Deadline: 15 August 2012
Open to: Idividuals with research backgrounds in migration studies, especially, within immigration, forced migration, refugee studies and ethnic relations
Scholarship: Gross NOK 391 300 annually, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme
Globalization Research Programme (http://www.ntnu.edu/global) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, invites applications for one PhD position within the focus area of War, Conflict and Migration.
Globalization is one of NTNU’s six strategic research areas, which aims to build high level research capacity. Research within the Globalization Programme is centred on four focus areas: (1) Global Production and Communication, (2) War, Conflict and Migration, (3) Intercultural Dynamics and (4) Global Economic flows, Governance and Stability.
The focus area War, conflict and Migration actively seeks to build knowledge and new insights on forced migration, irregular migration, internal displacement and reconstruction after wars and natural disasters. Globalization is seen as a process of differentiation, in which individuals, groups or geographical areas may end up as excluded. Such marginalization may take place in the wake of globalization as profit-making circuits often are developed on the backs of the truly disadvantaged. Empirical studies on migration (forced and irregular), refugee studies, conflict/peace studies and studies of post-crisis reconstruction support the theory of differentiation and marginalization.
For this announced PhD position, focus area War, Conflict and Migration seeks a PhD candidate who intends to study on forced and irregular migration, particularly on one or combinations of following issues.
- Issues relating to impacts of ‘restricted’ migration policies on mobility and immobility of groups of people namely; forced migrants (refugees and asylum seekers) and irregular migrants (transnational labor migrants).
- Issues relating to integration of refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants. For example studies on analyses of policy and practice, and on encounters between immigrant populations and host communities.
It is encouraged applicants with research backgrounds in migration studies, especially, within immigration, forced migration, refugee studies and ethnic relations, to apply for this PhD position.
From a PhD position offered for a 4-year period, 75 % is devoted to the research project, while 25 % is devoted to required duties, for instance teaching.
Work place will be at NTNU.
For this PhD position, applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities/Arts.
The PhD position is remunerated according to salary scale 48 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 391 300 annually, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.
PhD study at NTNU is organized in PhD programmes. Successful applicant for the PhD position must apply and be accepted to the relevant PhD-programme following his/her employment.
The application and the project proposal must be written in English. Educational certificates and other documents should be in English or in a Scandinavian language.
The application is to be handed in electronically through http://www.jobbnorge.no
marked with HF-12-009.
Send your application with the following documents, preferably attached as one PDF document:
- A CV, with information on education, examinations and previous research experience, and the names of possible references must also be included.
- A project proposal (10 pages) for the research you intend to carry out during the period of the scholarship. The project proposal must include hypothesis, goals, scientific methodology and theory. The project proposal must also include a research plan showing that the project can be completed realistically during the period that is devoted to the project.
- Scanned copies of educational certificates. The originals must be produced at the interview.
- A list of publications (if available) and any other works they wish the commission to take into consideration.
If some of the attachments cannot be sent electronically, one copy should be sent by regular mail. This might for instance apply to publications that the applicant wants to be considered. The envelope must be marked with the reference number and sent to, Coordinator, NTNU Globalization Research Programme, Faculty of Humanities, NTNU NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway.
Applicants that are considered for the positions will be asked for references and called in for an interview.
Appointments will be made in accordance with the current regulations for universities. The successful applicants must agree to the conditions that apply to public employees. A contract will be drawn up regarding the period of appointment and required duties. Primary residency inTrondheim is a prerequisite.
It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for the positions. NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.