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

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, 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 centre 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.

The Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education has two temporary vacancies for a position as Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor)/Assistant Professor (universitetslektor) in ICT, technology enhanced learning or equivalent. Employment period: 01.10.19 – 31.07.20.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Teaching and supervision at Bachelor's, Master’s and PhD level and continuing and further education programmes
• Follow-up of students in practical training
• Contact with the professional field
• Contributing to the continued development of the academic community and the department’s study programmes
• Academic-administrative tasks
• Active contribution to the development of high-quality education
• Active contribution to the development of the department and OsloMet

Qualification requirements:

Persons appointed to a position as førsteamanuensis (Associate Professor) must have a doctorate degree in pedagogy with a focus on ICT, technology enhanced learning or equivalent.

Persons appointed to a position as førstelektor (Associate Professor) must have a university degree equivalent to a master's degree in pedagogy with a focus on ICT, technology enhanced learning or equivalent, and documented extensive research and development work that in quality and scope corresponds to the workload and level of a doctorate degree.

Persons appointed to a position as universitetslektor (Assistant Professor) must have a university degree equivalent to a master's degree in pedagogy with a focus on ICT, technology enhanced learning or equivalent.

The applicant must be able to document relevant educational theory and practice. Proficiency in oral and written Norwegian or any other Scandinavian language and English is required.

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

In the assessment and ranking of qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

• Knowledge and experience of online teaching, coding and programming for school and teaching in, about and through digital tools in primary and/or secondary education, higher education and/or higher education
• Digital proficiency
• Teaching and supervision experience from different degree levels
• Research and development work relevant to the position.
• Experience from research networks and externally funded projects
• Potential for project acquisition
• Teaching skills
• Capability in communicating and cooperating with students and colleagues
• Personal qualities that contribute positively to the working environment

OsloMet evaluates teaching in conjunction 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. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

Please upload the following documents together with your application within the given deadline:
• CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas
• A list of scientific publications
• Up to 10 scientific publications, including your PhD thesis (more publications for professor positions, e.g. 15?).

You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be 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 offer you:

• An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
• Participation in a dynamic professional environment and unique academic community
• Participation in research groups
• Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
• Interaction with a diverse student group
• Loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
• Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
• Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
• Relocation support, cultural courses and on-boarding services
• Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.

The positions 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, and for Assistant Professor (universitetslektor position code 1009) from NOK 449 400,- to 586 500,- per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 01.10.19
Salary Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor position) from NOK 524 200,- to NOK 682 200,-, Assistant Professor (universitetslektor) from NOK 449 400,- to 586 500,-
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/06216
  • Steinar Brattenborg, e-post: steinarb@oslomet.no
  • Louise Mifsud, e-post: lomi@oslomet.no
Published 24.Jun.2019
Last application date 28.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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