Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Nursing and Health Promotion

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 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.

Three permanent full-time vacancies are available as an associate professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor) or assistant professor (universitetslektor) in the field of mental health at the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, with particular focus on nursing. Appointment in a lower percentage of a full-time position is also possible, ideally in combination with a relevant clinical role or other relevant position. The starting date will be discussed further with the applicant.

We are looking for candidates with a strong wish to contribute to developing mental health work in general, with particular focus on nursing, and who wish to contribute to raising the quality of research, knowledge dissemination, supervision and other teaching activities. We seek to establish closer research and educational cooperation with the health and care services in the field of mental health, and we are looking for engaged nurses who wish to develop and disseminate knowledge of the field.

Society has a large and increasing need for nursing expertise in mental health care, and the authorities are requesting new educational options in this field. At the national level, work is under way on specialist education for nurses in mental health care and substance abuse.

The vacancies are related to the field of mental health with teaching, supervision and assessment duties on our bachelor's and master's degree and further education programmes.

The department is undergoing a restructuring process aimed at strengthening the organisation of programmes. We have developed new programme descriptions for the bachelor degree programmes and the department’s master’s portfolio will be revised in the course of 2020.

As an associate professor, you will be part of an active and ambitious team with interdisciplinary competence, pedagogical weight and professor qualifications in mental health care. We work continuously to develop the discipline and extensive research activity is conducted at the department, which has seven research groups, including the research group on mental health care, and a doctorate programme in health sciences. As an associate professor, 35% of your position will be dedicated research time with the possibility of increased R&D time based on results-based incentives.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • initiate, participate and disseminate research and development work
  • participate in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues
  • teach theory and practice, and follow up and supervise students in the practical part of the programmes
  • contribute to the development and adaptation of learning activities
  • assessment and grading
  • contribute to developing the quality of education at bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and further education levels

Qualification requirements

We are looking for candidates who have

  • Norwegian authorisation as a general nurse
  • competence equivalent to associate professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor) or assistant professor (universitetslektor)
  • relevant clinical experience
  • experience with the use of digital tools in knowledge dissemination
  • good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and English

Persons appointed to a position as associate professor (førsteamanuensis) must have a doctoral degree in nursing or other relevant health science area.

Persons appointed to a position as associate professor (førstelektor) must have a 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, and documented extensive research and development work in nursing or another relevant health science field that in quality and scope corresponds to the workload and level of a doctorate degree.

For the position of assistant professor (universitetslektor), we require someone who wishes and is willing to develop their own competence to qualify for professor or associate professor positions.

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

Applicants 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.

Desirable qualifications

  • experience of teaching and supervision at university/university college level
  • experience of group supervision
  • experience of simulation training
  • teaching competence
  • experience of research networks and externally funded projects

In addition, the following qualifications are given special emphasis:

Position 1:

  • relevant clinical experience in relation to suicide, self-harming and trauma

Position 2:

  • relevant clinical experience of working with people with complex and serious conditions involving mental or somatic illness

Position 3:

  • relevant clinical experience in relation to substance abuse problems and mental illness

If no applicants who are qualified for appointment as an associate professor apply, an applicant may be appointed to a temporary position as an assistant professor (universitetslektor) on the condition that he/she qualifies for a permanent position within three years, cf. the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges Section 6-5(1).

Qualities required for the position

  • good collaboration and communication skills
  • enthusiasm for the field
  • systematic, structured and reliable
  • ability to inspire and supervise students and colleagues
  • great work capacity

OsloMet will test applicants’ 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.

Expert assessment and application process

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty, and applications from applicants who are not qualified will not be forwarded for assessment. Please upload the following documents together with your application letter by the final date for applications:

  • CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to ten scholarly works, including your PhD thesis
  • preferably two references with contact information

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page. We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be government authorised, and you may be asked to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

We offer

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • opportunities for academic development in a group comprising engaged colleagues
  • an opportunity to contribute to a developing research field
  • interaction with a varied student group
  • loan and pension arrangements with 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

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMet’s pay policy for position code 1011 førsteamanuensis/1198 førstelektor, pay grade 60–74, i.e. NOK 532,300–691,400 per year/1009 universitetslektor, pay grade 51–66, i.e. NOK 456,400–594,400 per year. 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:

  • Head of Department Marit Kirkevold, tel. (+47) 67 23 58 59, email Marit.Kirkevold@oslomet.no
  • Acting head of studies Elisabeth Wille, tel. (+47) 48265156, email Elisabeth.wille@oslomet.no
  • for questions of an administrative nature, contact Sofie Rabo Carlsen, soca@oslomet.no.

Final date for applications: 15th of December 2020

Ref: 20/08986

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary NOK 532 300-691 400/ 456 400-594 400
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 20/08986
  • Marit Kirkevold, 67235859
  • Elisabeth Wille, 48265156
Published 18.Nov.2020
Last application date 15.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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