Job description

A position of Senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in Latin is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo

The Department offers a BA- and MA-programme in Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin). The Classics division is also responsible for the one-year unit (årsenhet) in Ancient Culture. The Classics Seminar is an important meeting point for faculty and students. More information about the study programmes is available here.

More about the position

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.

Teaching duties can be in all areas of our studies programme but will primarily concern language acquisition/grammar and close reading subjects (both Latin prose and poetry) at the bachelor’s level. Teaching is expected to be in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, but there may be some need for English teaching as well. Applicants who, in addition to Latin, can document teaching competence in ancient Greek and / or ancient culture, will have an advantage.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • PhD degree or equivalent in Latin
  • Teaching experience in Latin
  • The successful candidate should be able to teach in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish from the moment of appointment
  • 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
  • Teaching experience in Ancient Greek and/or Classical civilization will be an advantage

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period.

The successful candidate should demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, s/he is expected to reach proficiency equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within two years. Within three years the appointee is expected to, in Norwegian, be able to actively participate in all functions the position may involve, including teaching.  The Faculty of Humanities will aid and facilitate the appointee in reaching said proficiency.

We offer

  • 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.

Formal regulations

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.

See also Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

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.

Contact information

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.

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