Ledig stilling ved OsloMet

Professor / Associate Professor in Energy and Environment in Buildings

Deadline: 02.01.2020

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology has a vacancy for a Professor/ Associate Professor in Energy and Environment in Buildings.The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology is growing. We are now looking for applicants for the position of Professor or Associate Professor primarily connected to our Bachelor and Master of engineering degree programmes in Energy and Environment in Buildings.

Tasks and responsibilities:


OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology offers bachelor’s degree programmes in engineering and a master’s degree programme, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 38 staff members and 600 students.

  • Teaching and supervision of students at bachelor, master, and PhD levels within HVAC, energy management, life cycle assessment, indoor climate & health, hygiene.
  • Development of courses within the professional field
  • Participate in R&D activities, including application for funding, research, publishing and dissemination of results
  • Strengthening the academic and research work in the field of energy and environment in buildings
  • Active contribution to the development of high quality education
  • Active contribution to the general development of the department
  • The candidate is also expected to be involved in the university’s research community in general.
  • Some administrative tasks should be expected
  • Take initiative to develop major new research projects and applications for external funding
  • Initiating and developing research collaborations with national and international partners.

Qualifications requirements:

  • Qualifications as Professor in Energy and Environment in Buildings
  • The candidate must hold a PhD degree within building services engineering and/or indoor climate & health, or similar
  • Knowledge of technical solutions used in HVAC in buildings in cold climate is required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant Norwegian technical codes and regulations is required
  • Documented research experience is required, with a publication record in international conferences/journals
  • Experience in applying for external research funding is expected
  • Experience in teaching and supervision at university college/university level
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language, must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of commencement.
  • Experience with research networks, and project management involving external funding
  • Experience with academic management
  • The applicant must document relevant educational theory and practice for higher education. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications on appointment, must acquire these qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED), in English together with the University of Oslo, that meets this requirement.

When evaluating the applications, we will emphasize:

  • International scientific publication of high quality; publications from the last six years (statutory leave of absence not included) will be given particular weight
  • Experience with research networks and projects with external funding
  • Pedagogical skills and teaching experience
  • The applicant's topical profile evaluated against the teaching needs of the department
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with students and colleagues
  • Personal skills relevant for a good working environment

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

The following will be an advantage:

Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience:

  • The ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • Good cooperation and communication skills as well as ability to work independently
  • Flexibility, inquisitiveness, and a keenness to develop academic and teaching skills
  • Ability to build communities and networks
  • Ability to manage research projects, and demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation
  • Professional user of software within the field
  • Ability to combine theoretical issues related to indoor climate with practical measurements
  • Ability to apply knowledge from various disciplines such as HVAC system, building physics, indoor climate, chemistry, health and eventually combine them into new disciplines.

OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

Expert assessment:

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

  • CV (including teaching and supervision experience and the name and contact information of at least three references)
  • Full list of publications
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)
  • Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant
  • A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position (“teaching statement”) and the pedagocial stance of the applicant. This overview should also include recent student-evaluations.
  • A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant research and plans for research activity in the position (“research statement”). This overview should include an overview of existing projects and research collaborators.
  • Other relevant documentation

You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact [email protected]

We offer

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Participation in research groups
  • Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
  • Interaction with a diverse student group
  • Loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees
  • Relocation support, cultural courses and on-boarding services
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale 75-84, job code 1013 Professor, or salary scale 60-74, job code 1011 Associate Professor. The salary is NOK 532 300 – 906 000 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.Other information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.

Deadline for applications: 02.01.2020

Ref. no: 18/08076

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and is certified to use the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) logo by the European Commission.

OsloMet is a member of the EU Researchers in Motion network Euraxess.

Apply for position