PhD Candidate in Empirical Studies in Information Systems

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Dec 2022

9th December 2022

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The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a


PhD Candidate in Empirical Studies in Information Systems
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About the position

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree. 

The position is part of a strong research group in information systems and data driven digital transformation. 


The academic field is information systems. The research will be based on empirical studies in data driven digital transformation in Norwegian businesses and organizations. Publications will be in high quality journals and conferences within the field of information systems.

Your immediate leader is the Head of ISSE group. 


Duties of the position
  • The candidate will establish research-based knowledge on data driven digital transformation based on empirical studies. 
  • The candidate will be part of a project team working on empirical studies in Norwegian companies and organisations, publishing resulting research in renowned journals and conferences.
  • The candidate will be responsible for conducting individual studies and be part of a project team with master’s degree candidates.The candidate can also be part of international cooperation with leading international institutions in the field. 

Required selection criteria
  • You must have a professionally relevant background in information systems or software engineering.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level.
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale . If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education.
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program.
  • You must master Scandinavian languages.
  • You must deliver a project proposal (2000-3000 words) attached to your application.
  • The project proposal must show your approach (theoretical and methodological) to the research topic and suggestions for research questions.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with  Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  


Preferred selection criteria
  • Knowledge of data driven digital transformation in organizations.
  • Knowledge of empirical studies and research publication.
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills.

Personal characteristics
  • Willing to learn.
  • Team player.
  • Domain understanding.
  • Good communicator.
  • Result oriented.

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.


We offer
  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 or 4 years (4 year contract includes 25 % teaching duties ).

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Computer Science within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants , and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.

After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.


About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

The application must include:

  • CV and certificates.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Project proposal with suggestions for research questions (2000-3000 words).
  • Name and contact information of three referees.
  •  If you have publications or other relevant research work.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here . If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint work, you must enclose a short description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


General information

Working at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.  

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation . You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Marius Mikalsen, telephone 970 34 099, email mariusmi@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR at the Department, e-mail hr@idi.ntnu.no .

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.  

Application deadline: 09.12.22


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Deadline

9th December 2022


Employer

NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Municipality

Trondheim


Scope

Fulltime (1 stillinger) Fulltime (%)


Duration

Temporary


Place of service

Campus Gløshaugen


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