PhD Position: Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning at University of Stavanger

Job Position

The University of Stavanger is looking for an Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning at the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning. The position is available now.

The subject area for the position is city and regional planning with a special focus on sustainable urban development and mobility, as well as planning for low energy and smart technology in buildings, transportation and society.

As an Associate Professor, you will primarily teach and supervise students at bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level within city and regional planning, technical planning, urban development and design, conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of partnerships with businesses.

The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.

Qualification requirements

We are seeking an Associate Professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification in city and regional planning. 

Applicants with a specialisation within:

  • sustainable city and regional development & integrated transport and land use planning
  • physical planning and regulation according to the Norwegian planning and building law
  • transport planning and urban mobility (including  road construction, water and waste  water)

will be preferred, but applicants specializing in related areas such as:

  • smart city (e.g. climate adaptation/mitigation, anti-terror measures, crime prevention)
  • energy efficiency and smart buildings
  • geo technique (land surveying, GIS)
  • blue-green infrastructure and/or quality of public space

may also be considered.

You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, and basic skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. If you do not meet the competence requirement you must complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.

The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English. If you do not have a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, you must acquire Norwegian language skills equivalent to level B2 within a period of two years of the appointment start date. If required, you will be offered a Norwegian course paid for by the university.


  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 17.510, code 1011, NOK 580.000 – 680.000 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
  • opportunity to apply for promotion to professor from accession in the postion
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits.
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Home-job-home, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

How To Apply

Apply for the position online via the “Apply for the position” link on this page. Here you can submit your application and CV with relevant education and experience.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • relevant certificates and references.
  • complete list of scientific work 
  • up to 10 works which document your teaching and educational competence; see Guidelines for the Assessment of Teaching Skills.
  • up to 10 scientific works which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis
  • documentation of other relevant activities concerning the position requirements

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline.

Deadline: 29th February 2020

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