Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Behavioural 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.

Department of Behavioural Sciences har approximately 750 students and 60 employees. The department is represented at all three campus; Kjeller, Pilestredet and Sandvika.

There is a vacant temporary full-time position as assistant professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Behavioural Sciences. The duration of the temporary position is three years, and it is vacant at present.

The Department of Behavioural Sciences has the following study programmes: bachelor's degree programmes in social education and psychology, a master's degree programme in behavioural science, a range of further education programmes and a PhD programme in behaviour analysis. .

Extensive research activity is conducted at the department, and several research groups have been established. Read more about the faculty here.

In addition to the PhD programme in behaviour analysis, the Faculty of Health Sciences also offers a PhD programme in health sciences.

Main duties of the position

  • responsibility for courses, teach and develop student-active learning methods in the bachelor’s degree programme in social education.
  • grade exam papers
  • supervise and assess students in practical/clinical training
  • teach and assess students' practical skills in skills training facilities
  • contribute to the development of the study programme and the department’s academic activities
  • run and be responsible for the logistics of the skills training facilities
  • hire part-time lecturers in collaboration with the programme coordinator

We are looking for candidates who have

  • a relevant master's degree in the health field
  • a bachelor's degree in nursing or social education
  • relevant practical/clinical experience from health services at municipal and state level
  • good language skills in a Scandinavian language and English, spoken and written

It is an advantage if you also have

  • teaching and supervision experience
  • documented teaching qualifications
  • knowledge of the programme description for the social education programme
  • recent clinical experience
  • extensive knowledge of digital teaching methods
  • knowledge of the database VAR Healthcare
  • insight into the healthcare legislation

OsloMet will test teaching qualifications in connection with interviews.

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

We are looking for applicants who

  • have good communication and collaboration skills
  • have the ability to inspire and supervise students and colleagues
  • have the ability to work independently and be flexible
  • are solution-oriented, have great work capacity and enthusiasm
  • have the ability to approach students as responsible participants in their own Learning

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.

We can offer you

  • Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
  • an inspirational educational and research environment with opportunities for professional development
  • 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:

  • Programme coordinator, Karen Engeland, engeland@oslomet.no tel. (+47) 95 89 49 79
  • Head of department, Einar Strumse, strumse@oslomet.no, tel. (+47) 467 47 971

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, position code 1009, associate professor. Salary NOK 449,400 to 586,500 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: 14/01/2019

Ref.:      18/12956


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OsloMet is a member of the EU Researchers in Motion network Euraxess.

Type of employment Vikariat
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary NOK 449,400 to 586,500 per year
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/12956
  • Karen Engeland, studieleder, +47 95 89 49 79
  • Einar Strumse, instituttleder, +47 467 47 971
Published 21.Dec.2018
Last application date 14.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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