Faculty of Education and International Studies, Department of Vocational Teacher Education

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.


The Faculty of Education and International Studies (LUI) has approximately 550 employees and 7000 students and is located in Oslo and Akershus. The Faculty is comprised of four departments as well as the National Centre of Multicultural Education (NAFO).

The Faculty educates tomorrow’s teachers from kindergarten through upper secondary school, in close cooperation with the field of practical training. The Faculty offers a PhD in Education. In addition, the Faculty offers development studies and studies in sign language and interpreting. Diversity is a core value for the Faculty and its activities. The Faculty’s research and development focuses on practical training and is both profession-oriented and internationally oriented.

The Department of Vocational Teacher Education (YLU) is the leading research community for vocational pedagogy in Norway, and focuses broadly on research and development as well as close cooperation with the working community. The Department educates vocational teachers and driving instructors, offers practical pedagogical education for vocational training and a master’s degree in vocational pedagogy, as well as continuing and further education. The Center for vocational education, training and research is also a part of the Department and does considerable contract work.

Associate Professor / Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Traditional handcrafts in upper secondary education

The Department of Vocational Education provides education to upper secondary school teachers, and is seeking to expand the team with a new staff member with competency in teaching in the field of traditional crafts.

 Our institute is now looking for an additional Associate Professor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with expertise in woodworking, textiles or metal.

Your duties will mainly be

  • Teaching and supervision of students undertaking a bachelor's degree in vocational teaching
  • Follow up students on practical placement across Norway
  • Research and development work within your own research field and that of the institute

The institute sets performance requirements in R&D work, and you will be asked to join a larger research group working within a discipline related to your field of interest.


  • PhD or Master's degree
  • Certificate of professional apprenticeship, or advanced vocational or professional education in one of the traditional crafts
  • Work experience from own occupation within the field
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience from Norwegian vocational education and training
  • Relevant digital competency
  • Good Norwegian and English skills

Documented educational education and experience will be emphasized. If you do not have relevant practical-pedagogical competence, you must complete the university's basic pedagogy program (15 credits) within two years of your appointment. If you lack Norwegian/Scandinavian language competence, language training will be offered.

OsloMet conducts trial lectures in connection with interviews.

The general criteria for employment in teaching and research positions are stated in the State Regulations on employment and appointment within teaching and research positions.

We are looking for a candidate who is

  • Motivated by communicating their subject to students
  • Have an impetus for the development of their subject area and are innovative in traditional craftsmanship
  • Can help develop networks within traditional craft education
  • Have the ability to put their subject into a vocational context in training
  • Confident in their professional competence and would like take part in a good academic discussion

It is important for 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 can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension
  • Fund Beneficial employee welfare arrangements
  • Norwegian classes to employees and their partners free of charge
  • Relocation support, cultural courses and on boarding services Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers 

OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

Other information

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. Salary starting at NOK 435 600 up to NOK 649 800 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants. For more information about the position contact Head of program Inger Lise Holen tel. no.: +47 417 68 899 or Hanne Berg Olstad tel. no.: 406 15 649.

All applications must be submitted electronically.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application before the final date for application:

CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed. All scholarly work that you wish the expert committee to take into consideration and a list of all your relevant publications.

Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

 Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and been certified by the EU Commission with HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) and is part of the EU network for mobility of Researchers Euraxess.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary 436 900 – 623 900 pr. år
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Kjeller
County Akershus
Country Norway
Reference number 18/04460
  • Inger Lise Holen, studieleder, 417 68 899
  • Hanne Berg Olstad, universitetslektor, 406 15 649
Published 29.May.2018
Last application date 17.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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