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Associate professor of European Studies, Contemporary history, Political science – NTNU, Norway


Applications are invited for the position of Associate Professor of European Studies, Department of Historical and Classical Studies (IHK) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway – 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: 563 900 - 650 300 NOK/Year

Department of historical and classical studies

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


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Qualification Details

The successful candidate must:

  • Hold a doctorate in European Studies, contemporary history, or political science.
  • Be able to document scholarly expertise in one or more areas of the study of Europe, the EU, and the EEA after 1945.
  • Have a strong track record of international and peer-reviewed publications in the field (in the past 5 years).
  • Have teaching and supervision experience at university level.
  • Have a fluent proficiency in English.
  • Have the qualifications required for the position of associate professor in the field of European studies, as outlined in the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts 


You must document relevant basic competence in teaching and supervision at a university/higher education-level, as referenced in the Norwegian national Regulations. If this cannot be documented, you will be required to complete an approved course in university pedagogy within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.

New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment is required, within three years, to demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

Preferred qualifications

  • Expertise related to the overarching topic for the NTNU programme in European studies: “Differentiated Europe: integration, cooperation and conflict”.
  • Good accordance with the strategic goals of the Department and the Faculty of Humanities
  • Good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.
  • Evidence of successful research collaboration.
  • Experience with, and interest in, student-active learning.


Research and teaching constitute equal parts of the announced position. The assessment of the applicants will, in accordance with this, place emphasis on both research achievements and pedagogical skills and practical teaching experience.

Personal qualities

The person who is appointed must have high motivation, be open to collaboration with colleagues, and willing to work interdisciplinary, both in research and teaching. Candidates are invited to discuss in the cover letter their motivation for this position, their experience from cooperation with others as well as how and to what extent their work is interdisciplinary.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The person appointed will be required to participate in teaching activities in the Bachelor in European Studies and in the International Master in European Studies. The appointee will also supervise Bachelor and Master Theses in European Studies. Additional teaching and/or supervision duties may be required in accordance with teaching and supervision needs in the Department. The BA courses are primarily taught in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. The MA courses are taught in English. The successful candidate will be required to take a share of the department's and programme’s administrative work.

The successful applicant must be an active researcher, who will collaborate with colleagues to further develop research in the study of Europe, the EU, and the EEA at NTNU, and to initiate and lead projects.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • A cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position and how s/he can contribute to teaching and research in the European Studies programme.
  • A CV, containing information about education, previous employment, teaching and research, as well as other experience considered relevant for the announced position.
  • A complete publication list.
  • A description of the applicant’s five academic works that s/he considers most relevant for the position.
  • Documented pedagogical experience.
  • Certificates and diplomas
  • Contact information to three referees.
  • up to five academic works, not exceeding 250 pages, published in the last five years that may include excerpts from longer works and unpublished works to be assessed by an expert committee

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.

While considering the best-qualified applicants, we will pay particular attention to personal qualities, your motivation for applying for the position, and your pedagogical skills and qualifications. Our assessment will be based on documented pedagogical material, forms of presentation in your academic works, teaching experience, PhD, and Masters supervision, and any other relevant pedagogical background. Both quality and scope will be taken into consideration.

NTNU is obliged by the evaluation criteria for research quality in accordance with The San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA. This means that we will pay particular attention to the quality and academic range demonstrated by your scientific work to date. We will also pay attention to research leadership and participation in research projects. Your scientific work from the last five years will be given the most weight.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

We offer

  • We offer an ambitious, dynamic, collegial, and international research and teaching environment. European Studies at NTNU is Norway’s only interdisciplinary study programme offering both a three-year BA degree and a two-year (international) Master in European Studies. Core characteristics of the programme include interdisciplinarity in research and teaching, an integrated approach to research and teaching, emphasis on student-active learning and active cooperation with practitioners.
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

A position as Associate professor (code 1011) will typically receive a gross salary of between 563 900 NOK – 650 300 NOK per year, 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.

Employment will be granted in accordance with the principles outlined in the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. Applicants should be aware that there may be changes in the working environment after employment has commenced.

Applicants may request that their application is treated confidentially. If you request that your name be withheld from public access, your request will be considered but may be denied. If your request to have your name kept from public access is denied, you will be so informed, and you will be given the opportunity to withdraw your application.

It is a prerequisite that the selected candidate can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

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Contact details

Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the head of the European Studies Programme, Professor Lise Rye, by email: [email protected].

Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the head of the European Studies Programme, Professor Lise Rye, by email: [email protected].

The application and all attachments should be submitted electronically via jobbnorge.no. If you are invited for an interview, you must bring with you certified copies of all certificates and diplomas.

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