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Half-time teaching appointment as university lecturer in social psychology

Deadline: 30.08.2020

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.


Psykologisk institutt er det eldste psykologiske instituttet i Norge. Forskningen ved instituttet er internasjonalt rettet med flere internasjonale samarbeidsprosjekter, og avspeiler psykologiens mangfold og kontaktflate med andre vitenskapelige disipliner, i medisin, humaniora og samfunnsfag. Studietilbudet i psykologi omfatter profesjonsstudiet i psykologi, samt et bachelor- og mastergradsprogram. I tillegg har instituttet en forskerutdanning (Ph.D.-grad) med 140 registrerte kandidater. Instituttet har en stab på 75 faste vitenskapelig ansatte, ca. 70 stipendiater og postdoktorer, og en teknisk/administrativ stab på 22 personer.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Section for Methodology, Work-, Cultural-, and Social Psychology (MAKS)

Job description

The Department of Psychology has available a part time position (50 %) as University Lecturer in Social Psychology at the Section for Methodology, Work-, Cultural-, and Social Psychology (MAKS). The appointee will contribute to teaching, supervising and examination activities in the bachelor, master and clinical training programs with a special focus on applied social psychology. The position requires competence in teaching mainly in social psychology.

The section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, clinical training program and PhD programs in methods, work and organizational, social, culture and community psychology. The section’s social psychology unit includes half a dozen permanent academic staff and several Ph.D. and postdoc fellows.

More about the position

The position is a teaching position. Most of the teaching should be delivered in English, while being able to perform supervising and examination activity in Norwegian will be a big advantage.Possibilities for professional development will be facilitated. The appointment may be subject to changes in responsibilities and work tasks that the employer must decide.

It is possible to split the position up into 20 % or 10 % slices. You can indicate in the application if you wish to take less than the 50 % announced.The evaluation of the applicants will be based on their educational background, teaching experience diversity, research record, work experience in the field of social psychology, personal suitability and motivation. Achievements will be weighed against career stage, and adjusted for parental leaves.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master degree / Clinical study degree in psychology, with documented proficiency in social psychology or equivalent.
  • Applicants must be able to fill in the relevant teaching obligations at the section.
  • Applicants must have a fluent proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Documented activity in conducting high-quality research in social psychology or related fields.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, and be highly motivated.

Preferable qualifications

  • University pedagogy skills and diversity in teaching experiences (forms and levels) would be a great advantage.
  • Teaching experience in social psychology or equivalent is a great advantage.
  • Plans and ambitions for conducting high quality teaching activities would be a great advantage.
  • Competence in a Scandinavian language would be an advantage.
  • PhD degree in social psychology or equivalent would be an asset.
  • Willingness to participate in the department´s activities in education, research, dissemination, and administration at all levels would be an asset.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

We offer

  • An academically-stimulating working environment. The position will offer the opportunity to further develop high-quality teaching competences.
  • A salary of NOK 504 700 - 640 200 per annum (NOK in 100 % position) depending on qualifications in position as University Lecturer (position code 1009).
  • Favorable pension agreement
  • Social welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must be submitted through the online application system and must include:

  • Letter of application explaining the motivation for applying and how the applicant’s qualifications are relevant for the position in terms of teaching, as well as any other relevant information. To explain these aspects further, please consider including a research statement explaining current and future research interests and a teaching statement explaining teaching beliefs and practices with concrete examples (1-2 pages).
  • A CV summarizing personal information, education, positions, teaching experience, research record and any other qualifying information.
  • A complete list of publications and communications (including scientific knowledge dissemination).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system and to apply for NOKUT's general recognition of higher education. All documents should be in a Scandinavian language or English.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see 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 agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

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