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OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Two associate professor positions in library and information science
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Norway's most urban and 3rd largest university.
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Oct 15
Location: Oslo, Norway
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Two associate professor positions in library and information science

The Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science has available two tenured positions as associate professors in library and information science. The department is a member of the iSchools organization, which means that our study programmes and research is concerned with the relationships between information, people, and technology.


We are searching for two persons who will assist in developing the future profile of the bachelor and master programmes in library and information science. The department's research should be closely linked to the study programmes at all levels. We are working towards closer integration between the study programmes in archival science and library and information science.

Those employed will be part of the department's research group Information and Society (INFOSAM). The research group studies the institutions, professions and policy design of the information field as well as people's use of information in work, education and everyday life.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • lecture and supervise students, primarily at bachelor and master level
  • collaborate with colleagues to develop new courses and programmes
  • contribute to the department’s research and development activities

Qualifications and requirements

You must have:

  • PhD in a relevant field of study
  • good oral and written presentation skills in English

You should have:

  • work experience from archives or libraries
  • fluent oral and written presentation skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language

If you do not master Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, you must acquire Norwegian language equivalent to level B2 during the first three years of employment.

Presence at the workplace is expected.

Documented pedagogical qualifications and experience will be prioritized. Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must complete OsloMet’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.

OsloMet will evaluate pedagogical competencies during the individual interview.

Desired skills and competencies

  • ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • strong interpersonal skills that encourage a good working environment
  • innovative thinking and flexibility

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • a list of your publications
  • up to 10 academic documents from the last 10 years, and your PhD dissertation

You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections 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

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
  • Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. Salary NOK 524 200-682 200 annually. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants. . Law deducts 2% of the salary to the State Pension Fund. 

Contact information

For further information about the positons, please contact:

  • Professor Ragnar Audunson, tel. +47 67 23 82 95, e-mail
  • Head of Department Tor Arne Dahl, tel. +47 67 23 83 07, e-mail

Application deadline: 15 October 2018

Ref: 18/09110

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

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