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Associate Professor in Medicine (Health Economics)

Deadline: 24.10.2021

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

The Institute of Health and Society (Helsam) offers a permanent, full position as Associate Professor in Health Economics. Tenure is linked to the Institute, but the current position will be allocated to the Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED).

HELED is a multidisciplinary department, consisting mostly of economists, social scientists and medical doctors, and conducting research in the fields of health economics, health management and health policy, and public health. HELED is organized in four research groups (see website).

The department is responsible for PhD training, the teaching of medical students in quality, leadership and knowledge management, and four discrete study programs: a bachelor’s degree program in Health Management and Health Economics (taught in Norwegian), two master’s degree programs; (both taught in English), and an executive master’s degree program in Health Administration (taught in Norwegian).

HELED is strengthening its research and teaching in health economics. We offer 1 full position as associate professor with qualifications in health economics.

Qualification requirements

Doctoral degree or equivalent academic qualifications with knowledge in economics and/or health economics.

Educational competence will count positively. 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.

Good communication skills both written and oral in English and Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) are a prerequisite for performing all the tasks associated with the position. Applicants who are not competent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such competence within two years subsequent to their appointment, and must be competent in English in the interim period.

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

In the ranking of competent applicants, the whole range of qualifications shall be considered, assessed and explicitly ascribed weight. Particular emphasis will be attached to applicants' scientific publications during the past five years and that are closely related to the area in which the post is advertised. Hiring procedures are regulated in "Rules for appointing Professors and Associate Professors”.

Please see the description of the position for a more in depth description of the qualifications.

Furthermore, we refer to information for applicants as well as guidelines for the preparation of the application, see here and to rules on pedagogical competence, see here.

We offer

  • Salary from kr 665 700 to kr 801 300 depending on competencies, in the position of Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • A professional stimulating working environment
  • Good pension schemes
  • Good welfare benefits
  • The Associate Professor will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to a position as Professor at a later date

How to apply

Please note that it is the information submitted at the application deadline that will be used for the assessment. Details and specifications are therefore essential.

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • A complete list of academic work/publications
  • Description of up to 10 scientific publications which the applicant considers particularly noteworthy. NB: The same 10 publications uploaded as PDF-files (preferably combined into one file but maximum 10 MB) and a brief account of these
  • An educational portfolio, providing a total and systematic presentation of the applicant`s educational and teaching qualifications 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)
  • Overview of experience in supervising PhD candidates, including names of the candidates, period of supervision, information on institutions and dates for the presentation of the theses, as well as specific information regarding experience as main- or co-supervisor for each candidate
  • Description of qualifications in dissemination, management and administration
  • A future research plan describing the applicant's scientific ambitions for the position and integration into ongoing research/teaching activities at the department. See the Department’s research groups here
  • PhD Diploma and references
  • 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 guide has also been prepared for applicants and members of assessment committees on documentation, assessments and weighting of qualifications in appointments/promotions to permanent scientific posts at the Faculty of Medicine, see website.

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

Interviews will be held and references collected. Applicants will also be required to give a research seminar for the Department and possibly also a trial lecture for the Department’s students.

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. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.


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