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Apply by: 2024-05-31

Associate professor radiochemistry/nuclear chemistry

Published 2024-04-23

About the position

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant associate professor position in radiochemistry/nuclear chemistry.

The successful applicant will join MINA’s Environmental Chemistry Section, which focuses on transfer and potential effects of pollution on people and the environment using a holistic approach. MINA possesses leading expertise in inorganic compounds, radioactive nuclides and the harmful effects of radiation on organisms and the ecosystem. In particular, MINA has developed tools and methods for handling uncertainties in risk assessment.

We are now looking for a person who will strengthen our profile, with an expertise in radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry as applied to environmental issues, and with a motivation for teaching and research within decommissioning and waste management.

Main tasks

Based on the required expertise and experience outlined in this advert, the person to be employed will have the following main tasks:

  • Initiate and undertake research within Environmental Chemistry, as described in the strategic goals of MINA
  • Teach nuclear focused courses of our study programs, continuing education and contribute to further course development.
  • Maintain and further develop the field of radiochemistry towards decommissioning and waste handling.
  • Supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students.
  • Participate in administrative duties.

Information on the most relevant education programs can be found here:

For more information about some of the most relevant research projects, see:

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Required Academic qualifications

  • PhD within radiochemistry or nuclear- chemistry / physics
  • Experience with research projects.
  • Experience with teaching and supervision of students.
  • A documented record of relevant scientific publications

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Ability to initiate, secure funding and carry out research projects.
  • International collaboration and network
  • Experience with supervision at university level.
  • Experience with outreach and dissemination.
  • Experience from interdisciplinary research projects.
  • Scandinavian language proficiency

You need to:

  • Have good communication skills, ability to establish new contacts and develop networks.
  • Have high working capacity, as well as interest and ability to work in teams.
  • Have ability to create a welcoming and productive working environment for colleagues and students.
  • Thrive in a multidisciplinary and international campus environment.
  • Have oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language and in English.
  • Personal suitability will be given weight.

Required for a position as associate professor:

  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of;
    • Pedagogic qualifications, completed programme of at least 200 hours
    • Teaching and supervision experience including breadth and variation in topics.
    • Basic teaching skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision

Those who do not meet the pedagogic requirements for employment are required to meet them within two years of employment.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1011 Associate Professor, wage framework 24, salary grade (68-84) (NOK 667 700 - 966 300), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact Professor Lindis Skipperud

E-mail: lindis.skipperud@nmbu.no; phone +47 91001777

Information to applicants



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: 31.05.2024

Your CV must be entered in JobbNorge's CV form and not just included as an attachment. This is to be able to comply with the regulations of §15 of the Public Administration Act.

All applicants must document their teaching competence. Please see the NMBU’s guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as associate professor.

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.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 31.05.2024. Please quote reference number 24/02378.

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

Please note that the report from the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU will contribute to securing the future of life through outstanding research, education, communication and innovation. We have the country's most satisfied university students, who receive research-based education in a unique student environment. Our graduates gain a high level of competence in interdisciplinary collaboration and are popular in the labor market. NMBU has internationally leading research environments in several subjects. Together with our partners in society and business, we contribute to solving some of the biggest societal challenges of our time.

We focus on innovation, communication and entrepreneurship because we believe these challenges are best solved with joint efforts. We believe that a good working environment is characterized by diversity.If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no/en