1 - 2 permanent position(s) are available at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for an Associate Professor in Sociology. Applicants who are qualified for full professorship can be promoted after a formal review process once they have taken up their position.
The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise, participate in teaching and assessment at all levels (BA, MA and PhD), and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department. Permanent staff are expected to divide their time evenly between assigned teaching and administration, and independent research.
The department is ranked as the premier academic research institute in sociology in Norway, conducting top international research while offering high quality education for students.
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The department seeks new colleagues with clear research visions, educational and administrative skills and the ability to establish and lead research projects. The successful candidate has a strong research profile and track record of publications in acknowledged publication channels and is expected to strengthen both research and education in the sociological discipline at the department.
Research at the department is broadly orientated. We currently have strong research activities in the fields of social inequality, migration, integration and diversity, cultural and political participation, urban studies, sustainable transformations, population dynamics, and work, organisations and politics. The call is not thematically limited to these topics, but preference may be given to candidates with a potential to contribute to the ongoing academic dialogue in the department.
Candidates must have teaching qualifications that are compatible with the department's research profile and must be able to teach sociological theory and/or methods at all levels. We seek in particular candidates with the motivation and competence to teach sociological methods (qualitative and quantitative).
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, though some courses are given in English. Non-Norwegian/Scandinavian speaking appointees will be required to complete organized language training leading up to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level B2/”Bergenstest” within two years. Appointees are expected to acquire sufficient knowledge of a Scandinavian language to be able to participate actively in all aspects of departmental life within three years. Language training and will be provided by the University.
Residence in the greater Oslo area is required.
The department's overall needs will be part of the considerations made in the hiring process. Pursuant to applicable regulations, applicants will be evaluated based on their documented academic qualifications as well as qualifications in teaching, management and administration.
The full range of these criteria will be explicitly applied in the evaluation of candidates.
Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lecture.
The application must include:
The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents must be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.
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. Women are encouraged to apply.
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.
If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.
Head of Department, Professor Anniken Hagelund
Head of Administration, Inger-Lise Schwab
About the University of Oslo
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.
|Location:||Oslo - Norway|
|Salary:||NOK 661400 to NOK 790100|
|Placed On:||30th November 2022|
|Closes:||1st February 2023|
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