Faculty of Social Sciences, Oslo Business School
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest
university, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet
delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the
society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear
international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses
in Oslo city centre and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our
location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand
and benefit from the city's diverse population.
Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics,
library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work,
social policy and child welfare, public management and business.
The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.
Oslo Business School has approximately 1700 students and 70 employees and
offers study programmes both at Bachelor and Master level, as well as a wide
range of continuing and further education.
Oslo Business School has a vacancy for a temporary position as PhD scholar in
Work and Organizational Psychology. The position as PhD scholar is connected
to the PhD program at the business school. Offices are located in central
The organization and management group—part of Oslo Business School—invites
applications for the PhD position within Work and Organisational Psychology.
The scholarship holder is expected to complete a doctoral degree within the
period of employment (years, 3 full-time).
Research within the group focuses on a broad variety of topics amongst them
leadership, human resource management, work motivation, personality,
occupational well-being, (virtual) teams and their processes, work climates,
and performance. To this end, the group uses a variety of research methods,
ranging from lab and field experiments to surveys and experience-sampling
methods. The research has the explicit aim of contributing to theory and
practice and we collaborate with both public and private sector organizations
in order to research and promote healthy and productive workplaces.
About the position
This doctoral position is designed to help graduates to contribute to the
advancement of research and practice within work and organizational
psychology. The topic of the dissertation should be relevant to the
organization and management group, specifically spanning the fields of
leadership, human resource management, work motivation, personality,
occupational well-being, (virtual) teams and their processes, and/or
performance, as well as other topics within work and organizational
The organization and management group seeks candidates with a strong
background in disciplines that are relevant to the subfields described above,
who are intellectually curious, interested in an academic career in research
and teaching, and who possess strong communication and analytical skills.
The position is three years full time but can be extended to four years if
teaching assignments are included.
We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
Excellent MSc, cand.psychol. or similar degree in Psychology (or in
related fields). We welcome applications from candidates close to
finishing the degree .
Strong interest in research on work and organizational psychology
Hands-on mentality and the ability to work independently
Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in written
form; a good command of a Scandinavian language is an advantage
In addition, experience from research projects and publishing in academic
journals will be an advantage. Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative
research is an advantage.
Admission to a relevant doctoral programme is a prerequisite. Applicants must
have a B or better on the master's thesis and an average grade B or better on
the master's degree. In special cases, applicants with a grade of C may be
considered for admission. In such cases, particularly relevant experience
related to one's own research project and / or scientific publications may
contribute to strengthening the application.
Admission to the doctoral programme is based on a comprehensive assessment of
the application, including the relevance and quality of the project
description. Final project plan for the fellowship period is required
completed and acknowledged within 3 months after accession
You must upload the following documents together with your application by the
final date for applications:
cover letter including a full statement of motivation and a short
description of a proposed topic for the PhD-dissertation. The description
of a proposed topic should be no more than one page.
CV including a summary of master's thesis and previous scholarly work
including conference presentations
certificates/diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. The
certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas
must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution.
Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by
NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be
copies of master's thesis and published works
You must upload all these documents. Original documents and valid passport
must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs
document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation
and ensure fair competition.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The
application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes
you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.
It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all
qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to
further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace
if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under
education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.
If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact
Ståle Bie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Based on an initial
assessment, applicants may be invited to OsloMet for further assessment as
well as interviews.
We can offer you
An exciting job opportunity at Norway's third largest university
Participation in a dynamic professional environment and international
Opportunities for academic development in a professional research
Opportunities to present research at conferences in a national and
Three-year full-time position with 100% salary; possibility to extend to 4
years with teaching duties
Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
Good employee welfare arrangements
Free Norwegian classes to employees
Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers
Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway
For more information about the position, feel free to contact:
Erik Døving, unit leader, (+47) 6723 8259
The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian
state employees, job title and position code. State salary wage scale 54, 491
200 NOK per year.
If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking
the button at the bottom of the page.
Deadline for applications: 19.06.22
OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding
the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a
member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for
researchers in motion.
OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA
recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly
research are evaluated.
Type of employment FELLOW
Contract type Full time
Salary NOK 491 200
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
Reference number 22/02955
Erik Døving, +4767238259
Last application date 19.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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