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Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology

Deadline: 05.08.2020

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 Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Section for Methodology, Work-, Cultural-, and Social Psychology (MAKS)

Job description

A position is available at the Faculty of Social Sciences for an Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Psychology. The position will be linked to the Section of Methodology, Work, Cultural and Social psychology (MAKS). The successful candidate will be tasked to initiate and publish research, supervise students and doctoral candidates, participate in teaching and exam-related work at all levels of the Department’s study programmes (bachelor, master, professional, and PhD). The position also involves administrative and other duties in accordance with university regulations. In accordance with the university’s appointment regulations, applicants who are qualified for full professorship may subsequently apply for promotion once they have taken up their position.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to the development of research and teaching in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Department. The candidate is expected to teach and supervise at all levels in Work and Organizational Psychology and preferably also in research methodology. The appointee will be a part of the research group in Work and Organizational Psychology. The position requires a high level of competence in research on work and occupational aspects of the field.

The research of the group spans from work- and organizational psychology to psychology of technology and human factors as well as human resource management. Research areas of the group are organisational climate, organizational and leadership development, psychological contracts, team effectiveness, character strengths, work environment and health, work engagement, knowledge implementation, user-centered design as well as sustainability. The appointee should strengthen or complement these areas.

The section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, clinical training program and PhD programs in methods, work and organizational, social, culture and community psychology. The section’s work and organizational psychology unit currently includes four permanent academic staff.

More about the position

Possibilities for professional development will be facilitated. The appointment may be subject to changes in responsibilities and work tasks that the employer decides.

The evaluation of the applicants will be based on their educational background, research record, teaching experience diversity, work experience in the field of work and organizational psychology, personal suitability and motivation. Achievements will be weighed against career stage, and adjusted for parental leaves.

Qualification requirements and assessment criteria

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in psychology or a related discipline
  • A strong research profile within the area of Work and Organizational Psychology and a track record of publications within the area in acknowledged publication channels.
  • 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.
  • Plans to take active part in education, dissemination and administration at all levels as well as contributing to the further development of teaching in Work and Organizational Psychology.
  • Teaching experience within the area of Work and Organizational Psychology.
  • Applicants must speak and write English fluently.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, and be highly motivated.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on their documented academic qualifications as well as qualifications in teaching, management and administration. Emphasis will be placed on research and publication in recent years as well as the candidate's future research potential.
  • In the assessment of publications, originality, quality, scope, and interdisciplinary engagement will be emphasized. Documented ability to collaborate in research projects will be taken into consideration during the appointment process.

Preferable qualifications

  • University pedagogy skills and diversity in teaching experiences (forms and levels) would be a great advantage.
  • Plans and ambitions for conducting high quality research and teaching activities would be a great advantage.
  • Competence in a Scandinavian language would be an advantage. 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.

We offer

  • An academically-stimulating working environment. The position will offer the opportunity to further develop high-quality teaching competences.
  • Salary NOK 667.200 - 789.200 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011).
  • Favorable pension agreement
  • Social welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must be submitted through the online application system and must include:

  • Application letter explaining the motivation for applying and fit to the position. The letter should include a short description of the applicant’s academic profile, how the applicant views his/her academic orientation in relation to the core areas of Work and Organizational Psychology and how the applicant wishes to contribute to the development of teaching in Work and Organizational Psychology at the department.
  • A research statement explaining current and future research interests (1-2 pages)
  • A teaching portfolio (max. 8 pages)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and coordination experience, research record, scientific knowledge dissemination and other qualifying activities).
  • A complete list of scientific publications
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email and phone number).

International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system and to apply for NOKUT's general recognition of higher education. All documents should be in a Scandinavian language or English.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be invited for an interview.

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 has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Women are encouraged to apply.

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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