Professor II in Data Science

University of Stavanger



About the Position

The University of Stavanger is searching for Professor II in Data Science. The position is organizationally linked to the Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute for Computer and Electrical Engineering.

The subject area of the position is Data Science in general with specialization in one or more of the following areas: data management, data extraction, machine learning or the like.

The institute offers two related programs in Data Science and Applied Data Science.            

The position is externally financed by funds from Equinor.

Professor II corresponds to a 20% position as a professor. The employment is valid for three years, and is linked to the position holder's main position.

As Professor II, you will mainly teach and guide students at the Bachelor's and Doctoral level within the subject area, research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of cooperation with the working life.

You will also lead the way in the development and use of varied and digital learning methods in teaching, innovation and value creation based on results from research and professional development work.

General recruitment for teaching and research staff at UiS gives a more detailed description of current work tasks.


Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for Professor II with a high level of scientific expertise in accordance with established standards for professor competence in the field.

Recent publication and potential for future research at a high academic level within the subject area are emphasized.

You should be able to document pedagogical and didactic competence related to higher education.


We Offer

  • varied tasks in a large, exciting and socially important organization
  • an ambitious working community and an inclusive work environment
  • wages according to the Government Wage Regulations lpl 17,510, code 1013, NOK 121,000 - 151,000 bto per year. In special cases, higher remuneration can be assessed.
  • favorable terms in the Government Pension Fund
  • more about employee benefits and benefits at

General Information

Your application will be reviewed by an expert committee. The main emphasis in the expert assessment is on evaluation of submitted scientific work and documented teaching competence. Experience from popularization / dissemination activities, subject political and academic administration work and any other documented qualifications relevant to the position will also be assessed by the experts.

If you do not satisfy central parts of the competence requirements, you may have the application rejected before applications are submitted to the expert committee for assessment.

On the basis of the expert committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to interview and trial teaching before the recommendation is submitted.

The University will recruit more women to Professor II positions within the field. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, a woman will be given priority over a man.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be used as a basis.



Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting the head of department Tom Ryen tel: 51832029, e-mail: or to associate professor Tomasz Wiktorski, tel: 51831061, email:

Details of the hiring process obtained by contacting the HR adviser Janne Halseth, tel: 51833525, e-mail:


The Application

Search the position electronically via the "Search position" on this page. Here application and CV are registered with relevant education and work experience.

The following documents are uploaded as attachments to the application, in separate files:

  • relevant diplomas and certificates
  • complete list of scientific works
  • up to 10 works that document teaching and educational expertise, see Guidelines for assessment of teaching competence
  • up to 15 scientific works that are central to your research production
  • documentation of other activity that is considered relevant in relation to the position's requirements

The documentation must be in a Scandinavian language or English. If the attachments exceed 30 MB in total, they must be compressed before uploading.

Information and documentation to be taken into consideration when assessing must be registered within the deadline for applications. Contact information for three reference persons is stated in the application or on request.

Please note that the information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be listed on the public list, see Freedom of Information Act § 25 . 

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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