Fellow of the Department of Social Anthropology Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Social Anthropology Norway

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Fellow of the Department of Social Anthropology


At the Department of Social Anthropology, a temporary position is available as a fellow of Social Anthropology for a period of four years, with a duty of employment. This is an educational position that will give promising research recruits opportunity for professional development in the form of a doctorate. The position is linked to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (SU) and the faculty is an employer.


The Department of Social Anthropology currently has 12 permanent scientific posts and a total of 13 candidates associated with the PhD program. The institute has many students in bachelor's degree programs, while the master's program recruits around 15-20 employees students a year. The Department of Social Anthropology is also the department of the Program for Africa Studies, which is an interdisciplinary area study.




The fellow student will be affiliated with the "Global Inequality" and "Culture, Innovation and Future" groups (see http://www.ntnu.no/sosant/global-ulikhet1 and http://www.ntnu.no/sosant/culture-innovation And future1 ).


Both of these professions have as an overall goal to elucidate local and global processes about cultural and social similarities and inequalities, with particular emphasis on how past and future manifest themselves in the present. Against this background, a fellow candidate addresses questions about nationalism, nation-building and changing perspectives on culture, innovation and the future in a globalized world.




Admission takes place in accordance with the current regulations on employment conditions for positions as postdoctoral, fellow, scientific assistant and specialist candidate of 31.01.06. Http://www.lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2006-01-31-102 .


The qualification requirement is completed in mainstream / master's degree in social anthropology or equivalent education. The applicant must have a strong academic background from his previous study and have a weighted average grade in the last two years of the master's degree program or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits), which is equal to B or better compared to NTNU's grade scale. Applicants without letter grades from previous studies should have an equally good academic basis. Applicants with weaker grades of background may be involved if it is documented that the candidate is particularly suitable for a PhD degree.


Personal qualities such as willingness to cooperate, independence and motivation to contribute to a good working environment will be given great importance.


Salary and working conditions


Fellowship code 1017 is paid after payroll 50 in the State wage regulation, with a minimum annual salary of NOK 432 300 per year. From this, 2% of statutory deposits are deducted from the Government Pension Fund.


See also NTNU's supplementary provisions of 23.01.12 for appointment as a fellow. http://www.lovdata.no/for/sf/kd/xd-20090617-0959.html  


The appointment takes place under the terms and conditions applicable to public officials at all times, and the person who is added must find out about any changes in the work area.


It is a prerequisite that the person being added settles so that he / she may 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, functional ability or cultural background. NTNU is an IA business.


We offer

  • Exciting academic environment with the opportunity for competence development
  • An open and inclusive working environment
  • Favorable membership at the fitness center and access to corporate sports teams
  • Favorable terms in the Government Pension Fund




Admission to the fellowship position requires admission to the PhD program in social anthropology. For information about PhD programs in social anthropology, see https://www.ntnu.no/sosant. You apply for admission to the PhD program after you have entered the PhD position.


Together with the application, an approx. 8 page description of the research work planned during the grant period. The project description should provide the basis for assessment of admission to the PhD program at the faculty.


In the project description it should:

  • Explains issues and methodological approaches
  • Refer to relevant theory in the field
  • Be a progress plan for the research work


Along with the application is attached as well

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Scientific work


Joint work will be taken into account. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's efforts, the applicant must attach a brief account of his involvement.


In accordance with section 25 of the Public Service Act, we note that information about you may be disclosed even if you have requested confidentiality.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Department of Social Anthropology at Trond Berge on telephone: 73598214 / email: trond.berge@ntnu.no , or Lorenzo C. Bottos on telephone: 73596872 / e-mail: canas.bottos@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 sent electronically via www.jobbnorge.no. Attachments that can not be sent electronically are sent to NTNU, Faculty of Social and Educational Science, 7491 Trondheim, and marked with SU-42.


Deadline: 01/09/2017

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