OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

Associate Professor in algorithms and data structures

2024-08-04 (Europe/Oslo)
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OsloMet's vision is to deliver knowledge to solve societal challenges. Norway's most urban and 3rd largest university.

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Are you passionate about the core competences in computer science educations? The Department of Computer Science has a permanent 100% position as Associate Professor in Algorithms and Data Structures.

Algorithms and data structures concerns the efficient storage and manipulation of data using computers, and is central to all software development.

Read more about our research groups: https://www.oslomet.no/om/tkd/it/fou

Your tasks and responsibilities will be to

  • teach and supervise at the bachelor's and master's level, in fields related to algorithms and data structures, programming in Java and other languages, and other topics within programming and software development.
  • actively contribute to the development of high-quality education
  • actively contribute to the development of the study programs at the department
  • perform academic-administrative tasks

Qualification requirements

  • doctoral degree (PhD). in a subject area relevant to computer science, computer technology, systems development, or similar
  • documented research experience and scientific publications related to algorithms and data structures, systems development, programming languages, or a closely related field.
  • good competence in Java programming as well as one or more of the following areas: Algorithms and data structures, C/C++ programming, Python, DevOPS, and software testing
  • good collaboration and communication skills
  • good written and oral presentation skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language and English

Persons who at the time of employment do not have sufficient skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language will be offered training in Norwegian, and must be able to demonstrate Norwegian skills at least equivalent to level B2 within three years from the time of employment.

The applicant must document relevant educational competence in accordance with OsloMet’s Guidelines for the assessment of educational competence at OsloMet.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

Emphasis will be placed on

  • the applicant's teaching experience, pedagogical qualities, and motivation for teaching and guidance at the bachelor and master's level
  • the ability to build environment and networks, develop research projects, and demonstrate innovation and creativity
  • ability for science communication and communication through media, public lectures, and engagement with the community
  • good written and oral presentation skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is a significant advantage.

Personal qualities required for the position

  • personal qualities that promote a good working environment
  • flexibility and ability to adapt teaching and research to the department's and OsloMet's needs, including the ability for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • good ability to communicate and collaborate with students and colleagues
  • good ability to engage in professional development

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

We can offer you

  • exciting job tasks at Norway’s third largest university
  • participation in research groups and a creative and inspiring academic community
  • opportunities for academic development time for profession-oriented research and development work
  • flexible work hours and good welfare schemes
  • loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Employee benefits and information about relocating to Norway at the website Work for us.

The position is paid in accordance with the Norwegian State main tariff agreements and OsloMet's salary policy in position code 1011 Associate professor NOK 708 000 – 845 900. For particularly well-qualified applicants, a higher salary can be considered. From the salary, 2% will be deducted in pension contributions for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK).

The application process

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically in our recruitment system.

You will be assessed by an expert committee. Please upload the following documents together with your application by the application deadline:

  • application letter
  • CV, certificates, and all sides of diplomas
  • complete list of publications
  • up to 10 scientific full-text works, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction that highlights the relevance of each article for the position and a detailed description of the applicant's contribution to the article.
  • contact information for 2 references (one leader, one colleague)
  • a text (up to 2 pages) outlining the candidate's relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position
  • a text (up to 2 pages) describing the candidate's relevant research and plans for research activity in the position. This overview should include a list of existing projects and research collaborations
  • documentation of educational competence including profiling document

For applicants who cannot document competencies within teaching in higher education have to develop this within two years from accession. OsloMet offers courses in teaching and learning in higher education which covers this requirement.

We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system, and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be authorized, and you will be asked to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applications from applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be forwarded for assessment.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. A background check may be conducted to verify information in submitted CVs and available documents. Background checks are not conducted without the consent of the applicant and relevant applicants will receive further information about this.

Other information

If you want further information about the position, you can contact:

  • Group leader Siri Fagernes, phone: +47 672 38 663/e-post: siri.fagernes@oslomet.no


Søknadsfrist:           04.08.2024

Ref:                          24/20681


Job details

Associate Professor in algorithms and data structures
Pilestredet 46 Oslo, Norway
Application deadline
2024-08-04 23:59 (Europe/Oslo)
2024-08-04 23:59 (CET)
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