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PhD in Marketing Management

PhD in Marketing Management

University College of Southeast-Norway (USN), School of Business announces five to six fulltime PhD scholarships in the Marketing Management PhD program at the School of Business. Accession will be from August 2016 or in agreement with the Dean.

The academic environment behind the program is more than 20 professors and researchers leading in their fields both nationally and internationally. The main work place is Campus Ringerike.

The positions offer a three years fixed term with 100% PhD studies, or a four years fixed term with 75% of the time be dedicated to PhD studies and 25% of the time to other duties e.g teaching at Bachelor or MSc level, or other projects related work at the School of Business. Candidates must be enrolled at the PhD program at the School of Business to be eligible for the scholarship (within 3 months from employment). Candidates are encouraged to plan a stay abroad during the period.

To apply for the position, the candidate must have an MSc degree or equivalent from a relevant academic program related to marketing and business administration. The candidate must have the grade B or better to be accepted into the program.

Candidates must be able to cooperate with fellow students and faculty, and to work independently with academic topics. Formal requirements for the positions are described in Regulations regarding PhD at HBV

Applicants must attach a proposal for their PhD project (8-10 pages) to their application. The proposal must include the topic for the planned PhD research, a research problem (area), relevant theory, scientific methods, and a time schedule for the project.

The evaluation of the applicants will be based on academic performance (grades from bachelor and master degrees), relevant research work and the project plan. Applicants are encouraged to include documentation of earlier relevant work that shows academic potential. The applicants must have perfect command of written and spoken English (Norwegian or another Scandinavian language will be an advantage).

PhD students will get close supervision during the period.

Qualifications for the positions:

Requirements for education and competence for the positions are stated in this set of regulations:

University College of Southeast-Norway (USN), School of Business announces five to six fulltime PhD scholarships in the Marketing Management PhD program at the School of Business.

What we offer:

  • Exciting work environment with colleagues at a high international academic level
  • Interaction with the business community
  • Favorable pension

The position is placed in salary code 1378/1017, which currently corresponds to an annual gross income of NOK 430.500,- (pay scale level 50). From this will be deducted a percent for mandatory membership in the National Pension Fund. (Foreign applicants can find more information about NPF here:

The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations with supplementary rules for research fellowship appointments in universities and university colleges. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of appointment.

According to Norwegian policies, the staff at state institutions should, as closely as possible, reflect the diversity of the population at large. It is therefore a goal of USN, as an state institution, to have a workforce that is balanced with respect to age and gender, and to recruit persons of immigrant background.

As mentioned in paragraph §25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant can be made public even if the applicant has made reservations in his/her application. The applicant will be notified.

Applicants will be interviewed and assessed by an expert committee. The successful applicant must comply with laws, regulations and agreements that at any time apply for employees at the college.

HBV uses electronic application processing. We ask our applicants to register their application for the position online: Click on "submit application" (top left on corner) to search the open position.

Submissions - positions:

The following documents must be submitted as part of the application (not more than 2 MB in each attachment):

  • An application letter, including personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • Certified copies of certificates and diplomas.
  • Curriculum vitae (with full information about education, grades, former positions, teaching experience, research and administrative experience, and a list of publications and conference presentations).
  • Draft PhD proposal and a 3/4 year progress plan (8-10 pages) demonstrating how the PhD will be executed and fit within the framework of the position.
  • Names and contact information (address, email, phone) of three references.
  • Copies of Master’s dissertation.
  • Any relevant scientific work; Joint research work will be taken into account. In cases where it is difficult to determine the applicant’s contribution, a short note of explanation should be supplied.

If there is problem with attachment send an memory stick – (attachement in PDF format), including all the above supporting documents, and send by standard mail to: University College of Southeast-Norway, PO Box 235, 3603 Kongsberg, Norway –attn: Anne Britt Bergen: 15/85-03449.

For application for the PhD program – please consider . The applicant will be evaluated for the faculty’s PhD-program paralell to the application evaluation. (It will suffice to submit documentation once).

More information may be obtained contacting: Professor Håvard Ness cell phone: 0047 957 82 032 or Dean Hans Anton Stubberud, cell phone: 0047 900 66 401.

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