Ph.D. scholarship position at the Department of Computer Science and Informatics (IDI) in applied information technology Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science and Informatics (IDI) Norway

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Ph.D. scholarship position at the Department of Computer Science and Informatics (IDI) in applied information technology


At the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Department of Computer Science and Informatics (IDI), the Applied Information Technology (AIT), there is a vacancy in the field of information systems, with focus on interaction.


Information about the institute

IDI ( ) currently has 33 professors / professor II, 37 associate professors, 15 associate professors II, 19 laboratory staff, 37 postdoctoral researchers / researchers, about 90 active PhD students and 20 technical / administrative staff.


Information about the PhD grant

Admission as a Ph.D. fellow is for 3 years, or 4 years with 25% duties. Applicants must have a master's degree, or be last year's master's students. For applicants who have not completed the master's degree, any postponement will be postponed until the degree is completed. The master's degree must be in computer technology, computer science, information systems or the like. The candidate must be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program in Information Technology at NTNU, and must therefore meet the admission requirements for this study program (see for details). The main requirement is that the master's degree must be at least 5 years full-time studies and grade averages must correspond to B or better in the Norwegian grade scale.


Students who attend a 4th year course at a relevant master's degree at the IE faculty, NTNU, can apply for the position as an integrated Ph.D. (see for more information on this scheme).


Information about the position

The Ph.D. position is thought to be linked to research on the implementation and use of information systems in Norwegian organizations with a particular focus on modern interaction tools. It is therefore important that the addict not only has a technological perspective but is also open to view the technology in an organizational context. Typical research area will be the intersection of technology, organizations and users.


Emphasis will be placed on focussing on how information systems are received by users in an organization, how an organization can prepare users for new information systems, what is needed for an introduction of an information system to be successful , or how different organizations relate to the same information systems.


It is also desirable that the research fellow will help strengthen research related to the faculty's master's program in ICT-based interaction.


The fellow student must have good skills both for independent work and cooperation, having excellent manufacturing skills in English (oral and written), and must also master a Scandinavian language, since fieldwork will take place in Norwegian language organizations. For applicants who do not have English or a Scandinavian language as their native language, the following tests can be used as evidence of English knowledge: TOEFL, Academic IELTS, or Cambridge CAE / CPE. Minimum Score:


  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (internet-based test);

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5, and no section lower than 5.5;

  • CAE / CPE: character B or A.


Salary and other general information

Addition takes place in accordance with. current regulations regarding employment conditions for fellows, and on other terms that apply at any time to the law on state employees. The person to be added must sign a contract indicating the start date and duration of the employment relationship.


The position is placed in position code 1017 Fellowship, and is normally paid in steps 50-57 of the state salary regulation , with gross annual salary 436,900 - 490,900 , depending on qualifications.

From gross salary, 2% of statutory deposits are deducted from the National Pension Fund.


NTNU is interested in increasing the number of women in its staff. Women are therefore encouraged to apply. The state labor force shall as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a staff policy goal to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and recruit people with an immigrant background. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply.


The application must contain information about education, exams and previous experience. Certified copies of diplomas and grades must be enclosed. For diplomas from foreign universities, please include a "diploma supplement" or similar explanation of the character system. Relevant scientific work should be included, and any teaching experience should be documented. The application must follow a description of a doctoral project (3-5 pages). In the description, the applicant shall discuss research questions, point to relevant theory and relevant research methods and propose a progress plan for the project. The sketch will be considered in terms of scientific potential. Applications with incomplete documentation will not be considered.


The application must be sent electronically as a combined PDF file via this site (


For more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Torstein Hjelle, email:, tel: +47 917 02 358,

lecturer Thorleif Hjeltnes, email:, tel: +47 952 93 091 or

Head of Department John Krogstie, email:


For information about processing the application, please contact senior consultant Anne Kristin Bratseth, +47 73 59 67 15,



Please note the application IE 005-2018

Application deadline: 15.02.2018

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