Associate Professor / Adjunct Professor within Computer Science at NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – NTNU

About the position

In the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences, there are up to two Associate Professor (Førstelektor) / Assistant Professor (Universitetslektor) positions in Computer Science.

The positions are linked to the bachelor’s program in computer science (BIDATA) and the master’s program in simulation and visualization. Additionally, our staff conduct research through the Sustainable Digital Transformation Group (SDT) research group.

You will report to the Head of Department.

Job duties

As an employee, you will prepare your own teaching and supervise according to the BIDATA study profile and content. The study is profession-focused and emphasizes modern teaching methods such as formative assessment, algorithmic thinking, constructive teaching through increased use of laboratory teaching.

In this position, you will be particularly relevant to teach in courses such as: programming, operational systems, information security, mobile applications, computer graphics, algorithms and data structures. Other courses may also be relevant. You must also supervise the students in their dissertations for their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In addition, you must coordinate internal projects, undergraduate theses and specialization projects.

It is expected that part of your work plan will relate to research and development that strengthens our study programs, the strategic effort of the SDT group and the department.

Selection criteria required

The position of Associate Professor (førstelektor) in Computer Science requires that you meet the criteria of the Regulations for Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Positions, Section 1-5.

The position of Assistant Professor (universitetslektor) in Computer Science requires that you meet the criteria of the Regulations for Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Positions, Section 1-6.

  • Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • You must teach in at least two of the following courses: Programming, Operational Systems, Information Security, Mobile Applications, Computer Graphics, Algorithms and Data Structures or similar
  • Relevant and recent experience in the development of modern systems and agile methods is required.
  • Good written and oral skills in English and/or Norwegian. It is an advantage with good skills in both languages.

New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment are required, within three years, to demonstrate proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the Norwegian course for speakers of other languages ​​at NTNU Department of Language and Literature.

You must document the relevant basic teaching and supervision skills at university/higher level as stated in the Norwegian national regulations. If this cannot be documented, you will be required to take an approved course in university pedagogy within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Relevant industrial experience
  • It is relevant if you can teach other courses on BIDATA and SimVis
  • It is an advantage to know the Norwegian education system with the competence expected of students from the three sources (Samordna opptak, Y-vei, TRES)

Personal characteristics

  • Communicator: able to transmit information in a simple and easy way, both in writing and orally
  • Take initiative: able to see possibilities, initiate activities and projects
  • Team player: working with colleagues, students in an efficient and pleasant way
  • Enthusiastic: Ready for the next step to engage all students and maintain dialogue with them
  • Willingness to learn: engage in the development of one’s own skills and openness to learning from experience and feedback.

In evaluating the most qualified candidate, we will emphasize education, experience and personal qualities as well as your motivation for the position.

We offer

Salary and conditions

The position is remunerated as Associate Professor (code 1198) or Assistant Professor (code 1009) depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian civil service pension fund.

The engagement must be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the laws relating to the control of the export of strategic goods, services and technologies. Candidates who, after evaluation of the application and attachment, are found to conflict with the criteria of the latter Act will be barred from recruitment at NTNU. After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the working area.

About the application

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

Please note that applications are only assessed against the information available at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application clearly indicates how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out above.

If for any reason you have interrupted your career 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 amount of your research may be reduced.

The request must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • A teaching portfolio, in which your teaching competence is systematically compiled and presented, (See Guidelines for Applicants: Documentation of Teaching Qualifications in Applications and Appointments for Academic Positions at NTNU)
  • Academic work – published or unpublished – that you wish to be considered for assessment (up to 10 works)
  • A description of the academic/artistic work that you consider most relevant and would particularly like to see considered in the assessment
  • Research plan
  • Details of projects you have managed, with information on funding, duration and size
  • Name and address of three arbitrators

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

In evaluating the most qualified candidate, we will emphasize education, experience and personal qualities as well as your motivation for the position. You will be expected to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake supervision. Assessment of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Candidates with teaching experience at the university level are preferred. The quality and extent of teaching qualifications will be assessed.

NTNU is committed to following criteria for research quality assessment in accordance with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA. This means that we pay particular attention to the quality and professional scope of this work. We also consider experience in research management and participation in research projects. We attach great importance to your scientific work over the past five years.

Your application will be reviewed by a committee of experts and the most suitable candidates will be invited for an interview and to give a talk.

general informations

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions and therefore has a number of measures to promote equality.

The city of Ålesund, with its 50,000 inhabitants, will offer you many opportunities to explore a region of Norway which is famous for its beautiful landscapes with high mountains and blue fjords. Ålesund itself, with its Art Nouveau architecture, is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in Norway! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development of the subject implies and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, function and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to be included in the list of candidates.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Head of Department Rune Volden, tel: +47-92887753, email: [email protected] If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Girts Strazdins, email: [email protected]

If you think this sounds interesting and matches your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of ICT and Natural Sciences

Our campus in Ålesund works in partnership with industry which is in a class of its own among Norwegian universities. This ensures a practical orientation for our study programs, while they are firmly grounded in modern theory. The Department offers programs in Automation Engineering, Computer Engineering, Power Systems, Simulation, and Visualization. Our research areas include autonomous ships, robotics, cybernetics, medical technology and health informatics, and artificial intelligence. The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences is one of the seven departments of the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

Deadline June 7, 2022

Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Alesund

Scope Full time (2 jobs)

Duration Permanent

place of service Ålesund Campus

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