Associate Professor in Colour Imaging

Gjøvik, Norway
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for an Associate Professor in Colour Imaging at the Department of Computer Science.

The candidate is expected to carry out research in the field of colour imaging and teach courses in the study programs at the Department of Computer Science. 

The position reports to Professor Marius Pedersen

The position is at Campus Gjøvik.

Work description

The candidate is expected to play a major role in teaching and supervision in computer science. 
The candidate will play a role in developing the educational profile in the computer science programs and ensuring an excellent learning environment, in collaboration with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders. The Faculty’s study programs should have a strong international profile, and the Associate Professor is expected to be able to contribute to the development of international alliances and collaboration.

The candidate must have very good colour imaging background. The Associate Professor is expected to take a role in the master’s program Colour in Science and Industry.  The candidate must in addition be able to teach courses in our bachelor programs (Bachelor in Computer Engineering and Bachelor in Programming) and master level (Applied Computer Science).

The candidate is expected to carry out research in the field of colour imaging. In addition, research in colour imaging linked with one of the following areas is an advantage: multispectral imaging, cultural heritage, material appearance or medical imaging. The research should have a long-term perspective according to the strategy of the department and contribute to the current group research. Within the initial four-year period the candidate is expected to contribute with research and/or supervision in conjunction with the new projects ApPEARS ( and CHANGE ( activities at the department rely crucially on external funding, and the development of educational programs may also receive external funding. The associate professor is expected to work actively to receive research grants and other external funding from the Research Council of Norway, Nordic and European research and educational agencies, relevant industry, and other available sources.

In addition to the responsibilities in teaching and research, an associate professor is expected to be able to disseminate relevant parts of her/his research to a wider audience. The associate professor is furthermore expected to participate in the formal management of research, education, and other relevant areas of activity in agreement with the Department Head.

Qualification requirements

Associate Professor: 

The position of Associate Professor requires university education in computer science, colour imaging, colour science or equivalent, and academic competence in colour imaging at least at doctoral level. 

The ability to initiate and lead research and development work will be emphasized. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within his or her subject area. The greatest emphasis is placed on academic work during the past five years (depending on the disciplinary tradition). 

The candidate must:

  • Hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in computer science, colour imaging, colour science or a closely related area
  • Have a strong background in colour imaging. Knowledge of one or more of the following areas is an advantage:
    • multispectral imaging,
    • cultural heritage,
    • material appearance, or
    • me dical imaging
  • Be able to teach courses in our Bachelor program (Bachelor in Computer Engineering and Bachelor in Programming) and master program (Master in Applied Computer Science)
  • Have experience and potential in teaching, supervision, research and scientific output
  • Be able to lead, conduct, consult and collaborate in research projects within colour and visual computing.

Documented external funding and experience with research leadership will be rated positively. Experience in collaboration with industry or relevant public-sector institutions is an advantage. The candidate must be able to document significant research experience and contributions in the international frontline within the field of the position.

Other requirements: 

Basic qualifications in the discipline of education are required. Anyone who is appointed without having formal basic qualifications in the discipline of education (formerly referred to as practical qualifications in teaching at university level) and who is unable to document equivalent qualifications is required to complete an approved course within two years of appointment. Uniped at NTNU offers qualifying courses. 

Pedagogical skills and qualifications will be emphasized. The evaluation will be based on documented material related to teaching, forms of presentation for the academic works, experience in teaching, supervision of doctoral and master’s degree subjects as well as other types of pedagogical background. Applicants with teaching experience at university level will be preferred. Quality and breadth will be evaluated.   

Employees 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. 

The person appointed must comply with the decisions about changes due to developments in the subject area, and the organizational changes that may result from decisions regarding the university's activities. 

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 in 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. 

Personal characteristics

The candidate must:

  • Positive attitude
  • The ability to think creatively and critically
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team

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 515 200 - 682 200,- 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. 

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and 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 description of the academic works to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.  
The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • Application letter describing the applicant’s experience, competence and motivation for applying the position, as well as main research interests and scientific ambitions for the nearest future
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works) 
  • A description of the academic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be taken into account in the assessment 
  • A list of your works with information on where they have been published 
  • Name and address of three potential references 
  • Research plan for the first three to four years (maximum 10 pages)
  • Description of teaching qualifications based on a list of factors ("Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU")  
  • Details of projects for which you have been project manager, 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.

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. 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 Professor Marius Pedersen, telephone +47 93 63 43 85, email: or Head of Department Professor John Krogstie, 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: 2018/42662

Deadline for applications: 31.12.2018

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Department of Computer Science 

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 31.12.2018
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Gjøvik
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service NTNU Gjøvik