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Professor (20% position) - Department of Mathematics

Deadline: 30.11.2022

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.

The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.

We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff. The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

Job description

A temporary 20% position as Professor is available in the mechanics section (Section 1) at the Department of Mathematics for a period of 5 years.

The Department of Mathematics consists of six sections and more information about the department and the Section for Mechanics can be found on our webpage.

The Section for Mechanics consists today of 7 full-time faculty members, 1 adjunct position, 10 post-doctoral fellows and 12 PhD students. Our section works with theory, modeling, computations, and experiments of fundamental physical processes of fluid and solid mechanics, parts in collaboration with industry. The section manages the hydrodynamic laboratory equipped for a wide range of flow measurements. We are looking for a candidate who can further strengthen the research of the section in the field of offshore wind energy, with particular focus on offshore wind turbine rotor aerodynamics.

General information about the position:

Applicants must document academic qualifications in their field, equivalent to a Professor position. The successful applicant must be able to teach every week at all levels and to supervise Master and PhD students. Furthermore, it is expected that the applicant will conduct research and strengthen the research group within fluid mechanics/offshore renewables. It is also expected that the candidate initiate and secure external funding for new research activities from national and international sources.

Qualification requirements

  • The successful applicant must have completed a PhD in mechanics or mechanical engineering and have a strong scientific track record within the area of offshore wind energy.
  • A major task in this position is development and teaching of a new class in offshore wind turbine aerodynamics. This requires in-depth knowledge and experience with rotor aerodynamics. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of offshore wind turbines and the strong coupling between aerodynamics, structural dynamics, hydrodynamics and control systems, good engineering level knowledge of the additional disciplines must be demonstrated as well.
  • For appointments to professorships the requirement is considerable scientific production beyond what is required for a doctoral degree.
  • Scientific qualifications will play a major role, but also connection to industry. A track record of management and successful completion of industry projects must be demonstrated for this position.
  • Educational competence will count positively. Applicants who do not have documented basic university pedagogical competence must acquire this within two years from appointment.
  • The successful applicant must have fluent oral and written communication skills in both in a Scandinavian language and in English.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Candidates should be able to establish, lead and conduct 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.
  • The person appointed will be requested to take on some administrative duties. Hence such experience will be an advantage.

Personal qualities:

  • 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 20% position corresponding to 689 100 - 790 100 NOK in full time position (100%) per year depending on qualifications in a position as Professor (position code 1013).
  • 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.
  • Copies of educational certificates, PhD diploma, transcript of records and letters of recommendation.
  • A complete list of publications and academic merits and awards (if not included in the CV).
  • Full text of up to 5 selected scientific publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation.
  • A document discussing the importance, interrelation, and relevance of the selected papers for this position.
  • Educational portfolio of 2–3 pages documenting educational competence and experience, including a reflection note in which your own teaching practice and view of learning is anchored in the SoTL framework (focus on student learning, development over time, a researching approach and a collegial attitude and practice).
  • List of reference persons: 2–3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system; please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Interviews and trial lecture 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, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence 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. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.


For technical questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Officer Ole Rustad ([email protected], +47 22 85 13 87).

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