Faculty of Education and International Studies, Department of Early
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest
university, 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 centre 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 Education and International Studies (LUI) has approximately
550 employees and 7000 students and is located in Oslo and Akershus. The
Faculty is comprised of four departments as well as the National Centre of
Multicultural Education (NAFO).
The Faculty educates tomorrow's teachers from kindergarten through upper
secondary school, in close cooperation with the field of practical training.
The Faculty offers a PhD in Education. In addition, the Faculty offers
development studies and studies in sign language and interpreting. Diversity
is a core value for the Faculty and its activities. The Faculty's research and
development focuses on practical training and is both profession-oriented and
The Department of Early Childhood Education has several strong research
communities that contribute to research-based knowledge with relevance for the
challenges faced by society in the field of early childhood education. The
Department's study programmes are developed in close cooperation with the
field of practical training, and through research and innovation projects. The
Department offers several bachelor's degrees and a master's degree in early
childhood education, as well as continuing and further education.
There are up to two vacant, permanent full-time positions as Associate
Professor ( førsteamanuensis or førstelektor ) in natural science at the
Department of Early Childhood Education at the Faculty of Education and
International Studies from 1 August 2022.
The Department of Early Childhood Education has approximately 2000 students
and 115 academic staff members and is located at the Oslo Metropolitan
University campus in the centre of Oslo. The department offers a Bachelor
Programme in Early Childhood Education and Care, a M. Phil. Programme in Early
Childhood Education, courses taught in English, as well as further and
continuing education programmes. The faculty offers a Ph.D. in Education. The
department collaborates extensively with kindergartens and other institutions
relevant to our work. The faculty members collaborate in interdisciplinary
teaching teams. Science is part of the subject area «Nature, health and
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teach and supervise at the bachelor's, master's and, if relevant, Ph.D.
levels, in all subjects linked to the science subject and the subject area
in the early childhood education program
teach at various further education courses and courses assigned by the
follow up students in practical training
initiate and carry out research and development
The profile of the faculty is teacher education, so profession-oriented
research and development work is emphasised. It is important that the
appointed candidate is willing to focus on research that is relevant to
professional practice within the kindergarten field.
initiate and participate in the development of major research projects and
applications for external funding in collaboration with colleagues
seek out and actively collaborate with national and international research
contribute to the further development of the academic community and the
department's study programmes
disseminate research results to the international academic community and
society in general
carry out academic administrative tasks
To be appointed to a position of Associate Professor ( førsteamanuensis
), a candidate must hold a doctorate degree such as a Ph.D. degree in
biology, physics or chemistry or the equivalent, from a university,
university college, or the equivalent.
To be appointed to a position of Associate Professor ( førstelektor ),
a candidate must hold a graduate degree in biology, physics or chemistry
or the equivalent, meeting at least the requirements equivalent to a
master's degree as specified by NOKUT. For details, see
https: // www. nokut.no/en/foreign-education/nokuts-criteria-for-general-
recognition-of-foreign-higher-education/. In addition, documentation of
research and development work corresponding in quality and scope to that
required for a doctorate degree, is required.
If there are no sufficiently qualified applicants meeting the requirements
for the title of Associate Professor ( førsteamanuensis / førstelektor
applicants may be appointed to the position of Assistant Professor (
universitetslektor ), on the condition that the appointee qualifies for
a permanent position as Associate Professor ( førsteamanuensis /
førstelektor), within three years (according to UH-loven § 6-5).
In this case, applicants who have started the process of qualifying for the
position of Associate Professor ( førsteamanuensis/førstelektor ), such as
Ph.D. candidates who have yet to submit their dissertations, will be
prioritised. Applicants with publications of high quality who may qualify for
promotion to Associate Professor ( førstelektor ), are also encouraged to
To be appointed to a position of Assistant Professor (
universitetslektor ), a candidate must have completed a master's degree
in biology, physics or chemistry, or the equivalent, from a university,
university college, or equivalent institution. NOKUT specifies the
requirements of a degree at this level in Norway:
https: // www. nokut.no/en/foreign-education/nokuts-criteria-for-general-
The applicant must be able to document relevant educational theory and
practice qualifications. Applicants who are unable to document basic
teaching qualifications upon appointment, must acquire these
qualifications within two years. Oslo Metropolitan University offers a
course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED) in English,
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
after starting in the position.
In the assessment and ranking of qualified applicants, emphasis will be
research and development work particularly relevant for the kindergarten
field. Emphasis will be placed on publications from the past six years.
experience with research networks and externally funded projects
potential for project acquisition
teaching and supervision experience at the bachelor's and master's levels,
preferably with ECEC-education
experience with and knowledge of children's play and learning in the
kindergarten, primary school or similar educational institutions
experience with and knowledge of the scope of the science subject,
versatile fieldwork and practical work with the subject.
pedagogical competence related to work in kindergartens, schools or
pedagogical skills as well as supervision experience on various levels
digital proficiency, including experience with student-active learning
methods and the use of digital teaching, learning and assessment tools
the ability to communicate and collaborate with students and colleagues
personal qualities that can contribute positively to the working
experience with academic administrative tasks
good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and
General criteria for appointments to academic posts are found in the
Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.
Oslo Metropolitan University tests teaching qualifications through trial
lectures held in connection with interviews.
Oslo Metropolitan University strives to ensure that our employees reflect the
diversity of the population of the region. We work continuously to further
develop Oslo Metropolitan University as an inclusive workplace, and to adapt
the workplace if required. We welcome applications from all qualified
candidates, also those who have experienced periods without work, education or
The following documents must be uploaded before the deadline:
all pages of certificates and diplomas
complete list of publications
documentation of professional work and educational experience
up to ten scholarly works and an overview of them, including your PhD
thesis if relevant
two references with contact information
All documents must be uploaded in order for your application to be processed.
The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must
be government authorised, and originals must be presented in connection with
interviews. Oslo Metropolitan University checks documents in order to ensure a
proper evaluation of all candidates and ensure fair competition. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. All applications will be
reviewed by the faculty before the application papers are forwarded to the
expert committee. Applications from applicants who are not qualified, will not
be forwarded for assessment.
If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact
Ingrid Andvin Tsolakis: firstname.lastname@example.org
interesting tasks at Norway's third largest university
participation in research groups and a creative and inspiring academic
opportunities for professional development
time for profession-oriented research and development
loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension
beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
free Norwegian language classes to employees
working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers
Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway
For further information about the position, please contact:
Head of department Inger Marie Lindboe, mobile: +47 954 75 435/ E-mail
Head of studies Hege Løberg, mobile: +47 93407103/ E-mail
Head of the natural science section Unni Vik, mobile: +47 95996927/ E-mail
The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state
The annual salary range for Associate Professor ( førsteamanuensis ,
position code 1011 or førstelektor , position code 1198) is NOK 543 500 –
NOK 702 100. The annual salary range for Assistant Professor, position code
1009 is NOK 468 300 –NOK 604 700. A higher salary may be considered for
particularly qualified applicants. A contribution of 2% to the Norwegian
Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.
Please apply electronically for the position by clicking the button at the
bottom of the page.
OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding
the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a
member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for
researchers in motion.
OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA
recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly
research are evaluated.
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100 %
Reference number 21/13159
Inger Marie Lindboe, email@example.com, +47 954 75 435
Hege Løberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, +47 93407103
Unni Vik, email@example.com, +47 95996927
Last application date 31.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET
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