Nord University
Research fellow in business administration
Nord University
On January 1 2016, University of Nordland, Nord-Trøndelag University College and Nesna University College merge and become Nord University. Nord University offers studies at bachelor, master and doctoral levels.
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Published: 2 months ago
Application deadline: Aug 21
Location: Bodø, Norway
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Research fellow in business administration

Are you professionally curious, analytical and structured? Do you want to be involved in developing education within business administration in a robust academic environment? The Nord University Business School currently has a vacant four-year position for a doctoral researcher in research-based entrepreneurship within our PhD programme.

The successful candidate will be part of one of the academic divisions at the Business School. The doctoral project can be adapted to the candidate's own interests, but should be related to one of the following areas:

Economic analysis and accounting

  • Economics; Public finance, transport or resource economics
  • Development of different energy sources with starting point in comparative management and policy perspectives
  • How increased degree of digitalization affects the development of accounting and financial management systems
  • Micro valuation – eg. how demographics, interest rates, energy labeling or other conditions affect property prices

Innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Establishment and emergence of new businesses and their role in society
  • Entrepreneurial activity in different sectors
  • Digitalization, 'big data' and new business models in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship

Market, strategy and management

  • New forms of market communication and/or niche segmentation coupled with innovation in tourism and experience-based economics.
  • International marketing with particular emphasis on how selection of market channels can affect profitability and long-term success in markets.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the faculty to discuss relevant project ideas before submitting an application. The successful candidate will be required to submit an approved research proposal within three months of commencement, upon which time admission to the PhD programme will be granted.

As a doctoral researcher, the successful candidate will be part of a programme that includes doctoral training, article writing and participation in scientific conferences and seminars. The successful candidate will work to produce a doctoral dissertation, which is to be written in English, under the supervision of experienced researchers.

The contract will be for a 4-year period with a 25% teaching load, and the candidate is required to maintain a working presence at the Business School’s offices in Bodø, a growing university town in an area of great natural beauty (

Localisation in Steinkjer or Mo i Rana may also be considered.

Qualifications and requirements

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A two-year master's degree in business administration or equivalent education that fulfils the requirements for the PhD programme at the Business School.
  • Grade average of B or better (or equivalent score) both for the programme in total and the master’s thesis.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Norwegian, or other Scandinavian language, will be an advantage.
  • Analytical skills and good knowledge about research methods relevant to the proposed project.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

Salary and Working Conditions

The annual salary for doctoral researchers is set at wage level 50 ( 432 700 - 436 900,-) in the Norwegian State Salary Scale.   Suitably qualified candidates may be placed in code 1378.

As an employee of Nord University, the successful candidate will be a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. A statutory payment to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted from the salary automatically.

The successful candidate must comply with the relevant laws, agreements and directives as they apply to the position at any given time. The responsibilities and duties linked to the position may be altered due to future restructuring at Nord University.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest possible extent. Age and gender balance among employees is a goal. Candidates with minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position. The university is subject to rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas, in accordance with the Basic Agreement for the Civil Service.

Application procedure.

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Qualified applicants may be invited to attend an interview and to perform a trial lecture or other presentation. The Business School reserves the right to withhold any of offer of appointment from applicants who meet the academic qualifications, but who do not satisfy other criteria, including language skills, pedagogical skills, experience requirements, research or personal characteristics.

Contact information:

Economic analysis and accounting, professor Anatoli Bourmistrov,, tlf. 755 17673

Innovation and entrepreneurship, Professor Einar Rasmussen,, tlf. 75517153

Market, strategy and management, Professor Frode Nilssen,, tlf. 75517701

Questions about administrative matters: Office manager Ellen Abelgård, (+47 75 51 76 68).


Applications must be submitted electronically by 21. August 2017.

The application should include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Description of the project idea, 2-4 pages, including the theoretical basis and intended methodology.
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications).
  • Certified copies of academic degree transcripts and any other relevant qualifications
  • Signed consent form PhD

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form.

It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

Upon expiry of the application deadline, a list of applicants will be announced and made available to the public. Applicants who request  confidentiality must provide specific grounds for consideration in their application. Please note that a request for confidentiality does not  guarantee non-disclosure of information about your application. If you have applied for confidentiality, but the university does not find grounds to hold your application confidential, the university is obligated to notify you in advance of the announcement and give you the opportunity to withdraw your application. 30074189

Application deadline: 21. August 2017

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