PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Business and Management Science

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 May 2023

10 May 2023
Job Information

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Business and Management Science
Research Field

Economics » Business economics
Economics » Management studies
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

26 May 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
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Hours Per Week

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Offer Description

NHH Norwegian School of Economics  is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research environment, and we educate the leaders of the future. NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. We have about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

At NHH we work together for sustainable value creation. High quality, solid ethic standards and efforts for common goals characterise all our activities. Our core values committed, open and ambitious are central for employees and students.

NHH – for you who aspire to more!


The PhD specialisation

NHH is pleased to announce vacancies at the Department of Business and Management Science. Candidates admitted to the PhD programme will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar.

The successful applicants will work on issues related to energy and environment, specifically on projects on the energy transition in FME NTRANS (Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies) and FME HyValue (Norwegian Centre for Hydrogen Research). The projects cover broad domains of applied economics, finance, and operational research, with an emphasis on climate and environmental policy analysis, energy markets and business, value chain analysis, and technological change.

The Department of Business and Management Science is responsible for a specialisation in the NHH PhD programme. The specialisation has two tracks:

Business Economics

  • Core courses in econometrics, microeconomics, scientific methods
  • Elective courses in economics, finance, or optimisation
  • Dissertation on a topic in business economics, industrial organisation, public finance, asset management, risk analysis, shipping economics, or the economics of natural resources

Management Science

  • Core courses in optimisation, microeconomics, scientific methods
  • Elective courses in operations research, optimisation, statistics, data science
  • Dissertation on a topic in logistics, operations management, utilisation of natural resources, shipping, predictive modelling, or climate risk

Elements from the two tracks can be combined.

For more information about the Department of Business and Management Science and its research profile, visit the department’s website .

Start date: August 2023


The PhD programme

The PhD programme at NHH  is a four-year fully-funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with research and relevant work experience, preparing the school’s graduates for scholarly positions at recognised international institutions and positions in knowledge-intensive institutions and firms outside of academia. Former PhD graduates have been hired by renowned institutions such as HEC Paris, NOVA SBE, Tilburg University, Hanken School of Economics, Norwegian universities and business schools, as well as in the government, banking, finance and consulting industries.

The PhD research scholars will be included in a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment, working closely with faculty members and other PhD research scholars at the school. The PhD research scholars receive feedback on their work through regular interaction with their supervisor and other faculty members. PhD research scholars are expected to participate actively in faculty and research seminars, as well as in workshops. The place of work will be at NHH in Bergen where the PhD research scholars will receive their own office space in their department.

The scholarship includes 25% teaching and/or research assistance responsibilities, and the PhD research scholars must take one basic module of the programme for university pedagogy in the course of the fixed-term period. The PhD programme gives preference to applicants who addresses research problems that fit the research interests of the department and available resources for supervision. As the school aspires gender balance and diversity, female applicants will be given preference if applicants are otherwise equally qualified.

The annual salary for the PhD research scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, which currently is NOK 500 800 (equivalent to approximately EUR 43 250 or USD 47 550). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including public health care benefits and pension savings.

The city of Bergen offers a mild coastal climate and hosts rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities, as well as a family-friendly environment. To explore the city, go to .


Application requirements

General requirements:

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements  for the PhD programme. 

You are required to upload the following electronically with your application:

  • Certificate of a Master of science degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades). You need to have completed your master’s degree before august 2023. If you have not completed your degree when applying for the position, please attach an overview of the courses and grades that you have completed so far.
  • Certificate of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
  • Other relevant certificates or transcripts (e.g. courses completed at the PhD level)
  • If the issuing authority of grades and degrees does not use the ECTS grading scale, please include an official description of the applied grading scale system
  • Statement of purpose describing your motivation for applying this position (250-300 words)
  • Tentative research project outline (2000-4000 words) describing the aims, objectives, research questions, and elaborating on your motivation for pursuing the proposed area of research. Please note that your research project is tentative and often needs adjustments after acceptance into the programme
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A list of all publications and/or other documented research activities
  • Contact details of two referees

Please upload the documents in separate files, not combined in one single file.

Specific requirements:

The Department of Business and Management Science requires you to have an adequate level of academic and English language proficiency. Formally, unless you are in the categories for which we waive these requirements, we require you to submit your GMAT or GRE test scores, as well as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic test scores.

  • If you use GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic test scores to document your skills, you must upload a scanned copy of your unofficial test results in Jobbnorge (online portal) when you apply. If you are one of the selected candidates, you must ask the test centres to send your test scores electronically to NHH without delay due to the time lag at the test centers. It is also possible to give NHH access to your results when you apply.
  • You are waived from the GMAT/GRE tests if you hold a qualifying master’s degree from a Nordic school.
  • You are waived from TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic if you are a native English speaker, have a qualifying Master’s degree from a Nordic school or you have a qualifying Master’s degree where the language of tuition was English.
  • Please consult the NHH PHD website  for detailed information on how to submit test scores.

Letter of recommendation:

Letters of recommendation may strengthen your application, but it is not mandatory. The referees should send their letter of recommendation (in PDF file format) to  by latest 31 May 2023.  


General information

For more information on the PhD programme and the submission procedure, please consult the NHH PHD website . Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that applicants for the PhD research scholar position do not need to apply separately for admission to the PhD programme.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, note that the list of applicants may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

For questions and inquiries about the NHH PhD programme, please contact .

Applications must be submitted online. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

Application deadline: 26 May 2023

Research Field
Economics » Business economics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Economics » Management studies
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Economics » Business economicsEconomics » Management studies

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