There are currently several research groups at the Computer Science Department. More information about the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design can be found here.
The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a new position as Head of the Human-Computer Interaction Group (50 % position), with an additional position as a 50 % position as Associate Professor. The Head of Academic Group position is a fixed-term position for 4 years, with possibility for extension. The maximum amount of consecutive years in a Head of Academic Group position is 12. After the end of the fixed-term management position, the Associate Professor position will be extended to a 100 % permanent position.
We are looking for a candidate with talent and passion for higher education, research and innovation. Candidates will be expected to have conducted research in one of the following fields: Computer Science, Informatics, Information Systems, Neuroscience, Digital Transformation or closely related fields. The research should be reflected in relevant publications. In addition, we are looking for candidates who have a passion for leading and developing individuals and teams.
Candidates will be expected to actively strengthen and strategically shape the academic and research work at the department and the university's research community in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at the Faculty for Technology, Arts Design and with other faculties and research centres at OsloMet.
Tasks and responsibilities as Head of Group:
- Personnel management for the Academic Group Human-Computer Interaction and Universal Design of ICT.
- Joint leadership responsibility for the department in collaboration with the other group leaders and the Head of Department.
- Coordinating research and innovation activities with the research group leaders and the research administration.
- Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education.
- Actively contributing to the development of the Department and the rest of OsloMet.
- The Head of the Human-Computer Interaction Academic Group is part of the management team at the Department of Computer Science and is expected to represent the group and the department both within and outside of OsloMet.
Tasks and responsibilities as Associate Professor:
- Initiating and conducting research within a field relevant to the Department’s profile.
- Communicating and disseminating research results both in academic settings and for the general public.
- Planning, developing and delivering courses at PhD, Master and Bachelor level, and courses within the realm of lifelong learning education, including teaching, supervision, and assessment.
- Performing administrative tasks related to educational, research and innovation activities.
- PhD in Computer Science, Informatics, Information Systems, Neuroscience, Digital Transformation or closely related fields
- Management experience, preferably from higher education contexts.
- Documented research work and publications within an academic field relevant to the Department’s profile.
- Experience with research networks, and project management involving external funding
- Experience from international research collaboration
- Experience with:
- o quality development in own teaching and supervision over time
- o experience with supervision
- o participation in the development of educational quality in professional communities
- The applicant must document relevant educational theory and practice for higher education. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications on appointment, must acquire these qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED) that meets this requirement.
- Proficiency in oral and written English and Norwegian or one Scandinavian language is required.
General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.
When evaluating the applications, we will emphasize:
- Motivational and inclusive leadership skills
- Personal skills relevant for a good working environment
- Ability to communicate and cooperate with students and colleagues
- Pedagogical skills and teaching experience
- The applicant’s understanding of the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Universal Design of ICT
- The applicant's academic profile evaluated against the teaching needs of the department
The following will be an advantage:
Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience:
- A passion for teaching and mentoring at all levels, and an ability to motivate and inspire students.
- An interest in building educational programmes of high quality, a keenness to develop teaching and supervision skills, and an interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices.
- Excellent cooperation and communication skills.
- Good public-speaking skills and experience speaking to non-academic audiences.
- Inquisitiveness, and a keenness to develop as an academic leader.
- Experience from collaborating with industry.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences in an international collegium with varied backgrounds and working cultures.s
- Flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching and research to the needs of OsloMet and the department, including interdisciplinary collaboration.
- The ability to build communities and networks, research projects, and to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation.
- An interest in developing synergies between academic fields and industry, and in creating value for the life-long learning market.
OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.
It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavors to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:
- CV (including teaching and supervision experience and the name and contact information of at least three references)
- Full list of publications
- Copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)
- Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant
- A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position (“teaching statement”) and the pedagogical stance of the applicant.
- A text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant research and plans for research activity in the position (“research statement”). This overview should include an overview of existing projects and research collaborators.
- Other relevant documentation
You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.
If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact HR Adviser Hilde Tverseth: email@example.com
- An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university.
- Participation in a dynamic professional environment and unique academic community.
- The opportunity to be part of the development of a young and ambitious university with an entrepreneurial culture.
- Academic development as part of a group of committed colleagues.
- Participation in research groups.
- Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment.
- Interaction with a diverse student group.
- Loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
- Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers.
Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway
The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy Head of studies 1473. The salary is NOK 679 000-765 100 per year, and job code 1011 Associate Professor. The salary is NOK 532 300 – 691 400 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.
For more information about the position, feel free to contact:
If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.
Deadline for applications: 27.04.2020
Ref. no: 20/02957