Assistant / Associate professor II within Environmental Building Physics

Deadline: 26.04.2021

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties and has campuses in Ås and Oslo. We will be co-located in Ås from 2021.NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities.

More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN's sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Do you have experience from Scandinavian building industry or education within Building physics, Energy design, Indoor Environment and Sustainable buildings?

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology has a vacancy as assistant/associate professor within Environmental Building technology. The position is part time (20%), fixed-term, and lasts four years.

The position focuses on the transition towards a more sustainable society and the implied changes to the building industry in how buildings are built and maintained. The energy system, heating, cooling and ventilation as well as use of sustainable building materials is affected by this transition. The sustainable transition will also have a large impact on how the existing building stock will be transformed to become future proof and how new buildings will have to be conceived.

The position is affiliated in the department of Building- and Environmental Technology. This department consists of the Building-group and the Water-group. The Building group is responsible for the MSc study program “Construction engineering and architecture”. The program educates approximately 30 MSc students yearly. It is the only study construction engineering program in Norway with a strong interdisciplinary focus, combining construction, building physics and architecture. The Building-group consists of three scientific positions within structural engineering, two positions within building physics, and three scientific positions within architecture. We are located in an attractive and newly renovated building, at the Ås Campus.

Main tasks

The main tasks for this position will be:

  • Teaching in the three courses within building technology and building physics. The students need supervision in problem solving and calculations
  • Supervision of master students


Required academic qualifications for the position:

  • Experience within one or more of the following fields: building physics, energy in buildings or indoor climate.
  • Fluency in English.

The following language skills are strongly desired:

  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish)

The following qualifications will be preferred:

  • Experience from Scandinavian building industry
  • Excellent skills in teaching
  • Strong affinity with building technology and architectural design
  • Interest in topics related to sustainability in buildings and architecture.

Personal skills:

  • High working capacity.
  • Enthusiastic about your field of expertise and be inspired to work in an international academic environment
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Emphatic and able to easily connect to students of different background and nationalities
  • Analytical
  • Conscientious
  • Able to work in a team and on individual tasks.

Personal suitability will be given weight.

Specific qualifications required for the position as Associate professor:

  • Master degree in a relevant field.
  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field. Extensive experience in the field may be considered equally qualifying
  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio
  • Those who do not meet the pedagogical requirements for employment shall be required to meet them within two years of employment.

Specific qualifications required for the position as Assistant professor

  • Master degree in a relevant field.
  • Documented relevant practical pedagogical expertise based on education or teaching and supervision. Applicants without formal training in pedagogics commit to, within two years, to complete NMBU course in university teaching.

Candidates not fluent in a Scandinavian language will be committed to become fluent (level C1 or similar) in Norwegian within three years of employment.

NMBU wants more women in scientific positions. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position codes:

  • 1011 Associate Professor, wage framework 24, salary grade 65-77 (full time position: NOK 586 500 – 744 600), depending on qualifications.
  • 1009 Assistant Professor, wage framework 25, salary grade 53-67 (full time position: NOK 474 500- 608 200), depending on qualifications.

Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.

For further information, please contact

  • Associate Professor Leif Daniel Houck (head of department), E-mail: [email protected] ; phone +47 67231592 or
  • Professor Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis, e-mail: [email protected] ; phone +47 67231590

Information to applicants


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 26.04.2021

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. 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.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, called an educational directory.

See NMBU's guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as associate professor.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technlogy, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 26.04.2021. Please quote reference number 21/01120.

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