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 geosciences are the studies of planet Earth; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the earth's surface and it’s interior. The Department of Geosciences is Norway’s widest ranging academic geoscience research environment, encompassing four sections (Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes) and one Centre of Excellence (Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics). In addition we participate in other centres and hold several ERC grants. The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical staff and administrative personnel, to a total number of 240.

Associate professor in Metamorphic Petrology

A position as Associate Professor (position code 1011) in Metamorphic Petrology is available at the Department of Geosciences, section for Physics of Geological Processes (PGP), the University of Oslo. Expected starting date is as soon as possible after the deadline.

The Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo (UiO) encompasses a broad range of fields in the Earth Sciences, from deep processes in the mantle and lithosphere, surface-near processes in the upper lithosphere, the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere - and the interaction between them.

The geological research at the department covers formation, structure, transformation, and the dynamics and deformation of rocks, the crust and the upper reaches of Earth's mantle. In both research and teaching we do a lot of field work and laboratory-based studies. Geology is organized in three different sections at the Department. The announced position will be hosted in the PGP section, but the successful candidate is expected to work with researchers across the department.

PGP was a Norwegian Centre of Excellence in the period 2003-2013 and is today a cross-disciplinary Geology-Physics Centre. Research projects include: Studies of the coupling between metamorphism, fluid migration, and deformation; Faulting and friction; Transport and growth in confinement; Fluid migration and deformation in chalks and shales; CO2 release and storage and Magma emplacement processes.

The most relevant infrastructures for this position that the Department is equipped with, are a modern FEG-Scanning electron microscope (SEM) Hitachi SU5000, fitted with EBSD and dual EDS detectors (installed June 2015) and a CAMECA Sx100 electron microprobe (installed January 2002, software and EDS upgraded in 2010).

A major goal is to obtain new and fundamental insights into how the progress of metamorphism is coupled to deformation, and fluid migration. We therefore seek a candidate on an upward trajectory that will contribute to our research and teaching in petrology with focus on metamorphic systems. The successful candidate is expected to have the competence to develop our laboratories in electron microscopy and microanalytical techniques into a modern state of the art laboratory, including the use of electron back scattered diffraction for studies of microstructures. The successful candidate will work in a team of cross-disciplinary scientists and towards the main scientific goals of the petrology part of the Department. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both Bachelor and Master/PhD level and take part in courses such as “Petrology and geochemistry” and “Petrography and microstructures” as part of the graduate curriculum. Computing in Science Education (CSE) include computing as a natural tool for all science and engineering students from the first semester of their undergraduate studies. CSE is a major strategic goal at our Faculty and the successful candidate should have sufficient computational skills to be able to include application of relevant software and development of software in the teaching.

For the final ranking of candidates, the following criteria will be used:

The applicant must:

  • hold a PhD in Geology with a specialization relevant for studies of
  • metamorphic systems and processes
  • have a strong background in petrography and microanalytical techniques including scanning electron microscopy, electron back-scattered diffraction, and electron microprobe microanalysis.
  • have experience with field studies of metamorphic rocks
  • have experience in phase petrology and the application of modern software for construction of phase diagrams
  • have a strong publication record in high-level international journals

Further assets for the final ranking of candidates are:

  • ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • a national and an international network
  • documented cross-disciplinary research
  • document success in obtaining external funding
  • documented pedagogical competence and teaching skills
  • computational skills

The application must include:

  • Application letter including a statement of planned research and teaching
  • CV (summarizing education, previous positions, other academic and non-academic experience)
  • A complete list of publications, including popular science, and up to 10 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2 references (name, relation to candidate, 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.

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 558 800 - 673 800 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The University of Oslo wishes to employ more women in permanent, academic positions. Thus women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

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

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.

For additional information, contact:

Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle, Head of Geosciences Department,

Bjørn Jamtveit, PGP section leader,

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

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  • Søknadsfrist
    15. januar 2018
  • Arbeidsgiver
    University of Oslo
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  • Kommune
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  • Intern-ID
    2017/12906 - 1011
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