Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Journalism and Media Studies
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.
Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics,
library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work,
social policy and child welfare, public management and business.
The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.
The Department of Journalism and Media Studies has approximately 450 students
and 30 employees. Study programmes and research are closely connected and
exhibit our international profile.
The Department of Journalism and Media Studies announces a vacancy for the
Head of Department. The position is a fixed-term position for the period
01.01.2022 - 31.12.2026, with the opportunity to apply for the same position
twice more for fixed terms of four years.
The Department offers Bachelor's studies in Photojournalism, Journalism as
well as Media and Communication. These are in addition to a Master's program
in Media Development (with fields of study in Journalism, Media and
Communication, and Non-fiction). The Department is located in Oslo, with 34
employees and approximately 435 students. The Department has an active
research environment with five research groups.
Read more about the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Journalism and
Media Studies here.
Area of responsibility
The Head of Department is the principle academic and administrative head of
the department. This entails responsibility for results for education,
research, development work, continuing and further education, and
dissemination. The Head of Department has personnel responsibility for the
Department's employees, and budget and profit responsibility for the
Department's finances. The Head of Department is a member of the faculty's
management group and reports to the Dean. The Head of Department is required
to attend regular meetings with faculty, staff and students. The faculty
administration, which is headed by the Faculty Director, supports the Head of
Department in administrative work.
The education sector is changing significantly, and the position requires that
you have the ability to carry out professional renewal, strategic planning and
development based on society's needs. As part of the Dean's management team,
you will contribute to the development of a faculty with great ambitions. We
want you who want to be a professional driving force at our university.
Qualifications and conditions
You must have
Formal competence is required for appointment to a scientific position
(preferably a doctorate or equivalent) at the university, and first-hand
experience with teaching, research and development work.
Furthermore, it is required to have:
management experience from teaching or research activities
experience from research and education in journalism, media studies or
good understanding of financial management and personnel management
that you are professionally strong
ability for strategic management
good oral and written presentation skills in Norwegian or another
Scandinavian language, as well as English
It's an advantage if you have
experience from the field of practice and networks in the industry
ability to change and adapt
a motivating, inclusive and results-oriented leadership style
ability to be present in meetings with others
ability to collaborate and build relationships internally and externally
ability to be a visible and skilled communicator.
We offer you
the opportunity to lead a department with great ambitions
an inspiring and strong professional environment
participation in leadership development programs
opportunity for professional development and activity
beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
good employee welfare arrangements
Free Norwegian classes to employees
Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway
You must upload all of the documents certificates and diplomas. The documents
must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be
authorized. Original documents and a 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.
If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact
If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:
Dean, Oddgeir Osland +47 67 23 53 26/979 86 521
Faculty Director, Trine Ellekjær +47 67 23 80 74/934 26 831
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian
state employees, job title Head of Department (instituttleder) and position
code 1475. Salary NOK 768 500 – 910 000 annually, state wage scale 78 – 84. A
higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.
Law deducts 2% of the salary 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
If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically 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 Fixed-term post (4 years)
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 01.01.2022
Salary 768 500 - 910 000
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
Reference number 21/05814
Oddgeir Osland, +47 67 23 53 26/979 86 521
Trine Ellekjær, +47 67 23 80 74/934 26 831
Last application date 10.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CET
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