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2 Associate Professors in Health Psychology – University of Oslo, Norway, 2022


Two full-time positions as Associate Professor in Health Psychology[1] are announced at the Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP), at University of Oslo, Norway – 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: 677 600 to 801 300 NOK/Year

Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP)

University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Doctoral degree in psychology or in a related field.
  • Applicants must have a good research record in health psychology (i.e. quality, originality and interest of the publications (articles, book chapters, books), number and level of the publications as first or corresponding author, number of citations and h-index (e.g. Google scholar), external funding, awards, number of communications to national and international congresses, to the media (radio and tv interviews, editorials in newspapers and magazines, etc.), publications and communications to practitioners and the public, innovation, etc.).
  • Applicants must provide three first authored international peer-reviewed scientific publications in English (at least two articles) relevant for the position.
  • Applicants must provide a 3-page research project in health psychology (including a presentation of the scientific originality and interest, methodological correctness, ethical appropriateness, feasibility, risk factors, social implications of the research project, and a plan for research dissemination and acquiring external funding)
  • Applicants must have undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience and competence in health psychology or in a related field (course coordination, lecturing IRL or digital, supervision, examination, teaching prize, etc.). Applicants without a certified University Pedagogy Education are expected to get this certification within the first 3 years of employment. The Department will support this certification (e.g., coverage of the costs of the courses at the University of Oslo (LINK), recognition of the hours of these courses in the departmental teaching accounting system).
  • Applicants must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English (equivalent to CEFR Proficient user Level C or equivalent). Applicants who are not fluent in one of the Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish) are expected to learn Norwegian within the first 3 years of employment (expected proficiency: CEFR Independent user Level B or equivalent). The Department will actively support the learning of Norwegian (e.g., coverage of the cost of the courses at the University of Oslo (NORA), reduction of teaching and administrative duties)
  • Applicants must have the relevant personal qualities for the position: (i) to be highly motivated, (ii) to be able to work both independently and to cooperate with others, (iii) to have high teaching and research ambitions, and (iv) to be interested in administrative tasks.

Desired additional qualifications (not necessary but would be an advantage)

  • A PhD degree in health psychology or in a related field.
  • Acquisition of extramural funding as principal investigator, dynamic international networking, and good ability to communicate scientific topics to the public (dissemination).
  • Experience in supervision of Doctoral theses.
  • Documentation of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • Relevant administrative and/or clinical competences and experiences.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The HUP Section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology. The HUP Section is divided into three Units: Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality Psychology and has a joint venture with the Promenta research Centre. The HUP Section has currently around 70 national and international permanent and non-permanent staff (circa 60% women, more than 20 different mother tongues). The Health Psychology Unit includes circa half a dozen of permanent Associate Professors and Professors, several Associate Professors 20%, Ph.D. and Post-Doc fellows.

The appointee will have to contribute to the HUP Section’s research and teaching in Health Psychology: 

  • S/he is expected to regularly publish in international peer reviewed journals, present communications to international conferences, apply to external funding (e.g. NRC, EU), disseminate scientific knowledge, and carry out research in accordance with the Open Science standards.
  • S/he is expected to teach Health Psychology in the different programs offered at the Department of Psychology (i.e., course coordination, lectures, seminars, supervisions, and marking exams):
  • S/he is expected to participate to the administrative functioning of the HUP Section and the Department of Psychology (boards, committees, ad-hoc working groups, leadership, etc.)

[1] Health psychology might be defined as the examination of how biological, social and psychological factors influence health and illness.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

  • Letter of application explaining the motivation for applying and how the applicant’s research, teaching, and eventually administrative and clinical qualifications are relevant for the position, as well as any other relevant information. The application letter must be blinded in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity of the applicant (it will be examined by the scientific committee before reading any of the other documents).
  • A CV summarizing personal information, educations, positions, research qualifications, teaching qualifications, and eventually administrative and clinical qualifications, and any other relevant information.
  • A complete List of scientific publications (in press or published) and communications: (i) peer-reviewed scientific articles (including the number of citations of the 10 most cited articles) (ii) peer-reviewed scientific book chapters, (iii) peer-reviewed scientific books, (iv) other publications, (v) scientific keynotes, invited papers and guest lectures, (vi) scientific papers and posters to conferences, (vii) other communications, and (viii) contribution to knowledge dissemination: radio and tv interviews and interventions, podcast for a large audience, articles and editorials in magazines and newspapers, etc.
  • Three first authored relevant international peer-reviewed scientific publications (at least two scientific articles)
  • A 3-page research project
  • Copies of educational certificates in English or in one of the Scandinavian languages (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of three references (name, relation to candidate (student, colleague, employee, leader), e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English except for the educational certificates which might also be also in one of the Scandinavian languages.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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Note or Other details

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Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transferagreementwith all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

We offer

  • Salary from kr 677 600 to kr 801 300 depending on competencies, in the position of Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • Good pension schemes
  • Good welfare benefits
  • The Associate Professor will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to a position as Professor at a later date

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Contact details

Head of Section: Francisco Pons ([email protected])

Senior HR Officer: Linn Berg Salvesen ([email protected])

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