Faculty of Health Sciences

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 Health Sciences consists of five departments and offers study programmes on all levels, including PhD. The faculty has about 6000 students and nearly 600 members of staff.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is looking for a new member of staff for a full-time, three-year position as professor/associate professor to develop and lead a new practice-based research initiative at the faculty.

The work will primarily consist of developing and coordinating the work on the bridge-builder school. The bridge-builder school will be partly a research school and partly an educational forum for 7 to 10 clinical research fellows. The research school is intended to supplement research education at the faculty and shall create competence in needs-based research among the researchers and the research fellows at OsloMet and the field of practice. The bridge-builder school will be developed in close collaboration with international experts in the methods developed by James Lind Alliance (JLA) in the UK. Read about it here: (http://www.jla.nihr.ac.uk/about-the-james-lind-alliance/).

The work on developing and leading the bridge-builder school will take place in collaboration with the faculty's vice deans for education and research respectively, the Faculty of Social Sciences, international experts in the JLA method, the faculty's research environment and practical training representatives.

There will be time to conduct own research as part of the position. There is extensive research activity at the Faculty of Health Sciences, with 17 research groups covering a large thematic and methodological breadth in health research.

More details about clinical research fellows and needs-based research
We are now hiring several clinical research fellows who can build bridges between OsloMet and the field of practice in the municipal health service and hospitals. The positions will break down as 60% work on a PhD project and 40% work on the development of good learning arenas for the university’s students in the field of practice. The research fellows will be employed for a five-year period at the Faculty of Health Sciences, but will have both the university (60% research) and the field of practice (40% development of practice) as their place of work. For the research part of the position, the research fellows will be affiliated to an academic community and research group at OsloMet, from which they will also receive supervision. It is also desirable that the candidates have a connection to a research environment in the field of practice. The research project shall be based on the field of practice and take an issue seen as relevant by both professionals and patients as its point of departure. There is a requirement that the project be based on principles for needs-based research inspired by the James Lind Alliance (JLA).

In the practice-based part of their positions, the candidates will develop new models for practice, assist in teaching and supervising the practical training supervisors, supporting professional development, such as knowledge-based practice and patient safety and serving as bridge-builders between the educational and professional fields.

Main duties of the position

  • lead the work of developing the bridge-building school
  • implement and lead the bridge-building school
  • teach and supervise PhD students
  • conduct own research by agreement

We are looking for candidates who have

  • professor/associate professor qualifications in relevant subject areas
  • experience of leading complex projects
  • good oral and written English skills

When relevant, Norwegian language classes will be offered to comply with the requirements of the position.

You must have an interest in practical training as a learning arena within the health subjects and be interested in user involvement and needs-based research.

It is an advantage if you also have

  • experience from research schools
  • teaching experience
  • experience in needs-identified research

Importance will be attached to documented teaching qualifications and experience.

OsloMet will test teaching qualifications in connection with interviews.

General criteria for appointments to positions as professor/associate professor are found in the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • good communication, collaboration and dissemination skills
  • the ability to build relations and networks
  • the ability to be innovative and solution-oriented
  • the ability to work methodically and purposefully

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.

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
  • list of scholarly works
  • up to 10 scholarly works, including your PhD thesis

You must upload all of these documents. 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.

We can offer you

  • time to conduct your own research by agreement
  • a good working environment characterised by academic cooperation and mutual commitment
  • an inspirational educational and research environment
  • Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
  • good 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:

  • Dean Gro Jamtvedt, tel.: (+47) 97518144, gro.jamtvedt@oslomet.no
  • Vice Dean Sølvi Helseth, tel. (+47) 90020278, solvi.helseth@oslomet.no

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, position code 1013, professor NOK 695,500 – 893,900 per year, or associate professor 1011, 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.

Final date for applications:    1. February 2019

Ref.:              18/11574


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 Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet 32, Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/11574
  • Dean Gro Jamtvedt, +47 97518144
  • Vice Dean, Sølvi Helseth , +47 90020278
Published 14.Mar.2019
Last application date 15.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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