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.

The Department of Computer Science offers a range of Summer School courses to Norwegian and international students.

More information about the Faculty can be found here.

More information about the HiOA Summer School can be found here.

The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for an associate professor/assistant professor in Programming to lead and teach the Introduction to Programming course as part of the 2018 Summer School. The employment period is 3 months from July to September 2018 (100% position in July, and 20% in August and September).

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching. Candidates will be expected to build, teach, supervise and assess the Introduction to Programming course at the Summer School. There will also be possibilities to contribute to other Summer School courses as supervisor, assessor or guest lecturer.

Candidates will be expected to have an excellent command of programming, as well as excellent and state-of-the-art pedagogical skills, including for example an understanding and application of active learning, problem-based learning, universal design for learning and blended learning methods and approaches. Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s ability to communicate complex concepts in a way that is creative, accessible, easy-to-understand, and inspiring for beginners.


  • Planning, developing and delivering a 4-week “Introduction to Programming” course at Bachelor level (July 2018).
  • Supervising students online during their project period (August-September 2018).
  • Assessing student work during the whole period (oral examination in July and written reports in August-September 2018).
  • Actively contributing to the development of the HiOA Summer School.
  • Performing administrative tasks related to the teaching and supervision activities.


The required qualifications for the positions are as follows:

  • MSc and/or PhD, preferably in computer science, software engineering, informatics or related fields. Applicants with a BSc in these fields with a MSc in other areas may also apply.
  • Candidates with a completed degree in another field than computer science, software engineering, informatics or related fields will need relevant practical experience to be considered for the position.
  • Experience in teaching and supervision in Higher Education
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills

The general criteria for appointment to a position as Associate/Assistant 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.

Trial lecture will be required in connection with a personal interview.

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
  • flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching to the needs of the Summer School
  • creativity in designing classroom assignments and assessment procedures
  • experience with and interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices
  • expertise and experience in working students from varied linguistic, cultural, educational and professional backgrounds
  • the ability to work independently and to be self-driven cultural curiosity and sensitivity 

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.

We offer you

  • a dynamic collegial environment
  • the opportunity to build an international network in the field of Computer Science and related fields

Contact information

Head of Department Laurence Habib, e-mail: Laurence.Habib@hioa.no, phone: +4767238657.

Academic Coordinator for the International Summer School Anthony Giannoumis, e-mail: gagian@hioa.no, phone: +4791919726.


The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees per year in 100% position: job code 1008 Assistant Professor, NOK 432 700 - 578 900  and job code 1011 Associate professor, NOK 512 700 - 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.


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)
  • copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)

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”. 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 up loading of the documents, please contact HR adviser Mette Bjørtomt, email: metteb@hioa.no

Final date of application:        28.02.2018

Ref. no:                                18/00665

Type of employment Visstidsanställning (kortare än 10 dagar)
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100% en måned og 20% to måneder
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/00665
Published 17.Jan.2018
Last application date 28.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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