The Department of Computer Science (IDI) has a vacancy for the position of
associate professor within Parallel Computing
Associate Professor (Førsteamanuensis) within Parallel Computing
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About the position
The Department of Computer Science (IDI) has a vacancy for the position of
associate professor within Parallel Computing.
We are recruiting in the core area of parallel computing. From the perspective
of this announcement, parallel computing refers to the principles and
techniques for efficient execution of large-scale computational problems
utilizing multiple computational nodes. The data sizes are continuously
increasing (big data), which requires ever more computational nodes for
processing all this data. At the same time, the computational infrastructure
is becoming increasingly heterogenous including GPGPUs, accelerators for AI,
data processing units (DPUs), new memory technologies (e.g., non-volatile
memory), and new networking technologies.
The focus of this position is on developing models, principles, and tools for
the best use of such large and often heterogenous systems.
The position reports to the head of department.
Duties of the position
We expect the applicant to initiate and lead research within the field of
parallel computing. We also expect the applicant to take a leading role in
research-based education, which includes supervision, teaching both
fundamental and advanced courses in computer science, and course development
for Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. students at IDI. The applicant is also
expected to participate in administrative activities, such as hiring
committees and educational and research boards, that are conducted at IDI.
Required selection criteria
The applicant should demonstrate professional qualifications within computer
science, with specific focus on parallel computing. The applicant should have
a good publication record that is relevant to the topic of this position
including articles in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and other relevant
international publication channels.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of example topics that are well
within the scope of the position:
• Parallel systems software
• Distributed system-software architecture
• Tools for parallel computing
• Scalability of parallel systems
Knowledge of one or more of the following areas is beneficial:
• High-performance computing
• Cloud-computing infrastructure
• Computer networks
• Energy-efficient computing
• Fault tolerance
• Computer architecture
• Parallel applications
• Parallel algorithms and theory
Specific requirements for applying for Associate Professor:
The position of Associate Professor requires university education at doctoral
level in computer science or equivalent subject area and demonstrable academic
excellence in the relevant subject area.
Emphasis will be placed on ability and experience in initiating and leading
research in the subject area. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of
research results in recognized peer-reviewed international journals and
conferences within the subject area. Particular focus will be placed on
academic work during the past five years, excluding statutory leave
(depending on the disciplinary tradition).
The successful applicant will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at
undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake supervision of Master 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.
The applicant should demonstrate the ability to develop educational activities
and the learning environment. She or he should preferably have experience in
the supervision of master and doctoral students or similar experience
qualifying for such work. The applicant should demonstrate communicative
skills that qualify for excellent teaching, supervision, and dissemination.
Those who do not have formal qualifications in teaching at university level
and who cannot provide documentation of equivalent qualifications must
complete an approved pedagogical development programme within two years of
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. NTNU is committed to
following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San
Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, education, experience and
personal suitability will be emphasized, as well as motivation for the
• Good relationship with students
• Strong motivation to contribute to good working and social environment
Norway is a fantastic place for living and working. Norwegians are friendly
and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong
emphasis on outdoor activities and family. The working climate emphasizes an
open atmosphere between junior and senior staff. Spouses are entitled to work
permits and healthcare is free. The parental benefits in Norway are among the
best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents),
paid time off to care for sick children, and very affordable daycare.
This position in particular offer:
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 gross salary for the position of Associate Professor (Førsteamanuensis)
(code 1011) is normally from NOK 560 000 to NOK 760 000 per year, 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
The person appointed must live in a location enabling him/her to be present at
and available to the Department.
You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application
About the application
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the
assessment 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 including information pertaining to the given qualifications and a full
list of publications with bibliographical references
Research proposal for the first five years of employment (maximum 3
The most important publications that are relevant for the evaluation of
the applicant's qualifications for the specified research field (maximum
Other documents which the applicant would find relevant
Name and address of three referees
Group work will also be considered. If it is difficult to identify your
specific input to a group project, you must include evidence of your
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.
When the application deadline has passed, a shortlisting committee will
evaluate all applications. The best qualified applicants will then be
considered by an external evaluation committee and the most suitable
applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture to
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 Associate
Professor Magnus Själander, e-mail: Magnus.Sjalander@ntnu.no.
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: 2021/24397.
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