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 and a master’s degree programme, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 70 staff members and 800 students.

The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a permanent position as Professor / Associate Professor in Innovation and entrepreneurship. The position will involve teaching and research in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology management. 

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research and innovation. Candidates are expected to have conducted extensive research in one or more of the following areas: technology innovation, entrepreneurship or technology management. 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 and research centres at OsloMet.

The candidate will be responsible for securing external funding and as such should have experience with applying for nationally and internationally funded grants.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Planning, developing and delivering courses in Technology Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, primarily at the undergraduate level.
  • Developing and teaching courses in Digital Transformation and Leadership for managers in both the private and public sector.
  • Supervision and assessment of student work.
  • Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education.
  • Initiating and conducting research and disseminating the subsequent results.
  • Initiating and actively participating in writing applications for research funding.
  • Strengthening the department’s academic and research work and enhancing its research profile in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology management and related fields.
  • Actively contributing to the development of the department.
  • Performing the required administrative tasks related to educational, research and innovation activities.



The required qualifications for the positions are as follows:

  • PhD in or directly related to the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship or technology management.
  • documented research work and publications within fields related to innovation, entrepreneurship or technology management
  • experience of initiating and managing research projects. Candidates for the position of Professor should also have solid track record of securing external funding for research.
  • experience from international research collaboration
  • experience in teaching and supervision in higher education
  • fluency in English is expected. The candidate is expected to acquire a working command of Norwegian within three years of being appointed.


The general criteria for appointment to a position as Professor/Associate Professor are set out in the «Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger» § 1-2, see details in Norwegian https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2006-02-09-129 .

Candidates who have no relevant specific qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete OsloMet’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.

A trial lecture will be required in connection with a personal interview.

Desired skills

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

  • competence or experience within the fields of marketing, business administration or managerial economics, strategy and organization
  • knowledge of technological or engineering subjects will be advantageous
  • experience with, and interest in, technology transfer and patents
  • the ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • excellent cooperation and communication skills
  • pedagogical education, a keenness to develop academic and teaching skills, and an interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices
  • the ability to adapt teaching and research to the needs of the department, including interdisciplinary collaboration
  • the ability to build communities and networks
  • the ability to manage research projects and to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation.


We offer

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university.
  • Academic development as part of a group of committed colleagues.
  • Good loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund https://www.spk.no/en/.
  • Good staff welfare arrangements.
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners


Contact information

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

Head of Studies Tulpesh Patel, tulpesh@oslomet.no, +47 96 04 58 90.

For information about processing of applications or if you have any problem uploading documents, please contact HR Advisor Hilde Tverseth, hilde.tverseth@oslomet.no , +47 67 23 84 22.


The salary for the position is in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale: job code 1013 Professor, NOK 696 500 – 893 900 or job code 1011 Associate professor (førsteamanuensis), NOK 524 200 – 682 200. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. By law a % of the salary is deducted as to the State Pension Fund.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.

Evaluation Committee

As an applicant you will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:


  • 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 fifteen 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


If you wish to apply for the position, you must apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the advertisement “Apply for position”. All application documents submitted should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Deadline for applications: 30th April 2019

Ref. no:                                   19/03082

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 https://www.euraxess.no/norway/research-norway


Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/03082
  • Laurence Habib, 22 45 28 71
  • Tulpesh Patel, 67235082
Published 05.Apr.2019
Last application date 03.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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