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Professor / associate professor - mathematics education

Deadline: 03.03.2021

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 Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo.

ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway's first Centre of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Equinor.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

Job description

A permanent full-time position as Professor or Associate Professor in Mathematics Education is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS).

The position is linked to the teacher education programmes at ILS (the 1-year graduate teacher education programme (PPU) and the 5-years graduate teacher education programme (Lektorprogrammet). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching with emphasis on the field of Mathematics Education, particularly on teaching and learning in Mathematics for grades 8-13 in Norwegian schools, including classroom management, assessment and differentiated instruction as well as programming and computational thinking. In addition, the successful candiate is expected to contribute to innovation and development of teacher education at ILS.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the field of Mathematics Education, with emphasis on instructional practices and students’ learning; also in connection with programming and computational thinking. Other research areas are assessment and large-scale educational assessments, mathematics competence or mathematics teacher education in one of the four research groups; Large-Scale Educational Assessment (LEA), Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO), Teachers’ Professional Development and Educational Change (TEPEC) or ChALLENGES OF Sustainability in Educational Research (COSER). LEA’s focus is the development and validating of large-scale educational assessments. SISCO focuses on how knowledge cultures and instructional practices promote students’ learning. TEPEC has its focus on general aspects of teacher education in the context of national programs, and on international comparative research on teacher education. The focus of COSER is the relationship between education and today’s complex sustainable development issues.

Main duties

  • Contribution to one of ILS´ research groups with the aim of publishing in national and international journals
  • Contribution to project development and external fund raising
  • Participation in national and international research networks
  • Participation in planning, teaching, supervision and examinations in teacher education programmes
  • Contribution to the development of Subject Didactics for Mathematics in Teacher Education for grades 8-13
  • Contribution to innovation and development of teacher education at ILS
  • Research dissemination
  • Administrative tasks

Qualification requirements

For Professor:

  • Documented research competence as with specialization in the field of Mathematics Education
  • An extensive production of academic publications is required. The research must be of high quality and demonstrate academic breadth and depth, and also reflect an independent research profile and show ability to address novel issues
  • Capacity to raise funds and lead research projects
  • Proficiency in relevant research methods for teacher education
  • Formal teaching qualifications, (i.e. documented competence in relevant educational theory and practice based on training or on teaching and supervision) and documented extensive educational development and educational activities of high quality are required
  • Experience from schools grade 8-13 and/or from teacher training for grades 8-13
  • Documented knowledge of and familiarity with the Norwegian or Scandinavian Educational Systems
  • Advanced Norwegian (alternatively Swedish or Danish) and English proficiency, spoken and written
  • Personal suitability and motivation

For Associate Professor:

  • Documented research competence with specialization in the field of Mathematics Education
  • The minimum requirement is PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Capacity to raise funds and lead research projects
  • Proficiency in relevant research methods for teacher education
  • Formal teaching qualifications, (i.e. documented competence in relevant educational theory and practice based on training or on teaching and supervision).
  • Experience from schools grade 8-13 and/or from teacher training for grades 8-13
  • Documented knowledge of and familiarity with the Norwegian or Scandinavian Educational Systems
  • Advanced Norwegian (alternatively Swedish or Danish) and English proficiency, spoken and written
  • Personal suitability and motivation

The criteria that will be considered are the applicant’s academic, professional and pedagogical qualifications, leadership and administrative qualifications, and personal qualifications including Norwegian, Swedish or Danish and English proficiency.

In the ranking of qualified applicants, the whole range of qualifications will be considered and assessed, including communication skills and personal suitability for the positions.

We offer

  • Salary from kr 726 400 to kr 887 000 depending on competencies, in the position of Professor (position code 1013)
  • Salary from kr 608 200 to kr 708 000 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 (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV with description of educational background, prior positions, academic, professional and pedagogical activities and administrative experience
  • Educational portfolio of 3-6 pages documenting educational competence and experience, including a reflection note in which the applicant’s own practice and learning vision is anchored in the SoTL criteria (focus on student learning, development over time, research approach and collegial attitude and practice
  • Complete list of publications
  • Academic works; Applicants for position as professor are requested to submit up to 15 academic works, for associate professor up to 10 academic works, including PhD-thesis and documentation of other relevant qualifications that you wish to be taken into account in the assessment
  • Diplomas
  • References (list of 2-3 persons with name, title, email and phone number)

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

Interviews and trial lecture will form part of the appointment process.

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.

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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