Professor in Digital Economics, Laws and Regulations

Gjøvik, Norway
24 Mar 2023
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16 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

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The field of Information Security and Communication Technology is experiencing rapid changes that require societies, organizations, and individuals to adapt and prepare for new challenges associated with achieving sustainable and secure digital transformation. This position is in the field of digital economics, digital law and regulations, which have an impact on the digital economy and broader society. The main place of work is Gjøvik, and the immediate leader is the leader of the Discipline Human, Organizational and Societal Aspects of Information Security at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology.

Duties of the position

  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Developing and maintaining an internationally recognized research activity within the subject area
  • Take part in interdisciplinary research collaborations, both within NTNU and with other national and international partners
  • Securing research funding from national and international funding agencies
  • Contribute to developing an innovative course portfolio at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Educate and supervise students at BSc and MSc levels and supervise PhD and postdoctoral fellowships
  • Disseminate relevant parts of his/her research to a wider audience (public outreach).
  • Participate in the management of research, education and other relevant academic activities in agreement with the department

Required qualifications 

To be considered for the position of Professor in Digital Economics (and Regulations), the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Have the qualifications required for the position of Professor, as outlined in § 1-2 of the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts 
  • Have a doctoral degree or academic work of the same scope and quality in economics, computer science, business management, or equivalent.
  • Have significant leadership, research, and teaching experience in the field of digital economics and regulations (or comparable relevant fields)
  • Very good written and oral skills in English and Norwegian (or a Scandinavian language)

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. 

Preferred qualifications

Candidates fulfilling the required qualifications (above) will be further evaluated, including the following criteria:

  • Teaching experience in at least one of the following core areas: Digital Law and Business; Economics; Innovation and regulation policies; Sustainable Development.
  • Broad experience with project management
  • Broad experience with the development of education quality in professional environments
  • Broad experience with supervision at master's and PhD level
  • Formal competence in teaching and supervision at a university/higher education-level

It is an advantage if the applicants have had working experience with government and/or regulatory authorities in addition to a strong academic and educational record.   

Personal qualities

  • You are a problem solver who sees the big picture and takes broader considerations into account.
  • You focus on results by setting challenging goals and working hard to achieve them.
  • You are a relationship builder who works together with others across established reporting lines.
  • You are a team player who finds compromises and identifies the needs of others to create win-win situations.

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Application Process

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

Salary and conditions

As an Associate Professor / Professor (code 1011 /1013 ), you are normally paid from gross NOK 760 000 – NOK 980 000 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. 

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 the 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 research plan (up to 1500 words)
  • 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 the assessment of your application (up to 10 items)
  • A description of the scientific works you consider most relevant, which you particularly wish to be factored into the assessment
  • A list of your previous works, with details on where they have been published
  • Details of projects for which you have served as project manager, including information on financing, duration, and scope
  • Names and contact information for three relevant referees

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 pedagogical trial 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. (tas bort hvis ikke aktuelt)  

The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

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 discipline leader associate professor Iwona Windekilde, tel. +47 920 62 158, e-mail

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact senior HR advisor Guro Paaske, e-mail

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via 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: 16.04.2023


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 Information Security and Communication Technology

Research is vital to the security of our society. We teach and conduct research in cyber security, information security, communications networks and networked services. Our areas of expertise include biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, security in e-health and welfare technology, intelligent transportation systems and malware. The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 16th April 2023
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Gjøvik
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Gjøvik