The associate professor is expected to play an active role in developing research activities and teaching at the Department. The aim of the position is to build empirical research activities within the field of terrestrial zoological ecology. The position is expected to complement already strong research groups in botanical, theoretical, marine, and microbiological ecology. We offer an exciting and out-reaching education and research environment within a broad field, with many opportunities for national and international interaction and collaboration.
Current important research topics in the Evolution and Ecology group covers many aspects of plant and animal species, populations, ecosystems, as well as biodiversity changes as responses to climate and environmental change, human impact, sustainability and challenges for global food security. It is an advantage if the applicant has research experience from several empirical systems and from different types of organisms and habitats that can be used for research and teaching. BIO has taken a leading role in focusing on UN’s sustainability goals and as a result focus is set by the group on SDG15 “Life on land” and SDG14 “Life below water”. The position will be linked to teaching in ecology and evolution and will supervise students both in the field and in the lab. The associate professor will supervise students at the master and PhD level, and is expected to make use of pedagogy centred and student-active learning.
We are looking for an ambitious, independent and creative person with good collaborative skills. The candidate is expected to play a leading role in building research activity within terrestrial zoological ecology.
The following qualifications and competences will be emphasised when assessing applicants:
Applicants must document qualifications and experience in teaching and supervision of students. This can be done by submitting a teaching portfolio that includes:
At the BSc level, courses are normally taught in Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years after appointment.