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Department of Mathematical Sciences (IMF)

Three PhD fellowships are vacant at the Department of Mathematical Sciences

The vacant PhD fellowships are intended to give promising candidates an opportunity to pursue a research activity on an advanced level leading to a doctoral degree. The Department of Mathematical Sciences conducts research on an international high level within the disciplines of algebra, analysis, didactics of mathematics, differential equations, geometry/topology, numerical analysis, optimization, and statistics. Part of the research is also conducted in close cooperation with other fields of science and technology at NTNU, as well as in cooperation with industry and external research institutions.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences wants to support highly motivated and excellent candidates within any of the Department's main research disciplines. A short project description should be written in cooperation with a potential advisor at the Department, and the project description should be submitted together with the application. Strategic considerations may be taken into account in the final selection of candidates.


Preference will be given to candidates who speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language due to the need for teaching assistance in several of the introductory mathematics courses. The PhD fellows who speak a Scandinavian language will be employed for 4 years with teaching and other duties of approximately 25% of the total available time. The PhD fellows who do not master a Scandinavian language will be offered a 3-year appointment. The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).


The PhD fellows will be part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU and will have their workplace there. See http://www.ntnu.no/imf. The Department currently has around 60 PhD fellows.


Applicants must have a master’s degree within one of the research areas covered by the Department (algebra, analysis, differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization, geometry/topology, statistics and didactics of mathematics), or a corresponding education, and must also satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD programme at NTNU. See http://www.ntnu.edu/ime/research/phd for information about the PhD programme at NTNU.


MSc students in their final year are also invited to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.


For more information, please contact Head of Office Marte P. H. Andresen, by phone:  (+47) 73 59 17 40, or by e-mail: marte.andresen@math.ntnu.no .


The regulations for PhD programmes at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least five years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the last two years of the MSc is required, and C or higher for the BSc. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the programme of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.

The PhD fellowships are placed in salary code 1017, gross income from NOK 435 100 to 535 500 per year. From this salary, 2% will be deducted for mandatory membership in the National Pension Fund. Starting salary is expected to be NOK 435 100.


The appointment of the PhD fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study(see http://www.ntnu.edu/ime/research/phd ).

Candidates will be required to enroll in a PhD programme within the period of employment, and must sign a contract regulating the starting date and duration of employment as well as the required duties.


The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.


The application must include information about education, examinations and earlier experience. Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts must be enclosed. Relevant scientific works should be included. Joint work will be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant's contributions is attached.


Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page. Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file.


Reference no: IME 083-2016.


Closing date: 29.01.2017.


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