Professor of service innovation
Job type: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: June 14th 2011
Home page: http://www.hil.no
Contacts: Professor Anne Marie Berg
Mobile: +47 61 28 83 04
Lillehammer University College (LUC; Høgskolen i Lillehammer, HiL) offers a range of studies, from film and television studies, health and social work, tourism, economics and business administration, and social and cultural studies. HiL has approximately 4500 students (of which about 1000 are part-time and long-distance students) and about 340 members of staff. HiL is currently undergoing an exciting period of growth involving the follow-up of students, artistic development, cutting-edge research, and contributions to both regional development and contract work. The university colleges and the county-municipalities of Hedmark and Oppland are collaborating to establish a university.
PROFESSOR OF SERVICE INNOVATION
HiL has an open position for a permanent, full-time professorship in the subject area of service innovation within the private and public sector. The position is connected to the Centre for Innovation in Services (CIS). Read more about CIS.
THE POSITION AND DUTIES
The holder of the position will have his or her regular connection to the cross-disciplinary academic environment at CIS and will be a member of its leadership. The objectives of this position are to strengthen the research at CIS in the area of service innovation and to contribute to the development of the Centre and its PhD programme: “Innovation in Services in the Public and Private Sectors”. In addition, it is expected that the holder of the position will contribute to the scholarly activity at the Department of Economics and Organization Science.
At the University College, the arrangement of working time for employees in combined positions is ordinarily composed of 45% for research and research-related activities, 5% administrative duties, and 50% teaching and teaching-related tasks.
The post is placed in the professor grade 1013. The salary will be based upon qualifications and experience. A 2% obligatory contribution is taken for the Government's pension fund, which offers good pensions and insurance arrangements.
TEACHING AND TEACHING-RELATED DUTIES
• In addition to supervising and teaching of CIS’s doctoral students, the holder of the position will teach in the programmes offered at HiL, that are relevant and qualifying for admission to the PhD programme at CIS.
• As a part of the teaching-related activities, the holder of this position will also contribute the development of courses offered at the master’s and doctoral levels within his or her field.
• All or parts of the instruction should be held in English.
• We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in research within the areas related to the field of innovation in the service sector.
• The relevant types of formal education that a prospective applicant might have are diverse, including economics, business administration, leadership and organizational studies, political science, and sociology.
• Besides qualifications in the general area of service innovation, the University College will lay an emphasis on whether the applicant also has specific qualifications within the field of organization and innovation in the public sector.
• The candidate must have the motivation and ability to contribute actively to the department’s and Centre’s academic environments, including the procurement of funds, the administration, and the conducting of individual and collaborative research projects.
• Experience of partaking in international collaborations within the subject area is required.
• The applicant must also have documentation of experience in teaching and supervision at the doctoral level.
Beyond the formal qualifications, the University College also wishes to stress that applicants should be able to interact with both students and colleagues in a positive, constructive manner and that they should be able to complement a developing academic environment.
The evaluation of the applicants’ qualifications will be done according to the normal rules and regulations for academic and teaching positions at universities and specialized university institutions. The formal qualification requirements for appointments of teaching and research positions are codified in Regulations for employment and promotion in teaching and research positions.
The University College reserves the right not to employ an applicant who is academically qualified if it is found that the applicant does not satisfy other requirements relating to teaching ability, teaching experience, experience in procuring funds, leadership and administration of projects, international publications and networks, or the ability to cooperate with colleagues.
The appointment will take place subject to the approval of the PhD study of “Innovation of services – public and private” by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). This approval is a precondition for the appointment.
APPLICATION AND ADDITIONAL PROCESSING
Applicants are asked to register their applications and their CVs by following the link to the right.
The application must contain a full CV, with letters of reference and certifications, along with a complete list of publications and other scholarly work The application should also contain a tentative plan for future research activity related to CIS’s area of research. Up to 10 publications which the applicant believes should be considered in the evaluation should be send by post in three copies to Lillehammer University College, postbox 952, 2604 Lillehammer, Norway. Mark the application with “Professor – Centre for Innovation in Services”. Read more about requirements for applications and academic professional publications.
The governmental work force reflects as far as possible the diversity of the population. It is therefore a policy goal at HIL to reach a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. The working conditions are arranged as necessary for functionally impaired persons. HIl aims to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research positions. In cases of applicants with similar qualifications, female applicants have preference.
The person employed must follow the laws, agreements and instructions for the post and be prepared for future changes in work responsibilities and job content. After appointment to the post, the successful applicant will be encouraged to attend courses in Norwegian if they do not already speak a Scandinavian language. The employer will cover the costs of these courses. An appointment to the post will be made a soon as possible.
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