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Associate professor in resource economics

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    UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    EconomicsEnvironmental economics
    EconomicsFishery economy
    Established Researcher (R3)
    03/03/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Tromsø


The position

At the Faculty of Biosciences, Fishery and Economics (BFE), UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a vacant position as Associate Professor attached to The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) and the research group in Environmental- and Resource Economics (MRØ).

NCFS has about 130 employees divided into scientific positions and technical/administrative positions. The Department is a multidisciplinary unit for marine research and education. NCFS have established research environments for resource management, resource utilization and biotechnology, and is now strengthening the capacity for aquaculture related research. This entails the establishment of a new research group for aquaculture and the environment, as well as strengthening of existing research groups within immunology and vaccinology, coastal zone planning and management, genetics and bioinformatics, and utilization of micro algae. 

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within 6 months after receiving the offer.

The position’s field of research or work

The person holding the position shall through research, teaching and supervision, contribute in developing knowledge and competence in environmental- and natural resource economics, including marine aquaculture and fisheries economics.

The person holding the position is expected to contribute positively to building the academic community within environmental- and resource economics and participate in lecturing and supervision on all levels at NCFS.



Further information about the position and UiT is available by contacting Professor Clair Armstrong:

or Head of Department Terje E. Martinussen:


The successful applicant must be willing to engage in the ongoing development of their discipline and the university as a whole. Additional required qualifications:

  • Norwegian doctoral degree in subject area conserned (economics) or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, or competence at a corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality.
  • Solid scientific competence within the field of environmental- and natural resource economics.
  • Documented pedagogical competence.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English and you must be willing to learn Norwegian within minimum two years. 

It is considered an advantage also to have

  • some experience and competence in dissemination of basic economics
  • previous teaching and supervising experience
  • a good command of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language

During the assessment, emphasis will be on your potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Pedagogical competence (basic pedagogical competence)

All applicants for teaching and research positions shall document their pedagogical competence. You must have aquired basic competence for teaching and supervision at higher education level, this include basic skills in planning, conducting, evaluating and developing teaching and guidance.

The pedagogical competence can be achieved in one of the following ways:

a) Completed education or courses designed to provide teaching competence for teaching at universities and colleges, equivalent to a minimum of 200 hours

b) Practice as a teacher and supervisor in higher education is required, often combined with relevant courses and seminars. Experience with teaching and supervision in higher education corresponding to two years in a full-time position is required. For dosent and professor positions, experience with teaching and supervision in higher education corresponding to three years in a full-time position of is required.

Documentation requirement:

a) Applicants who have completed education or courses designed to provide teaching competence for teaching at universities and colleges, equivalent to a minimum of 200 hours, must attach diploma and curriculum for the completed course.

b) Other applicants shall describe, assess and document their competence as a teacher and supervisor.The skills must be documented in the form of a teaching portfolio.

If the pedagogical competence can be acquired within two years of appointment, applicants shall not be ranked based on pedagogical competence. Those who do not satisfy the requirements may be appointed on a permanent basis on the condition that they satisfy the requirements within two years of appointment.


The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Documented pedagogical competence
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.


The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee's mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants' qualifications on the basis of the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailde description draw up for the position.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall among other things, aim to clarify the applicants personal suitability for the position and motivations. A trial lecture may also be held.

We offer

  • R&D sabbatical conditions which are considered some of the best in the country
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The remuneration for Associate Professor is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1011. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The allocation of working hours is flexible and allocated on a case-by-case basis. In general, associate professors will spend an equal amount of time on teaching and research and development work, after time spent on other duties has been deducted. As a norm, the time resources spent on administrative duties constitutes 5 % for academic staff.

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment.

We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application.

If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it.

Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

More information about moving to Norway and working at UiT: http://uit.no/mobility

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.


UiT - Developing the High North

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources.

The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.

More Information

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UiT The Arctic University of Norway
N-9037 Tromsø, Norway

EURAXESS offer ID: 604060


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