Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy

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.


Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business.

The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

The department has approximately 1250 students and 90 employees, and offers study programmes on bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.

There is a vacancy for two positions of associate professor of social work at the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy.

The department has 90 members of staff and approximately 1,200 students, thereby representing the largest professional community in the field of social work, child welfare and social policy in Norway.


  • teaching social work and other social science subjects
  • teaching skill training and professional interaction on different levels
  • development of continuing education
  • supervision and follow-up of students
  • educational development work
  • academic administrative tasks
  • social work research in the department’s subject areas.


Applicants must have:

  • A PhD in social work and social policy or other relevant PhD
  • teaching experience in social work subjects
  • practice experience with different usergroups
  • good competence in social work services
  • research competence in social work research in the department’s priority areas
  • digital competence
  • good oral and written communication skills in Norwegian and English. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language on appointment, must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of appointment.
  • good teaching skills. If you do not have teaching qualifications, you must undertake to complete OsloMet’s basic teaching qualification programme (15 credits) within 2 years.

 You should have

  • the ability to motivate and inspire our students
  • ability to participate in restructing processes for further develop and strength the department
  • proficiency in coordinating both academic and administrative tasks
  • the ability to work independently
  • enthusiasm for and a genuine interest in the subject area

The general criteria for appointments to positions as associate professor are set out in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

The university will test teaching qualifications in connection with interviews.

We offer you

  • participation in research groups
  • opportunities for academic development in an inspiring specialist and research environment
  • a creative, inspiring working environment
  • loan and pension arrangements with The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund flexible working hours and good employee welfare arrangements.

Other information

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees: 1011 associate professor (NOK 524 200–682 200). A statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.

Expert assessment

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. If you apply electronically, you must upload the following attachments:

  • CV
  • references
  • diplomas
  • a list of scholarly works
  • scholarly works from the past 5 years
  • the PhD thesis

 Applications that do not include these attachments will not be taken into consideration. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language.

 If you wish to apply for the position, please register your application and upload the above-mentioned attachments by clicking the button at the bottom of the page (‘logg inn og søk stillingen'). If you need technical assistance, please contact: Tore Vogt, tel. +47 67 23 80 28, email torevo@oslomet.no .

For more information about the position, please contact:

  • Head of Department Nicole Hennum, tel.: +47 67 23 81 51 or +47 938 91 096

 It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and been certified by the EU Commission with HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) and is part of the EU network for mobility of Researchers Euraxess.

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and been certified by the EU Commission with HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) and is part of the EU network for mobility of Researchers Euraxess.




Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/03041
  • Nicole M.J. Hennum, 93891096
Published 25.Mar.2019
Last application date 22.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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