University of Bergen

Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Part-time permanent position as Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health and Primary Health Care, Centre for International Health

A part-time permanent position as associate professor (30 %) is vacant at the University of Bergen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Primary Health Care, Centre for International Health.

 

The position is associated to the strategic area Global Challenges at the University of Bergen (UoB), and will have educational and administrative duties at the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) at UoB. BSRS is run in a cooperation between UoB, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences,  Norwegian School of Economics and Uni Research.

 

See end of page for job description including details on curriculum and area of responsibility, particular duties and other circumstances, which will be stressed at the time of appointment.

 

Additional information on the position is obtainable from Professor Bente E. Moen, Centre for International Health, phone: + 47 55 58 85 51 / + 47 900 25 541 or email: Bente.Moen@uib.no

 

Qualifications

  • The applicant must have a Norwegian PhD-degree or corresponding qualifications in a topic relevant for Global challenges; Migration, health and inequality

  • The applicant must have experience from interdisciplinary research and research showing a global perspective

  • The applicant must have experience on teaching on a high educational level (Master, PhD)

  • The applicant must have experience with administration of education and course leadership at a high level (Master, PhD)

It is an advantage if the applicant has experience from work in university summer school settings

 

The teaching language is normally English, but the applicant must have language skills both in Norwegian and English.

The successful applicant must have good communication and cooperation skills. Emphasis will be put on the applicant’s ability to create a good teaching environment and a good collaboration with students and colleagues. Proven willingness and ability to cooperate will be of great importance in the evaluation process.

 

Basic teaching training is a requirement. The successful candidate will be offered appropriate training if this requirement has not been met before the appointment

 

Salary

For an associate professor the initial salary pay grade is 59-62 (code 1011/pay framework 24.3-24.6) on the government salary scale; at present NOK 507 100 - 535 900 gross p.a. for a full-time position; following ordinary meriting regulations. A pension contribute of 2 % will be deducted and deposited to the state pension scheme. In the case of highly qualified applicants a higher salary may be considered.

 

We can offer

  • A good and challenging international working environment in a faculty with an academic environment that is in the forefront nationally and internationally
  • Professional challenges with opportunities for personal development and skills development
  • A good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Inclusive workplace (IW)

 

For more information regarding what the University of Bergen can offer its employees please visit: http://www.uib.no/en/poa/74243/what-can-university-bergen-offer-its-employees

 

Guidelines

The successful applicant will be required to take part in teaching and examination programmes in force at any time and to comply without additional remuneration with any amendments that may be introduced by legislation with regard to curriculum, pension schemes and retirement age.


Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.


State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.


The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions. Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.


The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.


Application

How to apply for the position:

 

Upload the following and send the application and CV via the link “Apply for this job” on this website:

 

● CV with a complete overview of the applicant’s education, earlier positions and other activities

● scanned copies of your certificates

● a list of attachments providing evidence of the applicant's teaching qualifications

● a complete list of scholarly works, with information about where these have been published

● a list of works on which the committee should place special emphasis in its evaluation with information on where they have been published

the scholarly works, or parts of such works on which the committee should place special emphasis in its evaluation (max 10 for an associate professor)

 

It is very important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety.

 

The applications with attachments are sent electronically to the expert committee.

Please note that the applications will be forwarded to the committee with the information and attachments uploaded in Jobbnorge at closing date. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure all relevant documentation is present.

 

If you send your application via e-mail to an individual, it will not be considered.

 

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

 

Closing date for applications: 4 February 2018

 

 



Description of position

A part-time permanent position as associate professor (30 %) is vacant at the University of Bergen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Primary Health Care, Centre for International Health.

 

The position is associated to the strategic area Global Challenges at the University of Bergen (UoB), and will have educational and administrative duties at the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) at UoB.

 

Global challenges is one of three main strategic areas at the University of Bergen 2016-2021. It is an interdisciplinary strategic area and aims to initiate and reinforce co-operation between scientific staff from different disciplines and faculties. Most global challenges in our society today are very complex, and require interdisciplinary scientific approaches. Three main scientific focus areas are identified within Global Challenges: Migration, Health and Inequality. These topics are fundamentally important for the global society. The University commits to supporting and fostering interdisciplinary research and education within these three scientific areas in the strategy period.

 

The Centre for International Health at the Faculty of Medicine has the role of administering the Global Challenges strategic area. An interfacultary strategic advisory group has been established, as well as a steering group where all Deans at the University of Bergen are members. The Centre for International Health is an interdisciplinary and interfacultary centre at the Faculty of Medicine and a part of the Department of Global Health and Primary Health Care.

 

BSRS was established in 2008 and is run in a cooperation between UoB, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL),  Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Uni Research. The BSRS offers courses for PhD-candidates every summer, with participants from many different countries.

 

The main aims of the BSRS are:

  • To strengthen high quality interdisciplinary education of researchers in topics of relevance for global challenges
  • To educate researchers and leaders engaged in global challenges
  • To contribute to increased research cooperation between researchers at UoB, CMI, HVL, NHH, Uni Research and other institutions working on global challenges
  • To created a unique international arena for PhD-candidates in Bergen as well as for PhD-candidates from other countries. BSRS gives priority to a North-South cooperation

 

The successful applicant for this position is expected to work with interdisciplinary research within at least one of the areas Migration, Health and Inequality. The candidate must work with educational and administrative tasks at BSRS at UoB.

 

The person employed for this position will:

  • Teach and supervise students in scientific topics relevant for global challenges, including methodological issues. Work with exams and evaluations is included.
  • Participate in the development of courses at BSRS, together with other scientists
  • Plan and organize seminar groups at BSRS together with other scientists
  • Contact and coordinate the work of foreign guests who will teach at BSRS
  • Participate in administrative work and participate in meetings and committee work attached to the BSRS
  • Participate in the dissemination work of the summer research community; for example production of web-site texts, reports and descriptions of BSRS

 

The successful applicant must have good communication and collaboration skills and must work well with colleagues and students. The successful applicant must have the ability to create a good learning environment.

The teaching language at the BSRS is English, but the work requires good communication with other students and staff at the UoB and affiliated institutions, and the candidate must be able to master both Norwegian and English when entering the position.

Basic teaching competence is also a requirement, but the successful applicant who does not have such competence at the time of his/her appointment will be offered training and will be required to produce evidence of such competence within one year of the date of appointment. This deadline is extended to two years for the successful applicant who does not master a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment.

 

Reference is made to the University's General Regulations which state that as part of the normal duties of the position, the successful applicant may also be required to undertake teaching, supervision and work in connection with examinations in his or her particular field outside the organisational unit to which the appointment belongs.

 

The University of Bergen emphasizes that teaching qualifications are to be given real weight in appointments to middle and top academic positions. Applicants must produce evidence of their own teaching qualifications. This can be done by submitting, for instance:

 

  • evidence of completed teaching training
  • evaluation reports of the applicant's teaching
  • overview over scope and level of teaching
  • overview over supervision of post-graduate and doctoral candidates
  • student awards received
  • own teaching publications
  • own teaching compendia and material
  • reports showing participation in projects related to the development of
  • teaching, such as alternative forms of teaching, supervision or teaching environments

 

All applicants will be evaluated by an expert committee, and the employment board will make the decision based on this report from the committee, an eventual interview, trial lecture, and other relevant information as well as the strategy and priority of the institution.

 

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Place of service
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    146462
  • Internal ID
    18/211 (IVØI)
  • Scope
    Part time
  • Duration
    Permanent

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