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University Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in British Studies and Literature

Deadline: 01.08.2023

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 Literature, Area Studies and European Languages is involved in extensive research, teaching and outreach in the fields of literature, area studies and linguistics within European languages apart from the Nordic ones. The Department has an active research environment with a wide range of international collaboration. Many of our researchers play a part in giving the general public insight into the results of this research. The Department has about 130 members of staff: approximately 80 in academic posts, approximately 30 Ph.D. fellows and postdoctoral fellows, and 18 in administrative posts. The Department has approximately 300 master students and 1000 bachelor students.

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

Job description

A full, temporary position as university lecturer (SKO 1009)/ senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in British Studies and Literature is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages, University of Oslo, for the period 1 January 2024 – 31 December 2025.

The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach courses in British Area Studies, along with secondary responsibilities in British Literature, within the programme for English Literature, American, and British Studies (ENGLABS), including relevant exam work. The position will be focused on teaching introductory courses, such as ENG 1505 British Civilisation (lectures and seminar groups) and ENG 1303 British Literature (seminar groups), as well as additional courses at the BA level, such as ENG2501 British Politics and ENG2502 British History.

More about the position

The successful candidate may also be called upon to teach other courses in British Studies and British Literature, and to supervise master students, subject to the needs of the section. All teaching is in English.

The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and dissemination work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. The teaching will normally be at bachelor level. Within the normal duties and academic competence, the person appointed may also be directed to work outside his/her department. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.

Qualification requirements

  • masters degree or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialisation in British Studies, British History, or British Literature
  • pedagogical qualifications and practice, mainly from universities or higher education institutions, see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • teaching experience at the bachelor level, and preferably also at the master level
  • personal suitability and motivation for the position

Further qualifications

In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

  • good teamwork skills and experience
  • professional competency and publication in the field
  • experience in producing text books, compilations and lecture notes or experience in internet based teaching/flexible learning
  • candidates who hold a Ph.D. may be prioritised

We offer

  • Salary level NOK 534 900 - 636 700 per year, depending on qualifications, as university lecturer
  • Salary level NOK 615 000 - 714 000 per year, depending on qualifications, as senior lecturer (a PhD is required)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

Candidates holding a PhD is offered a Senior Lecturer position

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • letter of application describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of publications, if applicable

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Diplomas, certificates and other documentation will be requested later.

An interview and a trial lecture will be part of the assessment process.

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand: evian.nordstrand@hf.uio.no (for questions on electronic application)

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