Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant, permanent position as professor/associate professor in energy system modeling and market analysis applied to the integration of renewable energy and development of sustainable energy systems.

This position will complement and strengthen the renewable energy research and education profile of the faculty. The renewable energy research group has 6 permanent staff (professors and researchers), 3 adjunct associate professors, and about 10 Ph.D. students. We are now looking for an individual with a distinct research profile related to energy systems modeling and energy market analysis applied to renewable energy.

Main tasks

Based on the required expertise and experience outlined above, the person to be employed will have the following main tasks:

  • Initiate and undertake externally funded research within energy system transition and modeling
  • Teach, manage and develop courses in the renewable energy study programs
  • Supervise MSc and Ph.D. students
  • Communication and dissemination to stakeholders
  • Participate in the energy research group administrative duties



Required Academic qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in the subject area concerned
  • A strong academic track record showing internationally competitive research output within energy sector modeling and renewable energy analyses with weight on academic work during the past five years. Alternatively, for applicants without academic positions, a strong record in conducting and managing research-based projects, and excellent analytical skills.
  • Good skills in English and a Scandinavian language proficiency enabling her/him to teach courses in Norwegian within two years after the appointment

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Nordic energy markets including appreciation of energy resources
  • Knowledge of optimization modeling, e.g. Balmorel, TIMES.
  • Ability to initiate and obtain external funding, and complete research projects – preferably interdisciplinary involving technical, economic, and environmental aspects related to renewable energy
  • Documented experience with national and international research cooperation
  • Interdisciplinary experience (technical, economic, environmental) in research and teaching
  • Ability and experience in collaboration with external user partners in the energy sector
  • Pedagogic and administrative proficiency

You need to:

  • Have high working capacity and motivation for the cooperation with other research groups at the faculty
  • Have good communication skills, ability to establish new contacts and develop networks
  • Have the ability to create a welcoming and productive working environment for colleagues and students

Personal suitability will be given weight.

Required for a position as associate professor:

  • Doctoral degree in the subject area concerned
  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of;
    • Pedagogical qualifications, completed a programme of at least 200 hours and pedagogical experience
    • Teaching-, pedagogical- and tutoring experience
    • Basic teaching skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision

Those who do not meet the educational requirements for employment shall be required to meet them within two years of employment

Required for a position as professor:

  • Professor competence at the scientific level in accordance with established international or national standards in the subject area concerned
  • Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of;
    • Pedagogical qualifications, completed a programme of at least 200 hours and pedagogical experience
    • Teaching experience at higher and lower degree levels
    • Broad experience of supervision, preferably at master’s degree/PhD level
    • Quality development in own teaching and supervision over time
    • Participation in work to develop quality of education in the academic community
  • Scientific leadership experience, and ability to communicate, network and collaborate in research and teaching

In exceptional cases, a professor may be hired subject to the requirement of documented pedagogical competence being met within two years.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1011 Associate Professor or 1013 Professor salary grade (68-94) (NOK 636 700 – 1 189 400), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact the head of the section, Professor Erik Trømborg, E-mail: erik.tromborg@nmbu.no; phone +47 (90041478.)

NMBU wants more women in permanent scientific positions. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.

Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.

Information to applicants


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 01.10. 2022

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, called an educational directory. See NMBU’s guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as an associate professor.


See NMBU’s guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as professor.

Printed material that cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 01.10.2022. Please quote the reference number 22/03049

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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