Up to two temporary 100% positions as associate professor are available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education in English Language and didactics at the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation. The positions are available for one year, with possibility of extension, and located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is January 1 or negotiable with the Faculty.

The department has 25 scientific positions and study programmes of English, French, German, Spanish, and Translation. The department’s teaching portfolio includes one-year studies, bachelor’s and master’s programmes, teacher education, postgraduate certificate in Education, as well as doctoral specialisations in linguistics and literature.


The positions will mainly cover teaching in the teacher training programs in the following areas: Grammar, phonetics and didactics. The positions entail contact with schools, and supervision of students during practice is part of the responsibility.

Required qualifications

  • master’s degree in English language and / or English subject didactics
  • documented relevant practical-pedagogical competence or relevant teaching experience
  • good knowledge of language theory and language learning theory
  • competence in English subject didactics

Criteria for employment are stated in the Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions.

Desired qualifications

  • teaching experience from schools/teacher training/continuing education for teachers
  • experience from other school-oriented activities

Personal qualities

  • ability to communicate and collaborate
  • flexibility

Personal characteristics and suitability for the position will be emphasized.

We offer

  • a variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a position with opportunities for development in a diverse environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1009  Assistant Professor NOK 573 900 – 661 400 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CV
  • Diplomas and certificates 
  • List of publications
  • Academic articles and other academic work

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. 

Closing date: 15.08.22.


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University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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