Senior researcher fellow within preparedness and emergency management - Norwegian Police University College, Bodø campus


  • The position’s role and main responsibilities
  • The senior researcher fellow will take part in comparative research on emergency preparedness organization and emergency management related to large scale emergency situations. A special focus is on the management of joint operations between different emergency agencies as well as private-public and civilian-military cooperation. Cooperation across borders is also in focus. Within the project, the testing of different management concepts in training and exercises using computer-assisted simulation will take place.


  • Relevant themes may be:
  • Crisis and emergency management issues
  • High reliability organisations -intra- and inter-organizational links
  • Organizational forms and managerial roles within emergency response agencies
  • Civilian and military organizational structures and cooperation platforms
  • International cooperation within emergency preparedness – organization of host nation support
  • Training and exercise concepts for coordinative roles within emergency management
  • Emergency management training schemes at different levels
  • Computer-assisted simulation tools within management training


  • Professional qualifications, experience and education
  • Required qualifications:
  • A doctorate degree or an equivalent education within social sciences, preferably within organization and management theory.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of Norwegian.
  • In addition:
  • The research idea/plan for the research period
  • The candidate’s motivation for the position

Personlige egenskaper

  • Personal qualities
  • Good cooperation and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Motivation and ability to work in a research team and for interdisciplinary collaboration

Vi tilbyr

  • We offer:
  • Employment as senior researcher in the Norwegian public employment code 1109, salary based on qualifications and years of experience.
  • Membership in the Norwegian State Pension Scheme, one of Norway’s best pension schemes, which gives members access to excellent house mortgage loans and insurance policies
  • Independent work
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development
  • An inclusive and friendly work environment
  • Flexible hours, shorter hours in the summer months
  • Opportunities for physical training / other social activities and benefitsEmployees in law enforcement in Norway must have a clean criminal record.The Norwegian Police University College encourages people with a minority background to apply for this position. In addition, the employment policy strives to attain a good age and gender balance in the faculty and staff.

    In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25, we inform that information about candidates to the position may be made public, even if the candidate has requested anonymity. In this case, candidates will be informed that their information will be made public.

    Candidates with reduced functionality will be called in for an interview if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

Odd Jarl BorchPhD Professor, dr. econ.The Business School Nord University Bodo, NorwayPhone: +47 90 19 26 74
Johnny SteinbakkHead of studies, Norwegian Police University College, BodøPhone: +47 97 55 37 37

Søknadsfrist: 20.01.2019

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