Fellow in Disability and Society, Department of Social Work Norwegian University of Science, Department of Social Work

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Fellow in Disability and Society, Department of Social Work


At the Department of Social Work has a vacant temporarily PhD position coupled to research disability and samfunnfor a period of four years, with corresponding one man-duties. This is an educational position that will provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development in the form of a doctoral degree. The position is related to the PhD program in social work at the Faculty of social and educational science (SU) and the faculty as an employer.


Department of Social Work (ISA) has around 60 employees and about 700 students. Research has a broad research portfolio aimed at child, diversity and inclusion as well as knowledge in practice. The institute offers two bachelor programs, three master programs, continuing education and training as well as PhD programs in the areas of social work (social worker), child protection (child welfare) and disability studies. ISA represents one of the largest research groups in Norway within the social work field and in disability. The Institute's website: https://www.ntnu.no/isa . The department is currently located at Dragvoll and Tunga.




The appointee shall carry out their PhD project related to efforts to increase employment of people with reduced working capacity, but with a special focus on the employer side and what it takes to its involvement for greater diversity in the workplace. In the academic community carried out in 2017 an evaluation of a NHO initiative called Ripples in the water, which has its origins in the IA Agreement's goal of increased recruitment of persons with disabilities. It would be advantageous if the PhD project are tied to this study and the applicant will be able to use data collected in connection therewith. Applicants may contact the department to gain access to the project description for the evaluation of the Rings in the Water. Ripples in the water is also described on NHO their hjemmesider.Stipendiaten will gain access to the research group of international expertise on this theme. In addition to carrying out his PhD project is expected the successful candidate to actively participate in academic activities in research and to carry professional liability along with other academic staff for further specifications.




Appointments are made in accordance with applicable regulations concerning conditions of employment as postdoctoral fellow, research assistant and specialist candidate of 31.01.06. http://www.lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2006-01-31-102 .


Eligibility requirement erfullført graduate / master's degree in relevant social science / health and social / humanities or other relevant education. The applicant must have a strong academic record from their previous studies, and have a weighted average grade of the last two years of master's or equivalent degree (equivalent to 120 credits) equal to B or higher with NTNU's grading. Applicants without letter grades from previous studies to have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants with lesser character background will be admitted if it is documented that the candidate is specifically suited to a PhD program. It is expected that the person has a good knowledge both orally and in writing in Norwegian / Scandinavian and English.


Personal characteristics such as independence, endurance, flexibility, curiosity, samarbeidsvillighetog motivation to contribute to a good working, will be of considerable importance.


Wages and working conditions


Fellow, code 1017 is remunerated by salary grade 50 in the national salary, with a minimum annual salary gross NOK. 432,300 per. year. Of which 2% contribution to the State Pension Fund.


Please refer to the NTNU's supplementary provisions of 23.01.12 for appointment as a research fellow. http://www.lovdata.no/for/sf/kd/xd-20090617-0959.html  


The appointment is made on the terms that apply at any time for public servants, and the appointee, must accept any changes in the workspace.


There is an assumption that the appointee, settles so he / she can be present at and available to the institution.


A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background. NTNU is an IA business.


We offer

  • exciting academic environment with opportunity for skills development
  • an open, inclusive working
  • favorable gym membership and access to company sports
  • favorable conditions in the state pension fund




Applying for a scholarship is contingent upon admission to the PhD program in social work. For information about the PhD program see http://www.ntnu.no/studier/phsarb . You apply for admission to the PhD program after you have started the research fellowship.


The application must be accompanied by a description of the planned research work about 4-5 pages. The project description will form the basis for consideration of admission to the PhD education at the faculty.


Together with the application please enclose

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • scientific work


It will be taken into account in joint work. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's efforts must be accompanied by a brief description of the role.


In accordance with new public information about the applicant be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be listed on the list of applicants.


For further information about the position obtained by contacting the Department of Social Work at the Jan Tøssebro, phone 73591720 / email jan.tossebro@ntnu.no


Information about the application process can be obtained from the HR section, at Aaste Line Strand, e-mail: aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no


The application with attachments must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no. Attachment that can not be sent electronically transmitted NTNU, Faculty of social and Education, 7491 Trondheim, and labeled with SU- 46.

Deadline: 20th June 2017

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