Professor/Associate Professor in Structural Geology and Tectonics
A position as Professor/Associate Professor is available at the Department of Geosciences at The Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway within the field in Structural Geology and Tectonics. The position is attached to the Department of Geosciences and the Solid Earth Science, Mineral Resources and Geohazards scientific group
The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position in Tromsø within 6 months after receiving the offer.
The Department of Geosciences
The Department of Geosciences has currently 16 permanent scientific staff positions, 21 post-doctoral fellows and researchers, 24 PhD-students and 15 technical/administrative positions.
The Department includes three scientific groups: (1) Solid Earth Science, Mineral Resources and Geohazards group, (2) Sedimentary Systems, Paleoclimates and Environments group, and (3) Geophysics, Glaciology and Oceanography group. It also hosts the Centre of Excellence iC3: Centre for ice, Cryosphere, Carbon and Climate . The Department is also a member of iEarth – Centre for Integrated Earth Science Education.
The Department of Geosciences offers courses at all levels from bachelor to PhD studies and hosts approximately 150 students.
The department’s facilities include a piston-cylinder lab, a Zeiss Sigma and Merlin SEMs with WDS, EDS, EBSD, and CL-detectors, a Bruker Tiger S8 WDS-XRF, a fluid/melt inclusion laboratory, a stable isotope laboratory and a mineral separation laboratory.
The position’s field of research/field of work
The successful candidate is expected to:
It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in scientific group's collaboration and professional networks nationally and internationally, as well as in disseminating research to a wider public. It is expected that the successful candidate/position holder is willing to develop grant applications (RCN/EU).
Further information about the position and UiT is available by contacting:
Applicants should have expertise in one or several aspects and methods of structural geology and tectonics. They must have experience in, and a strong dedication to, field-based research, as well as a track record of acquisition of external funding relevant to the career stage. The department seeks a candidate with documented track record in the field of medium- to high-temperature deformation processes. Research fields may include, but are not restricted to, field structural geology, mountain-building processes and geodynamic reconstructions, studies of deformation microstructures, fabrics, and processes. Experience with modern techniques of fieldwork (digital mapping, work with GIS) as well as with electron microbeam techniques (EBSD/SEM/EMPA) is welcome.
The research should complement the existing research strengths within the fields of the Solid Earth Science, Mineral Resources and Geohazards scientific group, which include magmatic and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, ore geology, rock-slope failure and geohazards. When all positions are filled, the group will comprise five permanent faculty members.
The employment of the successful candidate as associate or full professor is commensurate with his/her qualification.
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 assesses applicants according to national guidelines for assessment of professorial competence, decided by the National Faculty Meeting of MNT. You can find the guidelines here (only in Norwegian).
Qualification requirements for the position as Associate Professor:
Applicants should have a good command of Norwegian and English. The successful applicant is expected to learn Norwegian within two years.
We will emphasize the cadidate's motivation for the position and personal suitability.
We are looking for candidates who have:
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 basic competence
All applicants for teaching and research positions must document their pedagogical competence.
You must have acquired basic competence for teaching and supervision at higher education level. This includes basic skills in planning, conducting, evaluating and developing teaching and guidance.
a) Applicants who have completed education or courses designed to provide teaching competence for teaching at universities and colleges, equivalent to a minimum of 200 hours, must attach diploma and curriculum for the completed course.
b) Other applicants shall describe, assess and document their competence as a teacher and supervisor. The skills must be documented in the form of a teaching portfolio.For professor positions, experience with teaching and supervision in higher education corresponding to three years in a full-time position is required.
For professor positions, the teaching competence can be developed and documented through a combination of courses and teaching portfolio.
Applicants for professor positions must also document that the supplementary criteria are satisfied:
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 the first two years of the appointment.
For information about basic pedagogical competence and teaching portfolio, see: https://result.uit.no/om-pedagogisk-mappe/ (Only in Norwegian)
Interim appointment with qualification conditions
If there are no fully qualified applicants for the position, an interim appointment to qualify scientifically may be made for a period of three years. Application for permanent employment with a new assessment shall be applied for within the three year-period. The appointment will become permanent if you are found to be suitably qualified before the three-year period elapses.
Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services.
Work- og salary conditions
The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.
The allocation of working hours is flexible and allocated on a case-by-case basis. In general, Professor/Associate Professors will spend an equal amount of time on teaching and research and development work. As a norm, the time resources spent on administrative duties constitutes 5 % for academic staff.
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. UiT pays directly to the pension fund on top of the salary - in 2023 this rate is 9 %. As a state employee, you have one of the best pension schemes availiable. For more information see: spk.no.
Inclusion and diversity
UiT The Arctic University in Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment.
We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.
If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application.
If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it.
Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.
The application must include:
Proficiency in the English language can be documented in the following ways:
Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. The application and submitted documents must be sent electronically via www.jobbnorge.no
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.
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.
In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.
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We will demonstrate adaptability and seek good and purposeful utilisation of resources, so we are ready to meet the expectations and opportunities of the future. We will strengthen the quality and impact of our disciplines and core tasks through the following three strategic priority areas.