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.

Dersom det ikke melder seg søkere med relevant førstestillingskompetanse kan det i stilling 1og 3 bli aktuelt å ansette i midlertidig stilling som universitetslektor med krav om kvalifisering innen tre år.

Would you like to teach the social educators of the future?

The Department of Behavioural Science at the Faculty of Health Sciences seeks three new employees for three permanent full-time positions within health-related courses and milieu work/habilitation/rehabilitation. The positions are vacant at present.

If no applicants with relevant professor/associate professor qualifications apply, an applicant may be appointed to a temporary position as an assistant professor in positions 1 and 3 on the condition that he/she qualifies for a professor/associate professor position within three years.

The Department of Behavioural Science has the following study programmes: bachelor's degree programmes in social education and psychology, master's degree programme in behavioural sciences, 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 Research activity 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, teaching and developing student-active learning methods in the Bachelor’s Programme in Social Education.
  • R&D activities, publishing and disseminating research results
  • participating in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues in the academic staff.
  • grading and development of exam forms
  • supervision and assessment of students in practical training
  • teach and assess students' practical skills
  • contribute to the development of the study programme and the department’s academic activities
  • participating in digitalised dissemination and communication
  • participating in and further develop national and international Collaboration

We are looking for candidates who have

  • relevant higher education at PhD level
  • a relevant master's degree
  • a relevant bachelor's degree
  • insight into health and welfare services
  • good language skills in a Scandinavian language and English, spoken and written

If the candidate does not have the required skills in Norwegian or a Scandinavian language, he/she will be offered training to be able to carry out the tasks involved in the position and/or field of work. You must be able to document Norwegian skills at a level corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of being appointed.

For position 1 (health-related courses), we are ideally looking for a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing or social education, relevant clinical and/or practical experience from the social education field, and for a candidate who can supervise, teach, and assess students' practical skills in skills training facilities. Knowledge of the following areas is also required: anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and pharmacology.

For position 2 (health-related courses), we are ideally looking for a candidate with a PhD with knowledge of the following disciplines: anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and pharmacology. Research experience in neuro-biology will be emphasised.

For position 3 (milieu work/habilitation/rehabilitation) we are ideally looking for a candidate with a bachelor's degree in social education who has experience of teaching topics such as milieu work, habilitation and rehabilitation and who can supervise, teach and assess students.

Emphasis will be placed on relevant clinical and/or practical experience from the field of social education.

Please specify which position you are applying for in your application.

For all three positions, it is also an advantage if you have

  • experience of teaching, supervision and assessment at university/university college level
  • knowledge of the programme description for the social education programme
  • experience of research activity and publications, and can refer to academic and research networks
  • experience of digital learning platforms and digital teaching methods
  • Emphasis is placed on documented teaching qualifications and experience.

If you do not have relevant teaching qualifications, you must undertake to complete the university's basic teaching qualification programme (15 credits) within two years.

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.

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 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.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, contact Malin Larsen, malin.larsen@oslomet.no

We can offer you

  • exciting work opportunities at Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
  • an inspirational educational and research environment with the opportunity for professional development and participation in established research groups collaborating at a national and international level
  • good 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:

  • 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, code 1011 (førsteamanuensis) / 1198 (førstelektor). Salary NOK 524,200 to 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:    

Ref:                 18/12955


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

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


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary NOK 524,200 to 682,200
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100
City Oslo / Kjeller
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/12955
  • Karen Engeland, studieleder, +47 958 94 979
  • Einar Strumse, instituttleder, +47 467 47 971
Published 09.Jan.2019
Last application date 01.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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