Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Life Sciences and Health

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.

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

We have a vacancy for a full-time permanent positions as associate professor (førsteamanuensis/førstelektor) in radiography at the Department of Life Sciences and Health. We hope to fill the vacancy as soon as possible. We are looking for ambitious candidates familiar with clinical developments who have the motivation to strengthen our academic community. 

The Department of Life Sciences and Health conducts extensive research activities and is part of the institutional Intelligent Health initiative. We now wish to increase our expertise in radiography research and development and further develop externally funded research activities at the department. Our new member of staff will actively contribute to these goals. They will also play an important role in enhancing academic expertise at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as in further education, and thus the development of radiography education as a whole.

Radiography is one of four sections at the Department of Life Sciences and Health, which is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The department offers Norway’s largest radiography programme and employs around 20 members of staff and several PhD fellows. The academic environment is responsible for the bachelor’s degree in radiography and the further education programme in radiotherapy, as well as the radiography specialisation in the master’s programme Health and Technology. This master’s programme comprises several specialisations covering different disciplines relating to the field of health, with technology as a common denominator. The programme aims to contribute to expertise in interdisciplinary cooperation and efficient use of technology to maintain a sustainable health service. In the radiography specialisation, candidates can choose between CT and conventional radiography. 

The radiography discipline includes CT as a specialisation field, which is one of our important areas of priority. In addition, simulation is being further developed as a method, and several persons have been trained to facilitate this. The radiography section is innovative when it comes to both education and the development of the discipline, with an intensified 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 clinics, industry and at other research and educational institutions. This allows for many exciting research projects as well as bachelor’s, master’s and PhD projects. The PhD fellows can follow the Faculty of Health Sciences’ own PhD programme. The section also has three laboratories – conventional radiography, mobile radiography and a Cone Beam-CT (extremity CT). The skills training facilities are well equipped to conduct realistic simulations. 

Your main duties in the position will be

  • Carrying out your own research and development work in diagnostic imaging and treatment
  • 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
  • Disseminating knowledge and research results both to academic communities and to society in general
  • Teaching and supervising students
  • Actively contributing to developing the discipline, innovation and digitalisation
  • Helping to develop digital learning resources
  • Performing academic administrative tasks

Qualification requirements

The position is advertised at three levels. The items below are qualification requirements for the position of førsteamanuensis (associate professor), førstelektor (associate professor) and assistant professor

  • Relevant higher education that qualifies the candidate for a position as an associate professor
  • Relevant education and specialisation in the field of life sciences and health (radiography, medicine, medical physics etc.) 
  • Relevant research and/or development work
  • Experience of teaching/supervision at university/university college level
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills in English

The position of førsteamanuensis also requires 

The position of førstelektor also requires

  • Extensive documented research and development work that, in quality and scope, corresponds to the workload and level of a doctorate degree in radiography, medicine or medical physics
  • Importance will be attached to particular qualifications in teaching or other educational activities, and
  • Documented relevant educational theory and practice based on training or on teaching and supervision

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 such 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.

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

  • Experience of managing research projects and/or obtaining external research funding
  • A national and international network in research and/or teaching 
  • Experience of digital learning tools in an educational context 
  • Knowledge of the Norwegian health service 
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language 

Personal qualities

We are looking for a candidate who 

  • Has good collaboration and communication skills and is a team player
  • Has ambitions both in terms of their own work and the discipline as a whole, and who recognises the necessity of research
  • Is resourceful, creative and focused
  • Takes a positive view of innovation, digitalisation and development

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and 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.

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 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 research plan (maximum three pages) including a section describing how your own research can complement ongoing research activity at the department
  • 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
  • Documented relevant educational theory and practice based on training or on teaching and supervision (only applies to applications for a førstelektor positions)
  • A teaching portfolio, including a profiling document (only applies to applications for a førsteamanuensis position)
  • Preferably two references with contact information 

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking ‘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. 

The appointment will be made in accordance with the principles set out in the Civil Servants Act (lovadata.no), and legislation regulating the export of knowledge, technology and services. 

OsloMet has endorsed the principles of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and the institution is obliged to follow its recommendations.

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.

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 pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Flexible working hours and good employee welfare arrangements 

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 615,700-745,000 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. 

Employee benefits and information about relocating to Norway at the website Work for us.

Other information

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

  • Head of Studies, 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: 13th of June 2023

Ref.no: 23/03192

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary NOK 615,700-745,000 per year
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 23/03192
  • Kari Gerhardsen Vikestad, +4767236391
  • Elin Holter Anthonisen, +4767236955
Published 11.Jul.2023
Last application date 17.Jul.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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