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Associate Professor in ICT in Learning – Østfold University College, Norway, 2022


A full-time permanent position as a associate professor within the field of ICT and Learning is available at Østfold University College, Norway, 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: 625 000 - 800 000 NOK/Year

Department of Education, ICT and Learning

Østfold University College (HiØ), Norway


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Qualification Details

Formal requirements

  • a PhD relevant to ICT & Learning
  • a solid publication track record
  • teaching experience
  • a good command of the English language, both orally and in writing

Desired skills and experience

  • documented ability to obtain competitive research funding
  • supervision at PhD levels
  • a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language

International network, outreach activities, collegiality, and the ability to create a good working environment will be part of the evaluation.

General qualification requirements

There are general requirements for higher education, research qualifications/relevant practice and practical pedagogical competence. Read more about the requirements in the regulations on recruitment and promotion in teaching and research positions.

Permanent employment in the teaching and research position assumes educational qualifications. Østfold University College requires that everyone, at a minimum, must have basic pedagogical qualifications and competence in digital learning methods.  If you do not fulfil the requirement for pedagogical qualifications, the employment is provisional for up to two years. See further description: Educational qualifications requirements at HiØ.

Applicants with insufficient abilities in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language may be required to acquire the necessary oral and written skills over a three-year period. The language requirement is documented by the passing of the Bergen Test at level B2, or equivalent.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The person we are looking for will become a central member of the research group ICT & Learning, which has a broad range of research interests on topics related to technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

Examples are

  • Teaching and learning in technology-rich environments ranging from physical classrooms to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Development of professional digital learning competence (PfDK) of student teachers and educators within primary, secondary and higher education.
  • The digitalisation aspect in policy development regarding teacher training, primary-, secondary- and higher education
  • Informal learning with and within digital media

Key concepts for the research work are teachers’ professional digital learning competence (PfDK), digital agency and digital identity.

The research group ICT & Learning consists of a mix of scientific staff and doctoral students with an extensive network with regards to the practice field and to national and international research partners.

Furthermore, it is expected that the successful candidate will take an active part in and further strengthen the institutional research initiative The Digital Society. This is an interdisciplinary research initiative that includes research communities from all our faculties interested in studying sensible digitalization and society. The research group ICT & Learning is a central contributor to this research initiative.

Teaching and supervising are also included in the professional responsibilities of the successful candidate.

Work tasks

  • Research and development work relevant for the research group ICT & Learning and related study programs.
  • Developing online courses and supervising students in these courses
  • Applying for externally funded research and development projects
  • Collaboration with national and international research environments within the field technology-enhanced learning
  • Teaching and supervising students at MA and PhD levels
  • Mentoring early career researchers
  • Take part in and further strengthen the institutional research initiative The Digital Society

The successful applicant may be required to take on other professional responsibilities by request from the Department of Education, ICT and Learning.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: -

Application Procedure

All accompanying documentation shall be in Norwegian, Scandinavian or English.

Describe your core areas of teaching and research and development that are relevant to the position. In addition, you must attach

  • CV
  • complete publications list in which the most central/relevant works are discussed
  • documentation of educational qualifications
  • relevant testimonials and diplomas

Relevant applicants will be asked to submit publications and scientific works for expert assessment.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

We offer

  • the position is remunerated as associate professor between NOK 625 000 - 800 000. The salary scale will depend on qualifications, experience and market conditions. In the case of particularly relevant competence, a different salary may be considered for the position of associate professor.
  • good insurance schemes, pension and loan opportunities in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • positive and educative working environment

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact

Head of department Espen Langbråten Wilberg+47 696 08 055, [email protected]

Dean and Professor in ICT and Learning Irina Engeness +47 696 08 098, [email protected]

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