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Associate Professor in clinical adult psychology

Deadline 28.11.2018

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 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.

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One to two permanent positions as Associate Professor in clinical adult psychology are available at The Department of Psychology.

Successful candidates are expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and supervision of students, examination work and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department of Psychology.

The candidates will teach and supervise in clinical adult psychology, with special emphasis on psychotherapeutic work. The positions are part of the Departments goal of strengthening psychotherapy and treatment research.

Applicants will be assessed according to documented research activity and teaching competence within the described field. Particular emphasis will be given to scientific production of high quality. The ideal candidate has a track-record of allocating external research funding and grants.

Qualification requirements

  • Associate Professor: PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in Psychology. Applicants who are qualified for full professorship may apply for promotion once they have taken up their position.
  • Applicants must be authorised as Psychologist in Norway, formally authorised as clinical specialist, and have substantial experience with psychotherapy for adults.
  • You must be able to work collegially with demonstrated contribution to high quality teaching, research, and scholarship.
  • An innovative, active and strong research profile with excellent future potential for performing research at an international level and a documented interest and potential for attracting research grants. Primary emphasis will be given to publications in internationally acknowledged publication channels.
  • Pedagogical skills and formal basic pedagogical competence. Applicants that cannot document such competence at the time of employment must acquire this within the first two years subsequent to their appointment.
  • Experience with international collaboration and/or external funding and grants will be considered positive.

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

Personal skills

  • Innovative with a documented ability to contribute and thrive in an inter-disciplinary research environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Flexibility
  • Positive attitudes and behavior

We offer

  • Salary NOK 631 700 - 731 400 per annum depending on qualification
  • 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 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
  • Academic works (up to 10 publications)
  • PhD Diploma/documents proving clinical experience/qualifications
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link "Apply for this job". 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, possibly 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.

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.

Contact information

  • Professor Ole André Solbakken, Head of Section, phone number: +47 22845180, e-mail: [email protected]
  • Professor Pål Kraft, Head of department, phone number: +47 22845183, e-mail: [email protected]

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