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Apply by: 2021-06-18

Tenure-track position - Associate Professor within veterinary anatomy

Published 2021-05-24

We are looking for a candidate who wants to be instrumental in our ambitions for combining veterinary anatomy with clinical practice.

About the position
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology, invites applications for a Tenure-track position as Associate Professor within veterinary anatomy. 

The aim of the employment is to recruit a candidate for a full-time permanent position as Associate Professor within 6 years, following a formal evaluation based on agreed requirements.

The faculty is committed to facilitate and support the development of competence within teaching, research, dissemination and innovation for the successful applicant.

See here: https://www.nmbu.no/download/file/fid/24372 for details on tenure track positions at NMBU.

Young candidates are encouraged to apply.

Main tasks
  • Take a central role in the teaching of veterinary students in macroscopic and microscopic anatomy with emphasis on mammals. The integrated approach in the new curriculum for veterinary students involves coordination and interaction between teaching personnel at the faculty, including both pre-clinical and clinical units.
  • Develop a research portfolio within veterinary relevant mammalian anatomy, including active collaborations within the faculty and beyond. Our new facilities include dedicated laboratories for plastination, and the successful candidate is expected to be involved in this activity.
  • Apply for external research funding.
  • Publish in peer reviewed journals.
  • Supervision at PhD, research track and BSc-levels.
  • Participate in administrative duties at the department, faculty and university level.
  • Actively disseminate research to different stakeholders, including the main public and relevant industry.
In the contract between the selected candidate and NMBU, specific requirements to be achieved by the candidate during the 6 years period will be listed. The requirements will be set according to the candidate`s competence at the time of appointment. The candidate will be given supervision and support to achieve these goals.

Required Academic qualifications:
  • PhD degree in Veterinary Medicine.
  • Veterinary authorisation for Norway or countries within the EU (Schengen).
  • Publication record within mammalian anatomy or mammalian anatomical pathology.
  • Laboratory experience within morphological techniques.
  • The teaching of veterinary students and veterinary nurse students is in Norwegian. If the appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the successful candidate will be required to participate in a formal language-training course and within a two-year period, to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
  • Strong communication skills in English, written and oral.
  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of;
    • Pedagogical qualifications, completed a programme 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
Those who do not meet the educational requirements, shall be required to meet them within two years of employment.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:
  • Experience in teaching anatomy, physiology and/or clinical subjects (in particular surgery and clinical imaging) at University level.
  • Experience in electron microscopy.
  • Experience in companion animal, equine or production animal (mammals) clinical practice.
  • Experience with supervision of students at university level.
  • Experience in writing grant applications.
Personal qualities: 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding collaborative skills.
  • Strong, professional commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Ability to realize scientific synergies between individual researchers and research groups.
  • Strong potential for independent thinking displaying initiative and careful creative thought.
  • Analytical and academic approach to research questions.
Personal suitability will be given weight.

Remuneration and further information
The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1011 Associate Professor, wage framework 24, salary grade (61 – 77) (NOK 545.300 – 744.600), 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.

For further information, please contact Head of Unit Professor Erling Olaf  Koppang e-mail: erling.o.koppang@nmbu.no phone +47 67232085 or +47 91324145, or Head of Department Professor Finn-Arne Weltzien, e-mail: finn-arne.weltzien@nmbu.no phone +47 67232036.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button. This will direct 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.

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 detailing the role of the applicant in each publication is suggested.

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 18.06.2021. Please quote reference number 21/02731

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

About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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 Medicine and Sports and Family Animal Medicine. We also run the Animal Hospital, which is closely linked to our research and education, and receives patients from all over the country.

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees and 5,200 students. The university is divided into seven faculties and has campuses in Ås and Oslo. We will be co-located in Ås from 2021.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no