PhD positions in NTNU Ocean Science and Technology: Deep Sea Mining

The Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Job type: fellowship

Application deadline: May 10, 2015


PhD positions in NTNU Ocean Science and Technology: Deep Sea Mining

The Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), invites scholars to apply for two PhD fellowships affiliated with NTNU’s strategic thematic area Ocean Science and Technology(http://www.ntnu.edu/oceans). The PhD fellowships are to be carried out within research on the historical and ethical aspects of deep sea mining.

Deep sea mining is a pilot project at NTNU Ocean Science and Technology. The project is multidisciplinary, building knowledge across technologies and sciences at NTNU. Key research areas are the understanding of geological processes, deep water exploration, concept development, life cycle analysis as well as environmental and human sciences.

The PhD fellowships will last for a period of three years, starting spring 2015. The main place of work will be at Dragvoll campus, NTNU, Trondheim. It is expected that the candidate will work in close collaboration with the other PhD candidates in the project. The successful applicants must participate in and complete the PhD Programme in Historical and Cultural Studies within the period of the appointment:http://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phhist

PhD position in ethics and social responsibility

Applicants should have a master’s degree or equivalent in philosophy, ethics, or other relevant field. Good communication and networking skills are essential. The candidates must have an ability to work in a team, as well as to work independently. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in issues related to technology, innovation and/or interdisciplinary collaboration. The working languages will be Scandinavian and/or English. An application should include a covering letter summarizing relevant experience and education, as well as specifying the motivation for the application and a project plan (totally 3-5 pages), as well as complete curriculum vitae, references, documentation of all academic degrees, and a list over relevant publications.

PhD position in history

Applicants should have a master’s degree or equivalent in history. Good communication and networking skills are essential. The candidates must have an ability to work in a team, as well as to work independently. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. The working languages will be Scandinavian and English. An application should include a covering letter summarizing relevant experience and education, as well as specifying the motivation for the application and a project plan (totally 3-5 pages), as well as complete curriculum vitae, references, documentation of all academic degrees, and a list over relevant publications.

The salary for the fellowship is set at Norwegian state salary NOK 429 400,- (2015), of which 2 per cent is deducted for the State Pension scheme. The application is to be handed in electronically through this page (jobbnorge.no) marked with HF 15-002 (Ethics and social responsibility) or HF 15-003 (History), with the attachments (preferably gathered in one document).

The appointment of the PhD fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges. It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit persons with an immigrant background. Immigrants and women are therefore encouraged to apply for the positions. Applicants who are considered for the positions will be asked for references and invited to an interview.

Further background information and a short description of the area of the PhD position in ethics and social responsibility may be obtained from: Siri Granum Carson (siri.granum.carson@ntnu.no or +47 73598196).

Further background information and a short description of the area of the PhD position in history may be obtained from: Hakon With Andersen: (hakon.andersen@ntnu.no or +4799538320).

Posted: March 10, 2015