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Associate professor in public health nutrition

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 Health Sciences consists of five departments and offers study programmes on all levels, including PhD. The faculty has about 6000 students and nearly 600 members of staff.

Department of Nursing and Health Promotion is located at all three campus: Kjeller, Pilestredet and Sandvika. The department has approximately 3000 students and 250 employees.

Would you like to help educate students who can promote a healthy, sustainable diet?

There is a vacancy for a full-time temporary position as associate professor in public health nutrition with the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion. The vacancy is for 2.5 years, with the possibility of extension. 

Public health nutrition can be described as efforts made by society to promote good health and sustainability through diet and nutrition. Our objective is to educate professionals capable of identifying and analyzing nutritional challenges, proposing and implementing evidence-based measures, and monitoring and evaluating their effectiveness. This work can take place in different arenas and at different levels, from the local to the global.

OsloMet offers the only master’s degree programme in public health nutrition in Norway, and the programme is taught in English to Norwegian and international students. We need to further increase our academic staff for the specialisation courses in public health nutrition. The main duties assigned to the position are related to teaching, supervision and follow-up of the study programmes, as well as participation in and initiation of research activities and research contributions. Teaching on other relevant programmes in the department may also fall within the scope of the position.

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Your main duties in the position will be

Qualification requirements

A PhD is required for the position of associate professor.

In the absence of qualified applicants, applicants with assistant professor qualifications may be considered for the position. Final-stage PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.

General criteria for appointment to teaching and research positions are set out in the Regulations concerning Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Posts.

Desirable qualifications 

Personal qualities required for the position

OsloMet will test teaching 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 endeavours 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 OsloMet’s pay policy for position code 1011 førsteamanuensis, pay grade 60–74, i.e. NOK 553,500–714,000 per year, or position code 1009 universitetslektor, pay grade 51–66, i.e. NOK 478 300–615 000 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

Expert assessment and application process

If you wish to apply for the position, please use our electronic recruitment system.   

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Please upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications: 

 Before the application documents are forwarded to an expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applications from unqualified applicants will not be forwarded for evaluation. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be government authorised, and you must expect to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents in order to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The appointment will be made in accordance with the principles set out in the Civil Servants Act, and legislation regulating the export of knowledge, technology and services. 

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, you are welcome to contact:

Head of Programme Asgeir Brevik, tel. (+47) 48353097,

Final date for applications:    21 August 2022Ref:         22/03465

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.