Position available: Associate professor/Professor within radioecology/environmental radioactivity

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) invites applications for a full-time, permanent position as Associate Professor/Professor in Radioecology with special responsibility for teaching and research in the areas of radioecology, radiochemistry and radioecotoxicology.

The successful candidate will join colleagues in the Environmental Chemistry Section covering a broad field of environmental chemistry, radiochemistry, analytical chemistry, radioecology and ecotoxicology. Research within radioecology includes studies on the speciation, source term, mobility and transfer, uptake and effects, modelling and risk assessment of radionuclides together with other inorganic elements.

Main tasks

The successful candidate is expected to take lead or take part in courses provided by the Environmental Chemistry Section, with his/her field of expertise and supervise MSc and PhD students within the broader field of radioecology. A list of the courses given by the section can be found here: https://www.nmbu.no/en/services/centers/cerad/education

The candidate is also expected to take part or be responsible for development of both existing and new courses within the group.

We expect the successful candidate to develop a research program linking his/her area of expertise to the research of section colleagues.

Candidates who see the benefit of conducting their research in a multidisciplinary and international campus environment will be preferred.

Based on the required expertise and experience outlined above, the person to be employed will have the following main duties within his/her field:

  • Develop and maintain courses (BSc, MSc) within the strategic priorities of MINA and the Environmental Chemistry section
  • Initiate, achieve funding and undertake research within the strategic priorities of MINA
  • Supervise MSc and PhD students
  • Participate in administrative duties
  • Provide services to the university, profession, and community

We have compiled a deliberation for this position.

Required Academic qualifications

The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree in a relevant field within radioecology/environmental radioactivity/radiochemistry or within inorganic chemistry/environmental chemistry with research focus on environmental radioactivity. Either way, the candidate should have an academic background that matches the expertise and tasks mentioned above.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Ability to initiate, achieve funds, and complete research projects
  • Expertise and experience within the broad field of radioecology.
  • Pedagogic and administrative proficiency
  • Teaching and supervision experience
  • Quality, relevance, and volume of scientific publications
  • International collaboration and experience
  • The applicant’s vision for his/her future research and teaching at NMBU
  • Good skills in English
  • Capable to teach in a Scandinavian language. If the candidate does not have a command of the Norwegian or Scandinavian language, he/she must be willing to learn and teach in Norwegian within two years.

A background in other disciplines will still be considered if the research or teaching experience is within the broad field of radioecology.

You need to:

  • Have high working capacity and motivation for cooperation with other groups at the faculty
  • Have good communication skills, ability to establish new contacts and develop networks
  • Have ability to create a welcoming and productive working environment for colleagues and students

Required for the position as associated professor:

  • Doctoral degree in the subject area concerned
  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of;
  • Pedagogical qualifications, completed a programme of at least 200 hours and pedagogical experience
  • Teaching-, pedagogical- and tutoring experience
  • Basic teaching skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision

Those who do not meet the educational requirements for employment shall be required to meet them within two years of employment.

Required for the position as professor:

  • Professor competence at the scientific level in accordance with established national standards
  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of;
  • Pedagogical qualifications, completed a programme of at least 200 hours and pedagogical experience
  • Teaching experience at higher and lower degree levels
  • Broad experience of supervision, preferably at master’s degree/PhD level
  • Quality development in own teaching and supervision over time
  • Participation in work to develop quality of education in the academic community
  • Scientific leadership experience, and ability to communicate, network and collaborate in research and teaching

In exceptional cases, a professor may be hired subject to the requirement of documented pedagogical competence being met within two years.

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Published 28. January 2021 - 17:24 - Updated 28. January 2021 - 17:24