Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Nursing and Health Promotion

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 Nursing and Health Promotion is located at all three campus: Kjeller, Pilestredet and Sandvika. The department has approximately 3000 students and 250 employees.

Would you like to teach the nurses of the future?

OsloMet is working to develop one of Norway’s best nursing programmes and a leading expert environment in the nursing subjects.

The Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, has a vacancy for a permanent position as an associate professor in the field of patient safety.

We are looking for someone who is ambitious on their students’ behalf, who enjoys teaching, supervision and research, and who is prepared to use various digital learning resources.

Extensive research activity is conducted at the department, which has seven research groups, and we regularly hire research fellows. As an associate professor, 35% of your position will be dedicated research time.

If no applicants with associate professor qualifications apply, an applicant may be appointed to a temporary position as an assistant professor on the condition that he/she qualifies for a associate professor position within three years. A qualification plan must be enclosed with the application.

Main duties of the position

  • teaching, supervising and developing student-active learning methods at both bachelor's and master’s level
  • R&D activities, publishing and disseminating research results
  • participating in the development of research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues in the expert community
  • supervision and assessment of students in practical training
  • grading and development of assessment forms
  • participating in and further developing national and international collaboration
  • contributing to the development of the department’s academic activities

You may also be asked to teach and supervise in other relevant subject areas at the department.

We are looking for candidates who have

  • relevant higher education at associate professor level
  • a relevant master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, or other relevant bachelor’s degree
  • expertise in the field of patient safety
  • good oral and written English skills

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.

It is an advantage if you also have

  • relevant clinical experience
  • experience of teaching and supervision at university/university college level
  • competence in the use of digital learning tools

Importance will be attached to 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 positions as associate professor are found in the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

We are looking for a candidate With

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

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. Please 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.

We can offer you

  • an inspiring education and research environment at Norway’s third biggest university
  • opportunities for professional development and participation in established
  • research groups collaborating at a national and international level
  • 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:

Head of programme Kari Hjerpaasen, tel.: (+47) 905 29 709, e-mail: kari.hjerpaasen@oslomet.no

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, code 1011 (førsteamanuensis) / 1098 (førstelektor). 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.


Final date for applications:     15 March 2019

Ref.:                   19/01482

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 01.08.2019
Salary NOK 524,200–682,200
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/01482
  • Kari Hjerpaasen, Head of programme, 905 29 709
Published 10.Feb.2019
Last application date 15.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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