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Professor II (20%) in Personality Psychology

Deadline: 23.09.2020

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.

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.

University of Oslo

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology

Job description

A part-time position as Professor II (20 %) in Personality Psychology is open at the Section for Health, Developmental, and Personality Psychology (HUP), Department of Psychology. The position is for a period of 3 years. The position is partly linked to a joint agreement between the Department of Psychology and the Nic Waal Institute (Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus), and requires that the applicant is currently employed in a main position at the Nic Waal Institute.

The HUP Section covers basic and applied research, and undergraduate and graduate teaching in health, developmental and personality psychology. It has around 50 national and international permanent and non-permanent staff including Professors, Associate Professors, University Lecturers, Post-Doc and PhD-fellows, Professors and Associate Professors II and Researchers. The HUP Section includes a Personality Psychology Group and the new PROMENTA research centre. Gender balance among junior and senior staff is one of the priorities of the HUP Section.

The appointee will have to contribute to the section’s research and teaching in personality psychology and related areas. She / he will be expected to initiate and lead research and to teach (lectures, seminars, supervisions, examination) at all levels (bachelor, master, professional and doctoral) and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the HUP Section and the Personality Psychology Unit.

The evaluation of the applicants will be based on their educational background, teaching, research, administrative and work experiences and competences, personal suitability and motivation. Achievements will be weighed against career stage, and adjusted for parental leaves.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicant must currently be employed in a main position at the Nic Waal Institute.
  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Doctoral degree in psychology or equivalent. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the application date. The appointments are dependent on the Doctoral degree being granted.
  • Applicants must have an excellent research record especially over the last five years (e.g. number, originality and interest of publications, number of citations and h-index, successful external grant applications, leading research projects, international collaborations, research awards) in relevant fields, including personality psychology, individual differences, genetics, mental health, developmental disorders. Experience with longitudinal designs, molecular genetic methods (e.g. GWAS, Mendelian Randomization, GCTA/GRML), and high expertise in quantitative analysis and in statistical software (e.g. R, Mplus, Stata) would be a great advantage. Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the research covered by the HUP Section, the Personality Psychology Group and the PROMENTA research centre. Ambitious and realistic short and long-term plan for high quality research in line with the objectives of the HUP Section would be a great advantage.
  • Applicants should have undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience (e.g. lecturing, supervision, examination, course organisation, university pedagogy training, teaching prize). Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching covered by the HUP Section and the Personality Psychology Group. Teaching experience in fields related to personality psychology would be a great advantage.
  • Clinical/therapeutic experiences and competences would be an advantage.
  • Applicants must have a fluent proficiency in oral and written Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Good skills in English would be a great advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, and be highly motivated.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment. The position will offer the opportunity to develop high-quality teaching competences and competitive international research record.
  • A salary from NOK 813 400 per annum (100 % position) depending on qualifications in position as Professor (position code 1013).
  • Attractive welfare benefits.
  • A generous pension agreement .

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A letter of application explaining the motivation for applying and how the applicant’s qualifications are relevant for the position in terms of both research and teaching, as well as any other relevant information.
  • A CV summarizing personal information, education, positions, teaching, research, administrative experiences and competences, and any other qualifying experiences and competences.
  • A complete list of publications and communications (including scientific knowledge dissemination).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of three 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 the University of Oslo’s 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.

Interviews and trial lectures with the best-qualified applicants might be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Women are encouraged to apply.

In addition, the University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with disabilities or gaps in their CV to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities. Applicants who indicate that they have disabilities or gaps in their CV are made aware that this information may be used for statistical purposes.


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