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Associate Professor in Global security, democracy and rights

Deadline: 23.06.2019

About the position

The Faculty of Landscape and Society (Landsam) has a vacant position as Associate Professor. The Associate Professorship is open to a candidate with relevant teaching and research experience in the linked areas of Global Security, Democracy and Rights. We seek a candidate who is able to create a synergy across the departments, research groups and study programs at the Faculty.

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About LANDSAM

The Faculty has 1300 students and 180 staff and is a multidisciplinary academic faculty with strong national and international connections.


The Faculty consists of five departments. The departments carry out research and education in the following fields: urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies, and public health.


The faculty has eleven study programs and two research education programs. Some of these are taught in Norwegian with a national focus and others in English with an international focus. The faculty also has a strong research record with a large portfolio of externally funded research projects.

We are interested in candidates to the position who have a strong record in multi- and inter-disciplinary research and education. We are particularly interested in candidates with applied experience in the areas of global security, rights and democracy. These fields are relevant for many research fields and study programs at the Faculty. They are also of particular relevance to our research and education on global development and environmental studies, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning and international relations.

We are interested in candidates to the position who have a strong record in multi- and inter-disciplinary research and education. We are particularly interested in candidates with applied experience in the areas of global security, rights and democracy. These fields are relevant for many research fields and study programs at the Faculty. They are also of particular relevance to our research and education on global development and environmental studies, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning and international relations.

Main tasks

The successful candidate will be tasked with encouraging collaboration in education, and to coordinate the development of course curricula, and participate and develop a research agenda with externally funded projects.

The successful candidate will also make a significant contribution to teaching and supervision. We envisage the candidate to take responsibility for one of our core degree courses or several electives. Crucially this includes a joint course for the newly established masters degree in Global Landscape and existing study programs. The candidate will also have a role in the establishment of this program.

Academic qualifications:

The position requires a PhD in a relevant interdisciplinary field of study (e.g. global studies, urban and regional planning, development studies and landscape architecture). Additional relevant experience in social sciences (eg. geography) and the humanities (e.g. cultural studies, archaeology) is an advantage.

The candidate must have an excellent track record in education, research and outreach and must demonstrate ability to provide academic leadership and collaboration.

We require experience in multi- or interdisciplinary research and a record of high-quality peer-reviewed articles and books. Experience with leadership and participation in research projects funded by the EU and/or national research councils will be an advantage.

We seek a candidate with documented experience in the planning, management, evaluation and development of higher education courses and programmes. Experience in the teaching of several of the announced thematic topics is of strong advantage. The candidate should also have experience of student supervision at the Masters and PhD levels.

The faculty has a strong reputation in international and national research and education and aims to strengthen this position. Candidates should therefore have well-established national and international networks. Research and work experience from the Global South is seen as an advantage but is not a requirement.

The Faculty has both Norwegian and English study programmes. The candidate should therefore be able to operate comfortably in both languages. Good oral and written skills in English and Norwegian are required.

Candidates must be willing and interested to contribute to a positive and inclusive working environment, take part in research groups, study program committees and research projects, and be able to communicate effectively with students, employers, stakeholders and wider society. To secure their contribution to our local academic environment a regular presence in their office and at the University campus is required.

Remuneration and information

The selected candidate will be appointed as Associate Professor (1011 Førsteamanuensis), within the national salary frame 61 - 77 (i.e. NOK 542 400 100 – 741 300) depending on qualifications.

For further information, please contact Dean Eva Falleth, [email protected]

General information to applicants

Application

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.

Application deadline: 23. June 2019.

The application must include a cover letter explaining how your competence is relevant for the position described above, a CV, a list of peer-reviewed publications, 1 - 2 pages on your research and research ambitions, 1 - 2 pages on your education experience and education ambitions.

Up to ten relevant publications may be submitted electronically together with the application. If the applicant has participated in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s contribution to each work is requested.

The applicants that invited for an interview are expected to present certified copies of their diplomas and certificates and may be invited to give a trial lecture.

Applications must be written in English and submitted electronically by the given deadline.

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