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Faculty of Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor in Project Management IV-235/18

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant professorship in Project Management with a focus on project start-up and uncertainty management.

The Department has at present 26 professors and adjunct professors, 18 in other academic positions and 90 research fellows

The Department has responsibility for the following disciplines: Water and Wastewater, Building and Construction, Marin Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Roads Transport and Geomatics, Geotechnical Engineering and Bachelor in Civil Engineering. See http://www.ntnu.edu/ibm

The Professorship relates to the University’s efforts to meet the society’s need for competence in project management, and the position will be connected to the building and construction group of the Department. The professor will have specific responsibility for teaching and research in project management, within project start-up, project planning and control and project evaluation. Focus areas for this position will include project start-up, uncertainty management, stakeholder management, project evaluation and organizational learning. The position will get a special responsibility within post-graduate education in Project Management and towards externally funded research cooperation with the industry. If all other matters are equal in the evaluation of candidates, weight will be placed on extensive experience with post-graduate education and management of national and international networks and externally funded research projects in cooperation with the industry.

We search for a candidate with profound knowledge and experience within the abovementioned areas, extensive teaching experience, capability to establish and fulfil large-scale research projects and having a solid international scientific network.

The successful applicant for a 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 to successfully complete a recognized course that gives a pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years of taking the appointment. The University offers such courses.

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

The Professor is to be 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 programme, including continuing education. The Professor is to supervise masters students, research fellows and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline. 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 the University.

Since this position is related to post-graduate teaching with the industry, mastering a Scandinavian language is important. It is assumed that newly-employed staff in academic positions who do not already master a Scandinavian language are to obtain within three years knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of language and communication studies. The University provides such courses.


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. Qualification scholarships and mentor program for women in academic positions.

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 619 300 to NOK 1 226 400 per annum depending on qualifications and work experience. 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 Olav Torp, phone +47 93422673, Email olav.torp@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: 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-235/18) is to be clearly stated on the application. The application deadline is 30.09.2018

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


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    30. september 2018
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    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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