The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) has a PhD position in marketing and experience economy. The position is at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, School of Business and Economics (HHT). The PhD fellow will be a part of the research group Experiential Marketing, Management and Innovation (EMMI).
The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.
The workplace is at UiT in Harstad. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.
School of Business and Economics (HHT)
The School of Business and Economics undertakes research and research-based teaching of high national and international quality, drawing on the competence of local industry. The integration of teaching and research creates a dynamic academic environment for students and employees. The School of Business and Economics has an international focus with the Northern Circumpolar Region as a basis.
The position’s field of research
The PhD-position lies within the field of marketing and experience economy with a focus on sustainable experience design. To understand experiential consumption contexts is at heart. In this, service- and experience design plays an important role and paves way for business development and innovation.
Knowledge of value co-creation in service- and experience-based businesses is an area in need of further research. How businesses and management can facilitate for positive value co-creation together with consumers is important. By understanding consumer cultures and the ways in which consumers seek meaning through consumption can inspire innovations and value. Understanding value co-creation thus becomes crucial.
Areas of interest that could be explored further are how co-creation can play a role in sustainable experience design. Consumer experiences and behavior in experiential contexts as well as the role of the consumer in experiential marketing. Also, sustainable experience design and management of e.g., nature-based experiences could be an area for further exploration.
The PhD fellow will be a part of the research group Experiential Marketing, Management and Innovation (EMMI), at UIT, The Arctic University of Norway, School of Business and Economics.
The applicants must submit a draft research proposal for the PhD project. The research proposal should not exceed 3000 (ex. reference list). The proposal must contain a description of the topic, research question, methodology and theoretical perspective. The final project description will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor.
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor May Kristin Vespestad:
- phone: +47 77058365
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in marketing, tourism, experience economy, management, innovation, business administration or similar.
In addition to the educational requirement, the right person will have the following profile:
- You have a strong interest in studying the issues/challenges related to experience design
- You have an appetence for research and a good analytical/critical mind
- You master qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
- You are willing to regularly disseminate and publish research results
- You are able to work independently in a structured manner
- Applicants must document fluency in English and be able to work in an international research environment. Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is also an advantage
In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.
We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position.
As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.
Admission to the PhD programme
For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.
Admission normally requires:
- A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS.
- A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS.
- A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS.
Grade requirements applies both to the master thesis as well as courses part of the master’s degree. The minimum requirements are grade C or better on the master’s degree, and grade C or better on courses that are part of the master’s degree. A grade lower than C in one course may be compensated by a higher grade than C in another course. If the applicant has two subjects with the grade D or lower, the applicant is not qualified for admission. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.
Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree.
If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than six weeksafter taking up the position.
Inclusion and diversity
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.
If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.Torger Grytå
- Involvement in an interesting research environment
- Good career opportunities
- A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
- Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
- Pension scheme through the state pension fund
- More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility
Your application must include:
- Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
- Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
- Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
- Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
- Documentation of English proficiency
- Documentation of proficiency in Norwegian (if applicable)
- References with contact information
- Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
- Project description (maximum 3000 words – excl. reference list)
Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.
All documentation to be considered must be in English or in a Scandinavian language. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.
The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.
A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.
Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.
We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.
UiT – Developing the High North
The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.
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31st January 2022
Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022