PhD position in Norway – Salary 4400usd/month

PhD position in Norway – Salary 4400usd/month

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
PhD Research Scholar Positions

NHH Norwegian School of Economics ( is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Business and Management Science, (2) Economics. Candidates admitted to the PhD Programme at NHH will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar.

NHH is a public, specialised university (founded in 1936) in Norway, which hosts around 3500 students. Applications are invited for PhD Research Scholar positions – Department of Business and Management Science.

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, science-based 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 position in Norwegian School of Economics



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 with research proposals that 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 430 200 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately Euro 46 400 or US dollar 52 500). 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 August 2016.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements ( of the PhD Programme. It is necessary that academic and English language criteria are met. All applications must include evidence of adequate GMAT or GRE test scores and TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Applicants from Nordic universities are exempt from this requirement. Applicants should ensure that all test results are sent from testing institutions and received by NHH by latest 2 May 2016, unless you are waved.


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 S25 (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 referee by latest 2 May 2016.

For opening the application, please select english version (see menu on top side) and use the link ‘Apply for this job’ on top right side.

Application deadline: 18 April 2016

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