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Associate Professor Job in Advanced Practice Nursing/Intensive Care Nursing – UiS, Norway 2022


The University of Stavanger (UiS) invites applicants for a position as Associate Professor in Advanced Practice Nursing at the Faculty of Health Science, Department of Caring and Ethics – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Health Science
Department of Caring and Ethics.

Stavanger, Norway

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Qualification Details

We are primarily seeking an Associate Professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification within the subject area. You must hold a Norwegian authorisation as nurse as well as formal education as intensive care nurse. Updated experience as an intensive care nurse is preferred.

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.

In the absence of applicants who are qualified for employment as Associate Professor, we will consider hiring in a teaching position as Assistant Professor. Assistant Professor must have a bachelor's degree in nursing, formal education as intensive care nurse besides a two-year master's degree relevant for the subject aera. You must have relevant clinical experience and a Norwegian authorization as nurse.

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 Advanced Practice Nursing with emphasis on Intensive Care Nursing, organized under the master programme Advanced Practice Nursing.

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.

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 organized under the Department of Caring and Ethics. We prefer that the applicant takes interest in subject and research issues in accordance with the department’s profile. Further it is expected a broad engagement in development of intensive care nursing as subject and research field. This means close collaboration across the faculty concerning the master programme Advanced Practice Nursing (Anesthesia Nursing, Theatre Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing), as well as cooperation with clinical practice partners. The subject area is one out of three specializations in the master programme Advanced Practice Nursing (Anesthesia Nursing, Theatre Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing)

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

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

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.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants, in accordance with Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

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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: or professor Britt Sætre Hansen, tel:+ 47 51 83 42 56,

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

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