Professor within in power system operation, planning and markets
IME-001-2013 | Application deadline:18 February 2013
The Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical
Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(NTNU) invites applications for a full-time professorship within
power system operation, planning and markets.
Information about the Department of Electric Power Engineering
The vision of the Department of Electric Power Engineering is to
perform research and research-based education at an excellent
international level. The department is the leading research group
in electric power engineering in Norway, and holds a leading
position in Europe in chosen disciplines within its research areas.
Activities are organized into three main research areas, which are
also responsible for the content of educational main profiles as
Electric Power Systems (Currently 5 professors, 3 adjunct
1 post doc. and 24 PhD students)
Electric Power Technology (Currently 3 professors, 2 associate
1 adjunct professor and 10 PhD students)
Energy Conversion (Currently 3 professors, 1 adjunct professor,
1 post doc and 10 PhD students)
Research and education are supported by laboratory engineers and a
The professorship will have responsibility for teaching and
research within power market design and models for operation
and planning in an open market. Focus areas include integration
of renewable energy, representation of the grid, handling of
constraints and methods for integration of physical power
markets across national and regional borders.
The candidate is expected to initiate and take part in national
and international research projects and collaborations in
accordance with the long-term strategy of the research area.
Interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction with the
corresponding industry are highly appreciated.
MSc and PhD candidates from the study programs of the faculty are
expected to be competitive in an international job market. The
professor will play a leading/active role in developing the
educational profile in the research area and ensuring an excellent
learning environment, in collaboration with colleagues, students,
and external stakeholders. The faculty's study programs should have
a strong international profile, and the professor is expected to
be able to contribute to the development of international alliances
and collaboration. The professor is expected to teach relevant
courses at all levels and should supervise MSc and PhD students.
Continued education is included in the portfolio of educational
The research activities of the department rely on external funding.
The professor is expected to work actively to receive research
grants and other external income from the Research Council of Norway,
Nordic and European research and educational agencies, relevant
industry, and other available sources.
In addition to research and education, a professor is expected to
be able to disseminate relevant parts of her/his research to a
The professor is expected to participate in the formal management of
research, education, and other relevant areas of activity in
agreement with the Department Head.
The applicant should demonstrate professional qualifications within
essential areas of power system operation and planning in a market
context and profound scientific competence within one or more of
these areas. She or he should be internationally recognized and able
to lead and initiate research at a high international level. The
applicant should demonstrate international experience and have a
strong publication record in terms of papers in peer-reviewed journals
and other relevant international publication channels. She or he
should document the ability to obtain external funding of her or his
research from relevant sources.
The applicant should demonstrate the ability to develop educational
activities and the learning environment. She or he should have
experience in the supervision of master and doctoral students or
similar experience qualifying for such work. The applicant should
demonstrate communicative skills that qualify for excellent teaching,
supervision, and dissemination.
This is NTNU
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is
Norway's primary institution for educating the nation's future
engineers and scientists. The university also has strong programmes
in the social sciences, teacher education, the arts and humanities,
medicine, architecture and fine art.
NTNU's cross-disciplinary research delivers creative innovations
that have far-reaching social and economic impact.
Trondheim is the regional capital of central Norway with all the
services you expect of a modern city. There are excellent direct
flight connections to several of the main hubs in Northern Europe,
as well all major towns in Norway. NTNU is a major institution in
Trondheim, with an obvious influence on the cultural life of the
city. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor life, both summer
Further details about the professorship can be obtained from
Professor Gerard L. Doorman, phone
(+47) 73597290 or email:
For further information about the application process and formal
regulations see see http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=89456
The deadline for the application is
18 February 2013.