Associate Professorship in Solar Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Oslo
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
P.O. Box 1029 Blindern
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) at the University of Oslo invites applications for a tenured Associate Professorship in Solar Physics. The Institute's Section for solar and stellar physics will from November 2017 become the Norwegian Centre of Excellence "Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics" (RoCS). This announced position will be connected to RoCS, and will become a "regular" permanent ITA position at the close of the 10-year centre lifetime.

The primary goal of RoCS' 10-year effort lies in understanding the workings of the energetic Sun. To attack this goal a concerted effort of numerical modelling, both fluid (extended MHD) and particle oriented, will be combined with high quality observations taken at ground based and space based observatories to produce models of the active Sun. The Solar group at the ITA is presently led by Mats Carlsson, who will also become leader of RoCS. The group has an internationally leading competence in radiative transfer and radiative hydrodynamics. Observationally, the group has access to the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope on La Palma, to ALMA, to several space based satellites such as NASA's IRIS and SDO, JAXA's Hinode and in the near future ESA’s Solar Orbiter. The group utilizes strongly local, national and international High-Performance Computing facilities. With the RoCS centre of excellence, the Solar group will expand significantly.

The position is meant to broaden the reach of the RoCS centre of excellence team. Candidates who can cooperate closely with and complement the present activities of the group are desired. This can be either through theoretical/modelling research or through observational research. Ability and preference for working in teams are highly valued qualities. Applicants are required to outline one or several research projects and show how these are expected to strengthen the scientific activities of the RoCS centre and the Solar group.

We offer:

  • Salary NOK 548 200 – 650 200 per annum, depending on qualifications and seniority.
  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage.

For further information and link to the University of Oslo recruitment portal (only applications submitted through the recruitment portal will be processed) see:

Included Benefits: 

Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, see

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Ørjan Pretorius
HR Officer
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
2017/11394 - 1011
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mats Carlsson