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Associate Professor in Mechatronics

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 Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering (MEK) is one out of five departments at Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD). The department offers bachelor's degree programmes in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and master's degree specialisations in biomedical engineering and robotics & control, in addition to research and development activities. A master’s degree program in mechanical engineering is under development and is planned to start in August 2024. The department has approximately 35 staff members, 10 PhD candidates, and 800 students.

MEK has a vacant position of an Associate Professor in Mechatronics. The position will involve teaching courses in one or more of the MEK’s study programs and conducting research in line with TKDs research strategy.

We are looking for a candidate with talent and passion for teaching, research, and innovation. MEK is currently building activities in the area of mechatronics, and the candidate hired for this position will, in collaboration with other MEK employees, be central in shaping our study program/specialisation in mechatronics.

The R&D activities at the MEK department are undergoing significant development and growth. The person hired is expected to take clear responsibility for developing the mechatronics field at the department and faculty level further. This includes building new research cooperation and networks internally and externally and contributing to colleagues’ projects when mechatronics expertise is needed.

Tasks and responsibilities 


The required qualifications for the position are as follows: 

Desired experiences:

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

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

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

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 working, 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. All documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed for any further assessments. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. 

Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact

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Other information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

Head of Department Astrid Oust Janbu, e-mail, phone +47 91 51 43 26. 

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees:  job code 1011 associate professor, salary step 60-74, 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: February 5th 2023

Reference number: 22/08086


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.