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Professor/Associate Professor in Marine Engineering/Marine Hybrid Electric Power Systems

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Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology
Department of Marine Technology

Professor/Associate Professor in Marine Engineering/Marine Hybrid Electric Power Systems

The Department of Marine Technology invites applications for a position as Professor/Associate Professor in marine engineering with a special focus on marine hybrid electric power systems. The Department has at present 26 professors, 16 adjunct professors, 12 in other academic positions and currently more than 110 PhD-students.

The Department is responsible for research and teaching in marine hydrodynamics, marine structural engineering, marine cybernetics, naval architecture, marine engineering, underwater technology, operation and maintenance, and marine resources and aquaculture. The department offers several national and international MSc-programs in Marine technology, and is currently graduating more than 120 MSc-students every year. The Department consists of the two research groups Marine Systems and Marine Structures and is involved in an extensive research activity. The Department has access to a large laboratory infrastructure involving the Ocean Laboratory, the Ship Model Tank, the Marine Structures Laboratory, the Energy-/Machinery Laboratory, the Marine Cybernetics Laboratory, and the Hybrid Power Laboratory, and it has a strong strategic collaboration with SINTEF MARINTEK. The Department was recently designated as the host institution for NTNU AMOS – the centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, a Centre of Excellence (CoE) awarded by the Research Council of Norway. In addition, the Department is heavily involved in a number research centres, including SFI Smart Maritime – Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector, SFI MOVE – Centre for Marine Operations, FME NOWITECH – The Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Energy, and SFI EXPOSED – Centre on Exposed aquaculture operations.

The new professorship position shall target teaching and research within marine engineering with special focus on intelligent marine electric power systems for hybrid electric ships and platforms. The professorship is strategically positioned in the interface between marine electric power systems, marine machinery systems, and marine cybernetics, and the applicant should demonstrate formal competence within one or more of these areas.

The research topics associated with this position should mainly focus on applications within shipboard electric power and propulsion systems, with emphasis on electric, and in a wider context supporting electric power for subsea structures and unmanned underwater vehicles, as well as renewable electric energy production from ocean wind and waves.

The position requires knowledge and competence in development of methods and technology for intelligent electric power systems for marine vessels, including advanced control for optimization of power production and power flow between a possibly heterogeneous electric power/energy generating plant, energy storage devices, and electric power consumers. Knowledge within conventional shipboard electric propulsion systems, marine engines, power electronics, battery technology, fuel cell technology, marine power/energy management systems, and other relevant marine control systems should be documented.

The professorship is planned to have a multi-disciplinary and experimental profile, and it is expected that the successful candidate demonstrates interest in further developing the experimental activities at the Department, for both teaching and research, with a special responsibility for our Hybrid Power Laboratory.

The candidate will typically be responsible for teaching a maximum of two courses per year and supervising approximately 4-8 MSc candidates. The candidate is also expected to build a research portfolio and be able to initiate research projects and funding for PhD students and Postdocs from funding bodies and industry partners.

The successful applicant for the professorship must be able to document his/her extensive disciplinary qualifications in important fields within the discipline. His/her individual work must document scientific expertise in one or more parts of the discipline, particularly the specialist fields the Professorship has specific responsibility for. Weight will be placed on the ability to supervise and initiate research and development work.

Weight will be placed on pedagogical skills. The evaluation of the candidate will be based on documented pedagogical material, including pedagogical education/training, the presentation of academic work, experience from supervising masters-level students and doctoral candidates, and teaching as well as other pedagogical matters. The evaluation will consider both the quality and the scope.

Academic staff who are employed without having a formal pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching and are unable to document equivalent qualifications, are required to successfully complete a recognized course that gives a pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years of taking the appointment. The University offers such courses.

The applicants that have been short-listed will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their pedagogical ability, usually in the form of a trial lecture.

The Professor/Associate Professor is to be jointly responsible for disciplinary matters together with other academic staff at the Department. The Professor/Associate Professor is required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curriculum and assist in further developing the teaching program, including continuing education. The Professor/Associate Professor is to supervise masters students, research fellows and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline. The Professor/Associate Professsor must agree to participate in administrative work.

The Professor/Associate Professor is obliged to follow the regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at the University.

It is assumed that newly employed staff in academic positions who do not already master a Scandinavian language are to obtain within three years’ knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of Applied Linguistics. The University provides such courses.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants.

NTNU would like to increase the percentage of female scientists in academic positions, and its policy is outlined in its equal opportunities plan. The following initiatives are relevant here: Start package for women in male-dominated fields. Qualification scholarships and
mentor program for women in academic positions.

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply.

The position as professor is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 605 400 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 605 400 to NOK 901 700 per annum.

The position as associate professor is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 485 700 per annum. Normally the position is remunerated with a minimum gross salary from NOK 485 700 to NOK 632 100 per annum.

There will be a 2 % deduction to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

Further details about the Professorship/Associate Professorship can be obtained from Head of Department Professor Sverre Steen (Tlp.: +47 73 59 58 61, email:, Associate Professor Eilif Pedersen (Tlp.: +47 73 59 57 86, email:, or Professor Roger Skjetne (Tlp.: +47 73 55 04 46, email:

Applicants are asked to give an account of their pedagogical qualifications according to prepared guidelines ("Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications") which can be obtained from the following address on internet: 

Academic work - published or unpublished - that has relevance to the evaluation of the applicant's qualifications by the evaluation committee (not more than 10 such submissions).

A description of all the academic work that the applicant feels is most significant and that he/she feels the evaluation committee should pay particular attention to.

A list of all publications with bibliographical references.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants are to enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she did in this connection.

Applications are to be sent to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim. The file number for the position (IVT-131/16) is to be clearly stated on the application.

The application deadline is 01.02.2017

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