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University Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Arabic language

Deadline 15.01.2019

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 Culture Studies and Oriental Languages(abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department's 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

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A position of university lecturer (SKO 1009)/senior lecturer (SKO1198) in Arabic language is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and dissemination work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. Within the normal duties and academic competence, the person appointed may also be directed to work outside his/her department. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer. The holder of this position will be one of two University Lecturers teaching Arabic language in cooperation with other faculty members. She/he will teach Arab courses at BA level (standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic) and will be responsible for examinations. Teaching includes practical language (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary etc.), as well as exercises and testing. Preparation of course materials and glossaries is also part of the duties.

Qualification requirements

  • applicants should have successfully completed a Master’s degree
  • applicants should have pedagogical education in teaching Arabic as a foreign language or documented equivalent qualifications, see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • applicants should be a native speaker of Arabic or have near native competence in Arabic
  • applicants should be able to teach in a Scandinavian language or in English
  • solid communication skills will also be required
  • motivation for the post

In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

  • experience in producing text books, compilations and lecture notes or experience in internet based teaching/flexible learning
  • good teamwork skills and experience
  • professional competency and publication in the field
  • good teamwork skills

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.

Courses are mainly taught in Norwegian. 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

  • annual salary level as university lecturer NOK 446 900 – 537 700 (depending on level of expertise)
  • annual salary level as senior lecturer NOK 512 700 – 600 200 (requires a PhD or equivalent)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • the possibility to apply for promotion to senior lecturer and docent at a later stage

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • letter of application describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of publications, if applicable

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Diplomas, certificates and other documentation will be requested later.

An interview and a trial lecture 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.

Contact information

For questions about the position:

For questions on how to apply: HR-Officer Steffen Remvik

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