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Associate professor in Data Science - 2 positions

Deadline: 15.06.2020

Kristiania University College

Kristiania University College (founded 1914) is an educational foundation with campuses in Oslo and Bergen, and online. We are an accredited college with 10,000 students, 600 employees, and currently four academic schools offering more than 100 programmes with studies in leadership, organisation, technology, marketing, communication, health and creative arts. We have had a formidable growth in recent years, and we will continue to expand. Our ambition is to become Norway’s first private independent university.


Department of Technology at School of Economics, Innovation, and Technology has more than 50 years of experience within education and research in information technology. We have bachelor programmes within Data Science and Information Technology, and master programmes in Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction and Applied Computer Science, as well as research in similar areas. We have strong industry relations. For more information on Kristiania University College, visit http://kristiania.no

Kristiania University College is seeking 2 outstanding candidates for permanent full-time associate professor position, in the fields of Data Science.

The Department seeks a potential scientific leader with a strong research profile in data science, clear research visions, educational skills, as well as administrative skills related to research management. The successful candidate will strengthen our research and education profile connected to data science and help establish the field internally both in the form of a study program and as a research area. The position requires candidates with a passion for research and teaching, curiosity and good problem-solving skills.

The Department of Technology conducts interdisciplinary research on digitalization, information systems, computer science, human-computer interaction, and software technologies and their design. The department offers several study programs at the master and bachelor level. Our study programs attract a high number of well-qualified students, and our external collaboration with organizations and industry is growing. The research and education activities of the position should strengthen the departments research profile and contribute to the Master programs. The successful candidate is expected to engage with our Bachelor, Master and recruit PhD students. Research are expected to be anchored within the field of data science addressing issues related to business and digitalization, user behaviour, software development machine learning and artificial intelligence.Primary assessment criteria:

The candidate must hold a PhD in one of the following or an adjacent research field:

  • Computer science
  • Software engineering
  • Machine learning
  • Data science
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics in technology

The candidate must have a strong scientific track record that confirms capacity to address relevant and challenging issues. A strong record of scholarly publications relevant to the area in leading international journals is required. The candidate should also demonstrate engagement in the international research community on data science and related fields.

Candidates should be able to establish, lead, conduct and collaborate in research projects. A strong track record in academic and administrative leadership is an advantage, as well as the ability to attract third-party funding. The candidate should have an active approach to the dissemination and exploitation of research results and knowledge.

Candidates should have pedagogical qualifications and teaching and supervision experience at master and PhD level. The ideal candidate will demonstrate competence and ability to deliver high quality teaching on computer science, data science and machine learning topics.

The successful candidate should have an international profile with respect to the above criteria. The candidate for this position will be selected based on excellence and fit with the section’s research profile. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English is a prerequisite. Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is desirable.

The Department of Technology has a goal of recruiting more women to permanent academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.Workplace is in Oslo, Norway.

We offer:

  • Salary NOK 640 200 – 741 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor
  • Vibrant research community.
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment.
  • Attractive welfare arrangements.
  • Working downtown Oslo, Norway.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • A research position paper (1- 4 pages) describing the applicant’s vision and ambitions for the nearest future
  • Detailed CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity).
  • Complete list of scientific publications and merits.
  • Copies of educational certificates and diplomas. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation.
  • Full text of up to 10 selected publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation
  • A teaching portfolio describing the applicant's qualifications and focus on students learning, and research attitude towards teaching and learning.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

Number of positions: 2

Applications will be screened continuously until the positions have been filled.

Application deadline: 15th of June 2020

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