Nord University
Research fellow in research-based entrepreneurship
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 28
Location: Bodø, Norway
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Research fellow in research-based entrepreneurship

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 candidate in research-based entrepreneurship.

The candidate will be part of a robust research group in entrepreneurship and innovation, comprising many doctoral researchers and active senior researchers. The successful candidate will be part of an international research team and will be connected to ongoing research projects at our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Division. The PhD project can be tailored to the candidate’s own interests, but should concern the establishment and development process of new science-based firms and the wider impact of these businesses. Potential impacts that the PhD project might address are:

  • development and growth of new science-based firms,
  • the role of science-based firms in commercializing environmentally-friendly technology, health technology or other technologies with social benefits, or
  • the role of science-based firms in providing linkages between research and industry, and their role in the development of regional ecosystems for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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

The successful candidate will be part of a doctoral research 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 program 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.
  • Good knowledge about processing and analyzing quantitative data is an advantage.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

Salary and Working Conditions

The annual salary for PhD candidates 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, research or personal characteristics

Contact information:

Professor Einar Rasmussen,, tlf. 75 51 71 53
Questions about administrative matters: Office manager Ellen Abelgård, (+47 75 51 76 68).


Applications must be submitted electronically by 28. 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: 28. August 2017

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