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Associate Professor Position within Veterinary Parasitology – NMBU, Norway, May 2022


NMBU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Department of Paraclinical Sciences, invites applications for a position as Associate Professor within veterinary parasitology, Norway – May 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: Subject to Norms
Salary: 553.400 NOK/Year

Department of Paraclinical Sciences

NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway


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Qualification Details

Essential academic qualifications and/or experience

  • Primary university degree in veterinary medicine equivalent to Norwegian authorization.
  • Doctorate in parasitology.
  • Research experience in the field that is documented in the form of publications and use of different methods relevant to research in veterinary parasitology
  • English at a professional level, both spoken and written, in addition to a Scandinavian language, both spoken and written. If the employee does not master a Scandinavian language upon employment, he/she is obliged to learn Norwegian within two years.
  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of;
    • Pedagogical qualifications, completed a program of at least 200 hours and pedagogical experience
    • Teaching-, pedagogical- and tutoring experience
    • Basic teaching skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision, as well assessment of achievement

Those who do not meet the educational requirements for employment shall be required to meet them within two years of employment.

  • Completion of a course in university pedagogy. If such a formal training course has not previously been completed, then the successful applicant must agree to complete the NMBU course within two years of beginning in the position.

Desirable additional academic qualifications and/or experience

  • Documented practical experience with use of infection models, both in vivo and in vitro (cell lines, enteroids), and knowledge and experience in studies on gene expression.
  • In addition, we need someone with broad experience in various different methods, with particular emphasis on molecular biology and / or immunology methods and various microscopy-based methods for host-parasite studies.
  • Knowledge of, and practical experience with, diagnostic methods for detecting parasites in different animals.
  • Experience in the supervision of PhD students and Master students, and supervision of undergraduate student assignments
  • Knowledge of, and practical experience with, methods for detecting parasites in food and water.
  • Experience in collaboration between paraclinical and clinical subjects.
  • Experience with presentation of research results, both verbally and in writing.

Essential personal skills

  • Motivation for further development, both as an educator teaching and as a researcher
  • Eagerness to become involved in new research problems and novel methods.
  • Happy to work independently, but also a good team player.
  • Commitment towards developing the subject and the research group; creative and able to take initiatives to achieve the goals.
  • Good communication skills and ability to collaborate across professions and institutions.
  • Good ability to prioritize tasks and to understand, apply, reflect and discuss scientific findings.

Additional personal skills

  • An ability to engage and motivate undergraduate students and PhD students
  • Commitment to research and teaching, and willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Flexible and willing to work outside core hours if necessary
  • Driving licence class B

Travels in connection for congresses, field work, etcetera must be expected.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department's main tasks are to provide research-based education of veterinary students and veterinary nursing students, as well as to conduct research at a high international level in the areas of food safety, infectious diseases, pharmacology, and toxicology. In addition, a significant amount of work is conducted by the department regarding specific tasks and reference functions for the public and private sectors.

This position is based with the Parasitology group. The main tasks are associated with teaching and research in veterinary parasitology, and diagnostic activities including analysis of water, and potentially fresh produce, for contamination with parasites.

Main tasks


Teaching of veterinary students and veterinary nursing students in general veterinary parasitology and laboratory techniques / methods.

Teaching and supervision of PhD students, as well as supervision of master students, specialization-year students and bachelor students associated with the research group.

Teaching assignments are shared between the group's permanent scientific staff.

Contribution to the development of a new study plan will be part of the teaching tasks.


It is expected that the employee will establish research activity within their specialist area and actively participate in the development of research groups within the field.


The employee is expected to disseminate their research results and other relevant topics within the field of veterinary parasitology, both as research articles for other researchers and to reach a wider audience.

Diagnostics and analyses

The employee shall take part in the laboratory diagnostic services.


The position includes administrative tasks; these will encompass both financial and personnel management, duties in committees, participation in different taskforces etc. at NMBU.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: May 11th, 2022

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, called an educational directory. See NMBU's guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as associate professor.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within the application deadline. Please quote reference number 22/01584.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at NMBU is the country's only veterinary professional education and provide expertise in veterinary medicine and veterinary public health. The Faculty educates veterinarians, animal nurses and doctoral students in Veterinary Science and researches in veterinary medicine and related biomedical fields. We have 500 students and 430 employees.

The faculty consists of the departments of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology, Paraclinical Sciences, Production Animal Clinical Sciences and Companion Animal Clinical Sciences. We also run the Animal Hospital, which is closely linked to our research and education, and receives patients from all over the country.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1011 Associate Professor, wage framework 24, salary grade (61-77) (NOK 553.400-752.800), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.

General Information to applicants

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Head of Unit Professor Lucy Robertson e-mail: [email protected]; phone +47 67232299, or Head of Department Trine Marie L’Abée-Lund Normann, e-mail: [email protected]; phone + 47 93869811.

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