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Associate Professorship in Production and Process Engineering
University of Stavanger
Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering invites applications for position as
Associate Professor in Production and Process Engineering
About the position
The University of Stavanger is seeking an Associate Professor in Production and Process Engineering.
The subject area for the position is oil and gas production, oil and gas refining, LNG, or petrochemistry.
As an Associate Professor, you will primarily teach and supervise students at bachelor's, Master's and PhD level within the subject area, conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of partnerships with businesses.
The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.
The general job description gives a more detailed account of the subject area and relevant duties for associate professors.
The position is organizationally affiliated to the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering.
Teaching and research in Production and Process Engineering involves contributions from various topics. The position is intended for an active researcher with the aforementioned competence to join the Production and Process Engineering research group. The group currently has competence in multiphase flow and transport, process simulation, oil and gas refining, etc. The group has the ambition to carry out research and education covering the whole oil and gas value chain. We are looking for competence either to complement or to strengthen the current competence areas among our academic staff. Strengthening the connection between modelling and empirical studies is in line with the future plans of the Production and Process Engineering group and a central part of the department research strategy.
We are seeking an associate professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification in Production and Process Engineering.
Applicants with a specialization within Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering will be preferred, but applicants specializing in related areas may also be considered. The ability to initiate and lead research and development work will be emphasized. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within his or her subject area. Competence within both experimental work and numerical simulation will be an advantage. Broad knowledge within the Production and Process Engineering area and the ability to perform different teaching subjects will be highly appreciated.
You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, or complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.
The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English. If you do not have a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, you must acquire Norwegian language skills equivalent to level B2 within a period of two years of the appointment start date. If required, you will be offered a Norwegian course paid for by the university.
The following attributes are also desirable
ability to inspire colleagues with regard to research and educational development
ability to initiate, obtain external funding for, lead and carry out major research and development projects
research results published in recognised Norwegian and international publications, and references indicating progression in research and publications
a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your own teaching and supervision
ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course's objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked
experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching
experience of partnerships with businesses
experience with relevant international research networks and the ability to build and nurture networks -regionally, nationally and internationally
experience with innovation and the commercialisation of research
ability to manage a heavy workload, inquisitiveness, and motivation to develop new knowledge in collaboration with others
good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment
varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1011, NOK 544 400 - 658 300 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club
employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses
Your application will be assessed by an expert committee. In the expert assessment, emphasis will be placed on submitted scientific works and documented teaching competence. The committe will also assess your experience with popularisation/dissemination activities, university politics and administration, and any other documented qualifications relevant to the position.
If you do not satisfy key parts of the qualification requirements, you may have your application rejected before applications are submitted to the expert committee for assessment.
Based on the expert committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and a teaching demonstration before any recommendations are made.
In the absence of applicants with sufficient scientific expertise, the university may consider temporarily designating an appointee for up to three years, during which time he/she will endeavour to gain the qualifications necessary for a permanent position. The applicant must be capable of gaining the necessary qualifications during the period of employment.
The university aims to recruit more women into professor positions; thus, if several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, a woman will be given priority over a man.
It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.
The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be decisive.
More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Zhixin Yu, tel: +4751832238, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Head of Department Oystein Arild, tel: +4747672710, e-mail:
Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +4751831419, e-mail:
Apply for the position online via the "Apply for the position" link on this page. Here you can submit your application and CV with relevant education and experience.
The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:
up to 10 scientific works which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis
documentation of other relevant activities concerning the position requirements
The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.