Adjunct Professor/Associate Professor in Water Treatment and Process Analytics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

As, Norway 🇳🇴

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Life Sciences (NMBU) invites applications for a 20% position at the Associate Professor or Professor level in Water Treatment and Process Analytics. The position is fixed term and has a duration of four years.

The position will be within the Water and Environmental Technology group at the Department of Building and Environmental Technology. The candidate will be associated with the research group on Water Treatment and Process Analytics. The group has teaching responsibilities in water treatment related courses and contributes to water quality monitoring and water chemistry courses.

Main tasks

  • Contribute to teaching in water chemistry and water treatment technology courses
  • Supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students
  • Participation in project development and implementation within the research group
  • Contribute to ongoing collaborative research and capacity building projects


Required Academic qualifications

  • PhD in water treatment technologies, water chemistry or other relevant subject.
  • Fluency in English language.  
  • Academic portfolio in teaching and research relevant to the thematic area
  • Documented educational competence at the level required for associate professor appointments at NMBU. If you do not meet the requirements, you will be obliged to meet the requirements within two years of appointment.

The following experiences and skills will be an advantage:

  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language enabling the candidate to teach courses in Norwegian
  • Ability to initiate and obtain external funding, and implement research projects – preferably interdisciplinary involving technical, economic, and environmental aspects related to process engineering
  • Ability to strengthen research and innovation collaboration between the research groups and other Norwegian and international partners. Besides scientific expertise, we put emphasis on teaching experience, pedagogical and administrative expertise.

You need to:

  • Have good communication skills, ability to establish new contacts and develop networks
  • Have the ability to create a welcoming and productive working environment for colleagues and students

Personal qualities will be emphasized.

NMBU aims to build a more diverse and gender-balanced staff. We therefore encourage women in particular to apply.

Remuneration and further information

The position will be 20% and is placed in state salary scale position code 8028 Associate Professor II, salary grade 68 – 76, NOK 636 700 – 756 900 or position code 8013 Professor II, salary grade 79 – 82, NOK 814 900 – 888 200, depending on qualifications.

A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

While a part of the wok can be conducted remotely, physical presence at the NMBU at least 4 times a year is anticipated to promote the group dynamics.

For further information, please contact Professor Harsha Ratnaweera, tlf. 9822 7777, e-mail:

general 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.

Application deadline: 06.01.2023

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Applicants are asked to document educational competence in compliance with guidelines at NMBU for appointment to associate professor position.

Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, using a “teaching portfolio”

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ă…s, within 06.01.2023. Please quote reference number 22/05830.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ă…s, 30 km from Oslo.

What is it really like to work at the Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at NMBU?

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 500 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at





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