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PhD Fellowship positions in vocational pedagogy/pedagogy/education science

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 Education and International Studies (LUI) has approximately 550 employees and 7000 students and is located in Oslo and Akershus. The Faculty is comprised of four departments as well as the National Centre of Multicultural Education (NAFO). The Faculty educates tomorrow’s teachers from kindergarten through upper secondary school, in close cooperation with the field of practical training. The Faculty offers a PhD in Education. In addition, the Faculty offers development studies and studies in sign language and interpreting. Diversity is a core value for the Faculty and its activities. The Faculty’s research and development focuses on practical training and is both profession-oriented and internationally oriented.

The Department of Vocational Teacher Education (YLU) is the leading research community for vocational pedagogy in Norway, and focuses broadly on research and development as well as close cooperation with the working community. The Department educates vocational teachers and driving instructors, offers practical pedagogical education for vocational training and a master’s degree in vocational pedagogy, as well as continuing and further education. The Center for vocational education, training and research is also a part of the Department and does considerable contract work.

The Faculty of Education and International Studies announces two scholarships within the fields mentioned above at the Department of Vocational Teacher Education. The department has five research groups. Read more about the Department of Vocational Teacher Education and the research groups here:

Area of research

The scholarship positions are 100% positions for three years, in which the goal is to complete the Ph.D. program and receive a Ph.D. The positions are available from 01.09.2023.Applicants must submit a Ph.D. project description with the application based on the template available here: You can freely choose the subject of your project and which of the department’s research groups you want your project to be connected to. Applicants are invited to get in touch with the contact person for the relevant research group for additional information about potential research topics. For advice on how to create a good project description, potential applicants are encouraged to register to attend the department's project description seminar. The seminar will be held on the 22nd of November at 01.00 PM UTC +1. Registration deadline is 20th of November, and for more information and registration please see:

Qualifications and conditions

When assessing applicants, emphasis will be placed on the submitted project description.

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

Desired qualifications

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 Oslo Metropolitan University 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 offer

Further information:

For further information about the positions, please contact:Head of studies, Ina A. P. Issa, +47 67 23 83 30 / +47 99 10 06 79 Head of Research, Ann Lisa Sylte, +47 67 23 72 86 / +47 900 65 467

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. Position code 1017. State salary wage scale 54, 501 200 NOK per year.   

Expert evaluation:

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. All applications will be reviewed by the faculty before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee. Applications from applicants who are not qualified, will not be forwarded for assessment. The following documents must be uploaded with the application by the deadline: 

Applicants may also be assessed by an internal screening committee at OsloMet in addition to the expert committee. If an internal screening committee is used, applicants will be informed after the application deadline has expired. Original documents must be presented in connection with an interview. OsloMet inspects documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

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

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying and provide reasons for why you are particularly qualified for this Ph.D. scholarship position.

For practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway, please see: order to apply for the position, please apply electronically. 

Deadline for applications: 01.01.2023Ref.:                                    22/07009


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.