University of Bergen

Faculty of Psychology

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.

Professor at Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology, SLATE

There is a vacancy for a (permanent) professor at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) within the learning sciences, with a focus on using digital data and learning analytics to understand learning, teaching, and creative knowledge processes.



The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE) is a learning sciences research centre contributing to international research and national competence development on the use of data and data analytic approaches (e.g., learning analytics) to understand learning, teaching, and creative knowledge processes. Hosted at the Faculty of Psychology, SLATE opened in January 2016 with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and the University of Bergen, and has a broad mandate as a national competence and research centre for learning analytics.


SLATE’s research fall into four themes: Learning Analytics, Creativity, Learning & Technology, Assessment Innovation & Theoretical Pedagogy, and Emerging Technologies and their Underlying Data. Research projects involve both national and international research partners. They span from research overviews and systematic reviews to infrastructures for educational data and projects using learning analytics to better understand learning and creative knowledge processes. We are a dynamic and including milieu of 20 persons, including faculty, researchers, adjuncts, postdocs, PhD and Masters students, and support staff.


With this position we will strengthen our research related to learning-centred analytics, and in particular research on using various types of digital data (e.g., log files, sensor data, eye-tracking data, audio, video, fMRI, etc.) to give insight into learning, teaching, and creative knowledge processes. The successful applicant will also be involved in the development of a teaching portfolio for the Centre.


Work tasks/research field:

  • Contribute to the further development of SLATE
  • Collaborate with national and international partners on research on learning analytics, educational data science, and the use of digital data to understand learning, teaching, and creative knowledge processes
  • Contribute to developing new applications for external funding from the Norwegian research council, EU, and other possible funding sources
  • Contribute to the development of a teaching portfolio for SLATE within educational data science, learning analytics, cognitive science, technology enhanced learning, or other relevant themes
  • Teaching and Masters/PhD student supervision 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • A doctoral degree in a relevant field for the position, such as learning sciences, cognitive science, educational data science, learning analytics, educational psychology
  • Expertise in relevant research methods for dealing with process data and digital traces of learning (process oriented research methods)
  • Extensive experience from scientific publishing, research collaboration, and research leadership
  • Experience with research application development
  • Research administrative experience
  • Ability to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience from teaching and supervision of Masters and PhD students
  • Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for the position (the successful applicant will be offered such training if this requirement is not met prior to employment)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian although some courses are offered in English. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.


We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 77 (code 1013) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 731 000 – 921 900 before taxes. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).
  • Good welfare benefits.

Your application must include: 

  • Full academic CV
  • Copies of educational certificates, diplomas, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 3 References
  • List of attachments that document your pedagogical qualifications
  • Documentation of teaching and supervision Master and PhD students
  • Complete list of publications, highlighting those you wish to be taken into consideration during the assessment
  • A research position statement (1-4 pages) describing the applicant’s vision and ambitions for the nearest future
  • Academic work to be considered in the evaluation (maximum of 15)

PLEASE NOTE: applications are evaluated with the information and attachments submitted to Job Norge by the the application deadline. In particular be aware that you need to submit publications to be included in the evaluation process. Attachments must be in English or a Scandinavian language, and any translations must be certified. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information is submitted before the deadline.


It is especially important that attachments that should be taken into account are uploaded as attachments to the application, cf. last bullet point.


Deadline: 18.02.2019

Application must noted: 18/10183


General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:


Professor Barbara Wasson, director SLATE,
TEL +47 91141297/+47 55 58 41 20


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


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about the applicant 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 appointment shall be based on the recommendation of an academic committee and an independent assessment by the appointing body, including interviews and possible testing of teaching qualifications.


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.


More about the appointment-process here.









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