NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Professor within the Field of Fatigue of Metals and Fracture Mechanics

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Salary
231104
Posted
26 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2022
Ref
231104
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the position

At Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MTP) we have a vacancy for a Professor within the field of Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of metals. 

The position is part of the Materials research group. The Materials research group works on the most applied aspects of materials science, i.e. engineering materials and surfaces with desirable properties for specific applications. But our research also includes basic research topics. The group is a multidisciplinary mixture of engineers, physicists, and chemists, bringing a unique footprint to our research work.

Our group is also an internationally oriented research group with researchers active in many national and international research projects, groups and programs, externally financed by the EU, the Research Council of Norway and the industry.

In this position you are expected to develop your research line within the Materials research group. You will be co-responsible for the mechanical/fatigue testing laboratory on behalf of the research group.

You will formally report to Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • international level research in the scientific area of the candidate within the fatigue or fracture mechanics field, resulting in publications in internationally top ranked journals
  • initiate new research projects through active marketing and sales to the industry and the funding bodies (e.g. EU and The Norwegian Research Council)
  • contributing to, fronting, and leading the development of the research area within the research group and the department
  • teaching and supervision on bachelor-, master- and PhD levels in all the study programs taught in the department, with a specific focus on the study program in PUMA (Product Development and Materials)
  • exam preparation, evaluation, and administrative tasks as required

Required qualifications 

You must have the qualifications required for the position of Professor in the field of Fatigue of Metals and Fracture Mechanics , as outlined in § 1-2 of the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts 

  • your academic work must be essentially related to fracture mechanics and fatigue of metals and alloys (or equivalent subject area)   
  • good knowledge and experience within fracture mechanics and fatigue of metals and alloys after the PhD degree (i.e., postdoc or equivalent industrial experience)
  • experience with contemporary experimental and analytical techniques and methods used for one or more of the following
    • fracture mechanics and fatigue testing,
    • microscopy and failure analysis techniques,
    • microstructure characterization and testing on different scales
    • condition monitoring techniques for fracture and fatigue
  • publish papers as first author or last author (PI) independently from your PhD supervisor and postdoc time
  • good English skills – written and oral is a requirement. 

In addition to the requirements for basic educational competence, you must also document: 

  • the development of the quality of your own teaching and supervision of students over time 
  • broad experience as a supervisor, preferably at a master’s/PhD level 
  • participation in improving the quality of education in a professional environment 

You must document relevant basic competence in teaching and supervision at a university/higher education-level, as referenced in the Norwegian national Regulations. If this cannot be documented, you will be required to complete an approved course in university pedagogy within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses. 

New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment is required, within three years, to demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.  

Preferred qualifications

  • research and knowledge of fracture mechanics and fatigue of metals both from the experimental (macro-to-nano level) and theoretical point of view
  • designing and performing advanced mechanical tests of materials and components
  • knowledge of nondestructive evaluation and monitoring techniques, advanced characterization (including FIB) and modeling of cyclic deformation and fracture
  • you should have worked in projects with industry and public funding
  • you should have performed at least 1 international stay outside the country of your MSc/PhD studies for a minimum period of 6 months
  • you should have international collaboration experience and an internationally oriented mindset
  • you should have the ability to prepare research applications and to have succeeded in achieving grant(s) from own application(s), and manage and execute research activities

Personal qualities

  • humble, honest and positive
  • willingness to collaborate both within the group, with other groups in the department and across NTNU
  • able to work both independently and in a team
  • curios and willingness to learn
  • solve challenges and share results with colleagues locally and globally

We offer 

Salary and conditions

As a Professor (code 1013 ) you are normally paid from gross NOK 600 000 – NOK 900 000 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. As required by law, 2% of this salary will be deducted and paid into 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 you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis. 

Application Process

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

About the application

Your application and supporting documentation must be in English. 

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified 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.

Your application must include:

  • CV, diplomas, and certificates
  • a teaching portfolio, in which your teaching competence is compiled and presented systematically,   (See guidelines for applicants: Documentation of teaching qualifications in applications and appointments to academic positions at NTNU)
  • academic works – published or unpublished – that you wish to be considered during assessment of your application (up to 10 works)
  • a description of the academic works you consider most relevant, which you particularly wish to be factored into the assessment
  • names and contact information for three relevant referees
  • details of projects for which you have served as project manager, including information on financing, duration, and size
  • a description (maximum 1 page) on how you envision your researh in a Norwegian context and what would be them main source of funding

Joint work will also be considered. If it is difficult to identify your specific input to a joint project, you must include evidence of your contributions.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. Our assessment of the pedagogical skills will be based on documented pedagogical material, forms of presentation in your academic works, teaching experience, PhD, and Masters supervision, and any other relevant pedagogical background. Both quality and scope will be taken into consideration.

NTNU is obliged by the evaluation criteria for research quality in accordance with The San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA. This means that we will pay particular attention to the quality and academic range demonstrated by your scientific work to date. We will also pay attention to research leadership and participation in research projects. Your scientific work from the last five years will be given the most weight.

Your application will be considered by an expert committee. Candidates of interest will be invited to an interview, and to deliver a trial teaching session.

General information

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality

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 continually maintain and improve your professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

For the sake of transparency, candidates will be given the expert evaluation of their own and other candidates. As an applicant you are considered part of the process and is stipulated to rules of confidentiality.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact contact Professor Nuria Espallargas (Materials research group leader), email: nuria.espallargas@ntnu.no

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Linn-Cecilie Felle, e-mail: linn.c.felle@ntnu.no 

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via www.jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation. 

Application deadline: 02.10.2022

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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

We educate graduates who can create new products, operate and maintain products, and manage projects. The Department has a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. We conduct wide-ranging research in fields such as technology, energy, product quality and development, and productivity. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering

Deadline 2nd October 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering