Associate professor in wildlife ecology

Deadline: 17.10.2021

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 14,000 students and 1,000 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.

INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally.

We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation by 2020.

Our vision is "Stronger Together".

About the position

A 3-year position as associate professor in wildlife ecology is available at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences www.inn.no. The Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management at campus Evenstad is a higher education institution with study programmes at bachelor, master and PhD-level.

ALB has a fast-growing research environment in applied ecology, with multi-disciplinary projects covering terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, management of natural resources, and human dimensions of ecosystem management.

The position will be associated with the research group LARGE (Large Animal Research Group Evenstad, www.innlarge.no). LARGE conducts scientific studies on large-bodied animals and their interactions with other species, including humans; assesses and evaluates management actions aimed at large-bodied species and related conflicts of interest; and synthesizes and disseminates scientific knowledge on large-bodied animals to management, stakeholders, the scientific community and the public. Examples of current projects are SKANDULV, GRENSEVILT, and CarniForeGraze. Most LARGE projects are in collaboration with other institutions worldwide.

We now seek for a highly motivated, wildlife ecologist who will join our research projects, help with research dissemination and apply for funding to widen existing projects or start new projects. The position will include teaching.



The following qualifications are required:

  • PhD and postdoc research in wildlife ecology, preferably with large-bodied terrestrial mammals, particularly large carnivores, across multiple ecosystems
  • Experience from research within the field of behavioural ecology and species interactions
  • Experience from analysis of animal movement data, preferably large datasets from GPS-collars
  • Peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of ecology, preferably in high-ranking journals, as well as contributions to other scientific publications such as book chapters
  • Research dissemination to the public, specifically through website design, the use of social media, and the creation of outreach programs and materials
  • Experience and a track record of success with writing applications for scientific research funding
  • Successful collaborations with multiple partners and stakeholders, e.g., collaborations with a wide range of international institutions and organizations
  • Experience organizing large scientific conferences
  • Experience teaching university undergraduate and graduate level courses
  • Experience with field data collection, including capturing and handling large mammals
  • Documented practical-pedagogical education and experience, preferably aimed at higher education, cf. Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions. Applicants who cannot document pedagogical competence during employment are obliged to complete INN University's course in university college pedagogy or equivalent within two years from the date of appointment.
  • High proficiency in English language, both in written and oral
  • Good knowledge of working with statistical and database software, such as R, ArcGIS, Excel, and Access

The candidate should be motivated to:

  • Work in a dynamic team
  • Contribute to the social and scientific environment on campus
  • Work with the dissemination of LARGEs research projects and results
  • Apply for funding and assist with writing funding applications
  • Work with existing data and help to publish research results
  • Supervise students connected to research project.
  • Learn Norwegian language

For more information on the formal qualification requirements, see Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions

If no applicant who meets the competence requirements for permanent employment has applied for the position, temporary employment in a lower position can be offered for up to three years, cf. §6-5 of the Universities and University Colleges Act.

Determination of which candidate is best qualified for the position is made after a comprehensive assessment of education, experience and personal compatibility and other qualification requirements as formulated in the vacancy text, as well as motivation for the position.

How to apply

Application and CV are to be registered electronically via "Apply for position"

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Comprehensive overview of education, diplomas, work experience, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, acquisition work, coordination experience and other qualifying activities
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications in a systematic, comprehensive presentation, including overview of formal pedagogical training, pedagogical practical experience (e.g. teaching / supervision experience), experience in study programme quality development, development of educational programmes, curriculum development, etc. In addition, one page of reflection on your pedagogical background and your own pedagogical development is required
  • Overview of externally funded projects
  • List of publications

If you have any questions about uploading an attachment or other technical matters regarding the application, Jobbnorge customer service can be contacted. Contact information is provided as a link in the application form.

Relevant applications will be considered by an expert committee. Comprehensive CVs, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, publication lists and documents/works to be considered must be submitted as electronic attachments or links to the application.

Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview and a test of practical teaching skills.

Requests for exemptions from the public applicant list must be clearly justified and stated via the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted if INN University cannot comply with the request (cf. § 25 of the Freedom of Information Act).

The state workforce should, as far as possible, reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a personnel policy goal at INN University to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. If necessary, the working conditions are adapted for persons with disabilities. If applicants declare in their CV that they have a disability, this information may be used for registration purposes in connection with the target employment numbers.

We offer

  • An exciting and challenging job at a developing institution, dedicated colleagues and a supportive working environment
  • The position’s salary follows position code 1011 in the state's wage regulations, determined according to competence and experience

Apply for position

Powered by Labrador CMS