Two positions as Senior Lecturer (SKO 1198) in Art History and Visual Studies are available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.
The positions are assigned a coordinating responsibility for introductory-level teaching on the BA program and the one-year diploma course in Art History and Visual Studies. Teaching and supervision on higher-level courses may also be required. The positions require versatility and a broad orientation, but expertise which will complement and strengthen the section’s established profile might be prioritized.
For information about the BA program, see: www.uio.no/studier/program/kunsthistorie/ (Norwegian only). For information on the one-year diploma course, see: www.uio.no/studier/program/kunsthistorie-aarsenhet/ (Norwegian only).
For information about our research groups, see: www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/groups/international-and-nordic-modernism/ and www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/groups/visual-studies/
The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and dissemination work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. The teaching will normally be at bachelor level. Within the normal duties and academic competence, the person appointed may also be directed to work outside his/her department. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in art history and visual studies
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language
- Successful candidates must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language from the starting date
- Personal suitability and motivation for the position
In the evaluation of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on:
- Pedagogical qualifications and practice, mainly from universities or higher education institutions, see How to document your pedagogical skills
- Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and ability to inspire students
- Experience in producing text books, compilations and lecture notes or experience in internet based teaching/flexible learning
- Interest and ability in leadership and administration
- Good teamwork skills and experience
- Professional competence and publication in the field
- motivation for and experience with pedagogical development and educational planning
Successful candidates who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period.
Successful candidates should demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages, and must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language from the starting date.
- salary NOK 604 700 – 702 100 per annum depending on qualifications (requires a PhD or equivalent)
- A professionally stimulating working environment
- Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Attractive welfare benefits
- The possibility to apply for promotion to senior lecturer and docent at a later stage
How to apply
The application must include:
- Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, research and motivation for the position
- Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
- List of publications, if applicable
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.
Within the normal duties and academic competence, the person appointed may also be directed to work outside his/her department. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
For questions about the position:
Senior lecturer Eirik Welo
For questions about how to apply:
HR Officer Anders Rykke
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 embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.