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University of Agder (UiA)
Associate/ Assistant Professor in project management
University of Agder (UiA)
The University was officially established in 2007, but has a history dating back to 1839, and was formerly known as Agder University College.
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Application deadline: Aug 20
Location: Kristiansand S, Norway
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Associate/ Assistant Professor in project management

The University of Agder has more than 1300 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Associate/ Assistant Professor in project management

The School of Business and Law at the University of Agder invites applications for one to two full-time permanent positions as Associate/ Assistant Professor in project management. The positions are for the time being affiliated with the Department of Working Life and Innovation at the Campus in Grimstad. The starting date is as per agreement with the Faculty.

The School of Business and Law at The University of Agder (UiA), Norway, experiences continuous growth in student applications as well as research publications and quality. Regarding education, The School of Business and Law is responsible for two bachelor’s programmes and one master’s programme in business administration, a master’s programme in accounting and auditing, a PhD programme and several other bachelor’s and master’s programmes. Also, UiA’s master’s programme in Industrial Economics and Technology Management is operated by the School of Business and Law in close collaboration with Faculty of Engineering and Science. Regarding research, The School of Business and law is represented by highly rated international researchers within different scientific areas, as well as active and strong research teams. The School is characterised by good learning environments, proximity to students and a well-developed collaboration with regional enterprises.

The Department of Working Life and Innovation is responsible for operating the master’s programmes in Industrial Economics and Technology Management at Faculty of Engineering Sciences, and in Innovation and Knowledge Management at the School of Business and Law, as well as the bachelor’s programme in economics and business administration, and a one-year HR-programme. The department has active researchers in all disciplines.

Description of the position

The position (s) shall contribute to the teaching and supervision in project management at the School of Business and Law and at other faculties at the campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad. Upon appointment as associate professor, the candidate is expected to contribute to the acquisition of external funding for research projects.

Qualifications and terms

The School of Business and Law at University of Agder seeks candidates who will contribute to the quality and development of our study programmes as well as to the development of good research groups, to increased interaction with business, to increased external research funding and to the development of our executive master’s programmes. In terms of education, those who are appointed will be part of our staff who is in charge of the School of Business and Law’s entire education needs.

For these positions, we are looking for candidates with teaching experience and competence, as well as scientific publications and development work, in project management and planning. Expertise within lean management and continuous improvement work, value stream analysis and process mapping are appreciated. The position requires close collaboration with the university’s cross-disciplinary environment within business and technology, which includes researchers from both social science and technology-based disciplines.

For appointment as an associate professor, a PhD-degree or equivalent in the field of study is required. Alternatively, a candidate may be close to completing doctoral studies with a set defence date.

Candidates must also be able to demonstrate relevant high-level research experience and be familiar with ongoing research within their field. Upon appointment as an assistant professor or a university lecturer, a master's degree (MSc) is required in the relevant subject area. Emphasis will also be given to the applicants´ teamwork skills and personal suitability for the position.

The language of instruction is Norwegian/Scandinavian. A high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees with little or no knowledge of Norwegian and facilitates participation in such courses. Permanently employed staff is expected to acquire good command of oral and written Norwegian within a period of two years. This is to be documented by passing the Bergen test with a score of 450 points.

Applicants must be able to document relevant teaching competence based on education or practical experience. Applicants who lack basic teaching competence will be required to obtain such qualifications, or complete UiA’s Foundation Course in Education for University Lecturers, within two years. Information about the appointment criteria for a position as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor can be found in the “Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts”, available for download at https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/080152471ecf40648b6cec648c2e37bc/forskrift-om-ansettelse-og-opprykk---engelsk-utgave.pdf

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching qualifications, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With the applicant’s permission, UIA will also conduct a reference check before the appointment.

In the ranking of eligible applicants, emphasis will be given to each of the applicant’s skills, experience and field of specialisation in relation to meeting the needs of the Faculty and the Department and complementing the academic staff.

We offer

  • A variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and influential organisation
  • Time for research for the active researcher
  • A position with opportunities for personal development in a diverse environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers

The University of Agder is an open, friendly and professional employer, with a Scandinavian perspective on finding a good balance between leisure and working time, and with a clear goal of creating a good and inclusive working environment. International applicants can read about what to expect regarding economics and work, culture and leisure time, and health and wellness on this website: https://www.uia.no/en/about-uia/working-atuia

The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1011/1198 Associate Professor, gross salary per year NOK 597 400 – 713 600, code 1009 Assistant Professor, gross salary per year NOK 456 900 – 607 700. Higher salary grades may be offered to applicants with superior qualifications. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position(s), irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service. Organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. 

Application

Applicants must submit their application form and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job.” The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • Copies of diplomas
  • A list of references and contact details
  • A CV with a complete list of scientific publications, and other relevant activities
  • Copies of selected scientific publications (no more than 10)
  • A list of on-going research projects, including papers in the review process
  • A summary of research- and/ or academic interest and ongoing research (up to 3 pages)
  • A summary of teaching philosophy and approach (1 page)
  • A list of academic organisational memberships, roles, and journal editorial boards' memberships
  • A list of courses previously taught and evaluations of courses recently taught

The applicant is entirely responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 20 August 2018.

For further information, please contact Head of Department of Working life and Innovation, Gøril Hannås, phone (+47) 37 23 34 25/ 906 21 293, e-mail: goril.hannas@uia.no.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act §25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English text, the English text takes precedence

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