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, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

Associate Professors of Sociology

1 - 2 permanent position(s) is available at the The Department of Sociology and Human Geography for an Associate Professor in the subject area of Sociology. 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 relevant PhD degree, and have a strong research profile and track record of publications in acknowledged publication channels.

The candidate must be able to contribute to the further development of research and teaching of Sociology as a dicipline in the Department. The main areas of research in the Department are: Global challenges, Migration and integration, Cultural and political participation, The Nordic model, Family and the life course, Social inequality, Working life, and Marginalisation. Candidates for the position should have research experience and teaching qualifications that are compatible with this research profile. Questions regarding the scope of the thematic areas may be addressed to the Head of the Department/Research (see below).

In the evaluation of candidates for the position, emphasis will be placed on research and international publication in recent years as well as the candidate's future research potential. In the assessment of publications, originality, quality and scope will be emphasized. The successful candidate must be able to contribute to further strengthening of one or more of the research areas mentioned and of the research community in the department. The Department's overall needs will be part of the considerations made in the hiring process. At present, qualifications for teaching of general sociological theory and/or (qualitative) methods at both undergraduate and graduate levels are particularly welcome.

Pursuant to applicable regulations, the applicants will be evaluated based on their documented academic qualifications as well as qualifications in teaching, management and administration. The successful candidate must be able to teach within one or more of the Department's specialization courses, and must also be able to teach sociological theory and/or method at all levels.

The successful candidate will be required to do research and to teach, advise and contribute to examinations at all levels of the programmes of study. The position also involves administrative and other duties in accordance with applicable rules. 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 is Norwegian, while some courses are given in English. If the candidate who is selected for the position does not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, it will be required that he or she learns the language within two years.

We offer

  • salary NOK 517 700 – 722 400 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 Sociology.
  • 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: 7 November 2017

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