UiS University of Stavanger, Norway

Associate Professor Position of Catalysis for Energy Conversion at Department of Energy and Petroleum Technology at Stavanger, Norway Apr 2022


Associate Professor Position of Catalysis for Energy Conversion with a doctorate or equivalent competence in chemical engineering and specialization in heterogeneous catalysis is available at the Department of Energy and Petroleum Technology at the University of Stavanger, Norway Apr 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: 3 years
Salary: 630,000 NOK/Year

Department of Energy and Petroleum Technology

University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway


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Qualification Details

We are looking for an associate professor with a doctorate or equivalent competence in chemical engineering and specialization in heterogeneous catalysis is required. In addition, at least a doctoral level in numerical modeling and experimental work is required for catalytic processes for energy conversion.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience from research areas within catalysis for biogas production, hydrogen production, conversion and use of CO2 in addition to other green catalytic processes for natural gas conversion and / or petroleum chemistry.

You must be able to document an active and ongoing research and have the potential for future research at a high level within the subject area.

It is expected that you have a reflective and conscious attitude to your teaching and supervision activities. You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic competence related to higher education and basic skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. If you do not satisfy the competence requirement, you must complete a university pedagogical course within a period of two years from accession. The course is offered by the university.

Norwegian is the main language at UiS. The working and teaching languages ​​are Norwegian and English. It is expected that you can teach and supervise in Norwegian (minimum at level B2), or another Scandinavian language, within a period of three years from accession. If necessary, you will be offered a Norwegian course paid for by the university.

If applicants with sufficient scientific competence do not register, it may be relevant to employ temporarily for up to three years with a view to qualification and permanent employment. The person hired must have the prerequisite to obtain the necessary qualifications during the employment period.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The University of Stavanger has a vacancy as an associate professor in catalysis for energy conversion at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Technology. The position is vacant from 01.05.2022.

The subject area for the position is catalysis for energy conversion within the research group for production and process engineering.

The person hired will mainly teach and supervise students at bachelor, master's and doctoral level within the subject area, research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department and contribute to the development of collaboration with working life.

Development of varied and digital learning methods in teaching, innovation and value creation based on results from research and professional development work, is included in the position.

The group for production and process engineering at the department has expertise in production engineering, process simulation, multiphase flow and catalysis. The research group wants to strengthen the expertise in catalysis for energy production. Teaching and research in catalysis uses knowledge from several disciplines and the position includes supervision of students at different levels in modeling of catalytic reactions, adaptation of models and experimental work. Strengthening the connection between modeling and empirical research is part of the research group's plan and a central part of the department's research strategy.

General job report for associate professor at UiS provides a more detailed description of current work tasks.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Apply for the position electronically via "Apply for the position" on this page. Here, a minimum application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills are registered. In the application letter, you must state your competence and motivation for the position.

The following is uploaded as an attachment to the application:

  • CV with a complete overview of education and experience
  • educational portfolio with a professionally based description and discussion of own educational competence as well as relevant documentation that supports this, see guidelines for assessment of educational competence
  • complete list of scientific works with information on where they are published
  • up to 10 scientific papers that are central to your research production, including a doctoral dissertation or published monograph based on the dissertation
  • research plan for the next 5-10 years, maximum three pages
  • diplomas and certificates as well as documentation of other activities that are considered relevant

The application will be assessed on the basis of the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. Therefore, make sure that the application clearly shows how your skills and experiences meet the competence requirements described above.

The documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. If the attachments exceed 30 MB in total, they must be compressed before uploading.

We point out that information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be entered on the public applicant list, cf. the Public Access to Information Act § 25.   If your request is not granted, you will be notified of this.

UiS only assesses applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

About the Faculty of Engineering and Science

The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers technical and natural science educations at bachelor, master's and doctoral level. In close collaboration with NORCE and the industry in the region, the faculty has established collaboration on research. A number of master's and doctoral theses are created in collaboration with industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the USA and Europe, and has developed several academic environments that are internationally leading. The faculty has about 2,800 students and about 500 employees at the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, the Department of Mechanical, Building and Materials Technology, the Department of Mathematics and Physics, the Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Technology, the Department of Energy and Petroleum Technology, the Department of energy resources and the Department of Security, Economics and Planning.

The Department of Energy and Petroleum Technology

The Department of Energy and Petroleum Technology  offers studies and conducts research in drilling technology, production and process technology, energy technology and battery technology. Studies are offered at bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. The institute works closely with relevant industry - especially in the petroleum and battery sector. The department invests heavily in internationalization, including the development of English-language studies and great mobility among academic staff and students. There are about 60 employees associated with the department, including PhD students and postdocs.

About the Employer:

General information

The employment is carried out in accordance with the principles of the  Government Employees Act, and legislation that regulates the export of knowledge, technology and services.

The university 's guidelines for employment and promotion in teaching and research positions, sections 2 and 3.3, provide a more detailed discussion of criteria for employment as an associate professor.

Your competence for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an expert committee. You will receive the committee's statement as soon as it is available.

If, according to the application, you do not satisfy key parts of the competence requirement, you can have this rejected before the committee assessment.

Based on the expert committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and trial lecture. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

It is a prerequisite that you settle down so that you can be present at, and accessible to, the professional environment in the workplace during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the event of a difference of opinion between the texts, the English text shall be used as a basis.


The university's values ​​are to be independent, involving and creative. We consider diversity as a resource in our work and learning environment, and are concerned with showing respect for each other's differences and background. Universal design will characterize our physical and digital learning environment, and the workplace will, if necessary, be facilitated for employees with disabilities.

If you consider the position to be interesting, we encourage you to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been out of work for a period of time.

The university will recruit more women for associate professor positions within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, a woman will be given priority over a man.

Here you can read more about diversity recruitment and how we process applications.

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Contact details

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting the head of department Øystein Arild, tel. +47 47 67 27 10, e-mail: [email protected] or Professor Zhixin Yu, tel: +47 95 93 40 33, e-mail: [email protected]

Information about the hiring process is available by contacting HR consultant Margot A.Treen, tel: +47 51 83 14 19, e-mail: [email protected]

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