Associate Professor in Archaeology

Trondheim, Norway
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
07 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Full Time

The NTNU University Museum, Department of Archaeology and Cultural History (IAK) announces a full-time permanent position of Associate Professor in Archaeology. This advertised position is organized in the department’s “Teaching” professional work group and consists of: 47% teaching and supervision of bachelor and master students in archaeology, 47% research, and 6% administrative tasks. The successful applicant and holder of the position will possess a broad research knowledge within a variety of archaeological topics; however, research experience in Bronze Age and/or Iron Age archaeology will be emphasized. Knowledge of Norwegian and Nordic archaeology are assets.

NTNU University Museum profiles itself as a leading university museum with research, teaching, collections curation, research dissemination, and cultural heritage management as its core activities. The department is divided into professional work groups corresponding to these core activities. The advertised position includes 47% research, and it is a part of the department’s joint group of researchers. The successful candidate is through his/her research expected to possess a broad knowledge and insight into the archaeological source material, including a particular emphasis on material culture in time and space. NTNU University Museum aims to strengthen its focus on research in material culture, technology and methodology. The holder of the position is expected to contribute with research within one or more of these research areas. Documented skills of project acquisition including an international research network and established collaboration experience is required.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • PhD degree or equivalent with specialisation in the discipline of archaeology.  
  • Broad knowledge of material culture in time and space, archaeological theory and methodology, and archaeology as an academic discipline: its history, tradition and role.
  • Experience from and motivation to engage in research-informed teaching and supervision, including archaeological field practice. Willingness and ability to further develop the archaeology program is required. 
  • Documented ability to acquire externally funded projects.
  • Experience from and motivation for research project management.
  • Documented skills of scientific publication.
  • Knowledge and experience from archaeological fieldwork such as field methodology, cultural heritage management, and outreach.
  • National and international professional networks.
  • The holder of the position must be able to teach and supervise in a Scandinavian language (preferably Norwegian) within two years. In addition, good oral and written skills in English are required.
  • Ability to deliver quality work and to deadline.
  • Personally suitable and highly motivated for the position.
  • Valid Driver License (kl. B in Norway)  

Applicants should also have:

  • Research expertise in the archaeology of the Bronze Age/Iron Age.
  • Knowledge of Norwegian/Nordic archaeology.
  • Personal characteristics will be emphasized.


NTNU University Museum is seeking an active and motivated researcher with experience and commitment to university level teaching and supervision. In the evaluation of the applicants, the following will be assessed: experience from teaching, supervision and dissemination; scientific skills and competence including the applicant’s scientific work during the last five years; and, the ability to secure externally funded projects. Furthermore, the applicant will be evaluated on the basis of being creative, structured and independent. The position requires a researcher who is outgoing, flexible, and has good interpersonal skills as well as is a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced pedagogue.

The applicant shall include with his/her application an outline for a research project that supports the strategic aims of NTNU, NTNU University Museum, and the Department.

The position is available from August 1st 2017.

The applications will be evaluated by an expert committee. The applicants that have been shortlisted, will be invited for interviews and trial lectures. For more information, please read Staff regulations for academic positions.

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:

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 position as associate professor follows code 1011, and is normally remunerated with gross salary from NOK 512 300 to NOK 679 800 a year. 2% of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. There is a trial period of 6 months, cf. Act relating to Civil Servants, Section 8.

Academic work - published or unpublished - that has relevance to the evaluation of the applicant's qualifications by the evaluation committee must be submitted electronically. 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.

Further information about the Department and the open position can be obtained from Head of Department Bernt Rundberget, phone + 47 73 59 21 70/+ 47 958 99 711, e-mail or Professor Hein Bjerck, phone + 47 951 79 807, e-mail

NTNU would like to increase the percentage of female scientists in academic positions, and its policy is outlined in its equal opportunities plan. It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labor force and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Accordingly, immigrants are encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

Applications are to be submitted via this page ( If it is necessary to submit documents, these documents (in three copies) must be mailed to NTNU, Vitenskapsmuseet, 7491 Trondheim. The file number for the position (VM-17/10435) is to be clearly stated on the application.

Application deadline: May 7, 2017.

About this job

  • Deadline Sunday, May 7, 2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID 137075
  • Internal ID 17/10435
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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