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Two PhD Positions in Rock Engineering for IOE-WRC, TU Nepal – IV-62/23

Required selection criteria

The applicants should have a MSc degree in civil engineering with MSc thesis written with a focus on tunnel stability issues or geotechnical engineering or earthquake engineering. The applicants must be the permanent faculty at Paschimanchal Campus (WRC) of IoE, TU in Nepal and preferably should be under the age of 45 years. The applicants must commit to work under sandwich program and must commit to stay both in Norway and in Nepal. The applicants must also commit to return to WRC and work there for at least 5 years at WRC after the completion of PhD research.

In addition, the applicants must qualify for the admittance as PhD fellows at NTNU. Excellent written and oral English is a prerequisite. The qualification requirement is that the candidate must have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 ECTS Credits) with a strong academic background in respective field with a grade of B or above in terms of NTNU’s grading scale.

If the applicants do not have letter grades from previous studies, the applicants must document that they have a score higher than 78 percent at the Master level study. If the applicants are unable to meet above academic criteria, the candidate may be considered for the position only if documentation is made such that explains that the candidate has qualities to successfully carry out research at an international standards that leads to the completion of PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations set by NORAD under the scholarship of NORHED II Project 70141 6: Capacity Enhancement in Rock and Tunnel Engineering at Paschimanchal Campus (WRC), Institute of Engineering (IoE), Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal.

  • The applicants should document that they are fluent in English both spoken and written
  • The applicants should also submit a about two pages research proposal in one of the research areas mentioned above
  • The applicants should also include a commitment letter which guarantees that the applicants will actively contribute to teaching and research on Rock and Tunnel Engineering Program at WRC at least for 5 years after the completion of PhD.

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