Faculty of Education and International Studies
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.
Norway's largest teacher education and international studies environment is
looking for a new leader.
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, the Faculty of Education and
International Studies (LUI) is looking for a new dean. OsloMet is Norway's
third largest university and offers a wide range of profession-oriented study
programmes and professionally relevant research. The university's teaching is
based on outstanding research, development work and experience-based
knowledge. We cooperate closely with businesses and public enterprises to
contribute to our students' professional development and give them work
experience. OsloMet offers vocational programmes that are in high demand in
the labour market, and we have an extensive portfolio in research and
development work for clients in the private and public sectors.
The Faculty of Education and International Studies (LUI) has around 600
employees and 7,000 students with one campus in the center of Oslo and one
north of Oslo. The faculty comprises four departments and the National Centre
of Multicultural Education (NAFO). The faculty educates the teachers of
tomorrow, from kindergarten to upper secondary school, in close collaboration
with the professional field. The faculty offers a PhD programme in educational
sciences for teacher education. It also offers development studies and
education in sign language and interpreting. Diversity is one of the core
values underlying the faculty's activities. Its research and development work
is profession-oriented, practice-based and internationally oriented.
OsloMet's strategic plan describes our profile and the university's main
objectives towards 2024.
The Faculty of Education and International Studies is looking for a strategic
and goal-oriented leader who can contribute to the university's ambition of
becoming a leading institution in profession-oriented research, education and
lifelong learning, at the regional, national and international level.
The Dean has overall responsibility for the faculty's activities within the
framework adopted by the faculty board, the university board, or the Rector.
The Dean is responsible for implementing decisions decided by the faculty
board, the university board, or the Rector.
The faculty board is the faculty's supreme decision-making body, and it
reports to the Rector via the Dean. The Dean is responsible for personnel
management, the faculty's work environment and has performance responsibility.
The Dean's duties and areas of responsibility are
to prepare items for, and to facilitate the faculty board's work on
defining goals, priorities and measures relating to the faculty's
to chair the faculty board, facilitate efficient and expedient
organisation of the faculty, and contribute to raising the level of
competence among the faculty's staff and managers
to contribute to ensuring that the university's academic activities
maintain a high international quality and that innovation and
dissemination are given top priority
to contribute to developing OsloMet and raising its profile as a leading
educational and research institution in an international and multicultural
to maintain contact with union representatives and the safety line as well
as follow-up of the faculty's internal control and HSE
formally qualified for employment in positions which entails a completed
doctorate or equivalent
experience with teaching, research and development work, dissemination and
verifiable results from building a culture for education and research of
high international quality
high-level management experience from complex knowledge organisations
Candidates must also have
expertise in financial and resource management, as well as in legislation
and agreements in the public sector
experience of managing change processes, strategy development,
implementation and financial management
expertise in international and national development processes and trends
in higher education
good oral and written presentation skills in Norwegian or other
Scandinavian language and English
We are looking for a Dean who
has the ability to practise good personnel- and strategic management
has a clear, inclusive and results-oriented leadership style, and who can
identify with OsloMet's values: learning, innovative, diverse
promotes a good working environment, has good cooperation skills,
relational skills and the ability to delegate and motivate managers and
is a high-profile and skilled communicator in the public debate, as well
as in relation to the university's staff and students
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.
We can offer you
an exciting job at Norway's third largest and most urban university
opportunities for professional development in an inspiring academic and
loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension
flexible working hours, good welfare arrangements and a wide range of
sports and cultural activities
free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners/spouses
workplace in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers
Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway
We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment
system, and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be
considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English.
Translations must be government authorised and you will be asked to present
originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents to
give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
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. Candidates
who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with
the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to OsloMet.
The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state
employees, job code 1474. Salary is NOK 977,600–1,169,500 per year (pay grade
86–94). A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified
applicants. The appointment is for a fixed term of four years starting on
August 1st, 2022.
You can find the complete job description here.
If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:
Acting Rector Nina Waaler, mobile (+47) 452 55 055, email:
Director of Digitalisation and Corporate Governance Asbjørn Seim, mobile
(+47) 980 52 960, email: email@example.com
You are welcome to contact Senior Consultant Gisle Roll Ludvigsen, mobile
(+47) 934 68 168, or Research Manager Maria Loftheim, (+47) 482 57 231 at
our recruitment partner Jefferson Wells for an informal and non-binding
If you wish to apply for the position, you must apply electronically via our
Final date for applications: February 28th, 2022
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 Fixed-term post
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
Reference number 21/12681
Nina Waaler, 452 55 055
Gisle Roll Ludvigsen , 934 68 168
Last application date 28.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET
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