Fakultet for teknologi, kunst og design (TKD), Institutt for informasjonsteknologi

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.

The Department of Computer Science offers three bachelor’s degree programmes and a master’s degree programme, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 70 staff members and 800 students.

Within the Computer Science department, we have a research group in mathematical modelling with interests such as mathematics, quantum physics, cosmology, biosystems, and information theory. The department includes one professor and two associate professors in mathematics and one professor and two associate professors in physics.

The faculty aims to establish a PhD-program with a branch in mathematical modelling, and a new multi-disciplinary Master’s program. This is in conjunction with HiOA’s full accreditation as a university and the establishment of a research and development collaboration between HiOA and the Simula Research Laboratory.

More information about the The Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design can be found here.

The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a professor in theoretical physics. In addition to the position advertised here, the department is advertising a position in mathematics.

The appointment of a professor in theoretical physics is part of a strategic expansion of the department’s research and teaching portfolio to include quantum information theory. We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research and innovation. Candidates will be expected to have solid research experience in theoretical quantum physics, or within the development and use of mathematical methods relevant for quantum physics, preferably within the field of quantum computing/quantum information theory, for example quantum computing and cryptography, or other relevant fields such as quantum entanglement, open quantum systems, quantum decoherence or quantum field theory.

The research should be reflected in an extensive publication list and high impact. The relevance of the candidates’ research towards quantum information theory will be given much weight in the assessment. It is an advantage if the candidate can document solid competence within theoretical or mathematical topics such as fundamental quantum theory and/or functional analysis. Experience with implementation of advanced numerical methods will also count positively in the assessment.

Candidates will be expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic and research work at the department and the university college's research community in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at the Faculty for Technology, Arts Design and with other faculties at HiOA.

The candidate will be responsible for securing external funding. Experience with applying for NFR, EU, or similar grants is an advantage.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • planning, developing and delivering courses at PhD, Master and Bachelor level, including teaching, supervision, and assessment.
  • actively contributing to the development of high quality education
  • initiating and conducting research within quantum information theory and related fields
  • disseminating research results
  • initiating and actively participating in writing applications for research funding  
  • strengthening the academic and research work in the field of quantum information technology
  • actively contributing to the development of the department
  • performing the required administrative tasks related to educational, research and innovation activities


The required qualifications for the positions are as follows:

  • PhD in theoretical physics or a closely related field relevant to quantum information theory
  • documented research work and publications within relevant fields
  • experience of initiating and managing research projects, including a good track record of securing external funding for research
  • experience from international research collaboration
  • experience in teaching and supervision in higher education
  • fluency in English. The candidate is expected to acquire a working command of Norwegian within three years of being appointed.

The general criteria for appointment to a position as professor/associate professor are set out in the «Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger» § 1-2, see details in Norwegian https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2006-02-09-129.

Candidates who have no relevant specific qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete HiOA’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years. A trial lecture will be required in connection with a personal interview.

Desired skills

Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience:

  • the ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • excellent cooperation and communication skills
  • pedagogical education
  • a keenness to develop academic and teaching skills, and an interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices
  • the ability to adapt teaching and research to the needs of the department, including interdisciplinary collaboration
  • the ability to build communities and networks
  • the ability to manage research Projects and to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation
  • experience with and interest in technology transfer, innovation and patents.

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 develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer you

Contact information

  • Head of Department Laurence Habib, e-mail Laurence.Habib@hioa.no phone +47 67 23 86 57.
  • Professor Sølve Selstø, e-mail solve.selsto@hioa.no phone +47 67 23 86 85.


The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees: job code 1013 Professor, NOK 696 500 – 882 500 or job code 1011 Associate professor (førsteamanuensis) NOK 517 300 – 649 800. 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.

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:

  • CV (including teaching and supervision experience and the name and contact information of at least three references)
  • full list of publications
  • copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)
  • up to fifteen full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position.
  • a text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position (“teaching statement”)
  • a text (up to 2 pages) outlining your relevant research and plans for research activity in the position (“research statement”)
  • other relevant documentation

If you wish to apply for the position, you must apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the advertisement “Apply for position”.

Applications delivered by other means will not be considered. All application documents submitted should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Documentation in any other languages must be accompanied by certified translations.

Failure to submit the full complement of the documents listed above will have a detrimental impact on the evaluation of the application.

If you have problems with up loading of the documents, please contact Gerd Hansen gerdsh@hioa.no

Final date of application:       15.02.2018

Ref. no:                                17/09126


Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 17/09126
  • Laurence Habib, +47 67 23 86 57
Published 03.Jan.2018
Last application date 15.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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