Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge  - PhD Scholarship (research fellow) in Marketing Management

Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge ble etablert 1. januar 2016, og har om lag 16 000 studenter og ca. 1500 ansatte. Høgskolen er foreløpig organisert i åtte fakulteter, og har undervisnings- og FoU-virksomhet på åtte campus. Høgskolens hovedprofil er å tilby profesjonsrettete, arbeidslivsorienterte og samfunnsrelevante utdanninger, samt anvendt forsknings- og utviklingsarbeid.

Handelshøyskolen og fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap tilbyr årsstudier, bachelor- og masterutdanninger innen en rekke fagområder og er organisert med fem institutter fordelt på fire campuser, henholdsvis i Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg og Ringerike. Fakultetet har i overkant av 3000 studenter og nær 150 ansatte.

Fakultetet tilbyr et doktorgradsprogram i Marketing Management, en integrert femårig økonomi og ledelsesutdanning som gir tittelen siviløkonom og en master i økonomi og ledelse. Fakultetet tilbyr i tillegg masterutdanninger innen innovasjon og ledelse og tverrfaglig samfunnsvitenskap, samt bachelorutdanninger innen økonomi og ledelse, jus og ledelse, jus, markedsføring, reiselivsledelse, statsvitenskap, historie, sosiologi, visuell kommunikasjon, it og informasjonssystemer. Flere årsstudier og et betydelig tilbud av studier innen etter- og videreutdanning, er en integrert del i fakultetets studieportefølje.

Fakultetet har solide fagmiljøer innen økonomi, ledelse, innovasjon og samfunnsvitenskap.

Fagmiljøene bidrar med relevant kunnskap og forskning til næringsliv, offentlig virksomhet og organisasjoner og er internasjonalt orientert gjennom mobilitetsprogrammer for studenter og ansatte og FoU-arbeid.

PhD Scholarship (research fellow) in Marketing Management

Application deadline: 15.02.2017

The School of Business at the University of Southeast Norway has 3–5 vacants positions as research fellows in the PhD programme in marketing management. Applicants must be enrolled in the PhD programme at the School of Business to qualify for the fellowships. For more information about the PhD programme in marketing management, please see: 

https://www.usn.no/research/phd-programmes/marketing-management/ .


• Applicants must hold a master of science degree in marketing, business, management or equivalent. Students currently enrolled in a master programme are also welcome to apply, but must expect to have earned their degree before the appointment begins. 

• Applicants must have achieved grade B or above to qualify for the programme. 
• Applicants must have an excellent command of written and spoken English. Norwegian or another Scandinavian language will be an advantage. 
• Applicants must be able to cooperate with fellow students and faculty staff, and to work independently on academic topics.

We offer

• Close supervision during the period.
• A professionally stimulating work environment 
• Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills 
• A good social environment
• Attractive welfare benefits from the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
• Physical exercise opportunities during working hours

How to apply

Applicants are asked to register their application online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right.

Applications must include the following documents:

• An application letter, including personal suitability and motivation for the position (motivation letter). 
• Curriculum vitae (with full information about education, grades, prior positions, teaching experience, research and administrative experience, and a list of publications and conference presentations). 
• A research proposal for a PhD project (8‒10 pages). The proposal must include the topic for the planned PhD research, a research problem (area), relevant theory, scientific methods, and a time schedule.
• In addition, applicants must upload the following documents: a) cdertified diplomas and certificates from university college/university; b) two letters of recommendation; c) master’s thesis (if finished. If not, a one-page summary of the ongoing thesis); d) the application form for the PhD programme; and e) GMAT/GRE test results, if applicable.

Please note that the motivation letter, CV and research proposal must be written in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Further information about the requirements are available here.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic performance (grades from bachelor and master degrees), relevant research work, the project plan and interview performance. Applicants are encouraged to include documentation of earlier, relevant work that shows academic potential. Applicants are encouraged to plan a stay abroad during the fellowship period.

More information may be obtained by contacting: 

• Professor Håvard Ness, Programme Director. Tel.: +47 31 00 87 38, email: havard.ness@hbv.no 
• Frøydis Maurtvedt, PhD Coordinator, tel.: +47 31 00 93 84, email: froydis.maurtvedt@hbv.no (mainly for practical questions)

Additional information

The appointments will commence on 7 August 2017 or on an alternative date agreed with the Programme Director. The workplace is the Department of Business, Marketing and Law at Campus Ringerike.

The positions are four-year fixed-term appointments. Duties will be divided as follows: 75% to research and 25% to other duties, such as teaching at bachelor or master level or to other projects related to activities at the School of Business.


The position is remunerated according to the state salary scale, grade code 50 (code 1017, LR 20.8), currently NOK 435,500 per annum. Further promotion will be based on service in the position. Grade code 1378 may apply in special cases. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan. International applicants can find more information about the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund here: www.spk.no .

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University College of Southeast Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicants must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the respective positions.

The University College of Southeast Norway wants its academic staff to reflect the composition of the general population. Accordingly, it has adopted personnel policy objectives to achieve a balanced age and gender composition within the faculty and to recruit applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

According to the second paragraph, section 25 of the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about applicants may be disclosed in the published list of applicants, even though an applicant has requested non-disclosure. Applicants will be notified if such requests are denied.

Send application

Søknadsfrist: 15.02.2017
Web: www.usn.no

Kontakt: Professor Håvard Ness (Programme Director)
Telefon: +47 31 00 87 38
E-post: havard.ness@hbv.no

Kontakt 2: Frøydis Maurtvedt (PhD Coordinator) - mainly for practical questions
Telefon: +47 31 00 93 84
E-post: froydis.maurtvedt@hbv.no