Associate professor of odontology (100 %) in immune-driven regeneration

Deadline: 31.07.2024

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

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Associate professor of odontology - immune-driven regeneration

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Dentistry, a permanent position (100%) as associate professor is available. We are looking for a colleague who, together with the faculty and staff of the department, will contribute to excellence in research and teaching. The research center Translational Oral Research (TOR) at the Department of Clinical Dentistry consists of four research groups; Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Oral Infections and Inflammations, and Oral Health covering a vide specter of research in dental medicine. The department provides teaching in the master program in dentistry, bachelor program for dental hygienist, the qualification program for dentist with exam outside EU/EØS, post graduate programs, and elective PhD courses. We are looking for a person with a background as a dentist with extensive experience in bone tissue engineering and inflammation. The candidate should be in an active phase of his or her career, and experience in acquiring and managing large externally financed projects in the field.

Work tasks/research field:

The person who fills this position shall both initiate and lead research projects, teach and supervise students and research fellows, as well as take on administrative tasks within a recommendatory time frame. It is expected that the person who fills this position will regularly submit applications to relevant national and international sources for research financing. The teaching responsibilities that are assigned to this position are primarily connected to the department’s relevant programs, but the person who fills this position is obligated to teach in areas relating to the study programmes for which the faculty/department is responsible at any given time. The person who fills this position is expected to demonstrate a high level of ambition and good quality with regards to research and teaching, and to participate actively in the strategic planning and academic activities of the department and the faculty.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

Qualified applicants have a Norwegian doctoral degree in a relevant academic field, or equivalent qualifications and satisfy the requirements concerning educational competence. The position requires a background as dentist. The ideal candidate publishes at a high international level, has been successful in applying for grants from national and international sources of financing for research and educational development, and has established, or is in the process of establishing, his or her own research team. Results attained in the course of the last 5-7 years will be be given particular weight in evaluation of the application. The ideal candidate also has experience with teaching at the bachelor- and master level or in a programme of professional study, as well as experience with supervision of research fellows. Experience from different national and international research institutions, and the ability to establish international networks will count positively in the evaluation, as will experience with and interest in innovation. The applicant’s personal suitability for the position is a significant factor in the evaluation.

Educational competence is a requirement for the position, see guidelines for establishment of a pedagogical portfolio at Center for medical education. The requirement is absolute for appointment as professor while an associate professor will be offered the necessary training if the requirement is not met before appointment.

The language of teaching is normally Norwegian. The person who fills this position must be able to demonstrate the ability to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years after appointment. Language courses will be offered.

We can offer:

  • A good and challenging international working environment with professional challenges and opportunities for personal and skills development 
  • Salary NOK 720 100 – 732 300 (code 1011, pay grade 72-73), specialist salary NOK 732 300 - 759 100 (code 1011, pay grade 73-75). Salary gross p.a. for a full-time position in the state salary scale. In the case of a highly qualified applicant, a higher salary may be considered
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • An application letter that tells why you are applying for the position 
  • A detailed CV including relevant diplomas and certifications 
  • A plan for your own research for the next five years (maximum 5 pages A4 format) 
  • Complete list of publications 
  • Pedagogical portfolio, look at Center for Medical Education 
  • A list of scientific works you wish to have considered in the assessment of your application (no more than 10). Each work should be accompanied by a short summary that highlights the work’s most important findings 
  • The 10 academic works described in the previous point in pdf-format 
  • The name and contact information for at least to references 

It is extremely important that the scientific works you wish to have considered in the assessment of your application are uploaded in their entirety as attachments to your application.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: 

Diversity is a strength that enables us to solve our tasks even better. UiB therefore needs qualified employees regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, worldview, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and age.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotes shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

We encourage applicants with disabilities, immigrant backgrounds, or gaps in their CV to apply. By indicating such circumstances in your application, you may receive favourable consideration. We ensure that at least one qualified applicant from each of these groups is invited for an interview as part of our commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunity. For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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