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The University of Agder (UIA) is a dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.
UIA is situated in the south of Norway, and is located on two campuses, in Kristiansand and Grimstad. Being a driving force for societal and regional development, the UIA has close contact with industry, organisations and cultural institutions in the region. It is an internationally oriented university in a region exposed to strong international competition. The UIA is big enough to offer variation and challenge, yet small enough for students and faculty to make their mark.
The position as Professor in eHealth offered at the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Department of Health and Nursing Science is located in Grimstad. The town is known for its small, white wooden houses, narrow cobblestone streets and cafes and bakeries. Grimstad is a popular summer holiday destination for Norwegians and attracts thousands of tourists every year. While known for its beautiful summer attractions, the region is well situated for winter tourism as well. An international school from 1st to 10th grade and International Baccalaureate at upper secondary level are established in Arendal, only 20 minutes from Grimstad.
The campus is co-located with Grimstad’s Technology Park which is home to many innovative small businesses, particularly telecom and technology companies. The campus includes a simulated hospital and I4Health, a centre for innovation and services within the Norwegian health care sector. The Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences consists of four departments: Psychosocial Health, Health and Nursing Science, Sport Science and Physical Education, and Nutrition and Public Health.
The Faculty has five bachelor’s programmes, six master’s programmes and one PhD programme, in addition to several continuing and further education programmes. The Faculty also has three Research Centres: Centre for e-health, Centre for Health care services, and the Priority Research Centre on Lifecourse Nutrition. The Faculty has active researchers in all the different disciplines.
The Professor will conduct research in the Centre for eHealth, which is a Priority Research Centre at the University of Agder. In this centre, five faculties are closely collaborating in multi-disciplinary research projects: Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business and Law, Faculty of Humanities and Education. The Centre for eHealth is located in the I4Health innovation arena together with public health services (Grimstad municipality and Sørlandet Hospital) as well as representatives for the eHealth industry. Researchers have access to several laboratories dedicated for various types of user testing, e.g. usability tests (including eye tracking equipment), living lab/scenario playing within realistic surroundings and with a dedicated secure ICT infrastructure. Several externally financed research projects are ongoing, and there are currently around 10 Ph.D. fellowships and two Post-doctoral fellowships connected to the centre. In addition, 9 Professors and 10 Associate professors are affiliated with the Centre.
The new Professor will be expected to actively participate in the strategic development of research and development activities at the Centre of eHealth and at the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences. Teaching and supervision responsibilities will be related to courses at the Department of Health and Nursing Science, including the doctoral level.
Masters degree within Nursing Science or Nursing Informatics or a similar field, and PhD degree in Health Science or Nursing Informatics or a similar/related field
Strong academic credentials
Experience from research projects and close collaboration with the health care services at different levels
Demonstrated success in winning external grant funding
English proficiency, both written and oral. International candidates that are not exempt from the English language requirements pursuant to the guidelines of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) must document this through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 600 for the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 92 for the Internet-based Test (iBT)
IELTS - International English Language Testing System, with the result of 6.5
The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1013 Professor, NOK 726 400 – 996 700 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
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.
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. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching competency, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With permission from the applicant the university also will conduct a reference check before appointment. Read 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:
Letter of application.
Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees).
CV including information relevant for the qualifications and a full list of publications with bibliographical references.
Documented pedagogical competence.
Brief research plan and vision statement (1-2 pages) for the next 3-5 years, also identifying internal and external collaboration partners.
Documentation of external research funding raised during the career. This documentation should be clear about the type of roles in the projects.
Three references with contact information.
Up to ten selected scientific publications. A doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.
Description of own research, stating the publications the candidate considers most important and briefly describing the other listed publications.
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.