Social Anthropology: Postdoctoral position; NTNU 1366 views

Department of Social Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management (NTNU) offers a temporary 2-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in social anthropology.


  • This postdoctoral position forms part of a research project called Energy Futures: Assessing Intermediary Expertise that Guides Arctic and Global Hydrocarbon Development and is associated with the department’s ongoing specialization in Organizational Anthropology.
  • Objective is to develop knowledge in relation to how intermediaries (energy consultants) create learning environments across the energy industry.
  • Research objectives of the project include building a conceptual terminology and typology of the kinds of valuations that consultants produce, as well as the visualizing practices developed in the creation of energy futures.
  • The project will focus on features of ethnographic research that relate to the creation and performance of expertise, expert knowledge, and elite cultures more generally


  • Applicant should have a Norwegian doctorate or an equivalent degree within social anthropology or related fields (STS, cultural geography, visual anthropology).
  • Applicant must possess PhD degree before employment start date.
  • Understanding with ethnographic research is desirable.
  • Capability to work independently.
  • Personal skills and motivation to contribute to a good working environment will be given high importance, good cooperation and communication skills, a strong research network, as well as ability to initiate research projects will be regarded positively in the evaluation process.


Applications must include:

  • Cover Letter (1-2 pages).
  • Research Statement (not more than 3 pages).
  • Publication list.
  • Two sample publications
  • CV describing education and earlier research experience, together with official documentation of certificates and study records.
  • Three references with names and contact information.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow will be paid according to salary scale 24 level 57 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 40 283,30/month, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Norway
Subject areas Social Sciences, Anthropology
Fellowship amount Mentioned above
Eligibility Open for applicants of all nationalities
Deadline 4 July 2016

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