PhD Scholarship Position in Public sector productivity change and the effect of reduced transport cost

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    Molde University College (HiM)
    EconomicsTransport economics
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    15/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Molde

About us

Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics has 200 employees and 2 500 students. The University College has Bachelor- and Master studies within Health Sciences and Social Care, Logistics, Sport Management, Information Technologies, Economics, and Law and Social Sciences.

In addition Ph.D. programs in Logistics and Health Sciences and Social Care are offered.

The University College is located in modern premises at Molde Campus.

About the position

Molde University College announces a scholarship in Public sector productivity change and the effect of reduced transport costs, with required admission to the PhD programme in Logistics. The scholarship focus on studying how investments in large infrastructure projects affect productivity in the public sector. In current approaches to estimate agglomeration effects, only the private sector is included.

However, the mechanisms of learning, sharing and matching (or other effects) might also apply to the public sector. Specifically, this imply that the candidate must develop theory and methods for understanding such effects as well as gather data and build econometric models for estimating them.


You must have completed a Master's degree equivalent to the 2nd cycle of the European Qualification Framework within a relevant area. The master's degree must include a well written Master's thesis written in English or a Scandinavian language. If your thesis is written in another language, and you have published one or more scientific paper(s) in English, you may still be eligible for the position. The minimum average grade of the Master's degree should be grade B or better on the ECTS grading scale, or an equivalent average grade on other grading scales.

We offer

The place of work is Molde University College. The appointment period is up to 4 years. An appointment period on 4 years includes 25% working duties to the College (teaching and/or supervising). The positions will be remunerated at wage level 54 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 479 600 a year, of which 2 % is deducted for the Norwegian State Pension Fund. Higher salary may be considered for especially qualified candidates. The appointment will be in accordance with current Norwegian regulations concerning fixed-term jobs in the public sector and guidelines for employment as a scholarship holder at universities and university colleges.


You are asked to apply via the website https://jobbnorge.no/.

You must submit:

  • Description of your proposed research topic, maximum 5 pages. The description must give a title, an outline of the research including research question(s), theory, research method and the novelty of the research with respect to the existing academic literature. A proposal that does not meet these guidelines will cause a rejection of your application.
  • CV (summarising your education and work experience).
  • Copies of your educational certificates and transcripts must be in English or in a Scandinavian language, and with documented marks scales. Lack of possibilities for verification of the documents will cause a rejection of your application.
  • Your Master’s thesis.
  • Names and addresses of three persons who must be willing to act as references for your academic and personal qualifications. In addition and if suitable, you can submit maximum five of your own or co-authored scientific publications.

You may be invited to an interview either in-person or via e.g. Skype.

For further information, please contact Professor Svein Bråthen, svein.brathen@hiMolde.no or Professor Johan Holmgren, johan.holmgren@himolde.no.

The application deadline is 15.12.2019.

Molde University College is attending the government's volunteer for inclusion. We would like to include applicants with limited functional abilities or gaps in their CV. However, the qualification requirements for the position must be met.

According to the Freedom of Information Act section 25, 2nd part, the list of applicants can be made public. Exception from anonymity has to be specifically justified.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Molde University College (HiM)
NO-6402 Molde
Britvegen 2 / POBox 2110

EURAXESS offer ID: 457332


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