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Election of temporary academic staff to the Faculty Board and departments’ participatory bodies in autumn 2022


Representatives of the temporary academic staff will be elected to the Faculty Board and to the departments’ participatory bodies (Department Board or Extended Management Group) at SU in the autumn of 2022.

Norsk versjon: Valg ved SU

Important dates

  • Elections to the Faculty Board will be held on 18 and 19 October.
  • Elections to the departments’ participatory bodies will be held on 25 and 26 October.
  • The deadline for nominating candidates to the Faculty Board is 28 September.
  • The deadline for nominating candidates to the departments’ participatory bodies is 12 October.
  • Representatives of temporary academic staff are elected every year. For these elections, the term of office lasts until 30 July 2023.

Temporary academic staff representatives serve for one year at a time, while other members are elected for four years.

Electoral register

Your voting rights depend on your connection with NTNU on the date that the electoral register is compiled. Each employee is responsible for checking that they are registered with the correct voter group, faculty and department.  

The electoral register for this election will be compiled on 20 September. After this, you can check whether the information about you in the electoral register is correct. If your details are correct, you do not need to take any action. If there are any errors in your details, you can appeal. The deadline for appeals is Wednesday 5 October. 

To check your details in the electoral register and – if necessary – to appeal, you use the electronic voting system "valgweb". 

Propose candidates

To be eligible for election, you must be employed in a temporary academic position corresponding to at least 50 per cent of a full-time equivalent and have started in the position at the time the electoral register was compiled.

“The benefits of representing temporary staff on NTNU’s boards must be a well-kept secret – because my experience suggests there should be fierce competition for election to this position! I would encourage my fellow temporary employees to stand as candidates this autumn when the opportunity arises!”  

Read the opinion piece Ytring in Universitetsavisa (26 August 2022), written by Unni Soltun Andreassen. Unni is a PhD candidate and served on SU’s Faculty Board. The experience meant so much to her that she later ran as a candidate and was elected as temporary academic staff representative on the NTNU Board. 


Do you know someone who could do a good job? It is you, as a voter, who must propose candidates for election.

Send proposals for candidates to valg@su.ntnu.no. State the full name of the candidate and the election for which you are proposing them: The Faculty Board or department’s participatory body. It is possible to stand as a candidate in both elections. 

A proposal for a candidate must be supported by three people. The proposal is submitted by one of the proposers, with copies to the other two. The candidate must also receive a copy. 

Fees and more information

  • Terms of office on NTNU boards last four years. The current term started on 1 August 2021 and lasts until 31 July 2025.
  • Representatives of temporary academic staff are elected annually.  
  • Elections for the term of office from 1 August 2022 to 30 July 2023 were supposed to have been held in the spring of 2022, but they were postponed until autumn due to lack of capacity in the administration. 
  • One representative of the temporary academic staff and one deputy representative must be elected to the Faculty Board and the departments’ participatory bodies. 
  • As a representative of the temporary academic staff on the Faculty Board, you will also be a member of the Appointments Committee (AU). The Appointments Committee decides on job descriptions and appointments to the positions of professor, assistant professor and associate professor. 

Fees

  • For doctoral research fellows with required duties, the term of office is regarded as relevant mandatory work. It is therefore included as an ordinary duty in the work plan.  
  • For doctoral research fellows without required duties, the term of office is approved as a paid extension of time if the total time for meetings and preparation amounts to more than two weeks. 
  • For doctoral research fellows without required duties who do not meet the requirement for a total time of more than two weeks for meetings and preparation, and therefore do not receive approval for the position in the Faculty Board as a paid extension of time, a fee is paid by further agreement.

Election regulations

Elections for the Departments bodies for participation and co-determination are governed by NTNU's election regulations (English translation). The authoritative version in Norwegian.

If you have questions, the Election Board SU will be pleased to answer: valg@su.ntnu.no

Election Board

The Election Board ensures that elections are conducted pursuant to the Regulations for Elections at NTNU.

Results of the Faculty Board Elections

See the results of the Faculty Board Elections 2021-2025.

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