NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

Associate Professor/Professor in Operating and Runtime Systems

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
Feb 10, 2020
End of advertisement period
Mar 16, 2020
Ref
2020/824
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the position

The Department of Computer Science (IDI) has a vacancy for the position of associate professor/professor in Operating and Runtime Systems. 

We are recruiting in the core area of operating and runtime systems. From the perspective of this announcement, an operating and runtime system defines an abstraction of hardware that manages a system’s resources. 

The focus of this position is on the efficient management of this complexity and the computational resources.

Modern computer systems are getting increasingly complex with ever more heterogeneous and parallel architectures, (e.g., ARM’s big. LITTLE, GPGPUs, FPGAs, etc.), evolution of the memory systems with more cache levels and new memory technologies (e.g., non-volatile memory), and increased connectivity, either to the cloud or as part of a larger computational infrastructure.

The position reports to the Head of department.

Main duties and responsibilities

We expect the applicant to: 

  • Initialize and lead research within the field of operating and runtime systems. 
  • Take a leading role in research-based education, which includes supervision, teaching, and course development for Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. students within operating and runtime systems at IDI.
  • Participate in administrative activities, such as hiring committees, educational and research boards, etc., that are conducted at IDI.

Qualification requirements

Professor:

The position of Professor requires university education at doctoral level and demonstrable academic excellence in the relevant subject area.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. 

The applicant’s research must be documented and of high, international quality, showing both breadth and depth. Research activity and output must demonstrate an independent research profile and the ability to take up new research issues. Continuous research activity is a prerequisite for professorial positions.

The main emphasis of the overall assessment of your application is on your submitted scientific work. 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 take into account expereience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.

Emphasis will be placed on ability and experience in initiating and leading research and development of the field of area, and in obtaining external funding for research.

In addition to formal qualifications in teaching at university level, the candidate 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 university education at doctoral level within Computer Science, with specific focus on operating and runtime systems. In addition, and demonstrable scientific competence at least at doctoral level is required in the relevant subject area. The position of Assistant Professor, requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-4. 

The main emphasis of the overall assessment of your application is on your submitted scientific work. NTNU is committed to follow 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 take into account experience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years

Emphasis will be placed on ability and experience in initiating and leading research and development of the field of area. 

Other requirements:

The following is a non-exhaustive list of example topics that are well within the scope of the position:

  • Operating and runtime systems principles
  • Real time operating systems
  • Virtualization and containers
  • Scheduling and task management
  • Memory management
  • Concurrency
  • Fault tolerance

Knowledge of one or more of the following areas is beneficial:

  • Energy efficient computing
  • High-performance computing
  • Embedded systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Security
  • Computer networks

The successful applicant 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. 

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

  • Independent
  • Result-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Good relationship with students
  • Creative
  • Strong motivation to contribute to good working and social environment

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

We offer 

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Associate Professor  code 1011 is normally from NOK 640 200,- 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 gross salary for the position of Professor  code 1013 is normally from NOK 883 100,- 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
  • Name and address of three referees
  • Research plan for the next 5 to 10 years (minimum 3 pages)
  • 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.

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 Associate Professor Magnus Själander, e-mail: magnus.sjalander@ntnu.no or Head of department John Krogstie, e-mail: john.krogstie@ntnu.no

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via jobbnorge.no. Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas.

Mark the application with reference number: 2020/824

Deadline for applications: 16.03.2020

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Deadline 16th March 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Campus Trondheim