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Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology

Deadline: 15.09.2022

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 Institute of Health and Society is one of three institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. The Institute covers various disciplines and consists of six departments: General Practice, Health Sciences, Health Management and Health Economics, Medical Ethics, Community Medicine and Global Health and Nursing Science.

The Institute of Health and Society bases its work on a complex understanding of disease, health and health systems. Culture, environment, economics, society and biology play direct and indirect roles. Our teaching responsibilities include seven Master’s programs, one Bachelor program and part of the Faculty’s medical school and PhD-program. We employ about 220 FTE and have almost 700 Bachelor and Master students. Annual income is about 200 mill NOK, half of which is external funding. Our researchers play an active part of public policy and disseminate new knowledge through many channels.

Job description

A 3-year position is available at the Institute of Health and Society for an Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology.

The Institute of Health and Society, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, is advertising for a 3-year position in Medical Anthropology. The successful applicant must hold a doctoral degree in anthropology or an equivalent discipline and a strong track record of ethnographic research within the field of health and medicine, broadly conceived. The successful candidate must be able to engage with diverse multidisciplinary teams of colleagues and students, work collaboratively, and contribute to a positive working environment.

More information is found in the description of the position.

Qualification requirements

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications within anthropology or an equivalent discipline, and relevant research experience
  • Strong track record of ethnographic research and ability to publish within the field of medical anthropology, broadly conceived
  • Educational competence and documented teaching experience will count positively. Applicants who do not have documented basic university pedagogical competence must acquire this within two years from appointment.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral in English are a prerequisite for performing all the tasks associated with the position.

Personal skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research and teaching environment will be emphasized
  • Ability to engage in active collaboration with students and colleagues

We offer

  • Salary from kr 677 000 to kr 814 900 depending on competencies, in the position of Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • A dynamic, innovative and collaborative working environment with excellent opportunities for research
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • The attractions of living in a small capital city with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities and its family-friendly environment

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
  • List of 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.

A screening committee will invite the most relevant candidates to submit up to 10 scientific articles for expert assessment. For this reason, scientific articles must not be uploaded with the application.

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.


For questions regarding application and application process: Marie Cecilie Bakken: [email protected]

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