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Associate Professor in Energy & Environment in Buildings

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

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 Built Environment offers bachelors and master’s degree programs in engineering, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 60 staff members and 850 students.

OsloMet’s Department of Built Environment is a dynamic and growing team dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in engineering for the building industry. The department has a vacancy for a 100 % permanent position as Associate Professor in Engineering, focused on sustainable building services engineering (HVAC, healthy indoor climate, energy-efficiency, and building physics), preferably including knowledge of thermodynamics. We are in search of an individual with a solid academic background, substantial research expertise, and a dedication to teaching.


Your main duties and areas of responsibility will be to


Qualifications 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 concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts


Emphasis will be placed on


Personal qualities required for the position


We emphasize your ability to cooperate, your motivation to build professional community, and the importance you place on innovation within education, research and development work.


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 welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.


We offer


The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMets pay policy for Associate Professor in code 1011, corresponding to NOK NOK 615 700- 745 000 per year. rom 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.


Application Process

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically in our recruitment system.


You will be assessed by an expert committee. Please upload the following documents together with your application by the application deadline.


For applicants who cannot document competencies within teaching in higher education have to develop this within two years from accession. OsloMet offers courses in teaching and learning in higher education which covers this requirement.

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.

The employment will be carried out in accordance with the principles of the Norwegian Public Service Act (, and legislation that regulates the export of knowledge, technology, and services.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.


Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:


Deadline for applications: 2nd January 2024

Ref. no: 23/01505


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. 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. Candidates who are seen to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter law will not be considered for the position. Visit OsloMet at LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram