The Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and

Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim announces a vacant PhD fellowship in

chemistry education/history of chemistry.

The fellowship is offered for a period of four years. The person

appointed to the post will have teaching duties corresponding to ¼ of a

full time post, e.g. laboratory instruction in elementary chemistry


The PhD fellowship is within the history of chemistry, preferably on

19th or 20th century chemistry. Successful candidates will be enrolled

in the PhD programme in Science Education, which includes studies in the

history of science. The position is organized at Department of

Chemistry. Further information is available at

We seek highly motivated candidates preferably holding a M.Sc. or

equivalent in chemistry or related areas with an average grade of A or B

within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best). Promising candidates

about to finish their master theses are eligible to apply as well.

Information on time of completion should be enclosed the application.

Prior experience in the history of chemistry will be considered an

advantage. Applicants who are not native speakers of English or of a

Scandinavian language must have a good command of spoken and written


The appointed fellow must agree to the conditions laid down for public


Successful candidates are offered a start gross annual pay of NOK 353

000 a year (Norwegian state salary code 1017, level 45) – corresponding

to approximately 41000 Euros for the duration of four years. 2 % of the

salary will be deducted at source as an obligatory premium to the

Norwegian State Pension Fund.

The appointment of a PhD fellow will be made according to Norwegian

guidelines for universities and university colleges. Applicants are

obliged to engage on an organized PhD training programme, and

appointment requires approval of the applicant’s plan for a Ph.D. study.

Their M.Sc. results are thus expected to qualify for acceptance as a PhD

student at NTNU. The successful candidate and the University must sign a

mutual contract regarding the period of appointment and the obligations

of the PhD fellow.

Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send

a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail

the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated

with the obtained degree:

The application must contain information on previous education, exams,

and professional experience.

Applications with project outline, CV, certified copies of transcripts

and reference letters should be submitted electronically via The position’s reference number is: NT – 32/09. See


We prefer the attachments in *one single file*.

Publications and other scientific reports that the applicant would like

the University to consider, must be scanned and submitted electronically

along with the other attachments. Having produced such publications is,

however, not a requirement for the PhD position. Joint papers will be

considered, but in these cases the candiate should account for her or

his contribution. Names and contact details of two referees should also

be given.

* Application deadline: 22 May, 2009

*Please contact Annette Lykknes ([email protected]) if you have

further questions.