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Associate professor of Pedagogy

Deadline 08.04.2019

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 Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at the Faculty of Education at the University of Oslo.

ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway's first Center of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø. EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Statoil.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

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A permanent full-time position as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) of pedagogy is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS).

The position is linked to the teacher education programmes at ILS (the 1-year graduate teacher education programme PPU and the 5-years graduate teacher education programme Lektorprogrammet. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching pedagogy with emphasis on the field of teaching and learning for grades 8-13, including classroom management, assessment and differentiated instruction. Contribution to the efforts of ProTed, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education is expected as well.

The successful candidate is also expected to conduct research in the field of teaching and learning or in the field of teacher education through participation in one of the three research groups; Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO), Teachers’ Professional Development and Educational Change (TEPEC) or Challenges of Sustainability in Educational Research (COSER). SISCO focuses on how knowledge cultures and instructional practices promote students’ learning. TEPEC has its focus on general aspects of teacher education in the context of national programs, and on international comparative research on teacher education. COSER’s focus is the relationship between education and today’s complex sustainable development issues.

Main duties:

  • Contribution to SISCO, TEPEC or COSER research groups
  • Publishing in national and international journals
  • Participation in national and international research networks
  • Participation in planning, teaching, supervision and examinations in teacher education programmes
  • Contribution to the development of pedagogy in Teacher Education for grades 8-13
  • Contribution to the efforts of ProTed, the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education
  • External fund raising
  • Research dissemination
  • Administrative tasks

Qualification requirements

  • Documented research competence in pedagogy as Associate Professor with specialization in either the field of teaching and learning for grades 8-13 or in the field of teacher education. The minimum requirement is PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Capacity to raise funds and lead research projects
  • Formal teaching qualifications
  • Experience from teacher training for grades 8-13
  • Documented knowledge of and familiarity with the Norwegian or Scandinavian Educational Systems
  • Advanced Norwegian (alternatively Swedish or Danish) and English proficiency, spoken and written
  • Personal suitability and motivation

The criteria that will be considered are the applicant’s academic, professional and pedagogical qualifications, leadership and administrative qualifications, and personal qualifications including Norwegian, Swedish or Danish and English proficiency.

In the ranking of qualified applicants, the whole range of qualifications will be considered and assessed, including communication skills and personal suitability for the positions.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 576 100 – 658300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011)
  • 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
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage only pertains to employment as Associate Professor

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of educational background, prior positions, academic, professional and pedagogical activites and administrative experience)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Academic works (i.e. up to 10 publications); in addition to documentation of other relevant qualifications
  • PhD Diploma
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application must be made in English or in a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Interviews will be part of the appointment process along with a trial lecture.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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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