Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Gløshaugen, Norway
06 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU is Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences with 85 permanent staff members and about 100 doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences wants to support an excellent and highly motivated candidate within any of the Department's main research disciplines; please see for an overview.

The position reports to Head of Department.

The work place will be in Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

The vacant postdoctoral fellowship is intended to give a promising candidate an opportunity to pursue research at an advanced level.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong potential to strengthen the current research areas, or can provide a bridge between the different research activities in the department.

Knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is highly desirable due to the need for teaching assistance in several of the introductory mathematics or statistics courses. A successful Norwegian candidate is required to spend at least 6 months abroad.

A postdoctoral fellow who speaks a Scandinavian language will be employed for 3 years with teaching and other duties of approximately 33% of the total available time. A postdoctoral fellow who does not master a Scandinavian language will be offered a 2-year appointment.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree within one of the research areas of the Department or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

PhD students in their last year are invited to apply; employment will then be postponed until the PhD degree is finished

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

Other qualifications

  • The candidate must be fluent in English, both oral and written

Personal characteristics

  • Motivation for conducting research at an advanced level
  • Good communication skills
  • Motivation for teaching

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 2 years without teaching, or 3 years with teaching and other duties of approximately 33% of the total available time.

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.

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. 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.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply.

Questions about the position can be directed to Marte Andresen, phone number (+47) 73 59 17 40, e-mail

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • A short research plan written together with at least one of the permanent faculty members in the Department (maximum 3 pages)
  • CV including information about educational background, work experience, preprints and publications
  • The most important publications that are relevant for the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (maximum 10 publications)
  • Information about the applicant’s pedagogical qualifications
  • Testemonials and certificates
  • Contact information for at least two references
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language

If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number 2019/40137 when applying.

Applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews.

Strategic considerations may be taken in the final selection of a candidate.

Application deadline: 02.02.2020.

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.

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 2nd February 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Fixed Term
Place of service Campus Gløshaugen

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