NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

Lectureship in European Studies

Location
Dragvoll , Norway
Posted
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Ref
HF 18-047
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

Applications are invited for a lectureship in European Studies. The position is a full-time position (100 %) for 3 years in the European Studies Programme at the Department of Historical Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway (https://www.ntnu.edu/ihs). The division of teaching and research duties is 80% teaching and 20% research. The position is based in Trondheim.

The position reports to the Head of Department

Job description

The person appointed will be required to participate in teaching activities in the Bachelor in European Studies and the International Master in European Studies. S /he will be expected to teach courses such as the MA-level course “Europe as a Global Actor” (EUR3418), the BA-level course “European Integration Theories” (EUR2201), and to supervise Bachelor and Master Theses. Additional teaching duties may be required in accordance with teaching needs in the programme. Courses in the Master in European Studies are fully taught in English. The language of instruction is both Norwegian and English in the Bachelor in European Studies. The successful candidate will be required take a share of the department's administrative work.

The successful applicant must be an active researcher who will collaborate with colleagues to further develop research in European Studies at NTNU and participate in the European Studies Research Cluster. An ability and a willingness to contribute to research undertaken in the interdisciplinary European Studies Research Group “Trust in European Governance” will be an advantage.

Qualification requirements

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in European Studies, Contemporary History, Political Science or another relevant field. Candidates must be able to document qualifications in European Studies and scholarly expertise in one or more areas of European Studies after 1945. In assessing candidates, particular weight will be placed on education, pedagogical competences and teaching experience.

Personal characteristics

For the evaluation of the best qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, teaching and research experience, and personal suitability, as well as motivation, especially with regards to the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

We offer a vibrant, dynamic, collegial and international research and teaching environment. The European Studies programme is Norway’s only interdisciplinary study programme offering both a 3-years Bachelor and a two-year (international) Master in European Studies. Interdisciplinarity in research and teaching is a core characteristic of the European Studies Programme.

NTNU offers:

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Lecturer is normally from NOK 544.400,- to NOK 607.700,- per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. 2% of the gross salary is deducted and paid into the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund,

The appointment will be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State employees at any time. The person appointed will be required to abide by the regulations that govern changes and developments within the discipline and to follow the requirements of all organizational changes that decisions related to programme’s, department’s or university’s activities may involve.

Applicants may request that their application is treated confidentially. If you request that your name be withheld from public access, your request will be considered but may be denied. If your request to have your name kept from public access is denied, you will be so informed and you will be given the opportunity to withdraw your application.

The person appointed must live in a location that makes it possible to have his or her day-to-day workplace at the Department of Historical Studies.

A command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is not a prerequisite, but will be considered an asset. Newly employed staff in academic positions who are not already fluent in a Scandinavian language are eligible for attending the "Norwegian for Foreigners" courses provided by the Department of Language and Literature.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 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. 

Enquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr Carine S. Germond (carine.germond@ntnu.no), Leader of the European Studies Programme.

Questions about the application process can be addressed to the administrative executive officer/Human Resources Executive Officer at the Faculty of Humanities; Hege Kissten hege.kissten@ntnu.no.

The application and all required documentation must be submitted electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates by December 31st 2018.

Requirements for the application

The application must be submitted electronically via Jobbnorge. Applications that are not submitted through Jobbnorge, arrive after the submission deadline or are incomplete will not be considered.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • A CV, containing information about education, exams and previous employment and including three referees with contact information.
  • A complete publication list with biographical references.
  • A description of the applicant’s academic works that is most relevant for the position and that the applicant feels the evaluation committee should pay particular attention to, including but not necessarily limited to the 3 items referred below. Co-authored or joint publications will be considered but the applicant’s contribution to the work should be clearly identified and briefly described.
  • Documented pedagogical experience, including any pedagogical education or training in university-level teaching, course design and teaching, and/or experience in supervising BA and MA students. The documentation must be in accordance with the relevant guidelines listed in the “Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications”, which is available from the Faculty’s executive officer, telephone no. +47 73 59 76 84, or can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/pedagogical-qualifications.
  • Certificates and diplomas.
  • Other relevant information.

Process

Applicants are requested NOT to send copies of their academic works at this point. After the application deadline, a shortlist of applicants will be drawn up and all applicants will be informed of whether they are placed on the list. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit relevant samples of their academic work. The material to be submitted should comprise at most 3 items not exceeding 150 pages and may include excerpts from longer works and unpublished works. These academic works must be submitted electronically by email to Hege Kissten, hege.kissten@ntnu.no. The email must be marked with the reference number for the position (HF 18-047).

In assessing applicant’s work, emphasis will be placed on quality and relevance, peer-reviewed publications, especially in the past 5 years. Evidence of effective research collaboration and success in obtaining research funding will be considered an advantage.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.

The application deadline is 31 December 2018.

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Faculty of Humanities

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Deadline 31.12.2018
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service NTNU Dragvoll