At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.
We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.
We offer a 3 or 4 (with teaching duties) year fully funded PhD position at the Information Systems and Software Engineering (ISSE) group of the Department of Computer Science, NTNU. The focus of this position is on the exploring the challenges and business value that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can deliver to organizations. While there has been widespread enthusiasm regarding AI, adopting and strategically utilizing these technologies constitutes a major challenge for many organizations. Furthermore, there is limited understanding about how the use of technologies such as AI can drive business strategies and generate sustained value. While most research to date has investigated technical aspects related to AI, there is a growing need to understand how business strategies can be developed to harness the strengths of these novel technologies.
The ideal candidate will be able to approach this topic from an Information Systems perspective and examine the broader socio-technical implications that AI introduces to the workplace, as well as the mechanisms through value creation is achieved. To do so, a combination of both quantitative and qualitative research methods will be employed through appropriate theoretical lenses of information systems and strategic management research. The aim of this project is to understand how organizations should adopt, deploy and routinize AI technologies, and to uncover the value generating mechanisms and their links with organizational strategy. We are looking for candidates with a strong research perspective that can publish their work in leading academic journals and conference proceedings.
The position reports to Head of the Department
The goal of this project is to explore the business value that AI can create, and how digital business strategies can be formulated around the potential of AI. This work will build on an interdisciplinary approach, bridging the domains of information systems, technology management, and strategic management. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in Management/Business Information Systems, be knowledgeable about research methods and competent in quantitative research techniques. The suitable candidate should also have experience with reading and reflecting on research papers in the domain of information systems. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that wants to excel in a research environment and has strong academic ambitions. The PhD candidate will therefore contribute to generate knowledge regarding the use and deployment of AI in organizational settings. Part of the main duties and responsibilities include conducting the following:
A master’s degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Information Systems, Business Informatics, Technology Management or equivalent with very good results is required, or an education at the equivalent level (equivalent to 120 ECTS). The applicant must satisfy the requirements for admission to the PhD education at NTNU (c.f. https://www.ntnu.edu/phd and https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phtele ). In particular, admission to the PhD education at NTNU requires an average grade of at least B, within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) in terms of NTNU’s grading scale, for the last two years of the master’s degree. Candidates near completion of their master’s degree are encouraged to apply.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
The applicant should:
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is up to 4 years with required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Information Technology
As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Patrick Mikalef, phone number +47 485 02 737, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or head of department Professor John Krogstie, e-mail: John.Krogstie@ntnu.no
About the application:
The application must contain the following:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI): http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/ ).
Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/14812 when applying.
Application deadline: 22.12.2019Les mer
|Tittel||PhD position in Management Information Systems|
|Job location||Høgskoleringen 1, NO-7491 Trondheim|
|Publiseringsdato||november 7, 2019|
|Søknadsfrist||desember 22, 2019|
|Fagområder||Informatikk,   Informasjonsvitenskap,   Statistikk,   Teknologistyring,   Kunstig intelligens,   Informasjonssystemer (bedriftsinformatikk),   Informasjonssystemer,   Analyse,   Ledelse,   |