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Senior Lecturer in China Studies

Deadline: 09.12.2019

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 Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department's 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

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A temporary position of senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in China studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of three and a half years. Starting date: 1 August 2020.

The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and supervision work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. Teaching will primarily be within the field of Chinese society and politics at bachelor and master’s levels. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD degree or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization within Chinese society and politics
  • Teaching experience within the field of Chinese society and politics. Experience with teaching in other fields of China studies may also be an advantage.
  • Fluency in Chinese language
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

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

  • Pedagogical qualifications and practice, mainly from universities or higher education institutions, see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • Academic publications in the field of Chinese society and politics
  • Experience with teaching methods that engage students actively in class
  • Experience from teaching Chinese society and politics at bachelor or master’s level
  • Good teamwork skills and experience

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, research and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s, Master's, and PhD degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university's grading system

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

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.

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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