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Temporary Position as Assistant / Associate Professor of Medicine (Anatomy)

Deadline 14.01.2019

Institute of Basic Medical Science

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 Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 320 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

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Job description

A temporary (substitute) position is available at the Department of Molecular Medicine for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Medicine in the subject area of Anatomy. The employment period is for 2 years, up to end of 2020, with an opportunity for extension.

The Department consists of 28 research groups across three divisions (Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology) and brings together wide expertise aiming to understand key biological and pathological processes from cellular to systems levels.

The position is linked to the Division of Anatomy, which consists of nine research groups working on a broad range of topics related to immunology and neuroscience using research techniques ranging from molecular biology and transgenic animal models to functional imaging and computer modelling. More on research in the Department and Division of Anatomy can be found here:


The successful candidate will participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessments at all levels, contribute to research, and carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department of Molecular Medicine. The Division of Anatomy is responsible for teaching all aspects of human anatomy to students in the professional training programs of medicine (majority), nutrition and dentistry, and to students in the PhD and medical research training programs at the Faculty of Medicine. Teaching consists of formal lectures, tuition of learning groups, and practical courses. The latter comprises both histology (microscopy) and macroscopic anatomy (dissection of human bodies and clinical anatomical examination of live models). Candidates must therefore document in their application, and demonstrate during the evaluation process, that they are both qualified and motivated to engage in teaching.

Qualification requirements

  • For Associate Professor: PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in biomedical science
  • For Assistant Professor: MD or MSc or equivalent academic qualifications in biomedical disciplines
  • Research experience in basic medical sciences
  • An MD degree is clearly preferable because of the teaching obligations, but other candidates who can convincingly demonstrate ability and motivation to teach clinically relevant anatomy from the molecular to the macroscopic level will be considered. MDs will be encouraged to continue clinical work in an adjunct position.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

We are particularly interested in candidates at an early phase of their career who would be interested in qualifying for permanent positions when available. The successful applicant will have a clear plan for how to manage the teaching responsibilities and for how to engage in research synergizing with ongoing research (methodologically or thematically) in the Division and the Department.

Personal skills

  • Ability to enthusiastically communicate teaching topics and scientific topics to the above mentioned student groups as well as to colleagues and laymen

We offer

  • Salary NOK 586 500 – 713 600 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011)
  • Salary NOK 555 100 – 670 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Assistant professor (position code 1009)
  • 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing teaching experiences and motivation, and scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A portfolio of academic work (up to 5 publications) that is particularly relevant for the position. The candidate should briefly specify his/her contribution to these publications and the impact of the findings
  • A summary of the candidate’s research profile with respect to strategic plans and existing research in the Department
  • Relevant Diplomas
  • List of 3 reference persons including name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English. 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 trial lectures on teaching subjects.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages.

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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