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Associate Professor of Medicine (Global Health)

Deadline: 04.05.2021

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.

Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Health and Society

Job description

A permanent, fulltime, position is available at the Institute of Health and Society for an Associate Professor within the field of Global Health.

We seek candidates with a medical degree or other relevant health education who have extensive research experience in global health on issues that can include, but are not limited to, maternal health, children’s health, reproductive health, and health equity. Experience with global health policy- and health system research in low-income countries are advantageous.

Associate professors divide their time equally between research and teaching. The person appointed will lead and initiate research, supervise researchers, participate in teaching students and research fellows and undertake duties in connection with examinations, as well as undertaking administrative tasks as required by the prevailing regulations.

The successful applicant will have a plan for development of her/his research, and for acquiring externally funded research projects. High quality of research, and publishing in peer-reviewed international journals is expected. The applicant is asked to describe his/her research profile, with respect to strategic plans and existing research at the institute/department.

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

Qualification requirements

  • Doctoral degree in the academic field concerned or equivalent expertise, and relevant research experience.
  • 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.
  • Extensive research experience in global health

Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment are given a deadline of two years to learn Norwegian.

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” as well as "Rules on pedagogical competence", see here.

Personal skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Aility to create an attractive research environment will be emphasised.
  • Active collaboration, also interdisciplinary and internationally is expected.

We offer

  • Salary from kr. 658 300 to kr. 792 700 (ltr. 71-79) depending on competencies, in the position of Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • 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

The application must include:

  • Application letter (motivation for the position and decription of own research)
  • CV (education, work experience, teaching experience and other relevante experiences)
  • 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
  • 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.

As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected, and the applicants will normally be required to give a trial lecture. The University of Oslo wishes to appoint more women to permanent academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply. The University of Oslo also wishes to appoint more people from ethnic minorities to permanent academic positions. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the Rules for Appointments 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.

Contactinformation

  • Head of department Associate Professor: Tone Omsland: phone number: +47 22850606, e-mail: [email protected]

For questions related to the electronic recruitment process: HR Adviser Hege Øverby; e-mail: [email protected]

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