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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

Adjunct Professor/Adjunct Associate Professor in Deep Sea Mining (IV-124/17)

The professorship is administratively linked to the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP) at the Faculty of Engineering (IV), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The department currently has 23 professors, 12 associate professors, 33 adjunct professors/adjunct associate professors, and about 100 PhD and postdoctoral fellows. The department annually graduates about 150 students with a master degree.


Adjunct professors have a 20 % position and are engaged for å contract period of up to 3 years with the possibility of renewal for further periods.


The Department consists of the six research groups Engineering Geology, Geology, Geophysics, Mineral production and HSE, Reservoir engineering and petrophysics and Well construction and production systems. The present position is within Deep Sea Mining in the research group Mineral production and HSE.


The adjunct professorship will be involved in multidisciplinary research activities at NTNU related to the exploitation of marine minerals. The successful candidate is expected to contribute in the development of and teaching in courses related to the exploitation of marine minerals, with a special focus on mining systems and –technologies. Hereunder, autonomous operations and data collection by and communication between the different components of the mining system.


Responsibilities will also include supervision of master- and PhD-students and it is expected that the position contribute both in generating new projects and follow-up on ongoing projects at NTNU within the fields of deep sea mining and marine operations. Both international and national funding schemes should be sought utilized. This includes EU / H2020, development of centers of excellence and other RCN-funding schemes. Documented ability to work in team, manage both industrial and commercial developments, industrial experience and a global and established industrial network is considered a necessity.


The successful applicant for a adjunct 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 complete an introductory course in university-level teaching that will take a total of one day to complete.


The applicants that have been shortlisted will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their pedagogical ability, usually in the form of a trial lecture.


The adjunct professorship is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff in the department. The professorship is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching program, including continuing education. The adjunct professorship is to supervise master’s students and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline. The adjunct professorship must agree to participate in administrative work.


The adjunct professorship is obliged to follow the regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or organizational changes concerning activities at the University.


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.


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 adjunct professor is paid with 20 % of full position and follows code 1013. Minimum gross salary from NOK 121 080 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 121 080 to NOK 180 340 per annum.


The position as adjunct associate professor is paid with 20 % of full position and follows code 1011. Minimum gross salary from NOK 97 140 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 97 140 to NOK 139 520 per annum.


There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.


Further details about the Professorship can be obtained from Associate Professor Steinar Løve Ellefmo, phone +47 73 59 48 56 / 90 50 71 25 or email: steinar.ellefmo@ntnu.no.


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: http://www.ntnu.no/ledigestillinger/pedagogiske-kvalifikasjoner.


The following documents must be enclosed with the application:

  • CV, 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 regards to the evaluation process.


Applications are to be submitted via www.jobbnorge.no. The file number for the position (IV-124/17) is to be clearly stated on the application.


The application deadline is June 5, 2017.

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    5. juni 2017
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    Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
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