NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Professor/Associate Professor in Medicine Obesity and Metabolism

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
06 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2020
Ref
186952
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the position

At the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, we have a vacancy for a 100% permanent position as Professor/Associate Professor in Medicine (Obesity and Metabolism). 

The position is at the Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine.

You will report to the head of department.

Duties of the position

  • Teaching, supervision and curriculum development within the field of obesity and metabolism
  • Research within the field of obesity and metabolism in collaboration with established research groups
  • Administrative duties

The appointee is expected to teach within their relevant expertise across all study programmes at the Faculty.

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. 

Required selection criteria

The position of Professor within obesity and metabolism requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-2. 

  • your academic work must be essentially within obesity and metabolism, and of high international level 
  • an ability to initiate and lead research activity and to attract external funding are important

In addition to formal qualifications in teaching at university level, you must document

  • development in teaching and counselling of students over time
  • extensive experience with supervision preferably at the PhD level
  • participation in the development of educational quality in a work environment

For appointment as a professor, an academic level conforming to established national standards is required

The position of Associate Professor within obesity and metabolism requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-4. 

  • Your PhD, or academic work of the same scope and quality, must be essentially within obesity and metabolism 

You 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.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of these works. We also consider experience from research management and participation in research projects. 

You must document relevant basic competence for teaching and supervision at university/higher education-level. If this cannot be documented, you are required to complete an approved course in university teaching within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses. 

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.

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • applicants with teaching experience from higher education will be preferred 
  • a relevant clinical speciality within nutrition, pediatrics, surgery or endocrinology
  • skilled in the English language

Personal characteristics

  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Good communication skills

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

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Salary and conditions

In a position as professor (code 1013) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 704 900,- to NOK 900 000,- per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

In a position as associate professor (code 1011) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 573 100,- to NOK 704 900,- 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 criteria 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.

It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation must be in English.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline.  You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

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.

Your application will be considered by an expert committee and the most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture.

General information

A good working 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.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact head of department Torstein Baade Rø, telephone +47 99 61 40 25, email torstein.ro@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Yngve Lorentzen, e-mail: yngve.lorentzen@ntnu.no

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via jobbnorge.no

Application deadline: 16.08.2020

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. 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 and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

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 (MH) is one of NTNU’s largest faculties with about 1800 employees (

1300 full-time equivalents). The Faculty’s main activities are education and research in close integration with St Olav’s Hospital. For further information, see: https://www.ntnu.edu/mh.

Deadline 16th August 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Jobbnorge ID 186952