Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Product Design

OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University (former HiOA) 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 Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.

Department of Product Design offers offers bachelor’s degree programme and master’s degree programme in product design in addition to research and development activities.

Department of product design has available a part time temporary position as associate professor in design with focus on eco design.

The Department of Product Design is in rapid development and we need to strengthen the faculty in the field of eco design. One of our faculty is currently on leave and we are looking for a temporary replacement. We are seeking an associate professor in a 20 - 40% temporary position until 31.07.2019 with the possibility of an extension. The place of work is Campus Kjeller.

We are looking for a candidate who will make an active contribution to strengthening the academic and research work at the department.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Teaching and supervision of students primarily at master’s and PhD degree level.
  • Conducting research and development work within the topic of eco design.
  • Contribute to proposal development.
  • Some administrative tasks should be expected.


  • A PhD in design with focus on eco design and sustainability.
  • Experience as a commercial designer.
  • Experience in teaching and supervision at university college/university level.
  • Fluency in English is expected. Fluency in a Scandinavian language is an advantage.

Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete HiOA’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within the first year.

General criteria for appointment of a position as associate professor are stipulated in Regulations relating to Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Positions (Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger) § 1-2, see details in Norwegian.

The university college may test pedagogical skills in connection with a personal interview.

Desired skills

  • Good cooperation and communication skills.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues.
  • Flexibility, inquisitiveness, and a keenness to develop academic and teaching skills.

We offer

  • opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network
  • opportunities for professional development through close cooperation with other colleagues and design environments at home and abroad
  • good loan and pension arrangements with the SPK
  • good staff welfare arrangements


Contact information

Head of Department Gunnar H Gundersen, Phone: +47 91142642, Email: gunnarh.gundersen@hioa.no


Remuneration The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees: job code 1011 Associate professor, NOK 512.700 – 650.200. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.

Please apply electronically to this position by clicking on the button «Apply here». All application documents submitted should be in English.


Evaluation committee

As an applicant you will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • application, CV, references and copies of diplomas/certificates
  • ten full examples of publications that you wish to have taken into consideration, submitted together with a table of contents, including your PhD dissertation
  • any other papers or publications you wish to be considered, as well as a full list of publications

If you wish to apply for the position, you must apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the advertisement “Log in and apply”. All application documents submitted should be in English or a Scandinavian Language.

Applications delivered by other means will not be considered.

If you have problems with uploading of the documents, please contact HR-advisor Mette Bjørtomt, e-mail: metteb@hioa.no.

It is important to HiOA 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.


Final date of application:           01.02.2018

Ref. no:                                   17/09278

Type of employment Vikariat
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 20-40%
City Kjeller
County Akershus
Country Norway
Reference number 17/09278
Published 21.Dec.2017
Last application date 01.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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