Professor/ Associate Professor in Medicine

Trondheim, Norway
12 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

At the Department of Ciruculation and Medical Imaging (ISB) we have a vacancy for a permanent full time (100 %) position as a professor/associate professor in medicine (MR Technology).

The Department includes the following subject areas: Radiology, Biomedical Technology and Medical Imaging, Exercise Physiology and Sport Sciences, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine and Anesthesiology.

The Department is also responsible for hosting the MR Core Facility (, the MR Centre (, Centre of Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), and Cardiac Exercise Group (CERG).

ISB collaborates with the Research and Development units at St. Olav’s Hospital, including two Norwegian National Advisory Boards.

Together with the Department’s other academic staff, the appointee is responsible for teaching, supervision of students, research, infrastructure and academic development within the relevant disciplines according to ones competencies.

The position also includes administrative duties.

The position is administratively attached to the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging. 

Please click on the following link for further information regarding the department:  

Expected start date is 01.01.2022.

Duties of the position

  • The position includes responsibility for teaching within the bachelor's programme in radiography and the master degree in medical imaging technology. The appointee will contribute to ISB's research activity including doctoral degree supervision and teaching PhD courses. 
  • The relevant research fields are clinical, translational and technological research in MR imaging, diagnostics and analysis. The appointee will further contribute to the scientific and strategic development of MRI infrastructure at the faculty and enable research of high international quality.
  • The appointee is expected to develop collaborative projects internationally, nationally and internally at NTNU and St Olav's Hospital, as well as the health service and industry in general.
  • The appointee must contribute actively and independently to applying for external research funding from national and international sources.
  • The appointee is expected to teach within their relevant expertise across all study programmes at the Faculty.

Required selection criteria

The position of Professor within Medicine (MR Technology) requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-2. 

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

The position of Associate Professor within Medicine (MR Technology) requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-4. 

  • The applicants must have relevant professional health education at master's level or hold a master's degree in a relevant field of research within science and technology.
  • The applicants are required to hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field of research.
  • The appointee must be able to document extensive professional qualifications and scientific competence within one or more of the relevant research fields listed above.
  • Quality and breadth of former scientific work will be assessed, and the applicants must enclose a 5-year research plan for the position.
  • The applicants must have experience with securing research funding from national and/or international sources. 
  • The appointee must be fluent in written and oral Scandinavian and English languages.

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 master / PhD level.
  • participation in the development of educational quality in a work environment.

It is of highest importance that the applicant has good motivation for, and documented ability of, interdisciplinary cooperation. The extent of this is emphasized and evaluated on the ability to initiate and lead research and teaching work, as well as supervision at PhD level. Emphasis will also be placed on personal suitability.

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. 

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • ISB participates actively in research communication and public debates, and is a key source of information in the Norwegian news. This is an important part of the social mission, and it is desirable that the applicant documents experience in research communication beyond publication in international journals.

Personal characteristics

  • good collaborative skills
  • desire and vision to advance research development
  • ability to inspire and motivate students

We offer 

 Salary and conditions

In a position as professor (code 1013) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 708 000,-  to NOK 910 000,- per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

In a position as Accociate Professor (code 1011) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 575 600,-  to NOK 708 000,- 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 items)
  • A short description of the academic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be taken in to account in the assessement (up to 10  items).
  • A publication list of your articles with information on where they have been published, the impact factor and number of citations.
  • Abstract presentations (indicating whether it was based on peer review or invitation, and whether it was an oral or a poster presentation) must be entered in a separate list.
  • A five-year research plan for the position.
  • Details of projects with external funding where you have had a central role, with information about your role, funding source, duration, and size
  • 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.
  • Details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU”
  • See also details in the announcement text in relation to requirements for documentation

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 Departmental Manager Øystein Risa, telephone 92613734, email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Sissel Sollien, 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. 

Application deadline: 11.03.2021

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.

The Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB) has 260 employees, and its research units are at the Cardiothoracic Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital, integrated with collaborating clinical divisions. The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB) includes anaesthesiology, radiology, radiography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and biomedical engineering.

The department is also responsible for the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), the Medical Simulation Centre and the MR Centre. More information about the department is available at

Deadline 11th March 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Øya, Trondheim