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Associate Professor in Educational Psychology

Deadline: 02.10.2022

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 Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences which also has a permanent center.

The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 20 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Job description

A permanent position is available at the Department of Education for an Associate Professor in the area of Educational Psychology.

We are seeking applicants with a research interest in educational psychology focusing on children and/or youth’s learning and development within domains related to reading and/or language learning. An interest in numeracy development might also be of interest. Relevant research also comprises knowledge of the learning disabilities associated with the mentioned domains.

The successful candidate is expected to strengthen research in Educational Psychology and contribute to one of the Faculty of Educational Sciences’ research groups as well as participate in national and international research networks.

The successful candidate is also expected to actively participate in the collective development of our education programs and teach at the bachelor- and master-level programs in Educational Psychology.

Supervision of PhD candidates, research dissemination and external fund-raising are part of the main duties.

Teaching-related work accounts for 45% of the position, while 10% is calculated for administrative tasks.

Qualification requirements

  • Doctoral degree within education or equivalent relevant academic qualifications
  • Documented scientific competence relevant for the announced position
  • Documented basic university pedagogical competence. Applicants who do not have documented basic university pedagogical competence must acquire this within two years from appointment.
  • Documentation of qualifications in dissemination, management and administration will count positively.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Norwegian and Scandinavian educational systems and/or counseling services for children and families
  • Good written and oral communication skills in both English and Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) are a prerequisite for performing all the tasks associated with the position. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment are given a deadline of two years to learn Norwegian.
  • Experience and interest in the development of the field of Educational Psychology
  • Commitment to teaching
  • Personal suitability and motivation

The criteria that will be considered are the applicant’s academic, professional, and pedagogical qualifications, plus personal qualifications including Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish) and English proficiency.

In our evaluation of applicants, we will emphasize experience and competency in quantitative methodology related to longitudinal and/or experimental designs.

In the ranking of applicants, the whole range of qualifications will be considered and assessed, including communication skills and personal suitability for the position.

We offer

  • Salary from kr 636 700 to kr 728 100 depending on competencies, in the position of 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
  • An overall description (3-6 pages) of one’s work to frame the publications: research interests, domain, topics, perspectives, etc.
  • 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
  • Academic works: applicants for position as Associate Professor are requested to submit up to 10 publications. If works are co-authored please add a brief account of the applicant’s scientific contribution to the publication
  • 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 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.

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.


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