Associate Professor in Marine Biology

Updated: 10 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jan 2020

About the position

Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund have a vacancy for a 100% permanent teaching and research position for an associate professor in marine biology.

The position reports to Head of Department.

Work description

  • Teaching and supervision primarily within bachelor programs on topics related to marine biology, marine ecology and sustainable aquaculture.
  • Initiate research projects and lead application processes
  • Fieldworks with students including sampling in the littoral zone and work in connection to our R&D license for salmonid farming.
  • Organize work experience for students in local companies with marine focus.
  • Research within the departments strategic area on marine sciences
  • Administrative tasks
  • Other teaching assignments within the department

Qualification requirements

The position of Associate Professor requires university education at doctoral level in marine biology/ecology, aquaculture or equivalent. You must have knowledge and experience within the marine field with particularly focus on biology and innovations related to sustainable use of marine resources and environment.

The ability to initiate and lead research and development work will be emphasized. Emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals. The greatest emphasis is placed on academic work during the past five years. Applicants with knowledge and connection to the bio-marine industry will be preferred.

Other requirements:

Basic qualifications in the discipline of education are required. Anyone who is appointed without having formal basic qualifications in the discipline of education (formerly referred to as practical qualifications in teaching at university level) and who is unable to document equivalent qualifications is required to complete an approved course within two years of appointment. Uniped at NTNU offers qualifying courses. Employees who do not have formal qualifications in teaching at university level and who cannot provide documentation of equivalent qualifications must complete an approved pedagogical development programme within two years of appointment.

Pedagogical skills and qualifications will be emphasized. The evaluation will be based on documented material related to teaching, forms of presentation for the academic works, experience in teaching, supervision of doctoral and master’s degree subjects as well as other types of pedagogical background. Applicants with teaching experience at university level will be preferred. Quality and breadth will be evaluated.  

The person appointed must comply with the decisions about changes due to developments in the subject area, and the organizational changes that may result from decisions regarding the university's activities.

The person appointed should speak a Scandinavian language. Teaching at bachelor level is conducted primarily in Norwegian. It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment new employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three in the course in Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU. 

Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA .

Personal characteristics

  • Good collaboration skills and ability to work interdisciplinary
  • Good dissemination skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability and interest in development and restructuring
  • Ability to initiate and lead research and teaching, and supervision of bachelor-, master- and PhD students
  • Personal suitability and practical teaching skills

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, education, experience and personal suitability will be emphasized, as well as motivation for the position.

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Salary and conditions

The position as Associate professor is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

The person appointed must live in a location enabling him/her to be present at and available to the institution.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

The application must include (Departments to choose from the following):

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions, and women are therefore encouraged to apply. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants. 

Questions about the position can be directed to Head of Department Tove Havnegjerde , phone 70161317/95082053. Program Coordinator for Bachelor of Biomarin Innovation Birgitte Paulsen Torset, , phone 70161330.

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via . Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas.

Mark the application with reference number: 2019/38665

Deadline for applications: 06.01.2020

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Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund 

We work with health and sustainable exploitation of marine resources, as well as medical and marine laboratory technology. The Department has close ties with regional business and industry in the health and marine sectors. This applies to research, education and innovation. The Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences .

Deadline 6th January 2020
EmployerNTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Ålesund
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent

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