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Associate Professor, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies

Deadline 01.12.2018

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 Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo has a total of 68 staff and ca. 350 students. The faculty conducts research in the fields of biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, practical theology, diaconal and interreligious studies and offers programmes for the theological education for clerical ministry as well as a number of other academic study programmes within the field of religion.


The faculty strives to integrate research excellence with a commitment to formative education in the fields of theology, inter-religious studies and studies of religion and society. We encourage applications from candidates committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

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A permanent position as Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies is available at The Faculty of Theology within the Biblical Studies unit. The unit is currently in a collaborative process of developing research agendas and courses reflecting the changing landscapes of religion and society in North-Western Europe. The successful candidate is expected to make constructive contributions to this collaborative effort.

Applicants must document formal research qualifications in the field of HB/OT studies. Ability to generate innovative research, willingness and ability to engage in cross-disciplinary research and teaching will be advantageous.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching, examination and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties and leadership in accordance with the needs of the faculty.

Applicants must submit documentation of their suitability to contribute to the objectives in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan, especially to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.

Qualification requirements

Formal qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, by the time of application
  • Documented pedagogical skills (a teaching course certificate; a teaching portfolio including teaching statement and examples of courses, documented teaching experience)
  • Documented potential for project acquisition and project management
  • Fluency in English (oral and written), and preferably also in a Scandinavian language. International applicants are expected to teach in a Scandinavian language within two years (see Formal regulations below)

Important skills and abilitiesWithin the formal requirements, the faculty will be looking especially for the following skills:

  • Academic qualifications and research on the highest level (international peer-reviewed publishing) in the field of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies, with an emphasis on works published in the past five years
  • Original and innovative research along with the will and ability to engage in cross-disciplinary research and cooperation is especially meritorious, even above quantity of production
  • Ability to teach in in The Master of Divinity for those seeking ordination to vocational ministry, other programs and courses, and in the education for the PhD degree
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the research and teaching environment at the faculty
  • Documented experience of and ability to build international networks
  • Documented experience and skills in, or clear potential for, dissemination of research results to the public
  • Collaborative skills, which contribute to a positive working environment
  • Personal suitability for the position

We offer

  • Salary NOK 565.000 - 658.300 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

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
  • 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 note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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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