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 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.

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 permanent position as Professor in Computer Science specializing in Applied Computer Security.

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research and innovation. Candidates will be expected to have conducted extensive research in the field of applied computer security. The research should be reflected in an extensive publication list and high impact.

Candidates will be expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic and research work at 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 at OsloMet.

The candidate will be responsible for securing external funding. Experience with applying for national and international research funding is a requirement.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Initiating and conducting research within computer security and related fields.
  • Take initiative to develop major new research projects and applications for external funding
  • Planning, developing and delivering courses at PhD, Master and Bachelor level, including teaching, supervision, and assessment.
  • Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education.
  • Actively contributing to the development of the department and the rest of OsloMet.
  • Communicating and disseminating research results both in academic settings and for the general public.
  • Performing administrative tasks related to educational, research and innovation activities.
  • Initiating and developing research collaborations with national and international partners.


Qualifications requirements:

  • Qualifications as Professor in Applied Computer Security
  • PhD in computer science/informatics or a closely related field relevant to applied computer security
  • Documented research work and publications within the field of applied computer security within one or more of the following subfields:
    • o cloud computing security
    • o computer network security
    • o security operations and/or monitoring
    • o threat intelligence
    • o cyber-security vulnerabilities, cyber-crime and warfare
    • o malware detection and analysis
    • o penetration testing
    • o digital forensics and incident response
    • o intrusion detection and prevention, anomaly detection and behavior-based security
    • o ethical hacking
  • Experience with research networks, and project management involving external funding
  • Experience from international research collaboration
  • Experience with academic management
  • Fundamental competency in teaching and supervision at the university and college level, as well as documented:
    • o quality development in own teaching and supervision over time
    • o extensive experience with supervision, preferably at the master / PhD level
    • o participation in the development of educational quality in professional communities
  • Experience from collaborating with industry
  • Leadership experience from excellent research groups
  • The applicant must document relevant educational theory and practice for higher education. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications on appointment, must acquire these qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED), in English together with the University of Oslo, that meets this requirement.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language, must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of commencement.

 When evaluating the applications, we will emphasize:

  • International scientific publication of high quality; publications from the last six years (statutory leave of absence not included) will be given particular weight
  • Experience with research networks and projects with external funding
  • Pedagogical skills and teaching experience
  • The applicant's topical profile evaluated against the teaching needs of the department
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with students and colleagues
  • Personal skills relevant for a good working environment

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:

 Practical experience or industry experience from any of the computer security subfields mentioned above

  • A passion for teaching and mentoring at all levels, and an ability to motivate and inspire students
  • An interest in building educational programmes of high-quality, a keenness to develop teaching and supervision skills, and an interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices 
  • Excellent cooperation and communication skills
  • Excellent public-speaking skills and experience speaking to non-academic audiences
  • Inquisitiveness, and a keenness to develop as an academic leader
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching and research to the needs of OsloMet and the department, including interdisciplinary collaboration
  • The ability to build communities and networks, research projects, and to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation
  • Experience with and interest in technology transfer, innovation and patents. 

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 pedagocial 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 authorised. 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 

If there are no qualified applicants, we may consider an appointment to a temporary position as a Professor, on the condition that the appointee qualifies for a permanent position within three years.

We offer

 An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university

  • 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
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
  • Relocation support, cultural courses and on-boarding services
  • 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 75-84, job code 1013 Professor. The salary is NOK 704 900– 906 000 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.


Other information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

 Head of Department Laurence Habib, +47 67 23 86 57, laurence@oslomet.no.

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.


Deadline for applications:      05.01.2020


Ref. no:                                   19/10674

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary NOK 704 900– 906 000
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/10674
  • Laurence Habib , +47 67 23 86 57
Published 07.Nov.2019
Last application date 05.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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