NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Professor/Associate Professor in High fidelity numerical simulations in fluid mechanics

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
09 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2020
Ref
IV-163/20
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the position

We invite applications for an Associate Professor or full Professor in the area of high fidelity numerical simulations applied to fluid mechanics in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The position will be based within the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics group to strengthen its research activities in numerical simulations and machine learning data-driven analysis applied to fundamental and practical research areas in fluid mechanics.

The position is within the Thermo-fluids research Group in EPT which covers a wide range of fundamental and applied research. The group is internationally active in the general research areas of turbulent flows, multi-phase flows, waves, aerodynamics and thermal energy. In addition to access to local and national super computing resources, the group has several unique experimental facilities including a large wind tunnel and water channel each with active grids, a large-scale turbulence mixing tank and a newly refurbished turbulent combustion lab.

Given the rapid developments in both super computing, as well as deep learning and data-driven methods in fluid mechanics, we would particularly like to expand our research activities in these areas. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates with a background in Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS), Large-Eddy Simulations (LES), and new numerical methods applied to transport phenomena in turbulent flows and/or other fluid mechanics problems.

Applicants should have expertise in high-fidelity simulations of turbulent or multi-phase flows with significant experience in programming, building and upgrading numerical solvers for massively parallel simulations (MPI or GPU based) and/or in the development of advanced algorithms for analysis of large datasets.

We are looking for candidates who have the potential and ambition to be a scientific leader in their field and have a collaborative spirit. The candidate must be able to demonstrate academic independence and original thinking and research potential through their publications as well as the ability to develop their ideas into successful research grants. It will be seen as an advantage for the applicants to have strong international connections either through their PhD or post-doctoral research, or through close collaborations.

You will report to the Head of Department Prof. Terese Løvås.

For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Prof. James Dawson, james.r.dawson@ntnu.no. For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Guro Hoel Sjøberg, guro.h.sjoberg@ntnu.no.

Duties of the position

The successful candidate is expected to develop a research portfolio within the areas of high fidelity numerical simulations and data driven methods in fundamental and applied fluid mechanics. They will be expected to actively secure research funding through regular proposal writing, build a strong international profile and publish their work in leading journals. They must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues within the group.

In addition, they will also be required to undertake undergraduate teaching and the supervision of Master’s students.  Teaching duties will primarily be in the area of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics for introductory level courses, and specialist courses in fluid mechanics with an emphasis on numerical methods and computational fluid dynamics.

Required selection criteria

Full Professor:

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

  • A documented track record of research excellence through publications in high impact journals, H-Index
  • Documented ability to attract research funding through national and international funding instruments and project management
  • International collaborations
  • Expertise in high fidelity numerical simulations using LES or DNS applied to fluid mechanics problems
  • Expertise in programming and developing numerical solvers for massively parallel simulations (MPI or GPU based)
  • Expertise in data driven methods for large datasets
  • Development of undergraduate/graduate courses
  • Supervision of Master’s students, PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers
  • Participation in the development of educational quality in the work environment

Associate Professor:

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

  • A documented track record of research excellence through publications in high impact journals, H-Index
  • Potential to attract research funding commensurate with career stage
  • International experience
  • Expertise in high fidelity numerical simulations using LES or DNS applied to fluid mechanics problems
  • Expertise in programming and developing numerical solvers for massively parallel simulations (MPI or GPU based)
  • Experience in data driven methods for large datasets

Professor and Associate Professor:

You must document relevant basic competence for teaching and supervision at university/higher education-level, ref. Regulations. 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

  • Expertise in high fidelity numerical simulations of high Reynolds number canonical turbulent flow problems or multi-phase flows in particular particle laden or bubble flows, heat transfer
  • Ability to complement and bring a new research dimensions to the Thermofluids research group
  • Experience with the use of national/European super computing infrastructure
  • Interest/experience to develop deep learning approaches

Personal characteristics

  • Research independence and creative approaches to research
  • Passionate about scientific research
  • Value excellence in research and teaching
  • Ability to inspire and teach students
  • Ability to work independently and within a group
  • Ambition to be internationally competitive
  • A desire to constantly improve

We offer 

Salary and conditions

In a position as Professor (code 1013) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 700 000 to NOK 1 000 000 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. In a position as Associate Professor (code 1011) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 600 000 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.

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 daily.

Application Process

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation must be in English. Please note that applications will only be evaluated based on the information provided by the application deadline. 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 this may have affected your research track record.

The application must include:

The assessment will emphasize research track record, education, research experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. 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. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.

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.

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.

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. 

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via jobbnorge.no. If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: IV-163/20.

Application deadline: 23.08.2020.

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 Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 23rd August 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Trondheim, Norway