Associate Professor in Digital Economics

About the position

At the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, there is a vacancy for an Associate Professor in Digital Economics.

A prospective candidate is expected to carry out research and teaching in the field of digital economics. In particular, the candidate will take responsibility for the digital economics field of specialization at the Communication Technology master program.

The position reports to the Head of Department.

The position is located at campus Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

The candidate is expected to perform research in the area of digital economics, and publish his/her work in international publication channels.

Moreover, the candidate is expected to play a major role in teaching and supervision of students in digital economics. The candidate will play a central role in developing the digital economics specialization at the Master in Communication Technology. In collaboration with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders, the candidate is expected to ensure an excellent learning environment. The Associate Professor is expected to be able to contribute to the development of international alliances and collaboration.

The candidate must be able to teach courses in digital economics, including the courses: TTM4165 Digital Economics and TTM4547 Digital Business Ecosystems, as well as supervising master students. The candidate must also be expected to develop new course material and contribute to the development of study programs in the area of digital economics.

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

The position of Associate Professor requires university education at doctoral level in computer science, information systems economics, statistics, business management, or equivalent, and competence in digital economics at least at  doctoral level.

Emphasis will be placed on ability and experience in initiating and leading research and development of the field of area. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within the subject area. Particular focus is placed on academic work during the past five years, excluding statutory leave (depending on the disciplinary tradition).

Other requirements:

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake supervision of Masters and Doctoral candidates. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants with teaching experience at university level are preferred. Quality and breadth of the teaching qualifications will be evaluated. 

Those 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.

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 for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

We are seeking a candidate with research experience in one or several of the following areas:

  • Digital economics, including network effect analysis and value modeling
  • Digital markets, including modeling market behavior, dynamics, and regulations
  • Digital business modeling
  • Risk modelling for digital enterprises and information security
  • Financial technologies (FinTech)
  • Game theory with applications on communication networks, networked services, and information security
  • Mechanism design and principal agent theory in IT systems and services
  • Organizational theory, systems theory, and computational social science related to IT industries

Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

Personal characteristics

  • Independent and structured
  • Collaborative
  • Good relationship with students
  • Creative
  • Strong motivation to contribute to good working and social environment

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, education, experience and personal suitability will be emphasized, as well as motivation for the position.

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Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Associate Professor code 1011 is normally from NOK 615 900,- 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. 

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.

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 supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

The application must include :

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works, including PhD thesis - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
  • A description of the academic/artistic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be taken into account in the assessment
  • Name and address of three referees
  • Research plan
  • Details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU"
  • Details of the projects you have managed, 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.

When the application deadline has passed, a shortlisting committee will evaluate all applications. The best qualified applicants will then be considered by an external appointments panel and the most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture to undergraduate students.

General information

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 Harald Øverby, email: or Deputy Head, Associate Professor Katina Kralevska, email:

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas.  

Deadline for applications: 27.11.2019

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Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Research is vital to the security of our society. We teach and conduct research in cyber security, information security, communications networks and networked services. Our areas of expertise include biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, security in e-health and welfare technology, intelligent transportation systems and malware. The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 27th November 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Campus Trondheim