Associate Professorship in Ship Intelligence

Trondheim, Norway
12 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Ocean Space Operations and Civil Engineering (IHB) in the Faculty of Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant associate professorship in Ship Intelligence.  The department is located in Ålesund.
The Department has 80 employees and has responsibility for the following disciplines: Nautical studies, product- and systems design, Ship design, Shipping management, Civil Engineering and Water- and environmental engineering.
Description and Qualifications
The position located at IHB will have responsibility for teaching and research on modelling and simulation, ship intelligence and mechatronics with marine operation applications. Applicants must document competence within related education and research background for ship control and artificial intelligence systems, and the development of software and control methods for such systems. The applicant should have the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in computer science or a closely related field, with preferably more than 3 years since graduation.
  • Research experience from EU projects or international projects within the described field.
  • Project leader for national or international research projects on the topic.
  • Close research experience on ship intelligence, with at least 5 publications (international journals) in the recent 5 years on the topic.

The successful applicant for the 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 position 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 position is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff in the department. The qualified applicant is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching programme, including continuing education. She/ he will supervise master’s students and doctoral candidates in the related discipline.
The position 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 Language and Literature. 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 associate professor follows code 1011 and is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 558 500 to NOK 860 500 per annum, depending on qualifications and work experience. There will be a 2 % deduction to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

Further details about the position can be obtained from Professor Hans Petter Hildre, 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-113/18) is to be clearly stated on the application.
The application deadline is 3 April 2018.

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicants has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Ålesund
  • Place of service Dept of Ocean Space Operations and Civil Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID 149590
  • Internal ID 2018/4883
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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