OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.
Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor/universitetslektor) of vocational pedagogy/professional didactics
There is a 100% vacant, permanent full-time position as Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis, førstelektor or universitetslektor) of vocational pedagogy/professional didactics at the Department of Vocational Teacher Education (YLU) at the Faculty of Education and International Studies relating to the training of vocational teachers in hairdressing, floral, interior and retail design (FBIE) and/or crafts, design and product development (HDP), starting in the autumn 2020 subject to further agreement.
From the 2020–2021 school year, the vocational upper secondary education programme will be split into two programmes. Therefore, the department is looking for more highly competent teacher educators with FBIE and HDP qualifications. More information about the changes in vocational education and training is available here (in Norwegian only).
Read more about the faculty and the department here.
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- teach and supervise at the bachelor's, master’s and, if relevant, Ph.D. levels, as well as in continuing and further education programmes
- follow up students in practical training
- initiate and carry out research and development
The profile of the faculty is teacher education, so profession-oriented research and development work is emphasised. It is important that the appointed candidate is willing to focus on research that is relevant to professional practice.
- initiate and/or participate in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding in collaboration with colleagues
- seek out and actively collaborate with national and international research partners
- contribute to the further development of the academic community and the department’s study programmes
- disseminate research results to the international academic community and society in general
- contribute to the development of high-quality education
- carry out academic administrative tasks
- To be appointed to a position of Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis), a candidate must hold a doctorate degree such as a Ph.D. degree in vocational pedagogy/professional didactics, or the equivalent.
- To be appointed to a position of Assistant Professor (førstelektor), a candidate must have completed a master’s degree in vocational pedagogy/professional didactics or equivalent from a university, university college, or the equivalent. NOKUT specifies the requirements of a degree at this level in Norway: https://www.nokut.no/en/foreign-education/nokuts-criteria-for-general-recognition-of-foreign-higher-education/ . In addition, documentation of research and development work corresponding in quality and scope to that required for a doctorate degree, is required.
- To be appointed to a position of Assistant Professor (universitetslektor), a candidate must have completed a master’s degree in vocational pedagogy/professional didactics or equivalent from a university, university college, or the equivalent. NOKUT specifies the requirements of a degree at this level in Norway: https://www.nokut.no/en/foreign-education/nokuts-criteria-for-general-recognition-of-foreign-higher-education/ , and it is a condition that the applicant acquires the necessary qualifications within three years, cf. the University and University Colleges Act Section 6-5. Examples of such candidates include PhD candidates who have not yet submitted their thesis.
- The applicant must be able to document relevant educational theory and practice qualifications. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications upon appointment, must acquire these qualifications within two years. Oslo Metropolitan University offers a course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED), in English and in collaboration with the University of Oslo, that meets this requirement.
- Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years after starting in the position.
- A craft/journeyman’s certificate in one of the design or traditional crafts is required.
In the assessment and ranking of qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on:
research and development work of relevance to the position
Emphasis will be placed on publications from the past six years.
- experience with research networks and externally funded projects
- potential for project acquisition
- experience with teaching and supervision at the bachelor’s and master’s levels
- knowledge and/or experience of vocational education and training, strong digital skills, including experience of student-active forms of learning and the use of digital teaching and assessment tools.
- teaching skills
- digital proficiency, including experience with student-active and digital learning tools
- the ability to communicate and collaborate with students and colleagues
- personal qualities that can contribute positively to the working environment
- good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and English
Applicants whose first language is not one of the Scandinavian languages, must document both oral and written language skills.
General criteria for appointments to academic posts are found in the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.
Oslo Metropolitan University tests teaching qualifications through trial lectures held in connection with interviews.
Oslo Metropolitan University strives to ensure that our employees reflect the diversity of the population of the region. We work continuously to further develop Oslo Metropolitan University as an inclusive workplace, and to adapt the workplace if required. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, also those who have experienced periods without work, education or training.
The following documents must be uploaded before the deadline:
- application letter
- all pages of certificates and diplomas
- complete list of publications
- up to ten scholarly works and an overview of them, including your Ph.D. dissertation if relevant
- two references with contact information
The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be government authorised, and originals must be presented in connection with interviews. Oslo Metropolitan University checks documents in order to ensure a proper evaluation of all candidates and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. All applications will be reviewed by the faculty before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee. Applications from applicants who are not qualified, will not be forwarded for assessment.
- an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
- participation in a dynamic and diverse academic community
- opportunities for professional development
- time for profession-oriented research and development
- participation in research groups
- loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Norwegian language classes for employees (free of charge)
For further information about the position, please contact:
- Head of department Inger Lise Holen , mobile: +47 417 68 899 / E-mail: email@example.com
- Team coordinator Hanne Berg Olstad , mobile: +47 406 15 649 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees:
The annual salary range for Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis, position code 1011 or førstelektor, position code 1198) is NOK 532,300– NOK 691,400. The annual salary range for Assistant Professor (universitetslektor, position code 1009) is NOK 456,400 –NOK 594,400. A higher salary may be considered for particularly qualified applicants. A contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.
To apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the top of the page.
OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion.