Associate Professor in Marine Robotics

Associate Professor in Marine Robotics

Norway 08 Mar 2021
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The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.

The Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering (MEK) is one out of five departments at TKD. The department offers three bachelor’s degree programs and one master’s degree program, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 35 staff members, 10 PhD students and 450 students.

The Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering (MEK) has a vacant position as Associate Professor in Marine Robotics. The position will involve teaching basic robotic courses on Bachelor level and advanced robotic courses on Master and PhD level. The position also involves research in one or more of the following areas of marine robotics: development of innovative marine robotic vehicles and systems, underwater communication using optics/acoustics, energy harvesting solutions for small marine robotic systems, underwater simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), underwater intervention and manipulation, and computer vision for underwater robotic systems.

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research, and innovation. The candidate will be expected to have conducted extensive research in the field of marine robotics. The research should be reflected in an extensive publication list in journals and conferences. Experience from research and development work in or in close collaboration with the industry is rated positively.

The candidate is expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic and research work at the department and the university's research community in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at the TKD, as well as in collaboration with other faculties at OsloMet.

The candidate is expected to initiate and secure external funding for new research activities. Earlier experience with applying and securing external funding (for example from Research Council of Norway and/or EU) is considered positively in the evaluation for this position.

Tasks and responsibilities


The required qualifications for the position are as follows: 

Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete OsloMet’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) or similar within two years.

The university will test pedagogical skills in connection with a personal interview.

Desired skills

In addition to the required qualifications (listen above), the following will be evaluated positively:

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact HRTKD@oslomet.no.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees: job code 1011 associated professor 535 200-694 400.

A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. Law deducts 2% of the salary to the State Pension Fund.

As an employee at OsloMet, you must always adhere to the changes that the development in the subject requires and the organizational changes that are adopted.

The selected candidate, after approving the position, must live in a location enabling them to be physically present at, and available to, the Department.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Deadline for applications: 08.03.21

Ref.:      20/11634

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