Professor/Associate Professor in Hydraulic Engineering/Water Resources Management
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant professorship/associate professorship in the Hydraulic Engineering research group.
The person holding the position will be responsible for teaching within topics covered by the group and for initiating and carrying out research in accordance with NTNU’s and the research group’s core activities and strategy. The candidate will be evaluated based on his/her core competencies in the field of
- Hydrology and water resources management
- Hydraulic structures (and hydraulic engineering)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics.
The Hydraulic Engineering research group aims on being leading in engineering education and research within these topics to support the society and industry with front end knowledge to meet existing and future engineering challenges related to Efficient and Environmental friendly exploitation of water for Hydropower, Hydropower structures and sediment handling, Sustainable Water Resource and Water Course management, Extreme Floods and infrastructure and Terrestrial water in Cold Climate.
A broad knowledge base and experience within these fields will be considered as an advantage. Practical experience and network within the industry will be considered as an advantage. Candidates with a high international academic level within one or more of the mentioned topics will have an advantage. Emphasis will be placed on prior experience in teaching and in supervision of MSc and PhD students. The department is offering an international master program in hydropower development, and it will be considered an advantage if the candidate can take a role in teaching activities in this program.
The position requires good strategic and analytical skills and openness to a variety of assignments. It is also expected that the candidate is goal-oriented and can take initiatives. Good team work, co-operative, communication and interpersonal skills are also important.
The successful applicant for a professorship must be able to document his/her extensive disciplinary qualifications in important fields within the discipline. His/her individual work must document scientific expertise in one or more parts of the discipline, particularly the specialist fields the Professorship has specific responsibility for. Weight will be placed on the ability to supervise and initiate research and development work.
Emphasis will be placed on pedagogical skills. The evaluation of the candidate will be based on documented pedagogical material, including pedagogical education/training, the presentation of academic work, experience from supervising master-level students, and teaching as well as other pedagogical matters. The evaluation will consider both the quality and the scope.
Academic staff who are employed without having a formal pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching and are unable to document equivalent qualifications, are required to successfully complete a recognized course that gives a pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years of taking the appointment. The University offers such courses.
The applicants that have been short-listed will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their pedagogical ability, usually in the form of a trial lecture.
The Professor is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff in the Department. The Professor is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching programme, including continuing education. The Professor is to supervise masters students, research fellows and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline. The Professor must agree to participate in administrative work.
The Professor is obliged to follow the regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at the University.
It is assumed that newly-employed staff in academic positions who do not already master a Scandinavian language within first three years of employment are to obtain knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of Language and literature. The University provides such courses.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning Norwegian State Employees and Civil Servants.
NTNU would like to increase the percentage of female scientists in academic positions, and its policy is outlined in its equal opportunities plan. The following initiatives are relevant here: Start package for women in male-dominated fields. Qualification scholarships and mentor program for women in academic positions.
The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply.
The position as Professor is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 605 400 per annum.
The position as Associate Professor is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 485 700 per annum.
There will be a 2 % deduction to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.
For further information, please contact Professor Oddbjørn Bruland: Phone: +47 476 07 202, Email:
Applicants are asked to give an account of their pedagogical qualifications according to prepared guidelines ("Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications") which can be obtained from the following address on internet: http://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/pedagogical-qualifications
The following documents must be enclosed with the application:
• Certified copies of certificates, testimonials and a list of academic work.
• Academic work - published or unpublished - that has relevance to the evaluation
of the applicant's qualifications by the evaluation committee (not more than 10 such submissions).
• A description of all the academic work that the applicant feels is most
significant and that he/she feels the evaluation committee should pay particular attention to.
• A list of all publications with bibliographical references.
Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants are to enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she did in this connection.
Applicants are asked to submit the application in English with regard to the evaluation process.
Application are to be submittet via the link on this page. The file number for the position (IV-7/18) is to be clearly stated on the application.
Application deadline is 10.02.2018
According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.