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The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 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.
The University of Agder invites applications for 2-3 full-time permanent positions as Associate Professors in Cyber Security at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Systems, located in Kristiansand, Norway. We do also open up for applications for 20% and 50% of a full position.
Faculty of Social Sciences has approximately 110 employees and 1.500 students. Department of Information Systems is one of altogether 4 departments and has per 01.01.2019 20 permanent employees and 12 PhD students in temporary positions. The department offers a one-year program, a bachelor program and a master program in Information Systems, and a PhD specialization in addition to offering specific courses in the master program in Health and Social Informatics.
Description of the positions
The positions are affiliated with the Master program in cyber security at University of Agder. The program will start in fall 2019 and will be offered through a collaboration between Department of Information Systems in Kristiansand and Department of ICT in Grimstad. The candidates will be given course responsibilities in the master program specialization in management of cyber security, which focuses on organizational, managerial and user-centered aspects related to cyber security.
The candidates will be affiliated with the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at University of Agder and will be expected to engage in the Centre’s research activities related to cyber security and societal resilience.
Qualifications and terms
The positions require a PhD in information systems or ICT, with specialization in cyber security, information security, IT security, or a related area.
To qualify for the positions, the candidates need to document relevant background for teaching in one or more of the following topic areas:
- Strategic Information Security Management
- Risk analysis and management
- Enterprise Information Security Architecture
- Security management in development of information systems
- Legal and ethical issues in information security / GDPR
- Information security standards
- Cybersecurity economics
Candidates who can teach in a Scandinavian language will be preferred (see also below regarding language requirements). Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite.
A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment. Information about the appointment criteria for a position as Associate Professor can be found in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching at research posts.
Emphasis will also be given to the applicants’ teaching qualifications, teamwork skills and
personal suitability for the position. Applicants who lack formal teacher training qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications, or complete UiA’s Foundation Course in Education for University Lectures within a period of two years.
In the ranking of eligible applicants, emphasis will be given to the suitability of each applicant’s field of specialization in relation to meeting the needs of the Department and complementing the academic staff. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching competency, usually in the form of a trial lecture. teaching qualifications, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment.
Applicants who do not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are expected to acquire the necessary proficiency to lecture in Norwegian. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees with little or no knowledge of Norwegian and facilitates participation in such courses. Permanently employed staff are expected to acquire good command of oral and written Norwegian within a period of two years. This is to be documented by passing the Bergen test with a score of 450 points.
The position is remunerated within the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code1011, NOK 544.400 - 682.200. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society in its work force, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the Civil Service. Organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointment Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.
Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Apply for this job”.
The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:
The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.
Closing date: 14 November 2018.
For further information please contact, phone Bjørn Erik Munkvold, ph. 38 14 17 72, e-mail Bjorn.E.Munkvold@uia.no, or Carl Erik Moe, ph. 38 14 17 96, e-mail Carl.E.Moe@uia.no
In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of the applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.
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