University of Bergen

Institutt for administrasjon og organisasjonsvitenskap

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.

Two positions as Associate Professor

We welcome you to apply for two full-time permanent tenured positions as Associate Professor in Administration and Organization Theory at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen.


The Department of Administration and Organization Theory combines political science with an organizational approach to public policy, public administration, and political institutions. Applicants are advised to consult and make themselves familiar with the teaching and research profile of the department. Please see:


We seek dedicated researchers, university supervisors and teachers with the skills necessary to collaborate, strengthen the department’s research programs and teaching portfolio. Personal aptitude will be important for the positions.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • A Ph.D. in political science, public administration or other social sciences, with relevance for the department’s profile.  
  • Applicants must display an ability to publish research at a high international level beyond their PhD dissertation.
  • Well documented progress in research and publication, and plans for future research and publication are desirable.
  • The assessment of the applicant’s scientific work will focus primarily on research published during the last five years.
  • Experience in initiating, managing and operating major externally funded research projects is desirable.
  • Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for the position. The successful applicant will be offered training if this requirement has not been met prior to employment.

The successful applicant must be willing and able to teach compulsory courses at both graduate and undergraduate level at the department. The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or one of the other Scandinavian languages within two years of his/her appointment. The department also runs an international MPA program where the teaching language is English.


We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 65 - 70 (code 1011/ Pay range 24) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 568 600 – 623 500 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and good welfare benefits.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace.
  • Good welfare benefits.
  • The city of Bergen – a welcoming and well-connected European city with a unique mix of vibrant life and extraordinary nature.

 Your application must include:

  • A cover-letter indicating motivation for applying as well as a a summary of planned research activities and initiatives.
  • CV.
  • Five publications to be considered in the assessment, with information about where this work was published. The evaluation of the applicant’s scientific work will focus primarily on research published the last five years.
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Declarations of co-authorships.
  • Teaching portfolio.
  • Certified copies of diplomas and certificates.
  • The contact details of two references.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at


The closing date is 21st of May 2018

The application has to be marked with: Reference 18/3314

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable from:

Head of the Department, Jacob Aars: , phone +47 55 58 20 45.

HR – senior officer, Even Michal Endresen:


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times. Reference is made to the general University regulations that stipulate that, as part of the normal duties of the position and within his/her academic field, the successful applicant may also be required to teach, supervise and carry out examination related tasks outside the organisational unit to which the position belongs.

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