Associate Professor in Experimental Environmental Psychology

The Department of Psychology has a vacancy for a for a tenure-track position as part of the Onsager Fellowship Programme as  Associate Professor in Experimental Environmental Psychology, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 2022

Qualification Details

The Onsager Fellows programme is designed to attract talented early-career scholars, with documented excellent supervised work, with ambitious research plans to work independently and with the potential for scientific breakthrough.

Preferred qualifications

  • Documented ability to initiate ground-breaking research
  • Documented experience as research coordinator (e.g., as coordinator, work package leader, or principal investigator) in research projects
  • Documented experience in supervision of students on different academic levels
  • Documented experience from collaboration in interdisciplinary, international research networks will be regarded an advantage (work in international projects)
A documented ability to acquire competitive funding

Personal qualities

  • High academic aspirations
  • Ability to work in the research group as a constructive team member
  • Interest in developing and profiling the research group internationally
  • Ability to structure and coordinate research work as an independent researcher
Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Initiating, planning, coordinating, conducting, analysing, and publishing experimental studies in the environmental psychological domain, for example about energy choices, food choices, donations to environmental actions, or mobility choices.
  • Profiling the research group further in experimental environmental psychological research
  • Acquisition of external research funding (especially with a focus on prestigious funding schemes as ERC grants or very competitive national grants)
  • Initiation of international collaborations with other experimental environmental psychologists
  • Contributing to teaching on the bachelor, master, and PhD level to the courses the group has responsibility for within the conditions of the Onsager fellowship
  • Supervision of bachelor, master, and PhD candidates that write their theses within the group’s topics

How to Apply?

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Application Procedure

Your application and supporting documentation must be in English. Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on the information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfill the criteria specified above. If for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. Leave to which the candidate is entitled by law or collective agreement shall be excluded when calculating the time since finishing the PhD. Your application must include:

  • CV, diplomas, and certificates
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you wish to be considered during assessment of your application (up to 5 items)
  • A description of the scientific works you consider most relevant, which you particularly wish to be factored into the assessment
  • A list of your previous works, with details on where they have been published
  • A research plan, especially with a focus on developing a profile as an internationally recognized researcher (max 3 pages)
  • Details of projects for which you have served as coordinator, work package leader or principal investigator, including information on financing, duration, and scope
  • A teaching portfolio, in which your teaching and supervision experience is compiled and presented systematically (See guidelines for applicants: Documentation of teaching qualifications in applications and appointments to academic positions at NTNU)
  • Names and contact information for three relevant referees, at least one of whom should be your present or previous leader.
Joint work will also be considered. If it is difficult to identify your specific input to a joint project, you must include evidence of your contributions. In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. Our assessment of the pedagogical skills will be based on documented pedagogical material, forms of presentation in your academic works, teaching experience, Ph.D., Bachelor, and Masters supervision, and any other relevant pedagogical background. Both quality and scope will be taken into consideration.

About the Department/Section/Group

Our research and teaching are based on five perspectives: biological, cognitive, social, personality and developmental psychology. We offer a clinical programme in psychology as well as study programmes in the psychology of learning and in work and organizational psychology. We have also three outpatient clinics in which we treat patients as part of the clinical programme. The Department of Psychology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

Note or Other details

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation. You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Christian A. Klöckner, tel. +47 735 91977, e-mail If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Kirsten Sjolte, e-mail or Kristin Skogen, e-mail