The University of Agder in Norway is inviting applications for its PhD Research Fellow in regional innovation studies for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Two 100 % positions are available at the University of Agder, the School of Business and Law, as PhD Research Fellows in regional innovation studies. The positions are affiliated with the Department of Working Life and innovation for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. The positions are presently located, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty, but preferably within 2019.

The positions are connected to the subject area of regional innovation studies. The PhD Research Fellows will study innovation processes from a system perspective. This can include studies of innovation in firms and public organizations, but consideration of how external environments affect the rate and direction of innovation activities is vital.

Worth of Award

  • The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salaries per year.
  • A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.


Candidates must have:

  • A master degree, including a master thesis, within economics or social science with at least B as the average grade
  • The master degree must include courses within innovation studies
  • Good ability for oral and written presentation in English and Norwegian
  • Knowledge about theories of innovation
  • Good qualifications in research method, in particular, the qualitative method

How to Apply

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CVs
  • Certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis, alternatively a closing date/time schedule for the master degree
  • References
  • Academic work and R&D projects, as well as a list of these
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including the reference list.
  • The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, methods and progress plan within the given framework

Note: The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.


Deadline: Application closes on August 25, 2019.

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