Associate Professor in Mathematics

Trondheim, Norway
Nov 26, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 05, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU has a vacancy for a full-time permanent associate professorship in mathematics. 

At the moment, the department is particularly interested in strengthening the research activity in analysis and in computational mathematics. However, outstanding candidates in any of the other research areas in mathematics currently represented in the department are also invited to apply; please see for an overview.

The current research activities in the analysis group include harmonic analysis, several complex variables, complex analysis and operator theory, analytic number theory, and operator algebras and noncommutative geometry; please see for more information.

The current research activities in computational mathematics include numerical solution of differential equations, geometric integration, unfitted finite element methods for complex interface and multiphysics problems, nonlinear partial differential equations, optimization and inverse problems, and isogeometric analysis. These activities are part of the activities within the differential equations and numerical analysis group; please see for more information.

Preference will be given to candidates who have strong potential to strengthen the current research areas, or to provide a bridge between the different research activities in the department.

The position reports to the Head of the Department.

The work place will be in Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

The associate professor is expected to

  • contribute towards excellent research and research-based education in mathematics in cooperation with the existing staff
  • initiate and take part in national and international research projects
  • work actively to receive research grants and other external income from the Research Council of Norway, Nordic and European research and educational agencies, relevant industry, and other available sources
  • contribute to an excellent learning environment, in collaboration with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders
  • teach courses at all levels and supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students
  • be able to disseminate relevant parts of her/his research to a wider audience
  • participate in the formal management of research, education, and other relevant areas of activity in agreement with the Head of Department

Interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction with other departments at NTNU are strongly encouraged.

Qualification requirements

Associate Professor:

The position as Associate Professor requires university education at doctoral level in mathematics or equivalent and demonstrable academic excellence in the relevant subject area.

Emphasis will be placed on the ability to initiate, conduct and lead research in the subject area. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within the subject area.

Documented external funding and experience with research leadership will be rated positively.

Other requirements:

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake supervision of Bachelor, 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. 

Those who do not have formal qualifications in teaching at university level and who cannot provide documentation of equivalent qualifications must complete an approved pedagogical development programme within two years of appointment.

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. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

Personal characteristics

  • Good communication skills
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Ability to initiate and implement projects

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, education, experience and personal suitability will be emphasized, as well as motivation for the position.

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Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of  Associate Professor code 1011 is normally from NOK 550 000 - 640 000 before tax 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 criterias 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.

The person appointed must live in a location enabling him/her to be present at and available to the institution.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

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 taken into account in the assessment
  • Contact information for at least of three references
  • A research plan
  • 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
  • If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation
  • Information about dissemination activities
  • Other documents which the applicant finds relevant

When the application deadline has passed, a shortlisting committee will evaluate all applications. The best qualified applicants will then be considered by an external appointments panel and the most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture to undergraduate students.

General information

A good work 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. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants. 

Questions about the position can be directed to Head of Department, Professor Einar Rønquist, telephone +47 73593547, email

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: 2019/35718. 

Deadline for applications: 05.01.2020.

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 Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. 
The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 5th January 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Jobbnorge ID 178046