Associate Professor in Computer Science

Trondheim, Norway
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
IE 035-2018
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 permanent associate professor in Computer Science affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, campus Gjøvik (

Information about the Department

The Department of Computer Science (IDI) has about 246 employees including 33 professors, 38 associate professors, 13 adjunct associate professors, 18 assistant professors, 30 postdoctoral researchers, approximately 90 active PhD. students, and 23 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 position

The candidate is expected to play a major role in the teaching and supervision in applied computer science. The candidate for the position will primarily support the Bachelor in Programming and the Bachelor in Engineering - Computer Science. The candidate 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 field of work is in applied computer science, and the candidate is expected to have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: professional programming, application development, software engineering, or educational development work.

The position is primarily for teaching, but we also expect that the candidate will conduct educational research or development work. The candidate is expected to follow the career path towards docent.

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

Requirements and qualifications

The candidate must

  • hold at least a master's degree (or equivalent) or higher in computer science or a closely related area. In addition, the candidate need to have relevant experience, with an extent and quality corresponding to the workload and level of a PhD.
  • have a strong background in applied computer science and programming
  • have a strong background and expertise in at least one of the following areas
    • Professional programming
    • Application development
    • Software engineering
    • Educational development work
  • be able to teach courses in our Bachelor in programming and Bachelor in computer engineering (for example IMT3602 - Professional Programming).
  • have experience and potential in teaching, development work, research and scientific output
  • have a strong interest in educational development work

Weight will be placed on pedagogical skills. Experience with development of courses and educational activities, and supervision of students will be regarded as positive. The applicants should also demonstrate the communication skills required for excellent teaching, supervision and dissemination.

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

Newly employed academic staffs who do not already master a Scandinavian language are required to obtain knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within three years of taking up the position. This must be of a standard equivalent to Level 3 in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided by the Department of Linguistics. Courses are available at the University.

Application requirements

The application should contain:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s experience, competence and motivation for applying the position, as well as main interests and scientific ambitions for the nearest future.
  • CV including information pertaining to the given qualifications and a full list of publications with bibliographical references
  • Testimonials and certificates
  • A description of the educational research or development work of the candidate.
  • The most important publications that are relevant for the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (maximum 10 publications)
  • 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.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to applicant, e-mail and telephone number)

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.

After the application deadline, a shortlist of applicants will be drawn up, and all applicants will be informed as to whether or not they have made the list. An expert committee will evaluate all shortlisted applicants. The top applicants from this evaluation will be invited for interviews and trial lectures.

If there are no applicants qualified as associate professor, the position can be changed to university lecturer with the opportunity to qualify scholarship for a period of up to 3 years.

The successful applicant should start before 1st of October 2018.

Formal regulations

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. 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.


Associate professor follows code 1198 with gross salary level 490 900 - 722 400 per year depending on seniority and qualifications. University lecturer follows code 1009 gross salary level 474 700 - 638 700 per year depending on seniority and qualifications. 2% of the salary is deducted as a compulsory contribution to the Government 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 this page. Preferably, all attachments should be combined into a single file.

Further details about the associate professorship can be obtained from Professor Marius Pedersen, phone +47 61 13 5246, email:, or 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 035-2018

Application deadline: 2018-04-03

About this job

  • Deadline Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Gjøvik, Trondheim
  • Place of service Gjøvik
  • Jobbnorge ID 149208
  • Internal ID 2018/5820
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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