Stilling:

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 25/03/2019

BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School is ranked among the top business schools in Europe combining internationally recognized research and a wide range of educational offerings from bachelor to master and doctoral degree programmes as well as executive programmes. BI’s mission is to build the knowledge economy by empowering people and improving business. BI has 20 000 students, more than 300 000 alumni, and a number of academic and business partnerships and networks both nationally and internationally. BI holds the three most prestigious international quality accreditations – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. BI is organised as an independent foundation whose purpose is teaching and research. All profits are used to strengthen BI's academic- and learning environment.

BI Norwegian Business School (BI), Department of Law and Governance, is seeking applicants for a position as Associate Professor of Law, with special focus on Law and Technology (including privacy and data protection, intellectual property law, and international commercial law). The position includes research and teaching responsibilities. We are looking for a candidate with strong research capabilities and the ambition to advance the field with publications in top international journals. The candidate should also demonstrate solid teaching skills.

With its approximately 20 000 students and 400 faculty members, BI is Europe’s second largest business school, and is Norway's largest supplier of economic and administrative professionals. BI is the only Norwegian “Triple Crown” school, holding 3 of the most important accreditations for a business school with international ambitions: the European EQUIS, the American AACSB, and the British AMBA. About 77 of an approximate total of 15 500 business schools globally can pride themselves on a Triple Crown status.

The Department of Law and Governance has an ambition to increase its impact both nationally and internationally. The Department is responsible for courses at Bachelor, Master of Science, MBA and Executive Level and is currently home to about 40 full-time academic faculty and 5 PhD students.

As all academic disciplines law is influenced by technological developments and the rapid digitization of society. The surrounding society increasingly demands research into the legal framework for development, deployment and decommissioning of new technologies. The Department of Law and Governance wishes to strengthen its research and teaching efforts in this field.

Privacy and data protection remain one of the most relevant fields for organizations around the world. The applicant must therefore be able to demonstrate expert-level knowledge of the GDPR and other relevant laws regulating the use of personal data, contributing to BI taking a leading place in the field. In addition, the candidate should have a thorough understanding of intellectual property laws and their interaction with information technologies. Knowledge of regulation of online platforms, including automatic filtering, would be an asset, considering the central position of these topics in the EU Digital Single Market proposals.

As both privacy and intellectual property law are heavily influenced by contract law, the candidate should also demonstrate a good grasp of international commercial law. Skills in contract negotiations, private international law, and alternative dispute resolution methods (such as arbitration or mediation) would therefore be an asset.

The applicant must be able to document scientific qualifications at a high international level and ability to engage in an interdisciplinary research environment related to Data Analysis, Legal Technology and Digitization. Emphasis will also be placed on the applicant’s experience with attracting and managing research grants and a high level of teaching qualifications, including qualifications in the development of research based teaching within the field of international or European law in accordance with the faculty’s strategy and principles for the law study programmes. Experience with comparative law can significantly contribute to publication in highly-ranked journals and with pedagogical techniques, and would therefore be a distinct advantage.

We expect the applicant to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’ and Master’s level and that the candidate – independently and jointly with others – contribute to developing the academic field in question through research of high international quality. The teaching involved will primarily be at the BSc in Business Law and MSc in Business Analytics, within Data Protection and Ethics, GDPR, Intellectual Property Rights, contracts and negotiations. The applicant must be capable of teaching in English and Norwegian.

If an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications are insufficient, the assessment committee or the Department Council may recommend that the applicant complete pedagogical training as a condition of appointment. However, employment may be carried out under the presumption that sufficient pedagogical competence will be obtained within two years from the start date.

Qualifications will be evaluated according to the usual rules for academic positions at universities and specialized university institutions.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants may be called in for an interview, a trial lecture or a seminar presentation. BI reserves the right not to appoint applicants who are academically qualified if they are found not to satisfy other explicit requirements with respect to pedagogical skills, teaching experience, work experience in or in cooperation with the business sector or inter-personal skills.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Monica Viken. Application, CV and complete list of academic work must be submitted electronically through our recruitment system. Your highest degree and other particularly relevant education must be documented.

Academic works, copies of up to fifteen publications, and any information about and/or documentation of other activities, that may be of significance for an assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, must be uploaded electronic throuogh our recruitment system. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement. Work may not be submitted after the deadline.

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