Professorship/Associate Professorship in Project Management

Trondheim, Norway
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant professorship/associate professorship in Project Management-

The group Project and Quality Management is looking for a professor/associate professor within the area of project management. We are looking for a scholar with relevant academic background that can contribute to bringing the project management field forward.

The group has an extensive portfolio of master and PhD students, research projects with industry, and continued education for industry, and is therefore planning to increase the scientific staff with a person in a 100% position. The person employed will be involved in research, supervision of master and PhD students, continued and ordinary education, scientific publication and other types of knowledge dissemination.

The candidate must have an active track record of publication in relevant journals and conferences within project management or related areas. Typical areas of research and publication that will fit well with the strategic direction of the group/expected development of the field are digitalization of project processes, the use of big data analyses for project management, project performance measurement, industrialized project construction, lean construction, front-end phase management, new project business models.

The person employed must be able to document broad experience from large research projects and collaboration with national and international academic networks. Management of and contributions to successful research proposals and project acquisition toward industry are important skills. Furthermore, a professor at this level must have experience in initiating and managing research projects and collaboration projects with industrial partners from relevant industries, such as construction, infrastructure, ICT, or oil and gas.

Experience in teaching at the master level is also required, preferably both nationally and internationally and for regular students as well as industry, within the field of project management. Since much of the industrial collaboration and education targets people who are not proficient in English, it is a benefit if the person to be employed masters a Scandinavian language (note that the main language for teaching at NTNU is Norwegian, although at the master degree level the teaching is primarily in English

The successful applicant for a 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 Professorship 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 professor/associate professor is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff in the Department. The associate professor/professor is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching programme, including continuing education. The professor/associate professor is to supervise masters students, research fellows and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline. The Professor must agree to participate in administrative work.

The professor/associate professor 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 Applied Linguistics. 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 professor is normally remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 611 700 to NOK 1 211 300 per annum, depending on qualifications and work experience.

The position as associate professor is normally remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 558 500 to NOK 860 500 per annum, depending on qualifications and work experience.

Further details about the Professorship can be obtained from Professor Bjørn Andersen, phone +47 926 02 882 , email, or head of department Professor Torgeir Welo,

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-235/18) is to be clearly stated on the application.

The application deadline is 30.09.2018

About this job

  • Deadline Wednesday, September 30, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Institutt for maskinteknikk og produksjon
  • Jobbnorge ID 153150
  • Internal ID 2018/13692
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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