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PhD research fellow within Leadership and HR

Deadline: 01.10.2020

Kristiania University College

Kristiania University College offers study programs in management, organization, marketing, communication, innovation, computer science, information technology, preventive health and creative arts - distributed on campuses in Oslo and Bergen. We also offer online studies. Kristiania University College has 10,000 students and 580 employees, and is owned by a foundation with solid finances. All profits in the foundation go back to the college, and are invested for the benefit of the students. We have had formidable growth in recent years, but we will continue. The ambition is to become Norway's first, private working life university.

Kristiania University College is offering a fully funded PhD fellowship in Communication and Leadership Studies. The successful applicant will be included in a team of researchers with ambitious plans to further develop research and pedagogical activities related to Communication and Leadership Studies at the university college.

The PhD project has to be within Leadership and Human Resources, and preferably within one of, or combining, the following subject areas: 

  • Organizational learning and leadership as practice
  • Human Resource management and change management as practice
  • Organizational psychology: knowledge capabilities, workplacediversity, inclusion, trust and belonging
  • Human Resource management; strategies, policies and digital transformation


The position is directed towards applicants with background from organization and HR, leadership, technology, psychology, or related fields.Requirements

  • MA degree in organization, HR, leadership, technology, psychology or related fields
  • Oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Ability to work independently and goal oriented
  • Strong interest in research topics relevant to Leadership and HR


  • Currently Kristiania University College does not offer a PhD program, and consequently, the selected candidate must be admitted to the PhD program of the collaborating university. The most relevant PhD program is the Business program at NORD University. Confirmed admission to this PhD program must be available at the latest six months after signing the employment contract
  • To be accepted for such a program, it is required that the candidate holds a relevant 180 ECTS bachelor’s degree, and a relevant 120 ECTS master’s degree (or integrated bachelor and master) with minimum 30 ECTS master thesis, and with grade similar to the Norwegian/European grade B or higher in average and for the master thesis
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language is an advantage

The application must hold:

  • Motivation letter for the position
  • A proposal for a research project (max five pages including references) that includes a brief overview of the specific issue the applicant wishes to focus on; ideas regarding planned subprojects and how they relate to the overarching goal of the project; reflections on methods and theoretical perspectives
  • CV
  • Other relevant scientific works or papers/presentations
  • Summary of relevant publications or research experiences
  • Summary of relevant work experience
  • Approved Diplomas and Transcripts (in Scandinavian or English language). The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F)
  • At least two references
  • Master thesis

We offer:

  • A full-time PhD research fellowship of 3 years
  • Working place at the School of Communication, Leadership and Marketing, Kristiania University College. The School is located in downtown Oslo, with numerous amenities, recreational spaces, and urban fun right next door
  • The opportunity for academic support and development in a large and comprehensive educational and research environment
  • An active research group and a project group with regular meetings, seminars and support networks
  • Salary is estimated to be between 450,000 and 480,000 NOK a year

Kristiania University College welcomes and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. Women and persons with minority background are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: October 1st, 2020.