Research Assistant in the UiO:Nordic project Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models (Futuring Nordics)

The deadline for application is 12 September.

Are you interested in conducting research on Nordic business models in the era of globalization, digitalization and the pursuit of sustainability? Join the new research project Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models (Futuring Nordics) at the Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability (Company Law Group).

The successful candidate will work at the Faculty of Law as part of the interdisciplinary Futuring Nordics team and Company Law Group. The main task of the candidate is to write a thesis within the research themes of Futuring Nordics. Examples of relevant topics are comparative analysis of the purpose of different organisational forms; duties and obligations of members in different organisational forms; sustainable compliance and due diligence; and sustainability reporting and auditing. The thesis is to be written in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Additionally, the selected candidate will assist in organising Futuring Nordics and Company Law Group seminars, conferences and other events, and assist in the research and writing activities of researchers in Futuring Nordics and Company Law Group teams.

The research assistant position will be a 50 % position for one year, starting in January 2020 (or later by agreement). The pay is 50 % of pay grade 35, which constitutes a gross salary of NOK 181,400 per year.


The successful candidate will normally have completed at least the third year of their master degree in law, or has enrolled in one of the four specialised LL.M. programs of the Faculty of Law. The candidate will write a large master thesis (60 credits). The final choice of the topic for the master’s thesis will be made together with Professor Jukka Mähönen, leader of Futuring Nordics, and Professor Beate Sjåfjell, deputy leader of Futuring Nordics and leader of the Company Law Group. Publication of the work in English and if applicable also in Norwegian (or in another Scandinavian language), will be encouraged.

As the working language of Futuring Nordics is English, candidates should have a good command of written and spoken English. As some activities may take place in Norwegian and other Scandinavian languages, good knowledge of a Scandinavian language is an advantage, but not a condition.

Applicants should provide a short statement (maximum 2 pages) explaining their interest in and suitability for the position, transcripts of their University grades, and a short CV (maximum 2 pages). Applications should be sent by e–mail to Eva Dobos.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview.

For more information about the position(s), please contact either Professor Jukka Mähönen or Professor Beate Sjåfjell.



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