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 Sociology and Human Geography is Norway's leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor's and three Master's programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, 35 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 15 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

Associate Professor of Human Geography

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography invites applications to1-2 permanent position(s) as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in Human Geography. The successful candidate will be required to do research and undertake teaching duties at all levels (bachelor, master and PhD). The position also involves administrative and other duties in accordance with university regulations. Applicants who are qualified for full professorship can be promoted after a formal review process once they have taken up their position.

Qualification requirements

The candidate must have a PhD in Human Geography or related field, and have a strong research profile and track record of international publications.

The candidate must be able to contribute to the further development of research and teaching in the Department. The main areas of Human Geographic research in the Department are: Climate change adaptation and transformations; Development and politics; Economic and labour geography; and, Urban studies and planning. Candidates for the position should have research experience and teaching qualifications that are compatible with this research profile. In the case of equally qualified candidates, the areas climate adaptation and transformations, and economic geography, could be given extra consideration in a final evaluation.

In addition, the candidate is expected to have relevant teaching competence and experience. Qualifications for teaching of Human Geographic theory, quantitative methods, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at all levels are particularly welcome.

Applicants who do not have basic pedagogical competencies must acquire such within the first two years of employment.

The working language and primary language of instruction at the bachelor level is Norwegian, while the master and PhD programs are taught in English. Good oral and written skills in English are required. Applicants who do not speak Norwegian, Swedish or Danish will be required to acquire sufficient knowledge of a Scandinavian language within two years to be able to participate actively in all the functions the position entails, including administrative tasks.

We offer

  • salary NOK 512 700 – 720 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • application letter. The letter should include a short description of the applicant’s academic profile, how the applicant sees his or her academic orientation fitting in with the core areas of the Department’s research and how the applicant wishes to contribute to the development of research and teaching in Human Geography.
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities).
  • a complete list of publications
  • PhD Diploma

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

A selection committee will invite a limited number of candidates (“short list”) to submit a portfolio of up to seven publications from the last ten years (a doctoral dissertation or a monograph will count as three publications) that are particularly relevant for the position. Academic texts shall therefore not be enclosed with the application.

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lecture.

Formal regulations

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

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

Deadline: 15 August 2017

Contact persons:

  • Vice Head of Department, Professor Kristian Stokke
    Telephone: +47 22 85 52 42
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  • Søknadsfrist
    15. august 2017
  • Arbeidsgiver
    University of Oslo
  • Nettside
  • Kommune
    Oslo
  • Jobbnorge-ID
    137709
  • Intern-ID
    2017/5129
  • Omfang
    Heltid
  • Varighet
    Fast

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