Associate Professor in Production and Process Engineering University of Stavanger Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering Norway

Associate Professor in Production and Process Engineering


About the position


The University of Stavanger is seeking an Associate Professor in Production and Process Engineering.

 

The subject area for the position is oil and gas production, oil and gas refining, LNG, or petrochemistry.

 

As an Associate Professor, you will primarily teach and supervise students at bachelor's, Master’s and PhD level within the subject area, conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of partnerships with businesses.

 

The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.

 

The general job description gives a more detailed account of the subject area and relevant duties for associate professors.

 

Academic community


The position is organizationally affiliated to the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering.

 

Teaching and research in Production and Process Engineering involves contributions from various topics. The position is intended for an active researcher with the aforementioned competence to join the Production and Process Engineering research group. The group currently has competence in multiphase flow and transport, process simulation, oil and gas refining, etc. The group has the ambition to carry out research and education covering the whole oil and gas value chain. We are looking for competence either to complement or to strengthen the current competence areas among our academic staff. Strengthening the connection between modelling and empirical studies is in line with the future plans of the Production and Process Engineering group and a central part of the department research strategy.

 

Qualification requirements


We are seeking an associate professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification in Production and Process Engineering.

 

Applicants with a specialization within Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering will be preferred, but applicants specializing in related areas may also be considered. The ability to initiate and lead research and development work will be emphasized. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within his or her subject area. Competence within both experimental work and numerical simulation will be an advantage. Broad knowledge within the Production and Process Engineering area and the ability to perform different teaching subjects will be highly appreciated.

 

You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, or complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.

 

The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English. If you do not have a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, you must acquire Norwegian language skills equivalent to level B2 within a period of two years of the appointment start date. If required, you will be offered a Norwegian course paid for by the university.

 

The following attributes are also desirable

  • ability to inspire colleagues with regard to research and educational development
  • ability to initiate, obtain external funding for, lead and carry out major research and development projects
  • research results published in recognised Norwegian and international publications, and references indicating progression in research and publications
  • a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your own teaching and supervision
  • ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course's objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked
  • experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching
  • experience of partnerships with businesses
  • experience with relevant international research networks and the ability to build and nurture networks -regionally, nationally and internationally
  • experience with innovation and the commercialisation of research
  • ability to manage a heavy workload, inquisitiveness, and motivation to develop new knowledge in collaboration with others
  • good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment

 

We offer 

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1011, NOK 544 400 - 658 300 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits.
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Home-job-home, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses


General information


Your application will be assessed by an expert committee. In the expert assessment, emphasis will be placed on submitted scientific works and documented teaching competence. The committe will also assess your experience with popularisation/dissemination activities, university politics and administration, and any other documented qualifications relevant to the position.

 

If you do not satisfy key parts of the qualification requirements, you may have your application rejected before applications are submitted to the expert committee for assessment.

 

Based on the expert committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and a teaching demonstration before any recommendations are made.

 

In the absence of applicants with sufficient scientific expertise, the university may consider temporarily designating an appointee for up to three years, during which time he/she will endeavour to gain the qualifications necessary for a permanent position. The applicant must be capable of gaining the necessary qualifications during the period of employment.

 

The university aims to recruit more women into professor positions; thus, if several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, a woman will be given priority over a man.

 

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

 

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be decisive.

 

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Zhixin Yu, tel: +4751832238, e-mail: zhixin.yu@uis.no or Head of Department Øystein Arild, tel: +4747672710, e-mail: oystein.arild@uis.no.

 

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +4751831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

 

Application

Apply for the position online via the “Apply for the position” link on this page. Here you can submit your application and CV with relevant education and experience.

 

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • relevant certificates and references.
  • complete list of scientific work.
  • up to 10 works which document your teaching and educational competence; see Guidelines for the Assessment of Teaching Skills.
  • up to 10 scientific works which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis
  • documentation of other relevant activities concerning the position requirements

 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants - see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

 

UiS - challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 11,000 students and 1,600 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

 

Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels in Drilling Technology, Natural Gas Technology, Petroleum Engineering and Energy Technology. The department has established close research collaboration with the Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) and the oil industry. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of English lingual study programs and high mobility among academic staff and students. There are currently 90 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 750 students at the department. 

 


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