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.

We want to become one of the country's best nursing programmes within 2024 and build a leading expert community in several fields in our new university.

The Department of Nursing and Health Promotion at the Faculty of Health Sciences has a vacancy for a temporary position as associate professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor) related to the field of acute and critical illnesses. The position is vacant to 31th of October 2022 and it is preferable if the person appointed can start in the position as soon as possible.

The faculty will undergo reorganisation and a new programme description for the nursing programme will be launched in autumn 2020. This means that the coming year will be characterised by work on the programme description and the establishment of the new organisation. At the same time, we will maintain a high quality of education for our present students. We are therefore looking for a qualified person to contribute to stability in supervision and teaching activities for students and support colleagues in a time characterised by changes.

Extensive research activity is conducted at the department, which has seven research groups, and we regularly employ research fellows. Last year, the department published 196 research articles. The Faculty of Health Sciences has two PhD programmes, one in behavioural analysis and one in health sciences. Research and education are closely related and we are looking for someone who is both comfortable developing research projects and who can contribute to research-based and practice-based education. As an associate professor, 35% of your position will be dedicated research time.

Link for the research strategy: http://www.hioa.no/Om-OsloMet/Fakultet-for-helsevitenskap-HV/Strategi-planer-og-rapporter-for-Fakultet-for-helsevitenskap/Strategi-2018-2024

OsloMet has campuses in Pilestredet, at Kjeller and in Sandvika. The primary workplace will be Kjeller campus, but teaching and supervision at all three campuses may be required.

If no applicants with professor or associate professor qualifications apply, applicants may be appointed as an assistant professor (universitetslektor).

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • teaching and supervision throughout the nursing programme, but primarily at bachelor's degree level
  • supervising students during practical training, in study groups and in the simulation and skills centre (SF)
  • assessment methods and facilitating learning activities for the whole bachelor's programme in nursing
  • participating in digitalised dissemination and communication
  • developing student-active learning methods
  • 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.

Qualification requirements:

  • a PhD in the field of acute and critical illnesses
  • relevant master's and bachelor's degrees in nursing
  • relevant expertise and experience in acute and critical illness
  • good oral and written skills in a Scandinavian language and English

We will emphasise the following:

  • recent clinical experience from the specialist health service
  • experience of teaching and supervision at university/university college level
  • experience of using digital teaching tools

Importance will be attached to documented teaching qualifications and experience.

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 a candidate with

  • good communication and collaboration skills
  • the ability to inspire and supervise candidates and colleagues
  • 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

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.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, contact Sofie Rabo Carlsen, soca@oslomet.no.

We can offer you

  • Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
  • opportunities for professional development
  • a good working environment
  • pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare arrangements

Other information

For questions, please contact the head of programme:

  • Kjersti Sortland, kjersti.sortland@oslomet.no, tel. (+47) 67236541

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, code 1011 associate professor (førsteamanuensis) / 1198 associate professor (førstelektor) NOK 532,300 to 691,400 per year (pay grade 60–74), or position code 1009 assistant professor (universitetslektor), NOK salary 456,400–594,400 (position code 51–66). 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: 1 December 2019

Ref.: 19/11405

Type of employment Vikariat
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary associate professor kr 532 300 – 691 400, assistant professor kr 456 400-594 400
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Kjeller
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/11405
  • Kjersti Sortland, 67236541
Published 08.Nov.2019
Last application date 01.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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