NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Associate Professor in Mathematics Algebra

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
04 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Ref
193606
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

   

About the position

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU has a vacancy for a full-time permanent associate professorship in mathematics (algebra).

We are particularly interested in strengthening the research activity in theoretical algebra.  Preference will be given to candidates with a connection to the current research activities in theoretical algebra, which include representation theory of algebras, homological algebra, triangulated categories and commutative algebra, please see https://www.ntnu.edu/imf/research/algebra for more information.

You will report to the Head of Department.

The work place will be in Trondheim.

Duties of the position

The associate professor is expected to

  • contribute towards excellent research and research-based education in mathematics in cooperation with the existing staff
  • initiate and take part in national and international research projects
  • work actively to receive research grants and other external income from the Research Council of Norway, Nordic and European research and educational agencies, relevant industry, and other available sources
  • contribute to an excellent learning environment, in collaboration with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders
  • teach courses at all levels and supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students
  • be able to disseminate relevant parts of her/his research to a wider audience
  • participate in the formal management of research, education, and other relevant areas of activity in agreement with the Head of Department

Interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction with other departments at NTNU are strongly encouraged.

Required selection criteria

The position of Associate Professor within mathematics 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 within matehamatics  
  • The ability to initiate and lead research and development work will be emphasized
  • Strong emphasis will also be placed on publication of research results

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

  • Documented external funding and experience with research leadership will be rated positively

The applicant will primarily be evaluated on the basis of

  • required selection criteria
  • preferred selection criteria
  • scholarly achievements and research potential
  • teaching experience and teaching potential
  • communication skills 
  • leadership potential

Personal characteristics

  • Good communication skills
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Ability to initiate and implement projects
  • Positive, creative, and enthusiastic

We offer 

Salary and conditions

In a position as Associate Professor (code 1011) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK xxx to NOK xxx 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 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:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works - 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 considered in the assessment. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • Name and address of three references
  • 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
  • Information about dissemination activities
  • Other documents which the applicant finds relevant

In the assessment of the best-qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, 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 Bachelors, 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 for an interview and to deliver two lectures.

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. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department, Professor Einar Rønquist, telephone +47 73593547, email einar.ronquist@ntnu.no.

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: xxx.

Application deadline: 15.01.2021

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 15th January 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service