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Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) of International Education and Development Studies

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, 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 centre 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.

The Faculty of Education and International Studies (LUI) has approximately 550 employees and 7000 students and is located in Oslo and Akershus. The Faculty is comprised of four departments as well as the National Centre of Multicultural Education (NAFO). The Faculty educates tomorrow’s teachers from kindergarten through upper secondary school, in close cooperation with the field of practical training. The Faculty offers a PhD in Education. In addition, the Faculty offers development studies and studies in sign language and interpreting. Diversity is a core value for the Faculty and its activities. The Faculty’s research and development focuses on practical training and is both profession-oriented and internationally oriented.

The Department of International Studies and Interpreting (IST) has leading research communities in the fields of diversity, interpreting, global development and international education, and its activities are characterised by extensive international cooperation. The Department offers bachelor’s degrees in development studies, interpreting and sign language, as well as a master’s degree in international education and development. The Department also offers a number of programmes for continuing education in diversity studies.

There is a vacant, permanent full-time position as Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) of International Education and Development Studies at the Department of International Studies and Interpreting at the Faculty of Education and International Studies from 1 January 2022.

We invite applicants for this position whose academic research and teaching experience involves consideration of international (formal / informal / popular) education from a global development perspective. In particular, this work must include a focus on the Global South, and on Global North/South dynamics. Applicants must have documented research experience from regions and specific countries within the Global South.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a readiness to teach into the Master’s in International Education and Development programme, including supervision of Master’s theses; and into the Bachelor programme in International Development Studies. Applicants must have a good understanding of, and commitment to, the cross-disciplinary nature of the fields of international education and development studies, and to working effectively with colleagues from these fields of study.

The Department of International Studies and Interpreting, in which the position is located, is a leading academic environment for the study of the phenomena of global development, and of international education in relation to global development.

Read more about the faculty and the department here.

Read more about our research groups here.




Required qualifications:

To be appointed to a position of Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis), a candidate must hold a doctorate degree such as a Ph.D. degree in the field of International Education, or in the field of Development Studies with a documented research focus on education in the Global South.


In the assessment and ranking og qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

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. Applicants from the Global South are welcome. 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.


Application process:

The following documents must be uploaded before the application deadline:


The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be certified, 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.


We offer: 


Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway


Further information:

For further information about the position, please contact:


Head of programme, Professor Tom Griffiths,

Head of department, Hilde Arntsen,


The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees and OsloMet’s salary policy:


The annual salary range for Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis, position code 1011) is NOK 535 200,- NOK 694 000,- per year.  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.

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. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.