Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Life Sciences and Health

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.

Would you like to help to develop the field of radiography at OsloMet?

There is a vacancy for a full-time permanent position as associate professor (førsteamanuensis) in radiography at the Department of Life Sciences and Health. We are looking for candidates who are familiar with clinical developments, ambitious and motivated to strengthen our academic environment.

Radiography is one of four sections at the Department of Life Sciences and Health and hosts Norway’s largest radiography programme employing around 25 members of staff. The radiography section runs the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Radiography and further education in radiotherapy. It also contributes to the cross-departmental Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedicine with separate programme options in CT and Nuclear Medicine, as well as the cross-faculty PhD Programme in Health Sciences. The radiography section has many interesting tasks ahead related to teaching its bachelor’s and master’s candidates, particularly due to our focus on CT in the bachelor’s programme, and we are also further developing the master’s programme in biomedicine into a master’s programme in health and technology with three radiography programme options. The latter programme will be conducted in cooperation with other departments and faculties and forms the basis for increased cooperation with the other health and technology programmes at OsloMet.

The Department of Life Sciences and Health conducts extensive research activities and we now wish to increase our research and development competence in radiography and further develop externally-funded research activities at the department. Our new member of staff will contribute actively to this work. They will also be important to enhancing academic competence at bachelor’s and master’s level and in further education, and thus the development of radiography education as a whole.

The radiography section strives to be innovative when it comes to education in and development of the discipline, and has increased its focus on innovation, technology and digital skills. We use student-active learning methods in all courses, and we have developed several digital textbooks. The section has good external partners in Norway and abroad in clinical work, industry and at other research and education institutions. The department has three modern laboratories – conventional radiography, mobile radiography and a CBCT, and we are in the process of building a clinical ward. The skills training facilities are well equipped to conduct realistic simulations.

Read more about the Faculty of Health Sciences here.

Your main duties in the position will be

  • teaching and supervision at bachelor's and master’s degree level
  • actively contributing to developing the discipline, innovation and digitalisation
  • carrying out own research and development work in diagnostic imaging and treatment
  • disseminating knowledge and research results both to academic communities and to society in general
  • actively participating in the development of major research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues in the academic community
  • actively contributing to and developing new research, innovation and education collaborations with national and international partners
  • helping to develop digital learning resources
  • supervising students in the skills laboratory and following up students taking practical training
  • performing academic-administrative tasks related to course responsibilities

Qualification requirements

  • relevant doctoral degree
  • bachelor’s degree in radiography
  • relevant research and development work
  • experience of teaching/supervision at university/university college level
  • up-to-date clinical experience as a radiographer
  • documentation of relevant educational competence. The criteria for the assessment of such competence are set out in the Guidelines for the Assessment of Educational Competence at OsloMet.
  • good written and oral presentation skills in English

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

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 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED) that meets this requirement.

Desirable qualifications

  • experience of managing research projects, including obtaining external research funding
  • a national and international network in research and/or teaching
  • other relevant work experience
  • experience of digital learning tools in an educational context
  • experience of the flipped classroom and student-active learning methods
  • experience in the field of radiotherapy

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates with good collaboration and communication skills who show interest in the students’ work at all levels of higher education. You take a positive view of innovation, digitalisation and development and are ambitious, both in terms of your own work and the discipline as a whole. You are also creative, target-oriented, show great initiative and are a good team player.

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

As an applicant with associate professor/professor qualifications, you 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. You must upload the following documents by the deadline for applications:

  • an application letter
  • a CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas
  • a complete list of publications
  • a three-page research plan including a section describing how your own research can complement ongoing research activity at the department
  • up to ten scholarly works
  • preferably two references with contact information

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button "Apply for this job". 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 will test applicants’ teaching qualifications in connection with interviews. We will also check 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 by 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 with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • flexible working hours and good employee welfare arrangements
  • free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners/spouses
  • work place 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, associate professor (førsteamanuensis), 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 Programme, Kari Gerhardsen Vikestad, tel.: +47 67 23 63 91, email: Kari-Gerhardsen.Vikestad@oslomet.no
  • Head of Department Elin Holter Anthonisen, tel.: (+47) 67 23 69 55, email: elin.holter.anthonisen@oslomet.no
  • for questions of an administrative nature, contact Sofie Rabo Carlsen at soca@oslomet.no

Final date for applications: 4th of November 2021

Ref.no: 21/10440

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary NOK 543 500–702 100
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 21/10440
  • Kari Gerhardsen Vikestad, 67 23 63 91
  • Elin Holter Anthonisen, 67 23 69 55
Published 15.Oct.2021
Last application date 04.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET

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