Department of Teacher Education and School Research
Associate professor of Mentoring in Education
A permanent full-time position as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in the field of Mentoring in Education is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS).Teacher education institutions are intended to prepare student teachers for a professional life as a teacher, but are also intended to foster teachers’ professional growth. Mentoring promotes this ambition. Supervision of student teachers and mentoring of newly qualified teachers are fields of study at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research.
The position is linked to the teacher education programmes at ILS (full-time and part-time undergraduate teacher education programme (PPU), the graduate teacher education programme (LeP), and Teach First Norway) and the mentor education programme. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s research through participation in either the research group Teacher Professionalism and Educational Change; Practices, Purposes, Policies (TEPEC), or the research group Curriculum Studies, Leadership and Educational Governance (CLEG). Contribution to the efforts of ProTed, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education is expected as well.
Emphasis will also be placed on the applicant’s experience and ability to attract research funding from external sources.
Applicants who on appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence must acquire such competence in the course of a period of two years. Applicants who are not competent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such competence within two years subsequent to their appointment.
Appointment procedures, regulations on the requirements for basic teaching competence and a guide for applicants can be found on the following web page
Interviews will be used in the appointment process, and applicants will also be required to give a trial lecture.
The application must be submitted electronically via the University of Oslo’s recruitment system Easycruit and must include:
A description of educational background, prior positions, academic, professional and pedagogical activities and administrative experience is required. We also request that applicants attach a complete list of their academic works, preferably in PDF format. The application must be made in English or in a Scandinavian Language.
In addition to the electronic application, applicants are requested to submit up to 10 academic works and documentation of other relevant qualifications that they wish to be taken into account in the assessment. Academic work and other documentation should be sent electronically, preferably in PDF-format.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.
Pursuant to section 25, paragraph 2 of the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be included when the applicant list is made public, even when an applicant has requested non-disclosure.