Associate professor within Environmental Building Physics

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    Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
    Environmental science
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    28/02/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Ås


About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology has a vacancy as associate professor within Environmental Building physics. The position is fulltime and permanent.

The position focuses on the transition towards a more sustainable society and the implied changes to the building industry in how buildings are built and maintained. The energy system, heating, cooling and ventilation as well as use of sustainable building materials is affected by this transition. The sustainable transition will also have a large impact on how the existing building stock will be transformed to become future proof and how new buildings will have to be conceived.

The position is affiliated in the department of Building- and Environmental Technology. This department consists of the Building-group and the Water-group. The Building group is responsible for the MSc study program “Construction engineering and architecture”. The program educates approximately 30 MSc students yearly. It is the only study construction engineering program in Norway with a strong interdisciplinary focus, combining construction, building physics and architecture. The Building-group consists of three scientific positions within construction engineering, two positions within building physics, and three scientific positions within architecture. We are located in an attractive and newly renovated building, at the Ås Campus.

Main tasks

The main tasks for this position will be teaching and research within sustainable building physics.

Other tasks will be:

  • Supervision of PhD and Master students.
  • Participation in the development of the study program and the department.
  • Administrative tasks and
  • Application for research founding.


Required academic qualifications for the position:

  • Scientific research experience within one or more of the following fields: building physics, energy in buildings or indoor climate.
  • Publication record of scientific articles published in well recognized, international journals, and an active portfolio of research projects.
  • Fluency in English.

The following language skills are strongly desired:

  • Proficient in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish).

The following qualifications will be preferred:

  • Strong affinity with building technology and architectural design
  • Interest in topics related to sustainability in buildings and architecture.
  • excellent skills in teaching
  • experience in project management and attracting research funding
  • experienced user of Building Performance Simulation tools
  • international network

Personal skills:

  • Motivated to develop new knowledge in cooperation with others.
  • High working capacity and the ability to implement.
  • Enthusiastic about your field of expertise and be inspired to work in an international academic environment
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • High collaboration and networking abilities
  • Emphatic and able to easily connect to students of different background and nationalities
  • Analytical
  • Conscientious
  • Able to work in a team and on individual tasks.

Personal suitability will be given weight.

Specific qualifications required:

  • Master degree in a relevant field.
  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field. Extensive experience in the field may be considered equally qualifying.
  • Documented educational competence using a “ teaching portfolio ”

Those who do not meet the educational requirements for employment shall be required to meet them within two years of employment.

Candidates not fluent in a Scandinavian language will be committed to become fluent (level C1 or similar) in Norwegian within three years of employment.

NMBU wants more women in permanent scientific positions. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1011 Associate Professor, wage framework 24, salary grade 65-77 (NOK 586.500 – 744.600), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

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general 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: 28.02.2021

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.

Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, called an educational directory. See NMBU's guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as associate professor .

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technlogy, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 28.02.2021. Please quote reference number 20/03663

Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.

Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.

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

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

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.

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