A 100% position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in ICT, affiliated to the Department of Information and Communication Technology and the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research, for a period of two years. Opportunities for extensions may exist depending on continued funding and the successful candidates’ active participation in securing future funding will be particularly welcome. The position is located, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Department of ICT has three large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including 12 Professors, 25 Associate Professors/ Assistant professors and about 30 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on ICT and crisis management, Artificial Intelligence, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020 as well as national and international industries.

AI4Citizens is an international and interdisciplinary research collaboration between The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The University of Agder (UiA), BI Norwegian Business School, and public safety departments from Norway, Germany, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom. UiA is a research partner in the national NORCICS Center of Excellence in research-based innovation – The Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity for Critical Sector – hosted by NTNU and opportunities exist for close collaboration with the NORCICS consortium.

Research topic

Police organisations around the world routinely collect large amounts of digital data to fulfil their mandate of maintaining public safety. There is an urgent need for research and development of novel non-intrusive security solutions that overcome the growing volume and complexity of the collected surveillance data. Artificial intelligence offers the opportunity to simultaneously address the imperatives of improved security, privacy protection, and promotion and safeguarding of human rights. Our aim is the creation of a balanced and responsible socio-technical approach and solution to smart-city policing that helps diminish sociocultural biases and achieve public acceptance.

The successful candidate will contribute with novel research mainly to anonymization of crowd surveillance videos.

Required qualifications

  • PhD degree in a related field (e.g. computer vision, machine learning, AI). Potential applicants must have had their theses approved by the time of the application deadline.
  • Relevant academic credentials
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following:
    • Computer vision
    • Deep learning
    • Video anonymization
    • Crowd monitoring
  • In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent general working knowledge of algorithms and expert level programming skills. Willingness to work in a collaborative research project is essential.

Further provisions relating to the positions as Post-doctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach will be emphasised in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the Post-Doctoral candidate. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers  
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, NOK 563 900 – 626 100 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. More about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CV with a complete list of scientific publications
  • Doctoral thesis or link
  • Up to 5 representative publications or links
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the relevance of his/her expertise to the advertised position and a preliminary work plan

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Application deadline: 01.08.22


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University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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