UiS University of Stavanger, Norway

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Theatre Nursing at UiS, Norway, May 2022,


The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a position as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Theatre Nursing/ Operating Room Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The position is open for appointment from 1st of August 2022.

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 1st August, 2022
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Associate Professor: NOK 600.000 - 700.000 gross per year; Assistant professor: NOK 550.000 - 620.000 gross per year

The department of Caring and Ethics, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway


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Qualification Details

We are primarily seeking an Associate Professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification within the subject aera for the position.

You must have a formal education as theatre nurse/operating room nurse, and relevant clinical experience.

The applicant is expected to take on teaching responsibilities in subjects related to theoretical and practical Theatre Nursing/Operating Room Nursing. The applicant also must be able to teach and supervise practical training and simulation suitable for the definite subject area.

You must be able to document active, ongoing research at a high academic level and have the potential for future high-level research in the subject area.

It is expected that you have a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your own teaching and supervision. You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, and basic skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. If you do not meet the competence requirement you must complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.

Norwegian is the language mainly used at UiS. The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English. It is expected that you can teach and supervise in Norwegian (equivalent to level B2), or another Scandinavian language, within a period of three years from accession. If required, you will be offered a Norwegian course paid for by the university.

In the absence of applicants with sufficient scientific expertise, the university may consider temporarily employment for up to three years, during which time he/she will endeavour to gain the qualifications necessary for a permanent position. You must be considered capable of gaining the necessary qualifications during the period of employment.

The following attributes are also desirable

  • ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course's objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked
  • experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching
  • research results published in recognised publications, and references indicating progression in research and publications
  • ability to initiate, obtain external funding for, lead and carry out research and development projects
  • experience of partnerships with businesses relevant to the subject area
  • contributed to the use of research-based knowledge in society and that you can refer to results from innovation and the commercialization of research
  • demonstrated the ability to build and preserve professional networks - regionally, nationally and internationally
  • ability to manage heavy workload, inquisitiveness and motivation to contribute to the development of academic and interdisciplinary collaboration at the university
  • good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment

Responsibilities/Job Description

The subject area for the position is Theatre Nursing/Operating Room Nursing. The position is linked to The Master Programme in Specialized Nursing, with an orientation towards Theatre Nursing/Operating Room Nursing. The programme is part of The Faculty of Health Sciences portfolio as a full-time education with yearly admission.

Associate Professor will primarily teach and supervise students at bachelor's, master's and PhD level within the subject area, conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of partnerships with business. Assistant Professor will primarely teach and supervise students.

The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.

The position is organisationally affiliated to the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Caring and Ethics. The department’s employees contribute to educational programmes within the faculty, encompassing programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD-level. Our clinical educational programmes at bachelor’s level and master’s level collaborate closely with specialist- and primary health care services. The Master programme in Specialized Nursing incorporates Anaesthesiology Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing and Theatre Nursing/Operating Room Nursing (AIO). This position links to the latter.

The general job description for Associate Professors at UiS gives a more detailed account of relevant duties.

Assistant Professor: In the absence of applicants with sufficient scientific expertise we will consider hiring for a teaching position as a Assistant Professor. Assistant Professor must have a master's degree with relevance to the subject area, formal education as theatre nurse/operationg room nurse, as well as relevant clinical experience. In addition, you must document pedagogical and didactic competence related to higher education or complete a university pedagogical course within a period of two years from accession.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: Associate Professor: 1011; Assistant Professor: 1009

Application Procedure

Apply for the position online via the “Apply for the position” link on this page. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered hereIn the application letter, you must state your competence and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • a pedagogical portfolio with a professionally based description and discussion of your teaching and educational competence as well as relevant documentation that supports this, see guidelines for assessment of educational competence
  • complete list of academic publications with information on where they are published
  • up to 10 academic publications which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis or published monograph based upon the thesis
  • transcripts and certificates, and other documentation that you consider relevant

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

About the Department

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers  bachelor’s programmes in Nursing and Paramedic, master’s programmes in Health Sciences with specializations in Public Health Nursing, in Midwifery, in Drug Abuse and Mental Health, in Prehospital Services and in Nursing with specializations in Anesthesia, Intensive Care or Surgical Nursing, and a continuing education programme in Cancer Nursing. The faculty further offers research education (PhD) in Health and Medicine and the research school PROFRES – National Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education. The Faculty of Health Sciences has the following main research areas: Professional Relations in Welfare Professions, Health Promotion in Chronic Ailments, E-learning, Health Technology and Simulation, Life Phenomena and Caring, and Participation in School and Work. The research centre SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Health Care are also part of the faculty. There are currently 250 employees including students and postdocs, and 1400 students at The Faculty of Health Sciences.

About the Employer:


  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • good development opportunities, associate professor is encouraged for further qualification with a view to promotion to professor
  • colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, for Associate Professor in code 1011 NOK 600.000 - 700.000 gross per year, for Assistant professor in code 1009 NOK 550.000 - 620.000 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club, SiS sportssenter
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: Look up “language courses” under employment conditions

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Contact details

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Kristin Kavli Adriansen, tel: + 47 51 83 41 64, e-mail:   [email protected], og from Study program leader/Associate professor Ida Mykkeltveit, tel.: + 47 51 83 41 47, e-mail: [email protected].

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved, tel: +47 51 83 15 58, e-mail: [email protected].

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