We seek a highly motivated scientist and academic teacher to strengthen
scientific computing research as well as programming and software engineering
Associate professor in Scientific Computing
About the position
A permanent position as associate professor in Scientific Computing is
available at the Department of Data Science at the Faculty of Science and
At REALTEK, you will meet highly motivated students and a vibrant research
environment across a wide range of engineering disciplines from physics and
data sciences via robotics, process and mechanical engineering, to geomatics,
water treatment and construction as well as architecture. We also train high
school science teachers. Scientific computing activities at REALTEK currently
comprise data science, modeling of future materials, finite element methods in
engineering and large-scale brain simulation.
We are looking for a candidate to complement and extend research activities in
scientific computing in areas related to active research fields at REALTEK and
NMBU and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in programming, software
engineering and scientific computing. Supervision of MSc and PhD candidates in
these fields will be an important part of the position.
REALTEK offers new academic staff an on-boarding package including priority
when distributing university-funded PhD positions and NOK 50.000 in start-up
For details about NMBU, the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Department
of Data Science, as well as about detailed requirements for this position,
please see the Additional Information for Applicants.
Strengthen and expand scientific computing research at REALTEK in areas
relating to active research fields at REALTEK and NMBU
Teach and evolve courses in programming, software engineering and
scientific computing at the undergraduate and graduate level
Supervise master and doctoral students
Establish your own research projects and attract funding from national and
Establish interdisciplinary collaborations on and beyond campus
Participate in academic administration and the continuous development of
our study programs and research activities
Required academic qualifications:
Doctoral degree in a relevant field, preferably informatics/computer
science, data science, physics, chemistry, mathematics or statistics
Solid research achievements in scientific computing and software
development documented through peer-reviewed publications in international
journals or conference proceedings
Documented educational competence at the level required for associate
professor appointments including a description of
pedagogical qualifications (university pedagogics training of at least 200 hours)
experience in teaching, pedagogics and tutoring
basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision
If you do not fulfill some of these requirements at present, you will be
required to meet them within two years of employment.
Desired academic qualifications:
Experience in international and interdisciplinary research projects
Experience in developing software with a wider user community
Teaching experience in computing, especially programming with a software
Experience in supervising master and doctoral students
Successful acquisition and management of external funding
Experience in academic administration
Required language skills:
Excellent spoken and written English
Ability to teach courses in Norwegian within two years of employment
(minimum proficiency level B2); fluency in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish
is an advantage.
Required personal skills:
Ability to engage students and colleagues
Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.
NMBU aims to build a more diverse and gender-balanced staff. We therefore
encourage women in particular to apply.
Remuneration and further information
The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1011 Associate
Professor, wage framework 24, salary grade 68–77 (NOK 626.100–752.800),
depending on qualifications. You can apply for promotion to full professor
according to national standards.
Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report
of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.
For further information, please contact Professor Hans Ekkehard Plesser,
Department Head Data Science, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone:
+47 6723 1560.
General Information to applicants
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job'
button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System,
where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log
in before completing the online application form.
Application deadline: 15.02.2022
Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies
of diplomas and certificates.
Your application must contain
an application letter describing your motivation for and suitability to
a CV including a list of publications
a teaching portfolio describing your educational competence and experience
according to NMBU's guidelines
a research plan
an overview of software projects you have contributed to, preferably with
links to code
up to ten publications including a description of your contribution to
About The Faculty of Science and Technology
The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based
knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN's
sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and
soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad
spectrum of disciplines.
This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics,
construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and
renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied
mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences
and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.
The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures
the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in
everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees
of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is
divided into seven faculties.
NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.
We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional
ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour
market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for
persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at
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