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Associate Professorship (f/m) in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

University of Stavanger. Stavanger (Norwegen), 05.04.2017

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 10,700 students and 1,560 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an interna­ti­onal research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with the International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed academic environments that are at the forefront internationally. These include Petroleum and Offshore Technology as well as Risk Management and Societal Safety, which constitute two of the university’s strategic focus areas.

The faculty has about 2,800 students and 350 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Petroleum Engineering and the Department of Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning.

Associate Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a position as associate professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Faculty of Science and Technology . The position is a part of the Chemistry and Environment scientific group, within the field of Environmental Technology.

The responsibilities comprise research, supervision, teaching, student assessment related to the field above and administration.

The position requires a PhD within chemical and environmental engineering or equivalent. Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialization of research will be emphasized. A successful applicant must also be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills related to higher education, or agree to complete university teaching courses within a period of two years from commencing the position as Associate Professor. The use of new teaching methods is a priority at the university; hence, the appointee must also be prepared to adopt new methods.

Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialization of research will be given emphasis. Independent research experience will be preferred.

The appointee must also be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills related to higher education, or accept to enter a university teaching courses within a period of two years from commencement. The application should include a reflection on teaching skills.

Use of varied teaching methods is a priority at the university. The appointee must be prepared to adopt different methods and different digital learning resources. Associate Professor will the first year participate in "NyTi" which is the universities guidance and integration program for new teachers.

The appointee must be able to document basic competence in teaching skills or, alternatively, accept to enter a program that provides such competence within a period of two years.

The language of instruction is normally Norwegian. The appointee must have a good command of oral and written Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, or acquire such language proficiency within a period of two years. The appointee must also be prepared to teach classes in English.

The position of professor is salaried according to the State Salary Code, 17.510, code 1011, of NOK 535 900 - 577 400 per annum. In special cases higher salaries may apply.

The position provides for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favorable retirement benefits. Members may also apply for home investment loans at favorable interest rates.

The job description below contains a more detailed account of academic responsibilities, duties, qualifications and other requirements considered essential for appointment.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Roald Kommedal, e-mail, telephone: +47 51 83 18 52, or from Head of Department Gro Johnsen, e-mail: telephone: + 47 51 83 17 80. Information about appointment procedures can be obtained from HR-representative Anne Karin Rafos, e-mail:, telephone: +47 51 83 17 07. The University wants to recruit more female Associate Professors within the above academic field. If applicants qualifications are considered equal, a woman will be given priority for the position.

Please registrer your application in an electronic form on Relevant education and experience must be registered on the form. Certificates/ diplomas, references, list of publications, up to 15 publications and other documentation that you consider relevant, should be submitted as attachments to the application as separate files. If the attachments exceed 15 MB alltogether, they will have to be compressed before uploading.

Job description

Appointment applies to the whole university. Administratively the position is placed at the Faculty of Science and Technology in the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The position is a part of the scientific group Chemistry and Environment, with three Full Professors, five Associate Professors, and six Laboratory Engineers.

The scientific group Chemistry and Environment is responsible for the basic education in Chemistry and the master programme in Environmental Engineering. We have recently moved into newly renovated offices, and our laboratories are equipped with up to date instrumentation and infrastructure. The research focus is within green petroleum production chemistry, organic synthesis and bioprospecting, environmental technology and aquatic environmental science. Our research is mainly experimental, but also include theoretical approaches such as process modelling and environmental risk analysis. The group has cooperation with other research groups at the Faculty.

The appointee shall, together with the other faculty members, conduct research and contribute to the development of research at the UiS. The appointee shall manage courses, supervise students and participate in student assessment within the field for the position and administrative duties.

The academic field of the position is in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. The appointee should preferably have qualifications within one or several of the following topics (in preferred order):

  • Separation Technology
  • Process Analysis and Modelling
  • Reactor and Process Technology
  • Design and Operation
  • Water Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
The position is associated with applied research and technological development. Experience from industrial projects is valuable, but not required.

The appointee is expected to support and participate in the other activities at the faculty and also to accept responsibility for interdepartmental programs or projects.

The University emphasizes excellence in teaching quality and requires that teaching staff has educational and didactic expertise in higher education. Pedagogical competence can be documented with diploma / certificate from relevant formal educational training related to higher education. Didactic competence can be documented with varied didactic work in higher education. Regulations for assessment of teaching skills are available from the Faculty.

Applicants will be screened by an expert committee on the basis of submitted material. The committee will particularly consider the applicants’ submitted scholarly and scientific work and their teaching skills. Experience from popularization, journalism, university politics and administration, and other relevant and documented qualifications for the position can also be considered.

Documentation and material to be considered by the expert committee must have been registered by the closing date for applications. References can be enclosed in the application or be made available on request.

Applicants on the short list will be invited to an interview and asked to give a test lecture before the Committee on Appointments makes its final decision. This decision will also include an assessment of the applicants' personal suitability for the position.

Tenured associate professors may, according to regulations, apply for promotion to full professor.

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