Academic Jobs

NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway - Logo

Professor II, Associate professor II in Ethics, Law of Data Science – NMBU, Norway, 2022

NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

A professor II/associate professor II position in Ethics and Law of Data Science (20% four-year fixed-term position) is available at the Department of Data Science at the Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK), Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU, Norway

Support us by Sharing!

Scroll Down for Content

General Info

Position: Professor II/Associate professor II
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 677.600 – 919.700 NOK/Year

Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ås, Norway

Scroll Down for Content

Qualification Details

  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field
  • Academic publications on ethical or legal questions in data science
  • Active involvement in ethical or legal aspects of data science in academia, business or the public sector
  • The ability and desire to teach
  • A strong interest in the effects of data science on society
  • For a position as professor II additionally
    • professor competence at the scientific level in accordance with established international or national standards
    • scientific leadership experience, and the ability to communicate, network and collaborate in research and teaching

Desired academic qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in academia, preferably formal training in university pedagogics (you can pursue such training while at NMBU)

Required language skills:

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Fluency in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish is an advantage

Required personal skills:

  • Ability to engage students and colleagues

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

NMBU aims to build a more diverse and gender-balanced staff. We therefore encourage women in particular to apply.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Develop and teach courses on ethical and social as well as legal and regulatory aspects of data science
  • Provide guidance to master and doctoral students

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: -
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

Scroll Down for Content

Documents Required

  • an application letter describing your motivation for and suitability to the position
  • a CV including a list of publications
  • sketches of courses you would like to offer
  • a description of your academic teaching experience, preferably according to NMBU's guidelines for professors or for associate professors
  • sketches of courses you would like to
  • up to ten publications including a description of your contribution to multi-author papers

About the Project

At REALTEK, you will meet highly motivated students and a vibrant research environment in applied data science, ranging from biomedical imaging via process control and robotics to business analytics. We also train engineers across a wide range of fields and high school teachers.

We are looking for a candidate to develop and teach courses which introduce students to the ethical and legal aspects of managing and analyzing data, covering

  • ethical and societal aspects of data science such as the balance of privacy, rights and informational self-determination of the individual vs companies and institutions, and
  • regulatory and legal aspects of data science with a focus on Norwegian and European law.

We also expect you to share your expertise with researchers in data science and related fields to increase ethical reflection and legal compliance within our research projects and to provide guidance to master students.

For details about NMBU, the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Department of Data Science, as well as about detailed requirements for this position, please see the Additional Information for Applicants.

About the Department

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN's sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

About the Employer: NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Note or Other details

Depending on qualification, the position is placed in government pay scale position code:

  • 1013 Professor II, salary grade 72–84 (NOK 677.600– 919.700 for 100% position)
  • 1011 Associate Professor II, wage framework 24, salary grade 68–77 (NOK 626.100­–752.800 for 100% 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.

Scroll Down for Content

Contact details

For further information, please contact Professor Hans Ekkehard Plesser, Department Head Data Science, e-mail:;  phone: +47 6723 1560.

General Information to applicants

Advertisement Details: Professor II/Associate professor II in Ethics and Law of Data Science

Other Vacancies from this field

Scroll Down for Content

Support us by Sharing!