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Adjunct Professors in Algebra, Geometry and Topology

Deadline: 31.05.2021

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department is engaged in research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

Job description

Up to two 10% positions as Adjunct Professor (Professor II) is available in Section 5 of the Department of Mathematics.

The position is temporary for a period of 2 years, starting no later than September 1, 2021.

Professor II position in mathematics at the University of Oslo. We seek candidates whose research interests enhance and complement the research group in Algebra, Geometry and Topology. Information about the research group can be found here: Section 5.

The supporting grant for this position is part of the project “Equations in Motivic Homotopy Theory'' funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The candidate is expected to have research interests related to the theme of the project EMOHO: Equations in Motivic Homotopy Theory.

General information about the position:

Applicants must document academic qualifications in their field, equivalent to a Professor position.

Interactions with students are expected, the position includes supervision.

Qualification requirements

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications within Algebra, Geometry or Topology.
  • The successful applicant must have a strong scientific track record within the areas of Algebra, Geometry and Topology, with academic qualifications equivalent to a Professor position. The requirement is considerable scientific production beyond what is required for a doctoral degree.
  • Scientific qualifications will play a major role, and the main emphasis will be on the candidate’s scientific production from the last five years.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral in English are a prerequisite for performing all the tasks associated with the position.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience with establishing, leading and conducting research projects, also as a collaborator. A track record in scientific and administrative leadership is an advantage, as well as participation in the acquisition of research grants.
  • International network, outreach activities, collegiality, and the ability to create a good working environment will be part of the evaluation.

Personal skills

  • Ability to create and contribute to a well-functioning, inclusive and productive research environment.
  • Networking skills, ability to collaborate and conduct scientific leadership.
  • Ability to cooperate and communicate well with other members of staff.
  • 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.

We offer

  • A 10% position with salary corresponding to 670 100 - 817 000 NOK in full time position (100%). Salary depending on competencies, in the position of Professor II (position code 8013)
  • A professionally stimulating work environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter.
  • A research position paper (1–4 pages) describing the applicant’s vision and scientific ambitions for the nearest future.
  • A detailed CV, including a complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities.
  • A complete list of publications and academic merits and awards (if not included in the CV).
  • List of reference persons: 2–3 references (name, e-mail).

Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Interviews will form part of the appointment process. The entire breadth of qualifications will be assessed in ranking competent applicants.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contactinformation

Contact person:

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact: HR adviser Nina Holtan, e-mail: [email protected].

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