Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)

University of Stavanger


Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a position as Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering.

The hired candidate will primarily teach and supervise students at bachelor's, master's and PhD level within electrical engineering and medical technology, including introductory courses in electrical engineering, like sensors and measurements, and electronics in health care.

In addition, the hired candidate will conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department and contribute to the development of partnerships with business.

The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.

The general job description for Associate Professors at UiS gives a more detailed account of relevant duties.

Academic Community

The Department of Electrical Engineeing (IDE) is responsible for the Bachelor's programs in Medical Technology and Electrical Engineering and Master's program in Robot Technology and Signal Processing. IDE is also responsible for the Bachelor's program in Computer Science and the Master's program in Applied Data Science, in addition to a PhD program that covers all the subject areas at the department.

The department also has Stavanger AI Lab, which brings together UiS's activity in research, education and innovation in artificial intelligence. At the department, there are currently 9 research groups, most of which have an affiliation with Stavanger AI Lab.

IDE conducts research on artificial intelligence (AI) in medical signal and image analysis, AI in text-based sources (NLP), distributed systems, blockchain technology, communication technology with a special focus on 5G, ICT in tunnel security, data security, cloud technology, ICT in smart cities, systems biology and cybernetics

Qualification requirements

We are seeking an Associate Professor with a PhD in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or medical technology. Specialisation in biosensors, sensors and measurements, and electronics in health care will be preferred, but applicants specialising in related areas may also be considered.

You must be able to document active, ongoing research at a high academic level and have the potential for future high-level research in the subject area.

It is expected that you have a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your own teaching and supervision.

You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, and basic skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. If you do not meet the competence requirement you must complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of
the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.

Norwegian is the language mainly used at UiS. The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English. It is expected that you can teach and supervise in Norwegian (equivalent to level B2), or another Scandinavian language, within a period of three years from accession. If required, you will be offered a Norwegian course paid for by the university.

Applicants who can teach in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language at start-up, will be preferred.
The following attributes are also desirable ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course's objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching research results published in recognised publications, and references indicating progression in research and publications ability to initiate, obtain external funding, lead and carry out research and development projects experience of partnerships with businesses relevant to the subject area contributed to the use of research-based knowledge in society and that you can refer to results from innovation and the commercialization of research demonstrated the ability to build and preserve professional networks - regionally, nationally and internationally ability to manage heavy workload, inquisitiveness and motivation to contribute to the development of academic and interdisciplinary
collaboration at the university good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment

We offer

varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
good development opportunities, associate professor is encouraged for further qualification with a view to promotion to professor colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 17.510, code 1011, NOK 630.000-715.000 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club, SiS sportssenter
employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced relocation programme
language courses: Look up "language courses" under employment conditions


University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.
The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Tom Ryen, tel: +47 518 32 029, e-mail: or
Professor Tormod Drengstig, tel: +47 518 32 025, e-mail:
Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR consultant Rosa Andrade, tel: +47 518 31 191, e-mail:


Apply for the position online via the "Apply for the position" link on this page. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In the application letter, you must state your competence and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

CV with a full summary of your education and experience
a pedagogical portfolio with a professionally based description and discussion of your teaching and educational competence as well as relevant documentation that supports this, see guidelines for assessment of educational competence complete list of academic publications with information on where they are published
up to 10 academic publications which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis or published monograph based upon the thesis transcripts and certificates, and other documentation that you consider relevant

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants, in accordance with Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified. UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS.

The university's guidelines for appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts, sections 2 and 3.3, provide further discussion of criteria for employment as Associate Professor.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an expert committee. You will receive the committee's statement as soon as it is available.

If you do not satisfy key parts of the qualification requirements, you may have your application rejected before applications are submitted to the expert committee for assessment.

Based on the expert committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and teaching demonstration before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be decisive.

UiS - challenge the well-known and explore the unknown
The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,900 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources
and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than
300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.
The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master's and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed academic environments that are at the forefront internationally. These include Petroleum and Offshore Technology as well as Risk Management and Societal Safety, which constitute two of the university's strategic focus areas. The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 400 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science carries out research within computer science, data Science, cybernetics and signal processing, and offers bachelor programs in electrica engineering and computer science, master programs in computer science, data science and cybernetics/signal processing, and a PhD program in information technology. There are currently 70 employees, including research
fellows and postdocs, and 900 students at the department.

Jobbnorge ID: 216787, Deadline: Sunday, January 30, 2022

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