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Associate Professor in the subject area of Cognitive Hearing Science, Language and Communication

Deadline: 23.04.2020

Job description

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 Special Needs Education
is one of the three departments at UiO's Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The department has today approximately 25 permanent employees that work with research, 14 temporary research fellows and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to 12 administrative employees. The department has approximately 800 students distributed between bachelor- and master’s degree studies in Special Needs Education, master’s degree studies in Special Needs Education, as well as PhD-studies.

A permanent position is available at the Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, for an Associate Professor in the subject area of Cognitive hearing science, Language and Communication.

The position is within the subject area of cognitive hearing science, language and communication, dealing with the cognitive and physiological basis of hearing and learning in interaction with technical, educational and general rehabilitation support. Please see the following web page for more information about the subject (in Norwegian).

We are searching for a candidate with a primary research and clinical focus on childhood hearing loss and/or speech and language development in children with hearing loss. While the primary focus of the position is on children, knowledge of a broad spectrum of hearing disorders in a lifelong perspective is required.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise bachelor-, master- and PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department of Special Needs Education. The position is allocated to 47 % teaching, 47 % research work, and 6 % administration.

Main duties

  • Promote the development of the subject area through research, publication of academic work nationally and internationally
  • Participation in national and international networks
  • Active participation in relevant research groups at the faculty
  • Participate in the planning of study programs and teaching at any level
  • Subject responsibility of study programs at any level
  • Supervision and examinations as well as related tasks at any level
  • Research dissemination targeted at both professional and the general public
  • Administrative tasks in accordance with the applicable provisions
  • Active participation in attracting research funding from external sources

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in the relevant subject area
  • Documented pedagogical skills
  • Documented research competence
  • Potential for project acquisition and project management
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Norwegian/Scandinavian language

The criteria that will be considered are the applicant’s academic, professional and pedagogical qualifications, leaderships and administrative qualifications as well as personal qualifications and communications skills.

Personal skills

  • Commitment to the field of special needs education
  • Good collaboration skills and an ambition for teamwork
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

We offer

  • Salary NOK 605 500 – 704 900 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
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage when employed as Associate Professor

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lecture.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Please see 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.

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

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 personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background.

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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