Associate Professor of European Studies
Norwegian University of Science & Technology Department of Historical Studies

Associate Professor of European Studies



About the position

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of  European Studies. The position is a full-time position (100%) in the European Studies Programme at the Department of Historical Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway ( The position is based in Trondheim.




The position reports to Head of Department at the Department of Historical Studies.


Main duties and responsibilities

The persons appointed will be required to participate in teaching activities in the Bachelor in European Studies and the International Master in European Studies. S/he will be expected to teach existing courses in the BA and MA in European Studies. The appointees will also supervise Bachelor and Master Theses in European Studies. Additional teaching and/or supervision duties may be required in accordance with teaching and supervision needs in the the Department. Courses in the Master in European Studies are fully taught in English. The language of instruction is both Norwegian and English in the Bachelor in European Studies. The successful candidates will be required take a share of the department's and programme’s administrative work.


The successful applicant must be an active researcher who will collaborate with colleagues to further develop research in European Studies at NTNU, initiate and lead projects, and participate in the European Studies Research Cluster. An ability and a willingness to contribute to research undertaken in the interdisciplinary European Studies Research Group “Trust in European Governance” will be an advantage.


Qualification requirements

The successful candidate must fulfil the following qualification requirements:


Hold a doctorate in European Studies, Contemporary History, Political Science or another relevant field at the time of application;

Be able to documented scholarly expertise in one or more areas of European Studies after 1945;

Have a strong track record of international publications in the field.

Have a fluent proficiency in English.

Desired qualifications include:


A teaching qualification at university level.

A command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. It will be considered an asset but is not a prerequisite. Newly employed staff in academic positions who are not already fluent in a Scandinavian language are expected to attend the courses "Norwegian for Foreigners" that are provided by the Department of Language and Literature and to acquire proficiency in Norwegian within three years at a level equivalent to level three of the course “Norwegian for Foreigners”.

In assessing candidates, particular weight will be placed on pedagogical competences and teaching experience as well as research achievements. Evidence of effective research collaboration and success in obtaining research funding will be a key assessment criteria.


Those who do not have formal qualifications in teaching at university level and who cannot provide documentation of equivalent qualifications must complete an approved pedagogical development programme within two years of appointment.


Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


Personal characteristics

The successful candidates should be willing to work across disciplinary boundaries, both in research and teaching. Candidates are invited to discuss in the cover letter how and to what extent their work is interdisciplinary.


For the evaluation of the best qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, personal suitability and motivation, especially with regards to the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement


We offer 

We offer a vibrant, dynamic, collegial and international research and teaching environment. The European Studies programme is Norway’s only interdisciplinary study programme offering both a three-years Bachelor and a two-year (international) Master in European Studies. Interdisciplinarity in research and teaching is a core characteristic of the European Studies Programme.


exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment

an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

employee benefits

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Associate Professor is normally from NOK 544.400,- to NOK 607.700,- per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. 2% of the gross salary is deducted and paid into the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund,


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 criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.


Applicants may request that their application is treated confidentially. If you request that your name be withheld from public access, your request will be considered but may be denied. If your request to have your name kept from public access is denied, you will be so informed and you will be given the opportunity to withdraw your application.


The person appointed must live in a location that makes it possible to have his or her day-to-day workplace at NTNU in Trondheim.


About the application

The application must be submitted electronically via Jobbnorge. Applications that are not submitted through Jobbnorge, arrive after the submission deadline or are incomplete will not be considered.


The following documents must be attached to the application:


A cover letter outlining the applicant’s suitability and motivation for the position and how he/she can contribute to teaching and research in the European Studies programme.

A CV, containing information about education, previous employment, teaching, research and other relevant work experience, and including three referees with contact information.

A complete publication list with bibliographical references.

A description of the applicant’s academic works that are most relevant for the position and that the applicant feels the evaluation committee should pay particular attention to, including but not necessarily limited to the 5 items referred below. In case of co-authored or joint publications, the applicant should state his contribution to the publication and briefly describe it.

Documented pedagogical experience, including any pedagogical education or training in university-level teaching, course design and teaching, and/or experience in supervising BA and MA students. The documentation must be in accordance with the relevant guidelines listed in the “Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications”, which is available from the Faculty’s executive officer, telephone no. +47 73 59 76 84, or can be downloaded from the following URL:

Certificates and diplomas.

Other relevant information (if applicable).





Applicants are requested NOT to send copies of their academic works at this point. After the application deadline, a shortlist of applicants will be drawn up and all applicants will be informed of whether they are placed on the list. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit relevant samples of their academic work. The material to be submitted should comprise at most 5 items not exceeding 250 pages and may include excerpts from longer works and unpublished works. These academic works must be submitted electronically by email to Hege Kissten, The email must be marked with the reference number for the position (HF 19-014).


In assessing applicant’s work, emphasis will be placed on quality and relevance of peer-reviewed publications, especially those published in the past 5 years.


Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.


General information

Working at NTNU


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions, and women are therefore encouraged to apply.


Enquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr Carine S. Germond (, Leader of the European Studies Programme.


Questions about the application process can be addressed to the administrative executive officer/HR-Adviser at the Faculty of Humanities; Hege Kissten


The application and all required documentation must be submitted electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates by 15.08.2019.


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