Professor/ Associate professor in Ocean Technology

Страна: Норвегия;

Город: Bergen

Добавлена: 15.07.2017

Работодатель: The University of Bergen (UiB)

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For lecturers;

Телефон и контактное лицо:, or Head of Department Professor Øyvind Frette


The Department of Physics and Technology has a position as Professor/ Associate professor in ocean technologyavailable. The position is part of the department’s electronics and measurement technology research group.

The application must state clearly whether it targets the Professor or Associate professor position.


About the department

Department of Physics and Technology is one of eight departments under the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The staff currently consists of 33 academic and 25 technical/administrative permanent positions. The department has about 50 postdocs/research fellows, about 80 PhD students, and about 120 master students at all times.

Department of Physics and Technology provides education leading to the academic degrees Bachelor, Master and PhD. The department is responsible for four educational programs for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees: Physics, Ocean technology, Petroleum Technology and Process Technology, and it also contribute to programs in Nano Science and Technology and Energy. For further information please follow the link:


Description of the position:

A job description specifying the specialist field and areas of work and responsibility is available further below.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

    Applicants must have a doctoral degree in physics/ measurement technology and instrumentation or similar within the closing date for applications.
    A strong research experience in ocean technology related to measurement technology and instrumentation is expected. Furthermore, it is expected that the applicants document their ability to initiate relevant research projects and conduct research in collaboration with relevant internal and external research partners. This includes the ability to initiate master and PhD projects related to ocean technology, and to supervise students working on these projects.
    Applicants must document proven track record of success in attracting external research funding.
    Research leadership experience, as well as experience in coordinating research activities and of strategic research planning is desirable.
    Applicants must be able to work independently and have strong collaborative skills.
    Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.


Teaching - qualifications and personal qualities

Applicants must be able to document qualifications and experience in teaching and supervision of students. Such documentation can include:


    proof of completed teaching training
    evaluation reports of the applicant's teaching practice
    overview of scope and level of teaching
    overview of supervision of postgraduate and doctoral candidates, and results obtained
    teaching awards received
    own educational publications
    own compendia and teaching material
    reports showing participation in projects related to curriculum development and educational development, such as alternative learning or supervision methods or environments

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.


Basic teaching training is a requirement, but a successful applicant who does not have such competence at the time of appointment will be offered training and will be required to document such training within one year of the date of appointment. This deadline is extended to two years for a successful applicant who does not master a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment.


University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointment to scientific positions.


We can offer:

    a good and professionally challenging working environment.
    for the Professor position, salary at pay grade 74–79 (code 1013) equivalent to NOK 667 300 – 766 600 in the state salary scale. For the Associate professor position, salary at pay grade 64–72 (code 1011/ salary frame 24, alternative 8) equivalent to NOK 553 200 – 648 100 in the state salary scale. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
    enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
    a position in an inclusive workplace (IW).
    good welfare benefits.

Associate professors employed on a permanent basis have the opportunity to apply for personal advancement to professor according to competence. Annual closing date for such applications is 15 September.


Your application must include:

    diplomas, references
    complete list of publications
    a summary (2-3 pages) of the most important results in you research, your research goals and a suggestion for teaching plans
    list with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications
    list of academic work that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including information about where this work was published
    the names of three referees, where at least one is familiar with your tutorial skills

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.