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Associate professor (100 %) in Music Therapy – Norway

University of Bergen (UiB)


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At the Grieg Academy – Department of Music, there is a vacancy for a full-time associate professor (100%) in Music Therapy – University of Bergen, Norway Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Jan, 2022
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Grieg Academy
Department of Music
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in music therapy and a Norwegian doctorate, or equivalent education abroad in music therapy with a doctorate, or have submitted the dissertation for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a prerequisite that the dissertation has been approved before the Associate Professor appointment is granted.

Basic teaching training and experience with the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor. This implies completed formal pedagogical training, as well as basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Relevant courses in combination with actual teaching experience could replace a university pedagogy program. Should the successful applicant not have such competence at the time of appointment, he/she will be required to document such training within two years of the date of appointment.

Pedagogical training must be documented in a pedagogical portfolio which should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant’s own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of own teaching in relation to his/her knowledge of students’ learning at a higher education level. You will find more detailed information about the documentation of pedagogical competence here.

University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointment to scientific positions.

The applicants’ academic competence will be assessed by an expert committee. The most highly qualified applicants will be called in for interview and trial lecture by an internal interview team.


Emphasis will also be placed on the following:

  • Relevant experience from music therapy practice.
  • Knowledge of Norwegian welfare systems (including, but not limited to, university, health and municipal systems)
  • University level teaching experience.
  • Good team-working skills, with the emphasis on dialogue and inclusive professional communication.
  • Research competence at an international level
  • Organizational skills and experience.
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. Ambitions and potential will also be considered when assessing candidates.

The teaching language is Scandinavian or English. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for an Associate Professor with specialized competency in one or more research areas within music therapy, combined with a broad orientation in the field. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching various subjects within the study program. He/she will also take part in the implementation of music therapy as a research-based academic discipline, and contribute to the development of a vision and position for music therapy as a growing profession in health care and society.


Work tasks

  • Teaching and supervision at the Integrated master program in Music Therapy.
  • Shared responsibility for learning resources in the specialist field. It might be required to take leadership roles in relation to the study program.
  • Research within music therapy, including project development, external funding and project leadership.
  • Main supervisor for PhD. students
  • Recruitment of students
  • Presentation/Dissemination of results
  • Organisation and facilitation of these work tasks
  • Administrative and other management duties

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter/application letter.
  • CV.
  • Diplomas, references.
  • PhD Dissertation abstract.
  • Complete list of publications.
  • A list of 5 publishments that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including short abstracts for each work, and information about where it was published. Emphasis will be placed on research from the last five years.
  • Full versions of the five Representative academic publications (uploaded to the application system in pdf file format).
  • A brief outline of the applicant's planned research activities.
  • The names and contact information of three referees.
  • Documentation of educational experience and qualifications: Please fill out this form.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

General Information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: … (title, name, place of work and telephone number)

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

(In the call for applicants and for employment in position groups in which the percentage of women is below 40 percent, the University of Bergen must apply a moderate gender quota scheme. This category of position involves including in the advertisement text that women are especially encouraged to apply. The following text shall therefore be included in the job advertisement: "We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply" ).

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)


  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 68 - 72 (code 1011/ Pay range 24, alternative 8) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of 626 100 – 677 600 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits.

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Contact details

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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