The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a temporary position as associate professor/assistant professor in Programming

Posted 3 years ago

The Department of Computer Science offers a range of Summer School courses to Norwegian and international students.

More information about the Faculty can be found here.

The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a temporary position as associate professor/assistant professor in Programming to lead and teach the Introduction to Programming course as part of the 2020 Summer School. The employment period is 3 months from July to September 2018 (100% position in July, and 20% in August and 10% in September).

We are looking for a candidate with talent and passion for teaching. Candidates will be expected to build, teach, supervise, assess and evaluate the Introduction to Programming course at the Summer School. There will also be possibilities to contribute to other Summer School courses as supervisor, assessor or guest lecturer.

Candidates will be expected to have an excellent command of programming, as well as excellent and state-of-the-art pedagogical skills, including for example using active learning, problem-based learning, universal design for learning and blended learning methods and approaches. Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s ability to communicate complex concepts in a way that is creative, accessible, easy-to-understand, and inspiring for beginners.

More information about the OsloMet Summer School can be found here.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Planning, developing and delivering a 4-week “Introduction to Programming” course at Bachelor level (July 2020).
  • Supervising students online during their project period (August-September 2020).
  • Assessing student work during the whole period (oral examination in July and written reports in August-September 2020).
  • Actively contributing to the development of the OsloMet Summer School.
  • Performing administrative tasks related to the teaching, supervision and assessment activities.

Qualification requirements: 

  • The required qualifications for the position are as follows:
  • MSc and/or PhD, preferably in computer science, software engineering, informatics or related fields. Applicants with a BSc in these fields with a MSc in other areas may also apply.
  • Candidates with a completed degree in another field than computer science, software engineering, informatics or related fields will need relevant practical experience to be considered for the position.
  • Experience in teaching and supervision in Higher Education
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills

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

Trial lecture will be required in connection with a personal interview.

Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience:

  • The ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Excellent cooperation and communication skills
  • The ability to work and collaborate effectively in teams, to be inclusive of colleagues from different backgrounds, cultures, and areas of expertise and to contribute to a good working environment both in the collegium and in the student groups
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching, supervision and assessment to the rules and norms of OsloMet
  • Creativity in designing classroom assignments and activities
  • Experience with and interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices
  • Expertise and experience in working students from varied linguistic, cultural, educational and professional backgrounds
  • The ability to work independently and to be self-driven
  • Cultural curiosity and sensitivity

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.


By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

  • CV, references and all pages of your certificates/diplomas

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal. All application documents submitted must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Applications delivered by other means will not be considered.

If you have problems with up loading of the documents, please contact HR adviser Mette Bjørtomt, email:

We offer you

  • a dynamic collegial environment
  • the opportunity to build an international network in the field of Computer Science and related fields

Contact information

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

Head of Department Laurence Habib, e-mail:, phone: +4767238657.

For technical questions please contact HR advisor Mette Bjørtomt, email:


The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees: job code 1009 Assistant Professor, pay grade 51-66, NOK 456 400 – 594 400 and job code 1011 Associate professor, pay grade 60-74, NOK 532 300 – 691 400. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.

Final date of application:       26.03.2020

Ref. no:                               20/02394

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