Associate professor in mineral resources and petrology

Associate professor in mineral resources and petrology at University of Bergen (Norway)

There is a vacancy for an associate professor at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, in the field of mineral resources and petrology.

The Department has a central role in UiB’s priority area climate and energy transition. We know that the lack of rare minerals could be a limiting factor for the technological change to renewable energy. Via comprehensive research, the department is taking part in mapping mineral resources in the ocean, and will contribute to sustainable exploitation of these.

The announced position is within the Geochemistry and Geobiology group, which comprises geologists, geochemists, geomicrobiologists, geobiologists og geophysicists. The research activity in the group is largely connected to the K.G. Jebsen-centre for deep sea research and entails close collaboration with researchers at the Department of Biological Sciences. The centre mainly focuses on ultraslow spreading ridges, hydrothermal systems, mineral resources and ecosystems in the deep sea, and arranges annual research cruises to the arctic ocean areas.

Scientific staff has access to state-of-the-art facilities, including the Bergen Geoanalytical Facility with a series of advanced laboratories, powerful computer infrastructure and oceangoing research vessels. Several of these have status as national research facilities.

Work tasks/research field:

The position is intended for an active researcher within mineral resources and petrology, with a particular interest in mineral resources in the deep sea. The successful candidate is expected to participate in marine research cruises. Moreover, the associate professor must take part in the department’s educational program, both on bachelor and master level, teaching petrology, microscopy and economic geology, as well as supervising students on master and PhD level. A strong focus on student active learning strategies and SoTL (Sholarship of Teaching and Learning) is expected.

In compliance with the university's general regulations the associate professor is required to undertake teaching and related examination work, supervise Master/PhD students and present own research results at conferences and in international journals as part of his/her professional duties.

Your application must include:

  • CV
  • Diplomas, references
  • Complete list of publications
  • A summary (2-3 pages) describing your motivation for applying for the position, the most important results in your research, your vision for the development of economic geology as a discipline in the department.
  • A list with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications.
  • A list of academic work that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including information about where this work was published.
  • The names of three referees, where at least one is familiar with your tutorial skills.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge. Applications sent to individuals per email, will not be considered.

Deadline 31.03.2019

More information here.