Associate Professor in Reservoir Technology in Stavanger, Norway

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Location Stavanger, Norway
Date Posted September 21, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


The University of Stavanger is seeking an Associate Professor in Reservoir Technology for a 4 year temporary position at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources.
The subject area for the position is Oil and Gas Production, CO2 sequestration and storage, geomechanics, reservoir chemistry and transport processes in porous media.
As an Associate Professor, you will primarily teach and supervise students at bachelor's, Master’s and PhD level within the subject area, conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of partnerships with businesses.
The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.
The general job description gives a more detailed account of the subject area and relevant duties for associate professors.
The position is organisationally affiliated to the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources.
The academic community educates students with relevant competence for the oil industry in the region and internationally, and produces innovative research and technology, which can contribute to increased recovery of oil and gas. The position is intended for an active researcher with competence especially within experimental laboratory research and/or simulation of processes relevant for the subject areas. The position requires experimental and/or simulation work, which can support and initiate experimental activities in the areas of geomechanics, chemo-physical fluid-rock interactions and oil and gas recovery.
We are seeking an associate professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification in within one or more of the following subject areas: geomechanics, reservoir chemistry, petrophysics, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering and energy resources.
Applicants with a specialisation within reservoir technology/engineering will be preferred, but applicants specialising in related areas may also be considered.
You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, and basic skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. If you do not meet the competence requirement, the university may consider to offer employment with a requirement to complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years. The course will be provided by the university
The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English.
experience with supervision of students at the BSc, MSc and PhD level
ability to initiate, obtain external funding for, lead and carry out major research and development projects
research results published in recognised Norwegian and international publications, and references indicating progression in research and publications
a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your own teaching and supervision
ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course's objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked
experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching
experience of partnerships with businesses
experience with relevant international research networks and the ability to build and nurture networks -regionally, nationally and internationally
experience with innovation and the commercialisation of research
ability to manage a heavy workload, inquisitiveness, and motivation to develop new knowledge in collaboration with others
good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment
varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 17.510, code 1011, NOK 573 100 - 667 200 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits.
favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club
employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses
Your application will be assessed by an expert committee. In the expert assessment, emphasis will be placed on submitted scientific work and documented teaching competence. The committe will also assess your experience with popularisation/dissemination activities, university politics and administration, and any other documented qualifications relevant to the position.
If you do not satisfy formal parts of the qualification requirements, you may have your application rejected before applications are submitted to the expert committee for assessment.
Based on the expert committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and a teaching demonstration before any recommendations are made.
The university aims to recruit more women into professor positions; thus, if several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, a woman will be given priority over a man.
It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.
The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be decisive.
More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Alejandro Escalona, tel: +47 51832259 e-mail:
Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +4751831419, e-mail:
Apply for the position online via the “Apply for the position” link on this page. Here you can submit your application and CV with relevant education and experience.
The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:
relevant certificates and references.
complete list of scientific work
up to 10 works which document your teaching and educational competence; see Guidelines for the Assessment of Teaching Skills.
up to 10 scientific works which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis
documentation of other relevant activities concerning the position requirements
The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.
Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants - see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.
UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.
The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.
The Department of Energy Resources is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The international academic staff conducts research related to energy resources, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geosciences. Study programs offer courses related to the exploration and utilization of petroleum and natural resources. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of study programs in English and high mobility among academic staff and students. The department contributes significantly to the research activities and leadership of The National IOR Centre of Norway, established by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. There are currently 50 employees in the department including research fellows and postdocs.

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