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.

There is a vacancy for a permanent position as an associate professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor) in health science/nursing science at the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion. The position is primarily full-time, but part-time may be considered in combination with another relevant position (preferably clinical), primarily in the municipal health service or in a position where interaction with the municipal health service is a key factor.

The position’s subject area is health/nursing science with a particular focus on the fundamentals of nursing, nursing procedures and natural science, and is primarily affiliated to the first year of the nursing programme. OsloMet’s goal is to develop the best nursing education programme in the country, a goal which is incorporated into OsloMet’s Strategy 2024. In that connection, many activities are under way to develop the programme.

The person appointed is expected to take an active role in the nursing programme by showing enthusiasm and a desire to contribute to educating the nurses of the future. We encourage you to apply if you are a nurse and researcher with a genuine interest in the fundamentals of nursing who wishes to contribute to a high quality of supervision and teaching activities for students.

The workplace will be Pilestredet campus (downtown Oslo), but teaching and supervision at the Kjeller campus may also be required.

Your duties will be to

  • Actively contribute to a high quality of education for bachelor students in nursing
  • Teach and supervise in student groups and at the skills centre
  • Supervise and follow-up students in clinical training in the municipal health service
  • Carry out research and development work to develop the field
  • Disseminate research results both to academic communities and to society in general
  • Participate in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues in the academic community
  • Participate in research collaborations with national and international partners
  • Perform academic administrative tasks

Qualification requirements

  • Relevant higher education, preferably at PhD level
  • Relevant master's and bachelor's degrees in nursing
  • Good written and spoken English skills. 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.
  • Good ICT skills

Persons appointed to a position as associate professor (førsteamanuensis) must have a doctoral degree in a 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 doctoral degree.

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 document basic competence in teaching and supervision at university and university college level. Applicants who are unable to document basic university teaching qualifications upon appointment must achieve such qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a programme in university pedagogy (UHPED) that meets this requirement. As regards requirements for educational competence for associate professor positions, see the Guidelines for the Assessment of Educational Competence at OsloMet on our website.

If no applicants with associate professor qualifications apply, applicants qualified for appointment as an assistant professor (universitetslektor) who are interested in academic development may be considered for the position. In such case, an applicant may be appointed to a temporary position as an assistant professor (universitetslektor) on the condition that he/she qualifies for a permanent associate professor position within three years, cf. the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges Section 6-5(1). The applicant must have a clear plan for how he/she will achieve associate professor qualifications within three years. Final-stage PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.

Desirable qualifications

  • Minimum five years’ clinical experience
  • Documented teacher education or teaching and supervision experience
  • Research activity, publications and affiliation to a research network
  • Research results published in nationally and internationally recognised publication channels, and the ability to document progress in relation to research and publication

OsloMet will test teaching qualifications in connection with interviews.

We are looking for a candidate

  • With a great work capacity, curiosity and motivation for contributing to developing academic and interdisciplinary cooperation at the university
  • With good collaboration and communication skills, and an ability to contribute to a constructive working environment
  • With the ability to motivate and inspire students through their teaching
  • Who has the ability to work independently and purposefully towards a goal
  • Who is solution-oriented

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 make adaptations to the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

Expert assessment and application process

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Before the application documents are forwarded to an expert committee, all the applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applications from unqualified applicants will not be forwarded for evaluation. Please upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas
  • A complete list of publications
  • Attach up to 10 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 in order for your application to be considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be government authorised, and you must expect 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.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

We offer

  • An inspirational educational and research environment with the opportunity for professional development and participation in established research groups collaborating at a national and international level
  • Varied tasks in a large organisation with an important social mission
  • Good loan and pension arrangements from the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Flexible working hours and good employee welfare arrangements
  • Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners/spouses

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 543,500–702,100 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 Studies Ann Kristin Bjørnnes, tel.: +47 67 23 60 64 email: Ann-Kristin.Bjornnes@oslomet.no
  • For questions of an administrative nature, contact Sofie Rabo Carlsen at soca@oslomet.no

Final date for applications: 12 October 2021

Ref.no: 21/09340

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary NOK 543 500 - 702 100 pr. år.
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 21/09340
  • Ann Kristin Bjørnnes, 67236064
Published 08.Sep.2021
Last application date 12.Oct.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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