant scientific work.  

Joint work will be evaluated. For a joint piece of work, applicants must enclose a short statement of what he/she contributed to the work.

Application for admission to the PhD program in Geography must be submitted as soon as the candidate is offered the position. More information about the PhD program is available at:

Further Information

Application Deadline : 4 March 2016

PhD Candidate in Human Geography : PDF

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