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Associate Professor in General Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive psychology – UiB, Norway

Norway, University of Bergen (UiB)

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At the Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, there is a vacancy for a permanent 100% position as associate professor in general psychology linked to the Master’s program in Psychology, specialization in Social and cognitive psychology.


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General Info

Position: Associate professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: 626 100 – 702 100 NOK/Year

Faculty of Psychology
Department of Psychosocial Science
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

  • To be qualified for the position as associate professor, the applicant must have obtained a PhD / doctoral degree within the field of psychology at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be able to document teaching and research experience within either social psychology or cognitive psychology.
  • It will count positively if the applicant has research experience in either applied cognitive psychology or applied social psychology in accordance with the study programs subject area.
  • The applicant's potential for research will be emphasized.
  • Motivation and personal qualities will be emphasized.
  • He or she must be able to work independently, in a structured manner and have good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Basic teaching training and experience with the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor, please read "Rules for assessing educational competence at UiB". Applicants who are unable to document adequate educational competence upon appointment, will be ordered to meet the requirements within two years of assuming office.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is required.
  • The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is primarily linked to the Master’s program in Psychology. Specific tasks will include:

  • Course responsibility, teaching, guidance and grading at the Master’s program in Psychology
  • Guidance of bachelor's students, master's students, professional studies in psychology students and doctoral candidates in psychology.
  • In addition to this, the position may involve grading and teaching in other study programs at the department.
  • It is expected that the person who is appointed participates in developing study programs and courses, as well as participates in developing and testing new forms of teaching where the students' learning outcomes are at the center.
  • The employee is expected to contribute to the research front within either social psychology or cognitive psychology through active participation in one of the department's research groups.
  • Initiate and take part in collaboration on research projects, application writing and publishing.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues at the department.
  • Participate in administrative tasks, meetings and committee work on an equal footing with other employees at the department.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  • A brief overview of the applicant's background and motivation for applying for the position, and how the applicants competence is relevant to the existing courses in the Master’s program in psychology program, specialization in Social and cognitive psychology
  • CV
  • Diplomas and references
  • The names of two referees who may be contacted by the Department, together with contact details
  • Complete list of publications
  • List with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications. More information about the documentation of educational competence you will find here
  • Academic works that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including information about where this work was published (maximum 10)
  • Copies of the academic publications that you believe should be considered in the assessment (maximum 10)

We invite your attention to the fact that applications along with appended information and attachments linked to the application in JobbNorge will be evaluated after the closing date for applications. Attachments must be in English or a Scandinavian language and any translations must be certified.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all information is submitted by the application deadline.

It is particularly important that each of the attachments that are to be taken into account in the assessment is uploaded in full as an attachment to the application. This also includes the academic works that are to be considered in the assessment.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

We can offer

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 68 - 74 (code 1011/ Pay range 24, minimum alternative 8) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 626 100 – 702 100 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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