Senior Lecturer - Civil Engineering

School/Institution:University of Agder , Norway, Kristiansand

Discipline: Civil Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

About the position

At the University of Agder, Faculty of Technology and Science there is a vacant 50% position as a university lecturer in construction engineering. The position is linked to the Department of Engineering Science at the Faculty of Technology and Science. The main place of work is currently Campus Grimstad. Accession by agreement with the faculty.

The Department of Engineering Science has approx. 100 employees in scientific and technical positions. The position will be assigned to the professional group for construction. Varied research is being conducted in all the mechatronics, renewable energy, building and industrial economics groups, and we also welcome interdisciplinary projects within the institute or towards other academic environments.

We have a lot of international cooperation, and especially close and good cooperation with companies and public companies in the region, both in research and teaching. The companies contribute with assignments, expertise and resources.


The position will cover the institute's need for teaching and student guidance in the field of construction engineering, with an emphasis on offshore steel structures. Work experience in the focus area will be emphasized, as well as good contact and knowledge of the Agder region's onshore and offshore industries. Networking towards public and private actors who can contribute to teaching and research will be part of the position.

Necessary qualifications

The criteria for employment are stated in the Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions.

Documented relevant practical-pedagogical competence on the basis of education or teaching and supervision is required for the position. Applicants who are unable to document such basic competence upon hiring must obtain this within two years, or possibly undergo UiA's course in university pedagogy.

It is expected that the person hired is or aims to become an active researcher, and that he or she will contribute both in ongoing research projects and in defining and establishing new projects. In addition, a good colleague with good collaboration skills is expected to contribute to academic institution-building tasks in collaboration with the other academic environment.

A relevant master's degree or higher in construction engineering is required.

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. Persons hired must be fluent in Norwegian or other Scandinavian languages, in writing and orally. Good English skills are also required.

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to work independently
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work purposefully
  • Good written and oral ability to communicate
  • Personal qualities and fitness for the position will be emphasized.

When ranking applicants, emphasis will be placed on applicants' expertise and specialization in relation to the description above and the institute's needs.

We offer

  • Varied tasks in a large, exciting organization with an important social mission
  • A position with development opportunities in a diverse environment
  • Modern locales and a wide range of welfare services
  • Membership in the Government Pension Fund
  • More about UiA as a workplace.

General information

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 regardless of gender, age, cultural background, disability or gaps in the CV.

Women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

The person hired has the rights and obligations according to the rules that apply to the position at any given time, and changes in organization and tasks must be expected. Employment is done by the Employment Committee for teaching and research positions at the University of Agder.

Relevant candidates will be called for interview and trial lecture. References will also be obtained upon further agreement with the applicant. More about the hiring process.

Pursuant to section 25, second paragraph of the Public Act, applicants may request not to be included in the public applicant list. The university may nevertheless decide that the name of the applicant should be published. Applicant will be notified in advance of any publication.


The application and the necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are sent electronically, using the link "Search position".

  • CV
  • Certificates and diplomas
  • List of publications
  • Scientific works (up to 10)
  • Ev. other relevant documentation
  • The applicant is responsible for delivering complete documentation digitally by the application deadline. All documentation must be in a Scandinavian or English language.


Head of Department Geir Grasmo, tel. 37 23 31 75, e-mail

Section Manager Paul R. Svennevig, tel. 37 23 32 54, e-mail

For questions about the application process:

Senior Lise Askbo Fylkesnes, tel. 37 23 31 25, e-mail

HR Advisor Nina Rønningen, tel. 38 14 20 16, e-mail


Title: University lecturer in construction engineering

Employ: the University of Agder

Job location: Gimlemoen 25, 4630 Kristiansand S

Employment Types: Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer

Areas of expertise: Construction Engineering, Production Organization, Construction Engineering

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