Fakultet for lærerutdanning og internasjonale studier (LUI), Institutt for grunnskole- og faglærerutdanning

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 Primary and Secondary Teacher Education (GFU) has strong research communities within the field of school subjects, educational science, and digital competence, and educates teachers for the Norwegian school system in close cooperation with the field of practical training. The Department offers studies on bachelor and master level, and contributes to the general development of skills for school employees through continuing and further education.

There is a vacancy for two temporary full-time positions as an associate professor (førsteamanuensis or førstelektor) of English Education at the Department of Teacher Primary and Secondary Teacher Education at the Faculty of Education and International Studies from 01.08.19 to 31.07.20.

Read more about the faculty and the department here.

Read more about our research groups here.


  • teaching and supervising at bachelor's, master’s and PhD level
  • following up students in practical training
  • carrying out own research and development work
  • participating in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues in the expert community
  • 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.

Qualification requirements:

  • Persons appointed to a position as a førsteamanuensis must have a Norwegian doctoral degree in English education or equivalent.
  • Persons appointed to a position as a 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 doctorate degree.
  • If not possible to appoint in a position as Associate Professor, there might be an opening to appoint in a position as universitetslektor, Assistant Professor. This will first and almost be applicants that have startet their qualifications for Associate Professor.
  • 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
  • knowledge of and/or experience with English teaching in Norwegian school, with special emphasis on digitalization and multilingualism in English as a school subject
  • experience with teaching and learning related to the system and structure of English 
  • 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
  • 2 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.

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:

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,- a year. 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 Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 01.08.19
Salary From NOK 524 200,- to 682 200,-
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/12301
  • Hilde Harnæs, Head of Department, email hildehar@oslomet.no
  • Nanna Paaske, Head of Studies, email napa@oslomet.no
Published 19.Dec.2018
Last application date 13.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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