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About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.
MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.
Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.
The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.
Are you a plant ecologist with expertise in restoration ecology?
About the position
Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant fulltime permanent position as Associate professor/ Professor within plant ecology. MINA is Norway's leading academic institution in field-based ecological research and teaching, and we are seeking to expand our program in field-based ecology.
The new position will be in the Ecology and Natural Resource Management section, where the candidate will join an excellent group of researchers covering a broad spectrum of ecology. We wish to complement and strengthen the plant ecology group with a new position in plant ecology focused within the field of restoration ecology.
Developing and teaching a master’s course in plant ecology
Teaching in conservation/global change/restoration topics
Initiate and secure external project funding, and conduct high level research
Publish scientific articles and communicate findings to the general public
Supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students
Participate in the development of BSc and MSc programs, and activities directed to “life-long learning”/continuing education
Participate in administrative tasks
Required Academic qualifications
PhD in plant ecology or biology
A substantial list of high-quality publications in plant ecology and related fields
Experience in conducting field-based research
Oral and written communication skills in English
The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:
Background in restoration ecology
Knowledge about Scandinavian vegetation
Knowledge about the Norwegian conservation management system
Experience in supervising MSc and PhD candidates
Solid background in statistical methods and in use of R
Ability to initiate, obtain funding and carry out research projects
Experience from interdisciplinary research
Oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language
Besides scientific expertise, we put emphasis on teaching experience, pedagogical and administrative expertise.
You need to have the following personal qualities:
Good work ethic and good cooperation skills
Ability to establish contacts and develop networks
Ability to create a pleasant and productive atmosphere for students and colleagues
Pedagogic qualifications, completed programme of at least 200 hours
Teaching experience at higher and lower degree levels
Broad experience of supervision, preferably at master’s degree/PhD level
Quality development in own teaching and supervision over time
Participation in work to develop quality of education in the academic community
Scientific leadership experience, and ability to communicate, network and collaborate in research and teaching
In exceptional cases, a professor may be hired subject to the requirement of documented pedagogic competence being met within two years.
Remuneration and further information
The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1011 Associate Professor, salary grade (68-84) (NOK 667.700 - 966.300), or 1013 Professor, salary grade (79-94) (NOK 845.900 - 1.220.400), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.
For further information, please contact the:
Head of section, Professor Stein R. Moe, E-mail: email@example.com; phone +47 (67231721 or 90737216)
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.
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.
Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 21.09.2023. Please quote reference number 23/03920.
Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.
Please note that the report from the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.