Associate professor of Teaching English (English didactics) University in Oslo, Department of Teacher Education and School Research

Department of Teacher Education and School Research


Associate professor of Teaching English (English didactics)


A permanent position as Associate professor (SKO 1011) of Teaching English (English didactics) is vacant at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS). The position in question will involve research on, and the teaching of, topics relevant for English didactics and English teacher education in Norway.


The position will be linked to the teacher education programmes at ILS (full-time and part-time undergraduate teacher training programme (PPU) and PPU in the graduate teacher training programme (LeP), to the master level in LeP, and to the PhD programme. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s research through participation in one of the research groups; Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO) or Teacher Professionalism and Educational Change; Practices, Purposes, Policies (TEPEC).


Job description:

  • Promote the development of Teaching English (English Didactics) through research, publication of academic work nationally and internationally, and participation in national and international networks.     
  • Participate in planning, teaching and supervision in Teaching English (English didactics) in education programmes, and contribute to the development of the educational quality of the programmes
  • Contribute to the efforts of ProTed, the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education
  • Contribute to research dissemination targeted at both professional actors and the general public
  • Administrative tasks



  • The applicant must be able to document research competence linked to Teaching English (English didactics). The minimum competence requirement for the position of associate professor is a PhD in English didactics or equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Experience from the education sector (schools, grades 8-13 and/or teacher training, grades 8-13)
  • Documented knowledge of and familiarity with the Norwegian or the Scandinavian educational systems
  • Basic teaching competence
  • Advanced English proficiency, spoken and written
  • Proficiency in Norwegian or the other Scandinavian languages
  • Personal suitability and motivation


In the ranking of competent applicants, the whole range of qualifications will be considered, including the applicant’s ability to communicate and personal suitability. Emphasis will also be placed on the applicant’s experience and ability to attract research funding from external sources.


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 in English. 


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. We also request that applicants attach a complete list of their academic works, preferably in PDF format.


The application must be made in English.


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.


We offer

  • Salary between NOK 563 500, - 648 100,- (65 - 72) per year depending on qualifications
  • A positive and stimulating working environment
  • Generous pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Position in an inclusive working life enterprise (IA agreement)
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

The University of Oslo also aims to recruit more individuals with an immigrant background for academic positions. Candidates with an immigrant background are encouraged to apply.


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.

  • Region:

  • Oslo

  • Job type:

  • Permanent

  • Working hours:

  • Full-time

  • Working days:

  • Day

  • Application deadline:

  • 20 March, 2017

  • Location:

  • Oslo

  • Reference number:

  • 2017/1202

  • Company homepage:



  • Contacts:

  • Head of Department, Professor Rita Hvistendahl 

    Telephone: +47 22844030

  • Senior Executive Officer Tone Elstad 

    Telephone: +47 22 844758

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