Associate Prof in Systematic Invertebrate Zoology
University Museum of Bergen
University of Bergen, Norway
The Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen, has a vacancy for a permanent position as associate professor in biosystematics from 1.9.2017. The position is linked to the ForBio Research School in Biosystematics, externally funded by The Research Council of Norway and The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
Work tasks and duties:
The successful candidate will dedicate 50% of his/her working time on research on systematic invertebrate zoology and 50% on continuing and developing the Nordic Research School in Biosystematics in collaboration with the ForBio leader in Oslo and coordinator colleagues in Trondheim and Tromsø. Tasks will include initiating, organizing and administrating research courses and other events, mostly aimed at PhD students affiliated with Nordic universities. The ForBio coordinator in Bergen will have an important role in shaping the University Museum’s contribution towards the research school, as well as coordinating these activities with the educational activities at the Institute of Biology, University of Bergen. The museum retains the right to impose changes in the content of the required duties in case of future changes in the funding base for the position, for example including tasks related to curation of museum collections.
The University Museum of Bergen aims to strengthen its research on systematics of marine invertebrates. We are therefore looking for an active researcher with an interest in marine biodiversity and high competence in systematic zoology and taxonomic research. The invertebrate collections have several ongoing projects as well as national and international collaborations. The University Museum owns facilities for morphological (microscopy, SEM) and molecular studies (Sanger sequencing and IonTorrent), in addition to having access to shared infrastructure including the University of Bergen Genomics Core Facility (GFC), research vessels and field stations. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the research group, as well as contribute to securing additional external funds both for his/her own research as well as research school activities.
We are looking for an active researcher with excellent qualifications in systematic zoology, preferably with international research experience. The applicants must have obtained a doctoral degree on biosystematics of marine invertebrates or comparable qualifications. They should have a strong professional network in marine biology and systematics. Familiarity with taxonomic research, a good knowledge of marine faunistics, and experience from scientific cruises and museum work are desirable. Candidates will be evaluated based on their scientific competence, in particular pertaining to taxonomical research utilizing both molecular and morphological methods.
The applicants must have a genuine interest for teaching and doctoral education, a sound understanding of the Norwegian/Nordic higher education system, and knowledge on the relevant institutions involved in education, research and management. Prior experience in developing and organizing research courses or other similar activities will be useful. Within ForBio, the Bergen node is intended to have an emphasis on zoology and marine biology, and we hope to find a person with solid professional networks internationally and an overview of relevant higher education programs in the Nordic countries.
The successful candidate must have good collaboration and communication skills. Candidates should also have experience writing grant applications for external funding.
Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for the position. The successful applicant will be offered training if this requirement is not met prior to employment.
Working language at the department is Norwegian, but candidates must be fluent in both written and spoken English.
We can offer:
• A good and professionally challenging working environment
• Salary at pay grade 58 - 62 (code 1011, pay range 24) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 494.800 – 537.700 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
• Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
• A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
• Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:
The application is to be written in English and must include:
• Complete list of publications
• List of academic work that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, maximum 10, including information about where this work was published
• List with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications
The application and appendices with certified translations into English must be uploaded at JobbNorge.
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting aino.hosia from uib.no<mailto:aino.hosia from uib.no>, tlf. +47 55582963<tel:+47%2055%2058%2029%2063>.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
Closing date for applications: September 8, 2017
University Museum of Bergen, Department of Natural History
University of Bergen
Postboks 7800, NO-5020 Bergen, Norway
email: aino.hosia from uib.no<mailto:aino.hosia from uib.no>
tel: +47-55582963, +47-92467311