Associate Professor in Quantitative Managerial Economics

Updated: 7 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jan 2020

About the position

The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (IØT) invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor in Quantitative Managerial Economics.

The department is organized into six sections:

  • Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research
  • Health, Safety and Environment Management (HSE)
  • Strategy and Business Development
  • Operations Management
  • Experts in Teamwork
  • Section of Economics and management (NTNU Gjøvik)

The position is part of the Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research section. This is a cooperation-oriented research group with several internationally recognized researchers who are active in many national and international research projects and programs, financed by for example EC H2020 and the Research Council of Norway.

The section cooperates closely with both industry and governmental bodies. The teaching in the section is closely connected to the 5-year Master of Technology program in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, which is one of the most prestigious master programs in Norway.

The department (IØT) has as its mission to carry out educational and research activities at a high international level. IØT’s core activity is in the intersection between technology/natural sciences, business economics, management, and HSE, aiming to promote sustainable value creation in technology-based areas in industry, business and the public sector in Norway.

We recruit new employees in line with our mission, and we search for enthusiasts who are passionate about contributing to the department’s vision of “More research, interaction and team work which increases our value creation at the interface between technology/natural sciences and business economics, management, and HSE”.

We are looking for those who have experience with and potential for continuous innovation within this interface.

The position as Associate Professor reports to the Head of Department of IØT.

Find more information about the department here .

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Research in the scientific area of quantitative managerial economics, resulting in publications
  • Initiate, participate and manage externally funded research projects
  • Contributing to development of the research area and teaching programs
  • Teaching in the scientific area of quantitative managerial economics on an introductory and advanced level
  • Teaching according to the existing study plan
  • Supervision of master and doctoral students
  • Exam preparation and evaluation
  • Administrative tasks

Qualification requirements

To qualify for this position we require:

  • A Norwegian PhD or equivalent foreign PhD in quantitative managerial economics or operations research.
  • Documented scientific competence in at least two of the five following important areas:
  • Decision making under uncertainty; e.g. stochastic programming, robust optimization
  • Analysis of dynamic systems; e.g. simulation, dynamic programming
  • Statistical learning
  • Modelling techno-economic systems
  • Quantitative analysis of digital economy
  • Applicants must explicitly document the relevance of their research experience and their publications related to these areas (a)-e)) in the application letter.
  • Documented scientific competence relevant for the technology specializations of the students in the department’s master program in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, (see https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/mtiot for a description of the master program).
  • Publication of research in recognized and relevant international scientific journals. Scientific articles published in the last five years (excluding statutory leave) with relevance for the research area indicated above will weigh strongest in the evaluation and ranking. We desire an active researcher to fill this position, and we consider the scientific publication record in light of the length of the applicant’s academic career, and the duration of the PhD studies.
  • Documented experience in teaching within quantitative managerial economics or operations research. See more about the pedagogical qualifications below.
  • The following qualifications will count positively in the evaluation of the candidate:

  • Demonstrated skills applying machine learning and artificial intelligence within managerial economics.
  • Supervision experience at master and PhD level.
  • The ability to initiate and manage research projects.
  • Collaboration experience with industry and/or public sector.
  • International collaboration experience and an internationally oriented mindset.
  • Willingness to collaborate with engineering disciplines at NTNU.
  • 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. For further information: www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/pedagogical-qualifications and NTNU’s Educational Program for New Academic Staff .

    Pedagogical qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation will be based on documented pedagogical material, pedagogical education, presentational skills in your scientific work and experience from PhD - or master level supervision, and teaching and pedagogical background of other sorts. The overall quality of the qualifications will be evaluated.

    For this position, we welcome applications from both recently completed PhD candidates as well as more experienced candidates.

    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. The University provides such courses. Following this, the candidate should be able and willing to teach and do research in Norwegian.

    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

    Personal skills such as flexibility, collaboration ability and motivation to contribute to a good working environment will count strongly in the evaluation and ranking.

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

    We offer 

    • Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment 
    • An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues 
    • Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund  
    • Employee benefits
    • Attractive Norwegian social welfare scheme including family benefits, home loans, Insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

    Additional points we would like to highlight:

    • Excellent students
    • Every 5th year the possibility to apply for a one-year sabbatical leave.
    • Vibrant research environment with intensive industry collaboration.
    • Possibility to apply for gender equality funds for female employees.

    Information about working and living in Norway can be found at the following link: www.nyinorge.no .

    Salary and conditions

    The gross salary for the position of Associate Professor (code 1011) is normally from NOK 548 200,- to NOK 722 400,- per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. 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 criteria 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 total obligation to work is divided into research, teaching and administration. The division between these fields of work obligation will vary, but approximately equal time should be devoted to research and teaching.

    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.

    Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite. 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 description of the academic works to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English. Applicants must, within the application deadline, submit the following documents in the application website www.jobbnorge.no :

    • Application/motivation letter
    • CV and authorized certificates and diplomas
    • Documentation of the qualifications 1)-5) and the desired qualifications (I.-VI.). Skills and experience that are not documented in the application will be regarded as non-existing in the evaluation.
      • For 1), the title and a summary of the PhD should be submitted.
      • For 2) -4), see D.-F below.
      • For 5), any evaluation of the applicant’s teaching and supervision should be attached. See the description of teaching qualifications based on a list of factors https://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/pedagogical-qualifications .
    • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works). These academic works should be attached to the application in order to be considered in the evaluation
    • A description of the academic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be taken into account in the assessment
    • A full list of your works with information on where they have been published
    • Details of projects for which you have been project manager, with information about funding, duration and size
    • Name and address of three potential references

    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.

    After the application deadline, an internal committee will do a shortlisting of the applicants. This evaluation will be sent to an external expert committee, and only the best-qualified applicants will be assessed. The best qualified candidates will be invited to do a trial lecture and have an interview at the department.

    General information

    A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

    Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection according to the Freedom of Information Act.

    Further information about the position is available by contacting Professor Ruud Egging, ph. +47 7359 7612 or email
    rudolf.egging@ntnu.no or Professor Henrik Andersson, ph. +47 7359 3592 or email henrik.andersson@ntnu.no .

    An application including attachments should be sent electronically through www.jobbnorge.no

    Application deadline: 06.01.2020.

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    Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management

    We conduct research and teaching at an international level in the interface between technology/natural sciences and economics, management, and HSE (health, safety and the environment). Our goal is sustainable creation of value within technology-based areas in industry, business and the public sector in Norway. We have academic groups in Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management is one of four departments in the Faculty of Economics and Management .

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


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