Research fellow in Management

University of Stavanger


The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.


The Norwegian School of Hotel Management, as part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, offers study programs and carries out research within Hospitality and Tourism. The academic community at the department is unique and is the leading research and expertise center within its academic fields throughout the Nordic countries. It is also a member of the worldwide network Hotel Schools of Distinction. The department has a collaboration with the hotel and tourism industries. There are currently 30 employees and 550 students at the institute.


Research fellow in Management


The University of Stavanger invites applications for a research fellowship in management at Faculty of Social Sciences, The Norwegian School of Hotel Management.


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 tasks exclusively. The position is vacant from 15 August 2019.


The research fellow will work on a project focusing on managerial decision making in the tourism industry, and we are especially interested in studying decision making in situations where there are conflicts between short term and long term goals. One example is destinations faced with overtourism, where the quest for short term growth and profit is hampering long-term business sustainability. The candidate will have the possibility to influence the content and the direction of their PhD-project within the broader limits given above.


For this position, we are seeking applicants with a strong academic background with a five-year master degree within marketing, business administration, psychology, sociology, hospitality management, or tourism management, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide the basis for successfully completing a doctorate. If the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree individually are equivalent to or better than a B grade, you are among the ones we are looking for. You are  also welcome to apply if you are finishing your master degree in the spring of 2019. Applicants with an educational background from institutions using another grade scale than the A-F scale are requested to enclose a confirmed conversion scale that portrays how their grades compares to the Norwegian A-F-scale.


In evaluating the applicants, emphasis will be placed on their potential for research in the field, and also their personal prerequisites for completing a doctorate. The position is suitable for candidates who can work both independently and as a member of a team, and be innovative. For this particular project we are looking for you who have a very good command of both oral and written English. The recruitment and interview process will take place in English, and if you are comfortable with this, and also have strong skills in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, we are very much interested in your application. For candidates with a high working capacity, who understands that pursuing a PhD is a challenging learning process, the announced position is a unique opportunity for personal and academic development.


The resulting PhD degree will qualify for research and teaching positions at University level.


The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant  research institution.


If a large number of applications is received, it may be necessary to reject some applications before the associated documents are sent to the internal committee for assessment. This will apply to applicants who do not satisfy key qualification requirements.


The salary for this position is set according to the State Salary Code, 17.515, code 1017, NOK 449.400 per annum. The position provides an automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favourable retirement benefits.


Further information about the position can be obtained from associate professor Annie Haver, telephone +47 51833782, email, or from department head Håvard Hansen, telephone +4751833761/+47 97158762, email


Information about the appointment procedures can be obtained from HR-advicer Kirsten Sikveland, telephone +47 51833701, email 


The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few male research fellows within this academic field and men are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.


Please register your application in an electronic form at Relevant education and experience must be registered in the form. Certificates/diplomas, references, list of publications and other documentation that you consider relevant, should be submitted as attachments to the application as separate files. The documentation must be available either in a Scandinavian language or in English. If the attachments exceed 30 MB altogether, they will have to be compressed before upload.

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