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Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science

Vacant position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science – the ‘Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns’ project.


At the Department of Sociology and Political Science there is a temporary position Postdoctoral Fellow in political science for a period of 2 years. The position as a Postdoctoral Fellow is a fixed -term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions. The position period may vary from two to four years, but is normally two years. Employment over two years can require work obligation.


The Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) is committed to carry out research, teaching and dissemination in sociology, political science, sport science, and media studies. The department has approximately 80 employees and 11 study programmes. ISS is characterised by strong disciplines in social science, with the emphasis on sociology and political science, which contributes to multidisciplinary study programmes and- research at the NTNU. Sociology and political science also influence the department`s sport science and media studies profile.


ISS is a leading research department pursuing high quality and innovative research, and contributing to the public debate and the development in the fields of the department.

The ambition of ISS is to be among the most outstanding social science departments in Norway in terms of teaching and research, and to have research groups who have international acknowledgement. A feature of the department is the linkage between its research and its teaching at all levels from undergraduate to research students.

Our study programmes aim to give our candidates competence and qualifications which makes them in demand in the labour market, and enables them to contribute to the development and betterment of society. For more information: http://www.ntnu.no/iss.



This postdoctoral position has been established to work on the ‘Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns’ (ARC) project. ARC aims to measure and quantify the impact of inter-organizational networks in resistance campaigns (such as those of the Arab Spring) on short term outcomes and the prospects for longer term democratization. In addition to her/his other research activities, the postdoctoral researcher will be expected to contribute to two publications on the ARC project in collaboration with other team members, one examining the impact of the participation of social organizations (such as trade unions and religious groups) on short term concessions by autocratic regimes and one on how the participation of these groups influences post-conflict institutions. The contribution of the postdoctoral researcher can be either in the area of formal theory or quantitative data collection and analysis. While all applications will be considered, candidates with a background in formal theory, and/or quantitative methods, and/or the study of civil resistance campaigns and nonviolent conflict will be looked upon favourably.



A Norwegian PhD is required in a relevant field (political science, international relations, peace and conflict studies) or an equivalent foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD.

Candidates with a demonstrable academic background and experience in formal theory, quantitative methods or the study of civil resistance/nonviolent conflict will be looked upon favorably.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009. 

Personal qualifications will be ascribed high importance.



Applications should include:

  • A publication list
  • Relevant samples of puplications (no more than five)
  • A project description
  • A CV with information on education, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates and study records
  • Fluent English skills are required

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a join piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.


Salary and Working Conditions

The Postdoctoral Fellow is paid according to salary scale 24 level 57 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 40 475 per month, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.


The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.


It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for all positions.


Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.


Further information about the position and the ARC project, please contact the project leader: charles.butcher@ntnu.no.


For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Sissel Sæther, e-mail: sissel.sather@ntnu.no.


An application including attachments should be sent electonically through: www.jobbnorge.no. Attachments may also be sent to: NTNU, Faculty of Social and Educational Science, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway. Please mark the application SU-40/17. Application Deadline: 26.06.2017.

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    26. juni 2017
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