Ledig stilling ved Universitetet i Agder

Associate Professor in marine ecology

Deadline: 10.12.2019

About the position

At the University of Agder a temporary 100 % position as Associate Professor in marine ecology is available for the period 21.03.20-31.12.20 at the Department of Natural Sciences. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand.

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

The Department of Natural Sciences presently has about 50 employees teaching and doing research in biology, bioengineering and natural sciences in the teacher education programs.


The Associate Professor is expected to take part in teaching and supervision of bachelor and master students in marine ecology focusing on plankton.

Required qualifications

The criteria of employment are pursuant to the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

Criteria for educational competence for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor at UiA.

The applicant must hold a PhD with specialization in marine ecology or a related field. The applicant must have peer-reviewed published research. We seek a plankton ecologist with a thorough understanding of the interactions at lower trophic levels. The applicant should have expertise in the ecology and identification of zooplankton. Knowledge about the marine ecosystem along the Agder coastline is an advantage.

A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Personal qualities

The position places great demands on the applicant´s capacity for independent goal-oriented work. Applicants will be assessed based on academic background and results, attainment, and previous research and project acquisition. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasized.

We offer

  • a variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and influential organization
  • a position with opportunities for personal development in a diverse environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510 code 1011 Associate Professor, NOK 552 800-691 400 gross salary per year. Higher salary may be offered for applicants with superior qualifications. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterized by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an Inclusive Workplace (IW).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service and organizational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder´s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching competency, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With permission from the applicant the university also will conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act §25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of the applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University´s intention to exercise this right.


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • CV
  • Certified diplomas and references
  • Complete list of scientific publications
  • Scientific works (no more than 10)

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian langue or English.

Closing date: 10.12.19


For questions about the position:

  • Head of Department Professor Dag Olav Andersen, tel +47 38 14 10 64, e-mail [email protected]

For questions about the application process:

  • HR-adviser Anne Bergit Jørgensen, tel +47 38 14 11 40, mobile 918 73 555, e-mail [email protected]

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