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The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Marketing at the University of Stavanger Business School, Department of Innovation, Leadership and Marketing. The position is vacant from August 2023.
The doctoral program is designed to produce graduates that are able to contribute to the advancement of marketing theory, methods, and practice. The program focuses on developing the doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful marketing academics. After successful completion of the program, we expect our graduates to be placed at leading research institutions.
The selected candidate will be working with a team of dedicated research-active faculty, with degrees from internationally recognized universities. The marketing faculty continuously publish in leading academic journals in marketing and strategy, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and the Strategic Management Journal.
The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Social Sciences. The education includes relevant courses amounting to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.
While the main place of work will be the University of Stavanger Business School, the selected candidate will also be given the opportunity to visit other leading international research institutions (e.g., to attend doctoral seminars and work with faculty).
The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.
While the PhD project will accommodate the selected candidate s research interests and qualifications, applicants should carefully familiarize themselves with the research of the marketing faculty at the University of Stavanger Business School to identify potential advisors when developing the project proposal (see below). Research areas of particular interest among the marketing faculty are governance of inter-organizational relationships, social and organizational networks, digital organization and business models, as well as competing firms marketing decisions.
As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment.
During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.
We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background in business and other disciplines that are relevant to marketing research, such as mathematics, statistics, economics, engineering, psychology, and sociology, and who are interested in an academic career in research and teaching.
As applicant you need to demonstrate a solid command of both oral and written English, strong analytical skills, and have completed a five-year master s degree (3+2) (or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate) with a grade point average of B or better for both the coursework and the master thesis. If you are finalizing your masterdegree in the spring of 2023, you are also welcome to apply.
Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subjects that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales to calculate your points for admission.
Emphasis is also placed on your:
A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:
The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:
University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.
You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.
More information about the position (and project description) can be obtained from Professor Kenneth Henning Wathne, phone: +47 97483315, e- mail:, or Assistant Professor Elham Ghazimatin, phone: +47 51831038, e-email:
Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved, tel: +47 51831558, e-mail:
To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.
The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:
Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation.
The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.
Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.
UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.
Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.
Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.
The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.
It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.
The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.
The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.
In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.
Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.
The University of Stavanger Business School carries out research and offers study programs across all areas of business. The study options include bachelor programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Law. The school also offers master programs in Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing, and Executive MBA, as well as research education (PhD). The Centre of Innovation Research and the Center for Entrepreneurship are both part of the business school. There are currently 90 employees and 1,400 students at the school. The UiS Business School is organized in three departments; Department of Innovation, Leadership and Marketing, Department of Accounting and Law and Department of Economics and Finance.
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