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Associate Professor in Applied Data Science

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Computer Science offers three bachelor’s degree programmes, a master’s degree programme, and is part of a cross-departmental PhD program. Academic staff at the department are pursuing research in a wide range of areas including computer science, the natural sciences, and innovation and management. Both students and researchers are also involved in an increasing number of interdisciplinary initiatives across the university.

Associate Professor in Applied Data Science

The OsloMet Ai Lab organizes training and develops basic and applied research in machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence and unconventional computing. Health, security, data journalism, energy, sport, mobility, marine robotics, arts, sustainability and trustworthiness are currently the focus of applied AI research. For basic research, the lab emphasizes different fields namely artificial life, quantum computing, reinforcement learning, stochastic processes and genetic algorithms. More information about the lab can be found in the following link

The Computer Science Department has an open permanent position for an Associate Professor in Applied Data Science starting in 2023. We seek a candidate with a background in higher education, research, innovation, and science communication. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned expert in the field of data science, particularly in the application of data analysis in the areas of journalism, media, health, and text analysis. The successful applicant should have demonstrated research proficiency in areas such as applied statistics, machine learning, or artificial intelligence.

Your main duties and areas of responsibility will be to

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, shall be offered Norwegian courses, and must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of appointment.

The applicant must document relevant educational competence in accordance with OsloMet’s Guidelines for the assessment of educational competence at OsloMet.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

Emphasis will be placed on

Personal qualities required for the position

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

OsloMet will test the candidates’ educational qualifications in connection with interviews.

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavors to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcomed to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

Application process

You will be assessed by an Expert Committee. Please upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline:

We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system, and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be authorized, and you will be asked to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applications from applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be forwarded for assessment.

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We offer

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMets pay policy for, corresponding to NOK 553 500 – 714 000 per year. From the salary, 2% will be deducted in pension contributions for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK).  A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.

Other information

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Deadline for applications:     23.04.2023

Ref. no:                                  23/01533




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.