Vacancy | PhD Scholarship in logistics with focus on sport in sustainable urban development, to Molde University College | Apply no later than August 1, 2024

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Molde University College announces a PhD scholarship with focus on sport in sustainable urban development, linked to our PhD Logistics program. This PhD position focuses on sustainable urban planning, with emphasis on physical activity and sport in urban areas. Studies of cities and communities that prioritize active lifestyles show that they tend to be more sustainable by enabling residents to be more physically active in their daily routines. We therefore encourage applications focusing on areas such as organised and un-organised sport and physical activity, active mobility, public sector engagement for sport facilitation, sport and social inclusion, and sport for development.

The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the doctoral programme in Logistics, and the position is placed within the faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences.


We are seeking candidates with a strong background from for instance sport management, urban planning, human geography, political science, or similar areas.

Your higher education must equate 5 years of full-time studies on top of the entry requirements for first cycle studies (Bachelor’s degree) in Norway. For some countries this means that you must have more than 5 years of what is called higher education in your home country. Please confer HKDIR GSU-list for relevant information pertaining to your home country:

Your master’s degree (or equivalent) must be within relevant academic areas, constitute at least one full year of studies (60 ECTS), and must contain an individual piece of student work, normally a master thesis. The minimum average grade of the master’s degree should be B or better on the ECTS grading scale, or an equivalent average grade on other grading scales. We will also emphasize personal qualifications and English language proficiency.

You will only be awarded the position if you in advance are admitted to the PhD program in Logistics For further reading about this program visit

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The appointment period is up to 4 years. That would include 25 % working duty (teaching, supervising or doing administrative tasks). The position will be remunerated with gross salary from NOK 532 200 a year, of which 2% is deducted for the Norwegian State Pension Fund. A 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 must apply via the website Along with the application, you must submit:

      • A description of your proposed research topic, maximum 5 pages. The description must include a tentative title, an outline of the research including research question(s), relevant theoretical frameworks, research methodology and a positioning versus the existing academic literature. A proposal that does not meet these guidelines will cause a rejection of your application.
      • A CV (summarising your education and work experience).
      • Copies of your educational certificates and transcripts in English or in a Scandinavian language, with documented marks scales. Lack of possibilities for verification of the documents will cause a rejection of your application.
      • A copy of your master’s thesis or equivalent independent student work. If the thesis is not in English or a Scandinavian language, a certified transcript of the abstract of the thesis must be provided.
      • Any other academic publications (e.g. conference papers) that the applicant wishes to be considered.
      • Names, positions and e-mail addresses of three persons that may be contacted as references for your academic and personal qualifications.

The application deadline is 1 August 2024.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Solveig Straume (, Professor Lisa Hansson ( or Dean Oskar Solenes (


Molde University College is a committed member of the Government’s “Volunteer for inclusion”-programme. 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. Requests for anonymity must be specifically requested with a written justification, but can nonetheless not be guaranteed.

This announcement text is a translation from the Norwegian announcement text. If there is doubt about the interpretation of the English announcement text, the Norwegian version prevails.

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