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Associate Professors (20 %) in Developmental Psychology

Deadline: 17.01.2020

Faculty of Social Sciences

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 Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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Department of Psychology

Section for Health-, Developmental-, and Personality Psychology

Job description

Two part-time positions as Associate Professor (20 %) in Developmental Psychology are open at the Section for Health-, Developmental-, and Personality Psychology (HUP), Department of Psychology. The section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology (including health promotion and prevention psychology). It has around 50 national and international permanent and non-permanent staff. The Section’s Developmental Psychology Unit includes half a dozen of permanent academic staff and several Ph.D. and Post-Doc fellows. Gender balance among the staff is one of the priorities of the Section.

The two part-time appointments are for a period of four years. The appointees will have to contribute to the section’s research and teaching, supervising and examination in developmental psychology (basic or applied) at the bachelor, master, doctoral and professional program.

The evaluation of the applicants will be based on their educational background, teaching experience diversity, research record, work experience with infants, children or adolescents, personal suitability and motivation. Achievements will be weighed against career stage, and adjusted for parental leaves.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equal to a Norwegian Doctoral degree in psychology or equivalent. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date. The appointments are dependent on the Doctoral degree being granted. A PhD degree in developmental psychology would be an advantage.
  • Applicants must have undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience (e.g. lecturing, supervision, examination, course organisation, university pedagogy training, teaching prize). Teaching experience in the field of developmental psychology, would be an advantage. Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching covered by the Section.
  • Applicants must have an excellent research record (e.g. number, quality, originality and interest of publications, number of citations and h-index, external funding, awards). Research record in the field of developmental psychology or related fields would be an advantage.
  • For one of the positions (position A) applicants must have a fluent proficiency in oral and written Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Good skills in English would be an advantage.
  • For the other position (position B) applicants must have a fluent proficiency in oral and written English. Good skills in Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) would be an advantage.
  • Applicants must indicate for which position A or B the application applies.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, and be highly motivated.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment. The position will offer the opportunity to develop high-quality teaching competences and competitive international research record.
  • A salary of NOK 640 200 - 741 300 per annum (100 % position) depending on qualifications in position as Associate Professor (position code 1011).
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A generous pension agreement

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Letter of application explaining the motivation for applying and how the applicant’s qualifications are relevant for the position in terms of both research and teaching, as well as any other relevant information. Please include for which position (A or B) the application applies.
  • A CV summarizing personal information, education, positions, teaching experience, research record and any other qualifying information.
  • A complete list of publications and communications (including scientific knowledge dissemination).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

The application with attachments must be delivered via our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system.

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Interviews with the best-qualified applicants may be arranged.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

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 of 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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