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University Lecturers (50 %) in Developmental Psychology

Deadline: 17.01.2020

Faculty of Social Sciences

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 Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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Department of Psychology

Section Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP)

Job description

The Department of Psychology has available two part time positions (50 %) as University Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the Section for Health-, Developmental- and Personality Psychology (HUP).

The section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, clinical training program and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology (including health promotion and prevention psychology). It has around 50 permanent and non-permanent staff. The Section’s Developmental Psychology Unit includes half a dozen of permanent academic staff and several Ph.D. and Post-Doc fellows. Gender balance among the staff is one of the priorities of the Section.

The positions requires high level of competence in teaching mainly in development psychology. The appointees will have to contribute to the section’s teaching, supervising and examination mainly in developmental psychology (basic or applied) at the bachelor, master and clinical training program with a special focus on infant, children, adolescent, and/or social development.

More about the positions

The positions are teaching positions. Possibilities for professional development can be facilitated.The appointments are made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.

The evaluation of the applicants will be based on their educational background, teaching experience diversity, research record, work experience with infants, children or adolescents, personal suitability and motivation. Achievements will be weighed against career stage, and adjusted for parental leaves.

Absolute requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master degree / Clinical study degree in psychology, with documented proficiency in developmental psychology or equivalent.
  • Applicants must demonstrate teaching competence related to developmental 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 Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language).
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, and be highly motivated.

Top-priority qualifications

  • University pedagogy skills and diversity in teaching experiences (forms and levels) would be a great advantage.
  • Plans and ambitions for conducting high quality teaching activities would be a great advantage.
  • Documented activity in conducting research with infants, children or adolescents would be a great advantage.
  • Good skills in English would be a great advantage.

Other, desired qualifications

  • PhD degree in developmental 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.

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).
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A generous pension agreement

How to apply

The application 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.
  • 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.

The application with attachments must be delivered via our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Short-listed applicants will normally go through an interview process, and trial lectures may also be relevant for the final ranking of the applicants.

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 women and people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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