Professorship or Associate Professorship in Computer Aided Engineering

Trondheim, Norway
03 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering in Ålesund, in the Faculty of Engineering, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), announce the following vacant Professorship/Associate Professorship in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). The department in Ålesund has a field of activity within shipping, ship design, mechanical engineering and system design.

We are strengthening our activity in Computer Aided Engineering. CAE in this respect covers the use of computers in all activities from the design to the manufacture of a products and systems. It is at the forefront of information technology and a vital part of many global industries.

We are looking for candidates who have interest and ability to conduct high quality research and teaching. The candidate should have training and experience from a maritime profession and contribute to the development of national and international networks.

One or a combination of several of the following areas are relevant to the position: 
• 3D modelling and use of CAE systems in the design process
• Practical skills using integrated CAE systems
• Theoretical and practical skills in use of the Finite Element Method
• System simulation

The applicant is required to have a doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant area as described above, and documented professional qualifications in essential areas of mechanical engineering and ship design. In addition, he or she is expected to have outstanding scientific expertise in one or more of these areas.

The applicant should have a good publication record in terms of papers in peer-reviewed journals and other relevant international publication channels. Documented external funding and experience with research leadership will be rated positively. A person employed in the category of associate professor, should have a research potential which makes it likely to qualify for a full professorship within five years of employment, even with normal teaching duties.

The applicant should demonstrate the ability to develop educational activities and the learning environment. He or she should have experience in the supervision of students or similar experience qualifying for such work. The successful candidate should demonstrate communicative skills that qualify for excellent teaching, supervision and dissemination, and have good collaboration skills necessary for joint projects with colleagues. Relevant collaboration with industry will also be considered positively.

The successful applicant for a professorship must be able to document his/her extensive disciplinary qualifications in important fields within the discipline. His/her individual work must document scientific expertise in one or more parts of the discipline, particularly the specialist fields the Professorship has specific responsibility for. Weight will be placed on the ability to supervise and initiate research and development work.

Weight will be placed on pedagogical skills. The evaluation of the candidate will be based on documented pedagogical material, including pedagogical education/training, the presentation of academic work, experience from supervising masters-level students and doctoral candidates, and teaching as well as other pedagogical matters. The evaluation will consider both the quality and the scope.

Academic staff who are employed without having a formal pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching and are unable to document equivalent qualifications, are required to successfully complete a recognized course that gives a pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years of taking the appointment. The University offers such courses.

The applicants that have been short-listed will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their pedagogical ability, usually in the form of a trial lecture.

The Professor is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff in the Department. The Professor is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching programme, including continuing education. The Professor is to supervise masters students, research fellows and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline. The Professor must agree to participate in administrative work.

The Professor is obliged to follow the regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at the University.

It is assumed that newly-employed staff in academic positions who do not already master a Scandinavian language are to obtain within three years knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of Applied Linguistics. The University provides such courses.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants.

NTNU would like to increase the percentage of female scientists in academic positions, and its policy is outlined in its equal opportunities plan. The following initiatives are relevant here: Start package for women in male-dominated fields. Qualification scholarships and mentor program for women in academic positions.

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply.

The position as professor is remunerated according to code 1013, and is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 605 400 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 617 400 to NOK 901 700 per annum.

The position as associate professor is remunerated according to code 1011, and is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 485 700 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 485 700 to NOK 719 600 per annum.

There will be a 2 % deduction to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

Further details about the Associate Professorship can be obtained from Head of Department Hans Petter Hildre, phone +47 70 16 12 43, email:
Applicants are asked to give an account of their pedagogical qualifications according to prepared guidelines ("Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications") which can be obtained from the following address on internet:

The following documents must be enclosed with the application:

• Certified copies of certificates, testimonials and a list of academic work.
• Academic work - published or unpublished - that has relevance to the evaluation of the applicant's qualifications by the evaluation committee (not more than 10 such submissions).
• A description of all the academic work that the applicant feels is most significant and that he/she feels the evaluation committee should pay particular attention to.
• A list of all publications with bibliographical references.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants are to enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she did in this connection.

Applicants are asked to submit the application in English with regard to the evaluation process.

Applications are to be submitted via the link on this page.The file number for the position (IV-79/17) is to be clearly stated on the application.

The application deadline is 24th of March 2017.

About this job

  • Deadline 3/24/2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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  • Municipality Ålesund
  • Jobbnorge ID 134967
  • Internal ID IV-79/17
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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