Vacancy: Director of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center and Professor in Oceanography at the Geophysical Institute

Professor in Oceanography at the Geophysical Institute
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Geophysical Institute has an opening for a professorship in oceanography that may be combined with the post as Director of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC). Applicants should indicate in their application whether this directorship would be of interest.

Applicants should have substantial research leadership experience as well as experience in coordinating research activities and in strategic research planning. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate well with others in a team environment.

Salary is negotiable (code 1013).

A description of the position is available on the Internet at Oceanography-Director-NERSC_07.htm

For additional information on the position please contact the Head of the Geophysical Institute, Peter M. Haugan (phone +47 55 58 26 78; email or the Chair of the NERSC Board, Dag L. Aksnes (phone +47 913 17 497; email

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.

State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public access to information in connection with appointments to academic positions.

Applications should be submitted in 5 (five) identical copies, each of which should comprise a curriculum vitae demonstrating scientific leadership and abilities to provide funding, a list of publications and reprints of the 15 most important publications, a list of grants and awards, as well as a statement of current research topics and future research directions. The final deadline for sending in reprints of publications is one month after the expiry of the application deadline.

Applications should be addressed to Geophysical Institute, The University of Bergen, Allég. 70, NO-5007 Bergen, Norway. Please do not send applications by e-mail.

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2007.

Quote reference No: 07/3091/MN.

The official call is found at:

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