[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty position- Professor in Robotics and Control at Oslo Metropolitan University

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty position- Professor in Robotics and Control at Oslo Metropolitan University

Alex Alcocer
Oslo Metropolitan University has a vacancy for a professor in Robotics and Control


Application deadline: 7th November.

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research, and innovation.

Candidates will be expected to have conducted extensive research in the field of robotics and control. The research should be reflected in an extensive publication list in high impact journals and conferences. Experience from research and development work in the industry will also be considered an advantage.

The candidate is expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic and research work at the department and will be an active member of the research group on Automation, Robotics, Intelligent Systems – ARIS. The candidate is further expected to contribute and strengthen the university's research community in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, as well as in collaboration with other faculties at OsloMet.

The candidate will be expected to initiate and secure external funding for new research activities within the scope of ARIS as well as our PhD, Master and Bachelor programs. Extensive experience with applying and securing external funding from e.g. the Norwegian Research Council and EU is a requirement for this position, in addition to academic excellence.

Tasks and responsibilities:

·       Planning, developing and delivering courses at PhD, Master, and Bachelor level, including teaching, supervision, and assessment.

·       The candidate will be instrumental in building up the new master in Robotics and Control and the PhD in Engineering Science.

·       Initiating and leading applications for external funding for research in robotics and control and related fields.

·       Initiating and conducting research within robotics and control as well as facilitating the funding and recruitment of PhD candidates.

·       Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education.

·       Actively contributing to the development of the department and of OsloMet as a whole.

·       Communicating and disseminating research results for both academic and broader audience.

·       Performing administrative tasks related to educational, research, and innovation activities.


·       PhD in Robotics, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant field

·       Academic excellence and documented high quality research work within the field of Robotics and Control

·       extensive experience with initiating and managing research projects, including a solid track record of securing external funding for research

·       extensive experience from international research

·       experience in teaching and supervision in higher education

·       experience in collaborating with, or direct experience from, the industry

·       documented strong leadership experience from excellent research groups

·       fluency in English is a requirement. In addition, the candidate is expected to acquire a working command of Norwegian within three years of being appointed.

The general criteria for appointment to a position as Professor are set out in the «Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger» § 1-2, see details in Norwegian.

Desired skills:

·       the ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues

·       excellent cooperation and communication skills

·       inquisitiveness, and a keenness to develop as an academic leader

·       flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching and research to the needs of OsloMet and the department, including interdisciplinary collaboration

·       the ability to build communities and networks, research projects, and to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation

·       experience with and interest in technology transfer, innovation and patents, as well as digital and innovative educational techniques and practices.

We offer:

·       An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university

·       Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network

·       Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund

·       Good employee welfare arrangements

·       Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners

·       Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers


Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1013 Professor NOK 695 500-893 900. A higher salary may be considered for specially qualified candidates. By law 2% of the salary is deducted as to the State Pension Fund.
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