Associate Professor/Professor in Mechanics Position at University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Nov 16, 2016

Deadline: Dec 14, 2016


The Section for Mechanics, part of the Department of Mathematics, invites applications for an Associate Professor/Professor position. The Department of Mathematics consists of six sections and more information about the department can be found on our webpage.

The Section for Mechanics consists today of 7 full-time faculty members, 5 adjunct positions, 3 post-doctoral fellows and 16 PhD students. Our section works with theory, modeling and experiments on fundamental physical processes of fluid and solid mechanics, parts in close collaboration with industry. In recent years the section has been involved in research projects such as; waves and currents, multiphase flow, tsunamis, turbulence, CFD and bio-medical/physical flow. The Section for Mechanics operates the Hydrodynamics laboratory, which is equipped with instrumentation such as multiphase flow loops, wave flumes, laser imaging (PIV), high-speed imaging, x-ray tomography, bright-light microscopy and small-scale setups covering dynamics of elastic interfaces and biomechanics.

Job description

The open position is in continuum mechanics, more specifically in the fields of fluid mechanics and/or elasticity. Candidates should have a strong background in both experimental and theoretical research in one of these fields. Furthermore, a track record showing the ability to conduct interdisciplinary research is important. The applicant must be prepared to give courses within continuum (fluid and solid) mechanics.

The teaching languages at the University of Oslo are Norwegian and English. The person appointed to the position will be expected to be able to teach in Norwegian and English within two years.

Applicants, whom at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of formal basic teaching competence, must acquire such competence in the course of a period of two years.

For more details, please see Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships regarding qualifications and the assessment.

The position will involve administrative duties according to current regulations by the Department and the Faculty.

Qualifications and assessment

To qualify for an appointment as Associate Professor the applicant must have completed a PhD in applied mathematical sciences/mechanics, physics or an equivalent field. For a professorship appointment, the requirement is an academic production considerably beyond what is required for a doctoral degree.

In the assessment of the applicant, the main emphasis will be placed on the documented scientific qualifications including relevant scientific work and research activity from the last five years. Experience with numerical simulations is also considered as beneficial. Documented success in attracting external funding, research management and participation in research projects will be highly valued. Particular focus will be placed on activities that will further strengthen the current research profile of the Section.

The scientific potential of the candidate, as shown by his/her publications as well as the research plan, collaborative skills, international network, pedagogical qualifications and experience, outreach activities and the ability to create a good working environment will be valued.

Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedadogical competence for appointments to permanent academic posts which include teaching duties, see here.


  • Pay grade Associate Professor (position code 1011): NOK 486 100 – 567 100 (pay grade 57 – 65) per year, depending on qualifications
  • Pay grade Professor (position code 1013): NOK 584 300 – 684 600 (pay grade 67 – 75) per year, depending on qualifications

The application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A list of names and contact information of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation on request
  • A 2-3 page (including references) statement of research, teaching interests and future goals
  • Up to 10 selected scientific publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation
  • A list of scientific publications with bibliographic references
  • A portfolio containing documentation of teaching experience, capability of external fund raising and other qualifications the applicant wishes to have included in the evaluation

The application with all requested documents must be sent through the University of Oslo's recruitment system, Easycruit.

The University of Oslo wants to have more women in permanent academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.

Region: Oslo
Job type: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 14 December 2016
Location: Oslo
Reference number: 2016/13065


Professor Atle Jensen
Telephone: +47 22855841
Mobile: +47 92462282

For more official information click "Further official information" below.

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