Professor/Associate Professor in Engineering Geology of Soils - IV-112/20 in Trondheim, Norway

at NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Location Trondheim, Norway
Date Posted April 1, 2020
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent

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About the position
We have a vacancy for a Professor/Associate Professor within Engineering Geology of Soils at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum.
The professorship is administratively linked to the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP) at the Faculty of Engineering (IV), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The department currently has 24 professors, 12 associate professors, 33 adjunct professors/adjunct associate professors, and about 100 PhD and postdoctoral fellows. The department annually graduates about 150 students with a master degree.
The Department consists of the six research groups Engineering Geology and rock mechanics, Geology, Geophysics, Mineral production and HSE, Reservoir engineering and petrophysics and Well construction and production systems. The present position is organized in the research group of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics.
The position reports to the Head of Department.
Duties of the position
the discipline Engineering Geology of Soils cover genesis, processes and technical properties of unconsolidated sediments, slope stability, hydrogeology, environmental geology (contaminated ground), ground source heating and cooling and the use of geological materials as concrete and road aggregate
teaching is given at both Master-and PhD-level and an important task will be supervision of students
the professorship will be responsible for teaching and research within engineering geology of soils
the professorship is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff at the department
the professorship is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further development of the teaching programs including continuing education
the professorship is to supervise master’s students and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline
the professorship must agree to participate in administrative work
Required selection criteria
(Select the job category to be advertised. It is important to distinguish between essential and desirable qualification requirements)
Professor:
The position of Professor within engineering geology of soils requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-2.
candidates for the position need to have comprehensive knowledge of theoretical aspects and research, as well as practical experience of some of the issues mentioned above
academic competence at least at doctoral level is required within the subject area
the applicant’s research must be documented and of high, international quality, showing both breadth and depth
research activity and output must demonstrate an independent research profile and the ability to take up new research issues. Continuous research activity is a prerequisite for professorial positions
strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within the subject area
the greatest emphasis is placed on research results undertaken during the past five years, excluding statutory leave
emphasis will be placed on the commitment to teaching, development of teaching material and supervision of students at the master and PhD levels, on the ability and experience in initiating and leading research and development, and in obtaining external funding for research within the subject area

In addition to formal qualifications in teaching at university level, you must document
development in teaching and counselling of students over time
extensive experience with supervision preferably at the master / PhD level
participation in the development of educational quality in a work environment

Associate Professor:
The position of Assistant Professor within engineering geology of soils requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-4.
the position of Associate Professor requires university education in engineering geology. In addition, academic competence at least at doctoral level is required within the subject area
emphasis will be placed on the commitment to teaching, development of teaching material and supervision of students at the master and PhD levels, ability and experience in initiating and leading research within the subject area
strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within the subject area. The greatest emphasis is placed on research results undertaken during the past five years, excluding statutory leave

In addition to formal qualifications in teaching at university level, you must document
development in teaching and counselling of students over time
extensive experience with supervision preferably at the master / PhD level
participation in the development of educational quality in a work environment

For both positions:
You will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake supervision of Master and Doctoral candidates. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants with teaching experience at university level are preferred. Quality and breadth of the teaching qualifications will be evaluated.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of these works. We also consider experience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.
You must document relevant basic competence for teaching and supervision at university/higher education-level, ref. Regulations. If this cannot be documented, you are required to complete an approved course in university teaching within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.
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 for 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.

Preferred selection criteria
applicants with teaching experience from higher education will be preferred
candidates with a broad network with Norwegian industry and/or public management within the field and with documented practical experience from projects related to Nordic geological conditions will be preferred
Personal characteristics
good dissemination and communication skills
high working capacity
curiosity and motivation to develop new knowledge with others
ability to involve and engage
good skills for collaboration and networking
In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your 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
Salary and conditions
In a position as Professor (code 1013) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 650 000 to NOK 1 050 000 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
In a position as Adjunct Professor (code 1011) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 600 000 to NOK 900 000 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.
It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.
About the application
The application and supporting documentation must be in English.
Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.
The application must include:
CV, certificates and diplomas
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
A description of the academic/artistic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment
Name and address of three referees
Research plan
Details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU”
Details of the projects you have managed, with information about funding, duration and size
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.

Your application will be considered by an expert committee and the most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture.
General information
A good working 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.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Head of Department Egil Tjåland, telephone +47 73 59 49 34/92 61 38 07, email: egil.tjaland@ntnu.no or Professor Bjørn Frengstad, telephone + 47 73 59 48 21/97 67 07 67, email: bjorn.frengstad@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Senior Adviser HR Eli Meistad, e-mail: eli.meistad@ntnu.no.
Please submit your application and supporting documentation via jobbnorge.no. If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: xxx.
Application deadline: 30.04.2020
NTNU - knowledge for a better world
NTNU - knowledge for a better world
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.
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Deadline
30th April 2020
Employer
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality
Trondheim
Scope
Fulltime
Duration
Permanent
Jobbnorge ID
185447

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