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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: salary NOK 436.900-490 900 per year
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Oct 1, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2018

Job Description/Responsibility

  • One PhD fellowship position at the Department of Computer Science on Serious Games for Privacy (related to IKTPLUSS roject ALerT, Awareness Learning Tools for Data Sharing Everywhere).
  • We invite applications for one PhD fellowship at the Department of Computer Science, NTNU in Trondheim on serious games for privacy. The fellowship is connected to the IKTPLUSS project ALerT, Awareness Learning Tools for Data Sharing Everywhere. The appointment is for a term of 3 years, or 4 years with teaching duties equivalent to 25%. This is a researcher training position aimed at providing promising researcher recruits the opportunity of academic development in the form of a doctoral degree.
  • Information about the department
  • The Department of Computer Science currently employs 26 full time professors, 3 adjunct professors,41 associate professors, 16 adjunct associate professors, 18 assistant professors, 37 postdocs/researchers, approximate 90 PhD students, and 23 technical/administrative staff. Research activities are organized into groups and strategic European and National projects as documented at
  • Work description
  • The fellowship is associated with the project ALerT, financed by the NFR program IKTPLUSS. The project aims to develop tools for evoking awareness about personal information in digital environments. By using these tools, citizens will learn about what happens to their personal information, the value this information has to the commercial entities, privacy issues, and legal rights. In addition to NTNU, the project consortium includes the Norwegian Computing Center (coordinator), the Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, the Norwegian Consumer Council and Karlstad University. The PhD will be located at the Department of Computer Science, NTNU in Trondheim.
  • The research is expected to focus on the development and evaluation of serious games for evoking awareness on privacy. Therefore, we require a solid knowledge of serious games, learning technologies, and/or interaction design.
  • The research of the candidate must be aligned with the overall goals of the project. The PhD is expected to cooperate with the other members of the consortium to conduct user studies, design the games, conduct experiments, and disseminate the project results. The candidate will collaborate with other members of the project as well as national and international collaborators, and possibly supervise master theses having synergies with own research.

Experience Requirements

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Education Requirements

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Skills Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Informatics, with focus on Learning Technologies, Game design, HCI or equivalent. Master students in their last year are also invited to apply, employment will then be postponed until the Master degree is completed.
  • The candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Applicants are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills in English, preferably also fluency in Norwegian to conduct empirical studies. For candidates who are neither native English speakers nor from Norway, the following tests can be used as documentation for English skills:
  • Academic IEL
  • Cambridge CAE / CPE
  • Minimum scores are:
  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
  • Academic IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • CAE/CPE: grade B or A


  • An informal and friendly workplace with dedicated colleagues
  • Academic challenges in an international environment
  • Attractive schemes for housing loan, insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Apply Instruction

The candidate will be required to enroll in the PhD program in Information Technology at the NTNU, and must therefore satisfy the admission requirements, see for more details. In brief, the academic degree must be equivalent to at least 5 years of study, and the ECTS grade average must be A or B.

About the Company

Company Name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Company Profile: NTNU has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.

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