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Associate professor Job in Marine geoscience – UiB, Norway, Oct 2021

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Associate professor at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, in the field of marine geoscience (deep-sea processes) – Norway, Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Earth Science (GEO)
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

  • The applicant must have a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications within the fields of marine geology/geophysics, or related fields.
  • Expertise and experience with research on spreading-ridge related processes is a requirement.
  • Experience with organising and conducting deep-sea research operations is a requirement.
  • Experience with use and development of deep-sea technology and methods is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and have strong collaborative skills.
  • The successful candidate is expected to contribute to externally financed research activities and should document the ability to acquire external research funding.
  • Applicants must be able to / have an interest in contributing to interdisciplinary research teams both as leader and as participant.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Teaching - qualifications and personal qualitiesBasic teaching training and experience with the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor. This implies the ability to document

  • completed formal pedagogical training (relevant courses in combination with actual teaching experience can in some cases compensate for a completed course in teaching and learning in higher education).
  • basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision.

Educational competence must be documented in an educational portfolio which should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant’s own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of own teaching in relation to his/her knowledge of students’ learning at a higher education level. You will find more detailed information about criteria and documentation requirements for assessing educational competence here.

Applicants who are unable to document adequate educational competence upon appointment, will be ordered to meet the requirements within two years of assuming office.

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of assuming office.

University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointment to scientific positions.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is intended for a researcher within the field of marine geoscience, with a particular interest in seafloor spreading, hydrothermal activity and related deep-sea processes. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology/geophysics, volcanology and/or igneous petrology, geochemistry, and deep-sea technology. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the research activities at the Centre for Deep Sea Research and participate in and lead interdisciplinary marine research cruises.

Moreover, the associate professor must take part in the department’s educational program, both on bachelor and master level, teaching geoscience courses, as well as supervising students on master and PhD level. A strong focus on student active learning strategies and SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) is expected.

The successful candidate must document research of high international standard and an international network of high quality. The Department expects that the successful candidate is actively engaged in initiation of national and international project activities. The candidate must also be able to document the ability to attract external research funding.

In compliance with the University's general regulations, the Associate Professor is required to undertake teaching and related examination work and supervise master students and PhD candidates. This requires pedagogic and supervision qualifications at the Norwegian level.

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Documents Required

Your application must include

  • CV
  • Diplomas, references
  • Complete list of publications
  • A summary (2-3 pages) describing your motivation for applying for the position, the most important results in your research, and your vision for the development of deep-sea research in the framework of the centre and the department.
  • A list with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications.
  • A list of academic work that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including information about where this work was published.
  • The names of three referees, where at least one is familiar with your tutorial skills.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge. Applications sent to individuals per email, will not be considered.

About the Department

The overall goal of Department of Earth Science (GEO) is to develop new knowledge of the Earth´s structure and composition, formation history and the driving forces for its dynamic behaviour. The department plays a key role in the UiBs strategy through research focused on marine science, climate change and energy transitions. Education plays a major role in realizing these ambitions, and in 2020 the department was awarded status as Centre of Excellence in Higher Education. Hence, we are increasingly focusing on the implementation of student active learning methods, whilst facilitating a collegial atmosphere where sharing and dissemination of teaching practice are core values.

The research activities at GEO are organized within four research groups: Geophysics, Geochemistry & Geobiology, Geodynamics and Basin Reservoirs, and Quaternary geology and Palaeoclimate. At present, GEO has a permanent scientific staff of 40 people, 33 post docs and researchers, around 55 PhDs, and a technical/administrative staff of 34.

The announced position is within the Geochemistry and Geobiology group, which comprises geologists, geochemists, geomicrobiologists, geobiologists and geophysicists. The research activity in the group is largely connected to the Centre for Deep Sea Research ( and entails close collaboration with researchers at the Department of Biological Sciences. The centre mainly focuses on spreading ridges, hydrothermal systems, mineral resources and ecosystems in the deep sea, and arranges annual research cruises to the arctic ocean areas.

Scientific staff has access to state-of-the-art facilities, including the Bergen Geoanalytical Facility with a series of advanced laboratories, powerful computer infrastructure, and oceangoing research vessels ( Several of these have status as national research facilities.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Contact details

For further details about the position, please contact: Prof. Rolf Birger Pedersen, phone +47-91330278 / e-mail:, or Prof. Ingunn H. Thorseth (Head of department), phone +47-41528683 / e-mail:

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