Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway’s largest state University College, with approximately 18000 students and 2000 employees. We conduct research in areas that are important for welfare and value creation, for instance health, education, social sciences, technology and design. HiOA has an academic stimulating environment with a variety of welfare schemes.
Our goal is to become a leading university in the Nordics within the field of applied sciences.
The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 2800 students and 240 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.
The Department of Computer Science offers three bachelor’s degree programmes and a master’s degree programme, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 70 staff members and 800 students.
There are currently several research groups at the Computer Science department (link here). We are also expecting to set up a new group on Applied Artificial Intelligence.
The faculty aims to establish a PhD-program with a branch in Digital Engineering, and a new multi-disciplinary Master’s program. This is in conjunction with HIOAs full accreditation as University and the establishment of a research and development collaboration between HiOA and the Simula Research Laboratory.
More information about the The Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design can be found here.
The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a professor/associate professor in Computer Science specializing in Applied Artificial Intelligence.
We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research and innovation. Candidates will be expected to have conducted extensive research in the field of Applied Artificial Intelligence and other relevant fields such as machine learning, evolutionary computation, reinforcement learning, or evolutionary robotics. The research should be reflected in an extensive publication list and high impact.
Candidates will be expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic and research work at the department and the university college's research community in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at the Faculty for Technology, Arts Design and with other faculties at HiOA.
The candidate will be responsible for securing external funding. Experience with applying for NFR, EU, or similar grants is an advantage.
Tasks and responsibilities
The required qualifications for the positions are as follows:
The general criteria for appointment to a position as Professor are set out in the «Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger» § 1-2, see details in Norwegian.
Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete HiOA’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.
Trial lecture will be required in connection with a personal interview.
Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience:
Head of Department Laurence Habib, email: Laurence.Habib@hioa.no, phone +47 67238657
Associate professor Stefano Nichele, email: Stefano.Nichele@hioa.no, phone +47 45134015
Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1013 Professor NOK696 500-882 500 or job code 1011 Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) NOK 517 300-649 800. A higher salary may be considered for specially qualified candidates. By law 2% of the salary is deducted as to the State Pension Fund.
According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.
As an applicant you will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:
If you wish to apply for the position, you must apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the advertisement “Apply for position”. All application documents submitted should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Applications delivered by other means will not be considered.
If you have problems with up loading of the documents, please contact HR adviser Mette Bjørtomt, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to HiOA to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Final date of application: 15.02.2018
Ref. no: 17/09085
Type of employment Fast stilling
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
Reference number 17/09085
Last application date 15.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CE