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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Associate Professors in Political Science

Deadline: 01.09.2019

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 Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching, and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 PhD candidates, 6 postdoctoral fellows, and 10 administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of the C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

Two permanent positions as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) are available at The Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. We welcome applicants from all parts of political science, including public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, and international relations. In the position as an Associate Professor, time is equally divided between research and teaching. The persons appointed must be prepared to undertake teaching duties at all levels (bachelor, master, and PhD) and take part in the teaching of research methods.

The persons appointed will be expected to perform administrative and other tasks in accordance with university regulations. Associate Professors may apply for personal promotion to full professorship once they have started in their positions

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree and have a track record of excellent international publications. Applicants are evaluated on academic qualifications. In addition to research excellence, teaching and research leadership as well as administrative experience together with personal qualities and suitability for the position will be taken into consideration. In the evaluation of research qualifications, recent publications, as well as the potential for future research of high quality, will be emphasised. The persons we hire must be able to contribute to the Department’s long-term academic development.

Teaching is carried out in both Norwegian and English. The successful candidates 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.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 594 400 – 741 300 per annum depending on qualifications
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 35 000 per year)
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • An inclusive and friendly workplace environment
  • Excellent welfare schemes

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interests)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • A complete list of publications
  • PhD Diploma
  • List of reference persons: 2 or 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number)

The cover letter must include an account of how your work relates to the Department's research and teaching profile and how you plan to contribute to the Department's long-term academic development.

About the procedure

The application deadline is 1 September 2019. The applications will first be perused by an application committee with the aim of providing the appointed assessors with a short, substantiated proposal as to which applicants have the most potential and should proceed in the selection process. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In October, following the application committee’s report, the most promising applicants will be invited to submit a comprehensive application together with a selection of academic publications.

The evaluation committee will identify the most qualified applicants among the short-listed applicants. The top-ranked candidates will then be invited to an interview and will be asked to give a trial lecture, and references will be contacted. The report from the evaluation committee, with the evaluation of the top candidates for the posts, will be made available to all applicants. The hiring process is expected to be completed by March 2020.

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.

Please see the rules for appointments to professorships and associate professorships and the 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, even 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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