Professor/Associate Professor in Geoscience and Petroleum, Mining Engineering

The professorship is administratively linked to the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP) at the Faculty of Engineering (IV), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The department currently has 20 professors, 12 associate professors, 28 adjunct professors/adjunct associate professors, and about 100 PhD and postdoctoral fellows. The department annually graduates about 100 students with a master degree.

The Department consists of these six research groups: Geophysics, Reservoir engineering and petrophysics, Well construction and production systems, Engineering Geology, Geology and Mineral production and HSE. The present position is within mining engineering in the research group Mineral production and HSE. The university is searching for an outstanding researcher with strong commitment to teaching excellence.

The professorship will be responsible for research and teaching of mining and mining engineering, with required emphasis on communication and the development of methods contributing to a secure social and business administration management of non-renewable natural resources. Areas of responsibility will include primary processes in the mining value chain from production planning and project development to the point at which finished fragmented raw material has been delivered for further processing. The use of state of the art planning tools and understanding of both geological and processing issues are therefore important. The ability to evaluate, implement and manage the following working issues will be central to the position: equipment selection, mining methods, mine infrastructure, environmental consequences, safety issues, financial aspects and aspects related to mining legislation. Documented ability to manage industrial and commercial developments, innovation, up to date industrial experience and a well-established industrial network will be considered as an advantage.

The successful applicant for a professorship must be able to document his/her extensive disciplinary qualifications in important fields within the discipline. His/her individual work must document scientific expertise in one or more parts of the discipline, particularly the specialist fields the professorship has specific responsibility for. Weight will be placed on the ability to supervise and initiate research and development work.

Weight will be placed on pedagogical skills. The evaluation of the candidate will be based on documented pedagogical material, including pedagogical education/training, the presentation of academic work, experience from supervising masters-level students and doctoral candidates, and teaching as well as other pedagogical matters. The evaluation will consider both the quality and the scope.

Academic staff who are employed without having a formal pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching and are unable to document equivalent qualifications, are required to successfully complete a recognized course that gives a pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years of taking the appointment. The University offers such courses.

The applicants that have been shortlisted will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their pedagogical ability, usually in the form of a trial lecture.

The professorship is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff in the department. The professorship is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching program, including continuing education. The professorship is to supervise master’s students and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline. The professorship must agree to participate in administrative work.

The professorship is obliged to follow the regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or organizational changes concerning activities at the University.

It is assumed that newly-employed staff in academic positions who do not already master a Scandinavian language are to obtain within three years knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of Language and Literature. The University provides such courses.

The appointment takes place on the terms in effect at any time for public employees on the basis of the Act concerning public employees of 16 June 2017 No. 67 (statsansatteloven).

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply.

The position as professor follows code 1013, and is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 619 300 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 619 300 to NOK 979 000 per annum.

The position as associate professor follows code 1011, and is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 515 200 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 515 200 to NOK 731 400 per annum.

There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

Further details about the Professorship can be obtained from Head of Department Egil Tjåland, phone +47 73 59 49 34 / 926 13 807 or email: and Associate Professor Steinar Løve Ellefmo, phone +47 73 59 48 56 / 905 07 125 or email:

Applicants are asked to give an account of their pedagogical qualifications according to prepared guidelines ("Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications") which can be obtained from the following address on internet:

The following documents must be enclosed with the application:

  • CV, certified copies of certificates, testimonials and a list of academic work.
  • Academic work - published or unpublished - that has relevance to the evaluation of the applicant's qualifications by the evaluation committee (not more than 10 such submissions).
  • A description of all the academic work that the applicant feels is most significant and that he/she feels the evaluation committee should pay particular attention to.
  • A list of all publications with bibliographical references.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants are to enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she did in this connection.

Applicants are asked to submit the application in English with regard to the evaluation process.

Applications are to be submitted via

Mark the application with IV-218/18.

The application deadline is 1 October 2018.

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
  • Jobbnorge ID 156797
  • Internal ID 2018/28326
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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