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.

The Department of Primary- and Secondary Teacher Education has an available substitute position as Associate Professor in physical education and sports science for one year with the possibility of an extension and with appointment as soon as possible. If need be, appointment in a temporary position from 01.08.20 to 31.07.21 will also be made.

Tasks and responsibilities:

• Teach and supervise at Bachelor's, Master’s and PhD level, as well as in continuing and further education programmes
• Actively contribute to the development of a high-quality education
• Carry out your own research and development
• Take initiative to develop major new research projects and applications for external funding
• Initiate and develop research collaborations with national and international partners
• Disseminate research results to academic communities, and to society in general
• Contribute to the continued development of the academic community and the department’s study programmes
• Follow up students in practical training
• Actively contribute to the development of the department, and OsloMet in general
• Have contact with the professional field
• Carry out academic-administrative tasks

Qualification requirements:

Persons appointed to Associate Professor/Førsteamanuensis must have a doctorate degree with relevance for physical education and sports.

Persons appointed to Associate Professor/Førstelektor must have a university degree equivalent to a master's degree and documented extensive research and development work that in quality and scope corresponds to the workload and level of a doctorate degree.

If, due to a lack of applicants or for other reasons, it is not possible to appoint an Associate Professor, it may be relevant to appoint in a position as Assistant Professor/Universitetslektor. Preferably, these will be applicants who have begun qualifying for Associate Professor. Persons appointed to Assistant Professor must have completed education at the master's level (or equivalent) in physical education or sports science from a university, college or equivalent within the relevant field of study.

The following will be emphasized:

• Research and development work relevant to the position. Emphasis will be placed on scientific production from the last six years.
• Experience with research networks and externally funded projects
• Potential for project acquisition
• Teaching and supervision experience from different degree levels
• Teaching skills
• Knowledge of and/or experience with experience in teaching a wide range of practical movement activities and especially in swimming and water activities from teaching various practical methodological activities
• Digital proficiency
• Capability in communicating and cooperating with students and colleagues
• Personal qualities that contribute positively to the working environment

The applicant must document relevant educational theory and practice for higher education. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications on appointment, must acquire these qualifications within two years if the substitute position is extended. OsloMet offers a course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED), in English together with the University of Oslo, that meets this requirement.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language, must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of commencement if the substitute position is extended.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews and qualified candidates will be invited to give a trial lecture.

It is important for 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. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

Expert assessment:

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

• CV, references and all pages of your certificates/diplomas
• A list of scientific publications
• Up to 10 scientific publications, including your PhD thesis

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

• An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
• Teaching on the new five-year teacher education and professional teacher training in physical education and sports
• Participation in a dynamic professional environment and unique academic community organized 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 position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale, position code 1011 (førsteamanuensis)/1198 (førstelektor) and job title Assosiate Professor. The salary is from NOK 532 300,- to 691 400 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

Other information

For more information about the position, contact:
• Ingeborg Krange, Head of Studies, +47 67 23 70 71, ingkra@oslomet.no
• Anders Lund Haugen, Head of Section, +47 67 23 71 29, aluha@oslomet.no
• Vibeke Bjarnø, Head of Department, vibekeb@oslomet.no

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so in our application portal.

Type of employment Vikariat
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary From NOK 532 300,- to 691 400,-
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/10719
  • Ingeborg Krange, 67237071, email ingkra@oslomet.no
  • Anders Lund Haugen, 67237129, email aluha@oslomet.no
  • Vibeke Bjarnø, email vibekeb@oslomet.no
Published 06.Nov.2019
Last application date 24.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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