Associate Professor in Library and Information Science with a focus on Digital Media, Platforms, and Cultural Expressions

The Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science has available a tenured position as associate professor in library and information science.


We are looking for a person who can strengthen the department’s teaching and research on digital media, platforms, and cultural expressions. The person should have an interest in the digitalization of the cultural sector, audience media habits and the significance of cultural policy instruments in a globalized media market. It is advantageous to have a particular interest in the book market and library sector. 

We do not impose any specific educational requirements, so all applicants within the social sciences and the humanities are of interest.

The position will primarily be associated with the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in library and information science.

Tasks and responsibilities

•    teach and supervise students at bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. levels
•    develop courses and teaching materials in collaboration with colleagues
•    contribute to the department’s research and development activities
•    develop large research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues

Qualification requirements

You must have:

  • relevant academic education at the doctoral level, for example in library and information science, media studies, culture and communication studies, sociology, or other disciplines within the social sciences or the humanities
  • good written and spoken proficiency in English

It is an advantage if you have:

  • fluent written and spoken proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language
  • teaching and tutoring experience at all levels
  • experience in securing external research funding

Applicants for the position of associate professor must document relevant educational competence in accordance with OsloMet’s Guidelines for the assessment of educational competence at OsloMet

The general criteria for appointment to educational and research positions are regulated by Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

OsloMet will test the candidates’ educational competence in connection with interviews.

Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language will be offered Norwegian courses, and must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of appointment.

Desired skills and competencies 

  • Good ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Academic independence, combined with interdisciplinary understanding and good collaboration skills 

We offer

  • exciting work tasks at Norway’s third largest university
  • participation in research groups and opportunities for academic development
  • time for profession-oriented research and development work
  • a good working environment
  • good welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural activities
  • loan and pension schemes with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund 

Employee benefits and information about relocating to Norway can be found on the website Work for us.

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMet’s pay policy for Associate Professor in code 1011, corresponding to NOK 615,700–745,000 per year. 2% will be deducted from the salary in pension contributions to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK). A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

Application Process

  • If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically via 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, reference letters, and all pages of certificates/diplomas
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 10 scholarly works with an overview, including Ph.D.-dissertation if relevant
  • documentation of educational competence including a profiling document

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.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavors to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

Applicants who cannot document competencies within teaching in higher education must develop this within two years from accession. OsloMet offers courses in teaching and learning in higher education which meets this requirement.

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 employment will be carried out in accordance with the principles of the Norwegian Civil Service Act (, and legislation that regulates the export of knowledge, technology, and services. 

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obligated the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

Other information

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