Postdoctoral Fellow on the Area of Sustainable IT-Systems by Design – NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2022


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We have a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable IT-systems by design at Department of Computer Science at NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 563500 NOK / YEAR

Department of Computer Science
NTNU, Høgskoleringen, Trondheim, Norway

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Qualification Details

The postdoc’s main objective is to enhance and further develop research skills acquired during the PhD.

Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Information Systems, Software Engineering, human computer interaction, CSCW or a related area, or equivalent foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

Other qualifications we seek for this position are the following:

Mandatory/Core requirement:

  • A good, documented understanding of the relevant research fields, including  information systems and software engineering.
  • Software and information systems engineering skills.
  • Proven skills in applying qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research methods in real-world organizations.
  • Demonstrated research capability via a good publication record in the relevant areas.
  • The ability and willingness to conduct research independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Ph.D Candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Knowledge and experience with issues related to sustainability will be considered an advantage.

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to interact, also independently, with various stakeholders including external organizations.
  • Ability to deal with cross-disciplinary challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge in new topics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team-based environment.
  • Passion for uncovering new knowledge and explaining it to others.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The IE faculty at NTNU has taken the initiative to establish a Center for Sustainable ICT  CESICT - NTNU. It will promote interdisciplinary and intersectoral approaches to ensure that the development and evolution of ICT-solutions to support sustainable development is done in a sustainable manner. The center will act as a NTNU-coordinated network of activities for research institutions, industries, and the public sector, and will be hosted by the IE-faculty at NTNU.

One of the core competence areas of professional involved in the development of IT is the identification and representation of requirements for systems design to ensure lifecycle support of ICT systems. For modern ICT-solutions, sustainability can be considered a key concern, which calls for an understanding of the lifecycle of the ICT system, the context in which it can be used and its potential impacts. Thus we have to look upon how to achieve sustainability by design, and not as an afterthought. The position will perform research on:

  • How to express sustainability requirements to software and information systems.
  • How to elicit sustainability requirements to software and information systems.
  • How to balance sustainability requirements and more traditional form of requirements, and the managing the dilemmas between technical, social, ecological, economic, and personal sustainability.
  • How to deal with sustainability requirement in modern agile development methods.
  • How to evaluate adherence and achievement to sustainability requirements on a short and long time period.

The person employed in the position is expected to:

  • Publish in international conferences and journals in the relevant fields.
  • Communicate and disseminate results to academic and non-academic stakeholders.
  • Support in teaching, academic and training activities.
  • Lead/support research proposals from NTNU in the area of sustainable ICT.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out 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.

The application must include:

  • CV, including a list of all publications in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
  • Certified copies of diplomas.
  • The 5 most significant publications attached as pdf files, including an explanation in the below mentioned research statement, of their relevance to this position.
  • A research statement of 2 to 3 pages. The statement must include the following sections:
    • A short presentation of the motivation for applying to this position.
    • How the candidate sees her/his background as suitable to contribute to sustainable ICT design.
    • Theoretical and methodological knowledge about the research area.
    • A sketch of important research problems in the research area of sustainable ICT.
    • A summary of the candidate’s role and involvement in previous projects relevant for the research areas.
  • Name, phone number and email address of three referees.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

About the Department/Section/Group

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Note or Other details

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

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Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The employment period is 3 years, one of which is dedicated for compulsory work.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with 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.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor John Krogstie, email [email protected], telephone +4793417551. or the Head of Department Professor Heri Ramampiaro, email [email protected]. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the HR-team at the Department of Computer Science, e-mail: [email protected].

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Published on: | Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team