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Associate Professor 20 % - Faculty of Social Sciences

Deadline: 31.12.2020

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.

Department of Psychology

Section for Methodology, Work-, Cultural-, and Social Psychology (MAKS)

Job description

The position is associated with cultural and community psychology, with a focus on language, discourses, meaning making and well-being. There is especially need for a strong profile in community psychology. The teaching will mainly focus on language psychology, communication and community psychology. Supervision of BA and MA thesis within cultural and community psychology will also be part of the job. It is an asset if the candidate is also able to contribute to teaching within qualitative methodology and environmental psychology.

The appointee must be able to supervise doctoral degree students, participate in teaching and examination work at all levels, and undertake administrative tasks, in accordance with applicable provisions.

This is a teaching position with a total workload of 340 hours per year for teaching and administrative tasks.

Qualification requirements

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications within cultural psychology or community psychology
  • Pedagogical skills and formal basic pedagogical competence. Applicants that cannot document such competence at the time of employment must acquire this within the first two years subsequent to their appointment.
  • Teaching abilities are an important factor in the evaluation of candidates. Relevant pedagogical and other experience should be well documented in a teaching portfolio that addresses students' learning, development over time, experience with BA and MA supervision within cultural and community psychology, a research attitude to teaching and learning, and a collegial attitude and practice.
  • A track record of high-quality research in cultural and community psychology within the last five years, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Documentation of qualifications in dissemination, management and administration will count positively.
  • Good communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, both written and oral. This is a prerequisite for performing all the tasks associated with the position. The selected candidate should also have good communication skills in English, both written and oral. If the candidate who is selected for the position does not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, he or she will be required to learn Norwegian within two years.

Personal skills

  • Applicants must be able to work independently and to cooperate with others. In particular, we value a sense of responsibility for the common task of delivering high-quality and inclusive teaching and supervision.
  • A high motivation for the position will be an asset.
  • Plans and ambitions for conducting high quality teaching activities would be a great advantage.
  • Willingness to participate in the department´s activities in education, research, dissemination, and administration at all levels would be an asset.

We offer

  • Salary from NOK 670 100 - 792 700 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • 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.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Complete list of publications
  • Educational portfolio of 3-6 pages documenting educational competence and experience, including a reflection note in which your own practice and learning vision is anchored in the SoTL criteria (focus on student learning, development over time, a research approach and a collegial attitude and practice)
  • Description of qualifications in dissemination, management and administration
  • Diplomas and references
  • Academic works (choose up to three publications from the last five years) and a brief account of these
  • References (list of 2-3 persons with name, title, email and phone number)

Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Interviews and potential trial lecture will form part of the appointment process. The entire breadth of qualifications will be assessed in ranking competent applicants.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

If there are no qualified applicants for a permanent position, the appointing authority may consider appointment to a temporary lower position for up to three years, cf. Section 6-5 of the University and University College Act.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Women are encouraged to apply.

In addition, the University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with disabilities or gaps in their CV to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities. Applicants who indicate that they have disabilities or gaps in their CV are made aware that this information may be used for statistical purposes.


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