PhD in forest management

Published: 03 May 2021

A 100 % PhD position in applied ecology is available at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology. The position will run for 3 years, preferentially starting in August 2021.

Application deadline: 2021-05-23

The goal of the PhD project is to contribute to sustainable development of forest landscapes suitable for both wood production and woodland grazing. This will be achieved by 1) studying past trajectories of wood production and woodland grazing by domestic animals, 2) developing a remote sensing method for mapping current coverage of woodland pastures and its effect on forest species, as well as generalizing it on regional scale with help of multistage approach, and 3) combining knowledge on past and present into a regional gap-analysis.


The application and all attachments are to be submitted electronically and should include the following:

  • Application letter CV (education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates and list of references
  • A complete list of publications
  • Transcripts of record from your BSc and MSc
  • All non-native English speakers must provide official documentation of English language proficiency at a sufficiently high level.
    We require one of the following English language tests with a minimum of the following scores:
    -Toefl internet based: 80.
    -Toefl paper based: 550,
    -IELTS: 6.
    No exceptions are made for this requirement. Scores lower than 550/80 (TOEFL) or 6.0 (IELTS) will not be accepted. The TOIC test will not be accepted.

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds. According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.


Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 14,000 students and 1,000 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad. INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally. We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation by 2020. The candidate will be enrolled in INN’s PhD program in applied ecology and biotechnology with workplace at Campus Evenstad.

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