PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Economics/FAIR - Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2023

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
January 15, 2023
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PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Economics/FAIR About NHH

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research environment, and we educate the leaders of the future. NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. We have about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

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The PhD specialisation

NHH is pleased to announce vacancies in the PhD specialisation in Economics. Candidates admitted to the PhD programme will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar. Females are particularly encouraged to apply.

This PhD position is part of a large interdisciplinary research project, Freedom to Choose (FREE), financed by The Research Council of Norway and hosted by The Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR). FREE is a unique platform for interdisciplinary experimental research on perceptions of free choice and how concerns for the freedom to choose affects behaviour and policy attitudes. Specifically, FREE will exploit scientific synergies between economics and psychology. This PhD position will have a primary basis in behavioural and experimental economics, but will also integrate insights and methods from our neighbouring disciplines of social psychology and decision research.

The Department of Economics is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals. The PhD specialisation in economics aims to give dedicated graduates a solid training in performing high quality scientific research in economics, making use of state of the art empirical and theoretical techniques. The programme prepares students for the international academic job market, for positions at national and international policy institutions, central banks, research organisations and industry.

The Department of Economics offers an international and research active environment with 45 faculty members and 30 PhD research scholars in various fields. There are three main research groups: Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR) , a Centre of Excellence from the Norwegian Research Council, the Centre for Business Economics (CBE) , and the Centre for Macroeconomics, Risk and Sustainability (MRS).

The department encourages interaction between PhD research scholars and faculty through social gatherings and a wide variety of seminars and workshops in which the PhD research scholars are fully involved.

PhD research scholars are provided with personal computers, printer access, extensive library resources, and a wide range of software.

Further information on the Department of Economics and on the PhD specialisation in Economics.

Start date: August 2023

The PhD programme

The PhD programme at NHH is a four-year fully-funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with research and relevant work experience, preparing the school's graduates for scholarly positions at recognised international institutions and positions in knowledge-intensive institutions and firms outside of academia. Former PhD graduates have been hired by renowned institutions such as HEC Paris, NOVA SBE, Tilburg University, Hanken School of Economics, Norwegian universities and business schools, as well as in the government, banking, finance and consulting industries.

The PhD research scholars will be included in a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment, working closely with faculty members and other PhD research scholars at the school. The PhD research scholars receive feedback on their work through regular interaction with their supervisor and other faculty members. PhD research scholars are expected to participate actively in faculty and research seminars, as well as in workshops. The place of work will be at NHH in Bergen where the PhD research scholars will receive their own office space in their department.

The scholarship includes 25% teaching and/or research assistance responsibilities, and the PhD research scholars must take one basic module of the programme for university pedagogy in the course of the fixed-term period. The PhD programme gives preference to applicants who addresses research problems that fit the research interests of the department and available resources for supervision. As the school aspires gender balance and diversity, female applicants will be given preference if applicants are otherwise equally qualified.

The annual salary for the PhD research scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, which currently is NOK 500 800 (equivalent to approximately EUR 48 400 or USD 50 400). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including public health care benefits and pension savings.

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Application requirements

General requirements:

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for the PhD programme.

You are required to upload the following electronically with your application:

  • Certificate of a Master of science degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
  • Certificate of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
  • Other relevant certificates or transcripts (e.g. courses completed at the PhD level)
  • If the issuing authority of grades and degrees does not use the ECTS grading scale, please include an official description of the applied grading scale system
  • Statement of purpose describing your motivation for applying this position (250-300 words)
  • Tentative research project outline (2000-4000 words) describing the aims, objectives, research questions, and elaborating on your motivation for pursuing the proposed area of research. Please note that your research project is tentative and often needs adjustments after acceptance into the programme
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A list of all publications and/or other documented research activities
  • Contact details of two referees
  • Please upload the documents in separate files, not combined in one single file.

    Specific requirements:

    The Department of Economics requires you to have an adequate level of academic and English language proficiency. Formally, unless you are in the categories for which we waive these requirements, we require you to submit your GMAT or GRE test scores, as well as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic test scores.

  • If you use GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic test scores to document your skills, you must upload a scanned copy of your unofficial test results in Jobbnorge (online portal) when you apply. If you are one of the selected candidates, you must ask the test centres to send your test scores electronically to NHH without delay due to the time lag at the test centers. It is also possible to give NHH access to your results when you apply.
  • You are waived from the GMAT/GRE tests if you hold a qualifying master's degree from a Nordic school.
  • You are waived from TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic if you are a native English speaker, have a qualifying Master's degree from a Nordic school or you have a qualifying Master's degree where the language of tuition was English.
  • Please consult the NHH PHD website for detailed information on how to submit test scores.
  • Letter of recommendation:

    Letters of recommendation may strengthen your application, but it is not mandatory. The referees should send their letter of recommendation (in PDF file format) to hr-phd@nhh.no by latest 15 January 2023.

    General information

    For more information on the PhD programme and the submission procedure, please consult the NHH PHD website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Please note that applicants for the PhD research scholar position do not need to apply separately for admission to the PhD programme.

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, note that the list of applicants may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

    For questions and inquiries about the NHH PhD programme, please contact phd@nhh.no.

    Applications must be submitted online. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job'. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

    Application deadline: 15 January 2023

    Deadline

    15th January 2023

    Employer

    NHH Norwegian School of Economics

    Municipality

    Bergen

    Scope

    Fulltime (4 jobs) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

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