Professor in Visual Computing
The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invite applications for a full-time professorship in visual computing affiliated with the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences (IIR).
Information about the Department
The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences consists of disciplines within ICT and science, with approximately 400 students and 35 employees. We conduct research in areas that are important for local industries and the public sector such as simulation and visualization, virtual prototyping, optimization, social robots, big data analytics, health technology, machine learning and swarm intelligence.
The department offers three bachelor programmes in automation engineering, computer engineering, and electric power systems, and a Master’s programme in simulation and visualization, in addition to research and development. Since 2006, the department has been involved in developing some of the world's most advanced simulators and today has a modern visual theater for simulation and visualization. Research at the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences NTNU is in close collaboration with local industries in the Møre and Romsdal area including the world’s leading maritime industrial cluster of north western Norway. There are currently four research groups at the department in the areas of software and intelligent control engineering, medical technology and health informatics, big data and digital business, and social robotics.
The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences now has a vacancy for a professor in visual computing. We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research and innovation. The candidate is expected to have extensive research experience within computer graphics and one or more of the following fields: image analysis and computer vision, visualization and visual analytics, geometric modeling, and virtual and augmented reality. The research should be reflected in an extensive publication list and high impact.
This position is one of nine strategic professorships announced at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), see https://www.ntnu.edu/positions-ie .
Field of research and teaching for the professorship
The professor is expected to play a leading role in research and research-based education in visual computing. Research at the department of ICT and Natural Sciences NTNU is in close collaboration with local industry. Relevant application areas of visual computing include VR/AR simulators, virtual prototyping, digital twins, scientific visualization, big data visualization and visual landscapes. Research activities are expected to have a strong international profile and impact.
The research in visual computing should have a long-term perspective according to the strategy of the institute and be concentrated around basic challenges and enabling technologies. The professor in visual computing will play a leading role in curriculum development, design new courses, be innovative in teaching, and manage and set a visionary plan for the master’s programme in simulation and visualisation for the next five years. The professor in visual computing will further extend current research and establish a national and international network, actively participate in the policy formation and management of the master programme to achieve strategic institute goals, and play a major role in securing grants and attracting regional, national and international funding.
Responsibilities and duties
MSc and PhD candidates from the study programmes of the faculty are expected to be competitive in an international job market. The professor will play a leading role in developing the educational profile in visual computing whilst ensuring an excellent learning environment, in collaboration with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders. The faculty’s study programmes should have a strong international profile, and the professor is expected to be able to contribute to the development of international alliances and collaboration. The professor is expected to teach relevant courses at all levels and should supervise MSc and PhD students. Continued education is included in the portfolio of educational activities.
The research activities of the department rely crucially on external funding, and the development of educational programmes may also receive external funding. The professor is expected to work actively to receive research grants and other external income from the Research Council of Norway, Nordic and European research and educational agencies, relevant industry and public sector, and other available sources.
In addition to research and education, the professor is expected to be able to disseminate relevant parts of her/his research to a wider audience. The professor is also expected to participate in the formal management of research, education, and other relevant areas of activity in agreement with the department head.
The applicant should demonstrate professional qualifications within the relevant areas of visual computing. She or he should be internationally recognized and able to lead and initiate research at a high international level. The applicant should demonstrate international experience and have a strong publication record in terms of papers in peer-reviewed journals and other relevant international publication channels. She or he should document the ability to obtain external funding of her or his research from relevant sources.
The applicant should demonstrate the ability to develop educational activities at the department. She or he should have experience in the supervision of master and doctoral students or similar experience qualifying for such work. The applicant should demonstrate communication skills that qualify for excellent teaching, supervision, and dissemination.
The application should contain:
- 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 10 publications)
- A brief description of the scientific/technological relevance of the candidate's research
- Research proposal for the first five years of employment (maximum 10 pages)
- Information about educational experience, including development of study programs, curricula, teaching experience, and development of teaching methods and the learning environment. See “Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications”: http://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/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.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background.
The applications will be evaluated by an international expert committee. The applicants that have been shortlisted will be invited for interviews and trial lectures.
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 the appointment. The University offers such courses.
The professor should adhere to regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at the University.
Proficiency in the English language must be documented. New members of the academic staff who do not already master a Scandinavian language must achieve proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within three years. This proficiency should correspond to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and assessments regarding the legislations regulating export control.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations for State Employees and Civil Servants in Norway.
Further details about the position can be obtained from Head of Department Anniken Karlsen phone: +47 70 16 13 35/ +47 907 41 704 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position as professor is normally remunerated with gross salary from NOK 611 700 to NOK 1 274 100 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 this page.
Reference no: IE 078/2018.
Application deadline: 2018-06-01
About this job
- Deadline Friday, June 1, 2018
- Employer NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
- Municipality Trondheim, Ålesund
- Place of service Ålesund
- Jobbnorge ID 151257
- Internal ID 2018/11020
- Scope Fulltime
- Duration Permanent
- Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
- You must complete: Academic CV
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