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Professor within microsystems for early detection of diseases

Deadline: 31.01.2020

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences have a vacancy for the position as Professor within microsystems for early detection of diseases

About the position

University of South-Eastern Norway

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a vacancy for a full-time post as professor within microsystems for early detection of diseases. The position is made possible by a professorship donation from Sparebank 1- stiftelsen BV for the first three years.

The post relates to the Department of microsystems , and the immediate superior is the Head of the Department. The main place of work is currently Campus Vestfold .

Responsibilities and duties

The professor shall strengthen and take a leading position within the University's research area microtechnologies for impoved public health. Specific scientific areas of interest are within one of the two areas:

  • BioMEMS and systems for detection of biomarkers for diseases
  • Medical ultrasound imaging systems an ultrasound transducers

The successful applicant is expected to be actively engaged in microtechnologies and/or biotechnologies for medical applications and shall contribute to the development of national and international networks within public health technologies. The position will be part of the University's network of researchers within microsystems and nanotechnologies. Initiation and financing of research projects is part of the professors duties.

The position may be assigned teaching at all levels in the Department's programmes. The position may also be teaching at other departments within the University of South-Eastern Norway.

For the University, distance learning and e-learning are target areas, and the candidate must therefore be able to provide supervision and teaching via digital media.

Qualifications

It is required that applicants hold a doctorate PhD and documents sufficient scientific production, leadership an participation in research projects within relevant fields. Scientific expertise of high quality shall show both depth and breadth. Production shall reflect an independent research profile and show ability to take up new issues. Quality, originality and innovation skills will be emphasized in front of total production.

To a large extent the faculty of the department do project oriented work taff at the faculty within subject-based teams.

The candidate must have the ability to work independently and at the same time have the motivation to share knowledge and take part in team work. Personal suitability for the post will be emphasised.

For employment as a Professor, a scientific level is required in accordance with established international or national standards.

A broad and solid background and research competence are required within for the two research areas, preferably in micro/nanotechnology applied within biotechnology or biomedicine. The candidate must be able to document advanced competence within one or more research areas.

As classes are held in Norwegian, the candidate must be able to teach in one of the Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish).

If there are no applicants qualified for permanent employment as a Professor, an applicant may be hired for a temporary period of up to three years if the expert committee finds that the applicant has the prerequisites required to obtain the necessary qualifications within that period of time. A new expert assessment will be conducted within the expiry of this period.

Educational competence and quality development

Teaching at the University shall be based on research, in terms of both teaching practice and content. As such, we aim to recruit teachers who have experience from and demonstrate the motivation to focus on the development of teaching practice and the interaction between teaching and research, in order to promote learning.

In accordance with the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts, the University of South-Eastern Norway has established requirements that applicants for the posts of Professor must be able to document skills in university and university college level pedagogy, subject didactics and digital competencies.

On this basis, it is assumed that applicants can document educational skills through successfully completed university-level educational programmes of study or equivalent courses with a minimum of 200 hours of work and that they have developed fundamental skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision at a university or university college level.

Alternatively, documentation is required to demonstrate educational skills through a combination of relevant courses and practical teaching that are deemed to be equivalent to a programme of study with a minimum of 200 hours of study.

Educational quality development:

It is assumed that applicants for posts as Professor at the University, when presenting an educational portfolio or folder, can document the following:

  • Development in the quality of their own teaching over time.
  • Extensive experience of supervision, preferably at Master’s and PhD level.
  • Participation in development of educational quality within the scholarly community.

NB: See further description of how educational skills should be documented in applications under "How to apply".

Applicants who are unable to document educational competence in line with the University’s criteria may be appointed on the condition that they qualify within two (2) years. Courses in university and university college level pedagogy will be offered.

We offer

  • One Ph.D. research fellow for the three years within the subject
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Good opportunities for competence and career development.
  • A good social environment
  • Good pension scheme and favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Employee benefits, including opportunity to exercise during working hours.

Salary

Professor (code 1013): NOK 667 200 – 934 800 per year (LT 72 – 85). A higher salary may be considered in special circumstances.

Salary grade according to seniority and competence.The statutory amount for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

Other information

The appointing body is the appointments committee for teaching and research posts at the University of South-Eastern Norway. An expert committee will assess the applications. Based on the committee’s recommendations, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

According to its human resources policy, the University of South-Eastern Norway targets a balanced gender composition and aims to recruit persons with a background as an immigrant.

The University contributes to the Inkluderingsdugnaden (a voluntary scheme to promote inclusion), and it is our aim that our employees, to the fullest extent possible, shall reflect the diversity of the general population. We therefore also encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the post. The University will facilitate the workplace for employees with disabilities.

Pursuant to section 25, 2nd paragraph of the Freedom of Information Act, information on the applicant may be disclosed even if the applicant has requested not be included on the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified if such requests are not allowed.

Contact information

For more information about the position, please contact:

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side – “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • certified copies of diplomas from a university college/university and certificates
  • scientific publications (up to 15 for applicants for Professor and up to 10 for applicants for Associate Professor)
  • list of scientific publications
  • list of appendices documenting consolidated educational competence, including documentation of courses successfully completed in university-level pedagogy (or equivalent) with at least 200 hours of study or a systematic and consolidated presentation/educational folder or portfolio documenting the completion of equivalent courses with a minimum of 200 hours of work and skills work in the areas of planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision
  • educational portfolio or folder, documenting:
    • Development in the quality of own teaching over time.
    • Extensive experience of supervision, preferably at Master’s and PhD level.
    • Participation in development of educational quality within the scholarly community.
  • contact information for three references

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

Click here to read more about the recruitment process for scientific posts at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application.

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