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Associate Professor in criminology

Deadline: 20.10.2020

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 Criminology and Sociology of Law is situated at the Faculty of Law. The Department is Norway's only department for research and education in Criminology and Sociology of Law. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are at the highest international level. The Department has about 30 employees and 500 students.

Job description

A permanent position as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in criminology is currently available at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo. Applicants who are qualified for full professorship can be promoted after a formal review process once they have taken up their position.

The department is the only research and teaching institution dedicated to criminology in Norway and has a long history and a prominent role at the Faculty of Law. The department is internationally renowned both for its empirical and theoretical contributions to criminology.

The department seeks to hire a scholar with an innovative, active and strong research profile who already is a leading scholar or has the potential for research at an international level.

The position of an Associate Professor is divided between teaching, supervision and examination work and assessment at all levels (47, 5 %), own research, research management and project development (47, 5 %) and administration (5 %). The successful candidate will also be expected to take on larger administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.


Applicants will be assessed according to documented experience with and potential for research and teaching, as well as experience with and potential for administrative tasks and dissemination. As research, teaching and administration are often collaborative tasks, the candidate needs to have a collegial attitude and practice. A particular emphasis will be given to scientific production of high quality.

Qualification requirements and assessment criteria

  • The position requires a doctoral degree in criminology, or in an equivalent field.
  • The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of criminology at the department through research activities, publications and education.
  • In the evaluation of candidates for the position, emphasis will be placed on research and publications, as well as the candidate's future research potential and potential to contribute to the department.
  • In the assessment of publications, originality, quality and relevance to criminology and the department will be emphasized.
  • 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, a research attitude to teaching and learning, and a collegial attitude and practice.
  • The working language and primary language of instruction at the department is Norwegian, with only some elective courses given in English. 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 three years. Before taking up the position, a plan for how this requirement will be met will be made by the candidate and the department. The candidate must also be competent to teach in English.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Salary 615 900, - to 741 300, - NOK per year, depending on qualifications
  • Pension agreement with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form:

  • Application letter. The letter should include a short description of the applicant’s academic profile and how the applicant see him- or herself contributing to the development of research at the department and teaching in criminology
  • Curriculum Vitae, describing educational background, prior positions, pedagogical and administrative experience, experience with dissemination, experience with project acquisition and project management, and other qualifying activities
  • 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), please see: here
  • PhD diploma.

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

Note that publications are not to be included at this stage. A selection committee will invite a limited number of candidates (“short list”) to submit up to seven academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process (a doctoral dissertation or a monograph will count as three publications).

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates, the full range of above criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Finally, an interview and a trial lecture will be part of the assessment process. Both interviews and trial lectures may be organized via a digital platform.

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.

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 aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. We encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities.


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