The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. The Department has near 950 students on bachelor level, near 450 master students, and over 180 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Associate Professor in Informatics - Programming

A position as Associate Professor is available at the Department of Informatics. The department consists of 12 research groups, including the Programming and Software Engineering research group with which this position is affiliated. We are seeking a scientist with a clear research vision, good educational, administrative and interpersonal skills, and abilities to establish and lead research projects.

The Programming and Software Engineering group has at present six permanent positions, four Professor/Associate Professors, one Senior Lecturer and one Lecturer. The core research themes of the group are empirical software engineering, design of object-oriented modelling and programming languages, their implementation in distributed systems, and algorithms for parallel programming.

The group members teach core topics in computer science and software engineering. Moreover, the group leads and participates in a number of research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and collaborates extensively with IT companies and other research institutions. See also the PSE website.

Specific information about the position

The successful candidate must have education at the doctoral level. He or she must be able to teach and also develop courses in programming at all levels. Supervision of MSc students and doctoral candidates will also be key tasks. Solid documented experience in research in programming with relevance to the active research topics of the group is a requirement.

Programming is an activity that is formed both by the problem domain and its requirements for speed, security, maintainability etc., as well as the programming language and environment used by software developers. Languages can be tailored to aid clean and efficient programming and to adapt to new contexts such as mobile and cloud computing, which also present new and challenging implementation requirements.

The applicant must have conducted and published high-quality practical (not formal) research in the areas of design, development, and implementation of parallel algorithms, distributed systems and programming language concepts and systems, as opposed to research mainly based on theoretical considerations. The preferred candidate has solid implementation experience and well-proven publication results, successful supervision, a publication record showing impact and preferably a good external research funding track record.

Personal abilites

In ranking of the academic/scientific competent applicants, the following personal qualifications and experience will be considered and given significant weight (the list is not in order of priority):

  • Scientific expertise and research
  • Supervision of PhD and master students
  • Teaching and pedagogical qualifications
  • Scientific publications, with emphasis on the last five years
  • International collaborations and research visits
  • Ability to attract external funding
  • Research communication
  • Research leadership
  • Administration
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Interviews and trial lectures may be used as part of the appointment process.

Please see Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at UiO, for more details regarding qualifications and the assessment.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
 (statement of motivation, research and teaching ambitions)
  • CV
 (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic merits
  • Up to 10 selected scientific publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation
  • Documentation of basic pedagogical competence and teaching experience
  • Documentation of teaching and supervising Master and PhD students
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to applicant, e-mail and telephone number)

The successful applicant must acquire basic pedagogical qualifications within the first two years after appointment unless such qualifications can be documented. Teaching is given in Norwegian and English. Foreign language speakers will be expected to be able to teach in Norwegian within a certain time after being appointed.

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).


Position code 1011,  NOK 623 900 - 722 400 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

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

According to the Freedom of Information Act (offentlighetsloven) § 25 section 2, information concerning the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be shown on the list of applicants.

Contact information:

Associate Professor Arne Maus,, +47 22852451

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Officer Helene Jansen, +47 22857196,   

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    15. august 2017
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