Faculty of Social Sciences, Oslo Business School

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.


Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business.

The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

Oslo Business School has approximately 1700 students and 70 employees and offers study programmes both at Bachelor and Master level, as well as a wide range of continuing and further education.

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Oslo Business School, is looking for a new member of staff in political science / public policy and administration in a full-time position from 1 August 2019. We offer teaching and research on organisation, management and reforms in the public sector, political processes and policy instruments, and governance. Read more about the faculty and the Busniness School.

Main duties of the position

  • teaching and research
  • theoretical and practical supervision of students
  • academic-administrative tasks

The person appointed will be obliged to participate in the department's activities related to research, teaching, dissemination and administration at both bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.


Applicants must have:

  • a PhD in political science / public policy and administration or similar
  • research experience in the field of political science / public policy and administration
  • good knowledge of Norwegian/Nordic public administration
  • good oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language and English
  • relevant teaching experience and qualifications
  • good cooperation skills

Emphasis will be placed on documented research publications in recognised journals.

Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete OsloMet’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.

OsloMet will test the applicants' teaching qualifications with a trial lecture in connection with interviews.

General criteria for appointment of a position as Professor are stipulated in Regulations relating to Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Positions (Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger) § 1-2, see details in Norwegian

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.

Expert assessment

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

  • CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas
  • a list of scholarly works
  • up to seven scholarly works from the past 5 years, including the PhD thesis.

Applications that do not include these attachments will not be taken into consideration. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be government authorised. Originals must be presented 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.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, contact stale.bie@oslomet.no.

We can offer you

  • Norway’s third biggest university
  • opportunities for academic development in an inspiring specialist and research environment
  • a good working environment and motivated staff
  • loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Other information

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

  • Deputy Head of Department Anita Schjølset, tel. (+47) 67 23 83 95/ 468 29 726
  • Associate professor Guri Rosén, tel. (+47) 67 23 75 87/ 980 65 174

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, position code 1011, associate professor. The salary is NOK 524,200–682,200 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

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

Deadline for applications: 21.01.19

Ref.:                18/12774

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 01.08.19
Salary NOK 524,200–682,200 per year
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/12774
  • Anita Schjølset, Head of departement, 67 23 83 95/ 468 29 726
  • Guri Rosén, Associate professor, 67 23 75 87/ 980 65 174
Published 14.Dec.2018
Last application date 21.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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