Professor in Renewable Energy
About the position
Are you interested in decarbonizing energy systems and develop methodologies and tools needed for this? Do you want to apply your research to real life challenges and give advice on how to reach environmental and renewable energy targets? If your answer is yes, then working in the Renewable Energy Research Group at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) might be something for you.
MINA has a vacant, permanent position as professor in renewable energy.
This position will complement and strengthen the renewable energy related research and education profile within the Faculty. The Renewable Energy Research Group has 4 permanent staff (professors and researcher), 1 adjunct professor, 3 adjunct associate professors, 2 researchers/postdocs and 10 PhD students.
The successful candidate will initiate and undertake interdisciplinary research activities within the field of renewable energy, and participate in excellent research-based education. We are looking for an individual with a distinct research profile in renewable energy, preferably working within techno-economic aspects of at least two of the following topics:
- Energy systems analysis and modelling
- Sustainability analyses of energy projects and systems
- Energy demand in a planning and policy context
- Energy distribution, district heating or fossil free transportation.
Based on the required expertise and experience outlined above, the person to be employed will have the following main tasks:
- Initiate and undertake research
- Teach and be responsible for courses
- Supervise MSc and PhD students
- Participate in the development of BSc and MSc education programmes
- Participate in administrative duties
We are looking for someone who:
hold a PhD degree in a highly relevant area, and demonstrate extensive professional qualifications in essential areas of renewable energy systems. Furthermore, the candidate should have an academic background that matches the expertise and tasks mentioned above.
The application should include the applicant’s vision for teaching and research.
The successful applicant must have a strong academic track record showing an interdisciplinary and internationally competitive research output that reflects independent research and demonstrates a clear potential to make future international impacts. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within the main tasks for this position. The greatest emphasis is placed on academic work during the past five years. Furthermore, the candidate must have documented ability and experience to initiate research, obtain external funding, lead and complete projects.
Documented teaching and supervision qualification and experience is required. The applicant should demonstrate communication skills that qualify for excellent teaching, supervision, and dissemination.
Good skills in English and ability to teach in a Scandinavian language are required, as a share of the teaching will be in Norwegian.
Applications will be evaluated according to the required academic qualifications listed above, supported by the following criteria:
- Documented expertise and experience in research in renewable energy systems as defined above
- Experience and motivation for interdisciplinary research
- Documented ability to initiate, obtain external funding, and complete research projects
- Quality, relevance, and quantity of scientific publications
- International collaboration and experience
- Pedagogic and administrative proficiency
- The applicant’s vision for his/her future research and teaching at NMBU
If the person employed does not hold formal proficiency in pedagogics, he/she is obliged to complete NMBU’s course in university pedagogy within two years after appointment.
Desired personal skills
Personal characteristics important for the position are:
- High working capacity and ability to work in teams
- Good communication skills, collaborative, ability to establish new contacts and develop networks
- Ability to create a welcoming and productive working environment for colleagues and students
MINA wishes to increase the share of female employees. Thus, females are specifically encouraged to apply.
Remuneration and information
The position is placed in government pay scale position 1013 Professor, salary grade 72 - 80 (NOK 657.900 – 802.200). In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
For further information, please contact Erik Trømborg (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Applications should be written in English.
Application deadline: 15.12.2018
Candidates are asked to submit up to ten of their most relevant publications in the electronic recruitment portal. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.
Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15.12.2018. Please quote reference number 18/05787
Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.
NMBU comprises of 7 faculties, including the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) where the vacant professorship is located. For more information:
The faculty has about 200 employees and undertakes teaching, research and dissemination within fields such as geology, soil science, radioecology, environmental chemistry, biology, ecology, natural resource management. The faculty has about 600 students and 90 PhD-students. For more information:
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.
Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.
NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no