NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Professor/Associate Professor in Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Urban Systems

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
Thursday, 22 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 12 June 2021
Ref
IV-134/21
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a Professor/Associate Professor at the Industrial Ecology Programme (IndEcol)Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT).

The announced position is instrumental for the overarching ambitions of IndEcol to consolidate its internationally leading role in research and education of environmental sustainability analysis, renewable energy and materials, and climate change mitigation. We are looking for a person who is strongly motivated to advance research on environmental sustainability analysis of urban systems, taking into account the direct challenges posed by climate change (urban adaptation or mitigation measures, green infrastructure) and the sustainability transition strategies for urban systems and the built environment (e.g., novel solutions to improve urban metabolism and reduce environmental impacts). You will also be able to collaborate with experts in other NTNU departments that more directly address sustainability solutions from their core domain areas of civil engineering and architectural planning and technology.

The Department of Energy and Process Engineering has a total of 280 employees, organized in four subdivisions, carrying out educational activities and research on the total energy chain from resource to consumer.  The Industrial Ecology Program currently consists of 7 professors/associate professors and about 60 employees in scientific positions (PhD students, postdocs, and researchers). Indecol is a well-established interdisciplinary research group in the field of environmental sustainability analysis, with publications featured in top-ranked journals, direct contributions to assessment reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Resource Panel, and leading roles in several large-scale projects and initiatives at national and European levels.

You will report to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Lead research activities within the field of environmental sustainability analysis of urban systems, taking into account the direct challenges posed by climate change (urban adaptation or mitigation measures, green infrastructure) and the sustainability transition strategies for urban systems and the built environment (e.g., novel solutions to improve urban metabolism and reduce environmental impacts).
  • Teach courses (at least one per semester) at Bachelor and Master levels across several study programs and supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students.
  • Participate actively in the development of Indecol and department professional competence growth in the field, including both acquisition of new research grants in the field and education.
  • Extensive use of analytical tools, numerical approaches, and digital technologies as important elements in daily education, research and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Build-up and strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations in education and research across NTNU departments (e.g., energy and process engineering, architecture and civil engineering) and externally.

Required selection criteria

Professor:

The position of Professor requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-2. 

  • Your academic work must be within the field of environmental sustainability analysis of urban systems, as described in the duties.
  • A PhD in the field of environmental sciences, natural sciences, civil engineering, or any other relevant to the field specified above.
  • You must have documented experience and ability in creating and leading a new research group.
  • Your recent research activities must be in the field of the call, with relevant and consistent track records (15+ primary research articles in well-recognized scientific journals with demonstrated significant contributions from the applicant).
  • You have demonstrated ability to secure external research funding as Primary Investigator, and managed research projects successfully.
  • You must have practical experience in implementing successful research with methods and tools of environmental sustainability analysis and system innovation.
  • You have experience and a good reputation in the supervision of students, PhDs and post doc (until completion of their studies).
  • An extensive network of collaborations with both research and industry partners, both nationally and internationally.
  • You must document the ability to initiate, execute and supervise scientific work, the greatest emphasis is placed on works in the last five years.
  • You must have excellent written and oral English language skills

In addition to formal qualifications in teaching at university level, you must document

  • development in teaching and counselling of students over time
  • extensive experience with supervision preferably at the master / PhD level
  • participation in the development of educational quality in a work environment

Associate Professor:

The position of Associate Professor requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-4. 

  • A PhD in the field of environmental sciences, natural sciences, civil engineering, or any other relevant to the field specified above.
  • Your academic work must be within the field of environmental sustainability analysis of urban systems, as described in the duties.
  • Your recent research activities must be in the field of the call, with relevant and consistent track records (8+ primary research articles in well-recognized scientific journals with demonstrated significant contributions from the applicant).
  • You have demonstrated ability to lead or contribute to secure external research funding, and managed/contributed to research projects successfully.
  • You must have practical experience in implementing successful research with methods and tools of environmental sustainability analysis and system innovation.
  • You have experience and a good reputation in the supervision of students, PhDs and post doc.
  • A network of collaborations with both research and industry partners, both nationally and internationally.
  • You must have excellent written and oral English language skills

Professor and Associate Professor:

You must document relevant basic competence for teaching and supervision at university/higher education-level, ref. Regulations. If this cannot be documented, you are required to complete an approved course in university teaching within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses. 

It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment, new employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three in the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Expertise and/or experience with Industrial Ecology analytic methods and principles.
  • Expertise and/or experience with digital tools for environmental analysis and teaching.
  • Documented experience in communicating its own scientific research to the general public.
  • Good written and oral knowledge in at least one Scandinavian language.

Personal characteristics

  • Good communication and dissemination capabilities
  • Innovative, development-oriented and initiative-oriented
  • Ability to work organizationally and purposefully
  • Independent, but team-oriented and good at interactions and cooperatio

We offer 

Salary and conditions

In a position as Associate Professor (code 1011) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 600 000 to NOK 900 000 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. In a position as Professor (code 1013) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 700 000 to NOK 1 000 000 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment, you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

Application Process

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation must be in English.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline.  You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
  • A description of the academic/artistic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment
  • Name and address of three referees
  • A detailed but concise research plan (max 5 pages) in terms of ambitions in near- and long-term research directions
  • Details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU”
  • Details of the projects you have managed, with information about funding, duration and size

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the assessment of the best-qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. You will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake supervision of Masters and Doctoral candidates. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants with teaching experience at university level are preferred. Quality and breadth of the teaching qualifications will be evaluated.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of these works. We also consider experience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.

Your application will be considered by an expert committee and the most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture.

General information

A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions, and women are therefore encouraged to apply.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department Terese Løvås, email terese.lovas@ntnu.no, or Director of the IndEcol Programme Francesco Cherubini, email francesco.cherubini@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Guro Hoel Sjøberg, email guro.h.sjoberg@ntnu.no

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via jobbnorge.no. If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: IV-134/21.

Application deadline: 1.06.2021.

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 12th June 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Trondheim, Norway

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