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Professor in Workplace Learning

Deadline: 22.11.2019

Job description

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.

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The Department of Education offers a position as Professor in Workplace Learning. We invite candidates who can document academic merits of high international standard in this field to apply to this position.

The position include responsibilities for the further development of the Department of Education’s research agenda within workplace learning and research on professional expertise. The candidate must document extensive research experiences and achievements of high international standard within this area. Research themes of special relevance for the position includes the consequences of digitalization for work organization, expertise and learning; conditions for learning throughout the course of one’s working life; competence development in the context of interdisciplinary or interprofessional work; knowledge development and learning related to organizational change and innovation processes; or new models for professional-client/user collaboration.

Experience from leading large international research projects, from development and leadership of interdisciplinary research, as well as from innovative research methods will be an advantage.

The position includes educational responsibilities within workplace learning. The Department of Education offers a master-level specialization track focusing on knowledge development and learning in working life, as well as specialization track in the bachelor programme that qualifies for admission to the master programme, see links to KULA (Kunnskapsutvikling og læring i arbeidslivet) and KAT (Kompetanseutvikling, arbeidsliv og teknologi). The candidate is expected to take on responsibilities for teaching and supervision and for the further development of these educational programmes.

The candidate is expected to lead and initiate research, to supervise bachelor-, master- and PhD candidates, to participate in teaching and assessment at all levels, as well as to take on administrative duties in accordance with current guidelines. It is expected that he/she participates in one of the research groups in the Department, such as HEDWORK (Knowledge, Learning and Governance: Studies in higher education and work).

Professional duties

  • Active participation in the further development of Workplace Learning as a research field in the Department of Education, through publishing high-quality scientific contributions, initiating new research projects, and further development of national and international networks
  • Participate in the planning of educational activities, teaching, supervision and assessment at all levels, and in securing the educational quality of programmes and courses for which the candidate is given responsibilities. This includes managing good relations with partners in working life
  • Contribute to the further development of research methods courses offered by the Department
  • Dissemination of research results directed towards both professional parties as well as towards the general public
  • Administrative tasks according to general guidelines

Qualification requirements

  • The applicant must document academic merits of high international standard in the advertised research field. This includes extensive and sustained research productivity of high international level
  • Experience with different research methodologies
  • Experience from developing research groups and agendas as well as from leadership of large, internationally oriented research projects will be emphasized
  • Documented capacity to attract external funding and winning competitive research grants
  • Extensive experience from supervision of PhD candidates and master students within workplace learning and/or related fields
  • Teaching experience from different levels within the relevant area
  • Basic competence in pedagogy. The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications in accordance with UiOs requirements will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.
  • Fluency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) is required, as is proficiency in English (spoken and written). The candidate must demonstrate mastery in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language (Swedish, Danish) upon appointment. In addition, he /she must be able to teach and supervise students in the English language, on bachelor-, master- and PhD levels. Proficiency in the English language is therefore required.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The assessment of applicants for this position will place emphasis on scientific merits, documented pedagogical qualifications, qualifications for disseminating and communicating research, as well as for leadership and administration. In addition, personal suitability and qualifications of significance for the research community and collaboration will be considered. The whole range of qualifications will be considered in the ranking of qualified candidates.

Interviews of the applicants will be used in the recruitment process. Qualified applicants may also be required to give a trial lecture.

We offer

  • Salary 723.200 – 906.600 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Professor (position code 1013)
  • 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:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative /leadership experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Selected publications that the applicant wants to be considered in the assessment (up to 15 publications)
  • An outline of a research plan for the next 2-3 years (2-3 pages)
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, title, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. The cover letter, CV, list of publications and research plan should be submitted in English. Please note that all other documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships.

Application procedures with respect to the basic teaching qualification and detailed guidance for applicants can be found at the following webpage.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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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