The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages is involved in extensive research, teaching and outreach in the fields of literature, area studies and linguistics within European languages apart from the Nordic ones. The Department has an active research environment with a wide range of international collaboration. Many of our researchers play a part in giving the general public insight into the results of this research. The Department has about 130 members of staff: approximately 80 in academic posts, approximately 30 Ph.D. fellows and postdoctoral fellows, and 18 in administrative posts. The Department has approximately 300 master students and 1000 bachelor students.

University Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in French Literature

A 50% position of university lecturer (SKO 1009) or senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in French literature is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo, for the period 1.8.2018-31.7.2021.

The successful candidate must have teaching experience from university level (BA and/or MA), and will be expected to teach extensively within the domain of French literature and culture, including the courses “FRA1301 – French literature 1” and “FRA1000 – Practical French”. All classes are taught in French. Under certain conditions, the candidate can also be asked to supervise MA theses. The university lecturer will participate with the rest of the department’s academic staff in developing teaching and the study environment. Candidates with extensive scholarly competences in French can be given priority.

The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and dissemination work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. The teaching will normally be at bachelor level. Within the normal duties and academic competence, the person appointed may also be directed to work outside his/her department. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in French literature
  • pedagogical qualifications and practice, mainly from universities or higher education institutions, see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

  • experience in producing text books, compilations and lecture notes or experience in internet based teaching/flexible learning
  • good teamwork skills and experience
  • professional competency and publication in the field

We offer

  • Annual salary level as university lecturer in full time (100 %) NOK 451 300 - 537 700 (depending on level of expertise)
  • Annual salary level as senior lecturer in full time (100 %) NOK 517 700 - 600 200 (requires a PhD or equivalent)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

Applicants holding a PhD will be offered a Senior Lecturer position.

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • letter of application describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of publications, if applicable

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Diplomas, certificates and other documentation will be requested later.

An interview and a trial lecture will be part of the assessment process.

See also Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Deadline: 31 January 2018


Associate Professor Geir Uvsløkk

Head of Administration Karina Kleiva

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Oslo
  • Website
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  • Place of service
    Øvre Blindern
  • Jobbnorge ID
  • Internal ID
    2017/13081 ILOS
  • Scope
    Part time
  • Duration

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