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Professor / Associate Professor in Educational Psychology

Deadline: 06.05.2021

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 Department of Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 16 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Job description

A permanent position is available at the Department of Education for a Professor/Associate Professor in the area of Educational Psychology. We are seeking applicants with a research interest in educational and psychological counseling related to children and youth’s learning and development, either socio-emotionally or within domains related to their language learning, reading development and knowledge building. Research relevant to the field of educational and psychological counseling also comprises interventions to enhance the conditions for learning and well-being inside and/or outside of educational settings. In our evaluation of applicants, we will emphasize experience and competency in quantitative methodology related to longitudinal and/or experimental designs.

The successful candidate is expected to strengthen research in Educational Psychology and contribute to one of the Faculty of Educational Sciences’ research groups.

The successful candidate is also expected to actively participate in the collective development of our education programs and teach at the bachelor- and master-level programs in Educational Psychology.

Main Duties

  • Contribution to the development of research and to one of the faculty’s research groups
  • Participation in national and international research networks
  • Participation in planning, teaching, coaching and supervision in the bachelor- and master-level courses within Educational Psychology
  • Supervision of PhD candidates
  • Research dissemination
  • External fund raising
  • Administrative tasks

Qualification requirements

For Associate Professor:

  • Doctoral degree in Education or equivalent relevant academic qualifications
  • Documented scientific competence relevant for the announced position
  • 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

For Professor:

  • Substantial academic production in excess of that which is required for a doctoral degree relevant for the announced position
  • Prolonged research activity with an independent research profile
  • Documented basic university pedagogical competence. This requirement may be waived in special cases, but must then be met within two years from appointment
  • Broad experience in the development and implementation of teaching, supervision and work with educational quality
  • Good qualifications in dissemination and/or management and administration

For both Professor and Associate Professor:

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Norwegian and Scandinavian educational systems and/or counseling services for children and families
  • 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
  • Experience and interest in the development of the field of Educational Psychology
  • Commitment to teaching
  • Personal suitability and motivation

The criteria that will be considered are the applicant’s academic, professional, and pedagogical qualifications, plus personal qualifications including Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) and English proficiency.

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

We offer

  • Salary from NOK 726 400 to NOK 887 000 per annum depending on competencies, in the position of Professor (position code 1013)
  • Salary from NOK 608 200 to NOK 708 000 per annum depending on competencies, in the position of 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work, research interests and qualifications)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • 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. (For guidance, see this page)
  • Description of qualifications/skills in dissemination, management and administration
  • Complete list of publications
  • Academic works: Applicants for position as professor are requested to submit up to 15 publications. Applicants for position as associate professor are requested to submit up to 10 publications. For both positions please add to each publication a brief account of their scientific contribution to the publication
  • Diplomas
  • References: a list of 2-3 persons with name, title, email and phone number

The application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that the application must be written in English, and that all documentation (i.e. transcripts) must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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

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.

Please also see guidance memo concerning promotion of professors at the Faculty of Educational Sciences.

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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