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

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, 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 center 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 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 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.

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.

There are currently several research groups at the Computer Science Department. More information about the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design can be found here.

The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a temporary postion  as Associate Professor in Applied Artificial Intelligence for the calendar year of 2020. Depending on the amount of strategy funding allocated to this position in 2021, the position may be extended until the end of 2021.

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for research, innovation and education and an ability to develop and implement a strategic vision.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic and research work for the Artificial Intelligence Lab (AI Lab) at OsloMet and will be responsible for developing a strategy for the AI Lab, which includes securing external funding and strengthening OsloMet’s national and international networks. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the department and the university's research community in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at the Faculty for Technology, Arts Design and with other faculties and research centres at OsloMet.


Tasks and responsibilities:


Initiating and developing strategic relationships between the AI lab and relevant actors in the industry, state organizations and non-profits, as well as the Norwegian government Initiating and coordinating the communication work of the AI lab, including the dissemination of research results both in academic settings and for the general public Initiating and coordinating the development of a portfolio of courses for life-long learning within areas related to the AI lab Initiating, coordinating and actively participating in writing applications for external research funding Conducting research within applied artificial intelligence and related fields. Contributing to the planning, development and delivery of courses at PhD, Master and Bachelor level Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education and research at OsloMet Performing administrative tasks related to activities within research, innovation and education.


Qualifications requirements:

PhD in computer science, neuro-science, psychology or a related field Documented research work and publications within computer science, neuro-science, psychology or other fields relevant to applied artificial intelligence Experience in teaching and supervision in higher education Proficiency in oral and written English is required. A working command of Norwegian is an advantage.

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

The following will be an advantage:

Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience:

  • The ability to build communities and networks, to initiate large-scale strategic projects, and to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation
  • Documented cooperation and communication skills, and ability to motivate others Experience in communicating strategic visions Experience from international research collaborations is an advantage
  • An ability to bring together academics and non-academics from different backgrounds towards a common goal
  • Excellent public-speaking skills and experience speaking to non-academic audiences
  • Practical experience or industry experience from applied artificial intelligence, data science, big data or related fields
  • A passion for research, for higher education, and for the dissemination of knowledge to the general public
  • An interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Experience from collaborating with industry is an advantage
  • Inquisitiveness, and a keenness to develop as an academic
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to the needs of OsloMet and the department, including interdisciplinary collaboration. Experience with interdisciplinary projects is an advantage.


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. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Expert assessment:

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

  • CV (including teaching and supervision experience and the name and contact information of at least three references)
  • Full list of publications
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)
  • Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant
  • A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position (“teaching statement”) and the pedagogical stance of the applicant. This overview should also include recent student-evaluations.
  • A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant research and plans for research activity in the position (“research statement”). This overview should include an overview of existing projects and research collaborators.
  • Other relevant documentation


You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact hilde.tverseth@oslomet.no


We offer

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Participation in a dynamic professional environment and unique academic community
  • The opportunity to be part of the development of a young and ambitious university with an entrepreneurial culture
  • Academic development as part of a group of committed colleagues.
  • Participation in research groups
  • Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
  • Interaction with a diverse student group

Loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

  • Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers


Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway


The position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale 60-74, job code 1011 Associate Professor. The salary is NOK 532 300 – 691 400 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.


Other information

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Type of employment - 1 år m/mulighet for forlengelse
Contract type Full time
Salary NOK 532 300 – 691 400
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/12710
  • Laurence Habib, 67 23 86 57
Published 19.Dec.2019
Last application date 17.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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