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[Met-jobs] Professor/Associate Professor in atmospheric and space physics, NTNU, Trondheim Norway

From Patrick Joseph Espy <>
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Date Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:02:37 +0000

Professor/Associate Professor in atmospheric and space physics, NTNU, Trondheim 
Deadline for applications: 10.September.2019

The Department of Physics ( at NTNU, Trondheim, 
Norway, announces an open position as Professor/Associate Professor in physics 
within the field of atmospheric and space physics. The focus will be on 
experimental and/or modelling studies of the middle and upper atmosphere and 
its coupling to regions above and below. The Professor/Associate Professor will 
be based in the Physics Department within the Atmospheric and Environmental 
Physics (AEP) group, which collaborates closely with both international and 
Norwegian research groups. 

Currently the department has an active atmospheric research programme that 
includes optical and radio remote sensing of the atmospheric environment and, 
though our collaborations, whole-atmosphere modelling. On-site facilities 
include an advanced meteor radar system for studies of gravity-wave momentum 
flux near the mesopause as well as optical spectroscopy of the airglow. The AEP 
group makes extensive use of satellite remote sensing measurements and are 
members of the science teams for several NASA and European satellite projects. 
Through our participation in the Research Council of Norway (RCN) Birkeland 
Centre of Excellence in Space Science (, studies of 
the impact of dynamics on the ionosphere as well as the effects of space 
weather on the atmosphere have been undertaken. The AEP group are active users 
of data from the SuperDARN radar network and the EISCAT incoherent scatter 
radar systems. Additionally research into the effects of middle-atmospheric 
dynamics on infrasound propagation are underway as a part of RCN-funded 
follow-on to the EU Horizon 2020 programme, ARISE-2 (

The successful candidate will take a leading role in developing atmospheric and 
space physics and setting up a strong research programme in synergy with 
existing experimental and theoretical activity within the department. To 
optimize these synergetic efforts, we are seeking a candidate whose primary 
competence is within atmospheric and space physics with specialization in 
either experimental remote-sensing or whole-atmosphere modelling. 

Candidates must hold a master's degree and a PhD relevant for research within 
atmospheric and space physics. Candidates must also document strong research 
activities in experimental or modelling studies associated with the energetics, 
dynamics and chemistry of the middle atmosphere and its coupling to regions 
above and below. Emphasis in the evaluation will be put on research papers in 
this field published in the past five years. The evaluation will take into 
account the loss of publishing productivity for applicants who have had 
parental leave during the last five years. The candidate must demonstrate the 
ability to initiate and lead research programmes, and show a clear potential 
for attracting externally-funded research and scholarships, both independently 
and in collaboration with colleagues at the department, the faculty and NTNU 
through national and European funding sources. 

The Professor/Associate Professor will have a specific responsibility for 
teaching courses within energy and environmental physics as well as atmospheric 
physics, but must also be able to teach general courses in physics at bachelor 
level. Accordingly, didactical skills, qualifications and potential will be 
evaluated based on documented experience in teaching, outreach, course and 
study programme management, supervision of doctoral and master students and 
related work. It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment new 
employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in 
Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three in the 
course in Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of 
Language and Literature at NTNU (

The full advertisement including instructions on how to apply may be found at
 Note that all applications must be made through this web site. General 
questions about the position can be directed to the Head of Department, Prof. 
Erik Wahlström ( Specific questions about the 
Atmospheric and Environmental Physics group to Prof. Patrick Espy 
(, or Prof. Robert Hibbins ( 
Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of 
certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: 78/2019.

Deadline for applications: 10.September.2019

Prof Patrick J. Espy
Department of Physics
Norwegian University of 
  Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim
Tel:       +47 73 55 10 95
Skype: patrick.j.espy

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