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Professor/Dosent Professor in vocational pedagogy/pedagogy/education science

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

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.

Would you like to take part in the continuous development of the Norwegian vocational education system?  

There is vacancy for a full time (100 %) permanent position at the department of vocational teacher education for a Professor/Dosent Professor in vocational pedagogy/pedagogy/education sciences with appointment from 1st April 2024.  

Read more about the faculty and the department Department of Vocational Teacher Education (YLU) - OsloMet 

The department has five research groups:  


Your main duties and areas of responsibility will be to 


Qualification requirements 

For dosent professor positions: 

The applicant must document extensive high-level research and development work related to the professional field, as well as relevant educational theory and practice qualifications gained through education or experience of teaching and supervision.  

For professor positions:  

The applicant must document relevant educational competence in accordance with OsloMet’s Guidelines for the assessment of educational competence at OsloMet.  

General criteria for appointment to teaching and research positions are set out in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.  


Emphasis will be placed on 


Personal qualities required for the position 

Personal suitability will be emphasised. 

OsloMet will test the candidates’ educational 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 1013 Professor and code 1532 Dosent Professor, pay grade 75-84, i.e. NOK 759 100 - 966 300 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.  

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.  


Application process 

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically in our recruitment system.  

You will be assessed by an expert committee. Please upload the following documents together with your application by the application deadline:  

For professor positions: 

If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system. 

We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system, and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be government authorised and you will be asked to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applications from applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be forwarded for assessment. 

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration ( and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration. 

Other information 

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

If no applicants with the relevant competence apply, an applicant may be appointed to a temporary position on the condition that he/she qualifies for a permanent position within three years, cf. the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges Section 6-5. 

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.