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Faculty of Engineering
Deparment of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Professorship in Processing of Metal Formed and Welded Products (IV-1/18)

e Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces a vacant Professorship in Processing of Metal Formed and Welded Products. The department has approximately 190 employees and includes the following research groups: Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (DAM), Materials, Production Management, Production Systems, Project and Quality Management, Reliability, Availability, Maintenance and Safety. In addition to involvement in applied research, the department is responsible for education at BSc, MSc and PhD level within mechanical and industrial engineering. This Professorship is affiliated with the research group DAM and will work closely together with other research groups, particularly Materials and Production Systems.


The Professorship is responsible for teaching and research in mechanical engineering with a primary focus on developing new knowledge of metal forming, welding/joining, weld quality, and properties of metal products both from experimental and theoretical points of view. One of the main research challenges is establishing relationships between material’s processing, production and product lifecycle performance. Here through-process modeling and modeling of product performance under severe dynamic and static loading are important considerations.


The Professor is responsible for building a portfolio of research projects. S/he must generate national and international (EU) funding, provide supervision of doctoral candidates and publish research in per-reviewed journals. The department searches outstanding candidates with high academic ambitions, productivity and quality.

The candidate must, among others, document:

  • a PhD degree within Mechanical Engineering, Materials Technology, Metallurgy or equivalent in a relevant topic;
  • academic achievements within key areas of the Professorship;
  • a proven track record in initiating and managing research and technology projects (EU and RCN) in collaboration with industry;
  • experience from laboratory work and physical experiments;
  • experience from national or international industry in relevant area(s)
  • modeling experience (analytical and numerical)
  • experience analyzing material and component behavior including non-destructive testing
  • teaching experience within mechanical engineering (metal forming and welding) from recognized educational institution(s);
  • teaching and supervision capabilities;
  • a network in academia and industry, particularly relevant to NTNU;
  • relevant industrial experience within forming, welding, automation and/or robot technology.


The applicant must document scientific expertise and a proven publication track record in minimum one of the two disciplines of the Professorship. His/her ability to supervise and initiate research is of particular importance. The applicant must also document specific teaching capabilities within course topics such as “metal forming”, “welding and joining technology” and “additive manufacturing”. Some courses will be taught in close collaboration with other research groups at the institute.

Pedagogical skills are important and the evaluation will be based on documentation, including pedagogical education/training, presentation of academic work, experience from supervising students, and teaching, as well as other pedagogical matters. The evaluation committee will consider both the quality and the scope.

A candidate without a formal pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching, and unable to document equivalent qualifications, is required to successfully complete a defined course offered by NTNU that gives pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years after employment.

The applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews where they have to demonstrate their pedagogical skills in the form of a public trial lecture.

The Professor is jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff in the Department. The Professor is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching program, including continued education. The Professor will supervise bachelor and master students, research fellows and doctoral candidates. The Professor must agree to participate in administrative work.


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


The appointment will 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, according to the policy outlined in the 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 preferred candidate should speak a Scandinavian language since positions also includes teaching at BSc level. Other qualified candidates, who don’t yet speak Scandinavian, must within three years obtain knowledge of Norwegian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the ‘Norwegian for Foreigners’ courses provided at the Department of Language and Literature, NTNU.


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 follows code 1013, and is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 605 400 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 617 400 to NOK 901 700 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 Head of Department Torgeir Welo, tel. +47 41440061


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: https://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/pedagogical-qualifications


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-1/18) is to be clearly stated on the application.


The application deadline is 3 April 2018


According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.


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    3. april 2018
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