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

OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and over 2000 employees. We conduct research in areas that are important for welfare and value creation, for instance health, education, social sciences, technology and design. OsloMet has an academic stimulating environment with a variety of welfare schemes. 

The Faculty of Education and International Studies offers teacher education in a lifelong learning perspective qualifying for work in kindergartens, primary schools, lower and upper secondary schools. The faculty also offers programmes within multicultural understanding, interpretation and development studies.

The department educates teachers who are qualified to teach on vocational programmes in upper secondary schools.

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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