The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Electrical Power Engineering for Renewable Energy

The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a full-time permanent position as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Electrical Power Engineering for Renewable Energy at the Faculty of Engineering and Science. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable.

The University of Agder has well recognized PhD, Master’s and Bachelor’s degree(s) programs in Renewable Energy. The focus is integration of renewable energy sources in the power system and it is a core element in the curriculum of both bachelor’s and master’s degree(s) programs.

The Faculty’s academic activities in electrical energy systems are increasing, namely UiA is involved on Agder Electric City initiative that joins the main local industry and public partners with the aim of turning Agder in the world's first region where all energy use is electric and renewable. The Faculty also collaborates with regional, national and international organizations for research projects.

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To strengthen the role of electric power engineering within the context of renewable energy, the university now wishes to appoint a Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor in Electrical Power Engineering for Renewable Energy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students’ projects in a wide spectrum of subjects in electric power engineering. It is also expected that the successful candidate can further develop the new Integrated Energy System Management – IESM Lab, is active in research, can contribute both in ongoing research projects, and by defining new ones for obtaining competitive research grants. In addition, university expects a good colleague who can contribute in building of the institution together with other colleagues. It is an advantage to have knowledge about the Nordic energy system and to speak a Scandinavian language.

Relevant specializations for the position at the university is a strong background in electrical energy systems, digital power systems, power electronics, electro-mechanical energy conversion and electromagnetics.

Applicants must be able to document teaching qualifications in the form of university-level teaching seminars or other university teacher education. Applicants who lack formal teacher training qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications, or complete UiA's Foundation Course in Education for University Lecturers, within two years of accepting the appointment.

The language of instruction is Norwegian and English. The successful candidate must be proficient in oral and written English, and preferably Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language).

Applicants who do not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are expected to acquire the necessary proficiency to lecture in Norwegian. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees and facilitates participation in such courses. Permanently employed staff is expected to acquire good command of oral and written Norwegian within a period of two years.

Information about the appointment criteria for a position as Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor can be found in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

The degree(s) from a university, university college or the equivalent must be in electrical power engineering

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the Civil Service. Organizational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview and a demonstration of their teaching competence, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before the appointment. The University of Agder’s Appointments Committee makes appointments for teaching and research positions.

We offer

As an employee at UiA you are welcome to participate in the arranged social activities. We offer courses like; Norwegian culture and everyday living for international staff and their partners. There are also department lunches, and our welfare committee arrange recreational walks, training indoor, Christmas Decoration Workshop etc. In addition, we offer

  • flexible working hours
  • a variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and influential organisation
  • a position with opportunities for personal development in a diverse environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • a public kindergarten located on the campus

The University of Agder is an open, friendly and professional employer, with a Scandinavian view on life/work balance, and with a clear vision to do research to enlighten human understanding.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1013/1532 Professor, gross salary per year NOK 631 700-922 300, code 1011/1198 Associate Professor, gross salary per year NOK 544 400-658 300 or code 1009 Assistant Professor, gross salary per year NOK 497 000-586 300. Higher salary may be offered to applicants with superior qualifications. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.


Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”. Attachments to the electronic application shall include the following:

  • diplomas and transcripts.
  • a complete list of scientific publications
  • doctoral dissertation – or link to open source
  • a maximum of ten (10) publications that the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation – or links to open sources.

All documentation must be in the original language and either English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish (if the original language is not one of these), and the translation should preferably be from the issuing university.

The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation before the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 07.01.19

For further information please contact Head of Department Geir Grasmo, tel. + 47 37 23 31 75, e-mail:, Professor Joao Leal, tel. + 47 37 23 31 39, e-mail:, Professor Tom Viggo Nilsen, tel. +47 37 23 32 55, e-mail: or Personell Adviser Anne Bergit Jørgensen, tel. + 47 91 87 35 55, e-mail:

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

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