Department of Accounting and Law at the University of Stavanger in Norway invites applications for PhD Research Fellowships in 2019.

  • Within accounting the project may focus on different fields: financial analysis, financial accounting, management accounting or public accounting.
  • Within law, the proposal may be within contact law, tax law, company law, labour law, property law (transfer of property).

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree. 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. In the assessment, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s project proposal, potential for research within the field, and personal prerequisites for completing the research education.

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 will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description.

Worth of Award

  • colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi (relevant with four years appointment with both research and 25% compulsory duties)
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 449.400,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Home-job-home, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Eligibility

  • They are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within law or accounting, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.
  • To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.
  • If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2019 you are also welcome to apply.
  • Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • have a large working capacity, and who understands that a doctoral course is a demanding learning process
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal
  • certificates/diplomas
  • references
  • list of publications
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

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. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

  • 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
  • UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Deadline: Applications close on  August 1, 2019

 

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