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Director of OsloMet University Library

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.

Would you like to lead one of Norway's largest libraries?

The university library has an important role at OsloMet, both for staff and students. In collaboration with professional communities, the library will develop and offer high-quality information resources and services, contributing to strengthen the core activities of research, education, and communication.

The university library is an integral part of the university's research infrastructure and one of its primary tasks is to contribute to OsloMet achieving its goals in this area. The library is also a central resource for the students, a driver for the development of the learning environment at the university and crucial for how learning forms and dissemination are handled in new arenas. The library has 74 employees divided between four libraries, digital services, and administration. OsloMet is looking for a library director who, together with the professional communities and other services, wants to further develop the University Library.

Main duties of the position

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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 adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

We can offer you

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. Originals and ID 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Other information

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

You may also make an informal and non-binding inquiry with our recruitment partners Jefferson Wells Executive; senior adviser Gisle Roll Ludvigsen mobile +47 93 46 81 68 or recruitment adviser Maiken Mikalsen Øsleby, mobile + 47 951 65 314.

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees. 1060 Department director, salary step 82-86, i.e. NOK 888,200-994,200 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants. Law deducts 2% of the salary to the State Pension Fund.

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 by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to OsloMet.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically.


Deadline for applications: November 27th, 2022

Ref.:                        22/07623


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.