Associate Professor in Information System

Trondheim, Norway
17 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

The Dept. of Computer science (IDI), NTNU has available a full-time, permanent Associate Professor position in Information Systems within the ISSE group (

We seek candidates with a strong research track record within the international field of Information Systems. We are specifically seeking candidates with deep, empirically based knowledge of the conditions (business, technical and organizational) for digital transformation in the private or public sector.

The notions of ‘digital transformation’ and ‘digitalization’ are broad. We seek candidates that focus on data-driven digital transformation.

We seek candidates with a promising publication record in relevant Information Systems outlets. Strong candidates will have experience with conducting relevant research projects and generating research funding as well as experience with teaching and supervision.

We expect candidates to contribute to the further development of the field of Information Systems within the ISSE group and IDI both within research and teaching. Candidates are expected to contribute to ongoing research within the domain of the position including but not limited to: Norwegian centre for research-based artificial intelligence innovation (NorwAI), NTNU’s strategy for digitalization in the Oil and gas sector (BRU21, ), the Norwegian Open AI lab ( ), NTNU TSO Health funded project Coordination and resource allocation in complex health systems.  

Candidates with experience from one or more of NTNU’s four strategic research areas Energy, Health, Oceans and Sustainability will be given priority.

You will report to the head of department.

Duties of the position

  • Initiate and lead research within Information Systems on data-driven digital transformation
  • Publish in reputable Information Systems outlets
  • Teach and supervise at ISSE bachelors, masters and PhD study programs in addition to take a leading role in course development for
  • Contribute to the further development of the field of Information Systems within the ISSE group and IDI both within research and teaching.
  • The applicant is expected to participate in administrative activities, such as hiring committees, educational and research boards at the department

Required selection criteria

Associate Professor:

The position of Associate Professor within Information Systems with specific focus on sociotechnical conditions for digital transformation requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-4. 

  • Your PhD must be in Information Systems, or what corresponds to that, with a focus on empirically grounded sociotechnical conditions for digital transformation
  • A promising publication record in Information Systems outlets
  • Excellent English skills, both written and oral.

We encourage early-stage, ambitious candidates to apply. Your research output will be assessed relative to the length of your career.

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

  • Experience with teaching and supervision at University level
  • Experience with teaching and supervision digitally
  • Experience with initiating and leading research projects within the topic of the position
  • Experience with data science tools, packages and technologies
  • Knowledge of a Scandinavian language

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
  • Independent but with ability and willingness to participate in collaborative research and teaching efforts
  • Result-oriented
  • Engaged with and eager to promote a good relationship with and among students
  • Have a strong motivation to contribute to a good, inclusive and caring working and social environment

We offer 

Salary and conditions

In a position as Associate professor (code 1013) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 560 000,- to NOK 760 000,- 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 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 works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment
  • Name and address of three referees
  • A research proposal (up till 5 pages) for the first five years of the employment outlining your theoretical and methodological approach to data-driven digital transformation
  • Details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU”
  • Details of research projects you have initiated and led with information about funding, duration, results and partners

Incomplete applications will not be considered

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.

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 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. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Eric Monteiro (email, Professor Jon Atle Gulla (email or Head of department John Krogstie (email

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact our HR recruitment team at the faculty, e-mail:

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: 2020/40152.

Application deadline: 31.01.2021

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 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 31st January 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Campus Gløshaugen