Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.


Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business.

The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

The Department has around 600 students and 40 employees and is located at the OsloMet Pilestredet Campus in Oslo. Multiple programs are offered through the department, including Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor’s program in Archivistics and Records Management.

About the position

Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science has available a tenured position as associate professor in archival science. The position will be related mainly to the Bachelor’s program in archival science, but lecturing and supervising at the department's other programs in library and information science may also be included in the job description.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • lecture and supervise, primarily in the bachelor's program in archival science
  • development of new courses and study programs in collaboration with colleagues
  • contribute to the department’s research and development activities

 Qualifications and requirements

  • relevant academic education at doctoral level or equivalent 
  • good knowledge of Norwegian and international archival theory and methodology 
  • good knowledge of Norwegian public administration and Norwegian archives work
  • experience from the archive field or other relevant activities
  • good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and English

Documented pedagogical qualifications and experience will be emphasized and experience of research work within the field is a strength.

Candidates who have no relevant pedagogical qualifications at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete OsloMet’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.

The university college will evaluate pedagogical competence in connection with the individual interview.

Desired skills and competencies

  • ability to motivate and inspire students
  • strong interpersonal skills that encourage a good working environment
  • innovative thinking and flexibiltiy

The general criteria for appointments to positions as associate professor are set out in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required

We offer you: 

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees: 1011 associate professor or 1198 associate professor, NOK 517,700-650,200.

A statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary

Other information:

As an applicant you will be assessed by an expert committe. You must upload the following attachments:   

  • cv
  • references
  • diplomas
  • list of scientific works
  • scientific work from the last 5 years including PhD dissertation, if submitted

Your application will not be considered unless these attachments are uploaded. The documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. You must display originals at any interview. OsloMet carries out checks on documents, so that you as a candidate will get a real evaluation and fair competition.

 Contact information

For more information on the position, please contact:

  • Associate Professor Anneli Sundqvist, phone +47 67 23 80 73, e-mail anneli.sundqvist@oslomet.no
  • Head of Department Tor Arne Dahl, phone +47 67 23 83 07, e-mail tor-arne.dahl@hioa.no.

 If you wish to apply for the position, please register your application and upload the above-mentioned attachments by clicking the button at the bottom of the page (‘apply for position). If you need technical assistance, please contact: Hanne Landen,  +47 67 23 82 77 eller e-mail: hanne.landen@oslomet.no 


Application deadline: 22.06.2018.

Ref:   18/05072

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 01.01.2019
Salary 517 700-650 200
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/05072
  • Tor Arne Dahl, Head of Department , +47 67 23 83 07
  • Anneli Sundqvist, Associate Professor , +47 67 23 80 73
Published 26.Sep.2018
Last application date 10.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

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