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.

The field of paramedics is developing – would you like to contribute to developing the future of research and education?

Two permanent full-time positions as associate professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor) are available at the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, the Faculty of Health Sciences, in the field of paramedic sciences. The position can be split up into one full-time position and two positions corresponding to 50% of a full-time position, or four positions corresponding to 50% of a full-time position. Please indicate in your application whether this might be relevant for you.

The paramedic programme at OsloMet is looking for two new enthusiastic colleagues who wish to contribute to the development of a new and exciting programme together with a proactive collegiate.

We are looking for someone who enjoys teamwork, 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, you will be granted time to conduct research and a unique opportunity to influence the paramedics research field.

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 professor/associate professor position within three years. A qualification plan must be enclosed with the application.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • R&D activities, publishing and disseminating research results relevant to paramedic science
  • developing, planning, implementing and evaluating courses in the programme
  • grading and developing forms of assessment
  • teaching and supervising students during clinical training and at the simulation and skills centre
  • contributing to the work of further developing the academic community and the department’s study programmes
  • participating in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues in the academic community
  • participating in research collaborations with national and international partners
  • performing academic-administrative tasks

Qualification requirements:

A relevant PhD in health science is required for the position of førsteamanuensis.

Persons appointed to the position of førstelektor must have a relevant health-related university degree approximately equivalent to a master's degree, a degree at second degree level under the pre-2003 system ('hovedfag') or a master's degree, as well as documented extensive research and development work that in quality and scope corresponds to the workload and level of a doctorate degree.

  • relevant experience of clinical work (ambulance service, emergency medical communication centres (AMK), accident and emergency departments, municipal emergency medical services etc.)
  • good digital skills
  • The applicant must be able to document relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications upon appointment must achieve such qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a programme in university pedagogy (UHPED) that meets this requirement.
  • Good oral and written presentation skills in English are required. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language upon appointment must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of appointment.

General criteria for appointment to teaching and research positions are set out in the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.


The following will be an advantage:

  • experience of professional development/teaching/supervision at university/university college level
  • experience of digital learning platforms and methods
  • experience of R&D and publication activity in the programme's subject areas a
  • good academic network in the emergency medical field

Personal qualities required for the position:

  • the ability to build good relationships, motivate and inspire
  • clear, structured and solution-oriented
  • the ability to work independently and in teams
  • good implementation capacity and the ability to handle several parallel work processes

OsloMet will test teaching qualifications in connection 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 employment, education or training.


Expert assessment

Applications 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 in order for your application to be processed. 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 the Section for Human Resources attn. malin.larsen@oslomet.no.

We offer:

  • interesting work at Norway’s third biggest university
  • the opportunity for academic development in an exciting specialist and research environment in Norway’s first and largest paramedics programme.
  • 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
  •  working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMet’s pay policy for the position code and title 1011 førsteamanuensis/1198 førstelektor, pay grade 60–74, i.e. NOK 532,300–691,400 per year. Alternatively, 1009 (universitetslektor), pay grade 51–66, NOK 456,400–594,400. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Acting Head of Programme Trine Staff, tel. (+47) 91758844

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Deadline for applications: 05.04.2020  

Ref:                20/02890


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary NOK 532,300–691,400 per year.
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100 % or 50 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 20/02890
  • Trine Staff, 91758844
Published 14.Mar.2020
Last application date 10.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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