Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Mechanical, Electronics and Chemical Engineering

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 Mechanical, Electronics and Chemical Engineering (MEK) is one out of five departments at TKD. The department offers three bachelor’s degree programmes and will from 2020 offer a master’s degree programme, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 30 staff members, 10 PhD students (in Engineering Science at TKD) and researchers, and 450 students.

The Department of Mechanical, Electrics and Chemical Engineering (MEK) has a vacant position as Associate Professor in Electronics or Industrial Communication Systems.

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research, and innovation. The candidate will be expected to have conducted extensive research in the field of electronics or industrial communication systems. The research should be reflected in an extensive high international quality publication list in high impact journals and conferences. Experience from research and development work in the industry is also important.  Strong emphasis is placed on academic work during the past five years.

The candidate is 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 of Technology, Art and Design, as well as in collaboration with other faculties at OsloMet. 

The candidate is expected to initiate and secure external funding for new research projects. Extensive experience with applying and securing external funding from e.g. the Norwegian Research Council and EU is a requirement for this position, in addition to academic excellence.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Planning, developing and delivering courses at bachelor, master and PhD level, including teaching, supervision and assessment
  • Contributing in building up the new masters and the PhD program in Engineering Science
  • Initiating and leading research applications for external funding
  • Initiating and conducting research as well as facilitating the funding and recruitment of PhD candidates
  • Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education in electronics and electrical engineering and other programs of the department and OsloMet as a whole
  • Communicating and disseminating research results for both academic and broader audience
  • Performing administrative tasks related to educational, research, and innovation activities

Qualification requirements:

  • Doctorate degree in electronics or industrial communication systems
  • Academic excellence and documented high quality research work
  • Experience with initiating and managing research projects 
  • Experience from international research  
  • Experience in teaching and supervision in higher education 
  • Experience in collaborating with, or direct experience from, the industry
  • Fluency in English is expected. The candidate is expected to acquire a working command of Norwegian within three years of being appointed.

Desired skills

  • Fit with the research profile of the relevant research groups in the department
  • Experience in applied electronics (including circuit and system design, embedded and real time systems)
  • Experience with software development in C, C++, and Python
  • Experience with product development and systems engineering
  • The ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • Excellent cooperation and communication skills
  • 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 
  • Pedagogical education, a keenness to develop academic and teaching skills, and an interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices
  • 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, as well as digital and innovative educational techniques and practices

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.

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

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.

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
  • All pages of your certificates/diplomas including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable
  • A list of scientific publications
  • Up to 10 scientific publications, including your PhD thesis, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of each 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 the candidate’s relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position (“teaching statement”)
  • A text (up to 2 pages) outlining the candidate’s 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 HR advisor Mette Bjørtomt via email: metteb@oslomet.no

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

We offer:

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements
  • 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,  1011 Assosiate professor.  The salary is pay grade 60-74, NOK 532 300 – 691 400 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 Astrid Oust Janbu, e-mail astridj@oslomet.no , phone +47 91 51 43 26.


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

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/10373
Published 24.Sep.2019
Last application date 26.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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