Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Behavioural Sciences

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

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 Behavioural Sciences har approximately 750 students and 60 employees. The department is represented at all three campus; Kjeller, Pilestredet and Sandvika.

The Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) employs around 50 faculty members and has 1,200 students. The Department Behavioral Sciences offers educational opportunities both at Campus Pilestredet and Campus Kjeller in the Oslo metropolitan region of Norway.

There is currently a vacancy for a full-time permanent position as an Associate Professor in Behavior Analysis at the Department of Behavioral Sciences. The position is based at the Section for Behavioral Science and Psychology, which offers a Master in Behavioral Science and a Bachelor in Psychology with an Emphasis on Behavior Analysis, as well as a PhD in Behavior Analysis and a selection of continuing education programmes.

In addition, the Department of Behavioral Sciences offers a bachelor’s degree in Social Education. The department has several active research groups and is one of the leading institutions for research and education in the field of behavior analysis in Europe.

Read more about the Department of Behavioral Sciences and research groups at the department

The Department of Behavioral Sciences is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at OsloMet. Read more about the Faculty of Health Sciences

Main Duties and Areas of Responsibility

The position involves teaching and supervision at the master- and bachelor level. At start-up, teaching responsibilities will involve organizing lectures in applied behavior analysis, including in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM). The person holding the advertised position is also expected to:

  • supervise students doing internships or practicums in applied behavior analysis
  • conduct independent research and engage in professional development
  • disseminate scientific results both to academic communities and to society in general
  • develop and/or take part in research projects suitable for the application of external funding
  • participate in research collaborations and with national and international partners

Qualification Requirements

  • Ph.D. in behavior analysis or other relevant Ph.D.
  • documented work-experience in the field of applied behavior analysis, either in a practical settings and/or in research
  • experience with teaching and supervision at a university level
  • scientific publications in the field of applied behavior analysis
  • good oral and written presentation skills in English and Norwegian. 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 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 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED) that meets this requirement.

Furthermore, applicants must document educational competence as described in OsloMet’s guidelines. Details regarding the guidelines are found here

In the Assessment and Ranking of Qualified Applicants, Emphasis Will Be Placed on:

  • research and development work relevant to the position. Peer-reviewed scientific articles published in international journals during the last six years will be given particular weight in this assessment
  • extensive knowledge about and/or broad experience with practicing applied behavior analysis, for example in such fields as early intervention for children with autism, OBM, school-based interventions, contingency management, and more

Personal Qualities Required for the Position

  • the ability to work independently with research -and teaching responsibilities
  • the ability to cooperate with colleagues and the other relevant members of the scientific community
  • the ability to engage and communicate effectively with an audience on topics related to research and science
  • personal suitability will be emphasised

OsloMet will test teaching qualifications during the job interview.

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 where 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.

Application process

You will be assessed by an expert committee. Before the application documents are forwarded to an expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be forwarded for evaluation.You must upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline:

  • application letter
  • CV, reference letters and all pages of certificates/diplomas

a complete list of publications up to ten scholarly works (to be attached or linked), as well as a document with an overview of these ten works to be considered

  • 2 references with contact information

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals and ID must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The employment will be carried out in accordance with the principles of the Norwegian Public Service Act (lovdata.no), and legislation that regulates the export of knowledge, technology, and services.

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

 We offer

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
  • professional development as part of one of Europe’s leading research environments in the field of behavior analysis
  • time allocated for research and other professional development
  • 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 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, pay grade 60–74, 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 Section, Christoffer Eilifsen, ph. (+47) 67236441
  • Head of Department, Johannes Gjerstad, ph. (+47) 40857057

For questions on administrative issues, please contact Hanne Christensen Eckholm at haeck@oslomet.no

If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

Deadline for applications:      20.march 2023

Reference:                              23/00411


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 23/00498
  • Christoffer Eilifsen, 67236441
  • Johannes Gjerstad, 40857057
Published 31.Jan.2023
Last application date 22.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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