Fakultet for teknologi, kunst og design (TKD)

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.


The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.

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There are currently 2 PhD positions available in connection with the PhD-program in engineering science at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD). Both positions are full-time (100%) for a period of 3 years.


The PhD-program has a multidisciplinary profile and offers a variety of topics within engineering science. The program is a collaboration with the research center on digital engineering: Simula@OsloMet. TKD is an important contributor to OsloMet’s strategic goal of being a leading provider of research and education for solving the big challenges for society - today and in the future. We welcome research students with devotion and ideas on how to develop and apply a wide range of research topics in engineering science.

For more information about the program, please see the following website.

Research topic and project description

Applicants may research on any topic of their choice within the field of engineering science, and are requested to provide a description of their chosen research project when applying for the PHD-positions. The requirements for the project description are listed below.

General qualifications

  • Master’s degree in an engineering discipline, applied mathematics or physics, or a similar master's degree relevant to the PhD program, with 120 ECTS or equivalent with an average grade of A (best grade) or B within a scale of A-E passing of grades (candidates with an average of C might be considered on the basis of other qualifications). Bachelor’s degree must have an average grade of C or higher.
  • Experience in publishing academic works is an advantage
  • Must be fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Desired skills

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, plan and direct own work, and goal-oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams.
  • High motivation for research work.


Each PhD position presupposes admission to the Faculty’s PhDprogram.

Final project plan shall be completed and approved within 3 months after being offered the position.

We offer

  • a dynamic professional working environment with challenging tasks in areas of substantial development
  • a unique academic and research collaboration within and across different research groups
  • benefits such as flexible hours and welfare arrangements
  • more information on OsloMet can be found at https://www.oslomet.no/en/english/about-oslomet

Expert committee and documentation requirements

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. In order to be considered for the position you must upload the following documents together with your online application by the final date for the application:

  • application letter, CV and copies of diplomas/certificate with transcripts of records. Please note that a description of your country’s/ university’s grading system must be included with the transcripts. This must be an official document with the seal of the university.
  • project proposal which indicates that the project will realistically lead to a doctoral degree within the three-year period. The proposal should include: Research questions, theory and method, relevant knowledge within the research area, schedule for the educational and research plan. The project proposal should not exceed 5 pages (excluding references)
  • list of publications
  • names and contact details of at least 2 references
  • applicants from countries where English is not the first language must present an official language test report. (Applicants from the Nordic countries are exempt from this requirement). The following tests qualify as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:

              TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)

              IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test              accepted)

Please apply electronically to this position by clicking on the button «Click here and apply».

All the documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Any translations must be government authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Note also that failure to upload one or more of the abovementioned documents will result in your application being rejected without further consideration.


Contact information

For general information about the fellowships, contact Advisor Mari Devik, Mari.Devik@oslomet.no.

For information about processing of applications or if you have any problem uploading documents, please contact Senior advisor Mette Bjørtomt, metteb@oslomet.no.



Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, position code 1017 NOK 479 600 – 504 700. By law 2% of the salary is deducted as to the Norwegian State Pension Fund.


The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position. OsloMet is an IA (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise and operates in compliance with the Norwegian IA agreement.


According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.


OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and is certified to use the http://www.hioa.no/eng/ Research-and-Development/Charter-Code-at-OsloMet-Oslo-Metropolitan-University logo by the European Commission.


OsloMet is a member of the EU Researchers in Motion network https://www.euraxess.no/

Type of employment Stipendiat
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/06627
Published 01.Jul.2019
Last application date 15.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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