Fakultet for lærerutdanning og internasjonale studier (LUI), Institutt for internasjonale studier og tolkeutdanning (IST)

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 International Studies and Interpreting (IST) has leading research communities in the fields of diversity, interpreting, global development and international education, and its activities are characterised by extensive international cooperation. The Department offers bachelor’s degrees in development studies, interpreting and sign language, as well as a master’s degree in international education and development. The Department also offers a number of programmes for continuing education in diversity studies. .

Development Studies at HiOA (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)invites candidates to apply for a 2-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, starting January 1st 2016. The position is part of the Research project “New media practices in a changing Africa”, financed by the Norwegian Research Council. The project is a comparative study, involving four African countries, that aims at providing insights into the relationship between broader socio-economic change and new media practices. Workplace will be at HiOA’s main campus in Oslo.

Tasks and responsibilities
The post-doctoral fellow’s role in the project is to conduct approximately half a year fieldwork in South Africa in 2016, and then apply these data, as well as other project-generated data, to the benefit of the analytical framework of the project. The fellow will be affiliated to the University of Cape Town during the academic year 2016/17.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree within social sciences
  • Relevant research experience on media practices in Africa
  • Experience in ethnographic fieldwork in Southern Africa
  • Experience with dissemination of research findings
  • Experience with national and international research collaboration
  • Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and goal-oriented

We offer

Contact information
Associate Professor and Project leader, Jo Helle-Valle, email jo.helle-valle@hioa.no 

Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1352
post-doctoral, ltr. 57-70 (NOK 483.700 – 614.700 pr.year), depending on level of competence/ length of service. 

The application
The candidates will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. The application, which shall include

  • A cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae, including full list of publications
  • Reference to three publications that are relevant to the position

must be submitted electronicallyby clicking on the button «Apply for position» within the set date of application. All application documents submitted should be in English.

Note: Actual publications should not be included at this time. After the first stage of the review process, the expert evaluation committee will invite the most appropriate candidates to submit a brief project proposal that fits the project’s thematic and analytical framework, and up to five publications that the applicant wishes to be considered in the assessment process.

If you have questions related to the position address them to jo.helle-valle@hioa.no.


The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position. HiOA is an IA (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise and operates in compliance with the Norwegian IA agreement. Questions about adaptation and the working environment may be directed to the contact persons.

Final date of application: June 14th 2015     

Ref. no: 15/04103     

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1st 2016
Salary ltr. 57-70 (NOK 483.700 – 614.700)
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number Ref. no: 15/04103
  • Assosiate Professor/Project leader, Jo Helle-Valle, jo.helle-valle@hioa.no
Published 14.Jul.2015
Last application date 23.Aug.2015 11:59 PM CET

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