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Associate Professor in Fluid Mechanics

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 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 Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering (MEK) is one out of five departments at TKD. The department offers three bachelor's degree programmes and a master's degree programme in Electrical Engineering, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 35 staff members, 10 PhD students, and 800 students.

MEK has a vacant position as Associate Professor in Fluid Mechanics. The position will involve teaching and research in areas such as theoretical, computational or experimental fluid dynamics. We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research, and innovation. The candidate will be expected to have conducted extensive research in the field of fluid mechanics. The research should be reflected in an extensive publication list in journals and conferences of high quality. Experience from research and development work in, or in close collaboration with, industry is rated positively. The candidate is expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic and research work at the department and the university's research community in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at TKD, as well as in collaboration with other faculties at OsloMet.  The candidate is expected to initiate and secure external funding for new research activities from national and international sources. Earlier experience with applying and securing external funding (for example from Research Council of Norway and/or ERC/EU) is considered positively in the evaluation for this position.

Tasks and responsibilities 

Qualification requirements

The required qualifications for the position are as follows: 

The candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian is expected to acquire a working command of Norwegian within three years of being appointed.Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete OsloMet's programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years. The university will test pedagogical skills in connection with a personal interview.General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts

The following will be emphasized:

On top of the required qualifications listed above, the following will be evaluated positively: 

Personal qualities necessary for the position 


It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

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Application process

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline: 


We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be rejected. The documents must be either in English or a Scandinavian language. All translations of documents submitted must be authorised. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact documents and valid passport must be presented if the candidate is invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

Other information

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The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees:  job code 1011 associate professor NOK 553 500 – 714 000.A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. Law deducts 2% of the salary to the State Pension Fund.As an employee at OsloMet, you must always adhere to the changes that the development in the subject requires and the organizational changes that are adopted.The selected candidate, after approving the position, must live in a location enabling them to be physically present at and available to the Department.If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button “apply for the position”.

Application dead line: 01.11.2022

Reference number: 22/06148



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.