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NTNU søker Professor/ Associate Professor in Process Systems Engineering - The Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Søknadsfrist 16. februar

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NTNU søker Professor/ Associate Professor in Process Systems Engineering

NTNU søker Professor/ Associate Professor in Process Systems Engineering

Søknadsfrist 16. februar

Trondheim

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We have a vacancy for a Professor/Associate Professor in the Process and Power Group in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

The announced position is instrumental for continuing and expanding the Process Systems Engineering (PSE) activities in the Process and Power Group as well as for the entire department. PSE is here regarded to be systematic and general methods for process modeling and simulation, process synthesis and design, and process optimization. A basic knowledge in process control would be an asset, but not a requirement. With the rapid change of energy systems and the focus on mitigating climate change, the use of PSE in the design of sustainable energy conversion systems is regarded to be a core activity for the position. We are looking for a person who has a solid background in these fields and is strongly motivated to advance the research on improving resource efficiency (material and energy) and increased sustainability.

As part of the transition from fossil-based fuels to renewable energies, hydrogen economy, waste-to-energy, energy storage, as well as carbon capture, use and storage are important research topics. Rather than relying on improving existing technologies, innovative design of manufacturing processes and energy systems (e.g. future power systems) will become increasingly important.

Being a university of science and technology in a small country like Norway, the combination of developing and applying systematic and general methodologies for design of processes and energy systems is of paramount importance. Since PSE spans across different disciplines, it is an expectation that the vacant position will promote collaboration with the Industrial Ecology Group in the department as well as with the departments of Chemical Engineering, Industrial Economy and Technology Management as well as possibly Power Engineering and Engineering Cybernetics.

The Department of Energy and Process Engineering has a total of 303 employees, organized in four subdivisions, carrying out educational activities and research on the total energy chain from resource to consumer. The Process and Power Group currently consists of 11 Professors/Associate Professors and about 41 employees in scientific positions (PhD students, Postdocs, and Researchers). The Process and Power Group covers education and research in a broad range of energy systems and processes operating above and below ambient temperature.

You will report to the Head of Department.

Responsibilities

  • Lead research activities within the field of Process Systems Engineering, with special emphasis on sustainable energy conversion systems. Continue and expand the international network that has been established in the department in the PSE field
  • Teach courses (at least one per semester) at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels across several study programs and supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students
  • Participate actively in the development of the department’s professional competence growth in the field, including both research and education
  • Extensive use of analytical tools, numerical approaches, and digital technologies as important elements in daily education, research and dissemination of knowledge
  • Build-up and strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations in education and research with the Industrial Ecology group within the department and with other NTNU departments (such as Chemical Engineering, Industrial Economy and Technology Management, Power Engineering and Engineering Cybernetics). The department also has collaboration with groups in SINTEF Energy Research.

Required qualifications

Professor:

The position of Professor within Process Systems Engineering requires that you meet the criteria outlined in § 1-2 of the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts

  • Your academic work must be within the field of process systems engineering (PSE) focusing on sustainable energy conversion systems, as described in the duties
  • You should have been involved in developing methods for techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment for making technology comparisons and valuations within a sustainability context
  • A PhD in the field of process engineering including chemical as well as mechanical engineering relevant to the field specified above.
  • You must have documented experience and ability in creating and leading a new research group
  • You must have proven leadership roles in community and society PSE activities
  • Your recent research activities must be in the field of the call, with relevant and consistent track records (15+ primary research articles in well-recognized scientific journals with demonstrated significant contributions from the applicant)
  • You have demonstrated ability to secure external research funding as Primary Investigator, and managed research projects successfully
  • You must have practical experience in implementing successful research with methodologies and tools of Process Systems Engineering
  • You should have had involvement in the development of international standards or business practices relating to PSE methodologies
  • You have experience and a good reputation in teaching and supervision of students, PhDs and Postdocs (until completion of their studies)
  • An extensive network of collaborations with both research and industry partners, both nationally and internationally
  • You must document the ability to initiate, execute and supervise scientific work, the greatest emphasis is placed on works in the last five years
  • You must have excellent written and oral English language skills

In addition to formal qualifications in teaching at university level, you must document

  • development in teaching and counselling of students over time
  • extensive experience with supervision preferably at the Master / PhD level
  • participation in the development of educational quality in a work environment

Associate Professor:

The position of Associate Professor within Process Systems Engineering requires that you meet the criteria outlined in § 1-4 of the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts

  • A PhD in the field of process engineering including chemical as well as mechanical engineering relevant to the field specified above
  • Your academic work must be within the field of process systems engineering (PSE) focusing on sustainable energy conversion systems, as described in the duties
  • Your recent research activities must be in the field of the call, with relevant and consistent track records (8+ primary research articles in well-recognized scientific journals with demonstrated significant contributions from the applicant)
  • You have demonstrated ability to lead or contribute to secure external research funding, and managed/contributed to research projects successfully
  • You must have practical experience in implementing successful research with methods and tools of environmental sustainability analysis and system innovation
  • You have experience and a good reputation in the supervision of students, PhDs and Postdocs
  • A network of collaborations with both research and industry partners, both nationally and internationally
  • You must have excellent written and oral English language skills

Applicable to all:

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 on appointment are 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.

Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position.

Preferred qualifications

  • Expertise and/or experience with Process Systems Engineering with various applications to Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems
  • Expertise and/or experience with digital tools for research and teaching in the main fields of the position
  • Documented experience in communicating results from scientific research to the general public
  • Documented excellence in teaching and mentoring of students at Master and PhD level
  • Good written and oral knowledge in at least one Scandinavian language

Personal qualities

  • Good communication and dissemination capabilities
  • Innovative, development-oriented and initiative-oriented
  • Ability to work organizationally and purposefully
  • Independent, but team-oriented and good at interactions and cooperation

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Salary and conditions

A position as Professor (code 1013) will typically receive a gross salary of between 700 000 NOK – 1 000 000 NOK per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. A position as Associate Professor (code 1011) will typically receive a gross salary of between 600 000 NOK – 900 000 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.

It is a prerequisite that you are able to be present and accessible at the institution daily.

Application Process

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

About the application

Your application and supporting documentation must be in English.

Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified 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.

Your application must include:

  • CV, diplomas, and certificates
  • A teaching portfolio, in which your teaching competence is compiled and presented systematically, (See guidelines for applicants: Documentation of teaching qualifications in applications and appointments to academic positions at NTNU)
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment of your application (up to 10 items)
  • A description of the scientific/ artistic works you consider most relevant, which you particularly wish to be factored into the assessment
  • A detailed but concise research plan (max 5 pages) in terms of ambitions in near- and long-term research directions
  • Details of the projects you have managed, with information about fundiing, duration, and size
  • Names and contact information of three relevant referees

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.

Your application will be considered by a committee of experts. Candidates of interest will be invited to an interview, and to deliver a trial teaching session.

General information

NTNUs personnel policy emphasizes the importance of equality and diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, disability, or cultural background. NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions, and has a number of resources to promote equality.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must continually maintain and improve your professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.

In accordance with public law your name, age, job title, and county of residence may be made available to the public even if you have requested not to appear on the public list of applicants. For the sake of transparency, candidates will be given the expert evaluation of their own and other candidates. As an applicant you are considered part of the process and is stipulated to rules of confidentiality.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Head of Department, Terese Løvås, [email protected]. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Megan Norris, [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.

Application deadline: 16.02.2022

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NTNU - knowledge for a better world

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We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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