Associate Professor in Computer Science

Trondheim, Norway
03 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2017
IE 091-2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications for a full-time 3-year associate professorship in Computer Science affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, campus Gjøvik (

Information about the Department


The Department of Computer Science (IDI) has about 200 employees including 31 professors, 34 associate professors, 13 adjunct associate professors, 15 assistant professors, 14 postdoctoral researchers, approximately 90 active ph.d. students, and 22 technical/administrative staff. More than 7,000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. IDI has offices in both Trondheim and Gjøvik, and the position described in this announcement will be located in IDI’s office in Gjøvik. To find out more about the department's research and educational activities please visit and

Field of research and teaching for the associate professorship
The associate professor is expected to perform research and research based education in computer science in collaboration with the existing staff. Research activities are expected to have a strong international profile and impact. The research should have a long-term perspective according to the strategy of the department and contribute to the current group research. Currently the group is doing research in a wide range of areas, such as software engineering, databases, web technology, mobile computing, serious games, and color-, image- and video-processing.

Responsibilities and duties
The associate professor is expected to play a major role in be teaching, supervision and research in computer science. The candidate for the position should support both the bachelor program in Bachelor in Programming and Bachelor in Engineering - Computer Science, as well as the Master in Applied Computer Science.

The associate professor will play a role in developing the educational profile in the computer science programs and ensuring an excellent learning environment, in collaboration with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders. The faculty’s study programs should have a strong international profile, and the associate professor is expected to be able to contribute to the development of international alliances and collaboration. Research activities of the department rely crucially on external funding, and the development of educational programs may also receive external funding. The associate professor is expected to work actively to receive research grants and other external funding fromthe Research Council of Norway, Nordic and European research and educational agencies, relevant industry, and other available sources.

In addition to research and education, an associate professor is expected to be able to disseminate relevant parts of her/his research to a wider audience. The associate professor is furthermore expected to participate in the formal management of research, education, and
other relevant areas of activity in agreement with the Department Head.

The applicant has to demonstrate professional qualifications within essential areas of computer science and scientific competence within one or more areas of specialty. The applicant should have a PhD in computer science or in a similar field. Expertise in programming, software engineering, databases, data management, web technology and/or application development is considered an advantage. Experience with development of courses and educational activities, and supervision of students will be regarded as positive for applicants to the associate professorship. The applicants should also demonstrate the communication skills required for excellent teaching, supervision and dissemination. She or he should have a good publication record in terms of recent papers in international peer reviewed journals and recent publications in other relevant, well-known international publication channels. Documented external funding and experience with research leadership will be rated positively.

Relevant collaboration with industry will also be considered positively.

The candidate must be able to document significant research experience and contributions in the international frontline within the fieldof the position.

The candidate's personal aptitude and motivation for the positionwill be assigned great weight in the selection process.

Application requirements

The application should contain:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s experience, competence and motivation for applying the position, as well as main research interests.
  • CV including information pertaining to the given qualifications and a full list of publications with bibliographical references
  • Testimonials and certificates
  • The most important publications that are relevant for the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (maximum 5 publications) A brief description of the scientific/technological relevance of the candidate's research.
  • Information about educational experience, including development of study programs, curricula, teaching experience, and development of teaching methods and the learning environment. (Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications:
  • Information about dissemination activities.
  • Other documents which the applicant would find relevant.

Joint works will also be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a scientific collaboration, applicants are to enclose a short summary of her/his contribution.

NTNU expressively invites applications from qualified female scientists.

The applications will be evaluated by an international expert committee. The applicants that have been short-listed will be invited for interviews and trial lectures. The successful applicant will start before 1st of March 2018.

Formal regulations
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, and experience from supervising master-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 employed without prior formal pedagogical qualifications in university-level teaching, are required to complete a recognized course that gives a pedagogical qualification within two years of taking up the appointment. The University NTNU offers such courses.
The associate professor should adhere to regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at NTNU.

The position as associate professor follows code 1011, and is remunerated according to  the wage levels 57 - 77 on the Norwegian government state salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 488 900 to NOK 719 600 a year. 2 % of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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 electronically through Preferably, all attachments should be combined into a single file.

Further details about the associate professorship can be obtained from

Associate Professor Marius Pedersen, phone +47 61 13 5246, email: or Vice Department Head Professor John Krogstie.

Phone: +47 934 17 551, email:

For information about processing of applications, please contact Senior Executive Officer

Anne Kristin Bratseth, Phone (+47) 73 59 67 15, e-mail:

Reference no: IE 091-2017

Application deadline: 2017-08-31

About this job

  • Deadline Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Gjøvik, Trondheim
  • Place of service Gjøvik
  • Jobbnorge ID 140283
  • Internal ID IE 091-2017
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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