Postdoctoral Fellow in Health and Social Sciences Times Higher Education, Norway

Postdoctoral Fellow in Health and Social Sciences

Times Higher Education, Norway

About the position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the project “Pathways to the world of work for students with disabilities in higher education” is available at the Department of Mental Health, NTNU.

This project will provide new and practical knowledge of facilitators and barriers to universal and supported studies for students with disabilities. The project includes three work packages, and we have already engaged two PhD Candidates in relation to this project. The Postdoctoral project will examine attitudes towards students with disabilities and their potential for higher education and further work inclusion among academic staff at Norwegian universities, and employers and relevant employees at Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV). The project has an innovative entrance aiming to strengthen the university’s and collaboration partners’ capacity for development and change. The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with the PhD Candidates and the research group.

This position is full time (100 %), fixed-term position, for 2 years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the same institution.

Place of employment is at Campus Øya in Trondheim, Medical Technical Research Center (MTFS).

Duties of the position

  • Planning of project accomplishment
  • Provide ethical approvements
  • Accomplish a vignette survey
  • Collaborate closely with the project group
  • Report and publish research results

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is a qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in health and social sciences, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

If for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post-doctor and research assistant .

  • good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills
  • good skills in quantitative research methods
  • experience with SPSS

Preferred selection criteria

  • experience with innovation and change processes
  • research publishing after PhD
  • experience with disability-related work
  • interest in the field of disability research

Personal characteristics

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  • Being an initiator and able to work systematically and independently
  • Good communication and corporation skills
  • Ability to contribute towards a good working environment

We offer

Salary and conditions

The employment period is 2 years. The position is subject to external funding. Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment, you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work. It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English or Norwegian.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 3 works)
  • Name and address of three referees

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact project leader Aud Elisabeth Witsø, , +47 41305442

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Senior Executive Officer HR Fiona Druett, , +47 92830485

Please submit your application via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI) .

If you are invited for an interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2020/5070 when applying.

Application deadline: 20.10.2020

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Department of Mental Health ( is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Our core tasks are research, education, dissemination and service support.

We are active in the areas of mental health, mental disorders, substance abuse, rehabilitation, intellectual disability and child welfare. We offer professional studies in disability nursing and we contribute to professional programmes in medicine. We offer also master’s programmes and further education, as well as independent courses at doctoral level.

Deadline 20th October 2020
Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Øya Campus

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