The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture has a vacancy for a tenure-track position as part of the Onsager Fellowship Programme at NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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. You must have the qualifications required for the position of associate professor in the field of Science and Technology Studies, as outlined in the regulations concerning regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts Your Ph.D., or comparable academic work, must be in the field of STS or related fields (such as innovation studies, sociology, political science, anthropology or human geography). Other required qualifications are:
- Broad knowledge about STS perspectives and use of socio-technical approaches to energy- or sustainability transitions
- Experience with using qualitative research methods
- Experience with project development
- Experience in teaching and motivation for developing courses
- Applicants must have excellent knowledge of English language (written and oral).
- Experience in developing project proposals in relation to national, European or other calls
- Project management expertise
- Experience in teaching in the areas that fall under this job announcement
- Experience with supervising Master and PhD students
- Have international experience and networks
- Ability to collaborate with others, e.g., through co-authoring research papers or collecting research data
- Ability to conduct independent research
The tenure-track associate professor’s duties will primarily include research, but also include supervision, teaching, and other duties necessary to qualify for a permanent professor position within 6 – 7 years. In the NTNU tenure-track programme, associate professors are subject to two types of review during the tenure-track period:
- a mid-career assessment after 3-4 years
- a final tenure assessment at the end of the tenure track period
- further developing research at the interface between science and technology studies (STS) and sustainability transitions, both theoretically and empirically.
- contribute to teaching and developing courses in STS and sustainability transition studies
- present, communicate and disseminate work at relevant national and international venues
- participate in the day-to-day activities at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, the Centre for Technology and Society, and the research group on Energy, climate and environment
- Transformative energy- and climate policy and multilevel governance of socio-technical change
- Energy and climate justice (including gender and diversity perspectives, social acceptance, inclusion, and participation in the energy transition)
- Deep transitions, ‘Strong Sustainability’ and post-capitalist perspectives
- Sustainable transport and mobility
- Industrial decarbonization
- Sustainable cities, infrastructure, and urban environments
- Radical and emerging climate and energy technologies, including climate adaptation
- Biodiversity and agri-food systems
How to Apply?Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -
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. 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 and maximum 500 pages).
- 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 (2-3 pages)
- A teaching portfolio, in which your teaching competence is compiled and presented systematically, (See guidelines for applicants: Documentation of teaching qualifications in applications and appointments to academic positions at NTNU)
- Details of projects for which you have served as project manager or principal investigator including information on financing, duration, and scope
- Names and contact information for three relevant referees
About the Department/Section/GroupThe Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture is part of the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU, located at the Dragvoll campus in Trondheim. The department has around 25 permanent employees, including research scientists. There are currently approximately 25 PhD candidates, post docs and temporary employees. The department teaches and conducts research in two areas: Gender studies and Science and technology studies (STS). Teaching is provided at all levels, including PhD. More info can be found at http://www.ntnu.edu/kult.
Note or Other details
- exciting and stimulating tasks in a dynamic and international academic working environment
- an open and inclusive working environment, with enthusiastic colleagues
- favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- employee benefits
Salary and conditionsAs a Associate Professor / Professor (code 1011) you are normally paid from gross 615 000 - 746 900 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. As required by law, 2% of this salary will be deducted and paid into the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Professor Marianne Ryghaug, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Head of Department, Guro Korsnes Kristensen, e-mail email@example.com. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Elisabeth Leite, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.