Professor/Associate Professor in Magmatic Petrology/Experimental Petrology/Geochemistry
The Faculty of Science and Technology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a vacant position as Professor/Associate Professor in Magmatic Petrology/Experimental Petrology/Geochemistry. The position is attached to the Department of Geosciences and the Solid Earth Science research group.
The Faculty of Science and Technology is comprised of the following departments: Department of Physics and Technology, Department of Geosciences, Department of Computer Science, Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Department of Engineering and Safety.
The Department of Geosciences has currently 12 permanent scientific staff positions, 15 post-doctoral fellows and researchers, 20 PhD-students and 12 technical/administrative positions.
The Department includes three research groups: Solid Earth Science, Coastal and Terrestrial Geosciences, and Polar Marine Geology and Geophysics. It hosts the Centre of Excellence CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate and The Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration (ARCEx). The Department of Geosciences offers courses at all levels from bachelor to PhD studies and hosts approximately 230 students.
Work place: Campus TromsÝ
The positionís field of research / field of work
The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and advanced graduate courses in magmatic petrology and geochemistry, as well as field courses in magmatic petrology. In addition, he or she should supervise students at both MSc and PhD levels.
The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally competitive active research program in magmatic petrology/experimental petrology/geochemistry, and should demonstrate the ability to generate a high level of external funding of research.
Further information about the position and UiT is available by contacting Professor Jiri Konopasek:
phone: + 47 77 62 52 35or
Associate Professor Sabina Strmic Palinkas:
phone: +47 77 62 51 77or
Professor Matthias Forwick (Head of Department):</p>
phone: + 47 77 64 44 53
Applicants should have expertise in one or several of the fields of magmatic petrology/ experimental petrology/geochemistry. They should have a strong dedication to research as well as a record in acquisition of external funding.
Research fields may include, but are not restricted to:
The research should complement the existing research strengths within the fields of the Solid Earth Science research group, which include:
When all positions are filled, the Solid Earth Science group will comprise five permanent faculty members.
The departmentís facilities include:
The demonstrated ability to work with the SEM and/or XRF facilities will be considered as an advantage.
Emphasis shall be attached to personal suitability.
Applicants should have a good command of Norwegian or English. It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment, new employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in Norwegian equivalent to minimum level B2/C1. Fluent skills in another Scandinavian language are also accepted.
Qualification requirements for the position as Professor:
In addition you must document:
To be awarded a professorship, you must document substantially more extensive research of high quality than that required to be awarded a doctorate degree. You must document academic activity at a high level over the previous six years, and that this points forwards towards continued activity at professorial level.
In addition UiT assess applicants according to national guidelines for assessment of professorial competence. You can find the guidelines here.
Qualification requirements for the position as Associate Professor:
At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.
Pedagogical competence (basic pedagogical competence)
All applicants for teaching and research positions shall document their pedagogical competence.
You must have aquired basic competence for teaching and supervision at higher education level, this include basic skills in planning, conducting, evaluating and developing teaching and guidance.
The pedagogical competence can be achieved in one of the following ways:
If the pedagogical competence can be acquired within two years of appointment, applicants shall not be ranked based on pedagogical competence.
Those who do not satisfy the requirements may be appointed on a permanent basis on the condition that they satisfy the requirements within two years of appointment.
For professor positions, the teaching competence can be developed and documented through a combination of courses and teaching portfolio.
Applicants for professor positions shall also document that the supplementary criteria are satisfied:
For a position as professor, the supplementary criteria for a professorial basic pedagogical competence must be met. Those who do not satisfy the requirements for basic pedagogical competence when they are appointment must satisfy them within two years of appointment. UiT offers courses in educational competence to employees.
The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:
The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee's mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants' qualifications on the basis of the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailde description draw up for the position.
The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall among other things, aim to clarify the applicants personal suitability for the position and motivations. A trial lecture may also be held.
The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.
The allocation of working hours is flexible and allocated on a case-by-case basis. In general, professors and associate professors will spend an equal amount of time on teaching and research and development work, after time spent on other duties has been deducted. As a norm, the time resources spent on administrative duties constitutes 5 % for academic staff.
The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.
The remuneration for Professor is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1013. The remuneration for Associate Professor is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1011. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.More information about moving to Norway and working at UiT: http://uit.no/mobility
According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
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