Two MA* student assistants are required for work with first year BA courses, BAPD1300 & BAPD1500

Oslo Metropolitan University

Norway

August 22, 2021

Description

Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Product Design

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 Viken.

Department of Product Design offers offers bachelor's degree programme and master's degree programme in product design in addition to research and development activities.

Two MA student assistants are required for work with first year BA

courses, BAPD1300 & BAPD1500

Third year BA students may also be applicable for these roles and are encouraged to apply

Do you want to make a difference and contribute with academic support to other students?

The students' academic and social study situation has been greatly

affected by the pandemic. Most of the teaching has been digital for a long time and the campus has been occasionally closed. All faculties at OsloMet now employ students as part of the Student Package as an initiative from the Ministry of Education. The students will work with academic follow-up of fellow students. The initiative will function as a contribution to good learning outcomes, learning environment and study progression for students at OsloMet. We encourage committed students to contribute to this important work.

Your tasks will mainly be

The student assistant will help to plan and initiate activities for academic follow-up of other students and shall work with:

  • The student assistants are expected to contribute actively to tutoring activities pertaining to the planned content and delivery of the BAPD1300 (Konstruksjon og form) and BAPD1500 (Produktutvikling, estetikk og marked) courses
  • The student assistants may also be able to hold their own supplementary workshops, in agreement with the respective course leaders
  • This collaborative effort aims to facilitate the sharing of professional experiences and insights in, from, - and related to the study of Product Design
  • The student assistants will be afforded an opportunity to practice in the role of mentors, whilst simultaneously establishing an awareness of their own competence and skill-sets
  • Through dissemination and collaboration in problem-based learning, we wish to enable a broader range of conversations about Product Design, as characterized by engaging participants with differing perspectives
  • The work is expected to require:

    Approximately 20 hours per month from August 30 to November 7 (a total of 40 hours per assistant). The workload may be unevenly distributed during this period.

    We are looking for the following qualifications
  • You must be a registered 2nd year MA (or 3rd year BA) student at the Department of Product Design at OsloMet during the requested working period to apply for this position
  • You must have excellent communication skills, preferably in both a Scandinavian language as well as English
  • You're naturally social and confident in engaging and speaking with other students
  • You must have a solid understanding of digital meeting tools such as Zoom & Teams, as well as a solid levels of general digital competency
  • We would prefer that you have undertaken the 1300 & 1500 courses yourself, although as these have been updated, this isn't strictly necessary
  • Personal suitability, professional qualifications and academic achievements will be emphasized.

    Please note that as a student assistant at OsloMet, you cannot have contracts that exceed 37.5 percent of a full-time position in total, (corresponding to 15 hours a week on average).

    We offer
  • Fixed salary in accordance with specified hours and working period in salary step 29 (NOK 174.62 per hour)
  • Training package for student assistants at OsloMet
  • The opportunity to make an important difference for your fellow students
  • Opportunity for professional development and relevant experience
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other students and faculty staff
  • To apply, you must upload a copy of a valid student ID, CV, and a short application text of between 150 and 300 words as an attachment in the recruitment system. Applications and documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

    Other information

    If you want further information, you can contact:

    Head of studies BA Product Design, Sam Bannister, mobile: 474 45 075, email: sambanni@oslomet.no

    If you want to apply for the position, you must apply electronically in the OsloMet recruitment system.

    Ref:

    Application period: Now to 22 August 2021

    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 Temporary position

    Contract type Part-time Salary NOK 178,80 per hour Number of positions 2 Working hours approximately 20 hours per month City Kjeller County Viken Country Norway Reference number 21/07254 Contact

  • Sam Bannister, +47 474 45 075
  • Published 16.Jul.2021 Last application date 22.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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