The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for the position of
Associate Professor (Førsteamanuensis) within Database Systems
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About the position
The Department of Computer Science (IDI), group for Data and Artificial
Intelligence (DART), has a vacancy for the position of associate professor
in Database Systems, with focus on large-scale query processing.
Query processing has been an important research area for several decades. The
advent of Big Data has created new challenges that can only be solved by
efficient use of computing resources, typically achieved by novel algorithms,
indexing techniques, and often in combination with appropriate parallelization
of queries. Our group has a strong history in large-scale query processing,
dating back to the 70s, and we now want to strengthen our team with one more
Applicants must have a formal background in computer science, with research
focus on large-scale query processing in databases.
The position reports to head of department.
Duties of the position
Contribute towards research and research-based education in databases in
cooperation with the existing staff.
Initiate and take part in national and international research projects
Participate in administrative activities, such as hiring committees,
educational and research boards, etc., that are conducted at IDI.
Contribute to an excellent learning environment in collaboration with
colleagues, students, and external stakeholders. The associate professor
is expected to teach courses at all levels and should supervise master's
and Doctoral students.
Required selection criteria
The position of Associate Professor within Database Systems requires that you
meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to
teaching and research posts section 1-4.
PhD (or academic work of the same scope and quality) within database
Research experience within database query processing (algorithms and
Solid knowledge and understanding of database system internals.
Peer reviewed publications from the top venues in the area of database
You will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and
postgraduate levels, and undertake supervision of master's and doctoral
candidates. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience
and relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants with teaching experience at
university level are preferred. Quality and breadth of the teaching
qualifications will be evaluated.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality
according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This
means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of
these works. We also consider experience from research management and
participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific
work from the last five years.
You must document relevant basic competence for teaching and supervision at
university/higher education-level, ref. Regulations. If this cannot be
documented, you are required to complete an approved course in university
teaching within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.
It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment, new employees who
do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in Norwegian or
another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three in the course for
Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and
Literature at NTNU.
Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching
and research posts for general criteria for the position.
Preferred selection criteria
Competence in parallel query processing or experience in database systems
development will be considered a plus.
• Good relationship with students.
• Strong motivation to contribute to good working and social environment.
In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, we will emphasize
education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for
Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic
An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Salary and conditions
The position is paid as associate professor (code 1011) depending on
qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a
contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to
Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates
who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with
the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.
After the appointment, you must assume that there may be changes in the area
It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and accessible to the
You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application
About the application
The application and supporting documentation must be in English.
Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information
available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application
shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical
career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee
will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research
may be reduced as a result.
The application must include:
CV, certificates and diplomas
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be
considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
A description of the academic/artistic works that you regard as most
relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment
Name and address of three referees
Research proposal for the first five years of employment (maximum 3
Details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant's
teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic
position at NTNU”
Details of the projects you have managed, with information about funding,
duration and size
While considering the best-qualified applicants, we will pay particular
attention to personal qualities, your motivation for applying for the
position, and your pedagogical skills and qualifications. Our assessment will
be based on documented pedagogical material, forms of presentation in your
academic works, teaching experience, PhD, and Masters supervision, and any
other relevant pedagogical background. Both quality and scope will be taken
NTNU is required to oblige by the evaluation criteria for research quality in
accordance with The San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.
This means that we will pay particular attention to the quality and academic
range demonstrated by your scientific work to date. We will also pay attention
to research leadership and participation in research projects. Your scientific
work from the last five years will be given the most weight.
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your
contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your
Your application will be considered by an expert committee and the most
suitable applicants will be invited to interview.
NTNUs personell policy emphasizes the importance of equality and diversity. We
encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender,
disability, or cultural background. NTNU is working actively to increase the
number of women employed in scientific positions, and has a number of
resources to promote equality.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural
scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of
200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools,
kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the
world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available.
Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including
international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family
life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must continually maintain and improve your
professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.
In accordance with public law your name, age, job title, and county of
residence may be made available to the public even if you have requested not
to appear on the public list of applicants.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Kjetil
Nørvåg, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application and all attachments should be submitted electronically via
jobbnorge.no. If you are invited to interview, you must bring with you
notarized copies of all references and diplomas. Mark your application with
reference number: 2021/24105.
NTNU - knowledge for a better world
NTNU - knowledge for a better world
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Department of Computer Science
We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range
of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject
areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software
engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT
operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both
Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven
departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical
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