PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Business and Management Science

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
August 28 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) is one of the leading business schools in Europe. NHH has an internationally recognised research environment and is the first choice for students who want to study business administration in Norway.

In close cooperation with the business community and the government administration, we are contributing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future.

NHH has an international profile and cooperates with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have 3,400 students and 400 employees.

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

The department is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals. The PhD specialisation in business and management science aims to give a solid training in using rational, systematic, sciencebased techniques to inform and improve business decisions, making use of empirical and theoretical methods reflecting the state of the art in the field. The specialisation offers three directions:

Business Economics (BE) combines economic analysis with the practical aspects of business. It is distinguished from the wider field of business administration by greater emphasis on economic theory and econometric analysis.

Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENE) covers core topics like energy markets, natural resources management and environmental subjects focusing on climate change. ENE offers empirical research to support decision-making by government and industry. Research within ENE draws upon tools from management science, finance and theories for dynamic decision making under uncertainty.

Management Science (MS) is the application of tools, such as operational research, simulation, optimisation, game theory, econometrics/statistics and applied mathematics to help decision making in businesses and government. The field uses applied and theoretical studies, with a focus on logistics, energy, health, election methods, the environment, natural resources, fisheries and transportation.

Please find further information about the Department of Business and Management Science here.

PhD Programme

The PhD Programme at NHH is a four-year fully-funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with active research and teaching/work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers at national and international academic institutions and industry.

PhD Research Scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The PhD Research Scholars receive feedback on their work through close interaction with their supervisor/s, and faculty during regular seminars.

PhD Research Scholars are required to combine their studies and research with 25% work as a teaching and/or research assistant during their employment period.

Preference will be given to qualified applicants which fit best with the research interests of the Department of Business and Management Science. Preference will also be given to female applicants in the event of equivalent qualifications.

The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is currently 436 500 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately € 46 900 or US dollar 55 200). This salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway, and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision.

The city of Bergen has a mild coastal climate and offers rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities, as well as a family-friendly environment. Visit ( for further information.

Start date in accordance with agreement.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the PhD Programme. High proficiency in written and oral English is necessary.

You will find further information about our PhD Programme here. If you do not find answers to your questions, you may send an email to:

Applicants for the PhD Research Scholar position do not need to apply separately for admission to the PhD programme.

In accordance with 25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant 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.

Information about education, prior positions and work experience, statement of purpose, tentative research proposal (5-10 pages), certificates with grades and other relevant documentation, including a complete CV, should be attached with the application.

Two or three reference letters must be submitted by email directly to NHH ( from the referees by latest 15 October 2017.

Applications must be submitted online. For opening the application, please select English version (see menu on top side) and use the link ‘Apply for this job' on the bottom of this side.

Application deadline: 1 October 2017

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