Job description

Two positions as Senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in Philosophy are available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and dissemination work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. The position is based in the Philosophy section and the persons appointed will be part of this professional environment. The teaching will primarily be related to Examen Philosophicum (Exphil) and to some extent to the Philosophy programme. The Department provides the teaching and examination of Exphil for all students enrolled in UiO´s programmes, in all around 2000 students per semester. The teaching is delivered through both large lectures and smaller seminars requiring obligatory assignments and attendance. The successful candidates should be prepared to assume administrative responsibilities, for example as members of councils and committees. Within the normal duties and academic competence, the persons appointed may also be directed to work outside their department. The appointment is made on condition that changes to the subject area and tasks may be determined by the employer.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Philosophy
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Experience in teaching and interest in pedagogical development
  • The ability to teach in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish language from the start date

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 publications in the field

In the case of applicants who are equally qualified, emphasis may be given to the applicant´s professional profile and ability to teach in areas where the philosophy programmes have or will have teaching needs.

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.

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:

Head of Department Tor Egil Førland 

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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