Associate Professor/Professor Position in Marine Botany

This permanent position will contribute to the University of Tromso's Arctic Marine System Ecology (AMSE) group's research through research proposals, method developments, field and/or experimental studies, scientific collaboration, and publications.

Application deadline: 21 April 2017.

The focus for this position is on marine pelagic primary producers, their ecology, and functioning in the ecosystem. The successful candidate will have responsibilities within the development,
structuring, and teaching of university courses in marine botany, with a focus on algal species, biodiversity, and algal ecology from micro- to macroalgae. Teaching duties will include supervising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate student theses at the bachelor, MSc, and PhD levels.

Minimum requirements for this position include a Norwegian PhD degree in marine botany or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, or similar qualification.

The successful applicant must have documented competence and interest in marine algal species, biodiversity, and ecology, including the determination of primary production. An interest in the role of algae as primary producers in marine ecosystems is required. Participation in field research and experimental studies will be an important part of research and this position is expected to participate in research and/or teaching ship cruises for several weeks.

Candidates should include documentation of their experience in field-based and experimental research and teaching, preferably from northern or polar marine areas. Experience in quantitative methods, biostatistics, and modeling will be considered favorably. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a requirement in both English and Norwegian or a Scandinavian language, with an option of a three-year learning period for the Norwegian language.

All applicants must include a teaching portfolio documenting their teaching competence. In exceptional cases, practical teaching skills may be assessed as being equal to formal teaching qualification.

For the complete position description and to apply, go to:

For questions, contact:
Rolf Gradinger
Phone: +47 77 64 45 14

Geir Rudolfsen
Phone: +47 77 64 68 81

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