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Job description
A tenured, full position as Associate professor in community medicine (100%) is available at the Institute of Health and Society, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health.

The Department of Community Medicine and Global Health is a multidisciplinary unit, housing researchers with backgrounds in medicine, public health, social science, and more. Our research covers many fields: community medicine, social medicine, occupational and social security medicine, preventive medicine, epidemiology, global health, medical anthropology and medical history.

The department wishes to expand its staff in community medicine. Our aim is to foster innovative and multidisciplinary research in this field. We wish to train students to be well equipped to create a more health promoting and sustainable society. Through a close collaboration with health services and their users, we wish to participate in a society built on knowledge, skills and values that relate to notions of social justice. Most of the teaching of our new colleague will go to the professional study in medicine and specifically to community medicine. But to take the subject matter to our master’s programme in International Community Health master’s programme and to teach PhDs in a similar vein is also relevant.

The position
Our new colleague should be able to lead and initiate research, supervise doctoral degree students, participate in teaching and examination work at all levels, and undertake administrative tasks, in accordance with applicable provisions. Our new colleague should also be capable to take on responsible roles over time. This implies to be prepared to chair the community medicine programme in the medical school.
Teaching related work account for 45% of the position, while 10% is calculated for administrative tasks. For a full description of the position, click here.

Qualification requirements
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications in community medicine, occupational medicine, social medicine, social security medicine, preventive medicine, general practice or working with vulnerable groups.
  • A developed research profile in community medicine and good knowledge of the Norwegian health and welfare system.
  • Holding a medical degree is desired for a successful applicant.
  • Ongoing or completed training as a specialist in community medicine or equivalent practical experience would be an asset.
  • Relevant skills in research, clinical work and teaching management will be considered an advantage.
  • Higher educational competence will count positively. Applicants who do not have documented basic university pedagogical competence must acquire this within two years from appointment.
  • Documentation of qualifications in dissemination, management and administration will count positively.
  • Good communication skills both in written and oral Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) and in English are a prerequisite for performing all the tasks associated with the position. 
Personal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research and teaching environment will be emphasized.
  • Ability to engage in active collaboration with students and colleagues.
We offer
  • Salary from NOK 677 000 to 814 900, depending on competencies, in the position of Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • Good pension schemes
  • Good welfare benefits
  • An innovative and collaborative work environment with a strong commitment to and excellent opportunities for research
  • Associate Professors will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to a position as Professor when they fulfil the requirements for promotion
How to apply
The application must include:
  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Complete list of publications
  • Educational portfolio of 3-6 pages documenting educational competence and experience, including a reflection note in which your own practice and learning vision is anchored in the SoTL criteria (focus on student learning, development over time, a research approach and a collegial attitude and practice)
  • Description of qualifications in dissemination, management and administration
  • Diplomas and references
  • List of academic works (up to 10 publications) and a brief account of these
  • References (list of 2-3 persons with name, title, email and phone number)
Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

A screening committee will invite the most relevant candidates to submit up to 10 scientific articles for expert assessment. For this reason, scientific articles must not be uploaded with the application. 

Interviews and trial lectures will form part of the appointment process. The entire breadth of qualifications will be assessed in ranking competent applicants.

Formal regulations
Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with disabilities or gaps in their CV to apply for the position. Applicants who indicate that they have disabilities or gaps in their CV are made aware that this information may be used for statistical purposes.
Automatisk varsling av relevante stillinger eller personlig bistand i jakten på din neste jobb.
Universitetet i Oslo
Department of Community Medicine and Global Health
Navn: Christoph Gradmann
Tittel: Professor
Navn: Nisma Mælum
Tittel: Rådgiver HR
Kirkeveien 166
0450 OSLO