Associate professor in mathematics – 2 positions

Bergen University College, Faculty of Engineering
Bergen University College
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Associate professor in mathematics – 2 positions
Applications are invited for 2 full time, permanent associate professorships of mathematics at the Faculty of Engineering, Bergen University College.

The Faculty of Engineering offers a broad range of engineering studies, as well as bachelor studies in other disciplines such as business administration. Presently, the Faculty has 2000 students and 180 faculty members. The offered posts are associated with the Department of Computing, Mathematics, and Physics.
The Department of Computing, Mathematics, and Physics presently has 30 permanent faculty members, among them 3 professors, 1 reader (dosent), 13 associate professors, as well as 8 PhD research fellows. The department is responsible for teaching mathematics, statistics and physics at most of the engineering studies at Bergen University College. Furthermore the department offers a Masters degree in software engineering jointly with Department of informatics, University of Bergen, as well as Bachelor degrees in computing and information technology.
The mathematics group cooperates with colleagues at the other engineering studies, as well as with colleagues nationally and internationally. They also take part in supervision of Master and PhD students. Active research areas are computational science, numerical methods, mathematical image processing, coding theory, algebra, algebraic geometry and computing methods based on category theory.
Teaching basic engineering mathematics to engineering students at the Bachelor level is a substantial part of the duties of the post. High quality teaching of mathematics is of utmost importance, and the applicants must demonstrate interest in and ability to provide high quality teaching. Applicants with a strong background in statistics or physics may also teach these topics.
The research activities at the department play a central role in the development of the planned PhD programme Information and Communication Technology Engineering (ICT Engineering), which builds upon software engineering, communication technology and embedded systems, and applications of ICT and mathematics in technical and engineering disciplines. An important goal is to contribute to developing new master studies at Faculty of engineering, as well as contributing to the planned PhD programme.
It is expected that the mathematics group contribute to high quality interdisciplinary research aimed at and in cooperation with the engineering disciplines at Faculty of engineering. The ideal applicant should have an academic profile focusing on computational mathematics and applications in engineering areas. The following fields are of particular interest: mathematical modelling and simulation, applied analysis, computational science, numeric methods, algebraic methods, image processing and visualisation.
Duties of the post
This Associate Professorship is targeted towards teaching, supervision and research at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
The main duties of the post are as follows:
• Contribute to strengthening the teaching and research efforts at the Department in one of the areas mentioned above.
• Contribute to the development of Master and PhD programmes.
• Contribute to applications for external funding, as well as to research and development activities in cooperation with businesses.
• Contribute to the development and continued expansion of the overall research efforts at Bergen University College.
Candidate requirements
The successful candidates must hold a PhD degree in mathematics or a mathematical field, with an applied research profile. Furthermore, the following qualifications and activities during the last 5 years will be particularly emphasized:
• Competence in research, supervision and high quality teaching in at least one of the above mentioned areas.
• Experience from international research programmes and cooperation.
• Experience in the development of research applications for attracting external funding, as well as leading externally funded projects.
• Relevant professional experience, including cooperation with industry.
Applicants with qualifications and academic profile within the above mentioned areas will be prioritized. The application must also explain how the applicant envisions to contribute to, and cooperate in, research, supervision and teaching in the fields mentioned above, also in cooperation with colleagues within the engineering disciplines.
In the evaluation of the qualified applicants, the emphasis will be on submitted scientific work in the last 5 years, as well as on teaching experience. Applicants will also be evaluated against their capacity for dissemination, cooperation, innovation, and collaboration, as well as their potential for establishing relevant national and international research contacts.
Applicants must be able to document pedagogical qualifications.

Lecturing at Bergen University College is normally performed in Norwegian or Scandinavian languages. It is expected that foreign applicants will be able to teach in a Scandinavian language within 2 years from taking on the post.

Short-listed candidates might be required to give a lecture, in addition to the interview.
Applicants will be assessed by a selection committee consisting of three members, and the following documents must be forwarded within one week after the application deadline in three complete copies to Bergen University College, Personnel and Organization Development Office, Post box 7030, 5020 Bergen:
• Application and Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Certified copies of diplomas and references
• A complete list of scientific work in chronological order
• A copy of up to 15 of the most relevant scientific publications related to the position
The application, including attachments, will be returned when the selection process has been completed.
Associate Professor code 1011, salary grade 57-77 of the Norwegian State Salary scale, gross NOK 468 400 to NOK 689 200 per year. Two per cent of the salary will be deducted at source as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Women and applicants with minority background are encouraged to apply in accordance with Bergen University College’s Policy for Equal Opportunities
Region: Hordaland
Application deadline: 20.08.13
Location: Nygårdsgaten 112
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Contacts: Dekan Halvor Austenå
Telephone: 55 58 75 13

Instituttleder Carsten Helgesen
Telephone: +47 55 58 76 09

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Associate professor in mathematics
Deadline for Application: 
Aug 20 2013