Associate Professor in Mathematics, Statistics, or related field

Oslo Metropolitan University


June 12, 2022


Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Computer Science

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 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 4.000 students and 400 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.

The department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a permanent position as an Associate Professor in Mathematics, Statistics, or related field. The position will start 01.09.2022.

We are seeking a candidate with a passion for teaching.

Your main duties and areas of responsibility will be to
  • teaching of mathematics, statistics, and possibly related subjects mainly at the bachelor and master level, including preparation of exams, exam marking guides, and exam paper marking
  • supervision of students individually and in groups
  • contribute to development of subjects and educational methods
  • research within a field relevant for the position
  • perform administrative tasks and duties related to the position
  • Qualification requirements
  • Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics or a related field
  • documented competence at the master or Ph.D. level within computational methods
  • experience with teaching and supervision in higher education
  • applicants must document basic competence in teaching and supervision at a university and university college level. Candidates who have no relevant 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
  • 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
  • The applicant must document relevant educational competence in accordance with OsloMet's Guidelines for the assessment of educational competence at OsloMet.

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

    In the assessment and ranking of qualified applicants, emphasis will be

    placed on

  • a passion for teaching and supervision at all levels
  • teaching experience, good pedagogical abilities, and the ability to motivate and inspire students
  • flexibility and ability to adapt the teaching to the needs of OsloMet and the faculty
  • good digital competence and ability to use digital tools as aids in teaching and supervision
  • practical experience with computational methods and programming in relevant languages such as e.g., Python is a large advantage
  • good oral and written abilities in Norwegian, or another Scandinavian language is an advantage
  • experience with interdisciplinary research and application processes related to research funding
  • Personal qualities required for the position
  • the ability to work individually and take initiative
  • personal skills that can contribute positively to the work environment
  • good cooperation and communication skills
  • OsloMet conducts testing of pedagogical qualifications in connection with interviews.

    It is important to 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 make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

    Application process

    You will be assessed by an Expert Committee. You must upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline:

  • application letter
  • 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
  • scientific documents including Ph.D. thesis
  • 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 pedagogical 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
  • We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals and ID must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty, and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

    OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

    If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact

    We offer
  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway's third largest and most urban university
  • participation in a dynamic professional environment and unique academic community
  • 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
  • The position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale 60-74, job code 1011 Associate Professor. The salary is NOK 543 500 – 702 100 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well- qualified applicants.

    The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.

    Other information

    If you would like more information about the position about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Head of Group André Brodtkorb, e-mail:, telephone: +47 67 23 59 24
  • Deadline for applications: XXXXX

    Ref. no: 22/02243

    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 1 Working hours 100 % City Oslo County Oslo Country Norway Reference number 22/02243 Contact

  • André Brodtkorb, +4767235924
  • Published 02.May.2022 Last application date 12.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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