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University Lecturer (50 %) - Section for Methodology-, Work-, Cultural-, and Social Psychology (MAKS)

Deadline: 23.01.2020

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

The Position

The Department of Psychology has available a 5 months 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 English 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. While some supervising and examination activity can be in Norwegian, this is not a requirement, and all the teaching should be delivered in English.

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. Please 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 demonstrate teaching competence 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.
  • 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.
  • Plans and ambitions for conducting high quality teaching activities would be a great advantage.
  • Documented activity in conducting research in social psychology 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.

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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.
  • A CV summarizing personal information, education, positions, teaching experience, research record and any other qualifying information.
  • A complete list of publications (if applicable) 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.

An interview will be part of the assessment process.

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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