Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology

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 Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology offers bachelor’s degree programmes in engineering and a master’s degree programme, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 38 staff members and 600 students.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology is growing and wants to strengthen 02the management of the department. We therefore seek an enthusiastic, enterprising and development-oriented Head of Studies of Energy and Environment in Buildings constituting 50% of a full-time position, with the remaining 50% of the full-time position devoted to academic tasks: research and teaching. The position reports to the Head of Department and will be part of the management team at the Department.

The Head of Studies will be assigned in a 4-year fixed-term position, with an opportunity to extend for further periods, with a maximum of three consecutive 4-year periods (i.e. up to 12 years). After the end of the fixed-term period, the position will automatically change to a permanent full-time position as Associate Professor of engineering.


Tasks and responsibilities as Head of Studies: 

Tasks and responsibilities for Head of Studies at OsloMet is described here (only available in Norwegian): stillingsbeskrivelsen for studieleder: 

  • Manager for employees in the team in consultation with the Head of Department
  • Develop individual work plans and distribution of tasks
  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of the department’s strategy
  • Develop and follow up the studies’ educational quality, including preparing program plans, assessing new topics and adapting the studies to the needs of the market and society
  • Be a contact point in student affairs
  • Participate in the department’s planning, budgeting and reporting work
  • The Head of Studies will have a limited budget responsibility and will be responsible for carrying out the business in their area in accordance with adopted strategies and goals


Tasks and responsibilities as Associate Professor:

  • Teach and supervise Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students and possibly lifelong-learning courses students
  • Contact business partners and government or public institutions
  • Contributing to the continued development of the academic community and the department’s study programmes
  • Carry out your own research and development
  • Academic-administrative tasks
  • Active contribution to the development of a high-quality education
  • Active contribution to the development of the department, and OsloMet in general
  • Disseminating research results to academic communities, and to society in general
  • Participate in the development of major new research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues at OsloMet and beyond
  • Participate in research collaboration with national and international partners 


Qualification requirements: 

  • PhD in engineering, preferably with experience in one or more of the following: building services engineering (architecture, indoor environment, HVAC, automation/IT), energy (local production, systems, end-use), and/or environmental issues.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and a Scandinavian language is required.
  • Experience with and good understanding of financial management and personnel management. Management experience will be highly emphasized
  • Good knowledge of the current Norwegian regulations; Universitets- og høgskoleloven, Arbeidsmiljøloven and other relevant law and regulations


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


The following will be an advantage: 

  • Experience as a leader and with management of projects related to buildings energy management and air conditioning
  • Experience with higher education sector or / and government institutions
  • Experience with internationalization in higher education and with foreign educational institutions or companies
  • Teaching and supervision experience from different degree levels
  • Experience with development of education
  • Teaching skills
  • International network in academia and industry
  • Potential for project acquisition
  • Capability in communicating and cooperating with students and colleagues
  • Personal qualities that contribute positively to the working environment
  • Ability to work structured, be forward-looking and solution-oriented
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships
  • Motivational and inclusive leadership style


OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.


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 (including teaching and supervision experience and the name and contact information of at least three references)
  • Full list of publications
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)
  • Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant
  • A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position (“teaching statement”) and the pedagogical stance of the applicant.
  • A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant research and plans for research activity in the position (“research statement”). This overview should include an overview of existing projects and research collaborators.
  • A text (up to 2 pages) describing your experience as a manager and your management philosophy
  • Other relevant documentation


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. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact 

HR Adviser Hilde Tverseth, hildtv@oslomet.no, phone + 47 67238606


We offer 

  • An exciting manager job opportunity in an active and diverse environment at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunity for networking and leadership development
  • Workplace with ambitious goals and with demands for growth
  • Participation in research groups
  • Opportunities for academic development in a creative and inspiring 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
  • 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 Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy Head of studies 1473. The salary is NOK 679 000-765 100 per year, and job code 1011 Associate Professor. The salary is NOK 532 300 – 691 400 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.


Other information 

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

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


Deadline for applications: 26.03.2020

Ref:                 20/02367

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 20/02367
  • Hallgrim Hjelmbrekke, + 47 67 23 87 53
  • Heidi Liavåg, +47 67 23 86 42
Published 27.Feb.2020
Last application date 27.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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