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Associate Professor in International Relations

Deadline: 08.11.2019

Job description

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, 6 postdoctoral fellows and 10 administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

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A tenured position as Associate Professor in International Relations is available at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.Applicants who are qualified for full professorship may apply for promotion once they have taken up their position.

We welcome applicants who have a strong record of publications dominated by themes or topics focusing on politics between states, rather than within states or comparisons across states.This includes themes like foreign policy, diplomacy, international negotiations, international institutions, interstate conflicts and international political economy.

Applicants must also have a strong record of teaching International Relations, as defined above, preferably at all levels (BA, MA, and doctorate).

The applicants must demonstrate in their application how their academic research and teaching relates to the field of International Relations.The evaluation committee will disregard applicants who do not have an academic profile within the field of International Relations, as defined above.

As an Associate Professor, your time will be equally divided between research and teaching.The successful candidate will be expected to undertake teaching duties at all levels (BA, MA, and doctorate), as well as take part in the teaching of research methods.

The person appointed will also be expected to perform administrative duties and other tasks in accordance with the university regulations.

Qualification requirements

  • A relevant PhD degree and a track record of excellent international publications.
  • In addition to research excellence, teaching and research leadership as well as administrative experience together with personal qualities and suitability for the position will be taken into consideration.
  • Pedagogical skills and formal basic pedagogical competence. Applicants who cannot document such competence at the time of employment must acquire this within the first two years subsequent to their appointment
  • In the evaluation of research qualifications, recent publications, as well as the potential for future research of high quality, will be emphasised.
  • The successful candidate must be able to contribute to the Department’s long-term academic development.
  • Teaching is carried out in both Norwegian and English. The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages.If the appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, she/he will be expected to learn sufficient Norwegian so to be able to participate actively in allfunctions that the position may involve within two years of their appointment.

Women are encouraged to apply.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 594 400 – 741 300 per annum depending on qualifications
  • Budget for travel and research assistanse (currently NOK 35 000 per year)
  • An academically stimulating work 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • Complete list of publications
  • PhD Diploma
  • List of reference persons: 2 or 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • A separate document outlining how your work relates to the Department’s research and teaching profile,and how you plan to contribute to the Department’s long-term academic development.

All documents must be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

About the procedure

The application deadline is 8 November 2019.

The applications will first be perused by an application committee with the aim of providing the appointed assessors with a short, substantiated proposal as to which applicants have the most potential and should proceed in the selection process.

In December, following the application committee’s report, the most promising applicants will be invited to submit a comprehensive application that includes a selection of academic publications and evaluations or reviews of their teaching.

The evaluation committee will identify the most qualified applicants among the short-listed applicants. The top-ranked candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and may be asked to give a trial lecture. References will be contacted. The report from the evaluation committee, with the evaluation of the top candidates for the post, will be made available to all applicants. The hiring process is expected to be completed by May 2020.

Formal regulations

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


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