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Associate professor (f/m/d) at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory within climate and energy transformation
University of Bergen
Associate professor at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory within climate and energy transformation
We welcome you to apply for a full-time permanent tenured position as Associate Professor at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, within the field of climate and energy transformation. The Department of Administration and Organization Theory hosts the position, in collaboration with the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET). The position will contribute to strengthening research, education and project development at the Department and CET within climate and energy transformation, which is a priority area at the University of Bergen.
The Department of Administration and Organization Theory combines political science with an organizational approach to public policy, public administration, and political institutions.
The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) is an interdisciplinary research centre aiming at producing actionable knowledge about how to achieve deep, rapid and sustainable transformation of society to meet the climate challenge.
We seek a dedicated candidate with collaborative skills to engage in research, supervision and teaching at the Department and CET. Personal aptitude will be important for the position.
We can offer:
A good and professionally challenging working environment.
Salary at pay grade 68 - 75 (code 1011/ Pay range 24) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 615 900.- to 704 900.- before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and good welfare benefits.
The city of Bergen - a welcoming and well-connected European city with a unique mix of vibrant life and extraordinary nature.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
A Ph.D. in political science, public administration or other social sciences, with relevance for the Department‘s profile.
A strong academic background and documented expertise within the profile of the Department and with a documented specialization within the field of climate change, energy transition and/or societal transformation. This implies a demonstrated ability to publish research at a high international level beyond the PhD dissertation.
Well documented progress in research and publication, and plans for future research and publication. The assessment of the applicant‘s scientific work will focus primarily on research published during the last five years.
An interest in interdisciplinary research is a requirement, and experience with interdisciplinary work is an advantage.
Experience in initiating, managing and operating major externally funded research projects is an advantage.
Basic pedagogical training is desirable. The successful applicant will be offered training if this criterion has not been met prior to employment.
Proficiency in written and oral English is a requirement.
The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years after appointment.
At the Department, she/he must be willing and able to teach compulsory courses at both graduate and undergraduate level. At CET, she/he must contribute to project generation, supervision and strategic building of interdisciplinary research teams. The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines for CET affiliated researchers, including the CET Low-Carbon Travel Policy.
Your application must include:
A cover letter indicating motivation for applying as well as a summary of planned research activities and initiatives
Five publications to be considered in the assessment, with information about where this work was published. The evaluation of the applicant‘s scientific work will focus primarily on research published the last five years
Complete list of publications
Declarations of co-authorships where necessary to clarify applicant‘s contribution
Certified copies of diplomas and certificates
The contact details of two references
Additional information about the position is obtainable from:
Head of the Department, Professor Jacob Aars, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +47 55 58 20 45.
Director, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, Havard Haarstad: email@example.com, phone +47 55 58 45 81.
Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Adviser - HR: firstname.lastname@example.org
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is
also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
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About The University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygardshoyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Mollendalsveien and Arstad.