NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Systems and Software Engineering

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
26 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2020
Ref
2020/41122
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

   

About the position

We have a vacancy for a position as a postdoctoral fellow, 100% position, in our Information Systems and Software Engineering Group. 

This is a position aimed at providing an ambitious PhD the opportunity of academic maturing and productivity.

The position is connected to the project “Smart Workspace past Covid-19”, which is a collaboration between NTNU, CISCO and Mazemap. 

The vision is that the project will result in a workplace solution where users can access the right resources when needed with less need to book ahead, but get resources automatically assigned at time of consumption.

The task of the postdoctoral fellow will focus on evaluation of solutions with prospective users, and also partly to contribute in the development of these solutions.

You will report to the Head of the Department.

Duties of the position

  • Investigating usability, user acceptance and adoption of solutions developed in the project. 
  • Contribute to tasks on automated and ad hoc resource allocation and detection of fake usage .
  • Publish in international conferences and journals in the relevant fields.
  • Participate in professional communities within areas relevant to the position.

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed or be close to finishing a Norwegian doctoral degree in computer science, software engineering or information systems or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

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 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, post doctor and research assistant.

Other qualifications we seek for this position are the following: 

  • Understanding of and experience with applying quantitative research methods in real-world organizations. Examples of such methods is the use of usability scores and technology acceptance models.
  • Implementation skill.
  • A good understanding of the research fields of mobile and location-based services.
  • The ability and willingness to conduct research in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Good written and oral English language skills. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is an advantage.

As the users and participants to the research will mostly be Norwegian, knowledge of a Scandinavian language is desired, but it is not a pre-requisite. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test).
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted).
  •  CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

Personal characteristics

We emphasize personal suitability of the individual applicants. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are passionate about research and have a high level of curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Can document their ability to work in a team and deliver high-quality results independently.
  • Can demonstrate analytical skills.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to engage with users and beneficiaries of their research.
  • Can demonstrate that they can rapidly acquire and apply knowledge in a research area.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 545 300 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment is for a term of 2.5 years, with 0.5 years of duty work.

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.

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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

The application must contain:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with information about the candidate’s prior training, exams, and work experience.
  • Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas for the whole the master’s and PhD’s degree. An English translation of all education documents is required unless the documents are in Norwegian.
  • A project description of 3-4 pages detailing the candidate’s theoretical and methodological approach to the problem area together with motivation.
  •  Names and contact information of at least 2 reference persons.
  • A copy of the PhD thesis (in PDF).
  • PDF copies of prior publications, with associated bibliographical data.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. 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.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 

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.

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 John Krogstie, telephone 93417551, email John.Krogstie@ntnu.no

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2020/41122 when applying.

Application deadline: 17.12.20

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 Computer Science 

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 

Deadline 17th December 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Campus Gløshaugen