Associate Professor In Mental Health Care

Posted 3 years ago

Two permanent vacancies are available for associate professors (førsteamanuensis or førstelektor) in mental health care in the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion at the Faculty of Health Sciences from mid-August. We are looking for someone with the ability and willingness to help to strengthen the professional and educational work in our bachelor’s degree programme in nursing and in our interdisciplinary further education and master’s degree programme.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • teaching, supervision and assessment of students at bachelor, further education and master’s degree level
  • contributing to academic and educational development of the programme
  • supervision and assessment of students in practical training
  • conducting research, development and dissemination work in the mental health field
  • participating in the development of national and international research projects

Qualification requirements

We are looking for candidates who have

  • a Norwegian authorisation as a general nurse
  • competence equivalent to associate professor (førsteamanuensis or førstelektor)
  • recent clinical experience of mental health care
  • teaching qualifications
  • experience of teaching and supervision at university/university college level

A PhD in health and social sciences is required for the position of associate professor (førsteamanuensis).

Persons appointed to Senior Lecturer (førstelektor) must have a university degree equivalent to a master’s degree, and documented extensive research and development work that in quality and scope corresponds to the workload and level of a doctorate degree.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

The applicant must document relevant educational theory and practice for higher education. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications on appointment, must acquire these qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED), in English together with the University of Oslo, that meets this requirement.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language, must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of commencement.

We will emphasise the following:

  • skills and experience in mental health care
  • research and development work of relevance to the position
  • experience of research networks and externally funded projects
  • teaching qualifications and experience
  • strong digital skills and experience of using digital tools in teaching

Personal qualities required for the position:

  • good collaboration and communication skills
  • strong ability to inspire and supervise students and colleagues
  • great work capacity
  • enthusiasm for the field

OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

Expert assessment

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

  • CV, references and all pages of your certificates/diplomas
  • A list of scientific publications
  • Up to 10 scientific publications, including your PhD thesis

You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed.  The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact

If there are no qualified applicants, we may consider an appointment to a temporary position as a (Professor), on the condition that the appointee qualifies for a permanent position within three years.

We offer

  • opportunities for academic development in an inspirational teaching environment
  • an opportunity to contribute to a developing research field
  • interaction with a diverse student group
  • loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • free Norwegian language classes to employees
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMets pay policy for the position code and title, pay grade 60 -74, i.e. NOK 532.300-691.400 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

Other information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Head of programme Siv Skarstein, +47 48179218/ 67236184, email:

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.

Deadline for applications: 12.3.2020

Ref.: 20/01972

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