NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

Professor/Associate Professor in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
07 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Mar 2019
Ref
2019/2572
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the position

The Department of Physics announces an open position as Professor/Associate Professor within the field of theoretical astroparticle physics broadly defined. This includes high-energy physics, numerical gravity and gravitational waves, as well as high-energy astrophysics

The department is currently expanding and has activity in astroparticle physics, solid state physics/material physics, soft/complex physics, biopolymer physics, medical physics, statistical physics, optics, atmospheric physics and university didactics. The department recruits the best physics students in Norway. It also offers a large number of courses in physics for other study programmes at NTNU.

The position reports to Head of department.

Work description

The successful candidate is expected to further develop the astroparticle physics group through establishing and maintaining a strong research programme with high international and national impact.

The Professor/Associate Professor will be responsible together with other academic staff for managing and developing the department and the activities within research, teaching and outreach. The Professor/Associate Professor will have a specific responsibility for teaching courses in atroparticle physics, but must also be able to teach general courses in physics at all levels.

Qualification requirements

Candidates must hold a masters degree and a PhD relevant for research in astroparticle physics. The applicant’s research must demonstrate an outstanding record of research within theoretical astroparticle physics. Strong emphasis will in the evaluation be put on research papers in astroparticle physics with emphasis on those published in the past five years.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to and the experience in initiating and leading research programs. The candidate should demonstrate  a clear potential for establishing an exceptional research programme within astroparticle physics at NTNU.

Pedagogical skills and qualifications will be emphasized. For both positions, candidates must have a commitment and a vision for teaching and outreach. This includes development of teaching materials, involvement in course and study programme development and governance, as well as supervision of students at all levels. Accordingly, didactical skills, qualifications and potential will be evaluated based on documented experience in teaching, outreach, course and study programme management, supervision of doctoral and master’s students and related work.Quality and breadth will be evaluated.

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.  

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

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 position as Professor/Associate Professor comes with a starting package for new research staff, opportunities for mentoring and is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. There is a 2% deduction for an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. Members of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund are offered a generous pension for life and access to favorable housing loan and insurance schemes.

It is required that the newly appointed member of staff takes up residence in Trondheim or nearby. Norway, like other Scandinavian countries, has generous rules for both maternity and paternity leave. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200,000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

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 including list of publications with bibliographical references, and contact details for three referees 
  • Testimonials and certificates
  • The most relevant publications – published or unpublished – that has relevance to the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (maximum 10)
  • Research plan (maximum 10 pages), divided into
    • A statement of the research interests of the candidate (maximum 5 lines)
    • A statement on long term research goals in a 10-15 year perspective, which includes a discussion on connection to previous work, outlines possible collaborations and include a rough plan on how funding should be achieved for this activity  (not more than 2 pages).
    • A 5 year plan outlining actual research to be performed and possible funding schemes for these plans (not more than 7 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") 
  • Other documents which the applicant would like to present 
  • If relevant, a list of supervised projects with information on funding agency, years of duration and the funds received.
  • 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. 

General questions about the position can be directed to the Head of
Department, Prof. Erik Wahlström, email, Erik.Wahlstrom@ntnu.no, specific questions about the astroparticle physics group to the Head of the Theoretical Physics Division, Prof. Michael Kachelriess email, Michael.Kachelriess@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: 2019/2572

Deadline for applications: 17.03.2019

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Deadline 17.03.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Jobbnorge ID 163471