The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 60 permanent and 50 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a professional degree, and the PhD programme has 140 students.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Psychology Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology
Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology (Temporary)

The position


A two-year position as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in Developmental Psychology is available at the Department of Psychology. The appointee will participate in research, teaching and supervision of students within the fields of developmental psychology across all study programs. The developmental psychology unit includes half of dozen permanent academic positions in addition to PhD-students and postdoctoral research fellows and dispose of several laboratory facilities, thus providing ample opportunities to develop joint research projects.

The position requires both an active research profile and competence in teaching in development psychology.

Applicants will be evaluated according to documented research activity and teaching competence within the field. Emphasis will be given to scientific production of high quality. Work experience including infants, children or adolescents, and diversity in teaching experiences will also be an advantage (form and level).

Absolute Requirements

  • Research qualifications at doctoral level (PhD or the equivalent) in psychology

  • Research and teaching competence related to developmental psychology
  • Ability to fill relevant teaching obligations at the Department.

 Top-priority qualifications

  • Diversity in teaching experiences (form and level)
  • First-hand experience in conducting research with infants, children or adolescents
  • Plans and ambitions for conducting high quality research and teaching activities within developmental psychology

Other, desired qualifications

  • Willingness to participate in the Department´s activities in research, dissemination, administration and education at all levels

  • Ability and willingness to communicate and collaborate broadly with team members




We offer


The application should only include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarising education, positions, research experiences (including h-index and number of citations), teaching experiences, administrative experiences and other qualifying activity)
  • A complete list of scientific publications (including the impact factor of the journals)
  • Electronic copies of the five most important publications
  • A brief research statement (max. 1 page)

Short-listed applicants will normally go through an interview process, and trial lectures may also be relevant for the final ranking of the applicants.

Guidelines for appointments as Associate Professor at the University of Oslo may be obtained at: Rules for appointing Professors and Associate Professors at the University of Oslo

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.


In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) §25 information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non disclosure.


  • Job type:
  • Temporary
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 30/04/2017
  • Expected Start Date:
  • Summer 2017
  • Location:
  • Department of Psychology
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/3262