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
- teach and supervise students at bachelor, master, and PhD-level within sustainable building services engineering (including HVAC, indoor environment & climate, energy efficiency, and building physics, with associated design methods)
- take the initiative to and further develop research collaborations with national and international partners
- strengthening the academic and research work in the field of energy and indoor environment in buildings and closely related fields
- spearheading the continual enhancement of educational quality and relevance in the field
- forging strong national and international partnerships, both academic and with industry
- actively contribute to the development if the department and OsloMet as an institution
- performing administrative tasks related to educational, research, and innovation activities
- PhD in engineering in one of the following fields:
- building services engineering including HVAC
- indoor environment (indoor climate, or sanitation/health)
- building physics and energy-simulation of buildings
- documented research work and publications within the field of energy and indoor environment in buildings or close related fields
- experience in teaching and supervision in higher education
- written and oral proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, and English
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
- knowledge of building services engineering profession’s practices and terminology in cold climates, and Scandinavia or Norway in particular
- research and development work relevant to the position
- documented experience in establishing research collaboration, participation in research networks, and development/acquisition of externally funded projects
- flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching and research to the needs of OsloMet and the department, including interdisciplinary collaboration
Personal qualities required for the position
- Qualities which contribute positively to the work environment
- Good ability to communicate and cooperate with students and colleagues
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.
- an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
- participation in research groups and a creative and inspiring academic community
- opportunities for academic development
- interaction with a diverse student group
- loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
- free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
- relocation support, cultural courses and on-boarding services
- working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers
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.
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.
- CV (including contact information of at least two references)
- full list of publications
- copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)
- up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant, including Ph.D.-dissertation if relevant
- other relevant documentation
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 (lovdata.no), 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.
If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:
- Head of Department Yonas Zewdu Ayele, e-mail email@example.com, phone +47 40 98 39 85
- Professor Peter Schild, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +47 41511285
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