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PhD Fellowship position in transport equity

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

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 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Built Environment offers bachelors and master’s degree programs in engineering, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 60 staff members and 850 students.

The Department of Built Environment has a vacant position as a PhD fellow in transport equity. The position will link to the research group TransFrUrban (Transport, Infrastructure, and Urban development). Read more about the research group here:

Area of research

This position will focus the research tasks related to multimode transport service considering accessibility and equality. In 2020, over 50% of the world’s population are living in the urban area. By 2050, 7 out of 10 people in the world will live in cities. And the cities will generate more than 80% of the global GDP. Like some other megatrends, urbanization has the potential to become a positive transformative force for every aspect of sustainable development, including the reduction of inequality. Considering aging and new living style (such as working from home and walkable cities), how to properly apply emerging technologies to improve the urban living condition is important. Urbanization has attracted a lot of attention from all over the world. Developing sustainable, inclusive, and equal urban transport can significantly improve urban subjective well-being. Concerning rapid climate change, it is urgent to explore the pathways of environmental just and resilient urban growth. However, there are several challenges and gaps that need to be addressed. Sustainable and inclusive services and urban planning strategies will be developed in this PhD project by considering the proposed performance indicators. Moreover, the pathways to a sustainable, equal, and inclusive urban system will be explored by considering emerging technologies and local demands. The PhD is going to working on related topics.The candidate’s project will intersect some of the following topics:

The position is advertised as a 3-year position with 100% research. The start date of the position is 01.10.2024 at the latest. 

Qualification requirements and conditions

The following grade requirements are a condition for employment in the position:

Admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering Science at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design within three months of employment is a prerequisite for the position. If you already have a doctorate in a related field, you will not qualify for the position.In assessing the applicants, emphasis will be placed on the department's overall needs and the applicant's potential for research within the field.General criteria for employment in academic positions are covered by the Regulations on employment conditions for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, scientific assistant and specialist candidate. 

It´s an advantage if you have

We are looking for applicants who have

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

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Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.


To be considered for the position, you must upload the following documents by the application deadline:

Official diploma and transcript must be submitted before taking up the position, no later than 01.10.2024. If your educational institution is not able to deliver an official diploma by the deadline, you must submit documentation from the institution that confirms that your master´s degree is completed by the same deadline.

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded wihtin the deadlines stated in the announcement text for your application to be processed. The documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. You must present originals at any interview. OsloMet checks documents, so that you as a candidate will get a real evaluation and fair competition.

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

The position is paid according to the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, position code 1017 PhD fellow, NOK 532 200 per year.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. A background check may be conducted to verify information in submitted CVs and available documents. Background checks are not conducted without the consent of the applicant and relevant applicants will receive further information about this.If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

Deadline for applications: 01.03.2024Ref.: 24/00021    

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion.

OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

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 are seen to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter law will not be considered for the position.

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