Professor/Associate Professor in Medicine, Exercise in Medicine

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Trondheim, Norway
06 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB), at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications for a full time tenure Professorship/Associate Professorship in Medicine (Exercise in Medicine).

The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging includes the following subject areas: Exercise Physiology and Sport Sciences, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Biomedical Technology and Medical Imaging.

The Department is also responsible for hosting the Centre of Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG, and the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre.  ISB collaborates with the Research and Development units at St. Olav’s Hospital, including two Norwegian National Advisory Boards.

For more information about the Department, please see

Work description

Subject area and responsibilities of the position

Together with the Department’s other academic staff, the person holding the position is responsible for teaching, supervision of students, research, and academic development in the disciplines of Clinical Medicine and Physical Activity and Health. The position also includes administrative duties.

Specific responsibilities

The position includes responsibility for developing and strengthening CERG and ISB's research within physical activity and health. This covers translational research, including extensive clinical research, combined with innovation projects. Research will be conducted in close collaboration with other researchers, university partners, and clinical staff at St. Olav’s hospital, health services and industry.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for appointment as Professor, an academic level conforming to established national standards is required; quality and breadth of scientific work will be assessed. Applicants are required to hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field of research or be able to document competence at an equivalent level and to the same extent and quality. Applicants must have relevant professional health education (for example, medical doctor, physiotherapist, nurse) or hold a Master’s degree in Sports Sciences or equivalent.

The applicant must document their experience with translational research, including extensive clinical exercise research within physical activity and health, as well as potential innovation projects. It is of highest importance that the applicant has good motivation for, and documented ability of, interdisciplinary cooperation.

The applicant is expected to apply for research funding from national and international sources, both independently and through active contribution within a team. The applicant should enclose detailed information on successful funding applications, including application reference numbers and the applicant’s role in the project. It is also requested to enclose copies of applications submitted to international research funding sources.

ISB participates actively in research communication and public debates, and is a key source of information for exercise medicine in the Norwegian news. This is an important part of the social mission, and it is desirable that the applicant documents experience in research communication beyond publication in international journals.

Experience in administration and management is required. Personal suitability and motivation will also be considered.

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.

The candidate must be fluent in written and oral English.

The person appointed must live in a location enabling him/her to be present at the department.

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.

Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position.

We offer

  • challenging and stimulating work in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

Depending on qualifications and academic background, normal wage level for Professors at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is NOK 695 500 - 900 000 of which 2 % is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Depending on qualifications and academic background, normal wage level for Associate Professors at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is NOK 565 000 - 695 000 of which 2 % is deducted for 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.

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 the following PDF files:

  • CV, certificates, and diplomas.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 items).
  • A short description of the academic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be taken into account in the assessment (up to 10 items).
  • A list of your articles with information on where they have been published, the impact factor and number of citations. Abstract presentations should not be listed.
  • Name and address of three potential references.
  • Research plan.
  • 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.

The most suitable applicants will be invited for interview and trial lecture.


For further questions about the position, please contact: Head of Department, Øystein Risa, phone: +47 926 13 734, e-mail:

For further information about the application process, please contact:

HR Adviser Marta Aandahl, Human Resources Division, phone + 47 905 53 511, e-mail:

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via

Application deadline:  24.06.2019

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 information

The person holding the position is obliged to participate in implementation of the teaching programme according to the curricula in effect, and is expected to further develop the subject areas within the teaching programmes. A particular focus of teaching will be given to the newly established international Master programme in Physical Activity and Health

The clinical programme in medicine at NTNU is based on an integrated academic model in which preclinical, paraclinical, and clinical disciplines are coordinated from the first academic year. Teaching takes place partly in small groups centered on patient descriptions, and partly as lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, and practice in the skills laboratory. Much of the teaching is in the form of problem-based learning in student groups with university staff as tutors. The person holding the position is obliged to participate as a tutor in such groups.

The candidate must help to ensure that students develop a global perspective on health and knowledge about global health challenges in their own subject area, and must contribute to group work focused on global health challenges in both research and education.

The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for state employees.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage highly qualified candidates from all countries 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. We offer start-up packages and qualification fellowships for women.

Trondheim is an ideal place to combine an academic career with a good personal life. Norway, like other Scandinavian countries, has generous benefits for both maternity and paternity leave. Professional daycare for children is readily available.

Trondheim has two international schools with English as the language of instruction, including Pre-school, Primary - and Middle school. One of the high schools in Trondheim has a 2-year International Baccalaureate program.

The Trondheim Municipal School of Music and Culture is outstanding, and caters for all levels of talent and a wide variety of cultural genres.

Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards, and thus has low crime rates, little pollution, and easy access to a beautiful as well as wild countryside. Still, the city can rival many larger cities in the availability of cultural facilities, having a professional theater, a professional symphony orchestra, and great restaurants.

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is a teaching and research institution within the field of medicine and health. We are part of the Integrated University Hospital in Trondheim together with St. Olavs Hospital.

The Faculty has activity in Trondheim, Gjøvik, Ålesund and Levanger. We have around 1800 employees, many of which also have positions within the Health Care Services. We have around 6500 students.

The Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB) has 260 employees, and its research units are at the Cardiothoracic Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital, integrated with collaborating clinical divisions. The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB) includes anaesthesiology, radiology, radiography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and biomedical engineering. The department is also responsible for the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), the Medical Simulation Centre and the MR Centre. More information about the department is available at

Deadline 24th June 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Trondheim