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Professor / Associate Professor of Pedagogy in Teacher Education

Deadline: 17.03.2021

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 enrolls 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 of pedagogy 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 will be expected to contribute to teaching pedagogy with emphasis on the field of teaching and learning for grades 8-13, including classroom management, assessment and differentiated instruction. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to innovation and development of teacher education at ILS.

The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research in the field of teaching and learning or in the field of teacher education through participation in one of the three research groups; Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO), Teachers’ Professional Development and Educational Change (TEPEC) or Challenges of Sustainability in Educational Research (COSER). 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. COSER’s focus is the relationship between education and today’s complex sustainable development issues.

Main duties

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

Qualification requirements

For Professor:

  • Documented research competence in pedagogy with specialization in either the field of teaching and learning for grades 8-13 or in the field of teacher 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 and documented extensive educational development work and educational activities of high quality are required
  • Experience from schools grade 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 in pedagogy with specialization in either the field of teaching and learning for grades 8-13 or in the field of teacher 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
  • Experience from schools grade 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)
  • 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 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:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of educational background, prior positions, academic, professional and pedagogical activities and administrative experience and a brief sketch of potential plans for future research activities)
  • Complete list of publications
  • 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)
  • 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
  • PhD Diplomas
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application must be made in English or in a Scandinavian language.

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

Interviews will form 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.

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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