Senior Lecturer in International Environment and Development Studies

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Akershus, Norway
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NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at

About the position

The Faculty of Landscape and Society, The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), has a vacant permanent position for a Senior Lecturer in International Environment and Development Studies.

The post comprises teaching, research and administration in the fields of International Environment and Development Studies and specialization in teaching applied quantitative methods for interdisciplinary research and work.

In addition to conducting high-quality teaching in International Environment and Development Studies, the successful candidate is expected to be able to take responsibility for the development and administration of study programmes and courses, and especially be able to work across the natural and social sciences. Teaching may include tasks/courses in quantitative methods.

Main tasks

  • Teaching at the Bachelor and Master levels, especially applied quantitative methods.
  • Participation in supervision of Master students' theses, in particularly covering quantitative methods and natural-science perspectives.
  • Involvement in developing curricula
  • Assisting the Head of Department and Heads of Programs in coordination, education management and development of the education programs at the Department
  • Assuming a role as Head of Education at Department level

Academic qualifications


  • Documented extensive research and development work which, in terms of quality and scope, corresponds to the work volume and level of a doctoral thesis in International Environment and Development Studies or a similar field. Candidates with a PhD within the relevant field are preferred.
  • An interdisciplinary background, including a solid background in the natural sciences and demonstrated experience in working across the natural and social sciences
  • Documented background in teaching research methods, particularly quantitative methods for applied interdisciplinary work.
  • Ability to communicate and write in English and Norwegian
  • Ability to teach in English

The applicant should:

  • have extensive experience in teaching Bachelor and Master level students
  • be able to teach natural science courses with a focus on environmental science, sustainability science, ecology, climate change and linkage to social contexts
  • have international experience in teaching, and documented practice in organizing courses and collaboration projects. Experience from the ‘global south’ is an advantage.
  • have connections to professional networks nationally and internationally in the subject of environment and development studies
  • be familiar with the Norwegian university sector and the Norwegian academic environment.

To qualify for the position, the department is seeking a person with educational and administrative skills, documented teaching competence, with knowledge of interdisciplinary work, good cooperation skills, the ability to work, coordinate and lead teams, participate in public debates, and be able to inspire colleagues and students.

Documented interdisciplinary experience in research, education and work in the ‘global south’ is an advantage.

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1198 Senior Lecturer, wage framework 24, salary grade 63-77 (NOK 555 100-731 400), depending on qualifications.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Shai A. Divon: tlf +47 67231351 , email:

Information to applicants


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above.

This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications must be written in English and submitted electronically.

The application must include a cover letter, a CV, a complete overview of academic and pedagogical works, a reflection on your own ambitions within research and teaching – max 1 page each, and copies of certificates and transcripts.

The five most relevant publications must be submitted electronically with the application. If the applicant has participated in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s contribution to each work is requested.

Please provide names/contact details for 2-3 references from your previous workplaces with whom we can have a confidential phone conversation.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present certified copies of their diplomas and certificates and may be invited to give a trial lecture.

Application deadline: 28.02.2019

The applicants will be evaluated according to Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts with supplementary guidelines for NMBU”

Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM)

LANDSAM has 1300 students and 180 staff. It consists of five sub-units, carrying out research and education in the fields of urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies and public health.

The Department of International Environment and Development Studies ( Noragric ) is a leading education and research institutions in Norway, conducting world class and highly internationalized critical interdisciplinary research across the fields of International Relations, Environment and Development Studies, focusing on global challenges on the seam between social and natural processes. The department is organized in four research clusters on rights and power in development, climate change adaption and agriculture, conflict and human security, and environmental governance.

The Department comprises 35 scientific staff, 30 PhD candidates and 400 fulltime students, and is responsible for one Bachelor program, three Master program, and a PhD program.