Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Computer Science

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 Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Computer Science offers three bachelor’s degree programmes, a master’s degree programme, and is part of a cross-departmental PhD program. Academic staff at the department are pursuing research in a wide range of areas including computer science, the natural sciences, and innovation and management. Both students and researchers are also involved in an increasing number of interdisciplinary initiatives across the university.

The Department of Computer Science has a permanent 100% position as Associate Professor in Computer Science. The position is available from 01.08.2024.

Your main duties and areas of responsibility will be to

  • teaching and supervising at bachelor's and master's level, for example in software development, operating systems, test of software, application development, and other subjects within informatics
  • actively contribute to the development of the study programs at the department
  • perform professional-administrative tasks
  • conduct your own research and development work
  • take the initiative to and further develop research collaborations with national and international partners

Qualification requirements

  • doctoral degree or equivalent within a field relevant for computer science, computer science, software development or similar
  • documented research experience and scientific publications within system development, software development, or operating systems
  • good competence within one or more of the following areas: Java, C/C++, Python, software testing, software development, open-source projects, containers, and virtualization.
  • written and oral proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, and English

Persons who at the time of employment do not have sufficient skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language will be offered training in Norwegian, and must be able to demonstrate Norwegian skills at least equivalent to level B2 within three years from the time of employment.

The applicant must document relevant educational competence in accordance with OsloMet’s Guidelines for the assessment of educational competence at OsloMet.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

Emphasis will be placed on

  • the applicant's teaching experience, pedagogical qualities, and motivation for teaching and supervision at bachelor's and master's level.
  • flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching and research to the department's and OsloMet's needs, including the ability for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • the ability to build an environment and network, build research projects and demonstrate new thinking and innovation
  • ability to disseminate science and communicate via the media, public lectures and engagement with society
  • good written and oral presentation skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage

Personal qualities required for the position

  • personal qualities that promote a good working environment
  • flexibility and ability to adapt teaching and research to the department's and OsloMet's needs, including the ability for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • good ability to communicate and collaborate with students and colleagues
  • good ability to engage in professional development

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.

It is important for 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. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

The application process

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically in our recruitment system. You will be assessed by an expert committee. Please upload the following documents together with your application by the application deadline:

  • application letter
  • CV, reference letters, and all pages of certificates/diplomas
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 10 scholarly works and with an overview, including Ph.D.-dissertation if relevant
  • two references with contact information
  • documentation of educational competence including a profiling document

For applicants who cannot document competencies within teaching in higher education have to develop this within two years from accession. OsloMet offers courses in teaching and learning in higher education which covers this requirement.

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 authorized, and you will be asked to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applications from applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be forwarded for assessment.

We can offer you

  • exciting job tasks at Norway’s third largest university
  • participation in research groups and a creative and inspiring academic community
  • opportunities for academic development
  • time for profession-oriented research and development work
  • good welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The position is paid in accordance with the Norwegian State main tariff agreements and OsloMet's salary policy in position code 1011 Associate professor NOK. 708 000 – 845 900. For particularly well-qualified applicants, a higher salary can be considered. From the salary, 2% will be deducted in pension contributions for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK).

Other information

If you want further information about the position, you can contact:

  • Head of Group Boning Feng, +47 67 23 87 14, email: boningf@oslomet.no.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. A background check may be conducted to verify information in submitted CVs and available documents. Background checks are not conducted without the consent of the applicant and relevant applicants will receive further information about this.

Deadline for application: April 14th 2024 

Ref: 24/09043

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Etter avtale
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 24/09043
  • Boning Feng, +4767238714
Published 19.Mar.2024
Last application date 14.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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