Fakultet for lærerutdanning og internasjonale studier (LUI), Institutt for yrkesfaglærerutdanning

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, 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 center 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 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.

Associate professor/assistant professor in counselling, supervision and relational leadership

There is a vacancy for a permanent full-time position as an associate professor/assistant professor (førsteamanuensis or førstelektor) at the Department of Vocational Teacher Education at the Faculty of Education and International Studies from 1 february 2019.

The Department of Vocational Teacher Education educates teachers for vocational programmes in upper secondary schools, and we have a broad range of continuing and further education programmes, a big contract work portfolio and a competence centre for vocational programmes. The department also offers a master’s degree in vocational pedagogy and is affiliated to the PhD programme in educational sciences at the faculty. There is much demand for expertise in counselling, supervision and relational leadership to be provided as continuing and further education, and we now want to expand our team with one permanent position. We offer study programmes in career guidance and counselling, personal and social counselling, educational options, professionally-oriented counselling, and supervision and mentoring for newly-educated teachers and practical training supervisors.

Read more about the faculty and the department here.

If you want to read more about our research groups, see here.


  • teaching and supervising at bachelor's, master’s and PhD level, and further education
  • following up students in practical training
  • participating in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues in the expert community
  • carrying out own research and development work
  • participating in research collaborations with national and international partners
  • contributing to the work of further developing the expert community and the department’s study programmes
  • carrying out academic administrative tasks

The teacher education profile and the profession-oriented research and development work is very important to the faculty. It is therefore important that the appointed candidate is willing to focus on challenges specific to the profession. The department has a vocational profile, also in its continuing and further education programmes, and we are looking for someone this resonates with.

Qualification requirements:

  • Persons appointed to a position as associate professor (førsteamanuensis) must have a PhD degree in a relevant field (pedagogy) or similar.
  • Persons appointed to a position as Associate professor (førstelektor) must have a university degree approximately equivalent to a master's degree, a degree at second degree level under the pre-2003 system (‘hovedfag’) or a master’s degree in a relevant field, and documented extensive research and development work that in quality and scope corresponds to the workload and level of a PhD.
  • If, due to a lack of application or for other reasons, it is not possible to hire a position as associate professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor), it may be necessary to hire position as assistant professor, preferably for applicants who have begun qualification for first position. Persons appointed to a position as an assistant professor must have a master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • The applicant must be able to document relevant educational theory and practice. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications upon appointment, must achieve such qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a programme in university pedagogy (UHPED) which meets this requirement.


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

  • research and development work of relevance to the position. Emphasis will be placed on publications from the past six years.
  • experience of research networks and projects involving external funding is desirable
  • potential for project acquisition
  • experience of teaching at bachelor’s and master’s levels
  • experience of supervision at different levels
  • teaching skills
  • experience of work with relational leadership in working life
  • good digital skills
  • the ability to communicate and cooperate with students and colleagues
  • personal qualities that can make positive contributions to the working environment
  • good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and English. Applicants whose first language is not one of the Scandinavian languages, must document both oral and written language skills.

General criteria for appointments to academic posts are found in the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

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 adapt the workplace if required.

Application process

You must upload the following documents together with your application by the deadline for applications:

  • application letter
  • CV
  • references and all pages of certificates/diplomas
  • complete list of publications
  • up to 10 scholarly works and an overview of them
  • 3 references with contact information

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 checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty, and applications from applicants who are not qualified will not be forwarded for assessment.

We offer you:

  • interesting and challenging tasks in an active and diverse academic environment
  • time for profession-oriented research and development work
  • loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare arrangements

Other information:

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

Head of department Sidsel Øiestad Grande, email: sidselga@oslomet.no Programme coordinator Siv-Heidi Ruud, email: sivheid@oslomet.no

The position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees: The annual salary for associate professor (førsteamanuensis position code 1011 / førstelektor position code 1198) is from NOK 524,200 to NOK 682,200, and the annual salary for assistant professor is from NOK 449,400 to NOK 586,500 A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and has been certified to use the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) logo by the European Commission. 

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary from NOK 449 400,- to NOK 682 200,- per year
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Kjeller
County Akershus
Country Norway
Reference number 18/11468
Published 06.Dec.2018
Last application date 13.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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